GES Week In Review
Friday, September 23, 2022
GES Week In Review
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
Week of September 26
Week of October 3
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
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 (https://www.boyertownasd.org/page/5317) 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.
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!
Updated Parking/Spectator/Bag Policies for Varsity Football Games
Spectator & Bag Policy (updated) - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1wlCVYnyoYZp7Uod1KoA8g7EhLqdyULjWvYUoHisFl0E/edit?usp=sharing
Parking & Traffic Flow Football games - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1mRxVr0sqOf1KEAHnUB5yBIBYsQvLXrGnK4YVkdfrhHw/edit?usp=sharing
Parent Pick Up and Drop Off Procedures
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
Parent Pick Up Map
Reporting an absence: If your child is not feeling well and cannot attend school, please email attendance at AttendanceGES@boyertownasd.org, or use the link below to inform the school that your child will not be present due to an illness, or appointment. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScvtpG7SKITdNqliElSWvB9u4el72hJiIntaN9LFeyTuq8TnQ/viewform
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)
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 Gilbertsvilleelementaryhsa@gmail.com