Starling Elementary School
Where Excellence IS the Expectation
Virtual Book Fair: 11/30-12/11
Starling is hosting a virtual book fair, November 30th through December 11th.
Step 1: Go to https://www.bedfordfallsusa.com/
Step 2: Click Login at the top of the page.
Step 3: Register as a parent, using the code SE2 and start your shopping!
Direct questions to our Media Specialist by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
PTA is opening the online spirtwear store for holiday gifts. The store closes on November 26th and orders will be shipped to your home by December 25th. Check it out a this link: https://stores.inksoft.com/starling_elementary/shop/home
2nd Semester Learning Choice (Dealine Extended to 11/29)
Families will be able to select their student’s learning option for 2nd semester—either in-person at the school or digital learning at home.
Families will indicate their choice in an online survey in the Parent Portal. Families can make changes to their selection up to 11:59 p.m. on Nov. 29, when the selection process closes. If you do not make a selection, your student's instructional setting choice will stay the same as what it is currently. Selection must remain in place for the remainder of the year.
The Gwinnett County Public Schools’ website just got a new look!
Read more below from GCPS and check out the new look: https://www.gcpsk12.org/
The site’s new design and structure were created with you, our users, in mind. We invite you to explore the site and learn more about our school system and schools.
In reviewing the site, we think you’ll find the new features listed below to be helpful:
-Top news items appear in the slider at the top of the page with additional news items appearing in the GCPS News section.
-Channels at the top of the page allow users to navigate the site easily. They provide access to information in the following categories: Academics, About Us, Students and Families, Community, Staff, Careers, Schools and Quick Links.
-Users have easy access to the student, employee, and parent portals… buttons for all three are found in the right-hand corner of the page, right where they were located on our previous site.
-Not sure where to find something? Check out the “Quick Links” channel where you will find links to some of the most frequently accessed pages. You also can access the “I want to…” or “Search” buttons. All three options are found in the Channel bar at the top of the page.
-Top languages spoken by GCPS families are listed along the top of the page and a Translate button is available at the top right-hand corner of the home page to provide website information to visitors in more than 100 languages.
-Website content accessibility standards are being considered for all content placed on the new website making content accessible for all. One example, for users who would benefit from a sharper color contrast to view the site, a High Contrast option is available in the top left-hand corner of each page.
-Global icons provide easy access to School Locator, New Student Enrollment, Menus, MyPaymentsPlus, Transportation, GCPS Foundation, Calendars, and GCPS TV.
-Our new social media section includes buttons to easily access the district’s Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and LinkedIn accounts, and Communiqué, our online magazine. We will constantly update our social content with helpful information, articles, blog posts, announcements, photos and videos, and more.
We hope you enjoy the fresh new look and find the information easier to access.
There is now an app you can download on your phone or device to access Parent Portal. Search for "ParentVUE" in your app store, and look for the purple image shown on this post.
As part of Gwinnett County Public Schools' commitment to serving families in the Central Gwinnett, Discovery, Peachtree Ridge, Grayson, and Norcross clusters, the school district will begin delivering meals to digital learners at school bus stops. These meals, available for anyone 18 years of age or younger, will be provided at no cost to the individual through the federal School Nutrition Program. The delivered meals will include both a breakfast and a lunch. Again, Gwinnett County school buses will make stops at their regular bus stops in your area Monday through Friday, between 9:45 a.m. and 11 a.m. to deliver meals to our digital students. Your local schools will continue to provide meals for pick-up if you prefer that option. Delivery in your area starts Wednesday, Oct. 28). We thank you for your patience as we roll out this service and hope you will take advantage of this opportunity
Science and Engineering Fair
Attention 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students! You are invited to participate in the Science and Engineering Fair!
The fair is open to digital and in-person learners. Use the link below for all of the details, including the code to join a google classroom where you access information.
Questions? Contact Mrs. Bell at email@example.com
For Your Information
Responsible Digital Citizens stay on track! They follow directions and use their device at school for school appropriate and school related assignments.