A message from our Principal, Diana Garcia:
Dear Pacific Families:
Happy New Year! As we kick off 2016 at Pacific Middle School we are fast
approaching the end of the first semester and preparing students for second
semester classes, spring sports, concerts, and more.
Teachers are offering students opportunities to make-up assignments and re-take
tests in an effort to ensure students get credit for standards they have
mastered. At semester’s end, some students may receive an IP (in progress)
grade. If that’s the case, students will have five weeks to convert the IP to a
letter grade. The five weeks are an opportunity for students to complete
the required assignments and retake tests. If work isn’t completed, students
run the risk of earning a failing or poor grade. Please work with your
student and teachers to ensure a strong finish to the semester.
We are thinking of 2016-17 already and soon we’ll be visiting our five feeder
elementary schools (Parkside, North Hill, Marvista, Midway and Des Moines) to
explain the registration process to our incoming seventh graders. Our
plans include a family night for all incoming 7th graders and their
families this spring. Additionally, we’re in the planning stages for our two-
week summer school and two-day Summer Bridge program in August designed to help
our new students get on board with middle school life.
Mt. Rainier High School will also be working with our current 8th
graders and their families to register them for their first year as a high
school student. A family night is scheduled at Mt. Rainier March 1 followed by
all 8th graders visiting Mt. Rainier on March 7. Counselors
will be at Pacific on March 10 to finalize registration. Mt. Rainier High
School will direct the registration process so please contact them if you have
questions about the registration process.