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  • Communication Reminder

    Please frequently check our website: https://www.gcpsk12.org/CentervilleES, follow us on twitter @CESGenerals, and read all emails from Centerville Elementary School to stay up to date on all current and upcoming events, important updates, and invaluable information. Please make sure that our front office has your most current and updated contact information on file.

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  •   August 01, 2021

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  • welcome back to school

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  • Meet The Teacher Day

    meet the teacher

    Date: Monday, August 02, 2021

    Time: 8:00AM - 11:00AM - appointment(s) required

    Only two adults are allowed per student

    Location: Centerville ES

    This year, “Meet the Teacher” Day will be similar to last year, as we are requiring parents to sign up for a specific appointment time to meet the teacher, and receive any additional resources.  Appointment times will be between 8:00AM and 11:00AM.  The last appointment is a virtual session (11:00AM – 11:30AM) for those parents and students that may not be able to attend in-person.  You will need one appointment for each child.

    You will sign up for an appointment time via the PTCfast link below or on our school’s website.  The PTCfast link will be available beginning July 27, 2021.

    Meet the Teacher Day Sign-up Link (Click here.)

     

    Express Pass

    We are providing you the opportunity to sign several required documents and donate to Centerville Elementary through MyPaymentsPlus.  The “Express Pass” will provide you with the steps needed to complete all forms at your convenience from home.  It is our goal to have you spend more time getting to know your child’s teacher rather than complete paperwork.

    • Go to centervilleelementary.org
    • Click on the icon for MyPaymentsPlus.
    • Read and sign off on required GCPS release forms/waivers regarding attendance and student information protocols. These forms must be acknowledged.  Read and sign off on The Plan/Promise.
    • Pay student fees/contributions.
    • Print your MyPaymentsPlus orientation/documents sign off confirmation email or snap a picture of the email with your phone.  Confirmation email will be sent to your personal email that was used to set up your MyPaymentsPlus account.
    • Complete the Meal Program application.
    • Attend “Meet the Teacher” Day – Monday August 2, 2021 at your appropriate appointment time.
    • Bring your YELLOW CONFIRMATION TICKET (click here to print) with your MyPaymentsPlus document sign off confirmation email, and PTCfast confirmation number.
    • Visit transportation tables in the lobby.
    • If you need to pick up your car rider tag, please stop by the car rider table.
    • Meet the Teacher – Give the teacher your YELLOW CONFIRMATION TICKET.  You will receive information about eCLASS and your child’s classroom needs.
    • You may drop off student supplies at that time.

     


  • Masks Required

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    Gwinnett County Public Schools to require masks based on latest CDC guidance

    In response to the latest guidance for K-12 schools issued on Tuesday, July 27, 2021, by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), GCPS has updated its back-to-school plans to require masks.  As of July 28, 2021, masks will be required for students, staff, and visitors to all Gwinnett County Public Schools’ facilities and on school buses, regardless of vaccination status.  This decision takes into account current conditions, the rise in COVID-19 case rates in Gwinnett County, and the ineligibility of children age 12 and younger for the vaccine.

    In light of the latest CDC guidance and the district’s decision to require masks, GCPS will allow families to make a change in their child(ren)’s instructional preference (either in-person or digital) through Monday, August 2, 2021. Families should contact the front office should you wish to make a change.


  • Student Water Bottles

    students should bring a water bottle to school each day


  • Free and Reduced Lunch Application

    free and reduced lunch

    For the 2021-22 school year, all students will receive breakfast and lunch at no charge, based on USDA waivers.

    While meals will be provided at no charge for all students this school year, families whose students would be eligible for meal support in a typical year should complete the free/reduced-price meal application as soon as possible. Confirmed eligibility for free/reduced-price meals ensures access to many benefits beyond school meals (free SAT/ACT, free college applications, free/reduced internet, additional technology and resources for schools, etc.)

    Click here to apply for 2021-22 Free or Reduced Lunch (application)


  • Play 2 Learn

    Play 2 Learn

     Date: Thursday Mornings 

    Time: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

    Location: Centerville Elementary School 

    Registration is OPEN to All Gwinnett County residents!

    Looking for a free program for your younger child that encourages them and YOU to PLAY, LEARN and GROW?.... Play 2 Learn is that program.  Children ages birth to 5 years old and their parent, guardian, or caregiver can register to attend 90 minutes of weekly interactive instruction by contacting Ms. Michelle Bays at (770) 972-2220 or by email at Michelle.Bays@gcpsk12.org.

    Registration is required

     

  • 2021 - 2022 GCPS Return to School

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     All GCPS students will return to school on Wednesday, August 04, 2021 with a staggered start for in-person students.

     

    Centerville Elementary School's Staggered In-Person Start Dates

    Wednesday, August 04, 2021: Kindergarten, 1st Grade & Special Needs Students

    (All other students will participate in digital learning from home, please have students log in to their eCLASS)

    Thursday, August 05, 2021: 2nd Grade & 3rd Grade

    Monday, August 09, 2021: 4th Grade & 5th Grade

    All Gwinnett County Public Schools’ (GCPS) students will begin the new school year on Wednesday, August 4, with a staggered start for in-person learning. Kindergartners, 1st, 6th, and 9th graders, as well as students with special needs who are served in a small-group will start in-person learning on August 4.  All other students will participate in digital learning at home.  On August 5, students in grades 2, 3, 7, and 10 will start in-person learning, with the remaining students in digital learning at home.  On August 9, students in Grades 4, 5, 8, 11, and 12 will start in-person learning.  (Students who opted out of in-person learning will begin digital learning on Aug. 4, 2021) 

     2021-22 Student Calendar:  English   - Español   - 中文    -  한국어   -  Tiếng Việt

     

    If your student needs a device to access eCLASS and Zoom, you may check one out.  Computers will be picked up during your “Meet the Teacher” appointment and must be returned on the first day of In-Person learning for your grade level.

    Please use the link below to request a computer.  Computer requests will be accepted via the link from July 21 – 30. You will not be able to request a computer after July 30.

    https://forms.gle/hMS8rUCsGTGbsY9FA

    Special Note:

    2nd and 3rd grade students will receive a learning activity packet from teachers on “Meet the Teacher” Day.  There will be opportunities for students to log into Zoom for check in times with the teacher.  This can be done with a device from home (cellphone, tablet, home computer).  If a device/hotspot is needed, please complete the registration form using the link above. The device will be returned to the school on Thursday, August 5, 2021.

    4th and 5th grade students will participate in full day digital learning from August 4 – August 6.  There will be multiple times for students to interact with their teacher via eClass or Zoom.  This can be done with a device from home (tablet or home computer).  If a device/hotspot is needed, please complete the registration form using the link above.  The device will be returned to the school on Monday, August 9, 2021.


  • Medication at School

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    Medication at School

    It is GCPS policy that NO medication, prescription or non-prescription, may be in the possession of any student while at school with the exception of epi-pens and inhalers for asthma.  Please DO NOT send your student to school with any medication.

    Parents/Guardians are responsible for bringing all student medication to the school nurse or front office personnel.  Please stop by the clinic to see our school nurse and receive the proper forms.

    All medication will be stored in the clinic and adminstered by a trained staff.


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  • Free Book Bag/School Supplies Give Away

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    Date: Sunday, August 1, 2021

    Time: 11:00AM - 1:00PM

    Location: Impact Church

    3594 Centerville Hwy, Snellville, GA 30039

    Impact Church will hold a Back-to-School Backpack Give Away.  You must register by clicking the link below to secure your backpack (while supplies last).  Backpacks will be distributed during Impact Church's School Bash on Sunday, August 1st, 11AM-1PM.  Parent and child must be present. 
     
    School Bash Activities
    Backpack Giveaway - Food Truck - Kona Ice Truck - Bouncy House - Bouncy Slide - Large Jenga - Large Tic Tac Toe - Rope Toss - Darts - Soccer Golf - Musical Chairs - Painting - Dunk Tank
     
  • Educational Resources

    links and resources

    Below are some links and activities to help keep your student(s) engaged in learning.

  • Parent Portal Information

    Parent Portal

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    Introducing... The Updated GCPS Parent Portal!

    We heard you and we’ve updated the look, feel, and function of the school district’s Parent Portal, with easy access and one go-to location for need-to-know information about your student’s education—from records to resources.  The Parent Portal is a website that will allow you to log in and see your child's information, such as attendance, grades, standardized test scores, etc.

     

    Families that don’t have an account yet can register online at: https://go2.gwinnett.k12.ga.us/parents/PPS/register or print and complete the Parent Portal registration form and return it to the main office M-F 8AM-2PM.  Along with the completed form, you are required to show a photo I.D. for verification.  Learn more about the registration process in this flyer for families.

     

    Don't have time to get on the computer and look up your student's information?  GCPS now offers a mobile phone app for your ParentVUE/Parent Portal.  Click here to view the flyer for mobile ParentVUE app.

     You do not need to register for a new parent portal account every school year.

  • Tutor.com

    Tutor.com

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    In partnership with the Gwinnett County Public Library (GCPL), GCPS provides Tutor.com as a free online tutoring resource for students.  Live tutoring support is available daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.  In addition, students can receive study skills coaching and  “drop-off support,” 24-7, by uploading a document for tutor feedback that will be reviewed and returned at a later time.

  • Learning Hub

    Learning Hublight bulb learning hub

    Click here for information, resources, how-to’s, and more related to Gwinnett County Public Schools’ plans . No matter if you are learning digitally or plan to transition to in-person... this is your go-to source.

  • My eCLASS

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    The Student Portal (flyer), allows you to access your eCLASS course pages, the Online Research Library, the Media Catalog, additional resources such as G Suite for Education, Classworks, Safari Montage; as well as your digital textbooks and Gizmos.

    Plus, in StudentVUE (flyer), students can access Messages, Calendar, Attendance, Schedule, Course History, Course Request, Grade Book, Student Info, and Documents. On the Class Schedule tab, you’ll find your classes and teachers. The Grade Book tab shows you your classes and grade averages for the grading period. And with the Detailed Grade Book tab, you can drill down into any class to see a detailed view of current and future
    assignments, including missing work.

    Click here to view video tutorials on how to navigate your student's eCLASS.

  • Talking To Your Child About COVID-19

    How to talk to your children about COVID-19 webinar 

  • Storyline Online Stories

    Online Stories Listen to stories read by celebrities.

  • Gwinnett County Public Library Online Resources

    Gwinnett County Public Library Online Resources

    Self-Guided Learning Resources
    lynda.com

     

    Self-guided learning resources have been made available to all through a collaboration between Gwinnett Public Libraries, GCPS, and Lynda.com.  By following the link below, you will be taken to the county library webpage.  At the bottom of the page, follow the directions.

    Your log-in and password are – for students: 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.

    Lynda.com access link - https://www.gwinnettpl.org/lynda/

  • GCPS Elementary School Online Research Library

    GCPS Elementary School Online Research Library

    Video:Accessing E-Books and Online Research Databases through the GCPS E-Class Portal 

  • Get Georgia Reading

    Great news! Get Georgia Reading is now offering FREE access to myON Digital Library! Students and their families have access to more than 6,400 online books and age-appropriate news articles! Kids can search more than 50 different categories and genres, fiction and non-fiction, picture books, graphic novels, chapter books, titles for struggling and reluctant readers, and Spanish and bilingual titles. During our Digital Learning Days, we hope that every student gets to maximize his or her reading time! Signing up is easy.  

    1.     Go to https://www.myon.com/login/index.html  

    2.     School Name: Get Georgia Reading 

    3.     Username: gwinnettcounty 

    4.     Password: read 

    Explore thousands of books and check out the tiles recommended by the Language Arts department!  

     

    Gr Level-

    (Reading Level

     

    Fiction

     

    Nonfiction

    K-(D)

    Max Goes to School by Adria F. Klein

     

    Night and Day by Sian Smith

    1-(I)

    The Country Mouse and City Mouse by Eric Blair

    The Bottlenose Dolphins by Jody Sullivan Rake

    2-(M)

    Up, Up In the Air by Molly Blaisdel

    A Jaguar Grows Up by Amanda Doering Tourville

    3-(P)

    Sounds Like Trouble by Stacia Deutsch

    The U.S. Constitution by Norman Pearl

    4-(S)

    A Star is Born by Sable Hamilton

    Booker T. Washington: Great American Educator by Eric Braun

    5-(V)

    Volar and Victory by Brandon Terrell

    Exciting Engineering Activities by Angie Smibert

  • Locating Books by F&P Reading Level

    Locating Books on your F&P Reading Level

  • Virtual Field Trips

    Virtual Field Trips

    Over 30 Virtual Field Trips with Links

    (Click on colored text for links. Safe Travels!)

    San Diego Zoo:

    The San Diego Zoo has a website just for kids with amazing videos, activities, and games. Enjoy the tour!

    Yellowstone National Park: 

    Mud VolcanoMammoth Hot Springs, and so much more.

    Tour Yellowstone National Park!

    MARS!!!:

    Explore the surface of Mars on the Curiosity Rover.

    They are updating from WEBVR to WEBXR now, but 360 Mode offers a digital view!

    Animal Cameras:

    Live Cams at the San Diego Zoo

    Monterey Bay Aquarium live cams

    Panda Cam at Zoo Atlanta

    6 Animal Cams at Houston Zoo

    Georgia Aquarium has JellyfishBeluga Whales, and more

    Virtual Farm:

    This Canadian site FarmFood 360 offers 

    11 Virtual Tours of farms from minks, pigs, and cows, to apples and eggs.

    U.S. Space and Rocket Museum

    in Huntsville, AL:

    See the Saturn 5 Rocket on YouTube and more on this tour thanks to a real father/son outing.

    Discovery Education

    Virtual Field Trips:

    A few of the field trip topics include

     Polar Bears and the Tundra

     Social Emotional Skills

     STEM

     manufacturing

    The Louvre:

    Travel to Paris, France to see amazing works of art at The Louvre with this virtual field trip.

    The Great Wall of China:

    This Virtual Tour of the Great Wall of China is beautiful and makes history come to life.

    Boston Children’s Museum:

    Walk through the Boston Children’s Museum thanks to Google Maps!

    This virtual tour allows kids to explore 3 floors of fun.

    Have fun learning at home!

  • PBIS

    Centerville Elementary School reinforces Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports, an evidence based framework for developing a positive learning environment.  As a result, students are rewarded and recognized for displaying desired behavior in and out of the classroom.

    As part of PBIS our school expects all students to have Five Star General Pride!

    Five Star General Pledge

    For more information about PBIS, click here.

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  • thank you sponsors

     Please click this link to view our Community Partners page.

    All companies, organizations, or individuals who are interested in supporting Centerville Elementary School, please contact the front office at 770-972-2220 or Ms. Jarrell at 678-639-3721.  No gift is ever too small!

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