Linden Grove Middle School
9/18 Newsletter from the Principal
Friday, September 22
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Half Way Through The First Marking Period
We are at the halfway point of the first marking period. PowerSchool has a Parent Portal where you can access real-time information on your student’s grades, attendance and assignments. To access the portal please click on this link. The link is also located on the front page of the KPS website. Don't wait until the end of the marking period to check your child's grades!
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No Cell Phones During the School Day
After 8:03 there is no student cell phone usage allowed at Linden Grove. Cell phones are expected to be silenced and stored out of sight. The safest place for a cell phone is at home. The next safest place is locked in the pod locker. Cell phones may not be carried in hands. If a student violates the cell phone policy the phone is confiscated for the day and returned at the flag pole at dismissal. The following additional consequences apply for cell phone violations:
1st violation- reminder
2nd violation- after-school detention and a parent phone call
3rd violation- 1 day out of school suspension and a parent meeting to return to school.
Students wearing airpods or headphones are assumed to be connected to a phone are considered in violation of the cell phone policy.
Students who use a cell phone or other device to tape a fight or other students will receive a three day out of school suspension and parents are required to attend a reentry meeting.
Sports This Week
Tuesday, 9/19 CC at PW
Tuesday, 9/19 volleyball vs Lakeview- 8th home
Wednesday, 9/20 Football vs Milwood at LG
Thursday, 9/21 volleyball vs Milwood-8th away
Entry to indoor events at Linden Grove is $1 for students and $5 for adults. Some schools charge for football games, Linden Grove does not. Also, some schools charge students $3.
If a student plans to attend a school sporting event as a spectator it is important that they do so in a manner that positively represents Linden Grove. I will be reviewing the standards for spectators on the morning announcements and we will be actively enforcing our behavior expectations during the game. Additionally, student spectators must walk home or be picked up promptly at the end of the game. Students who are left at school may lose the privilege of attending future athletic events.
To our families that plan to attend, it is my expectation, and the expectation of the league, that all adults in attendance are examples of sportsmanship and respect to our players, the opposing team and the officials. We cannot have our games without the officials and it is crucial that they feel respected and supported. If something occurs at a game and you feel the need to discuss it with a coach, I ask that you wait 24 hours and email your concern to the coach and our Athletic Director, Mr. O'day.
Dress Code Expectations
1: Students may not wear hats, hoods, or head coverings after 8:03
2: Shirts must cover the midriff.
3. Bags and jackets must be stored in lockers.
4: The school reserves the right to ask a student to change if the student's outfit is causing a disruption to the learning environment.
Students in violation of the dress code are offered an item from the school or can call home to have an adult bring a change of clothes. Students who refuse either option will be sent home.
Any staff member can assign this detention. Parents will be contacted to arrange the date of the detention.
Games Start @ 4:00pm
Wednesday, September 13 - Linden Grove @ Battle Creek
Wednesday, September 20 – Milwood @Linden Grove
Wednesday, September 27 – Portage Central @ Linden Grove
Wednesday, October 4 – Hillside @ Linden Grove
Wednesday, October 11- Linden Grove @ Lakeview
Wednesday, October 18 - Linden Grove @ Maple Street
Locations Where Schools Play
Battle Creek plays at Battle Creek High School
Lakeview plays at Lakeview High School
Maple Street at Maple St. Middle School
Cross Country Schedule
Saturday, September 9 @ Lakeview at 1:00pm
Tuesday, September 12 @ Linden Grove
Tuesday, September 19 @ Portage West
Saturday, September 16 - Comstock MS Invitational @ Comstock HS (time to be announced)
Tuesday, September 26 @ Portage West
Tuesday, October 3 @ Lakeview
Tuesday, October 10 – KAMSL Jamboree @ Portage West
Saturday, October 14 MHSAA Regional @ Portage West (time to be announced)
Tuesday Meet Format
Girls 6th - 8th - Races Begin at 4PM
Boys 6th - 8th - Races Begin at 4:30PM
Girls 7th/8th - Races Begin at 4:00PM
Boys 7th/8th - Races Begin at 4:30PM
Girls 6th - Races Begin at 5:00PM
Boys 6th - Races Begin at 5:30PM
Address for Each Meet/Jamboree
Comstock invitational - Comstock High School, 2107 N. 26th Street, Kalamazoo, 49048 (behind the football stadium)
Portage West MS - 7145 Moorsbridge Road, Portage, MI 49024
Lakeview – Riverside Park behind Riverview Elementary, 650 Riverdale Dr. Battle Creek, MI 49017
7th & 8th Grade
“B” team games start @ 3:45PM, “A” team follows
* 8th grade listed, 7th at opposite site
Tuesday, September 12 - Linden Grove @ Hillside
Thursday, September 14 - Maple Street @ Linden Grove
Tuesday, September 19 - Lakeview @ Linden Grove
Thursday, September 21 - Linden Grove @ Milwood
Tuesday, September 26 - Portage Central @ Linden Grove
Thursday, September 28 – K. Christian @ Linden Grove
Tuesday, October 3 - Linden Grove @ Gull Lake
Thursday, October 5 - Linden Grove @ Portage North
Tuesday, October 10 -Battle Creek @ Linden Grove
Thursday, October 12 - Linden Grove @ Portage West
Tuesday, October 17 – Mattawan @ Linden Grove
Thursday, October 19 – *KPS Tournament (TBD)
*no. 1 seed vs 2, no. 3 seed vs. 4
Parks and Recreation Golf Opportunity
If You Need to Contact the School
If there is an issue with a specific class, please contact the teacher first by email. Teachers will respond within 24 hours. If there is a non-classroom issue, you can email the teacher, Mr. Hughes, Ms. Frison or call the main office.