As the new school year is fast approaching we are working to prepare the school for distance learning. A key learning from the Spring experience is that communication is essential. No surprise of course, but at times we struggled with contact information for some students and families. We need to be able to communicate with all families via email and phone. Please take some time to update your information using the link below. Many families have already updated the Annual School Forms and we thank you for that. Having email in particular will allow us to sign parents/guardians up for summary reports from google classroom. These reports will allow you to follow your child’s learning activities.
Dear Parents: Welcome back to the weirdest school year ever! Hope you have practiced your zen and patience skills during the summer! It’s gonna take a little while to get the hang of this year. In case you did not receive the robocall from the principal today, here is the first of what will probably be many messages over the next two weeks. Message from Mr. Burnham:
Hello Korematsu Community! As school is fast approaching I know there are a lot of questions. It does appear there is an agreement between the district and union which will hopefully be shared later in the week. You’ll be hearing from me a lot in the next 14 days about next steps and plans. Here are some of the basics: Students will not be taking 6 classes every day. Students will have three classes a day. Students will have a homeroom or advisory class every day for about 25 minutes. More specific information will come forward in the next week. We are developing a plan along with the district on distribution of materials. For now 7th graders can keep the tablet they used last Spring. Any student without a tablet will be issued one prior to the first day of school. We are doing our best to finalize our master schedule within the framework of the new agreement.
Once the new 3 class a day schedule is completed and loaded we will notify families and provide access to the schedule. Next week I will be hosting an online orientation. As I work with Korematsu staff we will send out an agenda for information and how to access the orientation. While this information is not that specific, please know we are working to support all students during this trying time. Again more to come in the next few days.
Matt Burnham, Principal Fred T. Korematsu Middle School
Message for Band Families
Ms. Carrico is trying to collect all the emails of incoming band students, so she can communicate with the parents about a zoom on the first day of school. If you are an incoming band student, please email Ms. Carrico your name, your child’s name, and whether you are a student in band or orchestra. firstname.lastname@example.org
PTA General Meeting Schedule 2020-2021
Schedule Tuesday Sept 15, 2020 7-9pm Tuesday Nov 10, 2020 7-9pm (Special Black Lives Matter Speaker: Mr. Phillips) Tuesday Jan 12, 2021 7-9pm Tuesday March 9, 2021 7-9pm Tuesday May 11, 2021 7-9pm
Officers Sherrod Blankner, President Manu Wong, Treasurer Eleanor Judd, Secretary Eowyn Mader, Membership
We have another news segment for you all. We are getting more participation from students which is great. We want more! Please email me with submissions or suggestions (email@example.com).
In the coming weeks we will start to clarify some upcoming activities around the school. We are working with WCCUSD to come up with plans for textbook returns, locker clean outs, and yearbook distribution (if purchased). As this information becomes finalized we will incorporate it within the Weekly News. All of these activities will be done following the CDC and local Contra Costa Health Services guidelines.
Anyone planning to submit their baking project to the contest please do so by May 6th. I look forward to the projects.
Counselor Simpson’s Meetings. VOLUNTARY! Open to all. Talk, laugh, have fun….what you feel is up to you and no-one else. Zoom links and passwords can be found by students in Google Classroom.
Ms. S’ 7th grade support group May 1, 2020 11:00 May 1, 2020 11:00 May 4, 2020 11:00 May 8, 2020 11:00 May 11, 2020 11:00 May 15, 2020 11:00 May 18, 2020 11:00 May 22, 2020 11:00 May 25, 2020 11:00 May 29, 2020 11:00 Jun 1, 2020 11:00
Ms. S’ 8th grade support group Apr 28, 2020 12:00 Apr 28, 2020 12:00 Apr 30, 2020 12:00 May 5, 2020 12:00 May 7, 2020 12:00 May 12, 2020 12:00 May 14, 2020 12:00 May 19, 2020 12:00 May 21, 2020 12:00 May 26, 2020 12:00 May 28, 2020 12:00 Jun 2, 2020 12:00