If you are having problems or issues with accessing your class materials, you can reach out to us at 608-663-5990 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
JMM Virtual Daily Schedule for Students (BEGINNING MARCH 8TH)
Asynchronous Monday Attendance
When Mondays become our asynchronous learning day on March 8, secondary attendance practices will shift in that students will be presumed to be present by completing assigned work, getting additional support as needed, and/or connecting with virtual mentors. We continue to ask that families contact their neighborhood office and/or complete the district’s online attendance form to provide an excusable reason if your student will not be attending on a Monday.
The previously scheduled in-person ACT testing day for 11th graders on Tuesday, March 9 is being rescheduled. The new MMSD In-Person Testing Date is tentatively (based on COVID and Dane County Public Health) planned for Tuesday, April 13th. This will be a “Junior’s Only Day.” There will be no synchronous classes on that day and only Juniors/ 11th graders will be expected to attend. March 9 will now be a virtual synchronous learning day for all students.
Attentions Seniors and Families of Seniors
Caps & Gowns
A reminder that graduation orders are due. If you haven't already submitted your height and weight so a cap/gown/tassel/stole unit can be ordered for you at no charge, please do so at: https://www.mwscholastic.com/2021-jmm-store. You may follow the attached instructions to place an order for your cap and gown. If you would like to contribute to Memorial’s graduation fund, please complete this form for JMM.
Senior Support Sessions
Counselors have scheduled more personalized virtual support for seniors in March to complete applications to their post high school destinations (i.e., colleges, apprenticeships, military, Americorps, gap year options), as well as to complete their FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). These support sessions start as soon as March 2nd. They can be viewed here. Pre-registration is not required (but preferred) and can be done quickly using this Senior Help Session Sign Up Form. Please ask your senior students to sign up and attend any sessions that can help them in following through on their post high school goals.
In advance of the spring election, the League of Women Voters is organizing Voter Registration Sessions for Memorial students who will be turning 18 prior to election day on 4/6/21. If interested, students and families can join these information sessions at this zoom link: Wednesday 3/3 at 1:00PM, Monday 3/8 at 1:00PM, or Thursday 3/11at 2:00PM
Virtual Schedule Updates
A reminder that when elementary buildings begin their phased reopening beginning the week of March 8, the district will be shifting the student asynchronous learning day from Wednesdays to Mondays. This is to better accommodate the safe opening of schools at the elementary level. This schedule is effective March 8.
Help to Families in Need
Many of our families are in need of additional support during this time and we also know that many of you are interested in offering support to our school community. If you are able, please consider donating a giftcard to Amazon, Target, Walmart, Woodman's, Pick n' Save, or local gas stations to support our students and families. Any amount -- from $5 to $50 -- is greatly appreciated. To donate gift cards, you can either mail to Elizabeth Contrucci (Memorial High School, 201 S. Gammon Rd., Madison, WI 53717) OR drop them off at Memorial's Welcome Center between 8:30am and 3:30pm Monday-Friday. Thank you for considering!
A reminder that clubs and organizations are meeting virtually. Students can check out this Google classroom using this link or using the class code epg5tuj to find clubs and locate when they are meeting. Be sure to go to the “Classwork” section and explore some of the unique club opportunities Memorial has to offer!
Here is the latest status regarding MMSD athletics: we have begun traditionally fall sports virtually and encourage all athletes to take advantage of our general speed and strength and sign up for any activities of interest. We look forward to returning to in-person athletics and activities when able and appropriate. Additional answers to questions may be found here or contact Mr. Schlitz, email@example.com
We will continue to distribute instructional materials to students who need them. If a teacher contacts your student that something is at school to be picked up, stop by any school day between 9-3. If you are not able to pick up materials and need them delivered, please ask the teacher to share the delivery request form.
Staff Work Hours
Our staff are teaching and supporting students across their workday between 8am and 4pm. While many of our staff have given you options to contact them via email, phone, and text, please remember that messages might not be received or responded to if they are sent outside of normal school hours. We appreciate your understanding.
Chromebook & Tech Problems
If you are having Chromebook problems, internet/ wifi needs, or need other technical assistance, visit the District Webpage for Chromebook support or contact JMM’s Library Media Specialist, Ms. Delorme at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additionally, remember that students now log in to their chromebooks using their 6-digit district ID number and their password (same password they previously used).
School Photos/School IDs
At this time, there is no date for school photos. When we are ready to return to face-to-face instruction, we’ll provide more information. School IDs are not necessary for virtual instruction, but sometimes prove useful for other reasons (employment, as a photo ID for banking, etc.). More specific information will be communicated when we have it.