Parent Welcome Letter
Dear Fletcher Families,
Welcome to the new school year! On behalf of the faculty and staff, it is with incredible excitement that we welcome everyone to the 2020- 2021 school year at Fletcher Middle School. We recognize that this is a very different start to a new school year, yet we are all still looking forward to reconnecting with our students, families, and each other. We are ready to Return to Learn! At Fletcher, we take pride in our school and the exemplary programs and opportunities we offer to all of our students. We are committed to creating a nurturing and supportive learning environment where all students feel safe and excel in a variety of areas; academics, physical, and social-emotional. We share high expectations for ourselves, as well as for your children/our students. We embrace the importance of building positive self-esteem in all of our students at Fletcher where students are inspired and prepared to succeed in a global society.
As a parent/guardian, there are multiple opportunities for you to stay connected and involved as your child navigates the challenging world of middle school. Please make sure you have updated your online Infinite Campus information for the current school year. You can also access resources and useful links here: Fletcher Communication Resources.
The first day of school is Monday, August 17th. Although we start the school year remotely, we do expect that students are expected to be logged into their first class promptly every day. Monday begins at 10:00 am, Tuesday & Thursday begins at 9:00 am, Wednesday & Friday begins at 9:40 am (Bell Schedule).
This letter usually serves as the Welcome Letter to our Summer Mailing Informational Packet. Due to our remote distance learning start this year all of our Fletcher and Fletcher PTA forms can be found online. Please take the time to familiarize yourself with all the information as well as complete all the forms. This will help our grade-level material distribution day run smoothly. Fletcher Back to School Link.
I'm thrilled to welcome and introduce our newest Tiger staff members!!
Carol Inn, 6th Grade Mathematics attended California State University Northridge where she earned both a single subject math credential and a multiple subject teaching credential. We are excited for her to join our 6th-grade math team.
James Lubbe joins our Fletcher 6th Grade Physical Education team. Veteran PAUSD teacher. He will be sharing time at Fletcher, as well as the elementary schools.
Ander Lucia, 8th Grade English comes to us by way of JLS, where he taught 8th grade English last year. Ander has jumped in fast to joining our teacher teams and collaborating around the curriculum. We are very excited to have him and his passion and energy to our English Department.
Michael Nevels, returns to Fletcher, joining our Special Education team. Michael worked with JLS and Fletcher last year in the social studies department. We are thrilled that he will continue to build meaningful and positive relationships with our students.
Ligia Salcedo Gutierrez, Spanish has experience teaching elementary and high school in Mexico City, Mexico, her home country.
Paulette Sato, 7th Grade English we are fortunate to be able to nab Paulette from Gunn High School, where she taught English. We are looking forward to her joining the English Department.
Ross Helsaple - 8th-grade social studies & PE teacher will be returning to our 8th grade Social Studies department. Very excited!
Deb Giden - special education teacher, plus dynamite, and nurturing 6th-grade teacher will be leading our Learning Center in Special Education.
Annie Yount - brings her unquestionable love and dedication for teaching and learning to Broadcast.
Remember you can submit all of the necessary forms online. Complete online donations for Fletcher PTA and drop off or mail school donations. Drop off boxes will be available during the upcoming grade-level material distribution days. If you are unable to attend the grade-level distribution day, you may drop off forms and payments in a box at the Main Office at any time. The Main Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Your help with turning in all of the necessary paperwork is greatly appreciated.
Back to School Grade-Level Specific Parent Network Meetings
Exciting news! We have scheduled three Zoom Presentations specific to each of our Grade levels next week. Parents and students are welcome to view these presentations and we look forward to meeting you and answering your questions.
6th Grade Parent Network Wednesday, Aug 12 5:30-6:20PM
7th Grade Parent Network Thursday, Aug 13 5:30-6:20PM
8th Grade Parent Network Friday, Aug 14 5:30-6:20PM
Next week, families of these grade levels will receive invitations with Zoom links. If you would like to submit a topic to be addressed by Fletcher staff, or if you have questions you would like us to answer, please provide your feedback via the Google Form that will come to you through our PTA eNews this weekend.
It promises to be another very rewarding year at Fletcher! Have a great time wrapping up your summer vacation. We are all looking forward to seeing you all soon!
Ms. Melissa Howell