*** ALL BUILDINGS WILL BE CLOSED TOMORROW 11/16 *** *** NO students report *** We have just learned of several staff members who are exhibiting covid like symptoms. They were present at school at the end of last week. Therefore, out of an abundance of caution we are closing the buildings to ALL students, until we are able to conduct an investigation with the health department tomorrow, and determine close contacts. (This includes the daycare & preschool programs.) We will update you tomorrow with regard to our Tuesday plans. Again, NO buildings will be open to students tomorrow, Monday 11/16. We are very sorry for the sudden change in plans. We appreciate your patience & flexibility as we navigate these difficult times. Thank you & stay well!
about 1 year ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
*** ALL K-12 Students in the Cardinal cohort CAN still report tomorrow!!! ~ We will continue learning as normal tomorrow. ~ The preschool & daycare will be open. ~ The HS senior breakfast scheduled for tomorrow has been postponed. ~ All athletics are suspended as of today. We know that there will be many questions about the new MDHHS orders. You will receive a robo call tonight & we will update further tomorrow. We appreciate your patience & flexibility as we shift gears quickly. Thank you.
about 1 year ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
NOTICE OF REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING The Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools Board of Education will be conducting a Regular School Board Meeting via video conferencing due to the current Covid-19 Pandemic. DATE OF MEETING: November 16, 2020 HOUR OF MEETING: 6:30 P.M. To join Zoom Meeting by computer o Enter: https://zoom.us/j/3416004497 into your web browser o Then click Open Zoom Meeting o Enter password: 123456 Meeting ID: 341 600 4497 Meeting Notice: https://5il.co/n1xc Agenda: https://5il.co/n1xd
about 1 year ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
*** Food PICK UP Today!!! *** ** The NEW schedule. ** Pick Up Sites: HIGH SCHOOL: 10:00 A.M until 12:30 P.M MIDDLE SCHOOL: 10:00 A.M until 11:30 A.M PRIMARY: 10:00 A.M until 11:30 A.M Limited Bus Stops: GALEVALLEY FROM 10:10 A.M. UNTIL 10:20 A.M. ANDREWS ESTATES FROM 10:25 A.M. UNTIL 10:35 A.M. 35TH ST. APARTMENTS FROM 10:45 A.M. UNTIL 11:00 A.M.
about 1 year ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
*** New Food Distribution Plan *** For safety reasons, going into the winter, we need to change the way that we distribute meals. Instead of running the full bus routes, we will have multiple pick up sites & limited bus stop delivery on Wednesdays. ** The changes will take affect this Wednesday, 11/11. ** Please click this link for all the details: https://5il.co/mw52
about 1 year ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
*** What's Happening Next Week 11/9-11/13 *** The PS school will be OPEN next week! ~ The Enhancement Center and Daycare will be OPEN. • MS & HS students will learn virtually through Friday, Nov. 13th • MS & HS students will return to in person learning Monday, Nov. 16th Again, the closure is due to the number of staff quarantined, NOT the number of Covid19 positive tests. If you have questions, please call your school office. Thank you.
about 1 year ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
*** WE NEED YOUR HELP! *** Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools will continue to serve nutritious meals through this school year. All children ages 18 and under may receive meals at no cost. This includes both breakfast and lunch. In this time of uncertainty, it is even more important to stay as healthy as possible. School meals are being provided at NO charge to all students this year. Even though all meals are available at no cost during this school year, we still NEED families to complete the free and reduced meal application. The collection of this information is CRITICAL as it is directly tied to state and federal educational funding for G-A Schools to support our students. Applications are available online at www.lunchapp.com. A free and reduced lunch application will be included with every meal we distribute this Friday 11/6. We can accept a mailed, faxed or e-mailed application just as easily! So, don’t delay—fill out and return an application today! If you have questions, please call Cheryl Cadwell at 269-484-2016. While applications may be submitted at any time during the school year, those received by November 9th will be included in the district’s fall count!
about 1 year ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Covid-19 Update 11/2 GACS has identified a total of five (5) G-A individuals who tested positive this weekend & today. They include: 1 high school student, 1 high school teacher, 1 middle school teacher/coach, 1 middle school support staff & 1 primary school teacher have tested positive for Covid-19. All contract tracing has occurred. Unfortunately, like most workplaces, we also have staff who are quarantined because of exposure OUTSIDE of school. ALL staff & students who have been exposed MUST quarantine for 14 days. As difficult a decision as this is, we are unable to staff our buildings for in person instruction. • At this time learning for Pre-K – 12th grade students will occur VIRTUALLY the rest of this week, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (No School Friday). • 4th – 12th grade students will learn virtually through Friday, Nov. 13, 2020. • MS/HS students will return to school on Monday Nov. 16, 2020. • The Enhancement Center and Daycare will remain OPEN. Students MUST attend ONLY on their normally scheduled days. Again, the closure is due to the number of staff quarantined, NOT the number of Covid19 positive tests. You can read the full statement here: https://5il.co/mp5l Total COVID-19 positive cases per building & the district totals are now available on our website under “COVID-19 Dashboard.”
about 1 year ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Covid-19 Update 11/1 We have had 2 staff members test positive for Covid-19 this weekend. We need to close our HS for tomorrow, Monday November 2. We need this time to further contract trace any other students or adults who may have been a close contact. The HS building will not be open for in person learning. ~ All of the Cardinal HS students will learn remotely tomorrow. ~ The primary school, enhancement center and the middle school will all be open. A robo call went out this evening to families & we will provide an update tomorrow. Thank you & take care.
about 1 year ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
*** Schedule Changes For NEXT Week *** On Monday, November 2nd and Tuesday, November 3rd, the Cardinal cohort will be in person, with the Gold cohort learning online. On Wednesday, November 4th and Thursday, November 5th, the Gold cohort will be in person, with the Cardinal cohort learning online. There will be no school next Friday, November 6th. *** We would also like to let you know that our meal distribution will be on Friday next week, due to the schedule change. *** Thank you. 🙂
about 1 year ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Covid-19 Update 10/30/20 Yesterday evening we confirmed that a HS student tested positive for Covid-19. We have completed our contact tracing and all individuals have been placed in quarantine. Unfortunately, it does mean that both our JV and Varsity volleyball teams will not be able to complete their season as they were exposed to the positive individual. We need to stress how important it is, that parents ask their students each day whether they have any symptoms at all and if so, please keep them home. Even if you and your student think it's allergies or "just a head cold." The virus is spreading significantly in the community and we need to be vigilant. You can read the full statement here: https://5il.co/mndd Total COVID-19 positive cases per building, staff, students and the district totals are now available on our website under “COVID-19 Dashboard.”
about 1 year ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
NOTICE OF COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE SCHOOL BOARD MEETING The Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools Board of Education will be conducting a Committee of the Whole School Board Meeting via video conferencing. DATE OF MEETING: November 2, 2020 HOUR OF MEETING: 6:30 P.M. To join Zoom Meeting by computer o Enter: https://zoom.us/j/3416004497 into your web browser o Then click Open Zoom Meeting o Enter password: 123456 Meeting ID: 341 600 4497 Agenda: https://5il.co/mnhl
about 1 year ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Covid-19 Update 10/29/20 Today, the Galesburg-Augusta Community School District learned of a high school student who has tested positive for COVID-19. As in every situation, close contacts have been identified. Please know, whenever a student that tests positive has siblings within the district, all members of the household are asked to quarantine. You can read the full statement here: https://5il.co/mmc6 Total COVID-19 positive cases per building, staff, students and the district totals are now available on our website under “COVID-19 Dashboard.”
about 1 year ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
*** Schedule Changes For NEXT Week *** On Monday, November 2nd and Tuesday, November 3rd, the Cardinal cohort will be in person, with the Gold cohort learning online. On Wednesday, November 4th and Thursday, November 5th, the Gold cohort will be in person, with the Cardinal cohort learning online. There will be no school next Friday, November 6th. *** We would also like to let you know that our meal distribution will be on Friday next week, due to the schedule change. *** Thank you. 🙂
about 1 year ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Covid-19 Update 10/26/20 Today, the GACS District learned of a kindergarten student who has tested positive for COVID-19. The student is part of the Gold Cohort and was in attendance last week, therefore, we do need to put several staff and the Gold Cohort group in quarantine. All individuals (adults and students’ families) have been notified of their quarantine. Because the teacher will be quarantined and it is very difficult to get guest teacher coverage, the Cardinal Cohort from the impacted classroom will learn virtually this week and next week. All students from the quarantined classroom can return as normal the week of November 9, 2020. Read the full statement here: https://5il.co/mhi5 Total COVID-19 positive cases per building and the district totals are now available on our website: http://galesburgaugustami.apptegy.us/o/gacs/page/covid-19-dashboard--13
about 1 year ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
*** School Board Candidates for the November Election UPDATE *** We have four School Board vacancies up for grabs on the November ballot. Four (4) of our current board members' terms will expire on December 31, 2020. Archie Silkworth, Carolyn Martin, Benjamin Overgaard and Stephanie Knobloch. • Archie Silkworth and Carolyn Martin both decided not to run for reelection. • Benjamin Overgaard and Stephanie Knoblock are running for reelection, however, due to Covid shutdowns they missed the deadline for turning in their paperwork in July. They are both now running as write-in candidates. • Marcie Barber, Penny Seume, Jessica Eberstein, and Krista Simmons, are also registered as write-in candidates. • Additionally, Abby Calala is listed on the ballot. G-A is very excited about the level of interest from our community members in serving and supporting our students and staff! We have 7 individuals running for 4 open positions. Six (6) of the 7 are write in candidates. You may vote for 4 candidates for the School Board. 🙂
about 1 year ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Drive-thru Flu Vaccine Clinic on Saturday October 24, 2020 KALAMAZOO, MI— Kalamazoo County Health & Community Services Department is hosting a drive-thru flu clinic on Saturday October 24, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the parking lot of the Stones Church, located at 1225 W. Paterson St., located in Kalamazoo. People will remain in their vehicles the entire time. Per CDC guidelines, all vehicles will be asked to park for 15 minutes following vaccination. Clinic will run while supplies last. The senior high-dose will not be available. Walk-up vaccination is possible for those without vehicles. People must bring a picture ID and insurance cards for everyone 6 months of age and older who will be receiving their flu shot. The flu vaccine is covered by most health insurance plans; however, the health department is offering the vaccine at no cost to people who are uninsured or underinsured. In addition to the drive-thru clinic, the flu vaccine is also offered by appointment at the health department by calling 269-373-5203 or visiting www.kalcounty.com/hcs/fluvaccine.
about 1 year ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
*** School Board Candidates for the November Election *** We have four (4) School Board vacancies up for grabs on the November ballot. Four of our current board members' terms will expire on December 31, 2020. Archie Silkworth, Carolyn Martin, Ben Overgaard and Stephanie Knobloch. • Archie Silkworth and Carolyn Martin both decided not to run for reelection. • Ben Overgaard and Stephanie Knoblock are running for reelection, however, due to Covid shutdowns they missed the deadline for turning in their paperwork in July. They are both now running as write-in candidates. • Marcie Barber, Penny Seume, and Krista Simmons, are also registered as write-in candidates. • Additionally, Abby Calala is listed on the ballot. G-A is very excited about the level of interest from our community members in serving and supporting our students and staff! We have 6 individuals running for 4 open positions. Five (5) of the 6 are write in candidates. You may vote for 4 candidates for the School Board.
about 1 year ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
NOTICE OF REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING The Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools Board of Education will be conducting a Regular School Board Meeting via video conferencing due to the current Covid-19 Pandemic. DATE OF MEETING: October 19, 2020 HOUR OF MEETING: 6:30 P.M. To join Zoom Meeting by computer o Enter: https://zoom.us/j/3416004497 into your web browser o Then click Open Zoom Meeting o Enter password: 123456 Meeting ID: 341 600 4497
over 1 year ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Covid-19 Update 10/16 Today, the Galesburg-Augusta Community School District learned of a high school student who has tested positive for COVID-19. The student was already in quarantine and the exposure occurred outside the school setting. Therefore, no contract tracing will need to occur. ** No closure of any buildings is needed at this time. ** You can read the full statement here: https://5il.co/m7de Total COVID-19 positive cases per building, staff, students and the district totals are now available on our website under “COVID-19 Dashboard.” To see our Covid-19 Dashboard please click the link below: https://www.g-aschools.org/o/gacs/page/covid-19-dashboard--13
over 1 year ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools