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GISD eNews | 4-14-22

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In this week’s eNews:

  • Health Guidelines for Students Updated April 5
  • Hammerlun Leadership Academy Cohort No. 2 - Applications due Today
  • Course Verification for 2022-23 School Year - Deadline Tonight
  • Academic Calendar Survey - Open Through April 18
  • 2022 Congressional Art Competition: “Treasures of Central Texas” - Submission Deadline April 22
  • GISD Hosts High School Job Fair April 26 and 28
  • East View High School Choir Presents: Finale!
  • GISD Elementary Library STEM Camp
  • Uniendo Familias Event
  • Fine Arts Signing Day
  • From Texas Youth Preparedness Council: Applications due tomorrow for 2022-23
  • 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 the Lifesteps Council in Partnership with ACE: Parent Summit Series
  • Important Upcoming Dates

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Family Updates: Read Dr. Brent’s Latest News

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.

Hammerlun Leadership Academy Cohort No. 2 - Applications due Today

The Hammerlun Leadership Academy launched in 2021 as a leadership accelerator for GISD employees who want to grow and develop personal leadership skills through study and reflection on the characteristics and habits of effective leaders. 

Following a successful inaugural year, the program is now accepting applications for its second cohort.

Any GISD staff member who has been employed in the district for at least two years is eligible. For more information and to apply, visit

Course Verification for the 22-23 School Year - Deadline Tonight

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. 

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 Congressional Art Competition: “Treasures of Central Texas” - Submission deadline April 22

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.

Students should sign and print their release forms and attach them to the back of their artwork. 

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

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. 

East View High School Choir Presents: Finale!

EVHS Choir has been rehearsing diligently to present to you their annual performance FINALE! at the East View High School Theater on following dates and times:

  • Friday, April 29 at 7:00 pm
  • Saturday, April 30 at 7:00 pm
  • Sunday, May 1 at 3:00 pm

Purchase your tickets

GISD Elementary Library STEM Camp 

Come join your elementary school librarians for a fun week of STEM activities! Camps are open to any GISD student in grades 2-5 for the 2022-23 school year. The camps will be held at Williams Elementary June 13-16 and Wolf Ranch Elementary June 20-23. Both camps will take place 9-11:30 AM every day. 

Each camp session is limited to 50 students from any campus. 

For more information, visit our website

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

Fine Arts Signing Day

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

From Our Community Partners:

From Texas Youth Preparedness Council: Applications due Tomorrow 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 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

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

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.

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

Important Upcoming Dates

April 15-18 - Student holiday/ Schools closed
April 19 - GISD Board Workshop + Meeting
May 21 - Community Graduation Parade
May 26 - Richarte High School graduation 
May 27 - Last day of school (early release)
May 27 - East View High School graduation
May 28 - Georgetown High School graduation

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