Gwinnett Online Campus is a full-time option for all GCPS students in grades 4-12. 
The weekly newsletter for Gwinnett Online Campus
August 10, 2018
Welcome to GOC!

Welcome to a new school year at Gwinnett Online Campus! Our theme for this year is "Every Action Matters". Our entire faculty and staff is committed to inspire students to work to their greatest potential.

The #GOCOWLS is your best source for on-campus communication. Check your email each Thursday for up-to-date information for campus happenings.

We are so excited and enthusiastic to begin the new school year at GOC!
Grades 4-12: Week of August 13 - Mandatory Campus Labs & Pre-Testing

The first day of school for all full-time GOC students will be Monday, August 13.  It is mandatory that all students in grades 4-12 attend their grade level appropriate on-campus Lab and mandatory pre-testing administrations according to the schedule below:

Grades 9-12
Tuesday, August 14 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
CORE Labs & Mandatory Pre-Testing

Grades 4-6
Wednesday, August 15 from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Learning Labs & Mandatory Pre-Testing

Grades 7-8
Thursday, August 16 from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Learning Labs & Mandatory Pre-Testing

Students should bring a lunch on these dates.

Please access the 2018-2019 GOC Campus Labs Schedule to familiarize yourself with weekly campus labs and happenings.

Please contact the main office if you have any questions or concerns. 
Grades 4-12: New Student Adobe Connect Orientation

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All students new to GOC should plan to participate in a mandatory at-home Adobe Connect Orientation Training Session. Students will login from home to learn how easy it is to communicate and participate in virtual sessions using Adobe Connect. 

Students should plan to participate from home in the appropriate grade level session on Friday, August 17. Students will be required to login 10 minutes prior to their scheduled training session.  You may receive a "hold" screen until you are allowed entry. 

Grades 4-5: Begins promptly at 9 a.m.
Grades 6-8: Begins promptly at 10 a.m.   
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Grades 9-12: Begins promptly at 11 a.m.

Supplies Needed:
●Computer or Laptop
●USB Headset with Microphone so you can hear and speak
  (Ear buds with built-in microphone will work too)
●Webcam so we can see you

Student Directions:
  1. Please access the Student Directions for Online Room Access and work through the steps listed in the document.
  2. Login to Adobe Connect 

 2018-2019 Adobe Connect Training for NEW STUDENTS online room and click the URL to open it.

●Plug your USB Headset into your computer
●From the toolbar, Click Meeting-Audio Setup Wizard (Do not skip any steps)
●Turn on your webcam (1st click is preview mode, 2nd click is when you go live)
●Wait until Mrs. Hill allows you to enter the room
●We are going to have a blast learning Adobe Connect! 
Grades 4-12: Arrival and Dismissal

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The safety of our students is very important to us. Please be sure to take all precautions when dropping off and picking up students. 

Arrival drop-off begins promptly at  8:45 a.m. for weekly CORE and Learning Labs. Please do not drop your student off prior to this time unless they have a pre-arranged meeting or appointment with a faculty or staff member. Dismissal for students in grades 4-8 will begin promptly at 12:25 p.m. and dismissal for students in grades 9-12 will begin at 12:10 p.m. Students must be picked up 15 minutes after on-site labs unless they are participating in an approved campus activity.

Please be mindful, GOC does not have available staff to monitor students prior to 8:45 a.m. or after on-campus labs or scheduled campus activities.   

All students will arrive and be dismissed through the front doors. Hi Hope Road or Hurricane Shoals Road should never be blocked with cars waiting to pull into the
car rider line. Please access the 2018-2019 GOC Car Rider Map to review the traffic flow plan for arrival and dismissal.
Grades 4-12: Weekly Video Announcements

Please take a moment to view the upcoming weekly video announcements for the week of August 13.

Special thanks to Ms. Tanya Butler for presenting next weeks edition of the GOC campus  announcements.
Grades 4-12: GOC News Crew Sign-Up

Students!!  Are you looking to get involved??

We are currently looking to recruit some talent to participate in the GOC News Crew.  Interested students should complete the GOC News Crew Sign-Up Form.  Please note that you will need to be logged in to your GCPS email prior to accessing the form. 
Grades 4-12: Back to School Bash

Please join us for GOC's Back to School Bash on  Thursday, August 23 from 6-8:30 p.m.

Join us for an evening with new and old friends as we kick off another awesome school year. Enjoy a family movie night as we present Disney's movie "Moana".

Please contact Ms. Hope Campbell with any questions.
Grades 4-12: GOC Contributions & Parent Portal

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We ask that all families review the 2018-2019 contribution form on MyPaymentsPlus as well as update their contact information in the Parent Portal.

Students new to GCPS will need to create an account in MyPaymentsPlus and fill out a form in person on campus to set-up access to the Parent Portal.