Community News

Coffee With A Cop

Coffee With A Cop
Friday, September 29th
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Grayson Coffee House

 

Public Safety Fall Festival 2017

Public Safety Fall Festival
Saturday September 23rd
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Coolray Field

 

Rock’in Ribville September 16th

Enjoy some Family Fun!

Come experience Gwinnett’s premier fall event on Saturday, September 16th located on the beautiful Lawrenceville Lawn from 12:00 noon to 8:00 pm.

Enjoy some of the best BBQ in the South, along with an afternoon of great live music, a Kid’s Riblet Zone and so much more!

The event is free to attend.  Local vendors will be selling food, beer, beverages, snacks and traditional festival goods.

KCBS BBQ Competition
For 2017, Rock’n Ribville will enter its 4th year as a sanctioned competition event for the Kansas City Barbeque Society!  The KCBS has strict by-laws and guidelines for their competitors and judges.

Who Benefits?
The City of Lawrenceville will be partnering with the Lawrenceville Police Department for this year’s event beneficiary. A portion of the proceeds from Rock’n Ribville will benefit the Lawrenceville Police Benevolent Fund.  This is to support the Fund’s initiatives and objectives related to fallen officers in the line-of-duty, as well as educational preparation resources for training new law enforcement recruits to serve the community. Proceeds from this event will also go to fund future community programs from the City of Lawrenceville.

Gwinnett County Fair 2017

Please join us this year for the Gwinnett County Fair, September 14, 2017 through September 24, 2017.

Ride Information
Height Requirements

HOURS OF OPERATION

Weekdays

Exhibit Hall – 5:00 PM till 10:00 PM

Carnival – 5:00 PM till 11:00 PM

Saturday

Exhibit Hall – 11:00 AM till 11:00 PM

Carnival – 11:00 AM till Midnight
Sunday

Exhibit Hall – 1:00 PM till 9:00 PM

Carnival – 1:00 PM till 10:00 PM

ADMISSION

  • Admission – $10.00 ( 12 years thru 64 years)
  • Seniors – $5.00 (65 and older)
  • Youth – $ 5.00 (6 years thru 11 years)
  • Children (5 and Under ) Free with Paid Adult
  • Parking – Free

Admission is cash only

Ride tickets and stamps can be purchased with cash or credit cards

Gwinnett Schools Welcome Students August 7th

    Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) students and teachers will return from their summer break for the first day of classes on Monday, Aug. 7.

Back-to-school activities planned for students
Many GCPS schools will hold back-to-school activities in the week and days prior to August 7. Parents are encouraged to check school web sites for the dates and times of these planned activities. These activities are a great way to get ready for the school year as students can meet teachers, pick up schedules and locker assignments, learn about bus routes, pay for school lunches, and learn about clubs and other opportunities.
In addition, parents, have the opportunity to join the PTA and to learn more about their child’s school.

Registration for new Gwinnett students
New students who are registering at a Gwinnett County school for the first time should contact their local schools for details regarding registration, testing for placement, and procedures. Parents unsure which school their child will attend should call the GCPS Department of Planning at (678) 301-7085.

Documents needed for registration:
An official document showing proof of birth date. Examples include an original birth certificate or birth registration, an official state or federal form with date of birth, or passport. For a fee, parents can order a birth certificate for a child born in Georgia through the state’s ROVER service. http://gta.georgia.gov/rover

• Proof that you live in the attendance zone. The school requires proof that you live in the attendance zone. You must present a current utility bill (no telephone bills) with one of the following documents: a non-contingent sales contract, current lease/rental agreement, most recent income tax return, current paycheck stub, current residential property tax statement or bill, current warranty or quitclaim deed, current home purchase agreement, or current homeowner’s insurance policy.

This document must include the same address as the accompanying utility bill. An exception: A deed without an address is acceptable if accompanied by two utility bills (no telephone bills) with same address in the attendance zone. A contingency contract is not acceptable. If you live with a friend or family member and need information about verifying your residency, call your local school. If you do not speak English fluently, please call with the help of a bilingual friend or relative, in case an interpreter is not available.

• Evidence of Vision, Hearing, Dental, and Nutrition Screening obtained in the past year. This information should be on a current Georgia Form #3300 (rev. 2013), available from the health department or your physician and dentist and dated within the last 12 months. Letters from appropriate healthcare professionals and out-of-state certificates are acceptable, if completed within the last 12 months and stapled to the state form. International certificates are not acceptable.

• A photo ID. The person enrolling a student should present proper identification. This identification may include a driver’s license, a state identification card, a passport, or other official photo identification, such as an ID card obtained through an official government agency or consulate.

• Proof of custody/guardianship. Proof of Guardianship is required for registration if the enrolling adult is not the birth parent. To learn more, call Gwinnett County Probate Court at 770-822-8350.

• A Georgia certificate of immunization. By state law, a valid certificate of immunization (Form #3231) or a notarized Affidavit of Religious Exemption, (Form #2208), is required for enrollment. The certificate of immunization must be completed by the health department or your private physician. A valid Form #3231
must be marked with either “Date of Expiration” or as “Complete for School Attendance.” (A certificate marked with a “Date of Expiration” expires on the date indicated. A current certificate must be submitted within 30 days of expiration.) A medical exemption, if applicable, should be noted on Form #3231 with a current date of expiration.

• Your student’s social security number. State law requires that schools ask for this number at the time of enrollment. Students will be enrolled, even if the number is not provided. However, parents will be asked to sign a waiver.

GCPS to Delay Dismissal on Aug. 21st

On August 21, 2017, Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) will delay dismissal by one hour to help ensure the safe viewing of the eclipse and a safe dismissal of students. On this day, all of North America will experience an eclipse of the sun. This means that Earth, the sun, and the moon, which all orbit in space in predictable paths, will align. The moon will move between the sun and Earth blocking the light of the sun. Thus, the moon will cast a shadow on Earth. Here in Gwinnett, we will experience a near total eclipse between 2:35 and 2:40 p.m. that will last approximately two minutes. This alignment of the sun, the moon, and Earth will mark the first time this phenomenon has occurred coast-to-coast in our country in nearly 100 years.

As dismissal for Gwinnett County Public Schools high school students occurs shortly after 2 p.m. and the first tier of elementary school students are released at 2:45 p.m. the district felt a one-hour delay in dismissal would allow for better supervision of students during the eclipse. NASA has issued guidelines for watching the eclipse that advise that children should be carefully supervised when using solar filters to view the eclipse. “GCPS has made the decision to dismiss one hour later than usual as a safety precaution,” explains Dr. Jonathan Patterson, associate superintendent for Curriculum and Instructional Support. “It would be difficult to monitor students who are being dismissed or those who are riding on school buses during the eclipse. Ordinary sunglasses, even very dark ones, are not safe for looking at the sun. In addition to addressing safety concerns associated with the eclipse, the delay will provide more time for us to make this a special educational event for our students, allowing us to organize safe and engaging viewing experiences for students.”

Homeowner’s Meeting

Please join us at the JTHOA meeting on August 21st at 7:30pm.
Location: Christ the Lord Lutheran Church on Hwy 120.

Please come to ask questions and voice your concerns!  This is YOUR community!
We would love to have a good turnout, so please come!!

For more information on our neighborhood, please visit our website JTHOA.com or our Facebook page Jackson Township Homeowners Association.

School Bus Safety Video

Gwinnett County Police Department School Bus Traffic Law Safety Video

The following video was created by the Gwinnett County Police Department in conjunction with Gwinnett County Communications.  The objective of the video is to educate the motoring public on the state law regarding when to stop for a school bus loading and unloading children.

To a parent, there is nothing more important than our children.  To keep our children as safe as possible, it is important that the public understand the laws in place to keep them safe when getting on and off the bus. 

As the new school year approaches, expect to see Gwinnett County Police officers enforcing OCGA 40-6-163.

Please use the following link to view the video: https://vimeo.com/176161833/2136ca8583