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GISD eNews | 3-9-23

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GISD eNews | 3-9-23

  1. 2023 State of the District Highlights 

  2. Parent Learning Community Event Tonight 

  3. Making up Missed Time from Winter Storm Mara
  4. Dual Language Info Sessions for Incoming Kinder Students Tonight

  5. GISD Spring Job Fair - March 25 

  6. From the Austin Public Library: HBCU College Fair Tomorrow 

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

February Board Briefs
Family Updates: Read Dr. Brent’s Latest News
2023 State of the District Highlights 


In this week’s eNews:

Parent Learning Community Event Tonight 

Don’t miss tonight’s Parent Learning Community from 5:30-7:30 pm at Hammerlun, 507 E. University Ave. Hear information about new/returning student registration and our dual language program, connect with community resources for transportation and health needs, and learn about behavior supports to use at home! 

Food and child care are available starting at 5:30 pm, and 30 minute presentations begin at 6 pm. See the link below for more details, share with your community, and don't forget to RSVP. We hope to see you there!

March Parent Learning Community Event Flyer

Dual Language Info Sessions for Incoming Kinder Students - Tonight

Parents of English speaking students from any campus who are interested in applying for the Kindergarten Dual Language program are encouraged to attend an info night to learn about the program structure, goals, and application process. 

This session will be held tonight in conjunction with our Parent Learning Community night. Please join us at HCLL (507 E University Ave) at 5:30 pm for snacks. Programming will be offered in 30 minute sessions at 6 pm, 6:30 pm, and 7 pm. 

Making up Missed Time from Winter Storm Mara

We know our community is curious about the impact of missed instructional days in February due to the winter storm that forced school closures.  GISD has enough operational minutes built into our schedule to cover the first two days of closure, on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1.  We plan to apply for a waiver from the state for the third day of closure, Feb. 2. This must be approved by the board and is expected to be on the March meeting agenda. Even if approved, the instructional minutes missed because of the two-hour delay on Feb. 3 will need to be made up as they do not qualify for a waiver. 


Beginning March 20, campus bell schedules will be adjusted by 2 to 3 minutes to accommodate for this change. We expect this change to have minimal impact on daily operations. Look for more information from your child’s principal regarding the new bell schedule for each campus. 

GISD Spring Job Fair - March 25

On Saturday, March 25, GISD will host a Job Fair at Tippit Middle School from 9 - 11 am. Anyone is welcome to attend the job fair and learn about available job opportunities in GISD. 

Visit with campus administrators and department heads to learn about various career opportunities in the following areas:

  • Bilingual teachers

  • Special education teachers

  • Nutrition services

  • Transportation

  • Maintenance

  • And more

Refreshments will be available. You can register here. Your RSVP is not required but is appreciated and will help us plan for the event.

To view current open positions in Georgetown ISD, visit

For more information about the job fair, please see the flyer below. 

GISD Spring Job Fair flyer 

From Our Community Partners:

From the Austin Public Library: HBCU College Fair Tomorrow 

HBCU Battle of the Brains, the National Football League (NFL), and 100 Black Men of Austin will host an HBCU College Fair at the Austin Public Library’s Special Events Center (710 W Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701) on Friday, March 10, 2023 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

This event allows 6th through 12th graders and parents/guardians to learn more about our nation's Historically Black Colleges and Universities. 25+ HBCU representatives and local college admissions leaders will be present to discuss completing the FAFSA form, resume and application needs, essay and interview prep, independent scholarships, and more.

Graduating in 2023? Bring your transcripts, test scores, and resumes for on the spot college acceptances.

This event is open to the public and is FREE for colleges/universities AND attendees.

Visit our website to view the event flyer. 

Important Upcoming Dates

March 13-17 - Spring Break / District closed 
March 21 - board meeting 

Student events in athletics and fine arts are in full swing. Follow our athletic calendar and fine arts calendar so you don’t miss an event!

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