Sebastian River Times

October 2021

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Dear SRMS Families,

We have had a great start this year. The students have returned to school with an obvious commitment to learning and success. Our faculty remains skillful as well as caring. The school facilities provide a great environment for learning. October 8 will be the last day in the first nine weeks and Report Cards will be accessible in FOCUS on October 15.


Please continue to be an active role in your child’s educational and personal growth. Every family should have a FOCUS account to stay informed about your child’s academic progress. It is an online web-based program that can be accessed from a computer and the FOCUS app can be downloaded to handheld devices. Visit our district website at www.indianriverschools.org , under the “I Want To” section to the right select “Add Student or Register for Focus Account, then follow the instructions for registration.


After school activities are in full swing at SRMS. There are many clubs and activities available for your child to be involved in at school. I would like to thank the many teachers who give of their time to make these activities available. If your child is in Advanced Science classes, you should have seen paperwork regarding the Science Fair projects and deadlines. Please work with your child to ensure your child is meeting the deadlines for these projects. Simply check their science grade to see if they are up to date. There are many requirements for the project and our Science Department has planned an easy-to-follow schedule for students.


A reminder to parents that the School District of Indian River County implemented an ID Badge program this year. Attached in the newsletter is a letter from SDIRC explaining the program in detail. In short, ID Badges are required to get on and off school buses, worn visibly while at school, scanned for attendance, Media Center book check-out, and in the cafeteria line for lunches and snack. Replacement badges are available for $5 from Mrs. Giordano in the Guidance Office.


Sincerely,

Todd Racine, Principal

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CONGRATULATIONS!

To our Employee of the Year, Mrs. April Gehrke (Front Reception) and to our Teacher of the Year, Coach Mia Johnson (PE Teacher/Athletic Director)
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Daily Schedule

Here is the schedule for this month.


Remember on blue days, we have periods 1-2-3-4 and on orange days we have periods 5-6-7-8.

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OCTOBER 19th: 6th Grade Health Screenings


Attention 6th grade parents: Health Screenings are October 19th. 6th grade students will have their hearing, vision, height and weight checked and screened for scoliosis. If you prefer to have your child opt out please check the box on the Health and Wellness Form or contact the health room.

SAC Meeting

Please join us for our next School Advisory Council Meeting on Tuesday, October 19 at 3:45 pm in the Media Center.


Join virtually through Microsoft Teams. The link will be posted here prior to the meeting.


Future SAC Meeting dates: October 19, November 16, January 18, 2022, February 15, March 15, and April 19. All meetings begin at 3:45 p.m. and are held in the Media Center.

UPCOMING CALENDAR NOTES:

  • October 15 - Report Cards published to FOCUS Parent Portal
  • October 19 - 6th Grade Health Screenings
  • October 27 - Parent Conferences - look for information on our social media accounts and in a future school messenger call and on FOCUS!
  • October 29 - No School due to Conferences
  • November 3 - Picture Retake/Make Up Day
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NOTIFICATION OF OUT OF FIELD TEACHERS

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*All SRMS Athletic Events have an admission fee: Adults $3, students $2.

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Join us on November 6

IB students can earn volunteer hours for the IB Learner Profile Trait BALANCED


https://runsignup.com/ibrunforthefuture5k


This fundraiser benefits the IB programs at all 3 IB schools in our district: Liberty Magnet, Sebastian River Middle, and Sebastian River High School. If you would like information on becoming a sponsor, please contact Christine Sturgeon at 564-5210 or visit this link: https://osp.osmsinc.com/IndianRiverSchools (click on 6-8 and Sebastian River Middle)

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Parent/Guardian Informational Guide

Parents, please take a look at the 2020-2021 Parent/Guardian Informational Guide. You will find helpful information on attendance, school safety, Parents’ Right to Know and much more! https://www.indianriverschools.org/common/pages/DisplayFile.aspx?itemId=2650790


Padres, por favor miren la Guía de Información Para Padres 2021-2022. ¡Encontrará información útil sobre asistencia, seguridad escolar, los derecho a saber de los padres y mucho más! https://www.indianriverschools.org/common/pages/DisplayFile.aspx?itemId=20859388

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School Bus Transportation

A signed note, including a phone number from parent/guardian, is required to be turned in to the front office twenty-four (24) hours in advance for students to be permitted to ride a different bus. School officials will verify the note, authorize and return to student to present to bus driver as approval to ride a different bus. -- 2021-22 SDIRC Student Code of Conduct


Please remind your students that they are expected to be respectful and follow directions while on board our buses. Students risk losing the privilege of ridership if they violate safety and security measures put in place by the driver.


STUDENTS MUST HAVE THEIR ID BADGE FOR RIDING DISTRICT TRANSPORTATION.

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Breakfast and Lunch Menus

Visit this link to see what's served each day. *** Be sure to select Sebastian River Middle School from the drop down menu at the top.


Remember, all students are eligible for FREE breakfast and lunch during the 2021-22 school year.


Our cafeteria opens daily at 7:30 a.m. After finishing breakfast, students should move directly to either the gym (6th and 7th grade) or the Cowboy Courtyard (8th grade). Students should not be in the halls or visiting teachers' classrooms at this time.

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Did Your Student Forget Lunch?

If your student forgets their lunch, you can drop it off in the front office. We will be more than happy to ensure that they receive it at the start of their lunch time. Any items dropped off for students during the school day are delivered during lunch.
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Report Cards

This year, Progress Reports and Report Cards will not be printed. Therefore, it is very important that all parents have a Parent FOCUS account.


Grades close for First Quarter Report Cards on October 8, and they will be published to the Parent Portal on October 15.

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