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Helpful Reminders regarding Arrival & Attendance

  • All students must arrive at Springman no later than 8:20 a.m. since classes begin promptly at 8:25 a.m.  Students who are late to school will be assigned a detention after the second occurrence and for every subsequent tardy to school each trimester (exceptions may be granted if the tardiness is due to a doctor’s appointment or religious observance).  Walkers, bike riders, and students dropped off by car will need to enter the building at the Washington Road entrance.  Additional speed bumps have been added to the Washington Road driveway in an effort to keep our students and guests safe as they navigate the parking lot.  ALL GUESTS (including parents) may enter only at the Washington Road entrance.  Dismissal will take place at 3:00 p.m. each day.  
 
  • All student pickups and drop-offs must be made in the oval on the Washington Road side of the building.  The Central Road circle drive is reserved exclusively for buses during regular arrival and dismissal times.
 
  • A parent must call the Health Office at 998-5025 by 8:30 a.m. on any day in which a student will be absent.  This is very important!  In addition, a student returning from an absence (even after one day’s absence) must bring a written note to the Health Office on the day of his/her return.
 
  • If it is necessary for a student to leave school early for a doctor or dentist appointment, the parent should send the student to school with a note explaining the need for the early dismissal and indicating the time the student will need to leave.  The student should bring the note directly to the Health Office or Main Office before school to receive an early dismissal pass.  The parent must come into the Main Office to sign the student out.
 
  • Students may not be called from class except in emergency situations.  We avoid all unnecessary classroom interruptions since it detracts from the learning environment.  If a student has requested a parent drop off materials or items of clothing (gym shoes), students will have the responsibility of picking up these belongings in the Main Office.  The office staff will not deliver them.
 
  • At 3:00 p.m. the “Regular Afternoon Run” will take students home.  The “After-School Activity Run,” which leaves Springman promptly at 4:10 p.m., provides transportation for students who remain after school for intramurals, clubs, or extra help.  Only students who remain with a teacher during this time will receive the pass needed to board an afternoon activity bus.  Please note that the After School Activity Bus run will start on Tuesday, September 2, 2014

School Supplies 2014-15

School supply lists for the 2014-15 school year are available for you to download right from this site.  While the PTA does provide an opportunity to purchase pre-packaged school supplies, the deadline to do so has past.  If you did not order pre-packaged supplies, just download the appropriate list below and shop for your own supplies at the store(s) of your choice.  Please note that NO supplies are needed for the first day of school! Rather, we ask that all students wait until they meet their teachers and hear from them what supplies to bring during the first week.  Bring an empty backpack and something to write with on August 26th (the first day of school).  Your teachers will give you an assignment notebook on this day for you to use throughout the year.
And a note about lockers.  All students will receive their locker assignments and locker combinations on the first day of school (not before).  Your teachers will give you time during the first week of school to carefully set-up and organize your supplies in your lockers.  The lockers provide you with a secure location to store your school materials but please be mindful that space is limited.  Therefore, please do not use a backpack with built-in wheels as they will not fit within the lockers.  Also, hanging locker organizers/shelves are not permitted as they interfere with the locking mechanisms.  If you would like to use a locker shelf, please be sure to purchase a metal one that sits on the floor of your locker.

Overture Expectations

​Overture Expectations in place beginning Wednesday, Sept. 27
“Overture” refers to our morning activity period from 7:10 am to 8:20 am, during which time the building is open for student use.  Within this time, students are welcome to go to the cafeteria (where they can get breakfast and socialize with others), use the LRTC, or meet with a teacher to make up work, get extra help, etc.  Also during Overture students enrolled in Band, Orchestra, and Chorus are attending large group rehearsals.
 
We want to ensure that our middle schoolers are able to have full access to all of the above-mentioned curricular and extra-curricular opportunities while also providing adequate adult supervision.  To accomplish this, we use the follow procedures for Overture:
 
 
  • The early bus run will drop off students on the Washington Road side (main office entrance) of the building, parents dropping off at this time are to use the island as buses will be using the main drop-off lane.
 
  • Students arriving any time before 7:55 a.m. will go directly to Band, Orchestra, Chorus, the cafeteria, the LRTC, or a teacher’s classroom (with a pass).  Students will bring all of their things with them to these locations and will go to their lockers beginning at 8:15 am.   Students who arrive during the Overture Period should be sure to have study materials or an independent reading book with them to make the best use of their morning.
 
  • Students arriving on the regular bus run will go directly into the East Gym and will wait there for the 8:15 a.m. bell to sound.  Students will be able to talk with friends or complete school work while waiting for the 8:15 a.m. bell.  They will then have 10 minutes to go to their locker and organize/prepare themselves for the start of the school day at 8:25 a.m.
 
  • To better supervise students, traveling through the building will be very limited during Overture period.  Students wanting to move to other locations will need a hall pass.  For one example, a student needing to go to their locker must first obtain a pass from a morning supervisor.  Another example is a group of students wanting to put birthday decorations on a friend’s locker must first ask a team teacher (at least one day in advance) and obtain permission and a pass from that teacher.
We will review these procedures with students during the first week of the school year.  We appreciate families taking the time, in anticipation of the start of the new year, to discuss these expectations as well.   Thank you for your support as we work to provide our students with appropriate structures and supports for a successful school experience!
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SPRINGMAN NEWS

Adding funds to your child's breakfast/lunch account

For your child to enjoy all of the breakfast and lunch options available at Springman, funds need to be added your child's food service account.  You can add funds to your child's account in two ways: 1) electronically via the District's Food Service website or, 2) sending your child to school with a check or money order.  Your child will then access those funds using his/her school ID. School IDs will be issued to each child on the first day of school.


1)  To add funds to your child's food service account electronically, using a credit card, go to the Food Service Website.  You'll be prompted to select $50, $75, or $100 increments to add to your child's account (if you do not want to add these amounts of do not have a credit card, please follow the steps for option #2).  Once you select an increment, you will then be asked to fill in your child's last name and Student Number (the Student Number is the same as Parent's Web ID number).  Follow the remaining steps to complete your purchase with a credit card.

2)  You can also add funds to your child's food service account using a check or money order (made out to "Springman Middle School").  Be sure to include your child's full name and Student Number on the check/money order.  Place the check/money order in an envelop (put your child's name on the outside of the envelope too).  Your child should bring the envelop to school and place it it in "Food Service Dropbox" located just outside the cafeteria.  If the envelop is placed in the dropbox by 8:30am, those funds will be available for use by your child's lunch period that day.

D34 Sets 2014-15 School Calendar

The 2014-15 District #34 Calendar is available as a PDF here.  This handy one-page calendar identifies all student-attendance days and which days school will not be in session.  Springman also utilizes a RED-WHITE calendar.  Students will use the Red/White calendar to determine which days they will attend Fine Arts classes (all grade levels), which days they will attend Global Language (6th Grade only), and which days they will attend X-Block (7th & 8th grade).  You can find the RED/WHITE calendar HERE.