January 14, 2022
Happy 2022! I can't believe that we are currently in the middle of January already. Lots of activity going on this month. We are currently approaching the end of the marking period on January 28th. Course selection for next year will take place during the month of February. Students will be provided with information during Falcon Period to prepare them for choosing classes for the 22-23 school year. We will also have virtual meetings for our parents in the evening to understand this process. Please save the date for this parent meeting on February 1st for rising 6th and 7th graders.
Yesterday, during Falcon Period we completed an activity focusing on responsible decision making. Responsible decision-making is about the ability to make caring and constructive choices about how to behave as well as relevant social norms and safety concerns. The students were provided a framework and a compass to refer to when making their own decisions. In addition in science classes, students will participate in restorative practice circles. We believe that this is the first step of many in reshaping many behaviors we have seen this year in middle school. Thanks to all the students and staff that participated in these activities to help support the social/emotional and academic growth of our students.
On Monday, January 17th, we will observe Martin Luther King Jr.Day. This holiday is observed on the third Monday during the month of January in honor of the birth of Martin Luther King Jr. The day is set aside to honor the achievements of Martin Luther King, Jr., a Baptist minister and civil rights leader who advocated for nonviolent resistance against racial segregation.
Have a great long weekend,
Calendar --Look Ahead and Plan
January 17th--NO SCHOOL
January 18th--Day 1
January 19th--Day 2
January 20th--Day 3
January 21st--Day 4
Daily bell schedule
Falcon Period Schedule--Tuesday and Thursday
Technology concerns--If technical issues arise, please use the following resources:
Tech Support @ Home – WCASD website with important information:
- Schoology Support
- Laptop Support
- Additional Resources
- Schoology Parent & Student Support
If there is an issue with your 1:1 device please email SMS firstname.lastname@example.org
Dress Code Reminder
Please help us in reminding our students to follow our dress code policy. We have spoken to students this week about several violations. These include crop tops (mid-drift showing), pajama pants, slippers, and wearing hoods inside the school building. Students who continue to violate the dress code will receive a consequence of after-school detention.
Late Arrival and Early Dismissal Procedures
Early Dismissal Procedure
- Please send a signed note in with your student on the morning of the desired early dismissal. Your student should bring that note directly to the office upon arrival to receive a pass to leave class at the appropriate time.
- Early dismissal is considered leaving prior to the end of the student day more than 60 minutes early.
Late Arrival Procedure
- Students are considered late to school after 8:05 am. Students are required to be in homeroom at this time. All late arrivals must check-in at the office/late table to receive a pass.
- A tardy is defined as a minimum of one minute of lateness to school.
- Eight (8) tardies to school and/or early dismissals will be considered one (1) unlawful absence in grades K-8.
A Word From Our Athletic Department
Home Games next week:
Jan. 19--Wrestling vs Fred Engle MS
Jan. 21--Boys Basketball vs North Brandywine
As agreed upon by the Ches-Mont League, students will not mask in play but will be required to mask at all other times. Spectators are expected to follow the District’s masking expectations outlined in the health and safety plan and be masked.
**Call our athletic director Mr. Corcoran about any athletic concerns at 484-266-2725
If you would like to receive more information about the ski trips please contact Mr. Kip Volkman @ email@example.com or call @ 484-467-6749 for more information. The ski trips are not associated/sponsored by Stetson Middle School or The West Chester School District
Any interest in Rugby?
West Chester Rugby Football Club, the Wolfpack is made up of students from grades 5-12 and holds practices and games at Rustin. Please see the flyer if interested in signing up for this opportunity.
Would you like to VOLUNTEER in the Stetson School Library?
We are always happy to see you!
Please e-mail Dr. Markiewicz at SMSLib@wcasd.net with your availability.
We will contact you soon with a start date.
You will need to have your clearances up to date in order to volunteer.
It is Stetson’s mission to help all students maintain passing grades, however, if a student is failing two or more academic subjects, or one academic subject, and two unified arts classes, they will be placed on our ineligibility list. Students who are on the ineligibility list are unable to participate in any extracurricular sport/activity. A report is generated every Thursday to determine eligibility status for the following week.
A reminder that our personal cell phones are not permitted to be used during school hours in the educational setting. Please review the policy below with your student.
Thank you for your diligent communication regarding Covid related needs. We will continue to work together while we see the increase in communal positivity.
If you have any health questions, please contact our school nurse by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.