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Hello Sutter Families,

January is here and we are excited for all the great things to come in 2023! January 3rd marks the beginning of our second semester and our students and staff will continue to work hard to reach our academic goals, and to continue to support the social and emotional development of our students. Last month, we honored students who demonstrated Perseverance/Respect with a pancake breakfast. This month, our theme surrounds Responsibility.

We are very proud of the great events that will occur this month. Once again, our incredible Sutter Middle School PTA will support our PBIS program, by hosting Popcorn Friday 1/6/2023. Thank you PTA! Seven Sutter Middle School students will participate in this year’s CMEA Honor Band Performance at Sheldon High School, Saturday, January 7th at 3:00 PM. This is an incredible accomplishment for these very talented SMS students! Additional fun events on campus include fun Spirit Dress up Days, hosted by our amazing Leadership students January 13th, January 20th, and January 27th. We also look forward to girls’ basketball and boys’ soccer beginning this month.

We urge you to attend our next Cougar Café Meeting Thursday January 26th. Our counselors and our MFT will give a presentation on student anxiety, and we will provide time to gather additional feedback about this school year. Here is to a fantastic month of January!


Tarik McFall


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January Holidays

Holiday - Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Monday 1/16 - School will be closed.


Cougar Cafe

Thursday, Jan. 26th, 9am

Sutter Middle School Multi

We urge you to attend our next Cougar Café Meeting Thursday January 26th. Our counselors and our MFT will give a presentation on student anxiety, and we will provide time to gather additional feedback about this school year. Here is to a fantastic month of January!


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Sutter Middle Boys Basketball

Congratulations to Coach Wilkin and the 8th grade boys basketball team as they defeated Rolling Hills 52-30 to bring home the Championship! Great job guys. An outstanding effort was turned in by everyone.

A great season was also turned in by our 6th/7th grade boys basketball team. They lost a tough, semi-final game to end their season. Thanks to Coach Fears and Coach Garza for all they do.


Sutter Middle Girls Soccer

Congratulations to the girls soccer team for an outstanding first season. Coach Kusaba and the girls lost a hard-fought championship game to Folsom Middle school, 1-0. Great season girls!


Boys Soccer and Girls Soccer Tryouts - Winter Sports

Boys Soccer and Girls Basketball tryouts begin Monday, January 9th. If you are interested in trying out be sure to complete your sports physical and Athletic Clearance online before then. You can find more information on the "Athletics" page of the Sutter Middle School website.


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Leadership Spirit Days - New Year, New Me

January 13th - Dress up futuristically or as your future self!

January 20th and 27th - Show your Sutter Spirit! Wear red, black, and white or any SMS spirit wear!


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2022-2023 Reflections Art Contest Winners

Congratulations to our 2022-2023 Reflections Art Contest Winners. The winners in each category advanced to the district level and their work submitted to the Third District PTA’s Reflection Art Program on December 1, 2022. Thank you PTA for hosting this event.

Film Production: Teacher’s call for help by Sanaya G.

Film Production:

Photography: The Shining of Courage by Swasti R.

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Music Composition: Helicopter song by Ethan S.

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Dance Choreography: Hannah Padme C.

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Literature: A hope That Spiraled Into Not by Soina K.

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Visual Arts: Middle School Life by Anaisha G.

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Check out our Student Newsletter here!!


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Our process is now online!

Step 1: Complete the “online” volunteer application. Please note that TB tests must have been completed in the past 60 days. You can visit your physician for this assessment or you can attend one of the courtesy TB Test Clinics sponsored by FCUSD. You can find the list of scheduled clinics here.

Step 2: If you are applying to be a Category 2 Volunteer, you will need to complete a live-scan fingerprinting for DOJ criminal background clearance. You must obtain a FCUSD issued live scan form from the school office to complete the fingerprinting process with a third party. Please contact your parent coordinator for this form. This is REQUIRED regardless if you have had a Live Scan done for another district. This cost is not covered by the District. If you have previously had fingerprints processed for FCUSD, you DO NOT need to process them again unless otherwise directed.

Click on this link to complete your volunteer application.

Please contact our parent coordinator, Mona Noel -, for more information.

Thank you again for supporting our schools!

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SMS Website Highlight - BULLETIN

Did you know that the Daily Bulletin read to the students every morning in their Advisory class is available to you on our Website? Click HERE to check out what's going on each and every day at SMS. The bulletin includes sections about Student Information, PTA, Clubs, and Sports.


Sutter Middle School

A Note from the Health Office Regarding Medications


We just want to send out a reminder about the school’s policy on medications. If your student is needing any medication, we must have a signed form on file in the health office along with the medication in the health office.

Students are not allowed to have medication in their possession at any time. The only exceptions are:

· Students with asthma are allowed to carry an inhaler if there is a signed medical form from the child’s physician.

· Students with anaphylaxis are allowed to carry an EpiPen if there is a signed medical form from the child’s physician.

The school does not supply medication of any type. The student’s parent or guardian must provide all medication needed to be taken at school. This includes all prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medication including but not limited to pain relievers (ibuprofen or acetaminophen), cough drops, antacids, creams, and ointments.

The school nurse, health assistant, or other designated school personnel will administer the medication to a student provided that the school office has received the following:

· A district medication consent form signed by the physician and parent for prescription medication.

· A district medication consent form signed by the parent/guardian for over-the-counter (OTC) medication.

· The medication is sent to school in the original unopened over-the-counter (OTC) container or pharmacy prescription container.

· Medications for 6th grade students shall be brought to the health office by a parent, guardian, or designated adult. Students 7th and 8th grade are allowed to bring OTC and (non-controlled) prescription medications to the health office.

· Refills of medication are the responsibility of the parent/guardian.

· All medications shall be held in the school office, in a secure location, in the original container labeled with the student’s name.

· Parents need to be in constant communication with the office when their students are on daily medication, or at any time they are concerned, even if the medication is not given during the school hours. Please inform the school if your student is taking a medication that may affect his/her behavior.

· Parents and students are responsible to pick up any remaining medications at the end of the school year, or the left over medications will be discarded.


Thank you and please reach out with any questions or concerns!

Carolyn Holcomb RN Maryann Hewitt HA

School Nurse Health Assistant

916-294-9035 ext 320121 916-294-9035 ext 320120

Monday, Thursday, Friday Monday-Friday

8:30am-3:45pm 10:00am-2:00pm

Form for Asthma Medication:

Form for Prescription Medication:

Form for Over-the-Counter Medication:


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The Sutter Middle School Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) needs YOU! With your membership (for just $10 per year!), you will:

  • Have a vote! Attend meetings and help decide how our funds will be used to support our wonderful school.
  • Be connected! Find out what’s happening, and meet administrators, teachers and other parents!
  • Speak up! Suggest changes, ask questions, give feedback.
  • Give back! Volunteer and support our activities and programs.
  • Enjoy member benefits! Visit California State PTA Member Perks for a list of all PTA member benefits.

Learn more on our webpage, then complete the membership form and sign-up today! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email



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Tutoring is available for:

Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Trigonometry, Pre-calculus, Geometry, Statistics

You can find more information about the MTB program here:

Tutoring hours are available here:

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Sutter Middle School

715 Riley Street

Folsom, CA 95630

Phone: 916-294-9035

Fax: 916-294-9081