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    As always, this message will self destruct when the next email comes out noting the need to make changes. More seriously, this information is good as of May 12th and is subject to change as things change around us. Please continue to be well and to learn. 

    • Band Instruments: Please plan to bring them in on Wednesday May, 27th or Friday, May 29th between 9:00 and 11:00 am. There is no detail yet on how this will happen, but the band room is very close to the main gate and so drop off should go smoothly. If you are not picking up food items use the first turn in by the gym.
    • PE Lockers: You may have seen pictures in the news from Pitt where the pickup of uniforms and materials for the lockers was done curbside where everything was laid out in large plastic bags in alphabetical order. I expect we will wee a similar (but better!) effort here at MLK shortly. Friday, May 22nd between 9:00 - noon
    • Hardcover textbook: Please plan to bring then back on Friday, May 22nd between 9:00 and noon.
    • Library books: We have large brown paper recycling bins ready to haul everything up to the library for processing. Remember that anything we collect from you will need to sit for 14 days before it would be reasonable that the virus has died. Please bring library books in on Mondays or Thursdays between 9:00 and 11:00 am. 
    • Food products: Sometimes there is additional fruit and vegetables available at curbside. Please pick up packaged breakfast, lunch, and dinner meals on Mondays (for three days) and Thursdays (for two days).  

    Please check out these dates as well:

    • 8th Grade T-Shits: should already be ordered, coudl see extention to May 15th
    • Yearbook: should be ordered by May 20th
    • 8th Grade Picture baby picture, 8th grade t-shirt, or promotion wear (with medals earned) pictures are due Friday, May 22nd.
    • 8th graders must have all work done by Wednesday, May 27th
    • Promotion will be on June 2nd
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Mr. Geoff Borroughs



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Mr. Geoff Borroughs

Hello! I hope as you read this that you and your family are well. People of good character will make good things happen because this life we lead is not about us alone.


Previously I has been available for help most days before school, and have sent all homework home by remind text message. Though this next quarter, I would also like if scholars and parents would text me through remind.com for help with their work. (Sign up for notifications by texting to 81010 with the message:  @MLKsciB1, @MLKsciB2,  @MLKsciB3,  @MLKsciB4,  or @MLKsciB5, depending on which class period your scholar has for Science.  You can also sign up online at www.remind.com/join/MLKsciB#, replacing the "#" with the period number.)  In addition to communicating with me using a chat message through remind, you can email me at gborroughs@pittsburg.k12.ca.us when immediate response is less critical. 


There will be no further transfer of information through printed materials. Zoom meetings will continue in April focused on direct instruction of new material earlier in the morning during in the week, and using remind.com to answer questions later on in the week. Start times begin at 10:00pm on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays with periods 1, 3, and 5 respectively. For 7th grade scholars this will mean learning more about ecosystems and for 8th grade scholars there will be some new material about Solar System motion and before beginning review of viruses.


 Links to assignments are also found through Aeries Portal at https://aeriesnet.pittsburg.k12.ca.us/ParentPortal/LoginParent.aspx in the Assignment Description, and in the Assignments tab to the left. 




Just a little more about Zoom meeting protocol, which is subject to change as we move forward. For the moment:


Directions to begin with zoom:

  1. Go to zoom.us/join. You will get a meeting ID number(from the assignment tab on this site) and a password (from remind.com). Make sure you have both.
  2. If you use an alias, you will not be allowed into the meeting.
  3. You may have your video off as you join the meeting, and please leave your mic muted until you are sharing. 


  • Protocol for zoom: Being Respectful, Responsible and Safe

    • Use chat with others, for asking questions.
    • Show your face, consider virtual backgrounds
    • Participate with reactions, chat
    • Use your notebook, take notes.


¡Hola! Mientras lees esto, espero que tú y tu familia estén bien. Las personas de buen carácter harán que sucedan cosas buenas porque esta vida que llevamos no se trata solo de nosotros.


Anteriormente, había estado disponible para recibir ayuda la mayoría de los días antes de la escuela, y he enviado toda la tarea a casa por mensaje de texto recordatorio. Aunque en el próximo trimestre, también me gustaría que los alumnos y los padres me enviaran un mensaje de texto a través de remind.com para obtener ayuda con su trabajo. (Regístrese para recibir notificaciones enviando un mensaje de texto al 81010 con el mensaje: @ MLKsciB1, @ MLKsciB2, @ MLKsciB3, @ MLKsciB4 o @ MLKsciB5, dependiendo del período de clase que su estudiante tenga para Ciencias. También puede inscribirse en línea en www.remind .com / join / MLKsciB #, reemplazando el "#" con el número de período.) Además de comunicarse conmigo mediante un mensaje de chat a través de recordar, puede enviarme un correo electrónico a gborroughs@pittsburg.k12.ca.us cuando la respuesta inmediata sea menos crítico


No habrá más transferencias de información a través de materiales impresos. Las reuniones de Zoom continuarán en abril centradas en la instrucción directa de material nuevo más temprano en la mañana durante la semana, y usando remind.com para responder preguntas más adelante en la semana. Los horarios de inicio comienzan a las 10:00 pm los lunes, martes y jueves con períodos 1, 3 y 5 respectivamente. Para los estudiantes de 7º grado, esto significará aprender más sobre los ecosistemas y para los estudiantes de 8º grado habrá material nuevo sobre el movimiento del Sistema Solar y antes de comenzar la revisión de los virus.


 Los enlaces a las tareas también se encuentran a través del Portal Aeries en https://aeriesnet.pittsburg.k12.ca.us/ParentPortal/LoginParent.aspx en la Descripción de la tarea y en la pestaña Asignaciones a la izquierda.




Solo un poco más sobre el protocolo de reunión Zoom, que está sujeto a cambios a medida que avanzamos. Por el momento:


Instrucciones para comenzar con el zoom:

1. Vaya a zoom.us/join. Obtendrá un número de identificación de la reunión (de la pestaña de asignación en este sitio) y una contraseña (de remind.com). Asegúrate de tener ambos.
2. Si usa un alias, no podrá ingresar a la reunión.
3. Es posible que tenga su video apagado cuando se una a la reunión, y deje su micrófono silenciado hasta que lo esté compartiendo.

Protocolo de zoom: ser respetuoso, responsable y seguro

- Use el chat con otros para hacer preguntas.
- Muestra tu cara, considera fondos virtuales
- Participa con reacciones, chatea
- Usa tu cuaderno, toma notas.