School Updates- July 31, 2020

July 31, 2020


Dear Challenger Families,


It was great seeing so many families this week during our Registration process. Thank you for your patience during those three days. For anyone who was unable to attend, we will be having a make-up day on Monday, August 10, 1-3:30. We will be using the same structure so that we can adhere to social distancing. During this day, students will be able to take their fall photo and get ID cards, textbooks and Chromebooks can be checked out, spirit wear will be available for purchase, 7th grade immunizations can be turned in,  and our Community Club will be on campus for you to check out. Additionally, if you have not done so yet, you can access student schedules on Aeries. If you do not have access, please call the front office at (909) 594-1657 and we can help you out. 


Attached to this letter, you will find our Distance Learning Schedule. There is a student copy for them to fill in their own schedule. Please note that Mondays are a 1-6 period, and Tuesday-Thursday is a block schedule. By Friday, August 7, all teachers will have reached out to their classes and given students information on how to log in to school on Monday, August 10. If you have not heard from any teacher, please feel free to contact them through their email, which is located on the Suzanne Website.


Meal Service for Students:  Lunch will be served at the school site during the lunch period.  Students will need their student ID card to purchase or pick up their lunch.  Free and reduced lunch service will resume.  Visit the website https://walnutnutrition.org/ for more information.


Childcare: If interested in childcare, please visit this link Childcare for more detailed information from the childcare department. 


Technology: In order to help familiarize parents with the tools our staff and students will be using, please visit Link to Tech Tips for parents , This link will show you how to get onto Google classroom, Student Portal, and Aeries.


Grade Level Counselors:  Students are encouraged to join their grade level google classroom. Our counselors will be updating their classroom with school and grade level information, activities for families, videos, social-emotion support, and much more. 

  • 6th Grade- Mrs. Aceves: Code is 3y2nuvy
  • 7th Grade- Mrs. McCarson: Code is 6yla4d2
  • 8th Grade- Mr. Stokes: Code is u6o22rp

Important Dates:

  • Wednesday, August 5- SMS Parent Orientation Link will be sent to all families. 
  • Friday, August 7- Teachers will have contacted all students regarding the first day of school and how to connect with each class. 
  • Monday, August 10- Distance Learning begins. During our first week, all students will follow the 1-6 schedule. We want to make sure students are seeing all their teachers the first week of school.
  • Monday, August 10- Registration make up day, 1-3:30pm at Suzanne. 
  • Wednesday/Thursday, August 19/20- Back to School Night. More information to come soon.

I understand that this is an unusual start to our school year, but know our teachers, counselors, staff, and administration has been working hard to make Distance Learning a success. Our team includes our parents and students, and working together, we will be able to provide our students with a high quality, engaging, and rigorous experience.


Please make sure to check our emails and our website next week for our SMS Parent Orientation link. There will be a lot of useful information shared.


Have a wonderful weekend and I look forward to a great year ahead.


Dr. Smith, Principal

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