😁SMILE!😁 📸Picture Day is TOMORROW!📸 All students will have their picture taken for the yearbook. You can order by sending the envelope and money in to school or online at www.strawbridge.net using the code FM363466. If you order online, please let your child's teacher know (you can send in the Online Payment Code) so teachers can make sure the photographers know! Thank you!
The last day to purchase Technology Insurance is this Friday, August 27th. Devices will be coming home and back to school every day. The Technology Insurance costs $25 and must be paid in the first 10 days of school. For more information: English- https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jjj3Le8NLsLKXsPLoEzi_FolkRIfnoQN/view?usp=sharing Spanish- https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Om2H_KIJ75HBKjbwsJHiFQ6NDYZaMAi2/view?usp=sharing
❗️❗️Attention GES Families ❗️❗️ In case you missed tonight's phone call, here's all the information. 🐊Monday, August 23rd - All students will be attending school! We will welcome back our Kindergarten students, who will begin full-time this week and our 3-year-old Montessori students will have their first day! 🐊 If your child is a car rider in the morning, please follow the cars in the car rider line. Parents or friends are not allowed to walk students in the building. There are staff members that will get your child to their classroom. 🐊Please make sure that you sign the Technology Agreement that came home last Wednesday. Students starting school on Monday will get this from their teachers to bring home. Please sign and return immediately. It is front and back. Please do not sign the opt out section if you want your child to have a device. 🐊Devices will go home every day with students. There is a page in the front section of your child's agenda with tips for taking care of devices. Students should not be playing with it like it’s a toy. This is an educational resource. They should not be eating or drinking near it. It should stay clean. 🐊If you have not purchased the technology insurance yet, you have until the end of the week to get it paid in order to receive the perks. There were lots of cracked screens last year—especially with devices going home. The technology insurance fee is $25 and must be paid by Friday, August 27. This fee can be paid online by going to www.gallmangators.org and clicking on Pay School Fees. 🐊Students have been encouraged to bring water bottles (with their names on them) since they cannot use water fountains. We have a water filling station at school. Only water should be in their bottles. They should not come with Kool-Aid, soda, tea, juice, or flavoring with color. This is to protect them from spillage in their book bags or onto school property. Those types of drinks have sugar and spillage would cause stickiness and the possibility of attracting bugs. So only water should be in their bottles. 🐊Please update your contact information. If your phone number or home address has changed, please let the office know as soon as possible. It is important that we are able to get in touch with you if there is an emergency. We need working phone numbers. If you get a new phone, send that number with your child to school. If you move, call or send the address with your child. 🐊Please screen your child daily. If they say they are not feeling well, please keep them at home. If your child tests positive, you may go to gallmangators.org to report it. I would also suggest you call the school at 803-321-2655. 🐊Picture Day is Friday, August 27. If you are purchasing school pictures, send the money in the envelope that was sent home last Wednesday (it will be sent home Monday for students starting on Monday). You may also order online, but PLEASE send a note to your child’s teacher if you order online. Everyone will take a picture for the yearbook. Make up pictures will be September 30 for students who will not be here on Friday. 🐊If you are having issues with the bus your child rides, contact the bus office at 803-321-1002. If you call first thing in the morning or at dismissal, it will be hard to get in touch with someone. You may contact Mr. Gartman, the Director of Transportation by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our staff at Gallman does not have anything to do with buses. We just get them off when they arrive and put them on when they leave. 🐊If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call us at 803-321-2655. Please check our website: gallmangators.org regularly as well as our Facebook page. 🐊We appreciate all that you do to ensure that your children stay safe and you do all that you can do to keep others safe. This is definitely a trying time, but we will get through this together. We are all a part of the Gallman Gator Family, learning and growing together. We appreciate you and thank you for entrusting us with your children. We hope you have a chomp, chomp, chomp Gatoriffic week!
❗️❗️Attention Gallman Parents and Families❗️❗️ In case you missed tonight's phone call, here's all the information. 🐊We are so excited to welcome everyone to a brand new school year! We are looking forward to seeing old and new faces! 🐊Monday, August 16th is the first day of school for all 1st-5th graders. 🐊Kindergarteners whose last names begin with A-L will come to school on Monday, August 16th and Tuesday, August 17th 🐊Kindergarteners whose last names begin with M-Z will come to school on Wednesday, August 18th and Thursday, August 19th 🐊Pre-K and 4-year-old Montessori students will begin school on Wednesday, August 18th 🐊3-year-old Montessori students and all Kindergarteners will come to school on Monday, August 23rd 🐊Students can be dropped off beginning at 7:15am 🐊Parents, our policy does not allow for you to walk students into the building/to their classroom. This policy is in place to help us control the spread of COVID-19. Please take your first day of school pictures at home and be prepared to say goodbye in the car line. We know this is a special time, but we have to do everything we can to keep our students and staff safe. 🐊It is STRONGLY recommended that students wear masks, but we cannot mandate that they do. They will be required to wear masks on the bus. 🐊School supplies have been provided for students by the school. You only need to send students with a bookbag and a water bottle. 🐊Breakfast and lunch will be served. 🐊Dismissal begins at 2:40pm. Students will not be called out of class for early dismissal after 2:00pm. 🐊Any change in transportation must be made in person or by writing a note in your child's agenda. 🐊If you did not register your child for school prior to last Friday, you will not be able to register your child until after school on Monday. There will be no registration during the school day. Registration will be from 3:00-4:00 Monday, August 16th. If you are not in the building by 3:30, you will not be able to register. We encourage you to register online at www.gallmangators.org. If you need your child's snap code, please call 803-321-2655. 🐊Please be sure to visit our website, www.gallmangators.org, regularly and our Facebook page to get the latest information about our school. 🐊We look forward to working with you this year. Thank you for entrusting your children to us. We promise to teach them, support them, and love them. We cannot do this alone. It takes a team, and your help is needed to ensure they have a great experience at Gallman this year! We hope you have a CHOMP, CHOMP, CHOMP Gatorrific week!
As we prepare to return to school next week, please continue to report any positive COVID-19 cases and close contacts. You can report those using the link below. Nurse Fran will be in contact with you about next steps for your child. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdXGUjhlPqIvCFD3VHqy6rnbgNkOtByFF8GsC0TZELzC5CJkg/viewform?usp=send_form
Registration for Be Great Academy’s 2021-22 after school program is now open! Come join us for award-winning fun programs focused on achieving academic success, healthy life styles, and character development! Participants will receive snack daily and have the opportunity to complete each day’s homework during our Power Hour program. Our curriculum focuses on STEAM projects and leadership skills all while providing a safe place for your child after school. After school care will begin the first day of school and run from school dismissal until 6:30 PM on school days. We offer care at select locations when school is out. Let us help your child discover their greatness within. Visit https://portal.begreatacademy.com for more information and to complete the online registration.
‼️ 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 email@example.com.
‼️ 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