Cardinal Family Newsletter

It's A Great Day to Be a Cardinal!

May 4- 8

Dear FFMS Students, Parents and Guardians:


This week is Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week. It is a time when we can celebrate our teachers and staff. Even though we are separated by social distancing, please take a moment to reach out to a staff member or two to encourage them. They miss you all a lot, and interacting with a computer screen all day does not provide them with them with the personal interaction and relationships they expected when choosing this profession. I would also like to give a huge shout out to the parents who have taken on the huge burden of teaching your children at home. Thank you!


If you haven't already, please take a moment to fill out the form below to show your child's teacher or former teacher appreciation.



Thank you and have a great week!


Mrs. Hiler

STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK

Do you have a teacher or teachers who have gone above & beyond for you or your child - supporting them, encouraging them to do their best or being a listening ear when they need someone? Take a minute to write a note of thanks by sharing your appreciation with them. Notes will be shared with the recipients during Teacher Appreciation Week (May 4th-8th,2020). You may fill out this form as many times as you would like for different school personnel.

FFA State Convention Informaton

FFA State Convention Informaton

Tune in to the FFA social media platforms to watch live. Dates and times and Felicity students listed below. Many students will find out their placement virtually this week. Felicity FFA members and their families can join Mrs. Jennings Google Meet to watch and cheer during each session!

Yearbooks

There will no longer be just a middle school yearbook. It will continue to be the same yearbook offering as it has been in the past. Anyone who has purchased a middle school yearbook will be refunded their money.

Congratulations to the Following Students of the Week

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The following students were chosen as the Remote Learning Students of the Week. They have done a great job with completing their online lessons, communicating with teachers and doing their best to be successful during these challenging times. Way to go and keep up the great work!

Students of the Week:

Students of the Week:


6th- Alysa Meade and Aden Owens. They have been working hard despite their difficulty with having internet. We are super proud of their diligence and dedication to getting their work done despite the obstacles. Way to go!

Assignment Expectations

Assignments:
  • Assignments will look different from class to class, however, a general guideline we are using is that each lesson is to be no more than a 15-30 minute lesson/activity per class.
    • Keep in mind each student's completion time will vary based on multiple factors.
  • Teachers will be assigning work and entering grades into the grade book as usual.
  • Assignments will have completion dates and students are expected to be in communication with their teachers especially if they are having difficulty.
  • Lessons will be graded at the teacher's discretion, just like a typical class.
  • Students are expected to complete their assignments by the due dates. Make sure you communicate with your teachers if you don't think you can meet a deadline.
  • Students and staff are also expected to be in contact with each other via Google Meet, Go guardian, Email, and or phone to discuss classwork and communicate issues.
  • Teachers will respond to any questions/concerns you have within 24 hours of receiving your message.
  • Teachers are available from 9-3 M-F to answer any of your questions.
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Weekly Connection with Students and Families


Your family can expect to have personal contact with your child's teacher at least once a week. This may occur in the following formats:


  • Video Chats via Google Meets
  • Phone calls or text check-ins
  • Emails or online chats with students

The more the students can communicate and interact with their teachers the better it is for everyone. By being able to do this it will help with motivation and feeling connected. Below are the times for the Google Meets for each grade level.

Google Meet Grade Level Times

5th Grade-- Wednesday @ 2:00


6th Grade- Wednesday @2:00


7th Grade- Monday @ 12:00


8th Grade- Tuesday @2:00

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PARENTS - WE ARE HERE FOR YOU


Parents - As difficult as it was for school staff members to hear the news, we know it was very hard for you as well to hear that school buildings will be closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. I want to acknowledge that we know you are being asked to take on additional roles in your own lives, and we have added assisting with online learning on top of that.


Our families are stressed because life is stressful. I am SO HAPPY with how many of you are actively engaging in your child's learning. Our amazing teachers are doing a fantastic job of putting together videos of learning, hosting online Google Meets, and also offering small group and individual meetings with your kids. Thank you for partnering with our teachers to help make these meeting happen, and most of all, for helping to educate your kids - our kids!


Please know we are here for you. As we explore this new way of learning, we appreciate your support and welcome your feedback. We are here for you. Please let us know what we can do to help make this new way of living easier and better for all of us.


THANK YOU, PARENTS, FOR EVERYTHING YOU ARE DOING TO SUPPORT YOUR STUDENTS AND YOUR SCHOOL!

101 Screen Free Activities for Kids

PARENT SURVEY

Please take a minute to fill out this 5 Question Family Check -In Survey- Click link right below

TLC Character Strengths at Home

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Final Forms

If you should have any changes with your address, phone number or email address please be sure to update final forms.

Box Tops

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Charge the Chromebooks!

Please make sure your child gets in the habit of charging their chrome books each evening. It is important that they come to school prepared and the chrome books are as important to class as bringing paper and pencils. They will need their computers to fully participate in instruction in most classes.

2019-2020 School Calendar

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Clear Water Bottles

Students are permitted to have water bottles in the classrooms. Please make sure that the water bottles are clear.

OPT-OUT OF NOTIFICATION SYSTEM

If you do not wish to receive voice calls or texts from the Felicity-Franklin Local School District, please select the link below and complete the information requested. Thank you.


https://goo.gl/forms/IcU8cZRn4O6w46BU2

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Attendance

School starts at 7:30 am and ends at 2:30 pm. Every hour of the school day counts, so please try and have your child to school on time. If your child is absent please call 513-362-5307 by 10:00 am.

Stay Connected - Three Easy Ways

Felicity Schools Website and Live Feed App

felicityschools.org


Twitter

Follow @ Felicity-Franklin Schools and Felicity-Franklin Middle School on Twitter


Facebook

Like Felicity-Franklin Schools and Felicity-Franklin Middle School on Facebook


To Contact Me

email- hilert@felcityschools.org


Phone- 513-362-5382

Try this "Covid-19 Daily Schedule" to keep your kids from going stir crazy!

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