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GISD eNews | 2-25-21

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In this week’s eNews:

  • Uniendo Familias & Platiquemos esta noche
  • Skyward Opens Tomorrow for Fourth Nine-Weeks Learning Preferences
  • NWEA MAP Middle of Year Reports
  • New Resources available now on ParentU
  • Pet Vaccination Clinic - March 2
  • 2021 Destination Life Transition Fair - March 6
  • San Gabriel Writing Project Competition for Middle School - Deadline: March 8
  • From Texas State University: Thank a Teacher
  • From the Georgetown Cultural Citizen Memorial Association: Black History Month
  • From A+FCU: Scholarship Deadline Approaching
  • From the Georgetown Project: Free ESL, Parenting and Child Care Provider Classes
  • From Chase the Chief: 5k and Family Fun Run
  • From the Williamson County and Cities Health District: How to Access Free COVID
  • Testing, Appointments Now Required
  • Important Upcoming Dates

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

GISD Partner Spotlight: Girls Empowerment Network

Board Briefs

In this week’s eNews:

Uniendo Familias & Platiquemos esta noche

Esta noche a las 6:00 tendremos personal bilingüe del distrito escolar disponible para platicar con familias que hablan español en el distrito sobre cualquier pregunta. Favor de visitar nuestra página web https://www.georgetownisd.org/Page/15277 y para ver nuestros videos de información en YouTube.

Skyward Opens Tomorrow for Fourth Nine-Weeks Learning Preferences

Starting tomorrow, February 26, families will be able to update their learning preferences in Skyward Family Access for the fourth nine-weeks grading period. Students may elect to learn in-person or remotely for the next grading period, which begins March 29. This window to update preferences will remain open through Sunday, March 14. Instructions on how to update your preferences in Skyward can be found on our website at www.georgetownisd.org/Page/22777.

NWEA MAP Middle of Year Reports

Parents can expect to find their student's most recent NWEA Map student profile report in Skyward Family Access by Monday of next week.

New Resources are available now on ParentU

New ParentU resources launched this week!

These resources include:

Finding and Applying for Scholarships
6th Grade Human Sexuality Curriculum (information for sixth-grade parents)

We hope you’ll check out these resources and share your feedback with us! Explore all our resources at www.georgetownisd.org/ParentU and share your feedback or suggest a future topic through Let’s Talk!

Pet Vaccination Clinic - March 2

Georgetown HS FFA and Dr. Tarlton will be hosting the Annual Spring Pet Vaccination Clinic on Tuesday, March 2 from 5:00pm-7:00 p.m. Proceeds from the clinic will benefit GHS FFA and the Archery Team. Prices range from $5 to $25. Visit our calendar event for more information.

2021 Destination Life Transition Fair - March 6

The 2021 Destination… Life Interdistrict Transition Fair will be held on Saturday, March 6 in a virtual format.  GISD is one of nine districts involved in this Transition Fair which brings in non-profits and agencies who work with our disability-related community.  For more information, please visit our webpage at or contact Special Ed Transition Coordinator, Rachael Hull, at (512) 943-5000 ext 6089 or email hullr@georgetownisd.org.

San Gabriel Writing Project Competition for Middle School

In collaboration with The San Gabriel Writers League (an organization of professional, published writers right here in our own community), middle school students have the unique opportunity to share a piece of their writing for a potential prize. 

The deadline for submissions is March 8, 2021.

Students may submit their piece of fiction to their GISD middle school Reading Language Arts teacher. 

Or, submissions can be made directly to the secondary ELAR curriculum coordinator at kearneyj@georgetownisd.org

More information:

This is a great opportunity for learners to look back at this year's portfolio of writing to share a piece of fiction. Likewise, students may submit a new piece of writing that has not yet been composed.

From our Community Partners:

From Texas State University: Thank a Teacher

Our teachers rise to extraordinary heights every day, showing their commitment to educate and inspire students. Austin Monthly and Texas State University want to honor area educators. If you know an outstanding teacher, thank them with a nomination explaining how they go above and beyond. You can share nominations until Feb. 28. One deserving teacher will win $500!

From the Georgetown Cultural Citizen Memorial Association: Black History Month

GCCMA is hosting several events for the entire family to enjoy. This year’s theme for Black History Month 2021 is The Black Family: Representation, Identity and Diversity. For more information and details on these free events, visit https://gccmatx.com/black-history-month/.

From the Georgetown Project: Free ESL, Parenting and Child Care Provider Classes

The Georgetown Project is offering Free ESL, Parenting and Child Care Provider Classes. Check out the Bridges to Growth spring calendar of classes and sign up online.

From Chase the Chief: Registration is now open for the 5K and Family Fun Run

Registration is still open for the 9th Annual Chase the Chief 5K and Family Fun Run, which will be virtual! You can run in your own space between March 7-12 and post pictures of your run on our official Facebook page! Participants that submit 5K times will be entered into our drawing for a prize. To register for the Chase the Chief 5K and Family Fun Run, go to https://chasethechief.georgetown.org/. The registration cost is $5 for students and $10 for adults. If you know of a student or family that would like to participate, but may not be able to, please donate the cost of registration to help. https://chasethechief.georgetown.org/.

Proceeds benefit physical education programs in Georgetown schools.

From the Williamson County and Cities Health District: How to Access Free COVID Testing, Appointments Now Required

Did you know that free COVID-19 testing is available seven days a week through the Williamson County and Cities Health District. A testing site is located across from the Georgetown Public Library and is open from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. You also do not need to be experiencing COVID-19 symptoms to be tested. For more information, or to sign up for an appointment (required), visit www.wcchd.org/COVID-19/testing. Appointments are required. Additional testing site locations can be found on www.wilco.org.

Important Upcoming Dates

March 8 - Deadline extended! Teacher grant applications (GISD Ed Foundation) due by 4:30 pm.
March 12 - Early Release
March 15-19 - Spring Break
March 23 - School Board Meeting - 7 p.m.


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