King Philip Middle School Newsletter
April 20, 2020
A Message from the Principal
Thank you to everyone as we work through this challenging time together. Our teachers and students have truly done an exceptional job adjusting to our remote learning situation. We will return back to remote learning tomorrow, Tuesday April 21, as April 21-24 are now considered designated days of remote learning in order to provide continuity for student learning. As of today, we are still planning to return to school on Monday, May 4th. I know that our students and faculty sorely miss the regularity and routine of being in school. Nothing replaces having the chance to see each other face-to-face. (We miss our students terribly.) If anything changes with our return date, we will make sure to communicate that information with you.
Correction -- Last Day of School for this Year
A Message from our Guidance Counselors
The KPMS Guidance Department is reaching out to our students each week with the "Mindful Minute" newsletter. The goal of the "Mindful Minute" is to help students understand that there are things they can do with their mind to support their well-being and to provide specific strategies that they can use.
Here is a link to this week's Mindful Minute - Week 2.
Here is a link to the previous week's Mindful Minute - Week 1.
Free Parent Webinar: "Teens, Tweens & Quarantine"
“Teens, Tweens & Quarantines” is a presentation for parents and caregivers, focusing on the impact of COVID-19 on our children. In a dynamic fashion, this talk will address the teen/tween brain, explain why this pandemic is so difficult for this age group, survey the process of loss, discuss issues related to independence, autonomy, and privacy, and offer perspectives and suggestions that parents and caregivers can implement immediately.
Information and registration: https://events.mindingyourmind.org/teens-tweens-quarantines/
Food Access Update
Families in need from King Philip, Plainville, Wrentham, and Norfolk Schools may access food distribution provided through the Plainville and Wrentham Schools while schools remain closed:
Mondays and Thursdays, 9-11 am and 5-6 pm
Anna Jackson Elementary School, 68 Messenger Street, Plainville (gym door)
Families should drive up and open their car trunk. Staff members will deliver food directly to your car.
Norfolk Schools will make grab and go lunches available for pickup by families indicating need while schools remain closed:
Parents can contact the Norfolk Superintendent's office directly at (508)528-1225 to request grab and go meals.
Tuesdays, 9-10 am
Freeman-Kennedy School, 70 Boardman Street, Norfolk
Families should drive up to Door #4 and open your car trunk. Staff will come out to place the food bags directly into your car.
Families impacted financially can contact KP Cares through firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration for grocery store gift cards.
Free Food for families in need through Hockomock YMCA
The Hockomock Area YMCA will provide food bags to families in need at all branches.
Wednesdays, 1-2 and 5-6 pm
Foxboro: 67 Mechanic Street
Franklin: 45 Forge Hill Road
North Attleboro: 300 Elmwood Road
Drive up to YMCA branch main entrance and a staff member will come out and place a food bag in your vehicle.
Families are encouraged to access local food pantries as necessary.
Norfolk Food Pantry
Emmanuel Baptist Church, 63 Rockwood Road, Norfolk
Saturdays, 9:30-11:30 (Proof of residency required)
Plainville- Living Bread Food Pantry
16 East Bacon Street, Plainville
Wednesdays, beginning at 6:00 pm (Proof of residency required)
Wrentham Food Pantry
Original Congregational Church, 1 East Street, Wrentham
Saturdays, 10:00 am - noon (Proof of residency required)