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LOS ALAMOS MIDDLE SCHOOL Bulletin for Thursday, April 25, 2019

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Dear LAMS Parents and Guardians:
As you can see from Dr. Steinhaus’ letter, we are adopting the Say Something Anonymous Reporting System for our District. I want you to have specific, complete information concerning how we will implement it at the Middle School.
We are holding a Parent/Guardian Information meeting at the Middle School on April 25 at 5:30 pm in the Library. We will introduce you to the Say Something Anonymous Reporting System. This app allows students and parents to submit secure and anonymous safety concerns to help identify and intervene upon at-risk individuals before they hurt themselves or others. At the April 25 th meeting, we will show you how it works and help you load the app on your own phones (if you choose to do so).
On April 30, we are teaching our students about “signs, signals, and threats” and what they should do about them. We are also teaching students to use the SS-ARS App. We are holding your meeting on the 25 th because we want you, the parents and guardians, to have the opportunity to see this system and have your questions answered before our students see it.
If you have questions, please do not hesitate to call or email me directly.
Brian Easton
Los Alamos Middle School
To find information about this program, please watch this video, Say Something Parent Presentation and check their website, Say Something

NM PARCC Testing April 30-May 1
LAMS students will be taking the PARCC test Tuesday and Wednesday, April 30-May 1.
If possible, please do not schedule dental or medical appointments those days and help your student arrive at school on time with a charged chromebook, and a pair of wired earbuds or headphones. Students will not be able to wear any Bluetooth accesible devices during the test.

Once the test is started, it cannot be paused to be continued later.
If your student has an appointment that cannot be changed, please let us know and we will place your child in a make-up session later in the week.
Contact the LAMS office, 663-2375, if you have questions.
Thank you!

PARCC Schedule, Tuesday, April 30th, ELA Units 1 & 2
8:00-8:30 Read Directions; Log In
8:30-10:00 ELA Unit 1
10:00-10:10 (break)
10:10-10:25 Read Directions; Log In
10:25-11:55 ELA Unit 2
12:00-12:40 5th Period
12:45-1:25 6th Period
1:30-3:00  8th Period Class - SS-ARS Training for Students

PARCC Schedule, Wednesday, May 1st, Math Units 1, 2, & 3
Algebra I, Algebra 1B and Geometry Math 7, Pre-Algebra 7th, and Pre-Algebra 8
8:00-8:15 Read Directions; Log In 8:00-8:15 Read Directions; Log In
8:15-9:45 Math Unit 1 8:15-9:15 Math Unit 1 (7&8)
9:55-10:10 Read Directions; Log In 9:20-9:35 Read Directions; Log In
10:10-11:40 Math Unit 2 9:35-10:35 Math Unit 2 (7&8)
10:40-10:55 Read Directions; Log In
10:55-11:55 Math Unit 3 (7&8)
12:00-12:40 5th Period 12:00-12:40 5th Period
12:45-1:25 6th Period 12:45-1:25 6th Period
1:30-3:00 - 7th Period Class - Go to Talent Show 1:30-3:00 - 7th Period Class - Go to Talent Show

You can now register your student for Saturday school by filling out this Google form
Saturday School Registration

Saturday School Information link

Saturday School Schedule:
April 27
May 11
May 18

ATTENTION 8TH GRADERS, you can apply now to be in the program in 9th grade.

LAECCA Application Form

The Early College & Career Academy (LAECCA) is looking for Los Alamos High School students who have potential to do college coursework or technical certifications before high school graduation. The goal of the LAECCA is to create a seamless experience for student between high school and their post-secondary goals by providing a focused pathway to a future career.

LAECCA supports students in early access to post-secondary training allowing them to graduate from high school with not only a diploma but also college credentials and credits. LAECCA provides the opportunity for students to enroll in college courses that count for both high school and college credit. LAECCA students are able to attend dual credit and/or college classes during the fall, spring, and summer tuition free. Students accepted to the LAECCA will have access to college and career opportunities not available to other LAHS students.

LAECCA emphasizes three major areas of post-secondary study: electro-mechanical technologies, business, and emergency medical services. Students participate in the program with the goal of earning a certification or credentials while graduating from high school. Students wishing to apply to the LAECCA must meet with Ms. Haake, LAECCA counselor, and submit a completed application. Students wishing to apply to the LAECCA must submit a completed application, two teacher reference forms, as well as an unofficial copy of their transcript, by 3:00pm on May 4, 2019.

All current Los Alamos Public School students will need to be re-registered for the 2019-2020 school year.
The district requires you provide a current utility bill. Please scan a copy directly to the InfoSnap (PowerSchool) registration OR send a copy to the registrar, r.schmitz@laschools.net
The online registration page is located at Returning Student Registration

The Returning Student Application is for all students who attended ANY Los Alamos Public School last year, and who currently reside in Los Alamos County, or is an approved out-of-district student. The Returning Student Application Form for the 2019-2020 school year will be available on May 6, 2019.

Please note: If your child previously attended a Los Alamos Public School and you have moved out of Los Alamos County in the last 12 months, you must complete an Online Open Enrollment Application rather than the Returning Student Registration Form. In addition, if your child has moved outside of the school boundary for their current Elementary School, you must complete the Online Open Enrollment Application.

LAPS requires that families provide one proof of residency when registering their student. Failure to provide residency information may prevent your child from attending school. You will have the option to upload this document when you complete this form, or you may bring the document to the school secretary.

Documentation For Residency Verification Acceptable documents to establish physical residency include one of the following:

Current (dated within the last 60 days) utility bill, or
Current (dated within the last year) rental/lease agreement for the residence, or
Current (dated within the last year) property tax bill, or
Current (dated within the last 60 days) mortgage statement, or Deed, or
House Closing Statement for the residence.

Enrollment for returning students who reside in Los Alamos County for the 2019-2020 school year will be available on May 6, 2019.

Please spread the word to any 2019-2020 incoming 7th graders!
We will be hosting a Middle School information night in the Gym from 6-7:30pm.

Some topics that may be on a 6th graders mind are:
Transportation - bus options, routes, etc.
PE - uniforms, showers, etc
Counseling - talking with counselors and how counselors can help students
Web crew - Leadership options and what they do?
JJAB - how can they help, what do they do?
Lockers - talk and practice with lockers
Bell schedule/ Dress code -
Nurses table - talking about protocol for any meds or allergy concerns
Special Education table. - providing an opportunity for parents to ask questions and or learn more about programs offered
Atomic city bus - providing expectations and discussing School Transportation vs Atomic Bus transit

After School Homework Help Sessions
Mondays through Thursdays AFTER SCHOOL until 4:35PM

• Mondays – Room 144 (Ms. Goddard) and Room 145 (Ms. Christon)
• Tuesdays - Room 262 (Ms. Gross) and Room 247 (Mr. Neese)
• Wednesdays – Room 145 (Ms. Christon) and Room 265 (Ms. Gaunt)
• Thursdays - Room 145 (Ms. Christon) and Room 249 (Ms. Alexander)

Parents may pick up students or students may catch the
Atomic City Bus which has a pickup on the corner of SAN ILDEFONSO AT 4:11 AND 4:41

Attention 7th graders, please join us on Wednesday, May 8th from 4-6pm at LAMS.
The WEB crew will be holding a 7th grade social. We are going to be having a game day-both in the cafeteria and outside. Some snacks will be sold, no computers will be allowed. Students have suggested the following board games: Monoply, Battleship, Risk, Sorry, Clue, Jenga, Catan, Uno, Life, Apples to Apples, Twister, Horse Shoes (plastic), and Bocce Ball. If anyone has one of those games and is willing to lend it to us, please let Ms. Maestas know, j.maestas@laschools.net. Volunteers are needed to chaperone that day, if you would like to help. Thanks!

Coffee with the 7th and 8th grade Counselors Every Friday, 8-9am
Please join the counselors to get any LAMS questions or concerns answered.

Pay Fees Online
Student fees can be paid online at https://laschools.hotlunch.com/fees/
with a check made out to Los Alamos Public Schools. Checks can be dropped off at the school or mailed to the Los Alamos Middle School, 2101 Hawk Drive, Los Alamos, NM 87544
Attention: Bookkeeper.
if you wish to pay in cash, please stop by the LAMS office.
The minimum school fee is $95. Some electives will have an additional fee and will be listed in PowerSchool and in the online payment link.

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