August 24, 2021

Dear SMS Families,

September is getting closer so I thought I would reach out with a few more updates. The weather is starting to cool a bit and sports seasons are just around the corner. It is starting to feel like “back to school”.

As we approach the start of the school year the COVID case numbers remain high in Deschutes County. Please know that we are committed to providing a safe and top notch education five days a week focusing on the overall wellness of your student. We are going to make this year amazing and if you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out.


COVID Protocols

For a link to the SMS most up to date COVID safety protocols, click here.

For a link to the Sisters School District Safe Return to In-Person Instruction, click here.


Sisters Middle School Co-Curricular/Sports

Sisters Middle School sports will begin on Tuesday Sept 7th. We are excited to bring on a new athletic director at Sisters Middle School for the 2021-2022 School year. His name is Cailen McNair. You can find the contact information for Calien and all the SMS coaches by clicking here. For the 2021 – 2022 sports season all fees are waived. This Fall we will offer the following sports for our students in grades 6-8. Sports teams should be ready to
self-transport to away events with proper district documentation.

Fall Sports

  • Volleyball
  • Cross Country
  • Football

To enroll your student in a Sisters Middle School sport complete the following:

  1. Sign up your student on the Family ID web link found here.
  2. Complete a sports physical and bring it to the SMS main office. Forms found here.
  3. Contact the Head Coach here.

Fifth Grade students can enroll in sports programs through SPRD by clicking here.



For your students’ bus stop and route please check the SSD transportation page by clicking here.

The SSD school district is extremely short on bus drivers. If you or anyone in your family knows someone who is interested in becoming a bus driver for the Sisters School District, please have them check the district website by clicking here or contact Ryan Stock at


Upcoming Important Dates

  • Sept. 7th: First full day of school for all 5th graders, new students, and WEB leaders.
  • Sept. 8th: All grades attend full day. First day for all 6th, 7th, 8th grade students.
  • Oct. 8th: No school for all students – Statewide Teacher Inservice Day

Reminder: All students will need a backpack and a reusable water bottle for the 2021-2022 school year as we will not use lockers. Please write your students name on both in permanent marker. For your student’s grade level supply lists click here.


School Days and Bell Schedule

We will conduct a five day in-person school day with an early release Friday. The school day will consist of six periods for all grades 5-8. The 7th & 8th grades will rotate between A/B days to increase elective options. Bell schedules can be found on page 5 of our Parent Student Handbook. Click here for the SMS Handbook.



The “Belong” period is a time on Fridays for team building, assemblies, clubs, and grade levels to meet and build an amazing culture at Sisters Middle School.

We are so excited to have your student back in school. We can’t wait to see you soon.

With Respect and Kindness,

Tim Roth
Sisters Middle School


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