Hopkins Middle School Newsletter
January 8th, 2021
During the month of January 2021, your child will take a MAP® Growth™ test from NWEA® on a computer or tablet. MAP Growth scores help teachers check student performance by measuring achievement and growth. Teachers use results to tailor classroom lessons and set goals for students.
MAP Growth tests are unique, and it adapts to your child’s responses to measure your child's skill level. If your child answers a question correctly, the next question is more challenging. If they answer incorrectly, the next one is easier. These results will provide a more complete picture of what your child knows and is ready to learn—whether it is on, above, or below their grade level.
Since MAP Growth tests provide immediate and accurate information about your child’s learning, it’s easy for teachers to identify students with similar scores that are generally ready for instruction in similar skills and topics and then plan instruction accordingly.
MAP Growth reports also provide typical growth data for students who are in the same grade, subject and have the same starting performance level. Each school year, students in grades 6, 7, and 8 take the tests in September, January, and April. Following each testing period, you will receive a Family Report showing a summary of how your child is performing academically.
We are truly excited to focus on your child’s individual growth and achievement. For more information about MAP Growth, visit NWEA.org/familytoolkit.
Please see the attached chart for each grade-level schedule and directions for Fully Remote Students.
Parent Teacher Conferences
Dear Parents and students,
We are planning to hold REMOTE Parent-Teacher Conferences again this trimester. The date is Tuesday, January 19th, between 4:00 and 7:00 PM. Here are the details:
Conferences will be split into 10-minute Zoom meetings with the entire grade-level team
The links to the sign-up sheets are available below.
Be sure to include a valid email address and a phone number where we can reach you.
There is a separate link for each grade-level, Ms. Barg, Mrs. Irwin, Mr. Oaster, and Mrs. Williams.
Once you sign up for a time slot, a follow-up email with the Zoom meeting link will be sent to the address you provide in the sign-up sheet.
If you are unable to make Zoom work, continue to sign up for a time slot in the links below, and then reach out to Mr. Stockwell at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a phone call instead.
On the night of conferences, you will join the Zoom meeting in a “Waiting Room.” The teaching staff will admit you to the Zoom conference at your appointed time.
Please keep in mind we are trying something new this year. If all the time slots fill up and you are unable to sign up, please reach out to the individual teachers via email with any of your questions. Please give teachers a full week after conferences to respond, as they each have approximately 120 students.
Due to the limited number of slots available, I will be activating the Sign-up Sheets at 3:00 PM on Monday, January 11th. This will give everyone a chance to read this message and plan appropriately for sign-ups.
If you have any questions or concerns about our REMOTE Parent-Teacher Conferences this year, please reach out to me.
Ms. Barg: volunteersignup.org/9DC3K
Mrs. Irwin: volunteersignup.org/FJBRT
Mrs. Williams: volunteersignup.org/K7MA7
HMS Study Hall
For questions regarding our Athletics program, please contact the Athletic Director, Adam Valk (email@example.com), or the Athletic Secretary, Kelly Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org) at the Athletic Office. 269-793-7616 ext 1511/1504
Please call the Middle School office at (269) 793-7407 within 24 hours of your students' absence. You may leave a message on our voicemail system day or night. When reporting illness, please inform the secretary of the type of symptoms your child is experiencing (fever, sore throat, ect.). If your child is absent 2 days or more, you may request homework. If your student is absent only 1 day, homework may be picked up from their teachers the following day. You may also email absences to email@example.com.
Telephones in the office are to be used for illness and emergencies only.
Please report all immunizations that your child has had so we are able to keep our school records up to date. All new students and all 6th graders must be completely up to date on all immunizations. Contact the HMS office if you have any questions.
ALL medications needing to be dispensed to students must be supplied from home. The school does not provide any type of medication. All prescription medication must be provided in a pharmacy labeled bottle. Tylenol/Aspirin must be brought to the office in an unopened bottle. All students requiring any type of medication must have a medication form completed by their parents and on file in the office.
CHANGES in Phone Numbers, Home Address & E-Mail
Please inform the office any time there are changes in your address or phone numbers. We need to have this information so we can update our records and successfully contact you if needed.
The Hopkins Public School District Board of Education complies with all federal and state laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, age, sex, marital status, height, weight, or disability in its programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Mr. Gary Wood Superintendent of Schools, Hopkins Public Schools, 400 Clark Street, Hopkins, MI 49328 Phone 269-793-7261.
Hopkins Middle School Contact Information
ADMINISTRATION: E-mail Address
Scott Stockwell, Principal firstname.lastname@example.org
Pat O’Dell, Dean of Students email@example.com
Todd Crook, Counselor firstname.lastname@example.org
Tamara Johnston, Counselor email@example.com
Jennifer Hitchcock, Secretary firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennifer Johnston, Social Worker email@example.com
Stephanie Caulder SRC Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
Aleman, Kathleen email@example.com
Barry, Joseph firstname.lastname@example.org
Bisbee, Kailee email@example.com
Byville, Suzanne firstname.lastname@example.org
Dana, Katie email@example.com
Dykstra, Krystal firstname.lastname@example.org
Fisher, Mark email@example.com
Megan Barg firstname.lastname@example.org
Hazen, Rick email@example.com
Irwin, Julie firstname.lastname@example.org
Kerber, Brian email@example.com
Klumpp, Molly firstname.lastname@example.org
Kok, Wendy email@example.com
Oaster, Jacob firstname.lastname@example.org
Osborne, Craig email@example.com
Reszka, Richard firstname.lastname@example.org
Rynsburger, T.J. email@example.com
Schoonveld, Missy firstname.lastname@example.org
Scudder, Mack email@example.com
Smith, Julie firstname.lastname@example.org
Tomaszewski, Katelyn email@example.com
VerMerris, Steve firstname.lastname@example.org
Weibel, Alexis email@example.com
Weick, Pat firstname.lastname@example.org
Williams, Jessica email@example.com