Curtin Family Newsletter
September 22, 2021
Picture Day Friday, September 24th
NO SCHOOL – P/T Conference Friday, October 22nd
NO SCHOOL – October Break Monday, October 25th
NO SCHOOL – Records Day Monday, November 15th
NO SCHOOl – Thanksgiving Break Wednesday, November 24th – Friday, November 26th
Field Day was a success!
Picture Day this FRIDAY, September 24th
School photos will be taken this Friday, September 24th.
It is recommended that orders be placed online.
Click here to order online http://scholastic-reflections.hhimagehost.com/7307PP21
If needed, you can also send your child's paper order form that was sent home last week along with your child's smile. Please assure to include the 5.6% sales tax with your payment.
Fall Testing Schedule
Each year, students take a universal screening assessment three times a year. This assessment, STAR, will be given to our students in grades 2-8 for reading and math. STAR early literacy is given to grade 1. The testing window opens Monday, September 13 and will end Friday, October 8, 2021. Students in grades K4-K5 will be assessed on reading readiness.
It is important that students are well-rested and eat a good breakfast on their day of testing. The assessment helps inform instruction to best meet the needs of all of our students.
For more information regarding assessment and your child, please refer to the parent assessment guides.
Assessment family guides linked here:
Look at what Middle School is doing in reading class!
Student Chromebooks and Student Usage
In order to support the learning of every child in MPS, every Curtin Leadership Academy student received a Chromebook for use at home. This Chromebook should remain at home until the teacher asks your child to return it back to school.
Should your child leave the school or the district you are responsible for returning the Chromebook and power cord back to the school you received it from. If you are moving to another MPS school, the new school will provide you with a Chromebook.
The Chromebook should be used for educational purposes only. Please help by monitoring your child’s use of the Chromebook for educational purposes only.
Health and Safety
Guidelines for Health and Safety
To ensure the health and safety of all, MPS will continue to follow current CDC and Milwaukee Health Department guidelines.
Masks required by staff and students indoors except while eating or drinking
Masks not required outdoors
Masks required on buses
Plexi barriers on student desks when facing one another
A distance of 3 feet will be maintained in all school settings to the greatest extent possible
School Visitors- visitors with a scheduled visit are welcomed (masks required)
Water fountains/bubblers will be used as water bottle filling stations. Send your child with a water bottle daily.
Student Absence due to Quarantine or Bus Issues
Our school support teacher is also offering Academic Support virtually on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00-10:30 a.m. AND 1:30-2:00 p.m. using the google meet code "curtinsupport"
If your child is absent due to quarantine or bus issues, AND, completes their assignments found on google classroom/Seesaw, they WILL be marked PRESENT.
What should I do if my child is sick?
Please call the school office at 414-902-7700 and share the following:
-Name of your child who is ill
-Symptoms your child is experiencing
-Date that your child began feeling their symptoms
Help Reduce the Spread of COVID-19
MPS is now offering COVID-19 School Based Testing for students and staff with COVID symptoms. Testing will help reduce community spread of COVID-19 and ensure that our schools are safe for learning and working. Please consider completing this consent for testing. Students and staff who complete this form and display symptoms of COVID, may be able to be tested at Curtin.
Sign Up for Remind
Remind offers a great two way communication between the families and Curtin! We will send out the newsletter, important dates and reminders, and teacher announcements. Signing up is simple! Download the app, create an account and join your child's classroom by using the following codes:
- Curtin School: k4gf4c
- Camp Curtin: da86a4
- Physical Education: d4f983cd6k
- K4: fkk63h6gab
- K5: babekghcbb
- 1st: 6a23ggd7dd
- 2nd: 7ag9k6dg3a
- 3rd: cf43af3883
- 4th: f3b93d6hga
- 5th: 7af2hhk42f
- 6 Grade and Middle School Social Studies: dhf4de94ah
- 7A Grade and Middle School Science: cf977b7adb
- 7B Grade and Middle School English Language Arts___
- 8th Grade and Middle School Math: k642973397
Arrival and Dismissal
Office: 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Breakfast 7:20 a.m. (in the classroom)
School starts: 7:20 a.m.
Dismissal: 2:20 p.m.
After School Camp 2:20 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Student Entry Procedures
All students enter from the playground area between 7:15 a.m. and 7:20 a.m.
Late arrivals should use the main entrance on 32nd street beginning at 7:30 a.m.
**Buses students will pull in on Morgan Avenue. Families please do not block in coned areas as it causes a safety hazard to bus students. **
All students exit onto the playground at 2:20 p.m. using the same doors during arrival.
Students who are not picked up by 2:25 p.m. will be brought to the library. Parents should pick up at the main entrance on 32nd street.
At this moment, we do not have any opening for additional camp students. If are interested in being put on a waitlist, please contact Ms. Connie at 414-902-7711
Parent(s)/guardian(s) are expected to notify the school by phone/letter of a student’s absence. Personal illness is a legally excused absence. The building principal may request a medical statement from a physician or other health care provider when student(s) have a history of excessive absences. If your child(ren) is going to be absent, please be sure to call 902-7700. We have a 24 hour automated service.
Please be aware that vacations, going out of town, etc. are only excused if it is in a written notification prior to the absences.
PTO & School Engagement Council
School Engagement Council
Wednesday, September 22nd from 2:35-3:30 PM
Meet joining info
Video call link: https://meet.google.com/nqd-xdpt-mkz
Or dial: (US) +1 219-401-0603 PIN: 836 127 869#
More phone numbers: https://tel.meet/nqd-xdpt-mkz?pin=7530769422643
PARENT PORTAL FOR 8TH GRADE STUDENTS
Parent Portal is a system used by MPS to give parents and guardians access to student information such as busing, immunization records, grades, etc. This system is also used for early admission for high school!
If you are an 8th grade parent and have not signed up or do not remember your username, please contact the office at 414-902-7700 or email Curtin at email@example.com.
8th Grade: High School Early Enrollment Parent Meeting
I will be leading a High School Enrollment Parent Meeting on Wednesday, September 22 at 5:00 (English) and 5:30 (Spanish – Ms. Leshok translating). The purpose of the meeting is to go through the MPS high school enrollment process and answer any questions. I have invited all middle school teachers in case they want to be more familiar with the process.
Date? Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Time? 5:00 (English) and 5:30 (Spanish)
Google Meet Link: https://meet.google.com/zhr-gsen-eud?hs=122&authuser=0
Key Points for Early Admissions:
*Application opens 9/25/21-10/31/21
*High School Fair for families to attend will be the weekend of 10/2/21 (more info to come)
*Application will still be in the Parent Portal
The Early Enrollment Website is NOT updated completely, but the Select Criteria Scoring is updated:
2021-2022 Coaching Opportunities—COACHES NEEDED!
4th-5th Grade Coed Soccer
Games every Saturday, September 25th-November 6th
Middle School Coed Basketball
Games every Saturday, December 11th-March 5th
Middle School Coed Volleyball
Games every Saturday, December 4th-February 26th
Middle School Softball
Games every Saturday, April 23rd-June 4th
Middle School Soccer
For all Sports:
Practice two nights a week minimum (1.5-2 hrs long) starting after school day ends
Practices will begin 1-2 weeks before start of season based on availability
Gear will be supplied for you
Contact Lauren Long (phy ed teacher/Sport Coordinator)