December Hoof Prints

SCMS Parent Newsletter

Season's Greetings Colt Families!

My, how time has passed! We are just weeks away from wrapping up our first semester of the 2015-2016 school year! Winter Break will be here before we know it and that means students will be preparing for semester exams and closing out the Fall semester.

2016-2017 Course Request

This also means it's time to begin registering for 2016-2017 courses in Skyward. If you missed the counselor's parent meeting held on November 30th, please feel free to access all of the information by clicking HERE.

If you have any questions regarding completing your student's online course request, please do not hesitate to contact counselor Abbey Mar at

Cold Weather Alert

As the cold weather begins to make its way through, this is just a reminder that the campus doors open at 7:45am. Supervision is not available and doors are not unlocked prior to that time. For the wellness and safety of your child, please ensure that students are not dropped off prior to 7:45am.

Picture Retakes

Students received their proofs and/or pictures (if pre-ordered) in class on December 1st. If you would like for your student to retake pictures, please send them with their proofs or pre-ordered package on Thursday, December 10th.

Only students who were absent or intend to purchase a new picture will be allowed to do retakes.

NOTE: If you have already purchased your students pictures, please send the package with your student. Students will not be able to retake their picture if the pre-ordered package is not returned.

Vision and Hearing Screening

Thursday, Dec. 3rd, 8am

SCMS Library

A Note from Deborah Anderson, RN:

All 7th graders and new to the district 8th graders will be participate in the district-wide vision and hearing screening. For questions, please contact the campus clinic staff at 817.297.5090.


Winter Band Concert

(in partnership with the Sue Crouch band)

Friday, December 11th

6:30 pm

Theater Holiday Play

Monday, December 14th


Semester Exams

Semester exams will be administered on Wednesday, December 16th through Friday, December 18th. All classes are required to give a semester exam. Please begin preparing your student for these very important exams by spending time each night reviewing key concepts that were covered in each of their classes this semester. Semester exams will count as 15% of the final average for the Fall semester. Exams may not be given in advance for any reason.

Please review the exam schedule below.

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  • Backpacks will not be allowed on exam days.
  • CISD procedures do not allow for exams to be give ahead of time.
  • Students who are absent on an exam day will have to make up the test during the second semester.


  • Students will be provided an opportunity to purchase a lunch in the cafeteria or bring their own sack lunch from home. Delivery of lunches by parents/guardians will not be permitted
  • Regular transportation will be provided for students that qualify.
  • Students will be dismissed at 12:05 p.m.

EARLY DISMISSAL: Friday, December 18th

On the last day of exams (Friday, December 18th), all CISD students will have an early dismissal. Summer Creek students will be dismissed at 12:05pm. Busses will run immediately following dismissal. Please be sure to pick up all car riders on time, as the campus will close promptly at 12:15 p.m. so that teachers may report to their respective staff development sessions.

*****Christmas Break: December 21st - January 4th***** Classes will resume on Tuesday, January 5th