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Team C Date Change (Thursday-Friday Face to Face Students)


The week of October 26:
C Team students will come to school on Wednesday, October 28 and Friday October 30. No regular classes on Thursday, October 29 - High School is administering the PSAT 10/NMSQT test to 10th and 11th graders only on this day.


Team H & Team C Date Change (Team H are Monday-Tuesday students, Team C are Thursday-Friday students)


The week of Thanksgiving:

Team H will come to school on Monday, November 23

Team C will come to school on Tuesday, November 24



Daily Announcements

Picture retake day for the district is Tuesday, 10/27 from 4:40-7:30 at the admin building.  This is for all students in all grades.   Virtual, in person and hybrid.  No purchase is necessary.  Make plans to attend if you missed the other days.  

October 26, 2020

The Battle Creek Math and Science Center will be holding an admissions informational meeting this Wednesday, October 14th for all 8th graders. This will be a VIRTUAL meeting every Wednesday in October at 6:00. Go to their Facebook page for the link.

The fall on-line book fair is a week away. You will have over 6000 book titles to choose from and purchases ship to your home. This is a great way to ramp up your home library, ask for Christmas presents, or just buy the latest titles of your favorite authors. Handouts are in your English teachers' classroom or in the library with all the information you need to start shopping on November 2. Our library makes 25% in total sales in Scholastic dollars to purchase books! Help support your library and spread the word.

Halloween is coming, and we are going to have some fun!   Tomorrow and Friday you can wear your costume to school! Costumes must be school appropriate, no weapons or props, no fake blood, and no masks other than your regularly worn Covid-prevention mask. This is not a fundraiser this year, just fun. We look forward to seeing your creative costumes! 

Attention 7th & 8th Boys: Basketball starts next Wednesday, October 28 at 3:15 pm. Everyone will meet in the gym on the first day & go from there. Please, sign-up on the sheet on Mr. McManus' window. See Mr. Bowling with any questions. All athletes must have a current physical on file in the office. 

 

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Dear HCMS Student,   

I hope you have had a good start to your school year. The staff and I are so happy to be working with you again. I am writing to remind you that learning does not stop when you are not in the building.  School day times, 7:40 am to 2:40 pm, and you should still be dedicated to learning when you are not present at school. This is especially true this year, as you are spending part or all of your time learning virtually.   I wanted to send this email so that you have a clear understanding of the expectations for learning this year.

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Team H and Team C Hybrid students should be doing the following each of their VIRTUAL days of school:

  • Check their HCMS Outlook email accounts – morning and afternoon (click on Outlook Email under Quick  Links on the middle school web page)
  • Log onto their Google classrooms to check for assignments or lessons
  • Check to make sure all assignments are complete
  • Respond to communications (emails, texts, classroom posts) from teachers 

Optional Support

  • Join a virtual intervention meeting for discussion or help

Additionally, Team H and Team C students have the opportunity on Wednesdays to:

  • Meet or communicate with their teachers (all hybrid teachers have dedicated office hours)
  • Join a virtual intervention meetings for discussion or help

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100% virtual students are expected to do the following Each School Day: 

  • Check their HCMS Outlook email accounts – morning and afternoon (click on Outlook Email under Quick  Links on the middle school web page)
  • Log onto their Google classrooms to check for assignments and lessons
  • Attend scheduled virtual classes for instruction (click on the HCMS Learning Hub on the middle school web page for your child’s virtual classes schedule)
  • Respond to communications (emails, texts, classroom posts) from HCMS teachers

Optional Support

  • Join optional virtual meeting(s) for interventions, discussion or help 

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Teacher work days are from 7:20 am to 3:05 pm. Virtual assignments can be submitted at any time within assigned deadlines, but please realize teacher availability and responses should not be expected outside the scheduled work day. Please allow time for a response/feedback from the teacher during the scheduled work day as well, hybrid teachers are with in-person students on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Virtual teachers are teaching multiple subject and/or grade levels and teach several virtual classes.

Teaching and learning has never been more challenging than during this time.  We appreciate the efforts you are making, and will continuously assess our teaching to improve and support you. 

Have a great day,

Mrs. Thayer

Middle School Sports

 

Attention 7th & 8th Boys: Basketball starts next Wednesday, October 28 at 3:15 pm. Everyone will meet in the gym on the first day & go from there. Please, sign-up on the sheet on Mr. McManus' window. See Mr. Bowling with any questions. All athletes must have a current physical on file in the office.



. Swimming (6th -8th) will begin after Thanksgiving.

 

  

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