Stingray Scoop

January 2023

Mr Taylor - Lead Stingray

Welcome Back Stingrays and HAPPY NEW YEAR!


I hope everyone had a wonderful and relaxing winter break. Our teachers returned on January 5th to prepare for a knowledge packed second semester. They have planned in-depth and engaging lessons to carry them through the 3rd quarter. The students will benefit from all their extra preparation.


I am also excited to announce that SGMS reigned superior in comparison to other middle and high schools in regards to our staff and student attendance. We coveted the district trophy for the entire first semester in both categories. With the new district competition criteria, we strive to maintain our title for the second semester. We cannot do it without your help. Attendance matters every day and we cannot be successful without it.


If your child failed any course during the first semester, please monitor his/her progress closely to insure completion prior to the end of school. Waiting until the last minute is stressful and typically unsuccessful for your child. If you need any assistance, please reach out to your students guidance counselor. Mrs. Blume serves students whose last name is "A-GL". Mrs. Cathcart serves "Go-O" and we are excited to introduce Mr. Elvin Padilla as our newest addition to guidance serving "P-Z". In addition we are thrilled to introduce our new 7th grade science teacher Mr. Roger La Marca. We are extremely lucky to have both of these Stingrays joining our SGMS Stingray Team.


Again I would like to send a warm "welcome back" and I look forward to building relationships with all of our Stingrays, including you as well. Please reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns.

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Opportunity to "FIND" missing work

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday during lunch we have an opportunity for students to work on any missing assignments from any class. Please check FOCUS regularly and remind your child they can report to room 2-108 during their lunch to work on those assignments. In addition, any students with course recovery needs may also attend.
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Parent Acknowledgement Forms

If you have not completed your Parent Acknowledgement Forms on your Focus Parent Portal, please do so as soon as possible. These forms are used for media, medical, library, and Guidance permission regarding your student.

Course Recovery

Any student who has failed a core class will be required to complete Course Recovery through our Edgenuity program. Edgenuity can be accessed through ClassLink anywhere you have an internet connection. Students are required to take and pass all three years of Math, Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies for promotion to high school.


Parents - If your student requires Course Recovery, he or she will be notified by Guidance and information will be sent home. Please encourage your student to work through their assignments.

Rising 9th Graders

Please be on the lookout for information regarding the transition to high school.


VBHS has an informational night on January 12th at 6:00pm in our SGMS cafeteria.


SRHS will have an informational session for families as well. We will send this information out through our social media and school website.


Indian River Charter will post their Orientation dates/times on their website.

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Lost and Found

Please remind your child to check the lost and found for any missing items including hoodies. We are expecting more cool weather in the future and we have may hoodies recently washed and stored at through the front desk.
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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events:

January 9th - Students Return

January 12th - Incoming 9th graders Parent Night - 6pm CafƩ

January 13th - Report cards available in FOCUS

January 17th - SAC meeting

January 23rd - Casual for a Cause benefiting GYAC

January 23rd - WIDA/Access testing begins for our ESOL students.

SGMS Math Moves by your ChildrenšŸ˜Š

SGMS Math Moves by your child MathematicianšŸ˜Š

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Community Sponsors for PBIS

Thank you to our Community Sponsors for supporting our PBIS Rewards program. Each of the companies below have donated gift certificates or reward items for our students. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact Tabetha.Esposito@indianriverschools.org
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FortifyFL

Quick and Easy Safety Tip Submission

By accessing FortifyFL, students can provide a description of the threat, share pics and videos and optionally submit their contact information.

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