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From the principal


This school year has been much different than what we are used to.  One thing that hasn't changed is our desire and willingness to help your child grow academically and socially.  At the forefront of our thoughts is your child's safety.  We have spent endless hours planning for the return of our students and we will do our very best to provide a safe learning environment for all.

Please remember to continue to notify our building secretary of any phone/email changes throughout the school year.  These forms are now available on our webpage under the title "FORMS".  

If you are on Twitter, please consider following me at @cnettleton17.  Please take time to review the various items available to you through our webpage.  

Stay safe and healthy, 
Craig Nettleton

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]). 


Below are various forms that are sent home throughout the year.  

Standard Forms (*Required forms):
Emergency Medical Authorization Form*

Acceptable Usage & Media Form* 

At Home Learning Expectations Form*

Chromebook Equipment Usage Form*

Chromebook Guidelines*

Free & Reduced Lunch Form 

Car Rider Form (only if your child is a car rider, on a regular basis)

Bus/Address Change Form

Medication Form

2020-2021 Student Handbook

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])  
Mr. Bradley Vaughan, 7th Science & STEM/Science Club & Fishing Club ([email protected])  

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])
Mr. Adam Ballog, Vocal Music/Drama ([email protected])
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])  

Dates to Remember

2020-2021 Important Dates (All dates are tentative and subject to change) 
November 24 - Early Release
November 25 - No School, Thanksgiving Break 
November 26 - No School, Thanksgiving Break 
November 27 - No School, Thanksgiving Break 
December 11 - Holiday Spirit Week (Flannel Friday - Group A)
December 14 - Holiday Spirit Week (Holiday Accessories - Group A)
December 15 - Holiday Spirit Week (Holiday Accessories - Group B)
December 15 - Holiday Spirit Week (Ugly Sweater - Group A)
December 16 - Holiday Spirit Week (Ugly Sweater - Group B)
December 17 - Holiday Spirit Week (Flannel Friday - Group B)
December 21 - Holiday Spirit Week (Pajama Day - Group A) *must be appropriate for school
December 22 - Holiday Spirit Week (Pajama Day - Group B) *must be appropriate for school 
December 21/22 - Interims sent home
December 23 - No School, Winter Break begins (ends January 1)
January 4 - School resumes
January 18 - No  School, Martin Luther King Day
January 22 - End of 2nd Grading Period
January 29 - Report cards sent home
February 11 - Early Release 
February 12 - No School, Waiver Day
February 15 - No School, President's Day
February 18 - Parent/Teacher Conferences, 2:30-8:30p
March 5 - Interims sent home
March 26 - End of 3rd Grading Period
March 30 - Early Release
March 31 - No School, Spring Break begins (ends April 5)
April 6 - School resumes
April 9 - Report cards sent home
May 7 - Interims sent home
May 31 - No School, Memorial Day
June 4 - Early release; Last day for students; end of 4th Grading Period
June 7 - Last day for teachers
June 18 - Final report cards mailed home 
**Required make up days, if needed because of lost instructional time due to closing of school for weather or other calamity exceeding allowable state mandated limits shall be:  June 7 and subsequent weekdays thereafter.  Final teacher work day will be the first weekday after the final student day. 

Parent Access Letters / Gradebook

For security reasons, Parent Access passwords/registration keys are re-set each fall. 
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 2025 
7th   Grade / Class of 2026
6th Grade / Class of 2027

PVA / Pirate Virtual Academy*

**If your child is attending PVA, this code has been set up to keep you informed of picture days, yearbook sales, and much more, so that your child still can be a part of our middle school pirate family.  If you wish not to receive the grade level reminders, you can opt out at any time.


 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, 

Pirate Virtual Academy

If you have any questions, please contact one of our Pirate Virtual Academy coordinators, Mrs. Dunn ([email protected]) or Mrs. Lindsay ([email protected]).

Our Middle School PVA teachers are:
ELA - Mr. Collins ([email protected])
Math - Mrs. McClure ([email protected])
Social Studies/History - Mrs. Embacher ([email protected])
Science - Mrs. Nelson ([email protected])
Elective - Mrs. Fishbeck ([email protected])

Holiday Spirit Week (December 11-22)
PVA students are encouraged to join in the fun!  If you choose to participate, feel free to take a "selfie" and send it to Mrs. Witkosky ([email protected]).  Due to the many restrictions this year, our goal is to submit "spirit day/week" photos to the photographers to add to the 2020-2021 yearbook.


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:
*Both forms/packets need to be completed by your physician, parent, and student and returned to the coach for each activity.

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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