We are only a few days away from our first STEAM in action event. Don’t forget to mark your calendars or set an alarm for 2.00 pm on Tuesday the 26th. There are seals to save and prizes to win. Zoom access will be available to the first 500 participants. The event will also be streamed on the Korematsu Facebook and ASE Facebook pages. Please bookmark these pages. Korematsu Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KorematsuMiddleSchoolPTSAASE Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ASEInnovate Zoom Access: Meeting ID: 843 937 7588 Passcode: Innovate One tap mobile +16699009128,,8439377588#,,,,*565403# US (San Jose)
See you at the splash!
Estamos a solo unos días de nuestro primer evento STEAM en acción. No olvide marcar sus calendarios o programar una alarma para las 2:00 pm del martes 26. Hay sellos que guardar y premios que ganar. El acceso a Zoom estará disponible para los primeros 500 participantes. El evento también se transmitirá en las páginas de Facebook de Korematsu y Facebook de ASE. Marque estas páginas como favoritos. Korematsu Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KorematsuMiddleSchoolPTSAASE Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ASEInnovate Zoom Access: Meeting ID: 843 937 7588 Passcode: Innovate One tap mobile +16699009128,,8439377588#,,,,*565403# US (San Jose)
Schedule Updates: Friday there is no school for students. The end of the semester is always a teacher work day to complete grades and prepare for the second semester. Students will not have a homeroom class, and there will be no asynchronous work.
Schedule Adjustments: We have also changed the schedule that follows a Monday holiday. Students will attend all 6 classes on Tuesday January 19th. The classes are shortened. Teachers will inform students if it will be an asynchronous or synchronous lesson. We will be back to normal with three classes on Wednesday January 20th.
A reminder that our winter recess begins at the end of the day Friday. Students will be off from December 21st through January 1st and will be back to online learning January 4th. During this long break I want to encourage students to read as much as possible. I know some students will also have some make up work to complete. When we come back from break students will have two weeks until the end of the first semester on January 15th.
We will have a yearbook this year! Like everything it’ll be a Covid edition. But we really need your support. Please send pictures to the yearbook committee at kms_yearbook2020 on instagram. If you are not an instagram user you can always send them to firstname.lastname@example.org and be sure to label the pictures. Send us head shots, funny photos, halloween pictures, zoom shots, and anything that we might add to the yearbook.
Please check out the semi-weekly news. As more students participate we are beginning to see a great show.
I hope everyone has a pleasant and safe winter recess. Please take care of one another and keep reading!
PS – I sent this newsletter to all student last week. It provides some information that may be useful. I do want to encourage students and families to participate in the after school program (Extended Learning Program) as it does offer turning and socializing options.
This is an update about picture day. Pictures for students with last names beginning with Lic – Z are this Friday November 20th from 10AM – 2:00. We did not have that many students come last Friday and expect the same this Friday. If you do not want to get your picture taken that is just fine. We will work out a way for you to send us a picture for the yearbook. (You do not have to come get your picture taken.)
All pictures will be taken in the gym. Only students may enter the gym. Families will pull up along the school to drop students. Cones and other markings will identify where students will walk. Students will enter the main gym doors. Get their picture taken and leave through the back doors. Students will follow a set of cones to Norvell St. for pickup.
Hello Korematsu Families- This is an update about picture day. In order to ensure all safety protocols are followed there will be two picture days. The first picture day is this Friday, November, 13th from 10AM – 3:00.
All other students will participate Friday the 20th.
All pictures will be taken in the gym.
Families will pull up along the school to drop students.
Cones and other markings will identify where students will walk.
Students will enter the main gym doors. Get their picture taken and leave through the back doors.
Students will follow a set of cones to Norvell St. for pickup.
A map has been sent to all students through their grade level google classroom.
Next Thursday all 7th grade students will participate in a workshop known as the Nightmare on Puberty Street. This is part of the California Healthy Youth Act and provides comprehensive sexual health education and HIV prevention education. For many years students in the 7th grade have watched an age-appropriate live performance about four middle school students on their journey through adolescence. Because we are in the distance learning environment, this year we will have students watch a web-series and then participate in a workshop. Nightmare on Puberty St. was created in conjunction with physicians, teachers, licensed counselors, and parents. You can also access the webisodes here. If you have concerns and do not want your child to participate please contact the main office.
By submitting the Multipurpose Family Income Form, you are helping to support our efforts to provide better school meals to our students. Federal, local, and private grant funding is based on the number of eligible applications we collect. Even if your child does not eat school meals, submitting the form helps provide classroom funding at your school.
Free meals are available to students through June 30, 2021 if their household’s income is less than or equal to the federal income guidelines. Eligibility is based on total household income and the total number of household members listed on the Multipurpose Family Income form. If anyone in the student’s household receives CalFresh, California Work Opportunity (CalWORKs), or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) the student will be eligible for free meals through the case number included on their form submission.