Coffee With Calvin
August 4, 2023
The Free and Reduced Price Application for SY23-24 is currently available.
Children need healthy meals to learn. Gwinnett County Public Schools offers healthy meals every school day. Your children may qualify for free meals or for reduced-price meals. Learn more about the GCPS School Nutrition Program here.
Reminder...GCPS invites community, staff members to apply for GEMS Oversight Committee by August 14
Parents and guardians, community members, and school district employees are invited to apply for the GEMS Oversight Committee, a group of community and school system representatives charged with the annual review of the Academic Knowledge and Skills (AKS) curriculum standards. Committee members serve three-year terms. Those interested in serving should complete the online application no later than August 14.
ParentSquare, the ultimate school communication tool for families!
GCPS has transitioned from SchoolMessenger to ParentSquare for two-way communication between schools and families, and we encourage all families to download the app and create an account. With its user-friendly interface, ParentSquare offers seamless two-way communication through text, newsletters, posts, emergency alerts, and direct messaging. One of our favorite features is the integrated translation feature, enabling automatic translations for multilingual families.
Join the 2023-24 Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council!
This is year three of the Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council (SSAC), a unique opportunity for middle and high school students to share their feedback, experiences, and perspectives on various issues affecting students, schools, and communities with Superintendent Dr. Calvin J. Watts.
Students will find the application for the 2023-24 SSAC in the Student Portal from August 9-27.
The application includes questions about their ideas for improving the school experience for all students, and how we can collectively address challenges facing our students and schools. In addition, the application outlines the expectations of those wishing to serve.
Two students from each school will be selected based on their completed applications, and alternate members from each school will also be identified.
Learn more and find meeting dates here: www.gcpsk12.org/Page/35420
Looking Ahead in GCPS...
- Keep Connected with news from GCPS TV… the next episode airs August 11!
- The next regular Board meeting is August 17. (Online, find links to sign up for the public comment sections of the meeting.)
- Watch for the next issue of GCPS Links on August 18!