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GISD eNews | 1-28-21
In this week’s eNews:
- Standards-Based Report Card Information session tonight at 6 p.m. (Spanish session at 7 p.m.)
- East View Theater Performance of Anastasia debuts Jan 28
- Georgetown HS presents The Hunchback of Notre Dame Jan 28-30
- Uniendo Familias & Platiquemos
- New Resources are available now in ParentU
- Chromebook Distribution
- District seeks volunteers for Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC)
- 2021 Destination Life Transition Fair
- San Gabriel Writing Project Competition for Middle School
- From the Georgetown Project: Free ESL, Parenting and Childcare Provider Classes
- From Chase the Chief: 5k and Family Fun Run
- From the Williamson County and Cities Health District: How to Access Free COVID
- Testing, Appointments Now Required
- Important Upcoming Dates
In Case You Missed It: Great News in GISD Schools!
Standards-Based Report Card Information session tonight at 6 p.m. (Spanish session at 7 p.m.)
We hope you'll join us for a virtual information session to learn more about the difference between the standards-based report card and a traditional report card in grades PK-3. The session begins at 6 p.m. We will have a session for Spanish-speaking parents starting at 7pm.
Both sessions will offer an opportunity for Q&A.
East View Theater Performance of Anastasia debuts tonight
East View Theater program is proud to be the Central Texas premiere performance for Anastasia Jan 28-31 at 7 p.m. This live performance will be live streamed for your safe viewing enjoyment. Tickets and details online: https://evhs.booktix.com/
Georgetown HS presents The Hunchback of Notre Dame Jan 28-30
Georgetown High School presents The Hunchback of Notre Dame January 28 - 30 at the Klett Performing Arts Center. Guests can purchase tickets for an in-person performance or live stream. Tickets and details online.
Uniendo Familias & Platiquemos esta noche
¡Atención familias bilingües! Los invitamos a conocer nuestro canal de YouTube con información y pláticas para los padres de habla español en GISD. Cada mes agregamos nueva información. También queremos invitarlos a platicar en vivo con personal bilingüe del distrito cada 2 semanas en Google Meet. Hay enlaces e información en nuestro volante y en nuestra página de Bilingüe/ESL “Juntas de Familias Unidas”.
New Resources are available now in ParentU
New ParentU resources launched this week! These resources include:
- The latest blog post on our approach to Equity
- Helping your child develop healthy learning habits: tips from a pediatrician
- How to complete the FAFSA and get money for college
- Tips from a behavior specialist for remote learning
- Understanding Standards-Based Report Cards (for elementary parents)
We hope you’ll check out these resources and share your feedback with us! Explore all our resources at www.georgetownisd.org/ParentU and share your feedback or suggest a future topic through Let’s Talk!
GISD began the final phase of middle school Chromebook distribution last week. The last remaining day on the schedule is:
Wagner Middle School - Friday, January 29
Campuses are communicating this information directly with parents and students of both in-person and remote learners regarding their distribution plans on these dates. To receive their new device, 6th and 7th grade students will need to bring their current GISD Chromebook and charger to class, while remote learners will be able to exchange their devices through a drive-up service near the main entrance of the campus from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on their campuses' scheduled date.
Elementary distributions will begin soon.
District seeks volunteers for Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC)
The Citizens Advisory Committee will learn about the district's growth, facilities and finances, and present actionable feedback to the Superintendent and School Board which could include a recommendation to call a bond election. If you are interested in learning more about this process and how to volunteer, please visit www.georgetownisd.org/CAC for information, meeting dates and how to apply.
The deadline to submit a nomination to be considered to serve on the committee is Thursday, Feb. 4.
2021 Destination Life Transition Fair
The 2021 Destination… Life Interdistrict Transition Fair will be held on Saturday, March 6 in a virtual format. GISD is one of nine districts involved in this Transition Fair which brings in non-profits and agencies who work with our disability-related community. For more information, please visit our webpage at or contact Special Ed Transition Coordinator, Rachael Hull, at (512) 943-5000 ext 6089 or email email@example.com.
San Gabriel Writing Project Competition for Middle School
In collaboration with The San Gabriel Writers League (an organization of professional, published writers right here in our own community), middle school students have the unique opportunity to share a piece of their writing for a potential prize.
The deadline for submissions is March 8, 2021.
Students may submit their piece of fiction to their GISD middle school Reading Language Arts teacher.
Or, submissions can be made directly to the secondary ELAR curriculum coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- All submissions must include the 2021 Registration Form
- Students will need to access the 2021 Writing Contest Poster for more details.
- Applicants should examine the Judging Criteria document
This is a great opportunity for learners to look back at this year's portfolio of writing to share a piece of fiction. Likewise, students may submit a new piece of writing that has not yet been composed.
From our Community Partners:
From the Georgetown Project: Free ESL, Parenting and Child Care Provider Classes
The Georgetown Project is offering Free ESL, Parenting and Child Care Provider Classes. Check out the Bridges to Growth spring calendar of classes and sign up online.
From Chase the Chief: Registration is now open for the 5K and Family Fun Run
Registration is NOW open for the 9th Annual Chase the Chief 5K and Family Fun Run, which will be virtual! You can run in your own space between March 7-12 and post pictures of your run on our official Facebook page! Participants that submit 5K times will be entered into our drawing for a prize. To register for the Chase the Chief 5K and Family Fun Run, go to https://chasethechief.georgetown.org/. The registration cost is $5 for students and $10 for adults. January 31st is the last day to register to guarantee your race day shirt! Also if you know of a student or family that would like to participate, but may not be able to, please donate the cost of registration to help. https://chasethechief.georgetown.org/.
Proceeds benefit physical education programs in Georgetown schools.
From the Williamson County and Cities Health District: How to Access Free COVID Testing, Appointments Now Required
Did you know that free COVID-19 testing is available seven days a week through the Williamson County and Cities Health District. A testing site is located across from the Georgetown Public Library and is open from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. You also do not need to be experiencing COVID-19 symptoms to be tested. For more information, or to sign up for an appointment (required), visit www.wcchd.org/COVID-19/testing. Appointments are required. Additional testing site locations can be found on www.wilco.org.
Important Upcoming Dates
February 1 - Student Holiday / Teacher Workday
February 15-17 - Student Holiday/Teacher workdays and professional learning
March 5 - Teacher grant applications (GISD Ed Foundation) due by 4:30 p.m.
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