Generals Connect: Back to School
August 6, 2021
From the Principal’s Desk
Greetings Shiloh Families,
Thank you for a successful start to our school year! We are looking forward to our 8th graders returning to in-person learning Monday, August 9th. I would like to extend a warm welcome to our newly registered scholars and their families to the 2021-2022 school year! We are “100% all in," and we are in this together. Please review the entirety of this newsletter for an upcoming volunteer event sponsored by "All Pro Dads" and other important information that our Parent Instructional Coordinator, Mrs. Fletcher, has included for you.
Because we are 100% all in, we have an opportunity to show the world what a united school community can accomplish. We are Shining at Shiloh! I look forward to the success of our scholars and I thank you in advance for your continued support as we “Level Up” for the best school year ever.
Have a wonderful and restful weekend!
Your Extremely Proud Principal,
Dr. Shantí Howard
Welcome Back Shiloh Families!
A Friendly Reminder for the Upcoming Volunteer Opportunity:
Calling All Adult Male Family Members!
Shiloh Middle School's Family Engagement Volunteer and Interest Survey
Charlene Fletcher, Parent Instructional Center Coordinator
If It Is To Be, It Is Up To Me:
Can You Say Coding? How About Code Ninjas? If this excites your scholar, please prepare them for this upcoming coding opportunity!
Dr. Howard is so excited!
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!!!
Look for a link in next week's newsletter.
Preparation is the Key to Success!
Code Ninjas Snellville is offering a unique opportunity for 60 students in the Shiloh Cluster to experience the world of STEM. Through their CNS60 program, selected students will participate in weekly virtual coding and STEM sessions, as well as a once a month in person STEM activity at the Code Ninjas Snellville location. STEM activities will include robotics, animation, 3D printing, AI and much more with occasional speakers. Only 60 students will be accepted to this program. Registration will open next week and end on August 20th. This program will be free for 60 students between the ages of 10 and 14 enrolled in Shiloh Middle or High school.
Code Ninjas Snellville offers a unique educational program, geared toward teaching computer programming through its engaging, game-based curriculum. Working with students, Code Ninjas capitalizes on students’ love of technology and play by introducing complex concepts through hands-on learning. Students are introduced to programming basics, robotics, app creation, game development, and more as they follow Code Ninjas’ systematic curriculum, designed by coding professionals.
This opportunity will require students to participate in 2 hours of virtual learning after school hours for the entire school year. Students accepted into the program will also participate in an once-a-month, one hour, in-person Saturday session at Code Ninjas in Snellville.
Registration information and link will be sent out next week. If you are interested, be ready to apply once registration begins. When students apply, they will be asked to write an essay. The essay must be 500 words or less. The Essay will be: Tell us why you should be selected for this program.
Caring Counselors Are Here to Support Your Scholars:
Shiloh Strong: Join PTSA
Informational Parent Portal Video - English
Informational Parent Portal Video - Spanish
Together We Can Achieve More!
This is Shiloh!
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!
If You Missed Open House and/or You Are a Newly Registered Student
Hello Shiloh Families,
We are excited to welcome you and your scholars to the 2021-2022 Shiloh Middle School Year! If you were not able to attend the Open House on July 29, 2021, or you have recently registered, 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.
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 is the digital ticketing platform that allows parents and students to purchase tickets for school events online.
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.
Staggered Start for Students
All students will begin the school year on Wednesday August 4. Seventh and Eighth grade students will have a staggered start to in person learning. Seventh grade students will receive digital learning instruction on Wednesday, August 4 only. Eighth grade students will receive digital instruction on Wednesday August 4-August 6.
Eighth grade students will access the learning environment during digital learning days through eClass.
Monday, August 9
In-person: ALL 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade students
*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).
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, must be returned when your child returns to in-person learning (8/5 for 7th Grade or 8/9 for 8th Grade).
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.
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: