Back to School – Silverland Middle School


From Principal Ryan Cross



Open House:

Open House will take place Wednesday, August 10th, from 5-7 p.m. Students will be asked to take their guests to each of their classes for a brief, 10 minute presentation about the class, curriculum, and teacher expectations. Schedules will be sent out by mail prior to this date. Campus maps will be available at the main entrance.


Bus Schedules: Schedules are posted on the school website at aand are available at this link Silverland bus schedules. We will also have them available in the office and at the open house.

First Day:

The first student day will be Monday, Aug. 15 at 7:25 a.m. Regular school hours are Monday-Thursday 7:25 a.m.-2:15 p.m. and Friday 7:25 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Students can be dropped off at school between 7 and 7:25 a.m.

Pick Up and Drop Off locations: Students can be picked up and dropped off near the main entrance (look for the flagpoles) on Jasmine Lane. Students can also be dropped off in the bus loading area, but only when no buses are there. Please do not enter the bus round-about when buses are present. Police will issue citations. Also, please help us keep traffic moving by avoiding parking in the red zones.

Communications and Events:

SMS events and programs are on our website We ask that you to share with us your e-mail addresses and your phone numbers where you can be reached. SMS will never share your private information. This will help us provide you with up to date information. SMS sponsors many extra-curricular activities including drama productions, student leadership, band and choir concerts, dances, environmental programs and intramural and inter-scholastic competitive sports.

Student expenses:

Breakfast is $1.50 and lunch is $2.70 for 7th-8th graders. Applications for reduced fees are available in the office. P.E. uniforms cost $20. (This is a one-time purchase- New uniforms do not need to be purchased each year.) Students also need a combination type lock for their PE locker if they are in PE. It is important for students to be covered by insurance as the School District does not carry insurance on the student. Insurance application forms are available in the office for low cost student insurance. All students who participate in school sponsored sports must show proof of insurance.

Immunizations: By law, all students (except those with a religious exemption) must be current on required immunizations. Students entering the 7th grade must have had a tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (Tdap) booster shot prior to enrollment. This is typically done between 6th and 7th grade. Please contact your child’s healthcare provider if you are not sure their immunizations are current. The school nurse will be verifying records the first week of school. Students who do not have current information will not be allowed to attend until they get immunized.

Grades and Report Cards:

Report cards will be mailed home every nine weeks and a progress report will be issued every three weeks. Shortly after the beginning of school a letter will be sent home for parents giving access to Infinite Campus, which will replace PowerSchool. This internet based service gives you continuous access to your child’s grades and other school information. In addition, you can call and schedule a conference at any time.


School attendance is critical to a child’s academic success. Upon returning from an absence a student must present to the office a signed note from the parent explaining the absence. Parent/guardians may also call the office at 575-1575 to report a student’s absence. SMS enforces a closed campus policy. No student is permitted to leave at anytime during the school day (including lunch) except with parent and office permission. Once a student is on campus in the morning, they are expected to stay on campus until the end of the school day unless signed out by a parent or guardian.

Fall Sports

Silverland Middle School fall sports will begin the first week of school (August 15th). Cross-Country is available for both boys and girls, and the Girls Basketball season also starts in August. Information about open gym and try-outs will be in the daily bulletin when school starts.

Additional information about SMS is available on our website. Please visit us at You will find lots of helpful information there, including links to the school calendar and supply lists.

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