October 8, 2020
JBER Power Outage
Postponement of In-Person Learning
Second Quarter Classes
We have almost completed second quarter schedules for GMS students. All students are scheduled into one elective class. General parameters for core classes are that any student who took math and social studies first quarter will take science and language arts second quarter; any student who took science and language arts first quarter will take math and social studies second quarter. Remember that even though these classes last only one quarter, with our block schedule this year, a semester’s worth of content will be covered in one quarter.
Please feel free to email your student’s counselor if you have any questions: Dr. Pat Sloan at Sloan_Pat@asdk12.org for 7th grade or Tirzah Fullmer at firstname.lastname@example.org for 8th grade students.
Changes to or From Virtual School
Now is the time to reach out to your student’s counselor if you would like to switch out of or into the ASD Virtual Program for second quarter. Virtual classes are conducted at the student’s pace and grade level without live instruction. There are learning modules that a student completes, and an ASD teacher monitors the student’s progress, not necessarily a Gruening teacher.
Students in the Gruening Blended Model (i.e., ASD in School) are receiving live instruction via Zoom right now and will have the opportunity to return to Gruening when we are allowed to open the school. Assignments will continue to be assigned and collected via Canvas so that if a student is absent he or she can keep current in the class.
Practice the Three W’s:
Conferences this Fall Will be a Virtual Back-to-School Event
For this fall, we will be holding parent conferences via Zoom on October 22nd. Teachers will have their regular classes during the day and hosting a Zoom Open House in the evening for parents. The Zoom meeting link will be the same that students use to join their normal second quarter classes. Additional information will be forthcoming.
Gruening Middle School
Get to Know Your Teachers: The Physical Education Department
Coach Haese - P.E./Health
He attended Gruening as a middle school student!
Coach Sticka - P.E.
He loves to grow rippin' HOT 🌶 PEPPERS and make salsa 💃.
Mrs. Larson - P.E./Health
Did you know Mrs. Larson played Volleyball for UAA? She earned All-American status her Senior year and was offered a professional volleyball playing contract with a team in Budapest, Hungary.