Signal Mountain Middle High School

Admin

Principals Corner

Dr. Shane Harwood
Principal

Weekly Parent Communication

Week 5

Celebrations

  • Congratulations to Matthew Ashline, Carson Bock, Chase Post, and Yoonie Yang as they have been named as National Merit Semi-Finalists!  In being recognized as National Merit Semi-Finalists, these students scored in the top 1.25% of all students nation-wide who took the PSAT during their Junior Year!  Matthew, Carson, Chase, and Yoonie will now be considered for National Merit Finalist designation which will be announced later on in February.  Congratulations to all!
  • Congratulations to our HS Boys and Girls Varsity Cross Country teams as they both placed 1st overall at yesterday’s Coleman Midgett Invitational in Hendersonville!
  • Congratulations to our HS Boys and Girls Golf teams for their performance in this week’s City Prep and to Beck Lewis as the overall winner in the boys’ tournament!

Information Items

SMMHS COVID-19 Procedural Guide

  • Please do not send your student to school if they are sick, have a fever greater than 100 degrees, have any COVID-type symptoms, or have been in close contact with a positive COVID person!  If you have questions, please call the school nurse for direction.
  • IF YOUR STUDENT, OR ANYONE IN YOUR FAMILY, IS CONSIDERING COVID TESTING, AWAITING COVID TESTING RESULTS, OR HAS TESTED POSITIVE, DO NOT SEND YOUR STUDENT TO SCHOOL UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES!  CONTACT THE SCHOOL NURSE INSTEAD FOR DIRECTION!  WE MUST ALL DO OUR PART – THAT’S THE ONLY WAY WE CAN CONTINUE TO LEARN TOGETHER AT SCHOOL!
  • To access our SMMHS COVID-19 Procedural Guide, and any recent updates, please CLICK HERE.
  • If you have a COVID-related question, please contact Nurse Snyder at snyder_pam@hcde.org or Nurse Triplett at triplett_b@hcde.org.

HCSatHome

  • As a reminder, students engaging in their assigned Zoom sessions, participating in teacher office hours Zooms, and completing their best work on time is crucial to their success as virtual learners.  Many families have established good systems and routines, and it shows in the way students are performing.  If you need help with establishing a routine at home for your HCSatHome student, or have questions, please contact your student’s teachers or Mrs. Mulloy at mulloy_allison@hcde.org.
  • Panorama Social Emotional Learning Survey – All HS and MS students across the district have completed the Panorama Social Emotional Learning Survey to identify social and emotional skills and supports.  If any HCSatHome students have still not completed this survey, they must do so by Monday, September 14 and can access the survey at https://surveys.panoramaed.com/hcde/login.  Students will enter their student number when prompted for an access code.  The student number is the number associated with the student’s school email address.
  • HCSatHome Remind Messages – If there is time-sensitive information that our HS and MS HCSatHome students and parents need to know, we will being using the Remind text system.  To sign up for HS messages, please text @signalhc to 81010.  To sign up for MS messages, please text @dhg4fh to 81010.

Athletics and Other On-Campus Activity Procedures

  • In alignment with TSSAA, district, and state COVID requirements, we have developed procedures for contests, events, and other activities that may take place on our SMMHS campus.
  • To access our SMMHS Athletics and On-Campus Activity Procedures, please CLICK HERE.
  • As general procedures, everyone who attends contests or events on any HCS campus must have a mask – even if the event is outdoors.  All attendees will have their temperature checked, and no one will be allowed in if they have a fever, are symptomatic, or do not have a mask.  There will be different mask and social distancing allowances for some contest and activity participants due to the physical activity aspect.
  • It is impossible to monitor and constantly remind those not following the established procedures during certain events, so we continue to ask everyone to do your part and ask those around you to do the same.

10th Grade Personal Project Zoom Information Session

  • Mrs. Bouldin will be hosting a Zoom informational session for 10th grade students and parents on Thursday, September 24 beginning at 5:00 pm.
  • The Zoom link will be shared in ManageBac as a message and the session will be recorded and posted on our school website for those who are unable to attend.
  • If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Bouldin at bouldin_m@hcde.org.

Senior ACT Test Day

  • The senior ACT test date will take place on Tuesday, September 22 at SMMHS. 
  • This test is provided by the state at no cost and is for ALL 12th grade students only, with our HCSatHome students also attending on this day.  If your student has already taken the ACT, and does not wish to take it again, please contact Dr. Dagnan by Friday, September 18.
  • For this day, HS students in grades 9-11 WILL NOT attend school in person, but will have a virtual learning day from home.  As of now, our in person MS learners in grades 6-8 will attend school in person as usual.
  • Testing will take place with social distancing procedures in place, and students will be directed to their assigned testing areas upon arrival.
  • We encourage all students to eat a healthy breakfast, bring a protein heavy snack and #2 pencil
  • Testing should end around 12:00 pm that day, and seniors who are taking the ACT may be dismissed from school after testing with the required signed parent permission form.  The permission form will be posted on ManageBac and will also be available in the Counseling Office.
  • Chattanooga State has been informed of our testing schedule, but Dual Enrollment students will need to contact their professors for any alternate meeting times and/or assignments.
  • If you have questions, please contact Dr. Dagnan at dagnan_s@hcde.org.

Calendar Items

Saturday, September 12

  • HS Signal Corps Band Preview Event – SMMHS
  • HS Girls Soccer – Cleveland Tournament

Sunday, September 13

Monday, September 14

  • HS Boys and Girls Golf – District Tournament

Tuesday, September 15

  • HS Cross Country – Brainerd Meet 1
  • HS Volleyball – Home – 5:00 and 6:00
  • HS Girls Soccer – Away
  • MS Football (Varsity) – Home – 6:00
  • MS Cross Country – Meet 3

Wednesday, September 16

Thursday, September 17

  • HS Golf – Region Tournament
  • MS Football – Home – 5:00 and 7:00

Friday, September 18

  • HS Football – Away – 7:30

 

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