Back to School 2020-2021 | This Year's School Theme: McClure United - Together, we can do so much.
- See the "Student Services" section of the Parent Dashboard for 504, RTI, Exceptional Students Educational Programs, etc.
Here are McClure specific resources and excerpts from the above pages:
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
*We will re-evaluate these topics later in the year.
SMMS (and Paulding County) families had the option to choose virtual school through the Paulding Virtual Academy or Face to Face school at McClure Middle School to begin this school year. Below we hope to answer some of the frequently asked questions about both options. Please remember that while the answers below are current as of today – they are subject to change based on guidance from the CDC and the Department of Public Health (DPH). We will communicate changes as they occur and the impact they may have on your students. We appreciate your patience and your flexibility as we are all navigating this new world we are now living in?
Open House (4pm - 7pm)
- PDF: July 29th: 6th Grade Students & Parents
- PDF: July 30th: 7th/8th Grade "New to McClure" Students & Parents
- PDF: Suggested supply list for McClure students
- When completing census verification, review emergency contacts. Update your support network.
- Video: Tour of the building
- PDF: Map of the building
- Welcome videos:
Traditional Face to Face School at SMMS
- When does school start?
School begins Monday, August 3, 2020, at 8:40 am. Students will report to their homeroom class first thing in the morning, upon arrival at school. Any students purchasing breakfast will need to go to the cafeteria prior to reporting to HR.
- What about Open House?
Open House is VERY different this year. PLEASE read below to make sure you are clear on how it is going to work.
Wednesday, July 29, 2020, Open House for 6th Graders ONLY from 4-7 pm.
Thursday, July 30, 2020, Open House for 7th-8th Graders NEW TO SMMS ONLY from 4-7 pm. This open house will be only for 7th-8th grade students who are NEW to SMMS this year. These students will get the opportunity to come and visit the school, find their classrooms, and meet their teachers.
ONLINE OPEN HOUSE – July 29-July 30, 2020- FOR ALL McClure Middle School Students – All SMMS students/families will be able to access their schedules on Infinite Campus (IC) beginning July 29. Students/families will then be able to visit each of their student’s teachers web profiles which will be housed on the school website. Please stay tuned for more information on the Online Open House.
- Are masks required on the bus or in the school?
The school district is highly encouraging masks but is not requiring them. We would like to highly encourage our students, staff and anyone entering the SMMS building to please wear a mask for everyone’s safety. We want to keep our school building open and operating to the fullest extent possible and we believe wearing masks will help with this goal.
- How will classrooms be set up?
Classrooms will be set up based on the most up to date information from the DPH and CDC. Desks will be spaced as much as possible within the confines of the classroom space given.
- How many students will be in each class?
We cannot determine the number of students in each class at this time. As we make the shift with the students who have chosen virtual as well as the staff changes for those who will be teaching the virtual classes, class numbers will shift throughout the first ten days of school.
- When students arrive at school, what is the procedure?
Students should NOT arrive at school prior to 8:10 am. The doors will not be open for student entrance until 8:10 am.
- How will class changes look?
Students will not be allowed to congregate in the hallways during class changes. They will be directed to move to their next class immediately. All traffic in the hallways will need to keep moving. Staff members will be in the hallway to help facilitate student movement to their next classes. Students should maintain their traffic patterns to a specific side of the hallway – much like when driving on the roads. We will go over this in detail with students when they arrive on campus. Areas have been clearly marked in the hallways.
- What will lunch look like?
At this time, students will be eating in their classrooms. This will prevent large groups congregating at one time at one location inside the building.
- How will dismissal take place?
Dismissal will take place in stages. We are working through this process as we cannot release the entire building at the same time currently. Students will need to pay attention to the announcements and they will need to move to their end location – car, bus, walking path, practice location, etc. immediately. There will not be any student congregating allowed in the hallways.
- What if the school buildings must close again? What happens to my student’s education?
If the Paulding County School District makes the decision to close the school district buildings, all students will move to a virtual model with their current in-building teachers. It will be similar to last spring; however, it will be more in-depth and streamlined as we have had time to prepare for this over the summer. Grades WILL count and students will be expected to log in and participate throughout the length of the virtual learning process.
- How can families help?
We ask that parents remain flexible with us. Information is ever-changing and we are working as fast as we can to ensure we continue to offer our students the best education while making sure our students are safe. We also ask that parents make sure they are following social distancing and recommended CDC guidelines with their families while students are not at school.
In addition, we ask that parents be prepared to send students to school with their own school supplies (i.e. pencils, paper, binders, etc.), facial coverings, and hand sanitizer. The school has added additional hand sanitizer stations on each hallway and will ensure we always have soap in our bathrooms.
SMMS Students at The Paulding Virtual Academy (PVA)
- Who will be teaching my students through PVA?
Students served through PVA will have access to certified Paulding County teachers.
- If I want my student to be in the virtual school, can I still register them?
The registration for PVA closed on July 13, 2020. However, the district has created a waiting list that is date and time stamped. You can add your student’s name to the waitlist at the link below. Please note adding your student to the waitlist DOES NOT guarantee a seat in PVA. https://www.paulding.k12.ga.us/PCSDVirtualWaitList
- What resources will I need for my student to participate in PVA?
Your student will need a device that can access the online courses and access to reliable internet service.
- If I am in PVA 1st semester, do I have to stay in PVA second semester?
All students will have the option to choose their method of education for second semester sometime in late October/early November. Students will be able to choose to stay at PVA or return to SMMS.
If you change your mind and want to attend SMMS in person, please contact Mrs. Ashley Stockelman ASAPat firstname.lastname@example.org.
Answers to other FAQs
- Link: McClure Facebook page
- Form: Technology Survey (For students who need Internet access and/or a device for Digital Learning Days, in the event that buildings close and schools transition to Digital Learning.)
- Form: Submit comments related to the start of the school year here
- First Day: Parents cannot walk students to the classrooms.
- Anyone entering the building is strongly encouraged to wear a mask.
- Application: The waiting list for Virtual School
- Web Page: Administrator and Counselor contact information
- Lockers will not be issued at this time*
- PE: Students will not be dressing out for PE*
- We will not be using the locker rooms*
- We will not start the year with clubs*
- Students will eat lunch in their classrooms*
- Link: RevTrack web store
- Students may access the building beginning at 8:10 am
- Parents may not drop off students before 8:10 am
- To limit in-person visits:
- We cannot host parents/visitors/volunteers to classrooms or the cafeteria at this time*
- We cannot have outside food items shared between students (parties, celebrations)
- Please contact teachers or grade admin for phone or virtual conferences*
- Form: Request a schedule change
- Students who are sick or have temperatures should stay home. Please help by screening your child at home before sending them to school. DPH Guidance:
- Tip: Label personal items with first and last names including (phones, devices, clothing, masks, lunch boxes, backpacks, etc.)
- How To Set Up An Infinite Campus Parent Portal Account
- Infinite Campus Portal Log-in
- Parent Portal App: iTunes | Google Play
- Students may ride assigned buses only. (No bus transportation changes.)
- Bus Stop & School Locator
- Transportation Department
- PCSD Health Services - Nursing page
- Medical Information Forms
- Immunization Information
- Too Sick for School
- Stop the Spread of Germs
- Flu Resources
- Scoliosis Resources
Technology For Students
- Free Microsoft Office 2016 Offer (PDF)
- Internet Essentials Program (Reduced Internet Service & Computer)
- Dell Student & Family Computer Program (PDF)
- Password Reset Information (PDF)