RISE… to be the best Rider; to be the best YOU!
Fifer Daily Bulletin for JANUARY, 2021
This week’s Character-Building Word: Success
This week’s Quote: "Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one." --Malcolm Forbes
Good Day Fifer Families
Happy New Year!
--Monday evening, the Caesar Rodney School Board voted to resume Hybrid Instruction starting Monday, January 11, 2021. Group C starts us off Monday and Tuesday live at FMS with Group B following on Thursday and Friday. Students will remain in their same groups as they were prior to the pause. All requested changes in placement will not take effect until February 1st which is the beginning of the Second Semester. The calendars and schedules are posted on the District and School website. Attached is the calendar for January.
--Parent drop-off and pick-up is at the back of the building ONLY
--Students coming into the building for hybrid are expected to wear a mask during school and on the bus. Students are recommended to bring 2-3 masks to school. Gaiters are not considered a mask. Attached are COVID guidance questions you should take into consideration when your student(s) begins to return to hybrid instruction next week.
--Students coming into the building for hybrid instruction need to bring their computers, their chargers, ear buds and a notebook or paper and a writing utensil. Please label your computer and charger with your name! Students in school will not be zooming but will need to access their online materials.
---Students should shut down their Chromebook each night and plug them in for a full charge the next day! This will also allow for important updates to occur once the Chromebook powers back up!
--Attendance is important for learning! Email email@example.com should your student need to miss a day or a period or two with the reason for the absence.
--Schools will be closed Monday, January 18th for Martin Luther King Day AND Friday, January 29th for Teacher In-service
--Students coming into the building for hybrid will be required to carry their items with them throughout the day… no lockers! Cell phones should be off and in backpacks. Backpacks and coats will be placed on their chairs.
--All hallways and stairways are one-way (many arrows helping to direct you). People too! All halls are marked for social distancing as well.
--Classrooms are marked for social distancing. Student desks should be facing the same direction. Students coming into the building for hybrid are expected to use their assigned desk; teachers have established seating charts.
--Restroom use will occur during class. We will use hallway cones to determine restroom use. Blue for boys and Red for girls. Students coming into the building for hybrid may not use the restroom during class transition; we are unable to monitor for safety during that time.
--Hand sanitizer is located in every classroom. Most classrooms have sinks for hand washing.
--Please contact the school if you are in need of internet.
--All our hybrid calendars are located on our Fifer Middle School website. Keep in mind middle schools have THREE cohorts to rotate through versus Elementary with two cohorts. Cohort A will always be a Monday and Tuesday BUT NOT EVERY week; Cohort B will always be a Thursday and Friday BUT NOT EVERY week; and Cohort C rotates between Monday/Tuesday and Thursday/Friday.
--OUR FMS RTI Video of the Week is: “Deshauna Barber Story-An Inspiring Story of Overcoming” (5:50) Click on title
Guiding Questions for you and your student to discuss and learn each other ideas:
1)What are some of the important messages that you heard while watching the video?
2) Why is it important to welcome the word “no” and not fearing failure?
RISE… to be the best Rider; to be the best YOU!
--Please visit us on Instagram, fmsriders. See what good things are happening at Fifer Middle School.
--Please visit us on Facebook at Fred Fifer III Middle School PTO. See what other items are listed here that are happening.
"RISE... to be the best Rider; to be the best YOU!"
GAMES FOR FMS SPORTS:
All students planning to play sports need to be advised that they are REQUIRED to have current physical as of April 1, 2020 to be eligible for all Fifer Athletic Programs. Click here for valid forms: http://www.doe.k12.de.us/infosuites/students_family/diaa/forms.shtml
--Outdoor sporting events, especially those on Marker’s Field, we ask spectators to park in the back parking lot of Fifer Middle School versus along the road by the field. We have a lot of spectators walking across the street and visibility is an issue. We need to keep our students and community safe.
--Attention ALL STUDENTS: Here are a few reminders of the Fifer Middle School dress code. Tops cannot be halter tops or shirts that show your skin, such as the belly area or low chest area. All bottoms (skirts & shorts) must be longer than your fingertips. The holes in jeans that are above your fingertips, must be covered. Gentlemen remember no headbands. Remember rules after watching Dress Code video in your content classes. This week is your opportunity to ensure you are following the dress code. Students who do not follow the dress code will be sent to the office. Remember do not leave home wearing anything that is not within the dress code.
Home Access: Want to be up-to-date on attendance, missing work, testing results, grades and teacher comments.
1) Go to https://hac.doe.k12.de.us/HomeAccess/Account/LogOn?ReturnUrl=%2fhomeaccess
2) Switch to Caesar Rodney
3) Login is 1st three letters of first name, first three letters of last name, last three numbers of student id (no spaces or capitals); NO ending @cr.k12.de.us
4) Password is 1st letter of first name capitalized, 1st letter of last name lower case, student id (with leading zeros if needed to bring number to 7 digits), followed by dollar sign (no spaces).
If you are a guardian or parent and do not have your own login and password, please stop by the main office and they can set you up with entry to this information.The cafeteria is accepting money for your students’ lunch accounts. If you have any money (cash or check), report to the cafeteria as soon as you enter the building in the morning. If paying with check, please write the child’s full name, team, and grade level on the check. PLEASE do not wait until lunch time. If you are paying online, please go to http://www.PayPAMS.com. Stay informed about your student’s lunch account at your own convenience.ALL Students: You must turn in your absent and sick notes when you return to the school to AVOID lunch detention. It needs to be turned in immediately first thing in the morning as you enter the building. Stop by the office and see Mrs. Henry to turn in or if you have any questions on this issue.FIFER SCHOOL STORE has all the school necessities. Open during lunch time in the cafeteria on TUESDAY's! You can see a list of everything available on the Fifer Website under Programs. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Hartman in Room 127UPCOMING EVENTS:
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