MIDDLE MATTERS

Everything in the Middle School that matters

Volume 10

June 1, 2020

PRINCIPAL'S CORNER

Congratulations 8th-Grade Graduates Class of 2024!

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To order prints of the 8th grade class photo, go to:

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To save $4 per print, enter code SAVEFOUR at checkout. Offer expires June 7, 2020.

In this Issue

  • Annual update

  • School material drop off procedure

  • Summer school - distance learning update

  • Report card timeline and mailing

  • Students of the Month

  • Student materials

  • 7th-grade immunization

PARENT INFORMATION

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Annual Update - Complete by June 5, 2020


The Monticello School District Annual Update for All Families for the 2020-2021 School Year will be active May 5, 2020, through June 5, 2020. Completing the annual update in a timely manner assures that Monticello has the most current and updated information for the education, health, and safety of your child while attending school.


The annual update process will be open May 5th, 2020 for all families to update student information, household information, and demographic updates/changes using your parent portal account. The annual update process replaces the paperwork you may have completed in the past.

The parent portal account can be accessed by logging into our Infinite Campus Parent Portal Account and choosing "More", then choose "Online Registration". The annual update must be completed by the parent/guardian of the primary household.

If you do not currently have a Parent Portal account please contact parentportal@monticello.k12.mn.us to obtain information to create a new account.

If you have forgotten your username or password for your portal account please login to the Infinite Campus Parent Portal Account link above and choose Campus Parent, Forgot Password.

This summer MMS will offer two options/resources for students

  1. From June 22 - July 24 there will be resources within Schoology for any MS student to dig into and explore. All content areas will have folders containing optional, exploratory activities, games, lessons, tours, and other content for students to participate in. Please encourage your child to mark their calendar and use these resources in the middle of summer for enrichment or pleasure.


  1. Targeted Services will be hosting a Summer Adventure Program for students entering 7th or 8th grade next fall. Our focus will be helping students learn about the world around them and gain new experiences through a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) lens. Content will be delivered virtually (and at times via Hoglund’s Transportation) and the students will be encouraged to complete both digital and hands-on activities at home.

If you feel that your student was able to successfully manage the digital learning routine this spring and is looking for a way to stay engaged through the summer, this is it! We ask that students who join are able commit to all 3 weeks of the program.


Dates:

  • June 22nd - 25th

  • July 13th-16th

  • August 3rd-6th


Logistics:

  • Students may complete individual work at any point during the day

  • Students/parents need to commit to participating and being ready for some fun

  • Material will be delivered virtually and via school transportation


To sign up, please click this link. Registrations are due June 12th. If you have questions or would like more information, please email any of the following teachers:

peter.bergquist@monticello.k12.mn.us

mike.stein@monticello.k12.mn.us

rochelle.stein@monticello.k12.mn.us

STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

MMS Virtual Library

Visit MMS Media Center's Virtual Library for free resources to support literacy:


MMS Virtual Library

NOTES FROM THE SCHOOL NURSE

Monica Schwickerath, RN, LSN

7th-grade Immunizations

I hope you and your family are staying healthy during these ever-changing times. I wanted to give another reminder to parents of upcoming 7th-graders: Per MN Immunization Law, the following 2 vaccinations are required for entry into 7th grade*: an adult dose of TdaP (Tetanus, Diptheria & Pertussis) after age 11 & a meningococcal vaccine (to protect against meningitis). As a parent, you also have the right to decline these vaccines for your child but a conscientious objection (or non-medical objection) form must be signed & notarized. If you have a 7th-grader this fall, you will also be receiving an immunization letter in the mail in the future, & on the backside of this letter, it will show if your child has had these required vaccines.

Many local clinics are now starting to schedule well-child checks. If your child would also like to participate in an MS sport, your child will also need a 7th-grade sports physical. Please call your child's local clinic to begin scheduling these well-child checks or sports physicals. If you have any questions regarding your child's immunizations, please feel free to call or email me. Immunizations & sports physicals can also be faxed to the MS throughout the summer at (763) 272-2109. I will be checking both my voicemail & email intermittently throughout the summer. I hope you are able to spend time outdoors with your children while maintaining proper social distancing!


Have a healthy & safe summer!

STUDENT CENTER

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District COVID Hotline Number is: 763-272-2097

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