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Inside SMS

Shaker Middle School Vision

Shaker Middle School’s enduring vision is to provide a safe, supportive and inspiring environment where students become independent learners. Within this environment they will master core academic, technological and social skills that foster literacy, critical thinking and respect in a diverse society where they can make life long contributions.

Daily Schedule

Student access to Shaker Middle School begins at 8:45 a.m. Period 1 begins at 9:10 a.m. and includes 7 minutes of homeroom. Dismissal is at 4:05 p.m. Late busses leave from the middle school at 4:50 p.m. for those students staying after school.

Period

Time

1

9:10-9:57

2

10:01-10:41

3

10:45-11:25

4A

11:29-11:59

4B

11:59-12:39

4C

5A

12:43-1:13

5B

1:13-1:53

5C

6

1:57-2:37

7

2:41-3:21

8

3:25-4:05

Dismissal

4:05

Attendance: Absences, Late Arrivals, and Early Dismissals

If your child is going to be absent, late or picked up early, please email or call your child’s hall secretary as soon as possible.  Below you will find the attendance email and phone numbers for each hall.

To report absences, late arrivals, or early dismissals for Algonquin and Skylight Halls:

Email: SMSASAttendance@ncolonie.org
Call: (518) 785-1341 EXT 4536

To report absences, late arrivals, or early dismissals for Haystack and Wright Halls:

Email: SMSHWAttendance@ncolonie.org
Call: (518) 785-1341 EXT 4536

To reach the nurses office, call: (518) 785-1341 EXT 4544 or 4510

Drop off and Pick up

If dropping off or picking up your child, we request that you do so at the high school. When dropping off or picking up, use the high school entrance, move into, and stay in, the designated drop-off lane. You will need to follow the drop-off traffic through the entire designated lane and exit the high school onto 155. Children should be dropped off only in a marked walk area.

We request that your child take the bus if possible. That is the safest way to get to school and it would cut down on morning traffic. If you do plan to transport your child, please follow the clearly marked drop-off traffic pattern. Thank you.