Welcome to Saranac Middle School
Please see pages 11 and 12 of our Student Handbook tab for the most updated Student Attire Guidelines for the 2014-2015 school year. This was updated by our Middle School Shared-Decision Making Committee this spring.
- There will be no school, for students, November 25th – 28th for Thanksgiving break.
- December 4th will be a ½ day for students.
- The Family School Organization (FSO) will meet on December 5th in the MS/HS Library at 5:30 p.m. We are still in need of parent participation so please consider attending.
- The 6th grade band/chorus concert will be on December 8th at 7 p.m.
- The 7th/8th grade band/chorus concert will be held on December 11th at 7 p.m.
Students who refuse (opt-out), or are absent for all or part of, a state assessment will be eligible for AIS services. Such services will remain in place until they have demonstrated proficiency on the next state assessment. For these students, the following will be considered for placement in either direct or indirect AIS services;
- Student academic record
- Teacher/counselor/administration recommendation
- Previous state assessment results
- Previous AIS services
Dear Parents, Guardians, and Students:
I hope you all had a lovely summer filled with fun adventures. My new adventure begins on September 23rd as the new principal at Saranac Middle School. It will be a privilege and honor to lead the Saranac Middle School community during a time of incredible change and tremendous possibilities in education. Our challenge is to embrace the future of 21st century learning by embracing the new Common Core Standards. This is the most significant change under way in middle schools across New York State. The Common Core Standards are intended to provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help each child. The standards are designed to be rigorous and relevant to the real world, reflecting knowledge and skills that our young people need for academic success and to be college and career-ready. As the year progresses, we will be communicating with you on how these changes will affect you and your child and what you can do to help us achieve success with the Common Core Standards.
To all students, I ask that you create a personal goal and strive to do your best every day. Know that administration, faculty, and staff are here to support and encourage you as you explore different opportunities and grow as individuals. Remember that with these opportunities comes a personal and collective responsibility to be supportive of one another and our school. I will count on you to go beyond tolerance and treat all members of our community with respect.
I have high hopes for a successful school year. I look forward to meeting and working with all of you in the near future.
Middle School Principal