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GISD eNews | 9-9-21
In this week’s eNews:
- Virtual Learning Survey is Open Through Sept. 14
- Join us for one of five community bond presentations
- Feedback Survey Closes Sunday: Identify Areas of Need for Students
- Empowering Youth: Body Safety Parent Education Night
- PTA Parent Presentation on the Yes Brain/Mood Meter
- Grades PreK-4 Parent Meeting: Standards Based Report Card
- Chromebook Care & Responsible Use Video Lesson for Students
- Find our Back to School Plan and Covid-19 Information On our Website
- Middle School - Sign up for the After School Program
- From the City of Georgetown: POPPtoberFest is less than a month away!
- Important Upcoming Dates
In Case You Missed It: Great News in GISD Schools!
Virtual Learning Survey is Open Through Sept. 14
New legislation was passed last week that creates an avenue for school districts to offer a long-term virtual learning program. As we work through what that could look like in Georgetown ISD, we need to gauge interest from our families.
Georgetown ISD families can log into Skyward until midnight on Tuesday, Sept. 14 to indicate interest in having their student(s) enrolled in virtual learning.
It’s important to note that there are a number of factors involved in the district providing and students qualifying for virtual learning. You can learn more about parameters in the survey.
Families that indicate they are not interested in participating in the virtual program or that don’t respond to the survey will not be considered for the program. The form will close at midnight on Tuesday, Sept. 14.
Join us for one of five community bond presentations
The district will host five community presentations to share information about the propositions voters will see on the November 2 ballot. Join us to learn more and ask questions in an interactive environment.
Feedback Survey Closes Sunday: Identify Areas of Need for Students
In preparation for Georgetown ISD's use of Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER III) federal funding, we would like your input in identifying areas of need related to addressing the impact of COVID-19 on our elementary and secondary schools. Please take a few minutes and fill out the survey to provide feedback. Encuesta completa en español. The survey closes on Sunday, Sept. 12.
Empowering Youth: Body Safety Parent Education Night
Williamson County Child Advocacy Center (WCCAC) is excited to partner with Georgetown ISD in empowering students to stay safer online and offline. WCCAC will provide body safety lessons called “Play It Safe” to all elementary students. This safety program is developmentally appropriate and educates students on how to identify situations that may be unsafe, or confusing to their body or others. Please join us for a caregiver presentation to learn about the student safety program your elementary child(ren) will participate in this year on Tuesday, September 14th, 6:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m., at Hammerlun Center for Leadership and Learning.
PTA Parent Presentation on the Yes Brain/Mood Meter
The Georgetown ISD PTA welcomes the School-Based Therapy Team to discuss the "Yes Brain/Mood Meter." This is a strategy your students are learning in school to support their emotions and learning, and we invite you to learn more about how you can use this tool at home. More information can be found on our website.
Who: Open to ALL GISD parents
Where: Tippit Middle School
When: September 16th at 6:30 p.m.
Grades PreK-4 Parent Meeting: Standards Based Report Card
Parents of Pre-Kindergarten through 4th grade:
GISD will host information sessions on standards-based report cards. Each session will be available in English and Spanish. These sessions are designed to share with you how to interpret your child's report card and gain insight into their progress. To learn more, you are encouraged to attend one of the following sessions:
September 16: Purl Elementary Cafeteria from 4-5 PM (1953 Maple Street, 78626)
September 23: Frost Elementary Cafeteria from 4-5 PM (711 Lakeway Drive, 78628)
September 28: Williams Elementary Cafeteria from 4-5 PM (4101 Southwestern Blvd., 78626)
October 5: Ford Elementary Cafeteria from 4-5 PM (210 Woodlake Drive, 78633)
Chromebook Care & Responsible Use Video Lesson for Students
As we begin our first full school year issuing every GISD student a mobile device for learning, the GISD Digital Learning team created a video lesson to help students understand how to care for their device and use it responsibly. Every K-12 student will watch this 11-minute video, which features GISD student actors, during the first few weeks of school. The video can be accessed through your student's ClassLink account or on our Digital Learning YouTube Channel for viewing at home.
Find our Back to School Plan and Covid-19 On our Website
Our Back to School Plan and all Covid-19 information is available on our website. The Back to School Plan covers Safety and Health Protocols, Student Resources for navigating the start of the school year, and much more. You can also find Covid Updates and FAQ’s under our COVID-19 tab.
Middle School - Sign up for the After School Program
It is time to register for after school programs for middle school students! There are many exciting opportunities for middle school students to Think - Make - Do after school. Classes include but are not limited to cooking, homework help, robotics, canoeing, fishing, art, science, babysitters certification and more... Sign up today at www.georgetownisd.org/asap.
From our Community Partners:
From the City of Georgetown: POPPtoberFest is less than a month away!
POPPtoberFest, this year’s rescheduled Red Poppy Festival, kicks off 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1, and lasts through 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3. We’re excited to announce the music lineup and other event highlights for the weekend:
• Headlining 9:30 p.m. Saturday: Dale Watson
• Also performing Saturday: Two Tons of Steel at 8:15 p.m. and Brave Combo at 6 p.m.
• Dysfunkshun Junkshun will take the stage at 7 p.m. Friday.
• The Peterson Brothers Band will perform at 1:30 p.m. Sunday.
POPPtoberFest also features a car show, kids’ area, pet parade, and more! Traffic in and around the Square will be heavy and detoured throughout that weekend. The City is offering a variety of options for visitors to get to the festival, including free parking lots and a shuttle Saturday. Georgetown may feel like a small town, but this is going to be a big party. Folks need to plan to arrive early, be patient, and be prepared to be amongst hundreds of people, especially Saturday night. Please visit the event website for more detail about road closures, parking, Saturday’s shuttle, and information about COVID-19 safety measures: POPPtoberfest.com
Important Upcoming Dates
September 14 – Empowering Youth: Body Safety Parent Education Night
September 16 – Supporting Student Mental Health: Yes Brain/Mood Meter
September 20 - Board of Trustees Meeting
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