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GISD eNews | 1-27-22

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In this week’s eNews:

  • East View Choir Presents: A Chorus Line Starting Tonight
  • GHS Theater Presents: Amelie Starting Tonight
  • Uniendo Familias Event / Uniting Families Event
  • Updated: COVID Testing + Upcoming Vaccine Clinics
  • Share your GISD Story - Call for Parent Stories
  • Georgetown ISD Board Approves Renewal of DOI Plan
  • We’re Hiring
  • From the City of Georgetown: Thank you for sharing your thoughts on a downtown parking garage
  • 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!

January Board Briefs
School Board Adopts Goals for 2022-2023
December Teachers of the Month
Family Updates: Read Dr. Brent’s Latest News
January is School Board Recognition Month

East View Choir Presents:A Chorus Line Starting Tonight

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

GHS Theater Presents: Amelie Starting Tonight

The Georgetown High School Fine Arts department invites you to join us for a wonderful performance of Amelie: The Musical.

Show dates and times: 

Thursday, Jan.  27- Saturday, Jan. 29 @ 7 pm
Monday, January 30 @ 2 pm

All performances will be held at the Klett Performing Arts Center.

Tickets are available for purchase at the door or online.

Uniendo Familias Event / Uniting Families Event - Feb. 3

Están invitados a un evento el jueves, 3 de febrero de 6 a 7:30 pm en el edificio Hammerlun (507 E University Ave). Acompáñenos, a aprender cómo apoyar a sus hijos en Matemáticas,

Lectura y Escritura en casa. También, tendremos recursos de nuestra comunidad para oportunidades de aprendizaje durante el verano. 

Para más información, favor de visitar nuestra página de "Uniendo Familias" al https://www.georgetownisd.org/Page/15277

We'd like to invite you to our "Uniendo Familias" event on Thursday, February 3, from 6:00-7:30 pm at the Hammerlun Building. Join us to learn ways of supporting math, reading, and writing at home!! There will also be lots of community resources for summer learning opportunities. 

For more information, please visit our website.

Updated: COVID Testing + Upcoming Vaccine Clinics 

VACCINE CLINICS

  • Pediatric Vaccine Clinic - February 2
    Second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine will be administered on February 2 for students who attended the January 12 vaccine clinic.
    The clinic will be held at the Hammerlun Center for Leadership & Learning from 4-7 pm. A parent or legal guardian must accompany the child. 
  • Booster Clinic for ages 12+ - February 7
    This booster clinic will be held at the Hammerlun Center for Leadership & Learning from 4-7 pm for anyone ages 12 and up who are fully vaccinated (meaning one dose of the Johnson Johnson or two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine). Register at mhealthsystem.com/georgetownisd. Minors should be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
     
  • Pediatric Vaccine Clinic - February 10 and March 3, 2022 

First doses of the COVID-19 vaccine will be administered on February 10, with second doses administered on March 3 at the Hammerlun Center for Leadership & Learning from 4-7 pm. Register at mhealthsystem.com/georgetownisd2.

This clinic is for children ages 5 - 11 only.

A parent or legal guardian must accompany the child.

RAPID TESTING
As a reminder, COVID testing will occur on regular school business days at Pickett Elementary School between 7 am and 1 pm and be administered by licensed medical professionals who are contracted with GISD. 

  • This rapid antigen test service is being provided for free to all students and staff in GISD who are not experiencing COVID-like symptoms but who may have been in contact with or exposed to a COVID-positive individual. 
  • Pre-registration is required before testing can occur. Pre-registration does not indicate that you are requesting a test appointment, but it will help expedite service if/when you need it. 
    • Register online: register.txrapidtest.org or scan the QR code to register on arrival
    • Look for signs at the testing site and call the number listed on arrival. This will help staff expedite testing and locate your registration information.
    • Be sure to include a valid email address and/or phone number when you register. This information is used to share test results. 

PCR TESTING
If a student or staff member is experiencing COVID-like symptoms, they should contact a health provider for a PCR test. PCR and rapid PCR tests are currently being offered for free at numerous locations in Williamson County. Register for a Curative walk-up test here.

For more information on GISD protocols and testing options, please visit our website.

AT-HOME TESTING
Residential households in the U.S. can now order one set of four free at-home tests from USPS.com. Here’s what you need to know about your order:

  • Limit of one order per residential address
  • One order includes 4 individual rapid antigen COVID-19 tests
  • Orders will ship free starting in late January

Simply visit https://special.usps.com/testkits for details and to sign up. 

Share Your GISD Story

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

Share your stories by February 1 via this Google form.

Georgetown ISD Board Approves 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 and approved at the January 18, 2022 meeting. 

You can view the proposed GISD DOI Plan on our website. 

We’re Hiring

Georgetown ISD has 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 City of Georgetown: Thank you for sharing your thoughts on a downtown parking garage

The City has been working to evaluate and address parking concerns for the downtown area for several years.

City Council identified three potential locations for the parking garage:

  1.       Tamiro Plaza, on the southwest corner of Sixth Street and Austin Avenue
  2.       Ninth and Main streets, the entire square block
  3.       Sixth and Main streets, on the southwest corner

More than 1,200 people shared their feedback through a city survey. A quick review of the results show you prefer:

🅿️  9th and Main location

❌  No floors below ground

Results have been compiled and shared with the council to help inform their decisions moving forward. More to come, so stay tuned!

For more information and updates, please see the project page on our website: https://mainstreet.georgetown.org/downtown-parking-garage-project/ 

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 31 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.  

ACC Career Services will offer one workshop each week, starting in February and run 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 cynthia.martinez@austincc.edu.

Important Upcoming Dates

February 3 - Special event for families to learn more about activities for students with disabilities
February 21-23 - Student Holiday/Staff Work Days-Academic Support
February 22 - Board Meeting
February 25 - State of the District

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