SKYVIEW MIDDLE SCHOOL
SKYVIEW ATTENDANCE LINE: 719-495-5560
6350 Windom Peak Blvd. Colorado Springs, CO 80923
DATES TO REMEMBER
December 8 Parent Partnership 6-7pm Via Zoom
December 9 School Accountability Meeting (SAC) meeting 5:30-6:30
December 9 High school Fair 8th grade families 6-7pm
December 10 Piano Recital 6pm-8pm
December 14 Band/Guitar Concert 6pm-8pm
December 14 Daytime Band/Guitar & Choir Concerts
8th Grade 8am/6th grade 10:15am/7th Grade 1:30pm
December 16 Honor Choir Concert 6pm-8pm
December 17 End of Qtr 2 & Early Release at 11:55 am
December 20-January 5 ** District Closed, Christmas Break
January 5th Professional Development, No school
January 6th**Students return from Christmas Break
A WORD FROM MR. SISSON
Dear Skyview Families,
The staff at Skyview hope that everyone had an amazing Thanksgiving break. We are excited to welcome students back to school for three more weeks filled with learning. As we prepare for the end of the second quarter we are looking forward to the band and choir concerts on December 10,14 & 16 and the start of the girls basketball season.
Please make sure that you are taking the time to review your students' grades and reach out to teachers if you have any questions. We look forward to the start of our middle of the year STAR testing. This is an important part to determining students' areas of academic need and growth. Please look for the testing dates in future communications.
I hope that families are able to take advantage of the holiday break to enjoy time with friends and family. December 17 End of Qtr 2 & Early Release at 11:55 am. I encourage everyone to unplug from this busy time of year and recharge as we prepare for the beginning of the 2nd semester. Students return to the building on Thursday, January 6, 2022.
ATTENDANCE PHONE LINE
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D49 Student Check Out Procedure
*Any parent/friend/relative picking up a student must be listed as an approved contact with “pick-up” privileges in PowerSchool and must present their valid, legible, government issued photo ID.
*PLEASE NOTE: We will only call student out of class, once you have arrived, we have checked your ID and you have signed your student out of school.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
Required Student Id's
Dear Skyview Families,
In an effort to improve and support security at Skyview Middle School we will be requiring all students to wear their student photo ID's. SMS provided a breakaway lanyards for all students, if your student chooses to provide their own lanyard please ensure that it is a breakaway and appropriate for school. Students that need a replacement ID will need to stop by the front off to get an updated ID from Mrs. Aragon.
Replacement IDs will be a $5 charge.
What: Adult and Youth Mental Health
When: Wednesday, December 8th
Time: 6-7 pm
Where: Virtually via Google Meets
Video call link: https://meet.google.com/rwq-wcki-zux
Please join us as guest speaker Denise Warren LPC, a counselor at Peak View Behavioral Health, will discuss causes, symptoms, and coping strategies for people who are struggling with mental health issues.
School Nurse/ Health Room
As you know, we are seeing an increased number of illnesses at Skyview Middle School. We also currently have 4 confirmed Covid outbreaks. I want you all to be aware of that because Covid symptoms are consistent with allergies, colds, flu, and stomach viruses. Please don’t assume that your student has “just” a cold. Our number one goal is to keep all students in the building healthy and safe, including yours. We can’t do this if students continue to attend school while ill. I know that it is an inconvenience for our families but, PLEASE, if your child has ANY symptoms of illness, please keep them home. We are also trying diligently to keep our students learning in person. As you all are aware, we have had to try to mitigate illness in our building and the last thing that anyone of us wants is to return to a form of e-learning. D49 updated illness guidelines for SMS are attached for your review.
Immunizations – Exclusion date: November 30th. We do not want to have to exclude any student from learning due to missing immunizations or update exemption forms per State law. Please update your students immunization or exemption form by Nov 30th.
We have a large number of 6th graders who are missing their Tdap which is required by the State upon entry of 6th grade. We are in the process of sending out notifications to families that don’t meet State law. If you have not already done so, please either complete the exemption process or provide proof of immunization. Non-medical exemptions expire every year on July 1st regardless of when it was signed. With the passage of the new Senate bill, parents have to provide a signed form from their physician or a certificate from the immunization module online. You can find more information regarding this from our district nursing page.
Falcon Peak Health Center is a no cost clinic available to all families of D49 students including siblings up to age 21. They are located at Falcon Elementary School and provide immunizations for our families. They can be reached at 719-344-6247 to schedule an appointment.
D49 Nursing Services: https://www.d49.org/nursingservices
Requires Vaccines: https://cdphe.colorado.gov/schoolrequiredvaccines
Exemption Information: https://cdphe.colorado.gov/vaccine-exemptions
As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to Jennifer Debelak Health Para or Erika Radcliff, RN, BSN, School Nurse at 719-495-5562.
Yearbook Cover Art
If you would like to be entered for your art to be picked for the front or back cover of the yearbook, your time has come!
The theme is "Connected Together."
We realize that none of us got to really connect last year, so we want to celebrate the fact that we are able to be together again! You can take this theme and make it your own for the cover submission.
- Hand drawn (on paper/ no iPads)
- Use of color
- Something about being connected together
- Name and grade level written in pencil ON BACK OF PICTURE
Please bring the submissions to Gower in room 103.
Due by Dec. 10th
DISTRICT CALENDAR 2021-2022
Sports and SMS events calendar
Welcome to the Skyview Middle School Counseling Center. We are here to provide you with some resources to help make middle school a little easier.
This site will be helpful for students, parents, and teachers to get some ideas, strategies and information about various topics to affect our Skyview Eagles.
We are pleased to announce School District 49 will provide a school meal at no cost for all students through the end of the '21-'22 school year.
Important Skyview Links
Parents are invited to all performances!
Concert Attire for BOTH DAYS is a nice white top and black bottoms with black dress shoes (and black socks if appropriate). Dress to impress on both days!
Tuesday, December 14th - DAYTIME PERFORMANCES
8am - 8th Grade performances
10:15am - 6th Grade performances
1:15pm - 7th Grade performances (8th grade BAND will also be performing during this time)
Tuesday, December 14th - NIGHTTIME PERFORMANCES
PERFORMANCE STARTS AT 6pm
CALL TIME 6th Grade - 5:30pm (after your performance, you will become part of the audience)
7th & 8th Grade 5:50pm (you are part of the audience until you perform)
ALL PERFORMERS are expected to stay for the entire performance and support others.
Short reception to follow the concert. All extra food will be distributed to band and guitar classes the following day.
6th & 8th Grade Bands - Bring a fruit tray or bag of fruit to share
7th Grade Band & 8th Grade Guitar - Bring a veggie tray and/or dip to share