Midland Messenger

April 12-16, 2021

Dear Midland Families,

I hope you and your family had a wonderful Spring Break! We are now moving into what has traditionally been a busy time in the school year. Before long we will have end of year assessments, Spring conferences, and our end of year celebrations.

As we return to school, I just want to offer these reminders:

  • Students can be dropped off starting at 8:45.
  • The school day begins at 8:55.
  • We serve breakfast to any student who would like to eat.
  • All students must have a cleared health attestation before 8:30.
  • If someone in your family is positive or being tested for COVID, please keep your student home to quarantine, even if they do not currently have symptoms.
  • If your child has spring allergies, we will need a Dr. note with that diagnosis. Otherwise, if your child is coughing and sneezing, they will be sent home, out of precaution.

Thank you so much for all you are doing to help keep all students and staff healthy!

It's great to be a MUSTANG!

~Mrs. Dawson

Important Dates to Remember:

April 14 ~ Asynchronous learning day

April 16 ~ Color Wars Dress Up day (see below for details)

April 21 ~ Asynchronous learning day

April 28 ~ Asynchronous learning day

April 30 ~ HOPE Assembly

**For additional future scheduled activities, please check out our Midland calendar at https://midland.fpschools.org/**

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Color Wars Spirit Day

Friday, April 16th is our Color Wars Spirit Day at Midland! We are encouraging all students to participate in dressing in their grade level's special color of the day. There will be a prize for the grade level with the highest participation.

The grade level colors are as follows:

Kindergarten: GREEN

1st grade: YELLOW

2nd grade: BLUE

3rd grade: RED

4th grade: ORANGE

5th grade: PURPLE

Registration for the 2021-22 School Year:

Registration for new students enrolling in the 2021-22 school year is now open. We will be registering only new kindergarten through 5th grade students who live within our attendance boundaries, or have daycare in our area. Current students are automatically enrolled for next year, with the exception of overload students who will return to their home schools for 2021-22. To be eligible for kindergarten, children must be five years of age by August 31, 2021. All registrations will be done on-line at www.fpschools.org . Click on the red "Enrollment" circle, then click "Enroll for 2021-22", and complete the registration paperwork. Enrollees must attach a copy of your child’s birth certificate, immunization records, and proof of residence during the registration process.

Highly Capable Student Program

It is time to refer 3rd and 4th grade students for the 2021-2022 Project Excel Highly Capable Student Program. If you are interested in more information or would like your student tested for this program, please follow the link below.

Project Excel Program

Spanish Dual Language Immersion Program

Franklin Pierce will be offering a Spanish Dual Language Immersion program at Harvard Elementary for the 2021-22 school year. Please click on the flyers and application below for further information.

Pierce County Rental Assistance information

We have information for families to help with rental assistance. If you need help, please call the Midland office and we can email you the information.

Midland wants to STOP Covid at the door!

Midland families,

Just a reminder that you need to complete a health screening questionnaire EVERY morning by 8:30 am. This survey will come to your email, but you can also set it up to be sent as a text to your phone, for easy completion. If you have not filled out the form, your child will not be allowed to enter class until we have heard from you to answer questions, and have your child's temperature taken. Please see the button below for specific information regarding the Daily Health Check, as well as what to do if you are having trouble receiving the email.

PLEASE do your part before school, so that your child can go to class when they arrive.

  • Students will be required to wear a mask on the bus, in the halls, in class, and at recess.
  • Students will wash hands and use hand sanitizer throughout the day.
  • Students will sit 6 feet apart in the classroom.

If your child has been exposed to COVID, or if they are showing symptoms of illness, you may not send them to school until they have been quarantined and symptom free for 14 days. Teachers will provide work for students during this time. We are counting on everyone to keep Midland safe for all students and staff. Thank you!

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Over the nose it goes! Over the chin, you win!

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PTA Corner

Your PTA membership matters! Please consider joining and click the box below to fill out Midland's PTA membership form for the 2020-21 school year.

  • $12 for a Single Membership
  • $20 for 2 Memberships
  • $10 for Student Membership
  • $12 to Sponsor a Teacher
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Franklin Pierce Schools does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, honorably discharged veteran or military status, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.

Questions and complaints of alleged discrimination should be directed to James Hester, Compliance Coordinator for State and Civil Rights Laws; Wendy Malich, Title IX Officer; or John Sander, 504/ADA Coordinator at 315 129th ST S, Tacoma, WA 98444-5099 or at (253)298-3000.