Friedell Middle School

September 27 - October 1 Newsletter

EVENTS and HAPPENINGS

This week:


  • Monday is a "B" day
  • Bus Safety for all students on Monday
  • Tuesday is an "A" day
  • Wednesday is a "B" day
  • Picture Retakes on Wednesday, or for any students that have not yet had their picture taken!
  • Thursday is an "A" day
  • School Located Flu Clinic - For those that have registered!
  • Friday is a "B" day



Upcoming dates and events:


  • October 4th: PTSA Meeting
  • October 14th: Conferences (Will be held virtually from 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.)
  • October 19th: Conferences (Will be held virtually from 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.)



General Information:



  • Here is a link to the Friedell Daily Bell Schedule
  • The 2021-2022 Student Handbook was recently approved by our school board. We would like to share that with you all here. Please know that we will be highlighting some of the key parts of this document with students in the coming weeks.
  • Yearbooks are for sale! We have a few extra Yearbooks from last year. They are $30 and may be purchased in the main office!

PARENT SUPPORT

Friedell Families,


We know that the morning is a busy time, and there are certain mornings where things simply did not go exactly right at home! Please know that your student will be okay at school if they forget something. Even if the item they forgot was their iPad, Lunch, or instrument, they will be okay. Please know it is not an emergency, and will work to support the student in getting through the day. Part of having the students go through the day is to understand we can live without some items, and to understand their responsibility in making certain they are ready to learn.


If you have questions, please contact the Friedell office!

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IPAD REMINDERS

Friedell Parents,


We want to remind you, and your student, that the iPads are RPS (Rochester Public Schools) property. We do inspect each device before assigning it to a student. The devices are in proper working order, have a charger (Brick and Cord), and a case when we assign them. If the items is not proper, we change it out right away.


We have noticed a number of students picking at the cases of their iPads. Please know that families, and students, will be charged for a new case to replace the one originally on their device. We will work with our Revtrack system to open a payment portal if this is needed.


For those that may need a new charger (Brick or Cord), we can also sell those items to you. We sell them at our cost, which is often cheaper than they may be purchased elsewhere. If your student does need a new charger, or parts to a charger, let us know so we can send you the link for purchase!

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ATTENDANCE REMINDERS

Please remember that parents and guardians need to report absences to the office. We are unable to accept this information from students, it does need to come from an adult. This is for a number of reasons, but mostly for accuracy of reporting, and for tracking of symptoms of illness. When someone states they are leaving because they are not feeling well to a teacher, the office still needs to follow-up with that student and family to track symptoms.

To make absence reporting easier, you may always submit this information electronically. This can be done online through your Skyward Family Access portal.


Please report all attendance absences through the office in some way. All absences that you know about in advance (Dentist, Doctor, Ill, Sports, etc.) need to be done through the office. Please realize that the office does need to be alerted if students are leaving a class early as well (an example would be leaving 15 minutes prior to the end of class). The office will notify the teacher of the absence or departure in all of these cases.


We realize that sometimes students are in class and marked absent. This happens for a number of reasons, and we know that there will be times that we need to change attendance. If a student is in class, and marked absent, please have the student contact the teacher to work through this issue. The office will not be able to change any attendance marked by the teacher without the teacher's consent.

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FOOTBALL GAMES

Dear Families,


We are reaching out to you to partner regarding our athletic events. We want to ensure that our athletic events are a fun and safe experience for all.


Please review the following guidelines with your student:

  1. All middle school and elementary students attending the games must be accompanied by an adult

  2. All high school, and middle school, students must show student ID upon entry

  3. No food or beverages are allowed to be brought into athletic events

  4. No backpacks are allowed at athletic events

  5. If students are not meeting behavioral expectations they will be asked to leave the event

  6. Students should sit and watch the game within the student sections - this builds pride in our community and school


Please remember that when students are attending school sponsored events they must adhere to the expectations outlined in our Student Behavior Handbook. This applies to all policies within the handbook, or referenced by the handbook. If students fail to adhere to the expectations in the Student Behavior Handbook they could be subject to in school consequences regarding their actions.

STUDENT/FAMILY TECHNOLOGY HELPDESK

To better serve our families, Technology Helpdesk for families and students called 'Remote Distrance Learning Technical Support, has returned for the 2021-2022 school year!


The Remote Distance Learning Technical Support Team for families and students will solve for issues like:


  • Support for standard softward like Microsoft Office, Adobe, G Suite
  • Support for some hardware like printers, Internet, and Wi-Fi Connectivitie



Families and students will be able to receive support from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday (excluding Holidays). Simply call 1-800-78-0051


This information can also be found on our district website by following this link.

JOIN PTSA - STILL TIME TO JOIN!

Joining PTSA truly supports our staff and our school! The QR Code below will take you to a site to register, or click here for a direct link as well! It is only $10 to join, and every bit helps!

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