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Solon Middle School Schedules and Information

Solon Middle School Virtual Schedule Information 2020-2021

Hello again, Solon Middle School families! Teachers and staff members have been working diligently this week to prepare for our new school year. Please read through this schedule information carefully so that your child is prepared for the start of our school year, especially since we are starting the 1st quarter off virtually.

Solon Middle School Course Schedules

Your child’s course schedule and team assignment is now available by logging in to PowerSchool. We are not mailing schedules, so your child must log in to PowerSchool to obtain his or her schedule. Students use the same login to access PowerSchool that they use to log in to their Chromebooks or technology at school. Please contact Mrs. Ames (whitneyames@solonboe.org), our technology resource teacher, if your child has any login issues.

In order to log in to class the first day of school, students can find their Google Classroom class codes on their teachers’ webpages.

Because we are beginning the school year virtually, we will not assign lockers to students until we return to the building.

Schedule Information

School will begin virtually on Wednesday, August 26, 2020. Our student day begins with first period at 8:40 am and ends at 3:30 pm. Note that our virtual schedule incorporates longer breaks between class and a longer lunch than normal.

Rotating Classes

On your child’s schedule, days marked “M-F” indicate that classes are held each day. The following courses are marked with different days only to signify that they rotate during the year. Here are the schedules for those classes:

 

Art/P.E./Digital Art (7th grade)

Team

1st 6 weeks (MT)

2nd 6 weeks (WH)

3rd 6 weeks (F)

4th 6 weeks (MT)

5th 6 weeks (WH)

6th 6 weeks (F)

7 West

Art

P.E.

Dig. Art

Art

P.E.

Dig. Art

7 North

P.E.

Dig. Art

Art

P.E.

Dig. Art

Art

7 East

Dig. Art

Art

P.E.

Dig. Art

Art

P.E.

 

P.E./Health (8th grade)

3-Week P.E. Rotation*

Team

1st 3 weeks (MT)

8 North (Rucci)

2nd 3 weeks (WH)

8 West (Richardson)

3rd 3 weeks (F)

8 East (Surdy)

  *Health classes take place the other weeks of each quarter.

Schedule Changes

Please be aware that, since SMS staffing was based on placement requirements and parent requests (which were due by May 1), requests for schedule changes at this time will be honored only if an error on the schedule was made by the SMS office staff. Schedule requests for the addition of high school courses without meeting eligibility requirements, to be with friends, to switch teams, etc. will NOT be honored. Adding an 8th grade elective instead of study hall will be honored only if there is space in the class after all new students have been scheduled.

Students who need a schedule correction (due to school error) or who have questions should contact your school counselor (Mrs. Kelly Amstutz at kellyamstutz@solonboe.org for 7th grade students or Mrs. Wendy Dingman at wendydingman@solonboe.org for 8th grade students) with questions.

 Student Pick-Up of 1st Quarter Materials

Your child can enter school on either Friday, August 21 or Monday, August 24 to pick up their materials according to the schedule below. All students must wear masks and enter Solon Middle School through the north doors (door #12) to walk to their homerooms and gather textbooks, workbooks, supplemental reading materials, a student planner provided by the school, and other information. All 7th graders will pick up their new Chromebooks in the Media Center. Only students should enter the building so that we can maintain social distance. School employees will be available to guide students as they enter the building.

Students are expected to come to school on either August 21 or 24 based on the alphabetical distribution list below:

LAST NAME

PICK-UP TIME

A – E

 12:00-12:30 pm

F – I

12:30-1:00 pm

J – L

 1:00-1:30 pm

M – P

 1:30-2:00 pm

Q – S

 2:00-2:30 pm

T – Z

 2:30-3:00 pm

 Student Fees

All student fees for classroom materials, technology and some student activities can be paid online via EZpay. Classes with fees or workbook charges include Unified Arts 7, Family and Consumer Science 8, Industrial Technology 8, and Chinese I-8. There is also a mandatory $30 technology fee for each student for the use of our school Chromebooks. All fees should be paid at the beginning of the school year, even if a course does not begin until second semester.

You can access EZPay by going to the district website (solonschools.org), clicking on the Parent drop-down tab, and then clicking on EZPay. If you have never used EZPay before, simply complete the registration page and add your child’s name and six-digit ID number. If you are a regular EZPay user, just select your SMS student’s name and elect to pay fees, then proceed to checkout. Print your receipt. Your child will need to show the receipt to his/her teachers to receive materials for that class. If you do not have internet access, you may stop by the Solon Middle School office and pay by cash or check.

Solon Middle School Curriculum Night

Curriculum Night will be held virtually at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 3. You will receive more information on the schedule in the near future.