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SHILOH MIDDLE SCHOOL MISSION STATEMENT

Student learning is the chief priority of Shiloh Middle and is the primary focus of all decisions affecting the work of the school. 

 

SHILOH MIDDLE SCHOOL BELIEFS

Students are valued as individuals with unique physical, social, emotional, and intellectual needs.

 Students have different learning styles and are provided with a variety of instructional approaches to support their learning.

 Students need to demonstrate their understanding of essential knowledge and skills by being actively involved in solving problems, producing quality work, and applying learning in a variety of meaningful contexts.

 Students, faculty, parents, and the community share the responsibility for enhancing the schoolís commitment to continuous improvement, providing a safe and comfortable environment, respecting others as individuals, and focusing on lifelong learning.

Gwinnett County Public Schools 
Vision Statement

Gwinnett County Public Schools will be a system of world-class schools where students acquire the knowledge and skills to be successful as they continue their education at the post-secondary level and/or enter the work force.

 Mission Statement

The mission of the Gwinnett County Public Schools is to pursue excellence in academic knowledge, skills, and behavior for each student resulting in measured improvement against local, national, and world-class standards.

Strategic Goals

Gwinnett County Public Schools will...
* Ensure a world-class education for all students by focusing on teaching and learning the Academic Knowledge and Skills (AKS) Curriculum.
* Ensure a safe, secure, and orderly environment for all.
* Optimize student achievement through responsible stewardship of its financial resources and the proactive pursuit of all resources necessary to meet current and future demands.
* Recruit, employ, develop, and retain a work force that achieves the mission and goals of the organization.
* Meet the continuing and changing demand for essential information through technological systems and processes that support effective performance and desired results.
* Provide and manage the systemís facilities and operations in an exemplary manner as determined by programmatic needs and best management practices.
* Apply continuous quality improvement strategies and principles as the way the organization does business.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

Address: Shiloh Middle School
              4285 Shiloh Road
              Snellville, GA 30039
Telephone: 770-972-3224
School Hours: 9:20 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Building Hours:  8:55 - 4:30 (Monday)

                          8:30 - 4:30 (Tuesday - Friday) 

           *** For your child's own safety, students should not be dropped of  before, or picked up after these hours.  If students need to come in early for help from a teacher, they need to have a pass (signed by the teacher) and a purpose. ***

Principal: Dr. Eric Parker
Assistant Principals

Mr. George Allen, Seventh Grade
Ms. Jean Callins, Eighth Grade
Ms. Pat Merritt, Sixth Grade
Ms. Lisa Green, Special Education & Testing

Mrs. Sharon Mendez, Title I Data Administrator

 

 

 

EVACUATION COMMUNICATION TO PARENTS


In the event of an actual evacuation, we will post the parent reunification on the web site, we will utilize the Shiloh High School automated phone system, and we will have GCPS personnel in place with green vests who will be able to communicate the plan to parents

 

DAILY ROUTINE

Students are not allowed in the building until 9:00 without a pass for a teacher-sponsored activity. 

Parents who transport their children to and from school should use the front driveway or the east side parking lot.    Seventh and eighth graders enter the building at the I Hall door at 9:00 (at 8:15 when coming in for tutoring, these students use the front door), and sixth graders exit their cars along the side walk and then walk to the front of the building.  Parents and visitors are allowed to enter the building at the front door only. If the front circle is void of yellow buses, parents and visitors may enter the circle drive to allow children to come into the building.  The driveway on the west side is for buses only.

 Parents and visitors may not park along the curb on Shiloh Middle property after 3:30.

 

ATTENDANCE

Regular attendance in school is essential for a quality education. Daily attendance helps students feel more closely associated with their classmates and improves their educational progress.  The time missed from class results in loss of valuable educational experiences. Make 100% attendance a goal for this year. We want students in school every day. 

State law requires that students between the ages of seven and sixteen attend school and recognizes only the following reasons as legal absences: personal illness, death in the immediate family, recognized religious holidays observed by your faith, absences mandated by governmental agencies, instances where attendance would be hazardous, and service as a Page in the Georgia General Assembly.

 In case of any absence from school, a student must bring a written excuse from a parent or guardian stating the reason for the absence. This excuse must be given to the homeroom teacher when the student returns.  New federal and state guidelines require that a school  maintain written documentation for each excused absence.              

Early Check-out - In order to prevent unnecessary disturbance in the classroom, parents must report to the office to check out students. PLEASE DO NOT GO TO THE STUDENTíS CLASSROOM. Office personnel will call the student from class.  Only persons listed on the clinic card, with proper I.D., will be permitted to check out a student. For your childís safety, no student will be allowed to check himself out, walk home, or leave the campus without confirmed parental permission. Student check out may not occur after 3:30 except in the case of extreme emergency. 

Late Check-In - Students arriving at school after 9:20 must report to the front office. The student must be accompanied to the front office by a parent.

 

MAKE-UP WORK

Students with excused absences will be given 24 hours from the day he/she returns, to make up work. It is the studentís responsibility to ask the teacher for any missed assignments.

 

CHALLENGING CURRICULUM

The Academic Knowledge and Skills (AKS) as developed by the Gwinnett County Board of Education are the standards for excellence for all students in the Gwinnett County Public Schools. They are what teachers are to teach and students are to learn. In every classroom, instruction and assessment are tailored so that all students learn the AKS.

Gifted classes are available to identified students. An intervention reading class is also available during connections time to targeted students. During an academic class, remediation and extension also occur daily.

The Language Arts curriculum is an integrated approach in which the facets of reading comprehension, literature and novel study, composition, usage and grammar, spelling, listening and public speaking are taught within a block, but enmeshed throughout the total curriculum.

The Mathematics curriculum in grade six emphasizes a broad range of topics (number concepts, estimation, computation, patterns and functions, geometry, measurement, algebra, statistics and probability) taught as an integrated whole. Students take Pre-Algebra in grade seven and most students take algebra in eighth grade. Curricular goals for all students include learning to value mathematics, becoming mathematical problem solvers, learning to communicate mathematically, and learning to reason mathematically.

The Science curriculum in grade six covers topics in physical science; the course of study in grade seven is life science and in eighth grade the study is earth science. The process skills of science are emphasized in all grade levels.

The Social Studies curriculum centers around challenges in a global society. A two year world studies block (grades six and seven) provides students the opportunity to examine the world today. The third year is an examination of Georgiaís connections to the world. Map and globe skills and social studies process skills are emphasized in all grade levels.

HOMEWORK

The faculty and administration of Shiloh Middle School believe that homework is a valuable learning experience;  homework can accomplish any or all of the following:

a.  reinforce academic skills introduced in the classroom
b. increase learning time (time on task) thereby increasing achievement
c. communicate the curriculum to parents
d.  encourage self-discipline in students
e. provide for different rates and styles of learning.
 

We believe that skills and concepts are reinforced through assignments completed outside the school. Through homework there is the opportunity for enrichment, extension, practice of basic skills, and/or reinforcement of instructional goals.

Homework becomes more valuable when there is a strong partnership between home and school. The role of the home is to provide support, encouragement, and a place to complete homework.  The role of the school is to assign meaningful homework.  Through a strong home-school partnership, homework has the potential to increase learning time.

GRADE REPORTS/GRADING SCALE

Report cards are issued at the end of each nine weeks, and mid-term progress reports are issued midway through the nine week grading period. Mid-term reports will contain grades for six subjects. Parents need to contact the childís homeroom teacher if a report is missing.

The Gwinnett County Board of Education has adopted the following grading scale:
A = 90 - 100
B = 80 - 89
C = 74 - 79
D = 70 - 73
U = Below 70
A student receives conduct and effort grades of E (excellent), S (satisfactory), N (needs to improve), or U (unsatisfactory). The report card envelope should be signed by a parent or guardian and returned to the homeroom teacher at mid-term and at the end of each term.

HONOR ROLL RECOGNITION

Principal's Honor Roll    95-100 term average (E's and S's in Conduct and Effort)
Academic Honor Roll    90-94 term average (E's and S's in Conduct and Effort)
Merit Honor Roll            87-89 term average (E's and S's in Conduct and Effort)

CONFERENCES

In middle school all conferences are held with the entire teaching team, if at all possible.  Individual teachers do not meet with parents due to the nature of the teaching team working with the student in all areas.

Early Release Days are scheduled twice a year. Most conference times are reserved for at-risk students BUT during this or at any time parents may contact their childís teacher to schedule a conference. Parents are encouraged to visit Shiloh Middle; however, all visitors must check with the front office upon entering the building. Early release days are November 11-12, 2009 and February 03-04, 2010.

 

COUNSELING

The counseling program at Shiloh is available to all students and their parents.  It is designed to be developmental and preventive, but at times is also one of crisis intervention.  A specific counselor is assigned to each grade level to talk to students individually, in a group setting, and in classroom guidance lessons.   

The counselors visit the classrooms at the beginning of the year to explain how appointments are made.  When a class is missed for a counseling appointment, the student must make up classroom work. 

Counseling and guidance services are part of the regular curriculum; parents will need to notify the school in writing if their child is not to participate in services. 

Parents are invited to attend our parenting seminars and parenting courses.  Conferences with the grade level counselor can be scheduled to discuss issues and concerns.  Community based referral suggestions are available for both private tutoring and counseling needs.

GIFTED PROGRAM

Students who have been identified eligible for the Probe Program, may have some academic classes in which instruction is different from that of the regular classes.  Teachers who teach the gifted classes have a special credential that qualifies them to teach those classes.  Like all Shiloh Middle School teachers, they may use a variety of teaching techniques to assess student acquisition of the Academic Knowledge and Skills.

TUTORING

Classroom teachers  make tutoring available to students each week.  Students must check with the teachers to find out when tutoring is available to them. 

COMPUTER LABS

Two multi-use computer labs are open on Tues.-Fri. a. m. at 8:15 for students to do research and multimedia projects.  Students must have an agenda book  pass signed from the teacher for whose class the work is to be done.  Certified teachers are available in the labs to assist the students. 

DISCIPLINE

While at Shiloh Middle School,  students are expected to behave in an appropriate manner. The best discipline is self-control.  Self-control is based upon understanding the limits of oneís  speech and actions in relation to others. Although self-control is most desirable, it is necessary, at times, to have external controls and the use of  corrective disciplinary procedures to control and change unacceptable and inappropriate behavior. 

Shiloh Middle follows the conduct behavior code as approved by the GCPS Board of Education.  A violation of these rules may lead to expulsion from school.

LOCAL SCHOOLS RULES

*Students must respect the property of peers and not touch it without permission
*Students must respect the teacherís desk and not touch anything on it
*Students must avoid contact with the teacherís computer
*Students are expected to be polite and say ďPleaseĒ and ďThank youĒ
*Students may not eat candy nor chew gum
*Students must not touch another personís food
*Students must maintain a modicum of calm demeanor in the cafeteria so that all can enjoy their meal
*Students must not run in the hallways; rather, they are expected to help maintain a proper learning environment at all times
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Students must contribute to the energy and learning in the classroom
*Students transition silently in the hallways to maintain an optimum teaching environment

PERSONAL PROPERTY

The school will not be responsible for personal property. This includes property brought to school for instructional projects, as well as all other personal property of students.  This also includes leased or rented music instruments.

ELECTRONIC DEVICES

Students may not bring CDs, CD players, electronics or any toys to school.

CELL PHONES

 Students may have cell phones in their possession in their book bag. The phones may not be turned on to vibrate or text message. If a student has a phone outside the bookbag, it may be taken up.  Confiscated phones or toys will be returned to parents only on the following dates:  the first and third Friday of each month August through April, the last day before winter and spring holidays and the last day of school in May.

CHEATING

Assessment is both a method of determining a studentís level of achievement and a learning opportunity. Any occurrence of cheating will be handled through firm and decisive action.

The staff of Shiloh Middle School defines cheating on any assignment/assessment as follows:

1. Student talking to a neighbor during an individual assessment. (All questions and         conversation shall be between the teacher and the student).
2. Student looking at a fellow studentís  paper/information.
3.  Student giving answers/information to a fellow student either verbally or in writing.
4.    Student possessing or using a cheat sheet, or any form of written answer.
5.    Student copying a fellow studentís assignment.
6.  Student using book or class notes during an individual assessment unless otherwise specified by the teacher.

 At the first incident of cheating a private conference will be conducted with the student to determine the cause for cheating. Teachers may provide an alternative assessment in lieu of a ď0Ē. Parents will be notified.  Documentation will be made of the incident in team minutes.

 Upon the next incident of cheating a private student-teacher conference will be conducted, and an automatic ď0Ē will be recorded for the grade.  Parent contact will be made.

 Any further incidents of cheating will result in disciplinary action.

PLAGIARISM

As defined by the Scholastic Childrenís Dictionary (Scholastic, Inc., 1996) to plagiarize is "to steal and pass off the ideas or words of another as oneís own". Acts of plagiarism include, but are not limited to, the following types of acts:

  • copying another personís paper

  • buying (or downloading for free) a research paper from the Internet or other type of service

  • turning in a paper that someone else has written for the student

  • paraphrasing material from a source without giving proper credit

  • copying materials from a source and giving proper credit, but leaving out the quotation marks

Plagiarism includes the new version of copying, "cut-and-paste" from electronic sources. Students complete research by taking notes in phrases and then organize materials and information to suit their own needs. Students always cite the sources of their information. Shiloh Middle provides a bibliography format for print and non-print (electronic) sources. If a student needs to cite a source that is not covered in the provided bibliography format, he should consult his teacher or a media specialist.

A student who plagiarizes will receive an appropriate consequence. Teachers may give the student a "0" on the assignment. Parents will be notified.

ROLLING BOOK BAGS

Students may not use rolling book bags.

DRESS CODE for STUDENTS

Students are expected to dress in a manner that is supportive of a positive learning environment. No student shall dress in a way as to distract from the learning process of other students.

The following articles of clothing are not to be worn at Shiloh:

  • Tank tops, tops that reveal any midriff, fishnet clothing, or visible underclothing.
  • Clothing that depicts or symbolizes offensive words or designs, drugs (including alcohol and tobacco), violence (blood, death, weapons), sex, or hate groups.

  • Skirts, shorts, or pants that are immodest, too short, sagging, or reflect gang activity.

  • Hats, bandanas, sweatbands, visors, or sunglasses.

  • Chains, dog collars, or gang-related jewelry, body piercing.
  • Other appearance that is deemed distracting or disruptive is unacceptable. This may include unnatural hair styles, hair color, make up or dress.

Students are not allowed to display clothing or symbols that have been identified by the Gwinnett County Police Task Force as being commonly identified with criminal gangs.  Garments, jewelry, body art and tattoos that communicate criminal gang allegiance are not allowed to be worn at school, and no item may be worn in a manner that communicates criminal gang affiliation.  Criminal gang-related attire includes, but is not limited to the following:

wearing clothing in an asymmetrical pattern such as rolling up one pant leg, wearing a dominant color every day of the week, long bulky chains and necklaces, gang-styled belt buckles, jerseys with the numbers 8, 13, 14 or 88 (or any other numbers that have been deemed as gang related), large oversized pendants or necklaces and chains, bandannas, altering clothing from its original form to change the names and/or intended marking on the clothing, sweatbands and/or headbands, draping articles or clothing, towels, or other objects out of pants pockets or over the shoulder or neck area.  In addition, students are not allowed to shave their hair or eyebrows in patterns related to gang activity. 

Shiloh Middle reserves the right to amend and change the dress code whenever additional items disrupt the learning environment. 

Procedure:  Students who choose to wear distracting articles of clothing or have distracting appearance will be sent to the office to call their parents so the parent can be notified of the dress code violation and can bring a change of clothes.  If parents are unavailable, students may be isolated for the day. Parents will be notified of the problematic clothes.  Repeated violations will result in discipline action.

In order to help care for our school, no gum is allowed on campus.

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Intramurals - Activities include the intramural program, which is an extension of the physical education curriculum and is available during fall and spring quarters for both girls and boys.

Basketball and Cheer leading  - Girls and boys basketball teams, as well as cheerleaders, are selected from 8th grade students.

Student Council - Each year officers are elected from the student body at large.  The four main offices are divided among the grade levels.  Each homeroom elects a representative and an alternate.  These students then form the Student Council.

Destination Imagination - Students represent Shiloh in a creative problem-solving competition.

Pep Club - Sports fans cheer our teams to victory.  When our Pep Club attends an away game, we often have more fans present than the home team!

LIMITED Club -ďLife Is More Important Than Entering DrugsĒ.  This club promotes a drug-free life style.

Special Club - The Special Club supports the special education students in our school.

Junior Beta Club - This is an honor organization that invites students in 7th and 8th grades with high academic, citizenship, and effort grades to join.  Students who maintain a grade point average of 3.5 or higher and all Eís and/or Sís in citizenship and effort may participate.

Math Counts - A math club for everyone, based on materials created by Math Counts, Inc.

Chess Club - Students engage in lively competition and learn the rules of chess.

Computer Club (Level 21) - students learn the ins and outs of a computer design, program design and problem solving.

FABulous Book Club - students snack and discuss different books and genre.

Community of Readers - parents, students, and staff read books based on a selected grade-level list.

National Academic League - students compete using their academic knowledge.

Future Problem Solvers - students compete with higher-level thinking skills.

Environmental IQ Bowl - students compete with GCPS mid. schools using  environmental knowledge.

BUS SAFETY and TRANSPORTATION

GCPS standards of discipline on buses must be maintained at all times in order to satisfy safety standards.  Each bus driver has complete authority over the students riding the bus.  Students are expected to follow all bus rules and procedures.

 1.  Students will follow directions of the driver.

2.  Students should be at the bus stop 5 mins. before bus arrival, waiting in a safe place, clear of traffic and 10 feet from the designated stop.

3.  Students will wait in an orderly line and avoid playing.  Play that results in an injury will result in possible removal from the bus for the remainder of the year or other action including a discipline panel.

4.  Students will cross the roadway in front of the bus after the bus has stopped, after they have looked at the driver for a hand signal, and after they have looked in both directions for traffic--left, right, left.  Students must NEVER cross behind the bus.

5.  Students will signal the driver with a waving motion if something is dropped and wait for the driver to give a signal before picking up the object.

6.  Students will go directly to assigned seat.  Keep aisles clear and exits clear.

7.  Students will remain properly seated, back against the back of the seat, bottom against the bottom of the seat, and keep hands to themselves.

8.  Students will not eat, drink, chew gum, or bring tobacco, alcohol, drugs, or any controlled substances on the bus.

9.  Students will not carry animals, glass objects, nuisance items, hazardous materials, or weapons onto the bus.  Students may carry only objects that can be held in their laps.

10.  Students will refrain from using loud voices, profanity, and/or obscene gestures, and respect the rights and safety of others.

11.  Students will not extend head, arms, or objects out of the bus windows.

12.  Students will be totally silent at railroad crossings.

13.  Students will stay seated until time to get off the bus.  The open door is the signal to get up from the bus seat.

14.  Students must  provide a written note giving permission to ride a bus other than the one to which he/she has been assigned or to depart from or board at a different bus stop.

                a.  student must have a note from a parent/guardian

                b.  student must take the note to the front office as soon as he/she arrives at school

                c.  student must return to the office before the end of the day to pick up the note that has been authorized by a school official

                d.  student must give the note to the bus driver of the unassigned bus

                e.  without the authorized note, the student will not be allowed on any bus other than the one to which he was assigned.

15.  Students will keep their bus clean and in good, safe condition.

16.  Students shall be prohibited from using any electronic devices during the operation of the bus, including but not limited to cell phones, pagers, radios, tape or compact disc players; or any other electronic device in a manner that might interfere with the school bus communications equipment or the school bus driverís operation of the bus.

17.  Students shall be prohibited from using mirrors, lasers, flash cameras, or any other lights or reflective devices in a manner that might interfere with the school bus driverís operation of the bus.

18.  Students should talk softly (no yelling to others; no talking loud to students in another seat or in your own seat, NO   LOUD   talking.) Loud talking causes a serious distraction to the driver and is a safety hazard for all.

19.  During exit or evacuation, students need to stay seated until the seat in front of him/her is empty.

 In most cases, bus drivers use several interventions before a student receives a referral to the administrator; therefore, if the student receives a referral to the administrator, please consider that a serious step.

    A referral to the assistant principal  WILL result in 5 days suspension from the bus on the first referral.  Each subsequent referral will have a more severe consequence and possibly a disciplinary panel. If suspended, arrangements must be made for the student to be  picked up by 4:10 p.m.

 Bus safety is a serious matter; it will not be compromised at Shiloh Middle. The bus ride is a privilege.

PARENT PICK UP LINE

Parents who choose to transport to or pick up their children after school are asked to abide by the follow guidelines set by the GCPD, the health and safety committee of our PTSA, and the SRO for our school cluster:
* Students may not enter nor exit a car on Shiloh Road.
* Parents may not U turn on Shiloh Road or on school property.

* Students may exit from or enter a car at the curb on our property.
* Students must not cross lanes to come into the school or enter a car. They must only exit and enter at the curb adjacent to the school.
* Students may cross to the other side of Shiloh Road only at the crossing with the adult supervisors. If students choose, they may walk on the middle school side of Shiloh Road down to Ross Road or Bethany Church Road to cross at the corner. No one may cross between corners.
* Parents are asked to avoid pick up anywhere except the Parent Pick up line that is on Shiloh Middle property and Shiloh Road.
* Parents may not park along any curb at Shiloh Middle School after 3:30.

TRANSPORTATION FOR AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES

When students are involved in after school activities, transportation must be arranged in advance. The school provides no transportation for after school club meetings and practices.  Parents are expected to pick up their students within 15 minutes following the conclusion of any activity.  Students who are not picked up within a reasonable time may be prohibited from attending the next after school function.  Parents and students should not depend upon a phone being available for students to call when an event ends.

CLINIC SERVICES

A clinic worker will be in the clinic each day to administer medication and help with any serious medical problems that might arise. If a student becomes too ill to remain in class, the clinic worker will contact a parent or guardian to come for the student.

ACCIDENTS

In the event of a serious accident, parents or guardians will be notified immediately. For security, it is very important that the school office have updated telephone numbers on file at all times. Every effort will be made to give emergency treatment until parents arrive. However, the school can not be responsible for subsequent treatment.

MEDICATION

Our clinic strictly complies with State of Georgia and Gwinnett County Public Schools guidelines for administering medications.

 Students must have the Administration of Medication Request form completed and signed by a parent or guardian before any medication (over-the-counter or prescription) will be dispensed. No over-the-counter medications are provided by the school nor are they dispensed in the clinic.  All prescription medications must be clearly identified and supplied in the original container with instructions. NO LOOSE PILLS   OF ANY KIND WILL BE ACCEPTED IN A BAGGIE.

Inhalers may only be carried with the student if the doctor supplies a letter specifically stating that the student ďmust carry the inhaler at all times.Ē  Otherwise, all inhalers must be kept in the clinic.  Injections must have the Administration of Medication Request AND the Injection Permit  Form.  All medication not retrieved by the parent by the last day of the school year will be disposed of in accordance with state pharmacy regulations.

Students who have over-the-counter medicines in their possession will be subject to the discipline procedures as outlined in the GCPS Discipline Handbook. 

SCOLIOSIS SCREENING

School systems in Georgia are mandated by law to screen public school children for scoliosis. Gwinnett County Middle School students are screened by trained parents and county health nurses. All 6th and 8th grade students are screened except those whose parents or guardians object in writing to the screening.

LOCKERS

It is not required that students have lockers, but we are happy to provide one to students who pay the rental fee and choose to use one. Lockers are rented for a small fee as a service and a convenience for students. The security of the lockers cannot be guaranteed by the school. Additionally, lockers are not the property of the student and may be searched at any time by the administration without student consent. A student who does not pay the rental fee will not have use of a locker. 

SCHOOL LUNCHES

  • Student - $ 2.00
  • Reduced - $ .40 
  • Extra Milk - $ .35
  • Side Salad - $ .50
  • Ice Cream - $ .50, $ .75, $ 1.00, $ 1.25

GRAB AND GO BREAKFAST

  • Student - $1.00
  • Reduced - $ .30

Shiloh Middle reserves the right to notify parents in the summer packet of information if there is a price increase for the school year 06-07.  Any increase would be approved by the GC Board of Education.

Lunches may be paid for daily or may be paid for in advance for any quantity of days.  If writing a check for lunch tickets, please make the check payable to Shiloh Middle School Cafeteria and indicate studentís name. The purchase of ice cream is available to students who purchase or bring a lunch.

Please be aware that students who have exceeded the minimal charges allowed will not receive a full lunch. They will receive saltines, fruit, and milk until the charges are cleared.  For that reason, we ask that all parents ensure their child pays his/her cafeteria bills so that they can enjoy the full selection of lunchroom and breakfast choices. No charges may be made after April 30, 2006.

USE OF ELECTRONIC MEDIA
Shiloh Middle & Gwinnett County Board of Education Policy

The Gwinnett County Board of Education and Shiloh Middle School recognize that electronic media provide access to a wide variety of instructional resources to enhance educational opportunities.  Use of electronic resources must be in support of, and consistent with the vision, mission and goals established by the Gwinnett County Board of Education. Shiloh Middle makes every effort to provide quality experiences to students and teachers using the available computer services; however, inappropriate and/or illegal interaction with any information service is strictly prohibited.  System data accessible over the network constitutes property and is protected by law.

 1. Personal Responsibility. Students must accept personal responsibility for using the schoolís computer network.  The use of the Internet must be in support of education and research and in accordance with the educational goals of Shiloh Middle School.  Students may be alone with the computer but what they say and do may be viewed globally.  Misuse of the network by swearing, using vulgarities, or any other inappropriate language or by engaging in activities which suggest pornography, unethical or illegal requests, racism, sexism, or any other issue described below will not be tolerated.  Students are to report any misuse of the network to the appropriate school personnel.

2. Service. Shiloh Middle School makes no warranties of any kind, whether expressed or implied, for the services it is providing.  Shiloh Middle School is not responsible for any damages suffered while on its system.  These damages include a loss of data as a result of delays, non-deliveries, or service interruptions caused by the system.  Shiloh Middle specifically denies any responsibility for the accuracy of information obtained through its services.

3. Security. Security on any computer system is a high priority.  Personal information, such as home addresses or phone numbers of other students or those of colleagues, is not to be shared. If a security problem is identified, appropriate personnel should be notified immediately. Security problems and/or passwords are not to be shared with other users.  Any user identified as a security risk will be denied access to the information system.

4. Vandalism. Vandalism is defined as any malicious attempt to harm or destroy data of another user or other networks connected to the system. This includes, but is not limited to, the uploading, downloading or creation of computer viruses and altering or deleting other studentsí work. Any vandalism may result in the loss of computer services, disciplinary action, and/or a legal referral.  No software may be brought from home or removed from school without the prior review and express permission of the proper authority.

ACCESS IS A PRIVILEGE - NOT A RIGHT!  Inappropriate use may result in a cancellation of these privileges  as well as possible assignment of disciplinary action consistent with the Gwinnett County Public School Systemís Student Behavior Code.

TELEPHONE USE

Telephones in the offices are for school business. Students will not be allowed to use the telephones for personal use (i.e. get permission to go home with a friend, order lunch, etc.).  Lines must be kept free to conduct school business. A student may use the telephone  for emergency situations. A studentís illness is certainly considered an emergency situation. 

 In accord with the procedures regarding  cell phones, students may not use their own cell phones, that of a friend or teacher in the event of illness.   Any time a student feels ill, he/she must report to the school clinic for evaluation  by our clinic worker, Ms. Nagel.

VISITORS

All visitors are required to enter the front door and to report directly to the main office to sign in.  A visitorís badge will be issued and must be worn while on the school campus.  Parents are invited to visit the school regularly, to join us for lunch, and to be involved in all school activities. Students from other locations will not be allowed to visit during instructional time.

Please understand that all movement through our building is monitored for student and staff safety.

 Visitor parking is located in the front lot and in the rear lot.

 Handicap parking is located in the front and in the rear, close to the I hall.

 No visitor may park along the curb.

 

SCHOOL CLOSING DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS

Inclement weather conditions may cause the school to be closed. School closings are determined by the Gwinnett County central office staff and not by the local school.  Announcements of closings will be broadcast via local news media. The basic premise  is  that school IS open or will remain open unless it is specifically announced otherwise.

TEXTBOOKS, INSTRUMENTS and SCHOOL PROPERTY

Textbooks supplied by the State of Georgia will be issued to students. The state only provides one copy of each textbook per student.  Two books cannot be provided unless the student has an active Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) that states the studentís identified disability requires a second book.  For this reason, students are reminded to avoid carrying unnecessary items in the book bag. Unnecessary items should be left in the locker or at home. Summer rental only may be permitted.  Rental fee is the cost of the textbook plus 20%.  The check will be deposited.  Upon the return of the book in good condition, the cost of the book is returned.  The 20% will be the final cost of the rental.  In the event of loss or abuse of textbooks, whether accidental or purposeful, the student must pay for the book(s) in accordance with the amount determined  by the Board of Education.

 Band instruments, library books, and other school equipment and/or property should be considered as a loan for the period the student uses such equipment or material.  In the event of loss or abuse of instruments, equipment, or property, restitution will be determined by the amount it costs for replacement or repair.

 When personally owned or rented instruments or equipment are brought to school, responsibility remains with the student, parents, or guardians, not the school.

HANDICAPPED ACCESS

It is Shiloh Middle Schoolís intent to have barrier free building and grounds.  Please avoid parking in a way that blocks handicapped parking  or curb cuts.  If any family member who would need to attend conferences is handicapped, please notify the administrators so that arrangements can be made to meet in a barrier free area.  Also, if a student becomes temporarily handicapped due to injury or illness, please let the school know so that all classes are held in barrier free areas.

STATEMENT OF NONDISCRIMINATION

Shiloh Middle School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, handicap, or age in educational programs, activities, or employment practices. It is the practice of the Gwinnett County Public Schools to provide instructional and related services appropriate to individuals with documented disabilities.  Individuals may contact their local school for information regarding such services.

 

Shiloh Middle School
4285 Shiloh Road :: Snellville, Ga. 30039
770.972.3224