Kickemuit Middle School

Husky Highlights: Monday, May 18, 2020

Hello KMS Families!

Good Morning KMS Families:

Hope you all had a great long weekend and were able to enjoy the sunshine!


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!

May 18, 2020


Dear KMS Families,


Greeting to all! This week at KMS students and faculty will be very busy.


In order to be able to have a good understanding about what students have learned during distance learning, teachers will be giving assessments starting this week and through to the end of the month. While we always remind students to review their work, these assessments are a normal part of our days, and teachers will be clear about what they will be assessing. Students will be taking the Star Assessment for reading as well as 7th and 8th grade math. 6th graders will be taking the iReady assessment for math. In science and social studies, teachers have worked together to create common assessments.


On Wednesday, teachers will be working together during Professional Development day - so there will be no school for students.


On Friday is a Virtual Student Support Day, where many students will be invited to participate in small group or individual meetings. Teachers will email invited students and families to let all know who must attend.


Please take a look at your students progress in Aspen. If you are unable to access your students account, please email: portal@bwrsd.org



Have a great week!

Dr. Burns

Be RESPECTFUL, Be RESPONSIBLE, Be READY TO LEARN

BE RELENTLESS

This weeks Schedule:

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Morning Announcements

Morning Announcements 5.18.2020


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

STAR (Reading & Math) Testing 5.18-5.29 Parent Letter from Mrs. Clifford

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2020-21 National Junior Honor Society Update:

We would like to announce that due to COVID 19, applications for next year's NJHS will be going out in the Fall for any students interested in joining!!


Please keep an eye out for it when we return back to learning in the Fall!

Now its your turn to Share!!

Now it's your turn, Share what you are doing for fun or to relieve stress!

Upload videos to flip grid using the link below

https://flipgrid.com/8ae5a2ac


We are taking 15 second submissions until May 22nd.

Please click here to view the calendar!

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

May is National Water Safety Month

CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO THE RIGHT FOR: FACTS ABOUT CHILDHOOD DROWNING


Between 2015 and 2018, 3,923 children and adolescents died from drowning. Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death for children ages 1-4 and a leading cause of death among teens. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission found 60% of children under 5 were not expected to be in or around the pool when they drowned. Measures can be taken to prevent children from drowning. With children spending more time at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the summer season upon us, promoting water safety is critically important. Learn more about water safety and drowning prevention from the resources below.


Interview: How Drowning Can be Prevented | CSN


Infographic: The Facts on Childhood Drowning | CSN


Pool Safely | Consumer Product Safety Commission


Drowning Prevention | CDC


Keeping Kids Safe in Open Water | Safe Kids Worldwide

Drowning Prevention | American Academy of Pediatrics


SOURCE: Child Safety Network, https://www.childrenssafetynetwork.org/


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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