The end of the school year is almost here, and I need to remind all middle school students and parents of a few key items:
At this point, Summer School will again be offered for those students in grades 5-8; 5th and 6th grade will offer Math and a structured reading program, 7th and 8th will offer English/Social Studies (one combined class), Math, and Science. The dates for Summer School will be Monday July 10th to Friday July 28th. Classes will run from 8:30 am-11:30 am with buses home at 11:45 am. Parents planning summer vacations, please note that students may not miss more than two days of summer school, if they wish to be eligible to pass. Middle School retention policy for 7th and 8th grade is that if a student fails two or more core classes they must repeat their entire current grade or come and pass summer school in order to go on to the next grade level. The 5th and 6th grade policy is similar, with more input based on maturity levels of each individual student and the need to improve their reading levels.
End of the year final exams for grades 7-12 will be June 9th & 12th (double period classes for each) this is NEW this year as we are only doing them on two days instead of two and a half. Despite the nice weather and other spring distractions please remind your children to study each night as these exams are cumulative and require remembering topics from the beginning of the school year. The final day of school for 7th graders will be June 12th. This is similar for 8th graders accept for those who must attend regents week for an exam in accelerated Science (Living Environment June 16th at 8:15 am) and/or Spanish FLACS Checkpoint A Exam on June 19th 8:15 am. Due to using all our snow days, 5th and 6th graders last day will be June 23, students will arrive at 8:00 am and be released at 10:00 am (this does count as a day of school).
We hope to see many of you at Middle School Awards Night on June 7th at 6:30 pm.
Please enjoy the busy May and June months ahead and support each and every school function you can to wrap up our year.
Middle School Principal