Congratulations to these 8th graders for earning a 4.0 GPA, All 3 Years. You should be very proud of this accomplishment!
Theodore "Teddy" Martin
Ava Grace Melloan
Allan Jude Richardson
Jaslin Santos Lopez
Joseph A. West III
Morton End-of-Year Procedures May 2020
Hope this message finds you healthy and safe! We know you’ve been waiting for information on materials return ( textbooks, library books, instruments, Chromebooks, etc.) and retrieval of belongings in lockers. Good news! After receiving FCPS COVID-19 Emergency Guidelines for End-of-School Procedures on Friday evening, our next step was to submit a formal plan to our Chief and FCPS Office of Risk Management to review and approve via health department guidelines…and wait for a green light from them before proceeding. We submitted our plan yesterday morning and it was approved late this afternoon. Yay!!!
Our plan is attached: MMS End of Year Procedures May 2020
Below is an excerpt from the plan that may be of extra interest.
Material Check In-Out Process:
- Students will return materials (textbooks, library books, instruments, Chromebooks – if they so choose) and pick-up locker contents, if applicable, per the designated drive-thru schedule below according to alpha and grade level.
- Friday, May 22 – 8th graders
- Tuesday, May 26 - 7th graders
- Wednesday, May 27 - 6th graders
- Thursday & Friday, May 28 and 29 – Make-Up days by appointment
Students with last names beginning…
A, B, C
D, E, F
G, H, I, J
K, L, M
N, O, P
Q, R, S
T, U, V
W, X, Y, Z
- If a family has children at different grade levels, they can let us know in advance and complete the material check in-out process on the same day.
- School personnel will be at well-marked stations around the Providence Side parking lot to accept returns in boxes/tubs or on carts as well as to deliver locker contents to cars.
- Although Chromebooks are not required to be returned unless students are leaving the district, we will give students/families the opportunity to return them.
School Climate Survey
We want to hear about your experience with your student’s education. We invite you to participate in completing the School Climate Survey. This survey includes questions about your student’s learning, school safety, and interpersonal relationships, as well as your attitudes about the institutional environment and your personal involvement in school. Your responses will be very helpful in improving student relationships, learning conditions, and the overall school environment.
We invite all parents, guardians and caretakers to complete this survey for our school. The survey is completely anonymous and brief; it contains 21 questions and takes about 10-15 minutes to complete. You can take the survey online by using the unique school link below. If you cannot access this online survey, please pick up a paper copy in the school office. Please submit your responses by Friday, May 29.
As you respond to each item, think about your own personal experiences as a parent, caregiver or guardian at your student’s school. Please answer all of the questions, or your answers won’t be recorded, but you can mark “I prefer not to answer” if you don’t want to answer a demographic question.
We hope you will take the time to provide us with this valuable information. Our school’s total survey results will be used to inform and develop appropriate strategies, procedures, and/or programs to enhance our school climate.
Thank you for your time and participation!
Morton Middle School
Morton Middle School 2019-20 yearbooks
Morton Middle School 2019-2020 yearbooks have been ordered and are printing. Due to COVID-19, they are delayed until mid-June. Stay tuned for more information about pick-up procedures!
Important Message about Morton Middle Building Access
Beginning April 20, 2020, Morton Middle's safety vestibule will be under construction. We will be using the Providence side door as our main entrance. For the health and safety of our Morton families, we will not be in the building. However, we will do our best to meet your needs.
Please call 859-381-3533 if you need assistance.
Stay safe and healthy!
5th Grade Orientation Night
5th Grade Orientation Night, originally set for Tuesday, April 21, has been postponed temporarily. We are looking forward to meeting our new 6th graders but will have to wait just a little longer. Please pay attention to our website for the latest information regarding orientation for these students. As of now, there has been no announced date for rescheduling. Stay home, stay safe, save lives.
NTI Days Begin April 6th!!!
As we are approaching April 6, we just wanted to share some important reminders. Please know that your Morton staff is here for you and is striving to make NTI days a great learning experience,, while at the same time decrease the stress of distance learning. Your teachers will all be available during their office hours to answer any questions you might have about their content. Please reach out to them with your questions. They will love hearing from you!
How will students receive instruction?
By April 6, teachers will communicate with students as to how lessons will be delivered to them. Students should check their email and/or the NTI link on the Morton homepage daily to stay aware of expectations. Some teachers have chosen a digital platform such as Google Classroom, enVision, Collections, etc. while other teachers will be emailing lessons to students. Many parents have stopped by to pick up Chromebooks for use during NTI days. If you have not been able to check one out as of yet and are interested in doing so, please contact us, and we will do our best to make that option available to you. For students who do not have digital access, paper packets can be provided for you; just let your Team Leader know.
For any student with a specialized education plan, accommodations and modifications will be implemented. Teachers and Case Managers will be communicating more individualized information with families.
What if I need technology support?
We are fortunate that the district is setting up a temporary helpdesk to call for any family needing technical support with a student’s FCPS account or Chromebook. The Tech Support number is 381-4410. Someone will be available to talk to you Monday – Friday from 8 am to 8 pm.
Enrichment and Other Resources:
- Other resources are available on the Morton webpage under "Students">"Handy Links"
During these times, remember we care about you and know you are working hard, playing fair, and taking care of each other!
Morton Information Letter to Parents and Students!
In order to keep our families abreast of the most up to date information regarding NTI (Non-Traditional Instruction) days and answers to important questions, please click on the link below.
Morton Information Letter to Parents and Students (posted March 26, 2020)
Technology Help Desk for Families
The technology department is setting up a temporary call in helpdesk for families. Parents who need technical support with their child's FCPS account or Chromebook can call our temporary Student Tech Support number, 381-4410. Support is available Monday - Friday from 8AM to 5PM beginning March 23rd. Support will not be available during Spring Break.