Continuity of Learning During School Closure

Phone message, Schoology Post, Email sent on May 13

Coming Up at King

  • PE Locker Item Pick-Up On Monday & Tuesday, May 18 & 19, from 8:00 a.m - 12:00 noon, students will be able to come clear out their PE lockers. Click here for detailed instructions.Please direct questions to your PE teacher.
  • iPad Trouble-ShootingOn Wednesdays (until June 3), from 8:30 am to 11:30 am, Mr. Page will be on campus to deal with student iPad issues. Anyone who is planning on coming through MUST fill out this form so Mr. Page may prepare for each problem.
  • Parent Workshops led by King MS Teachers On Tuesdays and Wednesday (until May 20th), from 3:15 pm to 5:15 pm, Ms. Stewart and Ms. Guthrie will host Parent Workshops for Distance Learning. Please email Ms. Stewart at sjs0189@lausd.net for Zoom details. Click here for flyer.
  • Memorial Day HolidayMonday, May 25
  • 8th Grade Class of 2020 Culmination VideosTo recognize the achievements of our students and their parents, we are producing Culmination Videos (one for each vertical team). The links to these videos will be available starting Friday evening, June 12th.
  • Last Day of the School YearFriday, June 12th
  • First Day of 2020-2021 School Year Tuesday, August 18th - This date was set prior to COVID-19. Actual opening of the school SUBJECT TO CHANGE and PENDING HEALTH and SAFETY PRECAUTIONS.

 Platforms for Communication

In an effort to maximize communication and reach more parents, we use various platforms, when appropriate, to share the same school-wide message. This includes Blackboard Connect (for mass phone calls), School Website (under "News and Announcements" and/or Calendar), and Schoology (you can set notifications to enable/disable email/text notifications, or just see the posting when you log on). Please accept our apologies if you are receiving the same message in a multiple of ways, and we thank you for passing on the message to those who may not have access.

If you would like to receive communications through our email database, (which can include emails pertaining to your child’s grade level, your magnet, King Middle School, or Friends of King), Subscribe to our mailing list. Subscribed already, but still not receiving? Please check your spam/junk/clutter folder.

 

 

Phone message, Schoology Post, Email sent on May 11

Parent Workshops led by King Teachers

The Parent Workshops led by King Teachers are Tuesdays and Wednesdays in May, from 3:15 to 5:15 pm. Topics this week include more on Schoology and Resources for Social Emotional Learning at home. For Zoom and other info, please contact Ms. Stewart at sjs0189@lausd.net.

 

 

 

Phone message and Schoology Post sent on April 30/April 31

This is a message on behalf of Principal Naulls and Thomas Starr King Middle School. 

 

King Phone Number during School Closure 

For questions or concerns during the COVID-19 school closure, please call (323) 438-2240  and leave a message. A dedicated staff member will return your call during regular business hours, Monday-Friday from 8 am to 4 pm.  

Conversation with King Leadership Team

Join us this Monday, May 4th, at 10 am, for a conversation with the King Leadership Team. The Zoom Meeting ID is 950 4129 4078, or dial-in at 1(408)638-0968. In an effort to run the meeting more efficiently, and for increased security measures, participant video/chat will be disabled. Please submit questions to be addressed during the meeting at https://tinyurl.com/KingQuestions2020 

 

Parent Support and Resources

To support parents during distance learning, please check our website, kingms.org, for Parent Workshops led by King MS teachers, Parent Workshops led by Local District Central Staff, Mental Health hotlines, and additional resources

 

We are committed to supporting students and families and continue to refine our practice while engaging in remote learning. Thank YOU for your continued support! 

 

Phone Message sent APRIL 22, and posted on Schoology

This is a message on behalf of Principal Naulls and Thomas Starr King Middle School. 

 

First, while most students are logging into Schoology, many are not necessarily completing their assignments. Please ensure that your child submits all their assignments, and reach out to the teacher if you might need exceptions, have concerns or questions.

 

Second, to brighten your child's day (or even yours), our King Student News Channel will present weekly broadcasts. Check out their first distance episode by clicking here

 

Third, we urge you to complete the 2020 US Census, as the count affects school funding and legislative representation, which directly impacts our students. 

 

Finally, WE thank you for your continued support.  Have a good evening.




Phone Message sent home week of APRIL 13th, and posted on Schoology

Dear King families, 

We appreciate all your support during these challenging times. While our campus will remain closed the remainder of the school year, we remind you that we are continuing instruction online. Please make sure your child monitors Schoology for assignments from all 6 of their classes. Our teachers and staff are working to ensure your child continues to be supported, and we are going to get through this together. Thank you. 

 

Phone Message sent home 3/30/20

Good afternoon, King families. Please make sure your children are checking their Schoology accounts for class expectations from all 6 of their teachers. Due to the partnership we’ve established through Verizon, each student was issued a brand new iPad with an increased data plan. We are exceptionally well-positioned to service our students’ needs even while we are not physically in session.  Again, please ensure that your children are monitoring their Schoology accounts and completing assignments. We will keep you updated as we get more information. We thank you for your support.

 

Phone Message sent home 3/24/20

Good afternoon King families. This is an important message from Thomas Starr King Middle School. Superintendent Beutner announced yesterday that all LA Unified schools will remain closed until May 1st. There are a lot of moving pieces for a school of our size to adapt to these unchartered waters, and we thank you for your patience, flexibility, and support as we work through this together. Teams of teachers are currently collaborating to devise a meaningful weekly routine and learning plan with the best interests of our students and families in mind. These details will be communicated by teachers by the end of the week. In the meantime, please encourage your children to monitor their Schoology accounts for any lessons or assignments.

Between our talented teachers and staff and our unique iPad program, we are confident that King students will continue to develop their intellect, creativity, curiosity, and compassion. Thank you, again, for your patience, flexibility, and support, and we wish you strength and health during these unprecedented times.

 

Posted 3/12/20

LA Unified is committed to ensuring the health and well-being of students and staff and providing a safe, secure learning environment for all. Effective Monday, March 16, we, along with all Los Angeles Unified public schools, will be closed for two weeks while we evaluate the appropriate path forward. Please refer to the attached resources to help you continue your learning while at home.

Refer to the LAUSD Homepage at lausd.net for the latest update on planning for the possible spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) to our school community.