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Patriot Day

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This week will mark the 19th anniversary of 9/11. We will observe a moment of silence during first period Friday morning.


From Awareness Days.com


"Patriot Day is a United States national observance that honors the memory of those who were killed in the September 11 attacks. It was first observed in 2002, after the proclamation by President George W. Bush.


On September 11, 2001 al-Qaeda launched a series of coordinated terrorist attacks upon the United States, killing almost 3,000 people. In the immediate aftermath of the tragic events, President proclaimed September 14, 2001 as a National Day of Prayer and Remembrance for the Victims of the Terrorist Attacks on September 11, 2001. A year later, September 11 was made a national day of mourning referred to as Patriot Day. This observance has been proclaimed annually since 2002.


In 2009, President Barack Obama rededicated it as Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance. It is not a public holiday therefore government offices, educational institutions and businesses do not close on this day. On Patriot Day, the national flag is flown at half-mast on all United States government buildings and establishments. Individuals are also encouraged to display flags on their homes.


A moment of silence is traditionally observed at 8:46 AM. Many organizations and establishments hold memorial ceremonies to honor the victims of 9/11." https://www.awarenessdays.com/awareness-days-calendar/patriot-day-in-the-usa-2020/

In Case you missed it . .

Thank you to all of our parents and students who joined us for our live Virtual Open House. For those who were unable to join us, we recorded our live stream and have included the video in case you would like to watch our presentation.

VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE: SEPTEMBER 3RD

WORD OF THE MONTH: RESPECT

At SOM we strive to pair respect and kindness in our treatment of others. "Kindness is of infinite value, but is always to be felt, and shown, as a way of respecting another person. Respect is, in this perspective, always in the lead." (from "Kindness and Respect" from Tom Morris)

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Upcoming Events

  • FAC Meeting @ 3:00 pm: September 8th
  • Faculty Meeting: September 9th
  • Friday, September 11th: Patriot Day and a 1,3,5 Day Schedule (not a minimum day)
  • First Progress Report: September 18th (Will be posted on Infinite Campus)
  • Week of September 21 - 25th: Superhero and Kindness Week
  • October 5th - October 9th: Fall Break

New Friday Schedule

This will be the new schedule during distance learning. However, this week will be different: Friday will be a Block A day.

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Week at a Glance

Monday, September 7th

  • No School: Labor Day Holiday

tuesday, september 8th

  • Word of the Month: Respect
  • Periods 2-4-6 (Block B)
  • Expectation Information front-loaded for our students through PE classes
  • Staff outside of library helping parents and student from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
  • FAC Meeting @ 3:00 pm
  • Math Tutoring (3:30 pm - 4:30 PM)

    https://meet.google.com/lookup/ezqydyjrd4

  • HYPE Virtual After School Program (2:30 pm - 5:30 pm) https://bit.ly/southwestmiddlehype

wednesday, september 9th

  • Word of the Month: Respect
  • Periods 1-3-5 (Block A)
  • Expectation Information front-loaded for our students through PE classes
  • Staff outside of library helping parents and student from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
  • Food Distribution from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • Staff Meeting @ 2:40 PM
  • English Tutoring (3:30 pm - 4:30 PM)

    https://meet.google.com/lookup/ezqydyjrd4

  • HYPE Virtual After School Program (2:30 pm - 5:30 pm) https://bit.ly/southwestmiddlehype

thursday, september 10th

friday, september 11th

  • Word of the Month: Respect
  • Patriot Day: National day of Service and Remembrance
  • Periods 1-3-5 (Block A Schedule)
  • Personal Education Plan Presentations to all of our students through PE classes
  • HYPE Virtual After School Program (1:30 pm) https://bit.ly/southwestmiddlehype

2020-2021 Academic Calendar

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We will continue to work on our goals from last year . . .

Resources for parents and students

SOM welcomes, values, and appreciates each and every student that is part of our Buccaneer Family! All are welcome at SOM!

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Where can I get help?

Our curriculum and instruction department has created a parent and student page where you can get resources and support for distance learning.
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Southwest Middle School Website/ Nuestra página de internet

Southwest Middle School's Website

Please refer to this page if you need to contact our administration or one of our teachers. Thank you.