• 2020-2021 DEL MAR MIDDLE SCHOOL NEWSLETTERS


    June 16, 2021
    Del Mar Orientation will be August 18th from 9AM-12:30PM • First Day of School will be: August 19th. First Day has a Special Schedule: 8:10AM-2:05PM • Regular Schedule: School begins at 8:20AM every day and ends at 3:10PM, except Wednesdays when school ends early, at 2:05. 

    June 9, 2021

    Principal Message • ALMA/ Report Cards: Please Save/Download/Print Report Cards! • The 2020-21 Yearbook will be handed out the last two days of school • Foundation News • iPad/Book/Supply Collection • Graduation Updates for 8th Grade Families • Class of 2021 Memory Slideshow! • We Are Here for You!    

    June 2, 2021

    ALMA/ Report Cards Please Save/Download/Print Report Cards! • The 2020-21 Yearbook will be handed out the last two days of school • Foundation News • PTA NEWS • Time to Locate School-Owned Books, Chargers, iPads, iPad Cases, Keyboards, PE Uniforms and Locks! • Graduation Updates for 8th Grade Families • Just a Friendly Reminder • We Are Here for You!      

    May 26, 2021
    Del Mar End of Year Checklists • The 2020-21 Yearbook will be handed out the last two days of school. It is your LAST CHANCE to purchase one at $30! Next week the price goes up to $40 • PTA News • Moving Away? • Time to Locate School-Owned Books, Chargers, iPads, Keyboards, PE Uniforms and Locks! • Spirit Day Fridays-Don't Forget, Dragons! • Mandatory Vaccination Record Needed For all Students Headed to 7th Grade- Keep 'Em coming! We are still missing way too many! • Graduation News! • Foundation News • Just a Friendly Reminder • We Are Here for You!          

    May 19, 2021

    Del Mar End of Year Checklists • District PTA News • Moving Away? • Time to Locate School-Owned Books, Chargers, iPads, Keyboards, PE Uniforms and Locks! • Principal Chat • Spirit Wear-Last Chance! • Spirit Day Fridays-Don't Forget, Dragons! • The Yearbook Price is GOING UP SOONPlease Purchase Asap!! • Do you have an incoming 6th Grader? • Mandatory Vaccination Record Needed For all Students Headed to 7th Grade • Graduation News! • Foundation News • Just a Friendly Reminder • We Are Here for You!     

    May 12, 2021

    Del Mar End of Year Checklists • Principal Chat • Progress Alerts • Spirit Wear-Last Chance! • Spirit Day Fridays-Don't Forget, Dragons! • Lunch/Water Bottles/OnTime Arrival to School Each Day!! • Today was National Bike to School DayExcellent Participation, Del Mar Dragons! The gift card drawing will be held later today • Don't Forget to Purchase the Yearbook • Do you have an incoming 6th Grader? • Mandatory Vaccination Record Needed For all Students Headed to 7th Grade • Graduation News • Foundation News • PTA News-Thank you--and Meeting Tomorrow!! • Just a Friendly Reminder • We Are Here for You!         

    May 5, 2021

    Principal's Message Regarding Progress Alerts • Del Mar End of Year Checklists • Spirit Wear-Last Chance! • Teacher Appreciation Week • Don't Forget Lunch and Water Bottles, plus an on-time arrival to school each day!! • Bike Safety and Chance to Win $50 on National Bike to School Day • Don't Forget to Purchase the Yearbook • Do you have an incoming 6th Grader? • Mandatory Vaccination Record Needed For all Students Headed to 7th Grade • Graduation News • Foundation News • Be a Part of a Memory! • Thank you to the PTA! • Just a Friendly Reminder • We Are Here for You!            

    April 28, 2021

    Del Mar End of Year Checklists • Elective Choices due TODAY (For Current 6th and 7th Graders • Don't Forget Lunch and Water Bottles, plus an on-time arrival to school each day!! • Club Information! • Bike Safety • Don't Forget to Purchase the Yearbook • Do you have an incoming 6th Grader? • Mandatory Vaccination Record Needed For all Students Headed to 7th Grade • Graduation News • From the Leadership Class: SHOW YOUR SCHOOL SPIRIT DEL MAR!! Please participate in Spirit Day Fridays (see Leadership's poster • Foundation News • PTA News • Just a Friendly Reminder • We Are Here for You!           

    April 21, 2021

    From the Principal • Electives-Current 6th and 7th Graders • WEB Leaders For Next Year! • Don't Forget Lunch and Water Bottles! • Club Information! • Suicide Awareness for Parents and Teens • Math ~~ Final Newsletter of the Year • Don't Forget to Purchase Yearbook • Foundation News • PTA News • From the School Nurse-Mandatory for Current 6th Grade Families • Just a Friendly Reminder • We Are Here for You!    

    April 14, 2021

    From the Principal • Phase 4 Schedule (includes lunch) • Bring Lunch and Water Bottles Starting Next Week! • Club Information! • Family Life/Sexual Health Education-for 6th and 8th Graders • Suicide Prevention Awareness for Parents and Teens • Don't Forget to Purchase Yearbook • Foundation News • District PTA News • Del Mar PTA News • From the School Nurse-Important News for Current 6th Grade Families • Just a Friendly Reminder • We Are Here for You!              

    March 31, 2021

    From the Principal • Adopt-a-Family • It is Time For Everyone to Purchase the 2020-21 Yearbook! • The Yearbook Needs Your Help! We Need SIBLING Shots and ZOOM Shots! • Foundation News • District PTA News • Del Mar PTA News • Science Department Spring Newsletter • Student Winners-- Pi Contest!• From the School Nurses • Just a Friendly Reminder • We Are Here for You!   

    March 24, 2021

    From the Principal • Graduation • iPAD Care • It is Time For Everyone to Purchase the 2020-21 Yearbook! • The Yearbook Needs Your Help! We Need SIBLING Shots and ZOOM Shots! • Foundation News • Del Mar PTA News • Just a Friendly Reminder • We Are Here for You!       

    March 17, 2021

    From the Principal • Planner Cover Art Contest • Del Mar YearbookSeveral 8th grade photos and quotes are still needed!! • It is Time For Everyone to Purchase the 2020-21 Yearbook! • Foundation News • Just a Friendly Reminder • We Are Here for You! 

    March 10, 2021

    From the Principal • From the Math Department • Del Mar Yearbook! • 8th Grade Sweatshirt • Meet 7th Grader Cora Champommier! • Foundation News • District PTA News • Del Mar PTA News • Just a Friendly Reminder • We Are Here for You! 

    March 3, 2021

    From the Principal • Kindness Challenge • Del Mar Yearbook • 8th Grade Sweatshirt • Foundation News • Del Mar PTA • Just a Friendly Reminder • We Are Here for You! 

    February 24, 2021

    From the Principal • 7th Grade Math News • Del Mar Yearbook! • Children For Change • Foundation News • District PTA News • Del Mar PTA • Just a Friendly Reminder • We Are Here for You!    

    February 10, 2021
     
    From the Principal • Valentine Service Projects • Foundation News • Mid-Winter Break ~~ No School Next Week!! • Just a Friendly Reminder • We Are Here for You!      

    February 3, 2021

    From the Principal • Foundation News • PTA News • Student Spotlight! • Just a Friendly Reminder • We Are Here for You! 

    January 27, 2021
    From The Del Mar PTA • From the Del Mar Leadership Class~~ Advisory Food Drive/Contest is Happening Now! • Picture Day Make-up Feb. 2nd 3-5PM! Link HERE for an appointment! • Foundation News • More PTA News • Superintendent Search Update • Just a Friendly Reminder • We Are Here for You! 

    January 20, 2021
    Principal's Message • From the Del Mar Leadership Class • Important Odds and Ends • Foundation News • PTA News • We Are Here for You!    

    January 13, 2021

    Principal's Message • Foundation News • PTA News • We Are Here for You!     

    January 6, 2021
    Principal's Message • PLEASE Take Care Of Our Tech Devices • Foundation News • PTA News • We Are Here for You!  

    December 16, 2020

    Principal's Message • Three Important Items • Foundation News • PTA News • We Are Here for You! 


    December 9, 2020

    Principal's Message • PLEASE Take Care of our Tech Devices • Picture Day ~ Makeup Day! • Adopt A Family!! • PTA News • We Are Here for You!     

    December 2, 2020
    Principal's Message • Picture Day ~ Makeup Day! • Adopt A Family!! • PTA News • Foundation News • We Are Here for You!     

    November 18, 2020

    Trimester 1 report cards are ready! • Picture Day! • PTA News • Foundation News • We Are Here for You! 

    November 16, 2020

    Principal's Letter • Picture Day! • From Dr. Gold to 6th Grade Families • PTA News • Foundation News • We Are Here for You!    

    October 28, 2020
    Principal's Message • Academic Odds and Ends • Math Newsletter • Picture Day!!! • To 8th Grade Families Only • PTA News • Foundation News • We Are Here for You!

    October 14, 2020
    Principal's Message • PTA News • Foundation News • We Are Here for You! 

    September 25, 2020

    Link To Recording Of This Morning's Zoom Principal Chat • Pictures From Our Campus As We Prepare To Welcome Back Small Groups Of Students • We Are Here for You!    

    September 23, 2020
    Phase 2 Reopening Expected to Begin October 5th • This Friday--Principal Chat • PTA News • Foundation News • We Are Here for You!    

    September 16, 2020

    Student Progress • Back to School Night-TOMORROW • Attendance • Principal Chat • From The Library • PTA News • Foundation News • We Are Here for You!      

    September 3, 2020

    From the Principal • Library Updates • PTA News • Calendar • We Are Here for You!     

    August 21, 2020
    Supplies/iPads • 7th and 8th Grade supply pickup • ??Questions?? • First Day of School Zoom Meetings • We are still looking for more Del Mar owned books! • We Are Here for You!     

    August 18, 2020
    We are missing many books that were issued last year!• Your 8th grader may have their history textbook, The Book Thief, Stargirl, Refugee or The Outsiders    

    August 14, 2020

    If you missed the Parent Grade-Level Meetings earlier today, please check out these links to hear a recorded version.

    August 12, 2020
    From The Principal • Welcome New Staff • Orientation for 6th Grade and new 7th/8th graders (Wednesday 8/19) • iPad Exchange/pickup for 6th grade and NEW to Del Mar 7th and 8th graders (Thursday 8/20) • More on supplies • Grade Level Student Expectations and Schedule for Distance Learning • Cohorts and Class Schedules • Zoom App • Attendance • 7th Grade Families • 2019/2020 Yearbooks • Del Mar Spiritwear for Sale! • Calendar • The Del Mar Office is Open! • We Are Here for You!                 

    August 7, 2020

    From The Principal • Orientation and More • The Del Mar Office is Open! • We Are Here for You!                     
     


    2019-2020 DEL MAR MIDDLE SCHOOL
    ARCHIVED NEWSLETTERS


    June 3, 2020
    This week marks our final week of distance learning for academic classwork. Please note that June 9th is the last day that assignments will be accepted (by 8 pm).

    May 21, 2020
    Please note there will be a modified schedule next week at Del Mar! Classes will be at the same time as usual (starting at 9 and 9:45), but on different days.

    May 15, 2020
    Please take a few minutes to review important information regarding the end of the school year. I miss seeing you all and I hope you continue to be well and safe during these times. 

    April 24, 2020
    Thank you for helping your children engage in our new live class meetings, and for overseeing their focus on completion of school work as we pass the mid-way point of our third and final trimester, a trimester like no other.

    April 16, 2020
    As we navigate through the evolving landscape of distance learning, we are always looking to improve and refine our practice. The number one question we are seeking to answer is, “What is best for our Del Mar students?” With that, we are excited to bring you a new schedule that students will engage in beginning on Monday, April 20th.

    April 3, 2020
    This has certainly been three weeks no one had anticipated. First and foremost, I hope you and your families are well and safe. While we have been challenged as a school community in new ways, I am incredibly proud of our staff and students for all of their hard work transitioning to a distance learning model so quickly.

    March 30, 2020
    As we have recently learned, our Distance Learning plan has been extended through May 1st, 2020. This means that we will be engaging in at least six weeks of learning from home. 

    March 25, 2020
    We encourage you to read this letter in its entirety as it answers many of your common questions, especially in light of our Superintendent's recent announcement that Del Mar, as well as all schools in Marin County, will remain closed until May 1st.

    March 18, 2020
    We hope this finds you all well. We will continue to follow the recommended guidelines made by the Marin County Public Health Officer and are adhering to the shelter-in-place order, which has now been extended through April 7, 2020.

    March 15, 2020
    Tomorrow morning, the students will begin working from home. I have created a podcast that you may listen to now, and which will also be emailed directly to students for them to listen to in the morning.

    March 13, 2020
    As communicated by the district office, RUSD campuses will be closed to students beginning Monday, March 16th and resuming Monday, March 30th. We are implementing our distance learning plan in order to keep students engaged in their learning and make continued academic progress in all of their classes.

    March 5, 2020
    On Tuesday, Del Mar hosted a parent education program presented by Being Adept, a nonprofit organization that educates and provides middle schoolers and their parents with tools for alcohol and drug abuse prevention. 

    March 4, 2020
    We have been instructed at Del Mar that if a student is showing symptoms of contagious illness, parents will be contacted to pick up their student and the student will be required to wear a mask in the office while waiting to be picked up.

    February 12, 2020
    I hope you all are looking forward to our mid-winter break scheduled for next week. Trimester Two ends soon after we return (Friday, March 6th) and our students will need to be focused and energetic in order to confidently complete work in their classes. 

    January 29, 2020
    Next week, teachers are sending progress reports to students who are not making adequate academic progress in a course and/or to students whose habits of learning need improvement.

    January 15, 2020
    Happy New Year! We hope you are rested and reinvigorated for the second half of the school year. As we refine and begin new routines and habits, we thought we'd take this opportunity to remind you of a few behavioral expectations here at Del Mar.

    December 18, 2019
    It is important that students, staff and parents continue to reinforce our positive and inclusive school culture. Specifically, we aim to Be Open, Be Kind, Be Involved and Be Brave every day in all we do. I encourage you to take this energy and momentum forward into our winter break, celebrate with your family and friends, and continue to be mindful into the new year. 

    December 4, 2019
    As we recently celebrated Thanksgiving and are looking forward to the upcoming holidays, I am excited to highlight a few student led initiatives taking place at Del Mar which exemplify "thanks" and "giving" as well as other important qualities such as reflection, empathy, kindness and environmentalism.

    November 20, 2019
    Del Mar is truly a wonderful school community and I am delighted to work with and in the service of your children. They are thoughtful, engaged, and caring young adults, who think critically and challenge assumptions.

    November 6, 2019
    I hope you and your families are doing well and finding your way back into your rhythms and routines as we head into November.

    October 23, 2019
    Our Morning Bulletin is now online! We are excited to share that our daily bulletin, which is broadcast to students each morning, can now be found on our website.

    October 15, 2019
    Del Mar Math Department Newsletter.

    October 9, 2019
    Middle school is a critical time in our young adult's development of themselves. Each year, I challenge students to Be Open, Be Kind, Be Involved and Be Engaged. We want to encourage them to explore curiosities by diving deep into their learning and to push their own boundaries and sense of self. 

    September 25, 2019
    This week marks the half-way point of trimester one. Please review the different ways to gather information as you look to support your children in their learning process.

    September 11, 2019
    IMPORTANT SAFETY REMINDERS ABOUT PARKING/DRIVING NEAR DEL MAR.

    August 28, 2019
    PRINCIPAL'S COFFEE: This Friday, August 30th, from 8:30-9:30 AM in the Del Mar Library. Please come meet our principal, Brian Lynch and our Assistant Principal, AnnMarie Skaggs, hear about Del Mar and enjoy a cup of coffee, courtesy of the PTA.

    August 21, 2019
    Class Schedules will be available on ALMA https://delmar.getalma.com/home beginning at 4 pm today-August 21st.