SKYVIEW MIDDLE SCHOOL
SKYVIEW ATTENDANCE LINE: 719-495-5560
6350 Windom Peak Blvd. Colorado Springs, CO 80923
DATES TO REMEMBER
January 5 Professional Development, No school
January 6 **Students return from Christmas Break
January 14 No School
January 17 District closed for MLK Jr. Day
January 21 School Dance ~Masquerade Ball 3:30-5pm
in Cafeteria TICKETS $4 or $6 VIP includes Games and Karaoke
January 24 Wrestling practice begins
(More information at the bottom on the newsletter.)
January 26 Girl's Basketball HOME game 3:30pm VS Horizon
January 27 Girl's Basketball HOME game 3:30pm VS Cheyenne Mtn
January 28 Spirit Day~ Pajama Day!
A WORD FROM MR. SISSON
Dear Skyview Families,
I hope that everyone had a warm and fun filled holiday season. We are looking forward to an exciting start to the second semester and the return of students after a much needed break. As we prepare for the second semester please note that two changes have been made to the master calendar. January 14 and February 18 are now “Pro-days” for staff. This means that students will not attend school on those days and allow for them to enjoy a four day weekend. Any future information or changes will be shared as more information becomes available. The second semester is a busy time of year as we begin to prepare for CMAS and begin to transition students to the next grade level. There will be a great deal of information on CMAS in the coming weeks, please take a moment to review your emails and communicate with teachers. Please also take the time to check your contact information in PowerSchool to ensure that we have the most up to date email, phone, and home address information.
With the return of students for the second semester, I also want to reiterate that we are requiring all students to wear their student identification badges at all times. Students are expected to have a badge to access hall passes and all extracurricular activities. This is critical for the safety and security of our students. Students who need to replace a badge can access the registrar in the front office and purchase a new badge for $5. I will also hold grade level meetings during the first week of school to revisit expectations for students while in attendance during the school day. SMS will continue to support a no cell phone policy and require that students utilize string backpacks in the classroom. This reduces the amount of interruptions to the learning environment. I will also be taking a firm stance that any student receiving a suspension will not be allowed to attend any extracurricular activities for the remainder of the school year, this includes 8th Grade Formal. It is my expectation that students follow building rules and expectations during the day, and those that cannot will not be awarded the privileges of students that do follow our expectations.
As a reminder, the first bell rings at 7:35 am for students to enter the building and tardy bell rings at 7:45.
As we continue to work through the school year we know that many decisions continue to be made throughout the school year that have a significant impact on students, staff, and our community. With that in mind, I encourage you to participate in the SMS School Accountability Committee (SAC). This committee acts as a guiding coalition for the school and the decisions that we make. I am a firm believer that it takes a village to raise our students. I want to hear from the community as we continue to grow as a school and zone. Please look for future information with specific dates, times, and locations for the SAC meetings for the remainder of the school year. Again, we are excited for the return of students and want to encourage our families to be a part of the Skyview community. Parental involvement is key to student success and building on the continued sense of community.
ATTENDANCE PHONE LINE
Date of absence:
Reason for the absence:
D49 Student Check Out Procedure
*Any parent/friend/relative picking up a student must be listed as an approved contact with “pick-up” privileges in PowerSchool and must present their valid, legible, government issued photo ID.
*PLEASE NOTE: We will only call student out of class, once you have arrived, we have checked your ID and you have signed your student out of school.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
Required Student Id's
Dear Skyview Families,
In an effort to improve and support security at Skyview Middle School we will be requiring all students to wear their student photo ID's. SMS provided a breakaway lanyards for all students, if your student chooses to provide their own lanyard please ensure that it is a breakaway and appropriate for school. Students that need a replacement ID will need to stop by the front off to get an updated ID from Mrs. Aragon.
Replacement IDs will be a $5 charge.
School Nurse/ Health Room
Happy New Year Skyview Families!
We hope everyone had a wonderful break, and are excited to welcome all of our students back for 2nd semester!
Immunizations: To start this semester off on the right foot, please ensure that your students' school-required immunizations are up-to-date. If you have an updated immunization record showing that your student has received any new immunizations, please bring a copy of that record to the school so that we can ensure that our records are complete and accurate.
Illness: Please remember to keep your students at home if they are displaying any signs or symptoms of illness! This is the only way we can prevent the spread of illness in our building. Now that cold and flu season is in full swing, we are seeing cases of strep throat and stomach viruses tick up. Per D49's illness policy, a fever of 100.4 or greater, a new-onset cough, and vomiting and diarrhea are several main reasons that students need to be kept home ill. For a complete list of illnesses to keep students home for, you can find D49's Illness Policy online.
As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to Jennifer Debelak Health Para or Erika Radcliff, RN, BSN, School Nurse at 719-495-5562.
DISTRICT CALENDAR 2021-2022
Welcome New Skyview Staff Members
Joanna Atencio- 7th Grade SLD
Haleigh Foster-6th Grade Math
Brylie Miller- 7th Grade Math
Braden Wehr- Science
Sports and SMS events calendar
Welcome to the Skyview Middle School Counseling Center. We are here to provide you with some resources to help make middle school a little easier.
This site will be helpful for students, parents, and teachers to get some ideas, strategies and information about various topics to affect our Skyview Eagles.
We are pleased to announce School District 49 will provide a school meal at no cost for all students through the end of the '21-'22 school year.
Important Skyview Links
Musical Audition Information
Hello students of SMS! Are you interested in being a part of the spring musical? If so please consider signing up for an audition for "Annie Jr" the Musical! All audition information can be found on the Drama call board or digitally using the link below. Please make sure you read through the whole packet before auditions. I can't wait to see everyone at auditions! Break a leg!
Audition Packet Link:
Audition Packet is attached above.
Skyview Middle School
The Book Fair is Back in 2022!
Dates- Feb 7th- 11th.
Hours of operation- During the School Day
Ways to purchase Books-
Check (made out to Skyview Middle School)
Scholastic eWallet (https://players.brightcove.net/1543299976/Eyj59PHsg_default/index.html?videoId=6275847261001)
All proceeds from the fair go directly to the library to purchase new books.
WRESTLING IS BACK!!
Wrestling at Skyview is FINALLY BACK!
I am offering some preseason practice for anyone interesting in
wrestling and wanting to get extra practices before the season
officially starts. I would highly encourage anyone that is new to the
sport or is not currently wrestling to attend these practices.
Preseason practice will be from 3:00-4:45 each of the days listed
Monday, January 10th
Wednesday, January 12th
Friday, January 14th
Wednesday, January 19th
Thursday, January 20th
Friday, January 21st
Please come dressed in athletic attire, running shoes, and wrestling
shoes (if you have them already).
If you have any questions, please contact me.
Wrestlers and Parents,
Welcome to the 2021 Skyview Wrestling season! On behalf of the school
and coaching staff, we're excited that you have chosen to be a part of this
great sport that teaches students self-discipline, courage, sportsmanship,
and integrity. In order to be ready for the season, please read over the
following introduction letter.
First Official Practice: Monday, January 24th
Practice will be after school from 3:00 – 5:00 everyday (please make sure they can be picked up before 5:15 everyday)
What you need to do -
A) Physical Form - must be on file and up-to-date (only good for
one year) with the school prior to your student being able to practice.
You can pick up form from one of the coaches or in the office.
B) Grades – a new quarter just started, make sure you are turning in
all of your work and getting/keeping all of your grades up.
C) Wrestling dues - please pay the $50 fee to the front office. If you
receive free or reduced lunch, please notify the office for the fees.
D) Be prepared with your gear – wrestling shoes, gym clothes, if
you have braces a mouthpiece that covers them, and if you have long
hair you will need a hair covering that attaches to your headgear.
E) Show this form to your parents
We look forward to a fantastic year and appreciate your participation in