I hope everyone is doing well and staying healthy. As we navigate our way through E-Learning, I wanted to clarify a few things and make you aware of a couple changes. The 3 lessons posted on the website are due at the end of the day on Monday, April 6. Students who completed the paper packet need to have the first 3 days ready for pick up by Monday, April 6 at 1 pm. The new packet will be delivered at that time. This will be the last delivery for paper packets. Packets for future weeks will need to be dropped off and picked up according to the schedule outlined below.
Starting Tuesday, April 7, there will only be one Art and one Music assignment to complete throughout the week. There will also only be two Computer assignments to complete throughout the week.
There will be no new assignments posted on April 13, April 20, and April 27. We will be using these days as Remote Learning Planning Days. Students will be able to utilize these days to get caught up on any missing assignments.
Students who receive a paper copy of the assignments will need to drop off the packet for April 7-9 to the Middle School from 1 pm - 6 pm on Thursday, April 9. You will also be able to pick up a paper copy for April 14-17 at this time. On Friday, April 17 you will be able to drop off and pick up the work for April 20-24 at the Middle School from 1 pm - 6 pm. On April 24 you will be able to drop off and pick up the work for April 27-30 at the Middle School from 1 pm - 6 pm. The work for April 27-30 can be turned in when we return to school on Friday, May 1st.
The "e-Learning Lessons" link found under the menu item "Students" has become active. Students should hover their mouse arrow over the "Students" menu item, then hover over "E-Learning Lessons", then hover over their grade level, and then click on the date range to open a folder with their lessons. The first three lessons for Tuesday March 31st - Monday April 6th are posted and ready to go.
Teachers will be monitoring their e-mail from 9am to 3pm each day and will answer questions as soon as they can. Please email them with any questions about the assignments. All of the teachers' email addresses can be found under the "Students" menu item by clicking on the "MVK Staff" link.
Before starting any lessons, I would advise all 5th - 8th grade students to first login to their MVK email accounts to check for messages from their teachers and to have access to their Google Drive and Google Classrooms.
Beginning Monday, March 30, breakfasts and lunches will be delivered twice a week. On Mondays, we will deliver two days of meals and on Wednesdays, we will deliver 3 days of meals.
We will be using the buses now, so you will need to be watching for your delivery. We will be leaving the school around 10:00 am. Please be ready for us. We will continue this schedule for the remainder of the school closure.
I hope this message finds you well. E-Learning Days will begin on Tuesday, March 31. Students will be able to find their assignments online using the directions previously sent. Make sure to log in and do your work daily, making a schedule can help you keep on track. Students with packets that were sent home on Friday, March 13, should begin working on them. Please keep all of your work together. We will be delivering a second packet to those students on Monday, April 6. We will pick up the first packet of materials on that day.
Please remember that you can email teachers if you have and questions.
I can't wait to see everyone soon!!!
Thank you to the parents who joined PE classes this week in celebration of Healthy Heart Month. We hope you had fun, got some exercise, and learned something!
Principal’s Update: It can be challenging for students to get back in to the school routine, especially at the Middle School level. Balancing extracurricular activities, family time, homework, and time for friends can become quite difficult and overwhelming. Here are a few helpful hints to ensure homework gets completed and still allow time for everything else. Have your child set aside a certain time of the day/week that is only for homework. This will allow them to establish a routine and also be excited when they don’t have any homework and get extra free time. It also helps to encourage your child to use their time wisely during the school day. Students have the opportunity to work on homework during study hall, after lunch, and during I&E at the end of the day. Lastly, help your child see homework as a chance to prove their independence by getting their work done on time and on their own. This can boost confidence as well as promote the importance of responsibility.