Back to School Events

Back to School Events

Spartan Day is quickly approaching which begins the welcoming of the 2019 school year! We look forward to having students back in our classrooms and hallways filling them with energy and enthusiasm for learning.  As each one of your children brings to school a unique set of gifts to share, we will continue to build upon and refine our foundation of high quality work and many worthwhile traditions, with none being more important than continuing to build upon our tradition of excellence in education.  Our motto?  Simply put:  Respect and Accountability, two essential elements for any successful situation.

In preparation for our WEB orientation held on Tuesday, July 16th and Spartan Day on Wednesday, July 17th, the information below will outline available opportunities to familiarize yourself prior to visiting campus:

WEB Orientation - Tuesday, July 16th
Who: 7th Graders who have RSVP’d
Time: 9:00am until 1:30pm 
Location: Gymnasium (signs will be posted)

SPARTAN Day - Wednesday, July 17th
Who: All Spartans Welcome *if you attend WEB it is not necessary to do both
Time: Open House from 4:00pm until 7:00pm
Location: Gymnasium (signs will be posted)

Student Interested in Athletics?
Athletic parent meeting for those who will have a student participating in athletics on Wednesday, July 17th at 3pm in the Training Room (Room 306 - signs available)

Schedules: Please note that our Student Information System is built to schedule 8th grade students then 7th graders based off their initial course requests.  In the event your son or daughter was not placed in their first or second choice elective, scheduling was completed based off of alternate student selections. 

iPads: While a technology based campus, Sossaman Middle School will not be utilizing one-to-one iPads for the 2019-2020 school year; therefore, the purchase of insurance will not be an incurred cost to families this year. We encourage parents to attend your respective administration presentation for further details.

Tours: Families attending our Spartan Day will be able to participate in a student driven tour provided by our Student Council members. We encourage students new to the Sossaman campus to take advantage of walking their schedule to familiarize themselves with classroom locations.

ParentVue: Parents needing to activate their ParentVue account to retrieve grades, attendance, and communicate with instructors throughout the year will have the opportunity to collect further information.  If you have already activated an account from a previous elementary school, no additional requirements are necessary.

Principal Presentation: A brief presentation will be given by Mr. Dolan in the student union (adjacent to the gymnasium) at 9:00am on Tuesday and 5:30pm on Wednesday.  A review of our lunch schedule, drop off and pick up procedures, and additional pertinent school information will be provided. There will be a short Q&A session available as well.

Athletics: Tryouts for quarter one sports begin Tuesday, July 23rd for cheer, and Wednesday, July 24th for flag football, baseball, and girls volleyball.  For the safety of your student, we require all students be cleared through our administrative office prior to tryouts. In an effort to streamline our process, Sossaman Middle School has partnered with Register My Athlete where forms and information will be collected electronically.  Please visit our athletics webpage to ensure your student has completed all the requirements prior to tryouts. Mr. Keeling will make himself readily available to answer and assist parents struggling with athletic clearance. 

School Supplies: In an attempt to alleviate backpack weight, our school supplies will consist of the following:

• 4 one-subject college ruled notebooks
• 4 one-subject college ruled composition notebooks
• 6 folders - 2 pocket with prongs
• Pens, Pencils, glue sticks, 2 colored highlighters for Close Reading activities
* Additional materials may be requested from instructors

In the event you are unable to attend our Spartan Day, schedules will be available online through ParentVue/StudentVue beginning Wednesday, July 17th at approximately 5pm.  No early schedules will be distributed as they will simply not be ready.