Schrum Parents and Guardians,
The most important communication that we can provide is that both Hoover and Schrum schools are open to ALL students this Fall. Remote options are NOT available unless the parent submits a valid medical exemption. We are excited to welcome back our students and staff into our buildings once again.
Middle school is a critical time in students' lives. There is no other time in a child’s development in which such drastic changes are taking place with their minds, body and inner being. Brain growth is rapid during these years, habits begin to drive student behavior, social interaction is considered critical and students begin to shape their unique identities. Add to those changes the difficulties of a worldwide pandemic, social unrest and it is easy to see that our students will need structure, support and love to be successful this school year
Support between the school and home will help drive student success this year, as some students have been out of our school buildings since March of 2020 Therefore, we are asking you to help guide and support your student(s) by ensuring that they:
Attend school daily, on time 7:50 am and ready for the day’s learning experience
Share school experiences with you so that you are aware of their school life
Inform the school if your child needs additional support in any area or subject
Begin discussing with your child future options of: college,trades, military or business ownership
Another important factor as we get ready for the students’ return is safety and security as it relates to Covid-19. We continue to implement safety protocols of social distancing and smaller class sizes. Hand washing and wearing a mask remain two of the most important safety precautions a person can take to remain healthy. ALL students and staff must wear a mask per the mandate by J.B Pritzker, Governor of Illinois.
We welcome students to attend our two locker days August 16th for 6th grade students and August 20th for 7th and 8th grade students. During locker days, students who are registered can pick up their schedules, move into their assigned lockers, practice opening up a combination lock and walk their scheduled classes.
Welcome Back to School, please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions you may have. A follow up video will be provided about the instructions for each grade level on the first day of school.
Johnny Billingsley- Proud Principal of Schrum Memorial Middle School