SMS Falcon Weekly Email

January 15th – 19th


Happy Friday Silverton Middle School Parents and Families!

SMS Information:

There is NO school on Monday, January 15th.

 Please take a moment to read the attached flyers.



Hello SMS parents! First, I would like to thank you all for your patience in the mornings with our traffic. It has gotten much better and seems to be running more smoothly than ever, but from time to time we still get some backups.  Because of this I wanted to mention a couple reminders. First, please remember that there are two lanes on the south end of the parking lot. This was done to prevent traffic from backing up into the street, so I ask that we please use both of them. Second, I ask, when leaving the parking lot we should be going straight down Schlador St and not making a left turn onto Brown St. The traffic that turns onto Brown St. can often cause a “bottleneck” and further slow the movement of traffic. Lastly please remember that the district parking lot is the only safe place to drop off and/or pick up your kids. It is dark and often rainy in the mornings and I fear one of the kids running across the street could get hurt. Also I often see cars in front of the school impeding traffic of busses and furthering the slowdowns in traffic. We all need to work together to keep our kids safe, and that is my number one priority! Again, thank you all for your patience and for allowing me to look after your kids during the school day. It is truly a pleasure and I look forward to seeing their faces every single day! Eric “Captain Awesome” Rappe’ – Campus Monitor.

 State Law requires that each Oregon school district notify families of their right to exempt (opt out) their child from the summative English language arts and/or math tests given this spring, including the Smarter Balanced and Extended Assessments.  Please see the attached documents that outline this process.

 Please take a look at the updated school snow bus routes that are now posted on the Silver Falls School District Website.  There are changes to most snow routes this year, so please take the time to familiarize yourself with your route. It is important to be proactive and review this information before you need it and be ready to go should we have inclement weather.  Please also remember that if we have snow routes in the morning, regardless of how much weather conditions improve throughout the day, snow routes will be in effect for the afternoon as well. Here is the link to the SFSD website:

The Silverton Middle School Food Drive dates are January 2nd through January 22nd.  Please see the attached flyer for more details.

 7th graders are required to have the 6th in the series of the TDAP booster.  Please have your child get their booster prior to January 15th, as we need time to process the documentation before Exclusion Day.  Contact your personal care provider to get information about your child’s immunization records.

ASAP (After School Activities Program) is open for all 6th – 8th graders!!!  Applications can be obtained on their website, or in the office.  ASAP is on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s and SMS students will ride Bus #15 to the Immanuel Lutheran Church, which is located at 303 N. Church St., 3-6pm.  Wednesday’s SMS students will stay at SMS and then will walk with the teachers to the Assembly of God Church, across the street from SMS, 3-6pm.  The Director of ASAP is Hillary Boost and her contact email is and she can be reached at 971-301-4434.

Attention SMS families who are members of the Armed Forces on Active Duty or are full-time National Guard.  We have a new office form that we need you to fill out and return to us. Please see the attached document and let us know if you have any questions about it.

The SMS Parent Club is selling Falcon T-shirts for $10.  You can send your student with cash or a check made out to Silver Fox Foundation.


Sports Center:

Boys 7th and 8th grade basketball tryouts will be held on Jan. 17, 18 and 19 from 3pm-5pm in the Silverton Middle School Gym.  There will be a parent meeting held on January 18th at 4:30pm in the SMS gym.  Coach Aj Buckholz will go over practice and game schedules during the parent meeting.  Please see the attached game schedule.


Monday –

Tuesday –

Wednesday – Boys Basketball Tryouts, 3-5pm at SMS

Thursday – Boys Basketball Tryouts, 3-5pm at SMS

Thursday –  Boys Basketball Parent Meeting, 4:30pm at SMS

Friday – Boys Basketball Tryouts, 3-5pm, at SMS


If you have a Facebook account, please “Like” the Silverton MS Falcons Athletics Facebook page to have extra access to schedules, pictures, changes and information.


Bell Schedule for the Week:

Mon, Jan 15:   No School

Tue, Jan 16:    Regular Schedule

Wed, Jan 17:  Regular Schedule

Thurs, Jan 18: Falcon Success Bell Schedule

Fri, Jan 19:      Regular Schedule


Upcoming Calendar Items:

January 2nd-25th: SACA Food Drive

January 8th & 29th: Early Release Days

January 20th: Ski Club trip to Mt Hood Meadows

January 15th: NO SCHOOL

February 1st: Pie Assembly

February 1st: Last day of first semester

February 2nd: NO SCHOOL

February 2nd: Ski Club trip to Mt Hood Meadows

February 27th:  Pennies for Patients fundraiser starts


Have a great weekend!


Jennifer Wollersheim

Office Manager

503-873-5317  ext. 2323

State tests and family rights.pdf
State tests and family rights Spanish.docx
Spring Softball Flyer.pdf
SACA Food Drive Flyer.pdf
YMCA Basketball 6th gr.pdf
Military Connected Form for Parents.docx
jbo flyer.pdf
January Lunch Menu.pdf
January Breakfast Menu.pdf
Falcon t-shirt $10.jpg