Knightly News

Week of September 13th

SGMS Arrival and Dismissal

Thank you so much for working hard on arriving and picking up on time. Our tardies were less this past week and that is due to your diligence and commitment in getting your students to school on time. As shared last week students should not exit cars or buses until staff are on duty and release students to enter the building at 8 am. Our school day is 8:20 am to 3:20 pm. Please ensure your child arrives on time to minimize disruptions in the classroom and to set up each student for success. Students are to wear a mask and One card each day. Students are scanning on and off buses and will be scanning upon entry into the building in the near future. We appreciate your patience for the new students who are awaiting their One cards. Please help your child to develop a routine for having the mask and one card on as they enter each day.

Immunizations and Health Assessments

The deadline is quickly approaching for all 7th graders this Wednesday September 15th.

All 7th graders must have the Tdap vaccine as well as the Meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV)

Clinics are open in High Point and Greensboro at the locations on the dates and times noted below.

  • The Tdap and MCV immunizations will be offered on the following schedule:

    GCDPH High Point Clinic located at 501 E. Green Dr., High Point, NC 27260:

    • Tuesday, Sept. 14; 4 – 6:30 p.m.
    • Thursday, Sept. 16; 4 – 6:30 p.m.
    • Saturday, Sept. 18; 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • GCDPH Greensboro Clinic located at 1100 E. Wendover Ave., Greensboro, NC 27405:
    • Tuesday, Sept. 14; 4 – 6:30 p.m.
    • Thursday, Sept. 16; 4 – 6:30 p.m.
    • Saturday, Sept. 18; 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

To schedule an appointment, please call 336-641-3245. Appointments are not required but are strongly encouraged. If you have health insurance, please have this information readily available when scheduling an appointment.


The fax number for Southern Guilford Middle is 336-674-4278. Please ensure your child's name is located on the document you fax so that we can enter for the correct child.


Proof of immunizations and the Health Assessment Transmittal form must be provided to your child’s school within 30 calendar days of attendance to avoid suspension.

Immunization requirements attached below

E.X.C.E.L.

As SGMS Knights we are creating a Culture of Excellence. Students have been reviewing what each letter in EXCEL signifies and we are looking for students to apply this to their daily school routines. Thank you to the students who are showcasing these character traits each day. We will be recognizing these leaders by team on the morning show. Please discuss with your child what these mean and how to show these in their school day.


E-Epitomize integrity

X-eXpress Respect

C-Commit to Learn

E-Exercise responsibility

L-Lead with Courage

Dressed for Success

As we travel on the Road of Success in the Culture of Excellence of Southern Guilford Middle we want to ensure our students continue to showcase their best in dress and character. Please review the dress code expectations with your son or daughter outlined in the student agenda.

Here are a few highlights that need special attention and review

TOPS

* Shoulders, backs, stomachs and cleavage will be covered

* No Halter/Tube tops (even with a sweater or jacket)

* Undergarments should not be visible

* Lace or Sheer shirts must be layered with shirts that adhere to the rules stated above

* Light weight jacket may be worn, but with appropriate top

PANTS, SHORTS or SKIRTS

* No Sagging

* No holes or tears above the knee

* No pajama bottoms / lounge wear / sweatpants

* Leggings, jeggings or tights may be worn, IF the skirt, dress or shirt is long enough to cover the bottom area AND extends at least to finger-tip length

* No words or images across the seat of the pants

* Shorts (at least to finger-tip length)

* Skirts/Dresses (Not shorter than 5 inches above the knee)

Athletics

Come support our SGMS Knights! Fans are welcome. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students. All indoor events require masking and social distancing.


Volleyball -

September 13th-Athletic Pictures for Girls Volleyball-afterschool in the Gym 4 pm

September 16th 5:00 pm vs Ferndale at SGMS


Football

September 15th 5:00 pm vs Western @ Southern Guilford HS

Health and Safety Updates

As we continue to keep our SGMS community SAFE and STRONG, please make sure your student stays home if they are not feeling well and be sure to notify the school of the absence. We are also encouraging all students to bring a water bottle that can be filled up at one of our water stations through out the building. If your child is experiencing any Covid like symptoms and are tested please reach out and let us know. We want to ensure all students are able to access assignments and we continue to promote good health. If your child is experiencing any Covid like symptoms and is sent home from school please ensure we receive the Negative Covid test results or the alternative diagnosis from the doctor before returning to school

Title 1 Family Night Save the Date

Thursday, Sep. 23rd, 5:30-7pm

SGMS

Interim pick ups will be that evening as well as curriculum information for families.


Food will be available for families that join us.


More information to come.

Parent representative for School Improvement Team-

If you are interested in serving our school in important decisions as we move the school forward please complete the form located at this link.