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Weekly Update from Mr. Veit

Dear Parents and Guardians,
Good afternoon! We hope this finds you all healthy and well! We were very happy during this abbreviated week to welcome back our middle school students in their hybrid cohorts! I would like to thank you all for your adherence to distancing, and for wearing your masks while dropping off in the morning, and when picking up at dismissal!
Here are some notes for reference:
1.Parent Teacher Conferences- Conferences will be held on Tuesday, November 17th, and Thursday, November 19th. Conferences will be from 2:30 pm to 7:30 pm on those days. You will be able to sign up in Parent Square beginning on Tuesday, November 10th at 2 pm, and sign up in Parent Square will close on Friday, November 13th at 2 pm. Conferences will be held via phone call, unless you would like a video conference in Google meet. When signing up for your times in Parent Square, either leave the phone number that you'd like to be reached at, or indicate that you'd like a Google meet video conference in the comments section. If you choose the Google meet video conference, your child's teacher(s) will reach out to you with the Google meet conference video invite. We look forward to speaking with you all about the students' progress!
2. Hybrid (Still All Remote) Wednesdays- Beginning on Wednesday, November 11th, students should expect  the following on Hybrid Wednesdays:

Attendance Due at 9:30 am


9:30am-9:55am:Virtual student morning meeting & advisory


10:00-12:40: Pre Recorded videos with follow up assignments – Students will have 4 (core subject areas) pre recorded and posted lessons. Teachers will have 1 meet open from 10:00 am to 12:40 pm where students from their sections can drop in for assistance with these lessons. Special area and other classes taking place on Wednesdays will also post a lesson and assignment on this day for their classes with the understanding that the focus will be on the core subject area classes.

12:40-1:30pm: Lunch

1:30-3:00pm: Teacher Prep, Virtual student BSIP, enrichment, intervention, counseling, extra help, office hours

After reviewing feedback, and working with the staff, we felt moving forward in this manner best suits our students' needs. If you have questions related to Hybrid Wednesdays moving forward, please feel free to contact your child's teacher, or myself or Mrs. Citro in the main office. A printable version of the aforementioned information is attached for your use.

3.Calendar- Attached, please find the November calendar. The calendar indicates Hybrid grouping days, (All Remote) Hybrid Wednesdays, and district holidays. If you have questions about the calendar, please reach out to the main office.
4. Google Notifications - Below is a link that will assist in the event you have noticed your child may not be receiving notifications in the Google platform. The staff has been working diligently in conjunction with the tech department on troubleshooting these issues, and we continue to do so, and will continue to do so while using this platform. Please know that staff will not be relying on one means of communication related to feedback on work or assessments given our knowledge of these ongoing issues. As always, please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns.

Finally, as the holidays approach, and fatigue related to the pandemic sets in, it is important to reiterate that our goal as a district is to remain open, and we cannot do that without your partnership. It is imperative that we openly and honestly communicate regarding all things Covid related. We must know if you are traveling out of state, and if you, your children, or anyone they are in close contact with is symptomatic. These measures assist us in mitigating the spread of the virus in our community while also keeping the students, your family, and the staff safe and healthy. It is also the first measure in assisting with keeping the school open. We appreciate your assistance in this community effort!
We hope everyone has a wonderful rest of the week, and be well!
Mr. Veit