Silver Trail Middle School
"Pathway to a Bright Future"
One Family. One Team. One Goal.
Dear Silver Trail Middle School Families,
We hope this newsletter finds you well and excited for the upcoming school year! As we prepare for a successful return to the classrooms, we have some important updates and information to share. We look forward to seeing our students on Monday, August 21, 2023.
Dear Parents, Students, and Community,
It is with extreme delight that I welcome everyone to the 2023-2024 school year. In anticipation of the excitement that each new school year brings, I am most certain your child is anxious to reconnect with friends, forge new friendships, and establish positive connections with new teachers.
The faculty and staff are overly excited to build upon the academic successes made at Silver Trail Middle School during the 2022-2023 school year. We await the Florida Department of Education to post final baseline grades reflective of student achievement levels on the new Florida Assessment of Student Thinking (FAST) and other end of course assessments. I am proud to announce that our students performed in the upper tier of all middle schools countywide by surpassing district and state averages in all assessed subject areas. Such accomplishments demonstrated our students’ and teachers’ continued hard work and dedication to excellence.
The opening of this school year brings great anticipation, as there are many exciting new beginnings to provide our students broader and richer educational experiences. In addition to transitioning to a block schedule, our students will be afforded expanded academic opportunities via the Cambridge International and Genuine Explorations, Applications, and Research in Science (G.E.A.R.S.) curriculums. We will also expose our students to numerous engaging elective pathways that will maximize their individual potential, highlight their unique levels of excellence, and enrich their overall middle school experience. We are committed to continuously challenge our high standards for student achievement while simultaneously making school fun again!
Our staff strategically selected the new and more comprehensive academic and elective opportunities to rebrand Silver Trail Middle School as each student’s “Pathway to a Bright Future.” This added vision statement will bolster our existing “One Family. One Team. One Goal.” foundation.
In closing, we are grateful for the opportunity you have provided us to continue to provide a safe, secure, and nurturing learning environment to challenge your child’s intellect and talents. The entire Silver Trail Middle School staff invite you to join us in making this another exciting and successful school year!
Leo Nesmith, Ph.D.
6th Grade Assistant Principal
7th Grade Assistant Principal
8th Grade Assistant Principal
DR. LEO NESMITH,
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All eligible students needing bus transportation for the upcoming school year must register for a bus assignment. Use https://tfsweb.browardschools.com/ride to register and guarantee a bus assignment for the first day of school.
Silver Trail Middle School is happy to announce the Food and Nutrition Services Department will provide all students with free breakfast and lunch under the Universal Free Breakfast and Universal Free Lunch Program Pilot for the 2023-2024 school year.
As this is a Program Pilot, it is vital that households continue to apply online at www.myschoolapps.com to secure the Universal Free Lunch Program Pilot for the next school year along with additional district opportunities.
Parents, Guardians and Caregivers are encouraged to create an account for their student through My School Bucks at www.myschoolbucks.com for a la carte items.
STMS Bell Schedule and Calendar
As you are aware, we will be implementing a new block schedule for this academic year. Our students will have classes during periods 1-4 on designated "Teal" days, and on the following days, they will attend periods 5-8, referred to as "Silver" days. To clarify, this upcoming Monday, August 21,2023 will be a "Teal" day, Tuesday will be a "Silver" day, Wednesday will be a "Teal" day again, followed by a "Silver" day on Thursday, and finally, Friday will be another "Teal" day.
On Monday, August 21,2023, which is designated as a "Teal" day, your child will attend their 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th period classes. Then, on Tuesday, August 22nd, a "Silver" day, your child will attend their 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th period classes. For more details, please refer to the STMS Bell Schedule and Calendar below.
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Safety and Security
If you have a NON-Emergency Safety or Security concern, please report it through any of our available tip reporting tools. (You may choose to remain anonymous or provide contact information for a callback.)
Help identify at-risk individuals BEFORE they hurt themselves or others by reporting threats, harassing behaviors, illegal activity, etc. Please provide as much information as possible especially location, date and time. The more information you provide, the better District staff can respond to your concern.
Call our District Security Operations Center (DSOC) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (including holidays). One of our friendly DSOC Specialists will take your tip over the phone. Your tip will reach Broward Schools Investigators and then law enforcement, if applicable. Please let the DSOC Specialist know if you wish to remain anonymous.
Submit a tip to the email address below. Although your email address is shown using this tip reporting method, you can choose to remain anonymous by simply requesting it in your message. Your tip will reach Broward Schools investigators and then law enforcement, if applicable.
Submit a tip via FortifyFL online (no download required) or download the app for easier use. Visit FortifyFL using the link below. Your tip will reach law enforcement and Broward Schools investigators.
Anyone who knowingly submits a false tip through FortifyFL may be subject to further investigation by law enforcement and may be subject to criminal penalties under section 837.05, F.S.
Submit a tip via SaferWatch (download is required). Visit SaferWatch using the link below. Your tip will reach law enforcement.
Wednesday, September 6, 2023
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
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Wednesday, September 13, 2023
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.