Caruso Connect - January 12th
Caruso Middle School is an inclusive and vibrant community where Blue Jays
take ownership of their social-emotional and academic growth by supporting,
challenging, and celebrating self and others.
Good Evening Blue Jay Families:
I hope this message finds you well and warm on this e-learning snow day. As we navigate through the challenges that winter brings, we wanted to take a moment to express our sincere gratitude to each and every one of you.
Thank you for embracing the virtual learning experience with such enthusiasm and dedication. Your commitment to education, even on days when the weather keeps us apart, is truly commendable. The engagement and active participation we've witnessed today are a testament to the resilient spirit of our school community.
Stay warm, stay safe, and remember we do not have school on Monday!
Have a great LONG weekend,
Tim, Alli, Marcia & the Caruso Staff
Tim Brodeur - Principal - firstname.lastname@example.org
Alli Waller - Associate Principal - email@example.com
Marcia Klita - Coordinator of Student Support - firstname.lastname@example.org
January 15th - MLK Day - No School
January 17th - PTO Meeting ZOOM
January 23rd - Map Testing: Math
January 25th - Map Testing: Reading
February 16th - Teacher Institute Day
February 19th - Presidents Day - No School
March 4th - Casimir Pulaski Day - No School
March 21st & 22nd - Parent Teacher Conferences
March 25th - April 1st - Spring Break
June 4th - 8th Grade Graduation 5:30 PM Deerfield High School
Coffee With Caruso
Join us for coffee w/ Caruso; a way for the adults in our students' lives to build stronger connections with us at Caruso. Space is limited to 25 people per event. Please RSVP by calling the Caruso Main Office at 847-945-8430. Thanks to the PTO for Sponsoring Coffee.
Save the date for our next Zoom PTO Meeting...
Tuesday, January 16th @ 7 pm
Joining a meeting allows the chance to learn about what's happening in the school; and also provides an opportunity to give your input/ask questions of Mr. Brodeur and the PTO board. All Caruso parents/guardians are invited to attend.
Paula Kluth presents Inclusion: What Every Parent Should Know
Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Survey Info
Building students’ social-emotional learning (SEL) skills is important at Caruso Middle School. As a part of the learning process, we will be asking students in grades 6-8 to reflect on skills related to social-emotional learning and the school environment. The survey will be administered to all students in grades 6-8 on January 24th and it should take no more than 20 minutes to complete. Per policy, if you would like your child to opt out of taking the survey, please contact the building principal via email no later than Monday, January 22nd.
8th Grade Dates from DHS
Online Course Requests. Online course requests open on January 10. However, we recommend 8th grade families wait until the Course Registration Video is released and they have attended High School Preview night before making course requests.
Course Registration Video will be released by January 12. Families will have the opportunity to learn about course offerings and the online registration process.
Special Education Articulation Meetings will be held January 12-18. If a student has an IEP, the IEP team will update their registration to reflect the special education services that are agreed upon during the articulation meeting. Any course that requires special education services will be locked at the meeting. General education course registrations, such as advisory or electives, are the responsibility of the student and family.
High School Preview Night is Wednesday, January 17, starting at 6:30 pm. This in-person event is for both students and parents/guardians. If families have questions or concerns regarding course placement, they can speak with the DHS academic department chair at High School Preview Night.
Course Requests close on Tuesday, January 30. Families must submit their final course requests by 3:30 pm.
Counseling Collaboration Meetings late-January through early-February. During collaboration meetings, members of the DHS Counseling Department meet with middle school principals and staff to exchange information on 8th graders who are not receiving special education services. Students with 504 plans will be discussed at this meeting. In preparation for the meeting, we will share an outline of topics. All collaboration meetings will be held virtually.
Calendar of Events:
January 10, 2024: Course Registration Opens for Course Requests
January 12, 2024: Course Registration Video shared with families
January 17, 2024: High School Preview Night for Students & Parents/Guardians
6:30 pm- 8:30 pm (In-Person)
January 30, 2024: Course Requests Completed by 3:30 pm
February 13, 2024: Course Verification Opens after 8:00 am
February 15, 2024: Course Verification Closes at 3:30 pm
April 15, 2024: Extra-Curricular Night
May 1, 2024: Health Forms Due to DHS Health Services Office
Mid-August, 2024: Schedules posted on Infinite Campus
August 12, 2024: Warrior Welcome for Students & Parents/Guardians (evening)
August 14, 2024: First day of student attendance