FOR ALL MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS
2020-2021 School Openings and Closings
See this MAJOR DATES CALENDAR for pertinent school openings and closings.
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR RETURNING MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS:
Fri., August 21, 8:50 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. via Zoom. PLEASE NOTE: This day will be via zoom for returning and new students to run through their schedules and meet their advisors. More details here.
REQUIRED SUMMER READING
The English Department has required reading for students during the summer months. 2020-2021 SUMMER READING
iPADs & APPS
See this list of iPAD REQUIREMENTS.
HEALTH FORMS IN MAGNUS
Please see these INSTRUCTIONS about using Magnus, our health form portal. These forms must be completed and submitted by Mon., July 20. RETURNING families can access their 2020-2021 Magnus forms now. NEW families will receive an email from Magnus the first week of June letting them know when they may login. || NEW THIS YEAR: Easy-to-use Magnus mobile app! Learn more and watch this video for app instructions.
ACCESS TO SCHEDULES IN MY BACKPACK
Student schedules for the 2020-2021 school year will be available via My BackPack by Thurs., August 6. NOTE: NEW students should access My BackPack using their parents' login information. For assistance with anything in My BackPack email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 813-251-8481 ext. 4055.
TEXTBOOKS & SUPPLIES
The majority of our course content is available digitally via students' iPads. Any additional course content will be purchased either by the School (and distributed to students), or purchased directly by the student. Information on what content you will need to purchase will be provided in course syllabi during class. See this 20-21 MIDDLE SCHOOL SUPPLIES list.
Bus capacities, bus schedules and pick-up locations are being reviewed and may change as we implement new protocols to address COVID-19. If you plan to use our bus transportation please sign up ASAP, as seating is limited seating due to social distancing.
SCHOOL TRIP FYI
GRADE 6 - FLORIDA ADVENTURES, TBD
Students travel to Tree Trek Adventure Course, Disney’s Youth Education Series Program, Medieval Times and Kennedy Space Center.
GRADE 7 - FLORIDA KEYS, SPRING 2021
Seventh graders culminate their study of life science in the Florida Keys.
GRADE 8 - BOSTON, MA, SPRING 2021
Students further enhance their study of American History and American Literature at historical sites.
To alleviate the burden of the trip costs our Business Office will begin billing your child’s student account in even increments for three consecutive months prior to the trip. Exact trip dates and dates for parent information meetings regarding these trips will be provided at a later date.