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.
PTA General Meeting Schedule 2020-2021
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
Sherrod Blankner, President
Manu Wong, Treasurer
Eleanor Judd, Secretary
Eowyn Mader, Membership