GHS Update

September 14, 2020

Quarantine Update

As most know, on Thursday, September 10, GHS received information that a Gainesville High School football player and cheerleader had received a lab-confirmed positive test for the COVID-19 virus. The confirmation of these positive tests have resulted in the quarantine of the Junior Varsity and Varsity football teams, as well as, the cheerleading squad effective immediately.

As a result, Friday's football game against Aubrey was canceled. This week's game vs. Van Alstyne is canceled, also. The good news is that we are still on schedule for Homecoming on Sept. 25 vs. Mineral Wells! In the meantime, please come and support our Lady Leopard volleyball team. Their next game is Tuesday vs. Anna.

As a reminder, the CDC defines significant exposure as being unmasked and within 6 feet for more than 15 minutes to someone who has been confirmed positive. An individual is considered contagious 48 hours prior to showing symptoms.

The safety of our students and staff is our top priority. Although this is a difficult time for all of our athletes, coaches, and fans, GHS will continue to follow all safety guidelines and recommendations to ensure a safe environment for our community.

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GHS students register to vote

Senior Dwayne Wilson is shown registering to vote on Thursday. Cooke County Voter Registration representative stayed during the lunch period to provide our students an inportant opportunity.
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Homecoming shirts

Ramiro Huerta is shown buying his homecoming t-shirt from Ana Huerta and Zyla Alonso. You can get one, as well. The cost is only $11 and supports Student Council! Our Homecoming Games vs. Mineral Wells is Friday, September 25.
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Attention, Seniors!

Tuesday, Jostens presented to the Senior class about graduation cap & gowns, graduation invites, and senior memorabilia. Orders for these items are now being accepted. Our rep has left extra order forms in the front office if you are a virtual learner, or were otherwise unable to attend. The website to look and order is:
Jostens will pick up orders during lunches next week on the 15th and will be available if you have any questions. They're offering a "drive-thru" for virtual learners in the front of the building during the same time.
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FFA has big success in Texarkana!

Our FFA team had a great trip to the Four States Fair in Texarkana.

First place and Overall Champion Hereford- owned by Katelyn Murphy.

Second place Polled Hereford heifer- Natalie Putnam.

First place Simmental heifer- Natalie Putnam

Free/ Reduced Lunch

Parents: Please remember to complete a free/reduced meal application. A new application is required EVERY year. Students who qualified with GISD last year have a carryover time period which will expire in just a few weeks. The application is easier than every this year and is available online in both English and Spanish.

English application:

Spanish application:

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Nurse Information

Gainesville ISD Policy regarding when a student can return to school after having had a fever has changed. The policy now requires a student with a temp. of 100.0 or greater to stay home from school for 72 hours. This is a district policy so students will be required to remain home for 72 hours even with a doctor’s note.

According to Gainesville ISD policy if your child has fever or is sent home from school with fever, the child must be fever free without medication for 72 hours (3 days) before returning to school.

GISD recognizes that on occasion a student will exhibit symptoms of a contagious illness. In compliance with Texas Department of State Health Services guidelines, a student with any of the following symptoms must be excluded from school. A student may return to school when the student:

A. Is free of the symptoms

B. Has been satisfactorily treated

C. Submits a signed physician’s statement that he/she is not contagious

Your child was excluded today for the reason circled below:

1) Temperature of 100. degrees or higher (must be fever free without medication for 72 hours prior to returning to school)

2) Undetermined rash over any part of the body

3) Undiagnosed scaly patches on the body/scalp

4) Nausea, vomiting, and/or diarrhea (children with any diarrheal illness should be excluded from school until they are diarrhea free for 24 hours without the use of diarrhea suppressing medication)

5) Red, draining eyes (Conjunctivitis, bacterial and/or viral: exclude until physician permission to return or until symptom free)

6) Intense itching with signs/symptoms of secondary infection

7) Open draining lesions

8) Jaundice

9) Other as deemed necessary by nurse

10) Covid-19 symptom – follow GISD Covid -19 map and/or return with physician note

Athletic Game Ticket Guidelines

With the health and safety of our students, staff, and community in mind – and in accordance with the state’s mass gathering regulations and recently issued UIL protocols – GISD Athletics is having to make ticketing adjustments this fall.

This year, in accordance with suggested UIL guidelines, tickets for all athletic events will be sold online only – no tickets will be sold at the gate. Every spectator must purchase their online tickets prior to the event, and all tickets will be general admission with first-come, first-serve seating.

To purchase tickets, go to the GISD webpage at, then chick click the "Athletics" tab.

GHS Bell Schedule

GHS Bell Schedule

1st Period 8:10- 8:57

2nd Period 9:02- 9:49

3rd Period 9:54- 10:49

4th Period 10:54- 11:41

5th Period

A Lunch 11:41-12:11 12:16-1:21

B Lunch 12:16-12:46 11:46- 12:16 12:51-1:21

C Lunch 12:51-1:21 11:46- 12:51

6th Period 1:26- 2:14

7th Period 2:19- 3:07

8th Period 3:12- 4:00

This week's events

Tuesday, Sept. 15

Volleyball vs. Anna

Tennis vs. Whitesboro

Thursday, Sept.17

Tennis @ Whitesboro

Friday, Sept.18

Volleyball vs. Van Alstyne