Parents and Community Members at Sossaman Middle School,
The safety and welfare of our students and staff are our highest priority at Sossaman Middle School. At 9:35am on Wednesday, October 26, 2016, Sossaman Middle School conducted a school wide lockdown drill. We practice various safety drills throughout the year to help our staff, students, and administration revisit and revise policies in the event of a true emergency.
Our campus worked closely with local authorities and representatives from both the Gilbert Police Department as well as Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department to correctly implement safety procedures. Upon finalization of student and staff accountability, we then evacuated to Phase II, which included a campus wide relocation to a common area with Higley Unified School District transporting individuals back to campus safely. The end goal, while participating in emergency response drills throughout the school year, afford us the ability to improve the ability to protect students, save lives, and reduce injury.
We are pleased with the outcome of today’s drill and feel reassured that our safety plans can be implemented effectively by our staff. Additionally, we encourage you to talk with your son or daughter, if you deem appropriate, about the drill. Our goal, while practicing important safety procedures, is to be sure all students feel safe.
If you have any questions or need further information, please do not hesitate to contact Administration.
Pick up/Drop Off
Thank you for your feedback and patience as Administration works through the safest and most efficient drop off and pick up routes. The parent survey requesting feedback revealed more than two-thirds of our responders were satisfied with the changes implemented in the morning. The straight drive in allowed for a productive drop off as parents took advantage of available space in front of school. Additionally, the opening of another gate provided a much needed access point for student entrance. Beginning Wednesday, October 26th, Sossaman Middle School will officially implement the morning changes witnessed over the past week. We ask that you continue to be aware of your surroundings as parents pull away from the preschool.
Please make note of the following points:
Our survey results for pick up revealed no significant like or dislike during dismissal. This leads Sossaman Administration to re-instate the cones for the afternoon therefor utilizing the turn-about through the preschool parking lot. Please note, the cones that were set up prior, along the front edge of administration, will remain and students should not be utilizing the front door of administration as an exit.Please make note of the following points:
Again, thank you for the feedback provided and patience extended this past week. Our end goal remains student safety while minimizing stress levels for community members.
Student Pickup Policy
Just as a reminder, per district policy, you should have a valid ID ready to show the front office for identification verification when picking up your child.
Food services Information
Did you know that every Higley student receives a cafeteria account upon enrollment? HUSD has chosen MealTime Online to provide the opportunity for you to make credit card deposits into your student’s cafeteria account or view your student’s purchase history via the internet.
Would you like to link your student's meal accounts so they all draw from one fund? Any money deposited to a linked account can be used by all of the accounts linked to it, which means you only have to maintain one balance instead of several. Click here to link your children's meal accounts.