Due to staffing, we are sorry to inform you that the SGCES Afterschool program will be closed until we have enough coverage for students. Please make needed arrangements. We will keep you informed when we can open back. Thanks for your understanding.
Mental and emotional health are critical for student success. By building and maintaining school mental health supports and services, GCSSD wants to enable our students to achieve their full potential. We would like to know what areas of concern that parents have regarding their students’ mental health; therefore, we are asking for 8th-12th grade parents to complete this short anonymous survey so that we may plan to serve our students in the best way possible. link to survey: https://forms.gle/ZyRCd4qJgZ5HLp2h7
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
Kindergarten parents, please remember that immunization forms a are due on Monday. If you have questions please call the school nurse. Thanks and have a great weekend!
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 email@example.com for more information. Returning Substitute Teachers…check your My Benefits Channel for the 2021-22 Substitute Training Course.
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On June 29 (10am-5pm), July 15 (10am-5pm) and July 20 (8am-3pm), staff will be on hand to register new students at SGCES. Additionally, students who will be in Kindergarten who were not registered at Kindergarten registration can also be registered at this time.
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
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.
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.
SGCES Parents, we still have a lot of students who have not turned in money for their box of chocolate. Please make sure to send your child’s money in so we can get this fundraiser wrapped up. Remember, unsold boxes of chocolate cannot be returned. Thank you all for supporting our teachers and students!!