Middle School

MS Class Schedule for 2020-2021 - Google Docs.pdf

Carrie's Classroom Updates

Carrie's Update 10-23-2020

Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.

~Albert Einstein

Our Middle School Family,

Greetings within a digital world. Note the research article at the end of this update. It references teens and online activity. Highly relevant to our current situation!

I have even more syllabi information in this letter home. Sorry for the dry content. It is important that we all are on the same page.

Hope you all are doing well.

Art Supply and MIddle School Math Book Distribution Times!!

Please swing by during one of these distribution times to check out your student's math book. We want our students to have a math book to work out of at home! You will be responsible for the care and return of this book at the end of the year.

Thursday, October 29⋅11:00am – 1:00pm

Friday, October 30⋅8:30 – 10:00am

Please contact us if you have any immediate questions or important information regarding your student, otherwise, we will see you during conferences this coming Thursday or Friday.

Jon & Maizzy Sign Up Last Name: A-Mo

Carrie & Christa Sign Up Last Name: My-Z

We look forward to connecting with you!

Attendance

Attendance for 4j is taken as contact from the student any time in a 24 hour period. Attendance is also taken automatically in Jupiter Ed during each Math and Science Period class.

It benefits your student immensely to be ON TIME to class! The beginning of the class period is when directions for the day’s activities are being read through by the group. (Note: On time to class- in their seat, in the Zoom waiting room, and ready with required materials at hand before the start of each period. Students entering late will need to open up the current day’s assignment in Jupiter Ed, begin at page 1, and follow directions. Students should develop a habit of listening carefully to the group’s discussion and teacher directions to find the page we are on. If they have questions due to being late, they should ask Christa or me in the Zoom chat.

Absences

-Students will make up an absence in science or math by completing on their own, the asynchronously designed math assignment(s) and science pod(s) that we worked on together in class on the day(s) of their absence. After an absence, they are to join us at our office hours any time Tuesday-Friday from 1-2:30 for assistance. Students have up to two weeks from the absence to make up the assignment.

Grading

For the majority of the time, Christa and I will be checking off work as we go.

Key to grades in Jupiter Ed’s Gradebook:

(/) Missing! Assignment was not turned in.

(0) After two weeks, missing assignments are no longer accepted. At this time, any (/) will be changed to a (0), This policy preserves the sanity of all involved. Students and teachers need to focus their attention on current assignments.

If a student currently has an M on an assignment, they are welcome to look at it and read our notes, and even make corrections. We will not change the grade, since they already have mastery. This policy also preserves the sanity of all involved.

Academic subjects are graded on a NY-Not Yet, P-Pass, M-Mastery scale.

Electives are graded on a Pass/No Pass scale, based on participation

Test Corrections - If a student receives an overall grade of <80% on the test, they may do corrections for credit towards their overall test grade. *A tutorial has been posted in Jupiter Ed describing the requirements for getting credit for test corrections.

For each point corrected, the student will receive ½ point up until they reach a score of 80% on their test.

Participation

Above all, students are to show respect for the physical, emotional, and intellectual safety of everyone. First and foremost they are to show respect for themselves. From this flows respect for other students and adults.

  • Student is on time and ready to work at the start of class.

  • Student is on task, with an academic focus in the majority of their conversation with peers. This includes respecting the Table Group Hangout for discussion of academic content and coordination only. Students are welcome to socialize and arrange to socialize with other students using other hangouts set up separately for that purpose.

  • Student uses class time effectively.

  • Student offers positive, authentic, and constructive contributions to group discussions. NOTE: Respectful debate is not only allowed, but actively encouraged. Our academic work is the vehicle for developing the skills to respectfully discuss, agree, disagree, ask questions, and always support claims with evidence.

  • Student respects our community resources and materials. In online learning, this includes, but is not limited to group work projects and discussion forums.

  • Consistent misuse of access to digital resources will result in revocation of editing access privileges. This means that the student will have read only access to group projects.

Science

Routine:

On any given day students might be working in large groups, small groups, and/or individually. Required materials for the day’s lesson are posted in Jupiter Ed.

We will progress through our learning in the same manner as scientists, beginning with a big challenge or question. Next we will break the idea down into smaller questions to investigate. We will use a Project Board to keep track of our learning. As student scientists, we begin the scientific process with a brainstorm. “What do we think we know? This brainstorm leads us to our next question in the process, “What do we need to investigate?” Then we will do research, conduct investigations, carry out experiments, and return to the project board and make a claim as to what we are learning. Finally we communicate our understanding and support our assertions with evidence from our investigations. Math concepts are key to organizing and interpreting data collected in scientific investigations, and labs. Students will repeatedly apply various math concepts in our ‘real world’ investigations. Math is the language of science. We are going to use it to communicate like scientists!

Math

Math is a language. In order to become fluent in a language, one must practice it regularly. Math groups are held Monday through Thursday of every week. Students will meet in their math groups with

Christa or myself. We will address any questions, and go over the previous night’s homework together.

By Monday morning, assignments through the following Tuesday will be entered into Jupiter Grades. If they have to wait for Christa or I to check their work, they are to begin work on the assignment that will be due the next day.

Students are to begin the math period with their assignment complete, the odd problems checked, and their percent calculated from the total odd problems possible.

NOTE: If your student is stuck on a problem at home, please remind them that they can skip it, and finish what they can of the rest of the assignment. They can ask us to go over difficult problems in class the next morning. We do not want students spending inordinate amounts of time stuck on one problem.

Math Journals

Each assignment must be titled, with the section and page numbers clearly written across the top of the first page.

Student work must:

-be legible. If someone else cannot decipher the numbers, then it is not legible.

-be written in pencil

-be written on both front and back of each notebook page

-show each step in the math process on the line below the previous line (students are not to use scratch paper. All work must be shown neatly in the math journal,)

-the answer is to be written alone on the last line of the problem.

-run in columns in sequence from the top to the bottom of the page.

*If the student draws lines between each problem, the problem should be completed before drawing the line. Thus the student will have plenty of space to complete the problem without cramping and confusion.

Best,

Carrie and Christa

Carrie's Update 10-19-2020

Ridgeline MS Math/Science Update 10/16/20

Our Ridgeline Family,

We are beginning to establish a routine. We will continue to introduce and establish routine components of our systems over the next few weeks. This week we will check and grade our assignments together on Monday 10/29. It will hereafter be a requirement that your student check the odd problems in their math assignments before turning them in.

Math Update -

Students will have some time in class to begin their homework. Generally, there will be math homework four days a week.

MATH Homework is Due (TO BE COMPLETED AND TURNED IN BEFORE CLASS BEGINS) on the DATE the Assignment is listed in Jupiter Ed. Science is done in Table Groups in class, and is due generally by the end of the day when the group finishes.

It is often a challenge for 7th graders to adjust to the homework load. It takes them a while to get the hang of managing their homework. If a student waits till 9 pm to start their math, there will be overwhelm, stress, and often tears. Please support your emerging adults in doing their homework early in the afternoon, when their brain still works. One way to avoid this pitfall is to encourage your student to look ahead to the upcoming week, see when they will have less time, and plan accordingly. This is a great life skill. I wish I had support in practicing it when I was in middle school. By the end of 8th grade, they will be juggling responsibilities that they are finding it a challenge to adjust to now. Our academics are the vehicle to help them practice self advocacy, and build good work habits and time management skills.

On that note, if your student is spending more than 40 minutes doing math homework in the evening. Please contact me to problem solve.

We are here every afternoon Tuesday-Friday from 1-2:30 to answer questions, and offer support. Please remind them to access that resource! All links are on the Ridgeline Website, and at the end of each of my parent letters home, you will find relevant links. We are also available to meet with you during that time or after school. Just shoot an email to arrange a date and time.

Showing Work

In Math, it is essential that students show their problem solving process on paper. When we grade tests, Students will earn points for

  • A correct simplified answer as defined by the directions. - An unsimplified fraction is a step in the problem solving process, a simplified fraction is an answer.

  • Writing the original problem down. - For word problems, this step will be the numerical setup for solving the problem.

  • Showing their work thoroughly, working down the page, not across. - Some problems do not call for work. In these cases, the original problem should be written with the answer below it, and the problem will not have a ‘show work’ point value.

  • Including units when applicable - If there are units in the problem, there should be units in the answer.

Similarly to English or Science, students have to describe or write about a topic in order for the teacher to confirm mastery. Math is a language. Fluency is gained through practice. Students gain fluency in the language of math by building new skills on old, and using them to communicate their reasoning both verbally and in writing. It is even more important now that we are in online school, that students show their process on paper, so we can assess student understanding, and help them form good math habits.

Students are also required to show their work in order to track and correct patterns of error. When students don't show their work, and produce an incorrect answer, it is difficult to impossible for the student or teacher to go back and find the mistake. These errors tend to be patterns. Students may reverse steps in the sequence of order of operations, neglect to include units, or regularly forget to distribute negatives, etc. Showing work helps the student, parents, teachers, and peers see and discuss work, and find patterns of errors. Recognition of these patterns is the first step in letting go of old and beginning to build new habits. Without the problem in writing to reference, skill improvement is much more difficult.

By the end of middle school, students are conquering multi step Algebra problems. Middle school math requires higher complexity in problem set up and in the problem solving process. In fact, it is at this math level, that students are no longer able to do math in their heads. The problems require too many steps.

Sometimes I will require students to use a certain method in order to prepare them for upcoming skills they will be learning, or to embed understanding of math ‘grammar.’ Students learn shortcuts, but often do not understand why a math shortcut they have been taught, works mathematically. For example, why is it OK to flip and multiply the second fraction when dividing fractions? Understanding this process removes a lot of the mystery in manipulating fractions. When we go over this, students have a lot of aha moments, and then can build higher math reasoning on this essential basic knowledge.

We go over many skills and concepts that students “know already” but don’t understand deeply. This is that part of teaching math that really excites me. Digging deep for understanding and building a good foundation, and watching students have those aha moments.

I live to see students enjoy the beauty of math as they gain fluency and good work habits that will serve them well in math and whatever they set their hearts on in life.

Best,

Carrie and Christa

Carrie's Update 10-8-2020

Our Middle School Family,

It has been a ride getting our bearings this year. I feel like we are finally beginning to settle into a routine!

We are facing a big learning curve above and beyond academics. Thus far, we are using class time to get to know each other and familiarize ourselves with navigating online systems.

It is often a challenge for 7th graders to adjust to the workload. It takes them a while to get the hang of managing their time. Please know that we are flexible and supportive. We encourage students to communicate with us during office hours and via email and hangouts. By the end of 8th grade, they will be juggling responsibilities that feel daunting at this time. We believe in holding a bar for our students, and providing the tools and the opportunities for them to rise to their potential. It is an honor to see how much they evolve and mature over the two years we are learning and growing together!

We believe that one step at a time with family and school expectations, support and encouragement, students will gain the organization and self management skills to realize their dreams!

Math

Homework

Generally, there will be math homework due five days a week. By Monday morning, math assignments through the Following Tuesday should be in Jupiter Ed.

They should be on task and working on math during class. They should have plenty of time to get most of their math done in school. If they don’t finish their math during school, students should have a maximum of 40 minutes of math to do as homework. If it is taking longer than that, please check in with them about how they are using their time in class. If they are struggling, please encourage them to show up for help during our office hours.

Science

We begin the year with the science unit Good Friends and Germs. Our big question for this unit is, “How can you keep your good friends from getting sick?” Our class will use a Project Board to keep track of our learning. As student scientists, we began with a brainstorm, “What do we think we know about this question?” Students then came up with good questions to guide our deeper learning into this topic. As we conduct our investigations, we will revisit the project board to track our progressing understanding.

Here are some “What did you learn in school?” prompts you can use to facilitate conversation about what we are learning!

Students watched a video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5-dI74zxPg and answered these questions.

  • Which surfaces (including on the humans themselves) were touched the most?

  • What amount of washing successfully removed most of the 'germs'?

  • Which parts of the body had the most powder on them?

  • What surprised you about where they found the powder?

The video is an example of the use of simulations in science. A Simulation is a recreation of a real world process in a controlled environment. Some questions they responded to:

  • How is the glow powder lab activity a good or poor simulation? In terms of how one sets up a good experiment, and/or for how germs spread through touch?

  • How was the glow powder lab activity a good or poor simulation of how effective hand washing can impact the spread of germs?

Students then recorded their ideas about the questions below. They represent the four main research topics in the Good Friends & Germs Unit.

  • How do you get sick?

  • What causes you to be sick? What kinds of things make you sick?

  • What changes take place in your body when you get sick?

  • How do scientists identify and treat diseases?

Students then came up with good questions to guide our deeper learning into this topic.

The criteria for a good question:

1. Is Interesting to you.

2. Requires several resources to answer.

3. Relates back to The Big Question.

4. Requires collecting and using data.

5. Can NOT be answered with a yes, a no, or just a few words.

All Our Best,

Carrie and Christa

Jon's Classroom Updates

Jon's Update 11-16-2020

Dear Middle School Family,

I've been waiting to sort out some of the final details in our weekly 'Flow' to dive in and bring you up to date. Last week's "no school" Wednesday made for a bit of an off-kilter work-week, but the kids have been showing tremendous flexibility and resilience through all of this.

As you may have figured out by now, I'm making up the entire Communications/Humanities curriculum as we go, and I'm working hard to figure out how to make sure the work the students are doing is meaningful and engaging. We're getting closer to a smooth system that works. The kids are getting more adept with the technology, and most of them seem to understand the value of the work we're doing. It's good stuff, and getting better.

In a nutshell, here's the Big Picture of what we're up to, and how Communications and Humanities is shaping up.

Big Picture (Getting clearer):

Communications and Humanities Goal 2020-21:

Working together to make sense of our communal human existence on earth.

School work:

  1. Global Scholars Program--Civics through the lens of Global Environmental Crisis

  2. Zine--Self Expression in service of an audience

  3. Writing Skills--Improve your ability to communicate effectively

  4. Personal Growth Project--Personal Joy through independent learning

The Global Scholars Program has been fun, so far. We are teamed with schools from Singapore, the United Kingdom, Kazakhstan, Spain, South Korea, Florida, and Buffalo. Our common goal is to examine what we consume and how we can do a better job taking care of our planet. Good stuff. The curriculum will really take off after Winter Break.

This week, we're starting work in collaborative Zine ("Zeen") Teams, creating artistic content to publish in little magazines that we can share with our community, and with each other. Students are encouraged to write quizzes, articles, recipes, poetry, stories, news articles, puzzles, you name it, along with visual art. We'll be developing content for our first issue up until early December, and will hopefully publish them electronically, at least, in time for Winter Break on December 18. Our goal is to print a bunch of copies of the 6 different Team Zines for students to share with their families.

We'll continue to work on our fundamental writing skills throughout the year. Right now, we're working hard on the mechanics of sentence fluency and grammar and punctuation. We're going to keep doing it until crafting good sentences becomes a good habit. This week, we're going to start working on how to build effective complex sentences.

Personal Growth Projects are slow getting off the ground. If you ask me, this is probably the most important thing your kid should do right now: learn something THEY want to learn. Cooking, coding, singing, piano, martial arts, mountain biking, art... If there's anything resembling a gift from this time of quarantine, it's the opportunity to engage in a learning project that is deeply meaningful to each of us, individually. Learning to do something that brings us Joy is quite possibly the most valuable thing we can discover in life.

Online school is hard work for all of us, students, teachers, and families, alike. We're so very grateful that the students continue to show up every day with grace and determination. We're all doing a really good job of making the most of this absurd situation.

Take good care of each other, and please reach out to us if there's any way we can support your kid or your family.

All the best,

Jon and Maizzy

Jon's Update 10-23-2020

Dear Middle School Family,

Short week, this week. We have family conferences on Thursday and Friday, so there is no 'Zoom School' (on Thursday and Friday—nice try!). (Fun Challenge: Contest my application of the sentence 'rules' in that last (overly technical) sentence! (Not the first sentence; it was an intentional fragment.)

These conferences are mainly an opportunity to "Stop Production!" and check in with folks who need, well, to check in with us. Don't get me wrong: we'd be happy to hear some embarrassing stories about your child, or otherwise hang out with y'all for a bit. Just please don't feel obligated to schedule a conference if you don't feel you need it. (We've been in regular contact with many families...)

Here are the sign-ups again. We certainly won't be disappointed if you show up in costume!

Carrie & Christa Sign Up Last Name: My-Z

Jon & Maizzy Sign Up Last Name: A-Mo

We've made it through the first Term of Middle School 2020! Huzzah! Can you believe it? The books are closed on Term 1. We're no longer accepting assignments from Term 1.

We are, however, very excited to accept assignments for Term 2! Let's start over and stay on top of things. We're off to a great start! Our main academic goals right now are work management (daily completion and turn-in), and fluently writing clear, complete, technically accurate, grammatical sentences.

Next week, we're going to start interest-based Writing Groups. It's going to make this online learning experience a lot more personal and fun. If we're going to be stuck at home, separated from each other, the least we can do is create some Content to engage and entertain each other!

We're all learning so much, so fast right now. It's starting to feel less impossible (Danger Zone!) and more exciting (Learning Zone!) for us all, I think, as we continue to test the edges of what works and what doesn't work in this online learning environment. It's also starting to feel more... socially comfortable hanging out together online.

I've attached the Planner Page for the short week. Please print it and fill out your Math and Science assignments, or replicate it in your Humanities Notebook.

Take this habit of organizing your days as seriously as you possibly can!

Best,

Jon and Maizzy

Jon's Update 10-19-2020

Dear Middle School Family,

Oh, the sweetness of settling into routine. It makes everything feel more... possible!

I whipped together a handy-dandy little weekly planner for students, to help the week go even a little more smoothly. All of the Communications and Humanities assignments are in Jupiter Ed for the week, and I've gone ahead and filled out half of the planner for you this week. (You'll have to do your Math and Science side on your own.

Once you have it all filled out, it will be a lot easier to do your work day by day, and check things off when you get them turned in. It's helpful to have an overview right there in front of you for what the week looks like, and how assignments fit together. AND, you should take it one day at a time, and get your work done each day. (And then go outside and do something fun.)

If you don't have the ability to print at home, please replicate the "To Do" list in your notebook for your four core classes. I promise: this will dramatically reduce your stress. Also, you'll notice that the assignments for Humanities and Communications this week are small daily tasks that fit together into a larger whole. Please note that I have highlighted the assignments that you need to work with your Table Group to complete, so they stand out.

I'll be sending the planner out on the next few Mondays with the Communications and Humanities assignments already filled out. Eventually, you'll be filling it out for yourself, so please think critically about the little tricks and quirks that work best for you.

Please remember, Monday is our short day. We don't have office hours on Monday afternoons, because the teachers are in meetings. But we're hanging out on Zoom Tuesday through Friday from 1-2:30pm to help you out. This is truly an amazing way to one on one support with your assignments. We love it when you show up! Some folks show up just to hang out and work quietly with us while we work.

Have a great week!

Jon and Maizzy

Jon's Update 10-8-2020

Dear Middle School Family,

***(Editor's note: this email got out of control, but I didn't want to delete it. If you're pressed for time, you can scroll down to the Bold Underlined steps below.)

All things considered, things are going really well. We've been dancing around, trying to find a common rhythm that works, and it really feels like the beat if finally there. Settling into the rhythm comfortably enough that we're past "counting beats and matching steps," so to speak, and finally able to just move with the flow of the day is still going to take some time.

I finally had to set alarms on my phone today to prepare me for the transitions between classes, so I don't have to actively watch the clock. And without the physical reminders in front of me of what the students are actively working on, right now, is making it hard for me to gauge how long it's taking students to complete activities. From 10:20-11:15, Maizzy and I are actively working with all 48 students at the same time. Online.

And it's already getting easier.

The weird space in time while the students are working independently, and together, in their Table Groups on assignments, Maizzy and I are in the main Zoom Room, working with individual students, and diving into Table Groups to answer questions and support the students. We're also managing to use some of the down-time to get a lot of important work done that is usually put off until the evenings and weekends: grading and planning.

This may seem like a small thing. It's not. And it may be the best thing that comes out of this experience. Maizzy and I are looking at the students' work and talking about it. Talking about individual student progress (yes, already). Talking about trends we're seeing, spots where the instructions weren't clear enough, or common insights students are sharing, or where students were clearly more excited about one assignment than others...

It's the thing I love most about being a Montessori teacher: my full-time assistant. Even remotely, our ability to discuss and process what we're seeing happen in all facets of the classroom right as it's happening connects us with what's really happening in a way that no solo teacher could accomplish. Add to that the fact that we're practically connected at the brain with Carrie and Christa, and share the opportunity to spend time with your children, and we've got a winning situation.

Everyone keeps saying we need to work together to get through this. It is so very true. We four teachers talk about the dynamics of the Online Learning Space we've created a lot. We do more subject-area-processing in our teaching pairs, but when it comes to taking care of our kids, that's where our community really shines.

In that spirit, I want to leave you with 5 very important messages:

1. The Educational Stakes are NOT as high as the media wants you to believe.

The real HUMAN skills our children are learning right now about resilience, and self-care, and independence, and community, and the value of human connection are going to change the world. Our ability to participate in the economy is secondary to our fundamental responsibility to take care of each other.

When the economists in the media make giant claims about the massive future impact of "our failed education system," they are highly underestimating the smarts, and the hearts of this generation. Our kids are going to be better than fine. The technological and adaptive learning skills they're gaining right now transfer across school subjects, and are more applicable to real life than anything I learned as a student in school.

No matter what pace Each Student takes to adapt to this new school environment, they are going to grow and strengthen

2. The Morning "Groups" Work Period is from 8:30am-12pm.

We do not expect the students to sit in front of the computer from 8:30-3:05.

We do expect them to show up for Math at 8:30. We also expect them to show up at the beginning of their Period 2 and Period 3 classes. Sometimes there will be group work. Sometimes they'll be able to just work alone on their own stuff. Sometimes they'll want to work on their own stuff in the company of their friends. All that's fine.

We just need them to show up each day to their Periods 1, 2, and 3 at the appropriate start time between 8:30am and 12pm.

The afternoons are A LOT more flexible, and this is where your family is going to have to work together to be healthy and have some important discussions about the rhythm of your days at home together in this difficult time.

3. We all need to move more! A lot more!

At school, we move around a lot. The classroom itself is a very active, mobile environment. The nature of this new environment is the opposite. We all feel trapped in front of the screen. I understand this as well as anyone! I am in constant physical motion. (I have a stationary bike in front of my desk at school, and a standing desk at home.)

Your kids need to move. You need to move. We all need to move. Our bones need it. Our muscles need it. Our sanity needs it! Get up. Move around. You don't have to stay chained to your computer during the work morning. Make sure you know what is happening and what you're responsible for, and you are free to move to and away from your computer appropriately.

But, this is the important part, make sure you know what's going on, before you walk away from your computer!

IMPORTANT PROCLAMATION!

(Please feel free to read this aloud to your student in a very IMPORTANT-sounding voice.)

"I, Jon Labrousse (pronounced Labruce), as a middle school teacher of 'name your student here,' hereby proclaim that no middle school student is allowed to be on any sort of electronic device, except a stove or microwave (assuming they have appropriate training and supervision, of course) between the hours of 12 and 1 pm. Ever. This absolutely, and unequivocally includes, 'name your student here.'"

4. The whole middle school team is here to help.

Every Tuesday-Friday, 1pm-2:30pm, the Math/Science Team and the Communications/Humanities team are online, waiting, hoping someone will show up, needing help. (We're also grading, so we welcome interruptions!)

This isn't just a time for students to come in for help with assignments, or just to hang while they work on assignments. This is also a time where it would be easy for families to connect with us about how things are going. If it works best for you to set an appointment, please do. Otherwise, just drop in and see if we're available. There's a Zoom link for Math/Science, and there's a Zoom link for Communications/Humanities.

5. Which brings me to the last thing: Our Middle School Page on the Ridgeline Webpage is fully functional and the most up-to-date place to look for information.

Here's the link: https://www.ridgeline.org/remote-learning/middle-school

Please bookmark it, so you have easy access to all of the links and email addresses you need. Our weekly updates are also posted there.

***(Whew! That's a lot of information. I better put an Editor's Note at the top.)

School life is going to get easier, and better. It already feels a whole lot more fun.

Take good care of each other, friends. And ENJOY this long weekend. (Another Proclamation!)

Best,

Jon and Maizzy

October 5, 2020

Dear Middle School Family,

It's hard to believe we're already starting the third week of school! Please note that there is no school Friday, October 9. It's a statewide teacher training day.

We are settling into our regular schedule starting this week. We may make some adjustments to times and student groupings as the year moves on.

Please "reply to all" with any questions, so it reaches the whole middle school team.

Here is the basic daily "Bell" Schedule:

Middle School Schedule 2020-2021

Period 1: 8:30-9:25 Math (Everyone)

Period 2: 9:30-12:00 Science/Communications/Humanities

("Dismissal" MONDAY)

(TUESDAY-FRIDAY:)

Lunch: 12:00pm-1pm

Period 3: 1:00-2:30pm Independent Work/Personal Growth Project:

Period 4 PE/Art: 2:35-3:05pm


September 28, 2020

Dear Middle School Family,

I am happy to announce that Ridgeline's Middle School program had 100% attendance for the first week of school. The whole week! Great job, everybody!

We are so happy to be back with our students, even online. Our humor and spirit filled the space between us. Technological difficulties were a little stressful at times, but our Joy in being together helped smooth out the bumps. Thank you, everyone, for your continued grace and patience as we settle into a routine that works.

This week, we will follow the same schedule as last week. Please remember that Monday is our short school day this year. School is over at noon for the Middle School on Monday.

We will regroup into Table Groups in the afternoons, starting Tuesday. We will email meeting links for their Table Group meetings on Tuesday morning.

Period 1: 8:30-10:05am

BREAK: 10:05-10:25am

Period 2: 10:25-12:00pm

("Dismissal" MONDAY)

(TUESDAY-FRIDAY:)

Lunch: 12:00pm-1pm

Table Groups: 1:00-2:30pm

PE: 2:35-3:05pm