Digital Learning Academy Handbook Link: https://5il.co/j8et
First Day of School at SGCHS: On Monday, August 17th SGCHS will open the building at 7:15am. Please do not drop off students prior to 7:15 each morning. Additionally, car drivers will be dismissed at 11:10am and bus riders and car riders will be dismissed at 11:30am on Monday. We appreciate your cooperation as we begin another great school year!
Open House After careful consideration, SGCHS will not have an open house this year for upcoming freshmen or new students. We will have a plan in place on the first day for these students to get acclimated to our building. We understand that some students might be anxious about finding their classrooms and getting familiarized with the building. However, we will have a plan in place to get them to their homeroom teacher first thing Monday morning to share with them where to go and what to do. We appreciate your understanding during this time. We look forward to a great school year!
Digital Learners: If you have signed up for the Digital Learning Academy, you may come to SGCHS to pick up textbooks on Wednesday, August 12 from 10am-2pm. The Digital Learning Academy Handbook is now available for DL students and parents to review. Please click the link below to access. A timeline is available within the document to ensure all DL students are ready to begin August 17, 2020! https://5il.co/j8et
The Digital Learning Academy Handbook is now available for DL students and parents to review. Please click the link below to access. A timeline is available within the document to ensure all DL students are ready to begin August 17, 2020! https://5il.co/j8et
Parents, we are giving students the opportunity to request a schedule change beginning tomorrow, August 10th, using the same procedure we use every year. The schedule change request form will be posted on SGC’s website tomorrow. If your request meets the stated criteria, your request will be reviewed for change. If your request can not be accommodated, your schedule will not be changed. Please be sure to include the student’s e-mail so if further communication needs to occur, someone can get in touch with your child. Please note that this is the only form of course change requests that will be reviewed. Previous e-mails, phone calls and text messages will not be reviewed for course changes. The deadline to complete the schedule change form will be Wednesday, August 19.
Hornet Fans, As we prepare for a return to athletics, plans have been put in place to ensure the safety and health of all participants and fans during games. These plans include changes to what gameday will look like. The following is information regarding gameday procedures for football: • The number of tickets available for each game will be limited. Reserved seats, season tickets, and individual game tickets will still be available. Information regarding reserved seats and season tickets will be made available soon. • Individual game tickets will be sold through an online/digital format only. Information about how to purchase individual game tickets will be made available. Cash will not be accepted for the purchase of individual game tickets. • Temperature checks will be required for each person for admittance. This will be done as you enter the stadium. Those with a temperature of 100.4 or above will not be allowed into the stadium. • Masks will be required for entry. • Fans will be expected to practice social distancing at all times while in the stadium. Family groups will be asked to sit together and distance from other fans. • Fans are asked not to congregate in the areas around the field. • Concessions will be limited to the sale of drinks, candy, and prepackaged items. Please maintain a safe distance while in line. As always, we are extremely thankful for the support shown to our school and students. These plans have been implemented in conjunction with TSSAA in order to provide an opportunity for our students to have a safe and successful football season. We ask for your patience and cooperation as we all try our best to navigate this challenging time.
Digital Learning Academy Device Request: A limited number of devices are being provided for DL Academy students who do not have access to a device. The devices are to be used to engage in learning activities provided by teachers. If your student needs a device in order to participate in the Digital Learning Academy please contact Kary Parchman at email@example.com by Monday, August 10 at 12:00 noon and include the information below within the email. Devices will be loaned out for Digital Learning Academy students only and priority will be based according to the students meal eligibility status for the 2020-21SY. All aspects of District Policy 4.406 and the Responsible Use of Technologies applies to the use of the device and Internet access. Forms will be signed upon pickup to ensure guidelines are being followed when using the equipment along with a digital learning release permission form. Information to include in Digital Learning Academy device request email: - Student first and last name - Student enrolled school - Student grade - Other students in the household that are Digital Learning Academy students
Currently we have roughly 100 students who have either not started or not completed the yearly registration process through parent portal. Registration must be completed even if the student has chosen the Digital Learning Academy. This yearly registration through parent portal must be completed by Monday, August 10. Please contact the main office if you have any questions.
New Student and Upcoming Freshmen Orientation that was scheduled for Thursday, July 30 is postponed. We will provide additional information regarding our orientation night as soon as possible.
Reminder: GCSSD Digital Learning Academy registration ends tomorrow, July 29, 2020. If you have any questions, please contact the main office at 731-783-0999.
SGCHS At A Glance The day at SGCHS will look quite different this year. The purpose for the changes below is to keep all staff and students safe. Much planning has taken place at multiple levels in an effort to open school safely. Your assistance and cooperation will certainly help make it possible for all of us to stay safe. • Doors to allow students to enter will open at 7:15 am. Students should not plan to arrive at school before that time. • Masks will be worn at all times unless instructed otherwise. This includes the bus. • Upon arrival at school, students will report to the gym and be seated in a designated section practicing social distancing guidelines. You will remain in the gym until the 7:45 bell sounds. • For students that eat breakfast, you will report to a designated section in the cafeteria and will practice social distancing. You will remain in the cafeteria until the 7:45 bell sounds. • At 7:45 am, students will report to 1st block. In 1st block, your temperature will be checked daily. • Also, lunch orders/count will be taken in 1st block each day. • Students will be assigned seats in each block throughout the day practicing social distancing guidelines. • Traffic flow patterns in the hallways will be designated. For example, in the East, West, and South Halls, all students will move in one direction. In the Main Center Hall and the North Hall, students will move in both directions. However, all students going one direction will walk on one side of the hall while students going the opposite direction will walk on the other side. Appropriate social distancing will be expected while moving in the hallways. • For lunch, classes will be dismissed to and from lunch at designated times starting at 11:30 am and ending at 1:30 pm. There will be approximately 150 students in the cafeteria at a given time. Lunch time will be 20 minutes. Your teacher will take you to and from lunch at the designated time. Your class will sit together in an assigned section in the cafeteria. It is likely that you will be assigned a seat within that section to assist with contact tracking should that be necessary. • Water fountains will be disconnected. You are encouraged to bring water from home in an appropriate container. Plans are in progress to install two water bottle fill stations (one each in the East and West Halls). • Dismissal times and bus locations will be adjusted as needed to allow for appropriate social distancing. • Adjustments will be made to these expectations as deemed necessary by the administration based upon guidance by the District Office and the Health Department to maximize our goal of keeping all students and staff safe. Thank you, in advance for your willingness to do your part in following these expectations and working with us to stay safe. We look forward to seeing you soon. SGCHS Administration
Tonight the GCSSD School Board decided to delay the first day of school to August 17, 2020. Below is a link to the new 2020-21 School Year calendar to reflect the delayed start. We hope delaying the start of the school year will help to support the decline of COVID cases in our area and allow us to start at a level that is as normal as possible. However, in order to achieve this, we need your help. Please wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds after any activity. Maintain social distancing. Avoid large gatherings. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Avoid unnecessary travel and wear a mask or cloth face covering. We will continue to work with local health officials weekly to determine the start of school operating level and will inform you as soon as a decision is made so adjustments can be made if necessary. As a reminder, the Digital Learning Academy Registration closes this Wednesday, July 29. Click Menu > COVID-19 Information for details. Link to calendar: https://5il.co/io7m
Tonight the GCSSD School Board decided to delay the first day of school to August 17, 2020. Below is a link to the new 2020-21 School Year calendar to reflect the delayed start. We hope delaying the start of the school year will help to support the decline of COVID cases in our area and allow us to start at a level that is as normal as possible. However, in order to achieve this, we need your help. Please wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds after any activity. Maintain social distancing. Avoid large gatherings. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Avoid unnecessary travel and wear a mask or cloth face covering. We will continue to work with local health officials weekly to determine the start of school operating level and will inform you as soon as a decision is made so adjustments can be made if necessary. As a reminder, the Digital Learning Academy Registration closes this Wednesday, July 29. Visit www.gcssd.org under COIVD-19 Information for details. Link to calendar: https://5il.co/io7m
GCSSD will be extending the Digital Learning Academy registration to July 29, 2020. Our Director of Schools, Eddie Pruett, will be addressing potential district plan changes this afternoon during his District Update. Below are a few questions we have had about the DL Academy and wanted to go ahead and address those as you make your decision on which learning environment fits for you and your student: Before the start of school: - Registration closes for the first 9 week Digital Learning Academy on July 29, 2020. However, we understand that these are fluid times and that things change daily. If you need to sign up or cancel Digital Learning Academy registration, please try to do so before July 29th. After July 29th you will need to contact your school to sign up or cancel your registration. A final decision on your child’s learning environment must be made before the first day of school so plans can be adjusted and made to ensure your child receives excellent education, no matter the learning environment platform. - If you change your mind and want to attend on-campus but have already signed up for Digital Learning Academy, please contact your school BEFORE July 29th to remove your student from the registration. After the start of school: - DL Academy registration is for 9 weeks. We will open DL registration one week before the end of each nine weeks to register your child for the following 9 week period unless there is a level change (see below). - If your student starts on-campus and we change levels, you will have one week to sign your student up to transition to the DL Academy. The student will continue to participate in on-campus instruction for five (5) days while we transition the student. Once you transition to the Digital Learning Academy, you will remain a DL student till the 9 week period is over, even if the district changes levels. Please understand that we are working tirelessly to bring you the best options that are available for you and your student while thinking about the education, mental health, physical health and safety of all students. We appreciate your support during these times.
NEW Substitute Teacher information for the 2020-21 SY GCSSD. If you are interested in becoming a NEW substitute teacher, please click this link https://jobapps.lgccloud.com/GibsonSSD/login.aspx to fill out an application. Once submitted, click on this link http://appgarden1.app-garden.com/subtraining/gibsontn.pdf to complete the NEW substitute training course. The cost to take the course is $29.00. Please send the certificate at the end of the training course to Mr. Brad Garner at GCSSD. Also, for more information contact Mr. Garner. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (731)-692-3803
NEW Substitute Teacher information for the 2020-21 SY GCSSD. If you are interested in becoming a NEW substitute teacher, please click this link https://jobapps.lgccloud.com/GibsonSSD/login.aspx to fill out an application. Once submitted, click on this link http://appgarden1.app-garden.com/subtraining/gibsontn.pdf to complete the NEW substitute training course. It will cost $29.00 to take the course. Please send the certificate at the end of the training course to Mr. Brad Garner at GCSSD. Also, for more information contact Mr. Garner. Email: email@example.com Phone: (731)-692-3803
Registration for Digital Learning closes this Friday! Digital Learning Academy plans have been finalized and are posted on the district website under District Updates within the COVID-19 Information section. As a reminder, DL Academy registration closes Friday July 24. All students, no matter what learning environment is chosen, must fill out the GCSSD registration through PowerSchool Parent Portal. Link to COVID-19 Information: https://www.gcssd.org/o/gcssd/page/support-resources