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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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  • April 05, 2020

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  • COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

    coronavirus         important notice... please read

     

    All Gwinnett County Public School are closed for the remainder of the 2019/2020 school year.

    Digital Learning Days will resume Monday April 06, 2020

    Click here to read Governor Kemp's Executive Order to Shelter In Place 

     

    Gwinnett County Public Schools will return to digital learning on Monday, April 6.  As part of the school district’s support during Digital Learning Days, also beginning Monday student meals once again will be available for pick-up at the 68 designated school sites, or by delivery at school bus stops.  On Tuesday, April 7, the meal service will expand to include both breakfast and lunch items distributed at the same time.  The pick-up at school sites will take place between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. every school day.  Gwinnett school buses will resume their delivery routes, making stops at regular bus stops between 11 a.m. and noon in designated clusters.  It is important to remember that in order to receive a meal, the child must be present at the school site or at the bus stop when the bus arrives.  These meals are available at no cost to anyone 18 years of age or younger, no matter which school a child attends.  A list of school sites offering meals for pick up, and the clusters and schools where delivery is provided, can be found on the district website.

     

    Unfortunately, there are a lot of rumors and misinformation circulating. At times like this, it is important to rely on our health partners for information and guidance on what steps to take to minimize the spread of illness. With that in mind, families are encouraged to refer to the CDC website or the Gwinnett County Health Department for the latest information regarding this illness and to the GCPS website for updated information regarding GCPS’ response.

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    15 days to slow the spread flyer

    How to protect yourself

    What to do if you are sick

  • Principal's Message to Parents 

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    Dear Centerville Families,

    I hope that you and your families are staying healthy during this unprecedented time.  I certainly miss seeing everyone and interacting with each of you.  The building is way too quiet!  I am not used to this.

    Thank you so much for all that you are doing to support your child with the Digital Learning Day lessons at home.  You continue to make sure your child is logged in and completing assignments.  You are also connecting with the teachers if you have questions.  Remember that DLDs are school days that will not be made up, so the learning and completion of assignments is very important.

    Thank you also for being flexible with us as we navigate this uncharted territory.  As the A-Team met with teachers, we realized that our original DLD format was not conducive to students being out of school beyond 4-5 days.  Therefore, we have made some adjustments to the format to include clearer instructions for students and parents.  Your feedback has helped us tremendously.

    Please stay safe and take care of your loved ones.  Challenges are what makes life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.  We will get through this together.

    Thank you for being EXCELLENT ON PURPOSE!

    Generals Salute!

    Your Proud Principal,

    Bonita B. Banks

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  • We Miss You!

    staff video

    We really miss our students and parents!

    Click the play button below or click on the link below to view a special video message from the CES Staff!

    staff video (click here)

     


  • Digital Learning Days

    digital learning days

    Date: Monday, April 06, 2020 - Wednesday, May 20, 2020

    DLD will resume on Monday, April 6.  Please make sure your child is logging on everyday!

    Grade Level Work Packets - Packets of work have been provided for students who do not have access to eClass/DLD lessons. If you have picked up a packet for your child, you can return the work when you pick up the Week 3 packet.  Please make sure that your child's name and teacher's name is on the work.

    All Centerville Elementary School students should log-in to their eClass daily (M-F) to access their digital learning lessons unless you have arranged to pick up a packet.  Lessons will be posted by 9:00 AM every day.

    It is very important students keep up with their work and continue their learning on these Digital Learning Days.

    Please communicate with your student's teacher through classdojo, eClass, or email.

    Click here to log-in to your eClass page

     eClass Speed/Access: There are many school districts across the country that use the same platform as GCPS for students to access digital content. With so many students on the platform, you may experience slower than normal speeds. Please be patient!


  • Free Meals During School Closure

    free lunch bag
    Dates: Monday, April 06, 2020 - Friday, April 10, 2020
    Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Location: Centerville Elementary School (Additional locations listed below)
    All meals are bagged and the student must be present to pick up a lunch.
      
    Beginning Monday student meals once again will be available for pick-up at the 68 designated school sites, or by delivery at school bus stops.  On Tuesday, April 7, the meal service will expand to include both breakfast and lunch items distributed at the same time.  The pick-up at school sites will take place between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. every school day.  Gwinnett school buses will resume their delivery routes, making stops at regular bus stops between 11 a.m. and noon in designated clusters.  It is important to remember that in order to receive a meal, the child must be present at the school site or at the bus stop when the bus arrives.  These meals are available at no cost to anyone 18 years of age or younger, no matter which school a child attends.  A list of school sites offering meals for pick up, and the clusters and schools where delivery is provided, can be found on the district website.
     
    The schools in the Shiloh cluster that are participating in lunch pick-ups are:
     
    Centerville Elementary School
    Annistown Elementary School
    Anderson-Livsey Elementary School
    Partee Elementary School
    Shiloh Elementary School
    Shiloh Middle School
    Shiloh High School  
     
    If you decide to pick up meals from Centerville ES from 11:00 – 1:00 please drive in the bus lane and a staff member will hand a meal to you.

  • School Updates

     more info

     

     

    Grade Level Work Packets - Packets of work have been provided for students who do not have access to eClass/DLD lessons. If you have picked up a packet for your child, you can return the work when you pick up the Week 3 packet.  Please make sure that your child's name and teacher's name is on the work.

    Specials - Please make sure your child is accessing the special area teachers' eClass pages (one time per week) to get their fun assignments.  The students are familiar with how to locate these pages in eClass on the day they have the special.

    Georgia Milestones Assessment System (GMAS) - The Georgia School Superintendent has canceled the upcoming Georgia Milestones Assessment and Georgia Alternative Assessment until further notice.   Students in grades 3, 4, and 5 WILL NOT be required to take the Georgia Milestones Assessments this school year.

    IEP/SST/RE-Evaluation meetings - You will be contacted by your child's teacher or a school representative regarding any meetings.

     District Assessments (DA) Testing - All DA testing has been suspended until further notice. We will communicate information regarding a plan.

    eClass Speed/Access - There are many school districts across the country that use the same platform as GCPS for students to access digital content.  With so many students on the platform, you may experience slower than normal speeds.  Please be patient!


  • Counseling Tips

     kids feel sad

    During these unprecedented times, children may feel sad, scared, or/and worried.  It’s important to provide social and emotional support to students during the most challenging times because it directly impacts their learning and how they view themselves.  Below are some links to help you help your child(ren) navigate through these uncertain times.  

    How to talk to children about COVID-19

    Technology assistance for students with special needs

    Responsible use of technology

    How to give kids stability during the COVID-19 Pandemic

     If you need additional support, please reach out to Centerville ES Counselor, Mrs. Baker at Anita.Baker@gcpsk12.org.

    Please follow the directions below
     In your email include your full name, student ID and your concern/question.
    The counselor will respond via email or send you a link for a virtual meeting.
    If a virtual meeting is required, please click on the link in the email to join the meeting at the
    designated time.

     

     


  • Digital Learning Days Parent Survey

    parent survey

    We need your feedback about your experience with Digital Learning Days.  Please fill out the short 14 question survey by Wednesday, April 08, 2020.

    The data gathered from the survey will be used to train our staff on how to better support you and your student(s) during this unprecedented time.

    Click here to access the parent survey 


  • Virtual Spirit Week

    spirit week

    Dates: Monday, April 6 - Friday, April 10

     Social distancing can be challenging for children who thrive on routines.  Students are use to seeing their friends, other students, teachers, and staff daily at school.  To help maintain some connection to each other during the school closure / DLD, we would like you to post pictures of our students participating in 'Spirit Week' on their eClass page.  In addition to posting your students 'Spirit Week' pictures on eClass, please email a picture of your student(s) to Fueneequa.Jarrell@gcpsk12.org by Friday, April 10, 2020, to  share on our school's website.

     

    Monday, April 06, 2020: Move It Day! - Share a picture of your family exercising together.  Be sure to add a great caption (text feature) with your picture on eClass!

     Tuesday, April 07, 2020: Keep It Cool Day! - Wear your coolest sunglasses & share something good or exciting you've learned or done during an eClass session!

    Wednesday, April 08, 2020: What Ya Reading Today! - Share a picture on eClass reading a good book with your favorite pet or stuff animal!

    Thursday, April 09,2020: PJ DAY! - Share a selfie in your favorite PJ's on eClass!

    Friday, April 10, 2020: School Spirit Day! - Show your school spirit! Wear school colors or spirit wear!




  • Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS)

    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 be Five Star Generals.  Five Star Generals are always Striving for Excellence, Trustworthy, Attentive and Responsible.

    5 star pledge

     For more information about PBIS, you can go to:

    https://publish.gwinnett.k12.ga.us/gcps/myhome/public/about/school-improvement/content/academic-support/discipline-and-behavi


  • How Do We Spread Germs?

    let the germs begin

    Please click the play button below to watch a short YouTube video on the spread of germs.

     

  • Educational Resources

    links and resources

    Below are some links to help keep your student(s) engaged in learning during the school closure.