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Welcome to Londonderry Middle School

In-Person & Remote Learning

2020 – 2021

“A Smile Behind Every Mask”

LONDONDERRY MIDDLE SCHOOL
PARENT UPDATES
WEEK OF JANUARY 11TH-15TH

Preparing for student return to In-Person Learning
Tuesday, January 19th: Welcome Back In-Person Students
We are excited to reopen LMS and welcome back our In-person students on Tuesday, January 19th. In preparation for our student's return back to the building during winter, there are several items we want to make sure our students are prepared to experience.

Coats – Gloves - Hats
Going outside
These items are not often popular with middle-level students; however, the big difference from the start of the school year and now is the temperature outside. We are highly encouraging students to be prepared to go out every day in P.E. class, even when it's cold. All students will be expected to be dressed and prepared to go outside, even when it's cold out. We want to continue the practice of taking students outside throughout the day when time allows.

Morning Drop Off
As before, students can be dropped off in the morning between 7:20 – 7:40. No students should be dropped off before 7:20. There are designated parking spaces available for parents in the main parking lot. PLEASE BE AWARE that students will be outside until the bell rings at 7:40. Students will be expected to be socially distanced and separated into their designated areas in the building's front. BE PREPARED FOR COLD MORNINGS. Students should be adequately dressed for cold mornings and to remain outside regardless of the temperature.

Self-Monitoring
We need everyone to be diligent with daily self-monitoring for COVID-19 symptoms for our school to offer students access to in-person learning. Suppose your child is experiencing symptoms associated with COVID-19, they need to remain home. If students arrive at school and are symptomatic, they will be evaluated by the school nurse, quarantined, and will need to be picked up from school. I want to emphasize the importance of this practice for our students, but all staff at the school are under the same expectations to ensure a healthy school environment.

Lunch & Hallway Movement – Mask Wearing
One of the many success stories from the start of the school year is attributed to the students following the safety protocols while in school. As a result, we were able to successfully limit and remove the transmission of COVID-19 within the school building.
As we move forward, we again will rely on our students to continue with the practice of wearing a mask, remaining appropriately distanced in the hallways and throughout the school. We will continue to require that students not talk while their masks are off and are eating lunch; we encourage them once they are finished eating to put their masks back on and speak with those at their table. We understand these protocols are not ideal, but they work and help provide a safe learning and working environment for all.

iReady Testing
iReady Testing will resume this year, and students will be assessed in the coming weeks upon their return. The results of these assessments are very important as it will provide teachers and parents a measuring stick for how much their child has learned this school year in math & reading. We will administer these assessments for students attending in-person at school, and for those students attending remotely, their assessments will be administered on-line. If you have any questions about iReady Testing, please contact Annie Collacchi, Curriculum Coordinator, acollacchi@londonderry.org, or Meaghan Nason, Reading Specialist mnason@londonderry.org.
Grade 8 Reading & Math Week of January 25 – 29
Grade 7 Reading & Math Week of February 15 – 19
Grade 6 Reading & Math Week of February 8 - 12

Eighth Grade Parents
It is just a reminder to all 8th grade parents that you will be receiving a letter in the mail about an informational session for all incoming freshmen. The meeting is set for January 20th @ 6:30. If you have any questions, please contact Londonderry High School @ 432 – 6941.

LMS Book Fair
The LMS Book Fair will soon be here! Things will look a little different this year but we look forward to holding a virtual event. You’ll love the fun new option to shop for Book Fair exclusives directly from the interacting booklist and enjoy free shipping on book-only purchases over $25. More information will be sent home soon but mark your calendars. The fair is scheduled for Jan. 25th – Feb. 7th.

Athletics
If your student participates in winter sports, please be sure to review the athletic guidelines by clicking on the athletics link on the webpage for information in regards to both home and away games.

Reminder from the Library
Earlier this week, students were sent a reminder email of library materials that they currently have checked out from the LMS Library. Please encourage your child(ren) to check for this reminder email and, if needed, please help gather materials. All materials are due January 22, 2021. If students are still using the materials, most items are eligible to be renewed, so long as another student is not waiting for it. Bills will be sent for unreturned items.

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