COVID-19 Updates

MPS Dedicated COVID-19 Page

   Communications from MPS, Information, Updates, Links/Resources

Closure Resources Page

   Food Service, Educational Supports, Links/Resources, Travel Reporting

Closure/COVID-19 FAQs

   Commonly Asked Questions, Informational Resources

MPS Continuous/Distance Learning Homepage

   Links to Elementary, Intermediate, Middle, & High School Plans

All Oklahoma Public Schools Are Closed Through The End Of The 2019-2020 School Year

At this time, all schools and offices are not scheduled to reopen until the 2020-2021 school year begins

We will be working on plans for PreK Roundup, Central Enrollment, & more - those will be communicated ASAP.

You may contact us by email in the event of an urgent need or emergency, and we will respond as soon as possible.

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Empowering Today to Achieve a Better Tomorrow

Mustang

Public Schools

Kaylee Souders

Welcome to Mrs. Souders' 7th Grade ELA Website

The final quarter of our 2019-2020 school year has taken a surprising change, but this does not change the passion and mission of MPS for students and community. Please explore the MustangPS website and this web page for information relevant to this quarter and how students can continue to learn and grow from home.

A New Approach in Quarter 4

How Parents Can Support from Home

We know that parents are doing so much during our nation's safe-at-home response to COVID-19. This may mean that you and other members of your family are serving in different and possibly unexpected roles. For many parents, you are now one of your child's many teachers. The following is a list of ideas that you might consider to help your student succeed with the distance learning enrichment provided by Mustang Public Schools.
 
1. If you have Internet connection and technology available in your home, help your student connect with their teachers digitally via Google Classroom.
2. Talk with your student about digital citizenship. The communication via email and video may be new for some students, and they may need to talk about the importance of online etiquette.
3. If possible, help your student create a schedule to complete their work at home.
4. Additionally, help your student create a work space to complete their work at home. This may be a desk, dining room table, coffee table, etc. Working in a designated work space may help your child shift their focus onto the task at hand and be more productive in their work.
 
We know that this is a very difficult time for many families. Please know that your child's teachers are here to support them and to offer encouragement and educational support to parents as well.

Google Classroom Information

 A new Google Classroom account has been created for the purpose of distance learning. All students enrolled in Mrs. Souders' class should have received an invitation to this classroom. If your student needs to enroll in this classroom, the code is 63tslhh. If you have any questions please email Mrs. Souders at SoudersK@mustangps.org.
 
This webpage also includes images with directions on how to log-in to Google Classroom and access posted materials and assignments. Only students with a district email may enroll in the Google Classroom.

A Parent's Guide to Google Classroom

Stay Up-to-Date

Would you like to sign up for class announcements and reminders? Find your student's class time below and follow the directions to receive texts and communication about class information, reminders, and activities.

 

First Class (8:40-10:28)-

Text @mcms7ela1 to 81010

 

Second Class (10:32-12:52)-

Text @mcms7ela2 to 81010

 

Third Class (1:49-3:35)-

Text @mcms7ela3 to 81010


 

Contact Information

Email: SoudersK@mustangps.org
 
See also the weekly scheduled video conference available for students below. 

Office Hours

 Monday 10:00-10:30AM
 
This will be a scheduled time weekly for students to connect with Mrs. Souders via Google Hangouts. All information to connect will be posted via Google Classroom.

Video Conferencing Agreement

Students have been asked to read the document attached before attending the Office Hours video conference. This document is included in a Google Form on Google Classroom for students to read and sign, "I understand." Please help your student read and understand the expectations and guidelines outlined in this attached document.

Central Media Center Link

What is Mrs. Souders Reading?

During spring break, I borrowed three books from the public library (the day before the library was closed). I borrowed Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Deatlhy Hollows, and Legend. Many of you recommended the last book, Legend, by Marie Lu, and I am eager to discover what the hype is about this story. If you have more book suggestions, please let me know! I have the Libby and Sora apps to borrow books digitally to read at home. (I recommend the Sora app through our school's library if you have Internet access as well! Use your school username and password at home to access this application. You can read more about this and follow the link in the above description.) I'm just finishing the final chapters of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, and I will read the next book in the Harry Potter series or Legend.
 
In addition to reading, I've been exploring additional hobbies with my husband. We have been videogaming, cooking, baking, walking (staying a safe distance away from others), longboarding, and painting. Overall, I've been most looking forward to learning how our school year would continue with new opportunities for learning. I would love to hear what new hobbies and activities you are doing at home and how you are committing to learning!

ReadnQuiz Reading Challenge

Are you looking for a way to least generate your interest in reading or stay accountable in reading? Let's start a reading challenge! I know well the appeal and distraction of Netflix and games, but I also know that these activities don't provide the reward and accomplishment of reading and learning. During this season of learning together at home, I challenge you to read. You may have some books in your home, or you may find a way to borrow books and read online. If this is you and you are up for the challenge, explore the site, ReadnQuiz. This is the program that we will utilize to keep ourselves accountable. This site is new to our school, but I'm excited about its features. After you finish a book, log-in with your username (last name OR last name and first initial) and password (student ID number). Search for the book that you completed, and take a 10 question quiz. You and I will be competing for points to see who can earn the most points from the books that we have read and completed at home before the end of the school year.