Skyview Family Newsletter June 10-14

Skyview Family Newsletter June 10-14
     
 
     
 

Skyview Weekly News

Service-oriented Optimistic Active Respectful

Week of June 10 - June 14

 

Weekly Message from Skyview Admin Team

Happy Friday!

We are counting down the days to summer. We have exactly 11 more days. We can do it. 

This week we celebrated the Skyview National Jr. Honor Society students. Keep up the good work scholars and do not stop performing at a high level in the classroom. If your student is not there YET and reaching the academic goals he/she/they wish to meet they still have some time. 

On Monday, June 10, 2024 you will notice the following Capital Projects work starting up at Skyview. Here is what you need to know about the impact the Skyview Track project is going to have on the community. 

Respectfully,

Skyview Administration

Week at a glance

Monday, June 10th: Non-Block Schedule (1st - 6th Advisory)

Tuesday, June 11th: Non-Block 1 hr. Assembly Schedule (1st-6th, Advisory)

Wednesday, June 12th: Early Release Bell Schedule (1st-6th, no Advisory)

  • No after-school activities

  • Night at the Movies Concert 7pm, Gym

  • Last PTSA Food Pantry Delivery
     

Thursday, June 13th: Block Schedule (1st-3rd, Advisory)

Friday, June 14th:  Block Schedule (4th-6th, Advisory)  Last Day for activity buses.

 

*SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT*

 from Capital Projects and SMS

Beginning on Monday, June 10th 2024. The track and field will be closed for renovation until the Fall. I have attached a map of the closure below. 

*There will be modifications made to Eagle Day(June 21st) to compensate for not having a field. I will send separate communication out with those details. If you have any questions regarding Eagle Day or the field renovation please contact Mr. Bonder at NBonder@nsd.org or 425.408.6825. 

TIPS TO PREPARE FOR CONSTRUCTION:

  • Plan alternative routes around the construction site

  • Expect construction noise during working hours

  • Explore other play areas in the neighborhood

 

Important dates - looking ahead

  • 6/14-ALL LIBRARY BOOKS ARE DUE

  • 6/21 SAVE THE DATE-Eagle Day-Volunteers needed, see PTSA section below for the sign up.

  

Important reminders and announcements

Activity Bus Service

Next week June 10-14 will be the last week that there will be activity bus service.  Starting June 17th there will be NO activity buses.  

Backpacks for Kids is back

Backpacks for Kids is back! Helping families in need plan ahead for next school year. 

Registration is now open June 1st-Aug. 1st (Click here)https://forms.office.com/r/vQ28mNZjik

*this service is intended to support low income and families in financial need.

Eligibility:

  • Pre-K through 12th grade students attending Northshore schools or programs in the 24/25 school year

  • Students who have received a backpack from the Northshore Schools Foundation in the past

  • Students whose families need assistance to get them ready to learn in Sept.

Summer Food Resources

Please read about the Free Summer Meals Program Here!
Free summer meals are available for every kid, eighteen and under, all summer long.

Please read about the Sun Bucks program here!
SUN Bucks, also known as Summer EBT, is a new federal program that provides families with $120 per eligible child to purchase groceries when school is out of session.
 

Skyview Athletics

Fourth Season Sports

All sports seasons have wrapped up for the school year.  Please give your student a friendly reminder to return sports jerseys in to the main office if they still have one.  Also, please confirm that all outstanding sports fees have been paid. If you have not paid, 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.  

Student Chromebook Summer Plans

Students will keep their devices this summer!

Students currently in grades 2-11 will be keeping their assigned computing devices over the summer months to allow for continuous learning. Students and families are expected to take care of their assigned device by keeping it charged and in its bag when not in use. Students who are enrolled in summer learning programs are expected to bring their device to summer programs each day. If families need support using their device or troubleshooting technical issues, they should create a help ticket at http://go.nsd.org/studenttechhelp.

Withdrawing students must turn in devices by June 21.

Families who are withdrawing from Northshore are expected to return any technology devices assigned to their student, including computers, tablets, hotspots and all accessories such as bags and chargers. Our school will be collecting devices from June 14-16 in the Skyview Library. Withdrawing students who do not return their devices and accessories will be issued a fine for replacement. Please contact Skyview Middle School to notify us that you will be leaving the district.

Summer Opt Out of Chromebooks

Families who wish not to keep a device over the summer need to complete this opt out form.
Families may not need or want to take their student’s device home over the summer. Families who wish to opt out of keeping their student’s assigned device will need to indicate that they are “opting out” by completing the form at https://go.nsd.org/optout . This form will help our staff to plan efficiently for sending devices home for summer learning. When students return to school in the Fall, any student who does not have an assigned device will be assigned one for school year learning.

 

PTSA News

  • PTSA Food Pantry Delivery: The LAST food pantry delivery is scheduled for June 12th. Sign up here using the 2024 form if you're in need. Our Skyview/North Creek Food Pantry urgently needs restocking. Can you help? Check out our most needed items and wish list on our website.

  • June 21st is Eagle Day s a fun, open format day for all Skyview students full of a variety of FREE activities provided by PTSA and ASB. Click here to sign up to volunteer or donate items for the kids.

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.

After-School Library Expectations

Students who choose to work in the library after school must follow the following rules:

  1. Whisper if you need to talk. The library is a quiet place for students to work or study.

  2. No eating in the library

  3. No cell phone use in the library. If you must use your cell phone, please step outside of the library.

  4. No gum

  5. Follow all instructions from staff and be respectful to everyone in the library

Drop Off/Pick Up Safety

This week a van parked in our bus lane and caused much disruption to our after school transportation routine. Please do not park in the bus loading area. It is unsafe for our bus drivers to have to load and drop off students. If you see anyone parking in this area please help us remind them to STOP. Thank you in advance. 

  • 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

News from the attendance office

EARLY DISMISSAL:  

Please plan ahead if your student needs to leave school early and allow ample time for your student to be dismissed from class and go to their locker- especially during PE or lunch periods.

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

  •  Email to smsattendance@nsd.org in the morning or as soon as possible on the same day.

  • Parents/Guardians bring a Valid photo ID to sign your child out from the Attendance Office.

Important Only parents and/or authorized emergency contacts are allowed to pick up students from school early, without written permission from parents or guardians in advance.

  • Leaving campus early during the last 15 minutes of the school day must be pre-arranged, as attendance is completed and our parking lot is very busy in  “parent pick- up” zones after school.

     

EXTENDED ABSENCES: 

Students missing 5 or more school days require a Pre-Arranged absence contract:

Link here for a Pre-Arranged Absence Form or your student can pick up a form from the Attendance Office to be completed at least 2 weeks in advance .

  • Submit the signed form to the Attendance Office for  Principal review to pre-excuse absences.

  • Inform teachers to be aware of the missing school dates - especially near end of the school year.

  • Important - Missing 20 or more consecutive school days may result in withdrawal.

Leaving campus early during the last 15 minutes of the school day must be pre-arranged, as attendance is already completed and our parking lot is very busy in the  “parent pick- up” zones after school.

 

ABSENCES & TARDIES: All absences from school must be excused by parent/guardian within 48 hours (Washington State Law RCW 28A225). Please report via:

  • Email: smsattendance@nsd.org  OR  Call: 425-408-6810  (Attendance Line) 

    • Inclu

    • de student’s first & last name, student ID #, date,and valid reason for the absence.

  • Late Arrival: Students must sign in to the Attendance Office for a hall pass before going to class

    • Scan student photo ID Card or enter student ID # and Schoology password Tardy iPad.

 Thank you for supporting your student’s daily attendance ~everyday of  learning matters!


News From the Nurse

Missing Tdap letters have been sent home in the mail to those 6th grade students who need a Tdap vaccine before the start of the next school year, fall 2024. If you receive one of these letters in home mail, your student will need a Tdap vaccine over the summer before starting school next fall. Please follow the instructions in the missing Tdap letter. 

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?

If your student reaches out while in school requesting to come home feeling sick, please have them go to the health room to be seen by the nurse. 

   

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

  • Melissa Kline, 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

  • Katelyn Gonzalez, 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

“Home of the eagles”

headshot of an Eagle

 
  View, Appreciate or Reply  
     
 
     

 

Recent Bulletins