SMS Scoop

October 10, 2022

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Picture Retakes

SMS teachers will have the opportunity to participate in picture retakes on Tuesday, October 11th. Any students who were absent on the original picture day or who need their picture retaken are welcome to participate.

The online order code for retakes is 68952CA

There are hard copies of the order form in the office if you prefer to place an order in that manner.

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8th Grade Trip to Washington DC in May 2024

Parents of current SMS seventh graders are invited to an informational meeting on Thursday, October 13th at 5:30 p.m. in the SMS Great Room.

The trip that this year's 8th graders are taking filled up quickly, so please don't delay in signing your child up if you are interested. The dates are May 15-19, 2024. The trip is for students only. We do not take parent chaperones.

More information will be shared during the October 13th meeting. Flyers will also be sent via ParentSquare after the meeting.

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Scott 2 Fall Break

Scott 2 students will be on fall break from October 17th - 21st.

All buildings have a full week of school this coming week, then classes will resume on Monday, October 24th.

Top WARRIOR Point Earners

The top WARRIOR point earners in each grade for the month of September are pictured above.

Students can earn WARRIOR points throughout the building for demonstrating accountability, respect, reliability, involvement, organization, and resilience.

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Surplus 2021-2022 SMS Yearbooks

We have about 45 extra yearbooks from the 2021-2022 school year if anyone is interested in purchasing one.

Cost is $14 each.

Please see Mrs. Asdell if you would like to purchase one of these yearbooks.

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Bullying Prevention and Awareness

SMS Bullying Prevention Code of Courage

I will not bully others.

I will try to help others that are bullied.

I will make it a point to include others that are easily left out.

As outlined in the SMS Handbook discipline definitions, bullying is intentional harm-doing over time in a relationship with a power imbalance. It can be direct (shoving, taunting, etc.) or indirect (shunning, rumor spreading, cyber bullying, etc.)

Students are encouraged to report bullying to an adult either in person, via Canvas message, or by using the Anonymous Bullying Hotline at 1-(833) 300-7867.

We want to do our best to have zero bullying behavior at SMS. By now, you have been talked to at school about how to prevent bullying for many years. Please take a look at the links that are located on the SMS Community page in Canvas to continue learning about bullying prevention. The biggest thing we can do to stop bullying behavior is to not ignore it. Please tell your trusted adults at home and let Mrs. Naugle, Mrs. Asdell, or Mrs. Smith know if you or a friend are a victim of bullying.

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Science Olympiad

Science Olympiad will have a call-out meeting on Monday, October 24th from 3:00-4:00 p.m.

Questions? See Mrs. Naugle

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Fall Sports Pictures

The SMS fall sports photos have been posted.

You can now choose your own background! Select a photo of your child to start. You can also move the photo to ensure it is perfectly aligned.
Text the access code SMSFALL22 to 90738 or visit: and enter the access code SMSFALL22 to get started.

Photos by Jenni Brown Photography 502-432-7406 (text or call)

Winter Sports Season

Winter sports tryouts will be right after fall break. If your student needs a physical, this will need to be on file in the office or in final forms. All students must have a final forms account completed by a guardian before tryouts. If your student participated in a fall sport, you will just need to make sure they have signed up for all of the correct teams that they may want to try out for.

Eventlink is the platform that we use to communicate with parents/family members regarding practices and events.

Any questions please call Scottsburg MS and press option 2 for Athletics.

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Snack Line during Lunches

The SMS Snack Line is scheduled to be open during lunches.

Items offered range from $0.50 to $1.50.

Bottled Juice $1.50

Canned Drinks $1.50

Cereal Pouch $1.00

Chips/rice krispies $1.00

Cookies/granola bars $0.75

Fruit rollups $0.50

Fruit Snacks $0.75

Gold fish/animal crackers $0.60

Ice Cream $1.50

Students must have money in their account and must be wearing their badge/lanyard in order to purchase items from the snack line.

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Reminders for Walkers

SMS students who walk to and from school:

Please be careful when crossing the streets, utilize sidewalks and crosswalks when available, and follow the street crossing signs.

Also, be sure that you are a positive representative of SMS when you are in the community.

Also, as Officer Nicholson reminded you during his classroom visits, be sure that you are aware of your surroundings, including traffic, at all times.

Student Handbook Update

The Scottsburg MS student handbook contains some significant updates for the 2022-2023 school year. The most significant changes took place in the discipline section.

Here are the highlights of three changes that will impact the largest number of students:

  • Cell phones are still not allowed to be used during the school day here at SMS. Phones are expected to be turned off and stored in lockers. Students who are carrying a cell phone or using a cell phone during the school day are in violation. The consequences for each situation are outlined in the handbook.

  • Second is illegal substances. This year students who have illegal substances and/or paraphernalia (most common examples are vapes, cigarettes, or alcohol) will be recommended for expulsion on the first offense.

  • In an attempt to be more aligned with the high school discipline policy, we will be following a progressive discipline approach. This means that when a student commits the same offense multiple times, the discipline will get progressively more serious. Each example is outlined in the doc that is provided by clicking on the picture above or via the link below.

SMS Student Handbook

We encourage you to read the handbook with your child(ren) and to contact us with any questions you may have.

We are looking forward to working with our students and their parents throughout the upcoming school year.

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Cafeteria Information

Check out this link for breakfast and lunch menus:

Like many schools, we occasionally experience some supply/distribution delays. We will follow the posted menus when possible, but will have to make adjustments at times.