Middle School 5-7

Mode

Middle School will be remote starting on Monday November 23 through January 12. 

Schedule

The Middle School students (grades 6 and 7) and our 5th graders (or middlers) generally follow the online schedule below. Your child has received a schedule with links for specifics of their schedule. 

You will note that classes are held every day for a 45-minute block. Each class will be segmented up with different types of teaching and learning (e.g. reading, discussion, group work) happening during each segment. Students will have time to work on practicing skills during these blocks and there will be very limited homework during online learning (except for reading and practicing math skills using IXL, which needs to be done daily). Students will be held accountable for the work they do during class and on assessments and demonstrations of learning. If a student is not on task or able to be productive during class time, the teacher may give students a chance to work on and pass in work the next day.  If you find your child is spending more than an hour on homework, please let us know so we can troubleshoot with you.

Monday through Thursday (online)

8:30-9:15: English Language Arts or Math 

9:20-10:05: English Language Arts or Math 

10:05-10:20: Snack/Recess and Screen Break

10:25-11:10: Science or History

11:15-12:00: Science or History

12:00-12:30: Brain Ed or Lunch (refer to child's schedule)

12:30-1:00: Lunch/Recess

1:00-1:50: Art, Music, or World Language (refer to child's schedule)

1:50-2:10: Recess and Screen Break

2:1`0-3:00: Art, Music, or World Language (refer to child's schedule)

3:00-3:30: Office hours with teachers for extra help, makeup work, etc. 

 

Fridays (online)

8:30-9:15: STEM or Socratic

9:15-9:20: Quick break

9:20-10:05: STEM or Socratic 

10:05-10:20: Snack and Screen Break 

10:20-11:10: Activity

11:15-11:30: Community Meeting

11:30-1:00: Lunch and Screen Break

1:00-3:00: Office Hours with teachers for extra help, makeup work, Parent meetings, etc.


Supplies

The following supply lists are segmented into two groups. The Environmental & Technology list has all of the supplies that your child will need to create a successful distance workspace as well as the technology that will transition to in-person classes. The second is the General List of School Supplies.

Communication

We have streamlined our communication systems. Parents, students and teachers will now access their portal from the Sparhawk Home Base Login. When you login, you can access all pertinent school information from there. 

Your portal will include:

  • a feed of the latest emails sent to parents 

  • pertinent forms

  • the school calendar

  • link to the PlusPortals for assignments and grades 

  • link to Google Classroom


Class Meetings 

Meetings will take place via Google Meet. Students are expected to follow rules of Netiquette and the Sparhawk Credo.