Manitou Springs Middle School

September 25th, 2020

Dear MSMS families,

I hope everyone had a great week. See below for updates:


1. Canvas update - We have been experiencing technical difficulties with Canvas with some of our exploratory classes. The issue appears to be resolved. Please contact teachers directly via email if you have specific questions about assignments or grades.


2. Connect 14 update - Whether you are in-person or online your child can join us for Connect 14 classes online starting the month of October. Give your child a gift of creativity, purpose and play on Tuesdays and Thursdays for the rest of the fall! Go to www.connect14.org to register. Classes include Drama with the Fine Arts Center Theatre, Dance with Ormao Modern Dance Company, The Art of Gardening, Agricultural Arts, Ping Pong, Coding for Girls, Concrete Couch! If you need scholarship support of full or half price classes do not hesitate to reach out to me! Joye Levy jlevy@mssd14.org

3. Missing assignments - We are using advisory time to help students who have missing assignments make a plan to get caught up.


4. On the horizon - PSAT 8. Eighth graders will take the PSAT 8 on October 14th. An informational email was sent to 8th grade families yesterday. Please contact Mrs. Bartlett with questions: abartlett@mssd14.org


5. On the horizon - parent teacher conferences. All families will have the option to attend a conference with teachers on October 22nd or October 23rd. More information to come.

6. 6th-12th grade Parent Action Committee (PAC) - Our first PAC meeting will be held Wednesday, September 30th, at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will be located in the High School Media Center. There will be a virtual Google Meet option available. Please email Coralyn Gauvin if you have questions: coralyng89@gmail.com


7. Next Week's Schedule -

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