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Arcado's School Newsletter- October 20

Chick-fil-A Drive Thru Spirit Night this Tuesday, October 13 4-8PM

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red ribbon week schedule of events

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As part of Gwinnett County Public Schools’ family engagement initiative, the school district seeks to empower parents with tools that allow them to help their children at home. Our AKS at Home project provides math and language arts resources to support families so that they truly are partners in their children’s learning. This support is available for families to access in the format that fits them and their schedule best. They can attend live virtual meetings, view recorded information at a time that best fits their schedule, or gain tips and suggestions on how to best help their students through tip sheets on a wide variety of topics.

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2020 E-SPLOST Election

On November 3, 2020, Gwinnett voters will be asked to consider continuing the E-SPLOST (education special purpose local option sales tax). Over the years, Gwinnett students and school communities have benefited from the E-SPLOST which has provided thousands of needed classrooms as well as technology improvements that are essential to teaching and learning.

Here are some key facts about the proposed E-SPLOST that will appear on the 2020 ballot:

  • Anticipated revenue of $984 million (By law, Buford City Schools will get $27.5 million based on their student enrollment, leaving GCPS with $957 million.)
  • Projects include 1 new school (a middle school in the Archer Cluster) and 7 additions and renovations (Archer High School; Central Gwinnett High School; Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology; Harbins Elementary School; North Gwinnett High School; Shiloh Middle School; and Trickum Middle School.
  • Other capital improvements included are:
    o Technology upgrades systemwide, including a refresh of technology at all schools.

o Digital instructional resources and other instructional materials and textbooks
o Systemwide facility improvements including roofing and HVAC and building improvements)
o Purchase of school buses to replace older, less-efficient vehicles.

Visit the GCPS website for more detailed information and resources regarding the 2020 E-SPLOST.

Tuesday, November 3rd

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