Mr. Holman's Weekly Parent Update 11/15/20

Mr. Holman's Weekly Parent Update 11/15/20

Dear Parents and Guardians:


Thank you once again for your support of Covid-19 procedures here at MMS and across the Moscow School District.  I feel very fortunate to be working here in Moscow, and I am confident that things have gone as well as they have in our schools because of our work together.  As you no doubt have heard, Governor Little announced a move back to Stage 2 (modified) last Friday.  This move has very little effect to school operation because of the structure that we started the year with, fortunately.  The only immediate impact to us is that we are now not able to allow an audience for our basketball events on upcoming Fridays.  I regret also that we cannot invite cheerleaders to cheer at tose events.  I am sorry for this, but understand the rationale.  I will be working this week to arrange video recording of basketball and cheer so that they can be viewed from home.  Last Friday's games were a lot of fun, and I am glad that, at this time, the kids can continue to practice, play or cheer.


Quarter 1 Report Cards - We mailed Quarter 1 report cards last week.  We are noticing significant improvement with a lot of students as we are all getting used to a pretty different way to do school and as we have implemented some changes.  If a quarter 1 grade or grades didn't work out as well as you or your child had hoped we encourage focusing on what lies ahead.  The remainder of the semester will have a greater effect on the grade than first quarter did.  We encourage students to set some time aside an average approximately 30 minutes per class for school work on days they are not here in person.  Please contact your child's teacher if you have questions or if your child is spending significantly too much time doing work at home.  Thank you!


Thanksgiving Break - There is no school next week, Nov. 23 through Nov. 27, due to Thanksgiving Break.  School will resume Monday, Nov. 30. 


On the calendar: 


Monday, Nov. 16                   Boys Basketball Practice, Cheer Practice after school


Tuesday, Nov. 17                    Boys Basketball Practice after school


Wednesday, Nov. 18              Teacher Office hours 8:30 am to 11:30 am


Thursday, Nov. 19                  Boys Basketball Practice, Cheer Practice after school


Friday, Nov. 20                       Boys basketball scrimmages – triple header- 3:30, 4:30, 5:30, Bear Den


Nov. 23 – 27                            Thanksgiving Break


Monday, Nov. 30                   School Resumes 


Have a great week and a relaxing Thanksgiving break!


Bill Holman