SMS Scoop

August 8, 2022

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School Starts on Tuesday, August 9th

We are looking forward to welcoming all of our Scottsburg MS students back to school on Tuesday, August 9th.

Students can be dropped off starting at 7:20 a.m.

Car riders should be dropped off at door #1, which is our main entrance at the office.

Bus riders and walkers enter door #11 at the back of the building.

Students are released from the cafeteria to go to homerooms starting at 7:30 a.m.

School hours are 8:05 a.m. - 2:55 p.m.

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Thank you to all of the parents/guardians who have completed the online registration process in Harmony Family Access. We are approaching 90% of our students being registered for the coming school year.

If you have not yet completed the process, please do so as soon as possible.

If you need assistance, please call 812-752-8926 or stop by the SMS office. We will be happy to help you.

Student Handbook Update

The Scottsburg MS student handbook contains some significant updates for the 2022-2023 school year. The most significant changes took place in the discipline section.

Here are the highlights of three changes that will impact the largest number of students:

  • Cell phones are still not allowed to be used during the school day here at SMS. Phones are expected to be turned off and stored in lockers. Students who are carrying a cell phone or using a cell phone during the school day are in violation. The consequences for each situation are outlined in the handbook.

  • Second is illegal substances. This year students who have illegal substances and/or paraphernalia (most common examples are vapes, cigarettes, or alcohol) will be recommended for expulsion on the first offense.

  • In an attempt to be more aligned with the high school discipline policy, we will be following a progressive discipline approach. This means that when a student commits the same offense multiple times, the discipline will get progressively more serious. Each example is outlined in the doc that is provided by clicking on the picture above or via the link below.

SMS Student Handbook

We encourage you to read the handbook with your child(ren) and to contact us with any questions you may have.

We are looking forward to working with our students and their parents throughout the upcoming school year.

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SMS Faculty

We welcomed back the SMS faculty (most of whom are pictured above) during two days of professional development last week. We are excited about the upcoming school year and look forward to working with our students, parents, colleagues, and community.

SMS welcomed five new teachers over the summer:

Mrs. Bailey Evans is teaching Tribe math.

Mrs. Goni Luttrell is teaching FACS.

Mrs. Lisa Mann is our 7th grade teacher for students with special needs.

Mrs. Kristal Peacock is our teacher for students with intense special needs.

Mr. Jacob Ward is our assistant band director.

In addition, we have three new instructional/supervision aides:

Mrs. Niaya Jenkins

Mrs. Jessica Robbins

Ms. Patricia Snow

We also have four new custodians:

Mr. Robert Short

Mrs. Sherry Speedy

Mr. Kyle Toppe

Mr. Evan Wheeler

Finally, we have a new school resource officer, Joe Nicholson.

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Scott 2 Provides School Supplies

Scott 2 is providing school supplies for all SMS students again this year.

The supplies will be distributed as needed during the school year.

Scott 2 is also providing a clear water bottle for students. Students can use their own water bottle, but it must be clear.

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Cafeteria Information

Check out this link for breakfast and lunch menus:

Like many schools, we occasionally experience some supply/distribution delays. We will follow the posted menus when possible, but will have to make adjustments at times.

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Fall Sports Season

Our fall sports season is underway.

Cross country, football, and soccer practices have started.

Volleyball and boys tennis will have tryouts soon...students should listen to the afternoon announcements for more information.

Make sure that your child has his/her physical in order to participate.

The FinalForms process must also be completed.

Eventlink will still be the platform that we use to communicate with parents/family members regarding practices and events.

If you have questions about athletics, please contact Mrs. Manns at 812-752-8926 option 2.

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