SMS Scoop

August 15, 2022

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Great Start to the 2022-2023 School Year

Thanks to our faculty, staff, students, and parents, we had a very positive start to our 2022-2023 school year.

We appreciate you all and look forward to the coming year.

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iPad Insurance Information

Scott County District 2 is excited to again partner with Secured Tech Solutions to offer an opt-in accidental damage protection plan for our student iPads. This coverage will protect your student- issued device (does not cover loaners) from incurring repair costs due to accidental damage or theft (with police report). Coverage will begin when purchased and covers devices through July 1, 2023. The cost to enroll is $25 and enrollment is open through August 31, 2022.

To enroll, visit:

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Activities on Friday, August 19th

In an effort to encourage students to start the year with consistent work completion habits, we are planning several activities throughout the building during the afternoon of Friday, August 19th. Options will include dancing, a movie, activities (such as cornhole), games, etc.

In order to be eligible to participate, students must have completed/submitted all assignments in every class from August 9th through August 17th. In addition, they cannot owe a detention or ISS on Friday, August 19th. Students who need to complete work or take care of their disciplinary consequence will spend those two hours in a work room with a teacher.

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New Faces at SMS--Kristal Peacock

Scottsburg MS welcomed five teachers to our faculty for the 2022-2023 school year.

Mrs. Kristal Peacock, the teacher for our students with intensive needs, shared this bio:

I grew up in Louisville, Kentucky. I moved to Scottsburg when I was 14 years old. I graduated from IU Southeast in 2014 with a Bachelor's of Arts in English Writing.

I enjoy traveling with my family. My two favorite places to go with them are camping in state parks, especially in the fall and to Flagler Beach, FL. It's a small town nestled between St. Augustine and Daytona with wonderful people and great views.

I also like to clean and organize. My favorite part of the process is purging. After, I am always left with the sense of being able to breathe more easily.

Student Handbook Update

The Scottsburg MS student handbook contains some significant updates for the 2022-2023 school year. The most significant changes took place in the discipline section.

Here are the highlights of three changes that will impact the largest number of students:

  • Cell phones are still not allowed to be used during the school day here at SMS. Phones are expected to be turned off and stored in lockers. Students who are carrying a cell phone or using a cell phone during the school day are in violation. The consequences for each situation are outlined in the handbook.

  • Second is illegal substances. This year students who have illegal substances and/or paraphernalia (most common examples are vapes, cigarettes, or alcohol) will be recommended for expulsion on the first offense.

  • In an attempt to be more aligned with the high school discipline policy, we will be following a progressive discipline approach. This means that when a student commits the same offense multiple times, the discipline will get progressively more serious. Each example is outlined in the doc that is provided by clicking on the picture above or via the link below.

SMS Student Handbook

We encourage you to read the handbook with your child(ren) and to contact us with any questions you may have.

We are looking forward to working with our students and their parents throughout the upcoming school year.

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Thank you to all of the parents/guardians who have completed the online registration process in Harmony Family Access. We are approaching 95% of our students being registered for the coming school year.

If you have not yet completed the process, please do so as soon as possible.

If you need assistance, please call 812-752-8926 or stop by the SMS office. We will be happy to help you.

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Free Sport/Vaccine Clinic

The Scott County Health Department is offering a free sport/vaccine clinic on Thursday, September 1st from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.

The health department is located at 1296 N Gardner Street in Scottsburg.

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Fall Sports Season

Our fall sports season is underway.

All sports practices have started.

Eventlink is the platform that we use to communicate with parents/family members regarding practices and events.

If you have questions about athletics, please contact Mrs. Manns at 812-752-8926 option 2.

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Cafeteria Information

Check out this link for breakfast and lunch menus:

Like many schools, we occasionally experience some supply/distribution delays. We will follow the posted menus when possible, but will have to make adjustments at times.

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