The Scots' Scoop
Highland Park Middle School's Weekly Newsletter
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Upcoming Important Dates
Monday, October 11: Family Communication Community (FCC) Meeting, 6-7 p.m.
Tuesday, October 19: Student-led Virtual Conferences by Foundations, 4-7 p.m. (more information to come)
Thursday, October 21: No School - Education Minnesota Teacher Conference
Friday, October 22: No School - Education Minnesota Teacher Conference
Monday, October 25: First Day of Scots After School (SAS)
Thursday, October 28: Student-led In-Person Conferences by Foundations, 4-7 p.m. (more information to come)
Tuesday, November 2: Digital Learning Day; No In-Person School
Friday, November 12: End of Quarter 1
FCC (Family Communication Community) Meeting
Monday, Oct. 11th, 6-7pm
This is an online event.
Join the meeting on Zoom:
Meeting ID: 833 9819 3418
- Schoology - how to navigate Schoology
- Middle Years Programme & Rubrics
Spanish translation available.
We look forward to seeing you!
Lifetouch Picture Day Postponed
Student-Led Virtual Conferences, October 19
Door 20, if You're Running Late
Leaving School Early
HPMS Needs Recess Equipment
A few years ago, we added outdoor recess for our students during lunch. After students eat lunch, they are free to go outside and play soccer, volleyball, football, jump rope, and use sidewalk chalk to draw. Our students love recess and go out even when it is cold outside! In addition, recess helps our school climate. Staff comment that they can tell when students haven't had the opportunity to go outside to release their energy.
We are in need of purchasing more playground equipment. To do so, we are raising funds through Donors Choose at this link: https://tinyurl.com/HPMSRecess. Currently, any dollar amount raised will be tripled by Donors Choose! Please consider making a donation. We thank you in advance!
Experiencing COVID-19 Symptoms?
Common COVID-19 symptoms include: fever greater than or equal to 100.4° F, new onset and/or worsening cough, difficulty breathing, new loss of taste or smell OR at least 2 of the following: sore throat, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, chills, muscle pain, excessive fatigue, new onset of severe headache, new onset of nasal congestion or runny nose.
If you or your child are experiencing any of the above symptoms, please keep your child home from school. Then,
Go to the SPPS COVID-19 Reporting System Website: https://commedspps.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9G0WvcJlWfuqwlL & follow the instructions there, then
Call the HPMS Attendance Line at (651) 744-3393, or email email@example.com to notify the school that you will be keeping your child home from school.
Homework Help at Highland Park Public Library
On Tuesdays and Wednesdays, from 4 - 7 p.m., the Highland Park Public Library has a homework help center! The library has volunteers available to help with homework assigned to anyone from kindergarteners to college students. They also have school supplies and internet access.
The Highland Park Public Library is located at 1974 Ford Parkway. For more information, you may call the library at (651) 695-3700, or visit the Saint Paul Public Library calendar of events online at www.sppl.org/calendar. Please have your student take advantage of this free service!