Sunday Night Call Week of 1-25-21

Good Evening Sierra Madre Parents & Students, this is Mr. Newsom with some important information about the upcoming week at our middle school.

“A” Monday: Monday, January 25
Tomorrow is an "A" Monday, and students will attend their classes for periods 1,2 & 3.

Sports Day: Friday, January 29
This Friday is our next School Spirit Day, and the theme is Sports Day.  Students and families are encouraged to wear the gear of their favorite sports team or sports.  Please send pictures of your spirit day celebration to newsom.garrett@pusd.us for posting on our SMMS Students Page

Weekly Webex Challenge
Throughout the week, Mr. Newsom will be visiting virtual classrooms looking for students who have their cameras on during instruction.  Students who are spotted with their cameras on will be entered into a prize drawing for an Amazon Gift Card at the end of the week.

PUSD Grades Incentive Program
In response to the challenges that our students and families have faced during the first semester of the school year, our School Board has approved a unique Grades Incentive Program for PUSD's secondary students during the spring semester.

Any student who received a D or F during the 1st semester will now have the opportunity to improve their grade based upon their work during the 2nd semester.  By demonstrating their mastery of knowledge this semester students will subsequently demonstrate their mastery of knowledge from the first semester as well.

Thus, if a student successfully receives a higher grade during the 2nd semester, their 1st semester grade will be averaged out accordingly (see attached), and automatically updated on our data system.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our School Counselor at klauschie.maureen@pusd.us.

For information about all of these events and more, please be certain to visit our school website at smms.pusd.us, and like us on Facebook as well.

Have a wonderful evening, and we look forward to seeing you all online tomorrow.