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News and Notes from Mr. Cassie


Hello Shumate Families,

This is the final Shumate Family Update for 2019/20, and what a year it’s been! While we all wish this year was ending with hugs and high fives, we take solace knowing that our students received meaningful instruction, were able to connect with their teachers, and had the support of parents at home...reading these updates and keeping them on track. While we look forward to some sort of person to person interaction in the future, we need to remember what we did here as teachers, students and parents. The world stopped, but we didn’t. People scrambled to connect, when we were already connected. We rose up and finished #ShumateStrong!

Within this week’s edition you’ll find:

  • SMS Weekly Work By Grade Level Week of June 8-10

  • Final Semester “GRADES”

  • Online Learning Parent Survey

  • Yearbook Distribution - TODAY

  • 8th grade Virtual Recognition Ceremony

  • Last Week Of School Plans

  • SMS Apparel Order - FINAL DAY

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


SMS Weekly Work By Grade Level_Week of June 1

Here’s the link for this week:


Final Grades

Like many things, final grades will look different this year. We announced this a couple months ago, but it’s worth repeating. Students will only receive one of two possible grades for the second semester. Students will receive either an (I)ncomplete) or an S(atisfactory) for each class. Students will not receive a Quarter 4 grade. They will only receive a semester grade. 


Online Learning Parent Survey

In an attempt to improve our practice, we encourage you to please take this brief parent survey regarding your child’s experience with virtual learning at Shumate over these past months. Your input will be extremely valuable as we strive to improve, regardless of the decisions from the state regarding what school will look like this fall. This is a parent survey. Students will have an opportunity to take a similar survey in their ELA classes.


Yearbook Distribution - TODAY

We are going to get them out to students today - Monday, June 8th from 10:00-3:00. 


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.


Last Week Of School Plans

This 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 this 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


SMS Apparel Order - FINAL DAY

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 opens on Monday May 18th  and closes June 8th.  

Warmest Seahawk Regards,


Eric Cassie & Dave Anderson