King Philip Middle School
December 19, 2021
This is the last KPMS Newsletter for 2021. We hope that our students will remained focused on working hard as we wrap up the last school week of 2020, so that they can take full advantage of relaxing and enjoying themselves over winter break.
As you know, last week was a challenging week for our community. Please be assured that we remain committed to ensuring a safe and secure learning environment at KPMS. Our district benefits from having a strong partnership with our local police departments. We are also grateful for our School Resource Officer from the Norfolk Police Department, Officer Joe Choiniere, who is at our school each day along with our Community Resource Dog, Officer Mitchell. Officer Joe has provided us with tremendous guidance in the areas of school security and safety, and continues to assist us with thoroughly investigating any threatening comments that may be directed to students, staff, and our schools.
In a letter to families on Friday, December 17, Superintendent Zinni shared a list of resources with the overarching goal of assisting families in supporting students who are struggling with concerns about threats of violence. The list was compiled by our Director of Wellness, Dot Pearl. (Please click here to view the resources.) Included in the comprehensive list are suggestions for parents/guardians to refer to when speaking with their child about threats of violence and school safety. Also included in the resources are lists of local emergency mental health organizations and hotlines.
If you have any questions or concerns about safety at the middle school, please feel free to reach out to me. The best way to reach me is through calling the main office (during the school day) or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I thank you all for your continued support and cooperation.
I hope that you have an enjoyable and restful winter break -- and I look forward to seeing you back again in January. Happy holidays!
This Week at a Glance
Announcements & Reminders
Choose Kindness this December!
Registration for KPMS Basketball Intramurals is Open!
Click Here for Slides from Last Week's Informational Meeting -- the file is accessible through student King Philip google accounts.
Jan. 6 - Feb. 10, 2022 (Snow Dates : Feb 15,17)
- Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2:15-4:15 PM
Students must have a ride home at 4:15
No basketball intramurals on early release days (Jan 20, Feb 8)
Students should join the KPMS Basketball Intramurals Google Classroom for announcements
To register on FamilyID, click below.
Last Day - Pictures with Mitch
Officer Joe and Officer Mitch are working together with the Guidance Department to raise money for local families in need this holiday season. For a $1 - $5 donation, students can have their picture taken with Mitch wearing festive holiday attire. Families are encouraged to give the amount they are comfortable giving. Pictures will be emailed to the student’s King Philip email account.
Our last day for pictures will be during lunches on Monday, 12/20.
Students are expected to pay for their photo at the time their picture is taken. We thank you all for your continued generosity for those in need this holiday season.
Pictures from this week's fabulous chorus concert!
Health and Wellness
If you have any questions about required health screenings, please contact the MS Health Office at email@example.com.
COVID-19 School Testing Program
From Food Services
Monday, December 20: Stuffed Crust Pizza, Crispy Chicken Sandwich, Peas, Chicken Caesar Salad or Wrap
Tuesday, December 21: Rotini with Meat Sauce or Marinara Sauce (note change to calendar), Ham & Cheese Croissant, Green Beans, Caesar Salad, Hot & Spicy Chicken Salad or Wrap
Wednesday, December 22: Cheesy Pull Aparts Or Mozzarella Sticks w/Marinara Sauce, Chicken Patty, Glazed Carrots, Salad– Oriental Chicken
Thursday, December 23: No Lunch Served; Early Release Day (11:00 AM)
Friday, December 24: No School
Please reach out to the KPMS Cafeteria Manager, Elizabeth White at firstname.lastname@example.org or 508-541-3462 if you have any questions.
P-EBT and SNAP Reminders:
Based on federal rules, students attending school in-person are not eligible for Pandemic-EBT (P-EBT), but the Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) encourages students and families to keep their P-EBT cards. More information can be found at MAp-EBT.org.
If students received P-EBT, they may be eligible for SNAP. SNAP, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Families who received P-EBT are encouraged to sign up for SNAP. It is fast and easy to apply, and the monthly SNAP amount is now higher than ever ($658 for a family of three and $835 for a family of four!). Video on SNAP
For other food access information and other wellness information, please visit Family Wellness Resources.
Important School Dates
- Friday, December 24 - Friday, December 31 - No School, Winter Break
- Monday, January 3 - School Resumes
- Monday, January 17 - No School, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
- Thursday, January 20 - Early Release (11:00 AM), Staff Professional Development