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GISD eNews | 4-22-21

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In this week’s eNews:

  • Summer Hours for GISD Facilities + the GISD Health & Wellness Center
  • Uniendo Familias - Feria de Información y Diversión
  • STAAR Test Information
  • NWEA MAP Mid-Year Progress Reports Now Available for Grades K-8
  • Graduation Ceremony and Parade Dates for Class of 2021
  • 2021-22 New Student Enrollment Now Open
  • Returning Student Registration Open for 2021-22
  • Now Accepting Dual Language Program Applications for Incoming Kindergarteners
  • Student Artwork Featured in GISD Virtual Art Exhibit
  • Mass Physicals Event Coming May 22
  • From the City: Virtual Georgetown Youth Town Hall May 6
  • From the City: Georgetown Parks & Rec Summer Camp Registration Now Open
  • From the Williamson County and Cities Health District: How to Access Free COVID Testing and Vaccine Opportunities
  • Important Upcoming Dates

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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 11 and July 30. 

We will be open for business on Mondays through Thursdays from 7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

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 a.m.–4 p.m. and virtually on Fridays from 7 a.m.–4 p.m.


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

Uniendo Familias - Feria de Información y Diversión

Están invitados a una feria de información y diversión el sábado, 15 de mayo de 9 a 11 am en el edificio Hammerlun. Tendremos comida, actividades interactivas para los niños, información de programas del distrito, y premios. Para mas informacion, favor de visitar nuestra pagina de "Uniendo Familias" al https://www.georgetownisd.org/Page/15277

¡Esperamos verlos ahi!

STAAR Test Information

State Assessments for STAAR 4th and 7th grade writing, English I and English II EOC begin in April. 

Your student's campus will communicate test dates, location and report times. Students who are remote learners and need transportation to their campus for testing can board the bus at the stop closest to their home in the morning. Those students will be returned following the early release schedule for their campus unless they need extra time to complete testing, in which case they will ride the regular release bus. Students can also be picked up by a parent or guardian. Parents should expect a survey from their campus where they can express a need for their students to ride the bus on specific testing days.


We shared more information about STAAR, TELPAS and end-of-course exams on our website here.

NWEA MAP Mid-Year Progress Reports Now Available for Grades K-8

GISD students in kindergarten through 8th grade take NWEA MAP growth assessments to determine their instructional achievement level and growth over time in reading and math. MAP Growth scores help teachers check student performance by measuring achievement and growth. For students who were assessed in January, MAP mid-year progress reports are now available in Skyward Family Access under the mailings tab. You can learn more about the information provided in the report by accessing the NWEA®/MAP® website

Graduation Ceremony and Parade Dates for Class of 2021

For the second year in a row, graduation will be held at Birkelbach field! GISD will also celebrate the class of 2021 with a community parade.

Graduation times:

  • Richarte High School: Thursday, May 27 at 8 p.m.
  • Georgetown High School: Friday, May 28 at 8 p.m.
  • East View High School: Saturday, May 29 at 8 p.m.

Community Parade:

  • Saturday, May 22 from 9–11 a.m.

High school campus principals will be sending campus-specific details to seniors and their families.

More information will also be posted at www.georgetownisd.org/graduation2021.

2021-22 New Student Enrollment Now Open

Georgetown ISD is now offering new student enrollment online for the 2021-22 school year. 

Incoming pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and other students who are new to the district are invited to visit our online enrollment portal to start the enrollment paperwork online. New student enrollment is only for students who are not currently enrolled in a GISD school in the 2020-21 school year. 

The required documents may be uploaded online, or families may schedule an enrollment appointment with a registrar for additional assistance with the enrollment process.

Please share this information with your neighbors or other families who will be new to the district next year. We look forward to welcoming new students to GISD schools!

Returning Student Registration Open for 2021-22

If your student is currently enrolled and will be returning to GISD schools next year you may now complete returning student registration in Skyward Family Access. Please take a few minutes to provide updated information for each of the students in your family, including cell phone numbers and emergency contact information so that campuses have accurate information and can communicate with you about the upcoming school year.

Now Accepting Dual Language Program Applications for Incoming Kindergarteners

Families interested in applying for our dual language program are encouraged to watch the informational video on the dual language district webpage. The program is offered at Carver, Cooper, Purl, Village and Williams for new kindergarten students. Students zoned to other campuses may still apply to the program. If accepted, your student may be enrolled in a dual language campus that is not their home campus.  Applicants are encouraged to apply during the early application window to receive confirmation of program acceptance prior to the fall. The early applicant deadline is May 28.

Student Artwork Featured in GISD Virtual Art Exhibit

To celebrate the outstanding work created by Georgetown ISD fine arts students during the school year, the GISD fine arts department is proud to invite the community to its 2020-21 virtual art show, in partnership with the Georgetown Public Library. 

The show will celebrate the outstanding work created by GISD fine arts students over the course of the 2020-21 school year. The featured work will include state and national award-winning work in a variety of mediums: drawing, painting, 3D, ceramic, sculpture, photography and digital artwork.

Online exhibits will be available on the GISD and campus websites, and each exhibit will offer an opportunity for audiences to submit virtual notes of praise and encouragement for students and teachers.

Mass Physicals Event Coming May 22

Students involved in athletics, ROTC, HOSA, and fine arts programs including marching band, cheerleading, color guard and drill teams, are required to obtain an annual physical. Mass physicals will be offered to GISD students at East View High School, Saturday, May 22. Registration is required by Thursday, May 20. 

More information is available here.

From our Community Partners:

From the City: Virtual Georgetown Youth Town Hall May 6

Calling all family members with loved ones in Grades 8-12 in Georgetown!

Youth and community leaders with The Georgetown Project and City of Georgetown are having a virtual town hall just to hear from the young minds in town, and we need your help spreading the word!

Youth panelists will lead an interactive discussion with their peers about topics they said are important to them: COVID-19, equity and other challenges they’re facing, and how to have a voice and serve in our community. The town hall will be from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, May 6, via Zoom.

During the town hall, we’ll launch a survey to collect more feedback. We’ll use what we hear to develop steps we can take to make sure our younger residents get the information, support, and opportunities they want, so their voice and perspectives can help shape Georgetown into a community we’re all proud to call home.

If you could, please share this with any Georgetown students in Grades 8 to 12. The more students who participate, the better idea we have of what they’re looking for and how they want to help our community!


You can learn more here: https://georgetownproject.org/youth-town-hall/.

From the City: Georgetown Parks & Rec Summer Camp Registration Now Open

Georgetown Parks and Recreation will offer a variety of summer camps for area students beginning the week of June 1.

Age requirements, pricing and schedules vary for each program. Summer camps are not licensed child care programs. All fees listed are charged per week.

To see the full list of camps offered, visit parks.georgetown.org/camp.

From the Williamson County and Cities Health District: How to Access Free COVID Testing and Vaccine Opportunities

Testing

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, visit www.wcchd.org/COVID-19/testing. Appointments are required. Additional testing site locations can be found on www.wilco.org.

Vaccines

Starting Monday, March 29, everyone age 16 and older, regardless of occupation or health status, will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine in Texas. If you have not been vaccinated and are interested in receiving the vaccine, you can get on the list with Williamson County. Sign up here: https://forms.wilco.org/Forms/CV19VaccineWaitListRegistration.

Important Upcoming Dates

May 17 - Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting - 7 p.m.


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