Returning to In-Person Learning

What do I need to know?

What should I bring to school?

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New SMS Bell Schedule

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Where Do I Figure Out What Cohort I'm In?

Your assigned cohort will take into consideration your last name, siblings at other schools and class sizes. Your assigned cohort will be in your Canvas inbox (7th and 8th grade will be sent on Friday). You can also contact the office at 627-2850 or Mrs. Busby at 627-2853 to determine your cohort.

Arrival to School Procedures

  • The first bell is at 7:55am.
  • Students are to enter through the back of the building (East side) through their designated grade level entrance.
  • Students will enter the building immediately upon arrival and line up outside of their advisory classrooms.
  • Students that are being dropped off can either be dropped off in the front of the school (Sycamore Ave.) or the back of the school (Hemlock St.).

Dismissal From School Procedures

  • Students that are walking home will be released at 3:00pm.
  • Students that are being picked up by parents will be released at 3:05pm. Students can be picked up in the front of the building (Sycamore Ave). or the back of the building (Hemlock St.) and can exit through the back of the building or the band door hallway.
  • Students that are riding the busses will be released by bus numbers beginning at 3:10 and will go directly to the bus pad to board their busses.

Bus Routes


7th and 8th grade students-Get your physical!

  • Sierra Students interested in participating in athletics need a physical in order to participate.
  • If you have a physical from last school year and you have not had COVID-19, that can be used, but the additional paperwork below needs to be completed.
  • Interested in playing Volleyball? Click on the button below to sign up!
Volleyball Sign Up

Interested in playing Football? Click on the button above to sign up!

Football Sign Up

Interested in playing Football? Click on the button above to sign up!

20-21 Athletic Participation and Physical Exam Forms

New participants and any athletes who have had COVID-19 will need to obtain a proper physical. Please click the button above or come by Sierra Middle School for the required paperwork.

Concussion Course for Students

Please click the link above to complete the required NFHS Concussion Course. (Required by all athletes each year).

Information from the CDC

Know How to Wear Your Face Mask Correctly
Wash Your Hands to Stay Healthy During COVID-19

SMS Dress Code

  • Wearing headgear is prohibited in the building. This includes, but is not limited to, caps, hats, hoods, bandanas, wave caps, sunglasses, head boppers, or any other head covering. Headgear, including ball caps, must be kept in students backpack during school. Headgear may not be fastened to belts, belt loops, book bags, or any other item and may not be worn as an accessory. *Should a coat, jacket, or top have a hoodie attached, the hood cannot be on the head inside the building

  • No pajamas or sleepwear of any kind are allowed to be worn at school.

  • Jeggings, pants and tights that are usually made of stretch Lycra, spandex, or nylon, leggings, leotards, undergarments, or any garment that is made to look like these garments may NOT be worn as outer clothing.

  • Jeans, khakis, capris or equivalent are acceptable. No holes, tears or fraying in jeans, khakis, or capris. Oversized and/or baggy pants that a student must hold up with a hand are never appropriate.

  • Waistlines of pants MUST BE ON OR ABOVE THE HIPS/WAIST with no undergarments or other clothing showing under the pants or skirts. Pants with rips, holes, tears, or frayed fabric are NOT APPROPRIATE—even if tights, leggings, stockings or another garment is worn under the pants.

  • No tank tops, halter tops, strapless tops, spaghetti straps, or bare shoulder tops are allowed. Tops that expose any portion of the waist, hips, torso, or midriff are not allowed. (If you raise your arms and the stomach shows or you sit down and the lower back is revealed, the top is inappropriate.) Other shirts, and tops that are not appropriate for school include, but are not limited to, low-cut, see-through, backless, or tube tops. Rips or holes are not allowed in shirts, and tops. All clothing must be worn properly and undergarments should never be visible.

  • It is never appropriate to wear tight, form-fitting, and otherwise revealing, clothing.

  • Health regulations and safety issues require that shoes be worn at school at all times. House slippers and flip flops are not appropriate. Sandals with a strap on the back may be worn. Shoes cannot have over a 1½ inch heel.

  • Students may wear leggings and tights under pants or with a long tunic top (mid-thigh).

  • No student clothing, jewelry, belts, belt buckles, shoe laces, or any other fashion accessories shall display words or symbols that advocate or depict violence, drugs, alcohol, sex, gang affiliation or other illegal activity expressed or implied. No student clothing or accessories shall be disruptive. Clothing, accessories, jewelry, and etc. that have caused past disruption to the school environment are also not allowed.

  • Jewelry or accessories that may be used as weapons are not allowed. This includes, but is not limited to, chains—including wallet chains, spiked rings, two or three finger rings that are joined, and bulky chains worn around the neck or waist. Sharp objects that could pose a danger, such as straight pins and safety pins, are not allowed on clothing or book bags.

  • Students are not allowed to display clothing or symbols that have been identified by the Roswell Police Gang Task Force as being commonly identified with gangs. Garments, jewelry, body art and tattoos that communicate gang affiliation are prohibited at school, and no item may be worn in a manner that communicates gang affiliation.

  • Gang related attire includes, but is not limited to, the following: students rolling up one pant leg, long bulky chains and necklaces, gang-styled belt buckles (belt buckles which have Old English script letters and symbols), large oversized pendants on necklaces and chains, bandanas, altering clothing from its original form to change the names and/or intended marking on the clothing, sweatbands, and draping articles of clothing, towels, or other objects out of pant pockets, over the shoulder, or around the neck area.

  • All belts must be properly fastened around the waist. The belt should not be excessive in length and should not be hanging from either side of the body (over 4” from buckle).

  • Writing on the body and face painting/decorating, except for regular use of make-up, is prohibited.

  • A student will be required to change clothing before going to or remaining in class if, in the judgment of the administration, a student is dressed inappropriately. Additionally, any student dress and/or appearance that may not be stated specifically in this code, but that the administration deems distracting or disruptive, will not be permitted.

The Sierra Middle School Student Dress Code is subject to updates and changes at any time during the school year and/or summer school as additional apparel becomes identified as gang affiliated or inappropriate. You should frequently check the Sierra Middle School web site to learn about changes to this dress code.

Sierra Middle school dress code will be in compliance with the RISD District Policy Manual