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Scappoose Middle School

Welcome from SMS!


Contact Information

52265 S. Columbia River Hwy
Scappoose, OR 97056
Phone: 503-543-7163
Fax: 503-543-7917

Principal: Ron Alley
Lead Secretary: Britney Poling

Office Hours: 7:30-4:00

School Hours: Mondays:  9:20-3:05
                        Tues.-Fri.: 8:20-3:05




Proficiency Based Teaching and Learning

Proficiency Based Teaching and Learning

The trend of personalized learning has caught on nationwide, but the entire state of Oregon has been using a similar method—proficiency-based instruction—since 2002.  This year, SMS has begun to apply the Proficiency Based Teaching and Learning model for education.  Instead of using a system based totally on grades, attendance or homework, we are using a system that makes sure students master the concepts aligned to Oregon state standards. This is a new process for our teachers as well as our students.



Dear Parents/Guardians,

Due to a change in District policy, we have had to change our guidelines for our lunch accounts.  As you may have read in the student handbook on page 12, students were allowed to charge 4 lunches per month.  If they went over, they were allowed an alternative food item until the account was current.  With the district’s new policy, there will be NO lunch charges allowed.  Students will be given verbal and written reminders as to when their balance falls below $5.00.  These changes are due to the fact that the food service is not legally permitted to carry debt or give away food.

You are encouraged to enroll in the online prepayment service at for convenient online payment and account tracking.  There is a transaction fee to process each payment and it can take up to 24 hours for payments to post to accounts.

If you have any questions, please contact the office at 503.543.7163.

Thank you,

SMS Office

Standard Response Protocol

Dear Parents,
Scappoose School District works diligently to provide a safe environment for all students.  This year we are using a system of school safety practices developed by an organization called  This organization developed the Standard Response Protocol, a systematic response to incidents at school.  Weather events, fire, accidents, intruders, and other threats to student safety are scenarios that are planned  for and trained for by students and staff.                 
This year we are doing monthly drills to practice in order to be more prepared.  Practice is fundamental in preparing for any emergency.  Please visit the website to see more about this positive group’s background and ways they help the world be a better place.

Thank you,                                                                                                
Pamela R. Reynolds

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