Weekly Message 4/9/21

Weekly Message 4/9/21

Parents: State testing will begin Monday, April 12th. Monday is also the first Monday that has all hybrid students in grades 6, 7, 8 that will be in attendance together.  Over the course of the next two and half weeks, students will be taking the Illinois Assessment of Readiness on the days they are scheduled to be in the building for in-person instruction. For instance, 6th grade hybrid students are scheduled to be in the building on Mondays and Tuesdays, 7th graders on Mondays and Thursdays, and 8th graders come in on Mondays and Fridays for the rest of the year.  Students will be tested on those days.  Families that chose remote instruction and called Mannheim to indicate they wanted their child to participate in State Testing were contacted by phone to set up a testing schedule.

Wednesday is an Early Release Day.  Students will be done with school at 11:00 am so teachers and administrators can participate in professional development.  

Friday is a Spirit Day with the theme of Favorite Color Day.  All students are welcome to wear their favorite colors online or in person!  

Mannheim Families:

MMS is excited to kick off our One Book, One School Reading Challenge this month.  All students have received an ebook copy (Digital/Online Book) of When the Stars are Scattered by Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed.  Staff and students are reading this and participating in weekly challenges.  Headphones will be given to each hybrid student and mailed home to each remote student so they can access the audio version of the book as well.  Thank you to our very own student Gaby Rodriguez for designing the logo on the earbud case!  We love when reading brings us together as a school and community.  Check this book out with your student, you won't regret it!

Parents: Graduation Details will be out by the end of the week.  We are still bound to consider Illinois Department of Health guidelines and the fluctuating COVID positive case numbers in Cook County. We are working to create a celebration equally for all students and families, yet different to what we presented for last year’s graduating class to uniquely honor our graduates this year in a safe environment.  Thanks for your patience!

Have a great weekend!