Shafer students/families,

I want you all to know that we are here for you and want to continue to support your child in their continued education while they are home. By now, you may have been contacted by your child’s teachers regarding specific lessons for class. If you have not, communication is on the way. Teachers have provided specific lesson outlines for each content that has been posted on our school website. To assess our school website, go to sms.sumnerschools.org and click on the Shafer online learning tab at the top right of the home page. Choose the grade for your student and you will find lessons outlines for all content areas including related arts and Special Education resources. We will be adding more in the coming days, so please check back often! We are mindful that everyone may not have internet access; therefore, students’ grades will not be affected in anyway. It is recommended that those students continue to read at home at the very least. If you have challenges accessing the information, please reach out to the teacher directly. You can access their emails from this website. If you cannot reach them, you can also contact Mr. Oglesby at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  We have also provided a recommended schedule to use at home. (see below) We hope what is provided helps and we look forward to seeing our students soon. Stay safe!

Shafer Administration & Teachers

 

Recommended Schedule

Get up, get focused on learning !

 

ELA Block                                        -50 minutes

Independent Reading                 -30 minutes

Lunch

Math                                                  -50 minutes

Science/Social Studies               -50 minutes

Related Arts                                     -30 minutes 

Subcategories

Shared Vision
Pursuing academic excellence, developing personal motivation, and inspiring continued learning endeavors in preparation for the opportunities of tomorrow.

Leadership
Effective leaders are visionary, have high expectations, focus on student learning, and use data to drive decisions.
Leaders value and involve all stakeholders in setting goals and improving school culture, and subsequently hold themselves and all stakeholders accountable for results.
Leaders commit to the development and growth of other leaders by modeling transparency and setting the example.

Collaborative Culture
Professional Learning Communities maintain an atmosphere of mutual respect and trust, and promote cross-curricular, student-focused, and solution-oriented discussions.
Classroom activities and interactions provide opportunities for student collaboration that builds trust, respect, and confidence among diverse learners.
Teachers and administrators actively communicate and collaborate with all stakeholders.
Students take an active ownership of their learning experiences.

Quality Instruction
Teachers engage in relevant professional learning and collaboration with colleagues in order to design quality standards-based instruction for students.
Teachers provide data-driven feedback, and students actively collaborate with teachers in setting their own academic and personal goals.
Teachers provide authentic learning experiences in which students develop deep understanding, character, self-reliance, and citizenship.

Resource Utilization
Shafer Middle School attracts and retains quality faculty and staff through strong leadership, supportive mentoring, and a positive, collaborative environment.
Administrators, teachers, and Parent Teacher Organization work together to recruit and utilize community, business, and parent resources.
Shafer Middle School acquires, maintains, and equitably uses facilities, materials, and technology to support student success.