Parents and Guardians of Holmes 7th Grade Students
Beginning Tuesday, October 13, our 7th grade students will move to full remote learning due to COVID related illness in the 7th grade cohort. 7th grade students should not attend in-person learning beginning October 13.
More detailed information will be sent tomorrow, October 13.
Anthony Karr, Principal
Please read about the four upcoming events impacting our school calendar in the final weeks of October.
1) Parent - Teacher Conferences
In order to accommodate working family schedules, we will hold two, four-hour evening sessions and two, four-hour workday sessions. The schedule is as follows:
- Wednesday, 10-28-2020, 4:30-8:00pm
- Thursday, 10-29-2020, 8:30am-12:00pm
- Thursday, 10-29-2020, 12:30-4:00pm
- Thursday, 10-29-2020, 4:30-8:00pm
Conferences will be held remotely and therefore need to be scheduled ahead of time. During the week of 10-19-2020, information for how to sign-up for a conference with your students' teachers will be emailed. Due to the logistics of holding and scheduling what many have described as an adequate conference of 15 minutes, teachers will not be able to meet with all of their students' parents or guardians. Sign-up will need to be first-come, first-serve, so please plan ahead and have a few alternative time slots that might fit your schedule.
2) No School / Asynchronous Learning on October 19
Due to a budgeted D11 furlough day, all Holmes functions will be closed on October 19. Students will not have asynchronous work, and our offices will not be staffed on Monday, October 19.
3) No School on October 29 and 30
Due to Parent - Teacher Conferences occurring during the work day on October 29, and during the evening on October 28 and 29, all In-person Hybrid and Remote classes are canceled for Thursday, October 29 and Friday, October 30.
4) In-Person Hybrid Schedule Change
For the week of Parent-Teacher Conferences ONLY, we are adjusting the Green / Gold day schedule. This is because the normal Gold days, Thursday and Friday, of that week are canceled as stated above.
- Tuesday, October 27 will be a Green, In-person Hybrid day
- Wednesday, October 28 will be a Gold, In-person Hybrid day
I apologize for any inconvenience this causes. Understand this decision is made in the interest of ensuring Gold day students receive an in-person opportunity during that week.
That is all for now! Please let us know if you have any questions.
Tony Karr, Principal
Holmes Parents, Guardians, Students, and Staff
Most of the clarifications in the attached document pertain to the schedule and protocols for those returning to in-person learning. However, I encourage everyone to read through this document carefully. Important information for our entire school community is provided.
Tony Karr, Principal
Holmes Middle School
2455 Mesa Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80904
Vision Statement: Developing life-long learners who are capable of leading, creating and contributing while being empowered with confidence and self-knowledge.
Mission Statement: Igniting a passion for learning while inspiring and empowering students for a future of their own making.
It’s hard to believe we are more than halfway through the first quarter of the school year! Despite the challenges of the pandemic, it’s still vital for families to connect with their child’s teacher(s). Parent/Guardian/Teacher conferences will soon be taking place, and although they may be virtual or different than in the past, there are still some things that never change. For starters, be prepared with the questions you have for your child’s teacher(s). Second, be open and honest and share your child’s strengths and weaknesses, letting the teacher know how best to work with your student. Third, keep the lines of communication open and let your child’s teacher(s) know the best way to reach you. Ask the best way to contact them should you have questions or concerns that arise.