Scofield Update- April 26th

April 26th Update
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Scofield Magnet Middle School Parent Update- April 26th

8th Grade Exhibition:  Many parents have asked about the status of the 8th grade capstone project.  Students should continue working on their presentation slides and the final draft of the research paper.  

Scofield in the news:  https://www.ctinsider.com/local/stamfordadvocate/article/Stamford-teen-puts-new-sewing-skills-to-use-15218748.php?src=sthpcp&_ga=2.170000804.542783265.1587585814-1081673627.1534275749#photo-19327405

Distance Learning Pictures:  Send a photo of your student working from home by Tuesday, April 28th to MLonegan@stamfordct.gov.  We’ve added a page to the yearbook and will incorporate as many as we can.   

Live Teaching Sessions:  Teachers are increasing live delivery of instruction.  I have personally participated in live sessions and have also viewed teacher narrated presentations.  It is important for all parents to know that the expectations for student behavior were outlined in the letter that Dr. Lucero sent parents last week.  It is a violation of Stamford Board of Education policy 5131 to disrupt classes in any manner, including on-line learning.  Students who interrupt classes are subject to having their access privileges suspended by the city Information Technology Department.  Please feel to contact the Scofield administration with any questions.      

Exploratory Technology Classes:  Under normal circumstances students rotate through the three different Technology classes three times per year.  Students will remain in their current placement for the remainder of the year.  We will revisit if we return to school.    

Student Attendance:  Please be sure to let teachers know if your child is not going to be completing school work due to illness or other absence.  

Early Dismissal Day: Wednesday, April 29th: Teachers will have professional development and will only be available to students until 12:20pm. 

Ramadan: For Scofield families of the Islamic Faith, we wish you well during the Holy month.

Access to Student Lockers:  Unless an item is of critical academic importance or substantial monetary value, we are continuing to deny access to lockers for articles of clothing or other personal items. 

Appointments for items requested:  Please click here to set up an appointment. 

Teacher Appreciation: Traditionally, Teacher Appreciation Week is celebrated during the first week of May. In the past, some students have shown their appreciation with home made cards or other items. This year, as we all work from home, we wanted to present an opportunity for students to show their appreciation virtually.   Mrs. Norton has created a Padlet, which is a virtual pinboard, to which students can post a brief video message to a teacher, teachers, team or any staff member who they appreciate during this difficult time. Please discuss this with your child and have him/her use the link under the Students tab of the website to add their messages by Friday, May 1st. Directions are posted on the Padlet and all submissions will be reviewed before they are available to be viewed. Thank you in advance for your support!

Regards,

Scott Clayton-Principal