News & Notes

Backpack for Parents

Backpack for Parents Image We encourage all parents to sign up for a GCS Backpack account. 

A backpack for parents account provides parents, guardians, or contacts with a central place to sign in to do the following:

*View their student's information including demographics, attendance, classes, grades, lunch  balances, and test scores
*Apply or register their student to Special Focus schools and programs (Fine Arts Center, Career Centers, etc.)
*Receive alerts and notifications regarding their students
*View their student's school and contact information
Manage parent and contact information for their students

Register for a Backpack Account. 


Birthday Marquee

Happy BirthdayEllen Woodside Elementary is now offering a fun way to express your child’s birthday!
For $10, a personal birthday message will be displayed on our roadside marquee and large screen televisions in the front office and cafeteria. The message will appear from 12:01am-11:59pm on the date you choose.

Weekend/Holiday Birthdays-Schedule message the Friday before, Monday after or a return date following a holiday.
Summer Birthdays-Messages can be displayed on date of birth or Celebrate Half Birthdays during the school year.

Birthday Marquee Request Form