McCracken Eagle News

Fall 2020

Important Dates


November 17 and 18- Progress Reports Distributed

November 20-ALL IN FRIDAY

November 25-27 - Thanksgiving Holidays


December 2--iReady Math Testing for Hybrid A Students

December 3--iReady Math Testing for Hybrid B Students

December 4--iReady ELA For ALL STUDENTS

December 4--ALL IN FRIDAY

December 11--7th Period Exam

December 14--Hybrid A students take 1st, 2nd and 3rd Period Exams

December 15--Hybrid B students take 1st, 2nd and 3rd Period Exams

December 16--Hybrid A students take 4th, 5th and 6th Period Exams

December 17--Hybrid B students take 4th, 5th and 6th Period Exams

December 18 - Half Day--Dismiss at 12:15, Last Day of 2nd 9 weeks--Make Up Testing

December 21 - January 4 - Winter Holidays

January 5 - Teachers and Students Return

Hybrid Schedule Updates


November 20 - All Students Attend


December 4 - All Students Attend

December 11 - All Students Attend


At this time it is the district's plan for all students to attend DAILY beginning Tuesday, January 5, 2021

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iReady and Semester Exam Schedules


iReady Testing Schedule:


Wednesday, December 2 (Math-Hybrid A)

Thursday, December 3 (Math-Hybrid B)

Friday, December 4 (ELA - All Students).

Please be here on these days to avoid the make-up session on December 18.



Semester Exam Schedule:


Friday, December 11 - 7th Period Exam for all students (1:30 PM)

Monday, December 14 - Group A - 1st, 2nd, 3rd Period Exams

Tuesday, December 15 - Group B - 1st, 2nd, 3rd Period Exams

Wednesday, December 16 - Group A - 4th, 5th, 6th Period Exams

Thursday, December 17 - Group B - 4th, 5th, 6th Period Exams


Friday, December 18 - Students should only attend school if they need to make up iReady testing, a semester exam, or a virtual assignment.

Free Meals for All Students

The FDA has approved free meals for all students through December 31, 2020 - no application needed for students attending in person. Virtual students can sign up for a free 5-day meal kit at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Z7YMQDD. View our school menu at https://spartanburg7.nutrislice.com/

Get Your 2020-2021 Yearbook

Remember this school year with a McCracken yearbook. Use the link below to get your yearbook early to save money! Save 20% by using the coupon code "turkey" now through November 30.

https://yearbookforever.com/schools/mccracken_middle_school_buy_yearbook_6114/

Staying Healthy

Check out this information from the CDC:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention-H.pdf


Just a few reminders to keep us all healthy:


  • Everyone must wear a mask every day.
  • All students and staff will have a temperature check upon arrival each day.
  • Students must be fever free for 24 hours without the assistance of a fever reducer before returning to school. Please keep children at home until that time.
  • For confirmed COVID-19 or flu, you will need to contact our school nurse for specific guidelines for returning to school.
  • Drink lots of water, rest and wash your hands frequently.
  • Cough or sneeze into the crook of your arm.
  • Stay home if you are sick.

These illnesses are very contagious and following these simple guidelines will help keep everyone healthy.


Thank you for your help.

2 for 1 - Help MMS PTSO while you shop with Amazon and Office Depot

Amazon:

If you shop online at Amazon, please bookmark and use the following link: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/20-8818169
AmazonSmile will donate a portion of your purchase to McCracken each time you shop! (No fees are charged for participating.) When you click on the link the first time, you will need to enter:

1. "McCracken Middle School PTSO";

2. Then select "McCracken Middle School PTSO" as your charity of choice.

3. Each subsequent time you log in using the link, "McCracken Middle School PTSO" will show as your chosen charity.


Office Depot:

When shopping at Office Depot, just mention MMS and our PTSO receives 5% of each sale.

Social Media Tips and Sites for Parents

Parenting middle school students is an amazing journey and social media has become a big part of that parent adventure. Most of the time social media is a fun way for teens and tweens to connect and communicate with each other and you using personal devices. FaceBook and Twitter are now parent places while Instagram, Tumblr, Vine and SnapChat are the hangouts for teens now. Being aware of where your child is going on their personal devices and helping to keep them safe are all important for the parent of today's teen. I hope you will use these sites as conversation starters and tools with your student. I hope you find these helpful.


This site has a wealth of information about the meaning of music lyrics, movie content and reasons for ratings, trending social media sites and other ways to keep your child safe on the internet. Included is information on safe and unsafe social media sites for your student.


https://www.commonsensemedia.org


These sites also have a lot of information at a glance:


Super Article For Managing Social Media With Teens......

Social Media Advice for Parents!


Parent and Child Social Media Contract for Home.......SO IMPORTANT!

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/sites/default/files/uploads/research/familymediacontracts1.pdf


What is SnapChat video......one of the most popular sites for students at MMS using personal devices.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmT1CSBd8Ks&feature=youtu.be

McCracken Middle School Website

District 7 Website