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GISD eNews | 9-10-20

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In this week’s eNews:

  • Return to Campus & Important Back to School Resources
  • YMCA Enrolling for Elementary After-School Care Starting Today
  • GISD Athletic Event Tickets
  • Device Lending
  • Expanded Service Desk Hours
  • Internet Hotspots and Devices for Remote Learning
  • NWEA MAP assessments for elementary and middle school students
  • From Williamson County: Free COVID-19 Testing Sept. 12-15
  • From Laundry Love Georgetown: Free Washing at the Laundromat
  • From the City/Chamber: Pledge to Shop Georgetown - Deadline Sep. 13
  • From the Georgetown Complete Count Committee: 2020 Census

In Case You Missed It: Great News in GISD Schools!

GISD Celebrates #GISDB2S, Return to In-Person Learning


Take a Virtual Tour of GISD’s New Elementary Schools!

 

Return to campus & Important Back to School Resources

Students who chose in-person learning will be returning to campus Thursday, Sept. 10. Like our first day of instruction on August 20, we’re encouraging parents and students to share their first day of in-person learning photos with us! Post to social media using the hashtag #GISDB2S, and we’ll all celebrate together.

YMCA Enrolling for After-School Care Starting Today

The Y Afterschool program will return when in-person learning begins on September 10. For more information or to enroll visit the YMCA website at www.ymcagwc.org or view the attached flyer.

GISD Athletic Event Tickets

Varsity Football Games
Presale Tickets (Adults $7/Students $3) sold at our GISD Box Office beginning Monday morning at 8:00 am the week of game until 5:00 game day. General Admission Tickets (Adults & Students $8) are sold from 5 - 8:30 p.m. (or until tickets sell out). There will be a QR Code at the gate to purchase tickets if they are available. No tickets will be sold at the Ticket Booths.

Sub-Varsity Football Games
Tickets are available online at our GISD Box Office beginning Sunday morning at 8 a.m. the week of the game until 9 p.m. game day (Adults $4/Students $2). There will be a QR Code at the gate to purchase tickets if they are available. No tickets will be sold at the Ticket Booths.

Middle School Football Games
Tickets are available online at our GISD Box Office beginning Sunday morning at 8 a.m. the week of the game until 9 p.m. game day or until tickets sell out (Adults $4/Students $2). There will be a QR Code at the gate to purchase tickets if they are available. No tickets will be sold at the Ticket Booths.

High School Volleyball Games
Tickets are available online at our GISD Box Office beginning Sunday morning at 8 a.m. the week of the game until 9 p.m. game day or until tickets sell out (Adults $4/Students $2). There will be a QR Code at the gate to purchase tickets if they are available. No tickets will be sold at the Ticket Booths.

Middle School Volleyball Games
Tickets are available online at our GISD Box Office beginning Sunday morning at 8 a.m. the week of the game until 9 p.m. game day or until tickets sell out (Adults $4/Students $2). There will be a QR Code at the gate to purchase tickets if they are available. No tickets will be sold at the Ticket Booths.

*Athletic event tickets will not be sold at the high schools, middle schools, or administrative offices. All tickets are only available online at the GISD Box Office on our website.

Internet Hotspots and Devices for Remote Learning

We want to remind families that you only need a hotspot if you don’t otherwise have internet at home, and that each hotspot can serve multiple devices. If you have more than one student in your household, each one does not need an independent hotspot to connect to the internet. We need families who already have internet access or who checked out more than one hotspot to return them to their home campus so they can be checked out to families who do not otherwise have connectivity.

Device Lending

Our technology team is adjusting the device deployment process. Starting today, September 8, you should contact your child’s home campus to arrange for device check out.

As a reminder, if you or your student need support with technology after hours, our service desk is open Monday through Thursday from 5-8 pm. Call 512-943-5005.

Expanded Service Desk Hours

As a reminder, if you or your student need support with technology after hours, our service desk is open Monday through Thursday from 5-8 pm. Call 512-943-5005.

NWEA MAP assessments for elementary and middle school students

Each year GISD students in grades kindergarten through 8th grade participate in the NWEA MAP Growth Assessment to identify specific learning readiness levels and inform teachers of specific learning needs. The assessment is administered three times annually to monitor student learning progress. These assessments will happen over a period of three weeks beginning September 14 at all elementary and middle school campuses.

  • This assessment is not a high stakes assessment tied to graduation or promotion, rather it is for identifying learning readiness and learning needs.
  • This assessment is aligned to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS).
  • The assessment is “adaptive” meaning the questions change in difficulty level based on how the student answers each question.
  • This assessment is completed on computers and can be completed remotely or at school - your school will contact you with options and more information.

You can expect to hear more from your campus about this process in the near future. To learn more about NWEA MAP Growth Assessment, what it provides, and why we use it, please check out this family guide or the parent toolkit resource.

From Our Community Partners:

From Williamson County: free COVID-19 testing Sept. 12-15

 Williamson County Office of Emergency Management in partnership with the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) and in coordination with the City of Georgetown will be hosting free COVID-19 testing September 12 through 15. 

Testing will be conducted at the Georgetown Community Center located at 445 East Morrow Street. It will begin at 9 a.m. and it will close by 1:00 p.m. or until supplies last.  

This is a walk-up site that will not require an appointment prior to being tested. People interested in getting tested will be asked to park and line up for their turn. It is important to note that this is a cheek swab test, so people cannot eat, drink, or use tobacco products 20 minutes prior to the test. Please avoid bringing pets, unless it is a service animal. Residents should bring a cell phone for on-site registration. Also, please be aware that due to demand there may be a wait time. Bring items as a form of shade to cover from the sun such as a hat or umbrella.  

COVID-19 testing at this site is available for all Texans, whether they are Williamson County residents or not. For more information on this and future testing sites, please visit www.wilco.org.  

From Laundry Love Georgetown: Free Washing at the Laundromat

Laundry Love Georgetown provides all the quarters and detergent so you can wash your clothes and bedding FOR FREE at the laundromat! No registration, no proof of need, no strings – just come with your mask.

U Wash M last Thursday of every month 6 - 8 p.m. Mr.

Laundry second Tuesday of every month 4 - 8 p.m.

www.laundrylovegeorgetown.org

Facebook @laundrylovegeorgetown

From the City/Chamber: Pledge to Shop Georgetown - deadline Sept. 13

July 27 to Sept. 13 This Shop Georgetown Campaign is a joint initiative between the City and the Chamber to draw awareness to shopping in Georgetown and supporting local business. You can receive one ticket into weekly prize drawings for every $10.00 or more that you spend on a single receipt at a Georgetown business AND the receipt shows local sales tax. Must be 18 years or older to enter.

To enter:

  • Take a photo of your receipt including sales tax
  • Email the receipt along with name and daytime telephone number to shopgeorgetown@georgetownchamber.org
  • Turn in receipts by Sunday at Midnight to be entered in Tuesday’s drawing
  • Drawing will be done each week by the end of the business day Tuesday

From the Georgetown Complete Count Committee: 2020 Census

Our community is growing and some of our new families may have been missed by the Census flyers that were mailed in the spring. If you didn’t receive an official Census invitation, it’s not too late to take the 2020 Census! Your participation helps inform how important federal money is spent in our community for things like school lunch programs, student loans, health clinics, and more. To complete the Census online, visit my2020census.gov or call 1-844-330-2020. You count! The Census Bureau is hiring for temporary, part-time positions. Learn more at https://2020census.gov/en/jobs.


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