Scarborough Middle School
Family Newsletter for 01-06-2023
Hello Scarborough Middle School Families,
Just a reminder that Semester 1 ends on Friday, January 20th. Some helpful hints to help your child be as successful as possible as the first semester comes to an end:
Check PowerSchool to determine if they have any missing assignments
If your child has missed school, please have your child follow up with their teacher to make a plan for missing assignments
Remind your child to utilize RISE to check in with their teachers
If you are having any password issues with Powerschool, please email Victoria Lemelin at email@example.com. For any other technical Powerschool issues please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below are instructions on how to access PowerSchool, and we encourage you to view your child’s progress on a regular basis.
How to use PowerSchool:
PowerSchool login page:
Where to view grades:
Once in your child’s portal, click on Grades and Attendance, see grades in Q2 or S1 column under Course Information
Grading and Reporting Guide:
Kathy Tirrell, Principal
Angela Scully, Assistant Principal
Check out this weeks Good Morning SMS News by clicking the below link!
8th Grade Families: 8th Grade Student Yearbook Recognitions Due 02/09!
8th Grade Student Yearbook Recognitions
Due by Thursday, February 9th, 2023
Previously known as 8th Grade Dedications
Families can write a brief message and include picture(s) (of student at any age) to recognize the accomplishments of their 8th grade student
Cost is $15
New this year, families can design their own 1/8 page recognition ad! They will be created, submitted, and paid for all on the Jostens website at the following link:
You will be asked to create an account or login and then you will be able to create your recognition ad. There is a comprehensive FAQ section with more details.
Make sure to take a look at the different design options available!!
You will complete payment directly on the Jostens website.
More than one dedication can be submitted for the same student from different family members if desired.
See examples on SMS Yearbook Website
SMS Yearbook, Pre-order today!
There is an early pre-order deadline of Tuesday, February 28th order ASAP through the Jostens website! Only limited extras are available at the end of the year so make sure to order ahead of time!
Student Absence Reporting
Families should report their middle school student's absence from school by calling the SMS main office at 207-730-4800 or by email at email@example.com. A reason for the absence must be stated, otherwise SMS office staff will reach out to determine the reason for the absence.
Excusable reasons for an absence:
- religious holiday
- family emergency
- planned absence
For Planned Absences (a day out of school which is not illness or medical appointment related), families should fill out the Scarborough Middle School Planned Absence form, which is found here.
For questions about attendance, please contact the Scarborough Middle School main office at 207-730-4800 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES
January 11- Wednesday
- Early Release Day
January 16th- Monday
- Martin Luther King Day- No School
- End of Quarter 2/Semester 1
Our SMS Daily rotation of A, B, C, D days can be found on our webpage: SMS Monthly Calendar. The District Monthly Calendar has additional information on upcoming events district-wide along with the District School Year Calendar (PDF).