What a beautiful day!
We are holding two informational sessions for families this coming Thursday, May 20.
This is an informal meeting to review such things as our upcoming vaccine clinic, end-of-year events (prom, Six Flags), summer school and our plans for next year. We will also be available to answer any questions that you have.
Just click on the link below at the time indicated, then click Join Now to attend the session (both will cover the same topics; choose the time that is most convenient for you):
We look forward to seeing you!
HIGH SCHOOL READING TESTING: WEDNESDAY, MAY 19
This Wednesday all high school students must log into their first period class at 7:45 to take the NWEA MAP Reading test.
Students who earn a higher score than they achieved in the fall and winter, or who earn a score in the 50th percentile or above, will earn a 100% final exam grade in their English, Social Studies, Music, Health/PE, Spanish and Science classes.
This exam grade is worth 10% of the final grade in each class so could make a substantial and positive difference to year-end grades.
Students have learned a lot of reading strategies this year and should apply them all to the test so that they can achieve at a high level!
MIDDLE SCHOOL: WEDNESDAY, MAY 19
This Wednesday will be a day for students to work on Achieve3000 assignments, attend support sessions and catch up on missed classroom assignments.
All middle school students must log into their homeroom classes for attendance at 7:45, then begin their work. Work is due by 11:30AM.
BRIDGE ACADEMY VACCINATION CLINIC
Bridge Academy is holding a vaccination clinic for anyone who is interested next Saturday, May 22, from 10:00am to 4:00pm. A follow-up clinic will be held for the second dose.
This clinic is being held at Bridge and hosted by Griffin Health. We will have snacks for all participants!
All vaccinations are FREE!!
If you are still thinking about and researching the idea of vaccination, here are two videos that may help you make your decision:
Please share our clinic information flyer with your church group, neighbors, friends, or anyone who might be interested!
DISCOUNTS ON INTERNET SERVICE
The Federal Communications Commission has launched a temporary program to help families and households afford Internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Emergency Broadband Benefit provides a discount of up to $50 per month toward broadband service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands.
Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers.
Check out the attached flyer below for more information.
KIDS ARE TALKING TALK SHOW
Check out this video to learn more about the Kids Are Talking talk show opportunity:
The flyer is also attached below.
8TH GRADE PROMOTION AND HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION
8th grade promotion and high school graduation will be held outside at the Beardsley Zoo pavilion on the same evening, Wednesday, June 16th.
The 8th grade ceremony will be held from 5:00 to 6:00 with high school graduation beginning at 6:30.
Here are some things to know about Promotion:
- Masks and social distancing are required
- Middle school families will be able to enter the zoo beginning at 4:30; high school families at 6:00
- Each 8th grader will be given 5 tickets for family to attend (8th graders do not need tickets).
- Each senior will be given 6 tickets (seniors do not need tickets)
- There are picnic tables for family groups to sit at on a first come, first served basis; the tables farther away from the stage will have less visibility
- Families are welcome to bring lawn chairs on which to sit rather than sitting at the tables
- The ground is grass; you may not want to wear spiked heels!
- Balloons are not allowed in the zoo (they are bad for the animals).
We are working hard to create a great evening for our students and families; we ask for your patience and understanding as we embark on this experiment in creating a safe, enjoyable ceremony!
8th graders: Send pictures (of yourself, friends, family, art work) that you would like on your digital yearbook page to email@example.com
SIX FLAGS TRIP
Interested middle and high school students are invited to go to Six Flags New England on Thursday, June 17.
- The trip costs $45.
- Permission slips will be sent home next week; please put the slip and exact change in an envelope with the student’s name on it.
- Everyone must wear masks on the bus and in the park.
- Permission slips and money are due by Monday, June 14.
NEXT YEAR’S SCHOOL CALENDAR
Thank you for all you do to support your children’s education!