Mr. Holman's Weekly Parent Update 11/02/20

Mr. Holman's Weekly Parent Update 11/02/20

Dear Parents and Guardians:

Because of the district wide conference schedule this week there is a modified hybrid schedule.  A hybrid students will still come to school on Monday and Tuesday, but B hybrid students will come to school on Wednesday and Thursday.  As mentioned last Friday, MMS is setting up virtual schedules for select students on Thursday evening, 4:15 to 7:15 pm and Friday, 8:30 am to 12:30 pm.  There is no school on Friday, Nov. 6 so students will not be expected to check in from a distance on that day.  

Boys basketball is under way, and 50 7th and 8th grade boys are participating.  Practices take place right after school on most A and B hybrid days, exceptions being those dates that have MHS basketball games scheduled.  Scrimmages are currently scheduled on Friday afternoons, also in the Bear Den. The high school boys and girls basketball seasons are still works in progress, so we may yet experience a change or two.  I will be including basketball practices and scrimmage dates in these weekly notes, and have also put them into the sports calendar found on our school website: https://mms.msd281.org/sports_activities/sports_teams_and_schedules   Click on the Sports Master Schedule link to view the calendar.  Should they occur, I will communicate schedule changes in multiple ways.  

We are continuing to review distance learning survey data and are working on some modifications on our end.  We thought it might be valuable to remind parents about links to Canvas resources for students and families.  We have links on our school website under parent and student resources.  The link to Canvas Observer Guides is a particularly useful one, so I have linked it here:  https://guides.instructure.com/m/4144   We are working to schedule some virtual parent (observer) education sessions, to take place beginning the week of Nov. 9.  I will send out more information a little later this week. 

On the calendar:

Monday, Nov. 2                     A hybrid schedule, boys basketball practice 3:15 – 4:30 pm

Tuesday, Nov. 3                     A hybrid schedule, boys basketball practice 3:15 – 4:30 pm

Wednesday, Nov. 4                B hybrid schedule, boys basketball practice 3:15 – 4:30 pm

Thursday, Nov. 5                    B hybrid schedule

Thursday, Nov. 5                    Conferences 4:15 to 7:15 pm

Friday, Nov. 6                         Conferences 8:30 am to 12:30 pm  

 

Have a great week!

Bill Holman