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September 10, 2018

Zebulon Gifted & Talented Middle Parents,


I-READY Testing begins Monday.  Please make sure to discuss with your student how important the test is.  We utilize the results to make sure that we provide the necessary instruction for continued improvement in the areas of ELA and Mathematics. 


Media Center orientation/circulation will begin Tuesday, September 11th.  Students will receive information about the library materials, resources (print/digital) and policies and procedures.  In addition, if your child needs to turn in overdue library books please have him/her do so during this time.  


We have had a phenomenal start to the new academic school year!  Students have received start-of-school year documents for you to read and sign.  We are asking you to complete this task as quickly as possible. 


Also, please ensure that you sign up to receive School Messenger text and emails so that you can receive weekly updates.  Students have now received their agendas that they will utilize for the entire school year.  Please make sure to check them daily.  If you begin not to see any entries, please contact your child’s teacher.


Don’t forget that immunizations for 7th grade students are due.  Please complete the necessary requirements and turn them in as soon as possible.


Would you like to share with students about your professional career as we help students navigate all the school to career possibilities?  Our Career Development Coordinator Mrs. Creech is looking for professionals to come and have lunch with 3-4 students and share about their chosen career field.  Please complete the google contact link on our website entitled "ZGTMMS School to Career - Lunch and Learn".  Two lunch and learns per month will be organized by invitation only for 8th grade students who have an interest in the career field of the professional career guest. 


Parents, a few reminders. The school day starts at 8:15 and doors are open to students at 7:45am.  Students arriving earlier than 7:45am need to remain in the front of the building and are not supervised by adults. Students arriving after 8:15 are considered tardy and must be checked in by a parent.  Carpool is located in the back parking lot. 


The school day ends at 3:00pm and the staggered dismissal process begins.  Walkers and students riding carpool will be dismissed first.  Bus riding students will be dismissed once their bus arrives on campus. 


Our daily schedule has been adjusted so that students have 6 classes; three electives each quarter and 3 core classes each semester.  ELA and Math are year-long and Science and Social Studies will alternate semesters.  This provides extended time in core classes and less courses to focus on at one time.  There may be some adjustments in individual student schedules to ensure that your student has the best student experience. 



September 4   PTA Meeting

September 10 I-READY Testing Begins

September 14 Teacher Assistant Appreciation Day

September 17 School Improvement Team Meeting

September 19 Vacation Day

September 24 Quarter 1 Interim Reports

September 28 6th Grade Junior Achievers

September 28 Early Release



EL Education Parent Videos and Handouts -  

·         EL Education Overview video:    

·         EL Parent Handout (Spanish, English):  Spanish / English

·         WCPSS Curriculum Plan 6-8 


Open Up Parent Videos and Handout

·         New resource for Middle School Mathematics

·         Acceleration Video for Middle School Mathematics

·         Parent letter regarding new MS Math resource


Here Comes the Bus APP information:


School Messenger Texts & Email information: