January 15 2020-2021
Issue 9
Digital Learning

GCPS announces transition to digital learning for the week of January 19-22
CEO/Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks announced today that Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) will temporarily transition all in-person learners to digital instruction beginning Tuesday, January 19.
 GCPS will offer meal service during this transition to digital learning (Jan. 19-22). Meals will be available for curbside pick-up at Peachtree Ridge from 10:30-12:30, and, the district will deliver meals along all bus routes countywide during this time. More information can be found on the district website.
Registration for 2021-22
  • Students will have the opportunity to select their elective courses for the 2021-2022 school year the week of February 22nd-24th through StudentVue. 
  • Students should visit their Curriculum & Instruction eClass page to begin viewing their options.
  •  Students will not be able to change elective courses so choose carefully.

 As a reminder, teachers recommend you for your academic placement; however, students will be able to make changes to your level during the registration week. The change form will be located on our eClass page. 

Students will not be able to take an application class unless you have met all the prerequisites, filled out the application, and been selected to be in the course; please look at these classes as the deadline to submit all applications for all the courses is January 15th, 2021.  

Directions will be coming on how to select your elective courses and make academic changes once registration week opens.  
PRIDE (Advisement/Homeroom) remains an important part of our school schedule at PRHS. Students are required to log onto their PRIDE teacher’s zoom sessions on both Tuesdays and Thursdays after 1st Block. On Tuesday, January 19 students will have an asynchronous PRIDE lesson that they are required to review. Attendance is taken for PRIDE just as it is taken for all other classes.
Social Studies Gateway Retest
The Social Studies Gateway retest originally scheduled for Wednesday, January 20, has been canceled. There will be no SS Gateway retest next week.

Please email rosemarie.placek@gcpsk12.org with any questions regarding testing.
Maxwell Registration
Grayson Tech
Open House - February 11
Our Open House will be virtual for students wishing to learn more about our programs. It is scheduled for February 11, 2021, from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Students may attend the Zoom session for any program(s) they have an interest in.

Registration opens on January 11, 2021, and continues through the end of the semester. Students apply using the "Maxwell/Grayson Tech Registration" link under Additional Resources on the Student Portal.

Virtual Visits from College Representatives
PRHS Students, colleges want to meet you! Get to know colleges by attending virtual college information sessions. Do you have questions about a college of interest? Do you want to learn more about potential colleges of interest? 
Virtual college visits are added here each week

Coming up are:
  • University of North Georiga
 During Digital Learning, athletics will continue, only parents and GHSA pass holders will be allowed in events.
Tennis Tryouts
1/19 & 1/20: Girls Tennis tryouts (2:30pm at the Peachtree Ridge tennis courts)

1/21 & 1/22: Boys Tennis tryouts (2:30pm at the Peachtree Ridge tennis courts)

These tryouts are still scheduled during digital learning.
Varsity Blue Pride 
Congratulations Varsity Blue Pride on placing 2nd at the Dacula Invitational this past Saturday. The field was deep with several state contenders there competing at a high level. The athlete of the week goes to senior Brandon Haynes. Blue Pride will compete again at Loganville on the 30th. Please come out and support your seven-time state champions!
Peachtree Ridge Leadership Team (PRLT)
We are seeking sophomore, junior, and senior students to represent the Ridge on the Peachtree Ridge Leadership Team (PRLT). PRLT is a school-wide leadership program to develop student leaders who enhance the function of leadership across the Ridge by shaping culture and performance. In partnership with members of the Gwinnett Student Leadership Team, PRLT members participate in leadership lessons, school events, freshman mentoring, and more. Check out the recorded info session to find out more about PRLT and the application process. 

Please complete and submit this application by Friday, January 22 at 11:59 PM. We will communicate next steps by Friday, January 29. Send any questions or concerns to prhsgslt@gmail.com.
Student Council Meeting
Join Student Council for our next meeting on Tuesday, Jan 19th at 2:50 PM! It's not too late to sign up! Stay connected to the Ridge community and earn points through fun events :)
Click this link to enter: https://gcpsk12-org.zoom.us/j/99630524527
Please congratulate the following students who placed at the DECA Region competition.
Pari Jain- Job Interview, 1st place
Gharam Mansour- Quick Service Restaurant Management Services, 3rd place
Marina Mikhail- Principles of Hospitality and Tourism- 4th place
Grace Stone- Principles of Hospitality and Tourism- 5th place
Christopher Kibwana- Principles of Marketing- 5th place
Sophia Vasquez- Restaurant and Food Service Management Series- 5th place
Russell Picho- Automotive Services Marketing Series, 6th place
Joyce Kim- Personal Financial Literacy, 7th place

Scholastic Images Balfour

Scholastic Images Balfour will be at lunch for ordering. Digital orders can contact Scholastic Images Balfour directly.
Friday, January 29
Graduation Announcement / Class Ring & Letter Jacket Orders / Senior Packages
Thursday, February 25
Graduation Announcement / Class Ring & Letter Jacket Orders / Senior Packages
Monday, March 8
Graduation Announcement / Class Ring & Letter Jacket Orders / Senior Packages / Senior Jersey Orders
Senior Dues
If your student would like to check out books this semester, we are offering curbside pickup DAILY from 8:00-2:30pm. We are also delivering books to classrooms for our face-to-face students. Just fill out the following form to order your library books and then put the book on hold in the media catalog (directions on how to do this are in the form):  

GOOD NEWS! There will be no overdue library fees this year.
Your Donations and Membership Help PRHS PTSA
Support the PTSA membership campaign.
Go to PTSA Store to purchase a membership.
Do you have a Question about:
Driver's Education?
SAT/ACT Prep Classes?
Defensive Driving?
Summer PE/Health?
Credit Recovery?
End Zone after-school tutoring?
Facility Rental?
Need Student Documents?
Check out the homepage of the Peachtree Ridge Website for more information from the front office at www.PeachtreeRidge.org about certificates of enrollment, drivers license documents, and transcript requests.
from GCPS
  • ParentVUE (using your parent portal account) to view schedules, grades, transcripts, and more
  • StudentVUE (where you find your grades, barcode, and other information)
  • Pulse (eCLASS on the go)

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Peachtree Ridge High School
1555 Old Peachtree Rd. Suwanee, GA 30024
(678) 957-3100