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Hillsboro Online Academy is a new learning option for students and is the newest school in the Hillsboro School District! The Academy features a rigorous yet flexible menu of online learning programs, designed to meet the varied needs of students and their families. An individual learning plan is central to the Academy’s mission. Also core is connecting students to careers and community.. All online courses are supported by Hillsboro teachers. For more information see: www.hillonlineacademy.org

 

 

 

WELCOME to South Meadows Middle School!

“The mission of South Meadows is to engage all learners

in an authentic and relevant way so as to ensure       

a positive, successful middle school experience

and prepare each student for the challenges of high school. 

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MAIN OFFICE: 503-844-1220

ATTENDANCE LINE: 503-844-1238

OFFICE FAX: 503-844-1221

Office Hours are 8:00am to 4:00pm, Monday thru Friday.

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Parent News

We are finished with the first semester already. It went by fast. I hope you have all been able to see your student's progress on ParentVue and talk to them about the importance of their participation in their education. This semester we are focusing on certain behaviors to encourage students to be at school on time and fully participating. We are revising our cell phone policy to align with the other middle schools and in response to concerns over the increasingly negative effects of social media on behavior. Cell phones will be "off and away" from 8:45-3:15. I encourage students to leave their phones at home if possible.

We are hopefully out of the snowy weather at this point. We cannot afford to miss any more school days. The board will be meeting this month to vote on a plan to make up the missed days.

Have a great month.

Sincerely,

Mary Mendez

 

Noticias para padres

Hemos llegado a la culminación del primer semestre, ¡increíble como pasa el tiempo! Espero que todos hayan podido seguir el progreso de sus estudiantes en ParentVue así como también que se hayan comunicado con sus hijos sobre la importancia de su educación.

Este semestre nos estamos enfocando en ciertos comportamientos para incentivar la puntualidad y la participación plena de los estudiantes en la escuela. Con la intención de alinear nuestras pólizas de uso de teléfonos celulares con otras escuelas de educación básica secundaria, estamos revisando nuestras pólizas de uso de teléfonos celulares, así como también en respuesta a las preocupaciones generadas por el incremento de los efectos negativos de las redes sociales en el comportamiento de los estudiantes. Los teléfonos celulares deberán permanecer “apagados y guardados” desde las 8:35 hasta las 3:15. Mi recomendación es que dentro de toda posibilidad, que los estudiantes dejen el teléfono en la casa.

Esperamos que para este momento ya no tengamos que suspender clases debido a clima inclemente/nieve. Simplemente no podemos perder mas días de instrucción académica. La junta directiva de nuestro distrito escolar, se reunirá este mes para votar y decidir cual será el plan para recuperar los días de instrucción académica que hemos perdido debido a clima inclemente/nieve.

Les deseo un excelente mes.

Saludos cordiales,

Mary Mendez

 


A Note from the Principal:


Dear South Meadows Students and Families,

Welcome to South Meadows Middle School! It is an exciting time for your students as they enter into the middle years. This is a time of self- discovery, extended learning and preparation for High School and beyond. Our staff takes pride in their work with students and they also work to ensure that students, too, take PRIDE in all they accomplish. At SMMS this is what PRIDE means to us:

  • Perseverance
  • Responsibility
  • Integrity
  • Diversity
  • Excellence

These words represent what we are about and what we expect from all who teach and learn here.

The next two years are critical years for your student and although your child may seem more independent, he or she still needs your constant support. I encourage you to become a part of the life of middle school!    There are many ways you can be involved.  Visit our website for more information on how you can volunteer and contribute to the success of your child’s middle school experience.

Finally, when you receive a student handbook please review the critical information with your child.  Students will also review this information through advisory lessons.

Once again, welcome!  I’m looking forward to working with you and your student in the coming year and making this a positive step in your child’s future.  Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions or concerns.

Sincerely,                                                   

Mary Mendez                        Jose Barraza
Principal                                 Vice-Principal


Want to stay updated?

In an effort to better communicate with SMMS parents our principal Mary Mendez would like to invite you to send your name and email address to mendezm@hsd.k12.or.us to receive regular updates/emails on things going on at school and our community. 

Links

Did you know that South Meadows has a Facebook Page?

"South Meadows Middle School"

Click on the link below, ask to "Join the Group." We will verify you as a SMMS family and then get you added.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/874310209328004/ 

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Have you checked out ParentVUE yet? 

https://parentvue.hsd.k12.or.us

Log-In information should have come home with your student at the beginning of October.

Tip: Did you also know that there's an app for your SmartPhone too?   

 

HAWKS On-Line STORE is OPEN

Our WebStore will be a place for students, parents, guardians and our community to get everything they need to show HAWK PRIDE  this school year!

We currently have our yearbook for sale on our WebStore and parents are able to pay for school fees.

Check it out!   

www.smmswebstore.com

The WebStore is a tool for all of us to take advantage of, so if you have any items, course fees, donations or fundraisers that you would like posted, please contact:

Jany Jovel jovelj@hsd.k12.or.us

South Meadows Middle School
Registrar/  Bookkeeper
(503)844-1226 ex 5856