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Sonora Middle School Newsletter (2021-22)

About Us

Chelsea Jennings, Principal

Brett Unger, Assistant Principal

Kim Bowerman, Assistant Principal

Welcome Letter from New Principal

Dear Sonora Middle School Families,

Welcome to the 2021-22 school year! As the new principal, I am excited to join an amazing faculty and prepare for a fun and safe back-to-school experience. I have had the pleasure of serving Springdale School District for 16 years now, and I am deeply committed to partnering with you and making a positive difference in your child's education.

I want to first invite you to attend our Teacher Meet & Greet on Wednesday, August 11, 2021 from 4:00-6:00pm. Students can meet their advisory teachers and visit their new pod. You can take a tour, grab forms, and learn helpful information about the school. For COVID safety reasons, we encourage sending just one adult family member with your child and for all visitors to wear a mask.

The first day of school is on Monday, August 16th. The SMS parent & student handbook is attached to this newsletter with more of our policies, but here are some important highlights to know before school starts:

  • The school day starts at 7:45am and ends at 3:15pm. The cafeteria will be open for breakfast starting at 7:15am.
  • The car rider line is on the east side of the building. Please do not use the front drive or the bus drive for picking up or dropping off students.
  • If you need to check out your student, please come to the front office. For your student’s safety and security, we ask for an ID for all student checkouts. All people checking out students must be the legal guardian or on the “checkout list" from registration. To add a person to the checkout list, please come by the office.

Make sure you have updated your information through Registration Gateway. I will continue to update you on news and events through our school newsletter, social media pages, and website. Please follow our Facebook page and feel free to reach out through Messenger with questions.

We look forward to working with you and your student as we strive toward a successful school year.


Chelsea Jennings


Teacher Meet & Greet

Wednesday, Aug. 11th, 4-6pm

17051 U.S. 412

Springdale, AR

This is our Open House event for students to meet their teachers and visit their new pod. For COVID safety reasons, we do recommend that students attend with just one adult family member and that all visitors wear a mask.
If you need help getting school supplies, please contact Janet Hornberger at or contact the school's front office.
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