GISD eNews | 6-4-20
eNews will transition to a summer circulation after today’s edition. Look for the next eNews in your inbox on July 9. Should any timely updates be needed in the meantime, we will keep you informed.
In this week’s eNews:
- In Case You Missed It: Great News in GISD Schools!
- Summer Meal Program
- Cyber Patriot Summer Camp
- After School Action Program Summer Subscription
- Sora - Audiobooks and eBooks for Middle School & High School Students
- From Georgetown Family YMCA: Summer Camp and Overnight Camp is Here!!
- From the City: Youth Multi-Sport Skills Clinic & Athletic Training Skills Clinic
- 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!
Summer Meal Program
The Summer Meal Program began June 1 at Purl ES, Frost ES and Tippit MS. 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
Cyber Patriot Summer Camp
Monday- Friday: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
(1 hour lunch break at Noon daily and breaks through the day)
Camp is recommended for students in 6th-12th grade
Throughout this week you’ll learn about basic cybersecurity principles, including cyber ethics. You’ll also learn skills needed to protect your own computer or a network of computers from outside threats. After this camp we hope you go on to participate with a CyberPatriot team in the Cyber Defense Competition. This camp includes electronic materials, a Virtual Machine in the Cloud, direct on-line instruction for each activity and a final day competition on Friday. Activities are hands-on and there are opportunities to work together as a team with other attendees. This camp is moderated by an expert instructor who works in the Cyber Security Field (Tim Amerson) and coordinated by Georgetown ISD Coordinator, Carey Thornell. Thanks to our Sponsor Aries Security (http://www.ariessecurity.com/) for providing our Cloud Lab and Competition Environment.
After School Action Program Summer Subscription
We have great news! We will be taking a few of our favorite After School Action Program activities virtual this summer! From your own home, you will be able to complete these activities by receiving a kit and checking out a simple "How to Video" made by one of our AMAZING ASAP participants! In addition to the kit and instructions, you will have the opportunity to connect online through Google Meets with other campers to share what you have created and create together!
To sign up for the Summer Subscription program please fill out this form.
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:
From Georgetown Family YMCA: Summer Camp and Overnight Camp is Here!!
Space is available for YMCA summer camp! Day Camp: Join the Y on the Fly Bus as we travel to Camp Round Rock for day camp. Drop Off/Pick Up at the Georgetown Family YMCA.
Overnight Camp! Do you have a child that qualified for free/reduced lunches during 2019-2020 school year and could use a once in a lifetime FREE overnight camp experience? Email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more and get on the bus!
After-school Registration is also open! To learn about these programs and more go to www.ymcagwc.org!
From the City: Youth Multi-Sport Skills Clinic & Athletic Training Skills Clinic
On Monday, July 6 the City of Georgetown Parks and Recreation Department will resume limited youth athletics programming. Athletics staff have modified programs in accordance with COVID-19 recommendations in order to provide the safest possible environment for participants.
Athletic Training Skills Development Clinic
$105 Resident | $140 Nonresident
This 7-week skills development clinic includes 45-60 minutes working on skills development for general athletic performance followed by 45-30 minutes of game-like scrimmage for a related sport. The goal is to train kids the proper techniques and training mentalities they will need to improve their physical abilities in any sport.
7/16-8/27: Thursdays, 5:30-7 p.m.
7/16-8/27: Thursdays, 7:15-8:45 p.m.
Multi-sport Skills Development Clinic
$60 Resident | $80 Nonresident
This 4-week skills development clinic includes 45-60 minutes spent working on skills development for a specific sport followed by 45-30 minutes of game like scrimmage for that sport. The sport will change each week and will be meant to introduce kids to sports they might not have played before. Sports will be decided in advance by the contracted instructor from Freestyle Sports!
8/8-8/29: Saturdays, 8:30-10 a.m.
For more information or to sign up for the clinic please visit the Georgetown Parks & Recreation website.
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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