the Warriors Weekly

For the week of January 6 - 10, 2020

Genesis Innovation Academy

The Weekly Newsletter of the GIA Warriors

this WEEK at GIA

*Additions/changes will be communicated by coaches & club sponsors, as needed.

Mon. 1/6

Moot Court Team Practice (Upper School Coed) 4:00 - 5:30

Reading Bowl Practice - Upper School Boys 4:00 - 5:15

Robotics Team Practice – Upper School Boys 4:00 - 5:30

Basketball Practice 4:00 – 6:00 (First Iconium Baptist Church)

Cheer Practice – Upper School 3:45 – 6:00

Tues. 1/7

Moot Court Team Practice (Upper School Coed) 4:00 - 6:00

Basketball Practice 4:00 – 6:00 First Iconium Baptist Church

Cheer Practice - Lower School 2:45 – 4:30

Cheer Practice – Upper School 3:45 – 6:00

Wed. 1/8

Reading Bowl Practice - Upper School Girls 4:15 - 5:15

Robotics Team Practice – Lower School Coed 4:00 - 5:30

Cheer Practice – Upper School 3:45 – 6:00

Thurs. 1/9

Robotics Team Practice – Lower School Coed 4:00 - 5:30

Reading Bowl Practice - Lower School Girls 3:45 - 5:00

Robotics Team Practice – Upper School Boys 4:00 - 5:30

Cheer Practice - Lower School 2:45 – 4:30

Cheer Practice – Upper School 3:45 – 6:00

Fri. 1/10

Robotics Team Practice – Upper School Boys 4:00 - 5:30

Sat. 1/11

GIA "ArchiTechs" Team 46596 (Upper School Boys)

Super Regional Robotics Competition

Clayton State University

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

GIA "Steam Coders" Team 20113 (Lower School Girls)

GIA "Lego Legends" Team 20112 (Lower School Boys)

First Lego League Jr. Robotics Competition

Clayton State University

2:00 - 4:00 pm

Basketball Games

Adults $6; Kids $3

5th/6th Grade Boys

3:00 pm

GIA vs. Hamilton

Hamilton Recreation Center

6th-8th Grade Girls

3:00 pm

Lady Warriors vs. Ivy Prep

Ebster Recreation Center

7th/8th Grade Boys

3:00 pm

GIA vs. Decatur

Ebster Recreation Center

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Happy New Year!!!!

We wish you and your family the very best in 2020!

Let's commit to finishing the 2nd half of the school year with excellence.

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A new report from the health tech company Kinsa said that Georgia is currently the sickest state in the country. The company's data found that 6.5 percent of Georgia's population is dealing with flu-like symptoms.

How can you help protect your scholar:

  • Talk to your scholar about the seriousness of the flu.
  • Encourage your scholars to sneeze or cough in their arm.
  • Tell your scholar to wash their hands with soap and water, as frequently as possible.
  • Donate boxed tissue, Chlorox Wipes, and Hand Sanitizer (with at least 60% alcohol) to your scholar's homeroom teacher.
  • Keep your scholar at home when they are sick.
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Absences & Tardies Negatively Affect Academics

Scholars who are chronically absent from school or chronically tardy miss valuable instruction time and other important school activities. Chronic tardiness and absence from school result in scholars being less likely to master skills, concepts, and principles needed to achieve on their respective grade level.

In support of student success, the Georgia Board of Education expects students to be present at school and to arrive and depart on-time in accordance with the provisions of the Georgia compulsory attendance law. Pursuant to O.C.G.A. §20-02-0690.1, and SS-6007 JB, parents, guardians or other persons having control or charge of students are liable for the students’ attendance in school.

***FYI, 56 scholars were tardy for school (without a parent escort) on ONE day this week.***

Please be advised that Genesis Innovation Academy is mandated by state law to report the parents of scholars who are chronically absent or chronically tardy for school to the school's social worker and local authorities.

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  1. LATE ARRIVALS - If your scholar arrives at school after 8:00 am, you MUST come into the school to sign your scholar(s) in;
  2. PARKING - Please do NOT block/impede the flow of traffic by parking/abandoning your vehicle in the carpool lanes;
  3. RESPECT - We expect our families to show respect and exhibit courteous behavior at all times. We have cameras in the parking lots. We will contact Atlanta Police and/or Department of Family and Children Services if a hostile or disrespectful act is committed by a parent/visitor.
  4. LATE PICKUPS - If a lower school parent arrives after 3:30 pm or if an upper school parent arrives after 4:30 pm, their scholar(s) will be sent to after-school care with Global Tech Academy; parents MUST pay the late fees assessed by Global Tech. There are no exceptions to this rule. For parents who are repeat offenders and/or refuse to comply, we will have no choice but to contact the appropriate government/state agency.
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The Winter MAP Assessments will be administered (Jan. 14 - 21, 2020).

Makeup testing will take place January 21 - 22, 2020

Scholars in grades 2 through 8 will test in Reading, Math and ELA.

Scholars in grades K - 1 will test in Reading and Math.

Please make sure your scholars:

  • ARE PRESENT *if the scholar is ill, please keep them at home (makeups will be available)

MAP Assessments are used to measure a scholar's growth in Mathematics, Reading, and ELA. The Fall assessments gather baseline data. The Winter assessment measures progress. The Spring assessment measures the scholars' growth to that point. MAP Assessments are a strong predictor of how well a scholar will perform on the Georgia Milestones Test.

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2019/2020 Yearbook Cover Design Contest

The deadline for the Yearbook Cover Design Contest has been extended until Friday, January 17, 2020.

Original designs must be submitted to Mr. Brunson in the Boys Academy (Room 3103).

All entries must:

  • Include "Genesis Innovation Academy" and school year "2019/2020"
  • Depict a theme e.g. "Going from Great to Greater" or "#GTG"
  • Can include your interpretation of the GIA Mascot, the "Warriors" (this is optional)
  • Have the author's name, grade, and homeroom teacher's name written in pencil on the back of the submission.
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School-Wide Spelling Bee

GIA'S school-wide Spelling Bee will take place on Wednesday, January 29th at 9:00 am in the cafeteria.

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The next Directors' Coffee is scheduled for Tuesday, February 11, 2020.

Please remember that the event will be "virtual." Just log-in from the comfort of your computer.

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