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GISD eNews | 3-27-20

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(Photo courtesy of our Village Elementary Community)

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In this week’s eNews:

  • In Case You Missed It: Great News in GISD Schools!
  • #GoodThingsGISD
  • Board Briefs
  • Earth Day 2020 Poster Contest - K-5
  • Monitoring Coronavirus/Covid-19
  • Georgetown ISD events
  • From the Georgetown Complete Count Committee: 2020 Census
  • From The Rotary Club: District Grant Vocational Scholarships - New Deadline April 30

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

Sun City Kiwanis Promotes Literacy in GISD Schools

#GoodThingsGISD

Our campuses might be closed but we continue to stay connected and cultivate the “Good Things” culture throughout Georgetown ISD. We invite you to share your Good Things with us on Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #GoodThingsGISD!

Board Briefs

Board Briefs are monthly, high-level updates following regularly scheduled meetings of the GISD Board of Trustees. These updates are designed to help keep you informed on important activities and decisions in the district. Read the March Board Brief here or watch a video recording of the meeting.

Earth Day 2020 Poster Contest - K-5

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Texas Division in conjunction with the Capital Area MPO (CAMPO) and the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) is excited to announce the Earth Day 2020 Poster Competition (Theme: Transportation and Health for the 21st Century) for K-5th Elementary School students in the Austin and Bryan-College Station area.

Winners will receive:

  1. $100 gift card for 1st place;
  2. $60 for 2nd place; and
  3. $40 for 3rd place.

The contest is open to K-5th graders in the Austin and Bryan-College Station region. For additional information, regarding submittal requirements, judging criteria, and deadline information please see the following website: https://earthdaycompetition.org/. Winners will be announced on Earth Day, April 22, 2020.

Monitoring Coronavirus/Covid-19

We are carefully monitoring the Coronavirus (Covid-19) on a daily basis and we will make informed decisions with the guidance of healthcare and education officials.

For more information and our community updates and when to expect them, please visit www.georgetownisd.org/coronavirus or read through our FAQ.

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Georgetown ISD events

Due to the new Stay Safe, Stay Home order given by Williamson County, please assume that all district events are canceled through April 13.

 

From Our Community Partners:

From the Georgetown Complete Count Committee: 2020 Census

Official Census communications have already hit mailboxes and we hope you've added it to your to-do list! This information from the U.S. Census Bureau can be completed in the following formats: survey online, by phone, or by mail. The 2020 Census marks the first time you will have the option to respond online. Everyone living in the U.S. is required by law to be counted in the 2020 Census.

You will be asked a few simple questions, like age, gender, and the number of people who live in your home, including children. Your personal information is confidential and cannot be shared with anyone, including any government agencies or law enforcement. The Census will never ask you for your social security number, money or donations, or credit card numbers.

Census data are used to adjust electoral districts and shape how federal money is spent for roads, school lunch programs, health clinics, student loans, housing, and fire departments.

Information related to the Census is being distributed in elementary school take-home folders and is being made available at secondary campuses for pickup.

Learn more at 2020census.gov.

From The Rotary Club: Rotary Scholarships - New Deadline April 30

The Rotary Club has various scholarship opportunities available for students. Important documents and more information are linked below:

Rotary scholarship handout
Rotary Application
Rotary Vocational Scholarship Information

To apply for this scholarship, use the Rotary application above and make sure to include the name of the junior college or trade school in the "Colleges I am applying to" section.

List of Possible Vocational Careers


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