Monday, August 5, 2013

Middle School Updates

Sapphire

This school year we will be using a new student management system called Sapphire. Over the summer we have been busy learning how to use the program and developing student schedules. We will no longer be using PowerSchool. You will still be able to access your child's grades online, just through a new system. Sapphire also has some parent features that will allow you to access copies of student mailings directly online.  This is the first year the middle school has been able to make schedules available prior to the first day of school! Schedules are tentative as last minute adjustments still need to be made. If you find errors on your child's schedule, don't panic, just contact me (Jess Walters) in middle school guidance office at 356-3402 or jwalters@scasd.us 

Upcoming Mailing

Check your mailbox in the near future for updates. The middle school office will be mailing home student schedules later this week with additional information about the upcoming school year. You will be receiving a letter from Mrs. Farronato with need to know information about the upcoming school year, information about band and chorus, free/reduced lunch applications, a supply list, and schedule. 

Orientation

Don't forget to mark your calendar for Thursday, August 22nd at 6pm if you are the parent/guardian of an in-coming 5th grader or have a newly registered Southern student. This is the date for 5th grade and new student orientation.