Mr. Corso's Weekly Update

November 22, 2020

No School 11/23-11/27

Mr. Corso’s Principal’s Message

Positive Raiders: Responsible, Respectful, Hard Working and Kind

As Thanksgiving approaches, I have so much to be thankful for. I am thankful for the support of our families. At Coffee with the Principal, parents’ positive support for the work our staff is doing was appreciated so much. Families have also donated over $10,000 to staff wish lists. Wow! I am so thankful for our staff’s dedication to their craft and our students. I am thankful for my health and for my wonderful family. I am so thankful.

A Reminder from our Guidebook for Reopening: California is currently under a travel advisory. If your family is considering travel at this time or planning a trip, please review this important information from the CDC. We appreciate your support in reducing exposure to students and staff.

The Week we Return at a Glance (Nov. 30-Dec.4):

Monday: Periods 1-7

Tuesday: Homeroom plus Periods 1-3

Wednesday: Homeroom plus Periods 4/5-7 (no student has both 4 and 5)

Thursday: Homeroom plus Periods 1-3

Friday: Homeroom plus Periods 4/5-7 (no student has both 4 and 5)

BMMS Tech Tip: This week I am sharing a BMMS YouTube video that shows how to update a PUSD (or any) Chromebook. Here’s the LINK.

iReady Information: We wanted to provide some more information about the math/reading diagnostic assessment PUSD is using for students. This document provides parents information about our district supported software program - iReady. The document is presented in both English and Spanish. LINK SPANISH Translation

Still Looking for Volunteers: In order to help our return to campus, BMMS could use more adults to help supervise classrooms and students on campus. If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out this form below. Our volunteers would take attendance, make sure students are safe in the classroom, and assist with connecting online and staying on task. We will be interviewing volunteer candidates to ensure understanding of the expectations and meeting district requirements. Please click this link to share your interest in volunteering to supervise students: LINK More information about PUSD volunteers can be found at

Do you or someone you know enjoy working in an educational environment and possess a passion for helping our students learn and grow? Black Mountain Middle School is looking for great candidates who can join our team as a special education instructional assistant! We have several openings for 3-hour and 6-hour per day positions with the possibility of flexible scheduling and/or extra hours. Starting pay is $15.51 per hour. If you or someone you know might be interested, check out the link below! Instructional Assistant I/II - Special Education

Grades: The 1st Trimester grading period ended Friday. Teachers must submit their final grades after we return from Thanksgiving Break. Then final grades will be posted on Synergy by Dec 4.

Have a wonderful holiday with your friends and family,

Scott Corso

Principal, Black Mountain Middle School

Message from BMMS PTSA

Hey Raider Families,

Your BMMS PTSA is in need of a Treasurer.

In order to be a functioning PTSA we have to fill this position. Some experience with Microsoft Excel is helpful, but not required.

Please contact PTSA President Diana Godbold at if you are interested, have questions or would just like to know more about the position.

Thank you and have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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Giving Tuesday, 12/1

A little kindness can have a big impact. Tuesday December 1st is Giving Tuesday, a day centered around giving back to causes near and dear to your heart. If you haven’t had a chance to donate to the BMMS Foundation, now is a great time to show some kindness to BMMS teachers and staff by donating. How? Text “Giving Tuesday” to 858-609-8666 anytime this week to receive a link to a secure website where you can donate. We will be using these funds for Teacher Grants, a fund that will be ready as teachers have needs over the upcoming months. Teachers submit a grant request to the Black Mountain Foundation, and we allocate money to meet their needs. Spread a little kindness to our BMMS teachers this Tuesday, and thanks for your support.

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