Gwinnett Online Campus is a full-time option for all GCPS students in grades 4-12. 
The weekly newsletter for Gwinnett Online Campus
September 13, 2018
Principal's Message
Next week, GOC will be celebrating Constitution Week as we commemorate the adoption of the United States Constitution.  Constitution Week is a great time to learn about this important document and to celebrate the freedoms it provides to us.  

We hope that all students in grades 4-12 are able to join us either on campus or virtually as we  welcome US Congressman Rob Woodall to GOC on Wednesday, September 19.
GOC Inclement Weather Procedure

Due to the unique learning environment at Gwinnett Online Campus, students have access to course content 24/7. In the event of a GCPS closure due to a hazardous weather event or other emergency, the GOC building will be closed. However, Gwinnett Online Campus will continue to deliver instruction and maintain its regular online school schedule. CORE and Learning Labs will still continue virtually. If there are widespread power outages in Gwinnett County, a plan for makeup days or extensions for due dates will be communicated via email. Extended deadlines are built into many of the courses which already allows flexibility in the case of brief power outages. In the event that individual students experience outages that last for more than a few hours, work extensions will be handled with students on an individual basis.
Grades 4-12: Congressman Rob Woodall Visits GOC  to Help Celebrate Constitution Week!

Please join us in welcoming US Congressman Rob Woodall as he plans to visit GOC on Wednesday, September 19 to help celebrate Constitution Week!

Who? All students in grades 4-12 are welcome to participate in this activity.

What? US Congressman Rob Woodall will be here to speak with students and share a little bit about his role as a Congressman.

When? Wednesday, September 19 from 9:30-10:30 a.m.  Students should make sure they are on campus and scanned into the building no later than 9 a.m.

If students plan to participate in this session while on campus, please RSVP HERE (please make certain that you are logged into your GOC email in order to RSVP for this event)

If you are unable to attend campus, please click HERE to join virtually.  Students will need their login credentials that they use for Adobe Connect.  
Grades 4-12: Weekly Video Announcements

Please take a moment to view the upcoming weekly video announcements for the week of September 17-21.

Special thanks to our GOC News Crew for presenting next week's edition of the GOC campus news announcements.
2018-19 Gwinnett Online Campus School Council

The following school council members have been re-nominated for the 2018-19 school year:
Jacobus Boers         Yessica Rojas

Jinnifer Caldwell      Denise Rumbaugh      
Kris Michels             Dr. Anissa Vega

Parents who are interested in nominating themselves or another parent for the 2018-19 school year may email Ms. Dee Godfrey with your nomination by Tuesday, September 18.  The election will be held on Friday, September 21
Grade 5: IOWA Testing

All 5th grade students will need to be on campus the week of September 24-28 for IOWA Assessments . Students should arrive on campus no later than 8:45 a.m. for each day of testing.

Students in 5th grade will not have learning labs this week due to testing.

Please contact  Ms. Melissa Torrens with any questions.
Gateway Retest

The Science and Social Studies Gateway Retests are a GCPS graduation requirement. Students who need to complete the Gateway Retest have received an email to their GOC account with all important details regarding testing.

Science Gateway Retest
Tuesday, September 18 at 8 a.m.

Social Studies Gateway Retest
Wednesday, September 19 at 8 a.m.

Please contact Ms. Melissa Torrens with any questions.
Grades 4-12: CORE & Learning Lab On Time Arrival and Pick-Up

It is important for students to arrive on campus and be picked up on time for labs and activities.  Students who arrive on campus late to 9 a.m. labs will be required to sit in the Productivity Center to participate in the live streaming rather than entering a lab classroom late.  Students will then be permitted to join the next lab session in person beginning at 10 a.m.
Please be mindful of student pick-up times at the end of each day.  GOC does not have available staff to monitor students after on-campus labs or scheduled campus activities.
Grades 4-12: Club Friday

All students in grades 4-12 are invited to join us for tons of fun as we kick off our first Club Friday Meeting on  Friday, September 21 from 9 a.m.-Noon. Students may plan to stay the entire time or drop-in for the club or clubs of choice.

Fine Arts Club  9-10 a.m.
Student Leadership Team 10-11 a.m.
Odyssey of the Mind 11 a.m.-Noon

Please contact Ms. Hope Campbell with any questions. 
Grades 4-12: 2018-19 Odyssey of the Mind Kick Off Meeting

All students in grades 4-12 are invited to join our 2018-19 Odyssey of the Mind Kick Off Meeting!
Who?  Parents and students interested in participating in Odyssey of the Mind should plan to attend this very important meeting
What? Informational and Team Forming Meeting
When? Friday, September 21 at 11 a.m. during our Club Friday session.

We hope you can join us to help get things started for another great year of Odyssey!

Please contact Ms. Hope Campbell with any questions. 


Grades 4-12: Fire Prevention Week October 7-13

Fire Prevention Week is October 7-13. The theme this year is "Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere!"

To encourage observance of Fire Prevention Week, Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Hudgens in conjunction with the State Fire Marshal's Office sponsors activities that support fire safety and prevention. Each year a statewide poster and essay contest are conducted for Georgia students. The poster contest is designed for students in grades 4-5 and the essay contest is geared to students in grades 6-12.

Students interested in participating in this contest will be responsible for mailing their poster or essay to the address listed on the entry form listed below.  All submissions must be received by the Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, September 28

2018 Fire Safety Poster Entry Form Grades 4-5

2018 Fire Safety Essay Entry Form Grades 6-12

Grades 4-12: Student Leadership Team

All students are welcome to attend the next Student Leadership Team (SLT) meeting scheduled for next week after the appropriate grade level Lab session. Please see the schedule below.

Please pack a sack lunch to eat prior to the meeting. 

Grades 9-12
Tuesday, September 18 from 1-2 p.m.
Grades 9-12 may attend a pre-meeting at 12:30 p.m.

Grades 4-6
Wednesday, September 19 from 1-2 p.m.

Grades 7-8
Thursday, September 20 from 1-2 p.m.

Please contact Ms. Hope Campbell with any questions.
Grades 6-12: International Thespian Society
The International Thespian Society is an honor society for high school and middle school theatre students.
For students in grades 6-8 who are interested, please visit the Junior Thespian Society Membership page to learn more about the requirements.  
For students in grades 9-12 who are interested, please visit the International Thespian Society Membership page to learn more about the requirements. 
Students interested in attending the Thes-con event, must contact Ms. Campbell as soon as possible. 

Please contact Ms. Hope Campbell with any questions.
Grades 4-6: Owl Read It Book Club

Are you a student in grades 4-6?  Do you want to read a good book in the month of September and meet with your classmates and teachers to talk about the best parts? If you answered yes to both, please come join Ms. Sotolongo and Mr. Lollis for our new, just-for-fun, out-of-class book club. Here's how it will work:

Read one of the assigned books during the month of September. Copies are available at the Gwinnett County Public Library on a first come, first serve basis or available at most online retailers. To learn more about each book please click on the title listed below.

Grades 4 & 5 Book Recommendation

Grade 6 Book Recommendation


Come join us on Wednesday, October 3 from 12:30-1 p.m. in the Smart Studio to chat about what you liked or disliked about the book.


Please plan to bring a sack lunch, your appetite and your brain. Ms. Sotolongo and Mr. Lollis will provide good conversation and a delicious snack for all! 

Please contact Ms. Sotolongo or Mr. Lollis if you have any questions.