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Remote Learning Update - 5/8/2020

Good afternoon East Garner Magnet Middle School Families, this is Jimmy Sposato, the proud principal of the Trojans calling with your Remote update. HAPPY MOTHER’S Day to all our mothers out there. Have a blessed day on Sunday. Kids be extra sweet and helpful this weekend! 

 

This goes out to all the moms - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFRW4_46dJg

 

It is not too late to send some appreciation to your student’s teacher!!!! 

 

Rising 7th and 8th graders. Are you interested in auditioning/applying for advanced electives. Please see the links below or visit our website. Fine Arts Auditions/Applications  Video  

 

Rising 8th graders, if you are interested in being a member of the Unified Physical Education program or learning more please visit these sites: 

Unified Physical Education Video  or  Unified Physical Education google form:

 

As you are also probably aware,the State Board of Education approved an updated Statewide Grading Policy due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Middle school students will receive either a Pass - “PC19” - or a Withdrawal - “WC19” - for the final course grades. Final grades (P or W) for core classes and year-long courses will be the average of quarters 1st ,2nd and 3rd quarters. Students will not receive grades for the 4th quarter. You will get additional information on Monday from the school system on our practices and procedures. Students continue to have opportunities to improve their 3rd quarter grades to “passing” during this remote learning window.  Teachers will no longer be updating Powerschools with 4th quarter content. Any assignment recorded already should be marked as “exempt” meaning it does not count towards the grade. Students will receive feedback through the platform (Google Classroom/Canvas) in which the assignment was delivered. Teachers will place work aimed at improving a grade from W to P into the 3rd quarter container. Contact us if you have questions. Grading Policy Update  -   https://www.wcpss.net/Page/42834 

Check Google Classroom and Canvas for work completion and feedback. 

 

Please know we understand the struggle and trauma this pandemic is causing on families and we are trying to create an element of stability. We also know getting your kids to engage without sitting, literally on top of them, is both challenging and frustrating. We ask that do your best as parents as we are doing as educators in this new world. We will continue to tweak our practices, including grading, feedback and work load as we strive to make remote learning for all students. We sent out a survey requesting some feedback and you can access here as well. 

 

Our Remote Learning webpage will continue to be our communication hub for the work students are doing at home and is designed to make the process predictable.

 

Yearbook: Homeroom teachers will be communicating through TalkingPoints asking for pictures from any of the school events and/or activities. If you have any pictures of your student  from the following: 

  • Sports
  • Fine Arts: plays/concerts/ art shows
  • School Events: field trips/ dances/ PBIS events
  • Clubs: Science Olympiad, Gifted Arts, Play Unified, Special Olympics, Boss, Trojan Ambassadors, Y-Learning, PAAL, FCCLA, Broadcasting, 6th grade clubs, FCA
  • Quarantine candide pics (IE: P.E. Family Walk, Recognized as Student of the week or month for team)
  • If they are a twin! 

 

Pictures need to be sent to EGMMSYearbook20@gmail.com and in the email subject title include the topic of the photo(s) and who is specifically in the picture. More information on purchasing will be available in the coming weeks. 

 

If you are needing any resources during this time please check out Wake Network of Care. It is an online one-stop resource directory which allows one to locate needed services and supports throughout Wake County: wake.nc.networkofcare.org. 

 

Be safe. I miss you all!

 

EAST SIDE!

 

Jimmy Sposato, Principal