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Address: 3465 Englestad St., N Las Vegas, NV 89032 |
Phone: (702) 799-3880 | Fax: (702) 799-1785

Principal’s Welcome Letter

July 29, 2019

Dear Parents/Guardians,

My name is Chareece Sheppard, and I am the proud principal of Sedway Middle School.  I am excited to welcome you to the 2019-2020 school year! I am grateful to be a part of such a great school and am fortunate to be surrounded by dedicated staff members and parents who care about the students at Sedway Middle School.  Students demonstrated remarkable accomplishments during the 2018-2019 school year. I’m confident that the upcoming school year will be a great one and will be both engaging and enjoyable for your child.

I’m happy to announce that Sedway is designated as a Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) school and all students are eligible to receive a healthy breakfast and lunch every day for no charge for the 2019-2020 school year.  Please review the enclosed letter for more information.  I’m also excited that our “Closets for Good” program will continue and will provide resources such as school supplies, food, clothing, shoes etc. for those students requiring additional assistance.

Students should plan to arrive on campus beginning at 8:30 am to ensure they arrive at their first period class on time at 8:55 am.  The first day of school is Monday, August 12, 2019.  Enclosed you will find important information in addition to a homeroom list for the first day of school.  We recommend that students bring a backpack, two pens and two pencils.  Students must also have a three-ring binder with a pack of dividers (5).  Students will be required to maintain all class information in their binder, which teachers will periodically check. Every student will also receive a student agenda where he/she will be expected to document daily homework assignments and objectives for each class.

The Sedway Middle School staff has worked tirelessly to welcome students to an innovative, fun, and safe learning environment. We will embark on our sixth year as an Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) school with a focus on increasing rigor through school-wide strategies and activities to prepare all students for college readiness.  We will implement a House System during the upcoming school year to help students develop a sense of belonging and community.  Lastly, the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Program will continue.  PBIS is designed to create a positive school climate while rewarding students for good behavior.

Please note that Open House will be held on Friday, August 9, 2019 at 6:00 pm.  This will be an opportunity for you to meet our staff and visit your child’s classrooms. You will also receive mandatory Title I information.  The 6th Grade Orientation will be held on Friday, August 2nd at 8:30 am in the cafeteria.  Students will have an opportunity to receive important information, purchase P.E. uniforms, and pick up schedules.  Sedway Middle School has a Standard Student Attire (SSA) Dress Code Policy.  Please see the enclosed SSA Guidelines.

I must bring to your attention that ALL CCSD students must have current immunization information on file.  Specifically, all 7th grade students must have the following immunization shots prior to beginning the school year:  “TDAP”, Bordetella pertussis (whooping cough), and Neisseria meningitidis (meningitis) in the form of a quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MenACWY).  In addition, 8th grade students who are new to the Clark County School District are required to have the meningitis vaccine.  Lastly, please be advised that you will need to officially register your child by completing the on-line registration process through Infinite Campus.  Please contact the Registrar at 702-799-3880 ext. 4065 to receive your portal access to complete this important task.

Please know that I am here to help you in any way possible to ensure that your child has the best middle school experience possible.  I’m looking forward to the wonderful school year, which is upon us!

With Warmest Regards,

Ms. Chareece Sheppard

Principal

December Newsletter 2018

Dear Parents/Guardians of Sedway Middle School:

Happy Holidays! What a wonderful first semester we experienced. Your students are doing a great job at Sedway Middle School. They have displayed good behavior and have shown what is means to be a true RAVEN. Our school-wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) program continues to help establish a positive school environment and culture. Students are able to earn “Ravens Rewards” for exhibiting good behavior.

I am proud to announce that Sedway was awarded the state’s highest recognition (silver status) towards fidelity of implementation during the 2nd Annual Association of Positive Behavior Supports Conference at the University of Reno on December 1, 2018. Several Clark County School District (CCSD) schools were recognized. Congratulations to Ms. Puza, Dean of Students, as she was recently promoted to Assistant Principal of Findlay Middle School. We appreciate Ms. Puza’s dedication to Sedway and wish her the very best at her new school. I am also happy to inform you that Sedway will be receiving front gates, which will be located at the main entrance of the school. All parents and visitors will have to enter through the gates when visiting and report to the main office. This will enhance the overall building security to ensure the continued safety of all students and staff members. In addition, a reminder that the district has began the process of conducting random school searches. Should Sedway be selected for the
random search you will be notified.

Students recently completed their 2nd round of SRI and SMI testing. Please review your student’s SRI/SMI goals and discuss their progress. The 3rd administration of SRI/SMI testing will occur in January. Students will be partaking in numerous academic incentives programs to celebrate their academic achievement such as the Academic Palooza, the SRI Most Improved and On The Move Student Luncheon and the Bowling Trip.
Please remember to mark your calendars for our monthly PAC meetings, which occur on the third Tuesday of each month at 9:00 am in the theatre. I also invite you to attend our Family Nights, as this is an opportunity for you to learn about the programs and curriculum to better support your child during the academic school year. If you have any questions or need assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Respectfully,
Chareece Sheppard
Principal