August 6, 2023
From Mrs. Smith......
As the school year gets started, there is a lot of information coming at us. In order to make sure no one misses anything, there will be a lot of repetition in the Spartan Scoop with the hope that everyone will have access to what they need. I will highlight what is new in each newsletter in the section below, but will keep important information from previous newsletters. Each week we will add more and more parents, so I want to make sure we all have access. Thank you!
In this Spartan Scoop:
- New Student Orientation
- Back to School Walk Around - August 10th
- **2023-2024 SMS Back to School Consent Form
- Important Information for Student Transportation
NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION - Monday, Aug 14 @ 3:00-4:00 pm
Families and students, the are NEW TO PHM, are welcome on Monday Aug 14th, from 3:00pm-4:00pm, so that our school counselors can share general information. In addition to general information, school counselors will share information about our learning management system , Canvas, and our student information system, Skyward. There will also be time to walk around the budling and get to know your way around hope to see you there!
Back to School Walk Around
IMPORTANT- 2023-2024 SMS Back to School Consent Form - IMPORTANT
Please take a moment to help us by filling out the consent below. The consent forms we are asking for you to review are - The Handbook Certification, The Consent to publish student photographs, and The PHM Mandatory Curriculum.
Important Information for Student Transportation
THE MORE YOU KNOW!
Students will only be allowed to carry water bottles with CLEAR water only. We are trying to avoid spills and stains to carpets with this change. Please do not send them with coffee, pop, energy drinks and flavor waters. Help us keep Schmucker beautiful.
Cellphones will be kept in lockers during the school day. Please refer to the PHM Middle School Handbook for the cellphone policy and consequences.
The PHM Dress Code can be found in the PHM Middle School Handbook. https://www.phmschools.org/sites/phmschools.org/files/6-8_hndbk_final_6.6.2023.pdf
Give Back with Amazon Smile
Please look for Schmucker Middle School in Amazon Smile. With all of our online shopping, it's an effective way to easily give back to our SMS PTO.
Box Tops for SMS
Box Tops are going digital! Simply download the Box Tops app from the Apple app store or Google Play. Create an account for yourself & associate it with Schmucker Middle School!
Approved PE Shirts
Please remember that shirts from last year and this year are acceptable for PE! You can buy a shirt at the Back to School Walk Around for $10 cash.
Give Back with Amazon Smile
Box Tops for SMS
Commonly Used Links and Information
Continued Focus on the Indiana Academic Standards
Safety Update: How Can Parents Monitor On-Line Activity
Families have the option of receiving weekly emails outlining your students online activity while using Chromebooks. This online service is free and it gives parents an opportunity to maintain a safe learning environment at school and at home. Please click on the attached links to learn more about how Securly can help you.
Click to read and download a copy of the parent letter that provides step-by-step instructions on how to set up your Securly Parent Portal.
SAFE SCHOOL HELPLINE
If you see something, hear something, say something! The Safe School Helpline is a convenient, confidential way for anyone to report information about situations that might affect safety at any P-H-M school or building. You can call the number any time of the day or night to report concerns about unsafe or potentially disruptive activities or situations including drug or alcohol abuse, weapons, harassment, bullying or threats. All calls are completely confidential.
800-418-6423 (800-4-1-VOICE, ext. 359)
TEXT: 66746, TIPS
Chromebooks- Sokun Kit (firstname.lastname@example.org )
Attendance- Linda Brown (email@example.com)
Textbooks and Fees- Ashley Kirkpatrick (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Special Education Teachers
6th grade- Emily Morin (email@example.com )
7th grade- Allison Steele (firstname.lastname@example.org )
8th grade- Allie Chrise (email@example.com )
Allie Piatt (Last Names A-G)
Cara Watt (Last Names H-N) (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Andrea Hoover (Last Names O-Z) (email@example.com )
Athletics- Jim Modlin (firstname.lastname@example.org )
Enrollments/Withdrawals/Address Changes- Aly Abel (email@example.com)