• Principal's Connect Ed Message
     
     
     
    For Week of 1/24/2021
     

    Good evening Tigers this is Mr. W., principal of Kiser Middle School, with several announcements for the upcoming week.

     

    Material distribution and report card pick up will be on Wednesday, February 3rd from 4-6pm for all students.  Each student will receive a packet that includes instructional materials such as workbooks, novels, etc…as well as their 2nd quarter report card.  6th and 7th grade packets should be picked up in the new car rider line which is in the back of A and B wing, and 8th grade packets will be picked up in the circle under the front awning.  Also, just like in the fall we will be collecting canned food items in order to donate back to Backpack Beginnings.  We are hopeful that the new GCS Chromebooks will be available to distribute to our students as well!

     

    In preparation for receiving the new GCS Chromebook, the district has created Nearpod lessons which will be available on Canvas.  The Nearpod lessons will help students learn how to use and login to the new device as it will be slightly different the current Lenovo tablets.  Please take time to complete the Nearpod, so you are ready to use the Chromebooks when they arrive.  Link to make a copy of the Nearpod lesson: https://share.nearpod.com/e/5O44WDAmbdb

     

    GCS has also enabled PowerSchool to be able to send each student’s report card through email.  You may have already received notification from the district that there are several steps to complete in order to opt into receiving your report card through email.  Once the school has received more information about those steps, it will be placed on the school website and sent to parents.  We will continue with our original plan, and will be printing a hard copy of each student’s report card which can be picked up on Wednesday, February 3rd.  Report cards that are not picked up on Material Distribution night will be mailed to parents for the 2nd quarter. 

     

    The Magnet and School Choice application window is open from January 14th until March 3rd, so any rising 9th grade student interested in the high school options for next year now is the time to apply here https://gcsnc.schoolmint.net/welcomeback .  Also, GCS is hosting a School Choice Showcase February 1st through February 5th in order for students and families to learn more about the different high school options and programs available for students (https://www.gcsnc.com/Page/73265).  Kiser will host a virtual rising 9th grade information night on Tuesday, February 9th from 6:30-7:30pm.  The link for the Rising 9th Grade Parent Night will be posted by Monday, February 8th for parents to join the call.  Students and parents are encouraged to continue to sign-up for the virtual Future Friday Q and A sessions with the high school options.  Please contact Mrs. Ingram for more information about the Q and A sessions for 8th grade students.

     

    In the next couple of weeks, we will be administering the NWEA screener assessment to all of our students for Growth: Reading 6+ and Growth: Math 6+.  The screener will be administered online by our teachers, and will help us provide teachers, parents, and students with information about their progress in reading in math over the next couple of year.  The reading will be administered to students on Friday, February 12th and the math will be administered on Friday, February 19th.  Students will receive more directions for where to login on Canvas as we get closer to the assessment.   

     

    Media Center form link to check-out library books: : https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=H_vimqLeQ0yBlHYk_LuzDL8xZvHoaVRDsSy0-dsaHllUQTgyNUpRNVRZRzI4SVNIRlBOVjZXOVRCQy4u

     

    Thank you, and have a wonderful evening. 

     

     

     

    Buenas tardes Tigres, lo siguente es un mensaje de parte del Sr. W, director de Kiser Middle School, con varios anuncios importantes para la próxima semana.

     

    La distribución de materiales y la recogida de la boleta de calificaciones será el miércoles 3 de febrero de 4 a 6 pm para todos los estudiantes. Cada estudiante recibirá un paquete que incluye materiales instructivos como libros de trabajo, novelas, y su boleta de calificaciones. Los paquetes de sexto y séptimo grado deben recogerse en la línea de pasajeros de automóviles nuevos que está en la parte trasera del ala A y B, y los paquetes de octavo grado se recogerán en el círculo en frente de la oficina. Además, al igual que en el otoño, recolectaremos alimentos enlatados para donarlos a Backpack Beginnings. ¡Esperamos que los nuevos Chromebooks de GCS también estén disponibles para distribuirlos a nuestros estudiantes!

     

    En preparación para recibir el nuevo Chromebook de GCS, el distrito ha creado lecciones de Nearpod que estarán disponibles en Canvas. Las lecciones de Nearpod ayudarán a los estudiantes a aprender a usar e iniciar sesión en el nuevo dispositivo, ya que será diferente a las tabletas Lenovo actuales. Tómese el tiempo para completar el Nearpod, de modo que esté listo para usar los Chromebook cuando lleguen.

     

    GCS también ha permitido que PowerSchool pueda enviar la boleta de calificaciones de cada estudiante por correo electrónico. Es posible que ya haya recibido una notificación del distrito de que hay varios pasos que completar para optar por recibir su boleta de calificaciones por correo electrónico. Una vez que la escuela haya recibido más información sobre esos pasos, se colocará en el sitio web de la escuela y se enviará a los padres. Continuaremos con nuestro plan original e imprimiremos una copia impresa de la boleta de calificaciones de cada estudiante que se puede recoger el miércoles 3 de febrero. Las boletas de calificaciones que no se recojan en la noche de distribución de materiales se enviarán por correo a los padres para el segundo trimestre.

     

    La ventana de solicitud de Magnet and School Choice está abierta desde el 14 de enero hasta el 3 de marzo, por lo que cualquier estudiante de octavo grado interesado en las opciones de la escuela secundaria para el próximo año ahora es el momento de presentar su solicitud aquí https://gcsnc.schoolmint.net/welcomeback. Además, GCS está organizando una exhibición de elección de escuela del 1 de febrero al 5 de febrero para que los estudiantes y las familias aprendan más sobre las diferentes opciones y programas de la escuela secundaria disponibles para los estudiantes (https://www.gcsnc.com/Page/73265).  Kiser tendra una noche virtual de información para el octavo grado el martes 9 de febrero de 6: 30-7: 30pm. El enlace se publicará el lunes 8 de febrero para que los padres se unan a la llamada. Se anima a los estudiantes y padres a seguir inscribiéndose en las sesiones virtuales de preguntas y respuestas de Future Friday con las opciones de la escuela secundaria. Por favor comuníquese con la Sra. Ingram para obtener más información sobre las sesiones de preguntas y respuestas para los estudiantes de octavo grado.

     

    En las próximas semanas, estaremos administrando la evaluación de NWEA a todos nuestros estudiantes. El evaluador será administrado en línea por nuestros maestros y nos ayudará a proporcionar a los maestros, padres y estudiantes información sobre su progreso en lectura en matemáticas durante los próximos dos años. La lectura se administrará a los estudiantes el viernes 12 de febrero y las matemáticas se administrarán el viernes 19 de febrero. Los estudiantes recibirán más instrucciones sobre dónde iniciar sesión en Canvas a medida que nos acerquemos a la evaluación.

     

    (https://www.gcsnc.com/Page/73265). 

     

    Formulario de sacar libros de la biblioteca: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=H_vimqLeQ0yBlHYk_LuzDL8xZvHoaVRDsSy0-dsaHllUQTgyNUpRNVRZRzI4SVNIRlBOVjZXOVRCQy4u

     

    Gracias.

    Teddy Wohlgemuth

    Principal

     
    Wk of 1/18/2021
     

     

    Good evening Tigers this is Mr. W, principal of Kiser Middle School, with several announcements for the upcoming week.

     

    First, I know many of you are already aware that the middle and high school reopening was delayed for at least another three weeks.  I will continue to work on getting our cohorts, groups, and schedules ready for when the time will come for us to re-enter; however, because we are not coming back into the building I will wait on communicating more of the information and details until we have a date for our return.  It is important for students to not become discouraged, but rather renew your focus on attending live classes, completing and submitting work and assignments, and communicating with teachers to address inbox messages, feedback, and alerts.  I have been so impressed with how our students have taken on these responsibilities, and parents I know how much more it requires of your support and assistance while students are learning remotely and I thank you for that.  I want to remind you that you are not alone in supporting your student, so please reach out and let us know what we can do to help. 

     

    Even though we are delayed, parents be sure if you intend to send your student back to school for in-person learning that you have completed the transportation request form on the Kiser Website.  Students and parents should be able to see the bus information on the transportation tab when they are logged into PowerSchool.  If your students has an assigned bus with stop time details listed then transportation has received your request for transportation.  Please make sure you have this completed soon, so transportation has time to include your address into the route list for when students return to school.  Link https://app.perfectforms.com/PresentationServer/Form.aspx/Play/_2IGggMo?f=_2IGggMo

     

    The Magnet and School Choice application window is open from January 14th until March 3rd, so any rising 9th grade student interested in the high school options for next year now is the time to apply here https://gcsnc.schoolmint.net/welcomeback .  Also, GCS is hosting a School Choice Showcase February 1st through February 5th in order for students and families to learn more about the different high school options and programs available for students (https://www.gcsnc.com/Page/73265).  Kiser will host a virtual rising 9th grade information night on Tuesday, February 9th from 6:30-7:30pm.  The link for the Rising 9th Grade Parent Night will be posted by Monday, February 8th for parents to join the call.  Students and parents are encouraged to continue to sign-up for the virtual Future Friday Q and A sessions with the high school options.  Please contact Mrs. Ingram for more information about the Q and A sessions for 8th grade students.

     

    Monday, January 18th is Martin Luther King holiday and Tuesday, January 19th is the Mandated Teacher Workday and there is no live classes on either of these two days, and the building and office will be closed on Monday. 

     

    7th and 8th Grade students will also have a modified schedule this week as they will complete the 2nd Quarter Interim Assessments online, and their teachers will share the details of when to login to complete the assessment and when live classes will be held.  Students should do their best on these assessment, as it helps teachers determine the content students are learning throughout the school year. 

     

    Parents and students, mark you calendars for Wednesday, February 3rd from 4pm-6pm will be report card pick up and material distribution night.  We plan to prepare bags for each student to pick up that will include instructional materials for the 3rd grading period, the 2nd Quarter Report Card, and more.  We will provide more details about the report card pick up and material distribution night as we get closer.  We also be collecting canned food items again in order to help support the Backpack Beginnings and their effort to feed families during the pandemic. 

     

    Media Center form link to check-out library books: : https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=H_vimqLeQ0yBlHYk_LuzDL8xZvHoaVRDsSy0-dsaHllUQTgyNUpRNVRZRzI4SVNIRlBOVjZXOVRCQy4u

     

    Thank you, and have a wonderful evening.

     

     

     

    Buenas tardes Tigres, lo siguente es un mensaje de parte del Sr. W, director de Kiser Middle School, con varios anuncios importantes para la próxima semana.

     

    Primero, sé que muchos de ustedes ya saben que la reapertura de Middle y High School se retrasó al menos otras tres semanas. Continuaré trabajando para que nuestras cohortes, grupos y horarios estén listos para cuando llegue el momento de volver a regresar. Esperaré para comunicar más información y detalles hasta que tengamos una fecha para nuestro regreso. Es importante que los estudiantes no se desanimen, sino que renueven su enfoque en asistir a clases en vivo, completar y enviar trabajos y asignaciones, y comunicarse con los maestros para abordar los mensajes de Inbox, los comentarios y las alertas. Estoy muy impresionado con la forma en que nuestros estudiantes han asumido estas responsabilidades. Padres, sé cuánto más se requiere de su apoyo y asistencia mientras los estudiantes están aprendiendo de forma remota y les agradezco por eso. Quiero recordarles que no son los únicos que apoyan a su estudiante, así que comuníquese con nosotros y díganos qué podemos hacer para ayudar.

     

    A pesar de que estamos retrasados, los padres deben asegurarse de que si tienen la intención de enviar a su hijo de regreso a la escuela para que aprendan en persona, que hayan completado el formulario de solicitud de transporte en el sitio web de Kiser. Los estudiantes y los padres deben poder ver la información del autobús en la pestaña de transporte cuando inician sesión en PowerSchool. Si sus estudiantes tienen un autobús asignado con los detalles de la hora de parada indicados, el transporte ha recibido su solicitud. Asegúrese de completar esto pronto, para que el transporte tenga tiempo de incluir su dirección en la lista de rutas para cuando los estudiantes regresen a la escuela. Enlace https://app.perfectforms.com/PresentationServer/Form.aspx/Play/_2IGggMo?f=_2IGggMo

     

    El lunes 18 de enero es el feriado de Martin Luther King y el martes 19 de enero es el día laboral obligatorio para los maestros y no hay clases en vivo en ninguno de estos dos días, y el edificio y la oficina estarán cerrados el lunes.

     

    Los estudiantes de séptimo y octavo grado también tendrán un horario modificado esta semana, ya que completarán las evaluaciones intermedias del segundo trimestre en línea, y sus maestros compartirán los detalles de cuándo iniciar sesión para completar la evaluación y el horario de las clases en vivo. Los estudiantes deben hacer todo lo posible en esta evaluación, porque ayuda a los maestros a determinar el contenido que los estudiantes están aprendiendo durante el año escolar.

     

    Padres y estudiantes, marquen sus calendarios para el miércoles 3 de febrero de 4 pm a 6 pm será la noche de recogida de boletas de calificaciones y distribución de materiales. Planeamos preparar bolsas para que las recoja cada estudiante que incluirán materiales instructivos para el tercer período de calificaciones, la boleta de calificaciones del segundo trimestre y más. Daremos más detalles a medida que nos acerquemos. También estaremos recolectando alimentos enlatados nuevamente para ayudar a apoyar a Backpack Beginnings y su esfuerzo por alimentar a las familias durante la pandemia.

     

    La ventana de solicitud de Magnet and School Choice está abierta desde el 14 de enero hasta el 3 de marzo, por lo que cualquier estudiante de noveno grado interesado en las opciones de escuela secundaria para el próximo año ahora es el momento de presentar su solicitud aquí https://gcsnc.schoolmint.net/welcomeback . Además, GCS está organizando una exhibición de elección de escuelas del 1 al 5 de febrero para que los estudiantes y las familias aprendan más sobre las diferentes opciones y programas de la escuela secundaria disponibles para los estudiantes (https://www.gcsnc.com/Page/73265).  Kiser tendra una noche virtual de información para el noveno grado en ascenso el martes 9 de febrero de 6: 30-7: 30pm. El enlace para la Noche de Padres de Rising 9th Grade se publicará el lunes 8 de febrero para que los padres se unan a la llamada. Se anima a los estudiantes y padres a seguir inscribiéndose en las sesiones virtuales de preguntas y respuestas de Future Friday con las opciones de la escuela secundaria. Comuníquese con la Sra. Ingram para obtener más información sobre las sesiones de preguntas y respuestas para los estudiantes de octavo grado.

     

     

    Formulario de sacar libros de la biblioteca: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=H_vimqLeQ0yBlHYk_LuzDL8xZvHoaVRDsSy0-dsaHllUQTgyNUpRNVRZRzI4SVNIRlBOVjZXOVRCQy4u

     

    Gracias.

     

     

     

    Teddy Wohlgemuth

    Principal

     
     
    1/11/2021
     

     

    Good evening Tigers this is Mr. W, principal of Kiser Middle, with several announcements for the upcoming week.

     

    The PTA will have their January meeting on Monday, January 11th at 6:30pm on zoom. 

     

    A reminder that the end of the 2nd grading period is Friday, January 15th.  Students need to make sure they are communicating with teachers on their live classes and working to submit all their work that is due.

     

    On Tuesday of this past week, your student’s math teacher posted information about cohort groups for the potential reopening on January 21st.  If you or your student still has a question about which cohort and days your student will be in the building they should contact their teacher.  It is important for students and parents to know the appropriate cohort group, because students who arrive to school on the incorrect cohort will be sent home.  The classes are being scheduled using specific capacity in order to have students remain socially distant throughout the school day.  The cohort group that were posted in Canvas also includes the students who have indicated they are going to remain remote.  More information about the remote time changes and expectations will be sent as we get closer to the reopening. 

     

    A couple of things to highlight so parents can prepare your student for a successful reopening. 

     

    • Face coverings must be worn at all times including the school bus transportation except while eating and or drinking and when directed by the teacher it is alright to take it off.  There is no exceptions to this health procedure, and students who persistently refuse to wear a face covering correctly will be reassigned to remote learning.  Kiser will have some masks available to pass out for students who show up without one.
    • Student arrival time will begin at 8:30am and dismissal will begin at 3:10pm.  Car riders will be dropped off and picked up in the new location which is behind the A and B wing.  More specific information about temperature checks and attestation screener questions will be provided soon.  Students will not be able to be dropped off before 8:30am as we have done in the past.  In the afternoon, parents/guardians should send a text message to your student when you arrive in the pick up line, and beginning at 3:10pm students will show the text message to their teacher in order to be dismissed to the car rider line. 
    • Breakfast and lunch will be served to students in the classroom.  Both continue to be free for all students through the end of the school year.  Students may also bring their lunch from home. 
    • Students will not need to bring their device from home.  We are hopeful that we will receive the new student Chromebooks the district has ordered for 4th through 12th grade students.  Once students have the Chromebooks from the district they will take them home and to school on the day they are scheduled. 
    • Students will spend the majority of the day in the classroom that they are scheduled for homeroom on the cohort chart.  We understand that this is not the most developmentally appropriate practice for middle school students; however, we are trying to make sure that we keep students in as small a group as possible and not having to spend all day cleaning and disinfecting their desks but focusing on instruction and academics.  The teachers will rotate between the classes.
    • Students will have opportunities to use the restroom throughout the day with their classes, and as an individual but need to remember that they have a responsibility to remain at least 6 ft socially distant from others throughout the day whether they are in class or in the hallway. 
    • Students will not have to wear SMOD; however, follow the non-SMOD day guidelines and the GCS Dress Code.   

     

    Monday, January 18th is Martin Luther King Holiday and Tuesday, January 19th is a mandated teacher workday so there is no live remote classes on those days.  Also, if the district continues with reopening on Thursday, January 21st for 6th grade students Kiser will shift to Wednesdays be the day of no live remote classes for students.  Essentially, our current Friday will become our Wednesday since 6th grade students will be coming back for instruction on Thursday and Friday.  If the district shifts the reopening dates, Kiser will continue with the current remote schedule with some little adjustments.

     

    Finally, we will be communicating drive thru pick up for instructional materials for remote students once we have confirmed we will be reopening for in-person learning in January.  If we do not reopen for in-person learning, we will be working to schedule materials pick-up and other items soon.

     

    Media Center form link to check-out library books: : https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=H_vimqLeQ0yBlHYk_LuzDL8xZvHoaVRDsSy0-dsaHllUQTgyNUpRNVRZRzI4SVNIRlBOVjZXOVRCQy4u 

     

    Thank you, and have a wonderful evening.

     

     

     

     Buenas tardes Tigres, lo siguente es un mensaje de parte del Sr. W, director de Kiser Middle School, con varios anuncios importantes para la próxima semana.

     

    La PTA tendrá su reunión el lunes 11 de enero a las 6:30 pm en zoom.

     

    El final del segundo período de calificaciones es el viernes 15 de enero. Los estudiantes deben asegurarse de comunicarse con los maestros de sus clases y trabajar para enviar todo el trabajo que deben entregar.

     

    El martes de la semana pasada, el maestro de matemáticas de su estudiante publicó información sobre los grupos de cohortes para la posible reapertura el 21 de enero. Si usted o su estudiante todavía tienen una pregunta sobre qué grupo y días estará su estudiante en el edificio, deben comunicarse con su maestro. Es importante que los estudiantes y los padres conozcan el grupo de cohorte apropiado, porque los estudiantes que lleguen a la escuela en la cohorte incorrecta serán enviados a casa. Las clases se programan utilizando una capacidad específica para que los estudiantes permanezcan socialmente distantes durante el día escolar. El grupo de cohorte que se publicó en Canvas también incluye a los estudiantes que han indicado que permanecerán remotos. Se enviará más información sobre los cambios de horario remoto y las expectativas a medida que nos acerquemos a la reapertura.

     

    Lo siguente es importante para que los padres puedan preparar a su estudiante para una reapertura exitosa.

     

    • Se deben usar máscaras en todo momento, incluyendo el transporte del autobús escolar, excepto mientras se come o bebe y cuando el maestro lo indique que está bien quitárselo. No hay excepciones a este procedimiento de salud, y los estudiantes que se nieguen persistentemente a cubrirse la cara correctamente serán reasignados al aprendizaje remoto. Kiser tendrá algunas máscaras disponibles para distribuir a los estudiantes que se presenten sin una.
    • La hora de llegada de los estudiantes comenzará a las 8:30 am y la salida comenzará a las 3:10 pm. Los pasajeros en automóvil estarán dejados y recogidos en la nueva ubicación que está detrás del ala A y B. Pronto se proporcionará información más específica sobre controles de temperatura y preguntas de evaluación de atestación. No se podrá dejar a los estudiantes antes de las 8:30 am. Por la tarde, los padres / tutores deben enviar un mensaje de texto a su estudiante cuando llegue a la línea de recogida y, a partir de las 3:10 p. M., Los estudiantes mostrarán el mensaje de texto a su maestro para que puedan pasar a la línea de pasajeros.
    • Se servirá desayuno y almuerzo a los estudiantes en el salón de clases. Ambos continúan siendo gratuitos para todos los estudiantes hasta el final del año escolar. Los estudiantes también pueden traer su almuerzo de casa.
    • Los estudiantes no necesitarán traer su tableta o computadora de casa. Tenemos la esperanza de recibir los nuevos Chromebooks para estudiantes que el distrito ha pedido para los estudiantes de 4º a 12º grado. Una vez que los estudiantes tengan los Chromebooks del distrito, los llevarán a casa y a la escuela el día programado.
    • Los estudiantes pasarán la mayor parte del día en el homeroom que está programado en la tabla de grupos. Entendemos que esta no es la práctica más apropiada para el desarrollo de los estudiantes de secundaria; sin embargo, estamos tratando de asegurarnos de mantener a los estudiantes en un grupo tan pequeño como sea posible y no tener que pasar todo el día limpiando y desinfectando sus escritorios, sino enfocándonos en la instrucción y lo académico. Los profesores rotarán entre los salones de clases.
    • Los estudiantes tendrán la oportunidad de usar el baño durante el día con sus clases y como individuos, pero deben recordar que tienen la responsabilidad de permanecer al menos 6 pies socialmente distantes de los demás durante todo el día, ya sea que estén en clase o en el pasillo.
    • Los estudiantes no tendrán que usar SMOD (ropa de uniforme); sin embargo, siga el Código de vestimenta de GCS.

     

    El lunes 18 de enero es el feriado de Martin Luther King y el martes 19 de enero es un día laboral obligatorio para los maestros, por lo que no hay clases remotas en vivo esos días. Además, si el distrito continúa con la reapertura el jueves 21 de enero para los estudiantes de sexto grado, Kiser cambiará a los miércoles como el día sin clases remotas en vivo para los estudiantes. Los estudiantes de sexto grado regresarán para la instrucción el jueves y viernes. Si el distrito cambia las fechas de reapertura, Kiser continuará con el horario remoto actual con algunos pequeños ajustes.

     

    Finalmente, estaremos comunicando drive thru pick up para materiales instructivos para estudiantes remotos una vez que hayamos confirmado que reabriremos en enero. Si no reabrimos para el aprendizaje en persona, estaremos trabajando para programar la recolección de materiales y otros artículos pronto.

     

    Formulario de sacar libros de la biblioteca: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=H_vimqLeQ0yBlHYk_LuzDL8xZvHoaVRDsSy0-dsaHllUQTgyNUpRNVRZRzI4SVNIRlBOVjZXOVRCQy4u

     

    Gracias.

     

     
     
     
     
    1/5/2021
     
     

    Good evening Tigers this is Mr. W, principal of Kiser Middle School, with several important announcements for the upcoming week.

     

    First, I want to wish everyone a Happy New Year and I hope everyone had some time to rest and stay healthy during the winter break.

     

    Last Thursday Guilford County Schools announced that it was delaying the reopening of in-person learning for middle school students until later in January pending the review of the health metrics by the Board of Education.  Therefore, 6th grade students in Pride Cohort B are scheduled to return to school on Thursday, January 21st.  6th, 7th, and 8th grade students in Tiger Cohort A are scheduled to return to school on Monday, January 25th.  7th and 8th grade students in Pride Cohort B are scheduled to return on Thursday, January 28th.  Students and parents will be able to find the cohort and group for your student tomorrow, January 5th by 5pm in your student’s Canvas page.  Also, throughout the week your student’s teacher will be available to help answer any questions that pertain to the cohort or group they have been assigned for our reopening.  Also, attached you will find the Student and Parent Guide to Reopening of Schools that has been shared previously.  Please take time to read about some of the procedures that will be in place to safely reopen.  As we get closer to the reopening of schools we will provide more information in regards to the schedule changes and other information in order to successfully reopen school. 

     

    Also, students and parents can locate the bus information under the transportation link when a student is logged into PowerSchool.  The information should include the stop locations, time, and bus number. 

     

    This week the students will continue with the remote learning schedule that has been in place since the beginning of the school year.

     

    Please be sure to continue to contact the office if you need assistance with technology or other issues so we can help our students get off to a great start in 2021!! 

     

    Thank you to the students who participated in the GCS Winter Reading Challenge.  Please click on the link to submit your information to Mrs. Wasserman:  https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=H_vimqLeQ0yBlHYk_LuzDL8xZvHoaVRDsSy0-dsaHllUNjJHRUE3TUhTQlQ0SldPSlFPWjA1R0dYTy4u

     

    Media Center form link to check-out library books: : https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=H_vimqLeQ0yBlHYk_LuzDL8xZvHoaVRDsSy0-dsaHllUQTgyNUpRNVRZRzI4SVNIRlBOVjZXOVRCQy4u 

     

    Thank you, and have a wonderful evening!    

     

      

    Buenas tardes Tigres, lo siguente es un mensaje de parte del Sr. W, director de Kiser Middle School, con varios anuncios importantes para la próxima semana.

     

    Primero, quiero desearles a todos un Feliz Año Nuevo y espero que todos hayan tenido tiempo para descansar y mantenerse saludables durante las vacaciones de invierno.

     

    El jueves pasado, Guilford County Schools anunciaron que retrasarían la reapertura del aprendizaje en persona para los estudiantes de Middle School en espera de la revisión de las métricas de salud por parte de la Junta de Educación. Por lo tanto, los estudiantes de sexto grado en Pride Cohort B están programados para regresar a la escuela el jueves 21 de enero. Los estudiantes de sexto, séptimo y octavo grado en Tiger Cohort A están programados para regresar a la escuela el lunes 25 de enero. Los estudiantes de 7º y 8º grado en Pride Cohort B están programados para regresar el jueves 28 de enero. Los estudiantes y los padres podrán encontrar la cohorte y el grupo de su estudiante mañana, 5 de enero a las 5 pm en la página Canvas de su estudiante. El maestro de su estudiante estará disponible para ayudar a responder cualquier pregunta que pertenezca a la cohorte o grupo que se les ha asignado para nuestra reapertura despues de ese tiempo.

     

    Esta semana los estudiantes continuarán con el mismo horario de aprendizaje remoto de antes.

     

    Los estudiantes y los padres pueden encontrar la información del autobús en el enlace de transporte cuando un estudiante está conectado a PowerSchool. La información debe incluir las paradas, la hora y el número de autobús.

     

    ¡Si necesita ayuda con la tecnología o otros problemas por favor llame a la oficina para que podemos ayudar a nuestros estudiantes a tener un gran comienzo en 2021!

     

    Se adjunta la Guía para estudiantes y padres sobre la reapertura de escuelas que se ha compartido anteriormente. Tómese el tiempo para leer acerca de los procedimientos que se implementarán para reabrir de manera segura. A medida que nos acerquemos a la reapertura de las escuelas, proporcionaremos más información con respecto a los cambios de horario y otra información para poder reabrir con éxito la escuela.

     

    Gracias a los estudiantes que participaron en el Desafío de lectura de invierno de GCS. Haga clic en el enlace para enviar su información a la Sra. Wasserman: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=H_vimqLeQ0yBlHYk_LuzDL8xZvHoaVRDsSy0-dsaHllUNjJHRUE3TUhTQlQ0SldPSlFPWjA1R0dYTy4u

     

    Formulario de sacar libros de la biblioteca: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=H_vimqLeQ0yBlHYk_LuzDL8xZvHoaVRDsSy0-dsaHllUQTgyNUpRNVRZRzI4SVNIRlBOVjZXOVRCQy4u

     

    ¡Gracias!

     

     
     
    12/21/2020
     
      

    Good evening Tigers this is Mr. W, principal of Kiser Middle School, with several important messages for the upcoming week.

     

    The GCS winter break will begin on Wednesday, December 23rd through Monday, January 4th.  The students will resume their live classes on Tuesday, January 5th.  The school and office will be closed for staff and students during this time.  Again, I know that this year the holiday season means making many changes to family traditions and how we celebrate the holidays in order to be healthy and safe, but I hope everyone is able to slow down and enjoy this time of year.  I appreciate the students who have been working hard every day to keep up and engage in learning.  It is time to relax, spend time with immediate family, read some good books, and get ready for our potential reopening.

     

    8th grade students and parents, we are excited that we have added a future Friday session with the Computer Science Academy program focused on artificial intelligence and cyber security at Northeast High School to the list of Friday Virtual Q and A sessions.  Also, students who are interested in the performing arts program at Weaver should sign up for the virtual Q and A, the students who want to take CTE courses at Weaver will learn about those options from their traditional high school.  Please use the Sign Up Genius Link to sign up for the session.  Any questions can be directed to your 8th grade counselor, Mrs. Ingram (ingramk2@gcsnc.comhttps://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0F4BADAD29A75-future    

     

    As the Yearbook Staff begins working on this year's book, we are asking for help from our students, teachers and parents.  Since we can't take photos around school, we'd love for you to submit photos via Yearbook Snap.  This is a free app you can download that will help us collect the pictures you take. We'd love to see your learning setup, any activities that you've been participating in, you in a mask...anything that can help us tell the story of this unique school year.  The passcode for Yearbook Snap is tiger.  Go ahead and start submitting your photos today!  

     

    This yearbook will also include Shout Outs for 8th grade students.  A Shout Out is a photo and a small message that parents and families can place in the yearbook congratulating their 8th grader on a year well done!  More information on Shout Outs will be coming soon!

     

    Yearbook Sales currently are only happening online.  You can purchase your 2020-2021 yearbook at yearbookforever.com.  The price of the yearbook is currently $28.00 but will go up to $35.00 in March.  You don't want to miss out on having a yearbook that tells the story of Kiser during Quarantine and Virtual Learning!  

     

    Please see the attached flyer from the ROTC Program at Grimsley High School.  The ROTC students are collecting sock donations on the times listed on the flyer in order to help support the local homeless shelters during the holiday season.  Please consider helping these students with their annual giving campaign!

     

    We encourage all our students to participate in the GCS winter reading challenge!  Students that read 300 minutes or more between December 23rd and January 4th can be entered into a GCS drawing for a Kindle Fire tablet, tickets to the Greensboro Science Center, and Winterfest passes.  Please encourage your students to participate.  Below is the link to submit reading minutes.  The link will be on Destiny, the media center Canvas page, and your student’s ELA teachers Canvas page. 

     

    https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=H_vimqLeQ0yBlHYk_LuzDL8xZvHoaVRDsSy0-dsaHllUNjJHRUE3TUhTQlQ0SldPSlFPWjA1R0dYTy4u

     

    Media Center form link to check-out library books: : https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=H_vimqLeQ0yBlHYk_LuzDL8xZvHoaVRDsSy0-dsaHllUQTgyNUpRNVRZRzI4SVNIRlBOVjZXOVRCQy4u 

     

    8th Grade students the deadline to complete the Career Assessments has been extended to December 21st.  Please be sure to visit the Kiser Counseling Canvas page for directions and video on how to complete the assessment.  The Career Assessments are used by the district to help the students create their Four Year plans for high school during the transition.  All students who still need to complete the Career Assessment Survey were sent a message from Mrs. Ingram.  Please contact her and she will setup a time to help students complete the survey. 

    The completion of the survey will require 3 steps:

    1. Students should watch my 5 min video that includes  the directions for the survey (link below) and the directions for the survey results form (link below)

     https://drive.google.com/file/d/1S3Y70aCbuBNwdGIkNwAiQNQSRm1EiGHU/view (Links to an external site.)

    1. Students should click on this link to access and take the survey

     https://nccareers.org/find-career/career-cluster-match (Links to an external site.)

    1. Students should click on this link to access the survey results form (this step must happen for the county to know it was completed and for results to be records accurately and I have explained that in the video)

    https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=H_vimqLeQ0yBlHYk_LuzDLNsIzD9oNVNlJfEJ10LyllUQ1UxRTJWSVFSRzFMT0JGSjFYRE9VTkdaRi4u

    Thank you, and have a wonderful evening and a great winter break! 

     

     

    Buenas tardes Tigres, lo siguente es un mensaje de parte del Sr. W, director de Kiser Middle School, con varios anuncios importantes para la próxima semana.

     

    Las vacaciones de invierno de GCS comenzarán el miércoles 23 de diciembre hasta el lunes 4 de enero.  Los estudiantes reanudarán sus clases remotas el martes 5 de enero.  La escuela y la oficina estarán cerradas para el personal y los estudiantes durante este tiempo.  Sé que este año la temporada de vacaciones significa hacer muchos cambios en las tradiciones familiares y en cómo celebramos las fiestas para estar sanos y salvos, pero espero que todos sean capaces de ir más despacio y disfrutar de esta época del año.  Aprecio a los estudiantes que han estado trabajando duro cada día para mantenerse al día y participar en el aprendizaje.  Es hora de relajarse, pasar tiempo con la familia inmediata, leer algunos buenos libros y prepararse para nuestra posible reapertura.

     

    Estudiantes de 8º grado y padres, estamos emocionados de haber agregado una sesión de Future Friday con el programa de la Academia de Ciencias de la Computación enfocado en la inteligencia artificial y la seguridad cibernética de la Escuela Secundaria Northeast. Además, los estudiantes que estén interesados en el programa de artes de Weaver deben inscribirse en las sesiones virtuales de preguntas y respuestas.  Por favor, utilice el enlace de "Sign Up Genius" para inscribirse en la sesión.  Cualquier pregunta puede ser dirigida a su consejera de 8º grado, la Sra. Ingram 

    (ingramk2@gcsnc.comhttps://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0F4BADAD29A75-future

     

    A medida que el personal del Anuario comienza a trabajar en el libro de este año, estamos pidiendo ayuda a nuestros estudiantes, maestros y padres. Como no podemos tomar fotos en la escuela, nos encantaría que nos las enviaras en la aplicacion Yearbook Snap. Esta es una aplicación gratuita que puede descargar y que nos ayudará a recopilar las fotografías que tome. Nos encantaría ver su configuración de aprendizaje, cualquier actividad en la que haya estado participando, usted con una máscara ... cualquier cosa que pueda ayudarnos a contar la historia de este año escolar único. El código de acceso para Yearbook Snap es tiger. ¡Continúe y comience a enviar sus fotos hoy!

     

    Este anuario también incluirá Shout Outs para estudiantes de octavo grado. Un Shout Out es una foto y un pequeño mensaje que los padres y las familias pueden colocar en el anuario felicitando a su alumno de 8º grado por un año bien hecho. ¡Pronto habrá más información sobre Shout Outs!

     

    Las ventas del anuario solo se realizan en línea. Puede comprar su anuario 2020-2021 en yearbookforever.com. El precio del anuario es  $ 28 pero subirá a $ 35 en marzo. ¡No querrá perderse un anuario que cuenta la historia de Kiser durante la Cuarentena y el Aprendizaje Virtual!

     

    Consulte el folleto incluido del programa ROTC en Grimsley High School. Los estudiantes de ROTC están recolectando donaciones de calcetines en los horarios indicados en el folleto para ayudar en apoyar a los refugios locales para personas sin hogar durante la temporada navideña.

     

    ¡Animamos a todos nuestros estudiantes a participar en el desafío de lectura de invierno de GCS!  Los estudiantes que lean 300 minutos o más entre el 23 de diciembre y el 4 de enero pueden participar en el sorteo de una tableta de Kindle Fire, entradas para el Centro de Ciencias de Greensboro y pases para el Winterfest.  Por favor, animen a sus estudiantes a participar.  A continuación se encuentra el enlace para enviar los minutos de lectura.  El enlace estará en Destiny, la página de Canvas de la biblioteca , y la página de Canvas de los maestros de ELA de su estudiante. 

     

    Formulario de sacar libros de la biblioteca: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=H_vimqLeQ0yBlHYk_LuzDL8xZvHoaVRDsSy0-dsaHllUQTgyNUpRNVRZRzI4SVNIRlBOVjZXOVRCQy4u

     

    Los estudiantes de octavo grado: el plazo para completar las evaluaciones de carrera se ha cambiado al 21 de diciembre.  Por favor, asegúrese de visitor a la página del Canvas de Consejería de Kiser para ver las instrucciones y el vídeo sobre cómo completar la evaluación.  Las evaluaciones de carrera son utilizadas por el distrito para ayudar a los estudiantes a crear sus planes de cuatro años para la escuela secundaria durante la transición.  Todos los estudiantes que aún necesitan completar la Encuesta de Evaluación de Carrera recibieron un mensaje de la Sra. Ingram.  Por favor, póngase en contacto con ella y ella establecerá un horario para ayudar a los estudiantes a completar la encuesta. 

    La finalización de la encuesta requerirá 3 pasos:

    1. Los estudiantes deben ver el video de 5 minutos que incluye las instrucciones para la encuesta (link abajo) y las instrucciones para el formulario de resultados de la encuesta (link abajo)

      https://drive.google.com/file/d/1S3Y70aCbuBNwdGIkNwAiQNQSRm1EiGHU/view (Links to an external site.)

    1. Los estudiantes deben hacer clic en este enlace para acceder y hacer la encuesta

      https://nccareers.org/find-career/career-cluster-match (Links to an external site.)

    1. Los estudiantes deben hacer clic en este enlace para acceder al formulario de resultados de la encuesta

    https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=H_vimqLeQ0yBlHYk_LuzDLNsIzD9oNVNlJfEJ10LyllUQ1UxRTJWSVFSRzFMT0JGSjFYRE9VTkdaRi4u

    Muchas Gracias, y que tengan unas buenas vacaciones!

     

     

     
     
     
     
    12/13/2020
     
     

    Connect Ed message for Sunday…..

     

    Good evening Tigers this is Mr. W, principal of Kiser Middle School, with several important announcements for the upcoming week.

     

    Please see the attached flyer from the ROTC Program at Grimsley High School.  The ROTC students are collecting sock donations on the times listed on the flyer in order to help support the local homeless shelters during the holiday season.  Please consider helping these students with their annual giving campaign!

     

    Earlier in the week the district sent a communication to all families regarding the in-person End of Course (EOC) and End of Grade (EOG) requirements for our students this year.  As of right now the Federal government has not approved North Carolina to receive a waiver from Federal School Accountability, and the NC DPI utilizes these state tests as a measure for the accountability model.  As of right now, GCS students will continue to have to take these assessments in-person.  Kiser does not have any students who will take these assessments before the end of the school year; however, some schools on a block schedule will begin these assessment in January.  As we get closer to the end of the school year, we will develop the plan for our students to administer the assessments to include the students who have selected to remain remote.    

     

    As the Yearbook Staff begins working on this year's book, we are asking for help from our students, teachers and parents.  Since we can't take photos around school, we'd love for you to submit photos via Yearbook Snap.  This is a free app you can download that will help us collect the pictures you take. We'd love to see your learning setup, any activities that you've been participating in, you in a mask...anything that can help us tell the story of this unique school year.  The passcode for Yearbook Snap is tiger.  Go ahead and start submitting your photos today!  

     

    This yearbook will also include Shout Outs for 8th grade students.  A Shout Out is a photo and a small message that parents and families can place in the yearbook congratulating their 8th grader on a year well done!  More information on Shout Outs will be coming soon!

     

    Yearbook Sales currently are only happening online.  You can purchase your 2020-2021 yearbook at yearbookforever.com.  The price of the yearbook is currently $28.00 but will go up to $35.00 in March.  You don't want to miss out on having a yearbook that tells the story of Kiser during Quarantine and Virtual Learning!  

     

    We continue to work on the planning that will go into the reopening of school in January.  In the near future we hope to share some information to help students and families prepare to make some adjustments to the schedule to accommodate having students return in-person and some students continuing to work remotely.  I appreciate everyone who has helped us verify your preference for learning once we reopen schools.  If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to reach out to me in the office. 

     

    Again, I want to continue to encourage our students to keep up the hard work and to do their best work each day.  It is imperative for students to communicate with both their parents and teachers so we know how to support their learning.

     

    Media Center form link to check-out library books: : https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=H_vimqLeQ0yBlHYk_LuzDL8xZvHoaVRDsSy0-dsaHllUQTgyNUpRNVRZRzI4SVNIRlBOVjZXOVRCQy4u 

     

    Thank you, and have a great evening.   

     

     

    Buenas tardes Tigres, lo siguente es un mensaje de parte del Sr. W, director de Kiser Middle School, con varios anuncios importantes para la próxima semana.

     

    Consulte el folleto incluido del programa ROTC en Grimsley High School. Los estudiantes de ROTC están recolectando donaciones de calcetines en los horarios indicados en el folleto para ayudar en apoyar a los refugios locales para personas sin hogar durante la temporada navideña.

     

    Esta semana, el distrito envió una comunicación a todas las familias con respecto a los requisitos en persona de fin de curso (EOC) y fin de grado (EOG) para nuestros estudiantes este año. En este momento, el gobierno federal no ha aprobado que Carolina del Norte reciba una exención. A partir de ahora, los estudiantes de GCS seguirán teniendo que tomar estas evaluaciones en persona. Kiser no tiene estudiantes que tomarán estas evaluaciones antes del final del año escolar; sin embargo, otras escuelas comenzarán estas evaluaciones en enero. A medida que nos acerquemos al final del año escolar, desarrollaremos el plan para que nuestros estudiantes tomen las evaluaciones para incluir a los estudiantes que han seleccionado de continuar remotos.

     

    A medida que el personal del Anuario comienza a trabajar en el libro de este año, estamos pidiendo ayuda a nuestros estudiantes, maestros y padres. Como no podemos tomar fotos en la escuela, nos encantaría que nos las enviaras en la aplicacion Yearbook Snap. Esta es una aplicación gratuita que puede descargar y que nos ayudará a recopilar las fotografías que tome. Nos encantaría ver su configuración de aprendizaje, cualquier actividad en la que haya estado participando, usted con una máscara ... cualquier cosa que pueda ayudarnos a contar la historia de este año escolar único. El código de acceso para Yearbook Snap es tiger. ¡Continúe y comience a enviar sus fotos hoy!

     

    Este anuario también incluirá Shout Outs para estudiantes de octavo grado. Un Shout Out es una foto y un pequeño mensaje que los padres y las familias pueden colocar en el anuario felicitando a su alumno de 8º grado por un año bien hecho. ¡Pronto habrá más información sobre Shout Outs!

     

    Las ventas del anuario solo se realizan en línea. Puede comprar su anuario 2020-2021 en yearbookforever.com. El precio del anuario es  $ 28 pero subirá a $ 35 en marzo. ¡No querrá perderse un anuario que cuenta la historia de Kiser durante la Cuarentena y el Aprendizaje Virtual!

     

    Seguimos trabajando en la planificación que entrará en la reapertura de la escuela en enero. Esperamos que pronto podemos compartir información para ayudar a los estudiantes y las familias a prepararse para hacer algunos ajustes en el horario para acomodar que los estudiantes regresen en persona y algunos estudiantes continúen trabajando de forma remota. Agradezco a todos los que nos ayudaron a verificar su preferencia por el aprendizaje una vez que reabrimos las escuelas. Si tiene alguna pregunta o inquietud, no dude en comunicarse conmigo en la oficina.

     

    Una vez más, quiero seguir animando a nuestros estudiantes a seguir trabajando duro y a hacer su mejor trabajo cada día. Es imperativo que los estudiantes se comuniquen con sus padres y maestros para que sepamos cómo apoyar su aprendizaje.

     

    Formulario de sacar libros de la biblioteca: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=H_vimqLeQ0yBlHYk_LuzDL8xZvHoaVRDsSy0-dsaHllUQTgyNUpRNVRZRzI4SVNIRlBOVjZXOVRCQy4u

    Gracias.

     

     
     
     
    Special Announcement - 12/10/2020
     
     

    Good evening Tigers this is Mr. W, principal of Kiser Middle School, with just a few brief announcements.

     

    First, the deadline for 7th grade parents to submit documentation of the require immunizations in December 30th.  Please see the attached flyer for two opportunities this coming Saturday, December 12th for anyone who still needs to get the required 7th grade immunizations.

     

    Also, a reminder that any 8th grade student interested in learning more about high school options for IB or the Aviation programs should use the sign up genius link before 12pm tomorrow.  Mrs. Ingram will send the link for anyone signed up for either of those sessions tomorrow around noon.  Any questions can be directed to your 8th grade counselor, Mrs. Ingram (ingramk2@gcsnc.comhttps://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0F4BADAD29A75-future

     

    8th Grade students the deadline to complete the Career Assessments has been extended to December 21st.  Please be sure to visit the Kiser Counseling Canvas page for directions and video on how to complete the assessment.  The Career Assessments are used by the district to help the students create their Four Year plans for high school during the transition.  Be sure to check with you social studies teacher’s or Mrs. Ingram’s Canvas page for a list of students to see if we have received your Career Assessment.  If you see an X by your name then you are all set. 

     

    Again, if you need help with completing the Career Assessment please visit your social studies teacher’s Canvas page with information and links to complete the assessment.

    The completion of the survey will require 3 steps:

    1. Students should watch my 5 min video that includes  the directions for the survey (link below) and the directions for the survey results form (link below)

     https://drive.google.com/file/d/1S3Y70aCbuBNwdGIkNwAiQNQSRm1EiGHU/view (Links to an external site.)

    1. Students should click on this link to access and take the survey

     https://nccareers.org/find-career/career-cluster-match (Links to an external site.)

    1. Students should click on this link to access the survey results form (this step must happen for the county to know it was completed and for results to be records accurately and I have explained that in the video)

    https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=H_vimqLeQ0yBlHYk_LuzDLNsIzD9oNVNlJfEJ10LyllUQ1UxRTJWSVFSRzFMT0JGSjFYRE9VTkdaRi4u

     

    Thank you, and have a great evening! 

     

     
     
     
    Week of  12/6/2020

    Here is the Connect Ed for the week……

     

    Good evening Tigers this is Mr. W, principal for Kiser Middle School, with several important announcements for the upcoming week.

     

    The building and office reopens this week on Monday, December 7th.  We ask that parents and families continue to call to make an appointment for anything that the office can assist with while we continue to be remote. 

     

    Your student’s homeroom teacher should have communicated with you in order to verify the preference you selected for the potential reopening of schools in January.  If you have any questions about the preference or the implications that has for your student please do not hesitate to contact me.  We will be using the verified preference information to make final plans to potentially reopen for in-person learning two days a week for our cohort groups.  More information about assigned cohorts, scheduled class times, remote learning will be shared over the next couple of week as we get closer to possibly reopening in January. 

     

    This past week was the half way point of the 2nd grading period.  Parents, please take time to review your student’s academic progress and view their current grades in PowerSchool.  Also, any student who is struggling will have a copy of the interim either emailed or sent directly to the parent.  It is important to help your student hold themselves accountable and develop the skills to self-monitor and regulate their progress.  Remote learning is much more difficult for middle school students who have never been asked to do some responsibilities that we would learn much older in age, so please continue to help them keep up and complete their assignments. 

     

    Thank you to the 178 8th grade students who have completed the Career Assessment survey.  If you have not completed the survey please visit your social studies teachers Canvas page or the Kiser Counseling Canvas page in order to find the information about how to complete the Career Assessment survey.  We want to have 100% of our students complete the survey.

     

    Be sure to visit Barnes and Noble in the Friendly Center this week for the Kiser PTA Virtual Book Fair.  Please see the attached flyer for more information. 

     

    8th grade Students and Parents – It’s time Learn about your High School Options during Kiser’s Virtual Future Fridays!  If you are interested in the IB program, Middle/Early Colleges or any of the Academies, Kiser is hosting live virtual sessions with some of the most popular programs in GCS on Dec 11, Jan 8, Jan 15, Jan 22 and Jan 29th!  You can sign up for one or more sessions using the Sign Up Genius Link below!  You will receive a Microsoft Teams link the day before the session at the email address you provide in the Sign Up Genius.  Parents and students are welcome to join representatives from these programs for our 20 minute Q&A sessions!  If you are looking for a program that is not listed, please check the Sign Up Genius again, it may be added if the program is available to host a session.  Any questions can be directed to your 8th grade counselor, Mrs. Ingram (ingramk2@gcsnc.comhttps://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0F4BADAD29A75-future

    Media Center form link to check-out library books: : https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=H_vimqLeQ0yBlHYk_LuzDL8xZvHoaVRDsSy0-dsaHllUQTgyNUpRNVRZRzI4SVNIRlBOVjZXOVRCQy4u 

    Thank you, and have a great evening. 

     

    Buenas tardes Tigres, lo siguente es un mensaje de parte del Sr. W, director de Kiser Middle School, con varios anuncios importantes para la próxima semana.

     

    El edificio y la oficina reabriran esta semana el lunes 7 de diciembre. Si necesitan cualquier cosa de la oficina puede llamar mientras seguimos las clases remotas.

     

    El maestro de “homeroom” de su estudiante debería haberse comunicado con usted para verificar la preferencia que seleccionó para la posible reapertura de escuelas en enero. Las dos opciones son de continuar completemente remoto o de regresar en persona dos días a la semana. La mitad de los estudiantes

    estaran en cada cohort para que menos estudiantes estaran en cada cuarto, y todos estaremos mas seguros. Si tiene alguna pregunta sobre la preferencia o las implicaciones que tiene para su estudiante, no dude en ponerse en contacto con el Senor W. Usaremos la información de preferencia verificada para hacer planes finales para reabrir potencialmente para el aprendizaje en persona dos días a la semana para nuestros grupos de cohortes. Se compartirá más información sobre las cohortes asignadas, los horarios de clases programadas y el aprendizaje remoto durante las próximas dos semanas a medida que nos acerquemos a la posible reapertura en enero.

     

    La semana pasada fue la mitad del segundo período de calificaciones. Padres, tómese un tiempo para revisar el progreso académico de su estudiante y ver sus calificaciones actuales en PowerSchool. Además, cualquier estudiante que tenga dificultades recibirá una copia del interim report card por correo electrónico o directamente a los padres. Es importante ayudar a su estudiante a responsabilizarse y regular su progreso. El aprendizaje remoto es mucho más difícil para los estudiantes de la escuela intermedia, así que continúe ayudándolos a mantenerse al día y completar sus tareas.

     

    Gracias a los 178 estudiantes de octavo grado que completaron la encuesta de Evaluación de Carreras. Si no ha completado la encuesta, visite a la página de Canvas de los maestros de estudios sociales o a la página de consejería de Kiser para encontrar información sobre cómo completar la encuesta de evaluación de carrera. Queremos que el 100% de nuestros estudiantes completen la encuesta.

     

    Si visita Barnes and Noble en el Friendly Center esta semana acuerdese de la Feria Virtual del Libro de Kiser PTA. Por favor vea el volante adjunto para más información.

     

    Estudiantes y padres de octavo grado: ¡es hora de conocer sus opciones de High School durante  Kiser’s Virtual Future Fridays!  Si está interesado en el programa IB, Middle / Early Colleges o cualquiera de las Academias, Kiser está organizando sesiones virtuales en vivo con algunos de los programas más populares en GCS el 11 de diciembre, 8 de enero, 15 de enero, 22 de enero y 29 de enero. ¡Puede registrarse para una o más sesiones utilizando el enlace Sign Up Genius a continuación! Recibirá un enlace de Microsoft Teams el día antes de la sesión en la dirección de correo electrónico que escribio en Sign Up Genius. Los padres y estudiantes son bienvenidos a unirse a representantes de estos programas para nuestras sesiones de preguntas y respuestas de 20 minutos. Cualquier pregunta puede dirigirse a su consejera de octavo grado, la Sra. Ingram (ingramk2@gcsnc.comhttps://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0F4BADAD29A75-future

     

    Formulario de sacar libros de la biblioteca: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=H_vimqLeQ0yBlHYk_LuzDL8xZvHoaVRDsSy0-dsaHllUQTgyNUpRNVRZRzI4SVNIRlBOVjZXOVRCQy4u 

     

    ¡Gracias!

     

     

    Teddy Wohlgemuth

    Principal

     
     
    11/30/2020
     
     

    Good evening Tigers this is Mr. W, principal of Kiser Middle, with several announcements for the upcoming week.

     

    First, I hope everyone had a safe and relaxing Thanksgiving holiday break.

     

    A reminder that the school and office is closed this week after Thanksgiving, and all staff will be working remotely.  Live classes will resume this week, and the building and office will reopen on Monday, December 7th

     

    Parents, this week we will begin the process to confirm the reopening preferences you completed earlier to help with our plans for potentially reopening schools in January.  I know the health metrics have changed quiet a bit since many of you have completed the preference, and you may need to make a change to your original preference this is the time to do so.  Please either respond to your teacher’s correspondence, call the front office, or email me in order to change your preference or talk about what a change in the preference may mean for your student.

    Media Center form link to check-out library books: : https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=H_vimqLeQ0yBlHYk_LuzDL8xZvHoaVRDsSy0-dsaHllUQTgyNUpRNVRZRzI4SVNIRlBOVjZXOVRCQy4u 

    Thank you, and have a wonderful evening! 

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    Buenas tardes Tigres, lo siguente es un mensaje de parte del Sr. W, director de Kiser Middle School, con varios anuncios importantes para la próxima semana.

     

    Primero, espero que todos hayan tenido unas vacaciones de Acción de Gracias seguras y relajantes.

     

    Un recuerdo de que la escuela y la oficina estarán cerradas esta semana después del Día de Acción de Gracias y que todo el personal estará trabajando de forma remota. Todavia hay clases en vivo esta semana y el edificio y la oficina volverán a abrir el lunes 7 de diciembre.

     

    Padres, esta semana comenzaremos el proceso para confirmar las preferencias de regreso que completaron antes para ayudar con nuestros planes para la posible reapertura de escuelas en enero. Tienen la option de continuar con las clases remotas o de regresar físicamente a la escuela. Sé que las métricas de salud han cambiado desde que muchos de ustedes completaron la preferencia, y es posible que desean hacer un cambio en su preferencia original. Este es el momento de hacerlo. Por favor, responda a la correspondencia de su maestro, llame a la oficina  o envíeme un correo electrónico para cambiar su preferencia o hablar sobre lo que un cambio en la preferencia puede significar para su estudiante. Si necesitan ayuda en Espanol por favor llame a la Senora Rodriguez.

     

    Formulario de sacar libros de la biblioteca: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=H_vimqLeQ0yBlHYk_LuzDL8xZvHoaVRDsSy0-dsaHllUQTgyNUpRNVRZRzI4SVNIRlBOVjZXOVRCQy4u 

     

    ¡Gracias!

     
     
     
     
     
    11/23/2020
     
     

     

    Good evening Tigers this is Mr. W., principal of Kiser Middle School, with several announcements for the upcoming week.

    Thanksgiving holiday break is from November 25th through November 27th.  There is no live classes and the building and office will be closed.  The week of November 30th through the December 4th live remote classes will resume, but the school and office will remain closed.  The office and building will reopen on Monday, December 7th.  Please continue to email or call the office for assistance during the remote week of November 30th.  GCS will continue to serve meals but only at select locations, so please be sure to visit the GCS homepage for a list of sites that will be serving lunch between 11am-12pm during the week of remote instruction while buildings are closed after the Thanksgiving holiday break.  https://www.gcsnc.com/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&ModuleInstanceID=174&ViewID=6446EE88-D30C-497E-9316-3F8874B3E108&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=136860&PageID=1

    Please see the attached flyer for details about the Kiser Book Fair at Barnes and Noble from December 5th through the 11th at the Friendly Center!  Some of the proceeds from the Book Fair will help support the Kiser PTA and the Kiser media center! 

     

    I encourage our families to continue to spend time staying active and healthy, and in order to help I have attached the GCS November Fitness Challenge calendar.  I hope you consider spending some time completing the activities listed for each day to maintain your health and physical fitness.

    Beginning on Monday, November 23rd Kiser students will begin to participate in Health class during their PE encore.  The Health content will be slightly different since we are still in remote learning.  The Choice Led Health is a skills-based health curriculum providing student learning experiences to deepen their knowledge, attitudes, and skills using a variety of participatory methods. A choice led health teacher, Mrs. Hailey, personalizes instruction for all learners by providing a variety of “student choice and voice" assignments aligned with national and state health education standards.  The current virtual choice led health classroom provides numerous solutions to increase attention, recall information, and practice health related skills for a lifetime.  The curriculum will be implemented throughout the school year.  If you have questions about the health unit please contact your student’s PE teacher or Mrs. Hailey.

    Media Center form link to check-out library books: : https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=H_vimqLeQ0yBlHYk_LuzDL8xZvHoaVRDsSy0-dsaHllUQTgyNUpRNVRZRzI4SVNIRlBOVjZXOVRCQy4u 

    Finally, I want to wish everyone a happy Thanksgivings!  I know for many it is a holiday that will be celebrated differently due to the continued pandemic, but I know we all have things we can be thankful for during this time.  I know I am extremely thankful for our hardworking and dedicated staff that continue to provide high quality instruction and activities during this time.  I am thankful to all those families and students who continue to work hard, and give their best each and every day despite the ongoing challenges. 

    Thank you, and have a wonderful evening. 

     

     

    Buenas tardes Tigres, lo siguente es un mensaje de parte del Sr. W, director de Kiser Middle School, con varios anuncios importantes para la próxima semana.

     

    Las vacaciones de Acción de Gracias son del 25 al 27 de noviembre. No hay clases en vivo y el edificio y la oficina estarán cerrados. La semana del 30 de noviembre al 4 de diciembre las clases remotas en vivo continuaran de nuevo, pero la escuela y la oficina permanecerán cerradas. La oficina y el edificio reabrirán el lunes 7 de diciembre. Continúe enviando un correo electrónico o llame a la oficina para obtener ayuda durante la semana remota del 30 de noviembre. GCS continuará sirviendo comidas, pero solo en ubicaciones seleccionadas, así que asegúrese de visitar la página de inicio de GCS para obtener una lista de los sitios que servirán almuerzos entre las 11 am y las 12 pm durante la semana remota del 30 de noviembre. https://www.gcsnc.com/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&ModuleInstanceID=174&ViewID=6446EE88-D30C-497E-9316-3F8874B3E108&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=136860&PageID=1

     

    Por favor, consulte el folleto compartido aqui para obtener detalles sobre la Feria del Libro Kiser en Barnes and Noble del 5 al 11 de diciembre en el Friendly Center. ¡Algunas de las ganancias de la Feria del Libro ayudarán a apoyar a la PTA de Kiser y al centro de medios de Kiser!

     

    Animo a nuestras familias a que sigan dedicando tiempo a mantenerse activas y saludables y, para ayudar, he incluido el calendario del Desafío de fitness de noviembre de GCS.

     

    A partir del lunes 23 de noviembre, los estudiantes de Kiser comenzarán a participar en la clase de salud durante su clase de educación física. El contenido de salud será diferente ya que todavía estamos en aprendizaje remoto. El aula de Choice Led Health ofrece numerosas soluciones para aumentar la atención, recordar información y practicar habilidades relacionadas con la salud para toda la vida. El plan de estudios se implementará durante todo el año escolar. Si tiene preguntas sobre la unidad de salud, comuníquese con el maestro de educación física de su hijo o con la Sra. Hailey.

     

    Formulario de sacar libros de la biblioteca: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=H_vimqLeQ0yBlHYk_LuzDL8xZvHoaVRDsSy0-dsaHllUQTgyNUpRNVRZRzI4SVNIRlBOVjZXOVRCQy4u 

     

    ¡Finalmente, quiero desearles a todos un feliz Día de Acción de Gracias! Sé que para muchos es un día festivo que se celebrará de manera diferente debido a la continua pandemia, pero sé que todos tenemos cosas por las que podemos estar agradecidos durante este tiempo. Sé que estoy extremadamente agradecido por nuestro personal dedicado y trabajador que continúa brindando instrucción y actividades de alta calidad durante este tiempo. Estoy agradecido con todas aquellas familias y estudiantes que continúan trabajando duro y dan lo mejor de sí mismos todos los días a pesar de los desafíos continuos.

     

    Gracias.

     

     

     

    Teddy Wohlgemuth

    Principal

     
     
     
     
    11/16/2020
     

    Here is the Connect Ed message for Sunday…..in audio-  Spanish  

     

    Flyer: Fitness Challenge

     Good evening Tigers this is Mr. W, principal of Kiser Middle School, with several important announcements for the upcoming week.

     

    As many of you are already aware, this past Tuesday the Board of Education voted on the superintendent’s recommendation to delay the return of middle school students to January of 2021.  Therefore, until it is decided that middle school students will return students will follow the current remote learning schedule.  We will continue to work on plans for scheduling students to return and accommodating those who are not comfortable returning and will be staying remote.  As we get closer to our January return we will communicate important information about the adjustments that will need to be made for our reopen.  In the meantime, I want to encourage our students to continue to work hard, engage, and participate in all their classes and completing their assignments and work. 

     

    In order to better provide school wide communication to families, we have a link on our school website for any families that would like to receive school communication in Spanish.  Please visit the Kiser website and complete the form as we work to improve the communication for all our families.   

     

    Any student who is interested in participating in the Kiser Spelling Bee this year should make plans to attend one of the two virtual interest meetings being hosted by Mrs. Hunt-Ward.  She will host an interest meeting on Tuesday, November 17th at 3pm and on Thursday, November 19th at 3pm.  You can use this link to join the interest meeting: Click this link to join the meeting.

     

    The district is encouraging students and families to participate in the November Fitness Challenge.  Use the attached calendar to find exercises for each day or click on the link: https://www.gcsnc.com/cms/lib/NC01910393/Centricity/Domain/100/Guilford%20County%20November%20Fitness%20Challenge%20-%20English.pdf

     

    Still need help with Canvas?  The Guilford Parent Academy has been hosting virtual parent workshops on Tuesday and Thursday between 5pm-7pm for parents who need additional support with Canvas and supporting your student during remote learning or you can click on this link to sign-up for an individual session: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=H_vimqLeQ0yBlHYk_LuzDEeonKkN295Lqmrj2EMlpURURUJVWDVTNEREU1FJRjFVODcyNFkzN01XRS4u

     

    The Thanksgiving holiday break is Wednesday, November 25th through Friday, November 27th.  There will not be any scheduled live classes during that time.  The building and office will remain closed November 30th through December 4th for staff.  Remote learning will continue on Monday, November 30th for students. 

     

    Media Center check out request form: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=H_vimqLeQ0yBlHYk_LuzDL8xZvHoaVRDsSy0-dsaHllUQTgyNUpRNVRZRzI4SVNIRlBOVjZXOVRCQy4u 

     

    Thank you, and have a wonderful evening.    

     

     

    Buenas tardes Tigres, lo siguente es un mensaje de parte de el Sr. W, director de Kiser Middle School, con varios anuncios importantes para la próxima semana.

     

    El martes pasado la Junta de Educación votó sobre la recomendación de la superintendenta de retrasar el regreso de Middle School a enero de 2021. Por lo tanto, los estudiantes seguirán el mismo horario de aprendizaje remoto que están usando ahora. Continuaremos trabajando en planes para programar el regreso de los estudiantes y acomodar a aquellos que no se sienten cómodos regresando y quieren continuar como estudiantes remotos. A medida que nos acerquemos a nuestro regreso de enero, comunicaremos información importante sobre los cambios que serán parte del regreso. Mientras tanto, quiero alentar a nuestros estudiantes a que sigan trabajando duro, y participando en todas sus clases y completando su trabajo.

     

    Cualquier estudiante que esté interesado en participar en el Concurso de Ortografía de Kiser este año debe hacer planes para asistir a una de las dos reuniones de interés virtual organizadas por la Sra. Hunt-Ward. Las reuniónes de interés serán el martes 17 de noviembre a las 3 pm y el jueves 19 de noviembre a las 3 pm. Puede utilizar este enlace para unirse a la reunión de interés: Click this link to join the meeting.

     

    El distrito anima a los estudiantes y las familias a participar en el Desafío de aptitud física de noviembre. Use el calendario adjunto para encontrar ejercicios para cada día o haga clic en el enlace: https://www.gcsnc.com/cms/lib/NC01910393/Centricity/Domain/100/Guilford%20County%20November%20Fitness%20Challenge%20-%20English.pdf

     

    Si necesita ayuda con Canvas, la Academia de Padres de Guilford ha estado organizando talleres virtuales para padres los martes y jueves entre las 5 pm y las 7 pm para los padres que necesitan apoyo adicional con Canvas y apoyo a su estudiante durante el aprendizaje remoto.

     O puede hacer clic en este enlace para inscribirse en una sesión individual: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=H_vimqLeQ0yBlHYk_LuzDEeonKkN295Lqmrj2EMlpURURUJVWDVTNEREU1FJRjFVODcyNFkzN01XRS4u

     

    Las vacaciones de Thanksgiving son del miércoles 25 de noviembre al viernes 27 de noviembre. No habrá clases en vivo durante ese tiempo. El edificio y la oficina permanecerán cerrados del 30 de noviembre al 4 de diciembre. El aprendizaje remoto continuará el lunes 30 de noviembre para los estudiantes.

     

    Formulario de sacar libros de la biblioteca: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=H_vimqLeQ0yBlHYk_LuzDL8xZvHoaVRDsSy0-dsaHllUQTgyNUpRNVRZRzI4SVNIRlBOVjZXOVRCQy4u 

     

     

    Gracias.

     
    Week of 11/6/2020
     

    Good evening Tigers this is Mr. W, principal of Kiser Middle, with several important announcements for the upcoming week. 

     

    Tuesday, November 10th at 6pm the Guilford County Board of Education will hold their next meeting, and will be discussing the reopening plans utilizing the health metrics and other information.  Middle school students were expected to potentially return on November 12th in two different cohorts for two days a week of in-person instruction; however, the health metrics have delayed all students from returning to school.  Please be sure to tune in and look for more important updates about the potential reopening of schools.

     

    I want to say thank you to all those who have provided a response about your intentions about the potential return of students to in-person learning.  Kiser was able to collect 94%, and it is clear that each family has different considerations and opinions about what you want for your student.  Kiser is committed to making sure we can continue to provide a learning environment where all can feel safe and comfortable enough to focus on academics and instruction.  If you have any questions about our plans for reopening including the safety protocols and guidelines that will be in place please do not hesitate to reach out so we can discuss them in more detail and read the Student and Parent Guide to Reopening which is attached.

     

    Wednesday, November 11th is Veteran’s Day.  In observance for all those who have served in the United States armed forces the school and office will be closed, and there will be no live classes for students.

     

    The month of November often given us an opportunity to pause, and express gratitude and thanks to those who are special in our lives.  The PTA is providing an opportunity for our students, parents, and community to express their appreciation and gratitude for the hard working teachers and staff at Kiser.  The PTA encourages our students and families to write a card, thank you, or gratitude gram to your student’s teacher.  We will be collecting them here in the office, and the PTA will be delivering the cards and items received to staff before we are out for the Thanksgiving holiday break. 

     

    Finally, all the report cards were mailed the beginning part of the week, and you should receive the report card in the mail.  If you do not receive the report card please contact the office, so we can work on getting parents information about your student’s academic progress.

     

    Thank you, and have a wonderful evening.   

     

     
     
     
     
     
    11/2/2020
     
     

    Good evening Tigers this is Mr. W, principal of Kiser Middle School, with several important messages for the upcoming week.

     

    The report cards for the 1st quarter are in the mail, and you should receive it beginning part of the week.   

     

    Monday, November 2nd will be the next virtual PTA Meeting on Zoom at 6:30pm.

     

    Tuesday, November 3rd is Election Day and there will be no live classes on Tuesday for students.  We encourage our students to use the time to get caught up on assignments and their work.  Parents, be sure to go out and vote on November 3rd if you have not already done so.  Also, please consider the two items on the local ballot that directly impact Guilford County Schools.  First, there is a proposed $300 million school bond referendum which would be used to address the Board approved Facility Master Plan.  The plan includes a project that would see Kiser rebuilt and replaced by a new facility.  Secondly, there is a proposed ¼ cent sales tax increase which would potentially provide an additional $19 million for the district to use for ongoing facilities and maintenance upkeep such as HVAC, roofing, etc…

     

    Wednesday, November 4th Kiser will be closed for deep cleaning since the building will be utilized the previous day as a polling site.  All staff will be working remotely and the office will be closed for the facility to be sprayed and cleaned appropriately. 

     

    Thursday, November 5th is the scheduled day the district intends to review the health metrics and make a decision about the potential return of middle schools students on Thursday, November 12th.  Again, thank you to all those who have completed the preference form.  We will be using that to finalize the plans for safely reopening and potentially continuing with remote for some students who are not ready to return.  Please continue to review message and information that give important information about the potential reopening.  Many parents have asked about classrooms and different procedures if we are to reopen.  All spaces including classrooms, school buses, transportation, etc…have been modified to follow the CDC and North Carolina Department of Health recommendation to maintain 6 ft. distancing.  Therefore, all desks are spaced 6 ft apart from one another, bus seats are marked off, bathroom capacity has been adjusted to reflect the requirement to maintain social distancing at all times.  Students will also be required to wear a mask from the time they are on bus transportation or unload at school unless directed for times during the day when students can remove their mask.  Please be sure to read the attached Student and Parent Guide to Reopening that is specific to Kiser for more information.  It is still be completed and revised, but we felt it is important for our community to know the guidelines being put into place to safely reopen. 

     

    If the building reopens on November 12th, then it is important to note that the week following the Thanksgiving holiday will be remote learning for all students.  The building will be closed for students and staff the entire week of November 30th through December 4th in order to account for the potential rise in cases as people travel to see friends and family during the holiday.  The building would be reopened for students and staff on Monday, December 7th

     

    Please use this link to reserve a media center book:  https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=H_vimqLeQ0yBlHYk_LuzDL8xZvHoaVRDsSy0-dsaHllUQTgyNUpRNVRZRzI4SVNIRlBOVjZXOVRCQy4u

     

    Please use this link to submit a bus transportation request for the potential reopen: https://app.perfectforms.com/PresentationServer/Form.aspx/Play/_2IGggMo?f=_2IGggMo

     

    Thank you, and have a wonderful evening. 

     

     
     
    10/26/2020
     
     
    Good evening Tigers this is Mr. W., principal of Kiser Middle, with several announcements for the upcoming week. 
     
     
    See also links below to open and read/review.
     
     

     

     

    This upcoming week is Red Ribbon Week at Kiser and across the nation and we encourage all our students to participate remotely in the events we have planned.  Please see the attached flyer for more information about how your student can help raise awareness for drug abuse prevention during Red Ribbon Week.

     

    Kiser is working to create another email distribution list, in order to better communicate and provide all our families with the email version of the ConnectEd.  Please let us know if you are not receiving the email and would like to and we are happy to add your email address to our distribution list. 

     

    Again, we continue to work on our plans to potentially reopen on November 12th.  Please take time to review the Student and Parent Guide for Reopening as we will have some procedures that will be different and focus on the health and safety of our students and staff.  We have several groups who are going to work on putting together some brief videos to help our students and families understand what some of the processes may look like as we return to in-person learning.  One of the biggest changes will be the location of the car rider line.  The car rider line will be in the parking lot behind the A and B wing where the buses usually drop off.  The students will also have their temperature check and screening process completed before they exit the vehicle.  Once students have completed the temperature check and screening process the students will proceed to their assigned grade level hallway, and directly to their assigned first core classroom.  Please keep in mind that the temperature check and screening process is going to cause the car rider line to take a little longer than usual, and ask that everyone is patient as we work through the new procedure. 

     

    Tuesday, November 3rd is election day and there will be no live calls that day.  Also, because Kiser is a polling site the building will be closed for staff in order to deep clean on Wednesday, November 4th. 

     

    Also, we want to make sure that the school community is aware of several items on the local ballot that directly impact schools.  The local ballot will have a $300 million dollar bond referendum, which will be used to address the board approved Facilities Master Plan to improve the facilities within Guilford County Schools.  Secondly, there is a proposal for a ¼ cent sales tax increase which would potentially generate $19 million dollars for the district to address ongoing capital improvement for our GCS facilities.

     

    1st Quarter Report Cards are scheduled to be mailed to students and parents on Wednesday, October 28th.    

     

    Media Center book checkout form: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=H_vimqLeQ0yBlHYk_LuzDL8xZvHoaVRDsSy0-dsaHllUQTgyNUpRNVRZRzI4SVNIRlBOVjZXOVRCQy4u 

     

    Thank you, and have a great evening.    

     
     
     
    Special Message for 10/21/2020
     
    Good evening Tigers this is Mr. W., principal of Kiser Middle School, with two announcements.

     

    First, tomorrow is Unity Day sponsored by the National Bullying Prevention Center.  We encourage Kiser students to wear and share your orange to show that we are together against bullying, and united for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion.  Even though we are not in the building on Unity Day, I still challenge our Kiser students to wear your orange tomorrow for Unit Day!!  More information can be found here:  https://www.pacer.org/bullying/nbpm/unity-day.asp

     

    Also, a reminder for 7th-grade parents if your student still needs their immunizations there will be two clinics held this Saturday, October 24th from 9 am to 12 pm.  Morehead Recreation Center on Price Street in Hight Point and at Windsor Recreation Center at 1601 East Gate City Boulevard in Greensboro.  Please see the attached flyer below.

     

    Finally, we are in the process of gathering the last of the Parent Preference forms from our families.  If you still have not had a chance to complete the form please click here: Regular Form https://app.perfectforms.com/player.htm?f=ayImgAIn or visit the Kiser Website.

     

    Thank you, and have a great evening.      

     Teddy Wohlgemuth

    Principal

     
     
    Week of October 19th

    Good evening Tigers this is Mr. W, principal of Kiser Middle, with several announcements for the upcoming week.

     

    It is hard to believe that we have reached the end of the first grading period for 2020-2021 school year.  It has been a grading period that has seen many challenges and obstacles to overcome by all.  I want to say how much I truly appreciate the effort that is being given by the students, parents, and staff to make the most of the current situation.  I know it has not been easy for families to adjust to the remote learning this year as it has been much different than remote learning from last spring.  I applaud our 6th grade students for really stepping up and making sure they quickly learned how to navigate Canvas, use the different applications, and are learning skills we would normally expect students that are much older to perform.  I want to encourage everyone to continue to do your best, and make sure you continue to balance the school work and expectations as best you can so we are not experiencing unwanted stress and anxiety.  Our students and school community will be stronger and mitigate the potential learning loss through the efforts by everyone.  It truly takes both school and home working together in order to provide what your students need, and I extend my appreciation and gratitude to those who are making this happen for our students.

     

    Kiser will continue with the current remote schedule for the time being until the decision is made on November 5th about our potential reopening on November 12th.  The revised reopening plans would have all students in grades 6th through 8th grade returning together verse the staggered re-entry that was originally scheduled for middle school students.  Therefore, the students assigned to the Thursday/Friday cohort will be in the building beginning on Thursday, November 12th.  The Monday/Tuesday cohort would return to the building on Monday, November 16th.  Kiser is continuing to finalize our schedule for reopening, cohort groups, and revised policies and procedures.  I have attached revised the Student and Parent Guide for Reopening that includes additional information.  I will continue to send it out as we add information so you can be reading and preparing your student for some of the changes they can expect when we reopen.    

     

    We still have about 200 students that we need to receive a Parent Preference Form information from in order to continue to plan.  If you have not completed the preference form the link is attached here: https://app.perfectforms.com/PresentationServer/Form.aspx/Play/ayImgAIn?f=ayImgAIn

     

    Also, we only have 198 students registered for transportation for when we return.  If your student will need bus transportation please use the link here: https://app.perfectforms.com/PresentationServer/Form.aspx/Play/_2IGggMo?f=_2IGggMo

     

    A reminder that Monday, October 19th is a mandated teacher workday and there will be no live calls for students on Monday.

     

    November 3rd is quickly approaching and I want to remind everyone to make sure you plan to vote.  There are several items on the local ballot that directly impact the school district.  The items include the school bond referendum and the sales tax increase.  Please be sure to learn more about how each of these items may impact the school district.  Also, there will be no live classes on Nov. 3rd as it is a vacation day for staff for the election, and the building will be deep cleaned on Wednesday, November 4th since Kiser is a polling site.   

     

    Finally, for those interested in the travel opportunity in the summer of 2022 to Latin America, Mr. Myers will be conducting a zoom interest meeting on Tuesday, October 20th at 6 pm.  Please complete the attached Microsoft Form to let me know you want to receive the meeting invitation.  https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=H_vimqLeQ0yBlHYk_LuzDPeM4YxFyNNHtZ_0HaIYdO9UN1E4SUQ1N1YxQU84OEcyVTNTWVZVSThaUy4u

     

    Thank you, and have a wonderful evening. 

     

    Teddy Wohlgemuth

    Principal

    Kiser Middle School

    Week of Oct 12th 
     
     

    Here the connect ed for this evening….

     

    Good evening Tigers this is Mr. W, principal of Kiser Middle School, with several important announcements for the upcoming week.

     

    First, a reminder that the end of the first grading period is Friday, October 16th.  Students should be working to attend all live classes, and complete all their work assigned in Canvas and during the live calls.  Students should communicate with their teacher through email or Canvas inbox to make sure all missing work and assignments are completed by Friday.

     

    The district is still working on finalizing plans to allow students to potentially stay remote at their home school after schools potentially reopen.  The parent preference survey deadline is this evening (Sunday, Oct. 11th).  If you still have not completed it please take a minute to tell the district your preference for the return to school.  As of yesterday we still have about 300 students still left to indicate their preference.  Regular Form https://app.perfectforms.com/player.htm?f=ayImgAIn

     

    Mr. Myers will be having another interest meeting for those who want to travel the summer of 2022 to Latin America.  The zoom interest meeting will be on Monday, October 19th at 6 pm.  Please complete the attached link to receive the zoom invite. 

    https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=H_vimqLeQ0yBlHYk_LuzDPeM4YxFyNNHtZ_0HaIYdO9UN1E4SUQ1N1YxQU84OEcyVTNTWVZVSThaUy4u

     

    8th-grade students should have completed their 8th-grade science benchmark assessment online this past Wednesday.  If your student has not completed please have them login to the Performance Matters website and complete the online benchmark.  If your student has issues or does not know where to access the assessment please have them contact their student's science teacher. 

     

    Finally, I have attached a preliminary Student and Parent Guide to Reopening.  Please keep in mind that we still have some items to finalize as we approach the potential return of students to the building.  The final version with more details will be sent later this week once we have all the items and details completed.  Also, keep in mind since we are still waiting to hear from the district about whether or not schools will offer a remote option we still have not been able to finalize all the details of the scheduling and placing students on cohorts.  We will send the information about cohort days later this week.  I appreciate everyone’s patience as we finalize our plans, schedules, and details to help keep our students and staff safe as we return to school. 

     

    Thank you, and have a great evening. 

     

    Sincerely,

    Principal W

     

     
    Special Message - Wednesday, October 7th, 2020
     

    Good evening Tigers this is Mr. W, principal of Kiser Middle School, with two important announcements.

    First, thank you to all those who took the time to complete the Parent Preference Survey last week.  

    The district has reopened and extended the deadline for those who still need to complete the Parent Preference Survey about your preference for your student in regards to the potential reopening of school.  Please take a few minutes and complete the survey, as the district is continuing to make plans based on parent preference and feedback.  The link for the survey is found on the Kiser website under Quick Links or you can click directly here: Regular Form https://app.perfectforms.com/player.htm?f=ayImgAIn 

    Also, it appears that some parents' responses did not get recorded, so please make sure you log in to check that your response has been completed.  If you go to enter your student id, it will not allow you to change or take the survey again so you will know your response has been accepted. 

    On Friday, I will send a brief reminder only to those parents who still have not completed the survey. 

    The results of the survey may determine whether Kiser will be able to continue with a remote-only option for our students and parents who are not ready to return to school but also do not want to switch to the Virtual Academy.

    Also, there is a new bus transportation form for those who may have missed the deadline.  If you have already completed the bus transportation form before the deadline last week you do not need to complete it again.  Be sure to visit the Kiser website or click here for the survey: https://app.perfectforms.com/PresentationServer/Form.aspx/Play/_2IGggMo?f=_2IGggMo

    Finally, I know as we get closer to a return to school there are many questions about different procedures, how do I know my child's cohort, etc...  We are quickly trying to finalize our plans, schedules, cohorts, and procedures and will communicate information as soon as we can. 

    Thank you for all you are doing to help support your student during this time. 

     
     
     
    For the Week of September 28th, 2020
     
    See the link below and also read below link message from Principal
     

    Good evening Tigers this is Mr. W., principal of Kiser Middle School, with several important announcements for the upcoming week.

    Monday, September 28th is an optional teacher workday.  There will be no live instruction scheduled for Monday; however, students should use this time to continue to make sure they are caught up on their assignments and work.

    Parents, there are several ways you can help support your student during the time of remote learning.  First, if you have not signed up for the PowerSchool Parent Portal please take a few minutes to do so, which will help you monitor grades and assignments during the quarter.  Also, your student should have a “to-do list” on each of their Canvas modules as the assignments that are assigned get listed on the side so students can easily monitor what they need to complete and submit to their teachers.  Also, parents, you can log in with your student’s login credentials and click on “grade” on the right-hand side and go through and look to see which assignments have been completed, submitted, and graded right in Canvas.

    This past Thursday the Board of Education discussed the health metrics and scenario for returning to school potentially in October.  Please be sure to review the attached document for more information about the return to in-person instruction In October.  Also, it is important to help make sure we have appropriate transportation preferences for each student.  Please be sure to visit the Kiser website or click here for the transportation form Transportation Preference Form/Link.  The form needs to be completed as soon as possible.

    We will be working over the next couple of weeks to determine our schedule for the return to in-person instruction and will be communicating more details about which cohort your student will be in either Monday/Tuesday or Thursday/Friday.  I know some of you may have certain circumstances that require your student to be in school on certain days especially those who have school-age siblings both and Kiser and other schools and we will make an effort to accommodate those situations as we determine our schedule. 

    I want to remind our students and families of the opportunity to meet and engage with other students on Fridays during our live sessions with Kiser counseling staff as they talk about remote learning frustrations and how to deal with the different social issues that are currently going on along with the pandemic.  Students may access the live call links from the counseling Canvas page or contact your student's grade level counselor for more information. 

    Again, I want to thank everyone for their continued hard work and determination to get the school year off to a great start.  We will be sending much more information as we get closer to our potential return so students and parents understand all the safety and health measures we will have in place for a successful return to in-person instruction. 

    Thank you, and have a great evening. 

     
     
     
    September 21st, 2020
     
     

    Good evening Tigers this is Mr. W., principal of Kiser Middle School, with several announcements for the upcoming week.

     

    It is hard to believe we are already halfway through the first grading period.  Be sure to review PowerSchool to check your student’s academic progress and grades to this point in the grading period.  If you have questions about grades or assignments please contact your student’s teacher.  I want to remind students to make sure they are attending all their live calls each week, or watching the recorded sessions and completing the Canvas assignments.  Also, it is important that students also are attending and participating with their encore classes as well.  Students should also be checking their Canvas inbox, addressing feedback from teachers, and reading alerts each day to stay informed of information that is essential to their progress while we are working remotely. 

     

    This upcoming week is Start with Hello week, which is the Sandy Hook Promise initiative that promotes kindness and inclusion within the school community.  Please visit the Counseling Canvas page or check the Kiser website for more information on how you can participate throughout the week in the different activities and how we can all help spread kindness throughout our Kiser school community. 

     

    The counselors will be offering several opportunities for students to meet and engage with them during the time while we are out for remote learning.  First, every Friday the counselors will be hosting two sessions that students can attend virtually.  The two sessions will be “Frustrated with Remote Learning” or “Worried about what is going on in the World.”  The counselors will use these topics to guide students through group conversations, and also provide students an opportunity to interact and meet new students.  I encourage our students to take advantage of these sessions.  Also, if you need an individual session with a counselor, please correspond with your grade level counselor by sending them an inbox message or email to schedule an appointment. 

     

    Families the deadline to complete the 2020 Census is coming up at the end of September, so please take the time to complete the Census if you have not already done so.  Click here to complete the Census https://my2020census.gov/.

     

    Again, I want to thank everyone for all they are doing during remote learning.  I know there are many challenges to using different applications and technology, but please continue to communicate with either your classroom teacher or the school so we can help support the work that is being done at home.  On the other hand, we have some students that need to engage more in completing work and attending calls in order to get the instruction they need.  If and when we return to instruction in the building teachers will be moving on to new content, and it will be hard for those who are not keeping up during remote learning.

     

    Media center library book checkout: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=H_vimqLeQ0yBlHYk_LuzDL8xZvHoaVRDsSy0-dsaHllUQTgyNUpRNVRZRzI4SVNIRlBOVjZXOVRCQy4u 

     

    Chess Club Interest Form: Chess Club

     

    Go Far Interest Form: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=H_vimqLeQ0yBlHYk_LuzDNRBGx3ty8VKlDUI40NpZelUOUdQSVU3QUxEVFRBUEY3UzJMWjRIMlJPVS4u

     

    Any parent or student interested in finding out more information about a 2022 Summer Trip with Mr. Myers, 8th-grade social studies teacher, can use the attached form to be added to the distribution list.  Mr. Myers will be emailing those interested a link to a virtual meeting to learn more about the travel opportunity: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=H_vimqLeQ0yBlHYk_LuzDPeM4YxFyNNHtZ_0HaIYdO9UN1E4SUQ1N1YxQU84OEcyVTNTWVZVSThaUy4u

     

    Free and Reduced lunch applications: www.lunchapplication.com

     

    Thank you, and have a great evening!

     
     
     
    September 14th, 2020
     
     

    Good evening Tigers this is Mr. W, principal of Kiser Middle School, with several important messages for the upcoming week.

     

    A reminder that 7th-grade students are still required to have their updated immunizations completed by October 20th.  I will be communicating with families this week for those students who we still have not received documentation of the required immunization.  Please contact the front office if you have questions about the immunization requirements for 7th-grade students or you can send the documentation directly to our data manager at hayesc@gcsnc.com .

     

    Be sure to drop off, mail, or send us your completed Free and Reduced lunch applications or visit www.lunchapplication.com to completed the application online.  Also, the USDA continued its school nutrition waiver which allows students to receive a free lunch.  Students or parents may pick up lunches at any GCS school between 11 am-12 pm. 

     

    Again, I want to thank everyone for another great week.  I know we moved into the remote learning schedule that included more live calls, so I appreciate all the effort that is going into making sure your student is available and engaged on those calls.  Unfortunately, just like we are all learning new information and strategies working remotely we learned that we need to take steps to keep our student's information safer.  We had several live calls disrupted by individuals who gained access to calls by compromising other students' NCEdCloud accounts.  In order to prevent others from gaining access to our student’s accounts and disrupting our live calls, we have directed all teachers to walk students through how to change their own passwords.  If your student has not already changed their password directions can be found attached to this email or found on our school website.  It is also important that students do not share their personal login information with other students. ***See the above link to file demonstrating how to change password.

     

    Any parent or student interested in finding out more information about a 2022 Summer Trip with Mr. Myers, 8th-grade social studies teacher, can use the attached form to be added to the distribution list.  Mr. Myers will be emailing those interested a link to a virtual meeting to learn more about the travel opportunity: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=H_vimqLeQ0yBlHYk_LuzDPeM4YxFyNNHtZ_0HaIYdO9UN1E4SUQ1N1YxQU84OEcyVTNTWVZVSThaUy4u

     

    Media center check-out form for library books click here https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=H_vimqLeQ0yBlHYk_LuzDL8xZvHoaVRDsSy0-dsaHllUQTgyNUpRNVRZRzI4SVNIRlBOVjZXOVRCQy4u 

     

    Chess Club Interest Form: Chess Club

     

    Go Far Interest Form: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=H_vimqLeQ0yBlHYk_LuzDNRBGx3ty8VKlDUI40NpZelUOUdQSVU3QUxEVFRBUEY3UzJMWjRIMlJPVS4u

     

    Thank you, and have a great evening.

     
    Special Message  - 9/10/2020-  Kiser is a Sat/Sun Internet Hub 
     

    Good evening Tigers this is Mr. W, principal of Kiser Middle School, with an important announcement about the internet hub opportunity.

     

    On Saturday, September 12th and September 19th Kiser will be open to the first 30 students who need to utilize the building for internet access from 9 am-12 pm.  Students will need to bring their own device to use while at school, and also note that there will not be teachers available for instruction just time and space to utilize the internet access.  Students should be dropped off in the car rider line, which is behind the office building along the sidewalk.  Students will need to answer the screening questions, have their temperature taken, sign-in, and have face coverings on before being directed down to the Auxiliary Gym.  Students will also need to show either their school OneCard or a copy of their schedule in order to be allowed to stay on campus. 

     

    Middle and High School students will be allowed to stay and work without adult supervision; however, elementary school-aged students will need to have a parent or older sibling stay with them during that time.

     

    Students should promptly be picked up at 12pm in the car rider line as well.

     

    Students who are not utilizing the time to work on assignments or not conducting themselves appropriately will be directed to call for their ride and asked to leave the building. 

     

    Thank you, and have a great evening. 

     
     
     
    September 7th, 2020
     
     

    Here is the connect ed for today….

     

    Good evening Tigers this is Mr. W., principal of Kiser Middle, with several important announcements for the upcoming week.

     

    First, a reminder that tomorrow is Labor Day and there is no live or remote learning scheduled for tomorrow; unless, you still have assignments you have not completed from the first three weeks. 

     

    It was great to see many of you during our drive-thru material pick up the last two weeks.  A reminder that if you did not come to pick up your materials please call the office to schedule an appointment to pick up your student’s materials. 

     

    On Tuesday students will begin to use the remote learning schedule attached to the email.  It is important that students try to attend as many of the live calls as possible.  I know we are still working hard to get devices and broadband access to all our students, so the sessions will be recorded so your student can watch if you do not have access.  The sessions are not being recorded as an alternative to attending the live sessions for those who are available, so please make every effort to attend and participate in every live session beginning this week.

     

    Again, please consider joining the PTA this year.  Even though the year may be different, the PTA still intends to support the students and teachers with many of their initiatives they have planned for the year.  The information to join the PTA or make a donation to the Raise Your Paws Campaign can be found here https://kiser.new.memberhub.store/store.

     

    Please utilize the following link to reserve your media center book from the Kiser library here https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=H_vimqLeQ0yBlHYk_LuzDL8xZvHoaVRDsSy0-dsaHllUQTgyNUpRNVRZRzI4SVNIRlBOVjZXOVRCQy4u.  Students who reserve a book by Friday will be able to pick it up the following Tuesday in the front office between 10 am-2 pm.

     

    If you intend to be a volunteer throughout the school year please visit the GCS website and complete the volunteer registration form.  As the year continues, we will work on finding ways for our awesome volunteers to continue to help support our students.  Click the link here https://www.gcsvolunteers.com/

     

    Kiser has two opportunities to join clubs virtually at the beginning of the school year.  The Kiser Go Far club and the Chess club are both open to all students to join.  If you are interested in attending the first virtual club meeting to get more information about either club please use the following forms to complete the survey.

     

    Go Far https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=H_vimqLeQ0yBlHYk_LuzDNRBGx3ty8VKlDUI40NpZelUOUdQSVU3QUxEVFRBUEY3UzJMWjRIMlJPVS4u

     

    Chess Chess Club

     

    Finally, 8th-grade students and parents, be sure to text @kiser8thg to 81010 to receive reminders and alerts specific to 8th-grade students from our counseling department throughout the year.  This will be very important as the students begin to complete their high school registration and four-year plans.

     

    Thank you, and have a wonderful evening.

     
     
     
     
    Week of August 31st, 2020
     
     

    Good evening Tigers this is Mr. W, principal of Kiser Middle, with several important announcements for the upcoming week.

     

    Students and parents, did you know that all students have access to Office365!  Office365 is a web-based software program that brings together OneDrive and includes access to Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint and more.  The students use their GCS email, which their studentid#@stu.gcsnc.com and then their date of birth as the password.

     

    8th grade Drive Through Materials pickup is Wednesday, September 2nd from 3-6 pm in the front circle.  Students will receive workbooks, student agendas, forms, and more.  Also, don’t forget to bring some canned food items as we are continuing to raise food donations for Backpack Beginnings. 

     

    Any 6th and 7th-grade students who did not come through the pick last Wednesday should call the office and make an appointment to come pick up their bag. 

     

    We continue to work on trying to distribute devices to our students.  We have quite a few students still on the waiting list, and we encourage those who have already called or emailed and have a device waiting to pick up the device by the end of the day Monday, August 31st.  After Monday, we will begin to distribute any devices not picked up to students on our waiting list. 

     

    GCS will begin to serve breakfast and lunch at each school between 11 am-12 pm.  Families may go to any GCS school to pick up a lunch.  Also, be sure to complete a free and reduced lunch application form at www.lunchapplication.com or return the paper copy that was in the material pick up bag.

     

    Finally, I want to thank everyone for their continued hard work and effort at getting adjusted to working remotely.  It is important that our students are attending their live calls and completing their work that has been assigned in Canvas.  The schedule for week 3 is attached to the email of the connect ed.  Parents, please help reinforce the importance of your student communicating and working to complete all their assignments.

     

    We will begin a new schedule beginning at Labor Day.  The schedule will be posted on our website this week and will be sent with next week’s connect ed.

     

    Thank you, and have a wonderful evening. 

     

    Teddy Wohlgemuth

    Principal

     
     
    Week of August 24th, 2020
     

    Good evening Tigers this is Mr. W, principal of Kiser Middle School, with several important announcements for the upcoming week. 

     

    First, I want to thank everyone for a great first week of school.  I know we had some unexpected challenges with Canvas and Microsoft Teams throughout the week, but we will continue to work on making sure students have access to the instruction and live calls as we move into the next couple of weeks.

     

    We want to invite everyone to visit the Kiser PTA and consider joining the PTA and making a contribution to the Raise Your Paws campaign.  The campaign is looking to raise $10,000 for the PTA to continue to support the teachers and different programs throughout the school year.  The funds will be utilized to fund teacher grants, PTA projects, beautification, staff appreciation, and much more.  Visit here https://www.kiserpta.org for more information!

     

    6th and 7th-grade material pick up will be on Wednesday, August 26th.  Students will receive a packet that includes math workbooks, a student agenda, welcome information from teachers, and more.  The drive-thru pick-up will begin at 3 pm and end at 6 pm.  The materials for core classes will be available as parents drive thru the front circle, and select encore materials will be available in the back along the car rider line.  If you do not need encore materials the driveway will be open to proceed down to the exit.  Also, during the pick, we will be collecting canned and dry goods to help restock the shelves at Back Pack Beginnings!  Back Pack Beginnings is a non-profit organization that provides meal backpacks for students across Guilford County and at Kiser, as well as help stock local food pantries.  Their supplies are beginning to run desperately low, and we encourage you to bring a few items to drop off as you come through the line. 

     

    The 8th-grade material pick-up will be Wednesday, September 2nd from 3 pm-6 pm.

     

    I want to thank all those who participated in completing a GCS Summer Reading Log.  Be sure to click here form in order to enter your information to Mrs. Wasserman.  You can also find the form on the Kiser Media Center Canvas page.  Entering your information will put you in a drawing rewards and prizes from GCS and Kiser!

     

    During the time of remote learning, Kiser will continue to provide students access to the media center books for check out.  Students will learn how to use the Destiny during one of the Kiser modules with Mrs. Wasserman.  Students can use Destiny to check out books by Friday, and book pick up will be on Tuesdays between 10 am-2 pm. 

     

    Beginning September 1st Kiser will be offer lunch meal grab and go from the cafeteria.  It is important for students to be able to participate that they complete a free and reduced lunch application at www.lunchapplication.com

     

    I know some of our students are still having trouble accessing Canvas.  We are trying to get students access as quickly as possible, but please know that while it typically only takes about 24 hours for students to be able to access the NCEdCloud once they are in PowerSchool, that it is taking closer to 48 or 72 hours.  We will continue to work with students who are experiencing delays in getting logged in, so they are not missing a lot of the content.

     

    Finally, the Week 2 schedule is attached to the connect ed and can be used to find important information including answers to frequently asked questions or you can contact me directly at my email at wohlgee@gcsnc.com

     

    Thank you, and have a great evening!

     

     
     
    August 17th, 2020
     
     
     

    Good evening Tigers this is Mr. W, principal of Kiser Middle, with several important reminders for the upcoming week.

     

    I look forward to seeing our students tomorrow morning on the grade level town hall meetings.  The schedule is attached to the First Three Weeks Schedule attached to the email and posted on the Kiser website.  Kiser grade will meet at 9 am, 7th grade at 9:20 am, and 8th grade at 9:40 am.  I ask students to enter the Teams meeting on mute so everyone can hear as I briefly welcome the students back to school.  Following the Town Hall assemblies, the students will meet with their homeroom teachers at 10 am.  It is important that students quickly get back into a routine and understand the expectations for this year during remote learning will be much different than the spring.

     

    We also have a document on the school website that will help students who may not have access to Canvas.  It has links that should help them get to the content that GCS has pre-recorded for the first three weeks. 

     

    We have finalized the student schedules, and students should have access to both PowerSchool and Canvas in order to check for their schedules and see their class modules.  There are few students who may have been transitioned back to Kiser over the weekend that we need to work on getting a schedule completed and we will do so as soon as possible. 

     

    Families should call the front office if they are still in need of a device for the school year.  We will continue to make appointments for device pick at the office between 10 am-2 pm, and will work to get them the same day if possible. 

     

    Please take a few minutes and complete the Free and Reduced Lunch forms for the school year at www.lunchapplication.com.  Also, be sure to visit the GCS website for more information about meal sites and where the smart bus hotspots will be located. 

     

    The office phone is being answered remotely, so you can also email me directly for assistance at wohlgee@gcsnc.com.

     

    I am looking forward to an outstanding 2020-2021 school year and seeing our students on Microsoft Teams tomorrow morning to get the school year off to a great start. 

     

    Thank you, and have a great evening. 

     

     
     
     
    Special Message- Wednesday, August 13, 2020
     

    Good evening Tigers this is Mr. W, principal of Kiser Middle School, with some important updates for the opening of school.

     

    We have posted information about the first 3 weeks of school on the Kiser website this afternoon.  Please take the time to access the schedule, so your student will know what to do in the first few weeks as we get started. 

     

    Your student’s homeroom teacher will be posting important information on their Canvas page including a link for a grade level opening session on Monday, August 17th

     

    I will be meeting with each grade level for a few minutes on Monday morning on Microsoft Teams before each student meets their homeroom teacher on Microsoft Teams at 10 am.  The link to the grade level assembly can be found in the schedule attached to this email, school website, and will be posted in Canvas.  Homeroom teachers will briefly review the schedule as well on the first day.   

     

    The schedule for remote learning for Weeks 4 through 9 will be coming soon.   

     

    Also, we have attached a document to the school website to help students log in to the various applications students will use during remote learning, including Canvas.  It is important to note that we have reset each Kiser student’s Canvas password to reflect being at Kiser.  The password is on the document on the school website.  I encourage all students to take some time each day to log in to Canvas before Monday, so they can make sure they have access and get ready for the first day of school. 

     

    Teachers will begin to send announcements using Canvas, the Kiser modules will be posted on Canvas through the Kiser Media Center page.

     

    Students will use their homeroom tab to complete the pre-recorded material the 1st 3 weeks except for the day they do their math work they will click on their math course. 

     

    The Kiser modules for remote learning are required to be viewed by all students; however, the live Q and A session at 11 am is optional for parents or students to attend to get more information.

     

    We are excited to let you know we have received 200 devices to distribute to students who need a device to complete their remote learning.  Please call the front office before Thursday at 4 pm to schedule an appointment time for device pick-up.  We will be setting up appointments over the next few days to give out before the start of school.  As you call to schedule your appointment to get your device we ask that you provide student name, ID (if you have it), grade level, date of birth, and phone number.  We are going to have devices ready to just “grab and go;” however, it could take 5 to 10 minutes to log in to the device on the school network before it will work correctly on another hotspot. 

     

    Finally, I know everyone is waiting for their student’s individual schedule, and we are work to have them finalized as soon as possible. 

     

    Thank you, and have a great evening!            

     

    Teddy Wohlgemuth

    Principal

     
    Message for Week of  August 10th, 2020
     

     

    Good evening Tigers this is Mr. W, principal of Kiser Middle, with more updated information for the opening of the school year.

     

    First, please keep in mind that as we continue to finalize plans and receive information and guidance from the district we will continue to send information as quickly as possible so you know how to help support your student’s successful start to the school year.

     

    You will find attached below this message a welcome letter with important information.  The welcome letter will also be posted by the end of the day on the school website and on Facebook.  The welcome letter has important information specific to Kiser and also some general information from the district about the start of the school year and how to access other services for your student.    

     

    In order to maintain staff, student, and community safety and to stay in line with the state of North Carolina’s phase 2 gathering restrictions we will replace the Open House Night with individual student orientation sessions.  Your student’s homeroom teacher will be making contact with you to set up a time beginning August 24th through September 4 to have an orientation with your family.  Many of the orientation sessions will be conducted virtually, so be on the lookout for a virtual tour of the school and information about how to pick up consumable materials and resources. 

     

    I am excited to inform you that the district is in the process of purchasing a device to issue to all 4th through 12th-grade students during the year; however, due to increased demand across the country, we don’t expect delivery until well into the school year.  Therefore, we anticipate the technology department to bring us a limited number of devices to distribute to families who need one to access Canvas and other resources at the start of the year.  Once we have received the devices, we will send updated information about how to pick up a device.  Also, if you still have a device from last year, we highly recommend that you bring the device back to school so it can run updates on our network and can be checked out to you again. 

     

    During the 1st 3 weeks of school, we are focused on welcoming our students back to school, setting up a time to meet students and families, distributing materials, and having students complete the pre-recorded modules in Canvas..  After Labor Day the remote learning schedule will shift, and students will begin to receive their live instruction and assignments from Kiser teachers.

     

    On the first day of school, I invite all our students to join me on a Microsoft Teams call, so I can welcome everyone to the new school year, review the schedule, and get the year off to a great start.  A link to call will be available in Canvas and will be sent with the ConnectEd message next weekend.  As much as possible, we will be recording our live sessions this year for students who may need to view at a different time than scheduled for various reasons. 

     

    Again, I look forward to the opening of school and having a wonderful school year.

     

    Thank you, and have a great evening.

     

    Teddy Wohlgemuth

    Principal

    See Below Attached Welcome Letter