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Covid-19 Information

  • CDC: COVID-19 and Children – Frequently Asked Questions

    What is the risk of my child becoming sick with COVID-19?  Based on available evidence, children do not appear to be at higher risk for COVID-19 than adults. While some children and infants have been sick with COVID-19, adults make up most of the known cases to date. You can learn more about who is at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19 at People who are at higher risk for severe illness.

    How can I protect my child from COVID-19 infection?  You can encourage your child to help stop the spread of COVID-19 by teaching them to do the same things everyone should do to stay healthy.

    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
    • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.
    • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue and throw the tissue in the trash.
    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing; going to the bathroom; and before eating or preparing food.
    • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
    • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects (e.g., tables, countertops, light switches, doorknobs, and cabinet handles).

    You can find additional information on preventing COVID-19 at Prevention for 2019 Novel Coronavirus and at Preventing COVID-19 Spread in Communities. Additional information on how COVID-19 is spread is available at How COVID-19 Spreads.

    Are the symptoms of COVID-19 different in children than in adults?  No. The symptoms of COVID-19 are similar in children and adults. However, children with confirmed COVID-19 have generally presented with mild symptoms. Reported symptoms in children include cold-like symptoms, such as fever, runny nose, and cough. Vomiting and diarrhea have also been reported. It’s not known yet whether some children may be at higher risk for severe illness, for example, children with underlying medical conditions and special healthcare needs. There is much more to be learned about how the disease impacts children.

    Should children wear masks?  CDC recommends that everyone 2 years and older wear a cloth face covering that covers their nose and mouth when they are out in the community. Cloth face coverings should NOT be put on babies or children younger than 2 because of the danger of suffocation. Children younger than 2 years of age are listed as an exception as well as anyone who has trouble breathing or is unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove the face covering without assistance.

    Wearing cloth face coverings is a public health measure people should take to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in addition to (not instead of) social distancing, frequent hand cleaning ,and other everyday preventive actions. A cloth face covering is not intended to protect the wearer but may prevent the spread of virus from the wearer to others. This would be especially important if someone is infected but does not have symptoms.

    How do I prepare my children in case of COVID-19 outbreak in our community?  Outbreaks can be stressful for adults and children. Talk with your children about the outbreak, try to stay calm, and reassure them that they are safe. If appropriate, explain to them that most illness from COVID-19 seems to be mild. Children respond differently to stressful situations than adults. CDC offers resources to help talk with children about COVID-19.

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School Hours

  • BRIDGE, ADAPT, HOPE 7:10-1:40

    STRIVE 7:00-1:00

    Front Office 6:30-3:00

Contact Us

  • Call 678-542-2330
    FAX 678-542-2340
    Clinic 678-542-2333
    Records Request BRIDGE FAX 678-377-8942
    Records Request ADAPT/STRIVE FAX 678-542-2340
    Transportation Dispatch: 770-513-6686


    1225 Northbrook Parkway
    Suwanee, Georgia 30024
    We are located adjacent to Northbrook Middle School in the white building.


  • Free and Reduced Application is now available.

    Please click on the link below to begin your 2021/2022 application.

    Free & Reduced Application

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  • Digital Learning Expectations & Tips for Success


    • Log-on to your teacher's eClass page and follow the daily schedule (7:30-1:40)
    • Complete daily assignments
    • Manage time wisely and meet deadlines
    • Set goals for yourself


    • Review eClass resources (navigation site, gradebook, etc.) for yourself
    • Model hard work and persistence
    • Create a good learning environment (a designated workspace free from distractions, etc.)
    • Help students own their learning and aim to build independence
    • Contact your child's teacher if you have any questions
    • Look for opportunities to complete transition activities and meet transition goals
    • Encourage physical activity and exercise
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Meet Our Principal, Kim Mankin

  • Portrait of Principal Kim Mankin

    Dear Families of Buice Center,

    I am happy to announce that our programs are now one: Buice Center. The ADAPT, BRIDGE and STRIVE programs prepare our students for success in future endeavors in college, career, and personal readiness.

    We accomplish this success through careful planning and execution of a rigorous curriculum in a supportive environment, strong relationships between our students, parents, and teachers, and community opportunities relevant to each student’s individual goals.

    Every day I have the rewarding opportunity to observe remarkable instruction, compassionate care, and unique support that our staff provides to the students and families they serve. I encourage you to explore and learn more about the resources of our programs through our website.

    Thank you for sharing your students with us daily. I am looking forward to a great year. Please let me know if you need anything.


    Kim Mankin
    Principal, Buice Center
    Email: Kim.Mankin@gcpsk12.org
    Phone: 678-542-2330

Important Documents

  • Calendars

    Gwinnett County Public Schools provides School Calendars in a variety of formats.

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  • Student/Parent Handbook

    Student / Parent Handbook for students in middle and high schools in Gwinnett County provides helpful information and Board policies and procedures for students and their parents.

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  • Parent Rights

    Know your rights as a parent or guardian of a student receiving Special Education services in the state of Georgia.

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  • Branch Out

    All GCPS students can get a student library card for the Gwinnett County Public Library allowing students to check out materials with no late fines. Your library card number is your student ID number, so there's no card to keep up with either! Click here to print the form. Complete and send it to your student's teacher.

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