A reminder from Café Gwinnett: The Free- and Reduced-Priced Meal Application must be filled out each school year. (Even if you filled one out in the spring, you need to fill out a new one for the coming school year.) The online application for 2020-21 is now available at http://gwinnett.schoollunchapp.com. 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.
GCPS planning for Fall 2020
On August 12, Gwinnett County Public Schools will open the school year digitally. On August 4, CEO/Superintendent Wilbanks announced a schedule for a staggered transition to in-person instruction for students whose families selected that option for their children. Please click here to read the open letter he issued to the community and employees of Gwinnett County Public Schools. Click here for more about the 2020-21 school year.
Introducing... The Updated GCPS Parent Portal!
We heard you and we’ve updated the look, feel, and function of the school district’s Parent Portal, with easy access and one go-to location for need-to-know information about your student’s education—from records to resources.
Click here to learn more about the GCPS Parent Portal.
The Strategic Direction for 2020-2030
To prepare for the next decade, GCPS launched a community-wide campaign to invite input on updating its Strategic Priorities for 2010-2020. That update is called the Strategic Direction for 2020-2030. Like its predecessor, it will be a significant guide for the school system’s work, now and in the future. Learn more about our Strategic Direction and the
drivers that will help the school district build upon
what is best about it today to ensure it
becomes the best it can be tomorrow…
a system of world-class schools.
Online Registration Under Way
New to Gwinnett? Have a child who will be in kindergarten in the fall? Need to register for High School Summer School? GCPS has an easy-to-use, secure online registration system that will allow you to complete the forms and upload the documents required to enroll your student in a GCPS school.
Take Control of Your Financial Future!
- Effective August 14, 2020, GCPS employees will utilize www.AIG.com/RetirementServices to establish retirement accounts, execute salary reduction agreements, and make contribution changes in one seamless online experience.
- You now have a unique opportunity to take control of your financial future by engaging with AIG Retirement Services’ retirement readiness concept, FutureFIT. FIT standing for “Freedom. Individually Tailored.”
- GCPS employees and plan participants will still have access to Retirement Manager for loans and distributions.
I Want To…
Did you know that the GCPS Foundation has awarded scholarships to almost 600 graduating seniors and has distributed more than 1,000 mini-grants to teachers to support local school projects? These are just a few examples of how the Foundation enriches and enhances education by providing resources that support teachers and learners. Learn about the GCPS Foundation In addition, we team with Northside Hospital to educate and improve the health of Gwinnett County. Learn about the Northside Hospital Foundation
The new Junior Achievement (JA) Discovery Center at Gwinnett is open for business! Staffed by JA volunteers—including parents and community members— the center provides hands-on experiences in financial literacy for more than 27,000 GCPS middle schoolers this year. Trained JA volunteers are critical to the success of this program. Share this opportunity with friends and family or consider volunteering yourself. Questions about volunteering at the JA center? Send an email to VolunteerGwinnett@georgia.ja.org.
GCPS has been a finalist for the prestigious Broad Prize three times (2009, 2010, and 2014) and is now a two-time winner (2010 and 2014). Gwinnett is the only previous winner to be named a finalist in its first year of eligibility. The system's combined Broad Prize winnings total $1.75 million in college scholarships for Gwinnett students. Learn about The Broad Foundation
Annually, Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) reviews its Academic Knowledge and Skills (AKS) curriculum. Through this process, GCPS has aligned the AKS to the state-adopted Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE). Learn about the Academic Knowledge and Skills curriculum
- Back to School 2020: School Nutrition Program
- GCPS among America’s Best Employers for Women 2020
- Public hearings scheduled on millage rate adoption
- GCPS educators host PPE drive for local community
- GCPS plans for Aug. 12 start, masks required
- GCPS extends summer meal program to July 16
- GCPS announces plans for Fall 2020
- Board appoints new leader for Lilburn Middle
A Message From J. Alvin Wilbanks, Superintendent
Gwinnett County Public Schools’ vision is to become a system of world-class schools, and our mission is to pursue excellence for each student. Our relentless focus on the vision and mission has led our school district to make great strides… however, there is still much to do.
Learn more about the GCPS Initiatives