Gwinnett Online Campus is a full-time option for all GCPS students in grades 4-12. 
#GOCOWLS
The weekly newsletter for Gwinnett Online Campus
January 24, 2019
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Principal's Message

GOC students worked hard "earning their wings" last semester. We look forward to the upcoming Honor Roll presentation in the next few weeks and seeing our students proudly wearing their wings on campus! 
  
Thank you to all of our Honor Roll students for going  "Above and Beyond."


Grades 4-12: Weekly Video Announcements

Please take a moment to view the upcoming   weekly video announcements for the week of January 28 - February 1. 

Special thanks to our GOC News Crew for presenting next week's edition of the GOC campus news announcements.

BREAKING NEWS.....
GOC to Open Full-Time Registration for 2019-2020

Full-time registration is February 1-28 for new students in grades 4-12 interested in attending Gwinnett Online Campus for the 2019-2020 school year. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. The registration process is not complete until all  required documents  are presented to the school office. 

Interested families are encouraged to attend an open house and tour the school's  campus  on the following dates:
    • Tues., Jan. 29 10-11 a.m. Grades 9-12
    • Wed., Jan. 30 10-11 a.m. Grades 4-6
    • Thurs., Jan. 31 10-11 a.m. Grades 7-8
    • Tues., Feb. 12 10-11 a.m. Grades 9-12
    • Wed., Feb. 13 10-11 a.m. Grades 4-6
    • Thurs., Feb. 14 10-11 a.m. Grades 7-8

Please visit our website to learn more about the 2019-2020 registration process.
Attention Current GOC Families!!

Registration for new families will be open from February 1-28 on a first-come, first-served basis. For planning purposes, all existing full-time GOC students will be automatically re-enrolled for the 2019-2020 school year. 

Current families are encouraged to register new students early in February to ensure space.  Current families with students who will be new  to GOC will need to register their child during the open enrollment period beginning February 1. 

If you know your student will not return to GOC next year, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can open the spot to a new family during full-time registration. Those students who will not return next year will need to come on campus to withdraw after final exams in May 2019.

Please contact the front office if you have any questions or concerns.
Grades 4-12: Student Health Survey

Each year all students in Georgia are asked to participate in the Georgia Student Heath Survey issued by the Georgia Department of Education. GOC will administer these surveys during regular Labs the week of  February 5-7. Detailed information about the surveys and copies of the survey questions for each grade level is available on the  Georgia Department of Education website.
 
All student responses are anonymous. Participation in the Health Surveys is an important part of a school's Climate Rating issued by the state. We encourage all students to take part in the survey. Parents who do not wish to have heir student participate in the Health Survey should sign a Passive Permissive Letter (available at the above link) and submit it to Ms. Ordini, Office of Student Services no later than Friday, February 1.
Grades 4-12: Student ePortfolio Set-Up

All students can create individual ePortfolios within Brightspace/D2L. The ePortfolio is a place where students can save their best examples of work and projects throughout the school year.

A video with step-by-step instructions on the process is available in the online homeroom.  We will also host a live Adobe Connect Session on Monday, March 4 at 3 p.m. to answer any questions students may have regarding their ePortfolio submission which is due by the end of the day on Friday, March 15.

At the end of the school year, students will have the opportunity to share their ePortfolios at a special showcase.  

Please contact Ms. Bailey with any questions. 
Student Basketball & Cheer Practice

GOC is looking for additional students to join the basketball and cheer teams.  If you are interested, please attend the next practice scheduled for Tuesday, January 29.

Basketball and cheer team members, please mark your calendar for the following upcoming practice dates:

      Tuesday, January 29 from 1-2 p.m.

  Tuesday, February 5 from 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Student vs. Staff Basketball game will be held on Tuesday, March 5.

Please contact Ms. Campbell or Coach  Rhine with any questions. 
Grade 6: PE Open Gym

Students who are currently enrolled in Ms. Butler's 6th grade PE class are welcome to join Open Gym scheduled for Wednesday, January 30 from 12:30-1:15p.m. 

Students in other grade levels, please stay tuned to the #GOCOWLS to find out when the next grade level Open Gym or Workout Club session is scheduled.

Please contact Ms. Butler with any questions.

Grades 4-12: Shrek Rehearsal

Students, please mark your calendar for the upcoming rehearsal dates:

Music Rehearsal in Room C3
Wed., January 30 from 12:30-2:30 p.m.

Crew Rehearsal in Room C2
Wed., January 30 from 12:30-2:30 p.m.

Please be sure to bring your script, water and a snack to rehearsal.

Cast and crew members, please be sure to pay your fees on  MyPaymentsPlus as soon as possible.




Shrek performances are as follows:

Tuesday, April 23 from 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Students, Faculty and Staff invited for the Dress Rehearsal

Wednesday, April 24 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
All are invited for the Dinner Theatre performance

Thursday, April 25 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Shrek Performance 

Please contact Ms. Campbell with any questions.
Grades 4-12: Student Leadership Team Meeting

All students are welcome to attend the next Student Leadership Team (SLT) meeting. Please plan  to stay after the appropriate grade level Lab Session. Please pack a sack lunch to eat prior to the meeting. 


Grades 9-12
Tuesday, February 5 from 1-2 p.m.
S tudents may attend a pre-meeting at 12:30 p.m.

Grades 4-6
Wednesday, February 6 from 1-2 p.m.

Grades 7-8
Thursday, February 7 from 1-2 p.m.


Please contact Ms. Campbell with any questions.
Grades 4-12: Club Friday

All students are welcome to attend Club Friday on  Friday, February 8.  

Fine Arts Club
9-10 a.m.

Student Leadership
10-11 a.m.

International Thespian Society
(Grades 6-8 Only)
11 a.m.-Noon

Members of GSLT (Gwinnett Student Leadership Team) will meet from Noon-1 p.m. 

Please contact  Ms. Campbell  with any questions.



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Spring Dance Grades 4-7

Please save the date for GOC's
"Glow It Up' Spring Dance

Friday, March 22 from 1-3 p.m.




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Spring Dance Grades 8-12

Please save the date for GOC's
"Light Up The Night' Spring Dance

Saturday, March 23 from 7-10 p.m.




To pay and RSVP, please visit your MyPaymentsPlus account.
Grades 9-12: Dual Enrollment

Dual Enrollment is a program that provides funding for students to take approved college-level coursework for credit towards both high school and college graduation requirements.
Please click HERE to access more information about the Dual Enrollment Program for Georgia High School Students. 

Grades 9-11: College Fair

Students in grades 9-11 are cordially invited to attend the Historical Black College University College Fair hosted by Meadowcreek High School on Saturday, February 9 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Please click HERE to access the flyer for additional details.
Apprenticeship & Technical Career Fair

High School students are cordially invited to attend the first ever Apprenticeship & Technical Career Fair hosted by Discovery High School on Saturday, February 2 from 9 a.m.-Noon


Please click HERE to access the flyer for additional details.
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