‼️ Attention Parents ‼️ Tomorrow (Wednesday, June 9) and Thursday, June 10 are Half Days for students! Dismissal is at 11:00am. Lunch is not served on half days.
Reminder for All Students- In-Person students- Please return all devices, chargers, and hotspots ASAP to avoid being charged for them. Virtual students- Please bring your devices, chargers, and hotspots to school tomorrow morning (Wednesday, June 9) from 8-10 to turn them in to your teacher.
Encuesta Comunitaria de ESSER III El Distrito Escolar del Condado de Newberry necesita información sobre el gasto de la asignación de ARP - ESSER III. El SDNC recibió más de $ 15,2 millones para abordar la pérdida de aprendizaje y las necesidades académicas relacionadas con la pandemia de Covid19. Los fondos no se pueden utilizar para bonificaciones. El 11 de marzo de 2021, la Ley del Plan de Rescate Estadounidense (ARP) se convirtió en ley. El Departamento de Educación de los Estados Unidos está proporcionando $ 121,9 mil millones adicionales para el Fondo de Ayuda de Emergencia para Escuelas Primarias y Secundarias (Fondo ESSER III). Esta legislación otorgará estas subvenciones a las agencias educativas estatales (SEA) con el propósito de proporcionar a las agencias educativas locales (LEA) fondos de ayuda de emergencia para abordar el impacto que COVID-19 ha tenido y sigue teniendo en las escuelas primarias y secundarias de todo el país. la Nación. Por favor complete la siguiente encuesta: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe68t0vop3zRC4n7gkjzBg00beljT0orT04uS5Pwd1jEcTAEQ/viewform
South Carolina Department of Education Office of Early Learning and Literacy College and Career Ready Division Survey: Dear Parents and Childcare Providers, Parents and caretakers of young children and the professionals who work with families are experts on the supports and resources available in communities around South Carolina. It is our job as state leaders to listen to you all. The “Transitions from Pre-K to 5K” survey is from the interagency Palmetto Pre-K Transitions Workgroup, and we aim to learn more about what's available around our state to support families in the transition into 5-year-old Kindergarten. We would be incredibly grateful if you would share your thoughts. Please take a moment to complete a very brief survey (about 5 minutes) found here: https://scfirststeps.surveymonkey.com/r/JMYM2J9. If you have any questions about this survey, please contact Rachal Hatton-Moore, Two-Generation Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
‼️ Attention Parents and Families‼️ If you missed tonight's phone call, here's all the information. 🐊Monday and Tuesday we will be selling snacks celebrating our last 2 full days. Everything will cost $1. 🐊Monday and Tuesday are our only full days of school this week. 🐊Wednesday and Thursday are half days. Students will be dismissed at 11:00 am. Lunch will not be served. 🐊If you have not paid your child’s fees, this is a good time to pay so it would accumulate into next year. Fees are $20 per child. 🐊Please double check for library books so you won’t be charged for them. 🐊Please pay attention to your what your child is wearing to school to make sure it is within the dress code. If something is too small, too short, or too revealing, someone will be called to bring a change of clothing. 🐊Another reminder for face-to-face students, please continue to turn in chargers and hotspots along with the cords. 🐊Please write notes in agendas if there’s any change in transportation. Changes of transportation from school cannot be taken over the telephone. This is a safety protocol. 🐊Virtual parents should have received information from their child’s teacher about technology drop off. 🐊This is the last message for the 2020-2021 school year! This has been one of the craziest years we’ve ever experienced, but we survived it. Thank you for your continued support of your children, our teachers, and our school. Thank you for your understanding, patience, and willingness to work with your children in ways you never imagined. We all have grown a lot technologically, personally, and professionally. We love our Gallman Gator Family. We hope you all have a chomp, chomp, chomp Gatorific week!
ESSER III Community Survey The School District of Newberry County needs input on the spending of the ARP - ESSER III allocation. The SDNC received over $15.2 million to address learning loss and academic needs related to the Covid19 pandemic. Funds cannot be used for bonuses. On March 11, 2021, the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act was signed into law. The US Department of Education is providing an additional $121.9 billion for the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER III Fund). This legislation will award these grants to state educational agencies (SEAs) for the purpose of providing local educational agencies (LEAs) with emergency relief funds to address the impact that COVID-19 has had, and continues to have, on elementary and secondary schools across the nation. Please complete the following survey: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSei9tClMHrmiD75mx587EV1x2WJzU8P3QljYmghF9bB9aZ2KA/viewform
🐊Attention Parents and Families🐊 In case you missed tonight’s phone call, here’s all the information. 🐊Monday, May 31 is Memorial Day so there is no school for students. 🐊Please pay attention to what your child is wearing to school to make sure it is within the dress code. If something to too small, too short, or too revealing, someone will be called to bring a change of clothing. 🐊Another reminder for face-to-face students, please continue to turn in chargers and hotspots along with the cords. 🐊Please write notes in agendas if there’s any change in transportation. Changes of transportation cannot be taken over the telephone. This is a safety protocol. 🐊Virtual parents should have received information from their child’s teacher about technology drop off. 🐊Please check around the house for lost library books so you won’t be charged for them. 🐊Thank you for your continued support of your children, our teachers, and our school. Our Gallman Gator family is continuing to learn and grow together. We hope you all have a chomp, chomp, chomp Gatorific week!
💻Virtual Students and Families💻 Device Turn- In for all laptops, ipads, hotspots, chargers, and cases is on Wednesday, June 9 from 8-10 am! Teachers will be out front ready to accept your devices!
The Parent Toolkit has recently been updated to reflect DHEC’s guidance issued May 20, 2021 and can be accessed on the district website or your school’s website. In an effort to make it easier for you to know what changes/additions have been made, the information has been highlighted in yellow. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1CM0gZVNczJ2BFeJ2fwUCb7haedUDGd0z/view?usp=sharing El Kit de herramientas para padres se actualizó recientemente para reflejar la guía de DHEC emitida el 20 de mayo de 2021 y se puede acceder a él en el sitio web del distrito o en el sitio web de su escuela. En un esfuerzo por facilitarle saber qué cambios / adiciones se han realizado, la información se ha resaltado en amarillo. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-5oZosVzxbD9uNK5eqa3S-iUveeAZ6xX/view?usp=sharing
🎓Calling All 2021 NHS Graduates🎓 If you attended GES, we would ❤️️ for you to come back for the Senior Walk so we can celebrate you! 🐊Thursday, June 10 at 9:00am 🐊Park in the parking lot (please drive separately) and walk around our car-rider loop as we cheer you on! Please SHARE with other NHS Seniors who attended GES!
Field Day is tomorrow, May 21st! A few reminders as we get ready to have some fun: -Dress for the weather (it will be hot). Clothes should follow the dress code. -Wear tennis shoes. Students wearing sandals or other shoes may not be able to play games. -Wear sunscreen. -Bring a water bottle. -Bring $$ for snacks. Snacks will be sold. They will cost $1 or less.
🐊Attention Parents and Families🐊 In case you missed tonight’s phone call, here’s all the information. 🐊 This is state testing week! Students in grades 3-5 will be testing throughout the week. Please make sure students are at school on time. 🐊Letters for acceptance into the Pre-K and Montessori programs will be mailed on Tuesday, May 18. We apologize for the delay. 🐊Please write notes in agendas if there’s any change in afternoon transportation. Changes of transportation from school cannot be taken over the telephone. This is a safety protocol. 🐊Thank you for your continued support of your children, our teachers, and our school. Our Gallman Gator family is continuing to learn and grow together. We hope you all have a chomp, chomp, chomp Gatorific week!
💻Reminder 💻 Today, May 13th, all in-person students become day users of their technology devices. The devices will remain at school and will not be sent home. This is to prepare for state testing and end of the year inventory. Please return all devices (laptops and ipads), chargers, and cases to school. This does not apply to virtual Newberry ONE students.
The School District of Newberry County will begin collecting Consent Forms to Opt Out of Face Mask Requirement Imposed on Students by a School or School District on Friday, May 14. The form must be completed in its entirety and should be returned to the school between Friday, May 14 and Friday, May 21. Once approved by the school, this form allows students to go mask-free in the school building. Face coverings will continue to be required on all school buses. Students who exhibit any symptoms and visit the health room will be issued a mask. Parents are reminded to continue to check your students for any symptoms prior to sending them to school and inform the school nurse if your child is symptomatic. Plexiglass and social distancing measures will remain in place. As students come for state testing that begins on May 17, please be aware that there may be students with and without masks in the classrooms where testing occurs. Parents can access the form at https://scdhec.gov/sites/default/files/Library/D-4286.pdf
We're wishing our school nurse, Nurse Fran, a very Happy School Nurse Day today! Nurse Fran has worked so hard during this challenging year to help make sure all the Gators stay healthy and safe- and she's done it all with a SMILE! Thank you, Nurse Fran, for all you do! You are appreciated!
🐊Attention Parents and Families🐊 In case you missed tonight’s phone call, here’s all the information. 🐊 Thank you to all who sent teachers gifts, cards, and notes during Teacher Appreciation Week. 🐊Interim Reports will be going home on Monday, May 10. 🐊Letters for acceptance into the Pre-K and Montessori programs will be mailed on Wednesday, May 12. 🐊School Nurse Day is on Wednesday, May 12. Let’s show our appreciation to Nurse Fran, our school nurse, who works hard to make sure all of our Gators are safe and healthy. 🐊Beginning Thursday, May 13, the devices (iPads and laptops) of all in-person students will remain at school. Please send all devices, chargers, and cases to school on Thursday. Students will still be using their devices, but will not be taking them home. 🐊Please make sure that students come to school every day with a clean mask. 🐊Please make sure devices are charged each night for school. 🐊Please write notes in agendas if there’s any change in afternoon transportation. Changes of transportation from school cannot be taken over the telephone. This is a safety protocol. 🐊Thank you for your continued support of your children, our teachers, and our school. Our Gallman Gator family is continuing to learn and grow together. We hope you all have a chomp, chomp, chomp Gatorific week!
Well Visit and Vaccine Reminders to School Aged Children Dreaming of a return to in-person schooling for your children or a summer family vacation? Things are looking better for 2021. The rollout of COVID-19 vaccines is encouraging and will save lives. Vaccination has never been more important to protect our families and communities. Now is the time to get your children caught up on routine immunizations they may have missed during the pandemic or are due for this year. It’s time to call your pediatrician or family doctor’s office to schedule a yearly checkup for your child. In 2020, it was “stay home to stay safe”. In 2021, clinics are safe, sanitized and socially distant. Medical offices have taken protective measures to make sure that visits can happen safely, including: • Scheduling sick visits and well-child visits during different times of the day • Asking patients to remain outside until it’s time for their appointment to reduce the number of people in waiting rooms • Offering sick visits and well-child visits in different locations A safer return to school means vaccinating your child/children this spring with all recommended vaccines. Preteens especially need to receive their recommended vaccines. Children ages 9-12 are due for four vaccines to protect against diphtheria, HPV-related cancers, meningitis, tetanus, and whooping cough. Call to schedule a well child appointment today. For more information, visit: https://scdhec.gov/health/child-teen-health/early-childhood-health/how-often-should-my-child-get-routine-checkup
‼️ Parent Surveys‼️ We want to know what you think! 👉Your child is bringing this information home today! Please read the information from the State Department of Education before completing the survey. 👉The Parent Survey is online this year and is for ALL parents to complete. Please complete one survey for each child. The survey is anonymous. 👉Go to https://ed.sc.gov/surveys/parent-survey/ and enter the GES ID: 3601008 (Please note- each school has its own ID number) 👉Thank you for completing the survey by May 28, 2021
What better way to celebrate Teacher Appreciation week than to recognize our 2021-2022 Teacher and Support Staff Person of the Year! Congratulations to our 2021-2022 Teacher of the Year, 4th grade teacher, Ms. Codie Ruff. Ms. Ruff is always so positive and brings joy to those around her! She is not afraid to take risks and is always ready to learn new things. Ms. Ruff truly cares about her students on a personal and academic level, and they know it! She has embraced change this year as both a virtual teacher for the first semester, and an in-person teacher in the second semester. Ms. Ruff has worked tirelessly, and continues to do so, to make sure her students are prepared. She is a great teacher and an awesome role model for students and teachers in our building! Congratulations, Ms. Ruff! Congratulations to our 2021-2022 Support Staff Person of the Year, Mrs. Meridith Wilson. Mrs. Wilson’s official title is principal’s secretary and bookkeeper, but she’s so much more than that! She plays a critical role in the operation of our school. She has so many vital responsibilities, but is still always very helpful and kind to everyone! She’s been a calming force in this crazy, chaotic school year. Mrs. Wilson always knows what’s going on, where everything is, and she has the answers to all our important questions! We would be lost without her! Congratulations, Mrs. Wilson! We also recognized our 2020-2021 Teacher of the Year, Ms. Whitney Kibler, one final time. Because of COVID, we were unable to celebrate her at school and at the District Teacher of the Year recognition dinner. Mrs. Hunter presented Ms. Kibler with her Teacher of the Year plaque and certificate today. Congratulations, once again, to these Gatoriffic teachers and staff members!
🐊Attention Parents and Families🐊 In case you missed tonight's phone call, here's all the information! 🐊Parents, this week is Teacher Appreciation Week. Please take a moment to do something kind for your child’s teacher—a note, a card, or a small token of appreciation. Our teachers and staff have worked hard under some difficult conditions this year. 🐊On Wednesday, your child will be bringing home information about completing a parent survey. Please complete as soon as possible. The link will also be shared here. Parents with students in all grade levels with complete the survey. 🐊Please make sure students are completing assignments and turning them in to their teachers. 🐊Please be sure students are doing iReady lessons. This will help your child grow academically because it’s catered to where they are and where they need to go. 🐊Students should come to school with a clean mask on every day. 🐊Please make sure devices are charged each night before your child comes to school. 🐊Attendance is very important during testing times. Please avoid early dismissals if possible. 🐊All changes in afternoon transportation must be made in writing. This cannot be done over the telephone. This is a safety protocol. 🐊Thanks for all you do to support GES. We hope you all have a chomp, chomp, chomp Gattoriffic week!