Welcome Back Letter

     Published on 8/18/21   Tagged under:    Clary Middle School   

Greetings Clary Families,

I hope that you are enjoying your summer vacation and spending a lot of quality time together.  We are enthusiastic about our Clary Students returning in September, and we look forward to another exciting school year! As you know, due to renovations, Clary Middle School had temporarily relocated to the Levy School Building this past school year.  I am ecstatic to announce that we will be returning to a beautifully renovated Clary Middle School, located at 100 Amidon Drive, at the start of the 2021-2022 school year. Due to COVID-19, we will continue to enforce any District, OCHD and CDC Guidelines upon the start of this school year. We will continue to push rigorous instruction through the implementation of our Middle Years Programme (IBMYP), which is essential to the success of our students. Please read below for some of the new changes that your child will experience at Clary Middle School. 
Wednesday, September 8, 2021 


Student Hours: 7:40am-3:10pm

Doors will open at 7:40am, and students will receive a bagged breakfast at the entrance and proceed to their designated classroom.  Students will be eating breakfast in their classrooms.

School-Wide Areas of Focus:

Culturally Responsive Practices 
AVID—Advancement Via Individual Determination
Personalized Learning
No-Nonsense Nurturing Restorative Practices
At this time, we will continue to follow guidance from the CDC, OCHD as well as the SCSD in regards to indoor mask wearing. All students are expected to wear a mask upon entering a school bus, and the school building. Wearing a mask is mandatory throughout the school day and must be worn by all students at all times. Teachers will continue to provide mask breaks throughout the day for students.   
All students are expected to give proper attention to personal hygiene and are expected to dress appropriately for the school day and school functions.  Please adhere to the following guidelines concerning dress:
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Clothing must be appropriate and not disrupt or interfere with the educational process.
Garments such as tube tops, net tops, halter-tops, spaghetti straps, muscle shirts, plunging necklines (front and/or back), and see-through garments are not appropriate.  The length of dresses, skirts, and shorts must be a minimum of half the distance between the fingertips and the top of the knee when the student’s hand is fully extended down the side of the student’s leg.  Legging style pants cannot be worn unless the above article of clothing is at fingertip length.
Items that are vulgar, obscene, or offensive on matters of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or disability are not permitted.
Clothing should not display, endorse, or suggest the use of alcohol, tobacco or illegal drugs, and/or encourage other illegal or violent activities.
Clothing should not display, endorse, or suggest association with a gang/cult.
Please place pants at waist level to ensure that undergarments are not exposed.
Appropriate footwear must be worn at all times.  Footwear that is a safety hazard will not be allowed (e.g., dragging laces, high heels, slippers).
The wearing of hats, hoods, head covering, scarves or bandanas, except for a medical or religious purpose is not allowed.
Outdoor clothing (e.g., hats, gloves, coats, etc.) are to be placed in lockers prior to the start of your day (locker distribution will depend on Health and Safety Guidelines as it relates to COVID-19).   Coats, backpacks (including drawstring backpacks) are not permitted to be worn during the school day.  The school is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.

Back to School Orientation

Back to School Orientation for the 2021-2022 school year is as follows; 

6th grade VIRTUAL Orientation for students and WEB  - Monday, August 30,  9:00am - 10:00am

6th grade VIERTUAL Parent Information NightTuesday, August 31, 5:30pm-6:30pm

7th & 8th  VIRTUAL grade OrientationMonday, August 30th 1:00pm-2:00pm

Orientation will take on Microsoft Teams.
Families will receive reminder notifications to Clary’s Back to School Orientation, as we get closer to the dates.
If you have any questions, or need to reach a Clary staff member, please log onto the SCSD Website (scsd.us) and click on “Clary Middle School” to find staff contact information.  You may also contact our main office and speak to Ms. Williams at 315-435-4411.
If you are interested in participating in Clary PTO, please contact Ms. Williams in the main office at Clary. I am excited to begin the school year, and I look forward to working with you! Have a safe and restful summer vacation. 


Lisa Costanzo