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Summer hours Summer Hours
SAMS will close for the summer on June 6th. After June 6, please contact Firelands Board of Education for assistance at 440-965-5821. The BOE office is located at 112 North Lake Street, South Amherst and will be open from 7:30 -4:00 during the summer.  
Electives 7th and 8th Grade Electives 2018-19
Incoming  7th and 8th students chose electives for the 18-19 school year from the attached options.  
New Student Orientation New Student Orientation
Are you a student in grades 6-8 that is new to Firelands? If so, please plan on attending (with your parents/guardians) our New Student Orientation on August 23rd at 10:00 am in the gym at SAMS. 
achievement May Student Achievement
Please click here to read about the students that are featured in the May Student Achievement article! 
Open House Open House for SAMS
Please join us on August 29, 2018, for Open House for students in grades 6-8. 
video 8th Grade Philadelphia Video
Would you like to see a video from the Philadelphia trip? Thanks to our 8th grade teachers - you can click here to watch all of the fun! 
Be the change Community Service at SAMS
Check out our hard working students at SAMS! The school grounds look great-our 8th graders did a fantastic job! Click here to read about what our students did on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. 
Falcon SAMS Search Engine
Click on the 'Read More'  link for the  monthy newsletter. 
Security update Security Update
As of March 12th, all visitors to our buildings will be asked to provide their full name and purpose of visit before entry is granted. Upon entry, visitors are required to show their drivers license or state issued ID. Thank you for your patience as we work to ensure the safety of our students and staff. 
2018-2019 Open Enrollment
Falcon Building Advisory Committee
The BAC has been meeting for weeks to discuss the educational, safety, and overall facility needs of our district. This group is working towards a community based plan to address the multiple needs within our facilities. We invite you to visit the BAC webpage to see some of the issues the district is facing. Questions? Please email them to Mike Von Gunten, Superintendent. 
Attendance Matters Attendance Changes in 2017
Please click here to read a letter regarding the changes that are to promote school attendance through House Bill 410. 
Text Notifications Emergency Text Notification
Would you like to recieve emergency text notifications from FLSD? Click here for additional information. 

SAMS Mission Statement

At SAMS, we respect ourselves and others.

We always do our best, and we Dare To Be Great.

We realize that everybody makes mistakes,

and we always give a helping hand, while

we are accepting of differences.

At SAMS, we are polite, we are respectful,

we are caring, we are responsible, and we are role models.

We never give up, and WE Never Say Can’t!

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2018-2019 Open Enrollment
Cleaning, Paraprofessionals/Aides, Kitchen, and Bus Driver Substitutes are needed at Firelands Local Schools 


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Safer Schools Tip Line
      844-SaferOH        (844-723-3764)
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This anonymous tip line will accept both calls and texts 24 hours a day. This service allows both students and adults to share information regarding any safety concerns with school officials and law enforcement.

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Contact Information
152 West Main Street
South Amherst, Ohio 44001
Phone: 440.986.7021
Fax: 440.986.7022
Office Hours:
7:00 AM to 3:15 PM
School Hours:
7:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Serving Students in Grades 6-8
(440) 986-7021 ext. 3501
School Counselor:
(440) 986-7021 ext. 3503
School Counselor/Work and Family Teacher:
(440) 986-7021 ext. 3130
Athletics & Student Services
(440) 986-7021 ext. 3503
Attendance & Building Clerk
(440) 986-7021 ext.3500

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