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The deadline to bring the permission slip and money for the trip on May 6th to Adventure Park is this Friday, April 12, 2019.




The deadline to bring the permission slip and money for the trip on May 14th to The Bronx Zoo is this Friday, April 12, 2019. 

All permission slips should be brought to the MAIN OFFICE


SSMS Introduces the Golden Ticket!

Golden Ticket


Students who represent the Learner Profile of the month will win a Golden Ticket! For the month of April, our featured trait is "Communicators and Inquirers". If a SSMS student is given a Golden Ticket for being a "Communicators and Inquirers"  it means

Communicator: Is someone that understands and expresses ideas and information confidently and creatively in more than one language and in a variety of modes of communication. They work effectively and willingly in collaboration with others.

Inquirer: Is someone that develops their natural curiosity. They acquire the skills necessary to conduct inquiry and research and show independence in learning. They actively enjoy learning and this love of learning will be sustained throughout their lives.

Order your 2018-19 Yearbook, information below 


Yearbook deadlines are fast approaching.  If you would like to purchase a Tribute Ad or a yearbook, please visit www.yearbookordercenter.com and enter our school code 3465.
Tribute Ads…deadline is April 17th
Purchase a yearbook…deadline is May 1st

Any questions, please contact Ann Sieling or Allison Creagh.




SSMS Mission Statement

South Side Middle School is a learning environment that provides students with opportunities to move toward the goal of being independent learners and thinkers. Our goal is to provide experiences to help students understand their unique aptitudes and interests and be able to adjust to their rapidly changing environment, while meeting their unique physical, intellectual, social, and emotional needs. 

We strive to create a climate that enables students to develop a sense of self-worth, and have compassion and respect for others by valuing individual differences. We facilitate a caring learning environment where students feel safe, important and engaged. Our students demonstrate responsible global citizenship, and are cognizant of their place within the school community. 

In this success-oriented environment, we provide opportunities for exploration and risk-taking. The structure of the school day is designed to permit students to reach the standards established by the New York State Board of Regents, while adhering to New York State Standards and embracing the framework of the IB Middle Years Programme. Our vision is to create lifelong learners who seek to attain balance in all that they do. 


RVC School District Mission Statement

The mission of the Rockville Centre School District is to educate our students to become independent problem solvers. It is our goal to empower each student to meet the challenges of tomorrow’s emerging world. The District will provide a safe, nurturing environment in which individual and civic responsibility is  fostered, diversity is respected and all students are enabled to realize their full potential.