Severance Middle School

January 7, 2022

Report Cards

Report cards are now viewable on the Campus Portal. Please contact your student's teacher if you have questions about their grades. If you are unable to view your student's report card, contact our office at 970-833-7200.

Tardy Policy

As we start the second semester we are going to be holding students accountable for their tardies. We were very gracious and flexible with tardies as students transitioned back into the building full time. Our tardy policy can be found in the school handbook online on page 6 or in the school planner. Students need to be in the building at 8:30am and will be counted tardy after 8:35am You can monitor your students tardies on the attendance tab of campus portal.

Volunteer Opportunities

We are looking for volunteers to help with duty during lunches and Hawk Days on Wednesday. Lunches run from 11:10-12:40 and Hawk Day is from 10:43-1:49. We always welcome volunteers to greet students to school in the morning or to help in our library. Anyone interested will need to fill out volunteer paperwork and can contact the front office with questions.

Attn: 8th Grade Parents Save the Date - SHS Welcome Night -January 25, 2022

Severance High School invites all 8th grade students and their parents on January 25 from 5:30-7:00 pm to their annual 8th Grade Welcome Night. More details to follow.

Weather Related School Closure Information

BRRRR! Winter seems to have finally arrived! With that in mind, we wanted to remind you of the potential winter-weather scenarios that could impact school schedules. Please know that student and staff safety is our *most* important consideration when making weather-related school decisions.

❄️ Closure - All schools / district offices will be closed. There will be *no* remote learning. Please check your school’s website for the status of afternoon and evening school activities.

❄️ Two-Hour Delay - All in-person school start times and bus pick-up times will be two (2) hours later. All a.m.-only preschool and kindergarten classes will be canceled. Watch for an adjusted schedule from your school.

❄️ Early Dismissal - All schools and district offices will close at a specified time. All afterschool and evening activities will be canceled.

In any of these scenarios, we'll send a message through Infinite Campus, as well as post here and on our website as soon as possible.

Clubs - We Want You!!

Make sure you check out the club schedule for when we return in January. An involved student is a successful student! If you don't see a club that peaks your interest, see Mrs. Rolf about adding a new one. See the CLUB CALENDAR HERE

Colorado School Safety Resource Center - Free Informative Learning Opportunity for Parents

CSSRC (Colorado School Safety Resource Center) is offering training for parents in January. The training is online, free and offered over the lunch hour. National experts will be speaking on cyber safety, cyber bullying, and drug trends.

The Colorado School Safety Resource Center is excited to offer an informative learning opportunity. This training is online, free and open to parents. Cyber safety/bullying and trends in substance use are topics of intense interest to our school communities and parents. We hope to demystify some of the concerns with our Speakers' Series.

Confirmed National Speakers:

  • ​​​​​Alex Rodrigues - January 11th - Cyber Safety
  • Lynn Riemer - January 18th - Drug Awareness for Adults
  • Sameer Hinduja - January 25th – Cyberbullying

  1. Date/Time: Tuesdays, January 11, 18 and 25, 2022 at 11:30 - 12:45 PM (MST)
  2. Location/Links: Due to COVID-19, these events will be held virtually. From the comfort of your own office, classroom, or home. Links will be provided to all registered attendees, as the event get closer.
  3. Cost: No-cost | Registration is open still! Registration is FREE but Required.

*** Even though there is no cost, you still need to register to receive the link. You may share Speakers' Series Link to anyone interested. For more details please CLICK HERE.

Substitutes Needed

On average this year, we need 34 substitutes each day. Like other school districts across the state and nation, our substitute pool has decreased, and we’re experiencing significant staffing shortages.

We want to continue providing the best educational experience possible for your children, and we need your help. Apply today to be a substitute or spread the word to someone you know. Benefits include:

  • Competitive pay
  • Required training hours paid at $12.63 per hour
  • Flexibility to accept jobs as your schedule permits
  • Ability to choose at which schools you want to work
  • Chance to make an impact in the community

There are two types of substitutes: certified or classified. Certified substitutes are for those who hold a teaching license or a one, three, or five-year sub license. Classified substitutes can work in a range of non-teaching positions, including:

  • Instructional Aide - assists the teacher with students in their daily work
  • Special Education Instructional Aide - assists students with special needs in their daily work
  • Nutrition Services - assists cooks and servers in the school kitchens
  • Receptionist - works to answer phones and do light clerical work
  • Bus Aide - assists children on the school bus to arrive safely to and from school
  • Health Aide - supports the Health Office

Certified guest teachers and retired teachers will earn $150 per day for more than four hours; $75 for a half day, more than two hours, less than four; or $45 for two hours or less.

The minimum salary for a Special Education Aide II and Health Aide is $14.68 per hour. For all other aides, the minimum salary is $12.63 per hour.

To apply, visit the Weld RE-4 employment site. For more information, contact Nicole Schmidt at

Hawk Parent Group (PTO) Meetings and Minutes

Hawk Parent Group (PTO) Meetings will be held in the Severance Middle School Library from 4:30-5:30pm. We will live stream the meetings as well. We look forward to seeing you there.

Thursday, January 13th Agenda CLICK HERE Virtual Link CLICK HERE

Wednesday, February 17th

Thursday, March 17th

Thursday, April 21st


Tuesday, October 5 - CLICK HERE to view minutes

Thursday, October 21 - CLICK HERE to view minutes - Stategies & PBIS Matrix

Thursday, November 18th - CLICK HERE to view minutes

King Soopers, Box Tops and Morning Fresh Milk Lids Fundraisers

Severance MS has joined the King Soopers Rewards Program. It's a simple way to help SMS fundraise for our field trip fund. The program is free to you and takes less than a minute to sign up. All you need is a King Sooper's Loyalty card.

Go to, log into your account, select MY Account, select Community Rewards (located on the left menu), search for Severance Middle School or by our code DG836, select Enroll. That's it!

The more that sign up and shop at King Soopers, the more SMS benefits.

Severance MS collects Box Tops and Morning Fresh Milk lids as part of our on going fundraiser.

Box Tops is changing to fit today's families. The new and improved Box Tops Mobile app uses state of the art technology to scan your store receipt, find participating products and instantly add Box Tops to your school's earning online. CLICK HERE to learn more. To view how to use the app and track credit for the box tops you've donated to SMS PLEASE WATCH for every 75 box tops your child turns in they will receive a candy bar.

Calendar of Events

Please watch our school calendar for all upcoming events.

CLICK HERE to view from our website.

Click Here for CLUB Calendar

Free Covid Test Location

Beginning this Saturday, Nov. 13, the north parking lot of the Windsor Community Recreation Center will become a temporary and free COVID-19 test location. Testing will be available on Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It will be closed on Saturday, Nov. 20, but it will reopen on Saturday, Nov. 27. The administered tests will be PCR nasal swabs that can take 24-48 hours for final results. For more information, visit