Everitt Family Newsletter
~ For Remote Families: March 5, 2021 ~
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Dear Everitt Families:
Thank you to all of you who participated in the Family School Partnership survey that was sent out earlier this year. Your responses to those survey questions give us valuable insight into what we're doing well and what we can improve in our efforts to partner with our families and our community to make the best school we can.
I am encouraged by and deeply proud of our results (which are pictured below, with a description of the family engagement standards). They are a testament to the extraordinary staff at Everitt, who have done tremendous work this year to make connections with our students and their families, when making connections has been a challenge. We also recognize that we must do more to creatively share power with our families and hear the voices of all of our stakeholders when we make decisions that impact us.
The survey has closed for this school year, but I am always happy to hear any questions, concerns, or ideas you might have. As always, thank you for believing in the power of neighborhood schools to bring our communities together, and thank you for sharing your kids with us; it is our honor to serve them.
Jeena Templeton, Principal
Everitt Middle School
Everitt's Overall Favorability
Districtwide Average for Overall Favorability:
Everitt Three-Year Trend Data
Districtwide Three-Year Trend Data:
Connection and up-to-date information available here for all Everitt Families and Staff.
Remember that ALL ARE WELCOME at our PTA meetings!
The Return of Middle School Sports Program with Wheat Ridge Rec!
Middle School Sports Program (MSSP) is a recreational, after school sports league. The league teaches participants the basic rules of the game and sportsmanship. Teams compete against other Jeffco middle schools. MSSP is a cooperative program between Everitt and Wheat Ridge Parks & Recreation. Practices start March 15, 2021.
Registration is handled through Wheat Ridge at the link below:
Super Sports - 107548. Super sports is a super-easy way to learn about sportsmanship, taking turns, and fine-tuning listening skills all while experiencing different sports.
Basketball Skills and Drills:
- Practices held at Everitt's gym.
408203-01 – Girls Monday/Wednesday 2:45-4:15 pm
408203-02 – Boys Tuesday/Thursday 2:45-4:15 pm
- Games will vary throughout the week and will replace practice for that day. Locations to be announced as games are scheduled.
Track and Field
108205-04 – Track and Field (coed) Tuesday/Thursday 2:45 - 4:15 Everitt Track
Special COVID considerations:
- No locker room use.
- Individual water bottles (absolutely no sharing).
- Daily participant lists will be kept.
- Masks and temperature checks at entry.
- Sanitizing of hands upon arrival, before water breaks, and before leaving.
- Equipment sanitized before and after practices.
- Door propped open during practices for ventilation.
- No spectators for practices.
- Limited spectators at games depending on school/building rules.
If you have any questions, please reach out to Ms. Maikranz. Call 303-982-5786 or email [http://mail to] email@example.com
A message from Jeffco Transportation
It is with great anticipation that we are getting prepared for grades 6-12 100% in person beginning April 5, 2021, however busing students is still at a limited capacity. In order to accommodate, here are a few guidelines for families:
· All eligible students who are currently riding the bus as of today are priority.
· If a student is eligible to ride the bus but currently is not, the family will need to contact the terminal for eligibility verification and request a Zpass to secure a seat.
· At this time, we will not be accepting space available/choice enrollment requests.
Parents of eligible student bus riders must contact their local transportation terminal by March 24, 2021 in order to receive transportation services.
We are starting to wrap up the Everitt Yearbook and want to make sure your student is represented.
If your student was not here for picture day, please submit a photo!
We are also looking for other photos as well to capture this crazy year. Some ideas of photos you can submit:
- working on classwork, a project
- doing healthy activities
- hanging out with their pets
- hanging out with family
Please email photos to Edgar.Solis@jeffco.k12.co.us
Weekly Food Boxes Available!
If you would like to start receiving a food box weekly, please contact Edgar Solis at 303-982-2869 Edgar.Solis@jeffco.k12.co.us
Every Monday and Wednesday, we are at the carpool lane handing out food boxes.
We also have warm jackets if your family needs any.
CMAS/State Testing Information
As we prepare for fourth quarter, we want to share with you our plans for CMAS, the annual state standardized assessment that helps us measure student achievement and progress toward state academic standards. If you'd like your student to complete these assessments, they will need to test here at school, in person, over multiple Fridays (from April 9th through May 7th), in small groups. Students will complete testing sessions each Friday, from 7:15am to noon. Within that window, students will complete three sessions of English Language Arts and three sessions of Math; 8th grade students will also complete three sessions of Science.
We will adhere to strict health procedures to keep our staff and students safe, which include maintaining social distance when possible, wearing masks, implementing seating charts, and completing health screening prior to entering the building.
All families have the right to opt out of CMAS testing if they feel that is best for their student. If you’d like to opt your child out of testing, please send an email to Mrs. Templeton at Jeena.Templeton@jeffco.k12.co.us expressing this request. Your child’s grades will not be affected by your choice to test or opt out, and our school is not penalized for your decision to opt out if you choose to.
Everitt Middle School
With foundations of equity and excellence, Everitt empowers and inspires our students as individuals, lifelong learners, and creative critical thinkers to engage in authentic learning and contribute meaningfully to their communities and their world.