Digital learners can have pictures made on 9/3, 8 - 9AM. Students must check in through the front office. Additionally, this is the time for makeup pictures for in person students.
GCHS was made aware early this morning of a student who tested positive for COVID. We have identified close contacts, and they began the quarantine process this morning. Our School district follows Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Tennessee Department of Health guidelines for the management of individuals who have been diagnosed with or exposed to COVID-19. Classrooms, the cafeteria, etc. are being sanitized and deep cleaned using CDC approved chemicals and protocol. We will continue to do everything in our power to ensure the safest possible environment while continuing to provide education to our students.
Today juniors will receive packets to order rings, attire, & more for the Class of 2022. Orders & deposits are due Thurs., 9/3. A Jostens rep will be here 9/3, 3-5 PM, to receive orders & answer questions. See order form & video for info. https://view.vidreach.io/q/uj6vNF0P
The tickets for the Gibson County Football game can be purchased using the GoFan app. There are instructional links below if you need to reference them. Simply download the GoFan app and type in Gibson County High School in the school search box. Currently, you will have the option of buying General Admission Season tickets or a single ticket for Thursday night. Additionally, we will be set up at the gate to sell digital tickets with debit and credit card payment. We will not have cash at the gates. If you buy multiple tickets, you will have the ability to send tickets to someone else’s phone for them to use. While this is a move from our normal tickets, we appreciate your understanding at the necessity of this change to ensure the safety of our employees at to meet the TSSAA crowd limitations. Purchasing tickets: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19hZlOSBBRE Accessing tickets (video for fans): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJLmI1zKbV0
Due to Friday's weather forecast, the Gibson County vs. Westview Game has been moved to Thursday night at 7:00 pm. The game will be at GCHS.
Gibson County High School will offer meal delivery / pick-up to enrolled students during the off-campus learning period on Fridays only starting this Friday until October 16, 2020. To request a meal during this period, please fill click the link below to fill out a form each week to guarantee a meal. Meal Form: https://forms.gle/aPxrzwfZRJGucQhc6
General admission tickets for Fri. night’s football game will go on sale ONLINE Wed. at 3PM. You will have the option to buy General Admission season tickets or an individual game ticket. Instructions will also be provided Wed. You will need a digital ticket to enter the game. There will be NO cash sales at the gate.
Thank you for a great first week of learning for all students at GCSSD. Due to the number of COVID-19 cases not declining as rapidly as we had hoped, we are adjusting enrollment for the Digital Learning Academy. Enrollment for the Digital Learning Academy will always remain open allowing a student to transition into the Academy at any time. If you would like to transition your student to the Academy, email the Director of Schools, Eddie Pruett (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the required information below. Once approved, your student will continue in-person instruction until the student’s teacher or principal alerts them that it is time to transition. From that point forward, the student will remain as a Digital Learning Academy student for the remainder of the 9 weeks. All Digital Learning Academy students will re-register each 9 weeks. As a reminder, GCSSD feels that on-campus learning is best for all students but we understand that you, as a guardian, know which learning environment is best for your student and family. If you choose to transition your student, you must: - Have reliable internet connection. - Your own personal device (with keyboard). - Email Eddie Pruett at email@example.com with the student name, grade, and school.
GCSSD Temporary Procedures Due to COVID-19 1. Students taking online dual enrollment may do their coursework at home during the block the dual enrollment course is assigned on their schedule. Although, they may need to remain on campus for the first week of school to complete paperwork required for the Dual Enrollment Grant. Students choosing to leave campus to do online dual enrollment at home will not be able to check out a laptop. Students arriving at school after the beginning of first block must report to the main office to sign in. Students will have their temperature checked upon arrival. Students leaving during the school day must follow the appropriate sign-out and return sign-in procedures. Students leaving during the school day who are transporting other students or riding with another student must complete a driver/passenger form to do so. 2. Students in the Digital Learning Academy participating in an extra-curricular activity (band, athletics, theater, and chorus) may still participate in these activities during and after the school day. Should the student choose to participate during the school day they will need to sign in and sign out through the main office. Students will need to provide their own transportation. Students will have their temperature checked upon arrival. 3. Students in the Digital Learning Academy participating in certain CTE courses (Advanced Manufacturing 1 and 2, Industrial Maintenance 1 and 2, MLR 1 and 2, Dual Enrollment MLR 1 and 2, Fundamentals of Construction, Residential and Commercial Construction 1 and 2, Dual Enrollment Welding 1, 2, and 3, Culinary Arts 1 and 2, Dual Enrollment Culinary Arts 1 and 2, Ag Power and Equipment, and Nursing Education) will be required to come on campus for those courses and will then be allowed to leave. Students in WBL Practicum (formerly Clinical Internship) will need to come on campus one day per week to complete the skills portion of the course. This day will be determined by the teacher. Students will need to sign in and sign out through the main office. Students will need to provide their own transportation. Students will have their temperature checked upon arrival. If students choosing not to come on campus for these courses will have their schedules changed. 4. Students in the Digital Learning Academy with an IEP will be allowed to come on campus to receive some of their services as scheduled through the special education dept. Should the student choose to come on campus during the school day they will need to sign in and sign out through the main office. Students will need to provide their own transportation. Students will have their temperature checked upon arrival. 5. Students in the Digital Learning Academy enrolled in the SAILS math course must come on campus during their assigned block to take tests. The SAILS program requires that tests be monitored by the assigned teacher of the course. Students will need to sign in and sign out through the main office. Students will need to provide their own transportation. Students will have their temperature checked upon arrival. If students choose not to come on campus for the SAILS tests will have their schedules changed.
Jostens video: https://view.vidreach.io/q/juPsKcO3
Class of 2021 - Graduation Orders - All seniors are receiving Jostens order packets today. Orders are due Thurs., 8/27. Deposits can be made online. If you want to ask a rep questions or order in person, Jostens will be available on Thurs., 8/27, 3-5 PM outside at the main entrance. See order form for more info. and contact info. And check out this video: https://view.vidreach.io/q/juPsKcO
In an effort to make Schoology sign-in more user friendly, I have updated the log-in process while Schoology was down this afternoon. Students will utilize their GCSSD username (NOT the full email) and their GCSSD password to log in to Schoology from this point forward. This change will allow multiple users to log in to one computer much easier as the log-in credentials will not be saved. EXAMPLE: gcssd.schoology.com UN: caseya PW: ac2345 Additional help located at: https://www.gcssd.org/o/gcssd/page/schoology-lms
3 wins tonight! Go Pioneers! Golf team won! Peyton Selph was the low medalist! Volleyball beat West Carroll 3-0! Girls soccer beat South Fulton 4-3!
Thank you to everyone who completed the survey. Based on your input, the GCSSD School Board voted to go with Option 5 (All students at home on Fridays for the first nine weeks). We had 2,108 survey responses in less than 24 hours. This option will allow our staff additional time to build out lessons that will be used for the Digital Learning Academy. Off-campus learning on Fridays will not start until 8/28 and will continue through 10/16. Teachers will work with their students to give them assignments that they will need to complete while they are at home on Fridays. This could be through the Learning Management System or through instructional materials that are sent home. We understand that not all students have a device at home or internet access. Teachers will provide instructional materials for all students to ensure learning continues on Friday. Additionally, on Fridays until 10/16, students meals will be offered for parent pick-up and home delivery. I know this is a major change. However, when we were originally developing the Digital Learning Academy in mid-July, we had 280 students enrolled. Once the decision was made to wear masks, our numbers increased to 650. At that point, the plan we had in place for 280 students was not possible. Therefore, we had to think through how best to manage the difficult situation we found ourselves in. Again, thank you for filling out the survey and helping us with that difficult decision. We also appreciate your patience as we try to ensure all students continue to learn. We are so proud of our staff as they continue to rise to the occasion to ensure each student at GCSSD has all their needs met. Eddie Pruett
The golf team won their match today vs Westview! Ben McKinney was the low medalist!
The COVID-19 releasing household contacts from isolation & quarantine has been updated. This is a major change. Please review page 15 of the Reopening Plan at: https://5il.co/i86m
The board is requesting feedback to help determine the option they take to give teachers additional planning time, to be used to develop digital learning content, during the first nine weeks. We realize that the decision will impact families and the board wanted to get your feedback. The board votes on 8/18 so we apologize for the quick turnaround. Option 1 - School will be dismissed at 2 each day. (first 9 weeks) Option 2 - Students will dismiss at 11:30 on Fridays. (first 9 weeks) Option 3 - Students will attend Fridays on an A/B schedule. (every other Friday for the first 9 weeks) Option 4 - Students attending is optional on Fridays. Families that do not have childcare can register for them to attend. Students that do not attend will use the learning management system. (first 9 weeks) Option 5 - All students will stay home on Fridays and use the learning management system. (first 9 weeks) Link to survey: https://forms.gle/ZT6caVHfkvCspMB39
The board is requesting feedback to help determine the option they take to give teachers additional planning time, to be used to develop digital learning content, during the first nine weeks. We realize that the decision will impact families and the board wanted to get your feedback. The board votes on 8/18 so we apologize for the quick turnaround. Option 1 - School will be dismissed at 2 each day. (first 9 weeks) Option 2 - Students will dismiss at 11:30 on Fridays. (first 9 weeks) Option 3 - Students will attend Fridays on an A/B schedule. (every other Friday for the first 9 weeks) Option 4 - Students attending is optional on Fridays. Families that do not have childcare can register for them to attend. Students that do not attend will use the learning management system. (first 9 weeks) Option 5 - All students will stay home and use the learning management system. (first 9 weeks) Link to survey: https://forms.gle/ZT6caVHfkvCspMB39
We are requesting that parents load money on their children's accounts for breakfast and lunch. This can be set up here: https://www.myschoolbucks.com/ver2/getmain.action?clientKey=&requestAction=home . Otherwise, please send a check or money to deposit at the beginning of each week. We want to limit the exchange of money and help our socially distanced lines to move faster.
We look forward to finally seeing students back on Monday, 8/17! We have missed our Pioneers so much! Schedules are available on Parent Portal/PowerSchool. Paper copies will be available if needed. (Students, see signs to know where to go.) - Doors will open at 7:15 AM. All students must go straight to 1st block after picking up a schedule. 1st block will begin at 7:55 AM. Bus riders will be dismissed at 11:30 AM, and car riders/drivers will be dismissed at 11:35 AM. Breakfast and lunch will not be served. - Remember that a mask must be worn covering the nose and mouth.