112 N. Lake Street South Amherst, Ohio 44001
Phone: 440-965-5821   Fax: 440-986-5990
PowerSchool Update

To better service the district, our technology department has completed an update that could possibly affect your PowerSchool/Parent Access Account. Please see the Blog post Technology Update - PowerSchool 2014 for additional information.

Welcome Back!
We hope everyone had a healthy and happy Spring Break!
Calamity Day Update
March 12, 2014 was our 9th calamity day for the 2013-2014 school year. We are able to use 5 calamity days during the school year without issue, however, FLSD is required to make up the remaining 4 calamity days. 
Class Trips
Parents and Guardians: Information will be provided to you regarding the upcoming class trips. Please remember to check the webpage and talk with your student often. 
Vending Machines
Beginning February 24, 2014, all vending machines will be closed during the lunch hours 9:45-12:15. Purchases must be made before or after the lunch hours.  
OAA Test Dates

May 1:  Reading OAA for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students

May 2:  Math OAA for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students

May 6:  Science OAA for 8th grade students

Fabulous Falcon Breakfast
The Fabulous Falcon Breakfast was held April 10, 2014. Please see the Fabulous Falcon web page for pictures! 
Mock Trial 2013
On December 6, 2013 students from Mrs. Post’s 8th grade Advanced Language Arts class participated in a Mock Trial that was held at the Lorain County Justice Center in Elyria, OH. This was an event that simulated an actual courtroom trial with students playing all of the key roles of characters from a book acting as lawyers, witnesses, juries and bailiffs. 
6th Grade Thanksgiving Service Project
Thank you to all who helped make the 6th grade Thanksgiving Box Service Project a success! Continue reading to learn about this great endeavor. 
Spring Sports Schedule Changes
There have been changes made to the Spring athletic schedules. Please print the up-to-date schedules for the most accurate information. Schedules can be found on the Falcon Athletics page under Team Schedules:  http://www.firelandsschools.org/FalconAthletics.aspx.   
Fox 8 Cool School
Congratulations to our students, parents, staff, and community - SAMS has been chosen as a Fox 8 Cool School!   
District Blog
The FLSD is proud to announce that we have created a District Blog! 
Office Hours
Our office hours are from 7:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. daily.  Please feel free to contact us with questions and or concerns at (440) 986-7021. 
Welcome Mr. Swift!
SAMS is proud to welcome Mr. Swift!  Mr. Swift is our new 6th grade Science teacher and can be reached at (440) 986-7021.
Making of The Cool School with Fox 8

Serving Students  in Grades 6-8  
Mr. Leo Spagnola                Principal:   
(440) 986-7021 ext. 3501   lspagnola@firelandsschools.org
Mrs. Kristian Novak             School Counselor:
(440) 986-7021 ext. 3503   knovak@firelandsschools.org 
Mrs. Debbie Urbansky:       Athletics, & Student Services
(440) 986-7021 ext. 3515   durbansky@firelandsschools.org 
Mrs. Janet Allsop:                Attendance, & Building Services
(440) 986-7021 ext. 3500   jallsop@firelandsschools.org 
    South Amherst Middle School
    152 West Main Street
    South Amherst, Ohio 44001    
    Phone: 440.986.7021   
    Fax:     440.986.7022  
Office Hours:   7:00 a.m. to  3:15 p.m.       School Hours:  7:30 a.m. to  2:30 p.m.

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