Middleton Update

Middleton Elementary | November 10, 2022

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Upcoming Dates

NOVEMBER

November 11th | Veterans Day/No School

November 15th | Picture Retakes

November 21st-25th | No School

November 30th | Early Release at 1:15 PM


DECEMBER

December 5 | Teacher Workday

Picture Retakes- November 15th, 8:15am-11:00am

If your student was absent for picture day or you would like a new photo, Dorian Studios will be taking picture retakes at Middleton on November 15th. Online orders may be placed at Dorian Studios and selecting the green order button next to our school retake day. Online orders are available up to 4 days after the retake day. If you already ordered and want a new picture taken please return your original picture packet to the photographer on retake day.


If you placed an order on-line for the original picture day, but your student was absent, you do not need to place another order.

Middleton Apparel

Middleton Apparel is here to order for a limited time only. You can place your order here. The sale runs from November 4th - November 18th. Your orders will be delivered to the school the week of December 13th. Not only do a portion of the proceeds go to our school, the school apparel will make a great gift.

Furlough Days/Updated 2022-2023 District Calendar

On November 9, 2022, the SSD School Board approved the three proposed furlough dates of March 24, June 15, and June 16, along with other calendar adjustments related to these dates. The updated district calendar can be found here.

Focus on Attendance: Every Day Matters!

Sherwood School Districts’s chronic absenteeism rate has more than doubled since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Chronic absence (missing 10% or more of school) is an early warning sign that students are at risk of not reading proficiently by the end of third grade, struggling academically in middle school and dropping out of high school.


Getting back into the habit of daily attendance matters more than ever. As a district, we are committed to partnering with families to reduce chronic absenteeism. One step we will be taking is early communication to families notifying them of attendance concerns. If a student has missed more than 10% of the school year, the school will be reaching out to parents/guardians either with a phone call or a letter. Every day of school is an important opportunity for students to learn as well as connect with their peers and teachers.


Thank you for partnering with us to support your child to thrive and succeed in school through regular attendance. For tips on how to help your child build healthy attendance habits, see this helpful handout .

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Great Body Shop - Health Instruction

Please be on the lookout for communication from your teachers about online access to The Great Body Shop, our Health Instructional materials. Teachers will be sharing access to the Family Portal and instructions on creating an account. This Portal will allow you to view the Student Issues that accompany each unit in Health, as well as the complete lesson plans for all Opt-Out Optional lessons and activities. In order to know which lessons to look for, you can refer to the opt-out forms sent at the beginning of health instruction each unit. Please note that ALL Opt-Out Optional lessons are available online, including ones that will not be addressed until later in the year. Thank you for your continued support!

Transportation Department Updates

  • Snow Routes are posted on our Transportation Department page and can be found here. When Snow Routes are activated, service will be limited on all routes except for 1, 8, 9, 12, 14, and 18, which will not be affected. For all other routes, please review if your stop will be impacted during an inclement weather event.

  • After Thanksgiving break, rural routes will service all grade levels together in order to improve the arrival time to our secondary schools. All route changes will be reflected in the Ride 360 app on Tuesday, November 22nd and will take effect on Monday, November 28th. Regardless of whether or not you live in a rural area, check the Ride 360 app because your bus stop time may change. If you do not have the Ride 360 app, you can find directions on how to install the app and register your student(s) at the link below. You will need your student(s) ID number(s) and the birthdate(s) must be entered in the following format MM/DD/YYYY.

Special Education Parent Partnership

The Sherwood School District will be conducting a series of interviews with stakeholders in each building to measure the extent to which each school implements the MTSS framework for equity-based, inclusive, education. This will be done using the Fidelity of Implementation Tool (FIT).

Sherwood Education Foundation's "Clicking 4 Kids" Campaign

The Sherwood Education Foundation (SEF) was formed to enrich and enhance the quality of education in the Sherwood School District by distributing grant funds to individual teachers, and by funding programs that support the District’s vision for educational excellence. Because of community support, in the last six years alone SEF has awarded 98 teacher grants totaling over $323,000. Whether it's Sensory Paths, Ozbot Evo Robots, Oregon Battle of the Books, kiln restoration or a PE equipment reboot for the High School, SEF is committed to and will continue to be there for our teachers and their students.


SEF's annual Clicking for Kids fundraiser campaign is now open and will run through November 30th, providing you an opportunity to help continue this incredible support for our Sherwood students and teachers. SEF’s continued success is only made possible with your support! 100% of your donation goes directly back to funding teacher grants at all grade levels.


Please partner with Sherwood Education Foundation and donate today!


For more information or to donate visit www.sherwoodeducationfoundation.org, or see the flyer below.

Character Trait of the Month: Empathy

Character Trait of the Month: EMPATHY. Mustang Sally says," let's be empathetic towards others!" Empathy is picturing yourself in someone else's shoes to understand the feelings of others. As the holiday season approaches, let's teach our students how to look out for other people's feelings. You can get involved in the community in several different ways. If you need volunteer ideas, reach out to Melissa Horton for ideas. gmpschorton@gmail.com. Ask your kids about METV and what they learned.

Community-Based Events and Announcements

The Sherwood School District has a Community-Based webpage on the Sherwood School District website with information and links for all Sherwood area sports and events. Please click on Community for a direct link to the webpage.

Volunteering

There are many opportunities to volunteer at Middleton. All volunteers will need to a) complete a background check and b) submit a proof of vaccination or receive approval for a vaccination exception.