Happy Week of May 11.
We are deep into our Continuity of Learning and have heard from many of you. Thank you for the kind words you sent us about the video. We truly miss our students and want to stay in touch. As you know, FCPS schools are closed for the rest of the year. Next week we will be sending out information for parents who want the option to request a grade for Term 4. We may also have some information about enhanced office hours for teachers so students can get more support with the learning. We hope all of you are staying well and safe.
Update on Fundraiser
The Claire’s Gourmet Fundraiser is canceled and we are getting refund checks to families who have requested them. I want to thank those families who chose to make donations of their funds. For those families requesting a refund check, please read below so we can efficiently get checks mailed out.
Note from Music Dept.
Ms. Hedges is working very hard to sort the puzzle of refunding checks to folks for the Claire’s fundraiser. Send a few good thoughts her way as she untangles this. In order to help her cut refund checks, we have a favor to ask of you all. When your students turned in their Claire's forms, they did exactly as we asked them to do, which is turn in the money and the order summary. This was really helpful in streamlining the submission process! This hopefully means that the missing puzzle pieces are in your possession.
What we need: If possible, please reference the order form to help us find the names & addresses of the folks who need a refund check. On our end we know the amount paid and check number for your individuals, but we need your help to tie all of this up. For some of you, this may be easy and for some of you, this may require a little digging and asking friends and family. If you think this form may be at Oakdale Middle in a locker or band folder, please let us know immediately and we can find a solution.
Last week FCPS announced the availability of outdoor WiFi service at 27 school parking lots in the county. Deer Crossing and New Market Middle are among the sites where FCPS students and staff who have valid credentials can access the network. They will log in using the same credentials as they would if they were inside the school.
See the list of outdoor WiFi locations and more details here: https://www.fcps.org/about/news/1680456/fcps-offers-outdoor-wi-fi-service
At DCES, service is offered directly in front of the school facing Finn Drive, in the first two rows of parking spaces. At NMMS, the supported WiFi area is in the lower lot on the west side of the school. Once printed, signs will go up. For now, look at the signal strength indicator on your computer to confirm that you're getting a strong signal.
With Google Drive syncing turned on, FCPS students have the option to work offline on Google documents, and connect to WiFi later to sync and submit assignments. Schoology, Classroom, and other websites used for instruction require an active WiFi connection.
Enjoy this virtual gallery of recent student artwork
Grid Method Student Art