Skyview Family Newsletter 1/29 - 2/2

Skyview Family Newsletter 1/29 - 2/2
     
 
     
 

Skyview Weekly News

Service-oriented Optimistic Active Respectful

Week of January 29- February 2 

 

Weekly Message from Principal Edwards

Happy Friday, Eagles!

We did it. Tonight, you should celebrate that we made it through the first semester of the school year. It was a busy week on campus. We had our Winter SAP: School Action Plan presentation on Thursday with many esteemed NSD leaders and colleagues from our feeder elementary and high school. Students enjoyed meeting and seeing their previous principal(s) and meeting their secondary principal. 

I am excited for the day in between semesters, Monday, January 29, 2024 (No School) so our SMS staff can regroup and get their grades finalized. As we launch into the new semester I would like to ask for parental support with the following expectations as we continue to build a strong, respectful, responsible learning community. 

  • Getting to school on-time and being on-time to class. Tardies take away from student instructional time. 

  • Eating breakfast & lunch. Students must eat so their brains can function properly. Talk with your student about keeping their school-issued PIN safe and secure. Do not share it with anyone, friend or not.  

  • Respecting our campus is a huge priority. Please help us emphasize the importance of cleaning up after ourselves. 

  • Treating each other respectfully is also a big point of emphasis. Talk to your students about being an upstander and role model to their peers. Negative talk, use of profanity, name-calling, shaming, harassing, or disrespect cannot be tolerated on campus. We want all students to feel safe and empowered at Skyview. Help us teach the children. Help us ensure all students feel a sense of belonging in middle school. 

We're so proud to announce the outstanding achievements of our students in the Reflections competition. Congratulations to the State Qualifiers from Skyview Middle School:

Film Production: Anshi Shah, 7th grade Music Composition: Vindhya Pegatraju, 7th grade | Akshay Narayanan (Special Artist Division), 7th grade Visual Arts: Mehar Uppal, 7th grade | Shillan Khan, 8th grade Literature: Sruthi Gudimella, 8th grade

The State judging will occur in early February, and results are expected in late Feb/early March. More details here. I am so proud of these students. 

Respectfully Yours,

Mrs. Jolene Grimes Edwards

 

Week at a glance

Monday, January 29th: NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, January 30th: Non-Block Schedule (1st-6th, Advisory)

  • 6th Grade Girls Basketball Begins 2:45 - 4:15 PM

  • 7th/8th Grade Girls Basketball and Co-ed Wrestling Practice

Wednesday, January 31st: Early Release Bell Schedule (1st-6th, no Advisory)

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

  • 6th/7th/8th Grade Girls Basketball and Co-ed Wrestling Practice

Friday, February 2nd: Block Schedule (4th-6th, Advisory)

  • 6th/7th/8th Grade Girls Basketball and Co-ed Wrestling Practice

 

Important dates - looking ahead

  • 2/1/24 - Valentine Grams Sales begin during lunches

  • 2/5/24 - Last day to purchase a yearbook

  • 2/8/24 - First 7th/8th Grade Girls Basketball game v. Leota at Skyview

 

Important reminders and announcements

Yearbook Sales! LAST CHANCE TO ENSURE YOU GET A BOOK!

Yearbooks will be available for purchase for 2 weeks starting January 22nd through February 5th.  You can purchase them online through your Touchbase account or in the main office.  The cost is $30 with an ASB membership or $35 without.

Valentine Gram Sales          

Send your friends a Valentine along with a stuffed bear, monkey or candy for Valentine’s Day.  Sales run from February 1st to February 13th during lunches. Bears and monkeys are $4 and candy is $2. 

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!! Please take a look at the opportunity to contribute to the yearbook below.

Thank you for all your submissions for 8th-grade baby photos for the yearbook! The deadline has now passed.

Skyview Athletics

Third Season Sports

Girls 6th Grade Basketball begins January 30th. Please be sure your student has a current sports physical on file as it is required to try out and participate.  You can go through your family doctor, the Everett Clinic, or any other approved care provider.  If you have a question about physicals, please reach out to our ASB secretary, Julie Archer at jarcher@nsd.org.  Please use the NSD-approved  Sports Physical form.  If your child has decided not to participate, please update your student’s records in Finalforms.

News from the attendance office

 SMS Attendance Reminders Your student’s daily attendance and active participation matters!Good attendance helps support your student to learn responsibility and potential for success.

Visit the Skyview Middle School  Attendance webpage.

Send an email or call to report and excuse for absences, preferably in the morning on the same day.

  • EMAIL: smsattendance@nsd.org or

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

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

All absences must be excused by parent(s)/guardian(s) within 48 hours (State Law RCW 28A225)

 

Late Arrivals: Students arriving late must go to the Attendance Office to sign in-the bell rings at 7:55 am /classes begin at 8:00 am - please allow extra time to drop students off to be on time to school.

  • Your student should bring their Skyview student photo ID card to scan the barcode or enter their StudentVue password to login to the Tardy iPad to receive a hall pass and give it to their teacher.

  • Parents/guardians must excuse the late arrival on the same day, as early as possible, by sending  a note, voicemail or email to the Attendance Office to smsattendance@nsd.org.

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 to write a hall pass. OR

    •  Send an email to smsattendance@nsd.org as soon in advance as possible, to allow time to locate and dismiss your student early.

Parents/Guardians meet your student in the Attendance Office to sign out providing a Valid photo ID.   Note: Allow extra 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.

Pre-Arranged Extended Absences:

  • 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. See important information for extended absences on SMS Attendance webpage.

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

Thank you for supporting your student’s attendance and contact Vicki Madsen if you have any questions

News from the nurses

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

Free Covid 19 Rapid Tests

  • U.S. households can order four free COVID-19 rapid tests delivered to their home through the United States Postal Service at https://www.covid.gov/tests

 

Ptsa Publications

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

  • PTSA Reflections Update: We are so thrilled and proud to announce that 6 Skyview Students advanced to the State Qualifiers.  Click here for more information. 

  • PTSA 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 9. Depending on the number of registrations, auditions may take place in late February. 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. 

  • PTSA Staff Appreciation Event: Skyview PTSA is hosting a Pastry & Juice Bar for Skyview staff members on Friday, February 9th, and we’d love your help! Please consider signing up to donate a menu item or volunteering to help out.  No time to shop? No problem! Consider making a monetary donation instead. No amount is too small! Thank you for considering!!

  • Spelling Bee: Skyview’s Spelling Bee is less than two weeks away on Feb 7th at the cafeteria.  We hope that all spellers have started their preparations. Ms. Ernster and Ms. Maleki will be hosting a mock Spelling Bee on Fun Friday, Feb 2 in room F120 from 9:50-10:20 AM. If you haven't received your list yet, please email us at Skyviewspellingbee@gmail.com.

  • Food Pantry Delivery: The next food pantry delivery is scheduled for January 31st. 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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