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GISD eNews | 8-11-22

  1. Teacher Externships: Building a Bridge Between Community and GISD

  2. G My Ride - Episode 1

  3. All Things Back to School - from enrollment to school supplies and events

  4. 2022-23 Meal Prices + Free & Reduced Lunch Application

  5. Looking to serve in GISD? Register to Volunteer

  6. GHS Band & Color Guard invite you to a preview of their fall show - TOMORROW

  7. Opportunities to serve on the GISD School Health Advisory Council

  8. From the City of Georgetown: Let the City of Georgetown know what you think of the proposed Fiscal Year 2023 City budget

  9. From the City of Georgetown: Painted Rain Barrel Project coming in October

  10. From the City of Georgetown: Last 2022 Sunset Movie August 12

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2022 GISD Convocation Photos 


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This week’s Feature Stories:


Teacher Externships: Building a Bridge Between Community and GISD


Wondering what GISD teachers get up to over the summer? They hang by the pool, vacation, get ready for the new year, and…participate in our teacher externship program! For more visit enews website.


G My Ride - Episode 1


Visit our website to learn more about the grant-funded program G My Ride, watch the first episode, and read about plans for the program to expand in the coming school year. 

In this week’s eNews:


All Things Back to School


We are so excited to have our students back on campus on August 18. Here are a few things to help you prepare for the first day of the new school year:


Student enrollment for new AND returning students is open. 

Visit to enroll or update your enrollment information. 


School supply lists for elementary and middle schools are posted on our website.

Need school supplies? We’ve got you covered. Talk to your campus counselor, and they will get you set up with what you need. 


Campus back to school events for things like schedule pick-up, meet the teacher, orientations and camps, are posted on our website.


Wondering what school hours look like? You’ll find them online at for all campuses.


Need to catch a ride? Students eligible for bus transportation will receive their bus route and schedule information early next week. You can learn more about transportation, who is eligible and what our protocols are for releasing pre-K students at the end of the day on our website at


Safety and Security are always top priority. Visit our safety website to learn what our teams are doing to ensure our facilities are safe. There, you can also “meet” our team of school resource officers ,learn about our emergency response procedures and more. 


The GISD Health and Wellness Center can help your student get ready for back to school with required immunizations, physicals, and more. This is provided as service for all staff, students and their immediate families in GISD to access quick healthcare at affordable rates.


You can expedite service by pre-registering you or your child’s information. Forms are available on our website and at the clinic site.


Learn more or schedule an appointment at

2022-23 Meal Prices


During the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress authorized spending that allowed schools to serve free meals for all students. Those funds are not authorized to continue for the 2022-2023 school year. As a result, Georgetown ISD must return to charging for school meals and offering free and reduced-priced meals based on student eligibility. 


Find 2022-23 meal prices online and fill out the form for free or reduced lunch.


Looking to serve in GISD? Register to Volunteer

In Georgetown ISD, we know that community engagement enhances student experiences and are excited to welcome back volunteers, mentors and partners to serve in our school during the coming year. 


Whether you're new to GISD or a returning volunteer, we encourage you to sign up (or update your profile) and consider opportunities that align with your areas of interest and expertise.  The more information you share, the better we can pair you with meaningful opportunities. 


Get started today at


GHS Band & Color Guard invite you to a preview of their fall show 

GHS Band & Color Guard lo invitan a una vista previa de su espectáculo de otoño


Tomorrow, August 12, GHS Eagle Band and Colorguard invite you to a free Community Show and Tell featuring their 2022 production “Down the Rabbit Hole”.


When & Where: GISD Stadium @ 8:30 PM.

Opportunities in GISD School Health Advisory Council

The Georgetown ISD School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) currently has opportunities for interested GISD parents and community members. 

The GISD SHAC assists the school district by strengthening the connection between health and learning. At the end of each school year, the SHAC has the opportunity to advise the board on health topics related to student physical/medical health, nutrition, and mental health. When needed, the SHAC also advises the board on curriculum on specific topics involving student well-being.  


Please visit our website for more information and the opportunity to apply.                                                  


From Our Community Partners:


From the City of Georgetown: Let the City of Georgetown know what you think of the proposed Fiscal Year 2023 City budget

The $722 million City of Georgetown budget affects every resident in our City. How we allocate your taxpayer dollars determines the level of service you get in return for City functions, like providing electricity, drinking water, drivable streets, and clean parks. Because we ask you, our residents, to trust us with your hard-earned income, we must make sure we’re spending your money the way you want it to be spent.


Now through Aug. 21, visit to learn more about the proposed budget and the budget adoption process and to provide your perspective through an online comment box.


You also can attend any of the public hearings through the budget adoption, the last of which currently is set for Sept. 13.



Aug. 21: Comments on draft budget close (see form online)

Aug. 23: Public hearings and first reading of both the tax rate and the budget

Sept. 13: Second reading and final adoption of the tax rate and budget

Oct. 1: New water/wastewater rates are in effect


From the City of Georgetown: Painted Rain Barrel Project coming in October


Through Aug. 31, 2022, the City of Georgetown’s Water Conservation Team invites artist proposals for the Painted Rain Barrel Project. These rain barrels will be placed throughout downtown Georgetown during the October arts events, then auctioned off to community members. All proceeds will be donated to conservation education efforts in local schools.

Artists will receive 40 percent of the total profits collected from the rain barrel auction. A $125 minimum bid will be placed on all barrels.

For more information, including submission guidelines, visit our website


From the City of Georgetown: Last 2022 Sunset Movie Tomorrow

The City of Georgetown Parks and Recreation Department brought back its Sunset Movie Series this summer.

Remaining show times are as follows:

Friday, August 12: “Encanto” (PG)

The screenings will take place in the Legacy Pavilion in San Gabriel Park at sunset, about 8:30 pm. 

This is a free community event. Moviegoers are welcome to bring blankets, chairs, and picnics.

Come early for free popcorn, to explore the park, and to visit with vendors.


For details, visit





Important Upcoming Dates

August 15 - GISD monthly board workshop + meeting

August 18 - First day of school
September 5 -  Labor Day/District closed

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