September 14, 2020
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.
GHS students register to vote
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.
FFA has big success 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: https://www.myschoolapps.com/Home/DistrictRedirect/GAINESVILLE_TX?langid=1
Spanish application: https://www.myschoolapps.com/Home/DistrictRedirect/GAINESVILLE_TX?langid=2
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
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 www.gainesvilleisd.org, 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
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
Tennis @ Whitesboro
Volleyball vs. Van Alstyne