In this GCPS TV video, see how children in grades 3-5 can get a boost in their literacy and math skills with some targeted instruction in the district’s Saturday Interventions program.
Parents of students receiving special education services in Gwinnett are invited to attend an upcoming informational session on Tuesday, May 8.
Deadlines are approaching for middle school students interested in exploring careers at one of two upcoming summer camps set for May 29-June 1. Learn more about the programs online.
May 4 is the deadline for the Maxwell HS of Technology MS Summer Camp. Possible programs for the morning session include Automotive Services, Cake Decorating, Collision Repair, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Early Childhood Education/Babysitter Bootcamp, Junior Firefighter Camp, Law and Justice, Programming, or Science Camp.
Students who want to participate in morning, afternoon, or full-day options for the Grayson HS Technical Education Program Summer Career Academy should register by May 18. Programs include Culinary Arts, Entrepreneurship/Shark Tank, Graphic Design, Music Production, Photography, Sports Medicine, Veterinary Science, and Video Production.
And so the adventure begins… If you have a child who will be five years old on or before Sept. 1, make sure you’re prepared for Kindergarten Registration at your child’s new school on Thursday, May 3! You still have time to start the online portion of registration on the school website, but remember that you and your child must complete the process with a visit to the school to submit required information, including state-required health documents. Times and activities for Kindergarten Registration vary from school to school so check the school website or call your school for registration times for the May 3 event. Visit the Kindergarten Registration web page for a tipsheet about getting ready for kindergarten and what to expect next year, information about the Academic Knowledge and Skills curriculum, and more! Call the Planning Department at 678-301-7085 if you’re uncertain which school your child will attend.
GCPS is now accepting applications for school bus drivers!
The district and GCPS staff members have earned state, regional, and national recognition.
Starting June 4, GCPS’ new Explore Book Mobile will bring books (and all those exciting adventures) to kids in the Norcross Cluster.Books on board!
Students interested in participating in the full-time program at Gwinnett Online Campus (GOC) next school year have just a few more days to register. May 4 is the registration deadline to fill remaining slots in grades 4–12. Registration is available on a first-come, first-served basis. The registration process is not complete until all required documents are presented to the school office. GOC’s registrar is available Monday to Thursday, 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m., and Fridays, 8:30 a.m.–2 p.m. Once a grade level is full, a waiting list will be established. GOC does not offer mid-year enrollment.
Last month, MLK III read his book—“My Daddy, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.”— to 2nd graders at Corley ES.
A ‘thank you’ to administrative professionals and school volunteers!
Families of rising kindergartners interested in GCPS’ Dual Language Immersion (DLI) program can register for the 2018–19 school year through May 10 at 3 p.m. (Families also must register at the school to which their child is zoned.) DLI is available at eight schools—Spanish at Annistown, Baldwin, Bethesda, Camp Creek, Ivy Creek, Level Creek, and Meadowcreek elementary schools and French at Trip ES. The schools will accept transfers if available slots are not filled by students in the school zone. Out-of-zone families must provide transportation.
Each year, GCPS conducts a Child Find meeting for the families of children with disabilities (birth to age 21).
Columbia Engineering welcomed Coleman MS students for a real-world experience during National Engineering Week.
We tip our hats to those who support our youngest learners!
Check your mailbox or your student’s book bag… The spring issue of Essentials takes a look at the some of the ways GCPS supports safe, secure, and successful schools as well as brief notes on summer school, information and opportunities for rising kindergartners, budget dates, an invitation to Area Board Meetings, and more!
Mark your calendar for the gala Gwinnett County Sports Hall of Fame event on April 30.
If you haven’t made it to an Area Board Meeting yet, your last chance is Tuesday, April 17, at Dacula HS. Families from the Archer, Central Gwinnett, Dacula, and Grayson clusters, and Oakland Meadow School are encouraged to attend the meeting, hosted by Carole C. Boyce, 2018 Chairman and District I Representative. However, the meeting is open to all. CEO/Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks will give his annual address on the state of the school district, focusing on the district's strategic direction, recent successes, and new initiatives. This year, audience members are able to ask questions about the information shared, using their smartphone, tablet, or laptop to access an interactive mobile website. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the school theater. Refreshments will be served, starting at 6:15 p.m.
June 4 is the deadline to register for face-to-face summer classes that will be offered at three locations— Discovery, Mountain View, and South Gwinnett high schools— from June 11 to July 3. (Online registration ends June 3, with walk-in registration available at Discovery HS on June 4, 4-7 p.m.)
The district’s annual budget reflects an investment in Gwinnett’s schoolchildren, staff, and community.
This summer, Gwinnett middle schoolers can explore possible careers with summer camps at Grayson High School Technical Education Program and Maxwell High School of Technology.