GCSSD on-campus instruction will start Monday, August 17, at a Level 3. Students will be required to wear a mask. Digital Learning Academy start date has been moved to August 24, 2020 to allow teachers more time to prepare content. We are excited for the start of school! Please continue to follow COVID-19 CDC guidelines to help us work together to protect the health, safety, and wellbeing of students, teachers, staff, their families, and communities. - Stay away from work, school, or other people if you become sick - Wear your mask in public - Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water - Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth - Sneeze or cough? Cover your mouth - Clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces daily These are the most important actions that will support schools safe reopening and will help them stay open. https://youtu.be/z067y5-KUQI
The Digital Learning Academy Handbook is now available for DL students and parents to review. Please click the link below to access. A timeline is available within the document to ensure all DL students are ready to begin August 17, 2020! https://5il.co/j8et
Digital Learning Academy Device Request: A limited number of devices are being provided for DL Academy students who do not have access to a device. The devices are to be used to engage in learning activities provided by teachers. If your student needs a device in order to participate in the Digital Learning Academy please contact Kary Parchman at email@example.com by Monday, August 10 at 12:00 noon and include the information below within the email. Devices will be loaned out for Digital Learning Academy students only and priority will be based according to the students meal eligibility status for the 2020-21SY. All aspects of District Policy 4.406 and the Responsible Use of Technologies applies to the use of the device and Internet access. Forms will be signed upon pickup to ensure guidelines are being followed when using the equipment along with a digital learning release permission form. Information to include in Digital Learning Academy device request email: - Student first and last name - Student enrolled school - Student grade - Other students in the household that are Digital Learning Academy students
Tonight the GCSSD School Board decided to delay the first day of school to August 17, 2020. Below is a link to the new 2020-21 School Year calendar to reflect the delayed start. We hope delaying the start of the school year will help to support the decline of COVID cases in our area and allow us to start at a level that is as normal as possible. However, in order to achieve this, we need your help. Please wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds after any activity. Maintain social distancing. Avoid large gatherings. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Avoid unnecessary travel and wear a mask or cloth face covering. We will continue to work with local health officials weekly to determine the start of school operating level and will inform you as soon as a decision is made so adjustments can be made if necessary. As a reminder, the Digital Learning Academy Registration closes this Wednesday, July 29. Click Menu > COVID-19 Information for details. Link to calendar: https://5il.co/io7m
See the latest Employment Opportunities at GCSSD! https://www.gcssd.org/article/267058
NEW Substitute Teacher information for the 2020-21 SY GCSSD. If you are interested in becoming a NEW substitute teacher, please click this link https://jobapps.lgccloud.com/GibsonSSD/login.aspx to fill out an application. Once submitted, click on this link http://appgarden1.app-garden.com/subtraining/gibsontn.pdf to complete the NEW substitute training course. The cost to take the course is $29.00. Please send the certificate at the end of the training course to Mr. Brad Garner at GCSSD. Also, for more information contact Mr. Garner. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (731)-692-3803
District Update: 1 In addition to normal COVID-19 meetings, the District team will set aside time weekly to discuss the COVID-19 spread within the community, information gathered from local and state health officials, and TDOE guidance to decide if the current operating level will change. Each week, if a level change happens, all GCSSD stakeholders will be made aware of the change by Friday to prepare for the following week. By Friday, July 24, GCSSD will announce the reopening level of operations. Additionally, based on recommendations from the regional health department, GCSSD will require masks for all staff and students regardless of the level as we begin school. (We understand there will be case-by-case exceptions.) If you need to review the GCSSD COVID-19 Levels, please see our Reopening Plan located at https://www.gcssd.org/o/gcssd/page/information-updates
Digital Learning Academy plans have been finalized and are posted on the district website under District Updates within the COVID-19 Information section. As a reminder, DL Academy registration closes Friday July 24. All students, no matter what learning environment is chosen, must fill out the GCSSD registration through PowerSchool Parent Portal. A District Update from our Director of Schools, Eddie Pruett, will be posted later today to address current GCSSD plans and reopening. Link to COVID-19 Information: https://www.gcssd.org/o/gcssd/page/support-resources
The Digital Learning Academy Registration is now open. Students choosing the off-campus learning environment for the 2020-21 SY first 9 weeks must fill out this registration form by Friday, July 24, 2020. See the News section for more information As of July 13, 2020, Gibson County Special School District is going to start school at a Level 3. Our goal as a district and community is to keep students and their families as safe as possible while providing exceptional education for your student. We understand that COVID-19 cases have risen lately and are monitoring and gathering new information daily from local, state, and national sources. We will alert all parent/guardians if the level changes. Please see the News section for COVID documentation about the 20-21SY
Take a look in the News section for the GCSSD reopening plan for 2020-21SY. We are currently planning on starting at Level 3 but will coordinate with health department officials weekly to determine the appropriate level. Click here to view the full document. https://5il.co/i73l
The COVID-19 Family Food Assistance program has been extended until July 13th - see news article for more information.
Welcome to the new website and mobile apps for Gibson CSSD!