Knightly News

Week of October 18th

E.X.C.E.L.

Creating and maintaining a Culture of Excellence!!


E-Epitomize integrity

X-eXpress Respect

C-Commit to Learn

E-Exercise responsibility

L-Lead with Courage

TRIAGE Survey

Through a federally-funded grant called TRIAGE, teachers, administrators, and support staff at all middle and high schools in Guilford County Schools (GCS) will receive training designed to help them recognize and respond to acts of school violence using trauma-informed practices and mental health first aid. In order to help understand if this training was successful or not and what additional supports schools may need to accomplish this important goal, we are asking for all middle and high school staff and students to complete a brief (10-minute) survey. SGMS students will be taking this on Tuesday morning after the morning show.


If you DO NOT want your child to participate please complete the form linked below and send to SGMS office or your child's teacher MONDAY!!

7th grade Students and Officer Williams learning together

SEE SOMETHING/SAY SOMETHING-IMPORTANCE

One of the best ways to keep our schools safe is through See Something, Say Something. This means that we all should observe our environment and develop awareness of our surroundings. When we see suspicious activity, something that seems out of place, or hear someone make threats to harm another person, we say something. Even if we are not certain, we trust our instincts and make a report to the trusted adults in the building. Please share with your child the importance of being a leader and not a follower. We are creating a culture of excellence where respect is the norm. Respect is shown through our actions so ensure your child is aware that the norms of SGMS EXCEL will ground them in the traits to be the leader that is within them.

Creating a Culture of EXCELlence

Please help us by enforcing our school expectations with your child by ensuring they are ready to learn each day they come to school. We are not accepting below standard behaviors. All students deserve the right to learn and all students will be expected to ensure their classmates learning is not interrupted by inappropriate behaviors. Dress code is the first area that can be checked prior to leaving home each school day. Your child should not wear BIKER SHORTS, JEANS with HOLES WHERE SKIN IS EXPOSED, CROP TOPS/SPAGHETTI STRAP TOPS, SLIDES/BEDROOM SHOES, CROCS WITH STRAPS NOT ON THE BACK or other items noted in the agenda. Cell phones may not be used during the school day. If your child has their cell phone out it will be taken and first offense may be picked up at end of day, second offense a parent will need to pick up. Cell phones distract learning as students are texting or calling or listening to music rather than focused on the instruction being provided .Masks are one of the most important ways to prevent spread of COVID-19 please ensure your child wears their mask covering both their mouth and nose. Last but not least is RESPECT--please discuss with your child that they should follow the directions of any adult the first time and to avoid inappropriate comments or responses. We are working to ensure every child has what they need to succeed. Please reach out if you have questions or if you are willing to partner with us as we move SGMS down the road of success.

SGMS Parent Teacher Organization--Examples of Leaders partnering for SGMS--WE NEED YOU!!

We are excited and interested in starting a parent teacher organization (PTO). This organization gives parents and teachers the opportunity to work together to enhance and supplement the educational experiences of all teacher, students, and their families at SGMS. PTOs can be a massive resource to schools in terms of communication, fundraising, and achieving curricular goals schoolwide. Ms. Yakout, parent and 6th grade teacher is interested in spearheading this initiative. We have great families at SGMS and want to partner with you to continue moving us forward.


Please fill out the link below if you would be interested in learning more or volunteering to be a part. Stay tuned for a virtual info meeting to be held in the near future.

Athletics

Girls Soccer and Boys Volleyball:

Monday @ SGMS vs Jamestown 4:45 pm


Football:

Wednesday @ Allen Jay Prep vs AJ Prep 5:00 pm


Please come out and support our athletes and coaches

SGMS ADMINISTRATION:

Our administrative team is available to assist with any and all SGMS questions or concerns. You may reach us at 336-674-4266 or by email. We love your partnership please reach out if you have suggestions or shout outs for our amazing staff.


Tracy Roof, Principal-rooft@gcsnc.com (meeting/conference students with last names P-Z)


Lorie Rainey, Assistant Principal-raineyl@gcsnc.com (meeting/conference students with last names G-O)


James Moore, Assistant Principal-moorej5@gcsnc.com (meeting/conference students with last names A-F)