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GISD eNews | 1-13-22
In this week’s eNews:
- Public Review for Proclamation 2022
- FAFSA Deadline This Saturday - Finding Money for College
- East View Choir Presents: A Chorus Line
- SEL Academy - Call for Parent Stories
- Georgetown ISD Proposes Renewal of DOI Plan
- You Might Qualify for Federal Benefits - Learn more
- We’re Hiring
- H-E-B and the University Interscholastic League Team up to Present Scholarship Program for Community Service Excellence - Deadline to apply is Jan. 28
- From A+ Federal Credit Union: Applications for the 2022 A+FCU Scholarship Program
- From the Caring Place: New expanded hours
- From the Georgetown Police Department: Sign up now for Chase the Chief Family Fun Run benefitting PE programs in GISD
- From ACC: free workshops for juniors, seniors and parents
- Important Upcoming Dates
In Case You Missed It: Great News in GISD Schools!
Public Review for Proclamation 2022
Instructional resource and materials adoption occurs every 8-10 years, and your feedback is sought to shape the learning experience of our students for the future.
We invite you to participate in the adoption process from 2022, view materials and share your feedback on the materials you would like to see in our classrooms.
On January 24, from 4:00 - 7:00, materials will be on-site at the Hammerlun Center for Leadership and Learning to view and provide feedback.
The following courses will have instructional resources for review:
- Advanced Placement Spanish
- Advanced Placement French
- Advanced Placement Economics
- Advanced Placement Psychology
- Physical Education
This is a come-and-go event. If you are unable to attend, you can still provide feedback and access the feedback form by visiting our GISD website by February 4th.
If you have questions about any of the materials, please submit a Let's Talk. Simply click on the button for "Proclamation 2022" and a member of our team will get back to you.
FAFSA Deadline This Saturday - Find Money for College
The Texas state priority deadline for FAFSA submission is January 15, 2022.
The federal deadline for FAFSA submission is June 30, 2022.
Visit https://studentaid.gov/apply-for-aid/fafsa/fafsa-deadlines for more information.
Additionally, in accordance with Texas Education Code (TEC), beginning with students enrolled in 12th grade during the 2021-2022 school year, each student must do one of the following in order to graduate:
- Complete and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA);
- Complete and submit a Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA); or
- Submit a signed opt-out form.
The deadline for this is May 27, 2022.
This ParentU Resource: Finding Money for College provides an in-depth video on how to navigate applying for financial aid.
East View Choir Presents: A Chorus Line
East View choir has been working to bring you the musical masterpiece A Chorus Line at the end of this month! You are invited to join the performance.
Show dates and times:
Thursday, January 27, 2022 at 7:00 pm
Friday, January 28, 2022 at 7:00 pm
Saturday, January 29, 2022 at 2:00 pm
Saturday, January 29, 2022 at 7:00 pm
All performances will take place at the East View Theater.
Tickets are available at: https://evhstheatre.ludus.com/index.php
SEL Academy: Call for Parent Stories
We are seeking stories from GISD parents and guardians to foster more meaningful connections between our staff and the families of our students. These stories can feature challenge, triumph, or seek to educate GISD staff about what parents and guardians wish schools knew.
If a story is selected, a staff member will reach out to schedule a convenient time and place to capture the story on audio. Stories only need to be 1 to 5 minutes in length, and guardians may remain anonymous if they wish.
The following are just a few ideas we’re seeking:
- Military Parents
- Spanish Speaking Parents
- Foster Parents
- Grandparents raising grandkids
- Parents of students with a disability
- Parents of students with a serious illness
- GISD alum who experienced significant events in their school years
You can share your stories by February 1 via this Google form.
Georgetown ISD Proposes Renewal of DOI Plan
The Georgetown ISD DOI Plan is up for renewal in 2022. Leading up to this date, the District Performance Committee, composed of community members, staff, parents and business representatives have reviewed, revised and adopted a proposal for renewal.
The proposed plan was reviewed at the public meeting of the Georgetown ISD Board of Trustees on December 13, 2021.
View the proposed GISD DOI Plan for 2022 Renewal on our website.
You Might Qualify for Federal Benefits
What’s known as the “Federal Free and Reduced Lunch Application” is really about so much more than lunch. Your child is already benefiting from the free meals GISD is able to provide this school year, and some of you may have even considered that because meals are free, there’s no reason to complete the form. However, there are so many benefits beyond school lunch.
Applications also help determine the amount our schools receive in federal funding. This money is used in a number of ways including learning programs like STEM and Literacy nights and other educational programming.
And your family can qualify for added benefits for your household, including P-EBT benefits established during COVID, but only if you complete the application.
Please consider completing the form today and helping to secure funds for our schools next year.
Georgetown ISD had openings for custodians, bus drivers, substitute teachers and more. Check out our Careers page today to find opportunities that make a difference in the life of a child. Competitive pay and benefits for most positions!
From Our Community Partners:
From the Georgetown Project: MLK Service Day for Youth
The Georgetown Project will host an MLK Day of Service on Monday, Jan. 17 at the Georgetown Community Center from 9 am - Noon. Snacks and lunch will be provided and students can earn 3 hours of service credit. For information on projects and to sign up, visit www.georgetownproject.org or call 512-943-0074.
From H-E-B: H-E-B and the University Interscholastic League Team up to Present Scholarship Program for Community Service Excellence - Deadline to apply is Jan. 28
H-E-B is a Corporate Sponsor of the UIL and has its annual H-E-B Scholarship Program for Community Service Excellence opportunity. Nominees must have the following submitted to https://www.sportsinaction.com/scholarship/ by no later than January 28, 2022:
- Minimum 3.3 GPA
- Number of Community Service Hours completed in the last 12 months
- Community Service Verification Letters to document the number of hours submitted
- A Letter of Recommendation
- A Short Essay (500 words or less) on the topic: “What does Community mean to you?”
There will be 15 total winners – 5 each in music, academics and athletics – and each will be awarded $2,000 from H-E-B. An announcement of the winners will be at the UIL Boys Basketball State Championships.
From A+ Federal Credit Union: Applications for the 2022 A+FCU Scholarship Program are available
A+ Federal Credit Union is awarding sixty $2,000 scholarships to students who are current A+FCU members or the child of a member. Eligible applicants must also attend or plan to attend an accredited college or university and be:
- Graduating high school seniors pursuing a major in education or other fields
- College students pursuing an education degree who have been admitted to the College of Education and have a minimum of 60 collegiate hours
- Teachers pursuing a graduate degree
We invite you to share this information with your students and encourage them to apply. Applications are due by 11:59 pm on Monday, February 14, 2022
From the Caring Place: New expanded hours
On January 10th, the Caring Place launched new, expanded hours.
New hours are as follows:
The Shops at The Caring Place: Mon-Sat, 10 AM - 4 PM
Donations drive through: Mon-Friday, 12 PM - 4 PM
For a list on what The Caring Place accepts, visit caringplacetx.org/donatemystuff.
Programs & Services: Mon-Fri, 9 AM - 4 PM.
Food Pantry: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, 9 AM - 4 PM.
At this time, households may visit the Food Pantry once a month. The Food Pantry is closed on Wednesdays so that it can conduct remote food distribution. Food Pantry participants with an updated Caring Card will check in at the Food Pantry’s front door entrance at 2000 Railroad Avenue to receive food. If you do not have an updated Caring Card, please visit the Programs & Services porch entrance at 2001 Railroad Avenue to enroll or update your card. The Food Pantry is only serving food to those within our service area as we did before the pandemic
If you have any questions about new hours, please visit The Caring Place website at www.caringplacetx.org or call 512-943-0700, Monday through Friday, 9 AM - 4 PM.
From the Georgetown Police Department: Sign up now for Chase the Chief Family Fun Run benefitting PE programs in GISD
The Georgetown Police Department is gearing up for the 10th annual Chase the Chief. Register now and help us celebrate 10 years of family fun and fitness!
Invite your family, friends and neighbors to join you in catching Chief Cory Tchida!
Proceeds benefit physical education programs in Georgetown schools.
When: Sunday, March 6, 2022
Where: East View High School
Registration Fees: $10/adult & $5/student. No refunds or transfers.
Be sure to register by January 31st to guarantee your t-shirt!
Sponsor a Student: You can help sponsor a student who may not otherwise be able to participate. It’s only $5 to sponsor a student to run Chase the Chief. If you want to sponsor a student, please select the “Sponsor a Student” option on the form.
Link to register: https://chasethechief.georgetown.org/
From ACC: free workshops for juniors, seniors and parents
ACC Career Services will be offering FREE workshops to high school students (Juniors & Seniors) and parents/caregivers this Spring. Since the workshops are FREE we are able to open registration to area high school juniors, seniors, and all school's parents/caregivers, staff, and faculty.
ACC Career Services will offer one workshop each week, starting in February and running through the end of April. This workshop will be held virtually and will take place in the evening.
Fill out the Interest Workshop Survey and you will receive a calendar invite to each workshop you are interested in.
If you have any questions, contact Cynthia Martinez at email@example.com.
Important Upcoming Dates
January 1-31 - School Board Recognition Month
January 17 - Student and Staff Holiday in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr.
January 18 - Monthly Board Meeting
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