Middle School News – May 21, 2020

Wow – what a beautiful day! Two days in a row, I was fortunate to work from home….on my deck!

May 22nd and June 5th have been deemed ‘SEL Days‘ What does that mean?? [Social Emotional Learning] All students and staff members have been invited to set aside their devices and school work focus and take some time for themselves on these two days. Take time to restore balance and focus on mindfulness, restoration and fun! Here is a menu for students in the middle school and high school to check out for ideas. This is voluntary and meant to be fun! MS/HS 

Integrated Arts [IA] – IA activities are designed for students to explore the world around them, to take a mental break from core academics, and to develop the whole child. A reminder that students should have 21 approved IA activities by Monday, May 25. In order to receive a passing grade for Q4 on all IA classes, students are required to complete 27 activities by June 9th. [Unless a student has regularly attended Learning Centers and/or Interventions, their parents would have gotten a revise goal number.]

This past Monday, we sent all students the link for the newly developed an IA Tracking sheet.  Students must be logged into your GDRSD account to access the tracking sheet. https://datastudio.google.com/s/uV5q0c0wR9I  Please note: Some students have submitted IAs while they were logged into siblings’ accounts. If they have missing IAs, please have them ask their brother or sister. 🙂 Thank you for your patience as we have worked through how to manage the large volume of IA activities that our students have submitted…..as of this morning….11, 589 activities were submitted to our IA team of 14 teachers…to break that down…these teachers have reviewed, on average 827 activities each!!

Remote Games Day – Tuesday, May 26th at 2pm will be the time for another voluntary zoom game time with school staff and Student Council students. An invite will go out to student emails as well…but here is the sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050444AFAB2BA0F49-virtual

Parents – here are a couple of links for Social Emotional Learning at home during this time: Grades 3-5  Grade 6-8

PRIDE: Respect: Demonstrate acceptance. Follow expectations. Think of others. Care for people and property.

Kathi McCollumn, Principal

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