Weekly Notes from the Head of Middle School, 8/29

Dear Middle School Families,

Welcome back to school! It has been a great couple of days and the students all seem very excited and happy to be here. I want to say thank you to all of the wonderful families who have warmly greeted me and welcomed me on board. I am very grateful for your kindness and am looking forward to working closely with your students.

Here are a few reminders:

MyBackpack
Students and families can use our school portal, MyBackpack, to find information about schedules, homework, and grades. Students have their own MyBackpack accounts, and they should be using their own login and password to access their MyBackpack. If students need help with MyBackpack, they should ask Mrs. Mulé. If families are having trouble logging in, they should ask Ms. Jimenez (sjimenez@pvs.org). Teachers update MyBackpack with grades and assignments weekly.

School Forms Online
We encourage all families to utilize MyBackpack to complete applicable forms required by Palm Valley School. Such forms as "Use of Technology Agreement" or "Driver Forms" can all be completed online - no paper necessary.

All parents/guardians should have a MyBackpack WebID and be able to login and see MyDocuments. Forms to complete will be shown as "New.” Once they are completed they will be submitted to Administrative Assistants for approval.

After-Care
Middle School students are required to report to After-Care if they are still on campus at 3:35 pm. Supervision is required for us to have a safe campus. Students who are waiting for sports games, or practices, will not be charged but must be in After-Care.

Early Release this Friday
Friday, August 31st is an early release day. Students will be dismissed at 12:25 pm. After-Care will be available. Enjoy the long weekend!

After-School Pick Up
Please pick up your student along the curb by the science building. If you prefer to park, your student must use the crosswalk. Yesterday, I witnessed many students running across the street to meet their car. To ensure their safety and proper use of the crosswalks, teachers will be positioned at pick-up to help supervise.

Hot Lunch & Pizza
Hot lunch forms will go out to families this week and hot lunch will start on Monday, September 10th. Pizza forms were sent out in the August mailing and should be returned by Friday, September 7th  Pizza will begin Friday, September 14th.

Upcoming Dates:
8/31 - Early Release - 12:25 pm Dismissal
9/3 - Labor Day, NO SCHOOL
9/7 - Senior Tie Presentation - Gym - 8:20 am
9/7 - Pizza Forms Due
9/13 - MS/US Back to School Night - 6:00 pm

Mrs. Mulé
Head of Middle School