Craig Colts News
September 11, 2020
GCPS to provide meals free of charge to students and to children 18 and younger
Last week, 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 through the curbside pick-up programs at each school, Monday through Thursday, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Each day’s pick-up includes both breakfast and lunch with Thursday’s pick-up including meals for Friday. Craig pick up location is in the back of the school; please drive around to the back and pull up to the awning. Individuals will not be allowed to enter the school to pick up or eat meals.
Curbside Pick-up for Others 18 Years of Age or Younger:
As part of the Seamless Summer Option, curbside pick-up meals also will be available at no charge to anyone 18 years of age or younger, even to children who are not a GCPS student. Please check with your local school for curbside pick-up times and the location of the pick-up program. 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. The application is available on the GCPS website or at https://www.nlappscloud.com/.
GCPS Virtual Job Fair for Substitutes
GCPS will be hosting Virtual Job Fairs during the month of September to attract and recruit high-quality substitutes to join our winning team. The Virtual Job Fairs will be held two times per week every week in September. In addition, on every Friday, GCPS will host a fully-staffed computer lab that will be open to all applicants and individuals interested in joining the substitute team! This is a great opportunity for anyone who may be running into issues completing their application, or may have questions about the application process. The computer lab hours will be from 10am – 2pm, and will be located at the Instructional Support Center, in Building 200. Download the flyer attached below for more details.
Fundraiser and other PTA news
Visit the PTA website to purchase spirit wear (deadline is tomorrow 9/12), find out details on the PTA Reflections Contest, find out more about our fundraiser. Lots of valuable information on the PTA website at craigpta.com.
School Bus Drivers and Monitors Needed
- Work the student calendar schedule with time off on student holidays and summer vacation
- Competitive hourly wages
- Prior driving experience may apply
- Excellent benefits and paid training provide
Applicants are required to have a good driving record and a high school diploma or GED.
Call 678-225-7670 or apply online at GCPSJobs.org.
Cub Scout Round Up
Date: Thursday, September 17th
Time: 7:00 - 8:00 PM
Location: Craig E.S.
This event is for prospective Cub Scouts of all ages. Although this meeting is in-person, Scouting is a great activity that can be conducted face-to-face or virtually. If you would like to learn more about Scouting but are unable to attend, please visit https://www.nega-bsa.org/join-cub-scouts or reach out to Craig Cubmaster Devin Dannemiller at email@example.com. We hope that we can Scout You In!
Free Math Tutoring through BHS NHSBrookwood High School National Honor Society is working with Covac Education, a student-run organization, to provide free tutoring sessions for elementary students in math!
For students to take advantage of this, they just simply sign up online using an appointment form. After doing so, students are individually paired with a tutor from an NHS or other honor societies/volunteer organizations.
All tutoring sessions are completely free and are paired with Common-Core/Georgia Standards worksheets to help students make the most of their time. Additionally, all instructors are trained and have access to teaching directions based on specific Georgia standards (1nbt1, 1oa1 etc.).
Please feel free to visit this link to learn more!