Application for Special Needs Reimbursement
The Governor’s Office, the Governor's Office of Planning and Budget, and the Georgia Department of Education have worked in recent months to determine the best way to help those most severely impacted in a population of over 222,000 students with special needs throughout the state. Ten million dollars has been designated to assist these students with the highest needs for expenses incurred due to school closings during the pandemic.
Expenses that have been identified as eligible for reimbursement are those that are necessary to meet the challenges these students face regarding educational achievement, personal development, and emotional wellbeing. All information related to the application process is included in the link below. Completed applications are due by May 14, 2021.
*Please note that parents are required to submit their child's GTID as a part of the application process. Parents may reach out to their local to schools to obtain this information.
For additional information, you may view a this brief training video.
2021-2022 Kindergarten Online Registration
Kindergarten Online Registration for the 2021-2022 school year will open on Tuesday, April 6th. All children who will be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2021 are eligible to register. To register online, click the link below. A list of the documents you will need is attached. If you are unable to upload the documents listed, you can still complete the first step of Online Registration on Tuesday, April 6. You will receive an email from the school after you have completed Online Registration containing a link to sign up for a time to come in with your child. At your scheduled appointment time, you can bring any missing documents that you were unable to upload. Your child will complete a kindergarten readiness profile as well.
Congratulations to one of our new Kindergarten Cubs, Nathan! His name was drawn as the winner of our KinderCub basket! We can't wait to have you at WMES!
The Gwinnett County Board of Education is moving forward in its search to identify the school district's next superintendent. An essential part of the search process is obtaining feedback from stakeholders, including families, students, staff, and others in the community. We invite you to participate in an online survey to share your thoughts on the qualities you would like to see in the next superintendent. The survey is open through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, May 16, and is available in English, Spanish, Korean, Chinese, and Vietnamese.
Experience Online Testing Georgia
This practice site lets students see what Milestones testing online is like. Parents and educators are welcome to try it too. The items on the demonstration tests are general and are organized into three bands: Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, and High School in the content areas of English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. The items do not necessarily represent the specific grade-level content that students learn daily in their classrooms. The primary purpose is to let students experience, firsthand, the functionality of the online testing platform. The sample tests are not graded, so have fun!
AKS At Home
You are an important partner with your child’s teacher, whether your child is learning at home or at school. To help you support your child’s learning, GCPS is launching a new initiative called AKS at Home. With this project, families will learn ways to help their child practice skills they are learning in class as part of the district’s Academic Knowledge and Skills (AKS) curriculum. Parents have access to a library of recorded sessions and tipsheets. Find more information on the AKS at Home web page.
**NEW DATES FOR SECOND SEMESTER HAVE BEEN ADDED!**
Second Semester Updates
The Gwinnett County School Board approved a few changes to our school calendar for second semester of this school year. Please review the changes below.
1. The following dates have been designated as Digital Learning Days for ALL students: January 26, March 2, March 16, and April 20. On these days, all students will learn from home. There will be no scheduled log-in times or Zoom sessions with teachers.
If you have any questions regarding the above changes for second semester, please contact your child's teacher.
Building Babies' Brains Initiative
The Gwinnett Building Babies' Brains Initiative was created to improve Kindergarten Readiness. For more information, about the campaign, visit the links below. The information below offers valuable information to parents and caregivers to engage with their children in a way that promotes learning from birth.
Established in 2009
2020 Buford Drive
Lawrenceville, GA 30043
Staff Hours: 7:30AM-3:15PM
Student Arrival: 7:45AM-8:15AM
Tardy Bell: 8:15AM
Dismissal Bell: 2:40PM
Mountain View Cluster School
Mascot: Bear Cub
Colors: Black and Gold
Principal: Mike Bender