Early Dismissal - Last Day
FLSD will have an early release on the last day of school, Thursday, June 4, 2015. The schedule is as follows:
FHS and SAMS will be dismissed at 12:30 p.m.
FES will be dismissed at 1:30 p.m.
**Busses will be running two hours earlier than normal.
Current 5th Grade Parent Orientation
This new 5th grade parent orientation will be held on June 2, 2015 from 7:30 -8:30 p.m. in the small gym at SAMS. The 6th grade teachers are holding this informative meeting to better communicate with our parents/guardians. Topics covered include expectations, building tour, classroom polices and more. We look forward to welcoming our new 6th graders and their families! Students are always welcome. 
Schedule Change for Choir Concert
The Spring 7th and 8th grade choir performance has been rescheduled. It will now be held on Wednesday, May 27th, at 7:00 PM in the large gym at SAMS.  
Congratulations Cheerleaders!
Congratulations to our 2015-16  7th and 8th grade cheerleaders! Our students received their cheer bows last week! Week look forward to seeing what these young ladies can do next year! 
Keeping our Children Safe
Parents and caregivers are invited to attend two events that are aimed at keeping our students safe. These events will be held in May. Due to the sensitive nature of the topics, youth will not be admitted. 
Yearbook Staff
Congratulations to the following students for being selected as the 2014-2015 Yearbook Staff:  
College Credit Plus Information
Over 60 people attend CCP meeting on Thursday, February 26th 
Testing Acknowledgment

Letters of acknowledgment regarding Opting Out of Standardized Testing are in progress for those who recently sent in their request. Parent/Guardian letters will be mailed home today. Thank you for your patience.

Mock Trial
Students as Sams recently participated in a Mock Trial at the Elyria Courthouse and Justice Center.  This is an annual event where students act as lawyers, witnesses, juries and bailiffs in a real courtroom. 
Parent Access for PowerSchool

PowerSchool Parent Access is available to parents of 3rd grade students and older. This program enables parents to view their children’s current grades and attendance from the Firelands Local Schools website. Please use the same usernames and passwords that were assigned previously for your student’s accounts.

PowerSchool Access

Students and Parents can now view grades on-line. 

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.  
Changes in Procedures to Obtain a Physical
On May 1st, 2014 the OHSAA has mandated a change in the procedures to obtain a physical in the state of Ohio. Before any athlete is allowed to participate they must complete an online pre-participation medical history profile with Privit. Please see our Blog page for additional information. 
District Blog
The FLSD is proud to announce that we have created a District Blog! 
SAMS Contact Information
Serving Students  in Grades 6-8  
Mr. Leo Spagnola                Principal:   
(440) 986-7021 ext. 3501
Mrs. Kristian Novak             School Counselor:
(440) 986-7021 ext. 3503 
Ms. Beth Sullivan                 School Counselor/Work and Family Teacher:
(440) 986-7021 ext. 3130
 Mrs. Debbie Urbansky:       Athletics, & Student Services
(440) 986-7021 ext. 3515 
Mrs. Janet Allsop:                Attendance, & Building Services
(440) 986-7021 ext. 3500 
    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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