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March 18 - 23, 2019
 
Principal’s Message
 
             Welcome Back! I hope everyone had a restful Spring Break. We are in the third week of the 5th Six Weeks. Progress Reports will be due in two weeks on Friday, March 29th as there are seven weeks in this six weeks. Encourage your students to turn in all of their assignments and keep up with their AR points.  Stress to your students that good grades are a major factor in determining future success.
             As of Monday, March 18th, there are only 16 instructional days until the 7th grade Writing STAAR, 8th grade Reading STAAR, the 8th grade English 1 EOC exams and the 8th grade Math STAAR! In preparation for these State exams, we encourage all parents to send their students who received a tutoring parent permission slip earlier this year to After-School Tutoring and to Saturday Tutoring. After-School tutoring is scheduled weekly from Monday through Thursday from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Saturday Tutoring is from 7:45 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Our next Saturday Tutoring dates for the month of March are the 23rd and the 30th. Extra instructional time outside of the eight hour, five day school week is essential for the success of the struggling learner. Please speak to our Curriculum Assistant, Mr. Homero Tijerina, or our Head Counselor, Mr. Joe Martinez, if you have any questions about our SMS Tutoring Program. 
            All SMS teachers please mark your calendars in advance as there will be a Faculty Meeting/STAAR Training in the SMS Library next week on Wednesday, March 27th at 4:00 p.m. with a make-up meeting the following afternoon, Thursday, March 28th at the same time.
 
Several dates important to our Students, Parents and Staff are as follows:  
 
March 23               Saturday Tutoring, 7:45 a.m. – 12:00 noon (11th Day)
March 25               ECISD Payday
March 28               Fundraiser Exempt Day
March 29               5th Six Weeks Progress Reports Due
March 30               Saturday Tutoring, 7:45 a.m. – 12:00 noon (12th Day)
April 17                  Fundraiser Exempt Day
April 19                  Good Friday/NO SCHOOL
April 21                  Easter
April 24                  ECISD Payday
April 27                  Superintendent’s Annual Scholarship Golf Classic         
                 
GO REBCATS!!!
 
Dr. Mary Frances Garza
SMS Principal

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