Generals eNews

Parents' Edition, February 2021

Principal's Message

We are so proud of our scholars for staying motivated and continuing to strive for success. Congratulations to all of our students who have earned the Principal's Award, Honor Roll and the Generals P.R.I.D.E. Award for the 1st semester. We are extremely proud of their accomplishments and hard work. All in person students will receive their awards this week. If your child is a digital learner and earned one or more of these recognitions, awards will be mailed to your homes.

Please continue to monitor and support your child’s progress. We will continue to send bi-weekly progress reports. Please pay close attention to each progress report that is emailed from your child's teacher.

Parent/Teacher conference time is here! This is the perfect time to ask questions and gain a better understanding of your child’s strengths and areas for growth. If you have not signed up for a conference, please contact your child’s teacher as soon as possible.

We appreciate all that you do to support your child at home and our school community.

Generals Salute,

Gwenda Nimmo - Smith


Please click the link to view the Virtual Honors Awards slide show.

RBES Parent Survey

Due to the pandemic, GCPS is administering a contactless version of the RBES Parent Survey this year. There will be no paper or school computer option. Instead, SchoolMessenger will deliver an email invitation to families to complete a survey for each school at which they have one or more enrolled students. The confidential survey will be available in English, Spanish, Korean, Vietnamese, and Chinese and will be accessed using the link and unique code provided in the SchoolMessenger email. The RBES Parent Survey will be available from February 8 through February 26, 2021. Your participation helps us to continuously improve our school.

Thank you for making your voice heard!



This survey helps the state determine parents' perception of the success of parent engagement between home and local schools

AKS @ Home

As part of Gwinnett County Public Schools’ family engagement initiative, the school district seeks to empower parents with tools that allow them to help their children at home. The AKS at Home project provides math and language arts resources to support families so that they truly are partners in their children’s learning. This support is available for families to access in the format that fits them and their schedule best. They can attend live virtual meetings, view recorded information at a time that best fits their schedule, or gain tips and suggestions on how to best help their students through tip sheets on a wide variety of topics.

All families of K-5 students are invited to sign up for a virtual session to learn more about how they can help their child. Please click on the link below to visit the website to access the zoom link:


Please note 2nd semester changes, all students will learn at home on digital learning days (March 2, March 16, and April 20).


School attendance plays an important role in student success, whether in person or digital. In addition to correlating strongly with improved grades, it also helps students develop good habits—including responsibility and a good work ethic—that carry over in other aspects of life.

Digital learners who are not present during live instruction will be marked with the code “NPD“ which stands for “Not Present Digitally.” Students who are present during live instruction will continue to be marked present digitally with the “DL“ in their teacher’s gradebook. This process is more aligned to our normal attendance procedures and the expectations of in-person students. More importantly, it will help families to better support their students as they can clearly see that their student was online during class and interacting with their teacher and classmates, not just logging on to the computer at some point during the day. This information will help families as they partner with the school to maximize their child(ren)’s school experience.

If an in-person student is unable to attend school, the students will be marked absent.

If you have questions or concerns, regarding attendance, please feel free to contact the school for assistance.


Please frequently check our website:, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @annistownes, and read all emails from Annistown Elementary School to stay up to date on all current and upcoming events, important updates, and invaluable information. Please make sure that our front office has your most current and updated contact information on file.