KPMS Newsletter

King Philip Middle School

August 30, 2022

The faculty and staff of King Philip Middle School are looking forward to seeing all of the students on the morning of Tuesday, September 6th!
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First Day Information

Tuesday, September 6, will be the first day of classes for King Philip students. Our main lobby doors will be open at 7:15 AM. Walkers and drop-off students who arrive between 7:15 and 7:25 AM should proceed directly to the cafeteria. At approximately 7:25 AM, all students including bus riders, will move to their first period classrooms. The warning bell will ring at 7:30 AM and first period will begin at 7:35 AM. Students are expected to be in their assigned classrooms at that time. The school day will end at 2:15 PM.


On the first day of school, first period will be extended so that students will have time to get their locker assignment, find and open/close their locker, and get to know their class schedule.


It is important that students know which classroom to report to for first period.

Students: What do I need for the first day?

  • A charged school-issued Chromebook
  • Writing utensils (pens, pencils)
  • Paper or notebook to write on or in
  • Folder to hold loose papers


If you have physical education first period on the first day, do not worry -- you will not need to change for class!


Make sure you know your bus number and first period classroom!


Note: Students who did not pick-up their Chromebook prior to the start of school will receive a Chromebook on the opening days of school, provided that their parent/guardian has filled out the FamilyID Chromebook Registration form. Please email studenttechhelp@kingphilip.org with any questions about Chromebooks.

Traffic Pattern - Pick-up & Drop-Off

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Bus Routes

Bus routes for the 2022-2023 school year are now available on the transportation page of the King Philip Regional School District website.


If your child rides the bus, please make sure that they know their bus number. They will need their bus number in order to find their bus at the end of the day.

Student Google Accounts & Infinite Campus Access

Student Google Email Username/Password Reminder --

7th graders: LastName FirstInitial 2028 @kingphilip.org (example: ruizm2028@kingphilip.org)

8th graders: LastName FirstInitial 2027 @kingphilip.org (example: smithj2027@kingphilip.org)

If you are logging-in for the first time, your password is Temp1234.

Please make sure to reset your password so that others cannot access your account.


Students should contact studenttechhelp@kingphilip.org if they are having issues with their Google log-in, email, or Chromebook.


For parents/guardians - if you are having difficulties with Infinite Campus, contact ICSupport@kingphilip.org.

Picture Day

Picture Day is right around the corner! Be on the lookout for information that will be sent home with students.


SAVE THE DATE!

Grade 8: Thursday, September 8

Grade 7: Friday, September 9

Friday Night Football Games at KP High

From the KP High School Principal, Dr. Mobley:


We love to see middle school students supporting our high school team at KP football games!


We have a few reminders as we start off our high school sports season:

  • All elementary and middle school-aged students must attend football games with an adult.
  • The free entrance with a Pop Warner jersey program is no longer running (i.e. children with Pop Warner jerseys are no longer able to attend footall games for free).
  • Students who attend games are expected to be good spectators. Let's represent our school with positivity!

From the KPMS PTSO

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Health Office News

Regional COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic

King Philip, Norfolk, Plainville and Wrentham Schools are hosting a local clinic in partnership with Cataldo ProEMS.


Tuesday, September 13, 2022, 3:00-6:30 pm


King Philip Regional Middle School

18 King Street, Norfolk


To register in advance and to consent for minor students being vaccinated, please register here: Registration Link.


Available options:

● 1st dose or 2nd dose- ages 5 and up;

● First boosters for ages 5-17 and up; or

● Second boosters for: ages 50+, and ages 12 and up who are moderately or severely immunocompromised


Though vaccinations for children 6 months - 4 years are available, we recommend conferring with your pediatrician for questions or advice about getting vaccinated at the clinic versus their office.


Note: Masks are required at the clinic.


Vaccination information:

Ages 12-17

Ages 5-11

Ages 6 months-4

CDC Vaccination information for Children and Teens

CDC Vaccination Boosters

Food Services

Universal Free Lunch & Free/Reduced Update for 2022-2023

Dear Parents and Caregivers,


We want to update you with exciting news about universal free school meals. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has decided to extend free school meals for all students through the 2022-2023 school year! This means that meals will continue to be served at no cost to all students.


Please note that even though meals will be free for all, it is very important for families to still complete the household Application for Free and Reduced Price Meals for the 2022-2023 school year. You can view and complete the application below. Meal applications can also be found in the main office, the guidance office, and the kitchen office at both King Philip High School and King Philip Middle School. We strongly encourage ALL families to submit this form as it allows us to establish eligibility for P-EBT benefits and may allow fees to be waived for certain school activities and clubs.


In addition, please consider applying for SNAP, the federal nutrition program that provides eligible residents with monthly financial assistance to purchase groceries. More SNAP information can be found at gettingsnap.org or by calling Project Bread’s FoodSource Hotline at 1-800-645-8333.


For school year 22-23, the cost of a second student meal will be $3.50 and the cost of a second breakfast which is available at the HS only will be $2.00. Lunch accounts can be set up at www.myschoolbucks.com or funds may be deposited directly to a student account at the point-of-sale register. Lunch accounts may be used to purchase a second meal and a variety of A-List snacks


The food and nutrition department at KING PHILIP REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT thanks you for your patience awaiting this news! As always, we are grateful for the opportunity to provide nourishing and healthy meals to all King Philip students so please reach out to us with any questions or concerns.


Best,
Mary Ann Reynolds
Director of Food Services
508-384-1000 ext. 3338
reynoldsm@kingphilip.org

School Lunch

Main Lunch:

Tuesday, September 6: Stuffed Crust Pizza, Crispy Chicken Patty Sandwich, Caesar or Chicken Caesar Salad or Wrap, Blueberry Yogurt Parfait, Rice Pilaf, Peas


Wednesday, September 7: Sal’s Cheesy White Garlic Sticks w/Marinara Sauce, Sal’s Cheese Pizza, Grilled Hot Dogs, Baked Beans, Green Beans, Buffalo Popcorn Chicken Salad or Wrap


Thursday, September 8: Macaroni & Cheese, Bacon-Cheddar Cheeseburger, Glazed Carrots, Strawberry Sundae Yogurt Parfait, Antipasto Salad


Friday, September 9: School Baked Pizza: Cheese, Veggie, Bacon, Pepperoni; Chicken Patty, Cucumber Coins, Salads & Wraps - Chef’s Choice

Want to Buy Snacks?

At KPMS, students may use their lunch account to purchase a second meal and a variety of A-List snacks. The coast of a second student meal is $3.50.


Lunch accounts can be set up at www.myschoolbucks.com or funds may be deposited directly to a student account at the point-of-sale register.

Upcoming Important School Dates

  • Thursday, September 1 - Staff Returns
  • Tuesday, September 6 - First Day of School for Students
  • Thursday, September 8 - Grade 8 Picture Day
  • Friday, September 9 - Grade 7 Picture Day
  • Thursday, September 15 - Open House, Grade 7, 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday, September 21 - Early Release (11:00 AM), Staff Professional Development
  • Thursday, September 22 - Open House, Grade 8, 6:00 PM

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