Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
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: December 7, 2020 HOUR OF MEETING: 6:30 p.m. To join Zoom Meeting by computer: o Enter: https://zoom.us/j/3416004497 o Then Click Open Zoom Meeting o Enter Password: 123456 Meeting ID: 341 600 4497 Meeting Notice: https://5il.co/nlkx
1 day ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Our Primary school kitchen got a face lift this week. We can't wait for our Little Rams to see it! Special thank you to Alisha Bowen & Amber Peugeot. It looks AWESOME! #WeAreGA #GAPride
1 day ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
The following is the District's plan for reopening and virtual learning through December and January. For Pre K – 7th grades, face to face classes will resume Monday, December 7th as planned in the hybrid model for two weeks until the winter break. 8-12th grades will continue to learn virtually until the holiday break. ~ All extracurricular programs will continue to be suspended until after the winter break. Pre K-12th will learn virtually the week after the winter break, January 4 - 8th. We will offer daycare January 4 - 8th at the Primary School for a reduced rate of $20 per day. Please contact the director, Jillian Turner at 269-484-2075 for more information about childcare. Face to face learning will resume for all Pre K – 12th students in the hybrid model on Monday, January 11, 2020. Thank you for supporting our learners at home and communicating your questions and concerns with our administrators. You can read the full statement on our website: https://5il.co/nk6x
2 days ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
*** MEAL DELIVERY & PICK UP TOMORROW!! *** G-A will provide free meals to ALL kids under age 18. We will deliver 5 days of breakfast & lunch. ~ The buses will leave the HS at 10am & follow the normal afternoon bus routes. ~ There will also be pick up sites at the Primary & Middle schools from 10:30-11:30am. ~ The intent is to have the last full delivery on Wednesday, December 16th, weather permitting.
4 days ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Due to the move to all virtual learning, we will switch back to FULL meal delivery for the next few weeks! Galesburg-Augusta will provide free meals to ALL kids under age 18. We will deliver 5 days of breakfast & lunch. This week meal delivery will be TOMORROW, TUESDAY, November 24th. ~ The buses will leave the HS at 10am & follow the normal afternoon bus routes. ~ There will also be pick up sites at the Primary & Middle schools from 10:30-11:30am. Wed. December 2nd, 9th & 16th: ~ The buses will leave the HS at 10AM & run the normal afternoon bus route. ~ There will be also be pick up locations at the PS & MS from 10:30-11:30AM. ~ The intent is to have the last full delivery on Wednesday, December 16th, weather permitting.
12 days ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
*** ATTENTION PARENTS OF KVIC STUDENTS *** The 2nd semester commitment form needs to be filled out by NOVEMBER 20th. If you have not completed this form, please do it today! Thank you! https://www.g-aschools.org/article/345929?org=gahs
17 days ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
The Board of Education updated our Extended Covid-19 Learning Plan during the school board meeting last evening. Our PreK-7th grade students (Gold cohort) will return to face to face learning this Thursday (11/19) and Friday (11/20). The Enhancement Center will be open for the Cardinal Cohort. Our 8th - 12th grade students will be learning virtually now through December 8th. The Board of Education voted last evening to close all face to face learning for students as follows: ~ PreK-7th grades will learn 100% virtually on Monday, November 23rd & Tuesday November 24th, as well as the week after Thanksgiving, November 30th - December 4th. ~ Daycare will be available to families through the shutdown. ~ 8-12th grades will continue learning virtually through December 8th. PreK-7th grades will return to hybrid learning on December 7th, and 8-12th grades on December 10th. ** Meals will be distributed Tuesday, November 24th and Wednesday, December 2nd. For more information please read the full update letter on our website: https://5il.co/n5kv
18 days ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
G- A Families, Because we are waiting on test results that likely will not come back until later this afternoon, we will not hold face to face learning tomorrow, Tuesday, November 17. Students will continue to learn remotely. All buildings will be closed to students. Depending on the results, we may still need to contact trace tomorrow. HS students (9-12th grades) will now be 100% virtual through December 8th. The HS return date will be Thursday, December 10th. PK-8th Grades ~ We will update you again on Wednesday to let you know what the plan will be for the rest of this week. We appreciate your patience & flexibility as we work through these difficult times. Thank you.
19 days ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
*** 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!
20 days ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
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.
20 days ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
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
22 days ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
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.
24 days ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
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
26 days ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
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 month ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
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 month ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
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 month ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
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 month ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
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 month ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
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 month ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
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 month ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
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 month ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
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 month ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
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 month ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
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 month ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
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 month ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
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 month ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
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
about 1 month ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
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
about 1 month ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Parent/Guardian Survey: Improving our Pandemic Learning Models of Instruction and Safety Procedures. We need your feedback and input as our District's Board of Education, Administrators and Staff evaluate our current Continuity of Learning Plan. Your input will help determine what changes may need to be made to our instructional models and safety protocols. Please fill out the survey linked below. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScjz2OEQyFPftz5oWRdDymyRFSIiKX5z64A3mpYhR9KLUG06g/viewform
about 1 month ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Covid-19 Update 10/7/20 Today, the GACS District learned of a HS student who has tested positive for COVID-19. The student is in isolation, & their close contacts have been identified, notified, and are in quarantine. The MS & HS remain open. We believe we have isolated all individuals & the building is safe for continued learning. The Primary School (including all programming, the enhancement center & daycare) will reopen on Monday, October 12, 2020. Please find the full statement below from Galesburg-Augusta Community School District and Kalamazoo County Health & Community Services Department regarding the recent COIVD-19 outbreak: https://5il.co/lvkv
about 1 month ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
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
2 months ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
*** 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
2 months ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
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.
2 months ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
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.
2 months ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
*** 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 melissa.daniels2@garams.org. Meals will also be available for pick up at the Primary School & Middle School on Wednesdays 10:30 - 11:30 AM.
2 months ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
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
3 months ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
*** 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. **
3 months ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
G-A Community Schools Bus Procedures 🙂 https://www.wevideo.com/view/1817394084
3 months ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
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 wendy.somers@garams.org or apply at the link below. https://www.applitrack.com/kalamazoo/onlineapp/default.aspx?choosedistrict=true&applitrackclient=1519&all=1
3 months ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
* 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.
3 months ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
*** 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.
3 months ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
*** 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.
4 months ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
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
4 months ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
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
4 months ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
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
4 months ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
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
4 months ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
*** 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
4 months ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
*** 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.
4 months ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
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
4 months ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
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
4 months ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
*** TOWN HALL MEETINGS *** Please join us for additional town hall meetings on our G-A Reopening Plans & Instructional Models for this year. Thursday, August 13th K-5th: 6:30 - 7:30 PM 6-12th: 7:30 - 8:30 PM These will be Zoom meetings & the links will be posted tomorrow. We have worked out our previous technical difficulties. Our apologies again! We look forward to sharing our plans with you. Thank you! :)
4 months ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Due to unforeseen circumstances, we have had to switch our Special School Board meeting scheduled for tonight back to a Zoom meeting. Please join us at the link below. We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you. DATE OF MEETING: August 10, 2020 HOUR OF MEETING: 6:30 P.M. Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/3416004497?pwd=MkFjS1c3OTJKKzJSdmVLY1B6bzBDQT09 Meeting ID: 341 600 4497 Passcode: GA2020 Meeting Agenda: https://5il.co/jbj0
4 months ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
NOTICE OF SPECIAL SCHOOL BOARD MEETING In accordance with Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order 2020-129 (COVID-19), The Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools Board of Education will be conducting a Special School Board Meeting via video conferencing. DATE OF MEETING: August 10, 2020 HOUR OF MEETING: 6:30 P.M. To join the meeting, follow the link below. https://youtu.be/nB2uZCm8cKk *** The link to the Special Board Meeting has changed. It will now be lived streamed through YouTube. Comments/Questions will be able to be taken in the chat feature during that portion of the meeting. Thank you.
4 months ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
NOTICE OF SPECIAL SCHOOL BOARD MEETING In accordance with Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order 2020-129 (COVID-19), The Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools Board of Education will be conducting a Special School Board Meeting via video conferencing. DATE OF MEETING: August 10, 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: 733362 Meeting ID: 3416004497 Notice of Special School Board Meeting: https://5il.co/irq3
4 months ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Return to Learn Parent/Guardian Survey **UPDATED LINK ** Now that we have the Roadmap to Reopening Schools, we are in the process of collecting some important information that will help inform our district's decisions about a Phase 4 reopening. To that end, please take just a few minutes to listen to my video explanation and then share your thoughts and considerations through the attached survey. Return to Learn Video Message: https://youtu.be/rO1ItUkAcMA Return to Learn Parent/Guardian Survey: https://forms.gle/5T7iwguqSARvM9mp9
5 months ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
NOTICE OF SPECIAL SCHOOL BOARD MEETING In accordance with Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order 2020-129 (COVID-19), The Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools Board of Education will be conducting a Special School Board Meeting via video conferencing. DATE OF MEETING: July 23, 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: 733362 Meeting ID: 3416004497 NOTICE OF SPECIAL SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: https://5il.co/ih38
5 months ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
NOTICE OF REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING & LIMITED TAX PLEDGE NOTICE In accordance with Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order 2020-75 (COVID-19), The Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools Board of Education will be conducting a Regular School Board Meeting via video conferencing. DATE OF MEETING: July 20, 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: 733362 Meeting ID: 3416004497 NOTICE OF REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING: https://5il.co/idrt LIMITED TAX PLEDGE NOTICE: https://5il.co/idrs
5 months ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
ATTENTION Senior Parents & Students!!! Graduation information meeting TOMORROW, Tuesday, July 14th @ 6:30PM!! FROM: Galesburg-Augusta High School We will be having a drive through graduation on July 16, 2020 at 6:30 at Maskill field. We are hosting an informational zoom meeting on Tuesday, July 14 at 6:30 to review the procedures. We hope you and your family are well! https://zoom.us/j/98794883578…
5 months ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Wendy Somers
Last week the Roadmap for reopening schools in MI was published.  We will now start working on our G-A Plan for reopening this fall.  We will have it published on our website by August 17.  It will go before our Board of Education on August 10, 2020 and then to our local ISD for approval.  We are required to submit a plan for all Phases:  1-3, 4, 5 and 6; however, we are crossing our fingers that we will at least start at Phase 4!  Please know that our Phase 4 plan will include face to face instruction, but that we will also offer an online virtual academy to all K-12 students whose families do not feel comfortable sending their child to school under a Phase 4 situation.  Information on that virtual learning academy will be forthcoming soon.  Stay tuned for more information to come!  And stay safe.  Our students are counting on all of us to follow the guidelines so that Covid-19 cases and death rates do not go up and they can return to school safely.
5 months ago, Wendy Somers
Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
We’re thrilled to announce our new app! The app includes information such as news, event calendars, dining menus, updates on sports scores, school document links, and even a live feed. It’s everything G-A Rams, in your pocket. Download the app on Android: https://bit.ly/2Vo7YWz or iPhone: https://apple.co/2wpAIpp. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIvjpY6aVbE&feature=emb_title
5 months ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
G-A Parents...we want to hear from you!! Remote Learning Parent Feedback Survey Your input will help us assess the effectiveness of our distance learning plans the district provided students this spring. It will also help us plan for the next school year in the event the Covid-19 virus forces school to close again. Thank you!!! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdOKSGzN7lVNu_3C8oNyeklyosP1HvmRfGgyRoypRvJAatXhg/viewform
6 months ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
*** Our Summer Food Program is Back! *** Starts on June 16th!!! Tuesdays & Thursdays 11 AM – 12:30 PM G-A Primary School 315 W. Battle Creek St Galesburg, MI 49053 Serving multiple days of breakfast & lunch! Pick Up Only ~ Drive Thru or Walk Up Social Distancing Rules Apply! Questions? Please call Cheryl Cadwell at 269-484-2106 or email cheryl.cadwell@garams.org. Please continue to check our Facebook page & website for updates.
6 months ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
G-A Community Food Distribution Thursdays from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Galesburg United Methodist Church 111 W Battle Creek St. Galesburg, MI 49053 Augusta CDC 600 W. Michigan Ave. Augusta, MI 49012 If you know of a family who may need additional help with food, please let them know!
6 months ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
G-A Senior Lauryn Coleman was voted (who would've been) the top girls track distance runner in Kalamazoo area for 2020! Congratulations Lauryn! We know you would have been the top runner! #WeAreGA https://www.mlive.com/highschoolsports/2020/05/who-wouldve-been-the-top-girls-track-distance-runner-in-kalamazoo-area-for-2020.html?fbclid=IwAR25KzOSwFIU-4aaIQ3aw5rXe-aH1ZCnxSgL9a02uHnh5Dz_VMbl0yNRwLM#pd_a_10550665
7 months ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Please take a moment to join us in congratulating G-A HS teacher Theresa Shepard, as one of Kalamazoo County's 2020 Excellence In Education recipients! Congratulations and thank you for all you do for our school and our community!
7 months ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools