Weekly Update of Events and Happenings at SRMS

September 24th, 2023

SRMS will be a hub to develop academic and social success for our diverse population, where all students and faculty matter and have a gift to contribute to our school and community.

Message from the Principal

Parents please remind your student's of the following:

All teachers, students, and staff members are asked not to bring cleaning products, deodorizers or other personal care products into the classroom. Spring Ridge Middle School has students, parents and staff with health conditions that are, at times, severely affected by fragrances. Strong scents and fragrances can trigger unpleasant physical effects in students and staff with asthma and/or allergies. Reactions could also become life threatening and cause medical emergencies.

2022-2023 MCAP scores will be distributed Monday or Tuesday during advisory. Please check with your student when they come home to review results.

Addtionally, Parents and students please remember we are now at the halfway mark for the 1st quarter. Please take time to sit down with your child and review their academic progress. You can schedule a parent teacher through your child's school counselor. It is never too late to make a change.

WHAT's NEW........

Monday, September 25th is a B day:

Lunch this Week

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SRMS Speech Contest Winner!!

Congratulations to Gabe Quesnell for being the winner of the Spring Ridge Middle School Speech Contest for the 2023-2024 school year! As a result Gabe represented our school at the St. Mary's County Fair Speech Contest on Friday. If you didn't get a chance to see Gabe you can click on the QR code below and hear some of the contestants from our school competition. So proud of all the SRMS students who competed in the SRMS Speech Contest this year. Way to SOAR!!!!!
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NJHS Food Drive Starts Soon

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SMCPS Middle School Meet 5K Run

This year‘s SMCPS Middle School Cross Country Championship Meet will take place on Tuesday, November 7, 2023 at Leonardtown High School.
The start time for the first race is 4:00 PM.
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Drive-thru flu vaccine clinics

The St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD), in coordination with MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital (MSMH) and the St. Mary’s County Public Schools (SMCPS), is offering drive-thru flu vaccine clinics for St. Mary’s County residents. All persons aged 6 months and older can decrease their chance for influenza infection or severe illness by getting a flu vaccine every season.

There will be no school-located flu clinics provided at the public schools this year, so parents and guardians are encouraged to bring their child to one of these locations for flu vaccinations.

SMCHD and MSMH will be providing flu vaccinations at the following locations:

  • Great Mills High School
    • Saturday, September 30, 2023 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Margaret Bent Middle School-Based Health Center
    • Saturday, October 7, 2023 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

For more information about seasonal influenza, visit smchd.org/flu.

Rhythm Club Tryouts

Rhythm club tryouts are the 1st week of October. Permission slips will be out the last week of September. There are 5 school days left between now and then to make sure your grades and behavior are meeting SOAR expectations so you are eligible to tryout.

Harris Teeter gives back to SRMS

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Meal Benefits Applications

Click here to complete a 23-24 Meal Benefit form. This form must be completed each year if you are applying for school meal benefits.

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Free Books for Spring Ridge Students and Classrooms!

Buy Select Kellogg’s Products, including various cereals, Pop-Tarts and Eggo.

Upload Your Receipt. Once purchase is confirmed, select books! Keep the books for your personal collection or donate to Spring Ridge MS (or another school).

Get up to 10 Free Books! Offer Ends 9/30/23

Questions? Contact Mrs. Dyson-White, pldyson@smcps.org

Just want to send in receipts? Direct them to Mrs. Dyson-White!

Visit the Kellogg’s Site for complete details.

Family Life Health Science Cirriculum Available

Family Life and Health Science materials will be available for parents to view on Sept. 22 from 8-1. Health teachers will be sending out the op-out forms and electronic information through Schoology in the coming weeks.
SRMS Tech Resource Page

Check out the SRMS Tech resource page. There are a variety of helpful links to take you to answers to most tech needs.

Transportation Information

Bus Schedules are available on the school system’s website.

SRMS Car Rider Information

If you are a car rider student please complete this online form to get a pass.

Drop Off and Pick-Up Instructions:

Drop off is at 7am. When you enter the south entrance to SRMS you will drive straight ahead (passing the ball fields and trailers) and follow around to the stop sign where you will have your student exit. You will exit straight ahead. Students will walk up the sidewalk to the building entrance.

Pick up takes place in the same location.

All afternoon car riders must complete the online registration. A pink placard will be made for

each student. Placards must be visible on car dashboard when picking student(s) up. Students

will be dismissed to the cafeteria at 1:57pm. Staff will radio names of students from placard to

cafeteria- student(s) will exit building and enter the vehicle. Exit straight ahead.

Note: If you do not have a PINK placard you must pick your student up in the front office after

showing a valid photo ID.

SMCPS Student Accident Insurance Available

ALERT: Beware of Phishing Attempts on SMCPS Student Accounts

In recent weeks, phishing attempts have been targeted at SMCPS student accounts using methods outside of SMCPS managed services.

Phishing is a method where malicious individuals attempt to trick you into providing them with information about you and your online account information. These methods can take many forms, so staying vigilant for anything that seems out of the ordinary when online is important.

Additionally, please note that SMCPS IT support will never contact you on Discord, Steam, or any other application that is not managed by SMCPS and will never ask you for your account password. If you are contacted on any outside application stating to be SMCPS IT, please DO NOT respond, block/report the individual and inform your site administration so that it can be escalated. Contact your building-level tech or the Department of Information Technology Services (ITS) at your first leisure for more information.

SMC Health Dept. School Based Health Center

Did you know that we have a School-Based Health Center (SBHC) that is open to all of our students? The Health Center provides many services, such as testing for illness (flu, strep, RSV, COVID-19, etc.), sports physicals, vaccines, well visits and more! Parents have to enroll for their student to receive these services - but do not have to be present for visits. Learn more online at smchd.org/sbhc or by calling (240) 434-6059.

Harriers SOAR

Harriers S.O.A.R. is our theme at Spring Ridge. Our students and staff are Safe, On-Task, Accountable, and Respectful at all times, in all locations, and in all interactions throughout their school day. We teach our S.O.A.R. framework each day and model in all of our interactions in order to have a safe, fun, positive, and healthy school culture.

Attention Military Families

Ms. Shannon Nickey is available to work with active duty military students who are enrolled at Spring Ridge Middle School. She can provide a variety of services for your child. Those services include counseling support, classroom support, and fun lunch socials. If you are interested please take the time to read and fill out this form. Once signed, please have your child turn the form into their advisory teacher. If you have any questions, please reach out to Ms. Nickey at 240-577-8056 or email her at senickey@contracted.smcps.org

Student Resource Accountability

Students are responsible for the care and upkeep of all of their SMCPS assigned resources: print and technology. This document outlines all of the policies and procedures in addition to pricing for lost or damaged devices. Please bring your charged laptop on the first day of school!


Please note that Attendance at school is mandatory. If a child is absent, that means they are not here to learn, and that has a direct impact on grades and achievement. If a child is going to be absent for an excused purpose, it is essential to report the absence. The easiest way to do this is to go to the SRMS website and report the absence electronically. Failure to report an absence will automatically create an unexcused absence for the child. If a child has an unexcused absence, teachers are not required to provide make-up work, which will impact grades and achievement.

"Everybody Eats" Program at SRMS

At Spring Ridge Middle School, us Harriers like to SOAR together and one way we do that is by helping each other out. That's why we have created "Everybody Eats".
It is our lunch donation fund that ensures all of our Harriers have access to a nutritious
lunch to make it through their day. Please consider making a donation to our lunch fund.

Donations can be made online, by visiting MySchoolBucks. Go to www.myschoolbucks.com. Go to your profile and make sure that your student is added as a student. Then click on the School Store link at the top of the page or the school store icon in the middle of the screen, and browse all items. At this point all items that are available for your student will show.

Always S.O.A.R. like a HARRIER!!

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Become a Registered Volunteer

Volunteer services is an essential component to student success!

SRMS Fundraising Activities for School Year 2024

Please click the link above for the most up-to-date Fundraiser information. The school receives funds from the purchase of school pictures, yearbooks, & school dances. Proceeds are used to purchase student meals and provide incentives for students.

Together in Education: Link Your Harris Teeter Card

All proceeds are used by SRMS to purchase additional school supplies that are supplemental to the curriculum.

Acceptable Use Policy for Technology

Families must complete the Acceptable Use Policy for SY 23-24 for every school age child.

Please click the link here: https://www.smcps.org/offices/assessment-accountability/student-device-resource-accountability