Plano Middle School Weekly Update
Monday, January 16th - Friday, January 20th
One School, One Book!
As a school community, we aim to develop engaged readers in order to enhance a love of learning through literacy. One School, One Book (OSOB) models a school-wide book club that will begin at Plano Middle School!
This year's title was selected by votes from our students and staff. Thank you to those who participated in this selection! We are excited to announce that we will be reading Restart by Gordon Korman.
December Students of the Month
Enrichment Students of Q2
8th Grade Freshman Course Selection
Lauren Elgersma - firstname.lastname@example.org
Casey Easley - email@example.com
Lindsay Bondiman - firstname.lastname@example.org
They can also be reached at (630) 552-3178
Tuesday - January 17th - Classy Day
"When you don't dress like everyone else, you don't have to think like everyone else." - Iris Apfel
Art Room 3:10-4pm
Wednesday - January 18th - Thesaurus Day
"Language is the armory of the human mind, and at once contains the trophies of its past and the weapons of its future conquests." - Samuel Taylor Coleridge
HOME GAME VS Ottawa Shepherd 4:30pm
Thursday - January 19th - Popcorn Day
"Popcorn is one of the only situations in which you eat the result of an explosion." - Demetri Martin
HOME GAME VS Ottawa Wallace 4:30pm
MEET @ Kaneland Harter 4:30pm
Team Meet 3:15-4:30pm
8th Grade Team 3:15-4pm
Friday - January 20th - Cheese Lover's Day
"The second mouse gets the cheese." - Unknown
8th Grade-No Practice
INCLEMENT WEATHER INFORMATION / E-LEARNING DAYS
On inclement weather days, the safety of our staff and students is the most important consideration. When in-person attendance is not safe or during hazardous weather, the Plano School District will be utilizing E-Learning Days instead of “snow days.” E-Learning Days do not extend the school year calendar, but conventional snow days require additional days to be added to the end of the school year calendar.
Plano Middle School teachers will post lessons and learning activities by 9 am. This information will be accessible through class Schoology pages after 9 am. Teachers will be available through email between 9 am and noon to answer any questions and provide any clarifying instruction.
The Technology Help Desk is available to all Plano School District students. Please contact the Tech Hotline at 630/552-3178, extension 7557, if you are experiencing issues with your Chromebook. Please note that the Tech Department cannot support WiFi connectivity issues in your home or personal devices.
On inclement weather days, all buildings will be closed to provide staff time to clear the lots and sidewalks and check on the school’s mechanical systems. Practices and games will be canceled and rescheduled dates will be announced as soon as possible. E-Learning Day messages, and information about when in-person classes will resume, will be sent via email, text and posted on the district website and social media outlets. Please check your PowerSchool account to make sure your email addresses and phone numbers are correct. While you are there, check to make sure your home mailing address is up-to-date.
Remember, safety is key, so please be cautious and patient when the weather takes a turn for the worse.
How and Where do I check my students Grades?
Schoology is used as our active gradebook. To check your student's grades on a daily or weekly basis make sure you have an active Schoology account and have access to see your student's classes, assignments and grades. PowerSchool gradebook is updated for mid term and end of term grade reporting, but it is not the go to to check in on daily progress. If you do not have a Schoology account see the links below to set one up. When setting up your account if you need an access code please email your students Advisory teacher for the code or call the main office.
If your student is absent due to illness or other reasons:
To stay up to date with class work, students should check Schoology pages daily to access assignments, lessons, and activities during their absence. Contact teachers directly via email with any questions related to school work.
- Click here for a listing of all Plano MS Athletic Schedules.
- Click here for information regarding E-Learning/Inclement Weather Days
- Parents have you created a Schoology account? here
- Parents are you receiving email updates with your students grades? here
- Breakfast and Lunch Menus here
- Click here for a list of Food Pantries