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From the principal


This school year will be 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 complete the Emergency Medical Authorization form, and 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
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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)
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.

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.

Lunches - Middle school student lunches are mixed with all three grade levels (6-8).  We have two periods of lunch (A & B). Whether a student is in A Lunch or B Lunch, it is determined by subject/class.  This information will be shared with the students on their first day of school.

Busing - To find out your bus number and pick-up/drop off times, you will need to go to the website ( approximately one week before the start of school.  In the column on the left, select the BUS ROUTES tab.  Then you will select the link for the building/time for your student.  You will then scroll through these pages to locate your address.  Once you find your address, your bus number will be listed at the top of the page, and the approximate pick-up/drop off time will be next to your address. REMEMBER, all times are approximate and the student should be at the bus stop, visible to the driver.   Busing is to and from the student's resident.  If other arrangements need to be made, please contact the building secretary to obtain a bus change form.  

Schedules/Schedule Changes - For the 2020-2021 school year, schedules will be available on the student's first day of school with their homeroom teacher.  Homeroom lists will be added to the webpage approximately one week prior to the start of school.  If you have a question or concern about your schedule, or would like to request a change, please contact Mrs. Dotson ([email protected]).  Any changes MUST be made no later than Friday, September 11, 2020; after the deadline, all changes will have to be approved by the principal.

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).  Address change forms should be completed 1-2 weeks prior to the start date.  If you have had a change in marital status, please be sure to send a copy of the court documents to school.

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.  

First day packets (Feel free to print and complete these at home, and submit on your child's first day of school):
Emergency Medical Authorization Form (due no later than September 16 & 17, 2020)

Acceptable Usage & Media Form (due no later than September 18, 2020)

Free & Reduced Lunch Form (due no later than September 30, 2020)

Car Rider Form (if your child will be a daily PM car rider, please complete the attached form and return to school within the first two weeks)

Miscellaneous Forms (ONLY need to be completed on an as need 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]

6th Grade:
Mr. Dan 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/Football ([email protected])  

Dates to Remember

2020-2021 Important Dates (All dates are tentative and subject to change) 
September 9 - First day of school - Group A (Last names A- L) 
September 10 - First day of school - Group B (Last names M-Z) 
October 8 - Early Release, Interims sent home
October 9 - No School, NEOEA Day
October 29 - Parent/Teacher Conferences, 2:30-8:30p
November 3 - No School, Waiver Day (Election Day) 
November 6 - End of 1st Grading Period
November 13 - Report cards sent home
November 24 - Early Release
November 25 - No School, Thanksgiving Break 
November 26 - No School, Thanksgiving Break 
November 27 - No School, Thanksgiving Break 
December 18 - 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.  For 2020-2021, you should have received your parent and student letter via snail mail or during the 6th grade abbreviated orientation.
If you have lost or misplaced that letter OR would like a copy for a second household, please feel free to call (330-654-1950) or e-mail a request to our secretary, Mrs. Witkosky ([email protected]). Please include the name and address where you would like the letter sent. This request will take 7-10 days to process.


 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 obtain a Residency Verification form to complete and have notarized. 
Additional information can be found on the district/building webpages. (select SCHOOLS at the top of the page, drop down to MIDDLE SCHOOL to find specific information for the middle school).


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.

Pirate Virtual Academy

ALERT Message (9/4/20)
 If you have any questions, please contact one of our Pirate Virtual Academy coordinators, Mrs. Dunn ([email protected]) or Mrs. Lindsay ([email protected]).

Our 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])


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.  A student MUST be enrolled as a Southeast student before he/she may participate in a fall sport.  To set up an appointment to enroll, contact Mrs. Witkosky ([email protected])
Physical form, insurance release, emergency medical authorization forms:
Fall sports begin July 31st (Football, Soccer, Volleyball, Cross Country)
   Cross Country ([email protected] or [email protected])
   Girls Soccer ([email protected])
   Boys Soccer ([email protected])
Winter sports begin end of October (Basketball, Wrestling)
   Girls Basketball ([email protected] or [email protected])
   Boys Basketball ([email protected])
Spring sports begin first week of March  
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