Friday, October 27, 2017

November/December 2017

Dear Parents,
Thank you for attending the fall conferences!   We had an outstanding turnout for parent teacher conferences in October!  It is our goal for teachers, parents, and administrators to strive toward student achievement for every individual student in our building.   Teachers will notify parents at mid-quarter of any student who is below proficiency.  Please remember each parent/guardian may access student academic progress online through Infinite Campus (IC).  Our response time to parent calls/e-mails should be within 24-48 hours.  We may also be in contact with the parent if a student has unacceptable performance in scholarly habits of excellence, perseverance, preparation, perseverance, and respect.
Safety is our number one priority in our school.  Parents, we cannot stress enough the importance of ALL of our visitors to sign in at the office.  It is a state law and is posted on the front entrance of our school.  We do have a reliable security system that screens visitors in our building.  The security system is connected to the National Sex Offenders List with the swipe of a driver’s license. Teachers are being asked to have any adult who is not wearing a visitor sticker to return to the office to obtain the visitor sticker.  Thank you for your cooperation by having your license whenever you enter the building.  I would also like to take this opportunity to let you know that our entire staff is wearing a “SRMS Staff ID.”  Our expectation for our students is to also wear ID’s to school every day, every hour.  We have provided a lanyard and a Student ID for every student at SRMS.  The ID for every staff member and student is to be visible and worn above the waist.  Again, wearing an ID is a pertinent safety measure.  Replacements for an ID and a lanyard are $5 each.  They may be purchased in the office.
The winter months are upon us, please remind your child to bring a jacket.  We do go outside daily after lunch.  Going outside allows students to release some stress, get some fresh air, and allows us to move the traffic of 955 students to eat lunch within an hour and a two hour timeframe.  When the weather is not cooperative, we do stay inside, but it is very seldom that we hold students in the cafeteria the entire lunch time.  Thank you for supporting your child in being prepared with a coat for the Colorado weather. 
As we move through the year, our students progress academically, socially, emotionally, and physically.  Our students sometimes experience difficult situations.  Please remind your child that the SRMS staff is here to help and assist in difficult situations.  We have solid resources to assist our students (i.e. counselors, teachers, and administrators. Safe 2 Tell on the school web page…).  It is extremely critical that we are made aware of the problem, so that we may assist your child.  Your child’s communication with a staff member is a key element.  This allows the school to solve these issues as quickly as possible.  Our goal is to provide a safe and conducive learning environment for every student who enters our building.
One last important topic I want to mention is the first round of Choice deadline is January 31st.   It is imperative to remember that applying for Choice is necessary for students out of their home school boundaries every year.  Please review the process on the Adams 12 website (www.adams12.org). Applications may be submitted online.
Thank you for your continued support and we hope you enjoy the upcoming holiday season!
Sincerely,

Susie Wickham
Principal