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News and Notes from Mr. Cassie



Hello Shumate Families,

We hope this update finds you and your family well on this beautiful Memorial Day, as we collectively remember those that sacrificed everything to protect the freedoms we hold so dear. 

We are in the process of student scheduling, planning for 8th Grade Recognition Night and closing out the school year. Through it all, we’ve been extremely impressed by how Shumate staff, students and parents have come together to complete these normal tasks during this less than normal time. Thank you for all that you’re doing to help your child and the school! 

Within this week’s edition you’ll find:

  • SMS Weekly Work By Grade Level Week of May 26

  • Memorial Day Math - Rescheduled Sessions

  • Student School Belongings Pick-Up & Textbook Drop-Off

  • Elective Class Selection - 2020/21

  • 8th grade Virtual Recognition Ceremony 

  • Marauder Captains

  • Last Week Of School Plans

  • PBIS Contest Results

  • SMS Apparel Order

Along with carryover items from past weeks.

Please see below for helpful information as we enter online week 5!

SMS Weekly Work By Grade Level_Week of May 26

Here’s the link for this week:

Memorial Day Math - Rescheduled Sessions

Due to Memorial Day, we did not hold math Google Meets sessions today. MOST math classes will meet on Tomorrow, May 26th at 9:00 or 12:00. Please remind your child to check their teacher’s Google Classroom for the specific time and date of their rescheduled Google Math session. 

Student School Belongings Pick-Up & Textbook Drop-Off

On 5/28 and 6/1 parents and students may pick up the contents of student academic and PE lockers in the front of the school from 11-2:00. We will deliver items to your car, so there’s no reason to get out. While bagging lockers for curbside pickup, we’ve been collecting textbooks. However, we know that there are still plenty of textbooks at home. Since teachers are now posting all necessary materials online, we’re asking students to bring their textbooks from home when they pick up their belongings. Please enter from West Jefferson and proceed to the front of the school. In order to speed up the line, we’re asking parents to print their child’s first name, last name and grade in thick marker on a sheet of paper. You will show this to a staff member as you enter the car line. 

Elective Class Selection 2020/21

We are beginning the process of elective course selection for the 2020/21 school year. You will find links below that will take you to a Google Form that you and your child will use to choose their electives classes for next year. As in past years, core classes will be entered by your child’s counselor. You’ll also find 7th and 8th Grade Course descriptions at the bottom of this email. The deadline for submitting this form is June 1st.

We encourage you to contact your child’s counselor if you have questions regarding course offerings or the registration process:

Last Names A - K Mrs. Antosiewicz:

Last Names L - Z Mr. Roman: 

Online scheduling forms for incoming 6th graders (current 5th graders) will be sent next week along with a video orientation to welcome our newest Seahawks. 

8th grade Virtual Recognition Ceremony 

Tuesday June 9th @ 7pm

Mark your calendars to virtually join the Shumate staff in looking back on our students proudest accomplishments as Seahawks, recognizing standout students with departmental awards, acknowledging high honor and honor students, listening to our own student leaders sending off our 8th graders to a bright future in their speeches and a few special messages as our Class of 2024 gets ready for high school. We will be limited to 500 total viewers for this ceremony, so we’re encouraging families to watch together on one devise.

Marauder Captains

The HS has contacted Ms. Hulderman to help connect our current 8th graders with the Marauder Captains through their English Google Classrooms. More information will be made available later this week.

Last Week Of School Plans

Our final week consists of 2.5 days, and will look a bit different than our past several weeks. We will not hold traditional Google Meets sessions during the last week, but instead teachers will hold office hours following the schedule below. Assignments will be provided, and students are expected to engage with the work and complete their assignments. 

Office Hours 6/8-6/10:

Monday        Math 9:00-11:00

                     ELA 12:00-2:00

Tuesday        Science 9:00-11:00

                     Soc. St. 12:00-2:00

Wednesday   Electives 9:00-11:00

PBIS Contest Results

The PBIS Committee reviewed the video submissions for the PBIS contest, and have determined the winners.  See the presentation below to see who won!

Contest Winners

SMS Apparel Order

PTO is working with a new company that has an online store. Our Parent Group will either deliver items or set up some type of pick up.The store closes June 8th.  

Carryover Items:

Google Meets Reminders for Students

We’ve noticed some commonalities in the connections problems reported by several students. The following 2 tips will solve a ton of student connections issues when attempting to join your Google Meets. Please remind your students through your Google Classroom of these 2 easy fixes:

1. A reminder that students cannot get into a Google Meet until the teacher has entered. If you get an error message, wait a minute or 2 and try again. 

2. The password is case sensitive. Don't add capitals or spaces. 

Mental Health - GSD Family Check-In/Student Support Protocol Plan

As you’ve read in prior updates, we are providing a wide range of mental health supports for our students throughout this difficult time. Please use the link below if you are concerned about your child’s current mental health needs.  If you are struggling with finding a balance, need family support, or your student is experiencing a mental health concern, please take some time to fill out this quick survey by clicking the link below to access the Gibraltar Schools Family Check-In/Student Support Protocol Plan letter. This letter contains with additional links to the  GSD Family Check-In/Student Support Response Form and GSD COVID-19 Family Crisis Resources

Technology Issues

Please use this link to request assistance from the district’s Technology Department for issues such as a broken Chromebook, lost charger, etc.:

Warmest Seahawk Regards,

Eric Cassie & Dave Anderson