The SMS Press
September 22, 2022
What Parents Need to Know About Snapchat
Snapchat is a photo- and video-sharing app through which users can chat with friends via text or audio. Images and videos can be shared with specific friends, or as a ‘story’ (documenting the previous 24 hours) that’s visible to a person’s entire friend list. Snapchat usage rose during the lockdowns, with many young people utilizing it to stay connected with their peers. The app continues to develop features to engage an even larger audience and emulate current trends, rivalling platforms such as TikTok and Instagram. In the guide below, you'll find tips on a number of potential risks such as sexting, visible location and strangers.
- Next week we will be celebrating SHS Homecoming with dress up days. See below!
- The Spartan Shack will be visiting SMS on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 7:30-8:00 am to sell Homecoming tshirts, hats, and some spirit gear! Cash and Check accepted. T-shirts are $15 and Spirit gear/hats are priced from $1-$20!
- SHS will be having their parade at 1:30pm on Friday starting at SMS. Our students will have the opportunity to attend the parade with their class.
*All students grades K-8 must attend SHS Football games with an adult*
Mrs. Bonneville will be starting up GSA Club for students soon. Please see her information below.
Did you know that September is National Better Breakfast Month? Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, especially for our growing middle school students. Have some fun on September 26 by Celebrating Better Breakfast Day! Remember that breakfast and dinner are FREE every day at SMS. Click below for menus from our food service.
Breakfast and dinner at SMS continue to be free for all students, but lunch is paid. We encourage all families to apply for free and reduced lunch. Even if you are not eligible, your application helps our school. You can easily add funds into your student's lunch account through My School Bucks. Click the button below for more information from our district food service including daily menus.
What is PowerSchool all about?
You can use this tool to check on your student's:
- upcoming assignments
- class schedule
- meal balance
- standards based grading assessments
Find how to access your student's PowerSchool account by viewing this document.
GEARS is Back!
SMS is excited to share with you that the GEARS program will resume on October 4th. GEARS is open to all students that wish to receive after school homework support. GEARS is a FREE program in the SMS Library on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:10-5pm. Parent registration is required by completing and returning this form to our main office. Hard copies are also available in the main office.