from the desk of Principal Jaydel Wilson
Week three is in the books. Our students looked great on Thursday for picture day. Lots and lots of smiles!!! Picture retakes will take place September 27.
What is the power of reading? The Power of Reading helps to develop inference and deduction and comprehension skills. It also involves children regularly writing in different genres and creates a more cohesive learning experience. Literacy is at the heart of the curriculum and the texts facilitate a range of exciting cross curricular work. Please encourage your student to read each day.
We would ask that you take a minute to become familiar with CANVAS on your students' chromebook. Each teacher has a CANVAS page that contains modules and classwork. If your student is absent, they can access each CANVAS page and see what was missed. In some classes, there are videos that teachers have made that will explain the concept taught that day. We continue to push for daily attendance. If your child does miss, have them get on CANVAS to keep current in activities.
We look forward to an amazing year at Lyon Middle School.
Cell Phones: It is our expectation that cell phones will not be used during instructional time this year. Students will be directed to put their phones away during our 46-minute class time. This is intended to improve student learning and decrease distractions. Students will have full access to their phones before and after school, during passing periods and during lunch.
UPDATED GRADING REFORM 23-24
Parents/Guardians, did you know that you can track your student's bus and receive transportation alerts by using the OBOARDING app provided by CCSD? Use the link below to read about the app and find instructions on how to download and use the app.
LMS Families, please take a moment to review the information below about PAPER, a free online tutoring/writing/academic support that is available to your student 24/7.
Subject: Important Student Update: Free 24/7 Tutoring
Dear W. Mack Lyon Middle School Families,
We have some incredible news to share! We are thrilled to announce that CCSD has partnered with Paper to provide ALL students at LMS with free, 1-on-1 tutoring and writing support.
You can explore this incredible resource with your students right now! Have them go to app.paper.co, search for their school, and login to start a tutoring session.
When students login and start a session, they are instantly connected with subject-matter experts that guide your students through problems step-by-step, without giving away the answers. This way, students can walk away from sessions feeling confident that they understand the material and have the tools to succeed on their future assignments and exams.
Here are a few ways Paper can support you and your students this school year:
Unlimited 24/7/365 tutoring support — sessions can run for as long as students need!
Revisions for any typed writing assignments!
Tutoring and writing support in 4 different languages — English, Spanish, French and Mandarin.
Interested in speaking to a member of the Paper team? You can reach them at email@example.com.
LYON MIDDLE SCHOOL SAFETY PROTOCOLS
The following protocols are in place at Lyon Middle School to provide a safe environment for our students to learn.
- The front door will be locked during school hours. Please use the doorbell and a member of the office staff will assist you. If someone does not answer the door, please call the number posted
- Students cannot be released by a phone call to the office.
- If you need to pick up your student for an early release, you will need to come to the school to sign them out. Please be prepared to provide identification.
- Please be patient with the office staff as they call your student to the office. Depending on where they are at the time, this may take a few minutes. Please plan accordingly.
- Students will not be released to any person that is not listed in Infinite Campus.
We appreciate your understanding of the above protocols as we do our best to keep LMS safe.