Seymour Middle School

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Announcements

21st Century Scholars

All students need to apply by June of their 8th grade year. The scholarship is based on income, but all should apply. It will pay for tuition to any state school in Indiana.

This link will take you to the site for more information and to actually apply.

(Please direct any questions to Mr. Hubbard and Mrs. Ault.)

http://scholars.in.gov/

-Don't forget to collect your box tops and turn them in the main office.


MONDAY

Crispy Chicken Tenders & Goldfish Crackers

Seasoned Green Beans

Fresh Veggie Choice

Assorted Fruit

Low-Fat or Fat Free Milk

TUESDAY

Chicken Penne Alfredo & Breadstick

Broccoli Florets

Fresh Veggie Choice

Assorted Fruit

Low-Fat or Fat Free Milk

WEDNESDAY

Brunch for Lunch Entree

Hash Brown Triangle

Tomato Juice

Fresh Veggie Choice

Assorted Fruit

Low-Fat or Fat Free Milk


THURSDAY

Doritos Locos Taco Salad

Lettuce & Salsa

Refried Beans 'n Cheese

Fresh Veggie Choice

Assorted Fruit

Low-Fat or Fat Free Milk

Mini Cinnamon Roll

FRIDAY

Bacon Cheeseburger

Jo Jo Potato Wedges

Fresh Veggie Choice

Assorted Fruit

Low-Fat or Fat Free Milk


2017-2018 Theme:

H.E.R.O.

H: Help self, help others E: Engage in learning

R: Respect, Responsibility, Resourcefulness O: Optimistic, On-task, Open-minded


From the Counselors

Digital Citizenship

What exactly does Digital Citizenship mean?

According to this website:

http://digitalcitizenship.net/

"It is the norms of appropriate, responsible technology use"

In plain language, it means being aware of what you post, what you read, and what you do online while respecting yourself and others. It also means respecting other people's content, whether it be written, performed, or spoken.

It also means protecting yourself from others. Don't give our your passwords or log in information. Don't post personal information.

Be secure and safe!

Parents (and students), here's a great website that gives a lot of great ideas:

  • http://www.cyberwise.org/digital-citizenship-resources

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CHROME EXTENTSION:

Chromebook 101 for Parents and Students

Care & Maintenance

  • All chromebooks must be carried in a school-supplied carrying bag.
  • Students should not carry sharp, pointed, or heavy objects in the pocket of the carrying bag.
  • Books or other heavy objects should not be stacked on top of the chromebook.
  • Chromebooks should not be open while walking in the hallways, to and from school, or on the bus.



Procedures for damaged/loaner chromebooks

  • Loaner chromebooks are available in the OwlsNest for damaged, lost, or forgotten chromebooks.
  • If a student comes to class without a chromebook (lost, stolen, damaged, or left at home), the student will be sent to the OwlsNest for a loaner chromebook.
  • Students who repeatedly have a damaged, lost, or forgotten chromebook will be referred to Mrs. Wessel for discipline.
  • Loaner chromebooks will be identified by a yellow “Loaner” tag that will be displayed on the carrying bag.



Parent Responsibility

  • If you are aware that your child’s chromebook is lost, stolen, or damaged please contact Student Services at 812-522-5453 to inform us.
  • Any damage to a chromebook that has been deemed to be the result of negligence, improper care, and/or repetitive damage, will be the responsibility of the parent to pay the repair cost.
  • Seymour Middle School will send a damage report home, with an explanation of events leading up to and causing the damage to the chromebook. A bill will also be sent with the damage report.
  • Parents are expected to make payment at Seymour Middle School in a timely manner.
  • All students at SMS are required to have a chromebook. Parents cannot request that their child not be given a chromebook.

Seymour Middle School Attendance Policy

When a student is absent from school a parent or guardian needs to call the attendance office on the day of the absence, unless the absence was prearranged. Absences are categorized into two categories: excused and unexcused. Excused absences are absences that represent urgent reasons: sickness, impassable roads, quarantine, death in immediate family, required religious observance, or weather so inclement as to endanger the health or safety of the student. Absences are unexcused if a parent doesn't notify the school of a student absence or if the absence doesn't fall into one of the excused categories. Parentally excused absences (called in, but no doctor's slip) are limited to 10; any absences after 10 that are due to illness must have a doctor's note. New this year, unexcused tardies to school will begin accumulating into unexcused absences on the 6th tardy.

Attendance Court Procedure for Jackson County Schools

1. At three unexcused absences the school attendance officer will send a letter to the parent/guardian of the truant child.

2. At 6 unexcused absences the juvenile prosecutor will send a letter to the parent/guardian of the truant child.

3. At 8+ unexcused absences, a conference will be held at the child's school. If the parent/guardian fails to attend the conference, decline to participate in a program of informal adjustment, or if the child/parents fail to abide by the conditions of the informal adjustment program, a school official will file probable cause affidavit alleging failure to attend school, and the case will be referred to the Prosecutor's Office.