SKYVIEW MIDDLE SCHOOL
SKYVIEW ATTENDANCE LINE: 719-495-5560
6350 Windom Peak Blvd. Colorado Springs, CO 80923
DATES TO REMEMBER
February 7-11 Spirit Week
- 2/7-Comfy day
- 2/8-Dynamic duo day
- 2/9- Crazy hair, crazy socks & crazy clothing day
- 2/10- Sports Day (jersey)
- 2/11- RED Day (wear all red)
February 17 D49 will delay by two hours Doors open at 9:35 am
February 17 Parent Teacher Conferences 4:30-7p Google Sign up(More information to come)
February 18 Parent Teacher Conferences 8-11am Google Sign up(More information to come)
February 21 District closed for President's Day
February 22 Skyview students return to school
February 28 District closed NO SCHOOL
A WORD FROM MR. SISSON
Dear Skyview Families,
With the 3rd quarter in full swing, February is a busy time of year as we prepare for the spring semester and begin to look ahead to the 22-23 school year. 8th grade parents should start to look for emails from the high school to prepare for registration for classes for next school year. The counselors will be meeting with students to discuss elective options and areas of interest for students. As Skyview begins to plan for the 22-23 SY we look forward to introducing additional courses for 8th graders, to include advanced art as well as strength and conditioning.
We are also looking forward to the addition of the PALS program. The goal of the PALS program is to pair students with cognitive disabilities with other peers who participate in physical education. Students not only receive support but build on our community to work together and grow in all areas of learning. As we continue to grow programing at SMS, we plan to increase elective opportunities for all grade levels.
I am extremely proud of the hard work and dedication of our staff and students through the first semester. We have reviewed our STAR assessment data from the beginning of the year to the middle of the year and Skyview MS has scored the highest student growth in reading in the district with a 72% student growth percentile, and math has scored a 65% student growth percentile. With this growth data we are able to review students' typical growth and can predict students' performance on CMAS. Another important area of focus is that the data allows us to inpoint students academic needs and adjust instruction accordingly. While this local accountability measure is new to the zone and the district, we are working closely with district leadership to provide teachers with training to utilize the data to build on students' academic needs and success. I encourage you to discuss your students' scores with teachers during parent teacher conferences.
Parent teacher conferences will be held on Thursday, Feb. 17 from 4:30-7:00 PM and Friday, Feb. 18 from 8:00-11:00 AM. Please look for information in your email to provide the opportunity to sign up. An important thought when planning for parent conferences is to discuss your students progress and needs to focus on success in the academic setting with teachers. Communication with teachers is one of the best ways to support your students' growth. Parents should utilize PowerSchool to review grades and this is a great way to communicate with teachers. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to reach out for support.
As we continue to work through the school year we know that many decisions continue to be made throughout the school year that have a significant impact on students, staff, and our community. With that in mind, I encourage you to participate in the SMS School Accountability Committee (SAC). This committee acts as a guiding coalition for the school and the decisions that we make. I am a firm believer that it takes a village to raise our students. I want to hear from the community as we continue to grow as a school and zone. Please look for future information with specific dates, times, and locations for the SAC meetings for the remainder of the school year.
ATTENDANCE PHONE LINE
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D49 Student Check Out Procedure
*Any parent/friend/relative picking up a student must be listed as an approved contact with “pick-up” privileges in PowerSchool and must present their valid, legible, government issued photo ID.
*PLEASE NOTE: We will only call student out of class, once you have arrived, we have checked your ID and you have signed your student out of school.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
Required Student Id's
Dear Skyview Families,
In an effort to improve and support security at Skyview Middle School we will be requiring all students to wear their student photo ID's. SMS provided a breakaway lanyards for all students, if your student chooses to provide their own lanyard please ensure that it is a breakaway and appropriate for school. Students that need a replacement ID will need to stop by the front off to get an updated ID from Mrs. Aragon.
Replacement IDs will be a $5 charge.
Parent Partnership 2/23/22
The mission of the Parent Partnership is simply to support you: parents, grandparents, guardians, or care providers of our middle-schoolers. We understand the trials and stressors that students at this age often experience, and we want to provide resources to help you better navigate this pivotal time in your child’s life. As the name reflects, we want to partner with you, open the lines of communication, and help bridge the gap between home and school.
At our last meeting, we had a guest speaker, Denise Warren, LPC, give a presentation on mental health. If you were unable to attend, a link to the presentation can be found here: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1pCBy_b3XZHjn0M1-24T_sPdcRjQ2gclt/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=118118168284855437631&rtpof=true&sd=true
Please keep an eye out for information that will be sent home in regards to our next Parent Partnership meeting that will be held on Wednesday, February 23rd.
Laura Sebastian, Math Interventionist, Skyview Middle School
Carri Crowe, Instructional Coach, Skyview Middle School
School Nurse/ Health Room
Dear Skyview Families,
Due to the increases in COVID-19 cases within our community, and in alignment with EPCPH’s revised school guidance we will temporarily suspend sending individual COVID case notification letters. Families should continue to monitor their student’s wellbeing and keep anyone experiencing symptoms of any illness home. We also ask that you continue to notify the school of any positive COVID cases within the home so we can take the appropriate actions as we work to keep in-person learning a priority.
Please know that we do not direct quarantine measures in relation to COVID-19. We truly do appreciate notification when your child has been exposed, but the quarantine timelines must come from your child's primary care provider or the health department. The health department's phone number is (719)578-3220. If your child is quarantined under the advice of your primary care provider or the health department, please let the school know and your student's absence will be excused. If for any reason your child has been tested for COVID, please do not send them to school until those results have come back. As a final reminder and update, the current recommendation for isolation when your student has a positive test is at least 5 days. Your child may return on day 6 if they have been fever-free (without the use of medications) and with a major improvement of symptoms.
With the increase of illness in our community, please take a moment to review the illness guidelines and expectations. Please remember, if your child is sick, do not send them to school. If your child is feeling ill enough to require medicine, they are not ready to return to school yet. Our illness guidelines are attached. Please take the time to familiarize yourself with this document.
As always, we appreciate your collaboration in helping keep our students and staff healthy.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to Jennifer Debelak Health Para or Erika Radcliff, RN, BSN, School Nurse at 719-495-5562.
DISTRICT CALENDAR 2021-2022
8th Grade Baby Pictures
It is time to send in your baby pictures for the 8th grade baby picture page in the yearbook. Please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline is Friday, March 11.
Sports and SMS events calendar
Welcome to the Skyview Middle School Counseling Center. We are here to provide you with some resources to help make middle school a little easier.
This site will be helpful for students, parents, and teachers to get some ideas, strategies and information about various topics to affect our Skyview Eagles.
We are pleased to announce School District 49 will provide a school meal at no cost for all students through the end of the '21-'22 school year.
Important Skyview Links
The Book Fair is Back in 2022!
Dates- Feb 7th- 11th.
Hours of operation- During the School Day
Ways to purchase Books-
Check (made out to Skyview Middle School)
Scholastic eWallet (https://players.brightcove.net/1543299976/Eyj59PHsg_default/index.html?videoId=6275847261001)
All proceeds from the fair go directly to the library to purchase new books.