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GISD eNews | 4-29-21
In this week’s eNews:
- Uniendo Familias - Feria de Información y Diversión
- STAAR Test Information
- New ParentU Resource: Which Math Pathway Should My Student Take?
- New Student Enrollment, Returning Student Registration Now Open
- Now Accepting Dual Language Program Applications for Incoming Kindergarteners
- Mass Physicals Event Coming May 22
- Summer Hours for GISD Facilities + the GISD Health & Wellness Center
- From the YMCA: Healthy Kids Day and Global Youth Service Day
- From the Georgetown Project and City: Virtual Georgetown Youth Town Hall May 6
- From the City: Georgetown Parks & Rec Summer Camp Registration Now Open
- Important Upcoming Dates
In Case You Missed It: Great News in GISD Schools!
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 began earlier this month.
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.
New ParentU Resource: Which Math Pathway Should My Student Take?
A new resource launched in ParentU this week, especially for parents of 4th and 5th grade students. Learn more about Pathway Math, an accelerated math pathway, at www.georgetownisd.org/ParentU.
New Student Enrollment, Returning Student Registration Now Open
New student enrollment is now available online for the 2021-22 school year.
To register, the required documents may be uploaded, or families may schedule an enrollment appointment with a registrar for additional assistance with the enrollment process.
If your student is currently enrolled and will be returning to GISD schools next year please take a few minutes to complete returning student registration in Skyward Family Access 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.
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.
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.
From our Community Partners:
From the YMCA: Healthy Kids Day and Global Youth Service Day
Join the YMCA for a family-friendly morning learning about the programs offered to children and teens in the Georgetown community. We will celebrate Youth National Day of Service and will have service projects, crafts, fun music, bouncy houses, a fire truck, Georgetown Police Department and so much more.
When: Saturday, May 8
Where: Wolf Ranch Towne Center
Times: 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
From the Georgetown Project and City of Georgetown: 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 your help is needed to spread 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.
A survey will launch during the town hall to collect more feedback. Feedback will be used to develop steps to make sure 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.
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.
Important Upcoming Dates
May 17 - Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting - 7 p.m.
May 22 - Senior Parade - 9 a.m.
May 27-29 - High School Graduations (Learn more at www.georgetownisd.org/graduation2021)
May 28 - Last Day of School
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