SMS Jaguars: SUMMER TIME!

(June-July) Happy Summer! Stay CONNECTED: Back-to-School!

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Open House is Thursday, August 5. Click on the Parent Map/Sneak-A-Peek Schedule!

Sandtown Highlights! An Excellent Place to Learn & Grow!

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First Day Fulton: Ready, Set, Go!

On July 31, Fulton County Schools will host its fifth annual Back-to-School Pep Rally in two locations at North Springs and Banneker High Schools. First Day Fulton is the district's initiative for early registration during the summer.


First Day Fulton helps families get their students ready for school by offering early student registration, school supplies and a chance to learn more about various school departments, available support services and community programs. The event provides students and parents the resources necessary to begin school on the first day of learning.

Parents and guardians can receive free food, prizes, and school supplies as they register new students or students changing schools. Entertainment, community vendors, and fun activities are also included.


Click here to pre-register for the Banneker event.

Click here to pre-register for the North Springs event.


To enroll in Fulton County Schools, the student's parent or legal guardian must reside within the boundaries of the school system. Click here to check your address. More information about the enrollment process can be found at https://www.fultonschools.org/enrollment.

For more information about First Day Fulton and to pre-register for this event, visit https://www.fultonschools.org/firstdayfulton.

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District Updates

Updated-Return to School Information/Superintent’s Update

  • COVID-19 and related variants continue to be a significant public health concern, and FCS remains vigilant as we prepare for a safe return to our schools for staff and students. Superintendent Mike Looney provided new information about the district’s COVID-19 protocols. He said the strategies and structures that were in place at the end of last year will largely be the same, with some changes, such as mask requirements, temperature checks and quarantine protocols. Looney also stated FCS will be ready to pivot and make adjustments if the data warrants. The district’s default position is to have school in a face-to-face environment. However, the Closing Matrix, with different levels for potential outbreaks if needed, will remain in effect. Click here to see the district’s updated Safety Protocols/Recommendations.

Summer Updates: School reopening plans are updated weekly. Please check back weekly for updates

  • Sandtown Middle School is a construction site and will not approve any building events this summer.
  • Registration will continue; parents may complete the process online, or contact the school for more information.
  • All Assistant Principal's will observe vacation dates beginning, Friday, June 18-July 12, 2021.
  • 6th Grade Summer Bridge registrations opens on July 1, 2021. Parents may not register their scholars for the program until July 1, 2021.
  • Sandtown's Open House/Sneak-A-Peek is scheduled for August 5, 2021. More information is forthcoming.
  • Click here to review the district's updated Safety Protocols/Recommendations (COVID19)

Jaguar's Quote:

“Is there a place you can go to break away for a little while? If you haven't yet built your tree house, it's never too late to start.”


Gina Greenlee

Principal's Note: June 18, 2021

Happy Summer


Hello Sandtown Family,


It's Summer-time! It is perhaps the most exciting part of the year for our scholars, a time to unwind, deviating from the routine of an alarm clock. Likewise, our teachers are feeling the same joy, a mini-break, and also an opportunity to deviate from the alarm clock. In reality, we know they all deserve this time. Our team of teachers and students have equally worked diligently to make the best of a very unique year. Thus, I encourage our team of students and teachers to celebrate, relax and rejuvenate!


As we prepare for the upcoming school year, many questions are in store for our rising 6th grade parents, new 7th grade students, many who will enter the building for the first time this year, and our rising 8th graders who have experienced a very unique "middle" year. This year serves as an inaugural year for our scholars, and we are excited to welcome them back very soon.


The Summer SMORE will ensure you are fully abreast of all happenings this summer and pre-planning activities. In the interim, take some time to enjoy your scholars, have fun, laugh and embrace all of the special moments.


Please always remember: “You are so awesome! You are so amazing! Your students need you and you are making a difference in their lives. Keep on teaching, Teachers! Keep on leading, Leaders! Keep on supporting, Support Staff! Keep on parenting, Parents! Keep on making and being the difference!”


Again, and as always, thank you for all that you do to ensure we are normalizing excellence!


Your Partner,


Principal Miley


Stay Connected!

Sandtown Middle School is a Title-I Reward School!

6th Grade Summer Bridge: July 21-22

It's now time to register for our 6th Grade Summer Bridge! We are so excited to welcome our 6th grade scholars to the home of the Jaguars! Sandtown Middle School is a great place to learn and grow with an expectation of excellence. The Summer Bridge is a 2-day mini-camp that will allow our scholars to experience middle school and understand the dynamics of JAG SWAG.

Students will experience class rotations, navigating middle school transitions, how to use their embedded lockers, and so much more. It's also a great opportunity to meet the 6th grade team and other school staff members.


The cost of the mini-camp is $35 and includes lunch each day, and a SWAG Bag. Registration via Online School Payments begins on Thursday, July 01 and will end on Tuesday, July 13. To ensure proper planning, we are not able to extend the due date for registration fees. We appreciate your understanding. Is your scholar(s) ready to showcase their JAG SWAG?


S= Show Respect

W= Work Hard

A= Act Appropriately

G= Generate Excellence


  • Acceptable Payments: Online School Payment (Electronic Payment; no checks or cash payments are accepted
  • Registration Opens: July 1, 2021
  • Registration Ends: July 13, 2021


Click here to register for the program: FY22 Summer Bridge Program

Click here to submit payment for the program: Online School Payments

Questions: Contact Tanja Beauford-Vernon, 6th Grade Administrator

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Summer Bridge Recap: June 21-22

Thank you to all of our scholars who attended our Sixth Grade Summer Bridge Program! We are looking forward to seeing you back on campus very soon.
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Congratulations to our new PTSA Board!

Congratulations to our Incoming Board!

  • Thomas Morse, PTSA President
  • Anotinette Edwards, PTSA Vice-President
  • Monica Manning, Recording Secretary
  • Erika Thompson, Treasurer

Sandtown Middle School: Sneak-A-Peek/Open House: August 5, 2021

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Sandtown Middle School Open House: 6th Grade-Gearing up and getting ready for the new year! Welcome to Middle School!

Thursday, Aug. 5th, 9:30-11:30am

5400 Campbellton Road Southwest

Atlanta, GA

Open House Event: Sneak-A-Peek for grades 6

*Due to primary transitions, we have reserved the 9:30 a.m. session for 6th grade students and parents only.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Sandown Middle School Open House: 7th and 8th Grade-Gearing up and getting ready for the new year!

Thursday, Aug. 5th, 1-3pm

5400 Campbellton Road Southwest

Atlanta, GA

Open House Event: Sneak-A-Peek for grades 7 and 8

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Welcome Back! All Things Back-to-School!

SANDTOWN OPERATING HOURS

Student Arrival: 8:25 a.m.


  • Students are not permitted to wait outside of the building without supervision; students must remain in their vehicles, if dropped off, until 8:25 a.m. No students are permitted on campus prior to approved student arrival times.

Student Dismissal: 4:05 p.m.


  • Dismissal begins promptly at 4:05 p.m. Early checkouts must occur prior to 3:20 p.m. Students are engaged in final lessons and close-out activities during the last 45 minutes of school, and may not be checked out after 3:20 p.m. Parents are encouraged to ensure proper planning is in place for dismissal


UNIFORM POLICY 2021-2022

*Uniforms are highly encouraged to wear to school every day; Wednesday are Friday of each week are spirit days!

  • The standard school uniform consists of a polo top and khaki shorts or pants. A logo patch is optional, but are not required

    • Khaki bottoms are preferred with uniform tops, however, jeans are allowed to be worn with uniform tops, as well. *No frayed or ripped jeans are allowed*

To alleviate re-purchasing uniforms each year, we will adhere to the three- year/grade level uniform trend. Your scholar will wear the same uniform top color throughout their middle school career.

  • Sixth Grade: Blue/Khaki

  • Seventh Grade: Black/Khaki

  • Eighth Grade: Gray/Khaki

  • Uniforms are worn on Monday – Thursday.
  • Wednesday is College Day! Students may wear a college shirt!
  • Every Friday is Spirit Wear and Free Dress Day. ****


ABSOLUTELY NO SHREDDED, RIPPED OR FRAYED JEANS/JACKETS ARE ALLOWED. *NO CROP TOPS OR TANK TOPS ALLOWED.


Uniform Vendors: Walmart, Old Navy, Brandhouse Ink, WearMe

*All vendors are independent vendors; Sandtown does not endorse a specific vendor; Several vendors may be present during Open House/Sneak-A-Peek!

Ready, Set, Go...Fill Up Your Cart!!!

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Middle School Supply List: Standard/Non-Specific

Additional supply requests, by content will be shared during our Curriculum Night on Wednesday, September 01.


  • Backpack

  • Lunch bag

  • #2 Pencils

  • Eraser

  • Pencil Sharpener

  • Pens

  • Highlighters

  • Markers

  • 12 inch Ruler

  • Tape

  • Scissors

  • USB Flash Drive

  • TI Calculator

  • Ruled Index Cards

  • Folders

  • One Subject Spiral Notebooks

  • Composition Notebook

  • Loose Leaf Filler Paper Wide Rule

  • 3 Ring Binder or Zipper Binder

  • 3 Ring Binder Hole Punch

  • Tabbed Dividers

#1: Car-Rider Information

CAR-RIDER INFORMATION: REGISTER FOR YOUR CAR-TAG

All students who are currently assigned a car-rider number will retain their current car rider number for the new school year; tags will be placed in the car window for a more efficient car-rider process.


New car riders must have a registration form on file. This year, we kindly request all parents to complete the online form. The process is very simple and will allow for a more effective process. Please complete the car-rider registration form online and someone from our office will email you with your confirmed car-rider tag information. The car-rider form will open on July 01, 2021.


Click here to register for a new car-rider number

#2: THE SWAG CART: Fill Up Your Carts! Lockers, Grade Level Fees, etc.

The SWAG CART: Fill up your cart! Make one payment using OSP, Online School Payments, by filling up your cart. OSP will open on July 15, 2021

  • Lockers: $20

Lockers are available for purchase, beginning, July 15. Locker payments are $20/locker. The fee includes locker fee rental for the year, general maintenance, cleaning, and all associated service fees. Rental fees for lockers are non-refundable. All parents who pre-pay for their scholar prior to July 25, will receive a locker assignment during Open House, on Thursday, August 05. If your scholar is not present for Open House, they will receive their locker assignment on the 2nd day of school. If payment is made after July 25, students will receive their locker assignment during the first week of school: August 9-13.

  • 6th Grade Fee: TBA
  • 7th Grade Fee: $50
  • 8th Grade Fee: $75


Locker Recommendation

We highly encourage purchasing a locker shelf to organize items within the lockers for our scholars. The school does not sell the locker shelves, however, they may be purchased from Walmart or Target. See the link for an example: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Lockermate-12-inch-Stac-a-shelf-Wire-Locker-Shelf-Pink/605020719

Online School Payments

Click here to pay for your scholars school-based fees: Lockers, Grade Level Fees, Extracurricular activities & more. OSP is operational throughout the school year and may have fees added as they are due for all departments.

#3: Uniforms

*Uniforms are highly encouraged to wear to school every day; Wednesday are Friday of each week are spirit days!

  • The standard school uniform consists of a polo top and khaki shorts or pants. A logo patch is optional, but are not required

    • Khaki bottoms are preferred with uniform tops, however, jeans are allowed to be worn with uniform tops, as well. *No frayed or ripped jeans are allowed*

To alleviate re-purchasing uniforms each year, we will adhere to the three- year/grade level uniform trend. Your scholar will wear the same uniform top color throughout their middle school career.

  • Sixth Grade: Blue/Khaki

  • Seventh Grade: Black/Khaki

  • Eighth Grade: Gray/Khaki

  • Uniforms are worn on Monday – Thursday.
  • Wednesday is College Day! Students may wear a college shirt!
  • Every Friday is Spirit Wear and Free Dress Day. ****


ABSOLUTELY NO SHREDDED, RIPPED OR FRAYED JEANS/JACKETS ARE ALLOWED. *NO CROP TOPS OR TANK TOPS ALLOWED.


Uniform Vendors: Walmart, Old Navy, Brandhouse Ink, WearMe

*All vendors are independent vendors; Sandtown does not endorse a specific vendor; Several vendors may be present during Open House/Sneak-A-Peek!

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#4: Before & After Care

1. The mission of APEC After School Enrichment Program is to provide meaningful programming for school age children during out of school times. We accomplish this by using a holistic approach to child development that involves enrichment of the mind, body and spirit through academic, physical and social development. We strategically collaborate with the schools and the community to provide unsurpassed support for the children and families we serve.



APEC After School Enrichment @ Sandtown Middle School

5400 Campbellton Road Atlanta GA 30331Office: 404-287-9709

Email: Sandtown@APECprep.com

After School Enrichment – Constructive programming for children including homework assistance and recreational activities.

APEC Sandtown on Facebook!

Register Here

Pay Tuition Online


2. Future Foundation After School Program

Students receive: academic support, tutoring, homework help, college readiness support, opportunities to learn from professionals, field trips, enrichments activities, daily time to connect with friends and practice healthy habits.


This is a free program. We are currently enrolling 6th-12th graders at participating Fulton County Schools. Transportation, snacks, and meals are provided.

Program Dates: 8.16.21 - 5.27.22


Demarquez Grissom Sandtown MS

(404) 914-4294

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Important School Documents

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FCS Student Meal Prices

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Fulton County Schools: Master Calendar

Click here to view FCS's Master Calendar!

Sandtown Middle School's Parent View Calendar

Click here to view school events!

Online School Payments: Sandtown Middle School

Click here to pay for your scholars school-based fees: Lockers, Grade Level Fees, Extracurricular activities & more. OSP is operational throughout the school year and may have fees added as they are due for all departments.

Sandtown Middle School: VIEW the SCHOOL-FAMILY COMPACT

SMS students participating in the Title I, Part A program, and their families, agree that this compact outlines how the parents/guardians, the entire school staff, students will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement.

Parent Engagement Plan

Sandtown’s Parent and Family Engagement Plan describes how we will support the important role parents have in the education of their students. We build capacity for parent engagement by establishing an equal partnership.

FCS: Student Code of Conduct

This year, the District is making its Student Code of Conduct & Discipline Handbook (the Handbook) available online and via email. If you would like a paper copy of the Handbook, please contact Student Services.

Sandtown Middle School: Parent & Student Handbook FY21

The (Coronavirus) outbreak is an ongoing, rapidly developing situation. Sandtown Middle reserves the right to adjust information within our handbook to ensure adherence to federal, state/local health organization guidance and government mandates.

Access to Class Link

Q: What is ClassLink (Launchpad)? A single sign-on platform that will allow you to use your FCS username and password to access everything you need. Classlink (Launchpad) delivers instant access to your web resources from all your devices.

TAG and Continuous Achievement Information

The Fulton County Board of Education supports our mission statement that each child should be given the opportunity to reach his/her full potential.

SMS Athletics Department: Complete all required forms

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Community Resources: Please review our Community Resources Section

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