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GISD eNews | 5-21-20
In this week’s eNews:
- In Case You Missed It: Great News in GISD Schools!
- 2020 Virtual Employee Recognition Ceremony
- Memorial Day & Last Day of School
- GISD Graduation Events
- Summer Meal Program
- Sora - Audiobooks and eBooks for Middle School & High School Students
- Dual Language Information
- From the Georgetown Complete Count Committee: 2020 Census
In Case You Missed It: Great News in GISD Schools!
2020 Virtual Employee Recognition Ceremony
Join us tonight Thursday, May 21 as we honor GISD teachers and staff during virtual recognition ceremonies. Videos will be premiered on our YouTube channel at the times below:
Although we cannot be together in person to celebrate this year, we have some special prizes in store for our award-winners! Join us tonight as we recognize these deserving individuals.
Memorial Day & Last Day of School
Reminder that Monday, May 25 is Memorial Day. Join us in remembering those who have fought for our freedom. Distance learning will resume on Tuesday, May 26. Thursday, May 28 will be the last day of the 2019-2020 school year.
GISD Graduation Events
Friday, May 29 at 9 a.m.
Senior Parade in downtown
Friday, May 29 at 8 p.m.
Richarte Graduation at Birkelbach Field
Saturday, May 30 at 8 p.m.
East View HS Graduation at Birkelbach Field
Sunday, May 31 at 8 p.m.
Georgetown HS Graduation at Birkelbach Field
Because of social distancing, we are limiting the number of guests attending the event, and safety measures will be in place that include verbal wellness screenings and temperature checks. For those who are unable to join us that day, we’ll be live streaming the event and will share that URL with you closer to graduation.
Details at www.georgetownisd.org/2020Graduation
Summer Meal Program
The Summer Meal Program begins June 1 at Purl ES and Frost ES. The program is open to students through age 18.
Two meals will be distributed daily via drive-through service: a hot lunch and a breakfast intended for the following day. 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. throughout the summer on regular school business days
Sora - Audiobooks and eBooks for Middle School & High School Students
We are excited to introduce Georgetown ISD’s newest reading platform, Sora! Sora is an app or website where you can access thousands of popular audio and ebooks. These items were purchased by the GISD librarians based on the most popular checkouts at each secondary school. Using Sora, you can earn badges, bookmark your spots, make notes, and define words as you read.
Middle school and high school students can get to Sora through ClassLink or by downloading the Sora app (on Apple or Android devices) and signing in with their GISD login information. Important note: When prompted, search for Georgetown ISD, not your school. Students can check out ebooks and audiobooks for two weeks, and put holds on two more items.
Inside the Sora app, you can sync your public library account to access even more free books! Need to create a Georgetown Public Library account? Call (512) 930-3551 or stop by their building!
Dual Language Information
Previously scheduled Dual Language Parent Info Sessions have been changed to a virtual format in response to school closures due to COVID-19. Parents of English speaking students from any campus who are interested in applying for the Kindergarten Dual Language Programs at Carver, Cooper, Mitchell, Purl, or Village are encouraged to watch the informational video on the Dual Language web page, which will give you an overview of the program and next steps for the application process. Applications are due May 22. District personnel will contact you on or before June 5 to inform you of acceptance into the program or your place on a waitlist along with next steps. Thank you for your interest in the Dual Language program!
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From Our Community Partners:
From the Georgetown Complete Count Committee: 2020 Census
Have you taken the 2020 Census yet? Georgetown has one of the highest response rates in Central Texas so far at 67.5 percent! The Census completed online, at my2020census.gov or call 1-844-330-2020. You count!
The Census Bureau is hiring for temporary, part-time positions. Learn more at https://2020census.gov/en/jobs.
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