Monroe Middle School

School News

Updated Wed, Aug 5th

Dear Monroe Families,

 

We hope you are well.  We acknowledge that this summer was not like summers past, but we hope you have had time to relax and connect with family.  We know that there are lots of questions and unknowns for the upcoming school year.  This is new for all of us.  At Monroe Middle School we are focused on ensuring connectedness, clarity, and compassion for our students, families, and staff.

 

School Schedule

We appreciate everyone’s patience as we continue to work out all the details for our Distance Learning scheduling.  There are a lot of elements and we want to communicate the most complete and accurate plan.  More information to come.

 

School Site Council Members Needed

We are looking for parent/guardian volunteers who would be willing to join our School Site Council.  This is an elected position, the term is two years, and we have three openings.  The School Site Council provides feedback and input into school programming and budgeting.  If you are interested please email Ms. Radle with a brief personal introduction.  

 

School Uniforms

At the end of last year, we finalized the process to no longer have school uniforms.  For the 2020-2021 school year, we will have a dress code policy.  The details of the policy will be in the student handbook.  This policy will be aligned with district expectations and guidelines.

 

School Start Date Change

The first day of the 2020-2021 school year has been moved to Monday, August 24th.

 

As always we are here to answer your questions.  We appreciate you and your support for our school.

 

Regards,

Ruth Stephens Radle

rstephensradle [at] campbellusd.org

Twitter:

Cathy McAvoy

cmavoy [at] campbellusd.org (        )

Veronica Flores

vflores [at] campbellusd.org 

 

Updated Wed, Jun 10th

We have been honoring our staff all week. Our awesome families shared messages of appreciation and we were able to create a word cloud to capture the messages in a picture.

Here is the link for the full image.

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Updated Wed, Jun 10th
During the week of May 11th-May 15th.  This survey measures school connectedness, school climate, school safety, student well-being and student supports. The information from the survey helps us to plan programs and activities that support our school community.  
If you do not want your child to participate in this survey, please emial Ms. Flores at vflores [at] campbellusd.org  or call 408-556-0360 ext. 5058 by Friday May 8th. A copy of the survey is below.
Thank you, 
Veronica  
Updated Fri, May 1st

We wanted to share a message of hello and humor, so please enjoy this 

short video.

Updated Tue, Apr 14th
Dear Monroe Community,

The Executive Board of the Monroe PTA wishes to send our support to our community and families as we navigate this challenging time.  We hope you and your families are safe and healthy.

We would like to thank our community and families for supporting PTA this year.  With your membership funds and donations, we were able to help provide new library books, support teachers with classroom supplies, provide funds for after school sports and support the welcome back teacher lunch.
We owe much gratitude to our administrators, teachers, and staff for their support this year.  The PTA appreciates your dedication not only to our students and community but to our PTA organization as well.  
The Monroe PTA is committed to resuming as many activities as possible once we are able to do so safely and responsibly.  Please check our website for updates and reach out to us if you have any questions.  
If your family is in need of support during this time, please see this information offered in Spanish and in English for various community resources being offered.  
We thank you all for your support this school year.
The Monroe PTA
Estimada comunidad de Monroe:

La Mesa directiva de la PTA de Monroe desea enviar nuestro apoyo a nuestra comunidad y familias mientras navegamos en este momento desafiante. Esperamos que usted y sus familias estén seguros y saludables.

Nos gustaría agradecer a nuestra comunidad y familias por apoyar a la PTA este año. Con sus fondos de membresía y donaciones, pudimos ayudar a proporcionar nuevos libros de la biblioteca, apoyar a los maestros con útiles escolares, proporcionar fondos para los deportes después de la escuela y apoyar el almuerzo de bienvenida para los maestros.

Agradecemos mucho a nuestros administradores, maestros y personal por su apoyo este año. La PTA aprecia su dedicación no solo a nuestros estudiantes y comunidad, sino también a nuestra organización de la PTA.

La PTA de Monroe se compromete a reiniciar tantas actividades como sea posible una vez que podamos hacerlo de manera segura y responsable. Visite nuestro sitio web para obtener actualizaciones y comuníquese con nosotros si tiene alguna pregunta.

Si su familia necesita apoyo durante este tiempo, consulte esta información que se ofrece en español y en inglés para conocer los recursos diversos comunitarios que se ofrecen.

Les agradecemos a todos por su apoyo este año escolar.
La PTA de Monroe

Updated Wed, Jun 10th

We hope everyone is staying safe and healthy as we enter week 5 of our new normal in schools.  Yesterday, teachers shared the expectations with students about Distance Learning. Here is the information we shared with your children about the Distance Learning Expectations.

There have been quite a few requests for tech support that need to be handled in person.  In Thursday’s email, we will have an update on how we will be handling this process moving forward. We are also finalizing grading expectations and will share that information with you this week.  

Be well and stay safe.  We miss your children very much.

 

Esperamos que todos se mantengan seguros y saludables al ingresar a la 5ta semana de nuestra nueva normalidad en las escuelas. Ayer, los maestros compartieron las expectativas con los estudiantes sobre el aprendizaje a distancia. Aquí está la información que compartimos con sus hijos sobre las expectativas de aprendizaje a distancia.

 

Ha habido bastantes solicitudes de soporte técnico que deben manejarse en persona. En el correo electrónico del jueves, tendremos una actualización sobre cómo manejaremos este proceso en el futuro. También estamos finalizando las expectativas de calificación y compartiremos esa información con usted esta semana.

 

Que estén bien y manténgase a salvo. Extrañamos mucho a sus hijos.

 

Updated Tue, Apr 14th

Dear Monroe Families,

 

We hope this newsletter finds you still doing well.  We miss all of your students very much and appreciate how hard you are all working during this time of learning at home.  

 

I have made a brief video introduction.  I will continue making videos throughout our time of school closure in an effort to build some connections and different ways of communicating.

 

Spring Break

As a reminder spring break is April 6th through 10th.  There will be no virtual instruction during the break.

 

Distance Learning

Distance Learning begins April 13th.  Teachers will be communicating with students through google classroom and office hours.  The office hours may include the use of tools like zoom or google hangouts. Please have your student contact their teachers with questions.

 

Community Resources

If you are in need of additional community support please references this resource list.

Community Resources - English

Community Resources - Spanish

 

Middle School Student Email

Middle school students can visit https://gmail.google.com and sign in with their district credentials to begin using the platform. Please note that at this time, students can only send and receive emails to district staff, as well as district services such as TechHelp. That means:

 

  1. Students cannot receive any email/notice from outside our organization unless approved by the Technology Department. Google notifications have been approved so students can receive Google Classroom/Drive updates. 

  2. Students are not able to email other students. 

  3. All email interactions between students and staff will be monitored by Gaggle.net, logged and retained to help ensure safe use. 

 

Be well, be safe, and do not hesitate to email if you have any questions.

 

Regards,

 

Mrs. Radle

rstephensradle [at] campbellusd.org ()

Twitter:

 

Estimadas familias de Monroe:

 

Esperamos que este boletín los encuentre todavía bien. Extrañamos mucho a todos sus estudiantes y apreciamos lo duro que están trabajando durante este tiempo de aprendizaje en casa.

 

He hecho una breve introducción en video. Continuaré haciendo videos a lo largo de durante este tiempo que las escuela este cerrada, con un esfuerzo por construir algunas conexiones y diferentes formas de comunicación.

 

Vacaciones de primavera

Como recordatorio, las vacaciones de primavera son del 6 al 10 de abril. No habrá instrucción virtual durante estas vacaciones.

 

La educación a distancia

El aprendizaje a distancia comienza el 13 de abril. Los maestros se comunicarán con los estudiantes a través del aula de Google y las horas de oficina. El horario de oficina puede incluir el uso de herramientas como zoom o Hangouts de Google. Asegúrese que su estudiante se comunique con sus maestros con preguntas.

 

Recursos de la comunidad

Si necesita apoyo comunitario adicional, consulte esta lista de recursos.

Recursos de la comunidad - Inglés

Recursos de la comunidad - español

 

Correo electrónico del estudiante de secundaria

Los estudiantes de secundaria pueden visitar https://gmail.google.com e iniciar sesión con sus credenciales del distrito para comenzar a usar la plataforma. Tome en cuenta que en este momento, los estudiantes solo pueden enviar y recibir correos electrónicos al personal del distrito, así como a servicios del distrito como ayuda con tecnologia (TechHelp). Eso significa:

 

  1. Los estudiantes no pueden recibir ningún correo electrónico/aviso  fuera de nuestra organización a menos que lo apruebe el Departamento de Tecnología. Se han aprobado las notificaciones de Google para que los estudiantes puedan recibir actualizaciones de Google Classroom/Drive.

  2. Los estudiantes no pueden enviar correos electrónicos a otros estudiantes.

  3. Gaggle.net supervisará todas las interacciones por correo electrónico entre los estudiantes y el personal, las registrará y las retendrá para garantizar un uso seguro.

 

Esté bien, esté seguro y no dude en enviar un correo electrónico si tiene alguna pregunta.

 

Saludos,

 

Sra. Radle

rstephensradle [at] campbellusd.org ()

Twitter:

 

Updated Wed, Apr 29th

Dear Monroe Families.

We hope that the email finds you and your family safe and healthy during this extraordinary time.  As you may know, Monroe Middle School, as well as schools across the district, and county, will be closed through May 1, 2020.  Please see the press release from the Santa Clara County Office of Education.  Additionally, you hopefully received an update from our District Superintendent Dr. Shelly Viramontez.  She gave an overview of how we will be continuing student learning over the next several weeks.

Furthermore, we wanted to share some specific information and guidance as it relates to the needs of Monroe Middle School.

  • Distance Learning will begin on April 13th.

  • Completion of the distance learning work is expected of all students. 

  • Class assignments will be posted in Google Classroom.

  • Student-teacher communication is key.

  • The work assigned does count and we are still working out the details around how best to assess and grade assignments.  We want to balance accountability with understanding during this distance learning time.

  • Teachers will be available for contact with students via virtual office hours.

  • Google Classroom resources for parents:

If your child needs to pick up materials from the classroom we have arranged for staff to support this.  Here is the schedule. Families and students must stay in their car or on the sidewalk.

 

4/1/2020

4/2/2020

4/3/2020

8:30-9:30

GR 8 A-D

GR 7 A-D

GR 6 A-D

9:30-10:30

GR 8 E-Li

GR 7 E-Li

GR 6 E-Li

10:30-11:30

GR 8 Lo-Ri

GR 7 Lo-Ri

GR 6 Lo-Ri

11:30-12:30

GR 8 Ro-Z

GR 7 Ro-Z

GR 6 Ro-Z

 

Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.  Continue to check out updates on our school website and on the district website.

We hope you are well.  We miss your students very much.  

Regards,

 

Mrs. Radle

Ms. McAvoy

Ms. Flores

Please follow Mrs. Radle on Twitter for updates and information.

Mensaje familiar

 

Estimadas familias de Monroe.

Esperamos que este correo electrónico lo encuentre a usted y a su familia seguros y saludables durante este tiempo extraordinario. Como sabrán, la Escuela Intermedia Monroe, así como las escuelas de todo el distrito y el condado, permanecerán cerradas hasta el 1 de mayo del 2020. Consulte el comunicado de prensa de la Oficina de Educación del Condado de Santa Clara. Además, con suerte recibió una actualización de nuestra Superintendente del Distrito, Dra. Shelley Viramontez. Ella dio una visión general de cómo los estudiantes continuaran aprendiendo durante las próximas semanas.

Además, queríamos compartir información específica, guiandolos con relación a las necesidades de la Escuela Intermedia Monroe.

  • La educación a distancia comenzará el 13 de abril.

  • Terminar el trabajo de aprendizaje a distancia es una expectativa de todos los estudiantes. 

  • Las tareas de clase se publicarán en Google Classroom.

  • La comunicación de profesor-alumno es clave.

  • El trabajo asignado cuenta y todavía estamos trabajando en los detalles sobre la mejor manera de evaluar y calificar las tareas. Queremos equilibrar la responsabilidad con la comprensión durante este tiempo de aprendizaje a distancia.

  • Los maestros estarán disponibles para mantener contacto con los estudiantes a través del horario de oficina virtual.

  • Recursos de Google Classroom para padres:

Inglés

Español 

Si su hijo necesita recoger materiales del aula, hemos hecho arreglos para que el personal lo apoye. Aquí está el horario. Las familias y los estudiantes deben permanecer en su automóvil o en la cera.

4/1/2020

4/2/2020

4/3/2020

8:30-9:30

GR 8 A-D

GR 7 A-D

GR 6 A-D

9:30-10:30

GR 8 E-Li

GR 7 E-Li

GR 6 E-Li

10:30-11:30

GR 8 Lo-Ri

GR 7 Lo-Ri

GR 6 Lo-Ri

11:30-12:30

GR 8 Ro-Z

GR 7 Ro-Z

GR 6 Ro-Z

No dude en comunicarse si tiene alguna pregunta. Continúe revisando las actualizaciones en el sitio web de nuestra escuela y en el sitio web del distrito.

Esperamos que estén bien. Extrañamos mucho a sus alumnos.

 

Saludos,

 

Sra. Radle

Sra. McAvoy

Sra. Flores

Siga a la Sra. Radle en Twitter para obtener actualizaciones e información.

 

Updated Thu, Apr 9th

Dear Monroe Families,

We hope that this message finds you well during these interesting and challenging times. In an effort to provide additional guidance our teachers have put together resources for each grade level and class.

MMS Flexible Learning for March 23rd - March 27th

Campbell Union School District will be offering free meals, available for pick-up from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm, Monday through Friday at Monroe Middle School. These meals will be free to all children aged 18 years and younger and will not be consumed on-site. We will offer a pre-packaged lunch and a pre-packaged breakfast for the following day.

Flexible learning packets can be picked up in the meal distribution area.  

If your student has technology questions they can submit a help ticket online and our Tech Department will provide support.

Additional flexible learning resources for all grades

For all CUSD updates on school closure and COVID-19 visit https://www.campbellusd.org/covid19.

As always, we appreciate all that you do for your children each day.  Be good to yourself and do what is best for your family.

 

Regards,

Mrs. Radle rstephensradle [at] campbellusd.org

Ms. McAvoy cmcavoy [at] campbellusd.org

Ms. Flores vflores [at] campbellusd.org

Updated Wed, Jan 15th

January 29th, 2020  

6:00PM - 7:00PM       

In the PLC Building

Click on this link to find out more information.