James Cecil, Principal
  • Sawgrass Springs Middle School Community,


    Welcome to the 2019-2020 School Year! We are excited to begin
    another great year at SSMS. We are now a Cambridge International
    School which will bring in new exciting and rigorous coursework and
    programs. We are also excited to announce a school-based Gator
    Prowl Before and After-Care Program. We plan to provide lots of fun
    activities including Yoga, Music, and Intramural Sports through our
    Gator Prowl Program.


    As a reminder, the first day of school for all students is Wednesday,
    August 14th, and classes begin at 9:15 AM. We encourage you
    and/or your son(s) or daughter(s) to pick up their schedules, pay
    obligations, answer transportation questions, and turn in 7th grade
    State of Florida 680 Forms with proof of required immunizations at our
    Homeroom Handout on Monday, August 12th between 9 AM and
    11 AM in the cafeteria. Please remind your child that schedules are still
    tentative until the first day of school. Students who are unable to attend
    Homeroom Handout will be able to pick up their schedules in the
    cafeteria on the first day of school, August 14th, starting at 8:30 AM.


    We are excited to provide excellent academic, physical, social, and
    emotional experiences for all of our students. In conjunction with The
    School Board of Broward County, we will continue to make safety and
    security our top priority at Sawgrass Springs Middle School. We will be
    training all staff and students on safety procedures, and plan to have a
    completed single point of entry as soon as possible.


    That said, we have outlined the following safety and security related
    “non-negotiables” that will be implemented at SSMS this year:
    - All students and staff must wear ID’s at all times. All students will
    receive new ID’s during the first two weeks of school.
    - Our gates will be locked and/or monitored each school day
    throughout the year. The gates will be opened every half hour from
    10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Please plan school visits accordingly.
    - Students, parents, and visitors will not be able to access our campus
    until 8:30 AM every morning, with the exception of SSMS Gator Prowl
    Before-Care attendees and/or previously arranged activity
    participants.
    - Parents and visitors will be asked for picture identification and will
    sign in at the gate when coming to campus during the school day.
    - Our gates will be locked and/or monitored at 4:15 PM each school day
    as well. Only SSMS Gator Prowl After-Care attendees and previously
    arranged activity participants will be allowed on campus after that
    time.


    We understand that meeting these expectations will, at times, pose an
    inconvenience to our students, staff, parents and guests. However,
    prioritizing the safety and security of our students is above any, and
    all, inconveniences that we may face.


    We look forward to a great school year at Sawgrass Springs Middle! As
    always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the
    school at 754-322-4500.


    Respectfully,


    James Cecil
    Proud Principal
    Sawgrass Springs Middle School 

     

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