The MMS Monthly
October 30, 2020
Principal's Corner: Mr. Schultz
We finished our first week of face to face with distance learning. We had a great first week with this structure. There will be bumps in the road with teachers doing both face to face and distance simultaneously. It will take time for everyone to adjust and get more comfortable with this mode of instruction.
All the students who returned face to face wore their masks properly and have been great! We couldn’t ask for a better week. Lunchtime is difficult, we understand. We know students have assigned seats and can’t sit by their friends. We are allowing students to bring their chromebooks or school work down during lunch. Please encourage your child(ren) to bring something to keep them occupied after they are done eating.
We have coded all students as either face to face learners or distance learners in Skyward. Students who are coded face to face learners are expected to come to school for instruction, if they are sick, please call the attendance line, 364-6336, and report their absence. They will be marked absent for the day, but are encouraged to login from home to get their instruction. Distance learners are to login every hour to follow classes virtually. If you are switching your mode of learning, you need to come to the MMS office and complete a mode of learning switching form! The only exception would be if you are asked to quarantine by the health department….in that case please call the school, and we will code you as a distance learner until your quarantine is complete (minimum of 1 week).
If you are a distance learner and having trouble connecting, please email the teacher for help or further instructions.
The end of the 1st marking period is Friday, November 6th. Please check Skyward to make sure your child has all of their missing work completed and turned in. We want everyone to have a successful 1st marking period. MMS teachers will not be assigning any new homework or work to be done this Halloween weekend so you can have a Wellness Weekend.
We will be having a 2nd marking period supply distribution for distance learners on Tuesday, November 3rd from 1-3 pm. We will have tables set up in the main entrance with supplies from those classes that need to send home 2nd marking period supplies, please mark your calendar if your child is distance learning and you were notified by their teacher that there are supplies needed to be picked up.
Conferences will be the week of November 16th. We will be having phone/virtual conferences this year because of the Coronavirus. Appointments will be set up through Skyward, so if you haven’t already signed up for parent access for Skyward, please come to the MMS office with your license or state ID to sign up! More information will be coming on MMS conferences and how to sign up for them.
Thanks again for everyone's patience and understanding during these times. Everyone is working to provide the best and safest learning experience. We know things will be different then we are used to, but realize it needs to be this way for everyone’s safety. Thanks again for everyone’s support, and we wish everyone a fun and safe Halloween weekend!
Assistant Principal's Corner: Mr. Frikken
We have had an exciting fall sports season. Our 7th and 8th grade girls volleyball teams are both undefeated. Our 8th grade football team is continuing to improve weekly and had a huge win over the Marine City Mariners this past Wednesday night at Walt Braun Stadium. Our 8th grade cheerleaders are learning new cheers and are doing a great job demonstrating great athleticism and enthusiasm while cheering on our football team. Thank you to all of our athletes, coaches and parents for all you do in supporting our athletic program.
Here are the scheduled events for the remainder of our fall sports:
11/2 - 7th and 8th grade girls volleyball vs. Ft. Gratiot @ 4:00
11/4 - 8th grade football @ Ft. Gratiot @ 3:45 (early dismissal with bus time @ 2:30)
Winter Sports Tryouts:
Boys 7th and 8th grade basketball tryouts will be held after school in the Middle School gyms starting November 9 @ 3:15 - 5:00.
7th and 8th grade cheer tryouts will be held at Gardens Elementary on
November 11 and 12 from 4:00 - 6:00
You must have a physical on file to try out, you can get a physical form at the MMS office. Please make sure everyone brings a water bottle. Good luck everyone!