49th Issue, October 2, 2020
Hixson's New Virtual Schedule
A few highlights to share:
Our classes will run from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm (except for Wednesdays). Time outside of these class periods has been set aside for asynchronous learning.
The district has implemented a Wednesday half-day schedule. Students will attend classes from 8:25 am to 12:05 pm on Wednesdays.
Students will have “What I Need” (WIN) time after the first two class periods and a longer lunch after 4th period to provide breaks from Zoom.
Since our asynchronous learning time has been moved to the beginning and end of the day, students are expected to be on Zoom for the entire 30-minute class period.
Parent Teacher Conferences
Our virtual parent/teacher conferences will take place October 13 - 15. To schedule a meeting with your child’s teachers, please visit https://ptcfast.com/schools/Hixson_Middle_School_1.
Please note: math, PE, and elective teachers will meet separately from the team conference. If you would like to meet with these teachers, you will need to schedule additional conferences.
You will receive a link to a Zoom meeting in your confirmation email. You will use this link to attend your conference. We will send reminders and further information regarding Zoom links closer to conference days.
SIS, Grades, & Absences
Below is a link to the technology support ticket system we are utilizing to provide our learners and families with the most efficient system for submitting technology support requests. Use this site to submit your request when you are having issues with your student's equipment/access/accounts/etc.
If you are still in need of a device, please report to the District Service Center located at 3232 S. Brentwood Blvd between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm to pick one up. If you have any questions please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hixson Middle School Book Drive!
Hixson Middle School is a community of readers. We would like to provide an opportunity for students to take a break from their screens by putting a book in their hands. We are partnering with The Novel Neighbor to reach this goal. If you are able to support us, please select from the list below to purchase a book for a middle schooler!
If you'd prefer to make a monetary donation instead of a book, you can do so at the bottom of this page. All book drive books will be delivered to Hixson by the Novel Neighbor. The checkout page will say "In-store pickup," but you do not have to do anything after you complete payment.
From the Library
Our students are really READING with our new Sora app! Great job Hixson students! Please see our "stats" below!
Ivory Crockett Run for Webster 5K and Fun Run
The annual Ivory Crockett Run For Webster has gone virtual this year! Run one (or several) of our 5k routes around each of our schools or choose your own 5k anywhere you want!
We always have fun family activities at the run, and this year is no different! On Saturday, October 17th 1-4pm, we'll be holding scavenger hunts at all of the WG elementary schools. We hope you can join us for fun and maybe even a few special guests!
Registration for runners closes on October 17th, but you have until October 31st to complete your run.
For more registration and information check us out at www.wgsdfoundation.org
or email us at RunForWebster@gmail.com