Welcome to Silver Creek Middle School!
1 Dickinson Street
Silver Creek, N.Y. 14136
Phone: (716) 934-2603, ext. 1400
Fax: (716) 934-3760
Middle School Principal Mrs. Eleanor Payne
Secretary Mrs. Shannon Aures Karcz, ext. 1400
Dean of Students Mrs. Amy Bartell, ext. 2301
School Counselor Ms. Emilie Phinney, ext. 1322
6-12 School Psychologist, ext. 4967
Hours of attendance
7:30 a.m. - 2:23 p.m.
7:10 a.m. - 3:40 p.m.
Making the Grade in Middle School
Middle School is a time when important learning is taking place. The knowledge students gain at the Middle School builds the foundations needed to be successful at the High School and beyond!
Attendance plays a huge factor in success in the Middle School. Coming to school on time and every day is extremely important. When students are not in the classroom, they are not learning. If they are not learning, they cannot succeed! Daily attendance is crucial to achieve success in academic classes.
Ensuring students are engaging in reading, writing, and discussion of what is going on in their classes is extremely important. Nightly homework will reinforce the learning that is taking place within the classroom during the day. This reinforcement of learning will lead to success in the classroom.
We have 10th period for after-school academic help that runs every Monday through Thursday from 2:31-3:00 p.m. We encourage all students to stay for extra help during this time, and students who fail one or more subjects during the year are required to stay for extra help. Also available to our students is Homework Table which is offered every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:00 to 5:00 pm in which one of our teachers stays to offer extra support to our students. Transportation is provided for these extended times.
Our school website will give you access to the school calendar and upcoming events. You have access to your child's grades, attendance record, lunch account, and transportation information through the use of the Silver Creek PowerSchool Parent Portal. The access information you received last year is still valid. If you have lost or forgotten your access code, you must contact Colleen Roberts at 934-2603, ext. 1207. All Middle School homework assignments may be accessed by phone by calling the Homework Hotline at 934-2603 and following the prompts for the Middle School.
There are scheduled parent conferences dates on the school calendar, but you may at any time call to schedule an individual conference with a teacher.
Our goal is to make your child's middle school experience a positive and successful one! We welcome your involvement, suggestions, and encourage you to call the middle school office at ext. 1400 at any time.
Middle School Photos
Middle School and High School students use their student identification cards for several school-related activities such as checking out library books, lunch purchases and entrance to after-school activities. Beginning the first week of school, all 6th-12th grade students will have their picture retaken for their ID cards. Students are encouraged to wear their card throughout the school day. A lost or destroyed card will cost $1.00 to replace.
Dress Code: An Important Part of the Educational Climate
The District has designed a Code of Conduct that includes a student dress code. The dress code was written with two major features in mind; safety for all students and hygiene concerns. Beginning in September 2009, all elements that are stated in the Code of Conduct will be enforced. It is important that the school community and our students respect and support this policy.
Some highlights of this policy:
• Students must wear shoes, sneakers, or dress sandals.
• All students should be covered from the shoulders to the mid thigh.
• Pants should fit securely around the student's waist (with no undergarments displayed.)
• Boys must have sleeves on their shirts.
• Girls must keep tops covering upper body area. No undergarments should show.
• No biker chains or studded jewelry can be carried with students.
• Makeup for cosmetic reasons, not makeup for display or drama purposes.
• Federal Law prohibits any type of garment that states alcohol, tobacco, or drug products or that degrades one's race, religion, sex, or personal status.
The dress code will be enforced uniformly and consistently throughout the school year.