Announcements

Educators Who Make a Difference

Do you know a teacher, coach, guidance counselor, or school administrator who goes above and beyond to help students succeed?

Upstate Parent magazine is seeking nominations for their annual “Educators Who Make a Difference” edition. Nominations must be made using the online form found below.  Please submit your nominations by October 18. You may nominate more than one person, but may not nominate the same person more than once.

Upstate Parent Educator Nomination Form


"Parent GCS Backpack Sign-up"-Important!

What is a backpack for parents 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


Okay, great! So how do I get started?

Simply sign up for a backpack account, confirm your email by clicking the link in the email that will get sent to you. Then sign in.

Backpack sign-up link

Parent Backpack How-to Video