“One run can change your day, many runs can change your life.”Pioneer Middle School Running Club is a free program for 5th through 8th grade students. This year will be a little different-you will...
Pioneer Middle School is planning a start to school like none in recent memory. School leaders recently shared more details on the 'soft opening' planned for Sept. 8-11. Group A students will...
Pioneer Middle School students will get a chance to experience school's new look and feel during a soft re-opening Sept. 8-11. Letters have been sent home to parents of general education students...
GOOD MORNING, Pioneer Middle School!
Please make sure that you are in communication with your teachers today if you have questions or concerns. Your teachers have office hours and/or Zoom meetings so they can help!
Please also look at your chats on Teams. These are not intended for socializing with friends, and many of you have so many chats that you may be missing important ones from your teachers. Teachers are trying to contact students who have not turned in work or whose work needed revision, and they are not hearing back from you, so please check!
If you are having tech issues, use the SysAid app on your home screen, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 716-492-9330 and leave a message. Leave your name and contact information, and make sure your voicemail works.
We are working hard to get into the groove, and we can see that you are, too. We are constantly evaluating and adjusting to try to make a difficult situation workable, and we appreciate all of your support. Work hard, persevere, be kind...and have a fantastic day! 💚🤍💚🤍💚
Don't forget your ITS resources! The tutorials in particular can help with accessing, completing, and turning in assignments. (Be sure to click "turn in"!) There is also information on contacting the ITS department.
REMINDERS: At the Middle School, students who engage in 100% remote learning will have access to the same curriculum as those students in our hybrid model. This will help ensure that all students have the same content information, making for a smooth eventual return to 100% in-person instruction. Students will be assigned to a homebase, so they will have contact with that teacher as well as those providing the content for each course. They will engage in the same at-home curriculum as our hybrid students do on the days they are at home. Students will not spend the equivalent of an entire school day on remote learning and will not be expected to "attend" classes in real time; this means the time of day they complete work will be flexible. Our remote students will be free to contact teachers via phone, email, or Teams. Teachers will respond back to students during their office hours or on Wednesdays. They also have a team from AP Slocum and their counselor for support. Students can expect more personalized contact from teachers on Wednesdays in particular, as our model allows teachers some additional "office hours" for that very purpose. We will adjust as necessary to ensure that all Pioneer Middle School students are engaged in meaningful learning, regardless of their location. We are recommending 20 minutes per day per subject when on remote. The difference with 100% remote students is that the need for internet access is much greater, where we are hoping to keep internet access minimal for hybrid learners.
Please contact us by phone or email with questions or concerns; comments and replies to comments can get missed. This is not easy, but together we can do it!
STUDENT PICKUP SAFETY: When you are picking students up at the Middle School, they need to enter the vehicle on the passenger side. Other vehicles could be moving by on the driver side, and we need to keep our kids safe. We will make an announcement reminding students of this as well.
THANK YOU for all of your help in making this process go smoothly. We feel so fortunate to have such amazing families!