Panther Press

September 23rd-30th

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Contact Information

We want to remain in contact with you. Please make sure your student's contact information is updated using the https://www.iwcs.k12.va.us/apps/pages/powerschool . Also, check your voicemail to make sure you can receive voice messages because we have attempted to contact families that had voicemailboxes that were full.


Mass communications may be sent via Connect 5. If you opted out, please reconnect with us https://www.iwcs.k12.va.us/apps/pages/connect5 . Another way to receive mass communications is through Remind. On your iPhone or Android phone, open your web browser and go to the following link: rmd.at/iwcssms.

If you don’t have a smartphone, get text notifications.
Text the message @iwcssms to the number 81010.If you’re having trouble with 81010, try
texting @iwcssms to (901) 466-8785.


Let's stay connected!

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SMS Gear For Sale...

Payment is collected in the form of cash or check payable to SMS.

Students may submit orders to Mrs. Morris, bookkeeper.

Orders should be submitted by September 30th.

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The 2022 National Night Out for the Town of Smithfield. The event will be held on October 4, 2022 at the Luter Sports Complex from 5 pm to 7 pm. Our framily plans to attend.
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Picture Day is Coming!!

Preferred Photographer-Blue Dominion Studios

Fall School Pictures-October 12th & 13th

More Information Coming Soon!!!

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Things to Know....

Arrival-Students should NOT arrive to our campus without being accompanied by their parent/guardian before 7:10 am. Our doors open at 7:10 am to all students. Parents are to remain courteous to other drivers while dropping off students. Students who are car riders should be dropped off at the curb in front of the school. Students arriving after 7:27 am are considered tardy.


Attendance-. All attendance notes may be handwritten and dropped off at the main office. Or emailed, scanned, or screenshot to Ms. Asby at lashby@iwcs.k12.va.us.

Excused Absences: Students are only allowed 5 parent notes per semester.


Bus Information-Students should be at their assigned bus stop at least 10 minutes before the scheduled time.


Breakfast-Breakfast is served in the cafeteria 7:10 am-7:23 am. Students who bring breakfast from home or local eateries must eat breakfast in the cafeteria during breakfast time. Breakfast cost $1.35 unless approved free/reduced lunch.


Lunch-Lunch is served during 3rd black classes for 30 minutes.

11:05-11:35-7th Grade English & Science-7

11:35-12:05-7th Grade Math & History-7

12:05-12:35-8th Grade Exploratory

12:35-1:05-8th Grade Math & Science/History

Lunch cost $2.85 unless approved free/reduced lunch.


Dismissal-

Staggered Dismissal beginning with car riders. Car Riders will be dismissed at 2:35 pm.

Parents may pull up to the curb for pick-up. Students are NOT to walk through the parking lot during dismissal to get into a parked car; unless accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Bus Riders will be dismissed with their teachers walking them outside.


Dress Code-Students are expected to dress appropriately for a K-12 educational environment. Any attire that inhibits the learning environment will be viewed as inappropriate. Inappropriately dressed students’ parents/guardians will be called to bring appropriate clothing before students can attend class. If a parent/guardian is unable to bring a change of clothes or an alternate, more appropriate outfit will be provided by the school


Schedule-A lot of time has been spent on scheduling. We wish we could honor every scheduling change request, however, it could have a greater effect on other classes or the number of students enrolled in the class. Exploratory classes are alternating classes each day. Tuesday, Sept. 6th is "A" day and Wednesday, Sept. 7th is "B" day following the alternating pattern.


How to read a students schedule:

Period-Referred to as blocks. There are four periods followed by (A-B), (A), or (B). (A-B) are core content classes which students will attend daily. (A) is an exploratory class scheduled on "A" day. (B) is an exploratory class scheduled on "B" day.

Course Name-The name of the subject/core class/exploratory class.

Course & Section #-Only for admin to reference.

Term-22-23-Yearlong Course; S1-Semester 1; S2-Semester 2; Q1-Quarter 1 (1st Nine Weeks) ; Q2-Quarter 2 (2nd Nine Weeks); Q3-Quarter 3 (3rd Nine Weeks); Q4-Quarter 4 (4th Nine Weeks)

Teacher-Last Name of the Teacher assigned to the course

Room #-The location of the class.



School Visitors-Limited access to the building. All visitors must sign in at the main office. Visitors may not visit classrooms unless an agreed-upon date/time is scheduled. DoorDash, GrubHub or local deliveries will not be accepted for students.


Water Bottles Only-Students are welcome to have water bottles in class. Only bottles with a sealed lid/cap.


Food-Students should not share/exchange food items.

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Join SMS PTA

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Email to express interest in membership smspantherspta@gmail.com
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