October 6, 2021
Fall Break Begins Tomorrow, October 7 - 11, 2021!
Fall Break - Thursday, October 7, Friday, October 8, and Monday, October 11
Stay safe and well!
Use this link to register for the "Dining Out" Lunch and Learn virtual series with the UGA Extension Program
YOU CAN NOW READ THE GENERALS CONNECT NEWSLETTER IN MANY LANGUAGES!
- CLICK ON THE ACCESSIBILITY SYMBOL (MOBILE DEVICES) OR THE TRANSLATE NEWSLETTER BUTTON (COMPUTERS)
- CLICK THE Translate BUTTON
- YOU WILL SEE: Translate this newsletter
- YOU WILL THEN SEE: Select Language--USE THE DROPDOWN BOX TO CHOOSE YOUR LANGUAGE
Celebrating the Richness of Culture!
¡Es un asunto familiar!
It's A Family Affair!
2021 Hispanic Heritage Month Essay Contest
From the Principal’s Desk
Good evening Generals:
As we begin our Fall Break, I want to thank you for your support. We strive daily to create an environment that is conducive to learning and one that is safe. At Shiloh, we have trusted adults in the building that your scholar can depend on at any given time and space they occupy throughout the day. Please have an open conversation with your child about the TikTok Challenges, because we are going to combat negativity by doing a campaign of “Random Acts of Kindness by Paying it Forward”. Ask your child what he/she/they would like to do as a random act of kindness or something to pay it forward.
I would love to invite you to our Latin Explosion! Please mark your calendars for Thursday, October 14 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM. Come out to support your child and show the world that our village is phenomenal. Our scholars and teachers have been hard at work to make this an experience that you would not want to miss.
Because of you, our village is STRONG and we will only expect the BEST for the BEST, because we are Shiloh...Shiloh Generals…Shiloh STRONG!
Let's stay united by being in constant communication. Please take a few moments and read this newsletter for other important dates and events.
Have a restful and safe break!
Dr. Shantí Howard
Annual AKS Review
Together, We Can . . .
Give Our Best, For The Best
In Our Local School
And Our Community!
Two Giving Campaigns
One For Now, and One For Later
The United Way Giving Campaign Begins Today, October 6 through November 19!
We can move mountains and open doors.
We Can Do
Imagine the possibilities with a donation from each Shiloh Family and/or Friend.
So Much More!
We can do so much for our school and our local community.
Podemos mover montañas y abrir puertas.
Que podemos hacer
Imagina las posibilidades con una donación de cada familia y/o amigo de Shiloh.
Podemos hacer mucho por nuestra escuela y nuestra comunidad local.
United Way Funds Community Resources
United Way Donations can be made using MyPaymentsPlus from October 6 - November 19
Use this link to log into your account, or to register a new account for the purpose of donating to the Shiloh Middle Schools' United Way Campaign.
Gwinnett Great Days of Service
Requested Items will be collected October 18 - 21, 2021
HOT OFF THE PRESS!
And the Survey Says . . .
GCPS Values Your Opinion! Give Your Feedback By Completing the 2022-2023 School Year Calendar Feedback.
Please use this link above, or the QR code below to provide feedback regarding the calendar options. There are a total of three options and they are all located under each feedback question.
Parent/Guardians Volunteer Opportunities!
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.
Please click here to join the email list for the All Pro Dad Group
Media Center Volunteers
Shiloh Middle School Media Specialist
Engaging Events and Workshops! Parents and Guardians: Please Complete the Shiloh Middle School's Family Engagement Survey
Charlene Fletcher, Parent Instructional Center Coordinator
Just In Case You Missed the Title I Annual Meeting and/or You did not complete the survey . . .
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:
After viewing the Title I Annual Meeting video, please provide your feedback by completing the evaluation survey.
This publication will enlighten and inform you of our concept of Family and Community Engagement!
Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
Rincón de la Comunidad Latina
Clases para aprender ingles/ English classes: (ALL Latino families)
Ser Familia is having an ART CONTEST! (see flyer attached) (ALL Latino families)
Due October 5
Para celebrar nuestra cultura Latino, Ser Familia hoy da inicio a un concurso en el que aquellos estudiantes en el estado de Georgia, menores de 15 años, podrán enviarnos un dibujo que represente lo que significa para ellos ser Latino. La participación de los estudiantes debe ser aprobada por sus padres o guardián legal.
Envíenos un dibujo hecho por su hijo(a) menor de 15 años de edad que ilustre lo que significa para él o ella ser Latino. Envíalo a email@example.com. La fecha límite para enviar su dibujo es el 5 de Octubre a las 5 p.m.
Incluya el nombre de su hijo(a), su edad, la ciudad donde vive en Georgia y el número de teléfono del padre/madre o guardián legal cuando envíe su dibujo.Los 10 mejores dibujos serán escogidos por Ser Familia y publicados en nuestra cuenta de Facebook e Instagram el 5 de Octubre. ¡Aquellos 3 dibujos con más Likes en combinación de las dos plataformas ganarán el concurso!
Latino Community Fund Art / Sports Scholarship (see flyer attached) (ALL Latino families)
Due October 20
Estamos felices de anunciar nuestras nuevas becas de $250 para aquellos niños de bajos recursos pero interesados en el arte y los deportes. Mil gracias a la familia Lavender, a sus donantes por el "Dream Big Art and Sports Scholarship Fund".
Por favor completen la solicitud aquí: https://lcfga.info/dreambig2021
Basketball Tryouts Are Open to All 7th and 8th Graders
Digital Learning Day: Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Early Release Day/Parent-Teacher Conferences: Thursday, October 21, 2021
Pop-In With the Principal and Tech Table Talk # 2: Thursday, October 28, 2021
In the Know!
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.
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.
TEAM Work Makes the Dream Work!
Shiloh Strong: Join PTSA
Your Voice Does Make A Difference! Join Us With Your Membership and Your Presence:
Let's Sync Our Calendars--Important GCPS Dates to Remember
As we plan for a successful 2021-2022 school year, it is important to ensure that your student is present each day.
If It Is To Be, It Is Up To Me:
Preparation is the Key to Success
Caring Counselors Are Here to Support Your Scholars
This is Worth Repeating!
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):
Use the link to see a description of the current clubs, signing up and directions for paying fees (if applicable).
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.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Ms. Hampton (Shiloh Middle School's Cafeteria Manager), via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This form must be completed every school year. You may submit your application trough October 21, 2021.
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
Informational Parent Portal Video - Spanish
Together We Can Achieve More!
This is Shiloh!
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!
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. You may submit your application trough October 21, 2021.
[ ] 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
- GoFan is the digital ticketing platform that allows parents and students to purchase tickets for school events online.
- Click here to sign up for GoFan
[ ] 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 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.
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: