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GISD eNews ● 2-20-20

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In this week’s eNews:

  • In Case You Missed It: Great News in GISD Schools!
  • Rezoning
  • Board Approves Academic Calendars: 2020-2022
  • Join us for a Discussion on True Accountability
  • EVHS & GHS Girls Basketball Playoff Information - Feb 21
  • GHS Boys Basketball Bi-District Playoff Game - Feb 25
  • Uniendo Familias Meeting - Feb 27
  • GISD Empty Bowls 2020 - Feb 27
  • Inside GISD: a Community Tour Event - Feb 28
  • Local non-profit invites middle school students to enter storytelling contest - deadline March 6
  • From the Georgetown Complete Count Committee: 2020 Census Coming Soon
  • From the GISD Council of PTAs: Parent Information Night - Feb 25
  • From Chase the Chief: Chase the Chief 5K and Hammerlun Family Fun Run - March 8

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

State of the District in Under 8 Minutes
Congratulations to our January Teachers of the Month!
East View and Georgetown High School Students Compete in State Swimming and Diving Meet

Rezoning

The board approved new attendance zones during Tuesday’s meeting for the new Williams and Wolf Ranch elementary schools. These new zones will also help relieve capacity issues in the current Carver and Mitchell elementary school zones. Additionally, the attendance zone for Wagner Middle School was adjusted slightly. Other campus attendance zones were not impacted.

Summary of the changes:
Students in The Pinnacle neighborhood will be rezoned from Carver to the new Williams Elementary Mayfield Ranch will be rezoned from Carver to Wolf Ranch Elementary Fairhaven is zoned to Williams Elementary School Pickett Elementary moves to Wolf Ranch Elementary School

Other notable impacts of the new zones:
We will have the capacity for current 4th graders to remain at their campus in the coming school year. However, transportation will not be provided We do not have the capacity to grandfather those 4th-grade siblings. We are still working on the impact to special programs and will be communicating those updates via campuses.

More information is available on our website: www.georgetownisd.org/rezoning.

Impacted families will receive detailed communications soon including information on special programs and grandfather requests.

Until then, if you have questions, we encourage you to connect via Let’s Talk. Click on “Attendance Zones” and we’ll respond promptly.

Board Approves Academic Calendars: 2020-2022

The board approved during Tuesday's meeting the academic calendars for the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 school years.

Approving the calendar for two years should allow for better planning within the district and or our community partners and GISD families.

Drafts of the calendars are available on our website at www.georgetownisd.org/calendar.

Got questions? Send them to us via Let's Talk by clicking on the button for "Academic Calendar".

Join us for a Discussion on True Accountability

Several years ago, we embarked on an exciting journey with the Texas Public Accountability Consortium (TPAC) to reimagine what accountability looks like for public schools. Now, we are ready to take the next steps toward True Accountability and invite you to participate in this process.

Join us for a community summit to review our work, which has been driven by our strategic plan, and discuss the pursuit of a deeper level of accountability. One that walks beside the State accountability system and takes a deeper look into the work we are doing. One that takes into account the hopes and dreams we have for our students.

The summits are being offered on two dates:
Thursday, Feb. 27
Monday, March 2 At 6 pm
at the Hammerlun Center for Leadership & Learning

Visit our website for details and to RSVP.
Light snacks will be provided at these events.
We hope you’ll join us as we take the next step in empowering every learner to Lead, Grow and Serve.

EVHS & GHS Girls Basketball Playoff Information - Feb 21

Congratulations to the team for their win on Tuesday which advances them to the next level of competition:
East View High School Girls Basketball vs Magnolia West
Friday, February 21, 2020
at 6:00 pm (doors open at 5:30 pm) at Hearne High School
Tickets: Adults $4/Students $2
Passes Accepted: Teacher Badges, UIL District Pass, THSADA, TGCA, THSCA

Georgetown High School Girls Basketball vs. College Station
Friday, February 21st at 6:30 pm
at Yoe High School (303 East 12th Street, Cameron, TX 76520)
Tickets: Adult $5 / Student $3
Passes accepted: TGCA, TABC, THSCA, District Passes

GHS Boys Basketball Bi-District Playoff Game - Feb 25

Georgetown Boys Basketball vs. Leander Glenn
Bi-District Playoffs
Tuesday, February 25th @ 7:00 PM
at Vista Ridge High School (200 South Vista Ridge Blvd., Cedar Park, TX 78613) 
Tickets: Adult $5 / Student $3
Passes accepted: TABC, TGCA, THSCA, ISD Employee

Uniendo Familias Meeting - Feb 27

Spanish speaking families are invited to a dinner and informational meeting Thursday, February 27, from 6:00-7:30 at the Hammerlun Center Building 2. Familias de habla español están invitados a una comida y reunión informativa el jueves, 27 de febrero de 6:00 a 7:30 en el centro Hammerlun.

GISD Empty Bowls 2020 - Feb 27

Our community bowl making event, GISD Empty Bowls 2020, will take place on Thursday, February 27th at 4:30pm in the GHS Annex room 852. Come and make a clay bowl and fight hunger one bowl at a time. The clay bowls will be fired, glazed and sold with soup in them. The money raised will go toward the Food Pantry at the Caring Place in Georgetown. More information on The Empty Bowls soup fundraising event to come.

Inside GISD: a Community Tour Event - Feb 28

At GISD, we’re proud of the unique cultures, programs and student experiences at each of our campuses. As educators, we are fortunate to see those things first hand every day and now we’d like to invite you to see “inside” our schools, too.

Our first Inside GISD event will take place at East View High School next Friday, Feb. 28. Join us from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. for a complimentary lunch, a tour of EVHS, student showcases, and more.

If you are able to join us for the event, please RSVP at this link by Feb. 24. Please note that we do have a limited capacity, and we’ll be accepting RSVPs on a first-come, first-serve basis. Opportunities to visit other campuses will be available in the future. We’ll post more information as it becomes available at www.georgetownisd.org/insideGISD.

Local non-profit invites middle school students to enter storytelling contest - deadline March 6

Middle school students are invited to participate in the 2nd Annual San Gabriel Writers' League competition. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three contestants. All writers must turn in a completed registration form and submit an original story in a Word or Google document.

Important documents and more information are linked below:

Poster Submissions must be emailed by 5:00 PM on March 6, 2020, to kearneyj@georgetownisd.org. Jen Kearney will send all entries to the San Gabriel Writers' League. Students are encouraged to work with their ELAR teacher to submit a fully edited, polished piece of writing.

Students can use their writer's notebook and/or portfolio to determine which piece of writing they would like to use for the competition. Last year's competition awarded three students from GISD for their work. https://sangabrielwriters.com/writing-contest-winners/.

 

From Our Community Partners:

From the Georgetown Complete Count Committee: 2020 Census Coming Soon

Look for a mailing from the U.S. Census Bureau in March and respond to the 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, schools, health clinics, student loans, housing, and fire departments.

Learn more at 2020census.gov.

From the GISD Council of PTAs: Parent Information Night - Feb 25

The GISD Council of PTAs Presents a Parent Information Night: From Teen to Adult...Now What? How Laws Impact Your Student after his/her 18th Birthday. The event will be held on February 25 from 6:30-7:30 pm at the Georgetown High School Lecture Hall.

From Chase the Chief: Chase the Chief 5K and Hammerlun Family Fun Run - March 8

Registration is open for the 8th annual Chase the Chief 5K and Hammerlun Family Fun Run on March 8 at East View High School, 4490 E. University Ave. Participants will get the chance to chase Georgetown Police Chief Wayne Nero in a 5K run or a 1-mile fun run. Other activities at the event include a Police Department obstacle course and fitness fair open from noon to 5 p.m. There is an award ceremony following the race. To register for the Chase the Chief 5K and Hammerlun Family Fun Run, go to chasethechief.georgetown.org. The registration cost is $5 for students and $10 for adults.


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