special announcement

Hello Everyone!

I hope that you’re having a great long-weekend. It’s hard to believe that we’re already nearly half way through October, but here we are!

I wanted to send out a community email to make you all aware of 2 important events that will be occurring this upcoming week. 

The first, is our 2020-2021 MHS Virtual Open House. Per guidelines set by the Department of Health, we are still required to limit the number of individuals that enter the physical school building. While this presents a myriad of issues, the Islander faculty, staff, and administration still feel that it’s essential that we provide families with the opportunity to meet their children’s amazing teachers. 

This upcoming Tuesday, October 13 from 6-8pm, families are encouraged to log into the MHS Virtual Open House Grid by clicking the link provided. On the night of Open House, this document will allow you to meet with your student’s teachers in real time by accessing a variety of Google Meets.

Because this is  a relatively new experience for everyone, I have included a “tutorial” video below to provide directions on how to use the MHS Virtual Open House Grid. I would strongly encourage you to take a few minutes to watch the video which provides visual examples of how to interact with the grid. 

The tutorial video may be viewed here: MHS Virtual Open House Tutorial Video (4m 19s). 

Thank you in advance for your engagement and partnership and we look forward to seeing you all on Tuesday night!

Now that Open House has been discussed, onto state testing. This Wednesday, October 14, all students in grades 9-11 will have a remote learning day where they will access their coursework asynchronously from home. The only students that will be in the building on Wednesday of this week will be our Seniors as they are scheduled to take their Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT). 

Seniors are strongly encouraged to get a good night’s rest on Tuesday and to eat a hearty breakfast on Wednesday morning to ensure that they are physically ready to do their best. Seniors should bring several number 2 pencils with them to school on Wednesday as well as a College Board approved calculator. To see a list of College Board approved calculators please CLICK HERE. Once the testing session is complete, prior to leaving Seniors will be asked to stick around for a few minutes to take their class photo on the hill outside of the school. 

As always please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns. For questions about SATs please contact Mr. Soares (dsoares@mpsri.net) or Michelle Murphy (mamurphy@mpsri.net). For questions regarding the MHS Virtual Open House event please email me directly (jheath@mpsri.net). 

Have a wonderful weekend and I look forward to speaking with you all soon!

Best of luck to all of our awesome Seniors on their SATs, Go Islanders! 

Dr. Jeffrey Heath


Middletown High School