Today, the Galesburg-Augusta Community School District learned of a primary school staff member who has tested positive for COVID-19. This staff member has not been in the building & no contact tracing needs to be done within the school. GACS works closely with the Kalamazoo County Health & Community Services Department on all public health recommendations for the district, the specific school buildings, and those identified as affected individuals. Total COVID-19 positive cases per building, staff, students and the district totals are now available on our website under “COVID-19 Dashboard.” https://www.g-aschools.org/o/gacs/page/covid-19-dashboard--34
G-A 2021 Bond Proposal Video 90 Second Overview https://vimeo.com/534551238/dfe823232a
Pandemic EBT Information Important information for parents or guardians of student’s eligible for Free and Reduced Lunch at G-A Primary School & Middle School. Primary School: https://5il.co/rgc3 Middle School: https://5il.co/rgc2 For more information, visit Michigan.gov/PEBT or call 1-833-905-0028.
Good afternoon, families: Today we heard the State of MI, MDHHS and Governor Whitmer, share their concerns about the escalation of community spread of the Covid-19 virus. The State encouraged but only recommended that districts consider closing high schools and sports for two weeks after spring break. At this time, we have met with our local county health officials and do not feel that G-A needs to close our high school for virtual learning nor shut down our athletic teams. Fortunately, so far this first week back after spring break, the rapid antigen tests our athletes have undergone, have produced all negative test results. We also are thankful that it is spring and that our sports teams have moved outdoors. However, athletes still sit on buses together and in dugouts, together; therefore, it is still critical that our students continue mitigation strategies at all times. Outside of school is also important.. Doing so will help our athletes continue to play and our schools remain open for face to face instruction. We continue to appreciate our families' support! We will share updated information from our Kalamazoo County Health Department as soon as it is available. Respectfully, Wendy Somers
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!! Kindergarten Round Up ~ April 21st More information to come soon!
If you missed Superintendent Wendy Somer's Facebook Live today, you can view the recorded video on our Facebook page at the link below. Upcoming May 4th Bond Proposal Discussion https://fb.watch/4jmsmLqHry/
SCHOOL LIGHTING UPGRADE PROJECT INVITATION TO BID Galesburg Augusta Community Schools (GACS) will accept sealed bids for its Primary School/High School Lighting Upgrade Project as described in the attached plans and specifications. Bids will be accepted until 3:00 pm on April 21, 2021 at which time they will be publicly opened at the District Admin Office, 1076 N 37th St, Galesburg, MI 49053. No oral, telephonic, email, telegraphic or facsimile proposals will be accepted. No proposals will be accepted after the time of closing of bids. Lighting Upgrade RFB ~ https://5il.co/qpv8 Attachment A High School Lighting Plan ~ https://5il.co/qpv6 Attachment B Primary School Lighting Plan ~ https://5il.co/qpv7
JOIN US TOMORROW! Thursday, March 18th @ 2PM We will be hosting a Facebook Live event, lead by Superintendent Wendy Somers, to discuss the upcoming 2021 bond election.
NOTICE OF REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING The Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools Board of Education will be conducting a Regular Board Meeting via video conferencing due to the current Covid-19 Pandemic. DATE OF MEETING: March 15, 2021 HOUR OF MEETING: 6:30 P.M. To join Zoom Meeting by computer • Enter: https://zoom.us/j/981 8735 3905 • Then Click Open Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 981 8735 3905 Passcode: gB05em
G-AHS Ram Pride Spirit Gear Sale!!! We have Ram Pride gear for sale at the high school!! We will be selling gear at school and at home events (as much as possible). T-shirts = $15 Crewneck sweatshirts = $20 (Add $2 for XL) We have a limited supply so grab your gear soon! https://drive.google.com/file/d/17pRIqJBHQBJ0ONUxZJUYkCuJBoZphfde/view?fbclid=IwAR3vFaTXIawWvW0S0o_GfNmSOhdAJ3xPCJHI9y2RylYUAycVKQI2QKGfSTA https://drive.google.com/file/d/18daF1R7U5k07ITAZaFC8CIVh_idStM5j/view?fbclid=IwAR0fPJJWaM2DYhWOpHCTVimN1w7fansBmKpzx8q0a7v_iQ4kaA3kcJevtq4
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: March 1, 2021 HOUR OF MEETING: 6:30 P.M. To join Zoom Meeting by computer o Enter: https://zoom.us/j/97036801202 into your web browser o Then click Open Zoom Meeting o Enter password: q1mmYF Meeting ID: 970 3680 1202
G-A Community Schools Foundation's ~ Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser! When- Monday, February 22, 2021 4:30-7:30pm Where- Dig In Café (111 W Michigan Ave, Augusta, MI) 269-731-5846 $10/meal Menu: Spaghetti, salad, garlic bread, and dessert! *** Take Out Only!! *** Call ahead (269-731-5846) or just drive up to the window. We will deliver to your car. Thank you for your support!!
*** Schedule Change *** Our G-A staff are scheduled to get their 2nd covid vaccinations next Wednesday, Feb. 24th. Yeah! Looking ahead, we need to make a minor schedule change to accommodate any potential side effects that our staff may experience. Next Thursday, February 25th will be a VIRTUAL learning day for all students. Teachers will provide more information on their virtual plans. Free daycare for K-5th students will be available. It is our sincere hope that this will be the LAST schedule change that we will need to make. We recognize the difficulties that schedule changes make for families & we appreciate your patience. Thank you!
We will be CLOSED TOMORROW, Tuesday 2/16, due to the weather conditions. The daycare will be open. Stay safe & warm Rams!
NOTICE OF SPECIAL SCHOOL BOARD MEETING The Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools Board of Education will be conducting a Special School Board Meeting via video conferencing. DATE OF MEETING: February 16, 2020 HOUR OF MEETING: 6:30 p.m. To join Zoom Meeting by computer o Enter: https://zoom.us/j/92483251074 o Then Click Open Zoom Meeting o Enter Password: XR4960 Meeting ID: 924 8325 1074 Agenda: https://5il.co/pld6
NOTICE OF REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING The Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools Board of Education will be conducting a Regular Board Meeting via video conferencing due to the current Covid-19 Pandemic. DATE OF MEETING: February 15, 2021 HOUR OF MEETING: 6:30 P.M. To join Zoom Meeting by computer • Enter: https://zoom.us/j/92483251074 • Then Click Open Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 924 8325 1074 Passcode: XR4960 Agenda: https://5il.co/plfd
Free Meal Pick Up TODAY Friday 2/12! Pick Up Site: HIGH SCHOOL: 10 A.M until 12:30 P.M. HIGH SCHOOL: 4 P.M UNTIL 5:15 P.M. Limited Bus Stops: GALE VALLEY FROM 10:00 A.M. UNTIL 10:45 A.M. ANDREWS ESTATES FROM 10:50 A.M. UNTIL 11:00 A.M. 35TH ST. APARTMENTS FROM 11:10 A.M. UNTIL 11:45 A.M.
F.O.R. Helpline (Food & Other Resources) For help finding a food pantry, assistance applying for SNAP benefits or referrals to other resources, call 1-888-544-8773.
Due to the hybrid schedule changes THIS week & NEXT week, meal pick up will be on Friday, February 12th & Friday, February 19th. The pick up locations & times will be the same. Pick Up Site: HIGH SCHOOL: 10 A.M until 12:30 P.M. HIGH SCHOOL: 4 P.M UNTIL 5:15 P.M. Limited Bus Stops: GALE VALLEY FROM 10:00 A.M. UNTIL 10:45 A.M. ANDREWS ESTATES FROM 10:50 A.M. UNTIL 11:00 A.M. 35TH ST. APARTMENTS FROM 11:10 A.M. UNTIL 11:45 A.M. Please contact Cheryl Cadwell if you have any questions at 269-484-2016 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We appreciate all the patience you have shown us in recent weeks with our schedule changes. Our goal was to move to full face to face instruction starting Feb. 15th. However, we want to keep students and staff safe to the best of our ability, and we have some safety items that will not be in until the end of next week or early the following week. Our new target date is Monday, February 22nd. We appreciate the grace you have shown our teachers and staff, and we so appreciate the families here at G-A. Thank you for your support. Schedule Change Details: https://5il.co/peia