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If you are new to the school district and have not yet been given a Login and password for HAC (Home Access Center), please contact your child’s guidance counselor as soon as possible. HAC allows you and your child to view classroom grades.
Log in to Edmodo
Click here for the Edmodo Parent Letter
As we continue to use Edmodo, if you have suggestions on how we could make this program work better, please email Mrs. Kunze.
In an effort to improve communication, a Remind101 account has been created for Switzerland Point Middle School. Remind101 is a quick and easy way for our school to send text messages limited to 140 characters to whoever registers their cell phone. This is a one-way form of communication that many schools and teachers are using now. A group has been created for parents. On your cell phone, create a message to 81010 and in the message line type @swissp.
Click here for screenshots explaining the steps.
Take a “splash” and reserve your SPMS yearbook today!
Don’t delay as yearbooks sold out last year; extras will not be ordered or sold in school. After 11/15, yearbooks will cost $45, and sales will continue through January only.
You will be disappointed if you do not purchase this beautifully photographed and well-written record of our school history. The yearbook staff has expanded the size of the yearbook as well as added some cool new features.
One of the new features many people have requested is the message ad. Parents, you can also log onto yearbookordercenter.com to create and purchase inspiring message ads for your children. There is also a place to upload pictures from school events that you would like to see in the yearbook. The yearbook staff loves your special photos from school and sporting events so please share as much and as often as possible!
Click here for the PowerPoint
Parents, we will be needing proctors for our upcoming District Assessments.
Proctor training information:
BTHS came to SPMS to do a presentation for 8th grade students on December 1st and 2nd through Language Arts classes, and there was also a High School Info Night for parents on December 4th. The powerpoint presentation is here:
Read more about Common Core:
Students who receive all A’s or all A’s & B’s on their report card will receive an honor card from the School District. Click here to view all the businesses and their offers.
Does your child ever stay after school?
Students that are staying after school for any reason, make-up work, review session, club meeting or sports, are under the sponsoring teacher’s supervision until the parent arrives. Students are NOT allowed to sit outside or in the main office unsupervised waiting for their ride. Arrangements MUST to be made in advance if your child plans on staying after school or they should not stay. If a child is not picked up within 30 minutes of the designated pick-up time, the student will be sent to Beyond the Bell in the library. The parent will then be charged $1 a minute until the student is picked up. After 3pm, teachers are giving their personal time and it is frustrating when they have to sit with a student for 30 minutes, 60 minutes, or sometimes longer waiting on a student to be picked up. We have to make changes to our policy or teachers will stop offering after school activities and we do not want that to happen.
News from the District – Access to the Building
ALL parents that plan on entering the building during the day before or after school, even if students are not in the building, need to be cleared. We are asking that EVERY parent or guardian that might be on campus for a conference, IEP meeting, 504 meeting or for anything else, PLEASE click on the link below to register for access.
St. Johns County Dress Code
No sleeveless shirts, muscle shirts, tank tops or spaghetti strap tops No backless shirts or dresses No shirts that reveal midriff or reveal cleavage No see-through or lace shirts with a tank underneath No yoga pants Shirts may not have profanity or inappropriate slogans advertising alcohol, drugs, sex, weapons, racial and/or ethnic slurs, sadistic or violent themes or the confederate flag. No flip flops or backless shoes ALL dresses, shorts and skirts MUST be 4 inches or less above the knee in length. If leggings or tights are worn, the outer garment must still be in dress code. No jeans or shorts with holes showing skin anywhere 4 inches above the knee. Pants MUST be worn at the waist.
Early Checkout Procedure
As indicated in the Student Handbook 2013-2014: As a safety precaution, students will only be released to the parent/guardian or the Emergency Contact listed on the Emergency Card. A current driver’s license or state issued ID must be presented in the front office to check a student out early. The following procedure will be strictly enforced: NO student may be signed out after 1:35 p.m. every day except Wednesday. The latest early checkout on Wednesday is 12:35 p.m. Parents must arrive in the front office no later than 1:30 p.m. (or 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday) in order to sign their child out early. Students who check out during the school day due to illness are not eligible to return to the school that same evening for any activities as a participant or a member of the audience.
Parent Drop-off & Pick-up
Students can be dropped off starting at 7:10 am. They will sit in the library until 7:30 am when students are released from the buses. The parent drop-off line is extremely busy in the morning, so we encourage your child to ride the bus if they are eligible for that service. If you drive your child to school, we ask that he/she be ready to exit the vehicle quickly when you stop in the loop. Please say your good-byes and give kisses while waiting to turn into the drop-off loop.
When dropping off or picking up, please do not block the entrance to the neighborhood, The Colony. Residents have been complaining that they can not get in or out. Also, please do not pull in the grass at the entrance of The Preserve to avoid the line and drop-off your child. This is unsafe and destroying the entrance of this neighborhood.