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Principal's Welcome Back Letter

Dear Parents and Guardians:


Welcome to Salida Middle School.  We are proud of our dedicated, experienced staff and enthusiastic learners!

As the complexities of teaching children increase, it becomes more evident that we all need to work together to ensure that our children reach their full potential.  Salida Middle School believes that all of us – the school and the community – must work together in an extended family environment to ensure success for all our students.  We believe it is everyone’s responsibility to empower children with the creative, intellectual, and decision-making skills necessary for them to become academically, socially, physically, and emotionally successful and responsible.

I invite you to be an active participant at Salida Middle School.  Whether you are a member of our parents’ club, attend special events, or member of one of our school communities, you are encouraged to be involved!  Research on schools clearly demonstrates that parent participation in their child’s school coincides with a greater likelihood of academic success for their child.

It is my goal this year to keep you informed of all that is taking place at SMS.  Up-to-date and additional information will be sent to you though a variety of media and will appear on our school’s website and Facebook page.  If you have questions or concerns that arise at any time, please do not hesitate to give your child’s teacher or me a call.  I look forward to your student’s academic and social success at Salida Middle School.


Go Wildcats!

Dean Way