Link to today's Midkota Graduation Ceremony starting at 2:00pm https://www.facebook.com/Midkota-Public-School-409412442477170/ CONGRATULATIONS MIDKOTA CLASS OF 2020
If you have a gift you would like to drop off for a graduate, there will be baskets outside the high school on Friday from 9am to 3pm and on Saturday from 11am to 2pm. In case of inclement weather, baskets will be located in the foyer. Congratulations Graduates!!!
When dropping items off at the high school, please leave them in the foyer (new entrance). Thank you!
Senior Graduation will be held in the HS Gymnasium on May 23rd. Attendance will be limited to immediate family of the graduate. A link for the ceremony livefeed will be on the school website. Please find a way to congratulate and shower our graduates with well wishes from afar.
HS Students-When returning your materials, please put them in a sturdy garbage bag. On your tech devices, tape a note including: 1. Your name 2. Issues with your computer's performance that should be addressed -ex-Cracked Screen -OR- It's good to go!
Mustangs! Please Use the link below to return your materials to their respective school. Please fill out the survey for each student in your household. You should receive a list of materials to return via email or lunch delivery. https://tinyurl.com/y9x2drnm Have a GREAT Summer!
There will be a brief Football meeting at 11:40am today for next year's 7-12th graders interested in playing football in the fall. Please join us on zoom! https://zoom.us/j/4590802853
Updated Midkota Graduation Plans and Guidelines! https://nodak-my.sharepoint.com/:b:/g/personal/richard_danielson_k12_nd_us/EdKwCPu75M5GvTKVIM69DgAB6s6qk0PpIPV48yLctQNYBQ?e=bJGZDm
Midkota Public School has been officially approved and entered into a sports cooperative with Griggs County Public School for the following 7-12 sports: Football, Girls Volleyball, Girls and Boys Basketball, Track and Field, and Golf. For those activities, we will be known as the Griggs-Midkota Titans. At this time we are looking for applicants for all coaching positions in volleyball, basketball, track and golf. If you are willing to serve our students and community in this capacity, please fill out an application and turn it in to Mr. Danielson. If you would like to know more about the details of this cooperative agreement, you can find it on our website here: https://go.aws/2LdDt0M
There are so many questions surrounding graduation this year. We don't have many answers at this time because the Governor will be coming out with guidelines for graduation 2020 this week. At this time we hope to have graduation on May 23rd as scheduled, but we cannot know for sure what we will be told is allowable. Please hang in there with us and stay tuned to the press conference on Wednesday and Friday this week for some answers.
If you haven't responded to our Summer Meal Survey, please do so ASAP as the survey will end at 5:00 PM today! Again, only ONE response per family is required. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdOOKt9UBj-bqHRpu7Rfo9X90XaJdpCH407YNad_AG0gtyCCw/viewform
Hot Lunch Survey - Only ONE response per family is required. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdOOKt9UBj-bqHRpu7Rfo9X90XaJdpCH407YNad_AG0gtyCCw/viewform
Reminder that lunches will not be going out Friday, April 10th and Monday, April 13th due to the long holiday weekend. Parents, if your student will not be able to attend class please call and let our office staff know, so that we can notify teachers. Thank you.
Please note that changes in lunch delivery is causing extra work for our staff. Lunches will be delivered to the same location every day during the week. If there is a change for the next week, it must be called in by 12 PM Friday. Thank you.
Due to poor road conditions Midkota will not be sending home meals today. We will resume service tomorrow, Sorry for the inconvenience.
Please remember that our campuses and playgrounds are closed for safety reasons during this pandemic. We are sorry for the inconvenience, but please do get outside in the sunshine and fresh air. Take a walk, sit on the porch, wave to the neighbors at a safe distance. Research shows that sunshine and fresh air are excellent deterrents to viruses.
We are so pleased to announce that we were notified on Saturday, March 28th that Midkota’s Distance Learning Plan was one of the first 50 plans to be approved by the Governor. As your students begin classes today, please remember that this is a steep learning curve for all of us, and we are in this together. Thanks to all our hardworking staff for making this new opportunity a reality for our school. #midkotastrong
STUDENTS - WE MISS YOU!!! We can't wait to roll out our eLearning plan next week! Please see the Quick notes of our HIGH SCHOOL plan linked below: https://bit.ly/3dv4wS6 See you next week!
Correction in the link to Midkota's Distance Learning Plan. Please use this link: https://bit.ly/3apGFRK
Today we submitted our distance learning plan for state approval. We also posted it to our web site, and you can view it here: https://5il.co/e7je We plan to start lessons on Monday for all classes. We don’t yet know what will or will not work for our students, and it will be a learning experience that we will undertake together. Please stay in communication with your teachers and let them know if something isn’t working for your student. We can always adapt and change as we find out what is effective. We know that this is not easy, and we want to work with you to make this educational opportunity valuable.
Please follow the link below to read our about updates on Midkota's distance learning plan and other news related to our extended closure. http://www.midkotaschools.k12.nd.us/article/218647?org=midkota
Please use the following updated contact info for tomorrow morning board meeting at 8 AM. Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/982470675 Meeting ID: 982 470 675 One tap mobile +13462487799,,982470675# US (Houston) +14086380968,,982470675# US (San Jose) Dial by your location +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 408 638 0968 US (San Jose) +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) +1 301 715 8592 US +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 646 876 9923 US (New York) +1 253 215 8782 US Meeting ID: 982 470 675 Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/adSujF1m7V
Please show up at the school today, Monday, March 23rd for materials pick-up at the time you selected on your survey. We are planning to start official school lessons that will count for attendance and grading purposes on Monday, March 30th. We will spend this week making sure students are able to access lessons and interact with teachers and submitting our distance learning plan to the state for approval.
If you have not done so, please complete this survey to schedule student material pick up. https://forms.gle/Lg8YAsXNNf8tJMBt9 If you are not able to do this from your home, please call the school at 701-676-2511 and we will help you complete the form over the phone. Thank you.
Schools in ND are closed indefinitely; we are actively working to provide education from home as early as next week. Students will need to get their things and be prepared to work from home. Please complete this survey to schedule a pick up. https://forms.gle/Lg8YAsXNNf8tJMBt9
Midkota parents and guardians - If you have not had a chance to take the survey regarding access to the internet and technology that was sent out yesterday, please do so as soon as possible. If you do not have the capabilities to take this survey at home, please call the high school between 1:30pm and 3:30pm today and a staff member will submit the survey on your behalf. The number to complete the survey over the phone is 701-785-2126. https://forms.gle/Pi27V3ZNawqJcunx9
With the information we have at this time, and the Governor’s guidance, Midkota will not need to make up THIS week (3/16 - 3/19) of school since it is already calculated into our school year above and beyond the minimum days required. Rich, Linn and Sara are working closely with state officials and all the information that is updated almost hourly. Contingency plans for extended closures and back to school plans are all in the works. We will keep you updated as we know more. Please use the following link to complete a short survey. https://forms.gle/ZfVLYmv8zi27ajAEA
Governor Burgum announced this evening that there will be no school this week for the entire state. The Governor will reevaluate the situation on Friday and update us with any further cancellations. Midkota’s administrative team will be working tomorrow to make plans for coming back to school hopefully in the next week. For any students who need a meal tomorrow, sack lunches will be available for pick up at both schools from 11:30 AM until 12 PM. Staff please stay tuned for further instructions as we are able to provide them. To the Midkota community, as soon as we know more we will share. Please stay in your homes and avoid gatherings to help prevent further spreading of the virus.
The health department information and announcements coming out could change hourly at this point. Please be patient and know that as we know more we will share. On Monday we will be having school as usual but staying in our buildings. No extra activities, practices, field trips etc. We will not make decisions about prom until we have more information closer to that date. We will keep you informed daily of any changes to schedules or updates to our planning. Thank you for your support.
On Friday, March 13, due to the Emergency Declaration issued by President Trump, the NDHSAA will suspend play at the 2020 NDHSAA Class A Basketball State Tournament and all remaining 2020 NDHSAA Winter Postseason State Tournaments including the 2020 NDHSAA Class B Boys Basketball State Tournament. In addition to the remaining 2020 NDHSAA Winter Postseason Basketball State Tournaments being suspended, all remaining fine arts and spring sports seasons have been suspended indefinitely, which includes practices and game contests. Further information will be released as it becomes available.
Good Afternoon Midkota, Please take a minute to follow the link below to Midkota's March 12th Press Release. In it we outline what we know so far as to any guidance on a viral outbreak. Thank you. http://www.midkotaschools.k12.nd.us/article/206419?org=midkota
We are excited to announce the opening of the fitness center, in Glenfield, to the public. All memberships will be prorated for the remainder of this year and then renewed every July 1. Follow the link to the contract or stop by the school and pick one up. https://5il.co/dix2
Don't forget about parent teacher conferences in Glenfield tonight from 3:30 PM until 7:30 PM. Hope to see you there.
If anyone has questions that they would like to have answered at the Sports Coop Public Meeting on Sunday, March 8th, please email them to Mr. Danielson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please attend a public meeting about the possibility of a sports cooperative on Sunday, March 8th at 6 PM in the Glenfield gym. Survey data, question and answers will be followed by a poll to be used by the school board to make a decision. Attendance is vital for this decision.
Wrong link- try number 2! Follow the following link to watch the games in Jamestown tonight. https://www.bek.coop/bek-tv/watch-now/
There will be no school or activities tomorrow, Wednesday, February 12 for Midkota. All activities and classes are canceled.
Calling all farmers! Please nominate Midkota for the Grow Rural Education Grant. The more nominations we get, the better our chances! Use the following link: https://www.americasfarmers.com/grow-rural-education/ Thanks to all- this is a great opportunity.
Tomorrow is Western Day at the elementary. Don't forget to remind your student to cowboy/cowgirl up!