PTSO supports SunRidge through special events for our staff such as Welcome Back Breakfast & Teacher Appreciation Week, providing Grants for Special Programs created by our teachers for our students, and the Guardian Angel program for those in our school community that may need additional aid.
Please consider joining the PTSO. Click HERE to join via SchoolPay. Forms are available at the front office.
Be in the know with the important dates, events, and activities happening at SunRidge! Please sign up to receive the eBLAST weekly newsletter through this link.

The PTSO has a new Facebook page.  Please click HERE and follow us on Facebook to stay updated.  

Our next PTSO (Parent Teacher Student Organization) meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 2nd. The PTSO meeting will start at 5:15pm immediately after the SAC meeting in the SRMS Media Center. This meeting will take place in person and virtually.  Parents, teachers, staff, and students are invited to this meeting to learn about the PTSO and how you can become involved. Please email president@srmsptso.org for the link to the virtual meeting.

A Message from Principal McHale

Eagle Families,

Congratulations to SRMS 7th grader April Surac for being one of the top five District-Level Spelling Bee Champions! She will move on to the next level of the Spelling Bee representing SRMS.  Congratulations April! We had a great first week of games for our volleyball intramural teams.  We will host games this week to close out the volleyball season.  If your student is wanting to participate in basketball intramurals be sure to get the physical on the OCPS form completed.  More information for basketball intramurals will be out soon!

What’s Happening next week at SRMS?

Next week at SunRidge, we will celebrate Literacy Week. This year's theme is "Humanity Tells a Story...What's Your Chapter?" and we will have a different activity for each day of the week. We will kick off the week with Monday Minutes, encouraging students to log their minutes of reading in Beanstack as well as participate in the virtual book efair, which runs Monday through Friday next week. More details for each day's activities will be posted in the Student Body course, as a global announcement in Canvas, and shared through Language Arts classes. 

Monday, 1/25- County-wide Infrastructure Trial of laptops for state testing at 9:30am. 

Thursday, 1/28- Eagles University for current 6th and 7th grade families.

Parents of current 6th and 7th graders please mark your calendar for information regarding course selection for the upcoming school year.  Eagles University will be presented virtually by our counselors on Thursday, January 28th beginning at 6:00pm.    The link to the Microsoft Teams meeting is- http://tinyurl.com/y2dwfovf  Find out what options are available for the upcoming year and how your student will select course options. E-Blast for Eagle's Landing 3 of 3.pdf 

Parents and Guardians we need your feedback!  It is time for our Annual OCPS Parent Survey.  Please complete one survey per school.  Surveys can be accessed by visiting the link- http://bit.ly/ocpsfamily

Attention 8th grade families- Next Wednesday, January 27th is the FINAL day to submit an 8th Grade Dedication page to be included in this year’s SRMS Yearbook.  Information and submissions should be made by visiting www.balfour.com .  Please email robin.nelms@ocps.net if you have any questions. 

Also 8th grade families- there is a link on Canvas in Student Body Course of the WOHS presentation held for our students this week.  Please ask your incoming high schooler to watch it with you!  All students should now have a WOHS course on their Canvas dashboard.  This course provides families with important information regarding high school.  Be sure to check it often.  If your child does not have the WOHS course in Canvas please email Amanda.dimarzo@ocps.net with your name and student number to be added to the course.


Amy McHale, SRMS Principal

The Family survey is open from Jan 14-March 12 Please visit: bit.ly/ocpsfamily   Guardians and parents should complete one survey per school that they have a child attending. If you have multiple children at the same school, you should think about the experiences of your older child in that school.

Spirit Wear Is Available!
The weather has gotten colder!  Now is the perfect time to order your SunRidge spirit wear to stay warm.  Hoodies are limited, but still available.  Spirit wear can make great gifts for your student, teacher or staff. All orders are filled and available in the office for pick up, so can be done without the student knowing.  Don't delay; order today at https://www.schoolpay.com/pay/for/Spiritwear/MdvN.              


    Yearbooks are still on sale on balfour.com Purchase yours today.
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8th Grade Dedications (Only a Few Days Left to Order!):
Make this year memorable for your 8th grader with a special message in the 2021 Yearbook.
1/2 Page: $75
1/4 Page: $40
1/8 Page: $20
Shoutout: $10
Go to balfour.com to get started.  The deadline is January 27th.
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Student’s Point of View – Yearbook Content:
Over the next few months the yearbook club will be asking questions or a task weekly for things to be put into the 2020-21 yearbook.  Some will ask questions, some will ask for pictures and some will be just a quick survey.  Here is this week’s question:  What is your favorite mask you have or have seen this school year?  Please take a picture and email to robin.nelms@ocps.net.
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Still in need for candids:
We need your help.  We are doing different sections of the yearbook to match the school year.  We are looking for any pictures taken this school year. Right now we are looking for first day of school pictures from:
      1. August 10 (Virtual first day of school)
      2. August 21 (Face to Face first day of school for some)
      3. October 13 (Face to Face return for more)
      4. Coming up - January 5 (Face to Face return for more)
We are also looking for pictures of all spirit days.  So make sure to take pictures this week and if you have more from throughout the school year please send them to us!
We will have more specific pictures as we move along :)
 1. Download the Balfour ImageShare app
2. Enter your name, email and our project number 121010 to create an account.
3.Check your email for a confirmation code, and select a username & password to complete your registration.
Yearbook photographers can’t be everywhere, so if you’ve got great photos of school events, or of you and your friends just having fun, please share them with us.

8th Grade Parents

Current 8th grade students will be meeting virtually with WOHS guidance in January and will be provided valuable information to help them select their schedules for freshman year at West Orange HS. Parents will be participating in incoming Freshman Parent orientation. Please sign up for the West Orange HS PTSO newsletter so you don't miss out on important information that will be provided to help with the transition to WOHS.  Click the link below:



Need a book? Although our Media Center is closed for visiting, students can still check out books!  Directions to reserve a book can be found in the global announcements on Canvas.  F2F students will have books delivered to them in 5th period.  LaunchEd students can pick the book up from the front office.  https://ocps.instructuremedia.com/embed/132e031a-9088-4367-b932-1b0f59f80d59

OCPS is offering upcoming Parent Forums for more information on LaunchEd@Home.  The focus of the forums will be to have parents experience a day in the life of a LaunchED@Home student and learn more about the digital tools they have access to use.  Links to the forums can be found at www.digital.ocps.net

Parent Technology Media Information Consent Forms were due August 21st. Thank you to all those families that have already submitted these forms.  If you have not completed the forms, you can submit them digitally. To access the forms please visit our school website: https://tinyurl.com/SRMStechconsent

OCPS has a wealth of information on their website to help your family navigate the upcoming school year.  Please visit their website for extensive question and answer documents-www.ocps.net.  You may also see helpful links to document son the OCPS webpage below.

Be in the know with the important dates, events, and activities happening at SunRidge! Please sign up to receive the PTSO eBLAST weekly newsletter through this link: http://eepurl.com/dEl0NX.  You can also follow us on social media for up to date information. 

Helpful Links-

Overview of instructional models- https://www.ocps.net/cms/One.aspx?portalId=54703&pageId=1455756


COVID-19 Health and Safety Procedures Manuel-  www.ocps.net 

Skyward Information- https://www.ocps.net/cms/one.aspx?pageId=1158765


There are several places to find the Student Troubleshooting Technology Guide.  It can be found on the SunRidge Middle School Home page sunridgems.ocps.net and on the Parent tab under Digital Technology.  

If you need laptop repair please make an appointment using the link on our website https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508054fa8aa2da0fa7-device 

Parents, please be sure your child's face mask fits properly and is worn correctly. The mask should cover both the nose and mouth at all times. If the mask is too big and tends to slide down, try twisting the ear loops to make it tighter across the face or tie a knot to shorten the loops.  

Masks that are worn without covering the nose and mouth are not effective and put all at risk!

There are many volunteer opportunities here at SRMS! If you are looking to get involved please email  volunteers@srmsptso.org to hear about the many different teacher, school and PTSO activities available. We appreciate all of our volunteers as they help to make our school a success!

All SunRidge Middle School volunteers including SAC and PTSO need to sign up for Additions. All volunteers must register and be approved through the ADDitions Program according to district procedures. Please complete this process ASAP. You will only hear back if there is a problem with your application. Once submitted, you may begin logging your volunteer hours.

All SunRidge Middle School volunteers including SAC and PTSO need to sign up for Additions. All volunteers must register and be approved through the ADDitions Program according to district procedures. Please complete this process ASAP. You will only hear back if there is a problem with your application. Once submitted, you may begin logging your volunteer hours.

Thank you to all of our volunteers!!

The first SAC (School Advisory Council) meeting of the year will be held on Tuesday, February 2nd at 4:30pm in the SRMS Media Center.  New members are invited to join the SAC...teachers, staff, parents, and community members. All parents are always welcome to SAC Meetings, but will need to be voted on to be a voting member of the School Advisory Council.  This is a fabulous way to stay abreast of what is going on at SunRidge Middle School and to have a voice in continuing the success.  
SAC meets monthly on the first Tuesday of the month. 

SunRidge Middle School

Extra Curricular Clubs and Activities

Want to know more about how your student can get involved at SunRidge?  Please check our listing of clubs on our website- www.sunridgems.ocps.net.  

There are so many ways for students to get involved at SunRidge Middle School.  Here is a list other Clubs available!






Meeting Dates


National Junior Honor Society (NJHS)


Robin Nelms


1st Wednesday, monthly @ 8:30 in Cafe


*Future Farmers of America (FFA)


Katrina Alford


3rd Thursday, monthly @4pm in Room 516

(must have Agriscience as a class & paid dues)

Maker’s Club

Judy Moody

Wednesdays @ 8:30 in Media Center

Book Club

Judy Moody

Fridays @ 8:45 in Media Center

Writing Club


John Yourick

Corey Lorini

Thursdays @ 8:45 in Room 519


*Chess Club

John Yourick

Thursdays @4:15 in Media Center

Art Club

Brian Keith Myers

Thursdays @8:15 Room 504 (art fee)


Amy Sawyer

2nd Wednesday, monthly @8:45 in room 569

*Science Olympiad


Susan Colwell

Andrew Frohmberg

Deepra Dabiesingh

Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 4-6pm in the cafeteria


Eagle Ambassadors

Lisa Warren

Thursdays @4:15 in Portable 19

Spanish Club

Nancy Roman

1st Tuesday, monthly @8:30


Robin Nelms

Jaime Jackson

Every other Friday morning at 9am, cafe (subject to change)

Fellowship of
Christian Athletes

Tony Williams


Every other Friday (group), Leaders meet every Friday in PE classroom @8:30

Interested in learning what After School Zone is all about? Watch our Middle School Director explain...

Boys & Girls Club After School Zone Virtual Programming Television Interview (BGCCF Marketing Youtube Video Link)


Come and join the fun!

You will register for Boys & Girls Club by following this link- http://www.bgcafterschoolzone.org/registration/

Click HERE for the upcoming week's schedule.

EBLAST REGISTRATION:  Be in the know with the important dates, events and activities happening at SunRidge!

Please click here to sign up to receive the EBLAST weekly newsletter.

OCPS 30-30 Rule

With the frequency of afternoon storms this time of year please familiarize yourself with OCPS's 30-30 Rule below.


Help us with your Online Shopping?

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It is amazing how quickly the purchases add up!  Thank you!

SunRidge Middle School 
SunRidge Middle School PTSO
Be in the know with the important dates, events, and activities happening at SunRidge! Please sign up to receive the eBLAST weekly newsletter through this link: http://eepurl.com/dEl0NX.
Remind is a simple way for you to stay informed and up-to-date with what’s happening.  By joining the SRMS PTSO on Remind, you’re choosing to receive messages via push notifications, SMS, or email.  Don’t worry, your phone number will not be shared with anyone else. 

Text To: 81010
Message : @srmsptso

OCPS 2020-2021 School Calendar 


We're off to a great start for the new school year, but it could be even better with YOUR help!! Sign up to be a part of your SunRidge Middle School Parent, Teacher and Student Organization now!

We Love our SRMS Faculty and Staff and we need you to make our PTSO even better! Sign up to be a part of your SunRidge Middle School Parent, Teacher and Student Organization now!

  If you have any questions, please email