- SMS Counseling Brochure
- Academic Resources
- Dealing with Bullying
- Digital Citizenship
- 6th Grade Course Information
- 7th Grade Course Information
- Advanced/Accelerated Classes
- Schedule Changes
AFTER SCHOOL STUDY HALL
Study Hall is an optional, fee-based program that affords students the opportunity to socialize, complete homework, or participate in clubs, sports, and other activities.
Available from after school until 5:30pm full school days
$4.00/hour (pay every Monday when picking up your child in cash or check payable to SMS)
For more information or to sign up contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Required Information for Sign Up; parent/guardian name(s), contact phone number(s), student name and grade, regularly scheduled days and/or drop-in days.
Common Ground has recently started an Online Crisis Chat Line; for teens and/or anyone who may be looking for emotional support. Such topics include, but are not limited to anxiety, depression, a break-up, bullying or suicide.
- 4-10 PM, Weekdays (M-F), excluding holidays Based on availability Email us at email@example.com
- Common Ground's Resource and Crisis Hotline: 24/7 (Please call 800-231-1127)
- National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 24/7--please call 800-273-TALK (8255)
- Lifeline Crisis Chat-National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org (Chat and Hotline available 24/7)
- Crisis Text Line: 24/7: Users should text "Hello" to 741741
Julie fisher from thesocialu.com provided this Elementary/middle school parent information link
Included in the link are rules for smart phones, cell phone etiquette, texting, cyberbullying, social media rules, parental controls, questions for family discussion, and managing technology as a family.
Students can get a FREE Social Media Report Card at https://thesocialu.com
ONLINE TIPS FOR STUDENTS
- Be polite to others online just as you would offline. If someone treats you rudely, don't respond. Online bullies are just like offline ones - they WANT you to answer. Don't give them the satisfaction.
- Never open a message from someone you don't know.
- Turn off, disconnect, unplug. Give yourself a break. you don't have to be available 24/7.
- Don't reply to messages from cyberbullies - even though you may really want to. Cyberbullies want to know that they're messing with your mind. Tell your parents or another trusted adult! This is very important!!
- Do not erase or delete messages from cyberbullies. You don't have to read it, but keep it. It's your evidence. The plice and your ISP, and/or your telephone company can use these messages to help you.
Remember the "Power of the X": If someone is being mean to you online ... don't respond. Simply X out!!
Never give out or share personal information, including your name, the names of friends or family, your address, phone number and school name. Personal info also includes pictures of yourself and your email address. Never tell anyone your passwords.
Source - Kaye Randall, MSW, LISW-CP "Mean Girlz: Empowering Targets" 6-12 Webinar
Scheduling information for 2017-2018 6th Grade
Scheduling Presentation on how to fill out the Schedule Cards
2017-18 Scheduling Information (Description of electives)
If you have questions regarding the Advanced and/or Accelerated class placement please download the Frequently Asked Questions below or Click Here. The entire process of selection is described, as well as the differences in curriculum.
In order to change a class parents/guardians and/or students must fill out a Schedule Change Request Form and get a parent/guardian signature. Schedule Change Request Forms are located in the Counseling Office or you can click below.