NOTICE OF COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE SCHOOL BOARD MEETING In accordance with Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order 2020-154 (COVID-19), 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: October 5, 2020 HOUR OF MEETING: 6:30 P.M. To join Zoom Meeting by computer o Enter: https://zoom.us/j/91622622034? into your web browser o Then click Open Zoom Meeting o Enter password: 12345 Meeting ID: 916 2262 2034 Notice of Meeting: https://5il.co/lppg
*** Covid-19 Update *** ~ MS & HS will reopen on Monday, October 5, 2020 ~ All extracurricular activities (including practices, games, and performances) will be postponed this week and will resume on Monday, October 5, 2020 ~ Primary School will reopen on Monday, October 12, 2020 ~ This includes all programming, the enhancement center, and daycare The health and wellbeing of our staff, students, and their families are of the greatest importance. We thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate these challenging times. Please click the link below to read the full statement from GACS District and Kalamazoo County Health & Community Services Department regarding the recent COVID-19 outbreak: https://5il.co/lol0
G-A Community School District and the Kalamazoo County Health & Community Service Department (KCHCS) statement regarding the recent COIVD-19 outbreak: Out of an abundance of caution, GACS District has decided to close all school buildings due to individuals testing positive for COVID-19 within the Early Childhood Special Education classroom (ECSE). At this time, there are three positive cases associated with this outbreak. The KCHCS uses the CDC outbreak definition, which is when two or more cases are epidemiologically linked. Per the CDC guidelines, individuals who have tested positive have been isolated, and individuals who have been identified as a close contact have been notified and quarantined. To date, there is no known exposure outside of the ECSE classroom. KCHCS is working closely with GACS on all public health recommendations for the school district, ECSE Center, and those identified as affected individuals. GACS District is tentatively scheduled to reopen on Thursday, October 1, 2020. Further communication will be sent confirming this reopen date.
This weekend you received an email regarding one of our G-A family members who has tested positive for Covid -19. Those individuals who were considered a close contact were already advised to quarantine. As the weekend has progressed, we want to be proactive with the health department and further investigate the information we have received. Therefore on Monday, September 28th, 2020 all district programs including preschool, daycare, the enhancement center and K-12 buildings will be closed for in person instruction. Teachers in K-12 will be providing online learning opportunities for their students. Please follow your at home learning schedule. For further details, access your teachers Seesaw or Google Classroom. Please know that the health and safety of our staff and students is of utmost importance.
*** Free Meal Delivery & Pick Up TOMORROW 9/23 *** On Wednesdays, we will be delivering 5 days worth of meals. ~ The buses will leave the high school at 10 AM. ~ They will run their normal PM bus routes delivering meals. Please keep an eye out for your bus! ~ If your child is a virtual student or does not have a bus stop, you may pick up your meals at the PS or the MS. If you would like to be added to a bus stop or have questions about your closest stop, please contact the bus garage at 269-484-2015 or email@example.com. Meals will also be available for pick up at the Primary School & Middle School on Wednesdays 10:30 - 11:30 AM.
NOTICE OF REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING In accordance with Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order 2020-154 (COVID-19), The Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools Board of Education will be conducting a Regular School Board Meeting via video conferencing. DATE OF MEETING: September 21, 2020 HOUR OF MEETING: 6:30 P.M. To join Zoom Meeting by computer o Enter https://zoom.us/j/91622622034? into your web browser o Then click Open Zoom Meeting o Enter password: 12345 Meeting ID: 91622622034 Notice of Special School Board Meeting: https://5il.co/l6lf School Board Meeting Agenda 9.21.20: https://5il.co/l6ls
*** Meal Delivery TODAY *** We will be delivering 5 days of breakfast & lunch. Buses will be following our regular morning bus routes, like this last spring. This first week the buses will leave the high school at 1:30 PM and stop at their normal morning stops. Please keep an eye out for the bus! Meals will also be available for pick up TODAY at the Primary school 2:30 - 3:15 PM. ** NEXT week, meal delivery will start at 10:00 AM. **
G-A Community Schools Bus Procedures 🙂 https://www.wevideo.com/view/1817394084
We are hiring Transportation Aides!! QUALIFICATIONS/DUTIES: High School graduate Arrive 5 minutes prior to bus leaving the garage Assist the students in finding the correct seat as well as filling out the seating chart for assigned seats Monitor students making sure their mask is being kept on properly Assist driver with student behaviors If needed, sanitize high touch surfaces between bus runs If interested, please email Wendy Somers at firstname.lastname@example.org or apply at the link below. https://www.applitrack.com/kalamazoo/onlineapp/default.aspx?choosedistrict=true&applitrackclient=1519&all=1
* Kindergarten, 4th Grade & 8th Grade Open House Information* August 31 (M) ~ 8th Grade Open House 5 – 8 PM September 1 (T) ~ 4th Grade (Pfeiffer) Open House 4:30 – 6 PM September 2 (W) ~ Kindergarten Open House 2:30 – 4:30 PM September 2 (W) ~ 4th Grade (Dooley) Open House 4:30 – 6 PM September 3 (Th) ~ 4th Grade (New Teacher) Open House 4:30 – 6 PM ~ 1 Parent/Guardian per student ~ Masks are required ~ More details to follow *Please note that we will not have school wide open houses this year.
*** K-12 Registration Day & Device Pick Up TOMORROW *** Tuesday, August 25th 8AM - 7PM GAHS (Student parking lot. Enter the back of the HS.) 1076 N. 37th St Galesburg, MI 49053 - Drop In Style - Come anytime 8AM - 7PM - ALL K-12 students need to pick up their enrollment packet & device (Chromebook) - 1 Parent/guardian per student allowed - Students do not need to be present - Masks are required - PLEASE BRING A PEN WITH YOU TO FILL OUT FORMS 😉 Questions? Please contact your school office. Thank you.
*** K-12 Registration Day & Device Pick Up *** It is NOT too late to register for school! If you missed the deadline to fill out the commitment survey, you can still get your student registered for classes. Please call your school office or come to our K-12 Registration Day & Device Pick Up. Tuesday, August 25th ~ 8 AM - 7 PM GAHS (Student parking lot. Enter the back of the HS.) 1076 N. 37th St Galesburg, MI 49053 - Drop In Style - Come anytime 8AM - 7PM - For ALL K-12 students - Pick up enrollment packets & their device (Chromebook) - 1 Parent or guardian per student allowed - Students do not need to be present Questions? Please contact your school office. Thank you.
Return to Learn Commitment Survey.... G-A Parents if you have not already filled out the commitment survey for the 2020-2021 school year, please chose one of the three (3) instructional models that G-A is offering its students (Hybrid, G-A K-4 Virtual, KVIC Virtual), by completing the attached survey. Thank you. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSda_OViahQvSdqh8CKsZ7uUTaeR3lQxh21CnP-vroQ2J4w20A/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0&fbclid=IwAR2BjI1eEiASBVb7Ahn2uAPzHiNoeTzHnfIN4DM3MCUCQl2xvq5j0pwoOiw
GAHS Parent Zoom Meeting TODAY, Thursday 8/20 @ 5:30 PM Follow up to the town hall, specific to 8-12th grades. https://zoom.us/j/92503199391?pwd=cGY0UkpaOUJnMHBVMWdsVEhadVNtUT09
Town Hall Parent Meeting TONIGHT Wed. August 19th 6 - 7 PM This meeting is to go over the reopening plan, return to learn options & the return to school commitment survey. There will be a Q & A session at the end. Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/91716794577… Meeting ID: 917 1679 4577 Passcode: GA2020
G-A Families... We appreciate your patience with the start of the 2020 school year. We understand that the hybrid model, in which students come to school in cohorts: Monday and Tuesday group or Thursday and Friday group, may create daycare challenges for you and your family. We want to let you know of a free opportunity—the G-A Enhancement Center for K-5 students. This will be based on a first come, first serve basis. We have a limited number of spots. Please click the link below for more information. https://www.g-aschools.org/o/gacs/page/g-a-enhancement-center
*** IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES *** 8/19 ~ Town Hall Parent Meeting 6-7 PM (Zoom link to be posted later) 8/25 ~ K-12 Registration & Device Pick Up 8 AM - 7 PM Week of 8/31 ~ Open Houses for Kindergarten, 4th & 8th Grades only. *We will not have school wide open houses this year. *** Exact dates, times & details to follow. 9/8 ~ 1st Day of School - 1/2 Day K-12
*** School Start Date Delayed *** Last evening at the Regular Board Meeting, we approved to move the first day of school for the 20-21 school year, to Tuesday, September 8, 2020. This will be a 1/2 day for K-12 students. Please watch for upcoming announcements. We appreciate your patience as we prepare for face to face and virtual teaching as well as making sure all of our safety protocols are in place.
NOTICE OF REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING In accordance with Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order 2020-154 (COVID-19), The Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools Board of Education will be conducting a Regular School Board Meeting via video conferencing. DATE OF MEETING: August 17, 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: GA2020 Meeting ID: 3416004497 AGENDA: https://5il.co/jm11
G-A Town Hall Parent Meetings Postponed The G-A Town Hall parent meetings scheduled for tonight will be postponed due to reports that there will be legislative developments occurring this weekend that may affect how we move forward with our plans for school this year. We will reschedule next week. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please watch this quick video for more information: https://youtu.be/hQ1hlz61OQA