Parent Survey for School Improvement Correction!

Parent Survey for School Improvement Plan:
 
OOOPS! 
 
We accidentally posted the survey for staff on our parent website! 
 
If you completed the parent survey before 4:45 today (Friday 11/8) we ask that you revisit the school webpage and take the actual parent survey! 
 
Thank you so much for your help and we apologize for any inconvenience.  The survey will remain open until next Friday at noon!

Next Week’s Events At Sutherland

Next Week’s Events At Sutherland

Monday, November 11th

Spirit Week – Crazy Hat and Hair Day

Environmental Science Academy Information Session @ WAHS 6:00p – 7:00p

Tuesday, November 12th

Spirit Day – Dorky Day (Dress Goofy)

Health / Medical Science Academy Open House @ MOHS 5:00p – 6:30p

Wednesday, November 13th

Spirit Week – Pajama Day

Thursday, November 14th

Spirit Week – Wacky-Tacky Day

On The Horizon – Community Discussion of Superintendent and School Board Goals and School programs and structures to support them @ SMS 7:00p – 8:00p

Friday, November 15th

Spirit Day – Dress to Impress Day

SMS School Dance 4:00p – 6:00p

Saturday, November 16th

Robotics Tournament @ JMU all day

 

Attention Parents! Please Give Us Your Feedback on OUR Performance on this Parent Survey!

Attention all SMS Parents!
 
As part of the SMS School Improvement Plan we will be surveying students, staff members and parents regarding your perceptions and experiences at Sutherland each quarter.  We ask that you please take a minute to visit the school webpage  www.k12albemarle.org/sutherland and take the short parent survey on the Welcome tab.  Your feedback is appreciated and, as always, we thank you for supporting the school.
 
Go Sharks!
 
Tracey Jones Saxon, M.Ed., FRSA
Assistant Principal
Sutherland Middle School
2801 Powell Creek Drive
Charlottesville, Virginia 22901
434.975.0599

School Pictures Come Home Tomorrow. Please be on the Lookout!

We will distribute school pictures to all students who ordered them tomorrow.  Please review them.  If you are NOT satisfied with your child’s pictures, you can return the package by your child on November 21st for a retake or refund.  If you want a retake, you will still have the option to return those pictures if you are not satisfied with the second attempt.

If you child did not have pictures taken earlier, you will be able to place an order for pictures taken on November 21.  We will have order forms available a few days before the 21st.

Sincerely,

Dave Rogers

Corrected Parent Portal Information for Checking 1st Quarter Grades!

Dear Sutherland Parents,

Please note corrections in red!  I am happy to inform you that grades have been finalized for the first marking period.  You can have confidence that the current listings for the first marking period (“Q1” in power school) are accurate.  Here are some instructions to help you navigate while on the portal.  Go to the Sutherland web page:

http://www2.k12albemarle.org/school/sms/Pages/default.aspx

You may need to copy this address into your browser in order to make it function.  Click the tab marked “Parents”.  Next click the link labelled “Parents Portal”.

This will take you to the sign in page.  Sign in with your ID and password. Once you hit enter, you will go to a page marked “Grades & Attendance” and show your child’s grades and class attendance for each class taken during the 1st quarter listed in the Q1 column.

If you want to see a list of all assignments contributing go the grade, click on the letter grade in the Q1 column for the course you wish to see. (T1 is the semester grade and any grades entered in Q2 will affect the grade in T1.  !st nine weeks grades are located in Q1.)  

Teacher report card comments can be accessed by using the left hand column label “Teacher Comments”.  If no comments appear, the teacher has not left any.  In any case, please contact your child’s teacher if you would like to discuss performance or grades.  If you want help with the grade review process or have other questions or comments, please contact the office.

Sincerely,

Dave Rogers

 

MathCounts: A Math Competition for Students Who Enjoy Problem-Solving and Love a Challenge

Hello Parents,
MathCounts is a middle school competition for students who welcome a challenge and enjoy solving problems.  The competition will be held in February and until then we will meet weekly to practice.  In January, we will hold our school level round to determine the 10 students who will go onto the regional round. (MathCounts sets the limit per school to 10 students.)
Our first meeting will be Monday, the 11th, from 8:00-9:00 in room D-3.  I know some kids are in band at that time.  As soon as the robotics season is over (November 16th), I will know which other days in the week are available to meet for MathCounts.  Interested Jazz Band students can join us at that time.   So please let me know if your child is interested, but can’t make the Monday meeting, so I can keep in touch with them.
If your child loves Math, I hope they decide to join us.  It’s a great opportunity to learn more about Math and to get to know others who share the same interest.  If you have any questions, please let me know.
Sincerely,
Diana McCullough
Gifted Resource
Sutherland Middle School
434-975-0599

Attention All Parents! 1st Quarter Grades Are Complete! Instructions for Seeing Your Child’s Grades

Dear Sutherland Parents,

I am happy to inform you that grades have been finalized for the first marking period.  You can have confidence that the current listings for the first marking period (“T1” in power school) are accurate.  Here are some instructions to help you navigate while on the portal.  Go to the Sutherland web page:

http://www2.k12albemarle.org/school/sms/Pages/default.aspx

You may need to copy this address into your browser in order to make it function.  Click the tab marked “Parents”.  Next click the link labelled “Parents Portal”.

This will take you to the sign in page.  Sign in with your ID and password. Once you hit enter, you will go to a page marked “Grades & Attendance” and show your child’s grades and class attendance for each class taken during the 1st quarter listed in the T1 column.

If you want to see a list of all assignments contributing go the grade, click on the letter grade in the T1 column for the course you wish to see.

Teacher report card comments can be accessed by using the left hand column label “Teacher Comments”.  If no comments appear, the teacher has not left any.  In any case, please contact your child’s teacher if you would like to discuss performance or grades.  If you want help with the grade review process or have other questions or comments, please contact the office.

Sincerely,

Dave Rogers

 

 

Next Week’s Events At Sutherland

Monday, November 4th

Student Holiday

Tuesday, November 5th

Student Holiday

Wednesday, November 6th

Honors Band @ Western Albemarle High School 9:15a – 7:00p

SMS Girls Basketball Game @ Burley Middle School 5:30p

Thursday, November 7th

MESA Open House @ Albemarle High School 5:00p – 7:00p

Friday, November 8th

6th Grade Tiger Sharks @Martin Luther King Performing Arts Center 9:15a – 12:45p; (Va Filmfest “William & The Windmill”)

Functional Skills @ Lowes 12:00p – 2:00p