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GISD eNews | 6-24-21
During the summer, our regular eNewsletter takes a vacation and gets delivered to your inbox on a less frequent basis. We'll be back in touch on July with updates on what we're working on and what you need to know for the coming school year.
In this week’s eNews:
- Parents Can Access STAAR and EOC Scores Online June 28
- COVID Vaccine Clinic for Families and Staff
- Summer Meals Available at Five GISD Campuses
- 2021-22 School Supply Lists Now Available
- Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer Benefits Available for Qualifying Families
- NEW Community Job Board for High School Students
- GISD and Community Partners Offer Summer Programs
- Registration Open for GISD Athletic Summer Camps
- Reminder: New Student Enrollment and Returning Student Registration
- Reminder: Summer Hours for GISD Facilities, Health and Wellness Center
- From the Science Mill: Sign Up for FREE Summer Camp Today!
- From the Austin Sunshine Camps: Summer Camp
- From Connect in Place: Free Virtual Summer Camps for Middle and High School Students
- Important Upcoming Dates
In Case You Missed It: Great News in GISD Schools!
Parents Can Access STAAR and EOC Scores Online June 28
On June 28, parents will be able to access their student’s STAAR and EOC scores on the TexasAssessment.gov website. Follow the steps below to access score information:
- Starting on June 28th, visit TexasAssessment.gov
- Click “Find My Access Code” & log in. (You can get your student’s access code from your child’s STAAR Report Card.)
COVID Vaccine Clinic for Families and Staff
Randalls/Albertsons Pharmacy is hosting a free COVID-19 vaccine clinic for GISD students (aged 12-18), families and staff who are interested in receiving the Pfizer vaccine. Parents are required to accompany children under the age of 18 to receive the vaccine.
The first phase of vaccines begins June 30 from 3–7 p.m.
For more information and to schedule your appointment, click here.
Summer Meals Available at Five GISD Campuses
GISD Nutrition Services is providing free summer meals to students who are 18 years old and younger at Purl Elementary, Williams Elementary, Tippit Middle School, East View High School, Georgetown High School.
Dates: June 1–Aug. 6, Monday through Friday
Times: 7–8:45 a.m. (breakfast) and 10:45 a.m.–1 p.m (lunch)
2021-22 School Supply Lists Now Available
This year, we are partnering with TeacherLists to provide an online shopping option for campus school supply lists, as well as our usual printable lists for in-person shopping. Visit our website to access printable .pdfs or to shop through TeacherLists. TeacherLists allows parents to purchase from online retailers, such as Amazon, Target, Walmart, Staples, and more.
Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer Benefits Available for Qualifying Families
Your household may be eligible to receive Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer benefits to buy food. P-EBT is for children who are certified for free or reduced-priced meals at school in Texas during the 2021-22 school year or children up to 21 years who received SNAP food benefits for at least once month between Oct. 2020 and June 2021.
The online application is now open. Learn more about qualifications and how to apply on our website.
NEW Community Job Board for High School Students
Georgetown ISD is excited to offer a place for our community businesses to connect with our High School students that are seeking job and internship opportunities.
Employers may submit jobs via the job listings form in order to make the position information available to students.
Students can browse the job listings and then click on the link provided by the employer for additional information, including how to apply.
Visit the job board at georgetownisd.org/HSJobBoard to get started today!
GISD and Community Partners Offer Summer Programs
GISD Summer Learning is an opportunity for students to engage in learning experiences that address their personalized needs. GISD acknowledges the challenges that our students and families have faced over the past year due to the pandemic, and we are committed to offering additional learning support through our summer programs.
We are proud to offer several options for summer learning and we are excited to share additional GISD summer programs for GISD students:
- Summer Learning for High School Students
- Summer Learning: Jumpstart for grades 1-8 (invitation by principal only)
- At-Home Learning Activities
- Athletic Summer Camp Information
Our community partners are also providing several options for students:
- Cybercamp - hosted at Georgetown High School
- City of Georgetown Parks and Recreation Programs
- YMCA Camps
Reminder: New Student Enrollment & Returning Student Registration
New student enrollment is now available online for students who are new to GISD for the 2021-22 school year. To register, the required documents may be uploaded, or families may schedule an enrollment appointment with a registrar for additional assistance with the enrollment process.
Returning students registration is also now open. Summer is when we hire most of our teachers, so to ensure accurate staffing, classrooms, and resources for our students, we need your help to plan. It only takes a few minutes to complete, so please register your returning student(s) today in Skyward Family Access so that campuses have accurate information and can communicate with you about the upcoming school year.
Reminder: Summer Hours for GISD Facilities, Health and Wellness Center
Georgetown ISD is operating on a modified schedule this summer. Most facilities are closed on Fridays through July 30, with normal business operating hours Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Additionally, the Health and Wellness Center operated by Lone Star Circle of Care is following similar hours during the summer. You can access the health center Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m.–4 p.m. and virtually on Fridays from 7 a.m.–4 p.m through Aug. 6.
To learn more about the health center or make an appointment, visit our website for details at georgetownisd.org/healthcenter.
From our Community Partners:
From the Science Mill: Sign up for FREE Summer Camp Today!
We are excited to share an opportunity for GISD students to attend FREE summer camp in partnership with our friends from Science Mill. Camps are designed to engage students in hands-on activities that stimulate learning and critical thinking in a collaborative and fun environment.
Two camp sessions are being offered:
Camp May Day
July 19 - 22 for students in grades 3-5
Purl Elementary School
9 a.m.–4 p.m. (drop off time is 8:30 a.m.)
Camp Create to Escape
Aug. 2-5 for students in grades 6-8
Tippit Middle School
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Space is limited. Lunch is provided daily and there is no cost for your student to participate. Transportation is not provided.
At these camps, you will design smart wearable technology, create and code a one-of-a-kind robot with mobile app controls, and more!
From the Austin Sunshine Camps: Summer Camp
Austin Sunshine Camps are still accepting applications. These camps are free, overnight experiences for children in central Texas who qualify for free and reduced school lunch or who are in foster care! For more information and to apply for a spot at camp, visit sunshinecamps.org/summercamp.
From Connect in Place: Free Virtual Summer Camps for Middle and High School Students
Connect in Place is a nationwide program that provides free virtual summer sessions for students in middle school and high school. Sessions range from academic subjects like language exploration, creative writing and math theory, to lifestyle and hobby sessions including crafting, coding, graphic design, and more. Summer Session 2: July 12 to Aug. 8
Learn more and register online: https://www.connectinplace.org/sign-up.
Important Upcoming Dates
July 5 - District closed
July 19 - School Board Meeting - 7 p.m.
The district is closed on Fridays through July 30. Our regular business hours during this time are Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
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