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  • Jaguar News October 23rd

    Posted by Christine Spurling on 10/23/2020
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  • Winter Sports Information

    Posted by Christine Spurling on 10/13/2020

    Practices and try-outs for all winter sports will begin on Monday, October 19th.  We offer Cheerleading, Girls’ Basketball, and Boys’ Basketball in the winter season.  Practices/Try-outs vary based on the team and grade level.  Coaches will communicate with families at try-outs and sport specific information will be given.  We will not have a school-wide winter sports meeting, as in years past, but will instead have Zoom meetings between coaches and families following the first week of practices. 

     

    Physicals must be on file and completed before students will be allowed to participate on October 19th.  Please look at the school webpage, MSHSAA Forms, complete the paperwork needed for your child and turn it into the main office or submit it to their coach.  Part 1 is needed for all 7th graders and athletes new to Gentry.  Part 2 must be completed by all athletes.  If your child participated in Fall Sports, they should have all materials on file.

     

    Please reach out to the coaches if you have any questions

    Cheerleading (try-outs) – Coach Noltie, bnoltie@cpsk12.org, or Coach McCormick, cmccormick@cpsk12.org

    7th Boys’ Basketball - Coach Roberds, aroberds@cpsk12.org

    7th Girls’ Basketball - Coach Frearson, tfrearson@cpsk12.org

    8th Boys’ Basketball - Coach Welty, kewelty@cpsk12.org 

    8th Girls’ Basketball - Coach Sykes, dsykes@cpsk12.org

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  • iBoss Filter out Recently

    Posted by Christine Spurling on 10/6/2020

    CPS is pushing the iBoss filter out to all Gentry students who do not already have it. This should show up on your device sometime today. If you are having issues with your iPad. Here are some troubleshooting tips.

    If you are still having issues, try deleting the iBoss App and reinstalling it from Self Service. We are finding that this solves many issues.

     

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  • Grade and Assignment Tips

    Posted by Christine Spurling on 10/2/2020

    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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  • CPS Middle School Spirit Week

    Posted by Christine Spurling on 10/2/2020

    Spirit Week
    Week
    pics

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  • Basketball Cheerleading

    Posted by Christine Spurling on 10/1/2020

    If you are interested in participating in basketball cheerleading this year, please fill out this form: Basketball Cheerleading Interest Form to receive more information. For the winter season cheerleaders support all four basketball teams (7th girls and boys, 8th girls and boys) by cheering on the sidelines and performing at half time. 7th and 8th grade girls and boys are encouraged to try out! If you have any questions please contact Coach Noltie bnoltie@cpsk12.org or Coach McCormick cmccormick@cpsk12.org.

     

    Cheer

     

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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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