Title I Friday Parent Newsletter - 10/9/20
AKS at Home
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 @ Home project provides math and language arts resources, for grades K-5, 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.
We invite our families to attend. Please click on the .pdf link below to find out the meeting dates and times for each grade level (K-5) and then just click on the Zoom link to join the meeting at the specified date and time. If you have any questions, please contact Vicki Diaz (Shiloh ES Parent Outreach Liaison) @ 770-736-2129
Have you signed up for your child's Parent/Teacher conference?
Early Release Days are October 21st and 22nd. Dismissal will begin at 11:50. We encourage you to meet with your child's teacher in the afternoon for a conference!
ALL CONFERENCES WILL BE VIRTUAL THIS YEAR. You will receive a meeting link from your child's teacher between October 12th - October 14th.
Please click HERE to schedule your conference.
2020 E-SPLOST ELECTION
WHAT WILL BE YOUR VOTE?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.
Please click HERE to learn more about E-SPLOST and how it affects GCPS.
Please sign-off on our Title I document through your MPP account
Our 2020-2021 Title I document now called The Plan... The Promise is ready for viewing through your MyPayments Plus account.
We need all parents to "sign-off" on this document as soon as possible. The easiest way is to log-in to your MyPayments Plus account today, then click and sign-off on "The Plan... The Promise" document that appears on the pop-up screen when you log-in.
- Free for Two Months to New Customers Now Through December 31: Comcast is extending their offer of 60 days of complimentary service for new customers through December 31. Internet Essentials is available to all qualified low-income households for $9.95/month.
- For all Internet Essentials customers, the speed of the program's Internet service has increased to 25 Mbps downstream and 3 Mbps upstream.
- Households with outstanding debt owed to Comcast may be eligible for Internet Essentials. We are waiving this qualification if you apply and are approved by 12/31/20. After 12/31/20, standard eligibility rules apply. Click here for all details.
- Xfinity WiFi Free For Everyone: Xfinity WiFi hotspots in business and outdoor locations are available to anyone who needs them for free – including non-Xfinity Internet subscribers. For a map of Xfinity WiFi hotspots, visit http://wifi.xfinity.com/#find-a-hotspot.
- Click the link to start the application process.
- Click the link to determine if Comcast is in your neighborhood.
- Comcast informacion en Espanol
Cub Scouts of America
If you are interested in having your child join Cub Scouts, please click HERE to find a pack near you.
Does your child need a tutor?
Gwinnett County Public Library is offering this resource for FREE!
The expert tutors at Tutor.com help your child work through a tough homework problem, improve their writing skills, study for a test, review a difficult concept, and so much more!
Click HERE to find out how you can get started.
School Nutrition Information
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) granted additional waiver extensions that allow school districts to offer meals at no charge through December 31 through the Seamless Summer Option (SSO). This extension, paired with guidance received from the Georgia Department of Education, will allow Gwinnett County Public Schools to offer meals at no charge at school sites to all students. These meals are provided at no cost to the individual through the federal School Nutrition Program.
Students Attending School In-Person
Those attending school in-person will receive meals free-of-charge during their school’s scheduled meal times.
Curbside Pick-up for Digital Learners
Digital learners may pick up meals, Monday through Friday, between 11 a.m. and 12 p.m in the drive-through line going through the front of the school. Each day’s pick-up includes both breakfast and lunch. Individuals will not be allowed to enter the school to pick up or eat meals.
Gwinnett County Public Schools encourages families who are eligible for the Free & Reduced Meal Program to complete the annual application to ensure meal benefits continue when this waiver expires on 12/31/20. Free & Reduced meal application
Do you need assistance or would you like to volunteer in your community during Covid-19?
As we all work together through this difficult time of Covid-19, the GwinnettCares.org website is currently designed to help you GET HELP, DONATE food and supplies, VOLUNTEER, and GIVE to local non-profits.
Families in Need, please call the Gwinnett Coalition Helpline at 770-995-3339 for referrals to the best resources.
New to Snellville?
Interested in finding out the history of Snellville, location of celebrations or events, houses of worship, post offices, schools, and a whole lot more? Read more and explore Snellville.
FoodFinder.org in GA
This website launched in May of 2014, it provides an easy way to search for free food resources in your area. This site was designed to help alleviate child hunger by providing a simple way to find food banks and other nearby food resources. FoodFinder.us
Reduced Rate Internet Service
Did you know that Comcast provides Internet service at a reduced rate for families that are a part of the National School Lunch Program? Read the information associated with this opportunity.
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Check our the Shiloh ES Title I Parent Center webpage
For more information, contact Vicki Diaz. The Parent Center is located across from the front office in room 1.101 and is open M-F, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM. - The Parent Center is temporarily closed at this time and will reopen when school is back in session.