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August 2020, Vol. 19, No. 1
GCPS Scenes from...
the start of the 2020-21 school year
GCPS started the school year digitally on Aug. 12. In the photo above, students from Alcova Elementary shared their "day 1" signs and celebrations. The school district began welcoming back students to in-person instruction on Aug. 26 for those families that selected this option for their children. Check out more back-to-school photos from digital and in-person learners from the first weeks of school.
Return-to-Learning Hub keeps families informed
As Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) begins the 2020-21 school year, look to the Return-to-Learning Hub: Fall 2020 for the latest information. No matter if your student is learning digitally or is transitioning to in-person instruction... this is your go-to source. In the hub, families can find videos, quick guides, and resources to support students and families this fall. Additional information will be posted as it becomes available.
New look, new features for parent and student portals
With a new look and feel, and more and better functionality, the updated Parent Portal gives parents access to grades, assignments, and communication with teachers as well as in-portal translation. And, the MYeCLASS Student Portal is easier than ever to use! Students can find grades and schedules in a new location— My StudentVUE— with easy-to-use tabs, more detail, and a student-friendly format. With their GCPS student ID and a password, students will be able to navigate Messages, Calendar, Attendance, Schedule, Course History, Course Request, Grade Book, Student Info, and Documents. Students also can access the portal with the StudentVUE mobile app for Android and iOS.
Gwinnett Board of Education approves FY2021 Budget
At its July 16 Board Meeting, the Gwinnett County Board of Education adopted the FY2021 Budget in the amount of $2.3 billion, which represents a decrease of 2.7% from the FY2020 Total Budget. Despite a 10% austerity reduction from the state, due to a temporary projected decline in state revenues, GCPS is presenting a balanced budget that calls for no reduction in services, no furlough days for staff, and a salary step increase for eligible employees. The Board maintained the millage rate at 21.60 mills.
Digital learning tools help close 'technology needs gap'
In official action at the July and August Board meetings, the School Board approved additional funding to support equitable access to quality digital learning. Altogether, GCPS has spent more than $9 million to close the needs gap by acquiring more Chromebooks as well as hotspots for students who have limited-to-no-internet access. In addition to the funds local schools have used to acquire Chromebooks, GCPS has spent approximately $5 million to purchase additional devices and $4.3 million to procure hotspots with service for 12 calendar months. In addition to Board-funded devices, GCPS has benefited from donations from individuals and organizations.
Contribute to Foundation’s ‘Chromebooks for Kids We CARE Challenge’
The GCPS Foundation Fund, Inc., is continuing to raise funds for needs in our community, particularly for technology to support digital learning. Your gifts will help ensure that all students have the technology tools that are critical to successful learning from home and in the classroom. Please give today and let’s watch our gifts grow together! To learn more, visit, and follow the Foundation on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
GCPS' School Nutrition Program offers curbside pick-up
Gwinnett County Public Schools’ (GCPS) award-winning school nutrition program, Café Gwinnett, offers healthy and nutritious breakfast and lunch meals for curbside pick-up at a total of 132 schools. Local schools have shared serving times and pick-up locations with families, with the option to pick up meals at any school in their cluster. Families can find menus online on the Nutrislice app, along with descriptions, photos, and nutrition information. Students enrolled in a Title I school will receive breakfast each day at no charge through the Universal Breakfast Program. Café Gwinnett reminds families that the Free- and Reduced-Priced Meal Application must be filled out each school year, even if they applied in the spring or early summer. Note that those eligible for free- and reduced-priced meals may be able to access other types of public assistance or services that may be available during this pandemic. logo available to GCPS students
In partnership with the Gwinnett County Public Library (GCPL), provides an online tutoring resource for students, with coaching to improve study skills. Live tutoring support is available daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Learn more about how to access
GCPS among America's Best Employers for Women
Georgia’s largest school district is one of the best employers for women in the state of Georgia and one of the best in the nation according to Forbes magazine. Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) ranks 45th on the Forbes list of “Best Employers for Women 2020.” GCPS is one of only three school districts to make the list of the top 300 employers. With nearly 23,000 employees, 78% of whom are women, GCPS is the largest employer in Gwinnett County and one of the largest employers in Georgia.
Licensed to make a difference... become a GCPS bus driver
GCPS is hiring bus drivers for the 2020-21 school year! Our Transportation Department consistently delivers reliable, safe, and efficient service for the students of Gwinnett County Public Schools. Our drivers enjoy competitive wages, excellent benefits, paid training, and a great work schedule. They work the student calendar year and enjoy the benefit of time off on student holidays and summer vacation! Prospective drivers don’t need to hold a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) to apply to become a school bus driver. Our Transportation Department trains and supports new drivers through the process! Applicants must be 21 or older, have a good driving record, and have a high school diploma or GED. Learn more and apply online today (Posting #66966) at

For more information during regular work hours, call 678-225-7670.
GCPS is hiring substitute teachers
Looking for part-time employment with a flexible schedule? Check out and opportunities for substitute teachers in Gwinnett County Public Schools. Options are available for both digital instruction and in-class instruction. All applicants are required to have at least 60 semester or 90 quarter hours of college credit from an accredited institution, but teacher certification is not required for substitutes. Compensation ranges from $98 a day up to $108 per day for long-term subs (10 or more consecutive days with the same class). Applicants without teaching experience will complete GCPS’ Substitute Teacher Training Program. If you think substitute teaching may be for you, complete an online application (Posting #66797) today!
Take note of these dates...  
  • Mon., Sept. 7 is Labor Day. All schools and offices are closed in observance of the holiday.
  • The Gwinnett County Board of Education will hold its September meeting virtually and in person on Thurs., Sept. 17. The work session and business meetings will be livestreamed on GCPS TV.
  • Find the 2020-21 calendar online.
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