Warrior Weekly

King Philip Middle School Newsletter

April 26, 2020

This week's announcement by Governor Baker about the closing of the school building until the end of the year was very upsetting and sad to hear. The KPMS faculty and staff miss seeing our students and many of us were still holding out hope that we could all be together at KPMS for at least a little bit of time before the end of the school year.


Below, please find information about parent/guardian feedback on our remote learning plan, student access to the school building, and an update on grading. Thank you for continuing to partner with us as we work through this challenging time together.


Sincerely,

Michelle

Remote Learning Feedback Survey for Parents/Guardians

As we move forward into the last part of the school year, we are seeking feedback on the current middle school remote learning plan. Parents/Guardians, please fill out the following short survey by Wednesday, April 29.


Remote Learning Survey for Middle School Parents/Guardians

Student Access to the Building

Before the end of the school year, all students will have an opportunity to come into the school building in order to return materials and to clean out both their gym and regular lockers.


As the health and safety of our students and families are our main concerns, we will not be allowing students to come into the building until late May or June. Further, in order to maintain physical distancing guidelines we plan to have a restricted number of students in the building at any given time. More information about student access to the building will be released in the coming weeks.

From the Guidance Department

Please follow this link and take a moment to explore this week's Mindful Minute. Each week, the KPMS Guidance Department is reaching out to our students to help them understand that there are things they can do with their mind to support their well-being. The newsletter provides specific strategies that they can use.

Grading Update

As previously communicated, no grades were issued for the third quarter and KPMS combined the 3rd and 4th quarters. All assignments/activities during the remote learning period will be recorded as credit or no credit. Since we have moved away from numeric grades for remote learning, the students' grades for the combined 3rd/4th quarter and the full year grade will be reported as Pass or Fail. Trimester classes will also be reported as Pass or Fail.


How Grades for Full Year Course will Appear on the Report Card:

First Quarter: Letter Grade (A, B, C, D, or F)

Second Quarter: Letter Grade (A, B, C, D, or F)

Third Quarter: Blank

Fourth Quarter: Pass or Fail (P or F)

Full Year Grade: Pass or Fail (P or F)

Food Access

Families in need from King Philip, Plainville, Wrentham, and Norfolk Schools may access food distribution provided through the Plainville and Wrentham Schools while schools remain closed:

Mondays and Thursdays, 9-11 am and 5-6 pm

Anna Jackson Elementary School, 68 Messenger Street, Plainville (gym door)

Families should drive up and open their car trunk. Staff members will deliver food directly to your car.


Norfolk Schools will make grab and go lunches available for pickup by families indicating need while schools remain closed:

Parents can contact the Norfolk Superintendent's office directly at (508)528-1225 to request grab and go meals.

Tuesdays, 9-10 am

Freeman-Kennedy School, 70 Boardman Street, Norfolk

Families should drive up to Door #4 and open your car trunk. Staff will come out to place the food bags directly into your car.


Families impacted financially can contact KP Cares through rowec@kingphilip.org for consideration for grocery store gift cards.


Free Food for families in need through Hockomock YMCA

The Hockomock Area YMCA will provide food bags to families in need at all branches.

Wednesdays, 1-2 and 5-6 pm

Foxboro: 67 Mechanic Street

Franklin: 45 Forge Hill Road

North Attleboro: 300 Elmwood Road

Drive up to YMCA branch main entrance and a staff member will come out and place a food bag in your vehicle.


Families are encouraged to access local food pantries as necessary.

Local Pantries

Norfolk Food Pantry

Emmanuel Baptist Church, 63 Rockwood Road, Norfolk

Saturdays, 9:30-11:30 (Proof of residency required)


Plainville- Living Bread Food Pantry

16 East Bacon Street, Plainville

Wednesdays, beginning at 6:00 pm (Proof of residency required)


Wrentham Food Pantry

Original Congregational Church, 1 East Street, Wrentham

Saturdays, 10:00 am - noon (Proof of residency required)


Other Food Access Resources

Resources for Families -- Food Access and/or Loss of Wages

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