Switzerland Point Middle School

Raider Rap- From SPMS - Issue #6

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A Message From School Administration

Just as a reminder, THIS WEDNESDAY is our first adjusted shortened schedule. There is a link to the new bell schedule provided below.

Tech Tips

Tech Tips:

Did you know that ALL St. Johns County students have access to all Microsoft Office 365 tools?!? Students can access Word, Powerpoint, Excel, and more by going to office.com and signing in with their credentials. Username is their s#@stjohns.k12.fl.us and password is their school issued password.

Zoom and Schoology Help:

Zoom conferences are being conducted through Schoology groups. Students will access the conferences for their classes by going to groups, finding the teacher for the class, going to resources, and click Zoom conference.

All Schoology applications (including Zoom) need to be conducted through the Google Chrome or Firefox web browsers.

Most students will be automatically logged into the Zoom conference when clicking on it in Schoology groups’ recourses. If not, the student needs to follow these steps.

If the student is not logged in automatically they should click “sign in with SSO”.

It will take them to a place to type the Company Domain. There they type “sjcsd-us” in the blank.

If it then takes them to a place asking for the username, they will type their s# followed by @stjohns.k12.fl.us and the school issued computer password. (This is the same combination the students uses to login to Schoology, HAC, and other school technology.

Updated Bell Schedule (effective 10-14-2020)

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A note for Distance Learners

Dear Raider Families,

Please take a moment to read the Student Code of Conduct handbook. After reading it, please fill out the Student Conduct Code (attached below). This must be signed by the student AND the parent/guardian.

Please return it to our Guidance Secretary, Jennifer Schwall at jennifer.schwall@stjohns.k12.fl.us

Other options are to fax it to 904-547-8635 or mail it. Our address is:

Switzerland Point Middle School

777 Greenbriar Road

St Johns FL 32259

The deadline to receive the Student Conduct Code is Friday, October 30.

If you have any questions, please call Jennifer Schwall at 904-547-8627.

Boo- Grams- Sold by Winterguard

Boo Grams are back!

Boo Gram sales will start 10/20/2020 during all 3 lunches. The Boo Gram's will be passed out during lunch for you to fill out before bringing them to the table to pay for them.

Boo Grams will be delivered the next day after purchase.

Send to your classmates, teachers or yourself!

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SPMS PTSO


PTSO MEMERSHIP

Please support our students and teachers by joining the PTSO. Memberships are only $20 per family. Memberships are a donation and do not require volunteer hours. Your donation helps fund many important things that take place during school like the PBIS Rewards Raider Store, Teacher Classroom Grants, and Teacher Appreciation.

· Thank you to the 86 Raider Families who have joined the PTSO to date.


Sign up here:

https://squareup.com/store/switzerland-point-middle-school-ptso


NOTHING BUNDT CAKES FRIDAYS FUNDRAISER

Thank you to those that supported our first Bundt Cake Friday!

Through the Fall, we will have Nothing Bundt Cake Fridays as a special treat for our students. Parents or students can purchase bundlett cakes for $ 5.00 on special orders days, then the cakes will be delivered on Friday to 7th period. Students can order for themselves or can bring these delicious treats home to their families.

Next Order Dates: Delivery:


Oct. 8, 9, 12 Oct. 16 Pumpkin Spice, Red Velvet, Classic Vanilla

Nov. 5, 6, 9 Nov. 13 White Chocolate Raspberry, Carrot Cake,

Chocolate Chocolate Chip

Dec. 3, 4, 7 Dec 11 TBD

Place your order online or pick up an order form at school today.


MEMBERSHIP DRIVE

October 15th to October 30th SPMS PTSO will have a membership drive to help us fund our 2020-21 school support needs. This is our biggest fundraiser. The PTSO will award prizes to the homerooms with the highest number of PTSO Memberships. Memberships purchased prior to the drive will be counted in the drive in each students’ homerooms (ie: each sibling credited). The first 10 homeroom classes that have a participation rate of 75% or greater will win a donut party. Their teacher will be eligible for a gift as well. Updates will be given on the morning news show. Let go Raiders!


OTHER INFORMATION

Next Meeting: October 19th, 6 PM, hosted via Zoom

Feel free to join us to see what PTSO is all about. Meeting details will be posted on our Facebook page or please e-mail susannordinpto@yahoo.com to receive details.

We need your help too. The following board positions are open. This is a great year to join the board and show your support for our students and staff.

VP of Fundraising

Secretary

Teacher Appreciation

Raider Store Chair

Spirit Wear Chair


RAIDER STORE - we are grateful that the Raider Store is back this year. This is a special store where students can “purchase” special items with their reward virtual points that they earn for good behavior. Our students are recognized for being Respectful, Responsible, and Safe. Tell your student to look out for these future dates.

Raider Store Dates:

October 23rd November 6th November 20th


OTHER WAYS TO SUPPORT PTSO

AmazonSmile - Shop through the PTSO link on AmazonSmile!

Click this link to find out more! https://smile.amazon.com/ch/59-3741022

Now while you do your regular shopping on Amazon thru AmazonSmile, .5% of your purchase will be donated to SPMS PTSO! It is that EASY! Thank you for your support!

Box Tops – Please download the Box Tops app and start scanning your receipts for SMPS PTSO to get Box Top credits. Please turn in any valid paper box tops to the front office.

Keep an eye on the PTSO website, Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date on what is coming up throughout the year!

Questions/concerns?? spmsptso@hotmail.com


For up to date happenings LIKE us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/SwissPointPTSO/

SPMS PTSO is on INSTAGRAM! Follow us at https://www.instagram.com/spmsptso/

Check the PTSO website for all the latest news! http://www.swisspointptso.com/

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Band News

Please consider volunteering for your Band Parent Association! The BPA is currently looking for an Assistant Treasurer! Want to know more? Email @ spmsbandboosters@gmail.com


The band is currently using Charms Office Assistant for organizing our band world! Please watch for an email from the director’s on signing up or check your account if you are a returning member! We are currently working to update students and payment accounts.



Please consider doing your shopping through our AmazonSmile link!! It’s easy! Click the link, choose Switzerland Point Band Parent Booster Association and start shopping! 05% comes back to the band for every purchase!! Thank you for your support!

https://smile.amazon.com/ch/04-3706348


Don’t forget to check the band webpage for updates, news and FAIR SHARE payments! https://www-raider.stjohns.k12.fl.us/band/


Find the band on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/groups/335826259847186/

Schoology and Zoom Support Resources

Please use this link to access up to date information from our district about possible technology issues and work arounds.


https://www.stjohns.k12.fl.us/media/current-technology-updates/

Celebrating Our Students

Josephina Abbs was 1 of 3 girls chosen through St. Johns County Girl scouts as selected mentee for one of the Women of Distinction 2020 Honorees. Josephina was paired with honoree, Jocelyn Spates as her mentor. This is not only a honor for Josephina but for her Girl Scout Troop #1480 and Switzerland Point Middle School to have a student selected over all the other girl scouts who applied (Cadette level and higher) in St. Johns County.

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ATTENTION DISTANCE LEARNERS! YEARBOOK NEEDS YOU!

We need your help! Please share photos of your distance learning experience. We would love to see your virtual set-up and include you in the yearbook!

Go to hjeshare.com and enter 359 for the school code. Enter the relevant information and upload your photos!

Picture Day

We are seeking a few GREAT volunteers to assist with our school photos.


Here is the link for volunteers for Picture Day😊


SPMS Picture Day Volunteer Sign Up

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Absences

Please remember to report all absences via email to:


norma.jackson@stjohns.k12.fl.us


** It may take 72 hours for absences to be excused in the system. This includes absences for distance learners. Notes are required for ALL excused absences. PLEASE include full first and last name.

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