Sonora Middle School

STUDENT WEEKLY REPORT September 14-18, 2020

Sonora Middle School

Dr. Martha Dodson, Principal

Kimberly Bowerman, Assistant Principal

Brett Unger, Assistant Principal


Instagram https://www.instagram.com/smspartans/

Principally Speaking

We have had three great weeks at Sorona Middle School with your children! Thank you for trusting us to keep your children safe and working with us to educate them. At 1:47 on Friday, September 11, 2020, we were notified of the first Covid positive case from our SMS family. Of course, we cannot disclose the positive family member, but we would like to assure you that the contact came from outside of the school setting. Our team worked diligently to identify probable close contacts and get letters sent home with students. All students who were identified as probable close contacts were notified over the weekend so they may quarantine and take appropriate measures.


Please know that we continue to work to keep the school setting as safe as possible. Our staff and students have done a stellar job of maintaining social distancing, as well as wearing masks. The custodial department cleans and sanitizes all day long and the school building are fogged down each evening with safe sanitizing agents.

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SLC's are Tuesday, September 22 & Thursday, September 24 3:30-6:45

Due to COVID-19 safety concerns, Sonora MS will not host in-person conferences this fall. Your child will share information about school with you at home using slides. If you would like to schedule a Zoom or phone conference with a teacher, instructions and contact information is included here in the slides.
Schedule a Conference/Precione para obter su cita

This link will show you what your child's Student Led Conference will look like. You can also virtually meet each teacher & request a zoom or telephone conference./Este enlace le mostrara como funciona la junta virtual con su estudiante y maestro.

Advisory Teachers will be sending a Conference Note this week

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Monday-Reading in Literacy Classes

Tuesday-Blended Students & Make-UPs

Wednesday-Math in Math Classes

Thursday-Blended Students & Make-ups


Sign up for the SMS After School Program

SMS after school program begins Monday, September 14th.

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7th Grade Fellowship of Christian Students

Thursday, Sep. 17th, 7:30am

Room 304

6th grade will be next Thursday

NEED TO RENT A BAND INSTRUMENT?

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Flu Clinic

Friday, Oct. 16th, 8am

Room 303

Our flu clinic is scheduled for OCTOBER 16TH (a Friday). All students (including blended and virtual) and staff are eligible for a flu vaccine. Forms will be sent home with students from their advisory teacher.


Students must have both the permission form and the FERPA consent form signed to get a flu shot. Forms should be returned to advisory teachers and placed in the nurse's mailbox.


You can read more about the flu and the flu vaccine here: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/prevent/index.html

Quiere recivir informacion importante sobre SMS en su telefono? Llene la forma con el enlaze.

Fill Out Your link: http://bit.ly/2lMTkKc


Sign up today!

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Lunch Account App

Create an account to manage your child's lunch account or fill out for FREE/REDUCED LUNCH.

339 Padres han puesto al dia la informacion de su estudiante. Usted ya lo hizo? Si no, precione el enlace y verifique su informacion.

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You must sign the Included AUA if you want your Child to use a Chromebook

Update Your Child's Information Today

In Registration Gateway, you must sign the AUA (Authorized User Agreement) for your child to have access to a school provided Chromebook.

Our Counselor want to hear from you

Students, we want to make sure that you are doing well socially and emotionally, as well as academically, during this time. Please don't forget to check in with your counselor every week. The class codes are below for Mrs. Zega.


Mrs. Zega's class code: kosi6im


*You must be logged into your sdale account to access the google classroom.



If you are having a problem and want to talk to us about it, please submit a counselor referral on our school website or use the following link:


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdFfRefVUV3E-pKff7uOuoMskE4MxQWDK5j6sOWVrP52p-KPw/viewform


Please take care of yourselves and let us know if you need our help!

Mrs. Zega

Meals Served for Virtual Students

Meals are available at the SMS bus entrance at 9:30-10:00 for SMS students who have chosen VIA DTSOI or who have chosen blended options. Meals will be served Grab & Go style which will include a breakfast & a lunch.
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From the Desk of Mrs. Moats

Check out the Media Center Newsletter

https://www.smore.com/jwez7
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FAMILY RESOURCES

SMALL FOOD PANTRIES AVAILABLE IN THE COMMUNITY FOR YOU!

KIDS THERE WILL BE FOOD ITEMS AVAILABLE IN REPURPOSED NEWSPAPER BINS AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS, EVERYDAY OF THE WEEK:

SONORA MIDDLE SCHOOL-SMS

COMMONS PLAYGROUND-SMS

MONTECITO SPRINGS PLAYGROUND-SMS

CHAPEL RIDGE, BEHIND THE OFFICE-MONITOR/CROSS CHURCH SMALL GROUP

RANDAL WOBBE OUTSIDE THE OFFICE-MONITOR/CROSS CHURCH SMALL GROUP

COVID QUARANTINED? NEED FOOD DELIVERED TO YOUR HOME?

FREE OR REDUCED RATES FOR INTERNET FOR STUDENT'S FAMILIES

Cox is giving free internet to homes needing it for children whose classes are going online now . . . Call for enrollment 1-800-234-3993. Throughout the pandemic, Cox has implemented several programs to help families connect from home during the pandemic. Recently, the company announced a new offer for new qualifying families who sign up before September 30 to receive Connect2Compete free for 2 months including free remote technical support just in time for back-to-school. Families can qualify for Connect2Compete easily from their mobile device or desktop by visiting www.cox.com/c2c.
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FREE PHONE SERVICE

Cellular Phone Resource

Free cell phone service to qualifying families.

https://www.safelinkwireless.com/Enrollment


ARKANSAS READY TO LEARN GUIDE

Need to Report a Positive Covid Case?

This is the Springdale reporting site for student or staff members for reporting of Positive COVID-19 cases. Keep us in the know so we can better support you.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsLcQwDE1HE

Spartan Birthdays


09/14 Robles, Omar Anthony

09/16 Yanez-Martinez, Shelby

09/16 Cisneros, Mariana Lizbeth

09/16 Nava, Randy Montana

09/17 Gonzalez Perez, Daniel

09/17 Perez-Soltero, Christopher Rodney

09/18 Leander, Robby Alee

09/19 Hutchcroft, Piper Virginia

09/20 Rivera-Delgado, Jassmin

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Please take a moment to fill out the Springdale Parent & Family Engagement Survey

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Nominate Your Teacher Today

KNWA’s Golden Apple Award Contest, sponsored by Post Consumer Brands, is back for its 3rd year. This contest highlights the efforts of our NWA teachers/ coaches/ classroom instructors that go above and beyond the normal duties of teaching within a classroom and how they “Make Better Happen” for their students. If you know someone like this, we would love to hear about them.

Once a month, one teacher/coach from NWA school districts (traditional and non-traditional settings) will be chosen for an amazing prize package (Golden Apple Award, $150 Walmart Gift Card, and $50 restaurant gift card). The winner will also have a surprise classroom visit from our very own Tavares Jones, a Post Consumer Brand rep, and a camera crew. On the last Wednesday of the month the story will air. (Visits will be organized and confirmed through winning schools principal’s office).

Below you will find the link to our Golden Apple online submission page. Please share this with all of your teachers in your district. This contest will run through the entire school year and our first teacher will be chosen in September. Thank you for your assistance with this wonderful opportunity.

https://www.nwahomepage.com/golden-apple/#//

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Bring your box tops to your advisory teacher to earn $ for PBIS school store

Chromebook Repair Request

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ca514xL5GaNE92dkdZb3sxcrtB1aFk7V9WdhK-dwriQ/edit Click the link to request that your chromebook be repaired by Robin McDonald.