Dear Students and Families,
It is with great pleasure that I welcome you, as part of our educational family, to another wonderful school year. Whether this is your first time at the middle school or you are a returning family, we would like to welcome you to Adams Middle School.
A new school year is always an exciting time for all. It presents opportunities for various beginnings – new classes, new faces, sometimes new courses, new expectations, a busier schedule, more choices and often new materials. The next three years are a time for growth, challenge and adventure. Your child’s time at Adams will be exciting and filled with many new opportunities.
Additionally, middle school is a time of a change. The workloads and social adjustments are greater here than at the elementary level. The campus is larger, there are more students, and instead of one teacher in one classroom, your child may have a separate instructor, and classroom, for each subject or block of subjects (e.g., language arts/social studies or math/science) and of course physical education either in the beautiful Adams gym or on the playing fields.
Parents, please take time to review your child’s grades on the Parent Portal and talk with your children about their school experiences. Your interest and concern in their school progress will motivate them to do their best. Also, maintain contact with your child’s teachers and staff members to establish a successful home/school connection.
Students, here are some tips to help you get started with your transition:
- Make reminders
- Use your school planner/agenda
- Make time for homework and assignments
- Check your grades frequently on the Portal
- Break big projects into smaller ones
- Prepare the night before
Getting organized takes practice, but you will soon see it is worth the effort.
Our goal is to challenge your child academically, grow them socially and emotionally, and guide them toward independent thinking and problem solving. Students will be encouraged to display good character and to make good choices that will result in successful outcomes. We are looking forward to a great school year filled with enriching activities and learning experiences that will help your child display “Eagle Pride!”
Our school learning community is strengthened by our partnerships. The active participation of students, staff, families, and community organizations are essential for our continued success. I encourage you all to be active in our PTSA and the Redondo Beach Education Foundation. As we go through the school, I welcome the opportunity to meet all of you. Please know that I have an open door policy and you are invited to Adams anytime.
I look forward to working with you and your child throughout the school year to provide a productive and safe learning environment that supports student success.Once again, welcome to Adams Middle School.