• Skyview Middle School E-Learning

  • Message from School Leadership

     

    Tuesday, May 12, 2020

    Dear Skyview Families,

    As we near the end of our e-learning quarter, again, I want to thank you for your patience and support for what seems like all things new. We have learned a lot about teaching virtually and the incredible resilience of our families at Skyview. With 8 days of school remaining, I have some clarifying information for you and your students:

    May 15th: This is the last day for NEW INSTRUCTION only. The following week is intended for final exams, project turn-in and makeup work turn in. The last day of school is May 22 (not the 15th). Please encourage your student to complete all work that has been assigned and get it turned in to their teachers. We will not be taking attendance the last week of school so there will not be a need for filling out attendance forms.

    Final Grades: Grades will be available in PowerSchool after May 27th at 3:30pm. All grades are available in a virtual format. If you do not have access to the Parent Portal of PowerSchool, please contact Christy Marry, Registrar at cmarry@d49.org.

    Drive-By Pick up/Drop offLocation is in the rear Bus Lot. Please see the information at the end of this email. This is an opportunity for students to pick up locker contents and drop off school items. Please follow the schedule and remain in the vehicle.

    Yearbooks: UPDATE: Due to COVID related production issues, our yearbooks have not been printed yet and consequently will NOT be available for pick up at our Drive-By days. When they do come in, you will be informed about how and when to pick them up.

    District Chromebook Drop off: If you borrowed a Chromebook or Hot spot from District 49, please do not attempt to return that to Skyview. You will need to follow the schedule/information posted on the district website: District 49 COVID 19 Page

    Skyview iPad Drop off for 8th grade iPad Team 8B Only: You have a mandatory drop off on May 21 from 8:00 am -11:30 am and 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm (Last Call for 8th grade only).  Please consult your team newsletters on how to prepare your iPad for turn-in.

    Summer Communication:  Please make sure to continue to view your emails from Skyview throughout the summer.  There will be important announcements/instructions concerning the start of school in the fall, information about yearbook pick up, and other important dates as they are known.

     

    Please see below for some family and community projects to support Capturing Kids Hearts curriculum.  Also, I have repeated the Drive-By email from last week for further reference.
     
    Respectfully,
    Cathy Tinucci, Principal

    » Family Challenge:
    Have a conversation with your children about self-control and teach them to use the "Four Questions" to help them reflect and self-regulate when they get off track. Encourage your child to ask himself or herself: 1. What am I doing? 2. What am I supposed to be doing? 3. Am I doing that? 4. What can I do about it?  Remind your child that when they make a wrong choice, they can always change direction!   

    » Community Challenge: Ask students to identify one way they can positively impact their community and write a specific goal. It takes self-control to set goals and take deliberate steps to reach that goal. 

     
     
    DRIVE-BY Pick Up/Drop Off - Skyview Rear Bus Lot
     
    We are going to offer an opportunity for families to pick up any personal items from school in a DRIVE-BY pick up and drop off of school items that need to be returned.  This is an OPTIONAL pick up - If you do not have any locker items to pick up AND you do not need to return anything to school, please do not attend this event to minimize long lines.  Students and families are to remain in the vehicle at all times.  All unclaimed items will be donated to a charity.  
     
    Drive-by Pick up Stations
    Bagged contents of hallway locker and PE locker
    Art Show items
    Medicines left in the health room
    Awards - confirmation sent via email
    8th grade only - Team 8C Writing folders

    Drive-by Drop off Stations
    Library books and textbooks from the front office
    Choir uniforms, music, accessories, keyboards
    iPads from 8th grade only - Team 8B iPads only *

    Drive-By Pick Up/Drop off Schedule:  
    If you cannot make your assigned time, each grade level has a Last Call time that you can use.  Households with siblings should attend the Last Call time of the oldest student. 
     
    6th grade

    May 14, 8:00 am -11:30 am Team A
    May 14, 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm Team B 
    May 15, 8:00 am -11:30 am Team C 
    May 15, 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm Last Call for 6th Grade

    7th grade

    May 18, 8:00 am -11:30 am Team A 
    May 18, 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm Team B 
    May 19, 8:00 am -11:30 am Team C 
    May 19, 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm Last Call for 7th Grade

    8th grade 

    May 20, 8:00 am -11:30 am Team A, 
    May 20, 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm Team C
    May 21, 8:00 am -11:30 am Team B, 
    May 21, 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm Last Call for 8th grade only

    Final reminders
    Stay in the car.  Know your locker number BEFORE coming.  This can be found on the Parent & Student Portal (desktop version only) or by emailing Tammy Kosley.  Stick to the schedule.  Shared lockers - SMS is not responsible for incorrectly claimed items. Bring library books, textbooks, Choir uniforms (if applies), and iPad (if applies).