Hawk Highlights Parent Edition

August 11, 2021

Welcome to The Garden

Greetings Garden City Elementary Families. Welcome to "The Garden" for the 2021-2022 school year. Our theme at The Garden this year is Full STEAM Ahead. We are focused on teaching and learning and making every effort to ensure that students are having enriched learning experiences. We are excited to have students in the building and are looking forward to having a successful school year.

Welcome Back to School

Safety First

We must all do our part to keep each other safe. Make sure you and your family are staying safe at school, at home, and everywhere you go. Monitor your symptoms at stay home if you are not feeling well.


“Safety isn’t expensive, it’s priceless.”

– Author Unknown

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Stay home if you are not feeling well. Contact us at the school so we can provide guidance on when you should return to school.

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COVID Reminders

If you are awaiting a COVID test result for you or your child, please stay home and keep your child at home. If someone in your household has tested positive for COVID-19, please keep your child home from school and alert your child’s teacher. If your child has tested positive for COVID-19, please keep him/her home and alert your school.

Hand Washing

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds - especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, sneezing, or touching your face. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth, and wash your hands after touching your face.

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Bell Times for Garden City Elementary

8:30am Students Arrive

8:40am - 9:00am Breakfast

9:00am Instruction Begins

*Students are tardy after 9:10am. Tardy students must be signed in at the front door to receive a tardy slip before reporting to class.

2:45pm Early Pick-up Ends.

3:45pm Dismissal

3:55pm Buses Depart

GCES Student Supply List

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Students Must Have Mesh or Clear Bookbags

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Reporting Attendance is Required by the Georgia Department of Education

Students are considered in attendance (present) when they are participating in active instruction and/or educational services. All students are to participate in in-person learning unless they have been notified by school staff to quarantine or isolate due to COVID exposure.

Uniforms Are Required for All Students

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Breakfast & Lunch Free for All SCCPSS Students

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Communication Folders

All students have a red communication folder. Check your child's folder daily for important information.
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Title I Information for Parents

Review the Title I Parent Information in the documents below.

Join our Garden City Elementary Facebook Page

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