SMS Scoop

August 29, 2022

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iPad Insurance Information

Scott County District 2 is excited to again partner with Secured Tech Solutions to offer an opt-in accidental damage protection plan for our student iPads. This coverage will protect your student- issued device (does not cover loaners) from incurring repair costs due to accidental damage or theft (with police report). Coverage will begin when purchased and covers devices through July 1, 2023. The cost to enroll is $25.

Please consider purchasing this coverage. The deadline to participate is August 31, 2022.

To enroll, visit:

There are hard copies of the flyer in the SMS office, but insurance must be purchased online.

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Reminders for Walkers

SMS students who walk to and from school:

Please be careful when crossing the streets, utilize sidewalks and crosswalks when available, and follow the street crossing signs.

Also remember to be aware of the traffic around you at all times.

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New Faces at SMS--Lisa Mann

Scottsburg MS welcomed five teachers to our faculty for the 2022-2023 school year.

Mrs. Lisa Mann, 7th grade special ed teacher, shared this bio:

I grew up in Carmel, Indiana, but spent every moment I could with my grandparents in Little York. We got to move to the family farm in 2019. We completed the sale of our home in Indianapolis exactly two weeks before the country shut down due to Covid, but we love it here in Southern Indiana.

I graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University with a bachelor of science in accounting, and I am returning to IWU to complete my transition to teaching work.

I enjoy bowling, reading, gardening, and spending time with my family. I have raised 6 children, and I am very proud of all of them. My youngest just began high school in Salem this year. We are a very close family and it is always fun when we get together. I also have 3 grandchildren: Adi (13), Eddie (6), and Ella (3) who are so much fun!

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Snack Line during Lunches

The SMS Snack Line is scheduled to open on Monday, August 29th.

Items offered will 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 in order to purchase items from the snack line.

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Fall Sports Pictures

Team sports pictures for our fall teams will be on Tuesday, August 30th.

Here is the schedule that photographer Jenni Brown will follow:
Tennis team at 3:00 p.m. - match at home
Cross Country at 3:15 p.m. - meet at Seymour at 5:00 p.m.
Soccer at 3:30 p.m. - practice from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Volleyball at 4:00 p.m.
Football at 5:00 p.m.

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Free Sport/Vaccine Clinic

The Scott County Health Department is offering a free sport/vaccine clinic on Thursday, September 1st from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.

The health department is located at 1296 N Gardner Street in Scottsburg.

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Fall Sports Season

Our fall sports season is underway.

Practices and competitions for all sports have started.

Eventlink is the platform that we use to communicate with parents/family members regarding practices and events.

If you have questions about athletics, please contact Mrs. Manns at 812-752-8926 option 2.

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.

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Cafeteria Information

Check out this link for breakfast and lunch menus:

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.

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