SPRING RIDGE WEEKLY
Weekly Update of Events and Happenings at SRMS
November 5th, 2023
SRMS will be a hub to develop academic and social success for our diverse population, where all students and faculty matter and have a gift to contribute to our school and community.
Message From the Principal
Parents please remember report cards will be released on HAC, November 7th. It is so important for parents and students to check and review your report card. If you need to schedule a parent teacher conference please reach out to the grade level couselor.
Additionally, this Friday November 10th all SMCPS schools and offices will be closed in observance of Veterans Day.
Impact Aid Forms now available
Our schools are heavily impacted by federally connected students – those parents/guardians who work on federal property in Maryland, live on federal property in Maryland, and/or are active duty military personnel. Because of this impact, we receive federal grant funds to operate and maintain our schools and enrich school programs. To receive these funds, the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) requires us to survey each student to determine eligibility.
SMCPS is encouraging all parents/guardians to please take the time to access and complete the Impact Aid Survey Form online, located in the Home Access Center (HAC). Once logged in, directions to access the online form can be found HERE. A video with instructions is available HERE. The form can now be accessed in Spanish by clicking on the Globe in the top right-hand corner once the form has been started. The deadline for the online submission of Impact Aid Program Survey forms is November 14, 2023.
Lunch this Week
Emergency Information Update Needed
Get your SRMS Harrier Fan Gear NOW!!!
We are opening our Fan Cloth Fundraiser until November 21st for anyone who would like to purchase Harrier Gear. Any money that is raised will go to SRMS National Junior Honors Society. Click on the link below to get you gear today!
November is National Career Development Month
Greetings. I am Ms. Briscoe, and I am excited to be the Career Advisor here at Spring Ridge Middle School. My mission is to focus on college and career readiness by guiding and supporting our students, as they discover their interests, abilities, and passions.
November is National Career Development Month. National Career Development Month is a month-long campaign that emphasizes the significance of career development and planning. It aims to educate and inspire individuals to explore career options, set goals, and make strategic decisions about their professional futures. During the month of November, SRMS will highlight various careers and share career facts with you.
NJHS Food Drive
Harris Teeter gives back to SRMS
SRMS Car Rider Information
If you are a car rider student please complete this online form to get a pass.
Drop Off and Pick-Up Instructions:
Drop off is at 7am. When you enter the south entrance to SRMS you will drive straight ahead (passing the ball fields and trailers) and follow around to the stop sign where you will have your student exit. You will exit straight ahead. Students will walk up the sidewalk to the building entrance.
Pick up takes place in the same location.
All afternoon car riders must complete the online registration. A pink placard will be made for
each student. Placards must be visible on car dashboard when picking student(s) up. Students
will be dismissed to the cafeteria at 1:57pm. Staff will radio names of students from placard to
cafeteria- student(s) will exit building and enter the vehicle. Exit straight ahead.
Note: If you do not have a PINK placard you must pick your student up in the front office after
showing a valid photo ID.
ALERT: Beware of Phishing Attempts on SMCPS Student Accounts
In recent weeks, phishing attempts have been targeted at SMCPS student accounts using methods outside of SMCPS managed services.
Phishing is a method where malicious individuals attempt to trick you into providing them with information about you and your online account information. These methods can take many forms, so staying vigilant for anything that seems out of the ordinary when online is important.
Additionally, please note that SMCPS IT support will never contact you on Discord, Steam, or any other application that is not managed by SMCPS and will never ask you for your account password. If you are contacted on any outside application stating to be SMCPS IT, please DO NOT respond, block/report the individual and inform your site administration so that it can be escalated. Contact your building-level tech or the Department of Information Technology Services (ITS) at your first leisure for more information.
SMC Health Dept. School Based Health Center
Attention Military Families
Student Resource Accountability
"Everybody Eats" Program at SRMS
It is our lunch donation fund that ensures all of our Harriers have access to a nutritious
lunch to make it through their day. Please consider making a donation to our lunch fund.
Donations can be made online, by visiting MySchoolBucks. Go to www.myschoolbucks.com. Go to your profile and make sure that your student is added as a student. Then click on the School Store link at the top of the page or the school store icon in the middle of the screen, and browse all items. At this point all items that are available for your student will show.
Always S.O.A.R. like a HARRIER!!
Box Tops for Education
Directions for the Box Tops for Education Application --
The Physical Education department uses the funds to replace equipment and purchase additional sporting gear.
Acceptable Use Policy for Technology
Please click the link here: https://www.smcps.org/offices/assessment-accountability/student-device-resource-accountability