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MAY 17, 2020  ||  COVID-19 Update

 

MSMS Families,  

 

As we move into the 10th week of this no-school shutdown, I want to continue to challenge all of us to seek the positives, embrace these moments, and find flexibility in teaching, learning, and parenting.  It certainly is NOT easy, for any of us.  There are days that it feels like we are nailing it, being successful, and mastering these uncertain times.  Then, there are times that nothing seems to go right, chaos abounds, and we feel as if we are failing our kids, our families, and our work.  I believe that these feelings are normal during these times.  We, as parents and families, are all battling through and we will all persevere.  We will do our best for our kids, give ourselves grace in these times, and find comfort in knowing that we will press forward in a positive way. 

 

While there are no new updates / communications, please take a quick glance at these reminders.

 

SIGNS  --  Many signs have been picked up outside of Woodside.  I will put what is left out on Monday. You are welcome to come by MSMS and grab one for your student and home. 

 

LOCKERS  || REMINDER  --  This will be a very big task, especially not knowing if/when social distancing expectations will be lifted.  Please know that we have developed a plan and are ready to execute that plan when we are given that opportunity.  With the Governor’s most recent extension of the Stay at Home order, this may not occur until June.  Please stay tuned. 

 

ACADEMIC LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES  ||  REMINDER  --  Please note the two items below.

STUDENT ACADEMICS  --  Here is the link to the Distance Learning Plan, for your reference.  

ONLINE MSMS WEEBLY  -- PLEASE continue using our Mona Shores Middle School Online Academic & Wellness Resources as a single resource for academic expectations, wellness resources, and counselor connections.

 

TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT  ||  REMINDER  --   Our technology team asked us to clarify the process when you run into Chromebook issues or concerns.  Here are the simple steps:

(Step 1) -- Fill out and complete this FORM. 

(Step 2) -- Visit our technology team at the main entrance of the administration office at Ross Park.  There will be members there on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00-2:00.  No appointments are necessary.  The team will meet you outside and perform the device/equipment exchange or support.

WiFi Needs -- If needed, this document may be helpful  in securing internet service through a variety of providers.

 

Inspiring excellence, building character, and impacting the future through academics, arts, and athletics….Mona Shores!

K-12 COMMUNITY  |  VIRTUAL 5K  |  “We Are All In This Together”  ||  REMINDER  --   SIGN UP NOW for a K-12 Community Virtual 5k!!  We want the whole community to get involved and compete against our neighboring districts.  When you sign up, select "Mona Shores" and your "affiliation" (grade/alumni/staff, community member, etc).  Here is the link to more information around the 5K. Please visit the website below to sign up, if you have any questions, please email Angela Goodwin at goodwina@monashores.net  (PE teacher at Churchill and Ross Park).  For additional information, you may also visit: https://sites.google.com/oakridgeschools.org/virtualfitness5kchallenge
 

Stay positive.  Support each other.  Maintain hope.  We will endure, as SAILORS.  #SailorStrong  

 

Be well,  Stay healthy.  Embrace the time.

Doug Ammeraal  | Principal
Email: ammeraad@monashores.net
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