1/12/21

Hello Bridge Middle School Families!

Here are some important updates:

WEDNESDAYS

Students who do not do their Achieve3000 work or who don’t log in for their assigned extra help session will be marked absent for that Wednesday.  This policy began in December and will continue for the rest of the year. 

Wednesday, January 27, and Wednesday, February 3: 

We will be giving the winter NWEA MAP online assessments on Wednesday, January 27 (Reading) and Wednesday, February 3 (Math).  

Students took this assessment online from home in the fall.

  • Each test will count as a 100% midterm exam grade for students who meet the following criteria:
    • Receive a higher score than they did in the fall (even just one point higher!)
    • Earn a score in the 50th percentile or above
  • Students who do not meet the above criteria will not receive a grade; the assessment will not hurt or help their year average
  • Midterm exams count for 10% of a student’s year average in each class

Directions for taking the NWEA MAP test: 

  • All students will log into their first period Google Meets at 7:45
  • They will be given log-in information for the test by their homeroom teacher
  • They will have until 11:30 to complete the assessment (the average time for completion for this test is 90 minutes)
  • Students who do not take the test on the designated day will be marked absent 

How Parents Can Help With The MAP Test

  • As much as possible, please ensure that your student has a quiet, distraction- free environment on test days
  • Continue to encourage your student to participate and engage in their classes; what they learn in school is what helps them succeed on these assessments!

MEAL PICK UP

Our five day meal pick up schedule for families of students who are learning remotely is now as follows:

Tuesday: 8:00 to 10:00 AM

Wednesdays: 2:00 to 4:00 PM

Thursdays: 8:00 to 10:00 AM

Fridays: 8:00 to 10:00 AM

Please email our food service coordinator, Rachel Majlak, the day before you would like to pick up your meals.  Her email address is: rachel.majlak@bridgeacademy.org

ELECTRONIC BENEFITS TRANSFER (EBT) CARDS

Just as it did last year, the state will soon be issuing EBT cards. These cards are given to all families of school-age children and have money payments on them.  This money is intended to make up for the money that would normally be spent on school meals, meals that students are not receiving in school now that we are in hybrid mode. 

In order for you to receive the card, we must send your mailing address to the state; please contact us if you have moved recently or if you think we may not have your correct address on file. 

LATE WORK DUE: MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

Middle School students must turn all late Social Studies into Ms. Moller this evening.  All other classes will accept late work up until this Friday, January 15.

CLASS CHANGES: MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY

Students in 7Blue and 8Yellow: Next Friday, January 22, will be the last day of Science for these classes.  Students who earn an average of lower than 65 for Science will need to take Science in summer school.   To avoid this, all late work must be turned in by this Friday, January 15.

Students in 7Purple and 8Green: Next Friday, January 22, will be the last day of Music for these classes.  Students who earn an average of lower than 65 for Music will need to take Music in summer school.   To avoid this, all late work must be turned in by this Friday, January 15.

GRADE POINT AVERAGE AND HONORS

We have high expectations for our students in terms of learning and grades.  Students should check their Grade Point Averages (GPA) in Powerschool frequently (the goal is to have a GPA of 3.0 or higher).  GPA is one of the first things that colleges look for when deciding to admit a student so it is very important!

Here is how students achieve honors for each marking period:

  • First Honors: Earn a GPA of 3.7 or higher
  • Second Honors: Earn a GPA of 3.0 or higher

THIS MONDAY

This coming Monday, January 18, is a day off from school for Martin Luther King Day.  School resumes on Tuesday, January 19. 

UNIFORMS

We have all enjoyed dressing down this week!

Please remember that in-person students will need to be in uniform starting this Tuesday, January 19.

Uniform shirts and pants can be purchased anywhere; you do not need to go to any particular store for them.

AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS

Attached to the email that was sent on January 12, please find information for a number of great after school and sports programs run by the Bridgeport Caribe Youth Leaders (BCYL).

Thank you!

Rachel Allison