The Parsons Happenings

August 7, 2020

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Parsons’ Families,

Thank you to all the new students and their families that came out to our In-Person Open House on Thursday. We loved seeing your "masked" faces. We hope that your experience meeting your teacher face-to-face was a great one. Welcome to Parsons!

For all of our returning families and those new families that joined us for the Virtual Open House today, thank you for taking time out of your busy day to greet our teachers online. Our teachers loved getting to see all your smiling faces! We truly have a wonderful community of teachers, parents, and students!

Don't forget that we will have the GCPS District-Wide Technology Check on Monday, August 10th at 11:00am. You will find more details below on how to participate in that event.

Our first day of school will begin digitally on Wednesday, August 12th. The day will begin with announcements at 8:50am on our Parsons eCLASS Landing Page. "See" you then.

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District Wide Technology Check on Monday, August 10th from 11:00am-11:30am

All students are asked to participate in a District-Wide Technology Check on Monday, August 10th from 11:00am-11:30am. The purpose is to test the GCPS system readiness for school opening to assure students are able to log-in and access eClass pages successfully.

Students will:

  1. Log into their homeroom teacher’s eClass page

  2. Go to the Calendar or the Activity Feed and click on the activity.

  3. Attend a brief Zoom session.

  4. Access a short video clip from Safari Montage.

  5. Access a web application/tool that the student would use regularly.

Using a Chromebook for Digital Learning?

If you own your own personal Chromebook, you will want to make sure that you add your child's GCPS Google account. Follow these directions for success.

If you are using a borrowed GCPS Chromebook, follow these directions to add your personal WiFi to the GCPS Chromebook. Follow these directions to add the Zoom App to your Chromebook.

Newly Updated Parent Portal

The GCPS Parent Portal has a new look. Please click the link to view the video.

Newly Updated Student Portal

The GCPS Student Portal has a new look too! The Grades Tab has been replaced with the My StudentVue Tab. Check out the flyer below to see all the new features available for students.

Locating Your Teacher's eCLASS Course Page

See the flyer below for step-by-step directions on how to locate your teacher's eCLASS Course Page. The video below explains this process and also shows how to locate the Digital Learning assignments.
Student Portal and eCLASS Introduction
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Student Supply Drive Thru Pick Up on Monday, August 10th

Parents are asked to come to the Student Supply Drive Thru Pick Up to receive pre-ordered school supply boxes, informational materials from Parsons, and support materials from homeroom teachers. Please plan to drive through the car rider lane during one of these time blocks to collect your student's materials, 8:30-10:30 or 12:00-4:00. Please print and complete the Car Rider Windshield tag with your student's information written on it.

Coming Soon...Curbside Media Center Services

Have you read all the books you have at home? Are you using curbside pickup for your groceries and school supplies? This school year Parsons will be offering curbside pickup too. We are excited to offer curbside pickup to check out books from the Media Center at Parsons! You will be able to check out all of your favorites including picture books, early chapter books, fiction books, nonfiction books, graphic novels, magazines, and much more. We also have many new books, and you could be the first to check these out! You will simply reserve your book(s) no later than the Sunday evening before your weekly pickup. You will come to Parsons with your name in your car window, and we will bring the books to you. You will not be getting out of your car, and we will be wearing gloves and a mask. Safety is our top priority! You will need to bring the books you are returning from the previous week on your pickup day. We have such great readers at Parsons and look forward to getting books to you to enjoy!

The first curbside pick up will be the week of August 17th.Click below for an informational flyer about curbside pick up.

Please view the video below to learn more about how to put your books on hold.

Missing Library Books

We are still missing some library books & textbooks which were checked out last school year. If you still have books out, you should have received an email last week. We will continue to have the cart out by the car rider entrance door each day from 8:30 - 3:30 through August 11th. You can also return them to the front desk. Thank you so much for checking for these items and returning them to the school. As we are preparing for our new school year, we would like the books returned so others may enjoy them this school year as well. Thank you so much!
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Parsons' August PTA Meeting

PTA will be hosting the virtual PTA meeting on August 14, 2020 at 9:00am. Please use the Zoom link below to access the meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting
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Message from your Proud Principal, Laura Clark