Sweetwater Meet the Teacher Edition
Open House Documents - July 2023
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This week's Newsletter contains information about Meet the Teacher and about SMS for the 2023 - 2024 school year. We look forward to seeing you on Friday, July 28, 2023 during our Meet the Teacher(Open House).
Message from Principal Johnson
Dear SMS Parents/Guardians,
We hope this message finds you well. As the new academic year approaches, we wanted to take a moment to extend our warmest greetings to all the parents in our school community.
At Sweetwater, we deeply value the partnership between parents, teachers, and the school. We believe that together, we can create an environment that nurtures each child's growth, development, and academic success.
We understand the vital role you play in your child's education, and we appreciate your ongoing support and involvement. Your dedication to their well-being and learning is invaluable, and we are grateful for the trust you place in us as educators.
As we prepare for the upcoming school year, we want to assure you that we are committed to providing a safe and inclusive learning environment. We will continue to prioritize your child's educational needs while fostering their social and emotional growth.
Open lines of communication are essential, and we encourage you to reach out to us with any questions, concerns, or feedback you may have. Together, we can address any challenges and work collaboratively to ensure your child's success.
We look forward to partnering with you throughout the academic year and witnessing the progress and achievements of your child. Thank you for entrusting us with their education and allowing us to be a part of their journey.
Wishing you and your family a wonderful year ahead!
Important Parent and Student Information
Parent Car Rider and Walker Letter
Complete Car Rider Registration Form before Meet the Teacher
GCPS School Calendar for 2023-2024
New Students to Sweetwater MS
Students who attended Corley, Kanoheda, or Bethesda ES do not need to register/enroll. Those students have already rolled over for the upcoming school year.
2023-2024 School Supply List
In addition, a reminder that two other childhood vaccinations are required for school admission: MCV4 (required for new 7th graders, with a booster for 11th graders who are 16 years old or older) and Tdap (required for rising 7th graders).
Free and Reduced Application - Will be available starting July 23th. Click the link below..
Update your Free/Reduce Lunch Application
To avoid a negative balance or charges, please complete the free/reduce lunch application.
Meal Prices for lunch are as follows: Reduced - $.40 cents; ES Lunch - $2.25; MS/HS Lunch - $2.50
If you want to receive P-EBT benefits for 2024-2025, you must complete a lunch application for 2023-2024. After you complete the application and are approved for free or reduced lunch, you will be eligible for benefits for the 2024-2025 school year.
From the Parent Center
The Parent Portal
We are excited to announce that our school district has adopted a new form of school-to-home communication called ParentSquare. This unified communications platform is designed to keep parents and guardians informed and encourage greater engagement and connection with your child’s school and Gwinnett County Public Schools.
ParentSquare provides a safe way for district administrators, school principals, teachers, staff, and parents to receive and send information, such as:
- Weather-related closings & delays
- School and class information
- Share pictures and files
- See calendar items
- Upcoming class activities
Beginning July 18, 2023, district and school information will now be sent to your computer or phone via email and/or text via ParentSquare. For even more convenience, download the ParentSquare app (available for free for iOS and Android devices). Please note that some schools and teachers may still use other district-approved tools for the 2023-2024 school year to communicate with their families.
If you received our notification about ParentSquare and you have questions about confirming your account access, please send an email to PSQHelp@gcpsk12.org.
My Payments Plus Information
For Gwinnett County Public Schools families, MyPaymentsPlus is the resource for student meal accounts, and accessing options to review and pay for school activities. Students and families are also able to review Handbook Information for Elementary and Middle/High School students through MyPaymentsPlus as well as sign Title I documents such as The Plan..The Promise during the back-to-school time period and student registration throughout the year. Click here for more information. https://www.gcpsk12.org/Page/34208