April Resource Newsletter

Check out this month's reminders and resources!

Please check out the April Newsletter to learn more information about monthly reminders, upcoming events, and even resources!

Note: Next newsletter is scheduled for mid-August 2023


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

  • 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). Click Link to upload a picture of your receipt(s).

  • Spring break: Monday, April 3rd, 2023 - Friday, April 7th, 2023; ENJOY!!

  • Georgia Milestone Testing : Thursday, April 27th, 2023 - Friday, May 5th, 2023
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Your Medicaid Renewal Letter is coming. Don’t miss it!

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Make sure your address is up to date with Georgia so you receive your renewal letter in the mail.

Your Medicaid renewal letter is coming. Don’t miss it!

There is a major health care coverage change happening April 1st. Since the pandemic began, children and families enrolled in Medicaid have not been required to complete renewal paperwork to stay covered. On April 1, 2023, that continuous coverage protection will end.

Do you or your children have health insurance through Georgia's Medicaid or Children’s Health Insurance Program? If so, be on the lookout for a renewal letter in the mail from Georgia. To ensure you receive this critical piece of mail: make sure your address, email, and phone number are up to date with Georgia. https://medicaid.georgia.gov/how-apply

This renewal letter will tell you one of three things:

1. Georgia is renewing your Medicaid or CHIP coverage.

2. Georgia is ending your Medicaid or CHIP coverage.

3. Georgia needs more information to determine if you or your family member still qualify for Medicaid or CHIP. If so, a renewal form will be included.

Remember: Update your mailing address. We don’t want you to miss this important piece of mail.

Georgia’s Medicaid Office link: https://medicaid.georgia.gov/how-apply

To update your contact information or get questions answered about your Medicaid/CHIP coverage, visit https://medicaid.georgia.gov/how-apply or call Primary: (404) 657-5468 Toll-Free: (877) 423-4746.

No longer qualify for Medicaid or CHIP and need help enrolling in the Marketplace? You can find free, unbiased help at: https://medicaid.georgia.gov/how-apply

Contact information for community-based organizations in states with a federally facilitated marketplace https://www.cms.gov/files/document/2022-navigator-grant-recipients.pdf

For states with a state-based marketplace, link to https://localhelp.healthcare.gov/.

To learn more, visit Medicaid.gov or HealthCare.gov or call 1-800-318-2596.

Per FSPC Newsletter: Click LINK Below to access FSPC Newsletter

FSPC SMORE Newsletter

Provides outlined information on Medicaid renewal information


Jetdoc is a Georgia-based virtual app that makes mental health care and coaching easier, faster, and more secure than ever through our speedy virtual system and our at-the-ready Georgia-licensed mental health care providers.

Jetdoc provides direct virtual access to mental health care and coaching for students experiencing homelessness. The Georgia Department of Education is providing funding as a part of CARES/ESSER/ARP-HCY for this service to displaced students in Georgia through September 2024.

If your student is in need of mental health care or coaching services, please reach out to Mia Lewis for GCA's access code so you can connect to Jetdoc right away.



Resources listed in newsletter are not sponsored nor endorsed by Georgia Cyber Academy. Each resource is utilized as a method to assist families needing assistance in their particular county with the following but not limited to; food pantry/ referrals, clothing, rental assistance, utility assistance, etc. The resources provided, aid families in getting connected to external organizations in their local community.
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NAEHCY 2023 Scholarship Fund Information

Click Here for more information about the scholarship

JOB OPPURTUNITY - The Job Fair Opportunities

Atlanta Job Fair - Atlanta Career Fair

Time: Wednesday, April 5 · 11am - 2pm EDT

Location: Atlanta Virtual Job Fair Atlanta, GA

Event is free & virtual --- Click Link to reserve a spot: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/atlanta-job-fair-atlanta-career-fair-tickets-565273798147?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Atlanta Job Fair April 20, 2023 - Atlanta Career Fairs

Time: Thursday, April 20 · 11am - 2pm EDT

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

Event is free- Click Link to reserve a ticket: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/atlanta-job-fair-april-20-2023-atlanta-career-fairs-tickets-492141828457?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

MEGA Atlanta Career Fair

Time: Thursday, April 27 · 11am - 2pm EDT

Location: Town Center at Cobb 400 Ernest W Barrett Parkway Northwest Kennesaw, GA 30144

Click Link to reserve a spot: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mega-atlanta-career-fair-tickets-541539367827?aff=ebdssbdestsearch


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 - https://cityofrefugeatl.org/job-training


Rita's Helping Hand (Clayton/ Henry)

Community Restoration Project

Neighborhood Cooperative Ministries (Dekalb)

Helping Hands Ministries of Paulding County-

  • Phone: (770) 443-1230
  • Website: http://hhpcga.org/home
  • Currently provide assistance with food, however, call back for updates on potential financial assistance.

The Grocery Spot

  • Customers can come inside the stop and shop for food
  • All items are free! (Free Food)
  • Address: 777 Charlotte Pl NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
  • 404-969-2320
  • Website: https://thegroceryspot.org/

MUST Ministries (New Shelter) (Cobb)

MUST Ministries:

  • In person 10AM to 4pm (intake)
  • M-F (only) -- not guaranteed a bed that same night
  • Address: 1297 Bells Ferry Rd Marietta, GA
  • Can stay up to 30 days
  • Family suites, men, women and children
  • 770-427-9862

Frontline Housing (Clayton County)

Per Website:

"Home Again Rental Assistance


Must live in Incorporated City of Atlanta

Check stubs to show you are working full time

Must have children 18 or younger

Must have less than $3,000 in arrears

Must have a current lease

Required to join the Financial Achievement Club"

Website: https://frontlinehousing.org/

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Additional Resources

ASCEND Program

ASCEND - CARE Services (kennesaw.edu)

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

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  • 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 (jcrayton@georgiacyber.org),

Michelle Dalton (mdalton@georgiacyber.org) , Sophia Sutherland (ssutherland@georigacyber.org).

  • 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- https://www.georgiacyber.org/academics/tutoring/tutorme

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!