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GCPS planning for Fall 2020

During a special called Board of Education meeting on July 7, 2020, the district updated its plan for Fall 2020 to include a new start date of Aug. 12 for in-person instruction, along with an option for digital learning, for students in grades K-12. Decisions also were made to require masks and to cancel planned in-person graduations. Click here for more about these decisions and updated plans.

 

Special Called Meeting

The Gwinnett County Board of Education will hold a Special Called Meeting at 5 p.m. on 7/7/2020, at the J. Alvin Wilbanks Instructional Support Center. The focus of the meeting will be the district’s plans for the opening of the 2020-2021 school year. This meeting may be viewed live on the GCPS website at https://gcpsk12.org/virtualboardmeeting. The meeting link will not be live until 15 minutes before the start time. 

UPDATE: Some have asked about attending this meeting or speaking... Due to the Governor's Executive Order, we are limited to 50 people being in attendance at this meeting; therefore, we recommend you watch it online. As shared, this special called meeting will allow the Board members an opportunity to discuss plans for the opening of school. As this is a special called meeting, not the regular monthly meeting, there is no public comment period.

Summer Meals for Gwinnett Families

GCPS will extend its summer meals program for families to July 16. Meals will be distributed at 27 school locations between the hours of 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., Monday through Thursday. For more on GCPS’ summer meals program and locations click here.

In addition, Gwinnett County Government continues to provide meals at more than 30 locations, including designated parks, activity buildings, and library branches.

 

CEO/Superintendent's Message on Recent events- June 2020

CEO/Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks addresses recent events in our nation as we were faced with a global pandemic, followed by very public reminders of the racism that still exists in our country and a period of devastating social unrest.

Read the CEO/Superintendent's message here

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. 

Online Registration for Students
 

Online Registration for Kindergarten


Online Registration for Summer School

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Books 2 Kids and GCPS Learning Resources

GCPS Book Mobile logoThis summer, the GCPS Book Mobiles will be delivering books to students through the Books 2 Kids program.  Check the calendar for when the Book Mobiles will be visiting a school near you.

yellow summer sunshineGCPS Learning Resources are available to support students at all grade levels during the summer. These online resources will assist those students who were recommended for summer school, while also providing practice and enrichment for others.

Give to the Foundation that gives back to education

Image of GCPS Foundation Fund logoDid 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

Volunteer at the JA Discovery Center at Gwinnett

Junior Achievement Discovery Center at Gwinnett pictureThe 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.

Two-Time Winner of The Broad Prize


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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

The AKS: The Core of Teaching and Learning in GCPS


Academic Knowledge and Skills logoAnnually, 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

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Parent/Guardian Verification Form - Fall 2020

Gwinnett County Public Schools is currently asking all families to choose which option they prefer for each of their school-aged children by completing a questionnaire that was emailed to parents on June 29th. This email was sent to the enrolling parent of the child(ren). If you are the enrolling parent of a GCPS student and did not receive the email with the link, please click this link to complete a Parent/Guardian Verification Form. Once you have been verified, the link to the questionnaire will be sent to you.

A Message From J. Alvin Wilbanks, Superintendent

J. Alvin WilbanksGwinnett 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

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