Scott 6th Grade Center
Back to School Edition: August 22, 2022
Welcome to Our New Assistant Principal, Mr. Peter Altland
Dear Scott Middle School Families,
My name is Peter Altland and I will be your Assistant Principal this year. I was born and raised in Coatesville and a proud 2001 graduate from Coatesville Area Senior High School. I have over a decade of teaching experience in the Coatesville and West Chester Area School Districts, and was most recently a Teacher on Special Assignment as an Assistant Principal in two elementary buildings. When I am not working I enjoy spending time with my wife and our two kids. We can be found at the beach, on baseball fields, and in the stream kayaking and fishing.
I am eager to begin working collaboratively with Mrs. Lamothe and her staff. I look forward to getting to know you and working together with your children and their teachers.
More New Faces at Scott
Mrs. Megan Lydon is our new Family Consumer Science teacher.
Mr. Eric Pearson comes to us from Kings Highway Elementary, and will be teaching Social Studies and Science.
Ms. Tara Vigiolto is a new Special Education teacher.
Mrs. Karen Smith will be working as our Math Specialist. She will be in our building on Odd days, and North Brandywine on Even days.
Mr. Chris Burrell is our new head custodian. He is joining us from Rainbow Elementary.
I want to welcome them all to our building and wish them the best school year ever!
Nurse Keenan would like to remind you that all 6th grade students must have a physical completed. Physical forms are due by January 3, 2023.
Also, if your student requires medication during the school day :
- Medication Order Form must be completed by doctor/ PCP and signed by parent/guardian.
- Medication is brought to the school by an adult and given to the school nurse.
- Medication is in the original container.
Nurse Keenan will be available 8/22/22- 8/25/22 to receive medication prior to the start of school to avoid any delays.
Back to School Night
Mark your calendars for our Back to School Night on Thursday, August 25th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Please make sure to know your student's advisory teacher. The night will begin in the auditorium and then you will move to your student's advisory classroom to receive the rest of the schedule. You may find this information by looking on Home Access. If you have trouble logging in, please call the school or email our guidance counselor, Mrs. Megan Murray at email@example.com
Back to School Night
Thu, Aug 25, 2022, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Scott Middle School, Olive Street, Coatesville, PA, USA
Arrival and Dismissal Procedures
Arrival: Busses will begin to arrive at 7:00 and drop off students. Busses pull onto Olive Street and let students out in front of the school. Students will enter into the auditorium (entrance on the left side- door number 2) where they will wait until 7:15 when they can be let into the hallways to head to our cafeteria for a "Grab and Go" breakfast if they wish or head straight to advisory.
If you plan to drop your student off, you do not need to drop them off until 7:15. You will pull onto Olive Street and let your student out in front of the school. (Please be aware of cars behind you and pull up as far as you can). Announcements start at 7:25, with our school day starting at 7:27.
Dismissal: At 2:08 our dismissal starts. We will begin by sending our walkers out the cafeteria doors at the back of our building onto Stirling Street. They will be immediately followed by our first wave of 8 busses. The busses will be double parked outside of the front of our school on Olive Street. The hope is for the busses to pull away by 2:10, but no later than 2:15.
At 2:15, we will begin our parent pick up. Please do not arrive before 2:15 to allow our busses to fill up and be on their way as quickly as possible. Mrs. Murray will be out front asking you who your student is. To speed up this process, we would love if you could write your student's first and last on a piece of paper that Mrs. Murray will be able to read from your car. We are hoping to have all of our parent pick up completed between the two waves of busses.
Around 2:25 (maybe earlier), the second wave of busses will arrive. They will line up single file on the right side of Olive Street (closest to the school). If parent pickup still needs to continue at this time, we will ask families to stay single file on the left side of Olive Street (closest to the field).
I appreciate your patience as we navigate through these procedures at the beginning of the school year. From experience, it does take a couple weeks to get things running smoothly.
Suggested Supply List
Below, please find the list of recommended school supplies. Please feel free to provide additional materials that you feel may benefit your child’s learning style. If it is a financial strain on your family, we will assist your child with these supplies.
We did add two suggestions that are now highlighted since the first time this list was posted.
- THREE RING BINDER
- 4 DIFFERENT COLORED POCKET FOLDERS
- 4 COMPOSITION BOOKS
- SCHOOL APPROPRIATE LANYARD (Solid colors, sports, legos, flowers, animals...)
- EAR BUDS (The ones with wires to plug into their chromebooks)
- COLORED PENCILS
- COLORES MARKERS
- PENCIL CASE
- PENS (2 RED) (2 BLUE) (2 BLACK)
- PENCILS (PACK OF 12)
- MINI PENCIL SHARPENER
- HAND SANITIZER
- HIGHLIGHTERS (2 ANY COLOR)
- GLUE STICK
- SCISSORS (Blunt tip)
- CALCULATOR (To be used at home if needed. Please see the link to purchase what the students use in school if you would like.) https://www.amazon.com/Texas-Instruments-MultiView-Scientific-Calculator/dp/B000PDFQ6K
AN ADDITIONAL SUPPLY LIST WILL BE PROVIDED
FOR BAND AND FAMILY CONSUMER SCIENCE IF THEY ARE
REGISTERED FOR THOSE COURSES.
Summer Reading Information
Summer Reading Info For Students Entering Grades 6-12
The district is also sponsoring a social media campaign, #CASDLovesToRead22. The district is asking its students to show off the books that they love all summer long. For additional information, see the attached flyer.
The district is also challenging every K-8 student to meet their weekly unit target on Lexia at least 6 times over the summer to help maintain and/or improve reading skills. Students that meet this challenge will receive a special reward when they return to school in the fall. For additional information, see the attached flyer.
Summer Reading Update! All reading materials have been uploaded so you can access your reading materials online on MackinVia.
What is MackinVia?
MackinVIA is a program that makes it easy to access your school's digital resources such as e-books, audiobooks, and magazines. You can use MackinVIA on any desktop, laptop, or mobile device with Internet access. If you would like to download titles to read offline, the free MackinVIA app is available for all major mobile devices.
What is my username and password?
Log into MackinVIA to view and interact with the digital resources owned by your school. You log on by using your CASD email address and password. Please make sure to include the entire email address, including @casdschools.org! The password will be the same password for your email account.
How do I log on?
- Go to https://www.mackinvia.com/
- In the school field, type your school's name and then select it from the drop-down menu.
- Enter your User ID and password. You will log on with your CASD email address and password.
- Click Log In.
Location: 800 Olive Street, Coatesville, PA, USA
Phone: 610 383 6946
Additional Contact Information
Mrs. Kathryn Lamothe- Principal firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Peter Altland- Assistant Principal email@example.com
Mrs. Megan Murray- Guidance Counselor firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Sandy Cook- Principal's Secretary email@example.com
Mrs. Sue Shumate- Assistant Principal's Secretary firstname.lastname@example.org