Weekly Update

From the Desk of the Principal

Dear Masco Middle School families,


Happy Friday the 13th! I have a few updates to share with you.


Virtual Parent Conferences


At the middle school, multiple avenues exist to communicate with your child's teachers and school counselors. Parent conference night is only one mechanism and is designed predominantly so that parents and teachers of struggling students may meet to develop a plan to help a student find success as the second trimester begins. Over the years, we have found this may be a different emphasis than parents at the elementary school level experience. In an attempt to allow parents, guardians and caregivers of struggling students the opportunity to meet with a teacher, school counselors will reach out to them on November 23 and 24 to pre-register conferences. We hope that all will understand that the primary goal of our conference night is to assist those with struggling students to meet with their child's teachers in order to find success in Middle School.


Parent conferences will take place on Thursday, December 10, from 3:00 - 8:00 p.m. via Blackboard Collaborate. The online sign up for time slots will be open for all parents beginning on Wednesday, December 2 at 7:00 p.m. You will receive an email regarding parent conferences with the sign up link so please check your inbox at that time.


On the day of conferences, you will log into Blackboard with your student’s credentials, select the teacher, and click on the Parent/Teacher Conference link. Please do not log-in prior to your scheduled appointment.


Private Secondary School Applications


While I hope that students choose to attend Masconomet for high school, I realize that some students do apply to private high schools, so any student applying to private schools for the 2021-2022 school year should review the private school information packet on the Masconomet Middle School website (link is below). This packet includes instructions, forms to be completed and returned to the school counselor and important deadlines. Please feel free to contact your student’s school counselor with any questions.


https://www.masconomet.org/cms/lib/MA01907648/Centricity/Domain/116/Private%20School%20Packet%202020.pdf


Calendar


  • Wednesday, November 25- School closes at 11:15 for the Thanksgiving Recess
  • Thursday, November 26- No school- Thanksgiving
  • Friday, November 27- No school
  • Monday, November 30- School reopens


Monday marks the start of the next two week rotation for “B” classes.


Have a good weekend.


Phil McManus


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Philip B. McManus, Ed.D.

Principal

Masconomet Middle School

20 Endicott Road

Boxford, MA 01921

978-887-2323 x20016