Hello Korematsu Community!
Happy Friday and weekend everyone! The KMS faculty just wrapped up two days of Professional Development and Monday teachers will be setting up their classrooms in anticipation for our Tuesday opening.
We are excited to have students back on campus, but we are aware the first few days can be filled with unknowns. Student schedules often get adjusted as we work to meet the teachers contract on class size and balance classes due to no-shows. We will be working on schedules throughout the weekend and into Monday. Please know that students will receive their final schedule on Tuesday morning. We ask for patience and flexibility as we work to support all students with the classes they need.
Tuesday, August 15th is day one for the 23-24 school year! Students should arrive at school in the morning and enter the main gates near the front office. Students will then find the lists of names posted throughout the campus. Once they locate their name and the advisory room number they should head to the advisory class. The first bell will ring at 8:25 AM. The late bell rings at 8:30 AM. Once in their advisory class, students will receive a hard copy of their schedule and learn about the upcoming week and some of the need to know bits for middle schoolers.
Families, we ask that parents not walk onto campus. Please remember to drop your student in the designated areas and follow our clockwise traffic pattern. Because we are located in a residential community pick-up and drop-off is extremely congested. I encourage you to drop students on Norvell or Lawrence streets and avoid Donal Ave. as much as possible. Last year we saw a lot of unsafe driving and do not want a repeat of these traffic conditions. Always drive in the clockwise pattern and never drop a student off and have them move across traffic to get to campus. Please let them out and then move on to make room for the next car. And please do not park in front of our neighbor’s driveways.
Please take some time to review our website (https://korematsumiddleschool.org/). There you can find our bell schedule, map, discipline matrix, and other key information. We will continue to add information to the website that we hope will be useful.
We have made headway on our vacancies. We welcomed a new History teacher, English teacher, and MMSN teacher. We do however still have a science opening and will continue to search for a teacher. If you know of someone who may be interested please reach out as soon as possible.
We will work to get all students textbooks over the next two weeks. In this day and age the tablet is critical since all of our textbooks can be accessed through the district issued tablet. Students that arrive without a tablet will be directed to the library for check out.
More to come over the next few days,
|8/15/22 First Day of School Schedule|
|Advisory (period 1)||8:30||8:50||20|
|A Period 4||11:40||12:20||40|
|B Period 4||10:55||11:35||40|