for those who teach and those who support teachers
August 4, 2023
Coffee with Calvin
Each month of the 2023-24 school year, we will spotlight one of our strategic priorities or Portrait of a Graduate competencies by sharing the stories of two clusters—highlighting their classrooms, notable events, community insights, achievements, community service projects, student organizations, volunteer efforts, and more.
...the degree to which something is successful in producing a desired result; success.
Every system is perfectly designed to get the results that it gets. – W. Edwards Deming
GCPS has a legacy of results and recognition that has cemented its reputation as an effective school system. In this new era, the district’s challenge is to sustain this legacy of performance while responding to the diverse needs of a growing community. GCPS must continue to build organizational capacity to define our desired results and be able to execute to achieve those results. Effectiveness is a strategic priority to ensure that we maintain and accelerate our collective efficacy and impact for the benefit of children and families.
Stay tuned this month as we showcase the Mill Creek and North Gwinnett clusters' fantastic work in their commitment to evidence-based practices and data-driven decision-making as they show examples of our #GCPSBlueprintInAction.
Self-awareness and self-management
Self-awareness and self-management are two of the five components that make up CASEL’s model of SEL. Self-awareness is simply the ability to be aware of one’s inner life and how these impact behavior and choices. In comparison, self-management is the ability to navigate and shift your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors healthily to make decisions and reach goals that benefit yourself and others. To find strategies to help develop these two components, click here.
Send Urgent Messages
To mark a message as urgent in Teams, type your message, and before hitting ‘return/send’, select the ! icon and set the urgency level of your message. Then hit send, and your message will appear with a red header and desktop alert.
Remember to keep your digital workspace secure by locking your computer screen when stepping away. To quickly lock your screen on most systems, simply press Control+L simultaneously. This will help prevent unauthorized access to your sensitive information and ensure the privacy and security of your data. It only takes a moment to lock your screen and it can save you from potential security risks. Make locking your screen a regular practice!
American Heart Association 2023-24 Giving
Download the Staff Calendar
The one-page staff calendar is available for download (click on the button below), or from the SharePoint Communications Database. Note that the old Lotus Notes Communications Database has moved to SharePoint. Updated items, including translations, will be posted to this database as they become available.
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Looking Ahead in GCPS...
- Keep Connected with news from GCPS TV… the next episode airs August 11!
- The next regular Board meeting is August 17. (Online, find links to sign up for the public comment sections of the meeting.)
- Watch for the next issue of GCPS Links on August 18!