After careful evaluation, Conrad Ball Middle School will return to in-person instruction in a staggered fashion beginning October 5. This procedure will allow us to bring students back into the building in a structured manner, while ensuring that is is done in a safe way that helps students and families adjust to the new schedule.
Please note that this process will not impact students who are enrolled in Thompson Connect Online, the district's full on-line educational model.
We are finding a high level of engagement across all grades, and it is important that we maintain this excitement for school as we complete Quarter 1.
Keep up the great work!
Each middle school student has been assigned to Cohort A or Cohort B. These assignments can be found in Infinite Campus above your child’s information.
- 6th Graders will return in their cohorts beginning the week of October 5th.
- 7th Graders will return in their cohorts beginning the week of October 12th.
- 8th Graders will return in their cohorts beginning the week of October 19th.
- All three grades will be back in the building in their cohorts beginning the week of October 19th following the A/B schedule.
Cohort Scheduling is based on the day of the week and is consistent across all schools throughout the semester.
Group A meets Monday/Thursday and Group B meets Tuesday/Friday. Those in our ILC and ALC program will continue to meet daily and follow the M-F schedule.
Here are some general details that will be in place for our whole learning community:
School begins at 9:00 on M, T, Th, and F. As students arrive at school, they will be going directly into the building, wearing their masks, washing/sanitizing their hands, and proceeding to their advisory classroom. If you are dropping your child off by car, please arrive no earlier than 8:45am. Students are not allowed to be on campus prior to 8:45am and are asked to have their masks on as soon as they arrive on campus.
Wednesday is a Home Learning Day. Learning on Wednesdays will be a combination of synchronous (real-time) classes and asynchronous (on-demand) work. Tbirds will follow the same Wednesday schedule just as they did the past few weeks.
School ends at 4:15pm each day and here is the staggered dismissal schedule for CBMS to ensure that students leave campus safely and distanced:
Those students who walk to school will be dismissed at 4:05pm and need to be off campus by 4:08pm
Students who get a ride to/from school/ have someone picking them up in a vehicle will be dismissed at 4:10pm
Students who take the bus will be dismissed at 4:15pm and will get directly on the bus after dismissal
Students will be required to wear masks at school and in the hallways. They will have opportunities to have mask breaks during lunch outside.
Lunches will be served each day. If you would like your student to eat hot lunch, this can be done free of charge through the end of the calendar year. Students will eat in their Block 2 classrooms and will be able to eat outside with their Block 2 classmates if weather permits. Once they are in their seat/area, they may remove their mask to eat.
Transportation Application: A transportation application needs to be submitted for each student who is eligible for transportation services. Transportation will be provided for qualified students with disabilities who have special transportation designated on their IEP or 504 plan, as well as students who qualify for applicable services under the McKinney-Vento Act or our English Language Development program.
- Please submit an application utilizing this link for each student in your household.
- If approved for transportation, siblings who live in the same household and attend the same school will be assigned seating in the same bench seat.
Here is our Thompson School District Return to Learn Plan (RTL). Parents/Guardians must read through this plan and complete an electronic signature in Infinite Campus indicating that you understand the expectations for your child’s return to in person instruction. This must be completed prior to your student returning.
We are excited to have all of our students back here at Conrad Ball Middle School!