• April 30, 2021

    Dear Wareham Middle School Families,

    We had a great week with so many of our students returning to in-person! It is just wonderful to see our students every day. Please support us with mask wearing. All students need to come to school wearing an appropriate mask. If your child for any reason is quarantining or has been exposed to COVID, please email or call Nurse Akins.

     

    MCAS is scheduled for May. Testing for each subject will be on the following day:

    Grade 5

    5/12/21            ELA

    5/24/21            Science

    5/27/21            Math

     

    Grade 6

    5/17/21            ELA

    5/26/21            Math

     

    Grade 7

    5/21/21            ELA

    5/25/21            Math

     

    Students that are currently remote learners will be able to take MCAS remotely. I will share more information on that soon. Students that are on an IEP that require MCAS accommodations can receive these supports in-person in a small group setting with a trained proctor. I am mailing home a letter with information for those students that this applies to.

     

    Wednesday, May 5, 2021 is an Early Release Day. WMS students’ school day is 7:30 A.M.-12:05 P.M. Bagged lunches will be provided Wednesday for in-person students to eat lunch at home.

     

    Attendance is mandatory!

    Students that are scheduled to be in-person need to be in-person every day and on time. There is no more hybrid learning. If your child is sick, please contact Nurse Akins. Remote present is only an option for remote students. In-person students will NOT have to sign in to the Virtual Homeroom Attendance Form starting April 26, 2021.

     

    Remote students will continue to sign in each day by completing the Virtual Homeroom Attendance Form. This is NOT an option. It has to be completed daily.

     

     

    PTA Email: WarehamPTA@gmail.com

    Facebook: Wareham PTA

     

    Upcoming Dates:

    5/5/21               Early Release Day Dismissal at 12:05 P.M.

    5/6/21               School Council 5:30

    5/11/21             PTA Meeting via Zoom 6:30 P.M.

    5/18/21 Term 4 Progress Reports go home

     

    You can always obtain up to date information from:

    WMS Website: www.warehamps.org

     

    Wareham Public Schools UNINTERRUPTED: https://sites.google.com/wareham.k12.ma.us/wareham-public-schools/home

    Facebook: Wareham Middle

     

    Sincerely,

    Tracie Cote

    Principal

     

  • April 9, 2021

    Dear Wareham Middle School Families,

    I appreciate everyone’s support with yet another change to the school year. We have been working on many things to make the full return to in-person learning experience the best it can be for all involved. Of course, safety is still our priority.

    Term 3 closes this Monday, April 12, 2021. Report cards will be given to students at school on April 16th. All other report cards will be mailed home. I will be sending home letters to students that are being considered for retention.

    The return to full in-person is now Monday, April 26th for grades 5-12. Starting April 26th, students in-person at WMS will attend school five days a week for our normal school hours 7:30 A.M. -2:05 P.M. I mailed home a letter to families so that they are aware of the in-person expectations. Teachers have discussed any changes with their students so that it should be a smooth transition for all students on April 26th. After today, I will not honor any request for learning plan changes.

    Attendance is mandatory!
    Students that are scheduled to be in-person need to be in-person every day and on time. There is no more hybrid learning. If your child is sick, please contact Nurse Akins. Remote present is only an option for remote students. In-person students will NOT have to sign in to the Virtual Homeroom Attendance Form starting April 26, 2021.

    Remote students will continue to sign in each day by completing the Virtual Homeroom Attendance Form. This is NOT an option. It has to be completed daily.

    Spirit Week is next week for all students!
    April 13th - Color Day: 5th Grade - Green, 6th Grade - Blue, 7th Grade - Black
    April 14th - Sports Day
    April 16th - Decades Day: 5th Grade - 60s, 6th Grade - 80s, 7th Grade - 90s

    PTA Email: WarehamPTA@gmail.com
    Facebook: Wareham PTA

    Upcoming Dates:
    4/12/21 Term 3 Ends
    4/13/21 Student Council Spirit Week
    4/13/21 PTA Meeting via Zoom 6:30 P.M.
    4/16/21 Term 3 Report Cards
    4/17/21-4/25/21 SCHOOL VACATION WEEK/NO SCHOOL
    4/26/21 Full in-person 5 days a week begins

    You can always obtain up to date information from:
    WMS Website: www.warehamps.org

    Wareham Public Schools UNINTERRUPTED: https://sites.google.com/wareham.k12.ma.us/wareham-public-schools/home
    Facebook: Wareham Middle

    Sincerely,
    Tracie Cote
    Principal

     

  • March 28, 2021

    Dear Wareham Middle School Families,

    The Early Release Day scheduled for April 7th has been changed to March 31st. Students will all work remotely on March 31st from 7:30 A.M.-11:45 A.M. April 7th will now be a regular remote school day 7:30 A.M.-1:30 P.M.

    The return to full in-person is now Monday, April 26th for grades 5-12. Starting April 26th, students in-person at WMS will attend school five days a week for our normal school hours 7:30 A.M. -2:05 P.M. Many schedule changes will need to take place and could impact both in-person and remote students. Some teacher changes will also need to be made. We will contact families if students will have different teachers as soon as possible. I will also mail home a letter to families so that they are aware of the in-person expectations.

    Attendance is mandatory!

    Remote absences and in-person absences count the same for students not attending school. Attendance at school is required by law for children under the age of 16. The only absences that are excused are those necessary for personal illness (doctor’s note required), religious holidays, court appearances and bereavement. Please be sure your child completes the Virtual Homeroom Attendance Form daily whether students are remote or in-person

     

    PTA Email: WarehamPTA@gmail.com

    Facebook: Wareham PTA

     

    Upcoming Dates:

    3/31/21 Early Release Day remotely 7:30-11:45 A.M.

    4/2/21   No School

    4/12/21 Term 3 Ends

    4/13/21 Student Council Spirit Week

    4/13/21 PTA Meeting via Zoom 6:30 P.M.

    4/16/21 Term 3 Report Cards

     

    You can always obtain up to date information from:

    WMS Website: www.warehamps.org

     

    Wareham Public Schools UNINTERRUPTED: https://sites.google.com/wareham.k12.ma.us/wareham-public-schools/home

    Facebook: Wareham Middle

     

    Sincerely,

    Tracie Cote

    Principal

     

  • March 12, 2021

     

    Dear Wareham Middle School Families,

     

    We had a wonderful week at WMS! Students have adjusted well to the time increase and lunches have run smoothly. Thank you for all your efforts in supporting this transition.

     

    Continuing with the crazy year we have had, we will now change things up again. Starting April 28th, students can attend school five days a week for our normal school hours 7:30 A.M. -2:00 P.M. in-person or they can do full remote. All families must fill out a survey indicating which learning plan they prefer ASAP for each child. If you have not already done so, please click here to fill out the survey.

     

    Progress reports for Term 3 will be distributed as follows:

    Monday/Tuesday Hybrid Students: Given to students in-person on March 15th

    Thursday/Friday Hybrid Students: Given to students in-person on March 18th

    Remote Students: Mailed home on March 17th

    Please discuss your child’s current grades with them and let us know if we can support your child in any way.

     

    Attendance is mandatory!

    Remote absences and in-person absences count the same for students not attending school. Attendance at school is required by law for children under the age of 16. The only absences that are excused are those necessary for personal illness (doctor’s note required), religious holidays, court appearances and bereavement. Please be sure your child completes the Virtual Homeroom Attendance Form daily whether students are remote or in-person


    PTA Email: WarehamPTA@gmail.com

    Facebook: Wareham PTA

     

    Upcoming Dates:

    03/15/21           Progress Reports for T3


    You can always obtain up to date information from:

    WMS Website: www.warehamps.org

     

    Wareham Public Schools UNINTERRUPTED: https://sites.google.com/wareham.k12.ma.us/wareham-public-schools/home

    Facebook: Wareham Middle

     

    Sincerely,

    Tracie Cote

    Principal

     

  • March 5, 2021

    Dear Wareham Middle School Families,

    On Monday, March 8th the school day for all students will be 7:30 A.M. - 1:30 P.M.

    This extension of our school day does create a schedule change for all students. We have added a unified arts class daily as well a daily Viking Block to support students with all classes. Remote and in-person students are expected to be in classes 7:40 A.M.-1:30 P.M. Our teachers will be available for individual support daily from 1:30 P.M.-2:00 P.M. The times for classes are below.  Lunch will be served in the cafeteria for all in-person students. Students can bring a lunch from home.

    Please know that inorder to accommodate the increase in the school day, most unified arts classes have changed for students. The newly assigned unified arts class will remain the same for the duration of the school year. Students should have received a new Google Classroom invite for their new unified arts class. PowerSchool should have the correct unified arts class listed as of today.

     Teachers have worked with all students so that they understand all the scheduling changes. PowerSchool does NOT list the correct period times. Students must follow the times and class periods that their homeroom teachers have given them.

     We have some families that want their child moved to our hybrid learning plan. If you would like to request this move for your child starting the beginning of term 4, please contact the school so that you can place your child on a waitlist. If you require transportation for your child, please fill out the bus application online ASAP and your child will be placed on a waitlist.

     

    Progress reports for Term 3 will be distributed as follows:

    Monday/Tuesday Hybrid Students: Given to students in-person on March 15th

    Thursday/Friday Hybrid Students: Given to students in-person on March 18th

    Remote Students: Mailed home on March 17th

     

    Attendance is mandatory!

    Remote absences and in-person absences count the same for students not attending school. Attendance at school is required by law for children under the age of 16. The only absences that are excused are those necessary for personal illness (doctor’s note required), religious holidays, court appearances and bereavement. Please be sure your child completes the Virtual Homeroom Attendance Form daily whether students are remote or in-person

     

    Wareham Middle School Schedule for ALL Students

     (Remote and Hybrid) Starting March 8, 2021

    *PowerSchool may not reflect revised order of classes. Homeroom teachers will inform students of times changes.

     

     

    Grade 5

    Grade 6

    Grade 7

    7:30 - 7:45

    homeroom

    7:45 - 8:38

    Period 1

    8:38 - 9:31

    Period 2

    9:31 - 10:24

    Period 3

    10:24 - 11:44

    Period 4

    Lunch 1 10:30 - 10:55

    Period 4

    Lunch 1 10:30 - 10:55

    Lunch 2 11:10 - 11:35

    Period 4

    Lunch 2 11:10 - 11:35

    11:44 - 12:37

    Period 5

    12:37 - 1:30

    Period 6


    Lunch 1(10:30-10:55)

    Lunch 2 (11:10-11:35)

    All Grade 5 Students

    All of Grade 7 Students

    Mrs. Ericson

    Mrs. Breese

    Ms. Hanson - STEAM

    Ms. Andrews

    Mrs. Brogioli

    Mrs. Johnson

    Mrs. Lasorsa

    Ms. Frain

    Ms. Smith

    Ms. Taber

    Mrs. Scott

    Mrs. Gedraitis

    Mrs. Lyons

    Mrs. Braley

    Mrs. Sullivan

    Mrs. Hathaway

    Mrs. Summers

    Mrs. Greene

    Ms. Heard

    Ms. Hanson - HR

    Ms. Cannon

     

     

    PTA Email: WarehamPTA@gmail.com

    Facebook: Wareham PTA

     

    Upcoming Dates:

    03/03/21           Extended School Day begins

    03/10/21           Early Release Day Remotely 7:30 A.M.-11:45 A.M.

    03/15/21           Progress Reports for T3


    You can always obtain up to date information from:

    WMS Website: www.warehamps.org

     

    Wareham Public Schools UNINTERRUPTED: https://sites.google.com/wareham.k12.ma.us/wareham-public-schools/home

    Facebook: Wareham Middle

     

    Sincerely,

    Tracie Cote

    Principal

     

  • February 26, 2021

    Dear Wareham Middle School Families,

    The Wareham School Committee voted last night to extend the school day beginning March 8, 2021. Our start time at WMS will remain the same 7:30 A.M. drop off with classes beginning at 7:40 A.M. Students will be dismissed at 1:30 P.M. Cohort days will remain the same. All students in-person will eat lunch at school starting March 8th.

    This extension of our school day does create a schedule change for all students. We have added a unified arts class daily as well a daily Viking Block to support students with all classes. Remote and in-person students are expected to be in classes 7:40 A.M.-1:30 P.M. Our teacher will be available for individual support daily from 1:30 P.M.-2:00 P.M. I will send out via an email the exact times of all classes next week.

    Please know that in order to accommodate the increase in the school day, most current unified arts classes will end Friday, March 5, 2021. Students will receive a new Google Classroom invite for their new unified arts classes next week. PowerSchool will also be updated with this information by March 5th.

    Administrators do plan to Zoom with all Hybrid students on March 5th to explain our expectations given the extended hours. Teachers will work with all students next week so that they understand all the scheduling changes.

    I know this has been a year of changes. Please know that we are excited to have our students back more hours. Safety continues to be a priority for all. Thank you for your support!

    Attendance is mandatory!

    Remote absences and in-person absences count the same for students not attending school. Attendance at school is required by law for children under the age of 16. The only absences that are excused are those necessary for personal illness (doctor’s note required), religious holidays, court appearances and bereavement. Please be sure your child completes the Virtual Homeroom Attendance Form daily whether students are remote or in-person. This must be done EVERYDAY. 

    Daily attendance - EVERYDAY

    •         Go to Google Classroom.
    •         Go to the Virtual Homeroom class.
    •         At the top of the page click on Classwork.
    •         Open the Virtual Homeroom Attendance Form.
    •         Complete the form.
    •         Click the Submit button.
    •         Do the same thing with the same form everyday.

    If you want your child changed from remote to hybrid or hybrid to remote, there is a process. Please call the school and we will help you through the process.

     

    PTA Email: WarehamPTA@gmail.com

    Facebook: Wareham PTA

     

    Upcoming Dates:

    03/03/21           Extended School Day begins

    03/10/21           Early Release Day

    03/15/21           Progress Reports for T3


    You can always obtain up to date information from:

    WMS Website: www.warehamps.org

     

    Wareham Public Schools UNINTERRUPTED: https://sites.google.com/wareham.k12.ma.us/wareham-public-schools/home

    Facebook: Wareham Middle

     

    Sincerely,

    Tracie Cote

    Principal

     

  • February 19, 2021

    Dear Wareham Middle School Families,

    I hope all families had a restful school vacation week. If you have traveled out of state, you must follow the CDC’s guidelines for travel. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Nurse Akins. We must work together to keep everyone safe.

    Please monitor your child’s health. If your child is not feeling well, please keep them at home. All students have the option of working remotely even if they are supposed to be in-person. Students just need to sign in remotely through our Virtual Homeroom very day they are working remotely. If you are awaiting a COVID-19 test result, please keep your child home until the results are received. Our school nurse, Ms. Akins is available to speak with you during school hours if you have any questions at all.

    Attendance is mandatory!

    Remote absences and in-person absences count the same for students not attending school. Attendance at school is required by law for children under the age of 16. The only absences that are excused are those necessary for personal illness (doctor’s note required), religious holidays, court appearances and bereavement. Please be sure your child completes the Virtual Homeroom Attendance Form daily whether students are remote or in-person. This must be done EVERYDAY.

    Daily attendance - EVERYDAY

    •         Go to Google Classroom.
    •         Go to the Virtual Homeroom class.
    •         At the top of the page click on Classwork.
    •         Open the Virtual Homeroom Attendance Form.
    •         Complete the form.
    •         Click the Submit button.
    •         Do the same thing with the same form everyday.

    If you want your child changed from remote to hybrid or hybrid to remote, there is a process. Please call the school and we will help you through the process.

     

    PTA Email: WarehamPTA@gmail.com

    Facebook: Wareham PTA

     

    Upcoming Dates:

     

    You can always obtain up to date information from:

    WMS Website: www.warehamps.org

     

    Wareham Public Schools UNINTERRUPTED: https://sites.google.com/wareham.k12.ma.us/wareham-public-schools/home

    Facebook: Wareham Middle

     

    Sincerely,

    Tracie Cote

    Principal

     

  • February 5, 2021

    Dear Wareham Middle School Families,

    We are currently in term 3. Term 3 unified arts teachers sent out Google Classroom links to all their students. If your child does not get a unified arts Google Classroom link, please email your child’s homeroom teacher.

    • Report Cards for Term 2 will be distributed as follows:
    • Monday/Tuesday Hybrid Students: Given to students in-person on February 9th
    • Thursday/Friday Hybrid Students: Given to students in-person on February 11th
    • Remote Students: Mailed home on February 10th

    WMS is conducting a Food Drive until February 9th. There is a drop box in each homeroom. We also have a drop box outside the school for any remote students that would like to participate. The cohort with the most canned food items will win a GRAND PRIZE. The homerooms currently in the lead are:

    Mrs. Kelley

    Ms. Smith

    Mrs. Bauman

    Mr. Fitzgerald

    Mrs. Hathaway

    Mrs. Hyland

    Mr. Rezendes

     

    Attendance is mandatory!

    Remote absences and in-person absences count the same for students not attending school. Attendance at school is required by law for children under the age of 16. The only absences that are excused are those necessary for personal illness (doctor’s note required), religious holidays, court appearances and bereavement. Please be sure your child completes the Virtual Homeroom Attendance Form daily whether students are remote or in-person. This must be done EVERYDAY.

    Daily attendance - EVERYDAY

    •         Go to Google Classroom.
    •         Go to the Virtual Homeroom class.
    •         At the top of the page click on Classwork.
    •         Open the Virtual Homeroom Attendance Form.
    •         Complete the form.
    •         Click the Submit button.
    •         Do the same thing with the same form everyday.

    If you want your child changed from remote to hybrid or hybrid to remote, there is a process. Please call the school and we will help you through the process.

     

    PTA Email: WarehamPTA@gmail.com

    Facebook: Wareham PTA

     

    Upcoming Dates:

    2/15-2/21          No school - Winter Break

     

    You can always obtain up to date information from:

    WMS Website: www.warehamps.org

     

    Wareham Public Schools UNINTERRUPTED: https://sites.google.com/wareham.k12.ma.us/wareham-public-schools/home

    Facebook: Wareham Middle

     

    Sincerely,

    Tracie Cote

    Principal

     

  • January 29, 2021

    Dear Wareham Middle School Families,

    Term 2 official ends on February 3, 2021. Please make sure you are up-to-date on your child’s grades by accessing grades on PowerSchool.

     

    Report Cards for Term 2 will be distributed as follows:

    Monday/Tuesday Hybrid Students: Given to students in-person on February 9th

    Thursday/Friday Hybrid Students: Given to students in-person on February 11th

    Remote Students: Mailed home on February 10th

     

    Term 3 unified arts teachers will be sending out Google Classroom links to all their students next week. If your child does not get a unified arts Google Classroom link, please email your child’s homeroom teacher.

    WMS is conducting a Food Drive until February 9th. There is a drop box in each homeroom. We also have a drop box outside the school for any remote students that would like to participate. The cohort with the most canned food items will win a GRAND PRIZE.

    On February 3rd students in all grades at Wareham Middle School will be taking the NWEA Map Growth in Math again.This is a mandatory assessment. It is very important that all students complete this assessment. There is a small number of special education students that will take NWEA on different days. These students will be notified directly by their special education teachers.

    Attendance is mandatory!

    Remote absences and in-person absences count the same for students not attending school. Attendance at school is required by law for children under the age of 16. The only absences that are excused are those necessary for personal illness (doctor’s note required), religious holidays, court appearances and bereavement. Please be sure your child completes the Virtual Homeroom Attendance Form daily whether students are remote or in-person. This must be done EVERYDAY.

    Daily attendance - EVERYDAY

    • Go to Google Classroom.
    • Go to the Virtual Homeroom class.
    • At the top of the page click on Classwork.
    • Open the Virtual Homeroom Attendance Form.
    • Complete the form.
    • Click the Submit button.
    • Do the same thing with the same form everyday.

    If you want your child changed from remote to hybrid or hybrid to remote, there is a process. Please call the school and we will help you through the process.

     

    PTA Email: WarehamPTA@gmail.com

    Facebook: Wareham PTA

     

    Upcoming Dates:

    2/3/21                           Term 2 Closes

    2/3/21                           NWEA Map Growth in Math administred

    2/15-19/21                    No school - Winter Break

     

    You can always obtain up to date information from:

    WMS Website: www.warehamps.org

     

    Wareham Public Schools UNINTERRUPTED: https://sites.google.com/wareham.k12.ma.us/wareham-public-schools/home

    Facebook: Wareham Middle

     

    Sincerely,

    Tracie Cote

    Principal

     

  • January 25, 2021

    Dear Wareham Middle School Families,

    Term 2 official ends on February 3, 2021. Please make sure you are up-to-date on your child’s grades by accessing grades on PowerSchool. 

    Report Cards for Term 2 will be distributed as follows:

    Monday/Tuesday Hybrid Students: Given to students in-person on February 9th

    Thursday/Friday Hybrid Students: Given to students in-person on February 11th

    Remote Students: Mailed home on February 10th

    One January 27th and February 3rd, students in all grades at Wareham Middle School will be taking the NWEA Map Growth in both English Language Arts and Math again. This is a mandatory assessment. It is very important that all students complete this assessment. There is a small number of special education students that will take NWEA on different days. These students will be notified directly by their special education teachers.

    The purpose of MAP Growth is to determine what the student knows and is ready to learn next. MAP Growth is designed to measure student achievement in the moment and growth over time. MAP Growth can also track students' individual growth over time, wherever they are starting from and regardless of the grade they are in.

    This video will also explain about the assessment - MAP Growth Family Toolkit Video from NWEA. Other resources can be found on the NWEA Family Tool Kit page at https://www.nwea.org/the-map-suite/family-toolkit/

    As teachers, the information is used to know where to begin for students in a subject. With the closure last spring, this information is even more important this year. Please, at home, do not help your student on this assessment or allow them to use other resources. It is VERY important that we know what they know and what we need to work on. If you help them, we will assume they already understand that concept. We will gladly share their test results with the students and with you when they are done. All teachers will discuss why this is important with their students.

    The schedule for the test is as follows - Students should refer to their teachers for the times during the day for the assessment. It takes between 45 minutes - 2 hours for most students. They will not have other assignments on those days except for their Virtual Homeroom Attendance. Students will be on a live Zoom call for the duration of their testing in addition to the testing website.

    Grade 7 students will attend a very important assembly with Wareham High School on January 28th at 10:00 A.M. via Zoom about their schedules for grade 8. All students will receive the Zoom link from their teachers. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mrs. Hokanson.

    Attendance is mandatory!

    Remote absences and in-person absences count the same for students not attending school. Attendance at school is required by law for children under the age of 16. The only absences that are excused are those necessary for personal illness (doctor’s note required), religious holidays, court appearances and bereavement. Please be sure your child completes the Virtual Homeroom Attendance Form daily whether students are remote or in-person. This must be done EVERYDAY. 

    Daily attendance - EVERYDAY

    • Go to Google Classroom.
    • Go to the Virtual Homeroom
    • At the top of the page click on
    • Open the Virtual Homeroom Attendance Form.
    • Complete the form.
    • Click the Submit
    • Do the same thing with the same form

    If you want your child changed from remote to hybrid or hybrid to remote, there is a process. Please call the school and we will help you through the process.

     

    PTA Email: WarehamPTA@gmail.com

    Facebook: Wareham PTA

    Upcoming Dates:

    2/3/21                           Term 2 Closes

    You can always obtain up to date information from:

    WMS Website: www.warehamps.org

    Wareham Public Schools UNINTERRUPTED: https://sites.google.com/wareham.k12.ma.us/wareham-public-schools/home

    Facebook: Wareham Middle

     

    Sincerely,

    Tracie Cote

    Principal

     

  • January 15, 2021

    Dear Wareham Middle School Families,

    There is no school this Monday, January 18, 2021. All students need to sign in to their Virtual Homeroom on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. In-person cohort Monday/Tuesday students will return to school in-person on Tuesday, January 19, 2021.

    Term 2 official ends on February 3, 2021. Please make sure you are up-to-date on your child’s grades by accessing grades on PowerSchool.

    Attendance is mandatory!

    Remote absences and in-person absences count the same for students not attending school. Attendance at school is required by law for children under the age of 16. The only absences that are excused are those necessary for personal illness (doctor’s note required), religious holidays, court appearances and bereavement. Please be sure your child completes the Virtual Homeroom Attendance Form daily whether students are remote or in-person. This must be done EVERYDAY.

    Daily attendance - EVERYDAY

    •  Go to Google Classroom.
    •  Go to the Virtual Homeroom class.
    •  At the top of the page click on Classwork.
    •  Open the Virtual Homeroom Attendance Form.
    •  Complete the form.
    •  Click the Submit button.
    •  Do the same thing with the same form everyday.

    If you want your child changed from remote to hybrid or hybrid to remote, there is a process. Please call the school and we will help you through the process.

     

    PTA Email: WarehamPTA@gmail.com

    Facebook: Wareham PTA

     

    Upcoming Dates:

    1/18/21             Martin Luther King Jr. Day No School for any students

    2/3/21               Term 2 Closes

    You can always obtain up to date information from:

    WMS Website: www.warehamps.org

     

    Wareham Public Schools UNINTERRUPTED: https://sites.google.com/wareham.k12.ma.us/wareham-public-schools/home

    Facebook: Wareham Middle

     

    Sincerely,

    Tracie Cote

    Principal

     

  • January 8, 2021

    Dear Wareham Middle School Families,

    All students should have received their term 2 progress report. If you did not see your child’s T2 progress report, please call the school and we will get you a copy. No signatures are required this school year. Please discuss your child’s grades with them. We do have many supports in place for all our students. If you would like to discuss your child’s academics, please contact your child’s guidance counselor or assistant principal.

    Attendance is mandatory!

    Remote absences and in-person absences count the same for students not attending school. Attendance at school is required by law for children under the age of 16. The only absences that are excused are those necessary for personal illness (doctor’s note required), religious holidays, court appearances and bereavement. Please be sure your child completes the Virtual Homeroom Attendance Form daily whether students are remote or in-person. This must be done EVERYDAY. 

    Daily attendance - EVERYDAY

    • Go to Google Classroom.
    • Go to the Virtual Homeroom
    • At the top of the page click on
    • Open the Virtual Homeroom Attendance Form.
    • Complete the form.
    • Click the Submit
    • Do the same thing with the same form

    If you want your child changed from remote to hybrid or hybrid to remote, there is a process. Please call the school and we will help you through the process.

    PTA Email: WarehamPTA@gmail.com

    Facebook: Wareham PTA

     

    Upcoming Dates:

    1/12/21    PTA Meeting 6:30 via Zoom

    1/18/21    Martin Luther King Jr. Day No School for any students

    2/3/21      Term 2 Closes

    You can always obtain up to date information from:

    WMS Website: www.warehamps.org

     

    Wareham Public Schools UNINTERRUPTED: https://sites.google.com/wareham.k12.ma.us/wareham-public-schools/home

    Facebook: Wareham Middle

     

    Sincerely,

    Tracie Cote

    Principal

     

  • December 18, 2020

    Dear Wareham Middle School Families,

    Happy holidays to you and your family. We have all experienced this crazy year and we understand how difficult life has been. Please know that we hope 2021 brings much happiness and health to everyone. All students will return to school on January 4, 2021.

     

    Progress reports for Term 2 will be distributed as follows:

    Monday/Tuesday Hybrid Students: Given to students in-person on January 4th 

    Thursday/Friday Hybrid Students: Given to students in-person on January 7th

    Remote Students: Mailed home on January 4th

     

    December 22, 2020 will be a REMOTE LEARNING HALF DAY for all students.  All students will remain at home on the 22nd and access their academics for that day remotely. WMS students remote school day is 7:30-10:00 A.M. No students will be in-person on December 22nd.

    As a reminder I have included our expectations below.

    WMS Student Expectations 

    Students are expected to:

    • Complete virtual attendance every day online
    • Participate in 5 classes daily from 7:30 A.M. until 2:00 P.M. (remote and hybrid)
    • Review all teachers’ playlists on their landing pages playlists are updated weekly on Monday mornings)
    • Complete the weekly social emotional check-in form for guidance on Mondays
    • Complete daily assignments in Google Classrooms
    • Monitor PowerSchool regularly for grades and attendance (email bparsons@wareham.k12.ma.us if you do not have student or parent’s access)
    • Attend office hours for extra help as needed (mandatory if failing a class)
    • Ask for help by emailing teachers
    • Check email at least once daily
    • Attend all scheduled Zoom classes
    • Read, watch, or listen to the directions and work carefully
    • Submit completed assignments by Sunday at the latest
    • Review assignments in Google Classroom for feedback that teachers have reviewed, graded, and/or commented on
    • Maintain appropriate usage of Chromebooks
    • Use appropriate language verbally and in writing

     

    WMS Non-Negotiables are always an expectation for in-person learners:

    • No cellphone use during the day
    • No physical contact (Always 6ft apart.)
    • No swearing
    • No wandering
    • No headphones in the halls
    • No hoods on head
    • No outside drinks except water
    • Respond appropriately to a reasonable request
    • Appropriate masks worn except for mask breaks

     

    Student Council and PBIS are sponsoring some festivities next week for students:  

    12/18 and 12/21 will be red and green days for students.  Encourage your students to wear red and green!

    12/22 Student Festive outfit competition!  Encourage your students to wear a festive outfit.  Student entries can be submitted to the facebook post or email pictures to edever@wareham.k12.ma.us! Prizes for the best outfits!

     

    PTA Email: WarehamPTA@gmail.com

    Facebook: Wareham PTA

    Upcoming Dates:

    12/23/20-1/1/21 Holiday Break No School

    1/4/21 Return to School

    1/4/21 T2 Progress Reports 

    1/18/21 Martin Luther King Jr. Day No School

    2/3/21 Term 2 Closes



    You can always obtain up to date information from:

    WMS Website: www.warehamps.org

     

    Wareham Public Schools UNINTERRUPTED: https://sites.google.com/wareham.k12.ma.us/wareham-public-schools/home

    Facebook: Wareham Middle

     

    Sincerely,

    Tracie Cote

    Principal

     

  • December 11, 2020

    Dear Wareham Middle School Families,

    I hope you are enjoying some holiday traditions this month. We are well into term 2 and find many of our students excelling. Band and student council have begun remotely. Although school is not the same this year, we are trying to engage our students as much as possible. 

    Progress reports for Term 2 will be distributed as follows:

    Monday/Tuesday Hybrid Students: Given to students in-person on January 4th 

    Thursday/Friday Hybrid Students: Given to students in-person on January 7th

    Remote Students: Mailed home on January 4th

     

    December 22, 2020 will be a REMOTE LEARNING HALF DAY for all students.  All students will remain at home on the 22nd and access their academics for that day remotely. WMS students remote school day is 7:30-10:00 A.M. No students will be in-person on December 22nd.

     

    As a reminder I have included our expectations below.

    WMS Student Expectations

    Students are expected to:

    • Complete virtual attendance every day online
    • Participate in 5 classes daily from 7:30 A.M. until 2:00 P.M. (remote and hybrid)
    • Review all teachers’ playlists on their landing pages playlists are updated weekly on Monday mornings)
    • Complete the weekly social emotional check-in form for guidance on Mondays
    • Complete daily assignments in Google Classrooms
    • Monitor PowerSchool regularly for grades and attendance (email bparsons@wareham.k12.ma.us if you do not have student or parent’s access)
    • Attend office hours for extra help as needed (mandatory if failing a class)
    • Ask for help by emailing teachers
    • Check email at least once daily
    • Attend all scheduled Zoom classes
    • Read, watch, or listen to the directions and work carefully
    • Submit completed assignments by Sunday at the latest
    • Review assignments in Google Classroom for feedback that teachers have reviewed, graded, and/or commented on
    • Maintain appropriate usage of Chromebooks
    • Use appropriate language verbally and in writing

     

    WMS Non-Negotiables are always an expectation for in-person learners:

    • No cellphone use during the day
    • No physical contact (Always 6ft apart.)
    • No swearing
    • No wandering
    • No headphones in the halls
    • No hoods on head
    • No outside drinks except water
    • Respond appropriately to a reasonable request
    • Appropriate masks worn except for mask breaks

     

    Student Council and PBIS are sponsoring some festivities next week for students:  

    12/18 and 12/21 will be red and green days for students.  Encourage your students to wear red and green!

    12/22 Student Festive outfit competition!  Encourage your students to wear a festive outfit.  Student entries can be submitted to the facebook post or email pictures to edever@wareham.k12.ma.us! Prizes for the best outfits!

     

    PTA Email: WarehamPTA@gmail.com

    Facebook: Wareham PTA

    Upcoming Dates:

    12/23/20-1/1/21 Holiday Break No School

    1/4/21                           Return to School

    1/4/21                           T2 Progress Reports 

    1/18/21             Martin Luther King Jr. Day No School

    2/3/21                           Term 2 Closes

     

    You can always obtain up to date information from:

    WMS Website: www.warehamps.org

     

    Wareham Public Schools UNINTERRUPTED: https://sites.google.com/wareham.k12.ma.us/wareham-public-schools/home

    Facebook: Wareham Middle

     

    Sincerely,

    Tracie Cote

    Principal

     

  • December 4, 2020

    Dear Wareham Middle School Families,

    Term 1 has ended. Report cards have been given to hybrid students and mailed home to remote students. If you did not receive your child’s report card for T1, please call the middle school. You can see your child’s grades 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

    If you need help logging in to PowerSchool, please email Mrs. Parsons at bparsons@wareham.k12.ma.us.

    All students should have started term 2 unified arts classes. They were sent Google Classroom links to these new classes. If your child did not get a unified arts Google Classroom link, please email your child’s homeroom teacher. 

    School takes place everyday whether in-person or remote. Attendance is mandatory everyday from 7:30-2:00. Remote absences and in-person absences count the same for students not attending school. Attendance at school is required by law for children under the age of 16. The only absences that are excused are those necessary for personal illness (doctor’s note required), religious holidays, court appearances and bereavement. Please be sure your child completes the Virtual Homeroom Attendance Form daily whether students are remote or in-person. This must be done EVERYDAY. 

    Daily attendance - EVERYDAY

    •         Go to Google Classroom.
    •         Go to the Virtual Homeroom class.  
    •         At the top of the page click on Classwork.
    •         Open the Virtual Homeroom Attendance Form.
    •         Complete the form.
    •         Click the Submit button.
    •         Do the same thing with the same form everyday.

     

    PTA Email: WarehamPTA@gmail.com

    Facebook: Wareham PTA

    Upcoming Dates:

    12/9/20 Early Release Day, Remote learning until 11:00 A.M.

    12/23/20-1/1/21 Holiday Break No School

    1/4/21 Return to School

    1/4/21 T2 Progress Reports go home

    1/18/21 Martin Luther King Jr. Day No School

    2/3/21 Term 2 Closes





    You can always obtain up to date information from:

    WMS Website: www.warehamps.org

     

    Wareham Public Schools UNINTERRUPTED: https://sites.google.com/wareham.k12.ma.us/wareham-public-schools/home

    Facebook: Wareham Middle

     

    Sincerely,

    Tracie Cote

    Principal

     

  • November 20, 2020

    Dear Wareham Middle School Families,

    Term 1 has ended. Report cards will be given out as follows:

    Monday/Tuesday Hybrid Students: Given to students in-person on November 24th 

    Thursday/Friday Hybrid Students: Mailed home on November 25th

    Remote Students: Mailed home on November 25th

     

    Please reflect on your child’s grades with them. Are you seeing your child complete assignments and studying? Is your child attending office hours for extra help? All teachers have office hours. Does your child go to bed at a reasonable time? They should be getting 8-10 hours of sleep every night. Do you have Power School access? You can see your child’s grades 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

    If you need help logging in to PowerSchool, please email Mrs. Parsons at bparsons@wareham.k12.ma.us . Our CARE program is offering academic support remotely from 3:45-5:00. Please call or email our guidance counselors to obtain an application. 

     

    Term 2 unified arts teachers have sent Google Classroom links to all their students. If your child did not get a unified arts Google Classroom link, please email your child’s homeroom teacher. 

     

    Remote absences and in-person absences count the same for students not attending school. Attendance at school is required by law for children under the age of 16. The only absences that are excused are those necessary for personal illness (doctor’s note required), religious holidays, court appearances and bereavement. Please be sure your child completes the Virtual Homeroom Attendance Form daily whether students are remote or in-person. This must be done EVERYDAY. 

    Daily attendance - EVERYDAY

    •         Go to Google Classroom.
    •         Go to the Virtual Homeroom class.  
    •         At the top of the page click on Classwork.
    •         Open the Virtual Homeroom Attendance Form.
    •         Complete the form.
    •         Click the Submit button.
    •         Do the same thing with the same form everyday.



    PTA Email: WarehamPTA@gmail.com

    Facebook: Wareham PTA



    Upcoming Dates:

    11/24/20 T1 report cards will be given in-person to Monday/Tuesday hybrid students

    11/24/20 T1 report cards will be mailed home for all Thursday/Friday hybrid students and all remote students

    11/25/20 Half Day School Remotely for all students until 10 A.M.

    11/2620 No School Thanksgiving

    11/27/20 No school Thanksgiving Recess



    You can always obtain up to date information from:

    WMS Website: www.warehamps.org

     

    Wareham Public Schools UNINTERRUPTED: https://sites.google.com/wareham.k12.ma.us/wareham-public-schools/home

    Facebook: Wareham Middle

     

    Sincerely,

    Tracie Cote

    Principal

     

  • November 13, 2020

    Dear Wareham Middle School Families,

    Thank you for completing the parent survey. We surveyed students as well. The feedback from the surveys will help guide us as we continue to improve teaching and learning in a remote world. We value your input!

    WMS will be starting band, student council and honor society remotely. All students have the opportunity to participate in band and student council remotely after school hours. Honor society is based on grades and Mrs. Andrews will contact grade 6 and 7 students that qualify.

    WMS term 1 will close on Wednesday, November 18th. Please make sure you have logged in to PowerSchool and have had a conversation about your child’s current grades. If you need help logging in to PowerSchool, please email Mrs. Parsons at bparsons@wareham.k12.ma.us .

    Remote absences and in-person absences count the same for students not attending school. Attendance at school is required by law for children under the age of 16. The only absences that are excused are those necessary for personal illness (doctor’s note required), religious holidays, court appearances and bereavement. Please be sure your child completes the Virtual Homeroom Attendance Form daily whether students are remote or in-person. This must be done EVERYDAY. 

    Daily attendance - EVERYDAY

    •         Go to Google Classroom.
    •         Go to the Virtual Homeroom class.  
    •         At the top of the page click on Classwork.
    •         Open the Virtual Homeroom Attendance Form.
    •         Complete the form.
    •         Click the Submit button.
    •         Do the same thing with the same form everyday.


    PTA Email: WarehamPTA@gmail.com

    Facebook: Wareham PTA

     

    Upcoming Dates:

    11/18/20 Term 1 Grades Close

    11/24/20 T1 report cards will be given in-person to Monday/Tuesday hybrid students

    11/24/20 T1 report cards will be mailed home for all Thursday/Friday hybrid students and all remote students

    11/25/20 Half Day School Remotely for all students

    11/2620 No School Thanksgiving

    11/27/20 No school Thanksgiving Recess



    You can always obtain up to date information from:

    WMS Website: www.warehamps.org

     

    Wareham Public Schools UNINTERRUPTED: https://sites.google.com/wareham.k12.ma.us/wareham-public-schools/home

    Facebook: Wareham Middle

     

    Sincerely,

    Tracie Cote

    Principal

     

     

  • November 6, 2020

    Dear Wareham Middle School Families,

    Please monitor your child’s health. If your child is not feeling well, please keep them at home. All students have the option of working remotely even if they are supposed to be in-person. Students just need to sign in remotely through our Virtual Homeroom very day they are working remotely. If you are awaiting a COVID-19 test result, please keep your child home until the results are received. Our school nurse, Ms. Akins is available to speak with you during school hours if you have any questions at all.

    Remote absences and in-person absences count the same for students not attending school. Attendance at school is required by law for children under the age of 16. The only absences that are excused are those necessary for personal illness (doctor’s note required), religious holidays, court appearances and bereavement. Please be sure your child completes the Virtual Homeroom Attendance Form daily whether students are remote or in-person. This must be done EVERYDAY. 

    Daily attendance - EVERYDAY

    •         Go to Google Classroom.
    •         Go to the Virtual Homeroom class.  
    •         At the top of the page click on Classwork.
    •         Open the Virtual Homeroom Attendance Form.
    •         Complete the form.
    •         Click the Submit button.
    •         Do the same thing with the same form everyday.

    There is no school this coming Wednesday, November 11th in remembrance of Veterans Day. 

    WMS term 1 will close on Wednesday, November 18th. Please make sure you have logged in to PowerSchool and have had a conversation about your child’s current grades. If you need help logging in to PowerSchool, please email Mrs. Parsons at bparsons@wareham.k12.ma.us .

    PTA Email: WarehamPTA@gmail.com

    Facebook: Wareham PTA

    Upcoming Dates:

    11/11/20           No School        Veterans Day

    11/18/20           Term 1 Grades Close

    11/24/20           T1 report cards will be given in-person to Monday/Tuesday hybrid students

    11/24/20           T1 report cards will be mailed home for all Thursday/Friday hybrid students and all remote students

     

    You can always obtain up to date information from:

    WMS Website: www.warehamps.org

     

    Wareham Public Schools UNINTERRUPTED: https://sites.google.com/wareham.k12.ma.us/wareham-public-schools/home

    Facebook: Wareham Middle

     

    Sincerely,

    Tracie Cote

    Principal

     

  • October 30, 2020

    Dear Wareham Middle School Families,

    Thank you for all your continued support with remote learning. We understand that this is very much a family and school effort. Please know that we have had two COVID-19 cases with in-person students this school year. Neither case contacted COVID-19 from our school. Both cases involved outside of school contact and that is how they became infected. 

    Wednesday, November 4th  is a no school day for all students. 

    We would like your feedback on our school year so far. Please click on the link below.

    Link to WMS Learning Survey - for parents

    Attendance at school is required by law for children under the age of 16. The only absences that are excused are those necessary for personal illness (doctor’s note required), religious holidays, court appearances and bereavement. Please be sure your child completes the Virtual Homeroom Attendance Form daily. This must be done EVERYDAY. 

    Daily attendance - EVERYDAY

    •         Go to Google Classroom.
    •         Go to the Virtual Homeroom class.  
    •         At the top of the page click on Classwork.
    •         Open the Virtual Homeroom Attendance Form.
    •         Complete the form.
    •         Click the Submit button.
    •         Do the same thing with the same form everyday.

    PTA Email: WarehamPTA@gmail.com

    Facebook: Wareham PTA

    Upcoming Dates:

    11/04/20 No School Professional Development Day for staff

    11/11/20 No School Veterans Day

    11/18/20 Term 1 Grades Close

    You can always obtain up to date information from:

    WMS Website: www.warehamps.org

     

    Wareham Public Schools UNINTERRUPTED: https://sites.google.com/wareham.k12.ma.us/wareham-public-schools/home

    Facebook: Wareham Middle

     

    Sincerely,

    Tracie Cote

    Principal

     

  • October 23, 2020 

    Dear Wareham Middle School Families,

    Thank you for joining us for our Virtual Open House. We look forward to a different but successful school year working together. If you were unable to attend the Virtual Open House, our teachers have posted their PowerPoints to their Landing Pages.

    Students at WMS participate in NWEA Map Growth. "MAP Growth is a computer adaptive test created by NWEA that children at WMS take two to three times per school year. The results provide teachers with information to help them deliver appropriate content for each student and determine each student’s academic growth over time. MAP Growth measures what students know, regardless of their grade level. It also measures growth over time, allowing you to track your child’s progress throughout the school year and across multiple years." For more information on NWEA Map Growth please go to this website https://www.nwea.org/parent-toolkit/

    Your child’s family report with NWEA MAP Growth for Language and Math will be sent home with in-person students next week and mailed home to remote students. Please keep in mind that this was the first time grade 5 participated in NWEA. All students took this assessment remotely. NWEA will be given again in January and May. 

    We have some families that want their child moved to hybrid. If you would like to request this move for your child starting the beginning of term 2, please contact the school. If you require transportation for your child, please fill out the bus application online and your child will be placed on a waiting list. 

    It is extremely important that ALL students bring their Chromebooks back and forth each day they are in-person. Chromebooks will be needed for in-person learning. Please make sure your child charges his/her Chromebook each night. 

    Face masks will be required for all in-person learning. No bandanas, gators or masks with valves please. Masks breaks will be offered. 

    Attendance at school is required by law for children under the age of 16. The only absences that are excused are those necessary for personal illness (doctor’s note required), religious holidays, court appearances and bereavement. Please be sure your child completes the Virtual Homeroom Attendance Form daily. This must be done EVERYDAY.

    Daily attendance - EVERYDAY

    •         Go to Google Classroom.
    •         Go to the Virtual Homeroom class.
    •         At the top of the page click on Classwork.
    •         Open the Virtual Homeroom Attendance Form.
    •         Complete the form.
    •         Click the Submit button.
    •         Do the same thing with the same form everyday.

     

    PTA Email: WarehamPTA@gmail.com

    Facebook: Wareham PTA

     

    Upcoming Dates:

    10/15/20 T1 Progress Reports

     

    You can always obtain up to date information from:

    WMS Website: www.warehamps.org

     

    Wareham Public Schools UNINTERRUPTED: https://sites.google.com/wareham.k12.ma.us/wareham-public-schools/home

    Facebook: Wareham Middle

     

    Sincerely,

    Tracie Cote

    Principal

     

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  • October 16, 2020

    Dear Wareham Middle School Families,

    We are halfway through term 1. Progress reports will be provided to students as follows:

    Monday/Tuesday Hybrid Students: Given to students in-person on October 19th 

    Thursday/Friday Hybrid Students: Given to students in-person on October 15th

    Remote Students: Mailed home on October 15th

    Please review this progress report with your child. If you have questions or concerns, please email your child’s teachers directly. We have lots of support in place and we want our students to be successful.

    Virtual Open House for parents/guardians at WMS will be Thursday, October 22nd at 6 P.M. Teaching teams will be sending out the Zoom links via email for these presentations. We will also hold a Virtual Special Education Open House on the same day at 6:30 P.M. Special education students’ parents/guardians will receive this Zoom link via email. 

    It is extremely important that ALL students bring their Chromebooks back and forth each day they are in-person. Chromebooks will be needed for in-person learning. Please make sure your child charges his/her Chromebook each night.

    Face masks will be required for all in-person learning. No bandanas, gators or masks with valves please. Masks breaks will be offered.

    Attendance at school is required by law for children under the age of 16. The only absences that are excused are those necessary for personal illness (doctor’s note required), religious holidays, court appearances and bereavement. Please be sure your child completes the Virtual Homeroom Attendance Form daily. This must be done EVERYDAY. 

    Daily attendance - EVERYDAY

    •         Go to Google Classroom.
    •         Go to the Virtual Homeroom class.  
    •         At the top of the page click on Classwork.
    •         Open the Virtual Homeroom Attendance Form.
    •         Complete the form.
    •         Click the Submit button.
    •         Do the same thing with the same form everyday.

    PTA Email: WarehamPTA@gmail.com

    Facebook: Wareham PTA

    Upcoming Dates:

    10/15/20  T1 Progress Reports

    You can always obtain up to date information from:

    WMS Website: www.warehamps.org

    Wareham Public Schools UNINTERRUPTED: https://sites.google.com/wareham.k12.ma.us/wareham-public-schools/home

    Facebook: Wareham Middle

     

    Sincerely,

    Tracie Cote

    Principal

     

  • October 9, 2020

    Dear Wareham Middle School Families,

    This was an exciting week for us! It was so awesome being able to see some of our students in-person. This was another change for our students and staff. All staff teach hybrid and remote students. Please be patient as we adjust schedules and dive into a new routine.

    There is no school this Monday, October 12th. No hybrid and no remote school will be held. Please enjoy the long weekend.

    We are halfway through term 1. Progress reports will be provided to students as follows:

    Monday/Tuesday Hybrid Students: Given to students in-person on October 19th 

    Thursday/Friday Hybrid Students: Given to students in-person on October 15th

    Remote Students: Mailed home on October 15th

    Please review this progress report with your child. If you have questions or concerns, please email your child’s teachers directly. We have lots of support in place and we want our students to be successful.

    Virtual Open House for parents/guardians at WMS will be Thursday, October 22nd at 6 P.M. Teaching teams will be sending out the Zoom links via email for these presentations. We will also hold a Virtual Special Education Open House on the same day at 6:30 P.M. Special education students’ parents/guardians will receive this Zoom link via email. 

    It is extremely important that ALL students bring their Chromebooks back and forth each day they are in-person. Chromebooks will be needed for in-person learning. Please make sure your child charges his/her Chromebook each night.

    Face masks will be required for all in-person learning. No bandanas, gators or masks with valves please. Masks breaks will be offered.

    Attendance at school is required by law for children under the age of 16. The only absences that are excused are those necessary for personal illness (doctor’s note required), religious holidays, court appearances and bereavement. Please be sure your child completes the Virtual Homeroom Attendance Form daily. This must be done EVERYDAY. 

    Daily attendance - EVERYDAY

    •         Go to Google Classroom.
    •         Go to the Virtual Homeroom class.  
    •         At the top of the page click on Classwork.
    •         Open the Virtual Homeroom Attendance Form.
    •         Complete the form.
    •         Click the Submit button.
    •         Do the same thing with the same form everyday.

    PTA Email: WarehamPTA@gmail.com

    Facebook: Wareham PTA

    Upcoming Dates:

    10/12/20 Columbus Day No School

    10/15/20  T1 Progress Reports

     

    You can always obtain up to date information from:

    WMS Website: www.warehamps.org

     

    Wareham Public Schools UNINTERRUPTED: https://sites.google.com/wareham.k12.ma.us/wareham-public-schools/home

    Facebook: Wareham Middle

     

    Sincerely,

    Tracie Cote

    Principal

     

  • September 30, 2020

    Dear Wareham Middle School Families,

    Our staff is so excited for the start of in-person learning! Please note the first day of in-person school for our Monday/Tuesday cohort is Monday, October 5, 2020 and the first day of in-person school for our Thursday/Friday cohort is Thursday, October 8, 2020. If you are unsure which cohort your child is in, please call the school.  The school day is 7:40 A.M. to 11:00 A.M.  Students should report directly to their homerooms the first day. We will have staff in the hallways to help all students find their homerooms. All 6th and 7th grade homerooms are located on our second floor and all 5th grade homerooms are on our first floor. All students will remain in their homerooms for the duration of in-person learning with teachers traveling to them.

    It is extremely important that ALL students bring their Chromebooks back and forth each day they are in-person. Chromebooks will be needed for in-person learning. Please make sure your child charges his/her Chromebook each night.

    Face masks will be required for all in-person learning. No bandanas, gators or masks with valves please. Masks breaks will be offered.

    Please Note:

    Between 7:30 A.M. and 7:40 A.M., all parents/guardians who are dropping off their child must do so at or near the auditorium/gymnasium entrance to the middle school (door #9). This entrance is located close to the Town Hall parking lot.

    Parents/guardians dropping off their child should enter near the Town Hall and exit via the driveway near the Multi Service Center.

    All large buses will unload at the front entrance to the middle school. Special education buses will unload near the student drop-off area.

    Any student being dropped off after 7:40 A.M., will be considered tardy and must use the main entrance to the school. 

    Student pick-up will take place after bus dismissal at 11:10 A.M.  Please park in the Town Hall parking lot. Students will be exiting door #9 near the auditorium/gymnasium entrance to the middle school for dismissal. Parents/guardians should enter near the Town Hall and exit via the driveway near the Multi Service Center. Please do NOT park or drive through the oval area where buses go.

    Viking Drive will not be accessible between 10:45A.M.-11:15 A.M. each day to ensure a safe and orderly student dismissal.

    Attendance at school is required by law for children under the age of 16. The only absences that are excused are those necessary for personal illness (doctor’s note required), religious holidays, court appearances and bereavement. Please be sure your child completes the Virtual Homeroom Attendance Form daily. This must be done EVERYDAY. 

    Daily attendance - EVERYDAY

    •         Go to Google Classroom.
    •         Go to the Virtual Homeroom class.  
    •         At the top of the page click on Classwork.
    •         Open the Virtual Homeroom Attendance Form.
    •         Complete the form.
    •         Click the Submit button.
    •         Do the same thing with the same form everyday.

    Mobile or handheld devices are inclusive of any electronic or wireless communication devices. Electronic equipment can infringe on student safety and be a distraction to the school's learning environment. If students bring such a device to school and use it inappropriately and/or at inappropriate times, administrators and professional staff may take any of these devices from students, request that parents/guardians claim the devices at school, and take appropriate disciplinary action.

    No drinks from outside school are allowed in the building with students unless it is water only. Before entering the building, all outside drinks, including Dunkin Donuts’ drinks, must be thrown away. There will be a barrel available at the entrance for students’ convenience. 

    Currently, lockers will not be used by students. Students can bring backpacks to school. Backpacks will be kept on the backs of chairs. A grab-and-go breakfast and lunch will be provided each in-person day. Students are NOT allowed to open the lunch bags on buses nor eat or drink anything on buses.

    PTA Email: WarehamPTA@gmail.com

    Facebook: Wareham PTA

    Upcoming Dates:

    10/12/20 Columbus Day No School

    10/15/20 T1 Progress Reports

    You can always obtain up to date information from:

    WMS Website: www.warehamps.org

     

    Wareham Public Schools UNINTERRUPTED: https://sites.google.com/wareham.k12.ma.us/wareham-public-schools/home

    Facebook: Wareham Middle

     

    Sincerely,

    Tracie Cote

    Principal

     

  • September 25, 2020

    Dear Wareham Middle School Families,

    I hope your child is settling in well. I completely understand the stresses that everyone is facing. WMS will be offering a monthly parent support group to help parents of middle schoolers cope with difficulties that they or their children may be facing as the school year starts back up. These meetings will take place virtually on the last Wednesday of the month. The first meeting will be held on September 30th from 6-7 P.M. If you would like more information or to attend this meeting, please email Mrs. Hokanson at mhokanson@wareham.k12.ma.us.

    We are in day number 7 of school today. Our staff have been focusing on the topics that I explained in my Zoom meetings and posted in our back to school PowerPoints.

    • First and foremost get to know their students
    • Check on where they are emotionally 
    • Build a trusting relationship
    • Check in with parents/guardians by cohort team
    • Prepare students for remote learning

    And then prepare students for learning remotely with Direct instruction with explicit expectations in the use of:

    • Email: Etiquette, organization, accessing and searching, submitting work (don’t use for submitting work)
    • Google Classroom: Accessing, submitting work, accessing feedback on completed work
    • Pearson (now SAVVAS): Accessing, viewing videos, review and remediation, submitting work
    • General/Organization: Time management, routines and organizing tips, making and following a personalized schedule or routine, where to find help, internet safety and appropriate use, plagiarism 
    • Structure for remote learning: Attendance, grading, participation, delivery of lessons, assignments and assessments, feedback

    We will be forging deeper into our curriculum in the coming weeks. 

    During the week of September 28 - October 2, students in all grades at Wareham Middle School will be taking the NWEA Map Growth in both English Language Arts and Math. Completing NWEA will count as a 100% assessment grade for ELA and math classes. It is very important that all students complete this assessment. There is a small number of special education students that will take NWEA on different days. These students will be notified directly by their special education teachers.

    The purpose of MAP Growth is to determine what the student knows and is ready to learn next. MAP Growth is designed to measure student achievement in the moment and growth over time. MAP Growth can also track students' individual growth over time, wherever they are starting from and regardless of the grade they are in.

    This video will also explain about the assessment  - MAP Growth Family Toolkit Video from NWEA.  Other resources can be found on the NWEA Family Tool Kit page at https://www.nwea.org/the-map-suite/family-toolkit/

    As teachers, the information is used to know where to begin for students in a subject.  With the closure last spring, this information is even more important this year.  Please, at home, do not help your student on this assessment or allow them to use other resources.  It is VERY important that we know what they know and what we need to work on.  If you help them, we will assume they already understand that concept.  We will gladly share their test results with the students and with you when they are done. All teachers will discuss why this is important with their students.

    The schedule for the test is as follows - Students should refer to their teachers for the times during the day for the assessment.  It takes between 45 minutes - 2 hours for most students.  They will not have other assignments on those days except for their Virtual Homeroom AttendanceStudents will be on a live Zoom call for the duration of their testing in addition to the testing website.

     

    Monday September 28, 2020

    Tuesday September 29, 2020

    Wednesday 

    September 30, 2020

    Thursday

    October 1, 

    2020

    Friday

    October 2, 

    2020

    ELA NWEA Map Growth Language Test

    Grade 6

    Math NWEA

    Map Growth

    Grade 5

     

    ELA NWEA

    Map Growth

    Language Test

    Grade 7

    ELA NWEA 

    Map Growth

    Language Test

    Grade 5

    Math NWEA Map Growth

    Test

    Grade 7

       

    Math NWEA

    Map Growth

    Grade 6

     

     

    Our guidance counselors can also support you and your child:

    Grade 5 & Grade 6 (Homeroom teachers: Andrews, Breese, Johnson, Hanson):

    Mrs. Gorman  kgorman@wareham.k12.ma.us

    Grade 6 (Homeroom teachers: Scott, Lasorsa, Smith, Brogioli) and Grade 7:

    Mrs. Hokanson  mhokanson@wareham.k12.ma.us

     

    PowerSchool Access Support: Mrs. Parsons bparsons@wareham.k12.ma.us

     

    Wareham Middle School Website: https://www.warehamps.org/domain/35

     

    Wareham Uninterrupted: https://sites.google.com/wareham.k12.ma.us/wareham-public-schools/home

     

    Technology Request: http://thehelpdesk.warehamps.org/wps/open.php

     

    Daily attendance - when not in the school building

     

    • Go to Google Classroom
    • Go to the Virtual Homeroom class.  
    • At the top of the page click on Classwork
    • Open the Virtual Homeroom Attendance Form
    • Complete to form
    • Click the Submit button
    • Do the same thing with the same form everyday

     

    Please email Mrs. Ponte at sponte@wareham.k12.ma.us if you have any questions or concerns about remote attendance.

     

    You can always obtain up to date information from:

    WMS Website: www.warehamps.org

    Facebook: Wareham Middle

     

    Sincerely,

    Tracie Cote

    Principal

     

  • September 18, 2020

    Dear Wareham Middle School Families,

    Thank you for being so supportive this week. We understand that supporting your child is a bit difficult with all the new technology components. We have many supports available to all our students. If you have any questions or concerns about classes and curriculum, please contact your child’s teachers directly through email. You can find all email addresses in our Wareham Uninterrupted site listed below.  

    Our guidance counselors can also support you and your child:

     

    PowerSchool Access Support: Mrs. Parsons bparsons@wareham.k12.ma.us

    Wareham Middle School Website: https://www.warehamps.org/domain/35

    Wareham Uninterrupted: https://sites.google.com/wareham.k12.ma.us/wareham-public-schools/home

    Technology Request: http://thehelpdesk.warehamps.org/wps/open.php



    Daily attendance - when not in the school building

    • Go to Google Classroom
    • Go to the Virtual Homeroom class.  
    • At the top of the page click on Classwork
    • Open the Virtual Homeroom Attendance Form
    • Complete to form
    • Click the Submit button
    • Do the same thing with the same form everyday

     

    Please email Mrs. Ponte at sponte@wareham.k12.ma.us if you have any questions or concerns about remote attendance.



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  • September 4, 2020

    Dear Wareham Middle School Families,

    Our staff have been busy this week planning a great school year! Letters were mailed home to all WMS families today. The letters will have students’ schedules as well as in-person days for hybrid learners. The district is splitting last names for cohorts this way:

    A-K Mondays and Tuesdays

    L-Z Thursdays and Fridays

    There are some exceptions to this split. The district has accommodated families that have children with different last names so that they are on the same cohort days. We also needed to make a few changes due to some services that need to be provided. We have called all families that do not follow the normal last name split.

    Chromebook and charger pick-up day will be September 9th from 8 A.M.-11 A.M. and 

    1 P.M.-4 P.M. at Wareham Middle School. You will receive a Student Technology Guidelines and Procedures Form via email that has to be signed and returned before your child receives any technology. Please note that the first day of school for all students is Wednesday, September 16, 2020. This will be a remote learning day for all students in the district. Remote learning will continue until at least October 5, 2020. A decision as to whether or not we start in-person on October 5th will be determined based on safety metrics at that time. 

    When we get closer to October 5th, I will send out information about hybrid learning.  Hybrid learning is a combination of in-person and online learning. Students will be divided into two cohort groups. Cohort A will attend school on Mondays and Tuesdays and will participate in online learning Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Cohort B will attend school on Thursdays and Fridays and will participate in online learning on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The in-person days will be four hour days.

    Attendance in school is required by law for children under the age of 16. The only absences that are excused are those necessary for personal illness (doctor’s note required), religious holidays, court appearances and bereavement. We expect students to participate daily in remote and/or in-person learning. Participation in learning is not optional. Our remote and hybrid learning plans are comprehensive. I will send our expectations to you when schedules are mailed home. 

    If your child is participating in hybrid learning, please do not purchase many supplies. Our teachers are training and collaborating the next few weeks. They will compile a supply list that may be helpful for your child to bring to school. This list will be much shorter this year. Much of your child’s school work will be completed through Google Classroom for remote and in-person learning. 

    Face masks will be required for all in-person learning. No bandanas, gators or masks with values please.

     

    Zooms Available for Parents:

    Grade 5 Hybrid Learners 9/10/20 at 6:00 P.M.: Zoom

    Grade 5 Remote Learners 9/10/20 at 7:00 P.M.:  Zoom

    Grade 6 and 7 Students 9/09/20 at 5:30 P.M.: Zoom

     

    School Council Members are needed. All schools are required to have a school council. WMS school council typically meets on Thursday once a month at 5:30 and will be held online for at least the beginning of this school year. Please email Principal Cote at tcote@wareham.k12.ma.us if you are interested in being on our council.

     

    PTA Email: WarehamPTA@gmail.com

    Facebook: Wareham PTA

     

    Upcoming Dates:

    9/16 First day of school: Remote for ALL students

     

    You can always obtain up to date information from:

    WMS Website: www.warehamps.org

    Facebook: Wareham Middle

    Sincerely,

    Tracie Cote

    Principal

     

  • August 26, 2020

    Dear Wareham Middle School Families,

    Our staff is so excited for the start of school! I hope all our WMS families are well. Thank you for filling out the enrollment form. We are in the process of creating hybrid or remote schedules for all our students. I understand that the schedule for this school year is confusing and there are still some unanswered questions. I will be updating you as often as I can with as much information as I have. 

    Chromebook and charger pick-up day will be September 9th from 8 A.M.-11 A.M. and 1 P.M.-4 P.M. at Wareham Middle School. You will receive a Student Technology Guidelines and Procedures Form via email that has to be signed and returned before your child receives any technology. Please note that the first day of school for all students is Wednesday, September 16, 2020. This will be a remote learning day for all students in the district. Remote learning will continue until at least October 5, 2020. A decision as to whether or not we start in-person on October 5th will be determined based on safety metrics at that time. 

    Students that will participate in hybrid substantially separate special education programs will be contacted once a specific plan has been finalized for their in-person return. Until then all students will participate in remote learning starting September 16th.

    When we get closer to October 5th, I will send out information about hybrid learning.  Hybrid learning is a combination of in-person and online learning. Students will be divided into two cohort groups. Cohort A will attend school on Mondays and Tuesdays and will participate in online learning Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Cohort B will attend school on Thursdays and Fridays and will participate in online learning on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The in-person days will be four hour days.

    Students’ schedules with teachers’ names will be mailed home once our remote and hybrid schedules are complete; hopefully within the next couple of weeks. You will also receive information about which cohort your child will be in for hybrid learning.

    Attendance in school is required by law for children under the age of 16. The only absences that are excused are those necessary for personal illness (doctor’s note required), religious holidays, court appearances and bereavement. We expect students to participate daily in remote and/or in-person learning. Participation in learning is not optional. Our remote and hybrid learning plans are comprehensive. I will send our expectations to you when schedules are mailed home. 

    If your child is participating in hybrid learning, please do not purchase many supplies. Our teachers are training and collaborating the next few weeks. They will compile a supply list that may be helpful for your child to bring to school. This list will be much shorter this year. Much of your child’s school work will be completed through Google Classroom for remote and in-person learning. 

    Face masks will be required for all in-person learning. I’ve attached a flyer about what types of masks are appropriate for school. Please make sure students come to school each day with a mask on. 

    Transportation applications deadline is September 1, 2020. Please go to https://www.warehamps.org/.

    School Council Members are needed. All schools are required to have a school council. WMS school council typically meets on Thursday once a month at 5:30 and will be held online for at least the beginning of this school year. Please email Principal Cote at tcote@wareham.k12.ma.us if you are interested in being on our council.

    PTA Email: WarehamPTA@gmail.com

    Facebook: Wareham PTA

    Upcoming Dates:

    9/16 First day of school: Remote for ALL students

     

    You can always obtain up to date information from:

    WMS Website: www.warehamps.org

    Facebook: Wareham Middle

    Sincerely,

    Tracie Cote

    Principal

     

  • June 15, 2020

    Hello Wareham Middle School Families,

    I hope this finds you and your family healthy and safe.

    Reports cards will be mailed home at the end of this week. We will also include end of the year awards.

    If you were unable to return Chromebooks, hotspots, and/or books, you will receive a bill in the mail for all items not returned. If you have any items that belong to WMS, please drop them off this week at the main office and make sure your child’s name is on the items.

    Yearbooks will be mailed to WMS when they are finished. The company was closed for a bit and is behind. Once we receive them, we will call you if you have purchased one.

    We have a special meeting with grade 7 students, Monday, June 15th at 1:00 P.M. Please have your 7th grade child log in to the Google Meet site that teachers have given them.

    This certainly was not the ending that we had hoped for. We miss our students so very much! We appreciate all the support that families have provided children during remote learning. I do not know the full requirements or guidelines for reopening school in September. Once the district has finalized plans, I will communicate those plans with you. I know we will be able to work through this and make the best possible environment for teaching and learning given the circumstances.

     

    You can always obtain up to date information from:

    WMS Website: www.warehamps.org

    Facebook: Wareham Middle

     

     

    Sincerely,

    Tracie Cote

    tcote@wareham.k12.ma.us

    Principal

     

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  • May 11, 2020

    Hello Wareham Middle School Families,

    I hope this finds you and your family healthy and safe.

    Most of our students are doing a great job with remote learning. Thank you for all of your support!

    We are almost at the middle of term 4. Progress reports for term 4 will NOT be mailed home. Please look at your child’s PowerSchool to view their current grades for term 4 on Tuesday, May 19th. This will give you a good indication of how often your child is signing in and completing weekly assignments. If you need your PowerSchool access, please email Mrs. Parsons at bparsons@wareham.k12.ma.us.

    Please remember that teachers are grading attendance and assignments turned in and you can see the grades in PowerSchool under term 4 for all classes. Teachers take attendance in every class Monday through Thursday. Teachers are posting assignments and available to students Monday-Thursday, unless there is a holiday. Fridays are a catch-up day for students to finish any work they were unable to get to throughout the week.

    Many teachers are posting a Do Now or question from which they are taking attendance. If your child does not complete the attendance requirement for a class, they will receive a 60% (F) in PowerSchool. If your child does the required attendance in each class, they will receive a 100% (A+). Up to two weekly assignments will be graded in each class. If no assignment is turned in, in PowerSchool you will see a 60% (F). All attendance and assignments are due at the end of each week by Friday at 2 PM. Some teachers may accept late work, but we are not requiring this from our staff after Friday at 2 PM.

    Term 3 did not close out for WMS students. Half of term 3 was completed and graded at progress report time. Thus moving forward this is our plan. All students’ final term 3 grade in every class will be the average of term 1, term 2, and term 4 or the term 3 grade at progress report time, whichever is higher.

    Final grades for term 3 and term 4 will end on June 16th, the last day of school. Report cards will be mailed home with term grades and year long grades after the last day of school.

    You can always obtain up to date information from:

    WMS Website: www.warehamps.org

    Facebook: Wareham Middle

     

    Sincerely,

     

    Tracie Cote

    tcote@wareham.k12.ma.us

    Principal

     

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  • WMS CoronaVirus Information during school closure.

     
    We are here to support all our WMS families!
    All students need to:
    -Check their emails daily
    -Check into their Google Classrooms daily. They will have a Google Classroom for:
       -Math
       -Science
       -ELA WMS FAQ Online Learning
       -Social Studies
       -Unified Arts (Music, Band, Art, Health, PE, STEAM)
    Students do NOT have to check in to their Viking Block classes. Special education teachers are teachers in all inclusion classes. 
     
    If students can not get into a Google Classroom, they need to email their teacher directly. The attached Frequently Asked Questions document has a directory of staff emails. The FAQs document is attached and has a great deal of helpful information and will answer most questions.
     
    If you need any assistance, please email
    Mrs. Ponte sponte @wareham.k12.ma.us
     
     
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  • Wareham Middle School Schedule for ALL Students

     (Remote and Hybrid) Starting March 8, 2021

    *PowerSchool may not reflect revised order of classes. Homeroom teachers will inform students of times changes.

     

     

    Grade 5

    Grade 6

    Grade 7

    7:30 - 7:45

    homeroom

    7:45 - 8:38

    Period 1

    8:38 - 9:31

    Period 2

    9:31 - 10:24

    Period 3

    10:24 - 11:44

    Period 4

    Lunch 1 10:30 - 10:55

    Period 4

    Lunch 1 10:30 - 10:55

    Lunch 2 11:10 - 11:35

    Period 4

    Lunch 2 11:10 - 11:35

    11:44 - 12:37

    Period 5

    12:37 - 1:30

    Period 6




    Lunch 1(10:30-10:55)

    Lunch 2 (11:10-11:35)

    All Grade 5 Students

    All of Grade 7 Students

    Mrs. Ericson

    Mrs. Breese

    Ms. Hanson - STEAM

    Ms. Andrews

    Mrs. Brogioli

    Mrs. Johnson

    Mrs. Lasorsa

    Ms. Frain

    Ms. Smith

    Ms. Taber

    Mrs. Scott

    Mrs. Gedraitis

    Mrs. Lyons

    Mrs. Braley

    Mrs. Sullivan

    Mrs. Hathaway

    Mrs. Summers

    Mrs. Greene

    Ms. Heard

    Ms. Hanson - HR

    Ms. Cannon

     
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