Parent Advisory Committee
GCPS Family and Community Engagement
The GCPS Title I Family and Community Engagement Plan is Gwinnett County’s plan for involving parents in the academic lives of their children. It establishes the district’s expectations for family engagement and guides the strategies and resources that strengthen school and parent partnerships.
Local School Plan for Improvement (LSPI)
Parent Right to Know
Parents have the right to request information about the degree and certification 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.
Title I Budget
The Hispanic Mentoring Priority program is proud to announce their upcoming Parent Empowerment Conference. The virtual conference will take place Saturday, March 27 from 8:30-12:30 and will be available to families via YouTube. Families can register online in advance at Parent Empowerment Conference. This annual event will host guest speakers on how to best support students in the areas of academics, as well as their emotional and mental well-being.
As part of Gwinnett County Public Schools’ family engagement initiative, the school district seeks to empower parents with tools that allow them to help their children at home. The AKS at Home project provides Math and Language Arts resources to support families so that they truly are partners in their children’s learning.
All AKS@Home Zoom sessions, previous recordings, and tip sheets for parents of students in Kindergarten through 5th grade are posted on the district’s AKS@Home webpage.
Science Learning Resources
National Geographic Kids
Click here to explore the National Geographic Kids site where kids of all ages ad adults can learn about Science and History through reading, games or videos. A varied selection of content is being offered.
Museum Digital Resources
Did you know that the Smithsonian Institution is the largest museum in the world?
The Smithsonian museum located in Washington, DC is currently offering virtual events and programming for families. The museum is currently offering special events to celebrate Black History Month. Please click here to see online live performances, lectures and family activities to celebrate our rich cultural heritage and shared history.
Please click on this link to see all the programs being offered.
You can also click here to have access to the Smithsonian Museum's digital resources where you can choose from a selection of podcasts, articles, and so much more.
Student Employment & Resources
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Atlanta's #1 Indoor Fun Park, NitroZone located in Norcross, GA is currently hiring for multiple positions such as park attendant, cooks and cashiers at competitive wages and PT/FT opportunities.
If interested, you may reach out to Mercedes Pleasant (470)636-3230
Visit www.gwinnettpl.org and click on the tutor.com banner to get started! Use your library card or branch out number and PIN to log in.
GWINNETT TECHNICAL COLLEGE PROGRAMS
Take 10+ Program
- Gwinnett Technical College is currently offering Medical Administrative Assistant, Phlebotomy Technician, and Welding for Manufacturing as the certification training options.
- Class are available both 100% online and Hybrid formats.
Yearbooks are on sale now! Reserve your copy today. It can be purchased through www.balfour.com. The yearbook staff is excited to share the theme "A/PART" this year and to capture all of the ways we are "apart" while we are a part" of the school community.
Yearbook Pricing Scale
January 1 to Spring Break - $75
After Spring Break, in person purchases only. Order through Balfour.com.
STUDENT PARKING INFORMATION
ON-CAMPUS PARKING is available for eligible licensed student drivers at PDS.
- Interested students must follow the steps to complete the application through MyPaymentsPlus.com.
- Parking fee for the spring semester is $35.
- Do not drive on campus until you have stopped by the front office to pick up your parking permit.
- Parking on campus without a permit will result in parking fines, vehicle immobilization, or towing of your vehicle.
- Students with a learner permit will not be allowed to park on campus.
Norcross High School offers a driver education program to all students. This program is licensed by Georgia Department of Driver Services.
You may take the online driver education course at anytime, from anywhere, on any device. The cost is $65 for the online class and $280 to complete the 6 hours of driving (actual real driving) in person at Norcross. Click here to find out more information about how to take advantage of this great opportunity!
Volunteer Opportunities for Students
Would you like to earn community service hours while helping others in our community?
Check the opportunities listed below. Do not forget to print this form and have it signed at the location where you volunteer to document your hours.
Volunteer Opportunity to Mentor/Tutor:
Interested in being a mentor and helping 8th graders with math?
We are looking for 2-4 students to serve as math mentors for a small group of students at Pinckneyville Middle School.
Tutors would participate in person, Friday afternoons at Pinckneyville (starting at about 2:20).
Great candidates should be able to commit to at least 3 or 4 Fridays, mostly in April.
If you are interested in learning more, contact Ms. Budnitz at firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer Opportunity to Collect Props:
Student volunteers are needed to collect props being dropped off for the drama department in the carpool lane. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E4AABAE22A13-drama
Volunteer Opportunity for Hope, Spanish club and National Spanish Honor Society
Students are needed to serve as interpreters for parents during Saturday morning sessions at Lilburn Middle School. Bilingual tutors are also needed.
Volunteers for W-underdogs Animal Shelter
W-underdogs Animal Shelter located in Atlanta has an extensive youth engagement program where students can volunteer alone or with their parents.
They are in need of several volunteers who can go by the center fairly consistently to help with dog & cat enrichment. Duties would include making popsicles for dogs, lick pads smeared with peanut butter, working on door control and basic commands for the dogs. This similarly would apply to the cats - creating treats, engaging them with various toys etc. Also, looking for volunteers who would be willing to work with shy/ feral guys. The shelter manager would give an orientation along supplies.
Email the volunteer coordinator at email@example.com.
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Parent Center Information
The Parent Center is located on the left side of the main hallway, very close to the commons. The hours are 6:30am-11:30am..