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GISD eNews | 4-7-22

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In this week’s eNews:

  • Special Programs Event: Resource Fair for Post-Secondary Programs Tonight
  • Health Guidelines for Students Updated April 5
  • Georgetown ISD Seeks Feedback to Name New Facilities
  • GISD Hosts High School Job Fair April 26 and 28
  • Uniendo Familias Event
  • Academic Calendar Survey - Open Through April 18
  • 2022 UIL A+ Academics Winners
  • Course Verification for the 22-23 School Year
  • Fine Arts Signing Day
  • 2022 Congressional Art Competition: “Treasures of Central Texas”
  • From the City of Georgetown: Today is the Last Day to Register to Vote
  • From the City of Georgetown: Georgetown ISD Student Art Exhibit - Closes Tomorrow
  • From the City of Georgetown: Red Poppy Festival in Downtown Georgetown on April 22-24
  • From the City of Georgetown: Adults with Disabilities Dance on April 29
  • Summer Camp Opportunities with the City of Georgetown
  • From Texas Youth Preparedness Council: Now Accepting Applications for 2022-23
  • From the Lifesteps Council in Partnership with ACE: Parent Summit Series
  • Important Upcoming Dates

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Special Programs Event: Resource Fair for Post-Secondary Programs Tonight

Join GISD Special Programs at Hammerlun from 6-8 PM on Thursday, April 7, for a Resource Fair with information about:

  • Transfer of Rights / College Admissions / Internships
  • Guardianship and Alternatives / Accommodations in College / Obtaining Employment
  • Graduation and Endorsements / Recreational Resources
  • College Programs for Students with Disabilities

Pizza and drinks will be provided, and there will be a drawing for two tickets to Kalahari. (Students must be present to win.)

Visit our website for more information.

Health Guidelines for Students Updated April 5 

Effective April 5, 2022, the district's health guidelines for students have been updated. Students who are COVID positive are still required to quarantine. Students with a fever - for any reason - at or above 100 degrees Fahrenheit should not report to school until symptoms improve. GISD follows the Texas Department of Health Guidelines for illness-related exclusions from school. 

You can find more information on the Health Services web page.

Georgetown ISD Seeks Feedback to Name New Facilities

GISD is seeking nominations to name two projects: a future-ready complex and elementary school No. 11, projects that were approved by voters during the November 2021 election. 

The community is invited to share feedback for board consideration on the naming of these two facilities. The deadline for submission of proposed names is midnight on Wednesday, April 13. Nominations can be submitted online:

Submit a nomination for the future-ready complex

Submit a nomination for elementary school No. 11

You can find more information, such as guidelines for naming, on our website.

GISD Hosts High School Job Fair April 26 and 28

Georgetown ISD will host two Job Fairs for high school students:
East View High School on April 26
Georgetown High School on April 28. Richarte HS students will attend the fair at GHS due to space limitations at RHS. 

Both events will take place during lunch from 11 am -1:30 pm.

The goal of this event is to connect local businesses with students for the purpose of creating future employment opportunities. Businesses that attend will have the chance to speak with students about summer job openings and future career paths at their place of employment. 

All interested businesses must complete the registration form by April 20 in order to attend. 

Uniendo Familias Event

Families are invited to a GISD "Uniendo Familias" event to celebrate Children's Day on Saturday, April 30, from 9-11 am at the Hammerlun Building. 

There will be lots of fun activities and information to share for families. For more information, please visit our website

Academic Calendar Survey - Open Through April 18

Your feedback on the academic calendar is important and we are asking for your input by completing a brief survey. More information and parameters for consideration are available on our website. Your feedback on the 2021-2022 (current year) calendar will inform our decisions for future academic calendars. 

View and complete survey (English)

View and complete survey (Spanish)

2022 UIL A+ Academics Winners

We had a wonderful showing for our Spring 2022 UIL A+ Academics competition! 14 campuses participated in 11 unique events at several grade levels, 3rd-8th. You can now find slideshows listing 2022 winners for UIL A+ Academics in Elementary and Middle Schools

Thank you for your help and support. Congratulations to the winners! 

Course Verification for the 22-23 School Year

For students entering 6th - 12th grade next year, please take a moment to review the courses your student has requested for the 2022-2023 school year by logging into Skyward and clicking on the Mailings tab. The 2022-2023 Course Verification Sheet will be posted there for review. For students entering 9th-12th grade, please also click on the Career Plan tab to review and sign your student’s personal graduation plan.

Instructions for how to access both items are posted on our district website

After reviewing both the student’s course verification and Career Plan (for students entering 9th-12th grade), parents/guardians can request course changes by going to the GISD Counseling Services website

Please note: If your student receives specialized courses through Special Education (SPED), English as a Second Language (ESL), or any other intervention course, these courses may not be reflected at this moment. Counselors will continue to work to update these courses, as well as specific athletics, fine arts, or elective course placements, as they receive them.

The deadline to submit course request changes for all students entering grades 6th-12th next year is Thursday, April 14, by 11 pm.

Fine Arts Signing Day style

Join us as we celebrate students of the class of 2022 that will continue their education in arts after graduation! 

The 2021-2022 Fine Arts Signing Day event will be held at Hammerlun on May 10 from 5 to 6:30 PM.

Find the invite and register here

2022 Congressional Art Competition: “Treasures of Central Texas” 

On behalf of Congressman Carter, we are pleased to once again announce this year’s Congressional Art Competition. This year’s theme is “Treasures of Central Texas”

The due date for artwork to be submitted is Friday, April 22 @ 5 pm.

For more information regarding rules, regulations, and important dates, please visit Congressman Carter’s website here.

From Our Community Partners:

From the City of Georgetown: Today is the Last Day to Register to Vote

The last day to register to vote for the upcoming May election is April 7. Early in-person voting is April 25-30 and May 2-3. Election day is May 7. 

Early voting and election day polling places, dates and times will be listed at wilco.org/elections.

From the City of Georgetown: Georgetown ISD Student Art Exhibit Closes tomorrow 

Since 2008, the Georgetown Public Library has partnered with GISD to offer a student art exhibit. After a virtual exhibit last year, art by K-12 students will fill the library once again! The exhibit is now open and running through April 7. Find more information about the exhibit on the city’s website.

From the City of Georgetown: Red Poppy Festival in Downtown Georgetown on April 22-24

Celebrate the City’s signature event on the most beautiful town square in Texas at the 21st annual Red Poppy Festival. The festival kicks off on Friday night and runs through Sunday with three days of music, entertainment, family fun, and features more than 100 artisan vendors. 

The city is offering a variety of options for visitors to get to this year’s Red Poppy Festival. Several free public parking lots are available throughout downtown, as well as shuttle options Saturday.

For a complete schedule and more details on event parking, shuttles, street closures and more, visit RedPoppyFestival.com

From the City of Georgetown: Adults with Disabilities Dance on April 29

The City of Georgetown Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a free dance for adults with disabilities from 7 - 9 pm on April 29 at the Georgetown Community Center, 445 E. Morrow St. The theme of the dance is “Enchanted Forest.”

The event is designed for, but not limited to, people ages 18 and older with special needs. A family member and/or caregiver must be present at all times. 

A concession stand with snacks and beverages will be available onsite. Items cost $1 to $2 each and are available for purchase with cash only.

Volunteers are needed to help with the concession stand, photo booth and greeting attendees. Sign up is available at parks.georgetown.org/volunteer.

Local organizations and businesses also are welcome to participate in the dance.

For more information, visit the city’s website.

Summer Camp Opportunities with the City of Georgetown

Weekly sessions are offered starting May 31. Visit ParentU for more details on summer camp opportunities for your child. www.georgetownisd.org/Page/23703

From Texas Youth Preparedness Council: Now Accepting Applications for 2022-23

The Texas Youth Preparedness Council (TX YPC) serves as the youth voice for school safety in Texas by representing the Texas School Safety Center in school safety issues in local communities and schools across Texas. Students selected for this group must have a true passion for safety and preparedness and employ a belief that they can make a difference in their schools and communities.

Students entering grades 9-11 for the 2022-2023 school year are eligible to apply. Applications are due by 5 pm. on April 15, 2022.

From the Lifesteps Council in Partnership with ACE: Parent Summit Series

The Afterschool Centers on Education (ACE) is partnering with Lifesteps council to bring a 3-part series workshop to parents and community members.

The summit series is designed to educate parents of middle and high school students on the dangers of substance use and provide parenting tools through three sessions:

April 20 - Session 2: Tackling underage drinking and Impaired Driving

May 18 - Session 3: A Recipe for Success (Legal and Social Impacts, Goal Setting and Resources)

All sessions will be 7 - 8 pm via zoom.

For more information, visit https://lifestepscouncil.org/community-events/.

Important Upcoming Dates

April 5-8 - State Testing
April 15-18 - Student holiday/ Schools closed
April 19 - GISD Board Workshop + Meeting

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