Principal's Message 9-2-2021

Dear Middle School Families,
Hope that everyone is doing well and excited about this new school year. Though it is not as normal as we would all like, it is definitely better than where we were almost two years ago.  As we prepare for the first couple of days of school, I wanted to provide you with some reminders and updates. As always, if you need any assistance feel free to contact us.
Covid Monthly Screening Form – Available after 5pm Sunday September 5th you will have access to complete it until Monday September 6th at 11:59pm. You must log in to the Parent Portal in Genesis and go under the Forms tab.
All students must wear a mask to enter the building per Executive Order (EO) 251.
There will be no temperature checks. We do ask that you remind students to remain distanced as they enter the building.
Start and End times for September 7th and 8th  (7:55am to 12:20pm)
September 9th – Start of regular schedule (7:55 – 2:40pm)
Entrance and Exit Doors – 6th grade Main Entrance, 7th grade Back door by the Soccer Field and 8th grade Side Door between Robert Gordon and Middle School
No Drop Offs during the school day!
Late bell rings at 8:06am. Anyone enters school after that time they will be marked late.
Schedules – Full schedules will only be available to view September 7th. Right now only homeroom numbers are available.
Bookbags – All your child needs to bring is a notebook, something to write with, tissues, and hand sanitizer. At this time, the supplies from the list can stay home and only what is really needed will be asked for students to bring as we know they are travelling with their book bags and we do not want them to be heavy.
Laptops – Our goal was to have all the students who have paid insurance or has a signed waiver to have their laptop on the first couple of days of school. Given last minute emergencies that have come about beyond all of our control this may take up until Friday September 10th. All laptops will be given during homeroom. Please know that we are all working to ensure this is done as quickly and effectively as possible.
Insurance – Only students whom we have received payment/insurance waiver will get their laptops. Therefore if you have not yet sent in your payment, please make sure you send check, cash or money order in an envelope with your child’s name with them on the first day of school.
After care – As of right now we do not have the start date and/or procedure for the Work-Family Connection. We are meeting with them next week and as soon as we get the information we will share with all.
Breakfast – Students who wish can enter the door by Robert Gordon if they want a prepackaged breakfast. This starts at 7:30am and ends at 7:55am and is optional and free. We will follow all the health safety guidelines.
Lunch – Students are welcome to take a free prepackaged lunch. We will follow all the health and safety guidelines.
A reminder that both Boys and Girls Soccer tryouts begin Tuesday at 3:00pm.
I know that this is going to be a great year! I look forward to working with you all. Have a great weekend and stay well.
Best Regards,
Ms. Patricia A. Gois
Patricia Gois, Principal