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MGMS Parent/Guardian Newsletter February 16-28

In This Issue....

  • Upcoming Dates..........Updated
  • Chromebook Problems
  • Important Dates......Updated
  • Important Information.....New
  • Picture Retakes - March 10 & 11
  • COVID Response Team Information....New
  • Attendance Reminder
  • Help is Available
  • Distance Learning Academy Material Pickup
  • Time to Order a Yearbook
  • PACT Information...........Updated
  • Who to Contact

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Upcoming Dates

February 17 - Students in Group A Return to School

February 18 - Students in Group B Return to School

March 8 - PACT Meeting 6:30-8:00 PM

March 10 & 11 - Picture Retake Day

March 12 - NO SCHOOL - Mark Reporting Day

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CHROMEBOOK PROBLEMS

If you are having trouble with your Chromebook, please contact Ms. Klotz at: klotzr@district279.org or visit the media center.

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Important Dates

As we prepare to return to the Hybrid model, we have some days students DO NOT have school. On Tuesday, February 16 staff will be preparing for students to return to the building and students (except for DLA) do not have school. Please see the list below to recap our February schedule:



  • Wednesday, February 17: Students return to school in the Hybrid Model (Day A students)
  • Thursday, February 18: Students return to school in the Hybrid Model (Day B students)

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Important Information

The document below was sent out on February 8. It outlines, the hybrid model, attendance, pick up and drop off procedures, lockers, and school meals. We hope this answers all of your questions. If you have additional questions please contact the school office at 763-315-7600.

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Picture Retakes

Picture retakes will be on March 10th and 11th. Pictures will be taken from 10 AM-5 PM to accommodate our DLA families. If you missed picture day in the fall or you would like your students picture retaken, please send the picture packet with your student the day of pictures.

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Information from the District Covid Response Team

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Attendance Reminder

If your child is going to be absent from class due to any reason (sick, out of town, doctor appointment, etc) please call the attendance line so your child can be marked accordingly. While in hybrid learning, attendance needs to be handled the same as if they were in person. Also, if your child or anyone in close contact with your child tests positive for COVID-19, please report that to the school even though we remain in distance learning.

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Help is Available

The Family School Coordinator program is a service made possible by the Northwest Hennepin Family Service Collaborative in partnership with Prairie Care, a psychiatric group that provides mental health care for children, adolescents, and adults across Minnesota.


Family School Coordinators can offer the following to students in need:

1. Provide skills-based support for students struggling with (for example) anxiety, sadness,

lack of motivation, attendance, or work completion

2. Work closely with teachers and other school staff to support and improve functioning in

school

3. Team with the student, family members, and school staff to address mental health

needs

4. Assist families in navigating through the array of school and community support

services

5. Offer referrals to other, more intensive services if/when needed



Please reach out to your school social worker or counselor if you are interested in this service for your student. To determine if your student is a good fit for the program, you can also reach me at rordner@prairie-care.com.


Randi Ordner MA, LMFT

Lee Carlson Center

Maple Grove Middle School also has a partnership with Lee Carlson Center. They provide therapy for the entire family. We do have a therapist that comes to MGMS to see students. For more information, please see the document below.

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Students Enrolled in the Distance Learning Academy

Maple Grove Middle School will be open for students in the Distance Learning Academy to pick up materials on Fridays from 10:30 AM-5:00 PM. Materials will be available at door #1, which is the front entrance of the school.

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PACT Information

The next meeting will be on March 15. Watch for an updated agenda. The meeting is from 6::30-8:00 PM. Below is the link for the meeting:


www.zoom.us. Meeting ID: 952 929 0098

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WHO TO CONTACT

School Phone: 763-315-7600...............................Website: http://mgms.district279.org

Attendance: 763-315-7603………………………………..Transportation: 763-391-7244


6th Grade

Kaia Paquin, Counselor 6th Grade .......Email: PaquinK@district279.org

Jennifer Hinker, Assistant Principal......Email: HinkerJ@district279.org


7th Grade

Katie Gerdts, Counselor 7th Grade.....Email: GerdtsK@district279.org

Cedric Fuller, Assistant Principal……..Email: FullerC@district279.org


8th Grade

Kaia Paquin, Counselor 8th Grade A-F.......Email: PaquinK@district279.org

Katie Gerdts, Counselor 8th Grade G-K......Email: GerdtsK@district279.org

Caleb Willis, Counselor 8th Grade L-Z & DLA C-K.......Email: WillisC@district279.org

Patrick Smith, Principal .....Email: SmithPatrick@district279.org


Student Management Specialists Assist With All Grades

Nathanial Davies – Email: DaviesN@district279.org Grades 6 & 7

DeAndre Mills – Email: MillsD@district279.org Grades 7 & 8


District Tip Line.........763-391-8660