Mr. Corso's Weekly Update

January 24, 2021

No School Friday, January 29

Professional Growth Day for Staff

Mr. Corso’s Principal’s Message

Positive Raiders: Responsible, Respectful, Hard Working and Kind

This week at a Glance:

Monday 1/25: Start at 8am Homeroom plus Periods 1-3
Tuesday 1/26: Start at 8am Homeroom plus Periods 4/5-7
Wednesday 1/27: Start at 8am Homeroom plus Periods 1-3
Thursday 1/28: Start at 8am Homeroom plus Periods 4/5-7
Friday 1/29: *Non-Student Day
*A Non-student day (Jan. 29) is a day off for students and a workday for staff.

Students on Campus Update: As shared at the PUSD Board Meeting on Jan. 15, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) provided updated school reopening guidelines that do not allow PUSD middle and high schools to reopen while the county is in the Purple Tier. Based on the new CDPH guidelines, our middle and high schools can now only reopen five days after San Diego County returns to the Red Tier. This is due to the CDPH’s new definition of “reopened or opened”. BMMS is able to welcome back some special education classes as well as some small groups. We are working on securing the staffing necessary to welcome back some small groups. We will contact those families when we are able to welcome them back.

Homeroom Digital Citizenship Lesson: This week in Homeroom, students engaged in a lesson about Digital Drama. The lesson is aimed at helping students develop more responsible habits in the digital world. Here is a link to the lesson if you want to continue the conversation at home LINK.

Parent University Slides Presentation: Last week, we held a Parent University Making the most of Middle and High School. Here is a link to the presentation:

Try Something New: I made a video for students that encourages them to keep their brains healthy by trying to learn a new skill. Students can email me ( by Feb 1 a video of them trying something new. Here’s a LINK to my video.

I wish your family all my best,

Scott Corso

Principal, Black Mountain Middle School

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FYI...The Progress Report for 2nd Trimester will be displayed in Synergy after Jan. 28. Here again is a video on how to check grades in Synergy LINK
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Racial Justice Challenge

Many at BMMS have been working on a Racial Justice Challenge to help us kickoff Black History Month. The Challenge will be shared in Homeroom as an optional assignment that I will assign through Canvas to all students. The activity will celebrate the work of Amanda Gorman, the incredible young poet who spoke during President Biden’s Inauguration and allow students to address critical thinking through a series of questions. The Black Mountain Middle School Racial Justice Challenge strives to create a world where “we the people” truly means each and everyone!
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BMMS Academy Information Night for New Families: At the current time, our plan is to continue with the BMMS Academy for the 2021-2022 school year by accepting a limited number of students as long as we're able to raise the funds necessary to keep our program running. In planning for the 2021-2022 school year, we are looking to raise $90,000 which would enable us to bring in another class of BMMS Academy sixth grade students. Interest Forms will be available to the students/parents attending this virtual information night.

Where: Virtual Meeting:

When: Wednesday, January 27th, 6:00-7:30 pm

Who: All current 5th grade students and their parents considering the

Academy Program at Black Mountain Middle School

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EFBMMS Knotty Barrel Fundraiser

Tuesday, Feb. 9th, 4-8:30pm

13211 Black Mountain Road

San Diego, CA

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