• October 23, 2020

    A message from DELAURA MIDDLE

    Good Evening Parents, Guardians and Caregivers,

      I want to congratulate our students, parents and teachers on a successful 1st Quarter!  It was quite the different start to the school year with various learning formats, new technologies and new procedures for everyone.  I am truly amazed at how well everyone adapted and I am hopeful that we will return to normalcy in the near future.  Just a reminder that we have picture retakes on Wednesday, October 28th from 9:30am – 12:00pm. If you want to participate in picture retakes and you already had your picture taken, you must bring back the original photos.   All students should get their picture taken for the yearbook, even if they are not buying a picture or yearbook package.

    Also, just a reminder that next week (October 26th – October 30th ) is spirit week for all students. This is a great week for students and is an opportunity to get some fun pictures for the yearbook.  All costumes must still be school appropriate and follow the district dress code.   The themes for each day are:

    • Monday – Disney Day
    • Tuesday – Character Day (any character from a book or movie)
    • Wednesday – Favorite Sports team Day
    • Thursday – Decades Day
    • Friday – Crazy Hair Day

    Lastly, a reminder that Thursday, October 29th is parent-teacher conference night via Zoom from 5:30pm – 7:30pm.  Please email the individual teacher if you would like to schedule a conference for that evening. Conference time slots are 10 minutes long to allow for the most number of students & parents to participate.  As always, you can email your child’s teacher at any time and ask for feedback about your student.

    I hope everyone has a great weekend and Go Scotties!

    Jeremy LeBrun

    Principal 


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    October 16, 2020

    A message from DELAURA MIDDLE

    Good Evening Parents, Guardians and Caregivers,

       We made it to the middle of October!  Just a reminder that due to block schedule, students will have semester/final exams next week in their courses. I have already seen many students working hard on their study guides and getting in some extra practice before next week.  If you haven’t already done so, please check-in with your student(s) relating to their exam preparation and what they need to have reviewed prior to next week. One of the benefits of block scheduling is that students are only needing to prepare to take four exams instead of seven which will be a benefit for many of our students.  In the attached “DeLaura Details”, you will find a copy of the exam schedule for October 21st and 22nd.  Also, we have started to offer free tutoring via zoom in the evenings in math and English.  Please see the attached DeLaura Details for the zoom links/schedule and I encourage any students who wish to get extra practice in the evening to log in.  Ms. Rickett and Ms. Stanley are AMAZING teachers and will undoubtedly provide quality assistance for your children.

    Also, I want to congratulate our National Junior Honor Society and BETA students for taking on such a noble task and fundraising for cancer awareness.  They have put in a tremendous effort to raise awareness for cancer research and help raise money for the fight against cancer. Please consider supporting their “Scotties Against Cancer” team at https://secure.acsevents.org/site/STR?fr_id=97574&pg=team&team_id=2557765 They are also sponsoring a “wear pink” day on Friday, October 23rd.  I encourage all of our students, staff and E-learners to wear pink to show their support for the cause.   Due to COVID19, NJHS/BETA has had to modify many things and I am truly proud of the efforts they are making to try to make a difference.  A big "thank you" to our our NJHS/BETA sponsors, Mr. and Mrs. Skinner, for taking the time to sponsor this group and prepare our students for leadership roles in the future.

    Have a great weekend and Go Scotties!

    Jeremy LeBrun, Principal 

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    October 2, 2020

     

    A message from DELAURA MIDDLE

    Good Evening Parents, Guardians and Caregivers,

      We made it to October and it was so refreshing to feel that short burst of cool air outside!  During lunch duty when I talk with students, many of them are feeling extremely settled-in and more confident each day.  Although this year looks a little different for all of our Scotties, I am so impressed with their resiliency each day.  Our students have adapted to wearing masks, following new procedures, utilizing their technology problem solving skills at home and so much more. 

    I want to congratulate the following parents for being voted in to our School Advisory Council (SAC): Peg Hinely, Lisa Kovary, Bonnie McKinley and Brian Storm.  We are excited to have a new group join us for the year and help find ways to make the DeLaura experience even better for our students.  The next SAC meeting is October 20th at 8:30am via Zoom.  Information to attend will be posted on our website. 

    Report cards went home with students today (10/2), please follow-up with your child to ensure they brought it home.  For our E-Learners (and also Brick and Mortar students)  all grades are also available on FOCUS as well.  The grades that show up on the paper report cards are the same ones that appear on FOCUS for parents to view.  If any of our E-Learning parents/guardians want to pick up a paper copy of their student’s report card, they will be available in the front office starting on Wednesday of next week. 

    We will be starting our evening zoom tutoring hours next week, please see the attached “DeLaura Details” newsletter for more information.  A big THANK YOU to Ms. Rickett and Ms. Stanley for offering to provide evening tutoring hours for our students in Math and English.  We are hopeful that many of our students will take advantage of this great opportunity to get some extra help outside of the school day.  Also, don’t hesitate to contact the classroom teacher if you have any questions or want to find ways for your student to improve in their classes.  This is the first full grading period coming back from distance learning in March and we will work tirelessly to keep our students on track!

     

    Have a great weekend and Go Scotties!

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    September 25, 2020

    A message from DELAURA MIDDLE

    Good Evening Parents, Guardians and Caregivers,

      It’s hard to believe but we have finished our first 4.5 weeks of school!     With the new block schedule, this is equal to roughly 9 weeks of instructional minutes.  I know that our students have been working hard in the classroom and at home to try their best in this “new normal”.   We are excited that our track season officially started this week and we look to have a safe and successful season.  Last year,  we had several of our students win the county championship in their events and they are ready to defend their title! Track meet locations and dates are TBA, we will let everyone know as soon the official schedule is posted by the district.

    If you haven’t already done so, please be sure to reach out to your child’s teachers if you notice any struggles at home with assignments or concepts.  We will be launching evening virtual tutoring hours in the next few weeks for students who need a little extra help or just want to get some more practice.  Many of our teachers already offer “office hours” but these evening tutoring sessions will be an additional resource for our kids!   Zoom meeting times and links will be sent out in the near future, I encourage all students to take advantage of this extra time with a certified teacher to receive additional assistance at home. 

    I also wanted to announce that we recently named our Teacher and Employee of the year today!  Ms. Michelle Pozgar, math teacher, was voted by her peers as DeLaura’s 2020-2021 teacher of the year.  She is a dedicated professional that always gives 100% to her students each day!  For our Employee of the Year, DeLaura bookkeeper Kay Schwarz was recognized for the award.  Her positive attitude and strong knowledge of accounting procedures is an asset to the school.  Congratulations!

    I hope everyone has a great weekend and Go Scotties!

    Jeremy LeBrun, Principal 

     DELAURA DETAILS 9-25-2020 CLICK HERE

     

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    September 11th Principal's Message - Please see hte links below for the DELAURA DETAILS NEWSLETTER

     DELAURA DETAILS 9-11-2020

    NEW CAR LOOK DROP OFF PLAN AND LOCATIONS

     

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    September 10, 2020

    Dear Parents/Guardians,

    Earlier today, we were notified by the Brevard Department of Health (DOH) that an individual in our school tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19). While we must protect their privacy, we believe it is best to communicate transparently with you.

    The DOH has notified all families of children and staff who were in close contact with this individual, and informed them of the need to quarantine for a specified number of days. If you did NOT receive a letter from the DOH that means your child did NOT have close interaction with this person and therefore does NOT need to quarantine.

    We expect all parents/guardians to conduct daily temperature scans prior to leaving for school in the morning and to monitor your child closely for any sign of potential illness. Should they contract a fever (over 100.4) or exhibit COVID-related symptoms, please contact their physician.  Information on local COVID-19 testing sites can be found here: www.211brevard.org/covid-19-testing-sites.

    Please notify your teacher should your child become ill or test positive for COVID-19, so that we can evaluate the situation and determine if further precautions or notifications are necessary.

    Nothing is more important than the health and safety of our students, staff and families. We continue to follow all COVID-related safety procedures as defined in our district reopening plan, and we strongly encourage you to visit our COVID-19 resource page at www.brevardschools.org/COVID-19 for links to helpful resources.

    When we work together we can ensure the safety of everyone in our school community. We appreciate your flexibility and support.

    Sincerely,

    Jeremy LeBrun, Principal

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    9/4/2020

    A message from DELAURA MIDDLE

    Good Evening Parents, Guardians and Caregivers,

      We finished "week 2" in great fashion and our students are really starting to feel comfortable both on-campus and online!  Our teachers have been working non-stop to find ways to enhance their instruction and fully utilize all of the digital resources available.  A big THANK YOU to the  parents of our E-Learners as we continue to work out any “bugs” or technical issues that arise.  I am confident that each week it will get easier to navigate for both our students & teachers.  I also want to thank our students who have been GREAT about wearing their masks, following sanitation procedures and working to keep our campus as safe as possible!  Please see below for some important information for parents:

    • E-Learners:  Just a reminder that all E-Learners should be logging in to their zoom at the indicated start time for each period on the bell schedule.  Please communicate with your teacher for any technology issues, students are expected to stay for the entire duration of the Zoom.   
    • Save the Date:  DeLaura’s “Virtual” Open House will be on Thursday, September 17th from 5:30pm – 7:45pm and will be an “online event”.  There will be specific Zoom meeting times/links for each subject/teacher, more information will be announced in the near future.  Specific links & times will be provided in a separate email at a later date.  Teachers will provide an overview of their class and have time for a short Q&A with parents.
    • Water Bottles:  Students are encouraged to bring their own reusable water bottle to fill up at school.  Currently, water fountains are only allowed to be used for filling-up personal water bottles and not to drink directly from the fountain
    • Track,  Basketball & Cheerleading Information:  Due to COVID19, BPS has decided to switch middle school basketball and track seasons.  The BPS Fall Sports plan can be found here: https://www.brevardschools.org/site/handlers/filedownload.ashx?moduleinstanceid=40736&dataid=63771&FileName=Fall%20Athletics%20Plan%202021.pdf.  Please see below for important information and dates related to all three sports we have at DeLaura:
      • Track
        • Anticipated Practice start date will be September 23rd  with the track season starting on October 5th and running through November 13th (5 meets @ 1 per week)
        • All students are allowed to participate (E-Learners + On-Campus learners) with a completed athletic packet.  Athletic packets are available on our website and also in the front office
        • Enhanced Safety Protocols will be followed such as but not limited to: temperature checks, face masks, limited capacity for spectators, and various other measures to be detailed at the start of the season
        • Please complete the linked Google Survey if you are planning on participating in Track this year, we are trying to gauge the number of students interested:   Survey is hereà https://forms.gle/xL16LET14FrffScY8
        • Please E-mail our Athletic Director, Ms. Christine Rower, at Rower.Christine@brevardschools.org with any questions
      • Basketball:
        • Anticipated season length is early February through mid-April
        • The season will conclude with a “sweet 16” style championship
        • More details are TBA
      • Cheerleading:
        • Cheerleading will align with the basketball schedule, more dates and information TBA along with basketball

    Please continue to let our front office know if you are keeping your child home sick or if they are experiencing any COVID19 related symptoms.  We are working diligently to continue to monitor all wellness related information and continue to keep our campus healthy.  The district’s COVID19 information “Hub”  can be found here: https://www.brevardschools.org/COVID-19.  Also, just a reminder that Monday, September 7th is a holiday and we will see all of our Scotties back here on Tuesday, September 8th.   

    Have a great three-day weekend and Go Scotties!

    Jeremy LeBrun, Principal