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September 9, 2019

We have had a fantastic start to our year.  Thank you for all of your support and your continued participation in making ZGTMMS the best middle school in the EAST. 

Your child received start-of-school year documents for you to read and sign. We are asking you to complete this task as quickly as possible.  Everyone should have completed the verification form, free & reduced lunch form, technology use form, handbook verification, immunizations (7th) & privacy form (6th).  Please have them returned Monday.

Also, please ensure that you sign up to receive School Messenger text and emails so that you can receive weekly updates.  You can text YES to 67587.  Utilize this link for all other school messenger information https://www.wcpss.net/Page/36463.

The calendar for Watch DOGS and Cougar MOMS volunteers opened Monday September 3, 2019. For your convenience, you can sign up at http://bit.ly/2z8baKU.  Please contact Ms. Dionne for more information.

PTA will vote on an executive board September 17.  Please join the meeting 9-17 at 4:00.  If you have not joined PTA, please do so.  Forms will be sent home to students and payment can be made online.  Please join as those funds are utilized to help support and celebrate both students and teachers.

Our 2nd Annual Truck Fair will occur October 30.  How can you help?  Are you in a career that involves the use of a cool vehicle as part of you job?  WE NEED YOU!  You would bring your vehicle, park it and be ready to talk with students as they move around the truck fair about your career, how you got into that career and the pros & cons of being in that career.  Some professionals we are looking for include:  Fire, Rescue, Law Enforcement, Military, Aviation, Town Utilities Funeral Home Services, Motorcycle Sales/Repair, Vehicle Sales/Repair, Mobile Veterinarian, Crane Operator, Golf Course Supervisor, Truck Driver, Large Equipment operator (Backhoe, Dump Truck, ect), Farmer, Cement Services, Electrical Services, Heating & Air Services, Plumbing Services, Welding Services, Painting Services, Carpet Laying Services, Bricklaying Services.  Please contact Barnanne Creech - ZGTMMS Career Development Coordinator 919 404 3630 bwcreech@wcpss.net

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 not the circle lot in front of the building.  Agendas & schedules will be distributed to students in homebase.

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. We are asking for your patience during the first week of school as we work closely with transportation to get kids to and from school safely.  In addition ALL check-outs must occur prior to 2:30 for the entire year.

 

RESOURCES:

EL Education Parent Videos and Handouts -  

 

Open Up Parent Videos and Handout

 

Here Comes the Bus APP information:  https://bit.ly/2wzQdH6

School Messenger Texts & Email information:  https://bit.ly/2Ku77gb

 

REMINDERS

September 12 & 13 IREADY TESTING

September 16 Instructional Assistant Day

September 17 PTA Executive Board voting

September 18 SIT Meeting

September 20 Lunch & Learn

September 27 Quarter 1 Interims

September 30 Teacher Workday