January 2, 2023
Winter Break Coming to a Close
We look forward to welcoming everyone back to the building on Tuesday.
Each student had multiple opportunities to beat Officer Nicholson, but the SRO won every round of their competition.
Sixth Grade Students Will Celebrate Halfway Day on January 10th
This year the halfway point is on Tuesday, January 10th. The day will include hallway decorations, lunch treats, and several grade-level activities.
You're almost halfway to your high school graduation, class of 2029!
End of Third Grading Period
Grades will be finalized by Tuesday, January 17th.
Report cards will be published in Harmony Family Access on Wednesday, January 18th.
No School on January 16th
Winter Sports Season
Wrestling practice has started. Their first meet is on Thursday, January 12th.
Eventlink is the platform that we use to communicate with parents/family members regarding practices and events.
Any questions please call Scottsburg MS and press option 2 for Athletics.
Snack Line during Lunches
Items offered range from $0.50 to $1.50.
Bottled Juice $1.50
Canned Drinks $1.50
Cereal Pouch $1.00
Chips/rice krispies $1.00
Cookies/granola bars $0.75
Fruit rollups $0.50
Fruit Snacks $0.75
Gold fish/animal crackers $0.60
Ice Cream $1.50
Students must have money in their account and must be wearing their badge/lanyard in order to purchase items from the snack line.
Reminders for Walkers
Please be careful when crossing the streets, utilize sidewalks and crosswalks when available, and follow the street crossing signs.
Also, be sure that you are a positive representative of SMS when you are in the community.
Also, as Officer Nicholson reminded you during his classroom visits, be sure that you are aware of your surroundings, including traffic, at all times.
Student Handbook Update
The Scottsburg MS student handbook contains some significant updates for the 2022-2023 school year. The most significant changes took place in the discipline section.
Here are the highlights of three changes that will impact the largest number of students:
Cell phones are still not allowed to be used during the school day here at SMS. Phones are expected to be turned off and stored in lockers. Students who are carrying a cell phone or using a cell phone during the school day are in violation. The consequences for each situation are outlined in the handbook.
Second is illegal substances. This year students who have illegal substances and/or paraphernalia (most common examples are vapes, cigarettes, or alcohol) will be recommended for expulsion on the first offense.
In an attempt to be more aligned with the high school discipline policy, we will be following a progressive discipline approach. This means that when a student commits the same offense multiple times, the discipline will get progressively more serious. Each example is outlined in the doc that is provided by clicking on the picture above or via the link below.
SMS Student Handbook
We encourage you to read the handbook with your child(ren) and to contact us with any questions you may have.
We are looking forward to working with our students and their parents throughout the upcoming school year.
Like many schools, we occasionally experience some supply/distribution delays. We will follow the posted menus when possible, but will have to make adjustments at times.
January 3rd will be cook's choice (chicken, fries, and California blend)
January 4th will be cook's choice (Italian day with garlic bread, corn, and side salad)