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November 14, 2022

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Professional Development Day on November 14th

Scott 2 students will not have classes on Monday, November 14th.

Teachers will be participating in professional development sessions throughout the day.

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Gratitude Gazette Continues Through November 22

The Gratitude Gazette is back for the month of November.

If you would like to share your gratitude for SMS folks, here are the groups that we're highlighting this week:

Tuesday, November 15th - nurse and SRO

Wednesday, November 16th - media center and tech department

Thursday, November 17th - guidance counselors

Friday, November 18th - cafeteria ladies

Recipients will receive their messages at the end of each day. This was a super positive experience last year, so all SMS students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to participate.

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First Trimester Ended Last Friday

Our first trimester ended on Friday, November 11th.

Grades are due to be finalized by Tuesday, November 15th, then report cards will be published on Wednesday, November 16th.

For all classes except art and FACS, each student's first six weeks grade in a course will be averaged with the student's second six weeks grade in the course to give them a grade for the trimester. For eighth grade students in high school credit courses (algebra, health, intro to 2D art, and PE), those trimester grades will be transferred to their high school transcript.

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Fall Dance

The SMS fall dance is scheduled for Friday, November 18th from 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.

The theme is "Under the Stars."

Admission is $3 for students who did not turn in their drug free pledge. Students may want to bring extra money for snacks and drinks. Remember that all school rules apply during this dance, including dress code, cell phone storage/use, and lanyards.

Students who earn discipline on November 18th as well as students who have earned two or more demerits for aggressive or illegal behavior this school year will not be allowed to attend this dance.

Parents: Watch ParentSquare during the week of November 7th for information about signing up to be a chaperone.

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Winter Sports Season

The basketball and cheerleading season has started.

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.