Benefield Parent Newsletter

September 14, 2020

Spanish Newsletter

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Dear Benefield Parents and Guardians


We are no longer switching students from digital to in-person learning at Benefield. We understand that needs change and that digital learning is not for every student. In those cases students will be permitted to return to in-person learning after the first nine-weeks.


If you have extenuating circumstances that conflict with our District guidance, you may contact me via email at shonda.stevens@gcpsk12.org. Please include student name, student number, grade level, teacher, and indicate if you would like to change your student to in person learning or digital learning in the email.


Please keep reading for important Benefield updates.


Proud to serve as your principal,

Shonda Stevens

Play 2 Learn

Are you looking for a FREE program to work with your child aged birth - 5 years old? Come join Play 2 Learn and experience childhood developmental appropriate practices. You will have the option for virtual as well as face to face. Our first Play 2 Learn class is scheduled for this Wednesday, September 16, 2020, from 10:30 -12:00 p.m. (Please note change in time.)


Please feel free to email xandria.mcbride@gcpsk12.org for more information. The following link can provide an overview of the program.


http://publish.gwinnett.k12.ga.us/gcps/home/gcpstv/videos/news/focus/343462269

Resource Pick Up for Digital Learners

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Test-Taking Strategies

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Are you looking for extra resources to assist your student with their " I can" statements? Please feel free to contact the Parent Center for resources to help support at-home learning. Next week is CogAT Testing for in-person students in Grades 1,2, and 5 for those who completed the 2020 CogAT Participation Interest Survey and face to face students.

Zoom Etiquette for Students & Tips for Parents!

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Yearbooks on Sale

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The Parent Center

We know that families want easy access, and one go-to location for need-to-know information about their student's education— from records to resources. Just as important, you want an easy way to stay in touch with the school. The updated Parent Portal gives parents access to grades, assignments, and communication with teachers. The Parent Portal gives families a direct line to the classroom, with 24/7 real-time information and anytime, anywhere access, with in-portal translation in multiple languages.


GCPS Parent Portal Link


The Parent Center is open for parental support. Do you need support with Digital Learning? Please feel free to contact the Parent Center at 678-518-6981 or email xandria.mcbride@gcpsk12.org to schedule a Zoom session. There is a FREE program offered for parents through Tutor.com. The expert tutors at Tutor.com can help you work through a tough homework problem, improve your writing skills, study for a test, review a difficult concept, and so much more!

Water Bottle and Hand Sanitizer Stations

In an effort to enhance cleanliness and safety in our building, Benefield has had one water bottle station and 8 hand sanitation stations installed for our students and staff!
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Updating Student Contact Information on the Parent Portal

Online Learning Etiquette

Please feel free to contact your child’s teacher or call the school office if you have any questions!