Coleman Connection

Coleman MS Newsletter, 9/15/2023

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Friday, 9/22 from 12-1 PM: Virtual Coffee with the Principal

Use this LINK to connect virtually with Dr. Hernandez .

2023-2024 Coleman MS School Plan.

Hello Parents,

Please us this LINK to review the final draft of our 2023-2024 School Plan. Your feedback is always welcome, so please use this LINK to share your thoughts with us!

Thank you,

Dr. Hernandez

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On Digital Learning Days, Coleman MS students can connect to their Google Classrooms to access their assignments. Teachers make effort to post lessons that students can complete independently, but they will also work with students upon their return in the event that they have questions or need academic assistance with the assignments.


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District Calendar:

Use this LINK and scroll down on the page to access GCPS school calendar.

District News:

Click HERE for GCPS news.


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Dear Stakeholders,

The students, faculty and staff of Coleman Middle School are so excited to be able to host our first community showcase of the 2023-2024 school year! We believe input from our stakeholders is an integral part of "The Coleman Experience" for our students. We will be hosting 3 showcase events as detailed below. We hope you will be able to attend and provide feedback to our students regarding their projects. Feel free to invite any of your colleagues, family, and friends to attend. Please use the link at the bottom of this email to sign-up for the showcase prior to attending.

8th Grade

Date: Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Time: 2:40 pm - 3:40 pm

Location: 8th grade classrooms

Driving Question: How can we help Duluth prosper?

7th Grade

Date: Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Location: 7th grade classrooms

Driving Question: How can we as citizens of Duluth use our strengths to improve a local problem?

6th Grade

Date: Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Time: 10:15 am - 11:00 am

Location: Nguyen team - Media Center, Clement team - Cafeteria, Chung team - 6th grade classrooms

Driving Question: How can we design affordable and high-quality housing for the Duluth community?

Sign-up Link:

If you have any questions, please email

Thank you for your continued support of Coleman Middle School!

From Mr. Bertram's Music Tech Class:

Here is our September Music Technology newsletter!

The Coleman PBIS Store is Officially Open!

As part of our Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports, our students will go to the PBIS store once a month to redeem their "paw points". Enjoy this video for information and a tour of our first week!

Interested in Making Donations to our PBIS Store? Use the QR Code below to donate through our Amazon Wish List Fundraiser or feel free to drop any items to our PBIS Coach, Nicole Burch!

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Tuesday, September 26- Coleman Student Council:

The Coleman Student Council is a group of students elected by their homerooms who will represent their peers throughout the school year. They will meet once a month with Dr. Hernandez. During theses meetings they will learn about Leadership, provide their feedback and perspective on everything Coleman related, and serve as a liaison between administration and the student body.

Our first meeting will be on September 26, 2023 at 8:15 AM. Parents, please drop your students off in the front.

Congratulations to our August Student Leader of the Month!

Our August Student Leaders of the Month was held on Thursday, September 14th , at 9:30 AM. Congratulations to our students and their families!

GCPS Communication: Sex Education Opt Out Letter

Parents and guardians of students enrolled in a health course will have the opportunity to "Opt Out" of the Sex Education portion of the course through a link they will receive via Parent Square. On September 15th, the link will go to all parents and guardians of student’s grades (4-12) enrolled in health this semester; however, only parents or guardians wishing to opt out will need to complete the form.

Congratulations to these Artists:

Congratulations to the students below who have been invited to display their art at the Santa Fe Mall, Duluth, for the Hispanic Heritage Month, starting on Saturday, September 16 at 2 PM and until October 15th.

Jess Ruiz

Alejandra De Nobrega Jimenez

Grenly Aracena Gaston

Nathalia Cabrera Duarte

Maria Cabrera Duarte

Yulianna Garcia

Isabella Garcia

Angelo Flores

Eilyn Torres

Gabriel Rodriguez

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Questions about Yearbook?

Email Ms. Stone at
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PTA Message:

Coleman Spirit Night at Chick Fil A, September 25th, 4:30PM - 7:30PM:

Join us at Chick Fil A on Monday, September 25th from 4:30PM to 7:30PM for our second of the year Coleman Spirit Night! Just tell them you are with Coleman Middle School when ordering and the Coleman PTA will receive 10% of the night's sales. Chick Fil A is located at 3555 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard in Duluth.

PTA Booth at the Duluth Fall Festival Parade on Saturday, September 30th, beginning at 8:00AM:

Save the Date! Come out and support our Coleman PTA on Saturday, September 30th, beginning at 8:00AM at the Duluth Fall Festival Parade. We will set up a booth selling "Break" Coffee, "Krispy Kreme" Donuts, and Coleman Hoodies at the corner stop sign in front of Coleman Middle School.

Sign up to Volunteer at the First Quarter Good Behavior Celebration Walk and Talk, Wednesday, October 4th:

The PTA supports the school by seeking 3 volunteers per time slot in selling refreshments. Please consider signing up for a time slot on the following link:

Order Your PTA Memberships, Spiritwear, and 8th Grade Yard Signs on our Givebacks PTA Online Store (formerly Memberhub):

Please click on the following link to check out and purchase our merchandise on our online store: Givebacks.

If you have any questions or concerns about anything, please email us at

See you soon!

The Coleman PTA

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A Letter to our Parents from the City of Duluth

Since a number of our students walk after school, the City of Duluth wanted to share this letter with our parents. Please use this LINK to access the letter.
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Spring 2023 Georgia Milestone Scores:

Use this LINK to access the GCPS's Georgia Milestone Dashboard.

Early Morning Help Sessions:

Morning help sessions start next Friday, 8/18. Students can be dropped off starting at 8:20 AM, as usual, in the back of the building.


As an additional safety feature this year, all staff have been provided a crisis alert badge and training to make a call for immediate assistance at a school or district wide level, this last one including SROs, law enforcement, and emergency personnel.


PBIS or Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports focuses on sharing, teaching, practicing, and acknowledging the behaviors we want students to display and provides interventions and supports that are consistent throughout each classroom and the school.

As part of PBIS, here at Coleman we have:

  • First 20 day lessons to teach students expected behaviors.
  • A table displaying expected behaviors in each classroom and the school. You can use this LINK to see our Behavior Matrix.
  • Daily morning meetings and weekly advisement lessons to build classroom community.
  • Behavior rewards such as weekly "Brain Breaks" and "Golden Tickets", monthly access to our PBIS store where students can redeem "paw points" they earn daily from teachers and staff, and quarterly Walk & Talks.
  • A 9-step discipline process and behavior log for each student. Click this LINK to review the 9-steps.

More information will be shared during curriculum night.


This week administrators and teachers shared with all students our expectations for them to power down phones and keep them in their backpacks, as well as using any other smart devices appropriately, here at Coleman MS. We also shared that these expectations help them build community with teachers and peers, and be ready to collaborate and communicate more effectively during our Project Based Learning units, which are a fundamental part of our STEAM program.

You can use this LINK to review the expectations with your student. They have also been included in the student agenda. These expectations include also an outline of our 3-step discipline procedure when students do not meet expectations.

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Please review the Dress for Excellence section in our Student and Parent Handbook. Students not following our dress for excellence recommendations will go to our grade level office where one of our office clerks will give them options in private to either change to an item of clothing in their backpack, an item of clothing from donations from our community, or from their parent delivery to the school.
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  • School hours are from 9:15 AM to 4:00 PM. Students are marked tardy after 9:15 AM.
  • Students must be dropped off in the back at car rider lane. Doors open at 8:50 AM. Students who are late must be dropped off at the front entrance.
  • Do not use the bus lanes before 9:30 AM or 4:30 PM. You can park on Main St. for drop off or pick up at these times.
  • Students go directly to breakfast from car rider and bus lane. To protect learning time, students have grab-and-go lunch available after 9:10 AM.
  • It is very important that you review the Coleman MS procedures for arrival and dismissal on this LINK and watch the video included for car riders.


  • Make sure you visit our website, including a picture and a video of our car rider pick up procedure. Please be respectful of our procedures. They have been put in place to protect our students' safety.
  • Write your student's name on a paper and place it on your dashboard the first few weeks.
  • Student will dismiss from the gym on days of inclement weather. Please have their names displayed on your dashboard.
  • Be patient until our new 6th graders learn. Build some time on your schedule because the first few days will be slower, but it gets better.
  • Be courteous and respectful to our teachers and staff on duty.
  • Remind your children to look for their car, and remember, everybody is trying to pick up their child and get to your next family activity!


Due to additional reimbursement funding from the Georgia Department of Education, here are some changes coming this school year:

  • Free and Reduced-Price students will receive breakfast at no charge. Students with Full Pay eligibility will be charged $1.50.
  • Free and Reduced-Price students will receive lunch at no charge. Students with Full Pay eligibility will pay $2.25/$2.50 for lunch.

Use this LINK to review information regarding GCPS nutrition program and to have access to the Free and Reduced Lunch application.


Make sure you visit My Payment Plus (MPP) to review the Student & Parent Handbook, access forms that need to be signed, and pay for contributions.

  • Coleman's and GCPS' Parent and Student handbooks will included on My Payment Plus for your review and signature.
  • If you need assistance with you MPP account, email our parent liaison, Lorena Rojas at


Use this LINK to access the district virtual backpack with timely school information and forms.


Thank you for your support!

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  • First come first serve, 6 spaces
  • Located on the side parking lot (Across Parson's Alley)
  • Cost $600
  • Money goes back to our STEAM program!
  • Contact our bookkeeper

* About Your Principal:

Hello Coleman Middle School Parent or Guardian,

If you would like to learn more about how my personal and professional background connect to Coleman Middle School, and you did not have the opportunity to meet me during my transition to Coleman on December 2021, please feel free to click the link below to watch my introduction message.



Your Principal,

Dr. Hernandez.

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Coleman Middle School, GCPS

Gwinnett's flagship STEAM school & GA Department of Education STEAM-certified school

Principal: Dr. Gypsy Hernandez

Summer School Hours: 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Regular School Hours: 9:15 AM - 4:00 PM