The ROAR!

Georgetown K-8 Parent News and Events April 30, 2021

From the Principal...

Hello, Georgetown Family!

Students, congratulations on your hard work with i-Ready! Georgetown is one of the top schools in the District with i-Ready success AGAIN THIS WEEK because of your hard work! Keep it up! GMAS continues this week. Please keep reading through this newsletter for a copy of the schedule, information about GMAS, and important notes for testing success.

Cohort Schedule May 3-7

Cohort A - In-person Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday; Virtual Thursday & Friday

Cohort B - Virtual Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday; In-person Thursday & Friday

Virtual Learners - Virtual Monday through Friday

Teacher Appreciation Week May 3-7

Georgetown has the best teachers! Thank you, teachers, for all you do for our students! Here are some suggestions for how you can show the love to your child's teacher.

GMAS Testing

GMAS testing has begun and will run through Monday, May 10. The May testing calendar is viewable below.

Please note some important testing information:

  • Students need to come to school with a fully charged school-issued Chromebook every day during testing. If your student did not have one issued, we will have one available on testing days.
  • Please make sure that your student arrives to school on time every day. We will start promptly at 8 a.m. each testing day.
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May the 4th Be With You!

Enjoy this fun Star Wars-themed choice board linked below. Also, here are some other great Star Wars activities!


Star Wars Day

Georgetown Art of the Week

The 8th graders studied hybrid animals with a focus on using texture, pattern, and contrast. Students then came up with a backstory of their creation’s diet, habitat, and species name. Also, our 5th graders studied cityscapes, and we focused on showing space using foreground, middle ground, and background. Students were able to look at different cities around the world for inspiration and develop a unique design based on where they would want to live. Enjoy this week's Art of the Week by 8th graders Parker C., A'maya B., Tishona J., Idalis C.; and 5th graders Makayla M. and Michael W.

Georgetown Lions--Theme Park Designers!

Mrs. Boland's connections class has been working on a semester-long project. The students designed and built their own theme park. Mrs. Boland also created a teacher model. Great job, students and Mrs. Boland!

Georgetown Soccer Season Has Begun! Schedule posted below!

Summer School 2021--EMBRACE!

Embrace this new and reimagined summer school! SCCPSS will offer a variety of camps, explorations, social and emotional learning activities, and engaging experiences to prepare our students for the coming school year and beyond. The full Embrace Learning 2021 catalog can be viewed here.
Embrace Summer Learning

Parent Help Needed!

PTA President

The Parent Teacher Association president serves as the managing executive of the PTA unit of the school site. PTA officer duties are defined by PTA unit bylaws and the president must comply with the bylaws of the PTA. The PTA president works with the school leaders to plan great things for the school. If you are interested in running for the position of the PTA president, treasurer, vice president, or secretary, please email the principal at Kelli.hamilton@sccpss.com.


School Council Member

The A+ Reform Act of 2000 required schools to have school councils. School Councils are made up of the school principal, parents, teachers, and business community members who are required to meet four times per year. The purpose of the school council is as follows:


  • To improve communication and participation of parents and the community in the management and operation of schools.
  • Bring communities and schools closer together in a spirit of cooperation to solve difficult education problems
  • Improve academic achievement
  • Provide support for teachers and administrators
  • Bring parents into the school-based decision-making process
  • To help the local board of education develop and nurture participation
  • To bring parents and the community together with teachers and school administrators to create a better understanding of and mutual respect for each other’s concerns
  • To share ideas for school improvement


If you will have a child on Georgetown K-8 for the next two school years and would like to run for the position of Georgetown K-8 School Council Parent Representative, please email the principal at Kelli.hamilton@sccpss.com. Thank you, parents, for all of your support!

Registration Open for 2021-2022 School Year

Registration is now open for next school year. Click here for registration information.

SCCPSS News and Events

Savannah-Chatham County Public School System's Mission: "To ignite a passion for learning and teaching at high levels."

April Board Brief

Next Board Meeting - Wednesday, May 5, 2:00 p.m.

Student Contests

There are some great opportunities for our students to showcase their skills and talents. We hope your child will consider entering one of these fun contests!

Buffalo Contest (Deadline May 24)

Ocean Awareness: Water Rising (Deadline June 14)

Loch Ness Contest (Deadline June 21)

My Food Contest (Deadline June 21)

Library Media and Technology News

Having tech issues? Check out the flow chart for information on how to troubleshoot log in issues, itslearning difficulties, or other technology concerns so that we can resolve your issues in the quickest manner possible. We are here to help!


Every student who is returning to campus needs a school-issued device so that we can assist them with any issues and for the experience to be consistent and smooth for all students. If your child has not received a school Chromebook yet, please let Mrs. Brunn know as soon as possible. Visit School Cash Online to secure the TPP (Technology Protection Plan) that will keep you from paying out-of-pocket for device damages! TPP is only available for newly issued devices.


Mrs.Tonja Brunn, Georgetown's Library Media Technology Specialist, can be reached via email at tonja.brunn@sccpss.com.

Meal Bus

Meals are delivered Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays (when school is in session). Georgetown's delivery information is listed on the Southwest Middle route, pages 5 and 6. Click here for May's delivery schedule.

Return to Learn 2nd Semester 3/2 In-Person Learning Model

The most recent information about the Return to Learn model can be found on the District's website. Separate daily schedules for Hybrid A and Hybrid B are attached below.


K-12 Symptom Screening Forms will be provided to all families and can also be located on pp. 36-37 of the Georgia Department of Health COVID-19 Guidance for Georgia K-12 Schools document attached below. Students must have a filled-out copy of this form with them upon arrival to school every day.


Important In-Person Reminders:

  • Students must have a charged device with them at school every day. If your child has not been issued a school Chromebook, please email tonja.brunn@sccpss.com to secure a device. Students should also bring earbuds/headphones (with microphone) each day.
  • Arrival times: 7:10 a.m-7:40 a.m.; Dismissal times--1:35 p.m. for K-1; 1:40 p.m. for grades 2-8. All students should be picked up by 1:50 p.m.
  • All parents and guardians picking up students in the car line are asked to please wear protective face coverings.
  • Breakfast and lunch will be provided at no charge for all in-person learners.
  • Masks are required for all students and staff.

IMPORTANT IN-PERSON SAFETY REMINDER!

Please be reminded that proper face coverings must be worn and worn correctly at all times while on campus. Neck gaiters are not approved, so make sure that students are wearing only approved face coverings. The full SCCPSS document outlining the requirements can be viewed here. Thank you for your help as we strive to provide the safest environment possible for our students and staff!

Savannah Covid Vaccine Transportation Information

Contact Us!

At this time, our offices are closed for face-to-face support. Please contact us at 912-395-3475 for assistance. Phone lines are open from 7:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. daily. Please remember that it is difficult for teachers to stop instruction to answer parent questions. Consider contacting your child's teachers through Class Dojo or through email, and they will answer as soon as possible. We are here to assist you!