The Parsons Happenings

August 2, 2021

In this edition...

GCPS Updates-Masks Required

How to Access Digital Learning

Parent Guide: Finding Teacher's eCLASS Page

Student Portal (eCLASS) Passwords

Digital Learning Days/Staggered Return

Health Guidelines to reduce risks of Covid

School Visitors

GCPS 2021-2022 Approved Calendar

Digital Students FAQ

Parsons on Social Media

Calendar of Events

PTA News

We are so excited for the new school year. It was great seeing students and parents at Open House on Thursday. It is the community support that makes Parsons the BEST!

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How to Access Digital Learning, eCLASS, and Your Teacher's eCLASS Page

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Parent Guide: Finding Teacher's eCLASS Page

Student Portal (eCLASS) Passwords

You should have received an email from GCPS about student portal passwords. Please note the information below so your child will be able to access the student portal and eCLASS.


To access the Student Portal, your student will be required to type his or her 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 your 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.


The student portal can be accessed at

https://publish.gwinnett.k12.ga.us/gcps/home/gcpslogin.


User Name: Student ID Number

Password: Birthday (8 digit numeric birthday)

Staggered Return Digital Days

For those students who will participating in digital learning on the staggered days of return, please have your student log on their teacher's eClass page for a LIVE synchronous session at 9:00am each day. The teacher will share the daily schedule with the class at this time.

Breakfast and Lunch Program Updates

All Digital Students, including Staggered Return, may pick up school lunch in the bus lane between 11:30-12:30 Wednesday, August 4-Friday, August 6th.


This year, like last year, school breakfast and lunch will be available at no cost to all students through Federal grants. That said, it is also very important that parents of students eligible for Free and/or Reduced priced lunch still complete the annual application for the Free and/or Reduced Priced Lunch program. Documentation of enrollment in this program is often a requirement to access other programs that provide resources to families and schools. If you believe your family is eligible for the program or has enrolled in the program in the past, I encourage you to access the online application in the message below and complete the application as soon as possible.


During the first two weeks of school, we ask that parents not attend lunch with their students. Teachers use these first few weeks of school to establish routines, procedures, and expectations for lunch.


From Gwinnett County Public Schools School Nutrition program:

The SY21-22 online Free and Reduced Application is now available.

SY21-22 Free and Reduced Price Application

Health Guidelines to Minimize Risk of Covid

GCPS schools have established reasonable and precautionary practices within the school to minimize risk of infection and/or spread of COVID-19.


Guidance is subject to change based on updated recommendations from the CDC/Department of Public Health and will be communicated to local school HRT members.

  • Parsons will provide opportunities for regular handwashing.
  • Parsons will implement the custodial schedule/processes to clean high touch areas during the school day. ​​​​​​​
  • Administration, along with guidance from our local Health Response Team, will clearly communicate and follow COVID-19 criteria for return to work/school in consultation with county nurses.
  • Face coverings are required for all staff, students and visitors.
  • Visitors will have limited access to students.

School Visitors

There will be restrictions around parents visiting our school this year. Parents may volunteer at the school, but only in areas with limited access to students. For the safety of our children, all visitors must check in and out through the office and wear a visitor’s badge while in the building.


Parents should not visit the classroom in the morning. If you want to discuss the progress of your child, you should call, send an email, or make a conference appointment at a time when class is not in session. Staff hours are generally 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

GCPS 2021-22 Approved Calendar

Parsons on Social Media

Follow Parsons Elementary on Facebook and Instagram!

Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/parsons_elementary/

Search: parsons_elementary

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/ParsonsES/

Search: Parsons Elementary School

@ParsonsES

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Wednesday, August 4, 2021

  • 1st day of school
  • Kindergarten and 1st grade students return in person
  • 2nd grade - 5th grade students are digital


Thursday, August 5, 2021

  • 2nd and 3rd grade students return in person
  • 4th and 5th grade students are digital


Monday, August 9, 2021

  • 4th and 5th grade students return in person
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What is PTA?

PTA engages Our Students with classroom books, parties, room parent involvement, and Reflections Fine Arts Program. Learning through the Arts allows all children to experience the curriculum in a new way with music, singing, acting and storytelling.

PTA empowers Our Families with fun evenings to enjoy together such as Spirit Nights, All Pro Dads Breakfast, Movie Night and more!

PTA appreciates Our Staff and Teachers through classroom grants, goody days, end of year luncheons, treats during parent conferences, and room parent coordination.


Join Us! Become a PTA member with your $7 donation on My Payments Plus. Thank you for supporting us.


Parsons PTA will host a New Parent Welcome on Friday, August 13th in the Cafeteria from 9:15 AM– 10:15 AM. Please come to learn about our PTA programs and some fun facts about our school. 새 학부모 환영회, 초등학교 카페테리아, 9:15 AM – 10:15 AM.


Support PTA by using Amazon Smile and scanning your Box Tops using the app on your cell phone.

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