Edward R. Martin Middle School

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We want everyone to stay healthy and safe.

Wear masks with two or more layers to stop the spread of COVID-19

Wear the mask over your nose and mouth and secure it under your chin

NOT ALLOWED IN THE DISTRICT: Face shield alone • Loose-fitting bandana • Face mask with valve • Face mask worn the wrong way • Neck gaiter only one layer thick
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When you get home from work and find out a 7th grade student visited your house to tell you that she wants to switch to in person learning and wants to be at Martin tomorrow. You know East Providence is a special place. Whether you are in person or distance learning we are part of the WILDCAT FAMILY! ❤️ ...

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Dear Martin Families,
Here is another way to communicate with you all! We will use Facebook, Twitter, Phone messages, E-mail, Virtual Meetings and whatever is necessary to get you the information you need. Continue to ask questions and reach out and we will work TOGETHER!

Martin Middle School website
This website will be updated with announcements, student, staff and family information throughout the school year. Please bookmark it for easy reference. sites.google.com/epschoolsri.com/martinwildcats/2020

First Week of School - ALL HANDS ON DECK
During the first week of school MMS staff will be located throughout the Martin Campus directing students where to go. We will have staff outside the Main Office to assist families with questions. The benefit of having one grade a day at a time is so we slowly open the school and have a smooth transition to begin the school year.

Schedule for the First Week of School (9/14 - 9/18)
Monday, September 14th - Grade 6 In Person and Distance Learning
Tuesday, September 15th - Grade 7 In Person and Distance Learning
Wednesday, September 16th - Distance Learning Day (Teachers will be reaching out to students to review Distance Learning Schedules and making sure they have everything they need) Remember staff and students are not in the buildings on Wednesdays
Thursday - September 17th - Grade 8 In Person and Distance Learning
Friday, September 18th - Grades 6 and 8 In Person and Distance Learning
*On days that student’s grade levels are not in person/distance learning they will hear from their teachers through emails and google links.

Masks!
Students and staff are required to wear masks throughout the school day. The purpose is to keep everyone safe within the school. Please discuss this with your child and practice wearing a mask for longer periods of time, because it does take some time to get used to wearing a mask.

MUST DO - Important Form to be completed by Families each day
Parents/Families will need to complete this form each day prior to their children coming into school. We need families to make sure this becomes a part of your morning routine each day. If you cannot access Skyward or have any password concerns, please contact the Main Office (401) 435-7819. Here is the link to the self attestation on Skyward. Parent/Family Access to Skyward for Wellness

drive.google.com/file/d/1VGqk_hUw5q01zpgOsUDHk3iB9JsMLRzX/view

Emergency Forms
This year we are asking families to complete the Emergency Form digitally. In the past you might remember the paper form, however, this year will be through a google form. Here is the form: forms.gle/sv6iL2kxU8qXbm1u8

Please contact the Main Office with any questions.

Breakfast and Lunch Information
Dear Parents/Guardians
As you have heard by now, the USDA has decided to allow all students to receive free/breakfast and lunch until December 31, 2020. We have filed our paperwork with the RI Department of Education to allow this to happen. We have been approved and are working hard to implement our plans beginning September 14, 2020. However – as with anything in these times of COVID, this can change at any time. The USDA could make a change before 12/31/20 – nothing is a guarantee. That’s why it is imperative that you fill out a free/reduced school lunch online application before September 30th if you have not done so by now. You can fill out the application online by visiting www.myschoolapps.com/Home/DistrictRedirect/ESTPROVIDENCE_RI?langid=1 . This link is also located on our website epschoolsri.org/news/. This application is good for the entire 2020-2021 school year. If you have difficulty accessing the application or have questions, please contact Loretta Monahan at 383-5382.

Bus Schedule
Bus schedules have been posted on the East Providence School Department website and we have linked them by grade level below. Please contact the Main Office with any questions.

Grades 6 & 7
drive.google.com/file/d/1eoiR6Kz2qhDLTOTaY_ERe5oRDEYh-iXN/view?usp=sharing

Grades 6 & 8
drive.google.com/file/d/1gQ27z2Xm945DJSt55CoVZi5htioHzTxw/view?usp=sharing

Schedule on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Period 1 (Homeroom)
7:45 – 8:40 (55 min)
Period 2
8:40 – 9:35 (55 min)
Period 3
9:35-10:30 (55 min)
Period 4
10:30 – 11:25 (55 min)
Period 5
11:25-12:35 (70 min)
Lunch A 11:25-11:45 - Lunch B: 12:15-12:35
Period 6 (Dismissal)
12:35 – 1:30 (55 min)

Schedule on Wednesdays - Screen-Lite
PERIOD 1: 8:00-8:30
PERIOD 2: 8:30-9:00
PERIOD 3: 9:00-9:30
PERIOD 4: 9:30-10:00
PERIOD 5: 10:00-10:30
PERIOD 6: 10:30-11:00
Break 11:00-11:45
Office Hours by Team: 12:00-1:00pm

Chromebook pickups
If you were unable to pick up a school issued Chromebook, charger, earbuds, or a Clever Badge (login code), then please come to our Main Office with a picture ID this week on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday between 9am-1pm and our dynamic office staff will help you. Everyone needs to use a district chromebook this year, which is different than last year.

If your chromebook is broken or does not work, then please exchange it for a different one.

Attendance
Attendance will be taken each day, each period during the first five minutes of class. This is for in person and distance learning students. It is the student's responsibility to login and stay in that class as if you are in school. This is a change from the spring, however, we are holding everyone accountable for attendance as we know this is the first step to learning. You’ve got to show up each class, each day.

In case you missed it, here is the information from the virtual meetings the other night.
Presentation Slides
docs.google.com/presentation/d/1hTZvWia0dwvOsd1qDV78QDEeuHiI6cO1ypRzZ-PzNyU/edit?usp=sharing

Grade 6 Video Link: drive.google.com/file/d/1hl6BQoZcxa-ttbq6P4oJaqICfEXyABKU/view?usp=sharing

Grades 7 and 8 Link: drive.google.com/file/d/1rYmYrpg1taQmzhOAqhrt6nkXNbJFLzuY/view?usp=sharing

MMS Re-Entry Plan
Here is the link to the MMS Re-Entry Plan docs.google.com/document/d/1KnfAvDi3lvLC08g6FblG7smmeWvOlJSNIGlw2o6tsPg/edit Please review this plan and reach out with any questions. We are going to learn much more about this plan once the students arrive, that being said we will continue to analyze and make adjustments to ensure safety and what is best for our students.

Reach out if you need anything. We are here to help!
Sincerely,
Mr. Black
GO WILDCATS
docs.google.com/document/d/1Saoc0uOVrr3xNTxT2Cbr1qfjOhrFum734_Z74pVCsng/edit?usp=sharing
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Dear Families,

I wanted to follow up and say thank you for your support and commitment to Martin Middle School. We appreciate the kind emails and supportive messages you have for the team at MMS.

We are so proud of all of our families, students and staff as we enter this new world of learning! Remember that everyone’s SAFETY is the most important thing we are focused on!

Schedules should be live tomorrow afternoon. We will send an email to let you know when to check Skyward. If you are not sure how to log-in, forgot your password, or have any technical issues then please give our main office a call today or tomorrow (401) 435-7819

In case you missed it, here is the information from the virtual meetings the other night.

Presentation Slides from Tuesday
docs.google.com/presentation/d/1hTZvWia0dwvOsd1qDV78QDEeuHiI6cO1ypRzZ-PzNyU/edit?usp=sharing

Grade 6 Video Link: drive.google.com/file/d/1hl6BQoZcxa-ttbq6P4oJaqICfEXyABKU/view?usp=sharing

Grades 7 and 8 Link: drive.google.com/file/d/1rYmYrpg1taQmzhOAqhrt6nkXNbJFLzuY/view?usp=sharing

TOGETHER we will get through this school year and reach out if you need ANYTHING!!! We’ve got your back!!!

Thanks, Mr. Black
GO WILDCATS!!!
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Dear Martin Families,

Here is another way to communicate with you! We will use Facebook, Twitter, Videos, Phone messages, E-mail, Virtual Meetings and whatever is necessary to get you the information you need. Continue to ask questions and reach out and we will work TOGETHER!

The most important thing you can do is take care of yourself and your loved ones. Mr. Messier and I grew up in East Providence, we’ve lived here our entire lives, we raise our families here and send them to EP Schools. We believe in this city and the people in it. We have the backs of all of you (Students, Staff and Families) and we will do whatever it takes to help everyone through this.

Lean on us and we will lean on you and TOGETHER we will help OUR KIDS SUCCEED!

Happy Labor Day!
One week from today we will begin welcoming our students back both virtually and in person. See the schedule below for the first week of school.

Masks!
Students and staff are required to wear masks throughout the school day. The purpose is to keep everyone safe within the school. Please discuss this with your child and practice wearing a mask for longer periods of time, because it does take some time to get used to wearing a mask.

Important Form to be completed by Families each day
Parents/Families will need to complete this form each day prior to their children coming into school. We need families to make sure this becomes a part of your morning routine each day. If you cannot access Skyward or have any password concerns, please contact the Main Office (401) 435-7819. Here is the link to the self attestation on Skyward. Parent/Family Access to Skyward for Wellness
drive.google.com/file/d/1VGqk_hUw5q01zpgOsUDHk3iB9JsMLRzX/view

Schedule for the First Week of School (9/14 - 9/18)
Monday, September 14th - Grade 6 In Person and Distance Learning
Tuesday, September 15th - Grade 7 In Person and Distance Learning
Wednesday, September 16th - Distance Learning Day (Teachers will be reaching out to students to review Distance Learning Schedules and making sure they have everything they need)
Thursday - September 17th - Grade 8 In Person and Distance Learning
Friday, September 18th - Grades 6 and 8 In Person and Distance Learning
*On days that student’s grade levels are not in person/distance learning they will hear from their teachers through emails and google links.

Virtual Families Meetings this Tuesday (September 8th)
Grade 6 Virtual Family Meeting - 5:00pm-6:00pm
Grades 7&8 Virtual Family Meeting -- 6:00pm-7:00pm
Topics to be discussed:
Safety Protocols
Skyward/Schedules
Distance Learning/Live Class
Entrance/Exit
Breakfast/Lunch
And much, much more!

These meetings will be livestreamed and recorded in case you are unable to attend. Here is how you access the meetings. Please log-in through your child’s epschoolsri.com account.

Grade 6 from 5:00pm-6:00pm (Click the link below)
stream.meet.google.com/stream/8f0b2fe5-da3e-4aa3-85cd-e4d489081908
Grades 7 & 8 6:00pm-7:00pm (Click the link below)
stream.meet.google.com/stream/a47d94a7-dc2c-4559-85ea-5987f015b671
Please use this Google Form to ask questions before our meeting or during the virtual meeting so we can respond. forms.gle/xsSi9pfSEhJ5iUib7

Chromebook pickups
If you need a Chromebook, charger, earbuds, or a Clever Badge (login code), then please come to our Main Office with a picture ID on Wednesday (9/9) or Thursday (9/10) between 7am-2pm and our dynamic office staff will help you.
Everyone needs to use a district chromebook this year, which is different than last year.
If your chromebook is broken or does not work, then please exchange it during those times for a different one.

Attendance
Attendance will be taken each day, each period during the first five minutes of class. This is for in person and distance learning students. It is the student's responsibility to login and stay in that class as if you are in school. This is a change from the spring, however, we are holding everyone accountable for attendance as we know this is the first step to learning. You’ve got to show up each class, each day.

MMS Re-Entry Plan
Here is the link to the MMS Re-Entry Plan docs.google.com/document/d/1KnfAvDi3lvLC08g6FblG7smmeWvOlJSNIGlw2o6tsPg/edit Please review this plan and reach out with any questions. We are going to learn much more about this plan once the students arrive, that being said we will continue to analyze and make adjustments to ensure safety and what is best for our students.

Schedules
Schedule should be live on Skyward by the end of the day on Friday, September 11th. Students and Families can log in to see their schedule. If you forgot your username and password or have trouble logging in then please call the main office for a reset.

Return to Learn Plan
Here is a guidance document that provides a summary of the plan that our school department submitted to RIDE. EPSD Return to Learn Plan docs.google.com/document/d/1sAb-aJp90Z-ekcTuZCPESJBfBUwU6HHZXtSCpBpPI1M/edit Updates, please continue to check the school departments website for updates. The website is epschoolsri.org/ and the latest updates from 9/1/2020 are linked here: EPSD Updates as of 9/1/2020
docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vQvt_mYX4wAvEsLmQzIjT_vZn2cSjO9K5kLBZGddcmLgK0k_NlcOa6wt9...

Reach out if you need anything. We are here to help!

Sincerely,

Mr. Black
GO WILDCATS
docs.google.com/document/d/1z0iGAjU7wOP_rcpChlji8-M9dUUn1jIgfQLnSs8lthg/edit?usp=sharing
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Dear Martin Middle School Families,
We have been sending out emails through our Skylert System and providing families with information about MMS. If you have NOT been receiving them and you would like to receive them, then please email WBlack@epschoolsri.com or give us a call at Martin (401) 456-7819 with your child's name and your email address and we will add them into Skyward. Please reach out with anything. GO WILDCATS!!!
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We’re gonna miss these amazing kids and families. They are going to rock it in high school. Once a Wildcat, always a Wildcat. youtu.be/3xBczzWStD8 ...

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This reminds me of the Martin Middle School Family! Amazing Students, Staff and Families. We got this!!!
Go Wildcats!!!
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