October 2, 2020
Daily Attendance 2020-2021
Parents and Families…The new attendance email for Mount View Middle is up and running. If your student is absent or tardy, or will be absent or tardy for any reason, please send an email explaining the reason, student’s first and last name, date of absence, grade and teacher’s name, to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Schedule Adjustments for Scheduled Early Dismissal Days
The HCPSS 2020-2021 calendar includes four scheduled 3-hour early dismissal days:
The virtual schedules have been adjusted for these scheduled early dismissal days to provide students with synchronous learning for each class. Additionally, both full- and half-day Pre-K classes will meet on these days using a modified schedule.
GT Seminar Information
Please read this important note about GT seminars from Mrs. Mako to both students and parents.
WOW! Students signed up for almost 350 seminars! I'm excited to work with you all! This week, I have been busy creating the seminars' Canvas courses and enrolling students in the seminars they selected. This is a large enrollment number (and I also have my regular classes to teach), so may I please ask for your help?
Parents: Please make sure that your child understands these instructions and has a method in place to remember next week's Meet time and code.
By working together, we can make sure that all interested students successfully start GT seminars next week. I really don't want to have to limit the number of students taking a seminar, so please help each other as much as possible.
Next week, between my seminars and my regular classes, I will Meet with over 400 students! This is only possible because MVMS students truly are respectful, responsible, and ready to learn. :))
On Wednesday, October 7 and 14, students in grades 2-8 will take the Measured Academic Progress (MAP) assessment. The data from the MAP assessment will help schools and teachers measure where your child is starting the year academically. The HCPSS intends to also give the assessment in winter and spring to measure how your child’s learning is progressing throughout the year. The MAP test does not affect grades and the difficulty adjusts depending on how your child responds. It is normal for students to only answer about half the questions correctly. To learn more about the MAP assessment, please visit: https://www.nwea.org/the-map-suite/common-questions-families/
The Reading test will be offered on October 7 at 9 am and 1 pm. The Math test will be offered on October 14 at 9 am and 1 pm. It does not matter if you have math or ELA second semester, this is for all eligible students. Students may choose to attend either the morning or afternoon session. If your child is unable to attend, makeup testing will be offered during asynchronous learning times. Teachers will share Google Meet information and your student’s testing group as we get closer to the Oct 7th date. Students will be testing through their Homeroom/Flex Teachers. Please be sure to attend the 10/5 Flex class for login information and the device checks. The google meet codes for each group will be posted in the FLEX Class CANVAS page.
Students in High School Level math classes (Algebra 1, Algebra 1 GT, Geometry GT, and any accelerated math) will not be taking the math assessment. Students in English/Language Arts GT Grade 8 will not be taking the reading assessment.
Any questions, please email Ms. K. Hess at Kimberly_Hess@hcpss.org.
Last Yearbook Pick-up
Yearbooks will be distributed for the last time on the following dates and times:
Please park your car and come to the main entrance of the school where you will be met and given your yearbook. Please wear a mask and adhere to social distancing practices. Any books that are not picked up will be held for distribution when schools eventually open, so please make sure you pick up your book! Questions? Please email email@example.com.
MVMS PTA News
Support Our First Restaurant Night!
Support MVMS and have a reason not to cook at the same time! Join us for our first Restaurant Night of the 20/21 School Year on October 19, 2020 from 5PM - 9PM.
Four ways to guarantee your purchases count:
Please note that fundraiser online ordering is only valid through pickup during your fundraiser’s scheduled date, time, and assigned restaurant. Ordering delivery for fundraisers is not permitted at this time.
Calling All Artists!
Writers, musicians, painters, dancers and artists all! Click here to find out how to participate in theis years PTA Reflections Contest.
Community News and Events
Please visit the Community News and Programs page on the HCPSS website for announcements of upcoming events and programs sponsored by non-profit organizations.In alignment with Howard County Board of Education Policy 10010, Distribution and Display of Materials and Announcements, there are select announcements that have been approved by the Public Information Office for distribution. These community notices are neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Howard County Public School System.
“Together” is the theme of the just released HCPSS Educational Partnerships 2019-2020 Annual Report. Each school’s partners are listed, as well as system wide (at-large) and curricular and program office partnerships. In the report, you will see examples of how partners help care for students and staff.
September 28 Schools and Offices Closed