Middle School Weekly Newsletter
March 3, 2023
A Note from Mrs. Patterson
How is it March already?!?!? I don't know about you, but I am absolutely loving the weather we have been having....though I could do without the pollen! I hope you have all spent some time outside. Did you know that being outside has so many benefits? The sun provides vitamin D, which your body needs to keep it's immune system healthy (just remember to wear sunscreen). Being outside can help lessen anxiety and can help us relax. It doesn't have to be anything crazy....just head outside this weekend and enjoy the weather. I'm sure it'll be freezing again soon!
Re-registration is next year. See the School Announcements section below for more information.
We will have a Town Hall meeting next Friday. I'll start out with some specific topics, like re-registration and promotion requirements (AKA...what do I need to do to pass this grade). I'll also go over scheduling for next year. I am inviting our current 5th grade parents so that they can learn about Middle School, so make sure you welcome them. Students and parents/LCs are invited!
The school calendar for 2023-2024 has been published. You can view it by visiting https://scvcs.org/resources/school-calendar/.
I hope you have a fabulous weekend!
Assignments are due on the date shown on the assignment calendar. Students have until Sunday at midnight of that week to submit these assignments for full credit. After that, students will have one additional week to submit work for 80% credit. After two weeks, assignments will close.
Elective class assignments can be found on the Assignment Calendars found inside of the course.
Today, we have a a digital art piece from Uriah in the 7th grade. Uriah calls this "Something Old and Something New." Excellent work, Uriah!
Want to share some original artwork, poetry, short story, or something else creative that you do? Send it to Mrs. Patterson at firstname.lastname@example.org. It must by your own original work!
Jigsaw and Google
Students, please make sure you are using your SCVCS gmail account when logging into Jigsaw and when you do anything with Google Drive. Some of you are using personal email accounts, which will cause you some issues with accessing live classes or completing assignments using Google. If you need assistance with your Gmail accounts, please contact our tech support at 803-253-6222 and choose Option 5.
Online enrollment for current students to re-register for the 2023-2024 school year must be completed to secure your spot. Please log into your PowerSchool Parent Portal at this link: https://cie.powerschool.com/public/home.html and use your parent login – if you log in as the student you will not see the Intent to Return link. The link for Intent to Return is all the way at the bottom of the left side of the screen.
If your student will not be returning to SCVCS, please complete the form by answering "No" to the first question. This allows us to open seats for additional students as we plan for next year.
March 6-10 – Show and Tell
More information about job shadowing information is available in your homeroom class in Schoology and the email about job shadowing from your counselor. Reminder: March 31st is the last day to turn in Job Shadowing paperwork to your counselor.
8th Grade IGP Meetings
We are holding IGP (Individual Graduation Plan) Meetings for 8th graders to discuss career goals and choose classes for 9th grade. Please schedule a meeting using the link in the IGP email from the counselor.
Learning Coach Corner
Next Town Hall
Friday, March 10th at 10:00 am
Topics: Re-Registration, Grade Level Promotion, and More
Please remember that we cannot share personal information about your child through anything other than the school issued learning coach gmail account. If you are not accessing this account, you are not receiving important emails from us. Please call our Tech Support team at 803-253-6222 and choose Option 5 for help with email.
Click HERE for instructions on how to create your Parent Account in Schoology.