September 18, 2020

~~~~~~~~~~~SCHOOL STARTS ON SEPT. 28~~~~~~~~~~~

Dear Parents, Students and Staff,

I hope this newsletter finds you all safe and healthy. I promise to keep this short and to the point. It is imperative that I get a bit of information out to all of you in order for us to proceed next week. As of now, we are proceeding with our chromebook and materials checkout starting on Monday. You can see below the dates and times for specific grade levels.

The first day of school is scheduled for September 28, 2020. If you have been reading the newsletters from our associate superintendent, Mr. Bolin, you will see that we are planning to do a “soft start” on Thursday September 24th, which is next week. A “soft start” is nothing more than our teachers and students having the opportunity to log into Canvas (Learning Management System), get into their classes and work with the teacher to navigate the system. We want to be able to solve any technology issues and or needs on Friday the 25th as opposed to being reactionary on the first day of school.

Later today, please look for instructions and tutorials from Mr. Bolin on logging into Canvas for students and parents.

I want all of you to know that I am missing your kids. I can’t wait for school to start so I can join classes and see kids virtually. Once this is over, I will never take for granted the opportunity to see kids in person and build relationships. At SIS/SMS, our staff is committed to building solid relational capacity with our entire school community. I look forward to getting back to that.

Please look at the information below for further details specifically regarding the start of school. I miss everyone so much!

Mr. Proctor


We will be distributing chromebooks on Sept. 21-23 on the following schedule. We will also use this time to hand out textbooks, planners and schedules to students. Even if your student has their own device, they still need to come and pick up their planner and textbooks. Options Academy students will pick up their chromebooks from their home school.

Sept. 21 - grades 4/5/6 - 2:00 to 6:30 pm

Sept. 22 - grades 7/8 - 2:00 to 6:30 pm

Sept. 23 - 8:00 am to 3:00 pm - makeup day for those who couldn't attend prior


We have 3" black binders available to purchase for $7.00 each at the SMS main office. They will also be for sale during chromebook distribution.


If you need assistance purchasing school supplies. Please contact our school office at 503-769-2198 or email Mrs. Nau at
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