August 19, 2020
Hello Monticello Students and Families:
It is hard to believe the new school year is just around the corner. We hope that you have had some time to relax and enjoy the beautiful weather. We have been busy here throughout July and August. We just completed our second session of extended learning that included classes in ELA, math, science, robotics, book club, iReady and videography. We had over 80 students participate this summer, learning valuable life-long skills that will help them be successful at Monticello and beyond. We hope to continue that success with our entire student population as we embark on a new and challenging school year. Below, you will find information that will help you navigate the first few weeks of school.
As you may have heard, the school board recently made the decision to start the upcoming school-year using the remote learning model. Although we had hoped to be teaching in person, our teachers are working hard to develop a better remote learning experience for our students. Despite being remote, our goal is to be recognized as a School of Distinction by the State of Washington. In order to achieve this, we have to help our students grow and exceed the state’s expectations. We realize that this requires a collaborative effort between the school, home and community. With your support, we promise to provide ALL students with the necessary resources to help them reach their full learning potential.
Monticello Mission Statement
We believe we make a difference in the lives of our students by providing a safe and supportive environment where ALL students receive a high-quality, comprehensive education that inspires them to become life-long learners and equips them with the skills and knowledge to succeed in high school and beyond.
We understand that middle school can create anxiety for some students, especially those new to our building. Due to COVID-19 we are unable to provide our typical in person orientation day. We are currently working on alternative ways to introduce our teachers to our students and families. Stay tuned for more information and updates regarding the start of the 2020-21 school year. I will be sending out regular updates via email. If you do not happen to have an email on file at Monticello, please contact us so that we can be sure you are receiving all of our communication. You can check out our school website at https://monticello.longviewschools.com/ or follow us on facebook @monticellomiddleschool.
If you have any questions prior to the start of the school year, please email me at email@example.com. I hope that you enjoy the rest of your summer break.
Scott Merzoian – Principal