Middle School Newsletter

September 5, 2017

A message from Principal Lowndes

Happy official end of summer! I spent last Monday - Wednesday at the k12 Southern Region Summit in Knoxville, TN and it is exciting to be a part of the k12 family! Among the many focuses of k12, one main focus is PERSISTENCE. What does that mean? We are focused on ensuring that our current students are PERSISTENT in remaining at GCA. Why? Consistently the data shows that the longer students are with us, the higher their performance. Join us in helping you and your student to be PERSISTENT for 17/18 and the years to follow. Also Happy Eid-al Adha (Eid-ul Adha), which began 8/31 and runs through 9/6!
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Join PTSO!! Only $5!

Becoming a GCA PTSO member is easy! Click HERE then select the Membership icon. For only $5 per school term you will receive access to special programs, have voting rights, and so much more. For GCA PTSO founding members, check your email for renewal instructions. GCA PTSO Members meet 4 times per year to provide progress reports, vote on new initiatives, and provide activity reports please join us:

GCA PTSO Meeting Dates for the 2017-2018 school year:

September 28, 2017

November 30, 2017

February 22, 2018

April 26, 2018

Health and PE Resources for Learning Coaches

OMS tip

At the start of the school year, families are recommended to go into our systems to verify we have the correct time zone selected to display upcoming events and class connect sessions.

For the OMHS Platform: Families need to click on their name in the upper right, and then on account settings to ensure their time zone is selected correctly.

For the Student and LC Landing Pages: Additionally, families are encouraged to log into their landing page, click on my account to ensure the time zone is displaying accurately.

Class connect sessions will be updated to the time zone selected and appear on each course home page and the student and LC landing page. Families who do not have the appropriate time zone selected could have their class connect sessions appear at different times and cause confusion.

OMS not working well?

  1. Try FireFox as the browser.
  2. Install Adobe.
  3. Clear the browser cache.

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Try Mozilla FireFox Browser:


Student Spotlight

Browser Reminder

For the best user experience, we recommend accessing your online classes using the Mozilla Firefox browser. To download the most recent version of Firefox, please visit: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/

Make sure you have access to Infinite Campus where final grades are housed!

Check out a STEM event at GA Tech - 9/23...

GCA Board Meetings - Parents are invited to call in!

Next Meeting - Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Time: 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm
Conference Line to Join Meeting: 1(888) 824-5783; Passcode: 92628260#
At the end of the meeting, if time allows, there will be an opportunity for public comments