August Newsletter 2023

Star Valley Middle School

August 2023 Newsletter

Important Dates & Upcoming Events

8/14 – Concussion Screenings 12-4pm

8/16 – Back to School Night 4-6pm

8/16 – Concussion Screenings 1-4pm

8/17 – Concussion Screenings 7:30am – 12pm

8/21 – First Day of School

8/21 – Volleyball Tryouts

8/21 – First Practice for Football/Cross Country

8/25 – No School

8/30 – Picture Day

9/1 – No School

9/4 – No School


Stay Connected with SVMS

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

School Supply Lists/Dress Code

SVMS Picture Day

August 30th - prepay at

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. Wednesday, August 16th from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm SVMS will be hosting our back-to-school night. 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. 21st. 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 SVM6

Concussion Screening for Fall Sports

Volleyball – Football – Cross Country

Cross country, volleyball, and football will all begin August 21st.   Each athlete will need a physical that was completed after May 1st 2023 in order to practice and/or tryout.  There will also be a $20 activity fee per student to participate in a fall sport.

Concussion screenings will need to be completed for all incoming 7th graders interested in playing football or trying out for volleyball.  The screenings have to be done before the first day of practice/tryouts.  This will also include all new 8th graders coming to SVMS.  These screenings will be done on the following dates:

Monday, August 14th 12pm – 4pm

Wednesday, August 16th 1pm – 4pm

Thursday, August 17th 7:30am – 12pm

This will be on a first come first served bases as our space(main SVMS computer lab) to screen is limited.  The screening test takes approximately 40 minutes.

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.  
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.
There will be a $20.00 sports fee for each individual sport played

Back to School Night

Wednesday, August 16th 

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm


Yearbook – Yearbook – Yearbook!!

If you would like to purchase a yearbook for the 2023-2024 school year, you can purchase one in the office.

Don’t forget to send summer activity pictures to gro.2dscl@koobraeysmvs



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