| Dates to Put on Your Calendar from Webb Bridge Middle School|
New Student Registration |
|Friday, May 30, 2014||9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.|
|Tuesday, June 17, 2014||9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. and|
100 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
|Thursday, July 31, 2014||9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. and|
100 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
|New Parent Orientation & New Student Ice Cream Social |
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
(Students will have an ice cream
social during the parent meeting)
|5:30 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.|
|Sneak Peek |
|6th Grade Students: Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. (Rising 6th Grade Parent handout)|
|7th Grade Students: Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. |
8th Grade Students: Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. |
|First Day of School: Monday, August 11, 2014 at 8:50 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. |
School Supply List attached here: School Supply List.pdf
Students new to Webb Bridge:
Students new to Webb Bridge must have the appropriate forms and documentation filled out in order to be enrolled as a student. Information and necessary documents to enroll can be found on the New to Fulton Schools webpage.
Immunization Requirements Changing for 7th Grade
Beginning with the 2014-2015 school year, children entering 7th grade who were born on or after January 1, 2002 and for new students entering into a Georgia school grades 8 through 12 must show proof of receiving the following prior to entering school.
Please review the details concerning the new immunizations requirements.
Summer Reading List
Fulton County School’s Summer Reading Lists are now available at this link http://www.fultonmeti.org/summer-reading-list.html. Students may wish to read works from various level lists as appropriate. Download the MackinVIA and OverDrive apps to access FCSS ebooks and audiobooks. Students can access both MackinVIA and OverDrive (MS/HS) using their FCS network ID and passcode. The electronic books and audiobooks may be enjoyed on a computer, mobile device, smartphone or eReader device. Georgia has released their 2014 Summer Reading Challenge, including access to Find a Book Georgia, an online program that allows students to find books based on their Lexile level (printed on CRCT results) and their interests. Middle and high school students are challenged to read 5 fiction and 5 non-fiction books during the summer. Why should your child read and learn over the summer? A video on the impact of summer reading and learning is linked here.
Bereavement: WBMS family in need after tragic fire
Dear WBMS families,
It is with a very heavy heart that I write to inform you that one of our families suffered a tremendous loss this past weekend. On Saturday, June 28th, the home of Alexander Crisp (May 2014 graduate at AHS), James Crisp (rising 10th grader at AHS) and Alicia Crisp (rising 7th grader at WBMS) caught fire. The Crisp family suffered the loss of their home and all of their belongings. More tragically, the smoke inhalation was too damaging to Mrs. Crisp, and she did not survive.
I will update our school community with additional information related to funeral arrangements for Mrs. Yvonne Crisp. A service for Mrs. Crisp will be held at the Alpharetta United Methodist Church on Highway 9 on July 23 at 3:00.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you in advance for any help you can provide the family during this difficult time.
Susan Opferman, Principal
Talented and Gifted Screening and Referral Process
The Talented and Gifted program in Fulton County School System provides enriching experiences for the intellectually advanced and exceptionally creative student. Gifted services are available in all Fulton County Schools for students in kindergarten through grade 12. All procedures for identification and service of gifted students meet guidelines of Georgia Board of Education Rule 160-4-2-.38. You may download the
Questions & Answers Referral process or visit the Fulton County School's
Advanced Studies and Talent Development website.
Edmodo For Parents
Teachers at Webb Bridge Middle School are utilizing the website Edmodo to post classroom information. Parents can create one account and link to all of their student’s account. This is great if you have more than one student using Edmodo. Follow these simple steps:
- Obtain the unique 6-digit Parent Code from your child’s account (this is not the same as your child’s Group Codes). The Parent Code is located on your child’s Edmodo Homepage on the bottom left side panel.
- After you have the parent code, go to
www.edmodo.com. Currently, you can not create your Account on the mobile or iPad Edmodo app).
- Click “I’m a Parent” and fill in the necessary information and Parent Code. Note: Each child has a different Parent Code. You do not need to share a Parent Account with another parent, relative, or guardian. Multiple Parent Accounts can setup for one student. Each Parent Account must have a different email address.)
ATTENTION ALL WHO VOLUNTEER AT SCHOOL:
Volunteer Registration - Action required for all volunteers
House Bill 1176 was recently signed into law and affects our protocol for reporting child abuse and neglect. As a result all volunteers for our school must complete a
Volunteer Safety Information Form and
complete training on Child Abuse and Neglect. The training is a ten minute online presentation outlining your responsibility for reporting child abuse or neglect and the protocol for such reporting. At the completion of the online training, you will be given an opportunity to print a Certificate of Completion. Your completed Volunteer Safety Information Form
and training certificate should be submitted to the front office of your child’s school as soon as possible. This new policy includes all volunteers: sports, performing arts, and PTSA volunteers.
If a student needs to leave school before normal dismissal time, a note from the parent or guardian requesting early dismissal must be sent to the office on the morning of the requested early dismissal. Please refrain from checking out students between 3:45-4:00 p.m. as this allows us to protect the instructional time at the end of the day for all students. Please be prepared to show a photo ID when checking out a student.
For the safety of our students, please follow our carpool safety guidelines:
• Our one and only carpool entrance is in the front of the building.
• Please drop your child off in the front of the school where staff is on duty. There is no drop off in the bus area or by the music hall.
• Our carpool is single lane; please avoid using the left lane to bypass the carpool lane.
When approaching the front of the carpool line, please pull up to the yellow line (past the front entrance to the school).
• Remember that with one carpool entrance we must be courteous of other drivers.
Please remind your child to wait on the sidewalk and not to cross in front of cars in the carpool lane. Thank you for your cooperation.
Webb Bridge Middle School Educational Foundation
The goal of the foundation will be to purchase technologies and educational programs for the students of our school that would not otherwise be available through traditional funding by the Fulton County School System or our PTA. While the foundation will be separate from the PTA, both will serve important functions for our school. The PTA provides numerous programs and events, volunteers, and support for our teachers. The foundation will be designed to complement the PTA and its efforts by providing funding for additional technology and resources that are unable to be funded by the PTA due to pre-designated restrictions and/or guidelines.
So as not to compete with the PTA for donations, the foundation will seek to raise money from large corporations in the Alpharetta and North Fulton area, which is home to many computer companies, technology businesses and national call centers along with private donations. Our goal will be to tap into these resources to support student learning. If you are interested in serving on the exploratory committee, please contact Marc Gelber at
Marc@Gelbers.com or 770-856-9508. While we have an attorney that has offered to provide the legal service to set up the Foundation, we are in need of a CPA to file the 501(c)(3) application as well as volunteers for various other roles. While the time commitment will be minimal, your impact on Webb Bridge will be great.
National Blue Ribbon Schools 2010
The award honors public and private elementary, middle and high schools whose students achieve at very high levels or have made significant progress and helped close gaps in achievement especially among disadvantaged and minority students. Each year since 1982, the U.S. Department of Education has sought out schools where students attain and maintain high academic goals, including those that beat the odds. To read more about the National Blue Ribbon program and view a list of 2010 winners, please go the Department of Education website at
Webb Bridge Middle School is a 2006, 2009, 2012 Georgia Lighthouse School to Watch
Webb Bridge was originally designated as a Lighthouse School to Watch in 2006 and was re-designated for a second time for the 2012 school year. A Georgia Lighthouse School to Watch is a school that is conscientiously moving to meet fully the nationally endorsed criteria for high-performing middle schools, one that has made marked progress in meeting all of these criteria, including measurable gains in the academic achievement of all students. To find out more information about the Georgia Lighthouse Schools to Watch program, visit the Georgia Middle School Association website at http://www.gmsa.net and the National Forum website at http://www.middlegradesforum.org.