Middle School 5-7

Schedule

Students will be grouped into pods by grade level. This will allow us to reduce exposure to larger numbers of students when we are able to return to in-person learning. 

The Middle School students (grades 6 and 7) and our 5th graders (or middlers) make up Pod #1. You can find our online schedule below.

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.


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.