THE NORCROSS ELEMENTARY EAGLE

August 3, 2021

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WELCOME BACK

Dear Families,


Well, the time is here for our Eagles to return to school on Wednesday, August 4. We look forward to seeing everyone bright and early Wednesday morning, and ready to SHINE. Our kindergarten and first grade student will be in person at Norcross Elementary School. Due to safety reasons, families will not be able to walk students to class. We will have staff available to walk students to class.


Staggered Start

All students start school on Wednesday, August 4th.

The 2021-22 calendar includes the following staggered start.

· August 4th – K, 1st grade, and small groups Special Education

· August 5th – 2nd and 3rd grade

· August 9th – 4th and 5th grade

The bulleted dates are the first day of in person learning. Use the graphic below to help you determine the dates for in person and/or digital learning.

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SCHOOL HOURS

SCHOOL OPENING AND CLOSING TIMES

The designated school hours for Norcross Elementary School are 8:50 A.M. to 3:20 P.M. For safety reasons, please abide by these hours. Students may begin arriving at 8:20 A.M. Students may NOT be dropped off prior to 8:20 A.M. because supervision is not available. Students arriving after 8:50 A.M. will be marked tardy. If your child is late, students will need to be checked in by a parent or guardian. Please walk them into the building.


HEALTH UPDATES

Students, staff, and those who enter our school are required to wear masks. Also, students will be allowed to use the water fountains. Students are allowed to have water bottles.

STUDENT PASSWORDS

We have important information to share regarding the password students will use to obtain initial access to the student portal and instructional resources at the beginning of the 2021-22 school year.

On July 23, 2021, student passwords will be reset to reflect their birthdays.

To access the student portal, students will be required to type their numeric birthday in the password field using two digits for their birth month, two digits for their birthday, and four digits for their birth year. For example, if a student’s birth occurred on June 9, 2015, their reset password would be 06092015.


Students in Grades K-5 will retain their birthdate password for the first six weeks of school. After Labor Day, K-5 students will be provided a unique passphrase as their password. More information on how to access an elementary student’s unique passphrase will be provided during the first few weeks of school.

The privacy and security of the information belonging to our students, families, and employees is a strategic priority and we appreciate your support in the district’s efforts.

Free and Reduced Meal (Breakfast and Lunch) Application

Please complete this form for your child.

SAVE THE DATE

CURRICUCLUM NIGHT THURSDAY, AUGUST 26

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How to Stay Connected

Principal – Kassia Sutton (kassia.morris.sutton@gcpsk12.org)

Assistant Principal - Gr. K, 1 – Jamie Elsey (jamie.elsey@gcpsk12.org)

Assistant Principal - Gr. 2, 3 – Staci Gelbaum (staci.gelbaum@gcpsk12.org)

Assistant Principal – Gr. 4, 5 – Contacia Cross (contacia.cross@gcpsk12.org)