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Summer hours for SMS will be 8:00-12:00, 1:00-3:00 Monday thru Friday.

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7th Grade Mini Day - August 12 2015

Every year we afford our new incoming students the opportunity to get to know their campus and teachers before the stress of the first day of school. New students (typically 7th grade) are invited to attend the mini day at 9:45 in they gym. Students will meet administration and then be released to campus to follow their schedules (please bring them with you) and meet with their teachers for approximately ten minutes before moving on to the next class etc. Students will be released to parents at approximately 11:15.

2015 Registration

8/4 New student registration 8:00-3:00. Parents must bring birth certificate, immunizations and withdrawal form from previous school.

8/5 Registration for Students with last name A-H 8:00-3:00
8/6 Registration for Students with last name I-P 8:00-3:00
8/7 Registration for Students with last name Q-Z 8:00-3:00

Safford Middle School's Laptop Initiative

After three years of research, grant writing, staff and student training, Safford Middle School is becoming a one to one laptop school. Every student at SMS will be issued a laptop computer to use in their classes and at home. This was made possible through a generous grant from Freeport McMoRan Copper and Gold, as well as from The Arizona Department of Education. Over two years ago, the SUSD Governing Board gave the go ahead for Safford Middle School to pursue the goal of becoming a one to one 21st Century School. SMS has been awarded over $500,000 in competitive grants to fund this program.

The laptop initiative will increase student motivation and engagement in the classroom, bringing the world to students in a universal way that was before difficult to achieve. Students will be expected to collaborate with each other and with other schools on project based activities, using technology to teach the AZ State Standards in a creative and innovative way.

Congratulations to the students and staff of Safford Middle School on this monumental achievement.

Sports Participation Physical Exams

Safford Middle School or Safford High School Students planning to play sports during the school year can get sports participation physicals at their local family clinic. Check you local listings for a physician, clinic, or check with your own family practitioner for appointments. Be sure that a parent accompanies the student and they bring the proper school forms filled out and ready for the appointment. Please contact SMS with any questions.

Paper work packets can be picked up at each school office.

Questions: please call 348-7077


Regular Schedule
7th Grade
1st Period-7:40-8:43
2nd Period-8:46-9:47
3rd Period-9:50-10:51
4th Period(Lunch)10:51-11:23
5th Period-11:26-12:27
6th Period-12:30-1:31
7th Period-1:34-2:19
8th Period-2:22-2:58
MASH 3:01-4:00

8th Grade
1st Period-7:40-8:43
2nd Period-8:46-9:47
3rd Period-9:50-10:51
4th Period-10:54-11:55
5th Period(Lunch) 11:55-12:27
6th Period-12:30-1:31
7th Period-1:34-2:19
8th Period-2:22-2:58

Early Release Schedule
7th Grade
1st Period-7:40-8:26
2nd Period-8:29-9:13
3rd Period-9:16-10:00
5th Period-10:03-10:47
4th Period(Lunch) 10:47-11:18
6th Period-11:21-12:05

8th Grade
1st Period-7:40-8:26
2nd Period-8:29-9:13
3rd Period-9:16-10:00
4th Period-10:03-10:47
6th Period-10:50-11:34
5th Period-(Lunch) 11:34-12:05

Arrival of Students

We remind parents that students should not be in school earlier than 7:15 unless they're meeting with a teacher. We want our students to be safe at all times and our courtyard supervision does not begin until 7:15 a.m.. Also, students should go home right after dismissal after school, at 2:58, unless they have practice, games or need to be in a teacher's classroom. We appreciate your child's and your cooperation.

Sport Participation Fee

Students participating in Athletics will pay $30 per sport. Fees are due before the first games are played.

Student Handbook 2015-2016

Click below to view the basic procedures, rules and regulations for students at Safford Middle School.

Click here to be redirected to the link mentioned above.


We'd like to take this opportunity to thank all the parents, community members, and staff who so generously made a tax credit contribution to our school during the year. Your generosity has made it possible for our students to upgrade sports uniforms and equipment. Some of our students will also be able to take field trips that they otherwise could not go on if it weren't for the kind people of this community.
You can come in any time during the year to make your contribution. You can donate up to $400 if you file a joint return, or $200 if you file single. Remember that you get back every dollar that you contribute at the time you file your state income tax. When you make a tax credit donation, not only does the school benefit, but you benefit also. Keep in mind that you determine which school activity gets your donation. To make it as simple as possible for you, the forms for making your donation are available in all school offices or at the administration office.

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