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K-5 Student Resources

GPS offers a wide range of high quality, vetted resources for students to use so they can access the most pertinent information on the web, and skip the unwieldy browser searches.

GPS Virtual Library

JCS Follett Shelf (learn what is on our library shelves and access ebooks)

Remember to select Julian Curtiss Elementary School to be directed to our collection of books and materials.

Click the image above to access the JCS Follett Shelf, which offers over 14,000 books and

1200 e-books for students in its library collection.

Log in with student Credentials:

Login: student 9 digit ID

Password: Last name

Sora (ebooks)


Greenwich Public Schools Digital Library- Access e-books, audio books and read alongs. Download ePubs, Kindle books or simply read through your device's browser. Click here to access Sora. Students log in with the following credentials:

Username: firstname.lastname

Password: initials and 9 digit student ID number


The Innovation Space at JCS

Students working on building circuits with Makey Makey system.

The transformation of the Julian Curtiss library into a Learning Commons and Innovation Space began two years ago. This transformation began with the purchase of new book shelves, and extensive weeding of our collection, and was enhanced by the addition of iPads, Chromebooks, and other cutting edge digital tools. However the Julian Curtiss Learning Commons has now gone beyond creating a new physical space. Today the JC Learning Commons plays an important role in delivering and extending the curriculum, adding a hands-on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) approach to learning. The goal is for students to develop essential 21st century skills: critical thinking, communication, creativity and collaboration.

Grants from both the PTA and the Greenwich Alliance have allowed Julian Curtiss to add a variety of high and no-tech resources for our students to use.

Reader's Corner

Photo of children reading together.

We have many resources to help students find a book to help them develop a lifelong love of reading. Check out the following resources by clicking directly on the term below:

Nutmeg Books

Reading Rockets

A Mighty Girl

Guys Read

Newberry Book Awards


Big Universe (Username: firstname.lastname , Password is the 9-digit student ID number , and the group username is GSD)

More Digital Resources

Students working together in lab.

There are numerous digital tools in our toolbox that are free for Greenwich Public School Students.

The usernames and passwords for these tools were shared with all JCS children at the beginning of the school year, in a document titled "JC Online Passwords". Your child can access this document by logging onto their GPS Google account and searching in their DRIVE, under Shared with Me.