Just as a reminder, there will be no in person school for students on Fridays throughout the month of January.
The 2021-22 School Year calendar options have been drafted and will be approved on January 14, 2020. We would like to know your opinion on which calendar option works best for your family. Please click on the link below to see the calendar options and then fill out the survey that selects the one that fits you and your family best. Thank you for taking the time to give us your opinion. Survey will close on 1/13/21 at 4:00PM. https://forms.gle/GFWwauMBLbRAEUTY7
As a reminder, all students eat free until the end of the 2020-21 School Year! We will be continuing to offer meal delivery on Friday’s due to the extension of off-campus learning. A meal request must be submitted each week by Thursday at 12:00 noon to ensure a meal delivery on Friday by completing the online meal survey or by contacting the school cafeteria manager. Click below to access the meal delivery request: https://forms.gle/XLip9QvHvUbhfQze6
Attention Parents and Guardians of 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. Please see the following information about the Network Program.
Due to the recent restrictions placed on attendance at basketball games, in accordance with TSSAA, SGCMS is only allowing for the players to have three (3) immediate household family members attend. Those names will be left at the gate to be checked off. Cheerleaders may not attend while these restrictions remain in place. We appreciate your understanding.
Volleyball Tryouts: Parents in addition to a physical your child will need a Covid release waiver in order to try out. When you drop them off for tryouts Saturday please come to the gym door so you can sign this form. Thank you so much.
Please see the information for volleyball tryouts.
The Tennessee Department of Health has released updated guidance on releasing cases and contacts from isolation and quarantine regarding COVID-19. Please click the link to review the full guidance. The list below is a summary of the changes: NON-HOUSEHOLD CONTACTS Non-household contacts must be quarantined after exposure to a case, regardless of whether the case was symptomatic. TDH and CDC recommend a 14-day quarantine. Acceptable alternatives to a 14-day quarantine include: • after Day 10 (returning to regular activities on Day 11) without testing if the contact does not have symptoms. • after Day 7 (returning to regular activities on Day 8) if the contact does not have symptoms and if they test negative by a PCR or antigen (rapid) test collected after Day 5. Continue to self-monitor for symptoms and wear a face mask through Day 14. • If they go the route of getting a negative PCR or antigen (rapid) test, we will need proof of that test to allow them back before the 10 days are up. Link to updated guidance: https://5il.co/nlkk
Digital Learning Academy Quarter 3 Enrollment is open until December 11, 2020 (5:00 PM close). Any student that wants to participate in the Academy for Quarter 3 must register by 5:00PM on Friday 12/11/2020. Students that are currently enrolled and want to continue with off-campus instruction through the Academy must re-enroll. If you plan for your student to return to on-campus instruction, Quarter 3 starts January 4, 2021 (full day of instruction). There is no need to contact the school and let them know that you plan to return your student to on-campus instruction. We will send a list of students to the school that did not re-enroll in the DL Academy for Quarter 3. Please remember, we will not allow any student to transition in or out of the Digital Learning Academy after the enrollment deadline (5:00PM December 11, 2020). If you choose to enroll your student, he/she will remain a Digital Learning Academy student for the entire Quarter 3. We will also not allow any student to transition from on-campus to Digital Learning Academy after the deadline. Decisions of how your student will receive instruction for Quarter 3 must be made by Friday, December 11 at 5:00PM. Digital Learning Academy Quarter 3 Registration Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HJB29RX Digital Learning Academy Information: https://www.gcssd.org/page/digital-learning-academy
5th-8th boys and girls basketball pictures will be made tomorrow during school. Please send uniforms and order forms to school with students.
Just a reminder we will return to in-person learning tomorrow, Monday, November 30th.
SGCMS Boys Soccer tryouts will continue as scheduled. Soccer tryout information is included in the image.
Due to the number of faculty/staff members that have been quarantined at SGC Middle School and SGC High School, these schools will move to FULL digital learning starting tomorrow, Monday, November 9th. Students will work from home and teachers will work from school through the Thanksgiving Break. Students will return back to in-person on Monday, November 30. If students do not have technology in order to work on Schoology please contact the main office. If you participate in athletics your coach will be contacting you. Students who attend GC for 1st and 2nd blocks can attend as long as they are able to provide their own transportation. If you would like to request a lunch, contact the school by 8:30am daily. Pickup will be at the school from 11am-noon. SGC Elementary School will continue in-person learning at this time. Buses will run in the mornings for elementary students only.
Congrats to the following students for making the SGCMS baseball team for 2020-2021.
According to guidelines set forth by the TN Department of Health, COVID-19 testing refers to SARS-CoV-2 PCR. Negative antigen (rapid tests), and antibody tests are not approved for return to school. We have been instructed NOT to accept a Rapid negative COVID test for school return. Notify your healthcare provider that we do not accept Rapid COVID tests. Also, diagnoses of respiratory and viral conditions such as allergic rhinitis, seasonal allergies, upper respiratory tract infection (URI), pneumonia, pharyngitis without positive strep test, etc., DO NOT exclude the diagnosis of COVID-19 and DO NOT justify return to school.
Click the image for Boys Soccer Tryout Information.
Baseball tryouts for this evening has been cancelled. Please see the rescheduled date/times: Wed, Nov. 4th- Middle School Baseball Tryouts at field 6th grade - 4 pm- 5:30 pm 7th grade - 5:30 pm- 7 pm Physicals needed to tryout if you don’t have one on file at school. COVID waiver needs to be filled out at check in. Temp to be taken at arrival. Roster to be posted next Friday
Due to weather concerns, baseball tryouts will be held at the indoor facility at the old elementary school. 8th grade and basketball players will try out Wednesday 10/28 from 4:30 - 6:30 and 7th grade will try out on Thursday 10/29 4:30 - 6:30. Please arrive early to complete paperwork. Everyone must have a physical on file and a Covid waiver to try out. Temperature will be taken on arrival.
Picture retakes and Digital Learners will have their photo taken next Tuesday, October 27th. Digital Learners: 5th and 6th grade will be at 8:00 AM 7th and 8th grade will be at 9:00 AM. Students will enter through the front door and have their temperature taken upon arrival. Please wear a mask. Parents will wait outside and student will leave once their picture has been taken.
GCSSD continues to offer meal pick-up or delivery on Fridays until the end of the semester. You must sign up by 12:00 noon each Thursday to be guaranteed a meal that Friday. As a reminder, all GCSSD students eat free until December 31, 2020! Please use the correct link below to reserve a meal for your student(s): GCHS: https://forms.gle/9JoWpeGrhcuMoGy79 KES: https://forms.gle/7DUJskjBtcJNQQXe6 RES: https://forms.gle/qTzG4VadLo5q156G9 DES: https://forms.gle/oJWYJfRjstUM76rz7 YES: https://forms.gle/udeJvqPrUpnz6Uui6 SHS: https://forms.gle/kuFBa9PnppCXUTrc7 SGCES: https://forms.gle/HnR6duN4YyXPyYRx6 SGCMS: https://forms.gle/hTRVRMfgRjagzGbs6 SGCHS: https://forms.gle/FtLa7oXTJa5x65vo7