Return-to-Campus Update

Return to Campus Information

The return to campus is finally upon us and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome students on Tuesday, March 2nd for 6th graders and the week of March 9th for 7th and 8th graders. Below is some general information for all students planning to return to campus. Please take some time to review the information with your child.
General Procedures:

This video provides the general procedures for arrival and navigating campus. This map will also help students (especially 6th graders) familiarize themselves with where they need to go (use Infinite Campus to find room numbers for your child’s classes).

Health Screener (Parent Square):

You can find general information about the health screener here as well as more detailed information about Parent Square here. This process will begin on March 1st and is required every day for all students entering campus. If possible, please send a screenshot of the completion report to your child’s phone or give them a printout so they can show us when entering. The report needs to include the date. This will make the check-in process much easier/faster.

What to bring:Students should bring all the necessary learning materials for their classes. This includes:

  • Standard size backpack to carry their materials (lockers use is not permitted)
  • Chromebook/personal laptop fully charged
  • Charging cable for their personal device
  • Headphones if you have them
  • Binder
  • Binder reminder
  • Loose-leaf paper or notebook
  • Books (check in with teachers to find out which books are needed)
  • Pencils and pencil sharpener
  • Individual hand sanitizer
  • Lunch if needed (grab-n-go lunch is also provided at no cost)
  • Water bottle
  • Other supplies as indicated by the teacher

6th Grade Trivia – Feb 25

6th-Grade TriviaTHIS THURSDAY
12:30 PM – 2:30 PM
 This Thursday (tomorrow!) the PTA is sponsoring an after-lunch, hosted trivia session exclusively for 6th graders.  It will run from 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM, and early birds can sign on by 12:10 PM to “chat” or chat and enjoy some DJ’ed music. 
Our host will be Greg of Trivia Mafia, a Minneapolis-based trivia company committed to providing the best team trivia featuring questions on all kinds of topics, from pop music to TV parents, Minecraft to mining.
WHO Can Join?  – 6TH GRADERS who want to do fun, social team trivia and- PARENTS who want to help monitor breakout rooms. (Parents, please add *** to the beginning of your name, so the host can identify you as a parent volunteer, i.e. ***Jane Doe.)
Here’s the link:  Trivia Zoom Link 
Meeting ID: 842 3804 1483 Passcode: 090413
Sounds great!  Tell me more! Kiddos will be randomly assigned to a team of about 6-8 people, so start coming up with your team name suggestions now.Your team will have its own Breakout Room to discuss the questions after each round!The host will go over the Rules, read a round of five questions, then open the rooms. You’ll be whisked away at that time.You’ll have five minutes to confer about the answers, and one person from your team will submit answers via a Google Form (provided during the Rules).The game will be 8 rounds of questions and take about 2 hours, and you’ll see the team standings by the end. #braggingrights

6th Grade Bike-to-Fletcher Tour

Sunday February 28, 2:30 PM

For 6th graders who will be biking to Fletcher ..Mark your calendar for Sunday, February 28 at 2:30 PM! Fletcher parents and students will lead neighborhood 6th graders to Fletcher Middle School by bicycle.

This is your chance to find out a great route, learn about the bike cage, navigate onto campus, and ask an older Fletcher student any questions you may have about biking to school. 

Mask wearing is mandatory!
Rides will depart from:

  • Stanford West: Mosher Way and Clark Way 
  • Barron Park: in front of Barron Park Elementary School (on Barron Ave)
  • College Terrace: California and Hanover
  • West Charleston: Charleston and Wilkie
  • Juana Briones: in front of Juana Briones Middle School (on Maybell Ave)

Meet at 2:30 PM. We will wait a couple of minutes for everyone to join and depart no later than 2:40 PM.Please fill out this form to indicate which bike tour you will join. Email with any questions or concerns.We look forward to seeing you Sunday afternoon!

Black History Month Movie Parties

Wear your PJs, grab a snack, and join us in celebration of Black History month with black history focused Netflix Parties!  

Every Friday in February at 7:30 PM, Fletcher PTA will screen a Black-History-inspired film for Fletcher families.

On Friday evening starting at 7:15 you can log into Zoom to access the movie link and instructions. Kids can choose to stay on Zoom and watch the film together starting at 7:30 PM, or exit Zoom and watch independently.

The Zoom link will be sent via UptoUs a few days before the event

No pre-registration or streaming account (i.e. Netflix) is required!  

1st week (FEB 5):  Hidden Figures (PG)

2nd week (FEB 12):  Remember the Titans (PG)

3rd week (FEB 19):  Hairspray (PG)

4th week (FEB 27):  Akeela and the Bee (PG)

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