Sacajawea Middle School Bulletin for Friday, April 20, 2018
SMARTER BALANCED TESTING Smarter Balanced Testing is coming up in April. Please try to schedule vacation and appointments around the testing days. They are as follows: 6TH grade April 30-May 4th during periods 4 & 5. 7TH grade from April 16th-20th during periods 2 & 3. 8TH grade from April 23rd-27th during periods 2 & 3.
SMS TALENT SHOW AND TRY-OUTS The SMS Talent show will be on Wednesday, April 25th at the Willson Building. Try-outs for the talent show will be Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday March 27,28,29 at SMS. Students can sign-up for try-outs March 22-26, 2018.
8th GRADE CELEBRATION 8TH Grade Celebration is Thursday May 31st from 7-8pm in the SMS gym.
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL First day of school is Monday August 27th, 2018. Schedule pick-up day is Tuesday August 21st at SMS.
6th GRADE ICE CREAM SOCIAL 6TH Grade ice cream social is Tuesday May 29th from 2:30 - 5:00 in the cafeteria. This is for all incoming 6th graders.
5th GRADE SHADOW DAY 5th Grade Shadow Day is Thursday May 17th from 9:30-2:45pm. All incoming 5th grade students will come to SMS with their 5th grade class and teacher. They will then return to their school after they are done with the activities at SMS.
AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS There are several after school clubs that kids can attend if interested. No need to sign up, just show up! Computer/Robotics Club Monday 3:30-4:30pm room C8, Computer Club Tuesday 3:30-4:30pm room C8, Yearbook Club Tuesday 3:30-4:00pm room C9, Knitting Club Wednesday 3:30-4:30 room D12, Robotics Club Thursday 3:30-4:30pm room C8, Speech & Debate Club Thursday 3:30-4:30pm room D13, Art Club Thursday 3:30-4:30pm room C5 Outdoor club Monday 3:30-4:30 room F21 Archery Club Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:30-4:30 in Flex gym **Please note Yearbook Club time is different from all the other clubs**
SCHOOL HOURS Classes at Sacajawea Middle School start at 8:20am and end at 3:25pm each day.
STUDENT DROP OFF AND PICK UP Parents may drop off and pick up their student in the north parking lot of the school or in the "horseshoe" loop in the front of the school. Buses now drop kids off on the south side of the school.
STUDENT ABSENCE If your student is going to miss school due to an illness, please call 522-6410 and leave a message on the attendance line. If your student is going to miss school due to vacation, please call 522-6410 and/or have your student bring in a note stating the dates that will be missed. If the student will miss 4 or more days, please email the teachers to inform them and have the student come to the main office to pick up an extended absence form to be filled out by the teachers. Thank you!
STUDENT APPOINTMENTS If your student needs to leave school early for an appointment, please send a note in with your child the morning of the appointment and bring it to the main office. We will then write a blue pass for the student stating the time he/she needs to be picked up. You can then come to the main office to meet your child and sign them out at that designated time. Also, please be sure to get a note from the doctor, orthodontist, therapist, etc to bring back to school stating you were at an appointment. We can then enter the absence in as a medical excuse.
MISSING SCHOOL DUE TO SPORTS ABSENCE If your student needs to miss school due to a sports related activity that is not affiliated with SMS, please have their coach send a letter to SMS stating the dates of absence and names of the students attending to 522-6474 (fax) and we will then mark the absence as a sports related activity. We will also need the parent/guardian to call the office at 522-6410 to excuse their child for the day/days.