Family Memo 3/5

Family Memo 3/5
CMS Shark logoSalem Public Schools and Collins Middle will be bringing scholars back to the building 5 days a week sometime in the month of April. There will be a remote option for families that want their child to continue to learn in the remote setting for the final part of the school year. I will have more details for the community after the March 15th School Committee Meeting. Please stay tuned as we transition into the final stage of the 20-21 school year.

News and Notes:
Wednesday March 10: Half Day for scholars

Sharkies Award Ceremony: Each grade level will celebrate our scholars at the following times:
6th grade-9:30am
8th grade- 10:30am
7th grade- 11:20am
Link to join the event will come next week.

ELL Families: Salem Public Schools will host an EL Family Night is scheduled for Thursday, March 11, at 6:30 PM 
The topic for the night is: The role of parents in the USA & Massachusetts. 

8th Grade Families: We had a family meeting on 3/3 and the group started to generate activities for this June to celebrate our 8th grade scholars. We welcome all ideas to make the end of the year fantastic for this group. Link to view activities and add any ideas is here: 8th Grade end of year activities

After we have as many ideas as we can from families over the next couple weeks. 8th graders in homeroom will give feedback on ideas and they can submit ideas of their own. At our next family meeting on April 7th we can establish next steps.

Spring Sports: Sad to announce the Northeast Conference will not have spring sports league for middle schools. 8th Graders if you want to play sports, Salem High School spring sports will be open to you. Ms. Oquendo will share the complete list of teams in the upcoming weeks. If your child is in 6th or 7th grade and needs help finding sports in the community please contact Brad Maloon City Connects Coordinator at bmaloon@salemk12.org

Report Cards: Will be available to be in the ASPEN portal on Tuesday March 23 at 3pm

Family/Teacher Conferences:
Dates-
Thursday, March 25, from 6pm-8pm
Monday, March 29, 2:50-3:50pm
Tuesday, March 30, 2:50-3:50pm
Teachers will be sending sign ups through Parent Square this coming week.

Specialist: Scholars will start a new specialist class March 10.

Electives/Clubs: Wednesday March 10 scholars will select their new electives. Course catalogues will be emailed home on Monday March 8. New electives will start March 24.
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