Skyview Weekly News
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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.
Mrs. Jolene Grimes Edwards
Week at a glance
Monday, February 26th: Non-Block Schedule (1st-6th, Advisory)
Tuesday, February 27th: Non-Block Schedule (1st-6th, Advisory)
Wednesday, February 28th: Early Release Bell Schedule (1st-6th, no Advisory)
Thursday, February 29th: Block Schedule (1st-3rd, Advisory)
Friday, March 1st: Block Schedule (4th-6th, Advisory)
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 email@example.com .
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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: email@example.com 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.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?
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
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 .
Skyview middle school information
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.
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: email@example.com
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
6th grade L-Z and all 8th grade
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
“Home of the eagles”