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April 2020, Vol. 18, No. 8
GCPS Scenes from...
Digital Learning Days
Our families, students, teachers, administrators, support staff, and district leaders are working together to make sure GCPS' Digital Learning Days are successful. View more scenes from across the school district.
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COVID-19 update for GCPS families
As the COVID-19 pandemic remains a fluid situation, GCPS continues to share decisions the district has made about a number of topics, including student resources and summer school. Review the most recent DLD updates from April 24 and April 17. Click here to learn more about COVID-19 and resources to keep families healthy. Look for another update on May 1.
Congratulations to the Class of 2020!
Join GCPS in celebrating our Gwinnett graduates! On the website, families of seniors can find more information about upcoming virtual ceremonies, and how to submit senior photos for the online events. You also can show your support for the Class of 2020 (or feature your own senior!) with a profile frame on your social media accounts! Stay tuned to our social media accounts ( Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) for senior features. Thanks for helping us put the spotlight on the Class of 2020! #SeniorSpotlight #GCPSClassof2020
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Cicely Lewis of Meadowcreek High School
Cicely Lewis named national
2020 School Librarian of the Year

Congratulations to Cicely Lewis of Meadowcreek High School for her recognition as the nation’s 2020 School Librarian of the Year! Check out the Teaching Gwinnett podcast to hear more about this impressive educator and her honor. logo available to GCPS students

In partnership with the Gwinnett County Public Library (GCPL), provides an online tutoring resource for students. Live tutoring support is available daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Learn more about how to access
GCPS provides meals during Digital Learning Days (DLD)
During the school year, meals served through the School Nutrition Program (SNP) may be the only reliable source of food for some of our students. For that reason, GCPS has continued the federally funded meal program during DLD. The district started the meal program on March 16 to provide lunches for children ages 18 and younger, adding breakfasts on April 7. Thanks to our SNP and Transportation teams working together, GCPS has served more than 1.7 million meals... and that number keeps growing! (Community organizations stepped in to support families during Spring Break.) On weekdays (11 a.m. to 1 p.m.), the meals are available for pick up at 67 schools, with delivery on bus routes serving the schools (11 a.m. to noon). GCPS plans to continue meal service through Friday, May 15.
DLD Daily Dozen feature great ideas
for home learning
Virtual field trips, STEM challenges, exposure to the fine arts, and mathematics support for all grade levels... the DLD Daily Dozen include lots of fun and enlightening ideas for the entire family. Check them out in GCPS' Home Learning Resources.
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GCPS launches online registration for incoming kindergartners

Online registration for new kindergarten students is open! Parents and guardians of children who will be five years old on or before September 1, 2020, are encouraged to begin the online registration process by visiting the website of the school their child will attend. If parents are unsure which school their child will attend, they can find that information by entering their address on the GCPS’ school locator web page to identify their attendance zone.  Find out more about the 2020-21 Kindergarten Registration process.
DLI registration deadline is May 14 for new kindergartners
World tree logo for Dual Language Immersion program
Rising kindergartners have an opportunity to develop proficiency in a new language through GCPS’ Dual Language Immersion (DLI) program— Spanish at Annistown, Baldwin, Bethesda, Camp Creek, Ivy Creek, Level Creek, and Meadowcreek elementary schools; French at Trip ES; and Korean at Parsons ES. Registration for new kindergartners starting school in 2020–21 is open through May 14 at 3 p.m.
GCPS expands virtual summer learning options for high school students
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In light of current restrictions on gatherings, the district has cancelled face-to-face high school classes and expanded virtual summer learning options:

  • GOC Summer School— Gwinnett Online Campus (GOC) will offer two Summer School sessions to provide additional summer learning opportunities for GCPS students. Session 1 will take place June 1–23 and Session 2 will be held June 15–July 7. Students can register for GOC summer classes on MyPaymentsPlus, with a May 24 deadline for Session 1 and a June 7 deadline for the second session. Rising 9th graders have the option to take Health and PE during the summer as well.

  • Community Schools— High school students can take Health and PE virtually through Community School programs associated with GCPS high schools. 

  • Credit Recovery— GCPS offers Credit Recovery with online support. The Credit Recovery Summer Session is set for May 26 to June 15, with registration open through May 22. The courses are provided by Georgia Virtual School with online support from GCPS Summer School staff. Students may sign up for a maximum of two credit recovery courses through the Summer School program.

None of the high school summer school options require face-to-face contact. Learn more about Summer School in GCPS .
Gwinnett Online Campus reopens 2020-21 registration for full-time students
Gwinnett Online Campus (GOC) is reopening registration for full-time students in grades 4-12 to fill remaining slots for the 2020-21 school year. Registration for students new to GOC will be available through May 1 on a first-come, first-served basis. Currently, there are openings for students at all grade levels offered at GOC. Once a grade level is full, a waiting list will be established.
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Help for providing emotional support to your children
While families are together at home and focused on physical health, emotional health is just as important. GCPS has gathered these ideas and several helpful resources from GCPS school counselors and school psychologists.
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