Generals Connect

September 10, 2021

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YOU CAN NOW READ THE GENERALS CONNECT NEWSLETTER IN MANY LANGUAGES!

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Celebrating the Richness of Culture!

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From the Principal’s Desk

Greetings Shiloh Families,


Thank you for your attendance last night at our Curriculum Night and the Title I Annual Meeting. As we continue to "model excellence every day", we want to ensure that you are equipped to support us in our efforts.


We want our students, school, and community to shine bright like a diamond, so it will take our time, talent, heart and financial resources for us to get there.


Remember, we would like to have 100% PTSA membership. The goal is to have the funds to tangibly show our teachers how much we value and appreciate them. Your membership will support these efforts.


Important Events/Dates:


Please note the remaining upcoming COVID-19 vaccination clinics hosted by Gwinnett County Public Schools on the following dates and at the following locations:


1) Discovery HS 09/14 & 09/16

2) Duluth HS 09/21 & 09/23

3) Dacula HS 09/28 & 09/30

5) 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.


September 14, 2021 - Digital Learning Day #1 - All Students Learn from home


September 15, 2021 - We look forward to the start of celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month


September 16, 2021 - School Council Meeting (Open to the Public) at 8:00 AM in the Media Center


September 17, 2021 - Picture Day


September 21, 2021 - CogAT - 8th Grade Only


September 23, 2021- “Meet the Principal” and the Title I Tech Table Talk Series #1 - Join us in person at 11:30 AM in the Media Center or virtually at 6 PM for the first Tech Table Talk Topic - "All about the Vue" (ParentVue & StudentVue).


Please take a few moments to read this newsletter and remain informed of the upcoming events and dates.


Have a safe and restful weekend!


Your Extremely Proud Principal,


Dr. Shantí Howard

#ShilohStrong

#relentless

Engaging Events and Workshops! Parents and Guardians: Please Complete the 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

A Very Important "Thank You" for Your Virtual Engagement Attendance!

Ms. Hendrickson and I would like to thank the parents and guardians for your attendance at the Annual Title I Meeting and Curriculum Night. We also enjoyed conversing with you and supporting you during our Title I ZOOM session. We hope that you have gained a level of confidence in answering the who, what, when, and how, as it relates to the available resources for you to support your scholar's daily academic, attendance, and behavior success! If you are in need of additional support, please join us for the first of four "Tech Talks" on Thursday, September 23. If you missed tonight's Annual Title I Meeting video, please use the link to view it, and afterwards please complete the evaluation that is associated to the content discussed in the video.
Dr. Howard's Welcome -Title I Annual Meeting Video

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:

Title I Annual Mtg Feedback Evaluation Survey Link

After viewing the Title I Annual Meeting video, please provide your feedback by completing the evaluation survey.

Safety First!

Parents and Guardians, please continue to exercise patience and kindness as you are delivering and picking up your precious cargo in the car-rider line. It is also important to remember that safety is our top priority. Therefore, parents and guardians are not allowed to walk over from Shiloh High School to drop off or pick up your student(s).


Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Generals Salute!

Shiloh Middle School Council Meeting: September 16 at 8:00 AM

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 are looking forward to a great 2021-2022 school year. Although you may not be an official member of the School Council, the meetings are open to the public and you are invited to attend. The first meeting is scheduled for Thursday, September 16, 2021 and the time has been revised to 8:00 AM in the Media Center.

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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, September 13, 2021to their teacher, or it can be dropped off and given to the Clerk at the desk located at the front entrance of the school.

SAVE-THE-DATES!

  • Please note the remaining upcoming COVID-19 vaccination clinics hosted by Gwinnett County Public Schools on the following dates and at the following locations:

1) Discovery HS 09/14 & 09/16

2) Duluth HS 09/21 & 09/23

3) Dacula HS 09/28 & 09/30

4) 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.


September 14, 2021 - Digital Learning Day #1 - All Students Learn from home


September 15, 2021 - The start of celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month


September 16, 2021 - School Council Meeting (Open to the Public) at 8:00 AM in the Media Center


September 17, 2021 - Picture Day


September 21, 2021 - CogAT - 8th Grade Only



September 23, 2021- “Meet the Principal” and the Title I Tech Table Talk Series #1 - Join us in person at 11:30 AM in the Media Center or virtually at 6 PM for the first Tech Table Talk Topic - "All about the Vue" (ParentVue & StudentVue).

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New to the United States and Gwinnett County Public Schools?

Come to a Newcomers Class. All classes will be taught in the targeted language:
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You Would Not Want to Miss This Tour--There Are Several Locations Remaining for You to Choose!

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.

September 25 - Gifted Webinar: Navigating the Path Forward for Gifted Students

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In the Know!

Gwinnett County School District's Website Link

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.

Shiloh Middle School's Website Link

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.

TEAM Work Makes the Dream Work!

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Shiloh Strong: Join PTSA

Your Voice Does Make A Difference! Join Us With Your Membership and Your Presence:

First 2021-2022 PTSA Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, September 15 at 6:30 PM in the Shiloh Middle School's Cafeteria and via a Hybrid ZOOM option.
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PTSA Hybrid ZOOM Meeting Option Link

Please use this link to join the September 15 at 6:30 PM Hybrid Zoom meeting option for the Shiloh Middle School's first 2021-2022 PTSA meeting.

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Parent/Guardians Volunteer Opportunities!

Media Center Volunteers

If you are interested in volunteering in the Media Center, please email Ms. Bonaby at genine.bonaby@gcpsk12.org. Please list convenient days and times that you are available.


Kind regards,

Genine Bonaby,

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.

All Pro Dad - Join the Email List Link

Please click here to join the email list for the All Pro Dad Group

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

Our final home game is this upcoming Monday, September 13, 2021. All Shiloh Middle School Home Volleyball games are played in Shiloh High School's gym.
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Let's Sync Our Calendars--Important GCPS Dates to Remember

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Digital Learning Day #1- All Students Will Learn From Home on Tuesday, September 14, 2021

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 six "Digital Learning Days (DLDs)" that are added to this year's calendar. 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.

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

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Preparation is the Key to Success

Caring Counselors Are Here to Support Your Scholars

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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):

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Shiloh Middle School's Before/After School Clubs Signup

Use the link to see a description of the current clubs, signing up and directions for paying fees (if applicable).

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Completing this form is linked to additional benefits 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.
Multi-Purpose Family Income Form

This form must be completed every school year.

Breakfast and Lunch Menus for the Month of September

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

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 manage student accounts, browse products to purchase and view, and sign off on all assigned documents/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



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, September 13 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.

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.

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