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GISD eNews | 5-16-24

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GISD eNews | 5-16-24

  1. GISD Launches New Grow Your Own Program, Celebrates First Cohort

  2. Education Foundation awards more than $66,000 in Spring Grants - See photos

  3. Mark your Calendars! 2024 Graduation Dates

  4. Summer Hours for GISD Facilities + the GISD Health & Wellness Center

  5. Summer learning, summer meals and summer camps

  6. Enrollment is now open for new and returning students

  7. Fast, Affordable Healthcare for Students, Staff and affiliated Families

  8. Student Job Board Helps Students Connect with Local Employers

  9. Beginning of Year Vaccine Clinic July 20

  10. GISD Library Summer Maker Camp June 17-20 - Enroll now

  11. From A+FCU: Educator Grants Available, Apply by May 31

  12. From the Georgetown Chamber: Apply now for Junior Leadership Georgetown

  13. From the GCCMA: Juneteenth Events June 14 and 15

  14. From the Georgetown Palace Theatre: Summer Camps at the Theatre

  15. From the United Way of Central Texas: Community Resources

  16. From CAPCOG: Emergency Notification System

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April Team Members of the Month

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This week’s features:

GISD Launches New Grow Your Own Program, Celebrates First Cohort
Education Foundation awards more than $66,000 in Spring Grants - See photos

In this week’s eNews:  

Mark your Calendars! 2024 Graduation Dates

See below for 2024 graduation information. More details will be coming soon at https://www.georgetownisd.org/graduation.

Bridges 18+

Thursday, May 16, 2024
5:30 PM @ Hammerlun

Richarte HS

Thursday, May 23, 2024  

7:00 PM @ The Performing Arts Center

Facebook event page

 

Georgetown HS

Friday, May 24, 2024 

8:00 PM @ The Athletic Complex

Facebook event page

 

East View HS  

Saturday, May 25, 2024 

8:00 PM @ The Athletic Complex

Facebook event page

Summer Hours for GISD Facilities + the GISD Health & Wellness Center

Georgetown ISD will operate this summer on a modified schedule. Facilities will be closed on Fridays between June 7 and July 26 as well as the week of July 1-5.

We will be open for business on Mondays through Thursdays from 7:30 am - 4:30 pm.

Our health and wellness center operated by Lone Star Circle of Care will follow similar hours during the summer to continue providing care for our students, staff and their immediate families. You can access the health center on Monday through Thursday from 7 am –4 pm.

To learn more about the health center or make an appointment, visit our website for details at www.georgetownisd.org/healthcenter.

Summer learning, summer meals and summer camps

Planning your summer?  Be sure to visit our website at www.georgetownisd.org/summerprograms to learn about summer learning opportunities, where to find free summer meals for students and more.

Enrollment is now open for new and returning students

 

Whether you have a student who is new to Georgetown ISD or already enrolled and returning this fall, we invite you to enroll now.  


RETURNING STUDENTS
If you have a student currently enrolled in GISD and want to register them for the upcoming school year, please visit our Returning Student Registration webpage for more information and to update your profile. This helps our campuses with scheduling.

NEW STUDENTS
If you have a student to enroll in GISD who is not currently attending one of our campuses, please start the New Student Enrollment process at www.georgetownisd.org/enrollment.

Fast, Affordable Healthcare for Students, Staff and affiliated Families

The GISD Health and Wellness Center operated by Lone Star Circle of Care will be

relocating to the Future Ready Complex in July. Prior to the relocation, patients can

continue receiving services at the Richarte High School  location Monday through Thursday from 7 am – 4 pm. The health center is available for students, staff, and their immediate

families.

To learn more or make an appointment, visit our website for details

at www.georgetownisd.org/healthcenter.

Student Job Board Helps Students Connect with Local Employers

The GISD Student Job Board is designed to connect our students with local employers for work. Whether you are searching for a job or looking to hire student workers, check out our job board at https://www.georgetownisd.org/HSJobBoard

Beginning of Year Vaccine Clinic July 20

All GISD student's must be in full compliance with state-mandated vaccines by the first day of school or risk first day of school exclusion. GISD Health Services has partnered with WCCHD and Aurora Concepts to host a FREE Beginning of the Year Vaccine Clinic for all GISD students on July 20 from 10am - 2pm at the Hammerlun Center for Leadership & Learning.

All vaccines will be free either through the TVFC vaccine program, or through billing insurance. All state-mandated vaccines will be available, along with COVID-19 vaccines.

Visit our website to access the required forms for the clinic.

GISD Library Summer Maker Camp June 17-20:  Enroll Now

GISD librarians and digital learning coaches will host a maker camp June 17-20 for students who will be in 3-5 grade for the 2024-25 school year. Camp will run from 9-11:30 am everyday at Wolf Ranch Elementary. The cost of the camp is $150 and all proceeds will benefit libraries across GISD.

Find more information on this flyer.

From Our Partners:

From A+FCU: Educator Grants Available, Apply by May 31

Need a little extra support in the classroom? All professionally certified educators employed at a pre-K to 12 school within the A+FCU field of membership are invited to apply for grants up to $1,500. Funds may be used to support new and ongoing programs that enhance student learning and wellness or promote professional development.

If you have questions about the application or eligibility, please call 512.533.4390 or email educationfoundation@aplusfcu.org.

Completed applications, including principal approval, must be submitted by 11:59 pm on Friday, May 31, 2024. View the application and apply here.


From the Georgetown Chamber: Apply now for Junior Leadership Georgetown


Applications are now being accepted for the Junior Leadership Georgetown program through the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce.

This eight-month program for high school juniors and seniors is designed to strengthen participants’ leadership skills, community awareness, and involvement. Junior Leadership Georgetown will provide participants with quality, relevant leadership training along with knowledge of the community, needs, and opportunities. It allows participants to form effective relationships with current, past, and future leaders in the community.

More information including the application can be found on the Chamber's website.

The deadline to apply is August 31.

From the GCCMA: Juneteenth Events June 14 and 15

The GCCMA will hold the 72nd Annual Georgetown Juneteenth Celebration June 14 and 15. The celebration will include a parade, festival, live music and more. See this flyer for more information, including celebration locations and times.

From the Georgetown Palace Theatre: Summer Camps at the Theatre

When school is out, our curtain goes up! At the Georgetown Palace Theatre, from June 3 - August 11, incoming 1st - 12th graders can experience the rush of rehearsing and performing a fully produced show – on stage with costumes, props, sets, lights, and sound – in just TWO WEEKS! No previous experience needed – everyone gets a part! There are FIVE sessions to choose from over the summer, with different shows for separate age groups each session, all led by performing arts professionals.

Camps run Monday through Friday, 9am – 4pm. Early drop-off and late pick-up available for small fees. Performances are scheduled for the weekend following each two-week session, and campers receive a limited number of tickets to invite family or friends to come see their show! Cost of each 2-week session: $575 (that’s less than $290 per week!)

For more information or to register, please visit: www.georgetownpalace.com/camps/

From the United Way of Central Texas: Community Resources


United Way of Greater Austin has a few easy tools to help access the resources they need.

  • Call 2-1-1,

  • visit ConnectATX.org,

  • or text your zip code to 85511

to find resources related to food, workforce and education, transportation, housing, health, mental health, parenting and family and financial assistance.

From CAPCOG: Emergency Notification System

The Capital Area Council of Governments (CAPCOG) and its partners are pleased to offer an emergency notification system to residents of Central Texas. Registering with WarnCentralTexas allows local officials to contact their communities by phone, email and text during times of disasters or public safety events.

Visit https://warncentraltexas.org/ to sign up for customized text alerts. 

 


 

Important Upcoming Dates

May 20 – Board Meeting
May 24 – Last day of school
May 16 – Bridges Graduation
May 23 – RHS Graduation
May 24 – GHS Graduation
May 25 – EVHS Graduation


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