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GISD eNews Posting | 3-28-24

  1. Learners Today, Philanthropists Tomorrow: Students at McCoy Elementary Lead Cereal Drive for Local Nonprofit 

  2. A+FCU Makes Donation to Pay Off Student Meal Balances in GISD

  3. Georgetown ISD Awarded $462m Grant for Drone Program

  4. Join us for a Spring Bus Tour - April 6 or 13

  5. Share Feedback on Proposed Bell Schedules for 2024-25

  6. Learn more about what’s proposed in the 2024 GISD Bond

  7. Join us for a Parent Learning Community Fair on April 6 

  8. Georgetown ISD is Open on April 8 - Eclipse Activities on Campus

  9. GISD High School Job Fair April 11 and 12

  10. GISD Kinder Dual Language Parent Info Sessions

  11. From Georgetown Parks and Recreation: Registration for Summer Camps now open

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Reminder that the district will be closed March 29-April 1. Enjoy the long weekend and we’ll see you back on Tuesday!

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This week’s features:

Learners Today, Philanthropists Tomorrow: Students at McCoy Elementary Lead Cereal Drive for Local Nonprofit
A+FCU Makes Donation to Pay Off Student Meal Balances in GISD
Georgetown ISD Awarded $462m Grant for Drone Program

In this week’s eNews:  

Join us for a Spring Bus Tour - April 6 or 13

GISD will host two more bus tours this spring, designed to invite community members to see where the district is growing and how we're accommodating for that growth.

Guests on the tour will visit both new and old campuses, see where future schools could be constructed, and learn more about programs, enrollment and the future of GISD.

Tour Dates and Times:

April 6, 9-11 am 

April 13, 9-11 am 

Click on a tour date above to register and secure your spot on the bus!


Please note that each tour will be capped at 30 people. Registration is required for each guest. 

Snacks will be provided and the tour will include several stops for campus visits and restroom breaks. 

Share Feedback on Proposed Bell Schedules for 2024–2025

Georgetown ISD is exploring a new bell schedule for the 2024-25 school year that helps address the demands of a growing district.  Two options are being considered and we invite you to share feedback.

Take this quick two-question survey.

Learn more about what’s proposed in the 2024 GISD Bond 

The Georgetown ISD Board of Trustees approved an order calling for a $649,510,000 bond election to be held on May 4. The bond addresses district growth, aging facilities, technology, fine arts and athletics. The proposed projects will be presented to voters in four separate propositions on the ballot in compliance with state law. 

Join Superintendent Devin Padavil during a community meeting to learn more about the projects: 

  • April 3 at Wagner Middle School, 6 pm

  • April 9 at East View High School, 6 pm

  • April 17 at Village Elementary School, 6 pm


You can also learn more on our website at www.georgetownisdbond.org.

Join us for a Parent Learning Community Fair on April 6 

GISD Special and Federal Programs will host their last Parent Learning Community Fair on Saturday, April 6 from 10am-Noon. This event is open to all parents. It’s FREE and fun for the whole family! 

Games, activities, and entertainment will be provided at the fair while families can get information from multiple community organizations. Connect with medical and mental health agencies, hear about supports available to students with disabilities transitioning from school to work/life, learn about summer programs available in our community, and more! 

See this flyer for more info.

Georgetown ISD is Open April 8 – Eclipse Activities on Campus


On Monday, April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will be visible in North America for the first time since 2017. The eclipse can be seen in Williamson County between 12:18 p.m. to 2:58 p.m. with maximum totality at 1:37 p.m.  The next solar eclipse will not be visible in the contiguous U.S. until 2044 according to NASA.


Georgetown ISD will operate on a normal schedule on April 8 with learning activities planned for all students and staff. Activities vary by campus. Look for more information from your child's campus.

Visit www.georgetownisd.org/solareclipse for more information. 

GISD High School Job Fair April 11 and 12

GISD will host a High School Student Job Fair at East View High School on April 11 and Georgetown High School on April 12. Both will be held from 11 am - 1:30 pm. Richarte HS students will attend the fair at GHS due to space limitations at RHS. 

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 this registration form by March 29 in order to attend. 

GISD Kinder Dual Language Parent Info Sessions

The GISD dual language team will host parent information sessions for parents of incoming Kinder students who are interested in applying to participate in the Spanish dual language program. There will be two virtual sessions April 10 and May 7 from 9-10am. Three in person sessions will also be held:

  • April 4 and April 11, 9-10am

  • April 11, 6-7pm

All in person sessions will be held at Hammerlun, 507 E. University Ave.

Please email Patricia Arriaga for the virtual meeting link at arriagap@georgetownisd.org

From Our Partners: 

From Georgetown Parks and Recreation: Registration for Summer Camps now open

Georgetown Parks and Recreation will offer a variety of summer camps for area students beginning the week of June 3. 

Age requirements, pricing, and schedules vary for each program. Summer camps are not licensed childcare programs. All fees listed are charged per week. See the full list of camp offerings at parks.georgetown.org/camp

 


 

Important Upcoming Dates

March 29 - April 1 District Closed/Student and Staff Holiday
April 2 – Board workshop
April 3 – Community Bond Presentation at Wagner MS, 6 pm
April 6 – Spring Bus Tour No. 2
April 13 – Spring Bus Tour No. 3
April 15 – Board meeting


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