A Message for MKG Parents & Guardians

Posted by Sean Siciliano on 3/18/2020

Hello MKG Families,

I hope everyone is healthy and safe and I hope everyone is making the best of what is sure to be, a very challenging few weeks ahead.  Please know that I recognize the challenges of being out of school for an extended period of time and I would like to take a moment to update you about a few items and to share some resources that may help you in the weeks ahead. The district enrichment activity website will be available Friday night. These uncharted times and we appreciate your patience with allowing us the time to prepare for providing you all with valuable information for our students, families, and staff. 

School Closed

Please note that all buildings are closed to visitors.  Office hours will be staggered and the best way to contact us is through email at lgrimes@middleboro.k12.ma.us or (508)946-2045, office phone messages will be checked periodically as onsite work is permitted.

Need Support?

Please do not hesitate to contact me or your child’s classroom teacher if you need any kind of support as we can assist you with finding resources. In addition, Megan Quirke, our Family Resource Coordinator, is accessible via email or phone call at mquirke@middleboro.k12.ma.us or 508-946-4319. She has resources available to all of Middleborough Families on her web page under the Community tab at the top of the district home page and locate Middleborough Family Resource Center. The link is as follows http://middleborofamilyresourcecenter.blogspot.com/

Breakfast and lunch will be served Monday-Friday from 9:00-10:00AM at the Henry B. Burkland School. This is a Grab & Go, event so families just need to pull up to the HBB main entrance to receive the meals provided by the district. This is offered to all families in the district. Please feel free to contact Meg Quirk if at any time your family is experiencing any type of food insecurity. 

Keep Kids Active and Setting a Schedule

Maintaining consistency and some sort of schedule is essential for students over the next three weeks and we are asking parents to do their best to keep children active and intellectually engaged.  Our hope is that video games etc. will be limited during traditional school hours and that you encourage your child to engage in some of the activities and opportunities we will be providing in the coming days.  

As a district, we have begun to create a special web page for these three weeks which will be found on our school’s website starting Friday night.  On this page you will find a variety of resources designed to support student learning and you will also find sample schedules that you might be helpful during the next few weeks. The district will send out information on how to access ClassLink. This is where you will find a number of academic resources and websites that would be a great alternative to video games.  

Academic Enrichment and Teacher Contact

Please note that all suggestions and activities listed on our website, as well as activities suggested by teachers are optional and will not be graded.  We do hope, however, that you will encourage your child to participate as it’s our goal to ensure all students remain intellectually engaged and ready for when school is back in session. As you know there are many online resources to support families with staying academically engaged. Our district, as well as our teachers are preparing resources and supports for our students and their families. Please feel free to email your child’s teacher with any questions you might have regarding passwords, enrichment activities, or access to information.

Student Passwords

By the end of the day on Thursday you will be receiving an email from Sean Sciliano with information on how to access student passwords. Your child’s login information is for district purchased programs like ST Math and Discovery Ed. If you have any questions regarding student login information please contact your child’s teacher.  

Talking to your kids

Talking to you kids during these challenging times is important but it can be tough to figure out what to say.  Please check out these websites for some tips and suggestions.

CDC Talking to Kids

Child Mind Institute Talking to Kids

Report Cards

At the elementary level, report cards will be sent home electronically through our school portal, Aspen. Parents/guardians will receive an email outlining how to access your child’s report card in the next few weeks. Report cards will be distributed to families through Aspen by the close of Tuesday, March 31st.

Download our MPS Mobile App 

Did you know that Middleborough Public Schools has a Mobile App?! Stay connected while you’re on the go with our FREE mobile app that will bring you the latest news and information about our schools. We are posting all the information you need about our schools including the COVID-19 Update Center with updated information, frequently asked questions and helpful links. 

Search Middleborough Public Schools in the App store or google play store. 

Stay tuned to Mary K. Goode Elementary School Facebook page for updates and videos!!! Stay healthy!!!!

Ms. Grimes