SMS Scoop

October 31, 2022

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Red Ribbon Week

SMS will finish celebrating Red Ribbon Week on Monday, October 31st.

This year’s theme, “Celebrate Life! Live Drug Free” is a reminder that every day Americans across the country make significant daily contributions to their communities by being the best they can be because they live Drug-Free!

Monday, October 31st is Say Boo to drugs! Students can wear a school appropriate costume as long as they follow these five guidelines:

  • The costume must meet the dress code.
  • You cannot wear face paint or masks.
  • The costume cannot include weapon-like props.
  • Your costume cannot impede your ability to move safely throughout the building.
  • You must be able to sit in your desk while wearing your costume (no inflatables, large wings, etc).
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Gratitude Gazette Returns on Tuesday

The Gratitude Gazette is back for the month of November.

If you would like to share your gratitude for SMS folks, here are the groups that we're highlighting this week:

Tuesday, November 1st - english teachers

Wednesday, November 2nd - math teachers

Thursday, November 3rd - science teachers

Friday, November 4th - social studies teachers

Recipients will receive their messages at the end of each day. This was a super positive experience last year, so all SMS students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to participate.

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Monday is the final day to donate socks, gloves, and toboggans for Food 4R Souls, the Clearinghouse, and CRADLE.

Students should take donations to the Great Room and place them in their grade level box.

Eighth grade is currently leading the grade level competition.

See Mr. Barnett if you have questions.

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E-learning Day on Tuesday, November 8th

Scott 2 students will have an E-learning day on Tuesday, November 8th.

Here is the SMS Google meet schedule:

1st period 10:00 a.m. - 10:25 a.m.

2nd period 10:40 a.m. - 11:05 a.m.

Lunch 11:10 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.

3rd period 12:15 p.m. - 12:40 p.m.

4th period 12:55 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.

5th period 1:35 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

6th period 2:15 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.

Individual teacher contact time for students 2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

The join code for each Google meet is your teacher's first initial and last name.

Google Meet Expectations:

Students are expected to attend the scheduled Google meet for each of their classes (except study hall).

Students should find a quiet environment that allows them to focus on their class during the Google meet.

Students should be dressed appropriately during the Google meet.

Students should leave their cameras on during the Google meet.

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Fall Dance

The SMS fall dance is scheduled for Friday, November 18th from 6:00 - 8:30 p.m..

Admission is $3 for students who did not turn in their drug free pledge. Students may want to bring extra money for snacks and drinks. Remember that all school rules apply during this dance, including dress code, cell phone storage/use, and lanyards.

Students who earn discipline on November 18th as well as students who have earned two or more demerits for aggressive or illegal behavior this school year will not be allowed to attend this dance.

Parents: Watch ParentSquare during the week of November 7th for information about signing up to be a chaperone.

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Almost Time to Fall Back

Remember that we "fall back" on Sunday, November 6th.

On that day don't forget to turn your clocks back one hour.

That's also a good day to check your smoke detector batteries.

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Surplus 2021-2022 SMS Yearbooks

We have about 45 extra yearbooks from the 2021-2022 school year if anyone is interested in purchasing one.

Cost is $14 each.

Please see Mrs. Asdell if you would like to purchase one of these yearbooks.

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Winter Sports Season

Basketball and cheerleading practices have started. Games start in the next week.

Eventlink is the platform that we use to communicate with parents/family members regarding practices and events.

Any questions please call Scottsburg MS and press option 2 for Athletics.

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Snack Line during Lunches

The SMS Snack Line is scheduled to be open during lunches.

Items offered range from $0.50 to $1.50.

Bottled Juice $1.50

Canned Drinks $1.50

Cereal Pouch $1.00

Chips/rice krispies $1.00

Cookies/granola bars $0.75

Fruit rollups $0.50

Fruit Snacks $0.75

Gold fish/animal crackers $0.60

Ice Cream $1.50

Students must have money in their account and must be wearing their badge/lanyard in order to purchase items from the snack line.

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Reminders for Walkers

SMS students who walk to and from school:

Please be careful when crossing the streets, utilize sidewalks and crosswalks when available, and follow the street crossing signs.

Also, be sure that you are a positive representative of SMS when you are in the community.

Also, as Officer Nicholson reminded you during his classroom visits, be sure that you are aware of your surroundings, including traffic, at all times.

Student Handbook Update

The Scottsburg MS student handbook contains some significant updates for the 2022-2023 school year. The most significant changes took place in the discipline section.

Here are the highlights of three changes that will impact the largest number of students:

  • Cell phones are still not allowed to be used during the school day here at SMS. Phones are expected to be turned off and stored in lockers. Students who are carrying a cell phone or using a cell phone during the school day are in violation. The consequences for each situation are outlined in the handbook.

  • Second is illegal substances. This year students who have illegal substances and/or paraphernalia (most common examples are vapes, cigarettes, or alcohol) will be recommended for expulsion on the first offense.

  • In an attempt to be more aligned with the high school discipline policy, we will be following a progressive discipline approach. This means that when a student commits the same offense multiple times, the discipline will get progressively more serious. Each example is outlined in the doc that is provided by clicking on the picture above or via the link below.

SMS Student Handbook

We encourage you to read the handbook with your child(ren) and to contact us with any questions you may have.

We are looking forward to working with our students and their parents throughout the upcoming school year.

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Cafeteria Information

Check out this link for breakfast and lunch menus:

Like many schools, we occasionally experience some supply/distribution delays. We will follow the posted menus when possible, but will have to make adjustments at times.