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GISD eNews | 4-8-21

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In this week’s eNews:

  • Announcing Graduation Ceremony and Parade Dates for Class of 2021
  • 2021-22 New Student Enrollment Now Open
  • Returning Student Registration Open for 2021-22
  • Dual Language Program Applications Open for Incoming Kindergarteners
  • 3rd Nine-Weeks Report Cards Posted in Skyward Family Access
  • NWEA MAP Mid-Year Progress Reports Now Available for Grades K-8
  • Secondary Course Verification and Personal Graduation Plans Posted for Grades 5-11
  • Student Artwork Featured in GISD Virtual Art Exhibit
  • Register Today for our Senior Financial Aid Workshop
  • STAAR Test Information for Fourth and Seventh Grade Students
  • Congressional Art Show Submissions Open Through April 21
  • Mass Physicals Event Coming May 22
  • From the City: Georgetown Parks & Rec Summer Camp Registration Now Open
  • From the City of Georgetown: Tell Us What Sets Georgetown Apart and Help the City Identify its Brand
  • From the Williamson County and Cities Health District: How to Access Free COVID Testing and Vaccine Opportunities
  • Important Upcoming Dates

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

March Board Briefs

Congratulations to our February Teachers of the Month!

GISD Launches the Hammerlun Leadership Academy for GISD Employees

Student-Designed Bots Take to the Pool

Students Compete in Academic UIL Events

San Gabriel Writers’ League Competition Winners

In this week’s eNews:

Announcing Graduation Ceremony and Parade Dates for Class of 2021

We are excited to announce that graduation this year will be held at Birkelbach field for the second year in a row. GISD will also celebrate the class of 2021 with a community parade.

Graduation times:

  • Richarte High School: Thursday, May 27 at 8 p.m.
  • Georgetown High School: Friday, May 28 at 8 p.m.
  • East View High School: Saturday, May 29 at 8 p.m.

Community Parade:

  • Saturday, May 22 from 9–11 a.m.

High school campus principals will be sending campus-specific details to seniors and their families. Look for that soon! 

More information will also be posted at www.georgetownisd.org/graduation2021.

2021-22 New Student Enrollment Now Open

Georgetown ISD is now offering new student enrollment online for the 2021-22 school year. 

Incoming pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and other students who are new to the district are invited to visit our online enrollment portal to start the enrollment paperwork online. New student enrollment is only for students who are not currently enrolled in a GISD school in the 2020-2021 school year. 

The required documents may be uploaded online, or families may schedule an enrollment appointment with a registrar for additional assistance with the enrollment process.

Please share this information with your neighbors or other families who will be new to the district next year. We look forward to welcoming new students to GISD schools!

Returning Student Registration Open for 2021-22

If your student is currently enrolled and will be returning to GISD schools next year you may now complete returning student registration in Skyward Family Access. Please take a few minutes to provide updated information for each of the students in your family, including cell phone numbers and emergency contact information so that campuses have accurate information and can communicate with you about the upcoming school year.

Dual Language Program Applications Open for Incoming Kindergarteners

Families interested in applying for our dual language program are encouraged to watch the informational video on the dual language district webpage. The program is offered at Carver, Cooper, Purl, Village and Williams for new kindergarten students. Students zoned to other campuses may still apply to the program. If accepted, your student would be enrolled in a dual language campus that is not their home campus Applicants are encouraged to apply during the early application window to receive confirmation of program acceptance prior to the fall. The early applicant deadline is May 28.

3rd Nine-Weeks Report Cards Posted in Skyward Family Access

The third nine-weeks ended on Friday, March 26. Report cards have now been posted electronically for all students and can be downloaded in Skyward Family Access under the Mailings tab. As a reminder, if you prefer to receive a mailed or printed copy of your student’s report card, please update your preferences in Skyward.

NWEA MAP Mid-Year Progress Reports Now Available for Grades K-8

GISD students in kindergarten through 8th grade take NWEA MAP growth assessments to determine their instructional achievement level and growth over time in reading and math. MAP Growth scores help teachers check student performance by measuring achievement and growth. For students who were assessed in January, MAP mid-year progress reports are now available in Skyward Family Access under the mailings tab. You can learn more about the information provided in the report by accessing the NWEA®/MAP® website.

Secondary Course Verification and Personal Graduation Plans Posted for Grades 5-11

The deadline for all students entering grades 6-12 to submit course request changes for the 2021-21 school year is Wednesday, April 14 at 4 p.m. 

Students entering 6th-12th grades:

Step 1: Please take a moment to review the posted course verification sheet containing the courses your student has requested for the 2021-22 school year. This sheet is available in Skyward under the Mailings tab.

Students entering 9th-12th grades only: 

Step 2: Once you have completed Step 1, you may then review and sign your student’s personal graduation plan, which is now available in Skyward under the Career Plan tab. Parents must log in with their parent account to sign off on the student's Career Plan.

Visit our website for more information.

 If you would like to request course changes, visit the counseling services website at www.georgetownisd.org/schedulechanges.

Student Artwork Featured in GISD Virtual Art Exhibit

To celebrate the outstanding work created by Georgetown ISD fine arts students during the school year, the GISD fine arts department is proud to invite the community to its 2020-21 virtual art show, in partnership with the Georgetown Public Library. 

The show will celebrate the outstanding work created by GISD fine arts students over the course of the 2020-21 school year. The featured work will include state and national award-winning work in a variety of mediums: drawing, painting, 3D, ceramic, sculpture, photography and digital artwork.

Online exhibits will be available on the GISD and campus websites, and each exhibit will offer an opportunity for audiences to submit virtual notes of praise and encouragement for students and teachers.

Register Today for our Senior Financial Aid Workshop

Need help exploring financial aid options for post-secondary plans? Seniors and parents of seniors are invited to attend our financial aid workshop Saturday, April 10 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Georgetown High School. During the event, students and parents will receive one-on-one help with FAFSA/TASFA completion and scholarship applications.


In order to meet the needs of all participants, please register here for this event.

STAAR Test Information for Fourth and Seventh Grade Students

State Assessments for STAAR 4th and 7th grade writing, English I and English II EOC begin in April. Your student's campus will communicate test dates, location, and report times. Students who are remote learners and need transportation to their campus for testing can board the bus at the stop closest to their home in the morning. Those students will be returned following the early release schedule for their campus unless they need extra time to complete testing, in which case they will ride the regular release bus. Students can also be picked up by a parent or guardian. Parents should expect a survey from their campus where they can express a need for their students to ride the bus on specific testing days.

Congressional Art Show Submissions Open Through April 21

Submissions are now being accepted for this year’s Congressional Art Competition. Due to COVID protocols, the show is only accepting online submissions this year. The deadline to submit entries is Wednesday, April 21 at 5 p.m. More information is available on Congressman Carter’s website here.

Mass Physicals Event Coming May 22

Students involved in athletics, ROTC, HOSA, and fine arts programs including marching band, cheerleading, color guard and drill teams, are required to obtain an annual physical. Mass physicals will be offered to GISD students at East View High School, Saturday, May 22. Registration is required by Thursday, May 20. 


More information is available here.

From our Community Partners:

From the City: Georgetown Parks & Rec Summer Camp Registration Now Open

Georgetown Parks and Recreation will offer a variety of summer camps for area students beginning the week of June 1.

Age requirements, pricing and schedules vary for each program. Summer camps are not licensed child care programs. All fees listed are charged per week.

To see the full list of camps offered, visit parks.georgetown.org/camp.

From the City of Georgetown: Tell Us What Sets Georgetown Apart and Help the City Identify its Brand

The City of Georgetown is working to identify how our community defines our city, so it can create a cohesive, trusted, and recognized brand that reflects who we are and improves City communications.

Please spare 15 minutes and take the survey before it closes April 8: http://bit.ly/3732R4v.

More information at gtxbrand.com

From the Williamson County and Cities Health District: How to Access Free COVID Testing and Vaccine Opportunities

Testing

Did you know that free COVID-19 testing is available seven days a week through the Williamson County and Cities Health District? A testing 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, visit www.wcchd.org/COVID-19/testing. Appointments are required. Additional testing site locations can be found on www.wilco.org.

Vaccines

Starting Monday, March 29, everyone age 16 and older, regardless of occupation or health status, will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine in Texas. If you have not been vaccinated and are interested in receiving the vaccine, you can get on the list with Williamson County. Sign up here: https://forms.wilco.org/Forms/CV19VaccineWaitListRegistration.

Important Upcoming Dates

April 19 - Student Holiday/Teacher Work Day
April 19 - School Board Meeting, 7 p.m.


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