Knightly Notes

A Weekly Parent Newsletter from the CGHS Parent Center

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July 7, 2022

Summer Edition #1

Newsletter Topics:

  • Upcoming Calendar Highlights
  • Looking forward to 2022-2023...
  • CGHS Summer 2022 Reading Assignment
  • What Teens Should Do During the Summer
  • Gwinnett County Public Library 2022 Summer Reading Challenge
  • Summer Academic Recovery Options for CGHS Students
  • Stay Informed & Stay Safe! (Various Resources)
  • Academic Resources (, Parent Portal, 12th Grade Binder)
  • Community Resources (Food, Rental and Internet Assistance)
  • Knightly Notes Archive

CGHS/GCPS Information

Upcoming Calendar Highlights

Back to School Open House - Friday, July 29, 2022
  • 9th Grade: 7:30 - 9:00 AM (Welcome Video @ 9:45 AM)
  • 10th Grade: 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  • 11th & 12th Grade: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
First Day of In-person Classes for Grade 9 - Wednesday, August 3, 2022
First Day of In-person Classes for Grades 10-12 - Thursday, August 4, 2022
2022-23 GCPS Calendar- English - 中文 - 한국어 - Español - Tiếng Việt
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The 2022-23 School Year Is Almost Here!

We look forward to working with you during the 2022-23 school year!

One way to start off the year right is for your child to be here on the first day of school. Families, please plan your summer vacations and visits before school starts on August 3.

  • August 3, 2022: First day of in-person classes for grades K, 1, 6, 9 and small group classes
(Digital Learning for grades 2-5, 7-8, 10-12)
  • August 4, 2022: All students report for in-person classes

Links to the 2022-23 GCPS Calendar
- English - 中文 - 한국어 - Español - Tiếng Việt

The CGHS 2022-23 The Plan...The Promise is now available!

The CGHS 2022-23 The Plan...The Promise is now available for viewing! Click here to view the document in English and Spanish.

Our school's Family and Community Engagement Plan and our School-Family Compact have been merged together to create one streamlined document. To truly be family-friendly, we have changed the word "compact" to the word "promise". Thus, “The Plan…The Promise…”

The Plan: The purpose of the Family and Community Engagement Plan is to establish our school’s expectations for parental/family engagement; describe how the school will implement a number of specific family engagement activities designed to increase student academic achievement.

The Promise: The purpose of the School-Family Promise (Compact) is to serve as an agreement that parents, students, and teachers develop together, explaining how they will partner to ensure that our students meet state academic standards.

Contact the CGHS Parent Center for additional information.

School Meals for 2022-23

Over the last two years, the Gwinnett County School System has been able to provide free, nutritious meals to students due to the USDA waivers associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. These federal waivers enabled GCPS to provide free breakfast and lunch to all students in schools.

These waivers expired on June 30, 2022. As of this date, the GCPS School Nutrition Program will resume its meal program prior to COVID-19.

Families are encouraged to complete the GCPS School Nutrition Program Free/Reduced Meals Application to determine eligibility for the 2022-2023 school year. The online form will be available after July 15 at

Central Gwinnett families should plan on the following for the 2022-23 school year:

  • Breakfast will still be served at no cost to all students.
  • School lunch meals should be paid for in advance or at the time of purchase, unless the student has applied for and has been approved for free meals. (Reduced price meals are $.40.)

2022-2023 Meal Prices

Breakfast: Free for all students

Student Lunch- Full Price: $2.50

Student Lunch - Reduced Price: $.40

Need assistance?
Contact our CGHS Cafeteria Manager:

Colleen K. Allen


2022-2023 11th Grade Immunization Requirement

Effective July 1, 2021, children 16 years of age and older, who are entering the 11th grade (including new entrants), must receive one dose of the meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4) administered on or after their 16th birthday. Updated vaccination forms should be submitted to the Student Support Center. Please click here for meningococcal information, vaccination locations, and potential financial aid options. (English and Spanish Versions)

CGHS Summer 2022 Reading Assignment

To encourage students to read during the summer, 10th-12th graders have summer reading requirements. (Click here for AP class assignments)

  • Students are responsible for reading at least ONE book from the list provided.
  • 2022 Summer Reading for Rising 10th - 12th Graders
  • Work is due by August 12th to your English Language Arts teacher.
  • If you have questions or concerns over the summer, join Remind by texting @c2dek7 to 81010.
  • If you are taking AP Language and Composition OR AP Literature and Composition, please see the separate assignments for those courses. 2022 Summer Reading for AP Classes

Of course, students can read more than just one book. Encourage your child to read for fun! Magazines, graphic novels, e-books are all fair game. Remember, you can set the example by reading with them.

Where to get free books to read for the summer?

Gwinnett County Public Library

Barnes and Noble Free e-books

What Teens Should Do During the Summer

1. Reflect.

What life lessons were learned this year? What went well? What needs to be improved upon? Talk with your teen about this throughout the summer. Set goals for next year at the end of summer or at the beginning of the next school year.

2. Read.

Encourage your teen to read this summer. CGHS students have required summer reading. But also encourage your teen to read for fun. You can even participate in the Gwinnett County Public Library 2022 Summer Reading Challenge as a family.

3. Relax.

This is has been a challenging year for many reasons. Relaxation can improve mental health. Be sure that your teen has an opportunity to relax and recharge this summer.

4. Get them excited about the year ahead.

What goals do they have for the next school year? What fun things will be part of the next year? Will they be a senior? If so, what plans do they have for life after high school?

Tips taken from:

Gwinnett County Public Library 2022 Summer Reading Challenge

Dive into reading this Summer with Gwinnett Public Library 2022 Summer Reading Challenge! Join for fun, ocean-themed programs for the whole family all Summer long. Discover more at:…

Sign up today! #GCPL #OceansofPossibilities #SummerReading

Listen to the GCPL podcast "Flip the Library" episode about the Summer Reading program and other programs available. Click here for the podcast.

Be in the Know & be involved!

Gwinnett County Government’s Summer Meals Program

Gwinnett County Government’s Summer Meals Program will be available through Aug. 2. The county’s program will offer free grab-and-go breakfast and lunches at 21 sites around Gwinnett, with several sites located on transit lines.
  • Registration is not required to participate.
  • Meals can be picked up for children ages 18 and under (and those 19 or older with a physical or mental impairment) between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., while supplies last.

For additional food resources, families can visit or United Way’s 2-1-1 Contact Center.

stay informed & stay safe!

Academic Resources - Free 1:1 Tutoring

In partnership with the Gwinnett County Public Library (GCPL), GCPS provides as an online tutoring resource for students. Live tutoring support is available daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. In addition, students can receive “drop-off support,” 24-7, by uploading a document for tutor feedback that will be reviewed and returned at a later time. Click here for more information.

Parent Portal

The GCPS Parent Portal is a valuable resource for information about your child’s academic career: grades, attendance, discipline and testing.

Don't have access?

Supporting the Home-School Connection for Student Success

In GCPS and at CGHS, we care about each and every student. Open and honest communication between parents and teachers is key to a student’s success. Please click the "Addressing School Concerns" link for more insight. Addressing School Concerns @ School GCPS Info Sheet

GCPS Communiqúe Online Magazine

An online magazine with news and stories about your classrooms, your schools, and your communities. The Bulletin Board has a link to the GCPS weekly In 5ive news broadcast.

GCPS AKS @Home Project

AKS at Home project provides math and language arts resources to support families of children in grades K-5 so that they truly are partners in their children’s learning. Click here for more information.

Community Resources

Visit the FoodFinder website or download the app to find places nearby where you can get free food and meal assistance. Please share this information with family and friends who may benefit. BTW, this free resource was developed by a GCPS graduate. FoodFinder Flyer - English FoodFinder Flyer - Spanish

Drive-Thru Food Distribution

Gwinnett County Public Library in partnership with the Atlanta Community Food Bank and Lettum' Eat will hold a free drive through food pantry at four library locations.

Click here for locations and days.

Here is a GCPS list of additional community resources:
Food Pantry Resources - English Food Pantry Resources - Spanish

Families also can find food resources and help with housing and utilities through United Way’s 2-1-1 Contact Center. Learn more at

Streetwise Georgia
Food pantry and also offers training classes which provide courses that educate and train clients for job interviews, resume writing, job skills, basic financial education, and other life skills.

Homefirst Gwinnett

Organization that assists with homelessness or housing crisis.

Gwinnett Cares @ Berean Christian Church Gwinnett- Financial Assistance Program

Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Emergency Broadband Benefit (Federal Internet Assistance)
For more information, visit the website, or call 833-511-031.

The Lawrenceville Response Center is now accepting applications to help Lawrenceville families directly impacted by COVID-19 with:

  • shelter and rental assistance
  • utilities assistance

Go to for additional information.

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About the CGHS Parent Center

Monday - Friday 7:15 AM - 2:45 PM

Tuesdays & Thursdays (By Appointment)
Cassandra 'Cassie' Milligan, Parent Instructional Coordinator
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