Granger School Weekly Newsletter

November 30-Dec.4, 2020

Planning Ahead/Friendly Reminders

Dec. 4 Purple Santa Applications Due

Dec. 4 Elementary Hat Day

Dec. 9 CALENDAR CHANGE: Full/Regular School Day

Dec. 11Elementary Hat Day

Dec. 17 Early Release 1:00pm

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

Test dates:

December 8- English 1 EOC

December 9-Algebra 1 EOC

December 10-English 2, Biology, and US History EOC

Friendly Reminders:

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

*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.

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

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

Purple Santa

If you reside in the City of Granger and your family need assistance to make Christmas special for your children, contact Granger ISD Purple Santa.

Please complete one application per household and drop if off at Granger ISD or Granger City Hall by December 4, 2020.

Granger ISD

300 North Colorado Street

P.O. Box 578

Granger, Texas 76530

Granger City Hall

119 East Davilla Street

P.O. Box 367

Granger, Texas 76530

Purple Santa questions? Call 512-859-2173

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Schedules & Repeats

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

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


· 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



8:55-9:40 Steffek

1:05:1:50 Horak


8:55-9:40 Repa

1:05-1:50 Mr. Irisawa

2:40-3:10 Mrs. Irisawa


8:55-9:40 Vanek

1:05-1:50 Michalik


8:55-9:40 Marek

1:05-1:50 Sessums


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


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


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


Jordan Hafley, Tawnya Shirocky, Quinlan Kubacak, Mari Buenrostro


Carol Sameniego, Cole Lowry, Jennifer Lane, Jolene Volek

Helpful Links:

Scholarships and Academic Counseling Service link:

Accelerated Reader Bookfinder:

Video guides to college financial aide:

Overview of the Financial Aid Process :

How to Create Your FSA ID :

2019-2020 FAFSA Full Walkthrough :

After the FAFSA: What Happens Next :

Parent resource on E-Cigarettes and JUUL prevention:

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)

* Bluebonnet Trials 1-800-841-1255

*Crisis Hotline Text 741741

*Crisis Hotline 1-800-273-8255

***Laptop Loan Agreement:

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


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.