Principal's Newsletter

  • Principal Update - Sept. 18

    Posted by Curtis Hurst at 9/18/2017

    Greetings Mountain View Families!

    Do you ever worry about your child's use of social media, video games or screen time?  The movie Screenagers is about the impact of screen time on children and how to help families minimize harmful effects.   The film provides practical tips to help you and your child find a healthy balance between screen time and other activities. 

    Please join us for a special viewing of Screenagers on Tuesday, September 19th at 6:00pm in the Lakeridge Middle School Commons.  Additional resources and materials will be provided.  
    This is a free event for all parents!

    We are looking forward to partnering with you to help your child be a responsible citizen in the digital age. 

    Student Housing Questionnaire:
    Last Friday, your child brought home an annual housing questionnaire that assists us with providing the best possible services for all families.  Please have your child bring back your completed survey to their first period teacher.  It is very brief and easy to complete.  Thanks!

    Student School Pictures:
    On Friday (and today) your student received their proof and / or picture packet from Lifetouch Photography.  If students have not yet had their picture taken, our retake day is Friday, October 6. We have picture packets available in the Attendance Office or you can order online at mylifetouch.com (picture day ID: LS227003Q1).

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  • September Newsletter

    Posted by Curtis Hurst at 9/8/2017

    Welcome Back!

    Dear Mountain View Families,

    Welcome back to school!  We are so excited to have your child at Mountain View as we are off to a great start to the beginning of a wonderful year.  If your child is in need of school supplies, please direct them to the Guidance Office as we are able to supplement what they may need for the classroom.  As always, if you have a question or concern, please contact us.  

    Chrome Books!
    On Monday students will be receiving their chrome books.  Sixth grade students will be getting new devices that will be assigned to them for the next three years.  Seventh and eighth grade students will be getting the device that they had last year.  Please encourage your child to be responsible with their device.  It needs to come to school every day fully charged.  Chrome books are essential to our academic program and we are so fortunate that we can issue one to each and every student at Mountain View.  Chromebook insurance is still available and we encourage you to purchase it if you have not done so.  Simply call the office and we will be happy to help.

    Mark your calendars now for MMS Curriculum Night on Tuesday, September 26, at 6:00 pm.


    Screenagers Movie at Lakeridge Middle School - September 19 - 6:00 pm

    Dear Mountain View Families,

    Do you ever worry about your child's use of social media, video games or screen time?  

    The movie Screenagers is about the impact of screen time on children and how to help families minimize harmful effects.   The film provides practical tips to help you and your child find a healthy balance between screen time and other activities. 

    Please join us for a special viewing of Screenagers on Tuesday, September 19 at 6:00pm in the Lakeridge Middle School Commons.  This is a free event for all parents!  Additional resources and materials will be provided.

    We are looking forward to partnering with you to help your child be a responsible citizen in the digital age. 


    Student Pick-up

    We want all students to be safe.  If you arrive to pick up your child before 2:20 pm, please do not stop and wait for your child along the entrance and exit curbsides.   Please do not stop in the loop to wait for your child. Please continue through the loop and park in the lower or upper parking lot.  


    New Discipline Communication

    It's important to us to be as prompt and accurate as possible regarding your child's behavior at school.  To support this endeavor, and to keep you continuously in the loop with what is occurring with your child at Mountain View, we have developed an online system which will enable us to send an immediate email to you if your child has a behavior concern in class or on campus.  The online system will increase efficiency and timeliness with our communication.  As always, we will continue our normal modes of communications, parent teacher conferences and face to face interactions to best support your child's social and academic success at school.

     


    From the Nurses Office

    Parents of 6th graders: a friendly reminder to please get your student's 6th grade Tdap booster taken care of as soon as possible. Please let me know if you have any questions regarding this booster.

    Angela Saez, LPN
    253.891.5214

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  • August Newsletter

    Posted by Curtis Hurst at 8/18/2017

    Welcome Back Wolves!

    Welcome Back to School!  We hope you have had a wonderful summer break and have enjoyed extra family time throughout July and August. We are excited for the return of school, greeting our current students and welcoming all of our new wolves as well!  Our mission is to provide the best possible educational experience for every student, in every classroom, every day.

     


    Grading Update 

    A big change in store for this year’s students as we will be moving away from standards based grading and will return to a traditional grading system.  We will now use letter grades and 100 point scale to report grades in teacher gradebooks and on report cards.  In fact, all secondary teachers will be using the same grade book and report card.  We believe that this will offer more clarity for students and parents.  We will no longer use the ICU database for reporting missing assignments as it will simply cause more confusion with our new reporting system.  All student progress and current grades will be located in Skyward in Family Access.  We encourage you to use this system on a daily basis in order to increase communication and partnership between parents and teachers.  We have very high expectations for students at MMS as we believe they should complete every assignment for every teacher, every day.  By doing so, they will be optimally prepared in the classroom and when taking classroom based assessments.   At the beginning of school we will send out a communication that will assist parents in setting up notifications in Family Access so you can stay on top of your child’s academic performance.


    Wolf Pride Day is Tuesday, August 29!

     

    Mark you calendars for August 29 from 12:30 - 6:00 pm for Wolf Pride Day. Our doors will be open during this time for you to help your child be prepared for the first day of school.

    • Have your school pictures taken - Lifetouch picture info will be sent via email

    • Pick up your class schedule

    • Meet your teachers

    • Tour the school

    • Purchase your ASB card, yearbook and PE uniforms

    • Add money to your lunch account

    • And . . .  much more!

    Below are the expected fees and costs for your planning:
    ASB Card $ 15.00
    Planner $   7.00
    Yearbook $ 20.00
    PE Uniform $ 15.00
    Art Fee $   5.00
    Chromebook Insurance $ 30.00

    • New this year:  there will be a $5.00 discount on all chromebook insurance fees on Wolfpride Day, 9/29.

    • Picture retake day is Friday, October 6


    Athletic Information

    Track (6-8 grade), Baseball (7-8th grade) and Fastpitch (7th-8th grade) are the fall sports beginning 9/6.  Please go to SSD Web site, “for families” tab,  “athletics and activities” and sign up on Family ID to register.  You may pay athletic participation fees online through Family Access or at the school.  You must have a current physical on file and purchase an ASB card to participate in sports.

     

    Athletic Fees:
    7/8 grade sport fee $ 60.00 per sport
    7/8 grade reduced lunch $ 30.00 per sport
    7/8grade free lunch $ 15.00 per sport

    6th grade sports fee $ 40.00 per sport
    6th grade reduced lunch $ 20.00 per sport
    6th grade free lunch $ 10.00 per sport


    Family Access Payment Info

    To avoid the payment line, you can also pay for all your items online through Family Access by using the following instructions:

     

    Step 1: Log in
    Log into Family Access using your ID and Password, on the Sumner School District web site; www.sumnersd.org
    In the upper right-hand corner click on District Links
    Log into Online Payments using your Family Access username and password (lowercase)
    Click on your child's name
    Click on Fees, or Fine  (A Fee turns into a Fine if not paid by the 10th of each month).  Families with fines will have a message regarding their child's fees. Simply click on "View Fines" to see what has been assessed to your child's account.

    Step 2: Select Items to purchase.
    Browse for desired items/fees to purchase
    Most students at schedule pick up pay for ASB, Yearbook, PE Uniform and Planner, Select "Add"
    The processing fee will be added to give you the exact amount for payment
    To purchase items for another student simply click "Your Family" at the top   

    Step 3: Print Receipt and bring to school to pick up your planner in the Main Office.  

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