Daily Bulletin 10/12

Tuesday, Oct. 13th

School Makeup Picture Day!

7th Grade 5-6 P.M.

8th Grade 6-7 P.M.

Friday, Oct. 16th

Last day of the 1st Quarter!

For ATTENDANCE, please call Teri at (707) 987-1441. Please add this number into your phone!

Attendance cannot be changed after 48 hours. Parents must provide the note, the reason, and the excuse within 48 hours of the absence and we cannot go back in after that to change a student's attendance. The state has tightened everything up and we need to make sure our data is consistent. Parent Knowledge is no longer accepted as an excused absence by the State.

PARENTS: If you do not have your parent portal set up, please contact us so we can help you in that process.

Middletown Unified School District has been informed that an internet cable has been compromised due to the Glass fire. We ask that parents notify the MMS attendance line if this issue is a barrier to attending live instructions for students. If possible, students should inform their teachers of this inconvenience. Please be flexible with students who do not have the internet. Assignment completion and makeup is your discretion, please communicate this with students and parents via remind and/or Google Classroom. At this time Middletown Middle School has internet access.


MMS- We have a new Remind code! Please make sure to sign up to get the latest information! https://www.remind.com/join/mms-bronco

Weekly Quote

”We become what we think about.” – Earl Nightingale


Parents: Please see the Parents/Guardians Annual Rights Notice form that the District has prepared. We need all parents/guardians to fill this out for their student(s). A copy of the notice is attached in the email. Please reach out to the District Office if you have any questions or concerns at (707) 987-4100.

Food Service

Parents/Guardians: If you have not filled out the Educational Benefit Form/Free and Reduced Lunch form, we need that by Wednesday! Please reach out to us so we can help you through that process. (707) 987-4160. This form helps determine our funding for our school whether you qualify or not.


The Lake County Astronomy Club has a flier! Please check it out and see if it’s right for your family. This content is appropriate for students in grades 4-12, but open to all interested students in Lake County.

Tuesday, Oct. 13th

7th & 8th Grade Virtual Drama Elective: Tuesday & Thursday from 1:30-2:30, beginning October 13.Details and Initial Google Meet link available on students’ ELA Classroom Stream.

Mrs. Slaight’s Students

Please log in during office hours if needed, or schedule an appointment or get in touch with Mrs. Slaight if you have any questions or concerns.

Mrs. Jessen’s Students

7th Graders can log on with Mrs. Jessen every day of the week to get help completing assignments.

Optional ELA classes offered in addition to live sessions on Tues & Thurs.

Monday --Vocabulary

Wednesday -- NoRedInk (grammar)

Friday -- Newsela article


All athletes need to turn in a new athletic packet for the 2020-2021 school year before or during the student’s sign-up period. Athletic packets are available in the MMS Office and online at https://mms.middletownusd.org/mms-athletics

Students will now be required to have a sports physical completed and submitted at the time of the application. Any questions or concerns, please email tamara.slaight@middletownusd.org


Community Service forms are available in the MMS Office and online on our school’s website. Community service is not mandatory for middle school students, but we do honor those students who have completed 10 or more hours during their middle school career at 8th grade promotion. Students may not receive payment for their time, nor can their parent sign off on their form unless cleared prior by the office. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Sam in the office at sam.dean@middletownusd.org.

Thursday, November 5th

Band Parent Booster Meeting: It will take place at 6 P.M. on Thursday, November 5th via Zoom.

We welcome all families with children enrolled in the band program, and anyone else interested in supporting the Band program.


Meeting ID: 868 6440 9827

Passcode: 033645

MUSD policy does not allow any medication to be given at school, including "over the counter" medication, without having a Physician's permission note on file.Parents should prepare for the "occasional headache, etc." by having their Student's Physician fax a note to the school if they would like the school to be able to administer medication. Notes are good for one school year.Student's are NOT allowed to carry any medication at school without permission from the School Nurse.

We will no longer be dispensing prescribed OR over the counter medications (Tylenol, ibuprofen, benadryl, etc.) without a letter signed from parents and PHYSICIAN. We can no longer call parents and get verbal over the phone permission. If a student is sick with a fever, requires benadryl for an allergy, etc. then without a physician note the student either needs to be picked up ASAP or the parent can come self administer it themselves. Each student must have their own labeled bottle in the original container that we can store in the LOCKED medicine cabinets at each site. We can no longer provide the medications at each site. The forms for medication are available in the MMS Office and at https://mms.middletownusd.org/home/nurse-s-corner

Once A Week Take A Peek-Fight back against head lice! Use proper detection comb to trap head lice.

If head lice are spotted, take a close look at all the family, including yourself, and ask close family and friends to check as well. Inform the school.

Should your child stay home?

Check your child for head lice on a weekly basis and treat straight away when live lice are found. We do have a NO NIT policy, once your child has no live lice or nits they can attend school, child care and all other activities as usual. Please take your child to the office to be checked by staff. If nits or live lice are found your child will have to return home with parent/guardian. Please check your child’s head for head lice weekly. If we all work together we can eliminate the problem quickly and prevent the spread to other students.

Complete Annual Notice 20-21.pdf