Generals Connect

October 6, 2021

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Fall Break Begins Tomorrow, October 7 - 11, 2021!

Fall Break - Thursday, October 7, Friday, October 8, and Monday, October 11

Please remember that Gwinnett County Public Schools' Fall Break is October 7-11. Schools will be closed. Students and Teachers will return on Tuesday, October 12. Please note that meal service is not available October 7, 8, and 11.


Stay safe and well!

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Dining Out Lunch and Learn Registration Link

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!

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Celebrating the Richness of Culture!

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¡Es un asunto familiar!

¡Por favor, únase a nosotros para nuestro evento Latin Explosion! Habrá actuaciones musicales centradas en los estudiantes de música latina, presentaciones estudiantiles, talleres de hacer y tomar, artefactos, juegos, ¡la comida, la danza, y mucha diversión! Marque su calendario y planifique asistir a este interesante evento.
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It's A Family Affair!

Please join us for our Latin Explosion event! There will be student-centered musical performances of various Latin music, student presentations, make-and-take workshops, artifacts, games, food, dance, and so much fun! Please mark your calendar and plan to attend this engaging event!

2021 Hispanic Heritage Month Essay Contest

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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!


Kind regards,

Dr. Shantí Howard

Annual AKS Review

The annual review of the Academic Knowledge and Skills (AKS) curriculum is open and runs through Oct. 11. Parents, GCPS staff, students, and Gwinnett County residents may review proposed standards online, offering feedback on AKS that have been developed to align the curriculum with the Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE) and/or Georgia Performance Standards (GPS). Feedback on this year’s AKS review may be submitted via an online AKS survey. Comments will be accepted through Monday, Oct. 11. Click here for a list of the courses with AKS under review.
AKS Feedback Survey Link

Use this link to provide your feedback before October 11

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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!

United Way Funds Community Resources

The Resting Spot

United Way Donations can be made using MyPaymentsPlus from October 6 - November 19

If you do not have a MyPaymentsPlus account, please use the link below to set up an account. Your Family and Friends can do the same. Once you log into your account, look for Shiloh Middle School United Way. If you have any questions, Please contact Mrs. Fletcher, Parent Instructional Coordinator, at 770.736.4572 or via email at charlene.fletcher@gcpsk12.org
Shiloh MS United Way Donation (MyPaymentsPlus) Link

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

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HOT OFF THE PRESS!

And the Survey Says . . .

GCPS Values Your Opinion! Give Your Feedback By Completing the 2022-2023 School Year Calendar Feedback.

GCPS values your opinion and would like your feedback on the 2022-2023 school year calendar options. Please take a minute to review the three options and provide your feedback in our community form. Thank you for continuing to support Shiloh Middle School and GCPS.
Shiloh MS Calendar Feedback Link or QR code

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.

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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.

All Pro Dad - Join the Email List Link

Please click here to join the email list for the All Pro Dad Group

Media Center Volunteers

If you are interested in volunteering in the Media Center, please email Ms. Bonaby at genine.bonaby@gcpsk12.org. Please list convenient days and times that you are available.


Kind regards,

Genine Bonaby,

Shiloh Middle School Media Specialist

Engaging Events and Workshops! Parents and Guardians: Please Complete the Shiloh Middle School's Family Engagement Survey

I am delighted to be your new Parent Instructional Coordinator (PIC), and my office is located in the Media Center. I would like to plan some engaging events that will assist you in helping your student(s), as well as engaging events that will inform and assist you. Therefore, I would like to hear from you. Please take a quick moment to complete and submit the survey. I look forward to this exciting 2021-2022 school year!


Sincerely,

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 were not able to attend the Annual Title I Meeting and Curriculum Night on Thursday, September 9, we want to extend the opportunity for you to have a level of confidence in answering the who, what, when, and how, as it relates to the available resources for you to support your scholar's daily academic, attendance, and behavior success! Please use the link to view the video, and afterwards please complete the evaluation that is associated to the content discussed in the video.
Title I Annual Meeting Video

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:

Title I Annual Mtg Feedback Evaluation Survey Link

After viewing the Title I Annual Meeting video, please provide your feedback by completing the evaluation survey.

"Idea Source"

This publication will enlighten and inform you of our concept of Family and Community Engagement!

Safety First!

Parents and Guardians, please continue to exercise patience and kindness as you are delivering and picking up your precious cargo in the car-rider line. It is also important to remember that safety is our top priority. Therefore, parents and guardians are not allowed to walk over from Shiloh High School to drop off or pick up your student(s).


Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Rincón de la Comunidad Latina

Clases para aprender ingles/ English classes: (ALL Latino families)

https://www.gcpsk12.org/cms/lib/GA02204486/Centricity/Domain/11622/Adult%20ESOL%20Classes.pdf


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 dibujos@serfam.org. 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

Clases para aprender ingles/ English classes:

Haga clic aquí para obtener más información

SAVE-THE-DATES!

Basketball Tryouts Are Open to All 7th and 8th Graders

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Digital Learning Day: Wednesday, October 20, 2021

October 20 is a scheduled Digital Learning Day for all students. It will be an asynchronous learning day with ALL students learning from home. Students will log into eCLASS to work independently on assignments.

Early Release Day/Parent-Teacher Conferences: Thursday, October 21, 2021

October 21 is an early release day for students in grades K-8. Elementary and middle school parents should be receiving information regarding Parent-Teacher Conferences in the coming weeks.

Pop-In With the Principal and Tech Table Talk # 2: Thursday, October 28, 2021

October 28 is the second Pop-In With the Principal and the Tech Table Talk (Hidden Resources in eCLASS) session. We will offer a Hybrid session at 11:30 AM and a Virtual session at 6:00 PM.

In the Know!

Shiloh Middle School's Website Link

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.

Gwinnett County School District's Website Link

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!

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Shiloh Strong: Join PTSA

Your Voice Does Make A Difference! Join Us With Your Membership and Your Presence:

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Let's Sync Our Calendars--Important GCPS Dates to Remember

GCPS 2021-2022 School Year Calendar -English

As we plan for a successful 2021-2022 school year, it is important to ensure that your student is present each day.

Please also note the "Digital Learning Days (DLDs)" that are added to this year's calendar. There are five remaining dates. They are highlighted in Pink for the months of October, November, January, and two in March. These are teacher planning/staff development days. All GCPS students will learn from home on these days, completing assignments at their own pace.

If It Is To Be, It Is Up To Me:

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Preparation is the Key to Success

Caring Counselors Are Here to Support Your Scholars

This is Worth Repeating!

In lieu of the current unfavorable trends that are taking place in school settings, please take a few moments to review these helpful tips and discuss the importance of responsible decision making practices with your scholar, as it relates to the various social media platforms.
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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):

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Shiloh Middle School's Before/After School Clubs Signup

Use the link to see a description of the current clubs, signing up and directions for paying fees (if applicable).

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While meals are provided at no charge for all students this school year, it still pays to complete the Free and Reduced-price Meal Application. Families whose students would be eligible for meal support in a typical year should complete the application by October 21, 2021. GCPS offers an online application and a printed application (available at schools). A new application must be completed each year. Due to the number of applications received, families can expect a faster turnaround time for the online application, which is available in English and Spanish.


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 terrie.lynn.hampton@gcpsk12.org.

Multi-Purpose Family Income Form

This form must be completed every school year. You may submit your application trough October 21, 2021.

Breakfast and Lunch Menus for the Month of October

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

ParentVUE 2020_21

Informational Parent Portal Video - Spanish

ParentVUE Spanish

Together We Can Achieve More!

This is Shiloh!

Shiloh Families,


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!

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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

[ ] 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.

Technically Speaking:

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:

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All For One and One For All!


If you need any additional support, please do not hesitate to contact me directly via email at charlene.fletcher@gcpsk12.org or via phone at 770.736.4572.

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Shiloh Middle School-Parent Center

Charlene Fletcher

Parent Instructional Coordinator (PIC)


Parent Center Hours: M - F 9:00 AM-3:00 PM