Granger School Weekly Newsletter

December 14-18, 2020

Planning Ahead/Quick Reminders

Dec. 16 Elementary Wear Holiday PJ's

Dec. 17 Elementary Ugly Sweater Day

Dec. 17 Early Release 1:00pm

Dec. 17 Santa Visit for Grades Pre-K-4th

Dec. 18 Purple Santa Deliveries

Dec. 18-Jan. 6 Student Holiday

Dec. 18 Student Holiday/Professional Development

Jan. 5 Student Holiday/Professional Development

Jan. 18 School Closed

Jan. 28 Picture re-takes


Friendly Reminders:

*Please return library books. Many have not been returned from last year. Ouch. ***10 Graders!!!

*Regular school board meetings are the second Wednesday of each month. For information from the meetings, please refer to the school website, under Board of Trustees, then Agendas & Minutes.

*There is a $35 replacement cost for lost or damaged laptop chargers. Barcodes on school issued property must not be removed.

*All students are issued a laptop which will reflect on their library status. Students Pre-K-4th attending school on campus will keep their issued laptop in their homeroom.


Important Reminder:

Parents, please fill out the free or reduced lunch application!

Free and Reduced Lunch Storyboard for Parents in English and Spanish.

https://www.esc16.net/page/title1swi._PFE.Video.FRL.Strybord.Parents



Granger ISD 3rd Grading Period: Admin Approval Request for Remote Attendance


Link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScRoethPct-XEIDYrIxsBA0Ysn0F7RupHzZf60osrc6JSLt9w/viewform

COVID update Friday, December 11, 2020

NOTIFICATION OF CONFIRMED COVID-19 CASE ON CAMPUS



Granger ISD recently received notification that a 3rd grade student has been lab confirmed for COVID-19. The student has not been at school since last Monday except for one hour Wednesday morning. We are working closely with Williamson County and Cities Health District (WCCHD) epidemiologists on this matter. With guidance from WCCHD, Granger will ask all third-grade students and teachers to remain off campus next week. Notification has gone out to all parents of the students needing to quarantine and instruction for remoting learning for next week’s classes will be forth coming. Exposure was limited to 3rd grade only. No other close contact for 15 minutes and within 6 feet occurred between the student and other teachers or students. All areas were reviewed by WILCO epidemiologists including arrival, specials, recess, hallway, lunch, dismissal. Granger schools will move its current Campus COVID Stage from a Stage 2 (Mitigation) to a Stage 3 (Modified Camps Operations). We strongly encourage our community to help reduce the spread of this disease by being vigilant with proper social distancing, wearing a mask when outside the home, washing hands multiple times a day, and continue to clean all touch surfaces daily. We thank all the Granger parents, students, and teachers for your support in this matter. We will keep you apprised of further updates.


Sincerely,

Randy Willis

Superintendent

Remember to check the school website for Covid-19 Updates!

School website: https://www.grangerisd.net/


Direct link to Granger ISD COVID-19 Information and Updates

https://www.grangerisd.net/264330_2

Schedules

*Remember to check school website, Dojo, Email, Facebook, Twitter, and Remind for any last minute changes due to situations beyond GISD control.


https://www.grangerisd.net/


Renaissance Universal Screening

MOY 4 week testing window: January 18-February 12

EOY 4 week testing window: April 5-April 30

ASVAB Test Sept. 23rd


Secondary Bell Schedule

Jr. High Class Periods

1st 8:00-8::45

2nd 8:55-9:40

3rd 9:50-10:35

4th 10:45-11:30

Lunch 11:35-12:05

5th 12:10-12:55

6th 1:05-1:50

7th 2:00-2:45

8th 2:55-3:40


High School Class Periods

1st 8:00-8:45

2nd 8:55-9:40

3rd 9:50-10:35

4th 10:45-11:30

5th 11:40-12:25

Lunch 12:30-1:00

6th 1:05-1:50

7th 2:00-2:45

8th 2:55-3:40


LUNCH TIMES

· Pre K - 1st 10:30-10:55

· 2nd-4th 11:00-11:25

· 5th - 8th 11:35 - 12:05

· 9th - 12th 12:30-1:00


LIBRARY FIXED SCHEDULE

Monday

8:55-9:40 Steffek

1:05:1:50 Horak

Tuesday

8:55-9:40 Repa

1:05-1:50 Mr. Irisawa

2:40-3:10 Mrs. Irisawa

Wednesday

8:55-9:40 Vanek

1:05-1:50 Michalik

Thursday

8:55-9:40 Marek

1:05-1:50 Sessums

Friday

8:55-9:40 Chapman

1:05-1:50 Ivicic

2:55-3:40 Ms. Kubacak


School Board:

Tommy Filla, President

Timmy Tidwell, Vice President

Sandra Carpenter, Secretary

Chelsey Ellison, Member

Scott Murrah, Member

Peter Reese, Member

Daryl Stefek, Member



Class Sponsors

Seniors:

Lyndsey Reed, Stephen Brosch, Jessica Ivicic, Eric Johnson, Alyssa Wade, Brent Holubec

Juniors:

Seth Terry, Tracy Terry, Lisa Repa, Jimmie Baker, Anissa Lopez

Sophomores:

Jordan Hafley, Tawnya Shirocky, Quinlan Kubacak, Mari Buenrostro

Freshmen:

Carol Sameniego, Cole Lowry, Jennifer Lane, Jolene Volek


Helpful Links:

Scholarships and Academic Counseling Service link: https://www.grangerisd.net/79539_2

Accelerated Reader Bookfinder: https://www.arbookfind.com

Video guides to college financial aide:

Overview of the Financial Aid Process : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_iS7gmQd9o

How to Create Your FSA ID : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7ihhGk8mCY&t=2s

2019-2020 FAFSA Full Walkthrough : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1GmaBMD-oY

After the FAFSA: What Happens Next : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1c1gNefSw78

Parent resource on E-Cigarettes and JUUL prevention: https://www.catch.org/pages/cmb-parent-resources


Resources and outreach available to students, teachers, and the community:

*Intervention Services: Alana Arndt on campus daily during the school year for individual/family therapy and support (512-713-9886)

*Mobile Outreach Team: available for mental health crisis and can offer mental health resources in Williamson County area. (512-864-8277)

*The Christi Center: Offers free, ongoing support groups for adults grieving the loss of a child, spouse, parent, sibling or other loved one. (512-467-2600) http://christicenter.org/services/williamson-county/

* Bluebonnet Trials 1-800-841-1255

*Crisis Hotline Text 741741

*Crisis Hotline 1-800-273-8255

***Laptop Loan Agreement:

https://s3.amazonaws.com/scschoolfiles/776/laptop_loan_agreement_2.pdf


***FRIENDLY REMINDER*** There is a $35 replacement cost for lost or damaged laptop chargers. Barcodes on school issued property must not be removed.



KEEP GRANGER SAFE

Practice the Big 4 NPI's (Non-Pharmaceuticals Intervention)

1. Limit social contact and always be mindful of your distance.

2. Wash your hands all the time.

3. Wipe all touch surfaces.

4. Wear a mask to protect yourself and others.

EVERY SCHOOL DAY COUNTS

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