Generals eNews

September, 13, 2021

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Principal's Corner

Greetings Generals!

Thank you for continuing to support Teaching and Learning at Annistown. We are working hard to catch our students up and ensure that they are progressing academically, socially and emotionally. I ask that you continue to partner with us in their success by monitoring their homework, studying for tests and reading every night for 15-30 minutes. Last week, you should have receive the first progress report via email so that you can see your child's grades as well as any missing assignments. You can expect a progress report every two to three weeks and you can always see your child's grades, and other important information, on the Parent Portal. Specific progress report dates are listed on our school calendar.


I know the rising numbers of COVID-19 cases is concerning to so many. It concerns me, as well. Let's make sure we are doing everything we can to mitigate the spread... wash hands often, exercise good coughing/sneezing practice, and ensuring that students only come to school in good health. Also, please continue to make sure that your child has a comfortable and clean mask to wear while in the building to school.


I am pleased to report that after the first few weeks of school, our car rider processes are balancing out. A huge shout out to our car rider staff outside in the morning and afternoon that make everything work safely and efficiently. A few of our buses continue to face a few challenges. Unfortunately, some of our buses have to 'double-back' for another route which pushes back our pick up and drop off times.

We appreciate your continued patience and understanding.


Generals Salute,

Gwenda Nimmo - Smith

Principal

Digital Learning Day - September 14, 2021

A reminder that Gwinnett County Public Schools will have an asynchronous learning day on Tuesday, September 14. ALL students will be learning from home. Students should log into eCLASS to work independently on assignments. Students with a completed Chromebook Request form will be allowed to bring home a device for digital learning day. Students MUST return the device Wednesday, September 15, 2021.


Meals will be delivered along all bus routes countywide. Families should expect buses to run their routes from approximately 10:45 a.m. to noon, beginning at the first stops on the route. Like meals served at school, these delivered meals are provided at no cost under a federal waiver.

Meals can also be picked up at Annistown 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m..

Annistown Local School Council Member Needed!

We are looking for parents interested in filling vacancies on the Annistown Elementary Local School Council. Click the button above to learn more about our school council and complete the interest form.

Annistown students are strongly encouraged to adhere to the school - wide uniform policy

Uniform colors are as follows:

Tops: Black, White or Gray

Bottoms: Black or Khaki

Uniform tops with the Annistown shield can be purchased through our online school store.

School Nutrition Update - It's More Than A Meal Campaign

While breakfast and lunch will be provided at no charge for all GCPS in-person and digital students this school year, it still pays to complete the Free and Reduced-price Meal Application. Confirmed eligibility establishes a number of benefits for individual students. In addition, the percentages of qualifying students at a school are used as a measure to secure additional federal funding (Title I) to support students and their education and promote family engagement. Title I funds pay for additional teachers, Parent Centers, additional learning opportunities for students, extra resources, added technology, and more.

Please use the highlighted link above to complete the application.

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September 10 - September 17 - Fall Book Fair

September 14 - Digital Learning Day

September 14 - District IV Board of Education Meeting @ Berkmar High School

September 21 - September 23 - CoGAT Testing (1st, 2nd, and 5th grade only)

September 29 - Local School Council and Annual Title I Meeting at 9:30

September 30 - Fall Picture Day

October 7 - October 11 - FALL BREAK (no school for all students)

Reminders

  • School hours are 8:20AM - 3:20PM.
  • Car Rider drop off: 8:10AM - 8:50AM; Parents must come inside to check students in after this time.
  • Students are considered tardy at 8:50.
  • Starting this year, announcements will begin 8:40am, so that instruction may begin promptly at 8:50am with our Morning Meeting. Thanks in advance for getting your scholar here on time and ready to learn.
  • Dismissal begins with car riders at 3:15.
  • Car riders dismissal: 3:15 - 3:55; after this time, parents must come inside to pick up their student.
  • No student checkout after 2:30PM
  • Office Hours: 8:00AM - 4:00PM
  • At this time, lunch visitors are not allowed. We will notify parents when we are able to accommodate parents in the cafeteria.
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September 15 to October 15 is celebrated nationwide as National Hispanic Heritage Month. It honors the cultures and contributions of both Hispanic and Latino Americans. We celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month to recognize the achievements and contributions of Hispanic American champions who have inspired others to achieve success.

During this month and throughout the year, we will share history, heritage, and accomplishments of Hispanic and Latino Americans of past and present.

Annistown Spirit Wear

Our online store will be open until September 19th. Orders will be filled and delivered to the school within two weeks.

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