Distance Learning Communication

KMS Distance Learning Communication
Posted on 11/10/2020
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November 10th, 2020

Dear Cavalier Families,

It can’t be said enough that we appreciate and value your support of your student from home and the support that you have sent us during remote learning. We know that learning remotely has been a hardship and less than ideal, to say the least. However, we remain optimistic that we will be able to get the “green light” from the Kitsap County Health Department to return to school soon. In the meantime, we are working hard to plan and deliver meaningful and connected learning for your student remotely.

 

As we enter into our second term, we wanted to take a moment to communicate a few things to you that may help to set your student up for success.

·         Zoom Cameras On: We are asking that all students have their Zoom cameras on during synchronous meetings so that we can better connect with students as well as setting up conditions for students to engage with their classmates. However, we understand that not all students can or should have their cameras on during synchronous Zoom meetings and will accommodate these students when…

1.      The parent/guardian gives permission to their son/daughter to keep their camera off.

and/or…

2.      The student and teacher agree that there is good reason to have it off due to technology limitations or other legitimate reasons.

·         Term Grades: First-term grades will be posted on Skyward Family Access on Friday 11/13 at 3:30. If you have any questions regarding grades, please contact the teacher directly via email and/or make contact with them during daily office hours 11:40-12:25 (Monday-Friday).

·         Attendance: We are required by law to file truancy petitions with the Juvenile Court when students have accumulated seven unexcused absences in one month or ten unexcused absences in an academic year. (RCW 28A.225.030). If your student has three or more unexcused absences this past grading period you will receive a letter from KMS inviting you to a “truancy” meeting with our assistant principal, Mr. Bosch. If you have any questions or need assistance with attendance, please call our Main Office Attendance line at 360-396-3405.

·         Does your Student Need a Quiet/Safe Place to Use Wi-Fi?: Coffee Oasis has graciously offered space in their business Monday-Friday from 8:00-2:30 for our students to have a quiet and safe place to do schoolwork. (No Obligation or Purchase Necessary) 11212 NE State Hwy 104

·         No School Tomorrow (11/11): In honor of Veterans Day, there will be no school tomorrow. Here is a link to the North Kitsap School District Calendar.

 

Kingston Middle School has the very best students because we have the very best parent and guardian support. Thank you again for your hard work and support from home during remote learning. If you have any needs or questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. 360-396-3400

 

Sincerely,

 

The Kingston Middle School Staff



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