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"Building a Culture of Excellence"

  Vision

We will collaboratively create an environment that provides challenging experiences with reading, mathematics, writing, science, and technology interspersed throughout the curriculum in order to accomplish our mission of building a brighter future.

                                                                                                                    

Mission 

 

 The mission of James A. Shanks Middle School is to empower students to

become critical, creative thinkers who are destined for global success.

 

 


GADSDEN SCHOOLS

REMOTE LEARNING REQUEST FORM

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 Remote Learning Behavior Expectations Matrix

 


 

 

 Greetings Parents and Guardians of our Remote Learners,

 
Let me start by congratulating you for selecting our new innovative learning environment. We are excited about the opportunity to reconnect with our students! We are planning to provide rich and meaningful learning opportunities in a safe and effective way. Although we may face "growing pains", please know that we will do our absolute best on behalf of our students! 
 
This year, we will be using the Google Classroom as our primary instructional platform and by now, teachers should have emailed each student an invitation to join their classes. Many of our students are familiar with this system because we used it last school year. Nevertheless, if you are experiencing technical difficulties with accessing the computer or platform, please try the following steps:
 
Log in Directions for Laptop
1st Time Computer Log-in

Step One

Student must connect to Gadsden County School’s WiFi

Go to any Gadsden County School and connect

Step Two

Log-in using information from last year.

            Username: first name.last name  (ex. John.Doe)

            Password: First initial of first name, First initial of last name and student id # (ex.  JD222222)

Step Three

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Step Four

Stay connected until the computer downloads the student information and updates.

Step Five

After update finishes, students should sign out and shut down the computer.

 

Logging in at Home after the student has logged in on Gadsden County School WiFi

Step One

Log-in using information from last year.

            Username: first name.last name  (ex. john.doe)

            Password: First initial of first name, First initial of last name and student id # (ex.  JD222222)

Step Two

Click the Arrow.

Step Three

Click on Windows Start up at the bottom left corner of the screen.

Choose Settings

Choose Network & Internet

Choose WiFi

Connect WiFi

 
PLEASE NOTE: If you continue to experience issues after attempting these steps, please email the individuals below:
 
*Parents of students in grades 4-5 and Self-contained ESE should contact
  Mrs. Abbye Zanders at dixona@gcpsmail.com.
*Parents of students in grades 6 should contact Ms. Nahketah Kirkland
*Parents of students in grades 7-8 should contact Mrs. Germaine Kirkland
 
Kind Regards,
 
Maurice D. Stokes
Principal


 

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Resources

 

Parent Resource Guide

 

Free Resources for Families and Teachers

 

Free and Discounted Internet Access


 

 

 


Skyward Family

Parents and Guardians,

Click the link below and complete to gain access to skyward.

Skyward Family Access

 

 


 

 

James A. Shanks Middle School Tigers will R.O.A.R!

 

                    Respect Myself and Others

                    Own My Choices

                    Accept Meaningful Challenges

                    Reach My Goals

 

 


 

 

Gadsden County Public Schools

2019-2020

Student Code of Conduct

 

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