The Mustang Memo
South Middle School Monthly Newsletter November 2023
Morning and Afternoon Transportation
Any 7th or 8th grade boy or girl wanting to wrestle this season will need to attend our first practice on Monday Oct. 30th. This is mandatory.
They will need:
- Workout clothes: No Jeans
- Refillable Water Bottle
- Wrestling Shoes - if they have them
- Headgear - if they have one
- Mouthpiece - Mandatory for those with braces
Important Upcoming Dates
Monday-Wednesday, October 30-November 1: Basketball Tryouts (3:45-5 girls; 5-6:45 boys)
Tuesday, October 31: 8th Grade Fine Arts Field Trip to Buford Multipurpose Building
Wednesday, November 1: Picture Re-takes, Report Cards+SC Ready Report Issued
Thursday, November 2: Title 1 Family Night 5-6 pm
Monday, November 6: Basketball Parent Meeting 5-6 pm
Tuesday, November 7: Election Day-NO SCHOOL
Friday, November 10: Veterans Day Program
Saturday, November 11: Basketball Jamboree @ North Central
Thursday, November 16: 8th Grade Career Center Tour, Student Council sponsored dance 4-6 pm
Friday, November 17: Winter Sports Pictures
Wednesday-Friday November 22-24: No School
Monday, November 27: Basketball @ North Central 5:30, SIC/PTO Meeting @ 5:30
Wednesday, November 29: Basketball vs AR Rucker @ LHS 5:30
Thursday, November 30: Progress Reports Issued
SMS School-Wide Discipline
- Respect yourself and others
- Follow all directions when given
- Be ready to learn with required materials/supplies
- Food and drink are allowed in the cafeteria only
- Obey all school and district rules
Visit www.lancastercsd.com to review the LCSD Middle School Discipline Codes (Grades 6-8)
School-wide positive discipline
South Middle School follows a school-wide positive discipline system. South Mustangs are held to high expectations and standards for their behavior. All students will begin each week with 0 blocks. However, there are times when students may fail to meet these standards and blocks will be issued. Parents will be contacted as blocks occur. Please see the student/parent handbook for a detailed explanation of the block system.
Dress Code Guidelines
All clothing must be appropriate. Clothing should not have any offensive language, advertisements, or images visible.
All shirts must have sleeves.
Shorts and skirts should be mid-thigh or lower in length.
No belly shirts where the midriff is exposed. When students raise their hands, the midriff should not become exposed.
No ripped jeans or jeans with holes above the knee causing skin to be exposed.
Sneakers or tennis shoes must be worn for physical education classes.
Hoods and hats are not to be on a student’s head inside of the school building. This is for security purposes so that we are able to identify the people in the building.
A long top, skirt, or shorts must be worn with leggings.
Pants must be worn at the waist. Administrators have zip ties available for students that display pants lower than waist level.
If you are dressed inappropriately and violate the dress code, you will have the following options:
Change into appropriate clothing that you have at school.
Call your parents and have them bring a change of clothes. Students will remain in ISS until appropriate clothes are provided.
Change into clothing provided by the guidance office.
If you refuse to change, it will result in disciplinary consequences.
From the Nurse
All medical services will be attended to by our school nurse, Julie Jackson. All medication is kept locked in the clinic and dispensed by the nurse or designee. Daily regular medication must be logged when given. We MUST have signed permission from the parent/guardian in order to administer any medication at school.
● All medication must be properly labeled and in its original container.
● The parent/legal guardian will reclaim any unused medications within one week of the termination of treatment or within one week of the last day of school.
● The nurse or principal or his/her designee will destroy any unused medications not reclaimed within one week of the termination of treatment or within one week of the last day of school.
● Neither the school district nor its personnel will be responsible for the occurrence of any adverse drug reaction when the medication has been given in the manner prescribed.
● Students will not share any prescriptions or over the counter medication with another student.
● Students who share any prescriptions or over the counter medication with another student will face disciplinary action including, but not limited to, suspension or expulsion.
Please keep in mind that we do not administer non-prescription/over the counter medications without a consent form. If a child needs medical assistance during the day, the parent/guardian or someone designated on the emergency information sheet on file in the office will be contacted. Students are NOT to keep ANY medication with them during the school day. In specific cases, the district will grant permission to self-monitor and self-administer medication on a year-by-year basis.