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GISD eNews | 3-12-20

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In this week’s eNews:

In Case You Missed It: Great News in GISD Schools!

  • Spring Break 2020
  • Make your vacation plans now - calendar information included
  • Last chance to view AP Art Exhibit at City Hall
  • 2020 Destination: Life Transition Fair & Conference - March 28
  • Inside GISD: a Community Tour Event - March 31
  • Dual Language Parent Information Night
  • Monitoring Coronavirus
  • Summer Musical Theatre Camp
  • From the City/Parks and Recreation: Pop into Spring Teen Party at Georgetown Rec Center - March 13
  • From the Georgetown Complete Count Committee: 2020 Census Coming Soon
  • From The Rotary Club: District Grant Vocational Scholarships - Deadline Approaching


In Case You Missed It: Great News in GISD Schools!

Congratulations to our February Teachers of the Month!

Spring Break 2020

GISD will be on spring break March 16-20. Schools and offices will be closed. Friday, March 13 is an early release day for students

Early Release Times:
PK/PPCD: 10:55 AM
Elementary: 11:55 AM
Middle Schools: 12:40 PM
High Schools: 12:45 PM GAP: 12:45 PM

The 2020-2021 Academic Calendar is now available online

As you plan for the coming school year, be sure to reference the approved calendars on our website at This year, the board approved a two-year calendar to help families, staff and community members plan through the 2021-2022 academic school year.

Got questions? Let's Talk.

Last chance to view AP Art Exhibit at City Hall

If you haven't had a chance to check out the new art exhibition at the Georgetown City Hall Gallery, we encourage you to visit. The artwork on display is by Georgetown Independent School District AP Art students. The artwork exhibit will end this month.

2020 Destination: Life Transition Fair & Conference - March 28

Destination LIFE Regional Transition Fair & Conference, preparing/supporting students with disabilities and their families for life beyond high school. This conference will provide information and support for families and students with disabilities ages ECSE through 18+ services in Austin and surrounding areas. The event will be Saturday, March 28 from 9:00 am - 1:30 pm at Round Rock High School. This event is hosted by 13 school districts, including GISD. The event will feature 82 vendors, free lunch, and breakout sessions (36 in English, 4 in Spanish). Spanish and Sign Language Interpreters will be available. For more information please visit the Destination Life website.

Inside GISD: a Community Tour Event - March 31

Join us for a look Inside GISD - We are excited to offer the second installment of this exciting new program. The next Inside GISD event will take place at Tippit Middle School Tuesday, March 31. Join us for a complimentary lunch, a tour of TMS and more.

We invite you to RSVP at this link. Please note that we do have a limited capacity, and we’ll be accepting RSVPs on a first-come, first-serve basis. Opportunities to visit other campuses will be available in the future. We’ll post more information as it becomes available at

Dual Language Parent Information Nights

GISD will be hosting three parent information nights for parents of incoming Kindergarten students who are interested in applying for the Dual Language program. Join us as we discuss our DL program, Gomez & Gomez framework, program 50/50 model (English & Spanish), program expectations and applicant selection process. This is for parents of incoming Kinder students for 2020-21. The sessions will be April 9 and 23, and May 14 from 6:00-7:00pm at the Hammerlun Center for Leadership and Learning Building 2.

Monitoring Coronavirus

We continue to work with local and state health officials to monitor the spread of Coronavirus/COVID-19.

Communications shared with our families and staff are being added to our website at along with resources from the Center for Disease Control and Williamson County City and County Health District. In an effort to stay connected on this rapidly changing situation, we plan to send updates next week on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday by 5pm to families and staff. Any changes to school-sponsored events and business operations would be communicated directly to parents and staff.

Home page alerts on the district and campus websites may also be utilized for notifications.

Summer Musical Theatre Camp

This exciting camp is June 8-27 at EastView Theater, with performances of Oliver the last three days of camp. Open to all 7-12 grade students in Georgetown. For more information, including tuition and ticket sales, please visit their website.


From Our Community Partners:

From the City/Parks and Recreation: Pop into Spring Teen Party at Georgetown Rec Center - March 13

Georgetown Parks and Recreation hosts its Pop into Spring Teen Party for teenagers ages 12-15 on March 13 at the Georgetown Recreation Center, 1003 N. Austin Ave. The party is from 1:30-4:30 p.m. and will include pizza, drinks, snacks, games, music, and door prizes. The event is free for recreation center members or $5 for nonmembers. Visit for more information.

From the Georgetown Complete Count Committee: 2020 Census Coming Soon

Official Census communications are starting to land in mailboxes this week. Look for this information from the U.S. Census Bureau in March and respond to the survey online, by phone, or by mail. The 2020 Census marks the first time you will have the option to respond online. Everyone living in the U.S. is required by law to be counted in the 2020 Census.

You will be asked a few simple questions, like age, gender, and the number of people who live in your home, including children. Your personal information is confidential and cannot be shared with anyone, including any government agencies or law enforcement. The Census will never ask you for your social security number, money or donations, or credit card numbers.

Census data are used to adjust electoral districts and shape how federal money is spent for roads, school lunch programs, health clinics, student loans, housing, and fire departments.

Information related to the Census is being distributed in elementary school take-home folders and is being made available at secondary campuses for pickup.

Learn more at

From The Rotary Club: Rotary Scholarships - Deadline approaching

The Rotary Club has various scholarship opportunities available for students. The Higginbotham Scholarship provides $10,000/year and the Georgetown Rotary Scholarship provides $1,000/year to qualified students. Applications show the deadline was March 2. However, the Rotary Club has extended the deadline to March 15. Interested students should act fast to take advantage of these opportunities. The Vocational Scholarship has a later deadline.

Important documents and more information are linked below:

Rotary scholarship handout
Rotary Application
Rotary Vocational Scholarship Information

To apply for this scholarship, use the Rotary application above and make sure to include the name of the junior college or trade school in the "Colleges I am applying to" section.

List of Possible Vocational Careers

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