Knightly News: EXCEL

Week of September 19th

Creating a Culture of Excellence


THE 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR!

Note all students should:

  • arrive on time-8:20 start time
  • Have a one card to scan on the bus, at arrival to school, and at lunch-Lost card replacement is $5
  • Have an agenda to transition in the building, to write assignments and to be signed weekly by parents--LOST AGENDAS- PURCHASE NEW ONE FOR $2
  • exhibit the attributes of EXCEL
E-Epitomize Integrity--honesty first. see something say something

X- eXpress Respect--treat others and self with Kind words and actions

C-Commit to Learn-engage in class discussions and activities, complete assignments, ask quesitons...

E-Exercise Responsibility-be prepared with all materials

L-Lead with Courage

  • Leave all distractions at home or put away in bookbag (ex. phone)
  • be picked up by 3:35 pm if a car rider (3:20 pm dismissal)

Dressed for Success

Parents we need your ehlp in making sure your student is dressed appropriately for school each morning. SGMS Dress code is featured in your child's agenda. Please review with them and ensure they are coming to school ready to learn with all supplies and following guidelines for dress. Some items that we have addressed more frequently that you can help us reiterate:

  • no hats or hoods in the building
  • no holes above the knee unless something is worn underneath
  • no crop tops or spaghetti straps
  • straps around the back of the foot for all shoes with straps

Positive Dojo Points begin this week!!--ARE YOU CONNECTED!!

We want to recognize students and classes as they exhibit SGMS EXCEL. These are being recorded in DOJO and students will be able to accumulate points to cash in at our PBIS store each quarter. We would love for every family to join DOJO so you can stay in communication with teachers, see class and school stories and events and see the points your child is accumulating and for what areas. Please go to to set up an account and connect with Southern Guilford Middle. Team newsletters provide a link or QR code to make this process simple. Reach out if you have any questions. Bonus points for homerooms with most connected and standing out for the right thing will be coming soon so stay tuned.

Shout out this week to Ms. Hunters classes!!! We have 140 total parents connected let's double this number this week!! Reach out if you need assistance on how to connect.

immunizations and Health Assessments--Does this apply to you?

All 7th graders must have MCV and DTAP and all new to North Carolina students must have a health assessment. These are given a 30 day grace period before the student is not allowed to return without the proper documentation. Please see press release below of clinic opportunities. Our counselors, nurse, admin and front office staff are willing and able to assist please let us know how we can help you meet the deadline.


Shout out to the SGMS athletes who have exemplified EXCEL at our first games/matches. Keep up the good work.

Volleyball/Soccer games at HPAC for soccer and Ferndale for Volleyball on 9/22 @ 4:45 pm

Football @ Western 9/21 @ 5 pm

FALL FAMILY FUN!! Mark your calendar!

Come join us on September 29th for some great time interacting with your students and staff. 5:30-7:00 we will have various games sponsored by teams or departments to engage in some great activities as well as free resources,m Title 1 information and you will be able to pick up your child's interim report . Various food items will be available for families. More details to come.

Calendar Communication

  • Looking ahead:
  • MAP Testing 9/27 and 9/28
  • Title 1 Night 9/29


Our administrative team is available to assist with any and all SGMS questions or concerns. You may reach us at 336-674-4266 or by email. We love your partnership please reach out if you have suggestions or shout outs for our amazing staff.

Tracy Roof, (students with last names P-Z)

Lorie Rainey, Assistant (students with last names G-O)

James Moore, Assistant (students with last names A-F)

Immunization Press Release

Offering Final Back-To-School Immunization Clinics For Children Facing Exclusion

The Guilford County Division of Public Health (GCDPH) is offering parents a final round of back-toschool-immunization clinics for children facing exclusion from school.

Please see immunization clinic schedule below:

Greensboro Health Department 1100 E. Wendover Ave, 27405 4:30 – 6:30 PM

High Point Health Department 501 E Green Dr, 27260 4:30 – 6:30 PM

Monday, Sept. 19 – Thursday, Sept. 22

Monday, Sept. 26 – Thursday, Sept. 29

Appointments are strongly encouraged and can be scheduled by calling 336-641-3245. Please also remember to bring your child’s immunization/ vaccination record and proof of insurance or Medicaid coverage (if available) to your appointment.

Please call 336-641-4801 for questions about immunization fees. Regular clinic appointments are also available from 8 AM – 5 PM (Monday – Friday). Appointments are required.