Chatham County Schools is doing a soft-launch of the new online student registration forms and Silk Hope School was selected as the first location! Families will be receiving an email to the email account on file with our school that contains instructions in how to access and then update their student(s) information online.
This will greatly reduce the number of forms going home!
The forms for NEW students are not yet ready. They will be distributed at a later date.
Missed the Sunday evening phone call? No big deal!
The Eagle Update, our weekly Sunday evening phone message, is also available in print form under our Eagle Update tab on the main page of our Silk Hope School website. Click the Eagle Update section and select the desired date.
Now you have more choices regarding how you stay connected to the lastest news and information from Silk Hope School.
2019-2020 middle school fall sports are quickly approaching. Please note that the Chatham County Schools Athletic Participation Form, which includes eligibility rules and concussion information, must be completed and on file with the athletic director before trying out. Click here to obtain a copy of the middle school participation form packet. Fall sports include Girls Softball and Cross Country (co-ed).
This past year our school endeavored to build stronger classroom communities through morning meetings, social-emotional wellness screeners, and our Second Step curriculum across all grade levels. As we look to continue this work, we are reflecting on opportunities where we can promote equity and access for all students regardless of race, religion, or socioeconomic status. Starting this upcoming 2019-2020 school year, we will not be allowing families to drop off outside food/drink for students during the day. When students walk into the cafeteria with fast food bags or pizza boxes, it often presents a distraction for other students in the cafeteria and it can also reinforce student perceptions about the line between "haves" and the "have nots." Please know that this will not apply to food brought from home or repackaged for your child. Thank you for joining us in our equity work.
Sign up for these summer work nights on the Families tab.
8th grade: Monday June 3
7th grade: Monday June 10
6th grade: Monday July 15
5th grade: Tuesday July 23
4th grade: Wednesday July 31
3rd grade: Monday August 5
2nd grade: Monday August 12
1st grade and Kindergarten: Thursday August 22
Feel free to sign up for an alternate night if you are not available on your rising grade night.
Questions? - email firstname.lastname@example.org or text Elizabeth Pointer 919-593-2073.
More information on our PeachJar flyer!
Each month, a member of the Silk Hope School staff will be recognized as the winner of the Super Hero Staff (SHS) Award. The Super Hero award recognizes individuals who demonstrate a powerful passion for positive change in our school community. They have invested their time and energy for a brighter tomorrow, used their super strengths to support and build others, been a valiant sidekick when needed, and have been a unique source of positivity, strength, and humility in trying moments. They have powered the way for Silk Hope School through their example and have spread their contagious love for learning to students and staff.
Members of the Silk Hope School community (which includes students, parents, and staff) can submit nominations for individuals who meet the above-mentioned criteria. Members of the school's leadership team (School Improvement Team) will review the nominations and choose a Torch Award winner for the month. The winner will receive a Torch Award trophy and gift card and will also be recognized via various media (school announcements, Twitter, website, etc).
Submit your nomination here.
Families and students are asked to review and return the district-wide Technology Responsible Use Consent Form each year.
The Parent Portal allows all Chatham County Schools families the opportunity to view their students' grades in an easy to use website.
Parents are asked to complete a parent verification process before accessing their student's grade and schedule information via the Parent Portal. This is a one-time process and will need only to be completed in subsequent years if families enroll new students within Chatham County Schools.
Click the link below to access instructions for the parent verification process.
Peach Jar eFlyers
Would you like to receive digital flyers about school-related activities as well as approved community events. To view SHS eFlyers or for instructions on how to sign up to receive them via email click here. You will see recent eFlyers posted and also be able to register for email notifications.
One of Silk Hope School's easiest fundraiser is collecting Box Tops for Education. Clipping the $0.10 coupons quickly add up to hundreds, even thousands of dollars for our school. This year the PTA's goal is to raise $4,000. Visit the Box Tops homepage to learn which products carry the Box Tops label, print out valuable coupons, and much more. PTA is collecting Box Tops for Education.
Anonymous Tip/Bullying Reporting Form
Please click this link to report an incidence of bullying that may require investigation. If you feel like this is an emergency and need to speak with someone please contact Mrs. Scott (school counselor) or Mrs. Brady-Andrew/Mr. Chung (school administrators) at 919-742-3911.
Please note, we define bullying as repeated and intentional behavior that hurts another person physically or emotionally. We base this decision on how the victim is feeling. Bullying may include:
- Physical bullying: hitting, kicking, pushing, choking, punching, etc.
- Verbal bullying: threatening, taunting, teasing, rumor spreading, hate speech, name calling, extortion, etc.
- Relational bullying: exclusion from activities, social isolation, sexual intimidation, harassment, etc.
- Cyber bullying: bullying through the use of technology (email, texts, social media, etc.)
Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! I hope you were able to do all of the things that make summer both restful and exciting.
The entire faculty and staff extend their best wishes to you for a successful school year. Each of us looks forward to supporting you in a successful year of academic and personal growth.
As we begin the new year, I want to remind everyone within our school community that the success of Silk Hope School has been, and always will be, a result of combined and cooperative effort. As we enter the new school year, know that I welcome your comments, questions, and concerns. I would like to extend an invitation for your active participation, which will be appreciated by our entire staff.
Thank you and welcome to an exciting and rewarding year!
Angie Brady-Andrew, Principal