Skip To Main Content

GISD eNews | 6-27-24

 

GISD eNews | 6-27-24

  1. Externships Bring Another Summer of Educator Empowerment
  2. Three Students Named Outstanding Performers at State Solo-Ensemble Contest
  3. Director of Health Services Voted President-Elect of Region 13 School Nurse Organization
  4. Summer Hours for GISD Facilities + the GISD Health & Wellness Center, District Closed July 1-5
  5. GISD Summer Programs: FREE Meals for Students
  6. Summer To-Do List
  7. Free Vaccine Clinic for Families July 20
  8. School Supply Donations Needed - Learn How to Give
  9. GISD Health Center To Offer Physical-Only Appointments for Students
  10. Volunteer with the GISD School Health Advisory Council
  11. Stop the Bleed class offered for students in grades 7-12 and parents
  12. From the GCCMA: Save the Date for School Supply Distribution Event on August 3
  13. From the Department of Public Safety:  Summer safety reminder!

Important news and announcements are posted regularly and we encourage you to visit our GISD eNews website www.georgetownisdnews.org for the latest news, updates, feature stories and more. We also invite you to stay in touch with us via social media on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram

ICYMI:

Georgetown ISD Announces New Executive Director of Support Services
Georgetown ISD Announces New Principal for Williams Elementary

Visit our eNews hub for more stories of GISD in the news.


This week’s features:

Externships Bring Another Summer of Educator Empowerment
Three Students Named Outstanding Performers at State Solo-Ensemble Contest
Director of Health Services Voted President-Elect of Region 13 School Nurse Organization

In this week’s eNews:  

Summer Hours for GISD Facilities + the GISD Health & Wellness Center, District Closed July 1-5

Georgetown ISD is operating this summer on a modified schedule. Facilities will be closed on Fridays between June 7 and July 26 as well as the week of July 1-5.

We will be open for business on Mondays through Thursdays from 7:30 am - 4:30 pm.

Our health and wellness center operated by Lone Star Circle of Care will follow similar hours during the summer to continue providing care for our students, staff and their immediate families.

To learn more about the health center or make an appointment, visit our website for details at www.georgetownisd.org/healthcenter
 

GISD Summer Programs: FREE meals for students

Planning your summer?  Be sure to visit our website at www.georgetownisd.org/summerprograms to learn about summer learning opportunities, where to find free summer meals for students and more. 
 

Summer To-Do List

ENROLL
If you have a student currently enrolled in GISD who is returning for the upcoming school year, please visit our Returning Student Registration webpage for more information and to update your student’s profile in Skyward. New students who did not complete the 2023-24 school year in GISD can be enrolled at www.georgetownisd.org/enrollment.

SCHOOL SUPPLIES
Visit our website to access your student’s campus’ school supply list. Please note: 2024-2025 lists are currently being updated. Please check back later if you do not see an up-to-date list for your campus or grade level. 

VACCINES
All GISD students must be in full compliance with state-mandated vaccines by the first day of school or risk first day of school exclusion. Visit our website for details about our FREE vaccine clinic open to all GISD students on July 20. 

Free Vaccine Clinic for Families July 20 

All GISD student's must be in full compliance with state-mandated vaccines by the first day of school or risk first day of school exclusion. GISD Health Services has partnered with WCCHD and Aurora Concepts to host a FREE Beginning of the Year Vaccine Clinic for all GISD students on July 20 from 10am - 2pm at the Hammerlun Center for Leadership & Learning. 

All vaccines will be free either through the TVFC vaccine program, or through billing insurance. All state-mandated vaccines will be available, along with COVID-19 vaccines. 

Visit our website to access the required forms for the clinic.

School Supply Donations Needed - Learn How to Give

The Georgetown Cultural Citizen Memorial Association is the district's partner in providing backpacks and school supplies to families each August. Any GISD family needing assistance can take advantage of this free event. However, it takes a village to make this happen. There are two ways you can donate:

  1. Purchase and drop off new backpacks and/or school supplies at the Carver Center for Families, 1200 W 17th St, Georgetown, any weekday between 9 am and 5 pm. Donations collected will be used to stuff backpacks to be handed out at an event on August 3. To view a list of requested supplies by GISD campuses, visit our school supply lists on our website: https://www.georgetownisd.org/Page/23913

  2. Make a financial contribution to Georgetown ISD. Cash donations are used to fund school supply needs throughout the school year and for summer school. Contact the communications and community engagement team to learn more at communityrelations@georgetownisd.org or by calling 512-943-1890.


GISD Health Center To Offer Physical-Only Appointments for Students

Students will be able to take advantage of physical-only appointments at the GISD Health and

Wellness Center in partnership with Lone Star Circle of Care at the Future Ready Complex upon its opening in late July. 

  • A flat rate fee of only  $35 for physical-only exams

  • Appointments available for physicals without a well-child check

  • Students can attend the physical-only appointments without parent present (signed waiver required)

These appointments will satisfy the requirements for a physical health exam for any student

participating in GISD athletics, CTE, and fine arts. Families interested in taking advantage of

this opportunity should call the clinic at 512-688-6250 to schedule an appointment. 

The medical history portion of the physical paperwork (left-hand side of the form) must be

completed before and brought to the appointment. Families can access and download the needed GISD physical exam form here.

Volunteer with the GISD School Health Advisory Council 

The GISD School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) currently has volunteer opportunities for interested GISD parents and community members. The GISD SHAC assists the school district by strengthening the connection between health and learning.  At the end of each school year, the SHAC has the opportunity to advise the board on health topics related to student physical/medical health, nutrition, and mental health.  When needed, the SHAC also advises the board on curriculum on specific topics involving student well-being.  

Please visit our website to learn more about SHAC. You can apply to volunteer here. for more information and the opportunity to apply here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/12nKA2-3-c01TWmS3BggrEgIcx8VRETnx90v-JhvBel4/prefill.  

Stop the Bleed class offered for students in grades 7-12 and parents

Stop The Bleed will be taught by GISD School Nurses July 29 from 1-4pm in the East View Lecture Hall. This program was created by Williamson County EMS and is a Texas Education Agency approved training program in accordance with HB 496. In this course, students will learn scene safety and awareness, how to recognize life-threatening bleeding, the appropriate interventions for bleeding control, and applications of bleeding control techniques. 

Sign up for the class here.

From Our Partners:

From the GCCMA: Save the Date for School Supply Distribution Event on August 3

Families in Georgetown who need assistance with school supplies can get free backpacks and supplies on Saturday, August 3 at the new Carver Center for Families, 1200 W. 17th Street, Georgetown.

This free event is hosted by the Georgetown Cultural Citizens Memorial Association (GCCMA) in partnership with Georgetown ISD, Georgetown Police Department (GPD), Starry and the Carver Center for Families, First Baptist Georgetown, and GTX Connect. More details will be shared this summer.

From the Department of Public Safety: Summer safety reminder!


With more kids at home, it's crucial to follow the 1-2-3s of safe gun storage to prevent firearms from falling into the wrong hands.

Visit www.SafeGunStorageTexas.com to download their Safety Checklist and ensure your firearms are stored securely. Let's keep our communities safe together! 


Important Upcoming Dates

July 1-5 – District offices closed
July 8 – Board Workshop
July 15 – Board Meeting
July 18 – Next eNews edition


 

The GISD eNews is intended to inform subscribers and provide a snapshot of district events and student achievements. It is not intended to be inclusive of every campus or program in GISD. For more information on Georgetown ISD visit our website, find us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.