Broward County Public Schools is encouraging parents, guardians, family members and caring adults to accompany students to school on the first day of school as part of the C.H.A.N.G.E. (Children Have A Need to Grow Everyday) Movement. The C.H.A.N.G.E. Movement highlights the need for our students to attend school every day. Accompanying children to school on the first day sends a message to students that their education is important to their future, as well as to us.
So, in this spirit, we hope to see you along with your child on Monday, August 24th as we start another school year.
Homeless Education Assistance Resource Team (HEART)
Pursuant to the McKinney-Venot Homeless Education Assistance Act, the School District is required to post public notice of the educational rights of children and youth experiencing homelessness in each school. The Homeless Education Assistance Resource Team (HEART) aids in identifying homeless students, removing systemic barriers to their education, including school enrollment; transportation and reassignments; provide them with supplemental academic and counseling case management services as well as linkages to their school social worker while maintaining school as the students stable environment.
For more information on the rights of homeless students, click here. If you believe you may be eligible, contact the local liaison at 754-321-1566 to find out what services and supports may be available.
Changes to Dress Code
Silver Lakes Middle School has a Unified Dress Code, which means that the students attending here must wear a uniform. This year, the dress code has been updated to include more color choices for the students. Students may now wear short sleeved polo type shirts in any shade of blue, any shade of green, pink, white, grey, or black. In addition, any outerwear, including sweaters, jackets, and cardigans, must be one of the approved colors for tops and cannot have any offensive graphics and/or language. Bottoms must be worn secured at the waist and can be in khaki, navy blue, or black. If you would prefer to have the school logo on your students' uniforms, contact our uniform company, Carlyn School Uniforms at 954-973-3130 or go to their website at www.carlyn1.com. For the full dress code, click here. If you have any questions, please call the school at 754-322-4600.
We invite all of our parents and community members to attend our monthly School Advisory Council, School Advisory Forum, and Parent Teacher Association (SAC/SAF/PTA) meeting. During these meetings, administrators, teachers, parents, and students discuss ideas that could improve the learning process for all students. Your participation is critical for the progress of Silver Lakes Middle. The first meeting will be held at 5:00 pm on Thursday, September 3rd in the Learning Commons. The Open House will follow this meeting at 6:00 pm. Please click here for the meeting schedule for the 2015/2016 school year.
Mark your calendars - we will be having our Open House for the 2015 - 2016 school year on Thursday, September 3rd starting at 6:00 pm in the cafeteria. We hope to have all our parents attend this event.
Required Immunizations for Students Entering 7th Grade
Prior to entering the 7th grade, all students must provide a Florida Certificate of Immunization (DH 680) stating that their immunizations are complete. Please note that in addition to compliance with all other required immunizations, children entering the 7th grade in Florida schools must have received one dose of the tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis (Tdap) vaccine and two doses of the varicella vaccine. Your child may need additional immunizations and/or you may just need to turn in the updated DH 680 form.Read more...