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Greetings all!  Welcome to our third cycle of distance learning.  I was heartbroken when Governor Herbert announced that we would be in soft closure till the end of the year, but it is more important that everyone stays home and healthy.  Ms. Sarah and I miss you all terribly though.  Please know that we continue to be here to support and help you through this time.  We are available by email and remind, we are here for phone calls and video chats.  Please continue to use us as a resource!

Redwoods Field Trip

I realized last night that we should be on our way to the Redwoods right now for the 6th grade field trip.  In honor of that, I have posted a link in the distance learning resources to be able to experience it virtually.  The outdoor educators at Alliance Redwoods have been posting lessons on their YouTube channel and I would encourage everyone (not only 6th graders) to check those videos out!

On a less academic note, I know that in these times of economic uncertainty that getting the refund for that trip is a priority – please know that the company in charge of business functions for MMA, Academica West, is working on processing those and getting them back to you.  You should be receiving them in the mail.

6th Grade Meeting/Bridging

We are still planning to do a bridging ceremony for our 6th graders.  It will be a virtual/Zoom ceremony, the details of which will come out closer to the end of the school year in May.

It is traditional at Bridging that a 6th grader is chosen by the class to speak.  In order to discuss this further and explain what next steps look like to our 6th graders, I will be holding a 6th grade only Google Hangouts meeting tomorrow (April 21) after our typical meeting ends (9:30 AM).  That should only take about 10-15 minutes for me to share all of the information students will need to get started, but it is important that all 6th graders attend so they can ask questions and make sure they are on the same page.

Parent Teacher Conferences

We will be holding virtual parent teacher conferences at the end of May.  Just like always, a time signup will go up on Track It Forward.  We will use this time to discuss where your child was at before COVID, and what you can expect next year.  There will also be progress reports shared at this time.  I expect to have the sign up live by the end of April, so stay tuned for that.

Google Hangouts

We have been having an excellent time meeting with everyone in the mornings.  It was, however, suggested that we try different times.  We understand that 9 can be too early for some families and students.. but we also know that the hangout can be a good reason to get your kiddo up and moving in the morning.  Ms. Sarah and I want to honor both you and your students time, and make sure we are offering a meeting that is best for everyone.  Because of this, I have set up a survey so I can get a feel for what is best for everyone.  I know that there is no way we can make it work for everyone’s schedule, but we want to make it as convenient as we can.


I will also send that link out via email.


Thank you all!

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