Generals Connect: Back to School

August 13, 2021

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From the Principal’s Desk

Greetings Shiloh Families,


We are committed to consistently providing our scholars with high quality instruction in a safe and nurturing environment. I have asked your scholar to develop one goal for this semester. I would like for you to partner with me by asking them to develop one additional goal. They should have one academic and one personal goal that they would like to achieve this semester. We will share in supporting them in reaching their goals. Speaking of goals, we want to actively involve our families through engaging activities throughout the school year. Thus, this upcoming week, we invite you to come out and cheer on our Shiloh JR. Generals Volleyball Team as they will play here at home against the Dacula Jr. Falcons on Wednesday, August 18 at 6:00 PM, and to also participate in our first Skate Night event sponsored by our All Pro Dads on Friday, August 20, 2021. There is also an opportunity for interested parents and guardians to fill vacancies for our local School Council.


We value your input, suggestions, and continued support. In the upcoming weeks, we will begin to share information about our first “Meet the Principal”, Title I Annual Parent Meeting, and our Thursday Tech Series workshops. These parent meetings and/or workshops will be designed to help you to continue to support your scholar's progress as it relates to their academic, behavior, and/or attendance performance.


We hope that you and your families continue to remain safe and well.


Have a wonderful and restful weekend!


Your Extremely Proud Principal,

Dr. Shantí Howard

#relentless

Shiloh Middle School Council Parent Representative Vacancies

School councils are policy-level advisory bodies to the Principal, Superintendent, and local board of education. They may advise and make recommendations on any matter related to school improvement and student achievement. The purpose of school councils is to “bring communities and schools closer together in a spirit of cooperation to solve difficult education problems, improve academic achievement, provide support for teachers and administrators, and bring parents into the school-based decision-making process."


We currently have several parent representative vacancies to fill. If you are interested in serving on the Shiloh Middle School's Council, please email Mrs. Fletcher (Parent Instructional Coordinator) at charlene.fletcher@gcpsk12.org on or before Friday, August 20, 2021 with SMS Parent Representative Council in the Subject line and also include your best contact number.

Thank You!

All Pro Dads!

A super shout out and thank you to Mr. Athias and his team of All Pro Dads/Moms/Guardians and Male Figures who volunteered to welcome our scholars back to school. If you would like to get involved and volunteer for future All Pro Dads events, please contact Herman Athias via

email: Athias5@gmail.com

Family Engagement

Skate the Night Away!

The Shiloh All Pro Dads is inviting all students, parents, and teachers to the Back to School Skate Night Fundraiser. This event will be held at Sparkles of Gwinnett in Lawrenceville on Friday Aug. 20. Hope to see you there!!


Date: Aug 20, 2021

Time: 5:00PM - 11:00PM

Cost: $8.00 (includes skating, skate rental, and Unlimited Laser Tag)

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Let's Come Out and "Cheer to Victory"--Home or Away, Let's Give Our Team a Big Hooray!

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Let's Sync Our Calendars--Important GCPS Dates to Remember

GCPS 2021-2022 School Year Calendar -English

As we plan for a successful 2021-2022 school year, it is important to ensure that your student is present each day.

Please also note the inclusion of six "Digital Learning Days (DLDs)". They are highlighted in Pink for the months of September, October, November, January, and two in March. These are teacher planning/staff development days. All GCPS students will learn from home on these days, completing assignments at their own pace.

Please Complete: Shiloh Middle School's Family Engagement Survey

I am delighted to be your new Parent Instructional Coordinator (PIC), and my office is located in the Media Center. I would like to plan some engaging events that will assist you in helping your student(s), as well as engaging events that will inform and assist you. Therefore, I would like to hear from you. Please take a quick moment to complete and submit the survey. I look forward to this exciting 2021-2022 school year!


Sincerely,

Charlene Fletcher, Parent Instructional Center Coordinator

If It Is To Be, It Is Up To Me:

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Preparation is the Key to Success

Can You Say Coding? How About Code Ninjas? If this excites your scholar, please prepare them for this time-sensitive upcoming coding opportunity!

Dr. Howard is so excited!

WOW!!

Shiloh HS's own, Ms. Cecilia Landress, has found an amazing opportunity for our scholars...CODING!!!

And look...it even has a cool name: CODE NINJAS!!!

If interested, use the link below to apply. You may be one of the 60 selected applicants!

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The essay must be 500 words or less: Tell us why you should be selected for this program.

Code Ninjas Snellville Registration Link

Scholars in the Shiloh Cluster between the ages of 10 and 14 can apply. Submit your interest application on/before August 20, 2021 at 11:59 PM. If selected, Ninja Coding will send further information. Classes will start after Labor Day.

Caring Counselors Are Here to Support Your Scholars:

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Multi-Purpose Family Income Form

This must be completed every school year.

Breakfast and Lunch Menus for the Month of August

There are a variety of choices for breakfast and lunch each day at "no cost". Please be sure your scholar wears his/her badge to eat both breakfast and lunch at "no cost" to you.

Shiloh Strong: Join PTSA

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Informational Parent Portal Video - English

ParentVUE 2020_21

Informational Parent Portal Video - Spanish

ParentVUE Spanish

Together We Can Achieve More!

This is Shiloh!

Shiloh Families,


As we plan to "Level Up", we want to continue our TEAM (Together Everyone Achieves More) approach towards an engaging and enriching learning experience for our scholars. Please partner with us by reviewing these expectations and discussing with your scholar(s) how these expectations should be modeled from the start and ending of each school day. Thank you for your continued support and for sending us your best!

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Have You Checked These Items Off Your List? If You Have a Newly Registered Student and/or You Have Not Completed the Following Important Forms:

Hello Shiloh Families,


We are excited to welcome you and your scholars to the 2021-2022 Shiloh Middle School Year! If you have recently registered, or you may have missed completing some important forms, please review and complete the necessary online school information through our school website.


[ ] Multipurpose Family Income Form (Lunch Application):

Completing this form is linked to several opportunities for students. Some benefits include additional funds provided to local schools to offset the cost for technology, supplies and programs; fee waivers for afterschool programs; discounts for families on utilities and internet service; reduced fees for SAT & ACT tests and college applications.


[ ] MyPayments Plus

MyPaymentsPlus is a one-stop-shop that allows you to pay for meals, view cafeteria purchases, manage student accounts, browse products to purchase and complete digital forms.


[ ] GoFan Sign-up

[ ] ParentPortal

The ParentPortal provides you with access to all of your students in GCPS. Through the portal you can view a student’s schedule, course grades, bus information, update parent and emergency contact information, and more.


[ ] Family Engagement Survey




Staggered Start for Students


Monday, August 16


Students who opted out of in-person learning for the SY2021-2022 will begin digital learning on August 16 through the Gwinnett Online Campus (GOC).


Device Returns: Technology Support for Digital Learning Days


Please note that all devices that were checked out to students in grades 7th and 8th for the Digital Learning Days, should have been returned on August 5 for 7th Grade and August 9 for 8th Grade. If your student has not returned their device, please ensure that it is returned on Monday, August 16.

Technically Speaking:

How to Change My Password

Please use the link below and it will take you directly to the Shiloh Middle School's website. There, you will find the link that has the directions for changing their password:


Shiloh MS website http://www.gcpsk12.org.


If your scholar needs to change their password, directions are on the front page as captured below.

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New to Shiloh Middle

If your scholar is new and needs to understand the process, please refer them to the following icon that is also located on the front page:

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All For One and One For All!


If you need any additional support, please do not hesitate to contact me directly via email at charlene.fletcher@gcpsk12.org or via phone at 770.736.4572.

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Shiloh Middle School-Parent Center

Charlene Fletcher

Parent Instructional Coordinator (PIC)


Parent Center Hours: M - F 8:30 AM-3:00 PM