Mountain Park eNewsletter

July 22, 2021

Information for Year-Long Digital Learners Only

  • Meet the Teacher - July 29 - Digital students will receive an email from their teacher on or before July 27 that includes more information regarding Meet the Teacher Zoom link and time.
  • Digital students can pick-up meals at Mountain Park everyday during their lunch break. Students will go through the lunch line.
  • Digital Students will receive separate communication regarding school supplies, including distribution of technology (if needed).
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Mountain Park Open House

As we return to in-person learning this Fall, the Parkview Cluster has chosen to divide Meet the Teacher Day into three parts over the course of two days – Monday, August 2 and Tuesday, August 3.


Monday, August 2, 2021

  • 8:00-11:00 Open House (Last Name A-I)
  • 12:30-3:30 Open House (Last Name J-R)

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

  • 8:00-11:00 Open House (Last Name S-Z)


***Teacher assignments will be available for parents and students to view

via the Student and Parent Portals on August 2, 2021 at 12:01 am.***


***Several homeroom teachers will need to go to other schools to meet their personal child's teachers. If this conflicts with our Open House, the teacher will contact you directly.***

GCPS In-Person Staggered Start Dates

The first day of school for all students is Wednesday, August 4. However, some groups of students will begin the year digitally.


Staggered Start for In-Person Learning:

  • August 4th – Pre-K, K, & 1st
  • August 5th – 2nd & 3rd
  • August 9th – 4th & 5th


***Students in grades 2-5 who need to take home a

device may check one out at Open House.***

Student Password Reset

On July 23, 2021, your student’s password will be reset to reflect their birthday. To access the student portal, your student will be required to type their 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. More information on how to access an elementary student’s unique passphrase will be provided during the first few weeks of school. The privacy and security of the information belonging to our students, families, and employees is a strategic priority and we appreciate your support in the district’s efforts.

MyPaymentsPlus

MyPaymentsPlus allows parents to pay for contributions and activities and sign orientation documents. All parents must sign the orientation forms. Two documents have been created to assist you with completing this process. If you need additional assistance, you can contact the school.


How to Set Up A MPP Account for Parents:

Streaming: https://vimeo.com/345028817


How to Review Signed Documents in MPP:

Streaming: https://vimeo.com/345054468

Asynchronous Digital Learning Days

GCPS has added six Digital Learning Days to its calendar this year. On these days, all students will learn from home, and assignments will be asynchronous for the day.

  • September 14
  • October 20
  • November 9
  • January 25
  • March 2
  • March 22

Assessment Updates

  • GCPS will resume giving District Assessments for the 2021-2022 school year in grades K-5.
  • IOWA Assessments will be administered in 2nd Grade.
  • CogAT will be administered in grades 1,2, and 5.
  • Milestones Assessments will be administered in grades 3-5.
  • GKIDS data will be collected in kindergarten.

Curbside Meal Pick-Up

GCPS students that begin the year digitally are able to pick-up meals curbside from August 4-6 from 10:45-11:45. Our curbside pick-up will take place in our bus lane.

School Nutrition Program

The USDA granted a waiver for our School Nutrition Program. Based on the guidance received from GaDOE, we are able to offer meals at no charge for all students. No payment is required. This includes in-person and digital students.


While an application is not required to receive meals, we encourage you to fill one out in case you need an eligibility status and/or Proof of Benefits Letter for other services The link is provided below.


https://www.nlappscloud.com/Welcome.aspx?apply=1&api=78f8fee54716f21218e523747d37a13c#loaded

GCPS Communications

GCPS has numerous ways in which they communicate with their stakeholders. Attached is a list of all the ways they share information.

PTA Information

Upcoming Events


  • October 29 - Monster Mash
  • February 25 - Bingo Night



Join the PTA!

Join the PTA today at mpes.memberhub.store! Membership options start at $10 and help to support our school and teachers. Joining the PTA does not require you to volunteer 😊 You can also purchase spirit wear on the same website with free local delivery!

Upcoming Dates

August 2 - Open House (A-I from 8:00-11:00)

August 2 - Open House (J-R from 12:30-3:30)

August 3 - Open House (S-Z from 8:00-11:00)

August 4 - First Day of School

August 4 - First Day of In-Person Learning for Pre-K, K, & 1 and Digital Learning for 2-5

August 5 - First Day of In-Person Learning for grades 2-3

August 9 - First Day of In-Person Learning for grades 4-5

August 26 - Curriculum Night at 6:30