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SOUTHWESTERN MIDDLE
605 West New Hampshire Ave.
DeLand, FL 32720
(386) 822-6815
    Students

    Positive Behavior Intervention & Support

    New Procedure for Directory Info v2 doc.pdfSMS Roars-Student Expectations ​

    ​Tutoring Schedule

    To Be Announced

    New Bell Schedule

    New Procedure for Directory Info v2 doc.pdf2016-2017 bell schedule

    Attention Bicycle & Bus Riders

    All bicycle riders are expected to wear a bicycle helmet or will be issued a citation.

    • Wear a properly fitted bicycle helmet.  Protect your brain, save your life.
    • Adjust your bicycle to fit.  Stand over your bicycle.  There should be 1 to 2 inches between you and the top tube (bar) if using a road bike and 3 to 4 inches if a mountain bicycle.  The seat should be level front to back.  The seat height should be adjusted to allow a slight bend at the knee when the leg is fully extended.  The handlebar height should be the same level with the seat.
    • Check your equipment.  Before riding, inflate tires properly and check that your brakes work.
    • See and Be Seen.  Whether daytime, dawn, dusk, foul weather, or at night, you need to be seen by others.  Wearing white has not been shown to make you more visible.  Rather, always wear neon, fluorescent, or other bright colors when riding day or night.  Also wear something that reflects light, such as reflective tape or markings, or flashing lights.  Remember, just because you see a driver doesn't mean the driver can see you.
    • Control your bicycle.  Always ride with at least one hand on the handlebars.  Carry books and other items in a bicycle carrier or backpack.
    • Watch for and Avoid Road Hazards.  Be on the lookout for hazards such as potholes, broken glass, puddles, leaves, and dogs.  All these hazards can cause a crash.  If you are riding with friends and you are in the lead, yell out and point to the hazard to alert the riders behind you.

    Transportation

    Items not allowed on the bus include, but are not limited to:

    • Skateboards;
    • IPODs/Headphones- listening to music etc. at railroad crossings;
    • Any items that would threaten safety of students (Glass, sharp objects, bats, balls);
    • Musical instruments that cannot be held in lap or between legs in individual space;
    • Batons or Drumsticks must be in proper case;
    • Abusive signs, language, or gestures;
    • Live animals, reptiles, insects or marine life;
    • School projects that protrude into another student’s space.

    It is our goal to transport all students in a safe and efficient manner.  Working as a team, parents, school administrators and Student Transportation Services will ensure a successful school year.  You can visit our web site for more information concerning transportation.  Reminder, the Student Code of Conduct applies to all students even while they are riding the school bus.