Granger School Weekly Newsletter

January 27-31, 2020

Quick Reminders/Planning Ahead

Jan. 27 SHAC/PTO meeting in 6:00pm in cafeteria

Jan. 29-30 TSI testing for Sophomores, Jr. & Senior re-takes

SENIORS: Turn in your pictures for the Senior Graduation Slide Show!

Feb. 6 100th day of school

Feb. 6 Visit from Little Hippos/Little Giggles Dentistry for Pre-K-4 at 1pm

Feb. 12 Student Council Valentine Orders due

Feb. 12 Board Meeting at 6:30 p.m.

Planning Ahead:

Cinderella's Closet: Feb. 1st 10-3pm & Feb. 4th 4:30-7pm

Old Taylor High - Prom Dresses to borrow

410 W. 7th Street Room 216

Taylor, TX

Feb. 29 Junior/Senior Roaring 20's Prom 7-11pm @ Georgetown Community Center

Spring Break March 9-13, 2020

March 18 School Board Meeting 6:30 pm

Weather Watch:

*Please check the school website ( https://www.grangerisd.net ) or social media platforms (Facebook/Twitter) for any updates and possible school closures during inclement weather.

*Check your phones, emails, and phone call messages for closures and updates.

*Check local news.

*The website will have all of the protocols and procedures posted for inclement weather for your reference.

***Please make sure your child's contact information is up-to-date!***

*Remember to check school website and Dojo in case of any last minute changes due to situations beyond GISD control.

https://www.grangerisd.net/

Need a stress reliever? FCCLA selling candy bars at end of the day for $1.00 each!

FOR THE CLASS OF 2020


February is the final month for the class of 2020 to participate in the program. The following scholarships are currently open for the class of 2020:

Complete the FAFSA®—100 students can earn a chance at $1,000 for completing the FAFSA. Students who are ineligible to complete the FAFSA can still earn a chance at the scholarship by going to their My Action Plan page.


Apply to Colleges—500 students can earn a chance at $1,000 for applying to two or more colleges. Students can earn an additional entry for each additional college that they apply to up to a total of six colleges.


Complete Your Journey—25 students can earn a chance at a $40,000 scholarship when they’ve earned entries for and completed all six action steps in the program.

You're Invited to the Granger Lions Basketball games!

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Schedules

*Remember to check school website and Dojo in case of any last minute changes due to situations beyond GISD control.

https://www.grangerisd.net/


Elementary Awards Dates

Time: PreK-2nd: 8:10AM - 9:10AM 3rd-4th: 9:20AM - 10:20AM

3rd 9 weeks, March 27, 2020

4th 9 weeks, May 27, 2020


Renaissance Universal Screening

April 6-10 Reading EOY

April 13-17 Math EOY


STAAR Testing

STAAR Spring Dates:

ENG I – April 7

4th/7th Writing – April 7

5th/8th Math – April 7

5th/8th Reading – April 8

ENG 2 – April 8

ALG 1 – May

BIO – May

US Hist – May

8th Science – May 7

8th Social Studies – May 8

3rd/4th/6th/7th Math, 5th/8th Retake – May 12

3rd/4th/6th/7th Reading, 5th/8th Retake – May 13

5th Science – May 14


Secondary Bell Schedule

Jr. High Class Periods

1st 8:00-8:46

2nd 8:50-9:36

3rd 9:40-10:26

4th 10:30-11:16

Lunch 11:16-11:46

5th 11:50-12:36

6th 12:40-1:26

7th1:30-2:16

Advisory 2:20-2:50

8th 2:54-3:40


High School Class Periods

1st 8:00-8:46

2nd 8:50-9:36

3rd 9:40-10:26

4th 10:30-11:16

5th 11:20-12:06

Lunch 12:06-12:36

6th 12:40-1:26

7th 1:30-2:16

Advisory 2:20-2:50

8th 2:54-3:40


LUNCH TIMES

· Pre K 10:25 – 10:55

· Kinder – 1st 10:30 – 11:00

· 2nd-3rd 10:35 – 11:05

· 4th 10:40 - 11:10

· 5th 11:10 - 11:40

· 6th - 8th 11:16 – 11:46

· 9th - 12th 12:06 - 12:36


2019-20 LIBRARY FIXED SCHEDULE

Monday

8:50-9:36 Ivicic

12:40-1:26 Mr. Irisawa 3B

Tuesday

8:50-9:36 Chapman

2:00-2:30 Pre-K

Wednesday

8:50-9:36 Steffek

12:40-1:26 Marek

Thursday

8:50-9:36 Repa

10:30-11:16 Q. Kubacak

12:40-1:26 Michalik

1:30-2:16 Lewis 3A

Friday

12:40-1:26 Vanek

1:30-2:16 Sessums

Ninth grade every other Friday during 2nd, 4th, 7th Periods


BUS SCHEDULE
Morning Pickup: Between 6:50 am and 7:20 am.
Afternoon Routes: Depart campus at 3:50 pm.
NW Quadrant – Bus 23, Mr. Terry
NE Quadrant – Bus 18, Ms. Baker
SW Quadrant – Bus 22, Mr. Holubec
SE Quadrant – Bus 16, Mr. Davidson AM/Mr. Valdez PM


Monthly Character Development Themes:

October: Responsibility

November: Respect

December: Friendship

January: Perseverance

February: Honesty

March: Self-Discipline

April: Leadership


School Board:

Sandra Carpenter, Secretary

Chelsey Ellison, Member

Tommy Filla, President

Mark Harwell, Member

Scott Murrah, Member

Daryl Stefek, Member

Timmy Tidwell, Vice President


Helpful Links:

Academic Counseling Service link: https://www.grangerisd.net/79539_2

Accelerated Reader Bookfinder: https://www.arbookfind.com

Video guides to college financial aide:

Overview of the Financial Aid Process : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_iS7gmQd9o

How to Create Your FSA ID : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7ihhGk8mCY&t=2s

2019-2020 FAFSA Full Walkthrough : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1GmaBMD-oY

After the FAFSA: What Happens Next : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1c1gNefSw78

Parent resource on E-Cigarettes and JUUL prevention: https://www.catch.org/pages/cmb-parent-resources

Parent Portal to grades & attendance: https://ascportal.esc13.net/ParentPortal/login?distid=246905

Resources and outreach available to students, teachers, and the community:

*Intervention Services: Alana Arndt or Aspen Weber are 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) http://christicenter.org/services/williamson-county/

* Bluebonnet Trials 1-800-841-1255

*Crisis Hotline Text 741741

*Crisis Hotline 1-800-273-8255