Dear Sixth Grade Parent/Guardians:

Welcome to South Lake Middle School!  We are excited that you will soon become a South Lake Shark. To prepare for this, you and your student are invited to attend the following separate events:

South Lake Student Orientation: (students will receive information about 7th Grade Registration)

  • Who:  All 6th grade students planning to attend South Lake as 7th graders for the 2024-2025 school year.
  • When: Wednesday, April 17th, from 8:15am - 9:30am (based upon arrival time). 

*Springbrook will attend on April 25th , from 8:15am to 9:15am to accommodate Science Camp. 

  • Where: South Lake Middle School, Multi-Purpose Room.
  • Information for Westpark, Culverdale, Meadow Park, Oak Creek (elementary schools in our attendance boundary):  Students from Springbrook and Meadow Park will walk with their teachers to South Lake.  Students from Culverdale, Oak Creek and Westpark will ride on district transportation to South Lake.  
  • Information for students from other IUSD Elementary Schools:  All incoming 7th grade students coming to South Lake from other IUSD elementary schools are also invited to attend. Please provide your own transportation for your student to and from South Lake. Students are to be dropped off at 8:15am and picked up at 9:15 am. 

Parent/Guardian Information Night: 

  • Who:  This evening is especially designed for all parents of incoming 7th grade students attending South Lake for the 2024-2025 school year. Students do not attend. 
  • When: Wednesday, April 17th, from 6:00pm – 7:30pm.
  • Where: South Lake Middle School, Multi-Purpose Room.  
  • Additional Information:  Our Parent Night will offer you an opportunity to learn about our academic and co-curricular programs. This will include information about the different courses students take in 7th grade as well as specific information about the unique opportunities and enrichments available for all students, including our elective and special program offerings. We will share courses and activities that all students, including those with disabilities, shall have access to consistent with their individual needs.  Administration, Counselors, Teachers, Students and Parent/Guardian’s will be sharing about their South Lake experience during our panel discussion. . 

We look forward to visiting with your student at South Lake Student Orientation and meeting parents at our Parent Information Night.  Should you have any questions regarding our Parent Information Night or student registration materials, we will be holding a Parent Only Zoom Meeting on Monday, April 22. Information about Zoom Meeting will be posted, along with all registration materials, on Thursday, April 18th on our website at  For questions about Math Pathways, please refer to this Math Pathways Webinar as we will not be addressing this extensively.  We look forward to seeing you soon…Go Sharks! 


Belinda Averill



Click on the tabs below to access important information!

Registration (7th Grade)

**Please follow all of the 5 steps below to indicate your preferences for 7th grade Electives and Shark Time.

STEP 1: Review the 24-25 SLMS Course Catalog.

STEP 2: Watch the video on how to fill out the Electives Form.

STEP 3: After watching the video, you can then fill out the Electives Form: SLMS - 7th Grade Electives 2024-25

STEP 4: Watch the video on how to fill out the Shark Time Student Survey

STEP 5: After watching the video, you can then fill out the Shark Time Student Survey: Shark Time Student Survey - T1 - 2024-25
**Please complete BOTH forms (Electives + Shark Time) by Friday, May 3th, 2024.

​​​​Families of students with IEP’s:

South Lake IEP team has met with your elementary school IEP teams to assist in the transition of special education supports and class scheduling for each student. South Lake Case Carriers personally handle the individual scheduling of each student with an IEP, to ensure the correct courses and services are in place, based on your current IEP team’s recommendations. South Lake Case Carriers will be reaching out to families to introduce themselves at the beginning of the school year. You may contact your current IEP team for any additional questions at this time.