Reminder- Tomorrow, January 26 is an Early Release Day! Dismissal is at 12:15 and lunch will be served. Please make any transportation changes in writing.
5 months ago, Gallman Elementary School
Early Release Tomorrow
Today, Monday, January 24, 2022, Gator 3 will be late dropping students off. The bus left GES at 3:15 pm due to having to run double routes. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
5 months ago, Nikki Hunter
🐊Attention Parents and Families🐊 In case you missed tonight’s phone call, here’s all the information.   🐊 First, thank you to all parents, grandparents, and guardians who made sure students were logged on with their teachers doing Google Meets and not missing a beat.  🐊If your child was unable to participate in live instruction last week, they will have 5 days to make up work provided in the packet. Their work will be due Friday, January 28. Completed work will deem your child present. No work turned in will deem your child absent for the week. So to avoid truancy letters being sent, please make sure your child completes and turns in their work.  🐊Wednesday is an Early Release Day. Students will be dismissed at 12:15. Please be sure that if your child is a car rider that someone is here to pick them up by 12:30. Also, make sure someone is home to get your child off the bus.  🐊Please continue to report any Covid-related issues in the Covid Report Link by going to gallmangators.org, click menu, click Health Information-School Nurse, and click Covid Reporting Form.   🐊Please be sure to send in parent or doctor’s excuses if your child is absent.  🐊If you would like your child to wear a mask, please send one with them to school.   🐊Please be sure that your child brings their device to school daily fully charged.  🐊Thank you for all that you do to support your children and our school. Last week was very different for you and for us. We love having our Gators at school, but we want everyone to be safe. Our Gallman Gator family continues to learn and grow together. We hope you all have a chomp, chomp, chomp Gatoriffic week!
5 months ago, Gallman Elementary School
Due to the threat of inclement weather on Friday, January 21, the School District of Newberry County will move instruction to an asynchronous (not live) instruction day. Teachers will post assignments for students to complete, but there will be no live Google Meets on this day. Students will have a five-school-day window of time to turn in eLearning assignments. If assignments are not returned within that five-school-day window, the student may be counted absent for the day. It is expected that we will return to normal schedule on Monday, January 24. If your child has experienced symptoms, been identified as a close or household contact, or tested positive, please remember to report that to the school nurse through the use of the Covid Reporting Link found on the school and district websites. We appreciate your patience and understanding during our eLearning time and look forward to seeing our students on Monday morning.
5 months ago, Gallman Elementary School
👋Hey Parents and Families👋 Even though we are eLearning this week and aren't in-person, we still need your help by making sure you complete our COVID-19 Reporting Form if your child: ➡️Has symptoms of COVID-19 (or is waiting on test results) ➡️Has received a positive COVID-19 test result ➡️Is a close-contact to someone who has COVID-19 ➡️Is a household contact to someone with COVID-19 Report any of these at https://bit.ly/COVID19_GES If you have questions, please contact Nurse Fran at 803-321-2655. Thank you for helping us keep our students and staff healthy!
5 months ago, Gallman Elementary School
📢🍽Important Announcement from the Cafeteria🍽📢 Due to the potential for bad weather on Friday, Thursday's meal pick-up will include both Thursday and Friday's meals at Newberry Middle School from 10:30-1:00.
5 months ago, Gallman Elementary School
🐊Attention Parents and Families🐊 In case you missed tonight’s phone call, here’s all the information.   🐊No school on Monday, January 17th in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 🐊 The School District of Newberry County is currently experiencing a high number of students and staff impacted by Covid-19. As a result, all schools will shift from in-person instruction to eLearning virtual instruction from Tuesday, January 18 through Friday, January 21. There will be no school-related extracurricular or after school activities from January 18- January 21.  Breakfast and lunch for January 18-21 can be picked up at Newberry Middle School, Mid-Carolina High School, or Whitmire Community School between the hours of 10:30 am – 1:00 pm each day. We recognize that a shift of this nature impacts families and child-care, and of course, classroom instruction. However, it has become necessary as we struggle to maintain regular operations due to the high number of student and staff absences as a result of Covid-19.  It is our goal to resume in-person learning on Monday, January 24. However, we will monitor the numbers and staff availability and notify parents and staff no later than Friday, January 21, if an extension is warranted.  If your student is currently quarantined or isolated, this shift will not impact the length of the quarantine as told to them by the school nurse. 🐊 Please continue to update the school if your child has COVID-19 symptoms, has tested positive, was a close contact or household contact. Please report this by completing this form: but.ly/COVID19_GES 🐊 We were super excited by the number of students who joined their teachers virtually last Thursday. If your child does not have internet access, please notify your child’s teacher as soon as possible so that work can be prepared for them to be picked up. For students who do not have internet access, work will be able to be picked up on Tuesday from 2:00-4:00 and Wednesday from 8:00-10:00. 🐊 Thank you for all you have done so far this year to support your children and our school. I know times are difficult, but we will get through this together. Please let us know how we can assist you through this. We hope you all have a chomp, chomp, chomp Gatoriffic week!
5 months ago, Gallman Elementary School
Beginning Thursday, January 13, Gallman Elementary School will temporarily shift all students from in-person learning to eLearning. There will be no school-related extracurricular or after school activities from January 13 through January 17. However, virtual parent-teacher conferences will continue as scheduled on January 13 and 14. Please understand that this decision was not taken lightly. We recognize that a shift of this nature impacts families and child care, and of course, classroom instruction. However, it has become necessary as we struggle to maintain regular operations due to the percentage of staff who are positive, symptomatic, and/or quarantined for Covid-19. There is also a growing number of student absences due to Covid-19. Students should log into Schoology to complete assignments. Teachers who are not isolated or quarantined will use Google Meet to teach remotely on Thursday, January 13. These links for instruction, as well as class schedules, will be listed on the teacher’s page in Schoology. Breakfast and lunch pick up will occur between 10 am to noon at Newberry Middle School. Please pull around the back of the school for meal pick up. It is our goal to resume in-person learning on Tuesday, January 18. However, we will monitor the numbers and staff availability over the weekend and notify parents and staff no later than Sunday, January 16, if an extension is warranted. If your student is currently quarantined or isolated, this shift will not impact the length of the quarantine as told to them by the school nurse. The school will follow up with additional information as necessary. You can also follow the most recent updates on the district website and Facebook page. Again, eLearning for Gallman Elementary will begin on Thursday, January 13 and will continue through January 17. We genuinely appreciate your patience and understanding as we strive to provide a safe learning environment for students and staff.
6 months ago, Gallman Elementary School
Gator 3 will have a substitute driver therefore drop-off will be about 45 minutes to an hour behind today (Monday, January 10). Thank you for your patience and understanding.
6 months ago, Nikki Hunter
Gator 3 Late Afternoon Drop-Off
🐊Attention Parents and Families🐊 In case you missed tonight’s phone call, here’s all the information.   🐊 Monday, Report Cards will be going home.  🐊Parents, on January 4, DHEC updated guidelines for students testing positive for Covid-19 and students who are household and close contacts. If you have questions regarding a student’s return date, please contact Nurse Fran for the new return date by calling 803-321-2655.   🐊Parent-Teacher Conferences will be virtual or by telephone due to the rise in Covid cases in our community. There will be no conferences held in person. Please be sure to be available to talk with your child’s teacher as they have a schedule when to make calls or to do virtual meetings. Meetings will begin Thursday from 3:15-7:00 and Friday from 7:45-11:15.  🐊There will be no school for students on Friday due to Parent-Teacher Conferences.  🐊There will be no school for students on Monday, January 17th due to observing Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday.  🐊Parents, if you choose to have your child wear a mask, please provide a mask for them. Students who request a mask will be given one mask per day. Students who ride the school bus are required to wear a mask. If your child is wearing a cloth mask, please be sure to wash it regularly.     🐊Parents, please make sure your child brings their device with them to school every day charged.              🐊 We have seen the numbers of Covid cases increasing. If your child has tested positive, was a close contact or household contact, please report this by completing this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdXGUjhlPqIvCFD3VHqy6rnbgNkOtByFF8GsC0TZELzC5CJkg/viewform 🐊Students need to have notes written or doctors excuses if they are absent. This will prevent you from receiving truancy letters. 🐊 Thank you for all that you do on a daily basis to support your children and our school. We cannot do this alone and you are appreciated as our Gallman Gator Family continue to learn and grow together.  We hope you have a chomp, chomp, chomp Gatoriffic week! 
6 months ago, Gallman Elementary School
Come teach with us! We'd love to have you join us at the @SchoolDistrictofNewberryCounty and at the Gallman Gator Swamp! The district-wide Recruitment Fair will be on Saturday, February 12 from 9-11am at Newberry High School.
6 months ago, Gallman Elementary School
Recruitment Fair Information
🐊Attention Parents and Families🐊 In case you missed tonight’s phone call, here’s all the information.   🐊No school for students on Monday, January 3rd. It is a Teacher Work Day.   🐊Students return to school on Tuesday, January 4.  🐊 We have seen the numbers of Covid cases increasing. If your child has tested positive, was a close contact or household contact, please report this by completing this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdXGUjhlPqIvCFD3VHqy6rnbgNkOtByFF8GsC0TZELzC5CJkg/viewform 🐊Parents, if you choose to have your child wear a mask, please provide a mask for them. Students who request a mask will be given one mask per day. Students who ride the school bus are required to wear a mask. If your child is wearing a cloth mask, please be sure to wash it regularly.     🐊Parents, please make sure your child brings their device with them to school every day charged.              🐊Please review your expectations with students. This is important since many have been out of their normal routines. Reminders are always helpful. 🐊Students need to have notes written or doctors excuses if they are absent. This will prevent you from receiving truancy letters. 🐊Thank you for all you have done so far this year to support your children and our school. We hope you have a Chomp, Chomp, Chomp Gatorrific Week!
6 months ago, Gallman Elementary School
Twas' the Night Before Winter Break Tomorrow (Friday) is Pajama Day! Wear your favorite school appropriate pajamas. Remember to follow the dresscode (no slippers).
7 months ago, Gallman Elementary School
Pajama Day tomorrow
Tomorrow, December 17th, is a Half Day for students. Dismissal will begin at 11 am and lunch will not be served. We hope you all have a wonderful Winter Break and we will see all of our Gators again on Tuesday, January 4, 2022!
7 months ago, Gallman Elementary School
Half day tomorrow
Thursday, December 16- You choose- Santa vs the Grinch! For Santa, wear red, and for the Grinch, wear green!
7 months ago, Gallman Elementary School
Santa vs Grinch tomorrow
Wednesday, December 15- Do You Want to Build a Snowman? Wear something white or something with a snowman on it!
7 months ago, Gallman Elementary School
Do you want to build a snowman? tomorrow
Tuesday, December 14, we are Walking in a Winter Wonderland! Wear your favorite warm and cozy clothes to school- flannel, scarves, hats, gloves, you decide!)
7 months ago, Gallman Elementary School
Winter Wonderland Tomorrow
🐊Attention Parents and Families🐊 In case you missed tonight’s phone call, here’s all the information. 🐊 We will have Holiday Spirit Week.  🔔 Monday, wear jingle bells, a holiday necklace, headband, or stocking cap.  🧤Tuesday, wear something warm and cozy like flannel, a scarf, hat, gloves, etc.  ⛄️Wednesday, wear something white or with a snow man on it.  🌲 Thursday, wear something green or red.  💤 Friday, wear school appropriate pajamas. No slides, no slippers, and no house shoes.    🐊Friday is early dismissal. Students will be dismissed at 11:00 am. Lunch will not be served on Friday.    🐊Students return to school on Tuesday, January 4.  🐊Parents, if you choose to have your child wear a mask, please provide a mask for them. Students who request a mask will be given one mask per day. Students who ride the school bus are required to wear a mask. If your child is wearing a cloth mask, please be sure to wash it regularly.     🐊Parents, please make sure your child brings their device with them to school every day charged.                  🐊Thank you for your continued support and willingness to do what is necessary to ensure your child’s success. We hope our entire Gator Family have a wonderful holiday and a Happy New Year. 
7 months ago, Gallman Elementary School
The Countdown to Winter Break is on! We will be dressing up to celebrate our last few days in school in 2021! Tomorrow, Monday (Dec. 13) is Jingle Bells day- wear your favorite holiday bling (headands, necklaces, jingle bells, etc.)
7 months ago, Gallman Elementary School
Jingle Bells Day tomorrow
Don't forget! Tomorrow, December 8th is an Early Release Day! Dismissal will begin at 12:15pm!
7 months ago, Gallman Elementary School
Early Release Tomorrow