December Resource Newsletter

Please check out this month's reminders and resources!

One semester down!! Please check out the December Newsletter to learn more information about monthly reminders, upcoming events, and even resources!

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  • Remember that enrollment documents need to be submitted within 90 days of registration

  • School supply and hygiene items have been shipped. Reach out to your TSL if you have not received it

  • Dollar General Gift cards were mailed out on 10/06. Please contact your TSL if you do not received your card(s). Only those that confirmed their addresses were mailed the gift cards (MKV eligible families only)

  • Students qualified for the McKinney-Vento Act for the 2022-23 school year are eligible for Dollar General gift cards from the Unaccompanied Youth and Homeless CARES Act funds. The purpose of the Dollar General Gift card is to help you purchase physical needs in order for your student to be successful and engaged in their schooling. Items to consider include school supplies, clothing, lunch, or other items needed to be productive at school. (Alcohol and tobacco products cannot be purchased with these cards.) GCA must report expenditures to the GADOE therefore, we ask that you provide a receipt of your purchase(s). Use the QR code or link below to upload a picture of your receipt(s) once you make your purchases.

  • December 12th - 14th, 2022 --- Make-up Test Days

    • December 15th, 2022 - End of Semester 1

    • December 19th, 2022- January 3rd, 2023 (Student Break)

    • January 4th, 2023- First Day of Semester II


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    Per the December 2022 EGB Newsletter:

    "On December 13th, the K-5 Counselors and Social Workers are coming to a library location near you!!!! Yay! If you live near any of the locations in the flyer come out and join us for an endearing book time with crafts. We hope to give away books as well! We look forward to seeing you there!

    "A Warm Winter Wonderland with the Counselors/ Social Workers."

    JOB OPPURTUNITY - The Job Fair Opportunities

    Cobb County School District Support Staff Job Fair

    Time: Tue, December 6, 2022, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM EST

    Location: Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway Atlanta, GA 30339

    Click Link to reserve a spot:

    South Fulton Job Fair - South Fulton Career Fair

    Time: Wed, December 7, 2022, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM EST

    Location: South Fulton Virtual Job Fair South Fulton, GA

    Event is free & virtual-- Click Link to reserve a spot:

    Atlanta Job Fair December 8, 2022 - Atlanta Career Fair

    Time: Thurs, December 8, 2022, 11:00AM-2:00PM

    Location: The Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta 210 Peachtree Street Northwest Atlanta, GA 30303

    Event is free- Click Link to reserve a ticket:

    South Fulton Job Fair - South Fulton Career Fair

    Time: Tue, December 13, 2022, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM EST

    Location: South Fulton Virtual Job Fair South Fulton, GA

    Event is free & virtual --- Click Link to reserve a spot:

    The Atlanta, GA In Person Job Fair

    Time: Thu, February 23, 2023, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM EST

    Location: Hyatt Regency Suites Atlanta Northwest 2999 Windy Hill Rd SE Marietta, GA 30067

    Event is free -- Click link to reserve a spot:

    Toy Drive Information (Click Link Below)

    Upcoming Dates for Potential Christmas Toy Drives (see link above) --

    • Aspiring Students Inc Christmas Toy Giveaway - December 17th, 2022 @ 5:00PM-9:00PM
    • 2022 Community Christmas Dinner + Toy Giveaway - December 23rd, 2022 @ 2:00PM-4:00PM
    • Mommy and Me Winter Wonderland -- December 18th, 2022 @ 5:00PM-10:00PM
    • Professionals Assisting Youth, Inc.'s Annual Holiday Toy Giveaway -- Sat, December 17, 2022, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST

    7th Annual Toys for Joy Holiday Event

    Time: Wed, December 21, 2022, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM EST

    Location: Salem Road Church of God of Prophecy 3615 Salem Road Suite #4 Covington, GA 30016

    Click Link to register:


    Per Website: "At City of Refuge we offer job training courses that will give you the skills and confidence needed to earn a job and start a rewarding career. Check out the courses available below and begin your application process."

    Website: City of Refuge Job Training Courses -


    Family Promise of Gwinnett

    Family Promise of Gwinnett

    • 678-376-8950
    • 3495 B Sugarloaf Parkway
    • Lawrenceville Family Promise -- brings shelter, meals, and support services to families without homes. Family promise is a cost efficient, effective, and replicable community response to family homelessness.
    • Information retrieved from Family Promise of Gwinnett

    Gwinnett Children’s Shelter

    Gwinnett Children’s Shelter

    • 678-546-8770
    • P.O. Box 527
    • Buford -- Provides emergency shelter, life skills training, respite care for youth with families in crisis, comprehensive child and family assessments, individual and group counseling, educational services, recreational activities, family counseling, coordination of services with referring agencies.
    • Information retrieved from Family Promise of Gwinnett

    Rainbow Village

    Rainbow Village

    • 770-497-1888
    • 3160 Main St., Suite 100
    • Duluth -- To provide families with children in North Metro Atlanta in domestic or economic crisis a healing environment to rebuild their lives through a transitional housing program that promotes self sufficiency.
    • Information retrieved from Family Promise of Gwinnett

    Fulton County Resource

    Family Life Helps Ministries

    • Website:

    • Fulton

    • Pre-registered, eligible applicants may receive assistance on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30AM until 10:30 AM. RESERVATION REQUIRED.

    • To pre-register, call 404-761-6302

    • Referral based only (Please contact TSW for more further details)

    Bibb County

    The Salvation Army (Bibb)

    • Phone number: 478-746-8572
    • Assist families who currently have active eviction notices
    • Currently taking new applications. Provide hot meals at 8:00 AM & 6:00 PM

    Bibb County

    Brookdale Resource Center (Bibb)

    Provides transitional housing to families experiencing homelessness

    • Community center in Macon, Georgia
    • Address: 3600 Brookdale Ave, Macon, GA 31204
    • Hours: M-F (9:00AM-4:00PM) / Sat. & Sun. (Closed)
    • Phone: (478) 292-5123

    Additional Resources

    • Helping Mamas (Norcross)

    • --- Update: Not open again until 2023--- Great resource for parents and students with babies - Organization provides diaper bags, diapers, wipes, period items

    • State of Georgia Homeless Resources

    • More Covid Resources

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    ASCEND Program

    Ascend program

    ASCEND - CARE Services (

    Offering dedicated opportunities throughout the academic year for cultural and learning experiences. ASCEND Scholars are expected to actively participate in ASCEND and remain committed to actively participate for this academic year.

    Faculty, Staff and Community Members can help make this experience at KSU even better by adopting a student's move-in wishes and/or their campus rent. For more information, CLICK HERE



    • Displaced Students

    GCA participates in the education of displaced students by providing specific support and supplies to help with their education. A “displaced” student is any student who lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. This could mean that a child is sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing or economic hardship; is living in motels, etc. due to the lack of alternative accommodations; is living in emergency or transitional shelters; or is awaiting foster care placement. If you are currently experiencing homelessness and are in need of assistance, please contact our Transitional Student Liaisons, Ja’Net Crayton (,

    Michelle Dalton ( , Sophia Sutherland (

    • Migrant Students

    GCA participates in the Migrant Education Program (MEP). Migrant students in GCA are also provided additional support and supplies to help with their education. Additionally, please contact your Transitional Student Liaisons for more information.

    • Tutoring

    GCA offers TutorMe which is a free online 24/7 online tutoring service that covers 300 plus areas. This online platform allows students to connect with a live tutor right from their home. TutorMe’s network of over 10,000 verified tutors are ready to help with any academic question, no matter how big or small. To access TutorMe, log into Clever and find the TutorMe icon under District Apps.

    Click here for more information-

    ALL ABOUT US! - We hope your year is going well! We would like to introduce ourselves and share a little about how we serve families at GCA. Contact Us!

    Ja'Net Crayton

    Hello I am Ja’Net Crayton and I work as a Transitional Student Liaison (TSL) for Georgia Cyber Academy. I am a wife and proud mom of six children who love sports and technology. I have been employed by the state of Georgia for many years serving families and helping children prepare for a brighter future. I graduated from Bridgewater State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and a minor in Social Work. I also have a Master’s Degree in Psychology with a concentration on Conflict Resolution from The University of the Rockies. To me, family is everything, and helping others during difficult times is rewarding. I truly enjoy this role and look forward to growing, providing and building lasting relationships with our families.

    Michelle Dalton

    My name is Michelle Dalton and I am one of your Transitional Student Liaison (TSL) at Georgia Cyber Academy. I have over 15 years of experience in the Social Work field and enjoy working alongside the TSL team to provide support and resources to our GCA families. I graduated from Texas State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, and I also have a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Norfolk State University. I am inspired daily by my husband and 4 sons. In my free time, I enjoy working out, spending time with my animals, watching movies and traveling.

    Sophia Sutherland

    My name is Sophia Sutherland. I am a Transitional Student Liaison (TSL) with Georgia Cyber Academy. My background is working with Family and Children, which brings fulfillment to my career. I enjoy interacting with my families and helping to break barriers that they might be facing. I obtained a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Georgia State University. I enjoy working with my colleagues and sharing new ideas. In my spare time I love spending time with my grandson and family members.

    Mia Lewis

    Hi! My name is Mia Lewis, the Transitional Student School Social Worker here at Georgia Cyber Academy (GCA)! Nice to meet you! Here at GCA, my role entails assisting families who are currently experiencing displacement/ homelessness. Moreover, I perform this role by connecting internal stakeholders with community organizations, building community partnerships and closely partnering with both the Counseling and Federal Programs departments here at GCA to assist families with their specific concerns. When I am not working, I enjoy serving at my church and trying new restaurants with friends and family. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions!