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GISD eNews Web Posting | 8-25-22

  1. East View Government Teacher Attends Teacher Institute in D.C.

  2. All Things Back to School - from enrollment to school supplies and events

  3. 2022-23 Meal Prices + Free & Reduced Lunch Application

  4. Looking to serve in GISD? Register to Volunteer

  5. GISD to Host Future Ready Complex Groundbreaking Sept. 14

  6. Elementary Parent Preview Night: "Play It Safe" Child Safety Program Sept. 13

  7. Parent Learning Communities - Mark your calendars!

  8. First Parent Learning Community Sept. 8 - Back to School

  9. District Performance Committee Accepting Nominations through Sept. 16

  10. GHS and EVHS Halftime Performance - October 14

  11. GISD School Health Advisory Council Accepting Nominations through Sept. 16

  12. From the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce: Apply now for Junior Leadership Georgetown - deadline is Aug. 29

  13. From CASA of Travis County: 2022 CASA Superhero Run Sept. 18

  14. From the Taylor Chamber of Commerce: East Wilco Business Expo & Job Fair Sept. 10

  15. From the City of Georgetown: Painted Rain Barrel Project coming in October

We encourage you to visit our GISD eNews website for the latest news, updates, feature stories and more. 

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In Case You Missed It: Great News in GISD Schools!

GISD to Host Future Ready Complex Groundbreaking - Sept. 14
Staff Spotlight: GISD Technology 
2022-23 First Day of School Photos

Family Updates: Read Dr. Brent’s Latest News


This week’s Feature Stories:

East View Government Teacher Attends Teacher Institute in D.C.

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have exclusive access to artifacts housed in the White House and resources about their history? East View teacher Wendy Sierra was able to experience that and more during her time at the White House Historical Teacher Institute this summer. Visit our website for the full story! 

In this week’s eNews:

All Things Back to School

We are so excited to have our students back on campus! You can view first day photos online

Here are a few reminders for the 2022-23 school year:

Student enrollment for new AND returning students is open. 

Visit to enroll or update your enrollment information. 


School supply lists for elementary and middle schools are posted on our website.

Need school supplies? We’ve got you covered. Talk to your campus counselor, and they will get you set up with what you need. 

Wondering what school hours look like? You’ll find them online at for all campuses.

Need to catch a ride? You can learn more about transportation, who is eligible and what our protocols are for releasing pre-K students at the end of the day on our website

Whether you have a student in pre-K or a senior in high school, we want you to know that safety and security are always a priority in GISD. Throughout the summer, our teams have been reviewing our safety protocols, conducting door audits, and working with our school resource officers and the district’s safety committee to review and refine our practices. Campus staff are undergoing training and our students will join us in practicing safety drills. In fact, one of our practices in GISD is to conduct more than the required number of safety drills each year.


Student and staff safety is important, and we want our campus visitors to feel safe on our campuses as well. You can help with that when visiting our facilities by:


  • Entering through the designated main entry points

  • Have your driver's license or other valid ID handy to scan into our Raptor system

  • Wear your name badge during your visit so that staff know you have permission to be there.

  • And sign out when you leave the campus. 


You can visit our safety website to learn what our teams are doing to ensure our facilities are safe. There, you can also “meet” our team of school resource officers, view our school safety and security flyer in English or Spanish, learn about our emergency response procedures and more.

The district has posted updated COVID protocols for staff and students for the 2022-23 school year following updated guidance from the CDC and Department of State Health Services in Texas. 

COVID-positive individuals should isolate for 5 days before returning to work or school. Families should notify their child’s campus nurse and staff should report using the Employee Reporting Form. 

We are not requiring isolation for those who may have come in contact with a COVID-positive individual, but do ask that you monitor symptoms and follow our wellness guidelines for reporting to work or school:

  • Stay home if you experience flu-like symptoms such as a fever greater than 100°F, sore throat, cough, body aches, vomiting or diarrhea until you are fever-free or without signs of a fever for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication.

The GISD Health and Wellness Center can help your student with required immunizations, physicals, and more. This is provided as service for all staff, students and their immediate families in GISD to access quick healthcare at affordable rates.

You can expedite service by pre-registering you or your child’s information. Forms are available on our website and at the clinic site.

Learn more or schedule an appointment at

2022-23 Meal Prices

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress authorized spending that allowed schools to serve free meals for all students. Those funds are not authorized to continue for the 2022-2023 school year. As a result, Georgetown ISD must return to charging for school meals and offering free and reduced-priced meals based on student eligibility. 

Find 2022-23 meal prices online and fill out the form for free or reduced lunch.

Don’t forget: Parents can fund their student’s meal account in Skyward. Learn more at and log in to secure your student’s account.  If you have questions, we encourage you to contact our Nutrition Services Department at 512-943-5193.

Looking to serve in GISD? Register to Volunteer

In Georgetown ISD, we know that community engagement enhances student experiences and are excited to welcome back volunteers, mentors and partners to serve in our schools this year. 

Whether you're new to GISD or a returning volunteer, we encourage you to sign up (or update your profile) and consider opportunities that align with your areas of interest and expertise.  The more information you share, the better we can pair you with meaningful opportunities. 

Get started today at

GISD to Host Future Ready Complex Groundbreaking Sept. 14
The Future Ready Complex, funded by the 2021 GISD bond, will be a state-of-the-art complex that brings together students of all ages for learning. The space will be home to advanced career and technical education (CTE) programs for all GISD high school students, Richarte High School, the Bridges program, early learning center and the GISD Health & Wellness Center in partnership with Lone Star Circle of Care. 

Georgetown ISD will host a groundbreaking event in September for the GISD Future Ready Complex. 

Date: September 14, 2022
Time: 9am
Location: 5001 Airport Road Georgetown, TX 78628

There will be signs posted and parking attendants on site to direct guests.

Elementary Parent Preview Night: "Play It Safe" Child Safety Program Sept. 13

As a result Senate Bill 9 (SB 9) which was passed in 2021 during the 87th Legislature Second Session, school districts are required to provide students with the opportunity to receive instruction on the topic of Child Abuse and Family Violence. With advice from the Georgetown ISD School Health Advisory Council (SHAC), the GISD school board has approved the Play it Safe curriculum for student instruction on this topic. GISD is partnering with the Williamson County Children’s Advocacy Center (WCCAC) to provide this instruction in elementary school classrooms, grades preK- 5. 

Please join us for a caregiver presentation to learn about the student safety program and preview the material that will be provided to your elementary school student this year:

Empowering Youth: Body Safety

Tuesday, September 13th

6:30-7:30 p.m.

Hammerlun Center for Leadership and Learning

Building 1, Board Room

For more information, please see the letter that was shared with parents

Parent Learning Communities - mark your calendars!

We are excited to continue our Parent Learning Communities for the 22-23 school year! These are monthly events in the evening hosted at Hammerlun Center for Leadership and Learning (HCLL).

Timely conversations around GISD programs, supporting students at home, connecting to resources in the community, partnering with PTA, and more - check out the brochure in English or Spanish for details, including monthly event dates, and be on the lookout for monthly reminders in eNews. 

First Parent Learning Community Sept. 8 - Back to School

Join us for our first monthly Parent Learning Community on September 8th! Conversations and support will be around the following topics: Bilingual/ESL programs, understanding the standards-based report cards, giving input on the family involvement policy, and the chance to join the PTA round table. Please help us plan by scanning the QR code to RSVP. We hope to see you there!

District Performance Committee Nominations Open through Sept. 16

The District Performance Committee serves a very important role at GISD. One of the primary functions of this committee is to work with the district to provide guidance on the District Improvement Plan and provide input on the district calendar prior to submission to the Board of Trustees. GISD is accepting nominations now through September 16th, 2022 for the following vacancies:

  •  GISD Parents

  •  Business Members

  •  Community Members

Once members are identified, they will receive an email confirming placement on the committee.

More details on eligibility requirements are included in the nomination form.

If you have additional questions, please share via Let's Talk.

Opportunities in GISD School Health Advisory Council
The Georgetown ISD School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) currently has 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 for more information and the opportunity to apply.    

GHS and EVHS Halftime Performance - October 14

The GHS Georgettes, Eagle Band, EVHS Sparklers and Patriot Band will be performing together at the EVHS vs GHS football game October 14 during halftime. 

This will be a great performance for the community to see! Visit our website to view the district’s full athletics calendar.                                              

From Our Community Partners:


From the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce: Apply now for Junior Leadership Georgetown - deadline is Aug. 29

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 29.


From CASA of Travis County: 2022 CASA Superhero Run

The 2022 CASA Superhero Run is coming up this September 18th at Circuit of The Americas from 7AM - 12PM! This event is a 5K, Kids 1K, and Festival that raises community awareness and funds for the 3 local CASA programs in the Central Texas region. CASA works to recruit, screen, train, and support community volunteers to advocate on behalf of children in foster care.

Visit the CASA website to register. 

Additionally, there are multiple volunteer opportunities available you can sign up for.


From the Taylor Chamber of Commerce: East Wilco Business Expo & Job Fair Sept. 10

On Saturday, September 10th from 10am-2pm, Taylor Chamber of Commerce will host a business expo and job fair at the Wilco Expo Center.

Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area, Universal Technical Institute (UTI), a variety of businesses and other technical schools and colleges will be present. 

Williamson County and Cities Health District will also be there administering COVID-19 vaccines.

Admission is free and there will be prizes to win all day. For more information, visit

From the City of Georgetown: Painted Rain Barrel Project coming in October

Through Aug. 31, 2022, the City of Georgetown’s Water Conservation Team invites artist proposals for the Painted Rain Barrel Project. These rain barrels will be placed throughout downtown Georgetown during the October arts events, then auctioned off to community members. All proceeds will be donated to conservation education efforts in local schools.

Artists will receive 40 percent of the total profits collected from the rain barrel auction. A $125 minimum bid will be placed on all barrels.

For more information, including submission guidelines, visit our website


Important Upcoming Dates

September 5 -  Labor Day/District closed
September 14 - Future Ready Center groundbreaking
September 19 - monthly board meeting

Have questions? Let’s Talk

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