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  • Jaguar News

    Posted by Christine Spurling on 9/18/2020
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  • Fall Play Cast List

    Posted by Christine Spurling on 9/15/2020

    10 Ways to Survive Life in a Quarantine – Gentry Middle School Fall (Virtual) Play

    Cast List

     

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  • Technology HELP

    Posted by Christine Spurling on 9/14/2020

    Contact the CPS Student Help Desk 
    573-214-3334

    7:30am - 4:00 pm

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  • Principal Newsletter 9/11/2020

    Posted by Christine Spurling on 9/11/2020
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  • Connecting your iPad to Zoom

    Posted by Christine Spurling on 9/5/2020

    Click here to find out how to connect to Zoom.  You do not need to set up an account. The video specifically says what you need at the 2 minute point. You will use the APP on your iPad. If it is not there, please download it after the district gets the current tech issue resolved.

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  • First Day Information

    Posted by Christine Spurling on 9/5/2020

    Gentry Families,

     

    I hope this message finds you well.  On Tuesday, September 8 at 7:30 AM we’ll start a new school year at Gentry Middle School.  Students will begin their academic journey this year online.  We realize learning will look different but teachers at Gentry are still committed to providing the best education possible for your child.  We expect there will be issues getting started.  Please know we will do everything we can to assist you. Our Gentry family is looking forward to a great school year!  

     

    • Schedules are ready but we’re still making changes.  We realize there could be a lot of mistakes with schedules please be patient.     
      • Below is a short video on how to read your schedule:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEBQmqpQ50A

      • If your student is on team 6B and in the EEE program or in Alt Skills, their RTI and Advisory/PE times (Advisory is when EEE and Alt Skills takes place) will follow the 6A times for those classes. Everything else will match with their team and their times. 
      • We do have a A/B schedule and on September 8, will begin on a B day.
      • If there is a problem with your schedule please let us know.  Below is the contact info for our Counselors.  Keep in mind we were unable to fulfill all elective requests.  Some changes may take a couple days.  

    A-HI Jeanine Atwell - jatwell@cpsk12.org

    HO-R Abi Bax - abax@cpsk12.org

    S-Z Michael Onwalata - monwalata@cpsk12.org

    Enrollment - stjackson@cpsk12.org

     

    • Bell Schedule - I’ve attached a bell schedule to this email so students know when class starts and ends.  You can also find it on our website.  

     

    • Advisory - Advisory teachers will be calling you to introduce themselves to you and your child and see if you have any questions.

               

    • RTI - New change to RTI.  This course will be pass/fail.  We will provide more information in the coming weeks.  

     

    • What to do to prepare for Tuesday:
      • Make sure your child gets a good night’s sleep
      • Review schedule
      • iPad is charged and updated
      • Zoom is downloaded 
      • At 7:30 get on Schoology and open your first class and go to materials and open the folder 0 Week and see instructions 

     

    • Schoology - In Schoology for every class under Materials you’ll see a folder called 0 Week.  In this folder you’ll see the course agenda for September 8-11.  

     

    • Learning for the first week - For the first week, courses will focus on orientation and preparing students for online learning.  RTI, Advisory, and Core classes will also be presenting many lessons covering technology.  We hope to ease students into their courses so during the week of September 14 we can begin more rigorous work.  Don’t forget Wednesday is not a normal day.  Teachers will assign work and students can contact teachers during their office hours from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM.     

     

    • What happens if we have problems with technology on Tuesday?
      • Call the main office 214-3240
      • Email - cspurling@cpsk12.org or mfloyd@cpsk12.org 
      • We will zoom with people as needed 
      • Stop by between 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM or 1:00-3:00 PM
        • Southside/Parent Drop Off Circle Drive
        • Bring your device
        • Park in designated areas
        • We will come out to assist you 

     

    • Material Pick Up (North Circle/Bus Drop Off) - The district is requiring supplies for certain classes.  This includes students enrolled in the virtual school and students who are in-seat but are now online.  Teachers should also be communicating with you about supplies.    

    September 8-10 (9:00 AM -12:00 PM and 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM) 

    September 8th - 6th Grade (If you have a sibling in an upper grade you can pick up their  materials as well)  

    September 9th - 7th and 8th Grade 

    September 10th - Students/Families unable to attend the prior days

    If you have the following classes to begin the school year please come by:

        • Math (6th and 7th Grade) 
        • Band 
        • FACS
        • Art 
        • Reading Workshop 
        • Orchestra
        • All 6th Graders (Planners)

     

    • Is attendance taken?  - Attendance is not taken but teachers will let our administration team know if a student is chronically not engaged in a class.  The office will be calling families to discuss attendance issues.
      • If a student has to miss class we would like the student or parents to contact the teacher and let them know. 
      • Students need to make up any work they miss.  

     

    • Discipline Issues - If students are being inappropriate during class, administration will be in touch with families.  

     

     

     

     

    Mr. Josh Johnson

    Principal

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  • Information for Accessing your Schedule and Courses

    Posted by Christine Spurling on 9/4/2020 2:35:00 PM

    Good Morning Students!

    Your schedules are loaded so you can see your classes now.  If you are not logged into Classlink, here is a video telling you how to login to it on your iPad.

    ClassLink Video

     

    After you login to ClassLink, click on the Home Access app to access your schedule. Here is a video on how to read your schedule.

     

    How to Read Your Schedule

     

    If you have not logged into Schoology, here is a video showing you how to login to Schoology to see your courses on Tuesday, Sept. 8th.  You will click on your first course from your schedule on Tuesday to see what you do.

    Login to Schoology

     

    If you have questions about your schedule, please contact the appropriate counselor.

     

    School counselors

    Mrs. Jeanine Atwell (Last names A-HI)

    JAtwell@cpsk12.org

     

    Ms. Abigail (Abi) Bax (last names HO-R)

    abax@cpsk12.org

     

    Mr. Michael Onwulata (last names S-Z)

    monwulata@cpsk12.org

     If you have technology issues please contact the media center:

    Mrs. Christine Spurling, Library Media Specialist

    Mrs. Mary Floyd, Library Media Assistant

     

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  • Getting Your Device Ready for Learning

    Posted by Christine Spurling on 9/2/2020

    Hello Students,

    Check out the link below for directions on how to prepare your device for learning.  We look forward to seeing you soon!

     

    iPad Prep

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  • Low or No Cost Internet Information

    Posted by Christine Spurling on 8/20/2020

    If you are in need of Low Cost/Free WIFI, please click the following link for more information.

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  • GMS Fall Athletic Team Practices and Tryouts

    Posted by Pattie Henderson on 8/14/2020

    Fall athletic practices and tryouts will begin on Monday, August 17th!  If your student is interested in participating on a fall athletic team (7th/8th grade football, 7th/8th grade boys and girls cross country, 7th/8th volleyball, 7th/8th grade cheer squad), please be sure complete the mandatory MSHSAA paperwork for your student located under our “Extracurricular” tab on the GMS Homepage.  Practices and or tryouts will be held from 5:30-7:30 pm for 7th/8th volleyball and 7th/8th football and will run from 5:30-7:00 pm for our 7th/8th cheer squad and our 7th/8th girls and boys cross country teams.  As always, if you have any further questions, please feel free to contact our main office at 214-3240.  Hope to see your student there!!  Go Jaguars!

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