Comet Connection

Keeping you connected with Silver City ES!


Updated - Monday, July 6


We hope your summer is still going well and you are remaining safe and enjoying time with your family! It is hard to believe that our summer is halfway over and we start in almost exactly a month. I know you are all watching the news and keeping track of the constant changing tide of the COVID-19 pandemic and wondering how that will impact your family, the start of the new school year, and many other aspects of your lives.

Please know that the Comet staff is here to support you and help you navigate things as much as possible. A few important reminders we are providing in our issue to assist in clear communication with you are:

  • Information on K-5 Virtual Learning
  • UPDATED Kindergarten registration info
  • Food services provided over the summer from The Place
  • Recognizing our Partners in Education
  • Reminder about our Summer Reading Program

We encourage you to continue to check in with our Facebook page, Twitter, and school website to keep track of any new information that we provide in the coming days and weeks before school starts!

Look forward to seeing or speaking with you soon!!

Mr. Sloop

K-5 Virtual School Option

On June 18, FCS announced updated plans for the 2020-21 reopening of schools, to include a K-5 and Special Needs PreK virtual option for students. We hope you have had a chance to view the informational video and are planning to join one of the two virtual Town Hall meetings being hosted (see below) to address questions submitted by FCS families:

Please check out the District's #RestartForsyth website to keep updated on the K-5 and Special Needs PreK virtual school, as well as all of the school reopening information ahead of school starting in August.

If, after gathering all the information you need, you would like for your child or children to participate in the K-5 and Special Needs PreK virtual option (at least for the first quarter of school), you MUST sign-up by 11:59 pm on Tuesday, July 14 (EXTENDED 7/2). Sign the commitment form HERE!

Kindergarten Registration UPDATE

UPDATE -- Due to the current situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, we are NOT going to conduct in-person Kindergarten screening on July 27 and 28 as originally planned. Due to this, it is critical that ALL parents of rising kindergarteners complete the parent survey on each child starting Silver City this year. THANK YOU!!

Our final two virtual Q&A sessions for parents of rising Kindergarteners will be hosted on July 27 at 8:30 am and 6:30 pm. To join either session, use this link – (open the link in Google Chrome and click JOIN NOW). If you need to join via phone, call 1-904-580-9582 and enter PIN: 964 869 748#

For all Kindergarten Registration information, please check out our webpage -


Last chance for ordering online school supplies is TONIGHT!

Follow these steps:

  1. Go to
  2. Enter the school ID - SIL073 (3 letters/3 numbers)
  3. Follow the directions to complete your order.
  4. Keep your online confirmation as your receipt.

Info on our Summer Reading Program

Partners in Education

We wanted to take a moment to thank our Partners in Education for 2019-20:

  • The Dojo
  • Mar-Jac Poultry
  • Mathnasium of Coal Mountain
  • Kani House of Dawsonville
  • Moohan Martial Arts

If you are interested in becoming one of our Business Partners for the upcoming school year, please reach out to us by emailing Mr. Sloop or Ms. Walraven. Thank you so much for supporting Silver City Elementary School!

The DOJO Summer Karate Program

$49 for 4 weeks of KARATE classes, twice a week, and an official Dojo team t-shirt. 100% of all proceeds go directly to your school! Start your classes anytime before July 31, 2020.

Classes will be held at The Dojo, 6140 GA Hwy. 400, Cumming, GA 30028 (770-722-6829)

Click this link and you’re on your way to supporting our school!