The Raven Review

Sedway Innovative Middle School Newsletter November 2021

Please Complete the Annual CCSD Survey

Dear Sedway Families,

It is time for us to complete the annual CCSD survey. Please give us feedback and provide us with ways to improve or tell us we are doing a great job. We value and use the survey results to work on school improvement. We appreciate your continued support of Sedway.


Parents/Guardians are encouraged to submit their 2021-2022 Districtwide Parent/Guardian Survey online using a computer, laptop, or other mobile device at https://www.ccsd.net/survey. Any parent/guardian with children in the school is eligible to take the survey.

Our Next Community Event: Music and Moonlight!

On December 9, 2021, the next community event will take place. The evening will start with a wonderful performance in the gym from our band students, and end with a real live astronomer on the field. We hope you save the date and attend this wonderful event!

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The Standard School Attire is in effect..

Please review Sedway's Dress Code Guidelines. Students who come to school in clothing that does not follow the SSA will be sent to the TMZ and asked to change. If a change of clothing/shoes is not available, parents will be called and asked to bring a change of clothes. As always, please call the school with any questions or concerns.

Semester Exam Update

This year there will not be any half days during the last week before Winter Break. A separate, cumulative exam will not be given. The Semester 1 grade will be calculated from 50% of the student's Quarter 1 grade and 50% of the student's Quarter 2 grade. Contact your child's teacher if you have specific questions about your child's grade.

Important Dates to Remember

  • MAP Testing: November 17th- December 10th in Math and ELA classes.
  • Makeup Picture Day: Tuesday, November 30th
  • November 24th-26th: No School for Thanksgiving Break. Classes will resume 11/29.
  • December 17th: End of Semester 1. We will have full days of school this week.
  • December 20th-January 3rd: Winter Break. Classes will resume January 4th.

Makeup Picture Day

Picture retakes and makeups will be on November 30th. Students will have their picture taken according to the following schedule:

  • 2nd Period: 6th Graders
  • 4th Period: 7th Graders
  • 6th Period: 8th Graders
  • 8th Period: Students new to Sedway (since Picture Day on 10/22)

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Sedway Scholastic Book Fair Dec. 6th- Dec. 10th

We are hosting a Book Fair in the Library on December 6th- December 10th. Every purchase from the Fair earns rewards for our school, so please stop by and support us!
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On November 18th, We Held Sedway's First Community Night

The Social Emotional Learning Community Night was held in the Library. Families learned about the PTO. We discussed CCSD's Panorama survey. UNLV presented about soft skills & coping skills, and families had a riot with Turkey Bingo! Thank you to all who came out for the event! We look forward to seeing you at our next Community Event on December 9th. See below for details.

Good Things are Happening!

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Time to Ball...

Sedway Middle School boys and girls basketball season will officially begin on Monday, November 15th. Tryouts will take place Monday, November 15th, and Tuesday, November 16th. Students must have a completed physical and an account in RegisterMyAthlete.com to participate. Please see the attached season schedule.

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Ingram (boys basketball) or Ms. Davis (girls basketball).

Mr. Ingram: ingrar@nv.ccsd.net

Ms. Davis: davisap@nv.ccsd.net

We look forward to seeing the kids on the basketball court and you in the stands!

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Heart of Education Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2022 Heart of Education Awards

Do you know a local teacher/school counselor who stands above the rest — someone who goes above and beyond? If so, nominate an outstanding teacher/school counselor today for the Heart of Education Awards! The Smith Center opened the nomination period for its 2022 Heart of Education Awards, designed to recognize exceptional local educators. Click here to nominate

CCSD RAVE Review Recognition

A RAVE (Recognize A Valued Employee) Review is an unsolicited acknowledgement of a CCSD employee who has demonstrated a special effort, a job well done, a project of quality workmanship and/or a caring and sensitive attitude. A RAVE review is not just a pat on the back for doing a good job. Rather it is recognition for something exemplary and gives you the opportunity to recognize a CCSD employee who has truly gone above and beyond the call of duty. Submit here.

CCSD Transportation Mask Update

CCSD Transportation is no longer providing masks to students who do not have masks. If a student does not have a mask for the school bus, then they cannot ride to or from school. Please make sure that students have masks to be able to ride the bus due to the State of Nevada and CCSD mask mandate

Create a Canvas Observer Account

Parents can create an account on Canvas so they can follow along with the lessons in their student's classes! Follow the directions to create an observer account!
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MAP Family Tool Kit

This link contains useful information that will help parents better understand the MAP assessment and results. https://www.nwea.org/the-map-suite/family-toolkit/

Covid Contact Tracing Information

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has made new recommendations for contract tracing in schools and provided guidelines for student exposure. Click here to see information from the Health District. https://drive.google.com/file/d/16iBvjvaf0CxOmJIogr3KuQoF_eAeR

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CCSD Transportation

If your child rides the bus to or from school, please log in to the CCSD Onboard app to check for updates to routes. As CCSD's transportation department works to fill driver vacancies, some routes are being updated and may affect your child's route. If you haven't yet done so, download the CCSD Onboard app for Android or Apple devices. This app provides stop information, tracks your child's bus in real time, and notifies you when there are bus alerts.