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Herbert Slater Middle School ☉ 3500 Sonoma Ave ☉ Santa Rosa ☉ 95405 ☉ (707) 528-5241

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Our Mission

It is our goal to provide a quality education, an appreciation of cultural diversity and the sense of social responsibility for all students.  Our programs teach students to value themselves and others in a safe and supportive environment while preparing them for their next steps in education.

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Dear Slater Families


On Monday, August 21 we will have the opportunity to experience a partial solar eclipse. At this time Slater’s plan is to give students the opportunity to go outside, observe shadows, and as long as our order of eclipse glasses arrives as scheduled, be able to view the eclipse of the sun. All students will receive a lesson in their science class of the hazards of looking at the sun and how to observe the eclipse safely.


Please help us by reminding your student of the dangers of looking directly sun at anytime, including during the solar eclipse, without protective eyewear. The eclipse will be most visible between 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. with maximum coverage occurring around 10:15 a.m. This time period includes part of second period, brunch, third, and fourth and lunchtime. If looking directly at the sun, protective eyewear must  be worn.


Looking for more information on eclipses? Please see the link to NASA’s website: https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/eclipse-101


Access NASA’s live stream of the eclipse here: https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/eclipse-live-stream


Thank you for your support!

Recommended School Supplies

Please Note that teachers will give out individual syllabi during the first week of school. Below is a general list of item recommended by each department. Individual teachers may recommend additional items.


History Department Recommendations

  • Spiral bound notebook (for History Only)

  • Black ink pens

  • Loose leaf college~ruled binder paper 1” binder (at least)

  • Box of colored pencils

  • An open mind Willingness to work!

Math Department Recommendations

  • Pencil (preferable mechanical)

  • Pencil sharpener (hand held)

  • Pens (red)

  • Binder paper (lined) Graph paper

  • Binder (1” three-ring)

Science Department Recommendations

  • Three-ring binder 2” (a separate one for science only) Lined notebook paper

  • Erasers

  • Pencils, pens (black or dark blue only) Pencil sharpener (hand held)

  • Colored pencils

PE Department

  • PE uniform: Slater PE Shorts and Shirt to be purchased at orientation or during school

    • PLEASE NOTE: The PE uniform, knee length solid red shorts and grey crew neck, short sleeve tee shirt, may be purchased through Slater or elsewhere.

Electives Department

  • $25 donation to specific class (i.e. Culinary, Art, Industrial Tech etc.), as supplies are provided within the class. Checks made out to HSMS.

Spanish Class

  • College-ruled notebook (70 page)

Mandarin Class

  • 1/2 inch binder

  • Lined binder paper

Questions? Comments? Concerns?

April 2017 Edition of the School Newspaper


Upcoming Events


Mon. Aug. 21

  • Solar Eclipse 


Mon. Sep. 4

  • No School - Labor Day

Wed. Sep. 6

  • Short Day - Students Dismissed @ 12:20pm
  • Back to School Night 6 pm

Monthly School Meetings

Parent Teacher Association (PTA) Meeting 

1st Wednesday of Each Month

6:30pm @ Slater Library


English Language Advisory Committee (ELAC) Meeting

2nd Thursday of Each Month

5:30pm @ Slater Library

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School Climate Survey

Please take a moment to fill out this survey on the school climate at Slater.  Thank you!

SRCS: School Climate Survey (English


SRCS: School Climate Survey (Spanish)

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