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GISD eNews | 7-22-21
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 in August with updates on what we're working on and what you need to know for the coming school year.
In this week’s eNews:
- 2021-2022 Back to School Safety Plan Draft
- Registrars are now Back on Campus!
- Hemorrhage Control (Stop The Bleed) Training Course
- Add Health Care to your Back to School Checklist
- FREE Science Mill Camps are Still Accepting Registrations
- Reminder: Summer Meals Available at GISD Campuses
- 2021-22 School Supply Lists Available
- Reminder: Summer Hours for GISD Facilities, Health and Wellness Center
- From the Chamber: Apply now for Junior Leadership Georgetown
- From the Chamber: August is Restaurant Month, Purchase a Coupon Book to Support Scholarships for Students in GISD
- From the City of Georgetown: Parks and Recreation Master Plan
- From the City of Georgetown: People’s Choice Award for Favorite Sculpture
- Important Upcoming Dates
In Case You Missed It: Great News in GISD Schools!
2021-2022 Back to School Safety Plan Draft
A draft of the Back to School Plan for the 2020-21 school year was presented to the Board of Trustees on July 19 and is now available for review. It outlines our protocols for safe and healthy schools and shares additional resources for families.
Registrars are now Back on Campus!
Please visit your home campus if you have any questions about new student enrollment or returning student registration.
New student enrollment is 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 are also encouraged to complete registration to ensure accurate staffing, classrooms, and resources for our students, and so that campuses have accurate information to communicate with you about the upcoming school year.
Hemorrhage Control (Stop The Bleed) Training Course
Georgetown ISD School Nurses will be offering all 7th - 12th grade student(s) the opportunity to complete the Williamson County EMS Hemorrhage Control Training Course, in accordance with HB 496. In this course, your student will learn scene safety and awareness, how to recognize life threatening bleeding, the appropriate interventions for bleeding control and applications of bleeding control techniques.
This class will be held on August 6th, from 9:00 am to 11:00 am, in the East View High School Library. If you would like your child to take this course please register each child here: Hemorrhage Control (STB) Training Course
Add Health Care to your Back to School Checklist
The GISD Health & Wellness Center is open all summer long for students, staff and their immediate family members. Whether you need a physician for basic care, immunizations or back-to-school physicals, our partners with Lone Star Circle of Care have you covered. Call today to schedule an appointment and get more information on our website: www.georgetownISD.org/healthcenter.
FREE Science Mill Camps are Still Accepting Registrations
Camps are designed to engage students in hands-on activities that stimulate learning and critical thinking in a collaborative and fun environment. Sign up today!
One camp session is still being offered:
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!
Reminder: Summer Meals Available at GISD Campuses
2021-22 School Supply Lists 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.
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 Chamber: Apply now for Junior Leadership Georgetown
Applications are now being accepted for the Junior Leadership Georgetown program through the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce.
This eight-month program for high school juniors and seniors is designed to strengthen participants’ leadership skills, community awareness, and involvement. Junior Leadership Georgetown will provide participants with quality, relevant leadership training along with knowledge of the community, needs, and opportunities. It allows participants to form effective relationships with current, past, and future leaders in the community.
More information including the application can be found on the Chamber's website.
The deadline to apply is August 31.
From the Chamber: August is Restaurant Month, Purchase a Coupon Book to Support Scholarships for Students in GISD
Georgetown Restaurant Month is a four-week dining extravaganza that offers discounts at 21 local restaurants throughout Georgetown during the month of August.
Proceeds fund scholarships for high school students in Career & Technical Education programs in Georgetown ISD and for a Junior Leadership Georgetown scholarship.
From the City of Georgetown: Parks and Recreation Master Plan
The City of Georgetown is working on a Parks and Recreation Master Plan, which will guide our parks and recreation investment for at least the next 10 years. We’re seeking your input and experiences, to make sure that plan reflects our community.
Please take 15 minutes out of your day between now and July 25 to share your priorities, hopes, and dreams for the future of parks and rec in Georgetown: https://georgetownparksurvey.org/open
This survey also was mailed to 4,000 local residents for a statistically valid sample. If you received a mailed survey, please follow those instructions instead.
The results of this survey will serve as a blueprint for our priorities for improvement, growth, programs, and other opportunities.
Find out more about the Parks and Recreation Master Plan at gtxparkplan.com
From the City of Georgetown: People’s Choice Award for Favorite Sculpture
Georgetown residents are invited to cast their votes for the People’s Choice Award in a sculpture exhibit at the Georgetown Public Library. The Texas Society of Sculptors summer show features work from sculptors from across the state who work in wood, glass, bronze, ceramics, and more.
Residents can vote for up to three of the 78 pieces placed throughout the library through 5 p.m. Saturday, July 31. To cast a vote, pick up a ballot in the library’s lobby, fill it out after perusing the exhibit, and place it in the ballot box! The sculptor of the piece with the most votes will be awarded the People’s Choice award and a cash price at a reception at 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 15, in the library.
All awards are funded by the Georgetown Arts and Culture Board. In addition to the People’s Choice award, there will be first, second, and third prizes, three honorable mentions, and a Librarians’ Choice award for the piece selected by library staff.
Later this summer, several artists working in different sculpting techniques will put on a demonstration from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, in the library lobby. The exhibit runs through Friday, Sept. 17.
Important Upcoming Dates
August 5, 6, 9 - Professional Learning/New Employee Induction
August 10 - GISD Convocation
August 16 - Board of Trustees Meeting
August 19 - First day of school
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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