What is the Parent Portal?
Parent Portal serves as a valuable resource for information about your child and his or her academic career. Imagine being able to access key school information safely and securely, anytime from anyplace... all you need is a computer with Internet access and a user ID and password.
How do I get access to the Parent Portal?
You will need to come to the school to complete the registration form. Maria Garcia or Teresa Varela in the Parent Center can assist you with completing the registration. You must return this form in person to allow the school to verify your identity. Your email address will serve as your user ID. A few days after returning the form, you will receive an email with the URL for the Parent Portal and directions for activating your account. You will create a password during the online registration and will have the option to Log into your new account.
What is eCLASS?
Gwinnett County Public Schools' Strategic Priorities for 2010-2020 call for technology to permeate the education of Gwinnett’s learners. eCLASS is a major school system initiative designed to make this vision a reality. eCLASS is a digital Content, Learning, Assessment, and Support System that will provide the
districtan integrated enterprise solution to enhance student engagement and the learning process.
This multi-year initiative will provide digital tools that will expand the walls of the classroom, fostering collaboration and nurturing creativity and innovation in students and teachers. It also will ensure appropriate technological tools and resources that are part of students’ every day, media-rich lives are incorporated into the school day, making learning real and relevant to a student population that has never known a world without sophisticated technology. What's more, this robust online environment will meet the evolving needs of students and staff, facilitating teaching and learning, enhancing communication, strengthening the link between school and home, and ensuring operational and analytical excellence in the day-to-day operations of the school system.
How are digital learning days handled?
The Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) 2018-19 school calendar includes two make-up days to address school days missed due to inclement weather. With this in mind, it is possible that any additional days missed due to inclement weather this school year will be made up using Digital Learning Days.
How will it work for students?
- On the day that school has been canceled, teachers will post assignments on their eCLASS C&I course pages. Elementary school assignments will be posted by 9 a.m.
- Students will use the My
eCLASSstudent portal to log in to their eCLASS C&I course pages where they will access assignments, resources, and other materials. If the power is out, a student may access the teacher’s course page when power returns. If a student does not have access to a computer or device (tablet, smartphone, etc.), the student can get the assignment once school resumes.
- Student work will be expected to be turned in to the teacher (either digitally or in person), using a school’s process for turning in work following an absence. For example, if your school allows students to turn in work two days after a missed day the Digital Learning Day assignments would be due two days after classes resume.
Teachers will share additional information with students about Digital Learning Days, including how they will support student learning during the day. (For example, some teachers may set up a discussion board while others may use online conference tools or be available via phone.)