August 2021 Newsletter

Back to School Afternoon

Thursday, August 19th 

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Back to School Supplies/Dress Code -


Star Valley Middle School

August 2021 Newsletter

Important Dates & Upcoming Events

Aug 19 - Back to School Afternoon, 2 - 6pm

Aug 19 - Concussion Screening, 12 - 2pm

Aug 19 - Concussion Screening, 6 - 6:45pm

Aug 20 - Concussion Screening, 10 - 12pm

Aug 23 - First Day of School

Aug 23 - First practice Football, Volleyball and Cross Country

Aug 27 - No School


Yearbook - Yearbook - Yearbook!!

If you would like to purchase a yearbook for the 2021-2022 school year, please go to the parent portal on Infinite Campus and select SCHOOL STORE.  Click on SVMS Yearbook and put it in the cart.  You can purchase a yearbook from August 23rd through the end of April 2022.  If you have any questions, please call the office at 307-885-5208

Don't forget to send summer activity pictures to

Remember that you must have a physical before trying out for any sport or attending the first practice.  

Stay Connected with SVMS

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*Changes to schedules and events at SVMS are posted on these sites regularly


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Welcome Message by Mr. Burch

Greetings SVMS Families,

We are excited to get started with another great school year. Whether your child is new to SVMS or coming back for their second year, we want to ensure that they have a positive experience here at Star Valley Middle School. There are a few important steps that you and your child can take to help ensure a smooth start. First look at our website, here you can see important information like our school dress code and school supply list.

Next, a couple of important dates to remember. Thursday, August 19th from 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm SVMS will be hosting our back-to-school afternoon. We welcome all students to come to the middle school during that time. On that day you can pick up your schedule, get your locker and meet your teachers. The first day of school is Monday, Aug. 23rd. This is also the first day of practice for any student that wants to get involved in our fall sports, that includes Cross Country, Football and Volleyball.  Make sure that your student has a physical or they will not be able to try out for volleyball or start practice for football or cross country until one is turned into the office.

One last important step that you should take with your child is to ensure they know the town they live in or near and their physical address. This helps us if they are unsure of what bus to get on to get back home to you. In addition, take a moment to visit here you can click on routes and see what bus your child rides to and from school. It is even a good idea to write your child’s address and routes down somewhere where they can access it on that first day.

School is right around the corner; we hope these tips will help your child have an amazing start to the school year.

Best wishes,

Steve Burch, Principal SVMS

Concussion Screening for Fall Sports

Concussion screening for all 7th graders wanting to try out for volleyball or play football will be August 19th from noon to 2pm in the middle school computer lab (Room 32).  We will also run one session from 6:00-6:45pm.  New 8th grade students wanting to try out for volleyball and play football will also need to complete a concussion screening.  All 8th graders who did the concussion screening last year will not need to do one this year (they will repeat the screening as 9th graders if they choose to try out for volleyball and play football).  Please be aware that this process will take approximately 30-45 minutes.  Those planning on running cross country will not need a concussion screening.  We will run an additional screening on Friday, August 20th from 10am-noon, if needed.
All those wanting to participate in volleyball, cross country, or football will need a physical completed and turned in on or before the first day of practice which is the first day of school.
Sports fee update: There will be a $20.00 sports fee for each individual sport played, this is a change from last year. (For example: if you participate in football, wrestling and basketball, there would be a $20 fee for each totaling $60 for the year.)
Farren Haderlie
Star Valley Middle School                
307 885-7132                                 
307 248-1433

Football Schedule

Sept 9 - SVMS @ Big Piney, 4pm

Sept 10 - EMS @ SVMS, 4pm

Sept 14 - SVMS 8th @Jackson, 4pm

Sept 14 - Jackson 7th @ SVMS, 4pm

Sept 16 - SVMS 7th @ Green River, 3:30

Sept 16 - Green River 8th @ SVMS, 3:30

Sept 22 - Cokeville 7th @ SVMS, 4pm

Sept 25 - SVMS 8th @ Rock Springs, 10am

Sept 25 - Rock Springs 7th @ SVMS, 10am

Oct 5 - SVMS @ DMS, 3:30pm

7th Coaches: Brian Nichols - Reed Pebbles - Kade Wilkes - Jeff Anderson

8th Coaches: Joe Hale - Kevin Waldron - Jeff Greenwood


Sept 9 - Rich @ SVMS, 6pm

Sept 10 - Green River @ SVMS, 3:30pm

Sept 15 - SVMS @ Cokeville, 4pm

Sept 18 - SVMS @ Jackson, 11am

Sept 23 - Jackson @ SVMS, 4pm

Sept 28 - Kemmerer @ SVMS, 4pm

Sept 30 - SVMS @ Pinedale, 4pm

Oct 2 - Volleyball @ Kemmerer, 10am

Oct 7 - SVMS @ Rich, 4pm

Oct 9 - Volleyball @ Rock Springs, 10am

Coaches: Kalin Schwab - Isaac Mayes - Cori Engelhardt

Cross Country Schedule

Sept 4 - SVMS @ Green River, 1:30pm

Sept 7 - SVMS @ Fort Bridger, 4pm

Sept 10 - SVMS @ Rock Springs, 2pm

Sept 16 - Cross Country @ SVMS, 4pm

Sept 22 - SVMS @ Lyman, 4pm

Sept 29 - SVMS @ Evanston, 4pm

Coaches: Tami Parry - Joe Wetzel