Parents and Guardians:
"Current" 7th Grade Parents: A meeting was held on Wednesday, February 19, at SDMS to explain and discuss information about scheduling classes and electives for your "rising" student for their 8th grade year! If you missed this very important meeting, don't stress! Just contact the school at 926-6298 for the information and form. We had a GREAT turnout! Sorry we missed you!!
The 2nd Community Roundtable event was held on February 24 at the Aurora Lions Club Building. This very informative, educational meeting dealt with the problems, perils, and pitfalls of the internet, including such topics as cyberbullying, questionable sites, the consequences of posting things on social media, etc. The school's message was reiterated and reinforced by Sergeant Detective David Schneider of the Dearborn County Sheriff's Department, who discussed the "digital fingerprint" everyone is assigned when using the internet...on a smart phone, a laptop, or any other device that is able to browse the web. If you were unable to attend, feel free to contact the school for this helpful information.
Here's some important, upcoming dates: 2/27/14 - Golf/Track/Cheer Organizational Meeting - 5:30 pm. 3/4/14 - "D.C." Chaperone Mtg. - 5:30 pm. 3/6/14 - Current 6th Gr. Parent/Student Orientation @ AES - 4:30 pm and at 6:00 pm at Manchester School. 3/7/14 - ALL "D.C." monies are due!!! 3/11/14 - Current 6th Gr. Parent/Student Orientation @ MHS - 4:30 pm and at Dillsboro School at 6:00 pm. 3/14/14 - Current 8th Graders tour SDHS. 3/19/14 - 1:1 Device Parent Info Mtg. #1 - 5:30 pm. 3/19/14 - "D.C." Trip Info Mtg. - 6:30 pm. 3/20/14 -SDMS "Spring Dance" - 3:00-5:00 pm. March 24 - 28 = SPRING BREAK!! School resumes on Monday, March 31. (And, don't forget to "SPRING FORWARD" on Sunday, March 9, as it's time to go to Daylight Saving Time!!! Report Cards will be issued on April 4, 2014.
BE SURE TO CHECK THE SDMS INFORMATION LINE (926-6298 - after hours/weekends) for some great SDMS information!!!!
THE ISTEP WINDOW IS COMING: MARCH 3 through MARCH 21, 2014! Be sure your child gets plenty of rest, eats a good breakfast, and is in attendance during this VERY IMPORTANT time frame!!! And, GOOD LUCK SDMS STUDENTS on the ISTEP!!!
Eighth grade parents: If your child is planning on participating in the Washington, D.C. trip -- ALL monies/final payments are due March 7, 2014! The NEXT "D.C." meeting is the Chaperone Meeting on March 4 @ 5:30 pm.
What is bullying? Bullying is repeated acts of harassment, including cyberbullying, distrimination, hazing, etc. There is help! Intervention by adults/bystanders is an important step in preventing escalation and resolving issues. Building level administration is trained, and provides training to others. If you think your child is being bullied, please notify the school. All individuals with knowledge of bullying should report such behavior to the building administration. SDMS respects the privacy of all parties and witnesses to complaints of bullying. If you know of bullying, have questions, or need more information, please contact the school.
Matt Maple Andrea Marine
Principal Associate Principal
SAFE SCHOOL HELPLINE
1-800-4-1-voice ext. 359