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GISD eNews | 9-3-20
In this week’s eNews:
- Monday, September 7 is a school holiday
- Return to campus on September 10 & Important Back to School Resources
- YMCA enrolling for after-school care starting Sept. 10
- Internet Hotspots and Devices for Remote Learning
- Board Briefs
- From Laundry Love Georgetown: Free Washing at the Laundromat
- From Girl Scouts of Central Texas: You’re Invited!
- From the City/Chamber: Pledge to Shop Georgetown
- From the Texas Science Education Foundation: Safer Teenage Drivers - a Study for Teens and Parents
- From the Georgetown Complete Count Committee: 2020 Census
In Case You Missed It: Great News in GISD Schools!
Monday, September 7 is a school holiday
Georgetown ISD will be closed on Monday, September 7 in observance of the Labor Day holiday. Enjoy the long weekend! We’ll see you back in class on Tuesday, September 8.
Return to campus on September 10 & Important Back to School Resources
Students who chose in-person learning will be returning to campus Thursday, Sept. 10. Like our first day of instruction on August 20, we’re encouraging parents and students to share their first day of in-person learning photos with us! Post to social media using the hashtag #GISDB2S, and we’ll all celebrate together.
- Technology Resources & Tutorials
- ParentU - resources for parents
- Download school supply lists
- Enrollment Information
- District Back to School Plan
- Covid FAQ
YMCA enrolling for after-school care starting Sept. 10
Internet Hotspots and Devices for Remote Learning
We want to remind families that you only need a hotspot if you don’t otherwise have internet at home, and that each hotspot can serve multiple devices. If you have more than one student in your household, each one does not need an independent hotspot to connect to the internet. We need families who already have internet access or who checked out more than one hotspot to return them to their home campus so they can be checked out to families who do not otherwise have connectivity.
Board Briefs are monthly, high-level updates following regularly scheduled meetings of the GISD Board of Trustees. They are also posted on our website.
From Our Community Partners:
From Laundry Love Georgetown: Free Washing at the Laundromat
Laundry Love Georgetown provides all the quarters and detergent so you can wash your clothes and bedding FOR FREE at the laundromat! No registration, no proof of need, no strings – just come with your mask.
U Wash M last Thursday of every month 6 - 8 p.m. Mr.
Laundry second Tuesday of every month 4 - 8 p.m.
From Girl Scouts of Central Texas: You’re Invited!
If you know a girl who loves to have fun and make new friends, she won’t want to miss this opportunity to check out the Girl Scouts during a robot building event and animal dance party. Find events through Oct. 13. These events are free for all girls in grades K–3! www.gsctx.org/tryit
Si a tu niña le encanta divertirse y hacer nuevos amigos, no querrá perderse esto. ¡Gratis para todas las niñas en los grados K3! www.gsctx.org/tryit
From the City/Chamber: Pledge to Shop Georgetown
July 27 to Sept. 13 This Shop Georgetown Campaign is a joint initiative between the City and the Chamber to draw awareness to shopping in Georgetown and supporting local business. You can receive one ticket into weekly prize drawings for every $10.00 or more that you spend on a single receipt at a Georgetown business AND the receipt shows local sales tax. Must be 18 years or older to enter.
- Take a photo of your receipt including sales tax
- Email the receipt along with name and daytime telephone number to email@example.com
- Turn in receipts by Sunday at Midnight to be entered in Tuesday’s drawing
- Drawing will be done each week by the end of the business day Tuesday
From the Texas Science Education Foundation: Safer Teenage Drivers - a Study for Teens and Parents
The Texas Science Education Foundation, collaborating with Johns Hopkins University, is looking for 100 GISD learner permit stage students to conduct an initial monitoring study of teenagers using smartphone-based software. The purpose of this study is to make teenagers safer drivers by developing tools to use as they learn how to drive. Teenagers with a learner’s permit and their parents are eligible to enroll. Parents and teens can earn a combined $150 in gift cards for participating in this study! Click on this link to learn more and see if you are eligible: https://is.gd/hopkinslogbook or contact Mike Douglas firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more. This study is funded by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
From the Georgetown Complete Count Committee: 2020 Census
Our community is growing and some of our new families may have been missed by the Census flyers that were mailed in the spring. If you didn’t receive an official Census invitation, it’s not too late to take the 2020 Census! Your participation helps inform how important federal money is spent in our community for things like school lunch programs, student loans, health clinics, and more. To complete the Census online, visit 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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