SCMS - At Home Newsletter

A resource for our families

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Updated May 11, 2020

Dear SCMS families,


We are hosting a Drive Thru and Drop Off Week May 11th - May 15th and May 18th for our families. See the attached flyer below.


Please return AMI packets and course selection forms to Star City Middle School. If you completed a 2020-2021 course selection form online, it is not necessary to complete a paper copy but it is okay if you choose to do so!


Our last week of AMI is a family fun activity - Bullpup Life Skills Challenge (SEE BELOW!!!!)



In case you need access to any days of the AMI, these can be found in Google Classroom as well.


AMI Information:


Here is a guide for the AMI:

Days 1-10 (March 16-20)

Days 11-20 (March 30 - April 24)

Days 21-35 (April 27 - May 15)


AMI packets may be dropped off at the main entrance of Star City Middle School. Be sure and put your child's name on the packet. Also, students may submit AMI in any electronic format. A couple of options could include: taking pictures and sending via email or sharing documents in Google. Students can contact teachers for options to make this process easy and stress-free for both students and parents.


Need additional support or resources: Check out options here in the newsletter, in your child's Google Classroom or on your child's grade level Facebook page.


We certainly know there is a lot going on right now but our teachers and staff are here to support our students. Students can send their administrators, teachers, counselors, or staff an email for support at firstname.lastname@starcityschools.org. You will also find additional links on this page with resources about Covid-19 to help you talk to your child. You can also find information at starcityschools.org.


Feel free to reach out to any of our staff of our members through e-mail if you any questions or concerns along the way. We are here to help in any way we can. We can be reached at lisa.mcgriff@starcityschools.org or gina.richard@starcityschools.org.


We are #SCMSstrong!


Your Star City Middle School Principals

Gina Richard & Lisa McGriff

BULLPUP LIFE SKILLS CHALLENGE!!!

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We are making course selections for the 2020/2021 school year. Students can access their forms in Google Classroom.

iReady is your child's personalized Math and Reading online pathway they work in every day. Students complete diagnostic assessments throughout the school year and iReady creates personalized lessons for them.


During this time, I strongly recommend if students can complete their iReady lessons this will keep them moving in the right direction. We set at least a 70% pass rate for our students in their lessons and would encourage our students to keep up their great pass rates!!!


iReady keeps great reports for our students. Please have your student login and explore their performance. If you have any questions or would like any additional information, please contact me at gina.richard@starcityschools.org.

La escuela permanecerá cerrada por el resto del año. El AMI para el resto ha sido enviado por correo. Es importante que los estudiantes completen todos sus paquetes de AMI. Deje todos los paquetes de AMI antes del 18 de mayo frente a la escuela secundaria. Los estudiantes deben completar su formulario de selección de clase y devolverlo en su paquete AMI o completarlo en línea en su Aula de Google. Se alienta a los estudiantes a continuar usando las herramientas en línea que estaban usando en la escuela, leer en casa y acceder a las herramientas en línea que los maestros han creado para ellos. Todos estos están diseñados para ayudar a nuestros estudiantes. La semana del 11 al 15 de mayo, los estudiantes deben traer todos los artículos de SCMS (Chromebooks, cargadores, auriculares, libros de la biblioteca, etc.) y dejarlos en la unidad circular. Además, los estudiantes pueden recoger fotos de primavera y artículos para recaudar fondos. Comidas para usted está disponible. Para obtener más información, consulte las publicaciones dentro de este boletín.


Si necesita ayuda, comuníquese con el director Richard por correo electrónico: gina.richard@starcityschools.org en español.


Gracias por su compresio'n.


Mrs. Richard

How to Talk With Your Child About Covid-19

Please use the following resources to support conversations with your child about Covid-19 and help reduce any fears he or she may have.


Parent Resource to Talk to Children About Covid-19

https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources-and-podcasts/school-climate-safety-and-crisis/health-crisis-resources/talking-to-children-about-covid-19-(coronavirus)-a-parent-resource


Handwashing Video from CDC

https://youtu.be/d914EnpU4Fo


Center for Disease Control

https://www.cdc.gov/


Arkansas Department of Health

https://www.healthy.arkansas.gov/

Need Technology Assistance

If you need technology assistance, please email Randy Newton at randy.newton@starcityschools.org or Atless Brown at atless.brown@starcityschools.org.


The IT department will be glad to assist you.

Additional Resources and Learning Opportunities for Students

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If you would like to have this newsletter emailed to you each time it is sent to SCMS families, please send your email address to our Parent Coordinator stefanie.riley@starcityschools.org.


Thank you for your continued support.

Need to talk to Mrs. Richard, Mrs. McGriff or Mrs. Riley, Click on our Picture!!!