We want your student to be successful and have a positive experience at Skyridge Middle School. We believe you are a key component to your student’s success. How you can best support your student is to continually show an interest in your student’s learning, monitor his/her progress using the Skyward Family Access, communicate with teachers and counselors via phone or e-mail (note: please do not call during classroom instruction) when you have questions or concerns, and support the guidelines outlined in the student handbook.
It is not uncommon for your middle school student to discourage your participation as this is normal in adolescent development. However, our experience is that students are most successful when they know their parents and/or guardians are actively involved and supportive of the school program. Students whose parents are involved tend to have better grades and fewer academic, social, and behavioral problems.
Students are expected to manage their behavior and to understand that the choices they make contribute to their success at school. We hope to create a culture where students are courteous and cooperative, respectful of peer diversity and school property and responsible for their behaviors. Students have many opportunities to demonstrate their ability to make responsible choices at school, no matter where they are or what they are doing. In the event that students need help managing their behavior, they should understand that appropriate actions will be taken and parents and/or guardians will be notified by telephone, e-mail or U.S. Mail. Consequences may include:
- Peer mediation
- Counseling groups
- Behavioral contracts
- School or community service
- Lunch detention
- After school detention (1 hour after school daily)
- Parent shadowing student during the entire school day
- Short-term suspension
- Police contact
- Long-term suspension