November 13, 2020

Dear Hayes Parents, 

It’s hard to imagine that we are half-way through November, which means that we will have many upcoming transitions and breaks coming up, here are a few reminders before we jump into the newsletter:  

Friday, November 20 is a ½ day for students; support time not in session on half-days

Monday, November 23- Friday, November 27--Thanksgiving Break--no school

Monday, November 30th--classes resume

The first trimester has tentatively been extended through December 4th. Depending on the outcome of the parent survey that is currently open, the first trimester may be further extended. More information will be shared on this soon.

Also, we wanted to share at this time that the structure to Friday sessions will change beginning Friday, December 11th; we will have more details to come in our subsequent newsletters.  


Step One Family Input

If you have not completed the google form yet, then please go to to complete this form no later than Monday, November 16th at noon.  Your input is needed and greatly appreciated! 


7th and 8th Grade Math Help Sessions

Mrs. Bortua, a 7th grade Math teacher and interventionist at Hayes, has been hosting Math Help Sessions for our 7th grade students on Mondays and Wednesdays from 12:30-2:20. The link for these support sessions can be found on your student’s math teacher’s buzz page.  These help sessions are extremely helpful for our 7th graders, especially before a math test.  We will continue to announce these support sessions during our daily announcements.  

Mrs. Earle is offering 8th grade Math support on Monday and Wednesdays during 4th and 6th hours each week. (11:00-11:55 and 1:30-2:25) Extra practice of current topics is provided as well as an opportunity to have questions answered.  The link is on your student’s Math teacher's Buzz page.


Parent-Teacher Conferences

Hayes Middle School Parent-Teacher Conferences will be taking place on Tuesday, December 1st, Thursday, December 3rd from 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm., and Friday, December 4th from 11:30am - 2:30pm. 


Conferences will be utilizing Zoom for the meetings with teachers this trimester. Sign-up through is now open. Please go to Hayes P/T conference sign up to register for conferences. Once you have completed scheduling all of your conferences, an appointment confirmation email will be sent. Simply click on the Zoom Conference Link for each teacher (in your email) at your conference time and you will be admitted into the teachers “waiting room” for your personal parent teacher conference. **Please keep your confirmation email as your notice of when your conferences are and to have your zoom links available. The middle school will not have a copy of your conference schedule.

Thank you for your continued support.  As always, please feel free to reach out with any questions, concerns, or feedback.  


Take care, 


Dave and Eric