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GISD eNews | 1-14-20

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In this week’s eNews:

  • January is School Board Appreciation Month
  • East View Theater Performance of Anastasia debuts Jan 28
  • Georgetown HS presents The Hunchback of Notre Dame Jan 28-30Check out the latest edition of eNews to see what's going on in GISD.
  • Vote for the Eagles
  • 2020-21 G/T Referral and Assessment Parent Information
  • GISD Health & Wellness Center Now Open
  • Chase the Chief 5k and Family Fun Run
  • Free Adult Education through Community Action
  • From the Williamson County and Cities Health District: How to Access Free COVID Testing, Appointments Now Required
  • Important Upcoming Dates

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January is School Board Recognition Month

School Board Recognition Month in January is the perfect time to thank your elected volunteer trustees for courageously and selflessly navigating the choppy waters of 2020 with us to care for our students, our staff and our community in new and creative ways. Please join us this month in showing appreciation for Georgetown ISD’s school board members, who volunteer their time, energy and talents to help guide the vision of GISD.

We invite you to share a message of thanks on social media any time this month with the hashtags #SchoolBoardMonth and #GISDBoard.

East View Theater Performance of Anastasia debuts Jan 28

East View Theater program is proud to be the Central Texas premiere performance for Anastasia Jan 28-31 at 7 pm. This live performance will be live streamed for your safe viewing enjoyment. Tickets and details online:

Georgetown HS presents The Hunchback of Notre Dame Jan 28-30

Georgetown High School presents The Hunchback of Notre Dame January 28 - 30 at the Klett Performing Arts Center. Guests can purchase tickets for in-person an in-person performance or live stream. Tickets and details online.

Vote for the Eagles

We're proud to see Georgetown High School on this list that highlights what really makes Texas football special: the people and community around it. You can show your support for the Eagles by learning more and voting in Dave Campbell's Texas Football Community Connector Award campaign here: If Georgetown wins, a $2,500 donation will be made to the Georgetown ISD Education Foundation, benefitting all students in GISD. Even better, if Georgetown wins, the owners at Shanghai Express have pledged to match this donation dollar for dollar!! Voting ends January 22!

2020-21 G/T Referral and Assessment Parent Information

The GISD referral window for gifted and talented is fast approaching. We have made a few changes this year to the referral timeline and processes. Please visit our GISD Gifted/Talented web page to learn more about the district’s G/T services, our referral and assessment process, as well as characteristics of gifted learners as you consider whether to refer your child for testing.

GISD Health & Wellness Center Now Open

The district’s Health & Wellness Center opened on Monday, January 4 for students, staff and their immediate family members. GISD partnered with Lone Star Circle of Care to open the center, which resides in the building that houses Richarte High School and the Georgetown High School Annex at 2295 N. Austin Ave. 

The center is staffed by a licensed nurse practitioner who can see patients for preventive health visits or well checks, sick visits, physicals, injuries, lab services including PCR testing for COVID-19, medical screenings, nutritional health education and behavioral health counseling. 

All patients must complete consent forms prior to treatment. For more information about the wellness center or to download consent forms, please visit the district website at To make an appointment, call 877-800-5722.

From our Community Partners:

From Chase the Chief: Registration is now open for the 5K and Family Fun Run

Registration is NOW open for the 9th Annual Chase the Chief 5K and Family Fun Run will be virtual! You can run in your own space between March 7-12 and post pictures of your run on our official Facebook page! Participants that submit 5K times will be entered into our drawing for a prize. To register for the Chase the Chief 5K and Family Fun Run, go to The registration cost is $5 for students and $10 for adults. January 31st is the last day to register to guarantee your race day shirt! Also if you know of a student or family that would like to participate, but may not be able to, please donate the cost of registration to help.

From Community Action: Free Adult Education

Community Action, a nonprofit serving Williamson County, is offering free adult education classes - all online - including English as a Second Language (ESL) and General Education Diploma (GED). Morning, evening and Saturday classes may be available. 

They are also seeking interest in a February class for Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). More information is available on their website. 

Program Information:

EMT Training Interest Form:

From the Williamson County and Cities Health District: How to Access Free COVID Testing, Appointments Now Required

Did you know that free COVID-19 testing is available seven days a week through the Williamson County and Cities Health District? The walk-up site is located across from the Georgetown Public Library and is open from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.  You also do not need to be experiencing COVID-19 symptoms to be tested. For more information, or to sign up for an appointment (required), visit Additional testing site locations can be found on

Important Upcoming Dates

Jan. 18 – School Closed/Holiday

Jan. 19 - School Board Workshop and Meeting

March 5 - Teacher grant applications due by 4:30 pm.

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