SIMON Says

SMS Newsletter: September 13-17, 2021

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Principal's Message

It's hard to believe we are already a month into school! Classrooms are looking good and your students are engaged in a variety of instructional technology tools, stations, partner work, choice boards and fine arts activities!


It's progress report time! We encourage all students to check their student self-serve once a week. Students should have at least 4 daily grades by now. Please encourage your child to check their grades and we encourage you to check Parent Self-Serve to check your child's grades also. https://haystx.teams.hosting/selfserve/EntryPointHomeAction.do?parent=true Also at this time we are not doing schedule changes.


We value parent and community involvement as educating our students is a team effort. Feel free to reach out any time! We are Simon Strong!


Ms. Laura Briones, M. Ed.

Principal

Help SMS win by joining the PTA!

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What is Title I?

Simon is a Title I campus and you have a right to know!


Please click here for English.


Haga clic aquí para inglés.

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Remote Conferencing for Temporary Absences

Hello Hays CISD Students and Staff! We have a new program this year, approved by the state, called Remote Conferencing. This program serves those students who have tested positive from COVID 19 or need to quarantine due to a close contact. We know that everyone reacts differently to this virus, and want to be able to provide some continuity for our students when they start feeling better!


Now that you are feeling better, but still have to stay home, you are welcome to start catching up on the work that’s been assigned to you in your Schoology Courses. We have teachers that are available to assist you in those courses.


To access those teachers, you will need to start off in Classlink and find the Remote Conferencing app. It should be towards the end of the buttons on your dashboard. When you click on this, it will take you to the Remote Conferencing Website. There will be a schedule of when teachers will be available to assist you.


A few reminders:

  • Remote Conferencing Instructional Support begins at (9:05 a.m. for Middle School) (9:45 a.m. for High School) and attendance will be taken at 10:20 a.m. each day.

  • To meet attendance requirements, students must be logged on and participating at 10:20 a.m. each day. Attendance policies will be enforced.

  • Four hours of instructional support is offered each day.


If you have any additional questions, please feel free to reach out!

Remote Conferencing Orientation Videos

Wolverine Readers

We are working hard to promote fluent readers at Simon and need your help! Please ask your student about what they are reading in class and encourage them to read for 20 min daily at home. Access to the SMS online library is available on the Simon website if that is a preference.
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Dress Code and Uniform Color Information:

  • 6th Grade - Red Polo Shirt, Khaki or Navy Bottoms, Close Toed Shoes
  • 7th Grade - Blue Polo Shirt, Khaki or Navy Bottoms, Close Toed Shoes
  • 8th Grade - White or Grey Polo, Khaki or Navy Bottoms, Close Toed Shoes


Thursday

  • Grade Level Shirts (can be ordered at schedule pick-up)
  • Jeans (NO Rips, Tears, or Holes)
  • *No Uniform Polos Allowed With Jeans


Friday

  • College, SMS, or Hays CISD HS Shirt
  • Jeans (NO Rips, Tears, or Holes)
  • *No Uniform Polos Allowed With Jeans


Only SMS or Solid Colored Hoodies are Allowed


Face Masks - Face masks for students, staff members and visitors on campus continue to be highly recommended but not required. The majority of the SMS staff and students use their masks on campus on a regular basis. We have extra masks on campus. If a student requests a mask we can provide them a mask.

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Uniform Ordering Option

We have teamed up with Triple Elevation to provide you an additional resource to order school uniforms for Simon Middle School for next year. Please note, you are not required to purchase your school uniforms through Triple Elevation, rather it is just an additional option. They also have custom uniform shirts available with a wolverine logo.


Saludos,


Quiero anunciar que nos hemos asociado con Triple Elevation para brindarles un recurso adicional para pedir uniformes escolares para la escuela secundaria Simon para el próximo año. Tenga en cuenta que no es necesario que compre sus uniformes escolares a través de Triple Elevation, sino que es solo una opción adicional. También tienen camisas de uniforme personalizadas disponibles con el logotipo de Wolverine.

Marquee Shout Outs only $10

We have made it even easier to wish your Wolverine Happy Birthday with a shout out. Simply go online by clicking the HERE and we will display your message on the SMS Marquee. Please do not select shout outs on Sundays or during school Holidays. All proceeds from Marquee Shout Outs will fund incentives for the SMS Positive Behavior Support Program.
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Attention 7th and 8th graders interested in the Athletics class and playing sports for Simon. You are required to have a Sports Physical and fill out the Rank One On-Line Forms before the year starts. If you have any questions or want to email your completed physical contact:


Cassandra Trevino Girls Athletic Coordinator - cassandra.trevino@hayscisd.net

Jonathan Wilson Boys Athletic Coordinator - jonathan.wilson@hayscisd.net

Middle School College, Career and Life Ready Checklist

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For Counselor Questions Please Contact:

Mrs. Spinder - Student Last Names A-K: leslie.spinder@hayscisd.net

Mrs. Perez - Student Last Names L-Z: sonia.perez@hayscisd.net