The Six Gazette

August | Back to School Edition

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Hello 6th grade families! We are so excited that your child has joined the Neal Family this year. We look forward to getting to know your child and making this 6th grade year one to remember! We refer to our grade level as "The Six" and we are proud to inform you that #the6isLITπŸ”₯.


Here in The6, we will be sharing information and updating families using our virtual newsletter tool, Smore. This will allow us to communicate grade level updates, team updates, share pictures, and keep you informed of upcoming events and other important information. Please subscribe to the newsletter, to receive an alert when new editions are posted.

😷 Safety Protocols 😷

As we prepare to welcome all students into the building, we remain committed to maintaining a safe & healthy learning environment. All students and staff will continue to be required to wear face coverings 😷 and follow distancing recommendations.


Your child should not report to school if they are not well. If a student communicates they do not feel well while at school, they will need to be picked up. We will need your support in having them picked up as quickly as possible. It is vital that we have your most updated contact information.

Parent Portal

PowerSchool is the platform used to house student information such as: grades, schedule, and contact information. PowerSchool is accessible to both students and parents. Parents are strongly encouraged to sign up to for the PowerSchool Parent Portal which will allow access to view and student grades, attendance, and other information. You can even update your contact information if your telephone number or email address changes.


Please note, prior to setting up a Parent Portal account, you will need to obtain an access code & password that will be unique to your child. If you need help with your child's access ID and password, please reach out to Ms. Bennetone (6th grade counselor) and she will help you. She may be reached via email at ashley_bennetone@dpsnc.net.


To access the Parent Portal, click the Link to PowerSchool Parent Portal.

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πŸ–±οΈ The Six Orientation πŸ–±οΈ

Click the link to visit the orientation site for more information about the transition to middle school and what to expect at Neal.

πŸŽ’πŸ« Open House πŸŽ’πŸ«

We will be offering two options for Open House to accommodate students and families as we remain mindful of health & safety procedures.


Virtual Open House

Wednesday, August 18th

5:30p - 7:00p

Zoom link will be posted online


In-Person Open House

Thursday, August 19th

12:00p - 6:00p

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The6 Teams

Advice for 6ers

Coming Soon .... Stay Tuned!

Habit Highlight

Each month we will look to highlight one habit (character trait). As a team, teachers will select one student that they feel demonstrated that habit throughout the month. The student will be recognized and highlighted in the newsletter. The habit that we will highlight for the month of August/September is SELF-DISCIPLINE: (ability to focus the will and make sacrifices in order to achieve a goal (whether immediate or short-term).

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AP of The6

I am Ms. Scott, and I will be serving as the Assistant Principal for The6. I am here to ensure that your child has a positive experience during their first year in middle school! We are on this journey together, and no matter the challenges, we will get through them together. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions, comments, or concerns that you might have. Communication is going to be key, so please be sure to follow our social media platforms, and subscribe to the Six Gazette newsletters. I look forward to a great year!


Respectfully,

Ms. Scott