FMS News

April 3rd, 2020

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Dear FMS Families,

Thank you again for all your support as school has closed. We've put together a newsletter that includes all of the resources the district has put together to best support you during this time.


Our goal during the time that we are closed is to provide review, reinforcement and enrichment of the curricular material we've already gone over this quarter while, most importantly, maintaining and strengthening relationships. Beginning next week, you will hear from our staff at least once a week and your students will hear from teachers 2-3 times a week. Please encourage your child to reply back to staff. Staff will make personal calls if we haven't heard from a student or family member at the end of the week. If a teacher isn't able to contact a family, Ms. Hogan or myself will make a call. Teachers will be reaching out online, but we also have compiled non-tech resources for those without Internet access. We are still waiting on hotspots to be delivered and will get more direction from the district on distributing those to families that may need them. Please email bhouf@fulton58.org if you would need a hotpost.


If you have technology issues during this time, please email Dan Hedgpath for assistance. dhedgpath@fulton58.org Just a reminder that Ms. Hogan and I still get GoGuardian and Bark alerts for inappropriate content on Chromebooks. Please remind your students to search and email appropriately. Thank you!


Please don't hesitate to reach out to us if you need anything. Times are challenging right now, but we are still here to support you. We also know that our plan may need to be tweaked after working through it. We will adjust as we go. This is definitely an unprecedented time and patience and grace will get us a long way.


We are honored to serve the best middle schoolers in the state. Thank you again for all you do!


Sincerely,

Mrs. Houf and Ms. Hogan


bhouf@fulton58.org

ehogan@fulton58.org

Extended Non-Tech Resources for 6-8

Below is the link to the 2 page extended closure resources for FMS. (the other school resources can be seen below) These are items that do not require technology. The front page are items that could be done daily and the back page is longer projects. Don't hesitate to reach out if you have questions! Thanks!

The Fulton Focus with an Overview of the Extended Closure Plan

COVID 19 Resources

Most Current Email from Fulton Public Schools

FPS faculty have been busy gathering resources for learning opportunities that do NOT require technology to complete and that support our WHY of Review, Reinforce, Enrich--While Maintaining Relationships. All of these resources, by grade level, are posted on the FPS website under the (click here) Covid - 19 tab. Copies will be available at the Grab and Go lunch pick up beginning on Friday, April 3rd, 2020, or will be mailed to you if you cannot get to McIntire or FHS.


If you need a copy mailed, please contact your child’s building principal--email addresses below.

FECC - Jen Meyerhoff jmeyerhoff@fulton58.org

Bartley - TJ Quick tquick@fulton58.org

Bush - Holly Broadway hbroadway@fulton58.org

McIntire - Amy Crane acrane@fulton58.org

FMS - Beth Houf bhouf@fulton58.org

FHS - Kati Boland kboland@fulton58.org


You can also find samples of suggested schedules for all grade levels here.


Grab and Go Meals are available today, Friday, April 3, from 11 am - 1 pm. Beginning the week of April 6, Grab and Go will be on Tuesday, April 7 and Thursday, April 9. On Tuesday, there will be 2 Grab and Go type meals as well as a hot meal. On Thursday, 3 Grab and Go type meals plus a hot meal will be distributed.


All of us at FPS are here to walk with you as we all navigate uncharted territory. We are here to help - please reach out if you have questions of any kind.

#FultonProud AND #TogetherWeCan!

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DESE Resources for Special Education

Just to Make You Smile

We'll Be There For You
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***For the week of April 6 - April 10***

*FPS Grab and Go will be on Tuesday, April 7 and Thursday, April 9.

*On Tuesday, there will be 2 Grab and Go type meals as well as a hot meal.
*On Thursday, 3 Grab and Go type meals plus a hot meal will be distributed.
*McIntire Elementary and FHS from 11 am - 1 pm.

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