GES Family Newsletter 8.10.20

Building a Better Tomorrow

Stay in touch for updates...

Receive the most current, up-to-date, information regarding the start to the school year. Please be sure to update your contact information by calling our office at 410-479-3885 between 8:30-4:00 Monday- Friday. We really need updated email addresses for each family!
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Dear GES Families,


I hope this message finds you well and enjoying the last days of summer. Last week, at the August Board of Education meeting, there were several important decisions made. Each one has been included in this newsletter with the appropriate links provided for your convenience. Please take note of the following in this newsletter:


  • The CCPS Parent Questionnaire - we request all families fill this out ONCE per student in your household. Details about this important questionnaire are below this message.

  • The summary of the CCPS Back to School Recovery Plan - this includes information on how CCPS will begin this school year virtually, and information on our phases, sample schedules, and more.

  • The final amended 2020-2021 school calendar. Please note that the start of the school year has officially been changed to Tuesday, September 8th.


Please continue to follow the GES school website and the GES Facebook page for updates. Families will receive the following information over the course of the next couple of weeks.


  • Your child’s classroom teacher or homeroom teacher assignment

  • A proposed virtual schedule for the student's day

  • A student supply list

  • Information about technology and device distribution days for students

  • Opportunities to meet your child’s teacher - both virtually and in a safe socially-distanced drive-thru format



The days ahead will be challenging and unlike any other start to the school year. We are looking forward to working together with our parents and community to make virtual learning a success. I encourage you to reach out to me with your concerns and questions.


Thank you.


Dawn Swann

Principal

From the Ground Up

CCPS Device Update

All CCPS issued devices, assigned in the Spring, are currently being collected in order to be updated and prepared for virtual learning to start the school year. Please return your CCPS devices, along with the charger, to GES or any other Caroline County school by Thursday, August 13th. Offices are open from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.


Caroline County Public Schools will continue to provide technology and resources to students and families in order to enable their full participation in the instructional program. Once devices are ready for distribution, you will receive notification from GES.

Office Hours

The GES front office will be open from 8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday through Thursday this week. Beginning next week, August 17th, we will return to regular school hours, starting at 8:30am and closing at 4:00pm.