October 1, 2021
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Celebrating the Richness of Culture!
It's A Family Affair!
Do You Love to Cook Latin Food? Then Show Us How It Is Done!
If you would like to be a potential volunteer to demonstrate how to prepare a Latin dish via a live Zoom presentation from your home kitchen, please complete and submit this form.
2021 Hispanic Heritage Month Essay Contest
From the Principal’s Desk
Good evening Generals:
As we have seen in the past few weeks, we have had a handful of students make some poor decisions based on these TikTok Challenges. Reflect on the first weeks of school and how beautiful things were going. We know that our kids can follow our expectations because we have parents that taught them well. Parents, it is time for some reminders about being their best and Modeling Excellence Every Day. Not only have we increased our population from about 50% to 100% of the student body back in person, but we are now also dealing with some social-emotional issues that are surfacing. These are manifesting as disrespect, poor peer relations, apathy, and impulsivity.
Please take the time at home to talk with your child (routinely) to check in and see what’s going on at school, who their friends are, what’s happening on social media (TikTok, Instagram, Snapchat, etc.), but especially, what they are learning.
- Let them know they have TRUSTED ADULTS in the building (e.g., their homeroom teacher). Let them know there are other trusted adults in the building if they connect with someone else.
- Let them know that you are here for them to converse. If they are having issues with peer relations, talk to them about ways to handle these issues that are peaceful.
- Tell them to report anything to you of which they are concerned.
- Let them know that social media is not an authentic form of communication.
- Review your family rules and expectations that you have established and let them know WHY you have them.
- Remind them that they should find a best friend at school.
- Remind them to join a club(s) to help fill voids or times of loneliness.
- Remind them that our phenomenal Counselors are doing a Trusted Adult Campaign to continue getting the word out.
One of the main concerns is restrooms (this was the TikTok Challenge for the month of August). Please review your expectations for how to behave in the restroom, especially their interactions with other students and recording incidents that are occurring. Please remind them that recording students, videoing, texting, and making phone calls during school hours is unacceptable and they will receive a consequence. Remind them they are not to leave class during the first 10 minutes or the last 10 minutes of class unless it is an emergency. EMPOWER your child to be as great as you!
We have some great ROLE models in this building as well as in the community. We are all allies in promoting positive behavior, so help us recognize them.
We welcome your input and ideas to get all of our students back on track to success! It is going to take all of us working together. Remember, “it takes a village to raise a child.”
As a parent, you have the hardest JOB on this earth, and you are doing it at one of the most difficult times. You pour your heart and soul into your child’s wellbeing, and it shows every day. We will keep our heads up and not give up. We will work together and help our kids get through this. We must equip them with the tools to do the right thing. We are diligently working to address issues, meet with parents, and institute necessary social emotional procedures to help support every child.
These times are truly testing the "it takes a village" concept, but I know our village is STRONG because we are Shiloh...Shiloh Generals…Shiloh STRONG!
Let's stay in communication and stay united.
Dr. Shantí Howard
Mark Your Calendars!
Fall Break - Thursday, October 7, Friday, October 8, and Monday, October 11
Stay safe and well!
Annual AKS Review
The National Reflections 2021-2022 Call For Entries: I Will Change The World By . . .
Click here for additional information regarding this National PTA event. All submissions are due by October 6 along with a signed permission slip.
Together, We Can . . .
Give Our Best, For The Best
In Our Local School
And Our Community!
Two Giving Campaigns
One For Now, and One For Later
The United Way Giving Campaign Kickoff- October 6 - November 19
We can move mountains and open doors.
We Can Do
Imagine the possibilities with a donation from each Shiloh Family and/or Friend.
So Much More!
We can do so much for our school and our local community.
United Way Donations can be made on MyPaymentsPlus from October 6 - November 19
Use this link to log into your account, or to register a new account for the purpose of donating to the Shiloh Middle Schools' United Way Campaign.
United Way Funds Community Resources
Gwinnett Great Days of Service
HOT OFF THE PRESS!
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And the Survey Says . . .
GCPS Values Your Opinion! Give Your Feedback By Completing the 2022-2023 School Year Calendar Feedback.
Please use this link above, or the QR code below to provide feedback regarding the calendar options. There are a total of three options and they are all located under each feedback question.
Communications Audit 2021 Stakeholders Survey- Complete by October 4
Shiloh Middle School Families, click here to take the survey
Shiloh Middle School Community Members, click here to take the survey
Engaging Events and Workshops! Parents and Guardians: Please Complete the Shiloh Middle School's Family Engagement Survey
Charlene Fletcher, Parent Instructional Center Coordinator
A Very Important "Thank You" for Your Virtual and Hybrid Title I Engagement Attendance! If you Did not Attend, please view the video and complete the survey.
We would also like to thank you for joining us last Thursday, September 23, for our "All about the Vue" (ParentVue & StudentVue) session. This was the first of four "Tech Table Talks". If you missed this first session, please be on the look out for additional dates to join us for this engaging series in which you will gain the necessary tools to assist you in supporting your scholar(s).
If you missed the Title I Annual Meeting in conjunction with Curriculum Night on Thursday, September 9, 2021, please take a few moments and watch. At the conclusion of the video, please complete the evaluation survey. Please use the link below:
After viewing the Title I Annual Meeting video, please provide your feedback by completing the evaluation survey.
This publication will enlighten and inform you of our concept of Family and Community Engagement!
Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
Device Returns: 2020 - 2021 Virtual Learning Option and Technology Support for Digital Learning Days
Please note that all devices that were checked out to students for the 2020-2021 Virtual Learning option and for students in grades 7th and 8th for the 2021-2022 Staggered Start Digital Learning Days, should have been returned. If your student has not returned their device, please ensure that it is returned on Monday to their teacher, or it can be dropped off and given to the Clerk at the desk located at the front entrance of the school.
Rincón de la Comunidad Latina
Clases para aprender ingles/ English classes: (ALL Latino families)
Ser Familia is having an ART CONTEST! (see flyer attached) (ALL Latino families)
Due October 5
Para celebrar nuestra cultura Latino, Ser Familia hoy da inicio a un concurso en el que aquellos estudiantes en el estado de Georgia, menores de 15 años, podrán enviarnos un dibujo que represente lo que significa para ellos ser Latino. La participación de los estudiantes debe ser aprobada por sus padres o guardián legal.
Envíenos un dibujo hecho por su hijo(a) menor de 15 años de edad que ilustre lo que significa para él o ella ser Latino. Envíalo a firstname.lastname@example.org. La fecha límite para enviar su dibujo es el 5 de Octubre a las 5 p.m.
Incluya el nombre de su hijo(a), su edad, la ciudad donde vive en Georgia y el número de teléfono del padre/madre o guardián legal cuando envíe su dibujo.Los 10 mejores dibujos serán escogidos por Ser Familia y publicados en nuestra cuenta de Facebook e Instagram el 5 de Octubre. ¡Aquellos 3 dibujos con más Likes en combinación de las dos plataformas ganarán el concurso!
Latino Community Fund Art / Sports Scholarship (see flyer attached) (ALL Latino families)
Due October 20
Estamos felices de anunciar nuestras nuevas becas de $250 para aquellos niños de bajos recursos pero interesados en el arte y los deportes. Mil gracias a la familia Lavender, a sus donantes por el "Dream Big Art and Sports Scholarship Fund".
Por favor completen la solicitud aquí: https://lcfga.info/dreambig2021
- Please note the remaining upcoming COVID-19 vaccination clinics hosted by Gwinnett County Public Schools on the following dates and at the following locations:
- Grayson HS 10/05
If you have family members that are 12 years old or older, this would be a great time to get vaccinated.
You Would Not Want to Miss This Tour--There is One Date and Location Remaining for You to Attend!
This fall, the Gwinnett County Board of Education will go on the road, meeting once in each Board member’s district. At this year’s Area Board Meetings, attendees will have the opportunity to meet Gwinnett County Public Schools’ new superintendent, Dr. Calvin J. Watts, and members of the Gwinnett County Board of Education. During the meeting, Dr. Watts will share information about the new school year and his focus as he begins leading Georgia’s largest school district. In addition, meeting participants will learn more about the district’s work to engage the community and will be able to provide input through an online survey to share topics that are of interest to them.
Please note that interpreters will be available at all meetings to assist attendees who speak Spanish, Korean, Vietnamese, or Chinese.
Stream Area Board Meetings
Unable to attend any of the scheduled Area Board meetings? Join us online! The meetings will be streamed live on GCPS TV and on the GCPS TV app. The mobile app is available for these devices: Apple, Android, Amazon Fire, and the Roku Channel. In addition, each meeting will be recorded and available to view on the website
The Area Board Meetings are organized to host students, families, and staff members from school communities located in each Board member’s electoral district. The physical location of the school determines which Area Board Meeting each school is designated to attend. However, citizens may attend any one of the five meetings. All meetings begin at 7 p.m. in the host school’s theater, with a Board Governance Team Meet and Greet beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Masks are required for all students, families, staff, and community members attending events in GCPS facilities. For the Area Board Meetings, seating will be limited to accommodate the need for physical distancing under COVID-19 mitigation strategies. However, citizens can watch the meetings live on GCPS TV.
Basketball Tryouts Are Open to All 7th and 8th Graders
In the Know!
You are also encouraged to frequently visit the Shiloh Middle School's website. This too is a valuable resource that allows you to stay informed and get answers to many questions relating to our local school and to our school district.
You are encouraged to frequently visit the Gwinnett County School District's website. This will serve as a valuable resource in allowing you to stay informed and get answers to many questions relating to our school district.
TEAM Work Makes the Dream Work!
Full STEAM Ahead!
One Box With Many Pieces
What value does a box hold if the pieces remain in a box?
Plus Lots of Love From Parent Volunteers
The time, tools, and energy that were extended for this project was nothing but LOVE!
Equals a "Price-Less" Science Cabinet
Thanks to Team "Full STEAM Ahead", these cabinets are a valuable addition towards Leveling Up our Science resources with the grant that was awarded to Ms. Pritchett!
Plus Lots of Love From Parent Volunteers
Putting the Pieces Together
Shiloh Strong: Join PTSA
Your Voice Does Make A Difference! Join Us With Your Membership and Your Presence:
Parent/Guardians Volunteer Opportunities!
Media Center Volunteers
Shiloh Middle School Media Specialist
All Pro Dad Volunteer Opportunities!
Any Dad that is interested in joining the All Pro Dad go to the Shiloh Middle School's website below and click on "Join the Email List" and fill out the form. Even if you have previously spoken to Mr. Athias before.
Please click here to join the email list for the All Pro Dad Group
End of Season Volleyball Tournament--Let's Come Out and "Cheer our Generals to Victory! Tournament begins at 8:00 AM
Let's Sync Our Calendars--Important GCPS Dates to Remember
As we plan for a successful 2021-2022 school year, it is important to ensure that your student is present each day.
If It Is To Be, It Is Up To Me:
Preparation is the Key to Success
Caring Counselors Are Here to Support Your Scholars
This is Worth Repeating!
Let the Fun Begin! Parents: Don't Forget to Check Out the Before and After School Clubs at Shiloh Middle School. Use the Link to See Meeting Dates and Fees (If Applicable):
Use the link to see a description of the current clubs, signing up and directions for paying fees (if applicable).
This form must be completed every school year. You may submit your application trough October 21, 2021.
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.
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!
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. You may submit your application trough October 21, 2021.
[ ] MyPayments Plus
MyPaymentsPlus is a one-stop-shop that allows you to manage student accounts, browse products to purchase and view, and sign off on all assigned documents/digital forms.
[ ] GoFan Sign-up
- GoFan is the digital ticketing platform that allows parents and students to purchase tickets for school events online.
- Click here to sign up for GoFan
[ ] 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
Device Returns: 2020 - 2021 Virtual Learning Option and Technology Support for Digital Learning Days
Please note that all devices that were checked out to students for the 2020-2021 Virtual Learning option and for students in grades 7th and 8th for the 2021-2022 Staggered Start Digital Learning Days, should have been returned. If your student has not returned their device, please ensure that it is returned on Monday to their teacher, or it can be dropped off and given to the clerk at the desk located at the front entrance of the school.
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:
Podemos mover montañas y abrir puertas.
Que podemos hacer
Imagina las posibilidades con una donación de cada familia y/o amigo de Shiloh.
Podemos hacer mucho por nuestra escuela y nuestra comunidad local.