Technology Help Guides -Click on an Image Below
Dr. Lesley Pendleton
School Hours for Students
8:10 - 2:45
(students may arrive as early as 7:45)
4300 S. Berkeley Lake Rd. Duluth, GA 30096
Our Parent Center is open each day from 7:30-3:30. The Parent Center is located across from the front office. For Parent Center support please call Ms. Sandra Orci, Parent Liaison, at 678-291-4232.
Title IX Info
Right to Know:
Parents have the right to request information about the degree and qualifications of their child's teacher(s) and paraprofessional(s), if applicable. Please refer to the GCPS Student-Parent Handbook or contact your school's principal for more information.
Need to Borrow a Chromebook from School for Digital Learning?
Click here to be added to our chromebook and/or hotspot wait list. We will reach out to you using the email address you provide in the form once we have a chromebook ready for pick up.
Need to Report a Technology Problem?
Is your child having technology issues? If so, please first look on the right side of this page and see if you can use one of the Technology Help Guides to resolve the issue. If you still need to report a problem, please complete this form and someone will email or call you about the issue.
Descriptions of the Websites and Apps Our Teachers Most Frequently Use
We know that it can be overwhelming to understand and manage all of the different technology programs our teachers are using. Some of the websites and apps we use are school-wide, meaning all teachers use them, but others are up to each teacher. We have created a new page on our website to help you through this. The page gives a list of most of the programs our teachers use and a brief description of each. You can find it by clicking on the "Parents" section in the top purple area of the page and then clicking on "Technology."
Save the Dates:
Thursday, January 28 - Parent Workshop: "Strategies for your 2021 Toolbox"
6:30-7:30 p.m. via Zoom, with Spanish translation
Would you like a few new ideas for your parenting toolbox in 2021? Join the Berkeley Lake Counselors for a presentation and conversation about parenting strategies you can use right away!
Zoom link will be sent out via Class Dojo and classroom teaches closer to the presentation date.
Specials Rotation Schedule for Semester 2 Digital Learners
Digital Specials Rotation for the Week of January 19th - 22nd
- K-2nd: Have Science and P.E.
- 3rd-5th: Have Art and Music
Please remember that the Special Area teachers are taking grades and they do count. You can see your child's progress in your parent portal under the Grades section
Will Your Child Be a Car Rider?
If your child is returning to school and will be a car rider, please fill out this survey so we can assign you a car rider number and give your child a car rider tag. Please note: Please only fill out this form one time. Staff will be assigned to ensure a safe and efficient car rider process, but your child will need to open and close his own car door during arrival and dismissal.
AKS at Home
3rd Nine Weeks AKS at Home Virtual Meetings for Parents
Parents, we encourage you to sign up for a virtual session to learn more about how you can help your child with the required skills for the 3rd Nine Weeks. Please click on the links below to register for your child’s grade level and subject area. Please note that if you are unable to attend a live session, you will be able to watch a recorded session at a later time. Click here for more information.
- English/Language Arts, Mon. Jan. 25, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
- Math, Tues., Feb. 2, 10:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m.
Free and Reduced Meal Application
If you need to complete the Free and Reduced Priced Meal Application please click here. The application must be filled out each school year.
Looking to Purchase a Computer for Your Child at Home?
Gwinnett County Public Schools Parent Mentors
Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) Parent Mentors help provide parents of students who receive special education services in GCPS information, guidance, and resources to help support their children at home, school and in their communities.
GCPS’ parent mentors are parents of a child who receives or have received special education supports in GCPS. We work within the school district to teach and guide families in a variety of ways. We can provide support and information regarding special education services, transition planning, parent support groups, Social Security Income, Medicaid, other disability funding, agencies that support individuals with disabilities, community resources, and other information related to disabilities.
We also collaborate with school administrators and teachers, supporting educators in their efforts to help families and students plan for and achieve their educational and post-secondary goals
Due to the pandemic, the monthly informational meetings and other in-person workshops we have provided for parents during past school years are not being offered the current school year. However, as opportunities arise during the school year that may benefit families, we will send out information through GCPS’s website and though the local schools.
In the meantime, if you have questions or concerns or need our support, we welcome you to email or call us.
Building Babies' Brains Gwinnett
Did you know that only 48% of children in our community start school prepared to learn? Early brain development is a key factor in making sure children in Gwinnett County are ready to thrive in kindergarten and beyond!
Children exposed to positive early learning experiences—like reading, singing, and talking with caregivers—are less likely to have academic and behavioral problems in school. They are more likely to be strong readers by 3rd grade and graduate from high school.
This early learning initiative is vital to our community's success, Building Babies' Brains Gwinnett offers a toolkit with resources and opportunities to help enhance brain development in children under the age of 5 here: buildingbabiesbrains.com.
GCPS providing meals free of charge to children 18 and younger
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 Berkeley Lake Elementary, Monday through Friday, between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Each day’s pick-up includes both breakfast and lunch. . 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:
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 GCPS students, Monday through Friday, between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at Berkeley Lake Elementary. Each day’s pick-up includes both breakfast and lunch. Individuals will not be allowed to enter the school to pick up or eat meals. (please note the Monday - Friday pick up is a new change, as it used to be a Monday - Thursday pick up only.)
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 at https://www.nlappscloud.com/.
Our Counselors Are Here to Help
Our Care Team and the BLES Counselors are here to help families with non-perishable food items and school supplies. If you would like to access our food pantry or need supplies at home to support on-line learning (paper, pencils, etc.), please contract your child's school counselor.
Lyndsay Murphy, M.A.
Grades K, 2, 4 and Pre K for Ms. Hutt's & Ms. Cmiel's classes
Laura Marantz, Ed.S.
Grades 1, 3, 5 and 2nd/3rd Kates & Pre K for Mack's class
Parents of Children from Birth to Age 5
Play to Learn
Looking for a free program for your younger child that will encourage them and you to play, learn, and grow? Play to Learn is that program! Play to Learn is for children up to age 5 and the parents and caregivers. The program supports learning through play. We offer it here at Berkeley Lake Elementary for 90 minutes, once a week, from September to May. If you are interested in enrolling your child in our Play to Learn program, please reach out to Diana Diazgranados at Diana.Diazgranados@gcpsk12.org or call Sandra Orci at (678) 291-4232.
If you are a parent of a child from birth to preschool age, please visit this link to see more early learning resources offered by Gwinnett County Public Schools.
Self-guided Free Learning Resources
Self-guided learning resources have been made available to all through a collaboration between Gwinnett Public Libraries, GCPS, and Lynda.com. By following this link you will be taken to the Gwinnett County Library webpage. At the bottom of the page, follow the directions.
- Students' log-in and password are the student ID and login password
- for all others: Library Card number from back of card and 4 digit password that you created with your library account.
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