Sun Valley Middle School

Dr. Gina Chisum, Principal

School Updates

  • Good evening, Spartan parents. 
    As you know, Tuesday is our Reading end of grade exam.  Wednesday is our Math end of grade exam and Math end of course exam.  On these days, all grade levels will be testing.  On Friday, 8th grade students will take their Science exam.  Each day, we will begin promptly at 9:30 am and will continue until ALL students have completed their exams.  To ensure your child does their best, have them get a good night’s sleep, eat a healthy breakfast, and dress comfortably.  Students need to arrive on time.  They will not be allowed to take their exam if they are late.  
    Students can be dismissed after school-wide testing is complete.  While we estimate that this will be around 1:00 pm, THIS IS ONLY AN ESTIMATE.  Many factors go into students completing their exams and we always encourage them to take their time and be sure about their answers.  
    Please follow the following dismissal procedures...  
    Procedure for student early dismissal:
    1. Parents that plan on picking up their child after EOGs should write a note that allows their child to be dismissed early (EXAMPLE: Please allow [Student First & Last Name] to be dismissed after testing on [date].).
      1. One note will be required for each EOG testing day.
      2. Parent signatures are required on all early dismissal notes.
    1. Students should bring their early release note to the gym on the morning of the EOG test. Then, students will receive an EOG early dismissal pass to keep for the day.
    1. After school-wide testing ends, students will be dismissed by grade levels.
    1. Students will be dismissed in the order in which parents arrive.
    Reminder: NO STUDENT will be dismissed until school-wide testing is complete.  This is a violation of state testing regulations.  Also note, 1:00 pm is only an estimated time for testing to end.  Students have 4 hours to complete the test.  Do not arrive before 1:00 pm.  Please be patient!
    Important information for parent arrival:
    1. No dismissal will be allowed before 1:15 PM or before the conclusion of school-wide testing, whichever comes later This applies for all grades on all exam dates (5/28, 5/29, and 5/31). 
    1. Parents should follow car rider procedures.  Do not park.  Please remain in your vehicle once you arrive on campus. A staff member will ask for your student's name and dismiss them accordingly.
      1. Parents should not park in the bus lot or cafeteria parking lot, these students will not be dismissed
    1. Parents who did not provide their child with a note should park and report to the table at the front entrance of the school. Please bring proper picture identification.
      1. Parents will return to their vehicle, get in line and wait for their child.
      2. Please be patient with school based staff as this is a longer process than sending a note
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  • Current 6th Grade Vaccine Requirements

    Important message for current 6th grade students regarding vaccination requirements prior to the 7th grade year. North Carolina Immunization Law requires a booster dose of Tetanus, Diptheria, Pertussis (Tdap), and initial Meningococcal C vaccine (MCV) for all 7th grade students.

    If your child does not currently have evidence of these vaccines, please contact your child's healthcare provider to obtain them. Following the administration of the vaccines, please submit a copy of the record to our School Nurse through the Front Office this school year. This documentation must be obtained within 30 days of the start of the 2022-2023 school year to meet this school enrollment requirement.

    Thank you for your timely attention to this matter. If you have any questions, the School Nurse will certainly be available to you as a resource. Please contact Nurse Trotter at (704)296-3009, ext. 2574.

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  • Peachjar Digital Flyers

    We have launched a new electronic flyer communication tool called Peachjar. To view school-approved digital flyers, simply click the Peachjar button on our website.

    peachjar button

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  • Z-scaler Update

    There have been minor changes to the Zscaler login for students from home. Please see the below instructions for help.

    Instructions Here on New Z-scaler

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  • Important Information for Current 6th Graders Regarding Tdap and Meningococcal Vaccine:


    North Carolina law mandates that all children entering the 7th grade are required to have a Tdap and meningococcal conjugate vaccine. Tdap covers your child for tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis, also known as whooping cough. Meningococcal vaccine is given to help prevent meningitis. Please bring in proof from your health care provider with the date the vaccines were given. 

    For complete details and explanations, please review the website for NC general statutes 130A-157.

    Please contact the school nurse if there are any questions.

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  • Lost and Found

    Did you know that SVMS has a lost and found located in the atrium outside of the media center. The PTO has placed hanging racks for lost clothing and a table for lunch boxes and lost gym bags. If your child is missing items please have them check in the lost and found.


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