SKYVIEW MIDDLE SCHOOL
SKYVIEW ATTENDANCE LINE: 719-495-5560
6350 Windom Peak Blvd. Colorado Springs, CO 80923
DATES TO REMEMBER
- March 4 End of 3rd Quarter
- March 11 Spring Picture Day (Prepaid Only)
- March 18 No School
- March 21- April 1 SPRING BREAK No school
A WORD FROM MR. SISSON
Dear Skyview Families,
As we roll into March we are quickly approaching the end of the 3rd quarter, which will end on March 4th. Please take time to review your students' grades in PowerSchool and reach out to teachers if you have any questions. We look forward to spring sports and looking ahead to the 4th quarter. Spring is a busy time of year and I encourage you to check the SMS website for updates. Spring break will be from March 21- April 1. As we move into 4th quarter counselors will be working with students to begin for the 22-23 SY. If you have any questions regarding scheduling, please contact your students' grade level counselor. Please take time to enjoy time with friends and family during spring break.
ATTENDANCE PHONE LINE
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Reason for the absence:
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.
School Nurse/ Health Room
I would like to update you on an issue that has been occurring at Skyview. Students are texting their parents and telling them that they are sick and need to go home. Parents then come to pick up their child and the Health Room never knows that they left school sick. If your child texts you that they are not feeling well, PLEASE direct them to the health room PRIOR to coming to pick them up. There are a number of reasons why this is important.
First, we can evaluate your child and perhaps we can treat them so that they can stay in school or if we need to monitor symptoms of covid. Second, if we evaluate them, we know what brought them in to the health room. We check attendance logs and illness logs so we can see if there is an illness in a particular area. This is important because we can deep clean those rooms and we can try prevent an outbreak. Lastly, it is against our technology policy for children to text during the school day. We will never deny your child from contacting you and we will do this on behalf of your child.
We also monitor children that continue to come to the health room to see if there is an illness pattern. This also may assist the doctor when treating your child. Our goal is always to keep your child healthy and safe and we cannot do this without your cooperation. It is really important to let us know when your child is ill. With monitoring the Coronavirus per County and State guidelines, we have to have a plan and be able to keep students healthy and safe.
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 email@example.com. Deadline is Friday, March 11.
Spanish class students
7th and 8th grade Spanish students have their summative end of Quarter Midterm Exam on Thursday, March 3.
6th grade Spanish students have their summarize end of Quarter Final Exam on Thursday, March 3.
Please encourage your student to review and study as any students who earn a 100% earn a star on the wall of fame!
SKYVIEW SAC COMMITTEE
As the most recent survey came out on school and family engagement, it got me thinking…Skyview SAC (School Accountability Committee) is one way that you can engage and influence your middle school. It is a great way to be involved and know what is happening at Skyview without embarrassing our kids. The SMS SAC committee meets once a month (except for October & March) to discuss, inquire and advise the building leadership. We discuss how the tax dollars that are allocated to us are spent, what direction the school should go with regards to the UIP (Unified Improvement Plan) and we share difficulties and ideas to solve them. Please put our final 2 meetings on your calendar: Thursday April 14th and May 12th. We do our best to keep meetings to 1 hour and they start at 5:30 pm in the library at Skyview. The agenda for the meeting should be available on the Skyview Website one week prior to the meeting (Skyview Middle School SAC Page)
Sports and SMS events calendar
Track and Field Sign-Ups
Track and Field Sign-Ups
Any student interested in Track and Field will need to sign-up on the bulletin board outside the gym. Please make sure you have an updated sports physical on file with the school. An information packet will be given to those students who sign up. The start date will be Monday, March 14th. Practices will be everyday after school from 3:10PM - 4:45PM.
Please feel free to contact Coach Marino if you have any questions.
SMS Boy's Soccer Sign-Up
SMS Boy's Soccer Sign-Up
Any student interested in Boy's Soccer will need to sign-up on the bulletin board outside the gym or cafeteria. Please make sure you have an updated sports physical on file with the school. Please be ready and dressed in soccer attire and bring a water bottle.
- Practices are from 3:30-5pm (Monday- Friday)
- Tryouts are both March 14th & 15th 3:30-5 pm
Please feel free to email Coach Kim or Coach Gower if you have any questions.
Coach Kim & Coach Gower
SMS Girl's Softball Sign-Ups
Any student interested in Softball will need to sign-up on the bulletin board outside the gym or cafeteria. Please make sure you have an updated sports physical on file with the school. Please be ready and dressed in softball attire and bring a water bottle. An information packet will be given to those students who make the team on 3/17.
Practices are from 3:30-5pm (Monday- Thursday).
- Camp on March 14th and 15th 3:30-5 pm
Tryouts are March 16th and 17th 3:30-5pm
Please feel free to contact Coach Krueger if you have any questions.
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.
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.
Important Skyview Links
Spring Picture Day
School Name: Skyview Middle School
Picture Day Date: Friday, March 11
Location: Small Gym
Picture Day ID: EVT6N36K3
You student will only be photographed for Spring pictures with a pre-paid order.
**All new students that enrolled in Skyview after October 2021 will be photographed for the yearbook.
Important: SMS CMAS 2022 Information
8th March, 2022
Dear Skyview Middle School Family,
With the combination of very warm days, followed by cold days, you know that spring is around the corner. With the change in seasons comes the time to measure the progress your child has made in the classroom this year.
Beginning on the 5th of April, all sixth, seventh and eighth-graders will participate in Colorado assessments of English language arts and math. Our eighth-graders will also take tests in science. The Colorado Alternate Assessment (CoAlt) and Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) will be administered to our students in the RISE program.
These tests provide important feedback on the firm foundation we have built with each learner. While they do not define a student’s abilities and skills, they can impact how we deliver instruction to meet the unique needs of each student. As examples:
- Teachers use these assessment results to plan with students and set goals to support their individual paths, planning for next steps in the learning journey.
- Results from these assessments provide parents insight about academic student strengths and areas for growth, as well as information about how students compare to others across the state and nationally.
- Our community is provided with information about how our school is performing overall.
Here are some things you can do at home to maximize your child’s success: feed your child a good breakfast the mornings of the assessment, ensure your child gets a good night’s rest, continue daily reading time at home, and continue to practice basic math.
On behalf of the entire staff, thank you for your continued support of your child, our teachers and our school. throughout this assessment season. Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns. If you wish to opt your child out of this important assessment participation, please email me before March 17th so that I am able to provide you with next steps. You can also access further information about our district and state assessment program at: http://d49.org/assessments.
Assistant Principal/School Assessment Coordinator, Skyview Middle School