January 12-19, 2024
Asynchronous Learning Day due to JRB Closure
Friday, January 12th
All material should be a review of skills previously taught. No new material should be given to students.
Work may either be given electronically or in paper format. Any student who does not have access to a device or who does not have internet access at home, MUST be provided paper copies in advance of the asynchronous day. (Contact teachers to let them know if you do not have internet access by Wednesday, January 10th)
- The work should not exceed 45 minutes per class.
Student assignments can be graded and/or feedback given at the teacher’s discretion.
Completed work assignments will be used to determine student attendance. Students will be given 5 school days to turn in assignments. (i.e. Work assigned on January 12th, will be collected for attendance purposes on or before January 22nd.) Work may still be collected and graded at the discretion of the teacher. Partial assignments will be accepted to determine if a student is “present” for the asynchronous learning day.
On the 5th school day following the asynchronous learning day, teachers will mark any student who failed to turn in any work “absent” for that day/block. The absence will be noted as unexcused.
Teachers will not be offering online sessions. However, all teachers may be reached via email on Friday, January 12th.
Spirit Wear-Order by January 31st
Virginia Space Grant Consortium
Virginia Space Grant Consortium provides a free, 3-part program to 7th and 8th graders on the peninsula and in Isle of Wight. This is a great hands on program and has been in existence since 2008. Participants learn to fly drones, make and keep a rover robot and build a rocket at NASA. Click here for more information and to apply.
NASA VSGC Opportunity
Calling all 7th and 8th grade students in the Peninsula area! Are you interested in STEM? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work with real engineers and rocket scientists? IF SO, THIS FREE OPPORTUNITY IS FOR YOU!
Join us for a FREE STEM series for a chance to: Fly DRONES! Build, test and drive ROBOTS! Build your very own MARS ROVER! Learn all about NASA’s exciting Artemis mission!
Dates and locations for each of the THREE events are:
-January 20th from 9 am to 1 pm at Virginia Peninsula Community College
-February 24th from 9 am to 1 pm at Canon -March 9th from 9 am to 1 pm at NASA Langley
WE CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU THERE! No previous STEM experience is necessary! Applications are due January 8th, 2024. https://bitly.ws/32vRG
For more information visit: https://lnkd.in/eMUkeUuy
- Applications are due January 8, 2024
- This is a FREE program sponsored by the Virginia Space Grant Consortium
- Transportation is arranged by the parent/guardian
- Parent/Guardian is encouraged to attend WITH the student on all series dates listed above
- Lunch is provided FREE on all three dates for all participants (students and parent/guardians!)
- What areas qualify as Peninsula area? Williamsburg-James City County, York County, Hampton, Gloucester County, Newport News, Isle of Wight, and Poquoson
SMS Token Economy
The Focus is the Panther Expectations
A school wide assembly was Tuesday, November 7th to introduce the Token Economy.
SMS is using Panther Tickets.Students may earn tickets from any staff for exceeding the Panther expectations.
Students must be responsible for their own tickets.
Rewards can be bought on Friday’s during W.I.N. Block only.
Quarter 2 Rewards to be bought with tickets
Military & Family Life Counseling
Active-duty military parents sign up yourchild/children up to participate in the Military Family Life Program and Anchor for Life. Consent forms are located in the SMS Counseling Suite. Also, if you are an active-duty member deploying or PCS'ing in the next six months, please contact SMS Ms. Frazier at email@example.com
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. Please pay attention to our staff directing traffic. Students arriving after 7:25 am are considered tardy.
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; milk only $0.50; unless approved free/reduced lunch.
Lunch is served during 3rd block classes. Lunch cost $2.85 unless approved free/reduced lunch.
1st lunch - 11:10 - 11:35
2nd lunch - 11:40 - 12:05
3rd lunch - 12:15 - 12:40
4th lunch - 12:45 - 1:10
Dismissal-Parents/Guardians should fill out a daily or an occassional pick-up form by Friday, 9/9. All teachers have the forms.
Staggered Dismissal beginning with car riders. Car Riders will be dismissed at 2:40 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.
Food-Students should not share/exchange food items.
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. Effective September 11th, we can no longer make schedule changes unless an error in original schedule. Exploratory classes are alternating classes each day. Tuesday, Sept. 5th is "A" day and Wednesday, Sept. 6th is "B" day following the alternating pattern.
How to read a student's 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- 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.
What I Need (W.I.N.) Block-A daily 25-minute alternating Panther W.I.N. block. The purpose of this block is to ensure that students do not lack the additional time needed in any class to get additional academic help, complete assignment, make up missing assignments, decompress, or apply a new skill.
SMS Schedules 23-24
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SMS Student Handbook 2023-2024
Smithfield Middle School 2023-2024 Student Handbook 14175 Turner Drive Smithfield, VA 22430 Phone (757) 365-4100 Fax (757) 365-4222 Student Hours Doors open - 7:10am Breakfast - 7:10am - 7:23am Dismissal - 2:45pm Office Hours: Monday - Friday 7:00am - 4:00pm Summer Hours: Monday ...