Frost Middle Events

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THANK YOU to our Frost Middle School families for making the second round of report card conferences another huge success!  Nearly 250 FRM families attended parent/teacher conferences last week!  As we turn our attention to FRM's in-person/remote learning plan, please see the following links with important information regarding:

  1. FRM's steps toward in-person learning
  2. Massachusetts COVID-19 Travel Advisory
  3. A daily health screener and guidance on when to keep your child home.  

 

Please contact the Frost Middle School at 978-722-8810 with any questions or concerns or email Principal Patterson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  As always, we thank you for your continued support of the Frost Middle School.

 

FRM In-Person Return - Google Slides

https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-travel-order

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vKNBX2V7VjZmH2eEUzsZIk9IuxmXwm74ebo0kEG7pYM/edit?usp=sharing

 

 

Lawrence Public Schools does not have a "school uniform" requirement for students attending in-person learning for the remainder of the 2020-'21 school year.  Students attending in-person learning at the Robert L. Frost Middle School are encouraged to dress in accordance with the weather and in response to the learning environment.  Please be advised that students will not be afforded lockers for the remainder of the current school year so that we may limit student transitions and students congregating in large groups.  If necessary, parents may be called to bring appropriate attire to school for their child to wear during the school day.  

The following items will not be permitted during the in-person learning school day at FRM due to concerns for student safety.

 

*Face coverings with inappropriate graphics or artwork

*Hats of any kind worn in the school building

*Hoods of any kind worn in the school building

*Bandanas of any color for all students

*Excessively torn jeans as determined by school administration

*Excessively torn shorts as determined by school administration

*Ripped shirts

*Sleeveless shirts and/or half-shirts for all students

*Shirts, sweatshirts, or pants with inappropriate graphics or artwork

*Flip-flops, sandals, or slides or other "open-toed" style shoes

 

 

 

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Robert L. Frost Middle School In-Person/Remote Learning Plan (April, 2021 through June, 2021)

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and Lawrence Public Schools is prioritizing the return of in-person instruction, which will result in more students resuming full-time, in-person learning.  The plan will begin April 5, 2021 for grades K-5.  Grades 6-8 will return to in-person learning April 28, 2021.  Families have the choice to send their children to school in-person or remain remote for the remainder of the 2020-’21 school year.  Learning hours for remote students will continue to count toward structured learning time. 

COVID safety measures at the Frost Middle School will include mask wearing, hand hygiene, physical distancing of three feet, regular cleaning and disinfecting, symptom screening, and contact tracing.  Following DESE COVID health protocols, individual students may need to isolate or quarantine and therefore learn remotely if they are symptomatic, diagnosed with COVID-19, or found to be a close contact of someone who tests positive for COVID.  We will continue to communicate with our families to send key messages related to our school’s operations.  Please contact FRM with questions. 

Understanding students are returning to in-person learning for the first time this school year, FRM will provide additional supports to help all students make a successful transition.  We will create a safe and supportive learning environment that encourages positive practices.  Students’ schedules for in-person and remote learning will remain consistent with the current situation.  All curriculum, assessment, and learning systems will remain the same through June.  Use of outdoor spaces on school grounds will be maximized for in-person student activity.  Students learning from home will participate in largely the same classroom activities as students learning in-person.  Families who wish to have their student switch from a remote to in-person model should be aware that the school may require a reasonable transition period to allow for the change in learning status.

The FRM school day begins at 8:00AM and ends at 1:30PM.  Please ensure your child’s plan for dismissal each day to maintain proper safety.  FRM staff will monitor student activity during meals in the classroom at 8:00AM and 1:00PM each day.  Breakfast and lunch will be served each day with six feet distancing in place.  Staff will ensure students maintain appropriate mask wearing during the academic school day, monitor anticipated but limited hallway transition, provide signage to indicate appropriate safety protocols, and manage a bathroom sign-out system.  Students will remain in self-contained classrooms and mask breaks will be afforded throughout the day.  Students are asked to bring their Chromebook to and from school each day to maximize in-school and at-home learning.  Lockers are not available at this time.  FRM’s enrichment and specialized after-school programs will remain virtual.   

Please contact the Frost Middle School at 978-722-8810 or email Principal Patterson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions or concerns.  Thank you for your continued support of our collective efforts at the Frost Middle School and we look forward to seeing our students and our Frost Middle School families soon!

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Report Card information will be available in PowerSchool by Wednesday, March 24th.  Please see your child's grade level information below to schedule a virtual report card conference.  Please use Sign-Up Genius to schedule your conference.  Please be prompt and on time.  A waiting room will be available.  If you cannot make your scheduled appointment, please contact the Frost Middle School at 978-722-8810.  We look forward to meeting with you!

 

 

GRADE 5 NEWS:

Please sign up for a Term II report card conference using the link below using Sign Up Genius.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D45A5AE2CA6FEC16-parent

 

Grade 5 will host conferences in Teams of three for the benefit of providing one literacy teacher, one math teacher, and one science teacher per conference.  Conferences will be held:

 

Wednesday, March 24th from 1:45 to 5:00

Thursday, March 25th from 1:45 to 5:00

Monday, March 29th from 1:30 to 3:30

 

Information is also up on the Grade 5 Google Classroom pages.  We look forward to seeing you!

 

 

GRADE 6 NEWS:

Please sign up for a Term II report card conference using the link below using Sign Up Genius.  We look forward to meeting with you!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D44ADAA2DABF4C07-grade1


 

 

GRADE 7 NEWS:

Due to the pandemic, we will be conducting Term 2 conferences remotely via Zoom. We are using SignUp Genius to schedule conferences in 15-minute increments and meeting in two teams. Each team will have a Math/Science/Literacy teacher. Our support staff for SPED, ELL, translation, and Integrated Studies will join as needed.

Days/Times

Wed 3/24 - 1:45 to 5:00pm (last meeting at 4:45)

Thurs 3/25 - 1:45 to 5:00pm (last meeting at 4:45)

Fri 3/26 - 1:30 to 3:30 (last meeting at 3:15)

PLEASE SIGN UP FOR ONE ROOM & ONE MEETING TIME SLOT ONLY. DUPLICATE MEETING SIGN UPS WILL BE REMOVED.

Zoom Room 1 http://bit.ly/3c0AMhf
Zoom Room 2 http://bit.ly/3lvOyLL

If a family/parent needs to speak with one of the other teachers that are not present, we will record that request and provide them to the appropriate staff member. That staff member can then reach out to that family via email, phone call, or Zoom at another time.  Please be prompt and on time. It's better to be early and wait a few moments in the waiting room. If you are late for the meeting, parents only get the remaining time in that time slot. If you are unable to meet during the allotted days/times, please reach out to your student's HR teacher to schedule a meeting at a later, agreed-upon time.


We look forward to meeting with you soon!  Please see the following link for additional information regarding standards-based grading. 

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GRADE 8 NEWS:

Please click on the following link to connect you to Sign Up Genius where you can review the available dates and time slots and sign up for a Term II report card conference with your child's homeroom teacher.  A few things to know about conferences:

 

1. Conferences will be approximately 20 minutes long.

2. Please be prompt as another family will be scheduled right after you.

3. Specify on the sign-up if you will need someone to translate for you.

4. Your son/daughter is invited to join us in the conference.

5. Thank you and WE look forward to meeting with you!
 

 

Mrs. Consoli's Class:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D49AFAE2AA0F9CF8-term

 

Ms. Grimley's Class:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d49afae2aa0f9ce9-parent

 

Ms. Finneran's Class:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D49AFAE2AA0F8C70-202020211

 

Mr. Sweeney's Class:

https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/10C0D49AFAE2BA4FDC70-mrsweeney1

 

Mrs. Robinson's Class

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D49AFAE2AA0F8C61-parentteacher

 

 

 

 

 


 

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FRM Families -- Please join a meeting with Superintendent Cynthia Paris on Monday, March 15 from 3:00 -- 4:00PM and/or Tuesday, March 16 from 5:00 -- 6:00PM to discuss LPS partnership to support your children.  Please RSVP @SHORTURL.AT/ZPT67

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THANK YOU TO THE 206 FRM FAMILIES who responded to the district’s Parent Questionnaire.  The Frost Middle School enjoyed favorable results with many approval ratings exceeding 75% strongly agree and/or agree!  Please continue to contact the Frost Middle School with any questions or concerns regarding your child’s middle school experience.  On behalf of the entire staff, we truly appreciate the community’s support of our efforts and look forward to a continued successful partnership!  Thank you for your continued participation and support!

 

Please view FRM’s 2020 report card as determined by the Massachusetts Department of Secondary and Elementary Education (DESE) accountability formula.  The Department recently made the 2020 school and district report cards available on the report cards website.  PLEASE CLICK ON THIS LINK.  When you navigate the DESE site, please type in "Lawrence" where it reads, "Search for a School or District Report Card".  When scrolling through the schools in Lawrence, please scroll down to Robert Frost Middle School.  

 

The last day for Term II is Friday, March 19.  LPS will host Report Card Conferences from March 29 through April 2.  More information to be provided.

 

ALL students in grades 5-8 will take the Measures of Academic Progress test in English Language Arts and Math on the following dates:

March 2 and March 9 – Grades 7 and 8  (March 3 and March 10 for make-ups)

March 4 and March 11 – Grades 5 and 6 (March 5 and March 12 for make-ups)

 

If you have technical issues with your device or need to swap out your device, you may bring your Chromebook to the Frost Middle School office on the following days and times:

 

Mondays from 1:15 to 2:45

Tuesdays from 2:00 to 3:30

Thursdays from 2:00 to 3:30

 

*Please note that technical assistance will not be available at other times during the week.

 

Thank You.