This Thursday at 6:30PM the Gibson County Special School District will be having their monthly board meeting. The board has added COVID protocols to the agenda to discuss. There will be a opportunity for public comment at the beginning of the meeting. The meeting will take place in the GCHS auditorium. The board is also seeking parent input on mask requirements. Please take a moment to give us your feedback by clicking the link below. Survey will close Thursday, August 12 at noon. Link to survey: https://forms.gle/dH3DSi6GGJmZRAtU6
The TCAP family portal is now available for families of students who took TCAP and/or an EOC in 2020-21SY. Families can now find detailed and personalized information about their student’s progress. Students will receive paper reports by Thursday, August 12, 2021. The report includes a unique student ID number (USID) which is necessary for creating an online portal account. Please visit https://www.gcssd.org/page/tcap-parent-portal for more information and a video on how to create an account.
Click the link below to view the number of new positive COVID-19 cases amongst students and staff for the week of 8/2/21-8/8/21. Students and staff listed as positive does not necessarily indicate they contracted COVID-19 at the school building. Link to 8/2/21-8/8/21 positive COVID cases: https://5il.co/wsx1
Updated COVID-19 information has been posted for GCSSD protocols. Please click below to review. We look forward to the first day of school on Monday, August 2! (1/2 day for students) Link to view updated COVID-19 information: https://www.gcssd.org/page/information-and-updates
Estimated bus morning pick-up times are now available on the www.GCSSD.org website under Transportation. Please visit https://www.gcssd.org/page/bus-routes to view bus routes, pick-up times, bus number, and driver names.
GCSSD is currently accepting applications for NEW Substitute Teachers. The substitute training course cost is $29.00. Once you have submitted a completed substitute teacher application, go to gcssd.org >Menu >Quick Links >Substitute Training Course. Please send the certificate at the end of the training course to Brad Garner at GCSSD. Contact Brad Garner at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Returning Substitute Teachers…check your My Benefits Channel for the 2021-22 Substitute Training Course.
Registration for the 2021-22SY is now open. All GCSSD students (new and returning) must register. To complete the registration process, log in to your PowerSchool Parent Portal account. If you need assistance, please visit https://www.gcssd.org/page/register-your-student - we are here to help! As a reminder, all learning for the 2021-22SY will be in-person and on-campus.
GCSSD is happy to report that we have been selected to participate in the Second Harvest Summer Backpack Feeding Program. This grant is funded by the “Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation” and will provide free breakfast and lunch daily this summer beginning Tuesday, June 1 through Monday, June 28, 2021. Food will be sent home with eligible students attending the Summer Learning Camp or may be picked up with food from the cafeteria at Dyer School or South Gibson County Elementary School (SGCES). Food will also be available for pick-up at Dyer School and SGCES on June 21st from 1:30—2:30 by families associated with any school in GCSSD. Click here to view the menu: https://www.gcssd.org/browse/144850
We were informed this morning by TDOE that we will not be receiving all 3-8 and EOC TNReady scores until June 10. We are required to count TNReady scores if they are returned within 5 business days of the last day of school. Since the state did not meet this deadline, we are not required to count the test scores in the overall student average. We recognize the need to finalize student grades. Therefore, we will not count spring TNReady scores. This will allow teachers to finalize grades at this time. Report cards will be finalized by June 3.
Please view the video below and provide feedback about the direction GCSSD plans to go with utilizing funding from ESSER 3.0. Feedback survey is open until June 22, 2021. Link to video: https://youtu.be/B632UjAeSOc Link to feedback survey: https://forms.gle/YT2Kb4wrYVRgjvPm6
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCMENT: If your child qualified for our Summer Camp Program, he/she received a letter of conformation on Monday. The letter must be returned to your child's teacher no later than Wednesday, May 21st.
GCSSD will receive TNReady scores on May 28, 2021. Your students TNReady score is added as a part of their Q4 grade. The score will only be added to the students grade if the score will improve the students overall grade. Teachers will be adding those scores to the gradebook on or before June 4, 2021. Grades will then be finalized and report cards will be posted via PowerSchool Parent Portal on June 7, 2021.
Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine has recently been approved for ages 12 to 15. Prior to this it was only available for those above age 16. The Pfizer vaccine is the only vaccine approved for the 12-15 age group. The Gibson County Health Department will offer a Pfizer vaccine clinic on Friday, May 14, at the Gibson County Fairgrounds from 8:30 to 10:30 am. Appointments can be made through the website Vaccinate.tn.gov If unable to make an appointment at the Fairground Clinic individuals may also schedule an appointment with the Health Department or other local vaccine provider by visiting covid19.tn.gov or VaccineFinder.org. Individuals under age 18 should select a Pfizer vaccine appointment time.
Summer Learning Camp 2021 invitations were sent via email to students who qualify for this free learning event. Only those who qualify were emailed. Registration must be completed via the emailed survey link by midnight Tuesday April 20, 2021. Questions? Call Central Office 731-692-3803.
The GCSSD School Board approved the continuation of off campus learning Fridays for the remainder of the 2020-21 SY. Friday meal delivery/pick-up will also continue for the remainder of the school year.
Reminder: Digital Learning Academy Quarter 4 Enrollment is open until Wednesday, March 3, 2021 (5:00 PM close). Any student that wants to participate in the Academy for Quarter 4 must register by 5:00PM. If you plan for your student to return to on-campus instruction, Quarter 4 starts March 11, 2021. However, since this is a Thursday and students have off-campus learning on Friday – your student will NOT return to campus until Monday, March 15, 2021. Digital Learning Academy Quarter 4 Registration Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SQZFCW3
Digital Learning Academy Quarter 4 Enrollment is open until Wednesday, March 3, 2021 (5:00 PM close). Any student that wants to participate in the Academy for Quarter 4 must register by 5:00PM on Wednesday 3/3/21. Students that are currently enrolled and want to continue with off-campus instruction through the Academy must re-enroll. If you plan for your student to return to on-campus instruction, Quarter 4 starts March 11, 2021. However, since this is a Thursday and students have off-campus learning on Friday – your student will NOT return to campus until Monday, March 15, 2021. There is no need to contact the school and let them know that you plan to return your student to on-campus instruction. We will send a list of students to the school that did not re-enroll in the DL Academy for Quarter 4. Please remember, we will not allow any student to transition in or out of the Digital Learning Academy after the enrollment deadline. If you choose to enroll your student, he/she will remain a Digital Learning Academy student for the entire Quarter 4. We will also not allow any student to transition from on-campus to Digital Learning Academy after the deadline. Decisions of how your student will receive instruction for Quarter 4 must be made by Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 5:00PM. Digital Learning Academy Quarter 4 Registration Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SQZFCW3 Digital Learning Academy Information: https://www.gcssd.org/page/digital-learning-academy
Off campus learning Friday will be moved to tomorrow, Monday 2/22/21. Students will attend in-person Tuesday - Friday of this week. All GCSSD staff will report to their local school tomorrow. We understand that most roads throughout Gibson County are passable however there are still many backroads that are difficult to navigate with a bus. The safety of our staff and students is top priority. Moving off-campus learning from Friday to Monday of this week will allow the roads to clear completely. We hope you enjoyed your snow week and we look forward to seeing you in-person on Tuesday!
GCSSD will be closed tomorrow (2/16) and Wednesday (2/17) due to inclement weather. Thursday (2/18) and Friday (2/19) will be off-campus learning days.
To ensure the safety of our staff, Friday meal delivery will be cancelled for tomorrow, 2/12/2020.