The 2014-15 Abbott MS Handbook is viewable here.
District Parent Handbook
The 2014-15 SMFCSD Parent Handbook is here for you.
Parent Bulletin News is only on School Loop!
The Parent Bulletin is no longer distributed as a separate email blast, it will only be available on the School loop site. Please peruse the website for happenings at Abbott.
For May-June is here.
SMFCSD Ed Foundation
Campus Climate needs your help
The Campus Climate Committee is looking for community volunteers to help with this very important group. If you are interested in volunteering some time please contact Jordan Sher at firstname.lastname@example.org.
School Climate Change Initiative
What we are seeing in the culture taking hold is a shared vision with students, parents, staff and administration to support finding new ways of making our campus safe for all students to learn.
In the third year of our initiative, we have crafted a Vision Statement, Teacher Promise Statement, a student-centered model for addressing students targeted for bullying, and a teacher-facilitated, student run Campus Climate Committee that has created numerous activities, events, and even videos to address the culture change we seek.
In a recent survey, students overwhelmingly agreed that empathy has increased at our school.
Download the form here!
Updated information about Abbott Maze Day packets
In order to reduce the cost of mailing Abbott’s summer packets they will be available for pick up by parent or student from the Abbott office from Monday, July 27, 2015 through Wednesday, July 29, 2015 from 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM. All packets not picked up from the Office will be mailed home. Thank you for your assistance in helping us maximize instructional resources with this cost saving measure.
Maze Day is on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 and the first day of school is Wednesday, August 12, 2015 (minimum day schedule). If you will be missing the first day/s of school or you will not be returning to Abbott for the 2015/2016 school year, please call the office at 312-7411, with that information.
Abbott Middle School Administration
Información actualizada sobre los paquetes del Día de Información de la Escuela Intermedia Abbott:
Para reducir el costo de enviar por correo los paquetes de verano de Abbott, los paquetes estarán disponibles para ser recogidos por un padre o estudiante en la oficina de Abbott desde el lunes, 27 de julio del 2015 al miércoles, 29 de julio del 2015 de 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM. Todos los paquetes que no sean recogidos de la oficina se mandaran por correo a casa. Gracias por su ayuda en ayudarnos a maximizar los recursos instruccionales con medidas de reducción de costos.
Maze Day será el dia martes, 11 de agosto del 2015 y el primer día de clases será el miércoles, 12 de agosto del 2015 (día de horario mínimo). Si usted no asistirá al primer día o días de clase o no regresara a la escuela Abbott para el año escolar 2015/2016, por favor llame a la oficina al 312-7411, con esa información.
Administración de la Escuela Intermedia Abbott
Dr. Joan Rosas as Finalist for Superintendent Position
FOSTER CITY, JUNE 1, 2015 - The San Mateo-Foster City School District Board of Trustees announces the selection of Dr. Joan Rosas as the finalist to be the next Superintendent of the San Mateo-Foster City School District.
Pending finalization of an employment contract, the Board anticipates approving Dr. Rosas' appointment and contract at the regular board meeting on June 4, 2015. Dr. Rosas will officially start July 1, 2015.
The Board of Trustees conducted an extensive and comprehensive search for the Superintendent position beginning in February 2015. Input from key stakeholder groups guided the creation of a leadership profile. Dr. Rosas was selected from a pool of highly qualified candidates.
Dr. Rosas has dedicated over 30 years to students, parents and staff in the field of education. She has served as a bilingual elementary school teacher, middle school teacher and an administrator. In 1993, Dr. Rosas opened Fiesta Gardens International School, a K-5 magnet program, in the San Mateo-Foster City School District. She continued her work in the San Mateo-Foster City School District as the Director of Education Services, the Assistant Superintendent of Student Services and the Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources. In 2011, Dr. Rosas joined the San Mateo County Office of Education as the Associate Superintendent of Student Services. In that role, she was responsible for the county court and community schools, Regional Occupation Program and Special Education program. Her mission is to support all students in reaching their academic and personal goals.
Dr. Rosas earned her doctorate from the University of San Francisco in Organizational Leadership. She has received the Latino Community Education Award, Pupil Personnel Administrator of the Year from the Association of California School Administrators and the 17th District PTA Honorary Service Award.
Tdap Requirement for Incoming 7th graders: 2015-2016
Whooping cough, also known as pertussis, continues to threaten students in California. To help stop its spread, all incoming 7th graders are required by law to have proof of a whooping cough booster (‘Tdap’) shot, or file an exemption, in order to attend classes this coming year 2015-2016. Students will not be allowed to attend classes without a shot record.
We need a booster shot record from YOUR CHILD. If YOUR CHILD hasn’t had a booster shot yet, please schedule an appointment immediately with your regular doctor. Vaccine may also be available at local pharmacies. If YOUR CHILD has already received the booster shot, please give the Office a copy of the shot record and if you have already submitted it to us, you can ignore this information.
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.
Our phone number is 650-312-7600.
Welcome to the Abbott Middle School Community!
As we head into the final two quarters of the school year, we are aware that the school year is coming to a close. This is also the last year the year-round calendar will be in effect because next year the entire district will be on one calendar. Hopefully this will allow parents the freedom to schedule events that the whole family will be able to enjoy at the same time.
The final months of this school year will find us celebrating our PTA annual recognition of teachers and parents who have given and continue to give of their time and talents to the Abbott community. Mark your calendar for Wednesday, March 18 at 7 PM in our Library. We hope to see you there!
March 30 to April 17 mark the beginning and ending of our final three-week intersession break. There will be no school on these days. School resumes on Monday, April 20th. When we return, teachers will continue preparing students for State testing, which is known as Smarter Balanced and replaces the S.T.A.R. testing system. Math and English Language Arts remain the two academic subject areas that are tested.
Incoming sixth graders and their families are invited to an evening orientation on Tuesday, May 5 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM in the Abbott gym. Students will have an opportunity to take a tour of the campus while parents will attend curriculum presentations by staff. This is also the evening of our annual Open House from 6:30 to 7:30 PM. Students and their parents can visit classrooms, stop by our spring book fair in the library and greet and meet administrators and teachers. Come one, come all!
With a few more months to go, we will be busy closing out one school year and preparing for the new school year, which starts on Wednesday, August 12th. I encourage parents to stay on top of grades, communicate with teachers or our counselor, and speak to your student about having a positive attitude towards their school work.