MR. REMILLARD'S REMINDERS

Transcript of 4.17.21 call

Good afternoon parents and students. This is Matt Remillard, principal of the middle school.

This Tuesday, April 20th, marks the halfway point of the last quarter of the school year. Please check your child's grades in Infinite Campus and contact the school with any questions.

On Thursday, April 22nd, the school system will be hosting kindergarten registration at the Park and Rec from 7:30 AM until 5:30 PM. If you have any questions regarding registering an upcoming kindergarten student, please see the school system website for more information.

On Friday and Saturday, our drama club is involved in the production of Robin Hood. The show starts at 7:00 PM and seats are limited due to COVID restrictions. These students have worked hard all year preparing and we wish them the best of luck with their performance.

Moving forward into the next week, cheerleading tryouts for next year will be Monday, April 26th - Thursday, April 29th from 3:00-5:00 PM at the auxiliary gym at the middle school. The auxiliary gym is located next to the cafeteria. No parents will be allowed at tryouts. We ask that you park in the main parking lot of the school campus when you come to pick up your child at 5:00. Please remember that all students trying out must have a physical and all forms completed and on file before they will be allowed to try out. Please contact Coach Alicia Gordon or Coach Megan Carden with any questions.

Thanks and have a great weekend.

Transcript of 4.10.21 call

Good afternoon parents and students. This is Matt Remillard, principal of the middle school.

I hope everyone had an enjoyable and restful spring break. We are ready to see all of our students again Monday, April 12. We have 6 weeks left until summer break, so please make sure your students are rested and ready to work hard the rest of the year.

As a reminder, please review our dress code with your student this weekend. Please remember that we do not allow holes above the knee, all shorts must be at least halfway down the leg, no hats are allowed at any time, and no electronic devices at school, including cell phones and all types of smartwatches.

On this Thursday, April 15th, Lumpkin County Schools is hosting a physical fair in partnership with the Northeast Georgia Physicians Group for students who will be in grades 7-12 for the next school year for a cost of $10. Please remember that all students must have a physical to participate in a sport. Each physical is good for a calendar year from when it is completed. All upcoming 9th graders can attend the physical fair at the high school directly after school. These students can ride the activity bus to the high school and can be picked up from the Tribe House by 4:00. Upcoming 7th and 8th graders can also attend the physical fair from 4:15 - 5:30. These students will need to have a parent bring them to the Tribe House and stay on-site during this process. All paperwork must be signed by a parent before the student-athlete enters the Tribe House. You can find these forms on our website or pick up a copy in the main office.

This information is important because we have some fall sports that will be having tryouts soon. Cheerleading tryouts will be April 26-29, softball tryouts will be May 10-12, and volleyball tryouts will be May 12-14th. More information will be coming soon regarding football, cross country, and tennis. If your student plans to try out or play any of these sports, they must have a physical and all other forms on file before trying out. Please contact Coach Brooke Flakes for questions regarding physicals or tryouts for a fall sport.

Thanks and have a great weekend.

Transcript of 3.27.21 call

Good afternoon parents and students. This is Matt Remillard, principal of the middle school.

We would like to wish the best of luck to both of our soccer teams who are playing at Lumpkin County High School this Monday for the championship. The boys will play at 5:00 and the girls at 6:15.

On Tuesday, our golf team will play in the league tournament and our track team travels to Gilmer County. Also on Tuesday, we will have a meeting in the cafeteria during ELT for information regarding softball tryouts for the middle school team for next year.

On Wednesday, we will have a meeting in the cafeteria during ELT for information regarding volleyball tryouts for the middle school team for next year.

Please remember that spring break is the week of April 5th. Students will return to school on Monday, April 12th.

On Thursday, April 15th, Lumpkin County Schools is hosting a physical fair in partnership with the Northeast Georgia Physicians Group for students who will be in grades 7-12 for the next school year. Please remember that all students must have a physical to participate in a sport. Each physical is good for a calendar year from when it is completed. All upcoming 9th graders can attend the physical fair at the high school directly after school. These students can ride the activity bus to the high school and can be picked up from the Tribe House by 4:00. Upcoming 7th and 8th graders can also attend the physical fair from 4:15 - 5:30. These students will need to have a parent bring them to the Tribe House and stay on-site during this process. All paperwork must be signed by a parent before the student-athlete enters the Tribe House. Please contact Coach Brooke Flakes for questions regarding physicals.

Thanks and have a great weekend.

Transcript of 3.13.21 Call

Good afternoon parents and students. This is Matt Remillard, principal of the middle school.

We had a great start to our new quarter on Friday. Please remind your students to report to the new connections again next week.

On Monday, March 15th, our baseball team will host Dawson County while our soccer team hosts Towns.

On Tuesday, March 16th, we will have our LSGT meeting at 3:00 PM in the Gold Mine. All are welcome to attend. In addition, our baseball team hosts White County at home, golf hosts Union County at Achasta, and soccer hosts West Jackson at home.

On Wednesday, March 17th, any current 8th grader who wishes to try out for cheerleading at Lumpkin County High School for next year will be invited to attend a meeting in the cafeteria during ELT.

On Thursday, March 18th, baseball will be at home versus Lakeview, our track will have a meet at Banks County, and soccer is at home versus Clear Creek. We will also host another soccer social event after school on Thursday. The deadline to return permission forms is Tuesday, March 16th. Students must return the permission form with $10 to stay. Those who stay will get 2 slices of pizza, a bottle of water, and free admission to the soccer game. Students who stay must be picked up by 6:00 PM at the top of the football field. We are only allowing the first 75 students who sign up to stay due to social distancing purposes.

I hope everyone has a great weekend.

Transcript of 2.27.21 call

Good afternoon parents and students. This is Matt Remillard, principal of the middle school.

We have had many spring athletic events canceled so far due to the wet weather we have had lately. We hope to get back into action this week with all spring sports.

On Monday, March 1st, the A team for baseball is scheduled to play at White County and the B team for soccer is scheduled to play at Pickens.

On Tuesday, March 2nd, our golf team is planning on hosting Pickens at Achasta and both baseball teams are scheduled to go to Pickens for a doubleheader. Also on Tuesday, all 8th graders must have returned the schedule request form for high school with any changes.

On Thursday, March 4th, our golf team travels to Pickens, the A team for baseball is scheduled to play at home against Fannin, and soccer plays at home against Pickens. We are also hosting an after-school event where students can stay after school to play in the gym and socialize outside with their friends. The students must return their permission form by Tuesday, March 2nd signed by the parent. The students must also bring the $10 with the permission form. At the event, the students will get 2 slices of pizza, a bottle of water, and free admission to the student section of the soccer game. All students must be picked up at the top entrance of the stadium by 6:00 PM. The event is limited to 75 students to ensure enough space is available for social distancing.

On Friday, March 5th, our B team for baseball is scheduled to travel to Tallulah Falls for a game.

Looking forward to the next week, we have a half-day for students on March 10th for parent conferences. If you would like to schedule a conference, please contact your child's teachers.

Also, the last day for the current 9 week grading period is Thursday, March 11th. We will start our new connections classes Friday, March 12th as well as the last quarter of the year. Since we are approaching the last quarter quickly, please check your child's grades on Infinite Campus. If your child is failing more than one class, they are at a high risk of being retained in the same grade level next year. Please call me or your child's teachers for assistance.

Thanks and have a great weekend.

Transcript of 2.13.21 call

Good afternoon parents and students. This is Matt Remillard, principal of the middle school.

I hope you all have had a great weekend so far. Please remember that there is no school Monday, February 15th in observance of President's Day. Students will return on Tuesday, February 16th.

The Local School Governance Team will meet Tuesday at 3:00 PM in the Gold Mine. All are welcome to attend.

Also on Tuesday, our golf team is scheduled to start their season. Good luck to all of these student-athletes.

On Wednesday, February 17th, our 8th graders will participate in the elective fair. Please see our website for more information and contact me if you have any questions.

Thanks and I hope you have a great rest of your weekend.

Transcript of 2.6.21 call

Good afternoon parents and students. This is Matt Remillard, principal of the middle school.

This past Friday marked the midterm date of the current quarter. Please take this time to check your child's grades in Infinite Campus. We are quickly approaching the last quarter of the year and some students are failing more than one class. Please contact your child's teachers if they are failing a class to see how the student can bring their grade up and prevent possible retention.

Our 6th and 7th graders will have Smart Response Training in their Social Studies classes on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday this week. Your child should have brought home information regarding this training. Please ask them for this information and contact me or one of our school counselors if you have any questions.

We will have our PBIS celebration for the 2nd quarter of the school year for qualifying students on Wednesday of this week and Tuesday of next week to accommodate our different lunch schedules.

Our baseball team and soccer teams are scheduled to be in action this week. Good luck to all of these student-athletes.

Please remember that we will not have school on Friday, February 12th, and Monday, February 15th due to the scheduled Winter Break.

Also, please note that Valentine's Day falls during our Winter Break. As we approach this holiday, please remember that we do not allow deliveries or gifts at school. Many of these items can disrupt the learning environment and I appreciate your understanding of why these items are not allowed.

Lastly, please remind your students of our dress code. A quick reminder is that we do not allow hats or electronic devices at any time, no holes above the knee, and if leggings, stretch pants or other similar pants are worn, they MUST be worn with a top that is long enough to completely cover the student appropriately. Detailed information regarding our dress code can be found in our handbook which is posted on our website.

Thanks and have a great weekend.

Transcript of 1.30.21 call

Good afternoon parents and students. This is Matt Remillard, principal of the middle school.

On Tuesday, February 2nd, and Wednesday, February 3rd, any student interested in trying out for golf will ride the activity bus to Achasta for tryouts. Students trying out should bring their own golf clubs and proper attire. The students can place their golf bags in the computer lab on the connections hallway when they arrive at school. These students must also have a physical and all other forms on file before trying out. Parents can pick their child up from Achasta at 5 PM each of these days.

The Lumpkin County Middle School soccer season begins this week. The girls will host White County at home this Thursday.

Friday of this week marks the halfway point of the 3rd quarter of the school year. Please check infinite campus to view your child's grades and contact their teachers with any questions.

Lastly, track season will begin in a few weeks on February 16th. All students are required to have a current physical and all other forms on file to participate. Once practice begins, students will ride the activity bus to the high school and will need to be picked from the high school in front of the Tribe House at 4:30. These athletes will need to dress appropriately for adverse weather conditions and bring their own water bottles. Currently, we are planning on having a student informational meeting on Monday of this week at the end of the day where we plan to give the students more information about track.

Thanks and have a great weekend.

Transcript of 1.23.21 call

Good afternoon parents and students. This is Matt Remillard, principal of the middle school.

First, I would like to congratulate all of our basketball teams on a great season. The 7th-grade girls made it to the championship game by winning the semi-finals on a buzzer-beater. They fought hard and represented us well in the championship game last night. They came just short of winning it all, losing by 2 points. Great job Lady Indians.

Next, we sent home report cards from the first semester with all students this past week. Please ask your child to see their report card if they have not given it to you yet. We are halfway through the school year and some students are starting to show major concerns with their lack of progress in class. If your child is failing any class, please reach out to their teacher for what they need to do to remediate their grades.

Lastly, here is what is coming up this week. Baseball tryouts will resume on Monday, January 25th. In addition, we will have soccer tryouts for all basketball players interested in trying out for soccer.

On Tuesday, January 26th, we will have the PSAT for those who registered earlier this year.

Moving forward into the first week of February, we currently have golf tryouts scheduled for February 2nd and 3rd.

Transcript of 1.16.21 call

Good afternoon parents and students. This is Matt Remillard, principal of the middle school.

We are excited to welcome our students back to in-person learning on Tuesday, January 19. All students that borrowed a computer should bring it back charged and ready to go. The students should also bring the computer chargers back on that day as well.

All students that were virtual learners for the first semester of the school year and will be reporting back to in-person learning in January should still report directly to the main office upon arrival at school. We will give you all a tour if needed and make sure you have a copy of your schedule. Any of these students who had a school-issued computer should bring it back on this day as well.

On Tuesday, January 19, we will have our local school governance team meeting in the Gold Mine at 3 PM. All are welcome to attend

We wish our girls and boys basketball teams the best of luck this week as they will be participating in the end of the season league tournament.

The girls and boys soccer teams will have tryouts on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. Tryouts will be from directly after school until 4:30. The boys will have tryouts at the middle school and the girls will have tryouts at the high school. All girls trying out should ride the activity bus to the high school. We release students to get on the activity bus at the same time we do for car riders. The girls can be picked up at the front entrance at the high school at the end of tryouts.

Baseball conditioning will start again on Tuesday and Thursday of next week conditioning will be completed at 4:45. Tryouts for baseball will be next Saturday which is January 23 from 11:00 to 2:00 at the high school baseball field and on Monday, January 25 at Yahoola Park from after school until 5:00. These students will ride the activity bus to Yahoola Park on Monday. All players trying out should wear baseball pants or sweatpants, bring their own water, and have all physicals and other forms on file.

Lastly, please do not forget that there is no school on this Monday, January 18. I hope you have a great long weekend

Transcript of 1.9.21 call

Good afternoon parents and students. This is Matt Remillard, principal of the middle school.

First, I wanted to thank all parents, students, and teachers for your hard work and flexibility last week. We had over 92% attendance each day in our virtual classrooms. Classes will reconvene on Monday at 7:45. All students will find their virtual classroom link in their google classroom.

Next week, we will optional soccer conditioning for those interested in trying out for soccer. Conditioning will be from 3:00-4:30 each day and all student-athletes should have a physical and all other forms on file. The boys will condition at the middle school football field and the girls will condition at the high school. The boys should meet Coach Windham and Coach Pinion at the PowerHouse at the middle school, while the girls will meet Coach Fagan and Coach Covert at the front door of the high school. All students should bring their own water and be prepared to stay outside the entire time during conditioning. Please reach out to Coach Radford Windham for questions regarding boys' soccer and Coach Bryan Fagan with questions about girls' soccer. The coaches use mass communication groups for changes or cancellations due to weather. Please email them to be added to these groups. Tryouts for both soccer teams are currently scheduled for January 19th and January 20th.

We were originally scheduled to send home report cards on Monday, January 11th. We will send home the report cards once we get the students back in the building, but I encourage all parents to check their child's grades on the Infinite Campus portal.

Thanks again for all you do and have a great weekend.

Transcript of 1.7.21 call

Good evening parents and students. This is Matt Remillard, principal of the middle school.

Per Dr. Brown's phone call earlier, we are currently planning to start school with a 2-hour delay on Friday, January 8th. We will begin school promptly at 9:45. All students should join their 1st-period class the same way they did today. Students will then follow their normal schedules for the rest of the day, but the times in each class will be shortened and different from normal due to the delay. We will be posting an updated schedule on our website and all social media within the hour for parents and students to see.

Thanks and have a great evening and stay warm.

Transcript of 1.4.21 call

Good afternoon parents and students. This is Matt Remillard, principal of the middle school with information regarding our transition to virtual learning.

As Dr. Brown stated in his announcement earlier today, we will begin virtual classes for all students on January 7th.

At the middle school, all students will be expected to follow their normal bell schedule, beginning on January 7th. I have asked all teachers to send an email to their students and their parents with the code to each google classroom. You and your students should get an email from 6 teachers tomorrow with this information and any additional information the teacher needs to pass along. Our teachers will be posting the link to the virtual learning in google classroom, so it is very important the students and parents are aware of where to find this information.

The email will more than likely be a reminder from their language arts, math, science, and social studies teachers since our students have used this same google classroom all year. There are some students that were informed of a schedule change prior to Christmas break. If you were one of these students, you will get an email from your new teachers. You will also get emails from your connections teachers since most of our students will have new connections courses starting Thursday. If you do not receive an email by the end of business on Tuesday, please reach out to your child's teachers on Wednesday.

We will begin distributing computers to all students who need to borrow one from 11:00 - 3:00 on Tuesday, January 5th and from 8:00 - 3:00 on Wednesday, January 6th. Students who need a computer will be picking up the same computer they have been using all year. 8th-grade students can pick up their computer in the cafeteria, 7th-grade students can pick their computer up in the classroom across from the media center at the top of the stairs, and 6th grade can pick their computer up in the commons area across from the main office. Parents or guardians need to come into the building to the location mentioned and sign our form to accept responsibility for the device.

If a student has a device at home that they would prefer to use instead, there is no need for anyone to pick a device up from the school.

Winter sports teams should expect communication from their coaches. Baseball conditioning will resume on January 19th.

Soccer tryouts, which were scheduled for this week, have been postponed until January 19th and 20th. The teams will reconvene conditioning and pick up games on Monday, January 11th. The boys will be from 3-4:30 each day at the middle school football field. The girls will also be from 3-4:30 each day at LCHS. The girls can meet Coach Fagan at the front door of the high school. All students need to come prepared with water and are strongly encouraged to wear a mask when not participating. Please understand that attendance is optional, but tryouts were shortened from 3 days to 2 days. The more chances our coaches have to see these athletes, the better.

More information about school lunch will be communicated with you as soon as I know more about how that process will work.

Transcript of 11.7.20 call

Good afternoon parents and students. This is Matt Remillard, principal of the middle school.

Ask your student about our canned food drive sponsored by our FBLA club. We are still accepting canned foods this week. Six and seventh-grade classes can turn the cans in to their ELT teacher and eighth grade will turn the cans in to their character Ed teacher

We have created a regifting room for the upcoming holiday season here at the middle school. The mission of the regifting rooms is to provide an opportunity for students to experience the gift of giving. We are accepting new and gently used items for women, men, teens, and children. There's a list of example items on the middle school website. If you would like to donate any items, please drop them off in the front office. Students will have opportunities to earn a war chant card to visit this room as we progress through the holiday season. Please call the school and ask to speak to Jammie Caine if you have any questions.

On Monday of this week, any student interested in playing middle school baseball will be called to the cafeteria for a meeting at approximately 2:15. The students will be released from the cafeteria at the end of the day.

Also on Monday, the middle school basketball season begins. The girls will open their season at home, while the boys travel to Union County. In addition, on Monday our tennis team will be in action at home at the high school.

Wednesday is Veterans Day. On behalf of the middle school, we would like to thank all of those who have served our country. Thank you for your service.

On Thursday, November 12, the basketball team is back in action as the boys have their home opener of the year and the girls travel to White County. Also, the Mountain League Championship for tennis will occur at the high school. Our tennis team has been very successful this year and we hope they can bring home another championship.

Moving forward into the next week, progress reports will be posted on Monday, November 16. Please check the progress your child is making with their grades and call their teachers with any questions.

Thanks and have a great weekend.

Transcript of 10.10.20 call

Good afternoon parents and students. This is Matt Remillard, principal of LCMS.

Parents, Monday is the last day of the first quarter of the school year. Report cards will be coming home soon. Please take this time to review your child's grades in Infinite Campus.

On Tuesday, students should report to the new connections classes. We will have the connections classes posted in many areas on the connections hallway Tuesday morning. However, it would be more beneficial for students to look in Infinite Campus for their schedule. In Infinite Campus, students should follow their Term 2 schedule.

On Wednesday of this week, we will have our student half-day for parent conferences. Please contact your child's teachers if you wish to have a conference. We will be glad to conduct a virtual conference with you that afternoon. Students will be dismissed at approximately 11:20 that day. Please make sure your student brings a bus note to the front office if they are having to ride a different bus that day.

On Thursday, the wrestling coaches will be meeting with any student interested in wrestling for the middle school this year in the cafeteria during ELT. We will call students down about 2:15 and they will be dismissed for the day from the cafeteria.

Also on Thursday, we will have our last regular-season home football game of the year. Good luck to these student-athletes.

Lastly, for this week, we will be having our annual fall spirit week. Students are allowed to dress up with the theme for each day. Students must still meet all dress code requirements but can wear a hat if it matches the theme and paint their face. If students decide to paint their face, no more than 50% of their face can be covered. Also, no toys or props are allowed and the costume must not disrupt the normal instruction of the day.

Monday is Movie Monday - dress up as a character from your favorite movie

Tuesday is Tacky Twin Tuesday - find a twin and dress as tacky as possible

Wednesday is Wayback Wednesday - dress up from a different decade

Thursday is Tribe Thursday - 6th grade to wear gold LC attire, 7th wear white LC attire, and 8th wear purple LC attire

Friday is Fan Friday - support your favorite team, college or professional

Coming up the next week, we will have report cards ready for review, we will have our annual Title I night virtually this year on Tuesday 10/20 at 5:00 PM (you can find the zoom meeting code on our website if you want to join us), and we will have our PBIS Celebration for the first quarter of the year later that week.

Thanks and I hope you have a great weekend.

Transcript of 10.3.20 call

Good afternoon parents and students. This is Matt Remillard, principal of LCMS.

We are about to begin the last week of the first quarter of the year. Most of our connections classes will be giving final exams this week. This is also the last opportunity for students to make up any missing assignments for their 9-week connections classes. We will begin our new quarter and connections classes on Tuesday, October 13th.

Parents, please be aware that we do not allow outside food from restaurants to be delivered for students for lunch. We cannot disrupt class having students called out for these reasons. Students may bring their lunch from home or eat in the cafeteria, which is still free for all students until further notice from the state. Also, if you have not completed the free reduced lunch application for this year, please contact the school to find out how to complete one. The free lunches offered by the state of GA is scheduled to end in December or when funds run out.

Also, we have many students arriving at school late every day. Please remember that all students have to be in their 1st-period class before 7:45 each morning.

On Monday and Tuesday of this week, our girls' basketball team will have tryouts in the main gym until 4:30. Good luck to all students trying out this year.

Also, on Monday, our cross country team is scheduled to have their league championship at Union. These student-athletes have been extremely successful this year and have represented our school very well. We wish them the best of luck as they complete an amazing season.

On this Tuesday, October 6th, we will have our fall picture day during all connections classes. All students will bring order forms home on Monday.

Also, on Tuesday, our 7th-grade football team is playing at White County, and our softball team will compete in the end-of-season tournament. Only the top 4 teams make this tournament every year, and we are very proud of our girls this year. Good luck to these student-athletes as well as they end a successful season on Tuesday.

Moving forward into the next week, we will have our spirit week for the fall. Students will see information on the morning announcements about the theme for each day. We encourage all students to dress up and participate, but please be reminded that all dress code rules are still in effect. However, students can wear a hat if it goes with the theme of the day and wears face paint, as long as we can still tell who they are. I suggest to the students that about half of their face painted is about the limit to still tell who they are. No toys, props, or facemasks will be allowed.

We will also have a half-day for students on Wednesday, October 14th for parent conferences.

Thanks, and I hope you have a great weekend. 

Transcript of 9.30.20 call

Good afternoon parents and students. This is Matt Remillard, principal of LCMS with some information about flu shots.

On this past Monday, September 28th, we sent home information with all students regarding flu shots that will be administered to any student wishing to participate. The health department will be on-site on October 22nd, but we must have all forms signed and returned by this Friday, October 2nd.

If you wish for your student to get the flu shot, please send the paperwork back to the school tomorrow or Friday. Students can turn them into their teachers or the main office.

Please call or email our Nurse, Mr. Scott Mildenhall, if you have any questions.

Thanks and have a great evening. 

Transcript of 9.26.20 Call

Good afternoon parents and students. This is Matt Remillard, principal of LCMS.

I hope everyone had a restful fall break. We are eager to get our students back in the building on Monday to continue our school year.

The first quarter grading period ends on 10/12. Therefore, next week we will be accepting schedule change requests for the 2nd Quarter of our school year. We only consider changes for our connections classes and there must be space available in those classes for the request to be approved. The forms can be found on our website or picked up in the main office. All forms must be signed by a parent and submitted before the end of business on Friday, October 2nd. Students who have their request approved will be notified the week before the new quarter begins.

On Monday and Friday of next week, we will have an open gym for our girls' basketball team from after school until 4:30 as they prepare for tryouts on October 5th and 6th.

On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, our boys' basketball team will have an open gym from after school until 4:30. Tryouts for boys basketball will take place later in the month of October or early November.

All students trying out for either basketball team must have a physical and all forms completed and on file.

Cross country will compete twice this week as they continue to have a very successful season. They will be at Towns on Tuesday and Unicoi on Thursday. Softball and football are both in action Thursday as well. Softball plays Fannin at Yahoola and football travels to Fannin.

Moving forward into the next week, we will have our fall picture day for in-person learning on 10/6.

Thanks and I hope you have a great weekend. 

Transcript of 9.12.20 call

Good afternoon parents and students. This is Matt Remillard, principal of LCMS.

If you have not done so already, please make sure that you log onto the parent portal of your child's infinite campus account to view their grades and make sure your contact information is correct. As always, if you have any questions or need help, please contact our office.

On Monday, September 14th and Friday, September 18th of this week, our girls' basketball program will have open gym from 3:00-4:30 as they prepare for tryouts, which are scheduled for October 5th and 6th. In order to participate and tryout, all students must have their physical and all appropriate forms on file with our athletic director. Please contact Coach Laura Wilson for more information regarding girls' basketball.

Also on Monday, the monthly Board of Education meeting will be at the central office, at 7:00 pm.

On Tuesday, September 15th, the middle school will hold its monthly Local School Governance Team Meeting in the Gold Mine at 3:15. All are invited to attend. In addition, on Tuesday, our softball team has a home game against Pickens.

On Wednesday, September 16th, our cross country team will host a home meet at the high school, softball plays at Yahoola, and volleyball is in action at the middle school. Good luck to all of these teams.

On Thursday, September 17th, our Chorus club will meet in the cafeteria from directly after school until 4:00 for any students interested in chorus. In addition, our football team will host its first home game of the year against Union.

We have a lot of extracurricular teams and programs in action this week. Let's show our school spirit on Thursday for all of our programs. I have asked our teachers to show their LCMS spirit on Thursday and want our students to do the same. Dress up in your best Lumpkin County gear on this day.

I have also asked our teachers to support their favorite college on Friday. I would like all of our students to show their pride for their favorite college as well.

Students will be allowed to wear Lumpkin County hats on Thursday and their favorite college team hat on Friday.

Also this week, our 8th graders will have their Smart Response Workshop during all Social Studies classes.

Moving forward into next week, there is no school for students as we have Fall Break. Students will return to school on Monday, September 28th.

Thanks and have a great weekend.

Transcript of 7.13.20 7th grade call

Parents of upcoming 7th graders

Each year I send out a reminder that there are 2 required vaccines that students need before their 7th grade year begins. Those vaccines are the Tdap and MCV4. All upcoming 7th graders will need a new or updated Certificate of Immunization Form #3231. An example of the form each student must submit is posted on the Lumpkin County Middle School website and can be seen by selecting menu and the Immunizations and Screenings link under the parent info area. These forms can be obtained from your child’s doctor or the Lumpkin County Health Department. We also have a form on our website that provides the phone number for our county health department and the hours and days dedicated to this event. The forms must be submitted to our front office before school starts if at all possible. If these forms are not submitted, the availability of your student’s schedule could be affected. If you have any questions, please contact our nurse, Scott Mildenhall or give us a call at the school.  

Transcript of 8.21.20 Call

Good afternoon parents and students. This is Matt Remillard, principal of LCMS, with what's coming up next week.

We have had another great week and are starting to post grades for our students. Please make sure to log on to the parent portal of Infinite Campus to see how they are doing in class. You can review all of their grades in this area. If you have any questions, feel free to email your child's teachers.

Cross country, volleyball, and softball are all competing multiple times this week. Our volleyball team will host a home match at LCMS, on Wednesday and softball plays at Yahoola on Thursday. Both of these home events start at 4:15.

Moving forward into the next couple of weeks: there will be an informational meeting for parents and players regarding middle school and high school baseball for all returning and interested players. The meeting will be on September 1, 2020, at 6:30 pm at the high school gym.

Also, the PSAT will be administered on Thursday, October 29th, for any 8th-grade student who wants to take the exam. The cost of the exam is $20.00, and the payment deadline is Friday, September 11th. Please place the payment in an envelope with your student's name on the front and turn in to Ms. Amy Jarrard or Ms. Rebecca Jarrard in the front office. Payments can be made by cash or check made payable to LCHS.

Transcript of 8.29.20 Call

Good afternoon parents and students. This is Matt Remillard, principal of LCMS.

We had another great week at the middle school. Parents, please make sure you are taking the time to log on to the parent portal to view your child's grades, attendance, and update all needed information. We need all parents to sign in to the portal and check and make sure all information is correct and up to date. Please call us at the school if you have any questions about accessing your account.

Also, parents, please make sure that you are dropping your children off at school on time each morning. We no longer have any traffic issues, and all students should not have any problems being in class before 7:45.

On Monday of this week, our FFA club will be meeting in the cafeteria directly after school until 4:30. Email our AG teacher, Sumner Sapough, if you have any questions.

Softball and volleyball are both in action early this week. Keep up the good work Lady Indians.

Our football season is set to open this Thursday at Dawson County. And the high school is scheduled to have their first home game of the season on Friday. Good luck to the entire Lumpkin County football program.

Moving forward into next week, there is no school on Monday, September 7th, as we observe Labor Day. We will also be hosting many home sporting events this week and invite all to attend.

Thanks and have a great weekend. 

Transcript of 7.13.2020 All Grades Call

Good afternoon parents and students. This is Matt Remillard, principal of LCMS with some information regarding upcoming tryouts for fall sports and physicals for athletics.

Volleyball tryouts will be July 15 and 16 from 8AM-10AM at the LCHS gymnasium. All girls trying out should bring their own water bottle. Contact Coach Haley Dibble or Ron Thomaswick for questions.

Softball tryouts will be July 20-22 from 3PM-5PM at the LCHS softball field. All girls trying out should also bring their own water bottle. Contact Coach Brooke Grindle or Coach Joseph Jones for questions.

Football conditioning has been going well the past few weeks. If your child wants to participate in football conditioning, the team meets Monday-Thursday from 9-11 at the powerhouse on the middle school campus. Conditioning is voluntary, but all who come should bring their own water bottle and cleats. Contact Coach Darren Glenn if you have any questions.

We are making plans for cheer tryouts to be when we start school in August. We will also communicate information about the rest of the fall sports in coming weeks.

All students trying out for all sports any time this year must have an up to date and active physical on file in order to tryout. Physicals expire 1 year after the date of the physical. If your child does not have an up to date physical, they cannot tryout for the sport. If you child has not got a physical yet and would like to get one for $10, please go to our website for information about how to sign up for a time. You can find the information under the scrolling news section on the main page or clicking the menu tab at the top and selecting physicals sign up link in the sports section. The physical date is July 23 from 2:00 - 3:00 PM at Medical Park 2 in Gainesville. You must sign up for a time if you plan on attending. You can also access all physical forms on our webpage as well.

Please contact our athletic director, Coach Brooke Flakes, or call the school for questions. 

Transcript of July 2, 2020 Call

Good morning parents and students. This is Matt Remillard, principal of LCMS, with a message about fall sports.

As we continue to plan for school to start back, we have started to plan conditioning and tryouts for fall sports. We will follow all GHSA guidelines and regulations.

Football conditioning will begin Monday, July 6th. Football conditioning is voluntary and will be from 9 AM-11 AM Monday through Thursday the month of July. Football players need to wear workout clothes and tennis shoes. They should also bring cleats for the football field. All players should be dropped off at Powerhouse in the bottom parking lot and picked up in the same location. When you pull in the parking lot, drive up to the powerhouse, which is the building in the middle of the parking lot. A coach will approach your vehicle to take your child’s temperature and ask health-related questions. After that process occurs, your child can then exit your vehicle. Please do not drop off your child in the parking lot without the process occurring. Lastly, all players need to bring their own water. Due to safety regulations, players cannot drink from the water fountains. Please contact Coach Darren Glenn with any questions.

Volleyball tryouts will be July 15 and 16 from 8 AM-10 AM at LCHS. All girls trying out should bring their own water and contact Coach Haley Dibble or Ron Thomaswick for questions.

Softball tryouts will be July 20-22 from 3 PM-5 PM at LCHS. All girls trying out should bring their own water and contact Coach Brooke Grindle or Coach Joseph Jones for questions.

We are making plans for cheer tryouts to be the first week of August. We will also communicate information about the rest of the fall sports in the coming weeks.

All students trying out for a sport must have an up to date and active physical on file in order to tryout. If your child does not have a physical, they cannot tryout.

Please contact our athletic director, Coach Brooke Flakes, or call the school for questions.