GISD eNews | 5-28-20
In this week’s eNews:
- In Case You Missed It: Great News in GISD Schools!
- Last day of School
- GISD Graduation Events
- Summer Meal Program
- Sora - Audiobooks and eBooks for Middle School & High School Students
- Free Kids Meals This Summer at Taco Cabana
- From the Georgetown Complete Count Committee: 2020 Census
In Case You Missed It: Great News in GISD Schools!
Last day of School
Today is the last day of the 2019-2020 school year. Georgetown is an amazing and caring community. We are thankful to our entire GISD community including teachers, staff, and parents for coming together during these last couple of months. We are honored to serve you and grateful for your support. Have a great Summer! Please note that GISD facilities are closed on Fridays during June and July. Staff will continue to work remotely throughout the month of June. If you need to contact a campus or department, please use their main phone lines or email.
GISD Graduation Events
Friday, May 29 at 9 a.m. Senior Parade in downtown Friday, May 29 at 8 p.m. Richarte Graduation at Birkelbach Field Saturday, May 30 at 8 p.m. East View HS Graduation at Birkelbach Field Sunday, May 31 at 8 p.m. Georgetown HS Graduation at Birkelbach Field Because of social distancing, we are limiting the number of guests attending the event, and safety measures will be in place that include verbal wellness screenings and temperature checks. For those who are unable to join us that day, we’ll be live streaming the event and will share that URL with you closer to graduation. Details at www.georgetownisd.org/2020Graduation
Summer Meal Program
The Summer Meal Program begins June 1 at Purl ES and Frost ES. The program is open to students through age 18. Two meals will be distributed daily via drive-through service: a hot lunch and a breakfast intended for the following day. 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. throughout the summer on regular school business days
Sora - Audiobooks and eBooks for Middle School & High School Students
We are excited to introduce Georgetown ISD’s newest reading platform, Sora! Sora is an app or website where you can access thousands of popular audio and ebooks. These items were purchased by the GISD librarians based on the most popular checkouts at each secondary school. Using Sora, you can earn badges, bookmark your spots, make notes, and define words as you read. Middle school and high school students can get to Sora through ClassLink or by downloading the Sora app (on Apple or Android devices) and signing in with their GISD login information. Important note: When prompted, search for Georgetown ISD, not your school. Students can check out ebooks and audiobooks for two weeks, and put holds on two more items. Inside the Sora app, you can sync your public library account to access even more free books! Need to create a Georgetown Public Library account? Call (512) 930-3551 or stop by their building!
From Our Community Partners:
Free Kids Meals This Summer at Taco Cabana
Taco Cabana is offering kids a free lunch – including a bean and cheese taco, chips and queso and a drink – at all Texas locations through the end of summer. The program is available to kids 12 and under, every weekday from 11 a.m. to noon. The offer is available through the drive-thru only at all company-owned locations in Texas for a limited time. Children must be present and accompanied by a parent or guardian to receive a free meal. No purchase is necessary.
From the Georgetown Complete Count Committee: 2020 Census
Have you taken the 2020 Census yet? Georgetown has one of the highest response rates in Central Texas so far at 67.5 percent! But we need to ensure everyone is counted! To complete the Census online, visit my2020census.gov or call 1-844-330-2020. You count! Did you know that Census data is used to help fund local projects like school lunch programs? The Census Bureau is hiring for temporary, part-time positions. Learn more at https://2020census.gov/en/jobs.
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