Visiting a state of the art career tech center to help Kalamazoo County develop one of our own… this place is amazing!
Just a reminder: There is NO DELAYED START this Wednesday, December 1st.
SCHOOLS OF CHOICE ENROLLMENT FOR SECOND SEMESTER 2021-2022 Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools will be accepting K-12 Schools of Choice applications for the 2021-2022 school year. The application window for second semester enrollment of the 2021-2022 school year will be January 3, 2022 through January 17, 2022. Applications will be available on January 3rd, 2022 at www.g-aschools.org or the administration office, 1076 N. 37th Street, Galesburg, MI 49053. If you have any questions, please call the administration office at 269-484-2000.
Congratulations to our October 2021 High School Students of the Month! Pictured: Andrew Mathews, Suzanne Nichols, Alexiea Blake, Addyson Godde, Grace Fleck, Patricia Simpson Not pictured: Azlynn Green, Audley Maxwell, Lydia Kish
November 18, 2021 Dear Galesburg-Augusta Community Members, In August 2021, the Board of Education voted to have parents decide whether or not their Middle School and High School students wear masks, while our K-6 students were required to wear them in the classroom. On December 17th, 2021, the county’s K-6 mask mandate expires. When the new year begins and students return to school on January 3, 2022, it will once again be optional for Middle School and High School students to wear masks during school sponsored events. In addition, parents of primary school students will now also be given the choice to have their children wear masks, or not, at school sponsored events. We are not yet sure whether the requirement to wear a mask on school buses will be lifted. In addition, we should emphasize that the CDC still strongly encourages wearing masks in school. Should you have any questions, please contact your building principals. Sincerely, Wendy Maynard-Somers
Just a friendly reminder that TODAY, 11/17 is a delayed start day. Delayed starts are scheduled every Wednesday, except for the 1st Wednesday of each month. School will start 90 minutes later on delayed start days. School will dismiss at the normal time. Delayed Start Times: Primary School 9:20 AM Middle School 9:44 AM High School 9:00 AM Bus riders will be picked up 90 minutes later than their scheduled pick up time.
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: November 16, 2021 Dear Galesburg-Augusta Community Members: The result of the ongoing Covid pandemic, the cold and flu season, as well as the shortage of staff available for hire, have made this a challenging school year. Not only are we short staffed (open/unfilled positions), but we have also had a high number of staff sickness. On most days in the recent few weeks, we have not been able to fill all classrooms with certified teachers, and often have had to combine classes to get through the day. Additionally, the number of students absent due to illness is rising. Therefore, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools will be closed on Monday, November 22 and Tuesday, November 23 prior to the Thanksgiving holiday. We believe that this longer break from the classroom, a total of nine days, will provide an opportunity to do a thorough cleanse of our school buildings and give time for staff and students to get well. Our goal is that come Monday, Nov 29, 2021, when we return to the classrooms, we will be fully staffed, students’ attendance will be closer to 100%, and we can focus on teaching and learning. Childcare will be available and athletics will continue both Monday and Tuesday of next week. We may continue to see Covid cases rise even after the Thanksgiving break, but the good news is that Kalamazoo County is doing much better than our surrounding counties. I do want to encourage staff and families, if they have not already done so, to consider using the additional time off to get their vaccinations or booster shot. Our common goal is to keep children in school. With the loss of learning time last year, we have lots of catching up to do. Whatever each family can do to support this goal, I am grateful for. Sincerely, Wendy Maynard-Somers
Reminder: Delayed Start on November 17th. Just a friendly reminder that THIS Wednesday, November 17th, is a delayed start day. School will start 90 minutes later on delayed start days. School will dismiss at the normal time. Delayed Start Times: Primary School: 9:20 AM Middle School: 9:44 AM High School: 9:00 AM Bus riders will be picked up 90 minutes later than their scheduled pick up time.
TONIGHT! Middle School Boys Basketball (7th-8th grade) Location: St. Augustine Cathedral School Time: 4:15pm Go Rams!
THANK YOU to the brave men and women in our community who served our country and protected our freedoms. We are grateful for the sacrifices of our nation’s troops, veterans, and their families, and we honor our veterans today.
Just a friendly reminder that TODAY, 11/10 is a delayed start day. Delayed starts are scheduled every Wednesday, except for the 1st Wednesday of each month. School will start 90 minutes later on delayed start days. School will dismiss at the normal time. Delayed Start Times: Primary School 9:20 AM Middle School 9:44 AM High School 9:00 AM (Bus riders will be picked up 90 minutes later than their scheduled pick up time.)
Reminder: Delayed Start on 11/10 Just a friendly reminder that THIS Wednesday, November 10th, is a delayed start day. School will start 90 minutes later on delayed start days. School will dismiss at the normal time. Delayed Start Times: Primary School 9:20 AM Middle School 9:44 AM High School 9:00 AM Bus riders will be picked up 90 minutes later than their scheduled pick up time.
Middle School (7th-8th) boys basketball home game today vs Martin. 7th grade boys game will start at 5:00. 8th grade game will start 10 minutes after 7th grade finishes. Admission is $3.
There is NO Boys Youth Basketball Camp on today or Wednesday this week. We will have Boys camp on Friday, November 12. Grades 1st-3rd 3:00-4:15, 4th-6th grade 4:00-5:30. Basketball shirt order forms are DUE FRIDAY, November 12. The forms can be returned anytime this week to the Primary or MS offices.
7th and 8th grade basketball practice will be at the Primary School after school today. Boys will be bussed to the Primary. Practice will finish at 1:00pm.
Attention Middle School families: Phone are currently down at the Middle School. If you need a reach the school, please call our Administration Office at 269-484-2000, as we will be communicating with our Middle School staff via mobile phones.
CONGRATULATIONS to our Varsity Volleyball Team on their District Semi-Final victory over Delton-Kellogg last night! We will now play in the District Championship game tonight at 6 p.m. vs. Kalamazoo Christian. Game time is 6 p.m. Tickets need to be purchased online from GoFan, using the link provided below. You will need to enter "Delton-Kellogg" in the search for the school. This will access our game. https://gofan.co/
Just a reminder: THIS FRIDAY, 11/5 is a ½ Day for K-12. End of 1st Marking Period
Galesburg Augusta Community Schools has an established tradition of graduating successful students, who go on to lead productive lives through their careers and community service. Caring for facilities and ensuring student safety honors their legacy.
A reminder to our G-A Family https://vimeo.com/601979164/0ee7180783