Welcome to Shelton Intermediate School (SIS). The “Middle School” years are a unique period of time during which you will notice a tremendous amount of social, emotional, physical, and intellectual growth. To assist students during their years spent at SIS, we have developed this handbook. Please take the time to read and review this handbook with your child / children. This handbook will prove to be a valuable resource to which you can refer to answer a variety of questions regarding a number of policies and procedures which exist at SIS.
At Shelton Intermediate School, our goal is to enable our students to experience social, emotional, physical, and intellectual growth. In addition, we attempt to instill in our students a sense of personal accountability in all areas ranging from academic performance to behavior. Every effort is made to ensure that students are provided with a safe and positive environment in which learning can take place. We promote empathy, courtesy, and respect while teaching our students to appreciate diversity in all of its various forms. Our academic programs are designed around a set of learning principles, or core beliefs, which frame the concept of “learning for understanding” in which students are challenged to apply their knowledge in a variety of contexts.
Parental involvement is critical to ensure the success of each child. It is for this reason that we encourage parents / guardians to be involved in the education of their respective children. Maintaining open lines of communication will allow us to work together with you, the parent / guardian, to do what is in the best interest of your child.
Please allow us to extend our best wishes for a healthy, productive, and successful school year. If you have questions or concerns, we encourage you to contact us so that issues can be addressed in an appropriate and timely fashion.
JOHN P. SKERRITT, PRINCIPAL