Benefield Parent Newsletter

March 2020

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Digital Learning Days Update

Greetings Benefield Parents and Guardians-

Student work packets will available for pick-up for students with limited computer or internet access on the dates and time listed below.

  • Monday, March 16. 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 17, 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, March 17, 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

To minimize contact and the number of people entering the building, the bus line will be used to distribute student packets. School personnel will be outside on the dates and times listed above to pass out packets.

If the above-mentioned times do not work for you, please call the school at 770-962-3771.

Meals for students during March 16-20

Benefield will provide lunch for anyone 18 or younger at 70 during the week of March 16-20. These lunches will be provided at no cost to students through the federal School Nutrition Program. Benefield will be open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for meal pick-up.To minimize contact and the number of people entering the building, the car rider lane will be used to provide lunch.

In addition, GCPS school buses will make lunches available for pick up at bus stops near Benefield . Information about estimated delivery times at these bus stops will be shared on the GCPS website once they are finalized.

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Student Checkout

There will be no student checkout after 2:30 p.m. for the remainder of the school year.

Digital Learning Days

Gwinnett County Public Schools’ (GCPS) 2019-20 school calendar includes two make up days to address school days missed due to inclement weather. In addition to these days, GCPS also has the option of using Digital Learning Days to make up days missed due to inclement weather. Should a decision be made to cancel school, students, parents, and staff will be notified of the closing and if the day is a Digital Learning Day. Use the following link to read more:

The flu season has begun and Georgia is experiencing higher levels of flu than anticipated for this time of year. Experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend an annual flu vaccine as the first and best way to protect against influenza. And, although the flu shot can't prevent every case of flu, it can protect you from more severe illness. It’s not too late to get a flu shot; so consider getting a shot for yourself and your family members, especially those with asthma and other chronic illnesses. Health officials encourage families to take precautions to limit the spread of illness, including washing hands frequently, covering coughs and sneezes, and staying home and keeping ill children home when flu-like and other cold symptoms appear.

If your child has flu-like symptoms, please contact your physician or health clinic for recommendations. The flu may last 7-10 days. If your child has a fever, they must be kept home. They must be fever-free for 24 hours without medication prior to returning to school. Please refer to this Healthy Habits link for tips on flu prevention. If you have questions about the flu or flu prevention, you may also contact the Gwinnett County Health Department at 770-339-4260.

We appreciate your efforts in helping us keep our students and staff well and healthy!


Thank you for all you do to support Benefield Elementary. The clinic would appreciate any of the following items:

Clinic Wish List

3 oz cups

2 boxes sandwich/snack size zip lock bags

2 boxes of Band Aids (Latex Free)

2 Boxes of Tissues

1 Saline Eye Wash

Scent Free Baby Wipes

Cotton Balls

***Donation of New Undergarments

for Boys & Girls***

K – 2 grades

In the case of inclement weather, tune in to WSB Channel 2 for the latest updates on weather and school closings.

At Benefield we believe all students can learn at high levels when the right strategies are put in place.