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GISD eNews Web Posting | 8-18-22

  1. Staff Spotlight: GISD Technology 

  2. Georgetown High School Ranks Eighth in the UIL 5A Lone Star Cup

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

  4. 2022-23 Meal Prices + Free & Reduced Lunch Application

  5. Looking to serve in GISD? Register to Volunteer

  6. GHS and EVHS Halftime Performance - October 14

  7. Opportunities to serve on the GISD School Health Advisory Council

  8. From the City of Georgetown: Watch school zones as classes start on Aug. 18

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

  10. From the City of Georgetown: Let the City of Georgetown know what you think of the proposed Fiscal Year 2023 City budget

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


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


2022-23 First Day of School Photos


Board Briefs


Teacher Externships: Building a Bridge Between Community and GISD


Family Updates: Read Dr. Brent’s Latest News



This week’s Feature Stories:


Staff Spotlight: GISD Technology 


Just because school’s out doesn’t mean our tech department slows down! Visit our website to read about how GISD technology keeps things moving over the summer. 


Georgetown High School Ranks Eighth in the UIL 5A Lone Star Cup 

Every year, the UIL (University Interscholastic League) Lone Star Cup honors the best overall athletic and academic programs in Texas, and GHS found itself in the top 25 5A schools for 2021-22… Read more on our website


In this week’s eNews:


All Things Back to School


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


Here are a few things to help you prepare for the start of the 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. 


Campus back to school events this week for things like schedule pick-up, meet the teacher, orientations and camps, are posted on our website.


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


Need to catch a ride? Students eligible for bus transportation received their bus route and schedule this week. 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 once the school year begins. 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 budge 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 get ready for back to school 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.


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 school during the coming 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

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 City of Georgetown: Watch school zones as classes start on Aug. 18

The first day of classes for schools in Georgetown ISD is Thursday, Aug. 18. The Georgetown Police Department reminds drivers to slow down in school zones. As students go back to school, police will be monitoring school zones throughout the city.


Visit our website for a list of Georgetown ISD school zones. 


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: Let the City of Georgetown know what you think of the proposed Fiscal Year 2023 City budget

The $722 million City of Georgetown budget affects every resident in our City. How we allocate your taxpayer dollars determines the level of service you get in return for City functions, like providing electricity, drinking water, drivable streets, and clean parks. Because we ask you, our residents, to trust us with your hard-earned income, we must make sure we’re spending your money the way you want it to be spent.


Now through Aug. 21, visit to learn more about the proposed budget and the budget adoption process and to provide your perspective through an online comment box.


You also can attend any of the public hearings through the budget adoption, the last of which currently is set for Sept. 13.



Aug. 21: Comments on draft budget close (see form online)

Aug. 23: Public hearings and first reading of both the tax rate and the budget

Sept. 13: Second reading and final adoption of the tax rate and budget

Oct. 1: New water/wastewater rates are in effect


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

August 18 - First day of school
September 5 -  Labor Day/District closed
September 14 - Future Ready Center groundbreaking
September 19 - monthly board meeting


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