GES Week In Review

Friday, September 23, 2022

GES Week In Review

Welcome to the GES Week In Review (WIR).

The WIR will be sent out weekly during the school year. In the WIR you will find upcoming dates and information relevant to your child here at GES. Please review regularly to stay abreast of the exciting things happening at Gilbertsville Elementary School.

Important Upcoming Dates

October 3 HSA Meeting-7:00 pm (Homeroom Parent Meeting 6:00 pm)

October 10 No School-Offices open

October 12 Early Dismissal

*Grades 1-5 Session: 8:45 am - 12:25 pm

*Kindergarten AM Session: 8:45 am - 10:35 am

*Kindergarten PM Session: 10:35 am - 12:25 pm

October 14 Pink Out for Breast Cancer Awareness

October 26 Fall Picture Retakes

October 28 Trunk or Treat (Details coming soon from the HSA!)

6 Day School Cycle

We will be following a 6-day cycle for school this year. Your child's special schedule will be based on the cycle days rather than days of the week. For your planning, the first 2 weeks of school cycle days are listed below.

Week of September 26

Monday-Day 6

Tuesday-Day 1

Wednesday-Day 2

Thursday-Day 3

Friday-Day 4

Week of October 3

Monday-Day 5

Tuesday-Day 6

Wednesday-Day 1

Thursday-Day 2

Friday-Day 3

Unity Tickets

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Next week we will focus on our final letter in our Unity Expectations. Our focus expectation next week is "Yield and Walk Silently Throughout our School". Students will be given green colored “Y” unity tickets when they are caught in the act throughout the week. Please talk with your child about how they can lead by example in their classroom, at lunch/recess, and in the hallways. Dismissal is always a time that students have a hard time walking silently. Challenge your child to get as many "Y" tickets as they can.

Week of 9/26-Yield and walk silently throughout our school

Week of 10/3-Our Green Unity Tickets will be used to recognize any of the Unity Expected Behaviors.

Thank you for supporting our efforts to develop a kind, safe, and welcoming school. You are an important part of our GES Community and we appreciate you!

YMCA Trunk or Treat

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Information from the Health Room

Mandated Health Screenings: All current state mandates are still in effect. Student’s grades K-5th will have height/weight assessments and a vision screening. Hearing screenings will be conducted for students in grades K-3rd and on all students with an IEP.

If your child does not pass a screening, a referral letter will be sent home for you to follow up with a private physician.

COVID: For the 2022-2023 school year: If you are reporting a student absence due to a confirmed case of Covid-19, please complete the google form on the attendance website ( in addition to providing a handwritten, electronic, or email note. You MUST complete an attendance excuse in addition to the form.

COVID Quarantine Information: Date of initial symptoms or positive result is Day 0. Students are to quarantine for 5 days. Students may return to school with a mask Days 6-10.

Please keep in mind that your child must be fever-free without medication and no vomiting for 24 hours prior to returning to school.

If you have any questions, please contact the Health Room Nurses.

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HSA September/October Newsletter

HSA Meetings-Exploring Babysitting Option

Hey everyone! Our 1st HSA meeting is just around the corner and we are so excited to see as many of you as possible! We are exploring a babysitting option for those that would otherwise be unable to make it due to child care conflicts. Please see the google form below, to help us gauge at how many of you would be able to attend our meeting and if you would need to utilize our babysitting option so we are able to plan accordingly! Thank you so much and we look forward to seeing all of our new and returning parents!

Thank you!!

Lynsay Fox-Watts

Updated Parking/Spectator/Bag Policies for Varsity Football Games

Parent Pick Up and Drop Off Procedures

If you are planning to transport your child to school, please complete the google form indicating the adults that you give permission to pick up your child after school. As we work through the first few weeks of school we ask for your patience as we all get used to our transportation procedures. Thank you in advance for that.

Click here to complete the Parent Pick Up Dismissal Form

Click here for a pdf version of Parent Drop-off and Pick-Up Maps and Procedures

Parent Drop Off Map

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Parent Pick Up Map

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Attendance Procedures

Reporting an absence: If your child is not feeling well and cannot attend school, please email attendance at, or use the link below to inform the school that your child will not be present due to an illness, or appointment.

Educational Trip: Parents/Guardians must complete an Educational Trip Form 2 days prior to your child's absence. **Please note that failure to submit a trip form prior to departure will result in trip days being counted as an unlawful absence.

Gilbertsville Home and School Association (GES HSA)

The Gilbertsville Home and School Association (GES HSA) is our parent organization. The HSA does a tremendous amount of work to plan fun student and family events throughout the school year. They are always looking for volunteers. If you want to get involved visit the GES HSA Facebook page or send an email to the address below. The HSA is looking forward to offering fun, family activities throughout the 2022-2023 school year.

Mark your calendar for our GES HSA Meetings. All meetings will be held in the library at 7:00 PM

  • October 3
  • January 9
  • March 6
  • May 1

The HSA has a new email address