The Midland Messenger

August 20, 2020

Dear Mustang Families,

I am excited to welcome you to the 2020-21 school year.


Even though we will start with virtual learning, we have a great plan! When schools first closed last spring, our students and staff did the best we could to adjust. This year, we have had time to plan and I think you will see that students can expect a consistent and rigorous school day.


The student day for will be 8:30 to 3:30, but not all students will have the same schedule. Each student will be scheduled to either Cohort A or Cohort B. Cohort A will have direct teaching time with the teacher from 8:30-11:00, and Cohort B will have direct teaching time from 12:30-3:00. The time that is not with the teacher will be planned for assignments, small group instruction, and specialist time, just like in a typical day. If your child has an IEP or receives other special services, you will be contacted with their scheduled time. You can see a visual schedule below.


Please watch your mail for a letter from Midland early next week. The letter will tell your child's teacher, cohort schedule, and a plan for the first week of school.


Thank you in advance for your understanding and flexibility as we start the year. We will communicate each week through this newsletter, The Midland Messenger, as well as a phone call every Sunday night. If you have questions, please know that our office staff will be happy to answer your questions. Of course, you are also welcome to contact me directly at paula.dawson@fpschools.org or by phone at 253-298-4501.


This year, we look forward to a STRONG CONNECTION with you!


Sincerely.,

Mrs. Dawson

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This year, ALL students need to check out a laptop! Please use this link to schedule a time on Thursday, August 27th to pick up at Midland.

Welcome from our new Assistant Principal

Hello, my name is Mr. Nuñez. I am the new Assistant Principal at Midland Elementary.


I am happy and excited to be serving at a culturally diverse school. I grew up in California in a Spanish speaking household, and was in ESL classes until fourth grade. I believe that dedicated teachers will inspire their students and doing it virtually is no exception. I have seen my two sons flourish in their reading skills because of the wonderful praise their beloved teachers gave them-- all through a virtual platform.


I believe that every child is capable of success and our hard-working teachers and support staff will inspire hope to our young learners. Together we are repairing our community, doing our part to grow together, and I cannot wait to interact with you this upcoming school year.

I am very happy to be part of such a warm and caring Midland community-virtually and in person.


Best,


Eduardo (Eddie) Nuñez

News for the first week

The first day of school is September 8th!


In order to get a STRONG START, we will hold individual conferences to start the school year. All students will attend the morning session with their teachers, and families will sign up for an afternoon conference time to meet the teacher and pick up supplies for learning!


More information will be coming soon.