Scappoose Middle School

52265 S. Columbia River Hwy

Scappoose, OR 97056

Phone: 503-543-7163

Fax:503-543-7917

Principal: Ron Alley

Lead Secretary: Britney Poling

School Hours: Monday: 9:20-3:05

Tue-Fri: 8:20-3:05


Scappoose Middle School

SMARTER BALANCED

5 Quick Facts About Oregon’s New State Tests

Smarter Balanced tests are better than our previous state tests:

  • Aligned to Oregon’s new standards, the Smarter Balanced tests tell us where students are on their PATH TO COLLEGE- AND CAREER-READINESS, and are more challenging than our previous, multiple-choice only tests.
  •  Initial scores on Smarter Balanced tests may look like students are doing worse than in previous years. In reality, the scores represent an increase in expectations rather than a decrease in students’ abilities, as we have set a new baseline for educators, students, and parents reflecting the demands of life after high school.

                          Smarter Balanced test questions are tested and proven:

  • OVER 4.5 MILLION STUDENTS across the country piloted and field tested Smarter Balanced test questions to ensure their accuracy and fairness. In Oregon, 24,000+ students took the Field Test in the spring of 2014. The test designers are using what they learned from the field test to improve the actual test.

Teachers from Oregon were involved in the development of these new tests:

FREE AND REDUCED LUNCH AND BREAKFAST

Scappoose School District is aware that many are experiencing difficulties during these trying economic times.  All children need healthy meals. Families may qualify for reduced or FREE lunch and FREE breakfast. Reduced price is .40 for lunch.  Applications are available at each of the schools, the district office and on our website at www.scappoose.k12.or.us.  If you have any questions you can contact Janet Wentz at 503-543-6374

LUNCH NOTICE

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 www.mymealtime.com 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

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