As we are in the final quarter of the year, I need to remind all middle school students and parents of a few key items.
At this point, summer school will be offered for those students in grades 5-8. 5th and 6th grades will offer Math and a structured reading program. 7th and 8th grades will offer English/Social Studies (one combined class), Math, and Science. The tentative beginning for Summer School will be Monday, July 9 to Friday, July 27. Classes will run from 8:30-11:30 with buses home at 11:45. 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. 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 8 & 11 (double period classes for each). This two-day schedule was NEW last year and we are going to continue with it. Despite the nice weather (which we hope is coming) 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 11. This is similar for 8th graders except for those who must attend regents week for an exam in accelerated science (Living Environment) June 13 at 11:30 and/or Spanish FLACS Checkpoint A Exam on June 18 at 8:15. 5th and 6th graders last day will be June 21. June 20 & 21 will be half days for 5th and 6th ending at 11:30.
I would like to thank Mr. St. Pierre, Mr. Robertson, and Mrs. Taillon for their many years of dedication to our students here at SLC. Each will be (one already is) moving on into retirement with exciting new challenges ahead. If/when, you see them please thank them for being such a large part of our community for so many years…they will be missed!
I hope to see many of you at the Middle School Awards Night on June 6th at 6:30 pm. Please enjoy the busy May and June months ahead and support each and every school function that you can as we wrap up our school year.
Middle School Principal