• Dear Room 6 Students and Families,

    Happy Summer Break!  I hope everyone will continue to use great care and caution when going out this summer. Wear a mask and wash your hands. Keep your physical distance. I will be continuing to do the same. I have a few tidbits of updates to share.

    I will keep working on my YouTube channel over the summer.(Skipper Kids). I will be posting videos throughout the summer as I try out new ways to deliver content. If you want to check them out and provide feedback, I will welcome your texts! :) 

    SAUSD RE-OPENING PLAN: The school board discussed re-opening the schools on August 10th and had to submit plans to the California Department of Education. If you would like to read the plan, click here. Please keep in mind that these are just plans that have been submitted. It is not a guarantee that we are going to begin the year with the hybrid mode. The board is watching the health trends in Orange County and will make a decision closer to the beginning of the school year at the July 28th board meeting. Please sit back and do not stress! I will keep you updated. As of now, the school has tentative dates for returning to return books/clean out lockers but everything is VERY tentative!

    COLOR ME EQUAL LEADERSHIP CAMP: A free leadership workshop series is being offered virtually on Tuesdays and Thursdays via Zoom from 5–7 p.m. For more information and to register, go to Color Me Equal.

    BREAKFAST & LUNCH: Breakfast and lunch will be available from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at Madison, Romero-Cruz Academy (former Spurgeon Intermediate), Carr, Willard, Villa, Saddleback High School, Santa Ana High School, and Segerstrom High School. They will be closed on Friday, July 3rd and Monday, July 6th.

    YEARBOOKS: IF you ordered a yearbook, admin said they sent out an email to pick it up (it is now too late). So, if you didn't get yours and you pre-ordered one, you can get it beginning July 13th. (FYI: I didn't get an email so I didn't know I could get my yearbook (sad) so I have to wait until July 13th.) IF you didn't order one and want one, Mr. Bayouk said that he will figure out how many are available and they will be available for purchase, first-come, first-served after July 13th, beginning at 7:30 a.m. when the front office opens.

    OFFICE: The front office is open until June 12th via phone calls ONLY. You can try the regular number (714) 568-7700 or (323) 484-4377. Someone is supposed to answer (if they don't, then leave a message). The office will officially re-open on July 13th at 7:30 a.m.

    NEW-SUMMER NEWSLETTER: PLEASE READ! A newsletter is being sent out with information regarding locker clean out, program verification, etc. 

    CURRENT 6th GRADERS: You must have your TDAP shot before you can return to school. Please send a copy or picture of your TDAP vaccination to our school nurse. Be sure to include your student ID number on the paperwork!

    ALL STARS: If you are an All Star and have not received your medal, please send me a message. Mrs. Barber is keeping a list of everyone who should receive a medal and didn't receive one at the first awards assembly.

    STORYTIME: Check out this video story, a book as read by MacArthur staff, to the 8th graders.

    8th GRADE PROMOTION and SLIDESHOW: Both are available to view on Mac's youtube channel.

    NEW DRESS CODE: Beginning with the 2020-2021 school year, we will have an updated dress code policy. Please check it out. Hold off on buying any clothing just yet as we do not know how the new school year will proceed.

    NEW HISTORY CURRICULUM FOR GRADES 6–12: If you would like to check out and review the new history curriculum (textbook), go to the District's link and choose the grade(s) you would like to view. Information is available on the page to help you access the textbook. You have until June 10th to do so.

    NEW PFO FACEBOOK PAGE! Check us out and like us, please! MacArthur PFO Facebook Page 

    I will be checking my texts and emails regularly. If you text or email, I promise I will reply as quickly as possible. I know with these crazy times, everyone is up or sleeping at different hours! Contact information is available on the inside cover of your agenda.

    You can visit my math websites for additional math help and to keep up with your math skills. Stay safe, keep physical distancing, and don't stress.

    The capic mpus is closed for the remainder of this school year.

    Admin is permitting current 8th graders to return to campus to return all books/chromebooks and clean out lockers on July 13th and 14th.

    Current 6th and 7th graders will be able to come return all books and clean out lockers on July 16–21.

    I love and miss you all. Thank you for staying in contact with me! Please have a safe summer. Remember to wear a mask/face covering, wash your hands, and keep physical distancing! 

    Ms. Skipper