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From the principal

Middle School Parents:

Hope everyone is enjoying their summer!  It is that time of year to start planning for the new school year.  Attached below is a supply list for the 2021-2022 school year.  In addition, please keep the following information in mind when shopping for school clothes:

1.      Tops: No bare mid-sections or see-through clothing.  Straps on tank tops must be 3 inches or more in thickness.  The neckline must be within two inches of the base of the neck.  There should be no cut or frayed edges. 

2.      Students’ hair must be clean and well groomed.  Hair must not obstruct the face, especially the eyes.

3.      Any apparel inappropriate, offensive to others, or deemed “unfit” for school wear (including but not limited to apparel with drug, alcohol, obscene/suggestive messages, tobacco, cigarettes, gang/cult identifiers, weapons, violence, or symbols that express hate (such as the confederate flag, Nazi flag, etc.) is prohibited. 

4.      No bandanas, scarves, hats, hoodies, or other head apparel shall be worn without the expressed permission of the principal.

5.      Underwear may not be exposed in any way.

6.      Shorts/Skirts: All shorts must be hemmed, long and loose-fitting.  Cut-offs and spandex are specifically prohibited.  Shorts & skirts should be mid thigh in length.

7.      Pants must be fastened securely at the waist (no sagging and bagging).  Holes in jeans will be permitted if appropriate and undergarments are not visible.

8.      Pajama/pajama-like pants are not permitted to be worn to school. 

9.      Yoga pants/excessively tight pants- must be accompanied with a long shirt (completely covering to the bottom of the buttocks at all times, without adjustment), shorts, a skirt or a dress. 

10.    Tights are not to be worn as pants.

11.    Any chains, wallet or otherwise, will be prohibited. 

Students may carry book bags to and from school, but they must be kept in their locker during the school day.  Students are only permitted to carry drawstring bags (or small bags) for their supplies during the school day.  No full size backpacks may be used during the day.

Lastly, our 6th grade orientation will be held on Monday, August 23rd, between the hour of 6:30 - 7:30p.  Please follow the schedule accordingly to help with the social distancing and amount of guests in our building during this time.  Students with the last name, A - L, your visitation time is from 6:30-7:00p.  Students with the last name, M - Z, your visitation time is from 7:00-7:30p.

During this time, 6th graders will enter through the main office doors to pick up their schedule, locker information, and packet of forms to be completed and returned on the first day of school.  If your 6th grader is unable to attend on Monday, August 23rd, he/she will be able to pick up their schedule, locker information, and packet during Open House on Monday, August 30, between 1:00-3:00p.

All students may attend Open House on Monday, August 30, between 1:00-3:00p to pick up their schedules, locker information, and packet of forms to be completed and returned on the first day of school.  For those unable to attend Open House, your student will receive this information during the first day of school, Wednesday, September 1st.

We look forward to seeing all of our students soon!

Craig Nettleton

2021-2022 Supply List

Welcome to Southeast Middle School

Welcome to Southeast Middle School
Home of the Pirates
Grades 6-8
Colors:  Maroon and Gold
Main Office Phone:  330-654-1950 
Office hours:  7:30-2:30p
Car rider drop off begins at 7:15 a.m. at the cafeteria doors
Buses release students at 7:29 a.m.
Tardy bell at 7:36 a.m.
End of day 2:25 p.m.
Attendance Office Phone:  330-654-1955 
Student Attendance Times:
Tardy 7:37-9:07 a.m.
A.M. Absence 9:08-11:00 a.m.
Full day absence (in after or out before) 11:00 a.m.
P.M. Absence 11:00-12:55 p.m.
Early dismissal 12:55-2:25 p.m. 
*Students are encouraged to bring a note for tardies, absences, or early dismissals.  These notes are placed in the yellow bin outside of the office BEFORE the student reports to 1st period.  Thank you for your cooperation. 

Other FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions)
Homework - All homework/assignments should be available to your child via Google Classroom, or other similar programs. For the safety of our students and staff, limitations have been put in place.  If your child needs "paper" assignments, please contact our building secretary to request that information.  A plastic tote/bin has been placed outside of the main office doors, where (when requested), a parent may pick up assignments or materials from the "HOMEWORK BOX" after 3p.

Clinic/Nurse - Our district has a nurse on staff.  However, our nurse is mainly at the elementary building, but can be called to the middle school for illnesses or emergencies.  If a student is ill or injured, he/she should report to their teacher, and with the teacher's permission, should report to the office.  The office staff will assess the situation and will either contact the nurse or have the student call home.

Updates/Directory Changes - If you have changed a phone number or email address, please contact the building secretary, Mrs. Witkosky ([email protected]), so that we can update that information in our system.  If you have moved within the district, you will need to complete a Bus/Address Change Form and include proof of residency (a homeowners or lease agreement).  If you have had a change in marital status, please be sure to send a copy of the court documents to school.

Cell phones - Students are permitted to bring their electronic devices to school.  They may be kept with the student throughout the day, however, they should be shut off and put away.  If an emergency arises, parents should contact the office to have a message/note relayed to your child.  Students may be granted permission to use their phone to call home, but may only do so in the office area.

If you have additional questions, please feel free to email our building secretary, Mrs. Witkosky ([email protected]). 


 Southeast Schools (6th – 8th Grade)

New Student Registration

Due to COVID, and limiting guests in our building, parents with students in 6th through 8th grade are encouraged to contact the building secretary, Mrs. Witkosky at [email protected] or 330-654-1950 to schedule an appointment. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

To enroll a student, you must have the following information for the student:  Certified Birth Certificate (no copies, must be original), Social Security Card, two forms of Proof of Residency (purchase or rental agreement and a utility bill), Immunization Records, and Custody Papers (if applicable).  A copy of the student’s previous report card is helpful, but not required.  If your child receives special services, please bring a copy of the IEP/MFE.  All paperwork must be received before your child may attend school.

If you are living with someone in the district and your name is not on the lease, deed or title, you will need to complete a Residency Verification form to complete and have notarized (Residency Form Rent-Lease Resident, rev 082819.pdf). 
Additional information can be found on the district/building webpage, 


Below are various forms that may/may not be needed throughout the summer.  

Standard Forms (*Required forms):
Emergency Medical Authorization, Computer Usage, & Media Form*

Athletic Physical, EMA, & Insurance Form (all 7th-12th grade students MUST have before participating in any sport)

Bus/Address Change Form

Medication Form

7th Grade Immunization Letter/Form

Dates to Remember

2021-2022 Important Dates (All dates are tentative and subject to change) 
August 23 - 6th Grade Orientation (Last names, A-L, 6:30-7:00p / Last names, M-Z, 7:00-7:30p)
August 30 - Open House, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
September 1 - First Day of School
September 6 - No School, Labor Day
September 17 - No School, Waiver Day
September 21 - Instrument Rental Meeting, 7p, MS Cafe
October 7 - Early Release, 1:10p / Interims sent home with students
October 8 - No School, NEOEA Day
October 21 - Parent/Teacher Conferences, 2:30-8:30p
October 25-29 - SPIRIT WEEK, more TBA
November 5 - End of 1st Grading Period
November 11 - Veteran's Day Assembly, times TBA
November 12 - Report cards sent home with students
November 23 - Early Release, 1:10p
November 24-26 - No School, Thanksgiving Break
December 11 - Holiday Music Festival (all bands/choirs, grades 6-12), HS Cafe, 11a-4p (more info TBA)
December 17 - Interims sent home with students; in school band/choir concerts (Guests welcome, times TBA)
December 21 - Early Release, 1:10p
December 22-31 - No School, Winter Break
January 1-3 - No School, Winter Break
January 17 - No School, Martin Luther King Day
January 21 - End of 2nd Grading Period
January 28 - Report cards sent home with students
February 17 - Early Release, 1:10p
February 18 - No School, Waiver Day
February 21 - No School, President's Day
March 3 - Parent/Teacher Conferences, 2:30-8:30p
March 4 - Interims sent home with students
March 19 - Night of the Arts Dinner, 5-8p (all band/choir students)
March 25 - End of 3rd Grading Period
April 1 - Report cards sent home with students
April 9 - MS Band/Choir OMEA Solo & Ensembles
April 13 - Early Release, 1:10p
April 14-18 - No School, Spring Break
May 6 - Interims sent home with students
May 14/15 - MS Band/Choir OMEA Large Group Contest
May 23 -  In school band/choir concerts (Guests welcome, times TBA) 
May 24 - MS Band Concert, 7p, HS Cafe
May 26 - MS Choir Concert, 7p, HS Cafe
May 30 - No School, Memorial Day
June 3 - Early Release, 1:10p / End of 4th Grading Period / Students Last Day
June 6 - Teachers Last Day
June 17 - Report cards mailed home

Staff Contacts

Below is a complete list of middle school staff email titles/addresses.

Administrative Team:
Mr. Craig Nettleton, Principal ([email protected])
Mr. Pat Youel, Assistant Principal/Athletic Director ([email protected])
Mrs. Amy Dotson, Guidance Counselor ([email protected])
Mrs. Melissa Witkosky, Administrative Assistant/Student Council ([email protected])
Mrs. Kelly Doty, Media Center ESP ([email protected]
Mrs. Amanda Kehres, Attendance ([email protected])

6th Grade:
Mr. Danny Ahrens, 6th Math ([email protected])
Mrs. Stacy Bryant, Intervention Specialist ([email protected])
Mr. Dean Dunlavy, 6th Science/Girls Basketball ([email protected])  
Mrs. Hannah Embacher, 6th ELA ([email protected])   
Mrs. Christine Hensperger, 6th ELA ([email protected])  
Mr. Mitchell Ray, 6th Social Studies ([email protected]) 

7th Grade:
Mrs. Kelly Canfield, 7th ELA ([email protected]) 
Mr. Scott Garrett, 7th History/Football & Boys Basketball ([email protected])  
Mrs. Deb Pusin, 7th Math ([email protected])  
Mr. Rick Reynolds, 7th ELA/Football & Fishing Club ([email protected])
Mrs. Jessica Shaheen, Intervention Specialist ([email protected])  
Mrs. Marie Summerville, Intervention Specialist ([email protected])  
OPEN, 7th Science & STEM

8th Grade:
Mr. Blake Collins, Intervention Specialist ([email protected])  
Mrs. Alaynna Cyders, 8th History ([email protected])  
Mr. Matt Dillon, 8th ELA ([email protected])  
Mrs. Kim Kelchner, Intervention Specialist ([email protected])  
Mrs. Kim Nelson, 8th Science ([email protected])  
Mrs. Laura Sheets, 8th ELA/PenOhio ([email protected])
Miss Alexis Swartz, 8th Math ([email protected])  
Miss Meredith Wooley, 6th-8th Math/Algebra ([email protected])

Mr. Michael Backo, Computer ([email protected])
Miss Ashley Bailey, Art/Art Club ([email protected])
OPEN, Vocal Music
Mrs. Sarah Cup, Foreign Language ([email protected])  
Mr. Kyle Holler, Physical Education ([email protected])  
Mrs. Melanie Jackson, Instrumental Music ([email protected])  
Mr. Mike Stiles, Title I (Reading)/Football ([email protected])  

Parent Access Letters / Gradebook

For security reasons, Parent Access passwords/registration keys are re-set each fall.  Parent access information will be mailed home in late August.  All student access information will be given to the students the first week of school, and students will be encouraged to log in and set up a password to check their grades throughout the school year.
If you have lost or misplaced your letter/registration key OR would like a copy for a second household, please feel free to e-mail a request to our secretary, Mrs. Witkosky ([email protected]). This request may take 2-3 business days to process.


Below are the links for the REMIND App.  These are set up by "Class of".  Therefore, once you log in, it will follow your child throughout their Middle School years.
8th   Grade / Class of 2026
7th Grade / Class of 2027

6th Grade / Class of 2028


Students in 7th grade and up need a physical signed by a physician before he/she can participate in any sport.  Physicals are good for one year from the date of the physical.  
Physical form, insurance release, emergency medical authorization forms:

*Forms need to be completed by your physician, parent, and student and returned to the coach for each activity.

The definition of interscholastic extracurricular activities is defined as a school sponsored activity involving more than one school district. The Board permits students in grades 7 and 8 to participate in interscholastic/extracurricular activities if they have at least a 1.5 GPA and pass a minimum of 5 classes (OHSAA guidelines).  Failure to comply with the grading period eligibility requirements will result in extracurricular interscholastic ineligibility for the succeeding grading period. 

For more information regarding athletics, feel free to contact our athletic department:
Mr. Pat Youel, Athletic Director ([email protected])
Mrs. Angel Osborne, AD Secretary ([email protected])
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