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J.M. Alexander
Middle School
12010 Hambright Road
Huntersville, NC 28078
Courier #: 305
P: 980-343-3830  |  F: 980-343-3851 
Principal: Sonya McInnis
LC: Northeast
Bell Schedule: 9:15 AM - 4:15 PM
Grades: 6-8
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Principal's Updates

Friday, February 12th

JMA is hosting multiple virtual town halls this week to update families with important information regarding upcoming events. The zoom links for all town halls will be posted on the JMA website the day of the event.

Parents of 6th and 7th grade scholars are invited to a Town Hall regarding course registration on Tuesday, 2/16 from 6:00 PM-6:30 PM. At this time, counselors will share information about the registration process and answer any questions. 6th and 7th grade scholars will register for their classes on Monday, 2/22 during homeroom.

8th grade families are invited to a separate Town Hall, also on Tuesday, February 16 at 6:30 pm, where we will discuss year-end activities and events, and Ms. Marsh, our counselor, will cover scheduling for high school. Additionally, 8th grade teachers will host breakout rooms with relevant information about their subject areas.  

ALL families, grades 6-8, are invited to a school-wide town hall on Wednesday, February 17th at 7:00 p.m. to discuss the return to in-person learning. 

Students who will be returning to the building for in-person learning rotations are required to bring a school-issued device to class. If your child does NOT have a school-issued Chromebook, please visit the JMA website and complete the Device Support form linked on the left-hand side of the page, indicating that you need to schedule a time to pick up a Chromebook.



Friday, February 5th

Progress reports will be available on February 8th and 9th. All grades will be updated by those dates. Please be sure to check your scholars’ grades in PowerSchool on Monday and Tuesday next week.  Contact teachers with any questions or concerns.

 

The 2nd Round of the CMS School Choice lottery ends Friday, February 5th at 10 p.m. This is students’ final opportunity to apply to CMS Magnet programs for the 2021-2022 school year. 

Students who will be returning to the building for in-person learning rotations are required to bring a school-issued device to class. If your child does NOT have a school-issued Chromebook, please visit the JMA website and complete the Device Support form linked on the left-hand side of the page, indicating that you need to schedule a time to pick up a Chromebook.

Math workbooks for the next three units are now available for pickup at JMA between 7:00 AM to 4:30 PM, February 8th through February 12th.  If your scholar needs to have these workbooks, please stop by the school next week to pick up the materials. This message applies to students in IB MYP Math, IB MYP Honors Math and Math I.

Attention 8th grade families.  Please join us on Tuesday, February 16 at 6:30 pm for an 8th grade virtual town hall meeting.  We will be discussing year-end activities and events, Ms. Marsh our counselor, will be covering scheduling for high school, and all of our 8th grade teachers will be hosting breakout rooms with relevant information about their subject area.  Please visit the JMA website for more information and zoom links to the town hall.


Friday, December 18th

21st is an Asynchronous Learning Day for all scholars. Students need to log into homeroom at 9:00 a.m. The remainder of the day will be asynchronous learning.  Winter Break begins December 22nd and lasts until January 4th. Second semester begins Tuesday, January 5th. We will start the semester with all students in remote learning.

 

The deadline for the CMS School Choice Lottery has been extended to December 21st. IB magnet 8th graders need to be sure to select their IB high school option using the lottery. Please see the JMA website for more information. Contact Ms. Kendrick with any questions.

 

Meal bundles consisting of five breakfast and five lunch meals will be available for pickup on Monday, December 21st from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm at select pick -up locations across the district. Additional information can be found on the CMS website.

 

 Weekly meal bundle distribution will resume on Wednesday, January 6, 2021.



Friday, December 4th

The following items will be available for pick up Monday through Friday from the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.: CMS-issued face masks, 6th grade math workbooks, and 8th grade 2nd semester science booklets. 7th or 8th graders who did not pick up math workbooks earlier in the year can also pick up those workbooks at this time.

If your scholar does not currently have a CMS-issued Chromebook, NOW is the time to pick-up a Chromebook at JMA.  Your scholar is REQUIRED to use a CMS-issued Chromebook during in-person instruction starting in January.  

Chromebooks can be picked-up on: Tuesday, December 8th from 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM or Thursday, December 10th from 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM  

Parents/guardians, if you are in need of a Hot Spot, please stop by the school between 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM to pick one up.

The CMS school choice lottery started on November 13th and ends December 13th. IB magnet 8th graders need to be sure to select their IB high school option using the lottery. Please see the JMA website for more information. Contact Ms. Kendrick with any questions.

 Wednesday, December 9th is an early release day for students and staff. Students will log in for homeroom at 9:00 a.m. The remainder of the day will be asynchronous instruction. 

We will hold a drive through Honor Roll celebration on Wednesday, November 9th at 5:30 p.m. 

 PTSA and SIT meet at 5:30 and 6:30 on Thursday, December 10th. All members of the JMA community are invited to attend these meetings via zoom.

 2nd quarter ends in just a few weeks! Please be sure to check your scholar’s grades and attendance regularly to ensure they end 1st semester successfully.




Friday, November 13th
Thank you to those families who joined us for our Town Hall this week. If you were not able to attend, you can view the presentation and submit questions through the school’s website. November 30th is now the deadline to opt into or opt out of the Full Remote Academy. Please note that CMS has moved the deadline up several days. Transitions into or out of full-time remote learning will not take place until the second semester, which begins January 5th. All requests to opt in or out of Full Remote must be submitted via email to Principal McInnis. JMA will recognize International Tolerance Day on Monday, November 16th. The winners of our Poster and Writing Contests will be announced during Monday’s Homeroom! Progress reports are scheduled for November 18th and 19th. All scholars’ grades will be up-to-date in PowerSchool. Please be sure to check your child’s grades and reach out to teachers with any questions. Finally, it’s not too late to join the PTSA! To purchase a membership, visit the PTSA tab on the JMA website.

Friday, October 30th

The JMA Leadership team is hosting a Town Hall on Thursday, November 12th at 7 p.m. regarding the upcoming return to in-person learning. The Zoom link will be posted on the JMA website. Please join us to learn all about the return to in-person instruction! Families who have requested Hotspots can pick them up from the school between the hours of 9-2 every day next week. Please join the PTSA! Our goal is to have 100 percent of our families and staff become members in 2020! To learn more and pay the membership fee, go to the PTSA tab on the JMA website.


Friday, October 16th

The Charlotte Mecklenburg Library is offering free online tutoring through Tutor.com. Visit the JMA website or www.cmlibrary.org for more information.  Families who have requested Hotspots can pick them up from the school between the hours of 9-2 every day next week. Monday, October 19th is a teacher workday. Teachers will participate in Professional Learning and there will be no school for students. Second quarter begins Tuesday, October 20th. CMS Eats at Home meal delivery ends on Friday, October 23rd. Beginning October 28th, Meal Bundle pick-up will take place at 32 locations across the district. Visit the CMS website to find the pick-up location nearest to you. Please join the PTSA! Our goal is to have 100 percent of our families and staff become members in 2020! To learn more and pay the membership fee, go to the PTSA tab on the JMA website.

Friday, September 18th

Progress reports are scheduled for September 21st and September 22nd.  We are not sending home printed reports.  Please check on your child’s progress by logging into the Powerschool Parent Portal to view your child’s grades. After you have done so, please verify that you have seen all grades by going to the JMA website and completing the Parent Confirmation form. The confirmation form will be posted  on Monday, September 21st.  You can also use this form to request a parent-teacher conference. A video with instructions on how to access Parent Portal is posted on our website.


Our first  Parent Outreach event of the year will be held on Thursday, October 1st at 6 p.m. via Zoom. Topics to be covered include Canvas 101, the IB Magnet Program, and Attendance during Remote Learning.


Please check out our new PTSA Page on the JMA website. Our goal is that 100 percent of our families will join the PTSA this year. We are also still looking to fill a few PTSA board positions. Contact Assistant Principal Zonja Glover if interested.


Families, if your child is in need of a device or a hot spot, please contact the school using the JMA school email address that is linked to our website.


Friday, September 3rd

Families, if your child is in need of a device or a hot spot, please contact the school using the JMA school email address that is linked to our website.


Please check out our new PTSA Page on the JMA website. Our goal is that 100 percent of our families will join the PTSA this year. We are also still looking to fill a few PTSA board positions. Contact Assistant Principal Zonja Glover if interested.


To families in the Full Remote Academy: Please ensure students are using the office hours in their schedule to complete their asynchronous assignments. This is also when they should check in with teachers if they are in need of additional support.


Students will participate in Title IX training on September 11th. Parents can preview these lessons on the JMA website under announcements. There is also information posted about how parents can opt out of the lessons.


Friday, August 28th

Lunch cards have been mailed home. CMS Meal Bundle Delivery and Pick Up begins next week. Meal bundles must be pre-ordered. For more information, visit the CMS School Nutrition website or Paypams.


We will continue to distribute 8th grade science workbooks and 7th and 8th grade Open Up math workbooks next week. Workbooks will be available for pick up on Monday from 9 am to 3 pm and on Tuesday from noon to 6 pm.


If you are interested in serving on the PTSA board, please contact Assistant Principal Zonja Glover. Several positions on the board remain open.


Students will participate in Title IX training on September 11th. Parents can preview these lessons on the JMA website under announcements. There is also information posted about how parents can opt out of the lessons.



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