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Dear Kopachuck students, families, and community,
With great excitement and PRIDE, I extend a warm welcome back to the 2023-2024 school year as your Principal. It is an honor to continue serving our Coyote pack and build upon the strong foundation of achievement and tradition that defines our school. Over the year, I have witnessed the growth and success of our students, and I am eager to continue working alongside each and every one of you.
As I reflect on the past year, there is much to celebrate and take PRIDE in. Our community demonstrated remarkable resilience and determination, navigating the challenges of construction and the transformation of our school into a flourishing new building. Through it all, our pack embraced flexibility, adapting to new learning environments and strengthening their connections with one another. I want to express my deepest gratitude to our students, families, and staff for their unwavering commitment to laying the groundwork for another year of growth and achievement. The traditions and culture of excellence that have been established at Kopachuck provide a solid foundation for our continued journey.
While our physical surroundings may have undergone a transformation, our core values and sense of belonging remain steadfast. Kopachuck is a place where every Coyote is welcomed and supported. It is a place where our pack collaborates, just like a pack of coyotes on the hunt, to face challenges head-on. Together, we prioritize collective accomplishments over individual success, fostering an inclusive and supportive community.
As we embark on this new school year, I am filled with anticipation for the future. Our students will walk through the familiar doors of Kopachuck, greeted by the beauty and vibrancy of our new building. The hard work and dedication of our staff and community over the summer results in a transformed space that will inspire and nurture the growth of confident and compassionate young individuals.
I am privileged to work alongside all of you in our shared mission of taking pride in Perseverance towards achieving our goals, Responsibility in our school and community, Integrity in our work and actions, Diversity in our acceptance of all, and Excellence in all we do. Let us continue to cultivate a culture of learning and compassion, where each Coyote feels a sense of belonging and is empowered to thrive.
With PRIDE in our achievements and excitement for the year ahead,
Kopachuck Middle School, Principal
We know that students are eager to know what their school day will look like. We are currently cleaning up schedules, such as balancing classes, making sure students are enrolled in core courses and filling holes. Schedules will not be finalized until approximately a week before school starts.
Student schedules are based on students’ course elective requests and students are randomly placed with teachers, with the exception of clustered Highly Capable (in language arts and social studies) and special education students.
In order to be fair and consistent with all students and families, schedule corrections will be made only when there’s an error in course placement, such as two science classes, a missing core class, or the student doesn’t have six classes.
We are not able to accommodate specific teacher requests. Occasionally,
there is an extreme situation that might cause a parent to request a specific teacher for their student. Please contact an administrator to discuss your situation. The best administrator to contact is:
Language arts, social studies and electives: me, at email@example.com
Math and Science: Nate Hudac, assistant principal, at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Peninsula School District is committed to creating equitable and inclusive learning environments. To achieve this, PSD will supply all basic educational school supplies to Pre-K through 12th grade students. Click the link below to see supply lists.
The first day of school can be stressful for students that aren’t familiar with a building or staff, so we have scheduled orientation for all NEW Coyotes! This includes:
ALL incoming 6th graders
NEW 7th and 8th graders
The goal of this day is to create a smoother transition into middle school by providing a block of time for a “practice schedule run.” Students will pick up their class schedule, then follow that schedule as they meet their new teachers. ASB student leadership will be present as guides in the hallway and to assist students.
Save the date: Thursday August 31st, 8:15-11:00 a.m.
Returning Student Open House & School Pictures August 31, 2023
Even if you were a Coyote last year, the start of a new school year can still be exciting and stressful! All returning students are welcome to visit Kopachuck on Thursday, August 31st anytime between 11:00 - 3:00 in order to:
Pick up and walk through their class schedules
Open up and move into their new lockers
Take their school pictures
Reconnect with some of their Coyote classmates and staff after summer break!
Returning students- and their families- are welcome to stop by this “open house” session for as long or as short as needed to feel more ready for the first day back the following week.
Parent Open HouseAug 30, 2023:
You will have an opportunity to meet our staff and visit classrooms at our Open House, August 30 at 5-7:00pm. We will also be hosting an iReady Parent Information session in the Commons. Come and learn about our diagnostic and how you can support student goal setting and achievement at home.
Bus schedules will be posted around the school entrance windows and may also be found on the district web site at https://www.psd401.net/departments/transportation. Routes and up to date pickup information is also available in the MyStop App.
Students in all grades will have their school picture taken. Please wear appropriate school attire for the picture. Picture packet envelopes will be available in the Commons and parents may access the Jostens PIX website via the following link: https://shop.jostenspix.com/register
Students who are unable to have their picture taken on this day will have their picture taken on Picture Retake day, October 7th.