Kickemuit Middle School

Husky Highlights: Monday, May 11, 2020

Hello KMS Families!

Good Morning KMS Community! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and are ready for another great week of virtual learning. You all deserve a Gold Star, students/parents/teachers/admin/support staff, for all of your dedication during this time. We are in this together and learning new things every day.


Reminders:

IT HELP:

ASPEN Parent Access? Email portal@bwrsd.org.


Broken Device? Email BWRSDTech@bwrsd.org.


Also, please check your contact information in Aspen, phone number and email address, please email either Tammy.borges@bwrsd.org or Melissa.benevides@bwrsd.org if you need that information updated.


We are available to answer any questions that may arise during this time, please feel free to email us!


Thank you,


Your KMS Administration & Support Staff Team


Dr. Rosemary Burns | Grade 8 Administrator ~P: 401.580.5502 E: Rosemary.burns@bwrsd.org

Mr. David Patota | Grade 7 Administrator ~ E: David.patota@bwrsd.org

Mrs. Michelle Clifford | Grade 6 Administrator ~ E: Michelle.clifford@bwrsd.org

Mr. Frank DeVall Jr. | Dean of Students ~ E: frank.devall@bwrsd.org


Mrs. Tammy Borges | Principal's Secretary ~ Tammy.borges@bwrsd.org

Mrs. Donna Cruz | Attendance Secretary ~ Donna.cruz@bwrsd.org

Ms. Melissa Benevides | Front Office Secretary ~ Melissa.benevides@bwrsd.org

Mrs. Bethanie Maduro-Antonio | Guidance Secretary ~ Bethanie.antonio@bwrsd.org

Message from Dr. Burns!

Dear KMS Families,


Here we go - heading into the middle of May. As I sit here in my usual spot, above my screen and out the window - I see that the trees are flowering and leafing out! Spring is a wonderful time of rebirth and rejuvenation. The news about our slowly improving situation regarding the virus is promising. While we must still temper our enthusiasm, I am grateful.


Reminders:

  • May 11 - 14 is a four-day school week, with Friday being a Vacation Day.

  • Please make sure your students are checking-in to attendance as close to 9AM as possible.

  • Please ask to see your student’s work each day - doing that is a powerful gesture of care and demonstrates that you value their learning.


I want to thank you all for your perseverance as you juggle so much. We have just completed seven weeks of Distance Learning with six to go. We can do this!


Have a great week!

Dr. Burns

Be RESPECTFUL, Be RESPONSIBLE, Be READY TO LEARN

BE RELENTLESS

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Morning Announcements

Morning Announcements 5.11.2020


If you miss the morning announcements and would like to watch again please visit the KMS Website: https://www.bwrsd.org/Domain/9

Student Attendance

Student Attendance:

**A Robo call will go out daily if your student is marked absent in our system- meaning they missed their homeroom check in!

  • DAILY: It is CRUCIAL that your child submits their attendance first thing -by 9AM so they can also then get right to their first class (and then not forget to do it later). If they do not check in they will be marked absent.
  • Going to be ABSENT? If your student is going to be absent, please call the Attendance office: 245-2010 ext 1
  • If your child has consecutive absences with no communication to our office staff then you will receive a check in call from our office staff. Phone calls will come in from a restricted phone number.

Looking for the latest BWRSD Community Updates??

Click Here!


Latest BWRSD Updates

05.08.20

Attention KMS Community ~Military Families

Memorial Day is at the end of the month. KMS teachers want to recognize members of the KMS community who serve/have served in our military. Please emails me a picture of you/a family member who has served our great nation. Pictures can be of active, retired or passed members.


email photos to: melissa.benevides@bwrsd.org

Please include the person's name and who they are related to.

DEADLINE for photo submission: May 15th


Thank you in advance for sharing & always for your service!

Message from your KMS Family!

Dear KMS Students and Families -


Please enjoy this video from your KMS family. We miss you and hope that you enjoy seeing what we have been doing to alleviate stress during distance learning. We are also hoping you will share back with us!


Have a great week!

Hey KMS! What have you been doing?

Now its your turn to Share!!

Now it's your turn, what are you doing?

https://flipgrid.com/8ae5a2ac


We are taking 15 second submissions until May 22nd.

Please click here to view the calendar!

" The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go. " -Dr. Seuss

From our Librarian:

KMS students have access to eBooks and Audiobooks through Destiny Discover: follow this link http://guides.rilinkschools.org/kms/ebooksandaudiobooks or

Reading and Borrowing KMS Library eBooks and Audiobooks How-To Guide


Need a recommendation?

For all Grades 6-8 Students: The 2020 Rhode Island Middle School Book Award Project: http://guides.rilinkschools.org/kms/2020RIMSBA

All students who have read at least three books can vote for their favorite book. The last day to vote is April 30, 2020.


For all Grades 6-8 Students: KMS Library Reading Resources, including eBooks/Audiobooks/Animated books in languages other than English from The Global Storybooks Portal and The Spanish Experiment: http://guides.rilinkschools.org/kms/reading


For Grade 6 Students - Kids Reading Across Rhode Island: https://ribook.org/krari/


Any Questions? Need extra support? Please email our Librarian, Ms. Galipeau at nicole.galipeau@bwrsd.org

OUR Local Libraries!

Pick up a book at Rogers Free Library!

Rogers Free Library will begin curbside pickup on Wednesday 4/29 for kids in grades K-12. Limit is books per child.

See more information here.


E-books:

Rogers Free Library, Bristol: https://rogersfreelibrary.org/e-books-audio-books/

George Hail Free Library, Warren: https://georgehail.org/ebooks

Chromebook running slow?? Don't forget to refresh your chromebooks!

Push down the refresh key and then, while holding down the refresh key, tap the power button. This allows your device to process updates and load screens faster!
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BWRSD Online Tech Support for Families

Please continue to email BWRSDTech@BWRSD.org for support during this time of Distance Learning. The email account is accessible 24 hours per day, and you can expect a response within 1 school day. The most common issue for not being able to access apps such as STEMscopes is that they may not be going in through CLEVER or that families need to have students login to the Chrome browser with their BWRSD credentials. Here are directions.


If you have a broken device please email BWRSDTech@bwrsd.org.

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Important Info from Nurse Welchman

April 2020


From The KMS Nurse


Dear KMS Students, Parents, Guardians,


I want to check in and let our KMS family know that I am thinking of you everyday during this challenging time.


If you need anything, have any questions or concerns please reach out to me. (CONTACT INFO BELOW)


Although we may feel stressed or anxious at times, there are some things we can do to help ourselves deal with this.

  1. Try and maintain a routine and create a schedule for yourself.

  2. Schedule at the same time daily the time you: wake, eat, learn/study, exercise, spend time with family, watch TV, go outdoors, and bedtime. This actually helps us stay focused, feel better and decrease anxiety.

  3. Limit TV time and online/social media time and know that some information online and on social media may be inaccurate and cause anxiety

  4. Talk about your feelings with your family at home and share any thoughts you have.

  5. Know that our state and health officials are encouraging us to practice social distancing and stay home to keep us safe and well.

  6. Share any new information with me, your Team, teacher, guidance counselor, administrator anytime.


I hope you are all enjoying remote learning and finding the positives.


Although this new way of learning remotely has its challenges, it also has its benefits.

  1. Not having to wake up so early

  2. Eating meals on your own schedule.

  3. Not having to worry about what you are wearing, how your hair looks and about that new pimple that just appeared on your face this morning.

  4. Shorter school day

  5. Going outside whenever you want….when it’s not raining. Seems like we have had more rain lately.

  6. Studying from the comforts of your own bed, couch etc

  7. Freedom to use the bathroom without a PASS

  8. Freedom to walk around without a PASS

  9. Not having to rush through the halls and worry if you will be late to class.

  10. Still being able to stay connected and in touch with friends and KMS staff online


Erin Welchman M.Ed, BSN, RN, RICSNT

Kickemuit Middle School

525 Child Street

Warren, RI 02885

Tel. 401-245-2010 Ext 2009

Fax. 401-254-5960

email: erin.welchman@bwrsd.org


PLEASE Like the Bristol Warren Regional School Nurses @ Bristol Warren School Nurses

https://www.facebook.com/bwnurses/

RI COVID-19 Info

4/22/20, the State launched the Rhode Island COVID-19 Self-Checker, a web-based, mobile friendly tool to help Rhode Islanders make decisions and seek appropriate medical care. The platform offers a symptom self-checker, a personalized risk assessment that takes into account exposure and preexisting conditions, and detailed next-step guidance. YOU WILL NOT GET A CALL FROM A HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL BASED ON YOUR ANSWERS!! The tool is intended to help individuals who are at risk, suspected, presumed, or confirmed positive for COVID-19 infection make decisions, seek appropriate medical care, and take steps to protect themselves and others. This tool is available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese at covidselfcheck.ri.gov or through RIDOH's COVID-19 webpage.


https://covidselfcheck.ri.gov/welcome

Kickemuit Middle School

Be Respectful..

Be Responsible..

Be Ready to Learn..

Be Relentless!

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