2015-2016 Back to School Information

GCPS Community and Parents,

As the excitement about beginning a new school year builds, we look forward to the many “back to school” events that are scheduled in our schools. Please mark your calendars for these important activities we hope you can attend:

All Schools:

  • Kindergarten Orientation, 1:00-2:30PM, August 20
  • Business Night, 3:00-7:00PM, August 20
  • First Day of School, August 24

GHS:

  • Business Night, 3:00-7:00PM, August 20
  • Back to School Night/Open House, September 17
  • Freshman/9th Grade Orientation, 9:00AM, August 18

GMS:

  • Business Night, 3:00-7:00PM, August 20
  • Back to School Night/Open House, September 17
  • Eagle Evolution Parent Night, 6:00PM, August 17
  • Eagle Evolution 6th Grade Student Orientation, 9:00AM, August 18

RES

  • Business Night, 3:00-7:00PM, August 20
  • Back to School Night/Open House, September 10

GES

  • Business Night, 3:00-7:00PM, August 20
  • Back to School Night/Open House, September 10 (Tentative)

BES

  • Business Night, 3:00-7:00PM, August 20
  • Back to School Night/Open House, September 15

Please contact your child’s principal for specifics or information about any of these and other events.  Principals will also be sending home a letter to all families later this week with even more information.

As the year progresses, each school will update an individual calendar. Division-wide events will also be updated and all calendars can be accessed here, by navigating the scroll bar on the right side of the page (you will be able to select an individual school’s calendar or view multiple calendars).  Additionally, the 180-day school calendar as approved by the school board (i.e. includes dates for Winter and Spring Breaks, etc.) is here.  This last calendar that we linked is the one you most likely print and stick to a magnet on your fridge!

Supply Lists

All supply lists for students are located in this blog post.

Transportation Questions

We are extremely proud of our transportation department and the service we provide to families. Thanks to the school board and board of supervisors, we were able to purchase two new buses last year and have a plan to regularly replace outdated vehicles to maintain maximum safety for our students.

Bus route information will be mailed to the homes of all students NEW to GCPS, including families of rising Kindergarten students. In addition, all rising 6th graders and those whose route may have changed received information regarding transportation. Families with any questions about transportation are encouraged to contact 556-5367.

Cafeteria Information

We are proud of our award-winning School Nutrition Program. Each week our school cafeterias feature locally grown produce through the Farm to School Program. Student meals can be prepaid at your child’s school or using www.MyPaymentsPlus.com. Students use their student ID numbers to access the online payment system. These numbers are given out during business night at each school on August 20. For information related to cafeteria services, including the Free and Reduced Meal Program, please contact 556-5604.

Fees

Each year the board updates the community on potential fees and how to qualify for a waiver.  Please visit school board policy JN for more information – linked HERE.  If your child takes dual enrollment, ACA, or college level courses, additional fees to the colleges for these programs can be found HERE.

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