Walkthrough Registration Reminder

Walkthrough registration will take place on the Korematsu Main Quad August 10th, 11th, and 12th, from 9AM – 12PM. Parents and guardians will fill out forms, get necessary materials, and pick up preliminary class schedules. Students are encouraged to attend. This year we will be taking school photos during the walkthrough. 

Walkthrough should take approximately 1 ½ hours. If you cannot come at the designated time, try to come at one of the other times. If you will be on vacation, please contact the school office. Our goal is to have all students registered and with textbooks before the first day of school.  

Orientation Schedule:
Tuesday August 10th
9:00 AM – 7th grade (A – H) – 10:00 AM – 7th grade (I – Q) – 11:00 AM – 7th Grade R – Z)

Wednesday August 11th
9:00 AM – 8th grade (A – H) – 10:00 AM – 8th grade (I – Q)11:00 AM – 8th Grade R – Z)

Thursday August 12th
9:00AM 0 12:00PM – Make Up Day (All Grades)

Promotion Information

To View the ceremony: https://www.facebook.com/KorematsuMiddleSchoolPTSA

First of all, a reminder that this event is for students only. There will be no family audience at the school. The only way for non-students to view the event will be online at  https://www.facebook.com/KorematsuMiddleSchoolPTSA. We will send a link on Monday at which you can view the event at your 8th grader’s scheduled time on Tuesday.
Schedule. Please note that the rehearsal start time is intentionally scheduled 30 minutes before the program will begin, to allow families to get home to view it online. Please note which event you signed up for (they were listed as 9:00, 11:30, and 2:00 on Eventbrite) 

Event #1: 
Drop-off: 8:45-9amRehearsal: 9:00-9:30Promotion event: 9:30-10:30Pickup: 10:30-10:45 on Norvell Street.

Event #2:Drop-off: 11:15-11:30amRehearsal: 11:30-12:00Promotion event: 12:00-1:00Pickup: 1:00-1:15 on Norvell Street.

Event #3:Drop-off: 1:45-2pmRehearsal: 2:00-2:30pmPromotion event: 2:30-3:30Pickup: 3:30-3:45 on Norvell Street.

Students are welcome to ride their bikes to the ceremony and are asked to please lock them up at the lower racks by the dance studio or the racks by the band room, not in front of the school, so that the flow of people into the front gate will not be affected. 

Dress code: info can be found in the document linked below, but a mask is required by all attendees. 

Photo/ video consent: 
As a reminder, by signing your student up for the in-person event, you are consenting to have the student’s likeness (from a distance) and name (read aloud) appear on a Facebook live streamed event at https://www.facebook.com/KorematsuMiddleSchoolPTSA. If you have concerns with this or need to opt out, you can contact Mr. Burnham right away.

Notes about attire/dress code, drop-off location, and additional COVID-related safety precautions can be found here.

5/6/21 – Updates:

This Monday, May 10th, there is no school for students. Tuesday we will operate our modified schedule with all classes scheduled. Teachers should notify students if the class will be asynchronous or synchronous. The modified schedule can be found here. 

As we continue with our Spring in-person learning we now turn to finalizing our summer program. Korematsu will be offering a summer program to students who have struggled with distance learning over the past year. Engagement, attendance and academic performance are determining factors. We will be able to serve about 190 students. Our plan is to serve about 80 rising 6th graders from our feeder schools. The rest of the students will be currently enrolled Korematsu 7th graders. Families with students who qualify based on our prioritization matrix will be contacted by Korematsu staff in the coming weeks.

Finally, the deadline to purchase yearbooks is May 28th. Please know that yearbooks will not arrive until summer. We will contact each family who ordered a yearbook when they arrive. Here is the link to purchase.

Math Class Sequence from Korematsu to ECHS

Dear Parents:
If you are wondering why algebra and geometry are no longer offered in middle school, here is an amazing explanation from Mr. Pang, Calculus teacher at ECHS. Recorded at Korematsu PTSA Meeting September 15, 2020. 
Thanks,
Sherrod

Spring In Person Learning Update

After a long week of work scheduling and assigning cohorts and hubs with equity as the focus we have finalized our Spring opening. Students who will be participating in our cohorts and hubs have been contacted by KMS staff. If you have not been contacted we currently do not have space. We continue to look for educators to open hubs, and if space becomes available we will reach out based on our prioritization list.

For students participating in our Spring here is the orientation video:

Key Forms and Documents:

Waiver and Contract – English

Renuncia / ContratoEspanol

Click here to sign up for COVID testing at KMS provided by WCCUSD.

Health Screen Questions

Slide Deck

In-Person Update: PE Hub Survey

Hello Korematsu Families – 

Our PE teachers are available to work with 30 students each in the afternoons Monday through Thursday. These hubs will begin at 1:00PM and run until 3:00PM. All three of our PE and Dance teachers will participate. We will pair students with their current teacher for these hubs. 

We are excited to offer this opportunity for students to get outside, exercise, and safely connect with one another. We will follow all COVID guidelines to ensure the safety of our staff and students. Students will not be using the locker room and should come to school dressed for exercise. This survey will be available for 24hrs so we ask that you complete it as soon as possible if your child is interested in participating. 

Por favor, tóme un momento y complete la encuesta para centros de clases de educación física. La encuesta se encuentra en nuestro sitio de internet korematsumiddleschool.org. 

Nuestros profesores de educación física están disponibles para trabajar con 30 estudiantes por las tardes de lunes a jueves. Estos centros comenzarán a la 1:00 hasta las 3:00 de la tarde.  Los tres profesores de Educación Física y baile participaran en estos centros. Emparejaremos a los estudiantes con su profesor actual para estos centros. 

Estamos emocionados de ofrecer esta oportunidad para que los estudiantes salgan, hagan ejercicio y se conecten de forma segura entre sí. Seguiremos todas las directivas de COVID para garantizar la seguridad de nuestro personal y estudiantes. Los estudiantes no usarán los casilleros del gimnasio deberán venir a la escuela vestidos para hacer ejercicio. Esta encuesta estará disponible durante 24 horas, por lo que le pedimos que la complete lo antes posible si su hijo está interesado en participar.