Gwinnett Online Campus is a full-time option for all GCPS students in grades 4-12. 
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The weekly newsletter for Gwinnett Online Campus
October 3, 2018
Principal's Message
 
All Gwinnett County Public Schools will observe fall break this Thursday, October 4 and Friday, October 5 followed by a student holiday on Monday, October 8. Teachers will be unavailable to students during this break. 
 
Please make sure that you are "Powering your Potential" by staying current in all of your courses. As always, students will have access to their course content 24/7 and can get caught up on any missing assignments or work ahead if desired. 
 

We hope that you will find some time to relax and get outdoors to enjoy some festive fall activities over the break. 

#EveryActionMatters!
Grades 4-12: Change in Student GCPS Email

Please be aware that the naming convention for student GCPS emails is changing over fall break. The new convention is
firstname.lastnameXXXX@g.gcpsk12.org , where XXXX is the last four digits of the student number. Students will continue to access GCPS email through the portal, just as they have for the past three months. Please also be aware that this applies to student emails only; faculty emails have not changed. GCPS G Suite, including Gmail and Google Drive, will NOT be available from Wednesday, October 3 at 5 pm until Friday, October 5 at 11:45 pm while the county completes this transition.
 
Thank you for your cooperation as we adjust to this change.  

Grades 4-12: Midpoint Grade Check


This school year is quickly passing and we are already halfway through the first semester! Please take a moment to view your student's most current grades by logging into the Parent Portal. If you do not have access to the Parent Portal, please contact Ms. Freda Moore at GOC to set up your account.  
 
Once you have viewed your student's grades in the Parent Portal, please click on the following link, Confirmation of Student Progress, to acknowledge that you are aware of your student's current grades.
Grades 4-12: Weekly Video Announcements

Please take a moment to view the upcoming 
weekly video announcements for the week of  October 8-12.

Special thanks to our GOC News Crew for presenting next week's edition of the GOC campus news announcements.
Grades 4-8: Personal Safety Lessons
  
We all share a common goal for our children to be safe and protected from all things harmful.  Related to that goal, school counselors are required to present annual personal safety lessons designed to prevent sexual abuse. Dr. Edwards will present Child Lures to students in grades 4-5 and Teen Lures to students in grades 6-8. 
Parents are welcome to come to campus to preview the lessons on Tuesday, October 16 from 9:00-10:30 a.m. in Dr. Edwards' office. She will teach the lessons beginning October 31.
Grades 4 & 7: Curriculum Embedded Performance Tasks (CEPT)

Gwinnett County has a new initiative called Curriculum Embedded Performance Tasks (CEPT).  These tasks will be conducted during regular scheduled Learning Labs for all students in grades 4 and 7.  Students should be in attendance on campus on the following dates to complete the needed assessments. 

Contact Ms. Melissa Torrens with any questions.

Melissa Torrens assessment testing photo
Grade Level
Language Arts CEPT
Mathematics CEPT
4th Grade
October 10 & 17
November 7 & 14
7th Grade
November 8 & 15
October 11 & 18
Grades 8 & 10: College Board PSAT

All students in grades 8 and 10 will participate in the College Board PSAT on Wednesday, October 10. Students are to arrive on campus no later than 7:45 a.m. and parents should plan to pick up their students once testing concludes at approximately 11:30 a.m.


Please visit the Assessment Page of GOC's main website to learn more.

 

Contact Ms. Melissa Torrens with any questions.
Grades 4-12: Gwinnett Great Days of Service 

GOC Donations
Each year GOC students, faculty, and families participate in a week-long service opportunity that benefits families in need in our communities. In partnership with GCPS and Gwinnett Great Days of Service, Gwinnett Online Campus will collect toiletries, canned goods and other non-perishable items the week of October 15-18.

Please look for the GOC Cares wagon which will be set up in the front lobby.

We appreciate the generosity of our GOC families and we thank you in advance for helping those in need!
 
Please contact Dr. Dana Edwards with any questions.
Grades 4-12: Family Fall Festival

Parents and students, please save the date and plan to join us for our Family Fall Festival on:
 
Thursday, October 18
5:30-7:30 p.m. 
 
We have lots of fun activities planned for this event to include: family friendly costume contest, games, inflatables, team competitions, food, Kona Ice...... and much, much more! 
 
Stay tuned.......more information to follow!

Please contact Ms. Hope Campbell with any questions.
Grades 4-12: 6th Annual Talent Show Auditions

GOC is looking for a variety of talents for our 6th Annual Talent Show. We are currently  searching for students with special talents in the areas of acting, comedy, dancing, gymnastics, instrumentalists, magicians, martial artists, singers or any other talent you would like to share. Performances should be kept to approximately 2 minutes and should be age and school appropriate. 

Audition Dates
Tuesday, October 16 from 1-2 p.m.
 
Wednesday, October 17 from 1-2 p.m.

Contact Ms. Hope Campbell with any questions.
Grades 4-12: Odyssey of the Mind

Students, if you were unable to attend the Odyssey of the Mind kick-off meeting and you are still interested in joining a team this year, please contact PAC Leader, 

Also, please take a moment to complete the 2018 GOC Odyssey  of the Mind Survey .
   
All students who wish to officially join Odyssey of the Mind should log into their  MyPaymentsPlus account as soon as possible to pay the $60 membership dues. Dues will help pay for a variety of costs to include team registration and competition fees. 
Grades 4-12: Student Leadership Team Meetings

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, October 9 from 1-2 p.m.
Grades 9-12 may attend a pre-meeting at 12:30 p.m.
Grades 4-6
Wednesday, October 10 from 1-2 p.m.
Grades 7-8
         Thursday, October 11 from 1-2 p.m.

All students who wish to join the Student Leadership Team (SLT) should log into their MyPaymentsPlus account as soon as possible to pay their $20 membership dues. These dues will help offset many of the costs associated with this club to include the students SLT name badge. 

Contact Ms. Hope Campbell with any questions.
Grades 4-12: Club Friday

All students in grades 4-12 are invited to join us for tons of fun during our upcoming Club Friday Meeting on Friday, October 12 from 9 a.m. until Noon. Students may plan to stay the entire time or drop-in for the club or clubs of choice.


9-10 a.m.

Fine Arts Club 

10-11 a.m.

Student Leadership Team Meeting
 

11 a.m.-Noon

Odyssey of the Mind, International Thespian

Society or Frequent Flyer Game Time 


Contact Ms. Hope Campbell with any questions.
Grades 11-12: Free College Scholarship Information

Parents, are you interested in learning how to find scholarship dollars for college?  As the cost of college tuition continues to rise, many families struggle to cover the costs. There are a variety of scholarship resources available for students.To learn more, please register for this event (seating is limited) hosted by Primerica located at 1 Primerica Parkway, Duluth, GA on  Tuesday, October
16 at 7 p.m

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