Skyview Family Newsletter 2/16-March 1

Skyview Family Newsletter 2/16-March 1
     
 
     
 

Skyview Weekly News

Service-oriented Optimistic Active Respectful

Week of February 16 - March 1

 

Weekly Message from Principal Edwards

Happy Friday, Eagles!

"The Nature of a Flower is to Bloom." -  Alice Walker

May everyone enjoy a much needed Mid-Winter Break, February 19 - 23. There will be No School. The campus will be closed. We look forward to welcoming students and staff back on Monday, February 26th. 

This week 8th graders started their 9th grade registration  with prospective high school counseling staff from North Creek HS and Innovation Lab HS. This is a big time for students and families as they discuss course options and start to lay the foundation to pathways for success in HS and beyond. I would like to encourage students and families to attend the North Creek Registration Night  at 6:00 pm on February 29th in the NCHS Commons. There will be an Elective Fair  from 5:00 - 6:00 pm. There is a Hi-Cap and Special Education Services  presentation beginning at 5:30 pm. According to Satya Nani, “A little progress each day adds up to big results.” The Class of 2028 has a bright future. 

Congratulations to our Science Bowl Team  for a successful season: Arni Waghamare, Sarabhesh Saravana Kumar, Sarthak Kansal, Vibhi Shukla and Krish Shah. I am proud of them for their hard work. Thank you to all the volunteers who made this club possible. We continue to encourage students to charter clubs  through our Skyview ASB. Last week our Hispanic/Latino/a/x students chartered the  Latinos Unidos Club that will meet every Tuesday  after school in Room A127. There is an activity bus for students that departs Skyview around 4:15 pm. If your student has a fun club idea please have them connect with Mr. Bonder or a Skyview ASB Coordinator, Mr. Wright or Mrs. Ernster. Our goal is to have ALL students actively  participating in 1-2 activities, clubs or events at Skyview. 

Girls basketball and Wrestling are in the air. Make sure that you come on out and support our teams. See information below to catch a game or match. We are very appreciative of our coaches and families who support our Skyview Athletics Program. Thank you parents for not parking in our  bus lanes. This important request makes picking up students safe for our bus drivers and we appreciate it.

Save the date: 

On March 1st is the  Principal Coffee & Donuts at 7:30 - 8:30 am. I look forward to meeting families and discussing all things Skyview. Partnership with families is a priority. Your voice matters. Come be in community. 

May everyone have a restful Mid-Winter Break (No School)  and enjoy your time with family and friends. 

Respectfully Yours,

Mrs. Jolene Grimes Edwards

 

Week at a glance

Monday, February 26th: Non-Block Schedule (1st-6th, Advisory)

  • 6th/7th/8th Grade Girls Basketball Practice

  • Wrestling Practice

Tuesday, February 27th: Non-Block Schedule (1st-6th, Advisory)

  • 6th/7th/8th Grade Girls Basketball Practice

  • Wrestling Practice

Wednesday, February 28th: Early Release Bell Schedule (1st-6th, no Advisory)

  • No after school activities

Thursday, February 29th:  Block Schedule (1st-3rd, Advisory)

  • 6th grade basketball @ Timbercrest

  • 7th and 8th grade basketball v. TMS at Skyview

Friday, March 1st: Block Schedule (4th-6th, Advisory)

  • Coed wrestling v. NMS and TMS at Skyview 

  • 6th/7th/8th Grade Girls Basketball Practice

 

Important dates - looking ahead

  • 2/19 - President’s Day - No School

  • 2/20 - 2/23 - Mid Winter Break

  • 2/26 -7th Grade Class Meeting during Advisory

Important reminders and announcements

SMS Multicultural Night!

The Skyview PTSA is excited to bring back Multicultural Night (after 5 years) on March 15th, from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM at the Skyview Cafeteria!  If you plan to participate, kindly register before February 16 (extended deadline).  Register (or use the  Spanish form) soon to provide us with sufficient time for planning! Everyone is welcome to attend. Visit  the PTSA page for more details. 

 

National Junior Honor Society Applications

National Junior Honor Society applications are now open for submissions  HERE!  NJHS is an annual recognition for students who excel in the classroom (cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above) and outside of the classroom (10 community service hours or more). To apply, students must be logged into their own NSD Google account to  make a copy of the application in their Google Drive. Students must also be logged into their own NSD Google Account to submit the application.  Applications are due by April 1st.

If students are interested in applying for Honor Society recognition this year, please review all of the application requirements on our  website and join the Schoology group for updates (NJHS Schoology Group Access Code: CBJR-2869-ZD5CK). Updated volunteer opportunities and ideas are posted  HERE and in the Schoology group. 

Questions? Email Tanya Subcleff at tsubcleff@nsd.org .

 

Spring Drama One Act Plays

Drama will be performing their spring one act plays “Hard Candy” and “Inanimate”  on March 8th at 7pm and Saturday March 9th at 3pm and 7pm.  Tickets will be on sale starting February 26th in the main office or through your touchbase account. Tickets are $6 with ASB and $8 without.  

 

After-School Activity Campus Expectations

If students plan to stay after school for any reason, they  must be in the library. If they are staying to attend a sports game or competition they can leave the library for the event at 3:30.   Roaming the campus, breezeway, academic buildings, fields and/or courtyards is not permitted.

 

Drop Off/Pick Up Safety

  • Please do NOT use the parking lot to park and drop off your student(s).  We have students and staff walking through the parking lot and it creates a dangerous situation with people trying to back up and turn around. Please ONLY use the drop-off loop . Be sure to pull all the way forward and keep traffic moving. 

  • Please do NOT drop off or pick up your students in the bus parking lot  (between the tennis courts and baseball fields)  before school, after school, or after athletic practices/events. This interferes with our buses and their ability to maneuver. It is also a safety concern for students.

  • Safety is our number one priority, so please help us keep everyone safe by  limiting distractions while you are driving and  slowing down.

  • We have had several reports of  students riding their bikes in the street. Please review the  bike safety tips with your students.

  • Please follow all posted signage  and be respectful of our neighbors.

  • Getting to school tips from NSD

 

The Skyview Yearbook

Our yearbook team has been hard at work designing and planning an AWESOME yearbook, but we need your help!! Thank you for all your pre orders, if you have not ordered a book at this time you are not guaranteed one in June. 

 

Skyview Athletics

Third Season Sports

Basketball and Wrestling are well underway!  Payment for third season sports is now due. The sports participation fee is $130 and $30 for ASB if you do not already have ASB. Please login to Touchbase to make a payment or bring cash, check or credit card to the main office.  If you need your Touchbase login information reach out to Julie Archer at  jarcher@nsd.org and please provide your students name or ID number in the email.  Lastly, if your child has decided not to participate, please update your student’s records in  Finalforms.

News from the attendance office

 Visit the Skyview Middle School  Attendance webpage .

Good attendance helps support your student to learn responsibility and potential for success.  

Excused absences or late arrivals excused by parent(s)/guardian(s) within 48 hours (State Law RCW 28A225)

  • EMAIL:  smsattendance@nsd.org  or

  • CALL:  425-408-6810  (Attendance Line)  

  • Include student first & last name, student ID #, date and reason for the absence

 

First Bell rings at 7:55 am - Class begins at 8:00 am -allow extra time to drop off students  to arrive on time.

Late Arrival:  Students arriving late must go to the Attendance Office before going to class

  • Students: bring a student  photo ID card  to login to the Tardy iPad to receive a hall pass for their teacher.

  • Parents/guardians must excuse the late arrivals

Early Dismissal:  Plan ahead by notifying the Attendance Office, preferably on the same day of early dismissal:

  • Send a signed note with your student to turn in before school to the Attendance Office staff or 

  •  Email to smsattendance@nsd.org  as soon as possible on the same school day of the early dismissal.

  • Parents/Guardians meet your student in the Attendance Office and provide a Valid photo ID.    

Note: Allow ample time for your student to be dismissed during lunch breaks or PE class to change out of gym clothes. Early dismissals during the  last 15 minutes of the school day must be pre-arranged.

Extended Absences:  See important information for extended absences on SMS Attendance webpage .

  • A  Pre-Arranged Absence Form  is required for absences of 5 or more school days  and submitted to the Attendance Office at least TWO WEEKS in advance for our Principal to review.

  • Note: Absences of  20+ consecutive days may result in withdrawal per NSD and WA State policies.

News from the nurses

February is National Dental Health Month!              

  • Lifelong habits begin at home.  Make dental health part of your daily routine and share these reminders with your whole family:

  • Brush your teeth at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, especially after breakfast and before bedtime.  Drinking water after eating also helps to clear your teeth of food particles.

  • Floss every day. An adult should help children under the age of eight to floss.  Older children should be ready to floss on their own.

  • Limit the number of times you eat snacks, especially the sticky ones and long lasting ones.

  • Visit a dentist regularly for a routine check up and a cleaning.

  • Protect your teeth by wearing a mouthguard when playing sports.

  • Don’t forget to change your toothbrush regularly, and after an illness.

 

Current Illness Recommendations:

  • Your child  must be fever-free for 24 hours  (without the use of fever-reducing medications) before they can return to school.

  • Your child must  not have any episodes of vomiting or diarrhea for 24 hours  before they can return to school.

Is my child too sick to go to school?

Covid 19

If your student tested  POSITIVE for COVID, the link below is a return to school calculator:  https://doh.wa.gov/emergencies/covid-19/isolation-and-quarantine-covid-19/isolation-and-quarantine-calculator  

Covid 19 Decision Tree

 

Ptsa Publications

Join the PTSA today  and support our initiatives! Here are the latest updates:

  • PTSA Staff Appreciation Event:  Skyview PTSA hosted a Valentine-themed Pastry & Juice Bar for Skyview staff members this morning! Thank you so much to all the donors and volunteers; this would not have been possible without your help!

  • Food Pantry Delivery:  The next food pantry delivery is scheduled for February 14th. Sign up here  using the 2024 form if you're in need.

 

Family Engagement updates

Support is available in person on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Sign-up to volunteer at Skyview (linked to this post)! First, you must complete the district volunteer paperwork  here .

  • Campus Clean-Up/Beautification:

    • Pick up trash, tend to landscape, create posters or other decorative items for the school, etc.

  • Recess/Play:  

    • Monitor students and encourage students to play

    • Play four square, basketball, tag, kick a soccer ball, or throw a football with the students

    • Create sidewalk art with chalk with the students

    • Play chess/checkers/cards etc. with the students

    • Ensure balls are shared and put back

  • Have other ideas  for volunteer work that could be done here at SMS?

Skyview middle school information

  • Website: https://skyview.nsd.org/

  • Office Hours: Monday - Friday: 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

  • Cafeteria Opens for Breakfast: 7:25 a.m.

  • Academic Buildings Open: 7:45 a.m.

  • School Hours:

    • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:00 a.m.. - 2:35 p.m.

    • Wednesday Early Release: 8:00 a.m. - 1:05 p.m..

    • SMS Bell Schedules 2023-24

  • Main Office Phone: 425-408-6800

  • Attendance Voicemail Line: 425-408-6810, Attendance Office Email: smsattendance@nsd.org

  • Address: 21404 35th Ave SE, Bothell, WA 98021

  • Mission Statement: The mission of Skyview Middle School is to collaboratively educate and support students as they develop into lifelong learners by providing a nurturing environment where academic and personal excellence are achieved.

SMS School administrators

  • Mrs. Jolene Grimes Edwards, Principal

  • Mrs. Kayla Andrews, Assistant Principal 

6th grade A-K and all 7th grade

  • Mr. Nico Bonder, Assistant Principal 

6th grade L-Z and all 8th grade

  • Mr. Charles Chirieleison “Mr. C.,” Dean of Students

SMS Office staff

  • TBD, Office Manager: 425-408-6801

  • Julie Archer, A.S.B. Secretary: 425-408-6803 

  • Lindsey Richards, Support Secretary: 425-408-6877

  • Vicki Madsen, Attendance Secretary: 425-408-6819

  • Tara Weyrick, Registrar: 425-408-6818 

  • Mayela Martinez, Family Engagement Specialist: 425-408- 6022 

Family & student resource links

 

Thank you for your support of Skyview Middle School

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