Back to School

  • Back to School

    You will find resources on this page for preparing your children for their next grade level academically as well as making sure they have the supplies they need. 

    Ready for School: Summer Learning Activities are important for students entering the grades listed. They include skills ranging from self-care for Kindergarten to spelling lists and mathematics. 

    Please check this page often for timely updates and additions.

  • August 11

    Each building principal/administrative assistant will be sending an email the afternoon of Friday, August 12 with Back to School details. We are very excited for our new First Days of School experiences and wanted to make sure these dates were on your calendars:

    Wednesday, August 24
    SMS - New Families and those entering Grade 6
    TOURS at 10a or 3p
    OPEN HOUSE at 6-7p
    If you are new to the District or entering SMS as a 6th grader, you and your family are welcome to join us on Wednesday, August 24 for a tour of the building at 10:00 am or 3:00 pm. and for an Open House at 6:00 pm so parents/guardians may visit,  ask questions, and learn more about our school. These are optional activities for those families who might be interested.
    Tuesday, August 30
    SHS - Grades 9-12 New Families: Open House between 4-7p
    Open House for all high school students and families will be on Tuesday, August 31 from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm. There will be limited staff available at the Open House. Students and families are welcome to walk around the building to see the different learning spaces and learn the routine of your schedule.
    Wednesday, August 31
    SMS - Grades 6-8 New Families: Open House between 3:30-6:30p
    Tuesday, September 6
    • SHS Grade 9 and New Students only will participate in Sabre Splash - mentors will facilitate the first day of school experience for 9th graders and new students. 
    • SMS Grade 6 students only will participate in Sabre Soar - mentors will 
    • ORELC/PMPS/RIS: Sabre Launch (please read details below)
    Wednesday, September 7
    • Grades 6-12: First Day of School
    • ORELC/PMPS/RIS: Sabre Launch (please read details below)
    Thursday, September 8
    Grades PreK-5: First Day of School
    Learn more about...Sabre Launch!
    ORELC/PMPS/RIS - Grades PreK-5
    Tuesday, September 6 & Wednesday, September 7
    Sabre Launch is an innovative Open House/Conference experience on Tuesday, September 6 and Wednesday, September 7 for PreK-Grade 5 students and their parents/guardians held before school begins (Thursday, September 8). Sabre Launch will nurture the home-to-school partnership and offer more individualized time for your family and your child’s classroom teacher to establish a personal connection while introducing your child to their new learning environment. All students MUST pre-register for a SABRE Launch conference slot with your child’s teacher via Skyward Family Access. Families will be meeting individually with their teacher this year so signing up is important. We recommend the visit include the students and parents/guardians. During Sabre Launch, school personnel and support staff will be available to answer questions and assist families with transportation, health services, food service, social worker/counselor, specialists, special education services, and technology.
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  • August 4

    Technology Full Access
    SMS/SHS families: please click this link for details. Parents/guardians must complete the online paperwork and payment.

    SHS STUDENTS IN GRADES 10-12 ONLY may pick up their devices on:

    • Monday, August 15: 9a-1p
    • Tuesday, August 16: 9a-1p
    • Monday, August 22: 9a-1p
    • Tuesday, August 30: 4-7p

    Students in grade 9 will receive devices during Sabre Splash on Tuesday, September 8.

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  • August 1

    New Skyward link

    Please update your bookmarks! Skyward Family Access is now at this link:

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  • July 14, 2022

    School Hours for 2022-2023

    • ORELC: 
      • AM Preschool: 7:50a-10:20a (previously 8a-10:30a)
      • PM Preschool: 11:50a-2:20p (previously 12-2:30p)
      • Kindergarten: 7:45a-2:15p (previously 8a-2:30p)
    • PMPS: 7:45a-2:15p (previously 7:50a-2:20p)
    • RIS: 7:45p-2:25p (previously 8a-2:40p) 
    • SMS: 8:40a-3:25p (no change)
    • SHS: 8:40a-3:25p (no change)

    Families received an email from Dr. Ridlehoover on Thursday, July 14. Please check your inboxes for additional details.


    First Days of School

    • ORELC/PMPS/RIS: Sabre Launch is Tuesday, September 6 and Wednesday, September 7.
      • Sabre Launch is for PreK-Grade 5 students and their parents/guardians. Please read this letter sent in April 2022 for more details.
    • SMS: Sabre Soar is Tuesday, September 6 for students in Grade 6.
      • Sabre Soar is a transition day for students in grade 6 to provide additional time and space to ease into middle school.
      • Watch your inboxes for Sabre Soar details.
    • SHS: Sabre Splash is Tuesday, September 6 for new students and those in Grade 9.
      • Sabre Splash is a transition day for students in grade 9 and new students. 
      • Watch your inboxes in August for Sabre Splash details.
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