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News and Notes from Mr. Cassie

June 8, 2021

Hello Shumate Families,

We want to begin this final SMS Family update of the 2020/21 school year by thanking our students and families for helping to fill this unconventional year with a wealth of positive learning experiences. As we look ahead into next school year, we will offer five full days of school and will also offer our outstanding Lakeshore Virtual School Program. We look forward to seeing everyone on September 7th! 

Please see below for information about the coming week and beyond. 

June 11 Schedule

Our last day of school this year is a half day. Students will meet with hours 2, 4 & 6 on Friday using the schedule below:

  • 2nd Hour    8:10-9:00
  • 4th Hour    9:10-10:00
  • 6th Hour    10:10-11:25


SMS/CHS Vaccination Clinic 

Students that received their first dose at CHS on May 21 are scheduled to receive their second dose on Friday afternoon between 11:00 and 3:00. An appointment time email reminder was sent on May 21, and a followup reminder will be sent prior to Friday.  


Chromebook Collection 

Please make sure students have their Chromebooks and chargers to turn in on Thursday. Chromebooks will be collected during 5th hour classes. Chromebooks will undergo routine maintenance and cleaning over the summer, and students will be issued a new (to them) Chromebook in August.


8th Grade Recognition Ceremony 6/10

Tune in Thursday June 10 at 7pm from a cozy spot of your choice to watch the send off of our wonderful 8th grade group. 

Included in the video will be:

· Student and admin farewell speeches

· “TikTok” style video clips

· Student slides with all accomplishments listed and a photo collage of their years spent at SMS all set to some great musical choices and visual effects! 

The program will be around 30 minutes long. A link to this virtual ceremony will be sent out at 6:45 on June 10th. 


8th Grade End of the Year Information and Events

·  8th Grade Class Picnic

Thursday June 10th, 2021

·        Hosted @ Marauder Stadium during middle block.

·        Hot Dog Lunch and frozen treats provided.

·        Activities! Music!

·        Dress for the weather- sunblock, etc.

·  8th Grade Virtual Send-off

Thursday June 10th, 2021 - 7pm

A link will be emailed earlier in the day. The link will go out about 15 minutes before the event.


2021/22 SMS Prep Day

Date:  August 30, 2021

Time:  12-6 pm

We are very excited to announce our first ever SMS Prep Day on August 30th! At this event, students will have their first opportunity to: 

  • · View their schedule
  • · Have their school pictures taken
  • · Receive their Chromebook 
  • · Order SMS Spiritwear

We will have food trucks in the bus loop, and other fun activities around the school. If you’re in town, we highly encourage all of our families to join us at this event. If you happen to be out of town, we will have all items/services available on the first day of school. We will also have another day for school pictures for students that are unable to attend. Here’s a schedule for Prep Day:

  • Incoming 6th Graders: 12-1:30
  • Incoming 7th Graders: 1:30-3:00
  • Incoming 8th Graders: 3:00-4:30

Any students/parents that can’t attend their time slot: 4:30-6:00

We want to wish all of our 8th graders the best of luck next year at CHS, and we can’t wait to see our 6th and 7th graders back here in the fall!

Warmest seahawk Regards,

Eric Cassie & Dave Anderson


Shumate Middle School Archives


6/8/2021 Shumate Update

5/3/2021 Shumate Update

4/12/21 PSAT Announcement

4/9/21 Schedule Information

3/26/21 Shumate Update

2/22/21 Shumate Update

2/18/21 Shumate Update  COVID Screening Tool

2/12/21 Shumate Update

2/9/21 Shumate Update

1/28/21 Shumate Update Positive Case

1/20/21 Shumate Update

1/11/21 Shumate Update  Positive Case Letter

1/3/21 Shumate Update

12/18/20 Shumate Update

12/14/20 Shumate Update

11/24/20 Shumate Update

11/15/20 SMS Remote Learning Information

11/12/20 Report Cards

11/10/20 Second Semester Information

11/10/20 Parent Communication  Letter CASE IDENTIFICATION 

11/3/20 Shumate In Person Clarification 

10/29/20 Halloween Costumes Update

10/27/20 Shumate Families Update   CORRECTIONS TO SCHEDULE 

10/22/20 Shumate Families Update

10/22/20 Half Day Release Time & Conference Codes

10/19/20 Shumate Family Update

10/14/20 Parent Teacher Conference Info and Link

10/9/20 Schoology Parent Access 

10/5/20 Shumate Update  Robotics Flyer

9/28/20 Shumate and Carlson Update

9/22/2020 Family Update


9/21/2020 Wednesday 9/23/20 Student Learning

9/18/2020 Parent Communication  Letter CASE IDENTIFICATION

9/15/2020 Open House Information and Link

9/11/2020 Update to Families  Letter CASE IDENTIFICATION

9/8/2020 Update about Virtual Wednesdays

9/5/2020 First Day of School Videos

9/4/2020 Family Updates

8/31/2020 New Procedures at SMS  Parent Screening Checklist 

8/26/2020 SMS Student Medication and RESA Health Accommodation Support

8/24/2020 Shumate Daily Schedule, New Dismissal Time and Reduced Class Sizes

8/21/2020 Family Update and Supplies 

8/14/2020 Parent Communication