Sunday Night Call Week of 8-23-21

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

Daily Health Screenings
To ensure the safety of our students and staff, all members of our school community must conduct a Daily Health Screening before entering campus. To expedite this screening at the gate, you may conduct a self-screening at home by asking yourself the following questions:

  • Do I have a fever?
  • Do I have a cough?
  • Am I experiencing shortness of breath or difficulty breathing?
  • Am I experiencing any other symptoms?
  • Have I been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days?
  • In the last two weeks, have I been directed to quarantine, isolate or take a COVID-19 test?

If you answer yes to any of these questions, and/or you are feeling sick you need to stay home and contact our main office.  If you can’t speak to someone right away, please leave a message. We also recommend that you contact your medical provider.

Student Drop-Off/Pick-Up
We thank you as always for protecting the safety of our students during our Student Drop-Off & Pick-Up each day.  Please make certain to maintain an appropriate speed while navigating the flow of traffic and to be respectful of our neighbors at all times.  In addition, students must utilize our crossing guard when crossing Canon Ave.

Parent Portal & Parent Canvas Accounts
Two valuable tools for parents to utilize in supporting their child are the Parent Portal and Parent Canvas Account.  For information on how to access the Parent Portal and how to create a Parent Canvas Account please visit our SMMS Parents page. 

Parent, Teacher, and Student Association

MEMBERSHIP: Thank you to everyone who has signed up!  We now have 59 active members and would love to reach 100. You can sign you and your child up by clicking this link: https://jointotem.com/ca/sierra-madre/sierra-madre-middle-school-ptsa.  If you have any questions please email our Membership Chair, Allen Lee membership@smmsptsa.org

MERCHANDISE: Check out our SMMS MARKET to shop for all of our new styles and products. Shirts, Hoodies, and Hats are all available. www.smms-market.myshopify.com 

REFLECTIONS CHAIR NEEDED: The National PTA 2021-2022 Reflections theme is I Will Change the World By… This program provides opportunities for recognition and access to the arts which boost students confidence and success in the arts and life. Students submit their completed works of art in one or all of the available arts categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Visual Arts. 

We are in need of a Chair to bring this program back to our students. If you are interested, here is a link to more info https://www.pta.org/home/programs/reflections?gclid=Cj0KCQjwpf2IBhDkARIsAGVo0D2XVCU0SR-emIHiRBR5W8a1O2M1e294OP4B-itEfqM0uQ8Euuboa4AaAu2mEALw_wcB

Please contact our amazing Programs Chair, Valentina Spano programs@smmsptsa.org to help out!

LCFF Household Income Survey
Please make certain to complete the LCFF Household Income Survey, as this will help to ensure that our school receives all of the state and federal funds for which it qualifies. Parents may submit this form one of two ways.

  • Complete the household income form as part of the data confirmation in parent portal at the start of the current school year
  • Visit https://www.pusd.us/IncomeForm to complete the form.

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 I look forward to seeing you tomorrow.