KPMS Newsletter

King Philip Middle School

May 16, 2021

WEEK OF MAY 17th

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Click here for bell schedules for In-Person Learning and for the Remote Learning Academy.


Click here for the daily rotation calendar.

Rubber Band Energy (Grade 8 Science Lab)

Spring 2021 MCAS Testing Dates for KPMS

Grade 7 (In-Person Students ONLY)

Wednesday, June 2 - English Language Arts

Monday, June 7 - Mathematics


Grade 8 (In-Person Students ONLY)

Wednesday, May 26 - English Language Arts

Friday, June 4 - Mathematics

Tuesday, June 8 - Science


Grades 7 & 8 (Remote Learning Academy Students ONLY)

Thursday, June 3 - English Language Arts, RLA Grades 7 & 8

Wednesday, June 9 - Mathematics, RLA Grades 7 & 8

Thursday, June 10 - Science, RLA Grade 8

Note: RLA students will take the MCAS remotely.

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Virtual Homework Club Link

Meeting ID: 862 7857 7884 Passcode: 604815

Open Book 2021 Reminder!

For those participating in Open Book 2021, please make sure to finish reading The Lions of Little Rock by Saturday June 5th.


We plan to have our in-school celebration on Friday, June 11.

Course Selection for Current 7th Graders

Within the next couple of weeks we will be releasing information about course selection for 2021-2022 for our current 7th graders. This year, we plan to complete the selection on Infinite Campus.


Each 7th grader will choose

(1) whether or not they will participate in band or chorus next year; and

(2) which world language they will study in 8th grade -- Spanish or French.

When students go into Infinite Campus for their course options, they will also see their teacher recommendation for math for next year.


Please be on the lookout for information on the process for course selection on Infinite Campus before the end of May. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Spinelli, KPMS Guidance Counselor for the Class of 2026 at spinellij@kingphilip.org.

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Scholastic Book Fair - 5/28 through 6/9

We will be holding an in-person Scholastic Book Fair during school from Friday, May 28 - Wednesday, June 9, from 7:45 AM - 1:45 PM. Students will be visiting the book fair with their English Language Arts class.


Please visit our book fair homepage: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/kingphilipMS. On the homepage, parents/guardians can set-up eWallet funds so that students can have an cashless way to shop the fair. Families can also support our school by shopping the Scholastic Store Online from May 23 - June 5. All orders from the virtual site ship direct to home and book-only orders over $25 ship free. Every purchase benefits our school!


Book Fair Middle School Interactive Book Flyer

8th Grade - End of Year Celebration Day

Each 8th grade team will be holding a end-of-year celebration day for 8th grade students on Wednesday, June 16 (rain date: Tuesday, June 15). The teams are planning a fun day for students to celebrate the accomplishment of completing middle school. Please be aware that this event is for students only.

Crades to Crayons Clothing Drive

Thank you to all who donated clothing. Also, thank you to the KPMS Kindness Club for organizing the event and sorting through the donations!
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Bullying Prevention and Intervention Plan

Please be aware that we have updated the School District’s Bullying Prevention and Intervention Plan. This Bullying Prevention and Intervention Plan (“Plan”) provides a comprehensive approach to addressing bullying and cyberbullying in the King Philip Regional School District. The plan was developed in consultation with the middle school and high school councils in April 2021. and in consultation with teachers, school staff, professional support personnel, school volunteers, administrators, community representatives, local law enforcement agencies, students, and parents/guardians. We thank all that were involved in reviewing and updating the plan.


It can be referenced on the district main page www.kingphilip.org under the Parents and Students tab. The plan provides a comprehensive approach to how our district supports education, prevention, and intervention.

COVID-19 Reminder

Below is the full list of symptoms for which caregivers should monitor their children:


❏ Fever (100.0° Fahrenheit or higher), chills, or shaking chills

❏ Cough (not due to other known cause, such as chronic cough)

❏ Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath

❏ New loss of taste or smell

❏ Sore throat

❏ Headache when in combination with other symptoms

❏ Muscle aches or body aches

❏ Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea

❏ Fatigue, when in combination with other symptoms

❏ Nasal congestion or runny nose (not due to other known

causes, such as allergies) when in combination with other symptoms.


If your child is experiencing symptoms, has tested positive for COVID-19, has a household member who is COVID positive, or has been informed that they are a close contact to someone who is positive, please reach out to to the school nurse at msnurse@kingphilip.org or 508-541-3457 for guidance. Thank you.

Community News

Neighbors Helping Neighbors - Norfolk Raffle

NCTV and the Norfolk Lions have teamed up to host a series of online raffles of goods and services donated by local Norfolk businesses! The proceeds of this raffle will go directly to Norfolk residents in need who have been hit hard by COVID-19 or faced other hardships.


Each week, one raffle basket will be featured and tickets can be purchased between Sunday morning and the following Saturday at 3pm. The winner will be drawn and announced on the following Sunday morning!


For more information about the raffle, please go to the following website:

https://www.norfolkmalions.org/neighbors.

UPDATES FROM FOOD SERVICES

Lunch for this Week

Monday - French Toast Sticks w/Sausage, Hash Brown, Maple Syrup, Apples w/Cinnamon, & Chocolate Milk

Tuesday - Grilled Chicken Mashed Potato Bowl w/Stuffing, Gravy, Corn, Orange, & Chocolate Milk

Wednesday - Fish Sticks, Sidewinder Fries, Coleslaw, Apple, & Fruit Juice

Thursday - Baked Rotini, Garden Salad, Trail Mix, Peaches, & Chocolate Milk

Friday - Taco Salad - Beef Taco Meat, Lettuce, Tomato, Pepperjack Cheese, Nacho Chips; Pears, & Chocolate Milk


Link to KPMS Lunch Menu


Please remember that all meals are free for the remainder of the school year.

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IMPORTANT SCHOOL DATES

  • Wednesday, May 26 - MCAS Grade 8 ELA (In-Person Students)
  • Friday, May 28 - Wednesday, June 9 - Scholastic Book Fair (7:45 AM - 1:45 PM)
  • Monday, May 31 - NO SCHOOL, Memorial Day
  • Wednesday, June 2 - MCAS Grade 7 ELA (In-Person Students)
  • Thursday, June 3 - MCAS Grades 7 & 8 ELA (RLA Students)
  • Friday, June 4 - MCAS Grade 8 Math (In-Person Students)
  • Monday, June 7 - MCAS Grade 7 Math (In-Person Students)
  • Tuesday, June 8 - MCAS Grade 8 Science (In-Person Students)
  • Wednesday, June 9 - MCAS Grades 7 & 8 Math (RLA Students)
  • Thursday, June 10 - MCAS Grade 8 Science (RLA Students)
  • Friday, June 11 - Open Book 2021 Presentation
  • Wednesday, June 16 - 8th Grade Celebration Day
  • Thursday, June 17 - Last day of school; 9:30 AM Dismissal

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