Kickemuit Middle School

Husky Highlights: Monday, April 6, 2020

Hello KMS Families!

Week 2 is under our belts! We will be pros at this by the end of this pandemic!

Student Attendance:

  • 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


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 ~ Rosemary.burns@bwrsd.org

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

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

Mr. Frank DeVall Jr. | Dean of Students


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 Families and Students,


This week, April 6 - April 8 is a shortened school week because Governor Riamondo has determined that Thursday, April 9 will be a school Pause Day, and Friday is a regularly scheduled school holiday. In order to even out the school schedule this week, we will be switching the usual Wednesday list of classes to the Friday classes.

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The last day of Quarter 3 is on Thursday, April 16 and Report Cards will be available to families and students via Aspen on Friday, April 24. Families and students should review Aspen in addition to their Google Classrooms to check to make sure assignments are submitted. If you are unsure or have any questions, please contact your teacher(s).


We are keeping close tabs on student attendance. Please contact the Attendance Office if your child is too ill to "come to school". 401.245.2010, ext 1. We will be calling homes of all students who are unaccounted for, and your call will be greatly appreciated. Parents, if you are having concerns about how things are going that is not directly related to classwork, please call one of the KMS administrators. Dr. Burns: 401.580.5502.


The weather is beginning to warm up, and on those days without April showers I'm sure students will be anxious to get outside. I know I will be! Please remember the strict rules about maintaining social distancing.


We love you all!


















Be safe, be well,

Rosemary (Dr. Burns)


Be RESPECTFUL, Be RESPONSIBLE, Be READY TO LEARN

BE RELENTLESS

Looking for the latest BWRSD Community Updates??

ON The bright side:

It will be in the low 60s Monday & Tuesday!

Some benefits from sunshine:


  • Improves mood
  • Vitamin D3
  • Improves brain function!!

Changes to April Calendar

BWRSD will be adopting a modified school calendar following the request of Governor Raimondo to have consistency throughout the state. Friday, April 3, 2020, and Friday, April 17, 2020, will be strategic pause days for staff. There will be no distance learning instruction on those days. Staff will use those days to work with colleagues. Additionally, Thursday, April 9, 2020, and Friday, April 10, 2020,BWRSD will be “closed” to provide all members of the BWRSD community a break for an extended weekend. These days are considered part of the 180 day school calendar and do not need to be made up.


BWRSD Community Update 3/31/20

APRIL READING CHALLENGE

Governor Raimondo has asked students to read every single day in the month of April! "It will be good for the mind, good for the soul," she said.

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


Any KMS staff member who would like access can email our librarian, Ms. Galipeau, and she will make you a username and password in order for them to login to Destiny Discover to read online and/or borrow eBooks and Audiobooks.


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

Mrs. Cabrals Class is working on the initiative!

I invited all 89 of my students to film themselves reading a children's book for toddlers and young children stuck at home. We post one KMS Star reader on Social Media sharing a favorite children's book each day. Here are my first two Tailblazers who kicked off Reading Month by reading to Paislee, Mrs. Greenway's toddler!

SurveyWorks window has been extended!! We want your opinions!

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"Creativity is intelligence having fun!" - Albert Einstein

From our Amazing KMS Families!

From the Hudak Family!

From the Enjeti Family!

"My daughter does Zoom dance classes a few times a week, teaches herself songs on the piano, practices Clarinet, has drawing contests with her friends in Google Hangouts, and we bake together."

The Lowney Family!

"David has been working oh his car, his autobody skills are coming along great check out that rear quarter of his 78 king cobra!"

From the Millan Family!

"My boys are in the 6th grade at KMS


Family painting/drawing nights.

Indoor ping pong

Collected sea glass to put in the candles I make at home.

Fun with Balloons

Bike riding and walks around Bristol

Going on Zoom to pay games with family/friends


I also want to say how impressed and thankful we are to all the teachers and staff for doing such a great job of communicating and putting lessons together for the students. They are doing a wonderful job and I want to say thank you for all the hard work they are doing during these uncertain times."

From the Konz Family!

"My boys took an old 14" bicycle, replaced the tires with 16" ones, removed the clutch in the rear hub (effectively removing the brakes) and replaced various other parts on it. They also built a massive bike ramp"

From the Pimental Family!

"We are doing yard work together, playing board games, learning to box - we got a punching bag!!!"

From the Chiaradio Family!

"My kids have mostly played video games, gone to park, played monopoly and Uno. They are cooking and we been spending a lot of time together; every day. They have been drawing.

We have been watching K-pop MV, practicing the dances and learning Korean by watching K-drama s too."

The Merriam Family!

"Hello! Screenshot pics below of 8th grader Cate Merriam helping re-do our family's vegetable planting beds. Power tools, dirt, and previously undiscovered carrots, oh my!"

From our wonderful KMS Faculty & Staff

Mrs. Heald & her family!

Mrs. Cabral's Daughter!

"My daughter, Marissa, collaborated remotely with a recording studio to add children's backup vocals to Keith Munslow's new CD!"

Friendly reminder: 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.

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2020 Yearbook!

Message from the Yearbook editor!!

Some way somehow we are still going to make this a GREAT yearbook, but we NEED your help! We need photos, lots of photos, your child playing KMS sports, photos they may have taken in school, any photos you have for this year. Photos of our kids doing distant learning,at home.

Teachers, parents- any photos from this year. Please email them to us as at kmsparentsgroup@gmail.com

Also yearbook sales have been extended to April 24th!! Please contact me with any questions or concerns!!!


www. YBPAY.LIFETOUCH.COM

CODE 1588020


Lindsay Ayers - 717-873-1232

KMS yearbook editor!!

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Important Info from Nurse Welchman | Talking to Children about COVID-19

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Kickemuit Middle School

Be Respectful..

Be Responsible..

Be Ready to Learn..

Be Relentless!

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