Welcome to South County MS!
8th Grade Parent Volunteers Needed for Finance Park
We will be going on our annual field trip to Finance Park the week of February 16th - 19th. If you are able to volunteer, please click here and sign up. Your commitment that day would be from 8AM to about 1PM. Thanks so much
Region 4 Internet Safety Parent Night
FCPS has canceled all evening events Tuesday, February 9th starting at 6:15 pm, this includes the “Internet Safety and Digital Citizenship Parent Night” at Robinson Secondary School. We are hoping to reschedule this event for sometime in April.
On Monday, February 15th there will be no school for students and staff.
"Let's Talk" Hablemos Information Night
Parents, students, family members and friends are invited to attend this informative seminar at West Springfield HS on Wednesday, February 17th from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on "Getting to Know Immigrants' Right." Interpretation will be provided. Click for more information in English (PDF) and Spanish (PDF).
Students vs. Staff Basketball Game
On Friday, February 26th from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm) the PTSO presents the SCMS Students vs Staff Basketball Game. Tickets ($5.00) and Spirit Wear will be on sale during all lunches February 22nd through 26th.
Club Photos for the Yearbook
On Monday, February 29th and Wednesday, March 2nd students who participate in after school clubs will have their photos taken for the yearbook.
Read Across America Day
On Wednesday, March 2nd wear your favorite pajama's (in accordance with the school dress code) and a book to Learning Seminar for a full period of reading. There will be other fun activities all week.
Writing 8 SOL
All 8th grade students will be taking their Writing SOL in the first two weeks of March. Please see the schedule below:
In early March 2016 a random sample of SCMS parents will receive the Parent Opinion Survey. This survey is part of the Performance Evaluation Program and offers parents an opportunity to provide anonymous input about various issues related to our school. These issues include instructional leadership, school climate, human resources management, organizational management, communication and community relations and professionalism. If you receive a copy of the Parent Opinion Survey, please take a few minutes to complete and return the survey. Your opinions matter.
Academic advising information for all rising 7th, 8th and 9th grade students has been posted. Please visit the above link to view the information or click on the Student Services tab in the blue menu bar to the left.
FCPS places an automated call to parents/guardians at 9:00 a.m. each school day, based on electronic attendance information at that time. If your child is absent and you have not called the SCMS Attendance line by 8:45 a.m., you will receive an automated call/email/text. If you still have not called the attendance line by the end of the school day regarding your student’s absence or late arrival, you will receive a second notification in the evening
After School Program Reminders
- Late buses run every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday and leave at approximately 4:40 pm.
- Late bus stops are different than regular school day bus stops. There are fewer buses and the stops are further apart.
- Please be sure to have a discussion with your child to determine if he or she will be riding the late bus, walking home, or expecting a ride home from you if he or she stays after school.
- If you child is staying in after school program and you need to reach them please call 703-690-5502 between 2:15 pm and 5:00 pm.
- Please see the After School Program tab for more information.
SIS Parent Account
Over the past few weeks we have received hundreds of requests for SIS Parent Account activation keys. Please know that these requests are being processed as quickly as possible and all codes will be mailed to the student’s registration address. Many of our questions regarding the SIS parent account can be answered by going to the SCMS web site and clicking on the SIS Parent Account tab. To request a new activation code be mailed home, fill out this SIS Request Form (PDF) and return the SCMS Student Services Department.
Join the PTSO
The PTSO needs you. Show your support by joining today! Membership fees are the primary source of revenue to the organization; we typically do not run any major fundraisers during the year. Joining does NOT mean you are expected to help with something or volunteer. Your membership provides the funds needed to support SCMS students, teachers and activities. A family membership covers up to two adults and three children. Please also consider including a donation with your membership payment. JOIN by clicking this link.
Students and families may use the FCPS Crisis Phone Line (703-527-4077) or Crisis Text Line (Text NEEDHELP to 85511) for after-hours assistance with mental health issues. The lines are safe, confidential and manned 24/7.