Shark Bites

Stopher Newsletter, January 20th

Dates to Note

January 24 ... Skating Party

January 25 ... 5:00 p.m. Virtual AP Appeal Information Meeting

February 21, 22 ... No School

Stopher Skating Party

Big picture

Advanced Placement

Parents of Stopher 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade Students:

Test scores for the Advanced Placement Program were mailed last week. We have been informed that the post office is experiencing some delays in delivery. Please expect your letter soon.

Young Writers Contest

KET Education is excited to announce that their Young Writers Contest is back for 2022 – with more than a few enhancements! Take a peek at their new, inclusive grade levels and even a new category… Graphic Novels! Check out all the categories, writing resources, rules, rubrics, even past winners then, get creating! The contest deadline is April 15, 2022. We would love to see our Stopher students share their creativity and imagination! Click here for details

Mental Wellness During COVID

Parents: has a great digital resource packet to help support kids through Covid-19 and beyond. Simply sign up for access to the packet.

Kids Care Packs — Smiling Mind

Digital Care Packs to support kids through COVID-19 and beyond. These Care Packs provide tips and guidance on how to build positive mental health in children, and offer a range of simple, evidence-based activities that can be used with children aged five to 12 years to provide immediate relief against worry and anxiety, or used to support a proactive positive mental health approach.

A Message From Ms. Owen

Hope to see you in the Stopher Library soon...until then, we have lots of free ebooks for you to enjoy. Check out these resources linked from the library website.

Stopher Library Website

Resource Guide

Crosby Middle School STEAM CAMP

Big picture

Student Records

All students must have the items below on file at the school. If you have not submitted these, they are now past due. Please turn them in upon return to in-person learning or email them to

  • birth certificate (state issued)
  • up-to-date immunization record
  • vision screening
  • dental screening
  • school physical

*Most of this would have been submitted your first year of school.

Third Grade Science

A 3rd grade scientist experiments with static electricity after learning about magnetism, forces, & Interactions.

Preschool Science and Sensory

When it snows and too cold to go out you bring some snow in.

Martin Luther King

Fourth Grader, Graham Porter, got creative with his background during NTI in honor or Martin Luther King, Jr.

Drama By George (After School Program)

Big picture

Stopher School Meal Menu

Last minute menus changes are occurring frequently and are out of our control due to the nationwide food shortage. Menus on Nutrislice may not reflect these changes.

Stopher Meal Menu

COVID Testing

Covid-19 Testing

Routine COVID-19 testing for those who are not symptomatic is available to students during school. This voluntary screening will be done weekly and can quickly identify individuals who may be COVID-19 positive. To participate in this testing, students must have a consent form on file. Parents or guardians can access the online form by clicking here. Once there, click on the Complete Forms link to proceed.

*Testing is done at Stopher on Wednesdays. Registration for the test must be completed prior to 2:00 the day before.

*You do not need to register every week. Once your student is on the list, he/she stays on the list until you remove him/her.

Test to Stay

If a JCPS student or employee has been in close contact of someone with COVID-19, they now have an option not to quarantine. To qualify, they have to take a COVID-19 test every night for seven days. If they have a negative result, they can come back to school or work the next day.

Free testing is offered at middle and high schools and other select locations in the afternoons/evenings every Sunday-Thursday. There are now more than 50 locations available across the district. Click here for a list of sites and hours.

Individuals living in the same household as the positive case do NOT qualify for Test to Stay.

IMPORTANT!!!! .................... Test to Play

If a JCPS student (elementary, middle, and high school) is doing any extracurricular activities or sports, they are now required to take a weekly COVID-19 test. Stopher students can take a test during the school day on Wednesdays. To participate in this testing, students must have a consent form on file. Parents or guardians can access the online form by clicking here. Once there, click on the Complete Forms link to proceed.

Students not tested will NOT be permitted to participate.

Site Based Decision Making

Next SBDM meeting: 4:00pm, January 21st. (Agenda is below.)

Click Here for SBDM Information