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October:
Monday 9th: 6th Grade Curriculum Night – 6:00 pm
Bring the schedule card your child brings home from school on Monday. You will follow their schedule and have a short presentation with each teacher and get a feel for your child’s day. Please try to have at least one adult here from each family (students do not attend). A lot of information will be shared so you can best support your student this year.
13th: No School – State In-Service day
18th and 19th: Late Start Days
24th: Picture Retake Day – bring in your pic package for retakes
25th: Hawk Mart at lunch
30 - Nov. 3rd: Spirit Week – details to come
30th: ASB Dance – afterschool - 4:30 pm


Second Week
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Accordion folders are highly recommended. I can't say enough good things about this valuable tool. Middle School is a big step up in independence and organization. As I have already said to the students – “With independence comes responsibility.” Lots of materials, supplies and papers to keep track of and be prepared with each day. An accordion folder is an essential tool to make this happen. If you already have one for your child, please send it in. If your student does not yet have one, please consider running right out and getting one! I will be working with students during the Flex period all of this week to get them set up. 
Pencil Pouch - also an essential tool that should be well stocked and brought to every class. Each pouch should have the following items in it every day: (Extra supplies can be kept at home, locker or in a mailbox in Mrs. Ireland's room.)
3-4 SHARPENED pencils, 3-4 pens-blue or black, 2-3 pens -red, 1 set colored pencils, 1 sm. sharpener, 1-2 highlighters, 1 scissors, 3 glue sticks, 1 block eraser, calculator

As always if you have any questions or concerns please email or call!
Thanks,
Mrs. Ireland


Here is some info on what type of accordion to get:
Sturdy fabric, strong closure, with at least 8 pockets is best. I will help students set these up if they bring them to class. We get a lot of papers, handouts and long term assignments that need to be kept in a safe and accessible place. The bottom of your locker or backpack is not a good storage space! This is a tool for success! REMEMBER - File it! Don't pile it!!!

Amazon, Office Max, Target, Wal-Mart and Staples all have great versions from simple plastic to fabric and zippers. The sturdier the better to last the whole school year.
LINK:
http://www.amazon.com/s?ie=UTF8&page=1&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Aaccordion%20folder

Some examples/pictures: (Click on the Link)

Globe-Weis/Pendaflex 13-Pocket Fabric Expanding Zip File, Letter Size, Black, Single File (84087BLK) $12.99

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·S  Smead Poly Expanding File, 12 Pockets, Flap and Cord Closure, Letter Size, Blue (70876) $6.99

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First Week:
Great first week! The normal locker issues and following schedules. Lots of smiling faces as they left. If your student gets home and has any concerns or questions that they did not share with teachers let them know they can come down to room 103 in the morning and I can help or answer questions. Feel free to email me to give me a heads up so I can look out for them but one of the biggest learning goals for all 6th graders is to become self-advocates. Encourage them to seek us out.

Thanks for all of the supplies. If you still have items to send in, please do so before the end of the week. The supply list did not include scissors. Check with your student to see what they need. Chrome books have all been issued. Thanks for doing such a quick job completing the paperwork.
Thanks,
Mrs. Ireland

Friday September 1st Practice and Walkabout:

 

During the Wednesday Open House (or email me) I will have a sign-up sheet for students to sign up for a time to visit Skyridge on Friday, September 1st. Not all students need to do this but I find that it is helpful for some of my students.

This is a time for students to come and set up their lockers, practice and walk their schedules. I have (5) openings each at 8:00, 9:00 and 10:00AM. This is a student only event. I find it helpful and confidence building for my students to set up, practice and know the building before the crowds of the first day. Doing this with me and no parents also makes them feel they can do it on their own the first day. Your student can also bring in all of the supplies which saves some heavy carrying from the first day! Kids spend about 30 -45 minutes and then can be picked up by the main office.

 

Thanks,
Mrs. Ireland

Welcome to Skyridge Middle School
I hope you have had a great summer and are excited to start your middle school career! The information listed below was also sent out in an email. If you did not receive an email and would like to be added to the list please contact me through this website and provide an email.

Our 2016-17 school year is about to begin! You are welcome to come in to the Skyridge office Monday through Friday to make purchases and pay fees. Coming on an earlier day is recommended – parking and short lines!

The office hours schedule prior to start of school is: Now through August 31: 8 AM-3 PM. Closed for lunch 12:30-1 PM.

August 30: 6th Grade Student Open House from 4:30-6:00 PM. Parents and students should plan to attend the entire event which includes class schedule pick-up, classroom visits with teachers, finger scanning for MealTime, and hallway locker practice. Office staff will be available for you to purchase school items and pay fees. Parking at the school for large events is challenging and car pools are encouraged. School supplies may be brought into your core classroom and dropped off or bring into school on the first day please. If you are unable to attend the open house or visit Skyridge, student class schedules will be available online via Skyward August 30.

6th grade schedule confusion:
The white print out schedule for Skyward really should be called a class list since it is not the order of classes nor does it have class times posted. The class list is really the computer program, Skyward's format for teachers to enter grades.

The 6th graders have a very smooth and easy schedule to follow once you look at the classes and not the class list. Please see the Schedule page on this website for further details. There are 2 sixth grade schedules: A and B. The 3 person teaching teams are schedule A and the 4 person team is schedule B.

Sixth Grade teams:
Team Up:  Becker, Garner, Heidingsfelder
Team GAM:  Amundson, Gilman, Mattson
Team VABO:  Allen, Baumgarten, Olsen, Valenter

All students have Health/Fitness as either their Sky or Hawk day. The other day is either: Band, Choir or the Rotation classes - Performance, Art or Technology. This period is the only thing that changes each day. The rest of the schedule is 3 academic "Core" classes - Math, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies with LA (4 person team) or Science (3 person team). 

Period 1 = Core 1, Period 2 = Core 2, Period 3 = Core 3, Period 4 = Core 4, Period 5 = STAR/SKY, Period 6 = STAR/HAWK, Period 7= Flex. 

STAR classes per 5 class per 6 class = 5 SKY Day, 6 Hawk Day

The end of the day is a Flex/Community period where all students spend time with their teacher team and smaller community in the 6th grade.

I hope that answers all of the questions! As always if you have any questions or concerns please feel free to email or call!
Thanks,
Mrs. Ireland


Back-to-School Events  Be sure to join us for back-to-school events at the end of summer!
First Day of 2017-2018 School Year is September 5
Camas High School
August 28:
Freshman Success. Academy Orient 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
August 29:
12th Grade Orient Drop-in 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
August 29:
MST Magnet Orient at CHS 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
MST Magnet BBQ at CHS 5:00 PM -7:00 PM
August 30:
11th Grade Orient Drop-in 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
August 31:
10th Grade Orient. Drop-in 8:00 AM-10:30 AM
9th grade Orientation 11:00 AM-2:00 PM
9th grade BBQ at CHS 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
IAA Meet and Greet 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
Hayes Freedom High School
August 31: All Grades Drop-In 1:00 PM-3:00 PM

Liberty Middle School
August 29:
New 6th grade students 3:00 PM-5:30 PM
6th grade students 3:30 PM-5:30 PM
August 30
New 7th & 8th grade students 4:30 PM-7:00 PM
7th & 8th grade students 5:00 PM-7:00 PM

Skyridge Middle School
August 30: Skyward Activated 8:00 AM
All Open Houses will be to pick up schedules, pay
Fees, add money to lunch accounts & meet teachers
8th Grade Open House 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
7th Grade Open House 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
6th Grade Open House 4:30 PM-6:00 PM

Odyssey Middle School Program Open House
August 30 5:00 PM-7:00 PM

All Elementary Schools
August 31: All grades 4:00 PM-6:00 PM
Camas Community Preschool, Papermaker Preschool
& Woodburn Preschool
August 31: 3:00 PM-5:00 PM