I hope everyone enjoyed the summer break. The school year is just around the corner and we are looking forward to the school year. We have made a few changes here and there but nothing major. Just a reminder to all students/parents of Shepherd Middle School. Students must pass their core classes all three years to be promoted to high school. Students who do not pass a core class, must pay to make them up in the summer or redo the class the following year. This process was passed two years ago by the School Board and is working well. Also, students who miss ten days of school will be considered truant and will be ticketed by our SRO on the eleventh missed day. It is a huge focus of ours to improve the attendance of our students and we need your help. Students who miss more than 10 days will not receive their credits for that semester. Please read your child’s planner when they bring it home for all expectations.
We will have an OPEN HOUSE again this year on Thursday, August 24 from 4:00-6:00 pm. Please use this time to bring your school supplies in and pick up you schedules. You will receive points toward your child’s Pathway Trip. Only 6th graders and new students will attend school on Tuesday, August 29, 2023. They will spend a lot of time figuring out how to open their lockers, learning where their classes are and the rules of the middle school. All 7th and 8th graders will attend school on Wednesday, August 30, 2023.
The bus transportation times will stay around the times that were used last year. All middle school students who ride the bus will enter the building through our hallway doors. Students who are dropped off in the front of the school, will enter through the front of the high school and go directly to the middle school. Breakfast will be served in the lobby of the high school. We will be using the metal detectors everyday this year as we did at the end of last year. We appreciate your support in keeping your children safe.
Attendance at school is very important and we have set a goal to try to correct some of the attendance issues we have seen the past few years. Please help us by getting your kids to school. I have listed some important dates below. Thanks for your support and we are looking forward to a great school year.
August 24, 2023- Middle School Open House- 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
August 29, 2023- First day of school for incoming 6th graders and new students. School starts at 8:10 am.
August 30, 2023- Frist day of school for 7th and 8th graders. School starts at 8:10 am.
Shepherd Middle School Principal