Craig Colts News

September 11, 2020

Calendar of Events

09/24 Fundraiser Ends

09/29 Culver's Night

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

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

We are a week into our online fundraiser with Charleston Wrap. We APPRECIATE your support! If you have not registered, you can click the link below. Our organization ID is 12085. You can also make a direct donation rather than selling/purchasing with Charleston Wrap by visiting the PTA website.

Charleston Wrap

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

Buddy's Bit

Find us on Facebook Visit Craig's Facebook page for updated information!

School Bus Drivers and Monitors Needed

GCPS is accepting applications for school bus drivers and bus monitors.

  • 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

Covid 19 Morning Checklist

The flyer above is from GCPS to families as a reminder of the things they should look for before sending their child to school each day.

Covid 19 Case Reporting and Communication

The flyer above provides information on where to find information about COVID-19 cases in Gwinnett County and in the school district.

Community Happenings

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 or reach out to Craig Cubmaster Devin Dannemiller at We hope that we can Scout You In!

Free Math Tutoring through BHS NHS

Brookwood 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!