Members of the Class of 2030—next year’s kindergartners—are getting ready for the big day… their first day in “big school” on Aug. 7. Gwinnett County elementary schools will welcome the next class of kindergartners at registration events held at local schools on May 4. Parents can begin registration on the school's website now, but must complete the process with a visit to the school for the May event to submit birth records and required health and residence information. On the Kindergarten Registration web page, learn more about the event, documents for registration, tips for parents, and more.
Staff, parents, and community members are invited to review and provide input on proposed teacher resources for Language Arts for grades 6-8. The review will run through Friday, May 12, on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. During the review, print resources can be reviewed in the hallways between buildings 100 and 200 at the Instructional Support Center, located at 437 Old Peachtree Road NW in Suwanee.
This spring, GCPS students will participate in the state’s Georgia Milestones assessment program. Students in grades 3-8 will take End of Grade (EOG) assessments in English language arts (ELA) and mathematics while students in grades 5 and 8 also are assessed in science and social studies. Gwinnett students in grades 3–8 will participate in the End of Grade assessment between April 17 and April 28. During the testing window, Gwinnett students in grades 3, 4, 6, and 7 will test on four days— two for mathematics and two for ELA— for approximately one hour on any given day. Students in grades 5 and 8 will test for 60 to 90 minutes on six separate days— two for math, two for ELA, one for science, and one for social studies. The window for End of Course (EOC) assessments for designated high school courses is April 26 to May 12. The tested courses are 9th Grade Literature and Composition, 11th Grade American Literature and Composition, Algebra I, Geometry, Biology, Physical Scienc, U.S. History, and Economics. Online, families can find tips for supporting their student at test time and, if needed, ways to help a student manage test anxiety. Online, families can find tips for supporting their student at test time and, if needed, ways to help a student manage test anxiety.
Summer online classes at Gwinnett Online Campus will run June 5-30. Learn more about course offerings and required in-person sessions on the Gwinnett Online Campus website. May 24 is the deadline to register for GOC's online classes.
Face-to-face summer classes will be offered at four locations--Central Gwinnett, Meadowcreek, Mill Creek, and Shiloh high schools-- from June 13 to July 11, with no classes set for June 16, June 23, June 30, and July 4. June 1 is the deadline to register for face-to-face classes.
The cost for each one-semester class is $250 for current GCPS students. Students may take no more than two summer classes. All tuition fees are due at the time of registration. Summer graduation is set for July 13.
Here's your chance to brag on your favorite GCPS school... The Gwinnett Daily Post is conducting its 2017 Reader's Choice Awards. A group of schools has already been nominated for Best Public School. If you don’t see your favorite school, add it! Participants can vote once daily through midnight on April 30. The school district also is nominated in the category of Best Employer.
Fast-paced and fact-filled, this informative program gives parents, teachers, students, and the community a quick five-minute update on the latest good news in education from Gwinnett County Public Schools.
Coming soon to your elementary student's backpack or your mailbox… The spring issue of Essentials will bring you a look at some of the ways Gwinnett middles schools are meeting the unique needs of their students as well as brief notes on summer school, information and opportunities for rising kindergartners, budget dates, an invitation to Area Board Meetings, and more! You'll also find a special insert updating the district’s building program.
Branch Out!— a partnership between GCPS and the county library system— is available for all GCPS students. With Branch Out!, a student's school ID doubles as a library card, giving access to the county's extensive collection of digital and print resources for students who opt into the program. Even better, overdue library fines are a thing of the past for Branch Out participants. Students who registered for Branch Out! at the beginning of the school year already have access, but it's not too late to take advantage of the program. Just fill out the online registration form and return it to your student's school. To access library resources, participating students need their GCPS ID number and a PIN (preset for birth month and day as MMDD). Students may change their PIN anytime via the GCPL website or by calling or visiting any library branch.
Visit the GCPS website regularly to discover the Promise in our young people. Throughout the year, watch for photo profiles of students and staff, Promise videos, special messages, and more as we focus on promising students, promises made, and promises kept! Click on the icon to the right to learn more about the Promise of Gwinnett!