Middle School

Welcome to Silver Creek Middle School!

1 Dickinson Street
Silver Creek, N.Y. 14136
Phone: (716) 934-2603, ext. 1400
Fax: (716) 934-3760

Middle School Principal Mrs. Eleanor Payne
Secretary Mrs. Shannon Aures Karcz, ext. 1400
Dean of Students Mrs. Amy Bartell, ext. 2301
School Counselor Ms. Kelsey Alfred, ext. 1322
Native American School Counselor Mrs. Paula Redeye, ext. 4992
6-12 School Psychologist Ms. Jennifer Griebner, ext. 4967

Hours of attendance

7:30 a.m. - 2:23 p.m.

Office hours

7:10 a.m. - 3:40 p.m.

Middle School Update

We all realize that remote learning is difficult. But, we are here to help!

If you are unable to connect to the internet, having an iPad issue or some other issue when you are not in possession of a working iPad or device, you may call the main office at 716-934-2603 x1400 and we will direct you to a support person. Save this number to your iPad and write it down somewhere at home so you know where to call if you can’t get your iPad or internet to connect.

BUT, if you have a working iPad and are already connected to the internet, there is an exciting new place to ask for help: the Virtual Support Team, located in Microsoft Teams. In the new Virtual Support Team, you can access help from a live teacher.

  • Help can be simple: “I can’t get into my email”,
  • it can be more complex: “I need help finding information for a class” or “I am waiting to be let into the virtual classroom, but we haven’t been let me into the meeting yet”
  • academic: “I need help to figure out this math problem”, or
  • emotional: “I need help dealing with all of this Covid stuff!”

In any event, we are here to help. All you need to do is log into the Virtual Support Team and we will either address the problem right away or link you up with someone who CAN! We have the ability to chat within the team, or call you directly within the team – either voice call or video call – all right on the iPad. So, reach out and let us know how to help!


  1.  Full day schedule starting Monday, September 14, 2020.
     *   School hours are 7:20 AM-2:23 PM.  .
     *   FRIDAY HALF-DAYS on SEPTEMBER 18 & SEPTEMBER 25.  Students will be dismissed at 11:00 AM.
  2.  Breakfast & Lunch:
     *   Families will be able to write checks or send cash to be placed on a student's lunch account.  Students must have money in their lunch accounts to purchase snacks.
     *   All students will receive free lunch and breakfast.  Please complete the form and return it as soon as possible.
  3.  Picture Day: Order online at inter-state.com/order<http://inter-state.com/order>
     *   Monday/Wednesday Students:  Monday, September 28, 2020
     *   Tuesday/Thursday Students: Tuesday, October 13, 2020
     *   If you are a fully remote student, please call the main office to schedule a time.



Picture Days Set for SCMS

Silver Creek Middle School is facilitating Picture Days and Retake Picture Days for the 2020-2021 academic year with Inter-State Studio. The dates are:

Fall Original Picture Days: Sept. 28 will be group A  in Crowe Commons and  Oct. 13 will be group B in  Crowe Commons

Fall Retake Picture Days: Nov. 4 will be group A  in Crowe Commons and Nov. 12 will be group B in Crowe Commons

Inter-State Studio photographers are trying to do their part to stop the spread of COVID-19 and will be wearing masks while in school, practicing social distancing, and sanitizing the items students touch between each use. Flyers will be sent in student orientation packets.

Also, for Fall Retake Picture Day, Inter-State will not send any flyers to SCMS but will send “Picture Notices,” which will include the online order code for parents to purchase if they wish.  Inter-State is pushing for online sales this year instead of exchanging flyers.

Please direct all inquiries to Inter-State Studio at (814) 368-7860.