An Open Letter to Parents, Guardians, and the Fort Riley Middle School Community:
From the entire staff of Fort Riley Middle School, welcome to the 2020-21 school year! Our middle school is a positive, safe, and engaging place for your child to grow and learn. Currently, our work includes planning for two main focuses: safety and instruction.
The safety of our staff and students is the top priority. Our safety plan is made in conjunction with our district and the Geary County Health Department to ensure the highest possible mitigation factors that can be accomplished within our school setting. Areas that we are addressing in our opening plan include student arrival, student departure, classrooms, breakfast, lunch, common areas, passing periods, sporting events, club meetings, etc. Every aspect of a student day and every space in our building will have a plan that reduces the risk of exposure to the Coronavirus. Once the plan is approved by our district team, it will be posted on our website and provided to you through email.
Although our schedule and classrooms will look different this year, we will continue to provide quality instruction to your children. Our district staff will be guiding our teachers through the Navigating Change 2020 document provided by the state to ensure the appropriate standards are taught in our district through the Remote Learning and the Brick and Mortar platforms, including social-emotional character development standards. The FRMS staff is dedicated to providing a welcoming, engaging, and caring environment.
We will continuously evaluate our procedures and make necessary revisions while maintaining our focus on safety and instruction. Your child’s best interest will continue to guide the work we do this year.
Now more than ever, parents and staff will work as a team, where the key to our success will be communication. We will provide you with timely communication regarding student progress, updated procedures, and general information. Please reach out to us with questions, comments, and feedback.
Kathleen Brennan, Principal
Fort Riley Middle School