SEPTEMBER 20, 2023
Hello SIMS Families,
I hope this newsletter finds you all settling into your yearly school time routines. Routines, rituals and consistency are how students thrive in their learning environments. As a staff, we try to continually provide students with routines in order for them to be able to predict what their day will look like.
We are at the beginning of week three now. We have started tracking tardies. Please remember that we begin school at 9:00 AM on Mondays and 8:00 AM the rest of the week. It is crucial that students arrive on time in order to not have any missed learning time. As I stated in my last newsletter, every single student has a core content class first period. Meaning, every student has either Math, Language Arts, Social Studies or Science to start their day. Missed time means missed learning.
Some of you may have sixth through eighth grade students that have been talking about our Student Leadership Team, formerly ASB. Application packets were made available last Friday and students have until 3:00 pm this Friday to get them into the office. They are required to have a completed packet which includes, teacher recommendations, parent signatures and each individual student must answer some questions completely as well. I look forward to working with this group of students in order to bring back some leadership opportunities.
Each of our sixth through eighth grade students have been issued a locker and a lock. It is our expectation that they use them to keep their items safe. Students are not allowed to carry their backpacks during the day. Students are also not allowed to carry their cell phones during the day. It is crucial that students lock their lockers in order to secure their personal belongings.
Please make sure that you pay particular attention to all the information that Mrs. Nau is including in our newsletter as well. There is a lot of information because we have a lot going on. Have a wonderful rest of the week.
I am going to try and do some staff spotlights for each newsletter. I want to have the opportunity to introduce staff to the community and say a few words about what their role is and how they play such an important part in educating your children.
PICTURE DAY - OCT. 10
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School Name: Stayton Intermediate/Middle School
Picture Day Date: Tuesday, October 10
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COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITIES AND RESOURCES
- Stayton Public Library September Events
- Stayton Public Library October Events
- Willamette University Men's Basketball Kids Camp English Flyler and Spanish Flyer
- Stayton High School Cheer Camp Registration Form
- Cub Scouts Information Meeting - Sept. 25
- Family Fun Day - Siegmund Landscape Supply
- Horse of Hope Party in the Pasture