SMS Newsletter

November 2020


Nov. 3 - End of Q1

Nov. 4 - PTO Mtg. @ 6:30 - Zoom Link

Nov. 9 - PTO Fundraiser Kick-Off

Nov. 12 - Parent Teacher Conferences

Nov. 19 - Parent Teacher Conferences

Nov. 24 - 1:45 Dismissal - Thanksgiving Break

Parent Teacher Conferences

All of our fall conferences will be virtual, via a Zoom meeting. If you have not signed up yet, please do so on this Sign Up Genius. Deadlines for signing up will be 4PM on the Friday before each conference date (this Friday for the 11/12/20 conferences). Teachers will send out the Zoom link to parents prior to your scheduled date.

COVID Update

A quick update from our first nine weeks of school:

  • 6 positive tests among SMS students
  • 37 students quarantined (from 5 internal and 4 external exposures)

In addition, as we enter the flu season, we encourage you to keep sick kids home and report all symptoms when calling your child in ill.

Parent Drop Off - Pick Up

Drop Off - Please remember that the 7:30 classroom supervision is intended for students riding the early bus routes. If at all possible, we ask that parent drop off and walkers arrive as close to our 8:10 start time as possible.

Parent Pick Up - Thank you with your patience as we attempt to get the buses out of the lot in a safe and timely manner. We realize that the additional stop signs don't speed up your exit, but we believe it is a safer process for all.

Personalized Learning

Thank you to 8th grade team members Emily Korth and Samantha Kaplan for representing our SMS family at recent School Board and SIAC meetings. The teachers presented great illustrations of what personalized learning looks like in their math class.

Yearbook Photos

Please consider sharing candid shots for the yearbook -

PTO News

Next Meeting - Nov. 4 @ 6:30 - Zoom

StepUp Kick Off - Nov. 9

This is our no product fundraiser. It is the only fundraiser for PTO.

Online Book Fair - Nov. 11 - 24

The online site will have more options and be delivered to your door. Details coming soon.