Sweetwater Middle School Newsletter

Special Edition March 20, 2020

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Message from the Principal

Hello Sweetwater Family,

I hope everyone is doing well during this uncertain time. The students have performed exceptionally well logging in to eClass and completing assignments. If you do not have access to the internet, we have student work packets available at the school for pick up. The packets for the week of March 23 - 27, will be available starting on Tuesday after 1:00 pm. Our school will be closed during the week of Spring Break, so if you need assistance, please try to come and pick up student work before Friday, March 27th. The teachers will submit weekly grades in their gradebooks, so students must complete their work on time. If students received work packets from the school, these packets must be returned once school is in session. The packets will be graded, and the grades will be entered into teacher grade books.


I know it has not been easy trying to juggle work and financial hardships, but we will get through this time by working together as a family. We are ready to provide support in any way possible. Please communicate with the teachers or call the school. Once again, thank you for continuing the learning at home. At this time, I don't have any information about the status of students returning after Spring Break. Gwinnett County will send out an email to all parents with an update on Digital Learning.


We Love You and Be Safe!!

Mrs. Johnson

Principal


Our Office Hours from March 18 - March 27 are from 8:00 - 3:30. The school office will be closed during Spring Break March 30 - April 3rd.

Parent Center News

GA Milestones

Georgia Milestones End of Grade and End of Course Test is currently suspended until further notice. As we receive more information, we will let you know.

Scholastic Learn at Home Program

Here is a fantastic website from Scholastic Magazine to keep students reading at home. When you go to this link, you will see that Scholastic has 5 days of reading for students. So you can give your child a reading assignment each day. Scroll down to the bottom until you get to Day 1. Here is the link. https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome/grades-6-12.html

Bound to Stay Bound

Another website that has an abundance of Educational Resources for at home learning is Bound to Stay Bound. When you click on this link, you will find authors and publishers that are offering books, activities, videos, and read alouds to students. There are also educational websites and virtual tours. Here is the link. https://www.btsb.com/educational-resources-main-tab-landing-page/

Junior Library Guild

The Junior Library Guild Gold Standard eBooks for Elementary, Middle School and High school students, JLG Digital, gives you and your child unlimited access* to read books online from any device. There is no limit to the number of users who can access the books, so your home-bound children can click to their hearts' content! Titles enter and exit the digital stream regularly, so there are always new picks available. Click on Middle School when you go to the website. You do not have to log in. Here is the link: https://www.juniorlibraryguild.com/at-home

Low Cost Computers for Families

Finally, if you are in need of a low cost computer for your family, please visit this website: https://www.pcsforpeople.org. If you are eligible, you may be able to get a computer from $0 to $200.


When you visit the website, click on "Get Tech." Then click on "Find out if you are eligible."

From Dr. Harris

Sweetwater Middle School

3500 Cruse Road

Lawrenceville, GA 30044

770-923-4131

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