2015-2016 School Supply List-CLICK HERE
Please watch the School Wide Binder tutorial for information on our rational and directions on how students will organize their work.
Monday 5/25-Closed for Memorial Day
Tuesday 5/26 thru Thursday 6/4- office hours are 8 am-3 pm (Wednesday 6/3 office will be closed at 1 pm)
Friday 6/5 thru Tuesday 7/14-School is closed
Wednesday 7/15 thru Friday 8/7-office hours are 8 am-3 pm
Monday 8/10-Regular hours will resume-7 am-3:30 pm
Raptor Kickoff – July 29, 2015, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Raptor Kickoff-Induction Night, formerly known as Registration, will be July 29th for 6th grade students and students who are new to Stuart Middle School and July 30th for returning 7th and 8th grade students. The purpose of the kickoff is for students to receive their schedules; for parents or guardians to make changes to their student’s demographics such as addresses, phone numbers, and emergency contacts; to complete annual required forms including updating immunization records; and to visit the stations that are important to you and your child such as transportation, athletics, music, and nutrition services. You will be able to pay your fees through our cashier or by using one of the laptops provided. You may also pay fees online from anywhere at www.sd27j.org. Please note that if you pay online a $1.50 processing charge will be applied. Students will have their photographs taken for their ID’s and for the yearbook that evening.
Kickoff night is intended to induct our new students as Raptors. It is not a time for enrollment. If your student currently attends a School District 27J school and is scheduled to attend Stuart Middle School, no additional paperwork is necessary other than an updated immunization form if applicable. You are welcome to drop off enrollment applications and supporting documentation beginning August 3rd between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Any enrollment applications received during Kickoff will be reviewed for completeness. If the packet is incomplete, the missing documentation will be identified and the packet will be returned and may be submitted at a later date. Only completed packets will be accepted. No enrollment paperwork will be processed July 28th or 29th. If your student is not enrolled prior to Kickoff, he/she will not be able to take their photo that evening. Please note that all incoming 6th graders should bring a copy of their updated immunization record to show proof of a tdap immunization. Exemption forms and Permissions for Medication forms will be available on your scheduled night if needed.
We thank you for your cooperation and look forward welcoming you into our Stuart family.
2016-17 Schedule options being weighed, no immediate changes planned
As you know, it was announced earlier this year that our school district’s two comprehensive high schools will be moving to a split schedule for the 2015-16 school year as part of a growth accommodations plan.
This plan allows our school district to manage the enormous enrollment growth we are seeing in our schools and still provide a safe, quality environment for your child to learn. In addition to split schedules at the high school level, this plan also identifies the possible implementation of an extended day schedule at the middle school level and a four track, year-round calendar at the elementary level on school-by-school basis for the future.
Our goal is to inform you of any potential schedule changes as far in advance as we can so you can begin to plan for how this will impact your child and your family. As part of this effort, we want you to know that we do not believe there will be any significant, additional changes to the school calendar at a district-wide level for the 2016-17 school year. While school enrollments continue to grow, we believe we have an adequate plan currently in place and have taken the necessary steps to handle this enrollment growth.
It is important for you to know that, while there are no current changes planned for the 2016-17 school year, there are a number of factors that can influence enrollment growth and make changes necessary as time moves along. We will try to make you aware as soon as we can if any changes become necessary.
We realize that you, as parents and guardians, have many questions and worries about potential schedule changes, especially when we discuss the possible implementation of a year-round calendar. As our school district continues to grow and given our recent lack of success in passing a school construction bond to build new schools, this and other schedule modifications remain a realistic possibility for the future
To help you understand what a year-round calendar could look like, the school district has posted a proposed four-track, year-round calendar on its website along with standards and criteria for how students would be placed on tracks. Please visit www.sd27j.org and click on Growth Accommodations Schedule. Again, we do not intend to implement this schedule at this time but it is important for you to understand how it could function.
Our school district is currently considering returning to voters this fall with a bond question to build new schools and provide much-needed upgrades to existing schools and facilities. We encourage you to keep track of this work at www.IAm27J.org. Thank you for entrusting our school and our district with your child’s education.
Earlier this school year we worked with Commerce City to help us with the high volume of traffic at the intersection of 101st Way and Joplin St. between 7am and 730 am by posting signage for all vehicles to make a right-hand turn only onto Joplin St. We also have Mr. Gordon stationed at the intersection most mornings to direct the flow and direction of cars. While this has certainly helped with the high volume of traffic, we continue to experience cars backing up on 101st Way due to students being dropped off at all different points in front of the school. To remedy this, we have new signage and yellow lines painted on the school’s internal driveway in front of the school. There are two signs with arrows stating “No A.M. Drop-Off in Yellow Zone.” Within the yellow zone between these two signs there is no dropping off of students in the morning. When letting your student out of the car, please pull as far forward as possible beyond the yellow zone. There is ample room to drive around the car in front if needed. 6th grade students line up at the main entrance; 7th grade students line midway; and 8th grade student’s line up at the west end of the building. We have also marked, with cones, two lanes entering the school driveway. Please feel free to pull into the parking area to drop off your student.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation in keeping our students safe and getting them to school on time.
Richard R. Patterson, Ph.D. Principal, Otho E. Stuart Middle School
Commerce City Parks & Recreation’s May Youth & Teen
Newsletter is attached to these announcements. There are several opportunities for your student to have fun in May. Please see the attached newsletter for events, dates and times.
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