The following information will be shared in the progress reports being mailed out to 5th graders this week:
For students entering 6th grade next year, please take a moment to review the courses your student has requested for the 2020-2021 school year. For students entering middle school next year, this information can be accessed by logging into Skyward and clicking on the Mailings tab. Additional directions can be found here.
If your student receives specialized courses through Special Education (SPED) or English as a Second Language (ESL), these courses may not be reflected at this moment. Counselors will continue to work to update these courses as they receive them.
Parents/guardians of students entering grades 6th - 8th can request changes by going to the GISD Counseling Services website and selecting the Course Request Change/Support link for the middle school campus the student will be attending next year. Middle school families only need to submit if changes are needed. Middle school families who have trouble accessing their student’s course verification in Skyward can submit a request for support using the same link. Changes and/or verifications can be submitted until April 30th.
COVID-19 Shelter-in-Place Parent Resources
As we begin this journey together of digital learning, we know that there will be moments of stress that this illness has brought to our community. We have created a google classroom called “The Carver Counselors”, to help support our Carver families. There are read alouds and social stories that will help guide conversations about COVID-19 with your children. We have also added different mindfulness activities and coping strategies that you can use during this time. Please know that we are here to support you in any way that we can and look forward to seeing you soon.
To access the Carver Counselors Google Classroom:
Be sure you are logged in to your student's Classlink, re-open this announcement in our website and follow this link:
Steps to Access:
To log in to your student's Classlink...
1. Go to the Carver Webpage:
2. Under Quick Links on the left hand side
Click Class link
3. Put in username and password
4. Click on google classroom.
5. At the top right hand corner there is a plus sign,
Click the plus sign
6. Click Join
7. Enter Google classroom Code:
Important Announcements from Your Carver Counselors
NEW VIRTUAL CALMING ROOM
The GISD Department of Guidance and Wellness has created a Virtual Calming Room available to be used by parents, students, and staff. All of us at some time will need to take a step back from whatever it is we are working on and make sure we are taking care of our well-being. The Virtual Calming Room has a variety of relaxation and refocusing activities, all just a click away! One example includes taking a virtual vacation to the San Diego Zoo via their live webcam.
It is a great idea to plan ahead by putting upcoming events on your calendar. In May, you will want to go into Skyward and update your child's registration data. This is something we need to update annually. A few things which can change throughout the schoolyear and which may need updating include:
Emergency Contacts and Phone Numbers
Parent's Work Phone Numbers
Family Assistance Form (Request for resources may need to be added or taken off, and specific types may need to be changed.) (NOTE: If you check NO to wanting resources, the system will not recognize types of resources even if checked. You must select YES in order for your request to be recognized and populate in our search for those requesting types of resources.)
*Introducing - Laundry Love: Free Washing, Drying and Detergent for Those in Need is available in Georgetown on the days listed at the following locations:
~2nd Tuesday of every month at Mr. Laundry Laundromat, 203 Thousand Oaks
~Last Thursday of every month at U Wash M Laundromat, 1103 S. Main Street