Swift Creek Middle School
2100 Pedrick Road
Tallahassee, Florida 32317
Sue Rishell - Principal
Asst. Principal - Curriculum
Asst. Principal - Administration
Dean of Students
SCMS Distance Learning Office Hours
Front Office: 8 AM - 3 PM
Guidance: 8 AM - 3 PM
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SWIFT CREEK SCHOOL TOURS
NEW TO SWIFT CREEK...
Are you new to the Swift Creek community? Are you looking for the best possible middle school experience? Look no more!
Go online today to schedule your SCMS tour: SCMS School Tour
Please fill out the
Student Access to Technology survey -
Your responses to this survey are critical to help us determine the level of students access to technology at homeand what type of technology needs may be present in our student population so we can better determine how to address any technology needs with at-home learning efforts.
We are asking that EVERY FAMILY have ONE parent fill out this survey for your children.
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Tallahassee Mental Health Resources
DISC Village Health and Wellness Specialists offer students a safe and supportive environment to discuss personal struggles related to Behavioral Health through the New Horizons program. The program works to increase effective communication, anger management, and decision-making skills while offering support in a time of crisis.
Health and Wellness Specialists will be available to meet with students via a virtual services platform. Virtual Services can be accessed through:
o Link is also available on DISC Village Website – “schedule virtual session” button top right corner. If you are unable to connect virtually, please contact:
o Health and Wellness Services: 850-574-6240
o Health and Wellness Program Supervisor: 850-510-1793
o Director of Youth Services: 850-510-1042
Call 2-1-1 for human service information and assistance; available 24 hours a day to listen and provide emotional support, crisis counseling, suicide prevention, and information & referrals. You do not have to be in crisis to call, there is no eligibility criteria, and our services are free.
Mobile Response Team (MRT) 1-800-342-0774
The MRT is a 24/7 on-call crisis intervention service provided through Apalachee Center, Inc. MRT provides emergency behavioral health assessment, and diversion alternative to inpatient treatment when appropriate.
National Mental Health Resources
Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Call anytime if you’re feeling desperate, alone or hopeless. This number will route you to the crisis center nearest you.
Site where teens and young adults can find the information they need, reach out, tell their stories, and voice their opinions “without fear of being judged or being different.”
Crisis Text Line Text 741-741 Support via text messaging.
SAMHSA Treatment Referral Helpline 1-877-SAMHSA7 (1-877-726-4727)
Get general information on mental health and locate treatment services in your area. Speak to a live person,
Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST.
SCMS Family, Below please see important message from Leon County Schools!
Attached is a document outlining tips for maintaining good behavioral health during social distancing, quarantine, and isolation to include a list of available resources for obtaining assistance.
In addition, a second attachment provides instructions for students to connect to DISC Village Health and Wellness Specialists for assistances starting Monday, March 23. DISC’s Specialist will be available to meet with students utilizing a HIPAA-compliant video conferencing/virtual platform that will document each session.
Parents of students who were meeting with a Specialist prior to Spring Break will be contacted by Friday, March 20 to discuss continuation of services.
The attachments and additional resources are also posted on the Mental Health webpage. https://www.leonschools.net/Domain/7259
SCHOOL CHOICE/REASSIGNMENT NOW OPEN
IF YOUR STUDENT IS NOT PROMOTING TO ANOTHER SCHOOL AND YOU HAVE NOT MOVED, YOUR REASSIGNMENT WILL REMAIN IN PLACE.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE FOR YOUR STUDENT TO GO TO A SCHOOL OUT OF YOUR HOME ZONE (EX: CURRENT 5TH OR 8TH GRADE MOVING UP NEXT YEAR), YOU MUST APPLY FOR SCHOOL CHOICE/REASSIGNMENT.
CELL PHONE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICES POLICY
Upon arrival on SCMS campus, student cell phones must be turned off and out of sight until 9:25AM. Beginning at 9:25AM until the last bell rings at 3:50PM, all student cell phones and electronic devices must be turned off and stored in lockers unless permitted for use by the administration or teacher for instructional purposes.
Students who violate this policy shall be subject to established disciplinary measures. School employees shall confiscate any cell phone or electronic device visible, heard or used during the instructional day without teacher/staff permission. All confiscated phones or electronic devices will be turned in to the front office, labeled with the student's name. A phone call will be made to the parent to retrieve the cell phone from the front office.
ACTIVITY PARTICIPATION (“AP”) FORMS
All students who plan on participating in any activity or field trip with SCMS must fill out the front side of an AP form each year they are enrolled.
Additionally, any students who plan to tryout for a sport must complete BOTH sides of the AP form AND have a current physical that will not expire before the last game of the season.
This form is accessible here for your convenience:
|1st Period||9:30 - 10:20|
|2nd Period||10:24 - 11:14|
|3rd Period||11:18 - 1:07|
|4th Period||1:11 - 2:01|
|5th Period||2:05 - 2:55|
|6th Period||3:00 - 3:50|
*Please plan appointments and out-of-school activities accordingly.
SCMS has a long-standing history of educating EVERY student on campus about the signs, dangers and consequences of bullying each year through SRD led classroom instruction. This instruction first took place in the beginning of the 2015-16 school year.
Please contact Kelly Lynch, Dean of Students if you have any questions or concerns.
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Genealogy Club meets in the Lone Wolf Lab
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Girls Softball v Cobb @ Belle Vue
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM Track and Field @ Lincoln High School
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM Math Club
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Girls Softball v Raa @ Belle Vue
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Girls Softball v Deerlake @ Belle Vue
9:00 AM - 9:25 AM Anime Club meets in room 303A
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM Track and Field @ Rickards High School
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM Math Club