Scarborough Middle School
Family Newsletter for 4-14-2022
Hello Scarborough Middle School Families,
MEA testing at the middle school begins the week of May 9th.
SMS MEA Testing Dates:
May 11: Mathematics
May 12: Reading
May 13: Language Use
It is anticipated that the testing each morning will take place from 8:00 am to 10:00 am. If you need to have your child dismissed for any reason, please send in a note with your child to inform the office. Also, it would be very much appreciated if any dismissals are scheduled for after testing periods. Make-ups will be scheduled for students who are absent during testing.
What students should do prior to each test day:
Get a good night’s sleep.
Eat a good breakfast.
Make sure laptops are fully charged.
Come to school on time as testng will begin at 8:00 am.
Relax and try their best.
Please see the information below for the details for this year’s state assessment.
Kathy Tirrell, Principal
David Currier, Assistant Principal
IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES
April 15 - Friday
- NO SCHOOL
April 18 through 22
- April Break - NO SCHOOL
May 13 - Friday in SMS Cafeteria
And.... SAVE THE DATE!Friday, June 10
- 8th Grade CELEBRATION and DANCE!!
Our SMS Daily rotation of A, B, C, D days can be found on our webpage: SMS Monthly Calendar. The District Monthly Calendar has additional information on upcoming events district-wide along with the District School Year Calendar for 2021-22 (PDF) and the Approved 2022-23 School Calendar.
8th Grade Celebration Dance
The 8th Grade Dance Fundraising Committee is looking for monetary donations to help fund the photo booth rental, dance decorations, non-donated food items, and non-donated raffle items for the 8th Grade Celebration dance which is scheduled for June 10th at Scarborough High School.
A Giving Fuel page has been created for families to make monetary donations online at https://scarboroughredstorm.givingfuel.com/8th-grade-celebration-donations, or cash/check donations can be dropped off in the SMS main office to the attention of Rebecca Wandell. (The QR Code also links to the Giving Fuel page.)
The committee will also be looking for raffle items to be donated. Raffle items could include, but are not limited to:
- gift cards
- tickets to events/parks
- Scarborough swag
- themed gift baskets
- games or toys middle school level appropriate
Parents/Guardians who are interested in volunteering can reach out to Rebecca Wandell at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
SMS STAFF APPRECIATION
It's that time of year again . . . Time to thank SMS teachers and staff for all of their dedication and hard work in providing comprehensive and safe educations for our students.
Like last year, there will be daily mailbox goodies, food and raffles, but it can't be done without your help! The generosity SMS families showed last year was incredible, so let's do it again! Here is the Sign Up Genius.
We are also looking for monetary donations to help fund the event. Donations can be dropped off at the middle school front office to the attention of Rebecca Wandell. For questions please email Kim at email@example.com.
Kim French, Parent Chair of the SMS Staff Appreciation Event
COMMON SENSE MEDIA
On Friday, May 20 at 9am Common Sense Media will hold a live session for caregivers, parents and families. Scarborough Middle School is a Common Sense Media Certified school and we think this would be an informative and important live event if you can attend virtually.
Social media isn't simply a way of life for kids -- it's life itself. To help them keep their online interactions safe, productive, and positive, Common Sense Media offers the most up-to-date research and guidance on social media basics. Join us to learn about the latest apps and websites, and get tips on talking to your kids about sharing, posting, and avoiding digital drama.
**STUDENT ABSENCE REPORTING**
Families should report their middle school student's absence from school by calling the SMS main office at 207-730-4800 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. A reason for the absence must be stated, otherwise SMS office staff will reach out to determine the reason for the absence.
Excusable reasons for an absence:
- religious holiday
- family emergency
- planned absence
For Planned Absences (a day out of school which is not illness or medical appointment related), families should fill out the Scarborough Middle School Planned Absence form, which is found here.
For questions about attendance, please contact the Scarborough Middle School main office at 207-730-4800 or email us at email@example.com