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  • 10 Ways To Survive Life in Quarantine

    Posted by Christine Spurling on 10/29/2020 12:30:00 PM

     

    Don't miss our virtual school play, November 6 and 7th! Watch from the comfort of your home to see our fantastic cast perform this one-of-a-kind play. You won't want to miss it. Click this link for an invitation to see the show!

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    Play Program

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  • Supply Pick Up for Rotation 2 Classes

    Posted by Christine Spurling on 10/26/2020

     

    We will be distributing rotation 2 course supplies this week (October 28, 29 and 30) from 9:00 am- 2:00 pm each day. The specific rotation 2 course materials that will be distributed include:

    6th Grade Exploring Technology Packets of Material
    6th Grade Band Flute/Clarinet - Pinwheels
    6th Grade FACS - Second rotation
    6th Grade Math – Textbook Volume 1
    6th Grade Advanced Math – Textbook Volume 1 & 2
    7th Grade Inventions Packets of Material
    7th Grade Math Textbook Volume 1
    7th Grade Advanced Math Textbook Volume 1 & 2
    7th Grade Woodwinds & Percussion - Band Books
    7th Grade Band Method Book
    7th Grade FACS
    7th Grade Social Studies - 2 paper packets (1 for Ancient Greece, 1 for Ancient Rome)
    8th Grade Orchestra - method books and sheet music
    8th Grade Band - Band Books
    8th Grade Band Method Book
    8th Grade FACS

    If you will need to pick up supplies for your student, please simply drive through the bus loop and one of our staff members will greet you at the curb to get the appropriate supplies to you. Our staff would appreciate it if you would place your child's name (in large/bold print) on a piece of paper in your windshield. Thank you!

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  • Grade and Assignment Tips

    Posted by Christine Spurling on 10/26/2020

    How to check and see if you have any missing assignments.  Use Home Access to look for missing work under the classes tab in each course.

    Home Access Video

     

    How to submit an assignment using Notability.

    Notability Video

     

    How to submit an assignment starting in Schoology.

    Schoology Submissions

     

    How parents can check and see if an assignment has been submitted.

    Submission Check

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  • Jaguar News October 23rd

    Posted by Christine Spurling on 10/23/2020
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  • Student Grades via Home Access

    Posted by Christine Spurling on 10/1/2020

    Here is a video that will walk you through how to use Homes Access where you can see your child's grade information, schedule and attendance.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGp8DjMiSiQ&feature=youtu.be

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  • Destiny Library Book Access

    Posted by Christine Spurling on 9/27/2020

    Curbside Pickup

    Beginning this Monday, September 28, 2020 we will be offering library book services for our students. Please feel free to use any or all of these options!

     

    • Option 1 - Curbside Pickup - Monday - Thursday from 7:30am - 3:30 pm, Friday from 7:30am - 12:00 noon. Call 573-214-3240 when you arrive.
    • Option 2 - Curbside Dropoff - Monday - Thursday from 7:30 am - 3:30 pm, Friday 7:30 - 3:00pm. Search your entire house for those books you've been keeping safe since March and return them at our curbside dropoff. We accept books from any CPS school. Call 573-214-3240 when you arrive.
    • Option 3 - CPS Delivery - Deliveries of library books and other materials can be made on an as-needed basis. If you can't get by to get your books, we will bring them to you. This might take a little longer than curbside pickup.

     

    Students should check in Schoology next week for a video tutorial on how to use Destiny Discover to search and put books on hold if they do not know how.

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  • Gentry Student Tech Help

    Posted by Christine Spurling on 9/24/2020

    Gentry Students are welcome to call into the school at 573-214-3240 any school day between 7:30 am - 3:00 pm for technology help. We are also available at the school if you want to stop by.

    Students from all other schools should contact the school that you would normally attend, or stop by any middle school from 12:30 - 2:30 pm Monday -Friday.

     

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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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