SGCMS Homecoming T-Shirts can be ordered using the order form posted online under "Document" in the "For Parents" folder of the school's website. Hard copies of the order form will also be sent home with students.
Picture Day Information: Individual, Fall Sports and Distance Learners: 9/28 – Individual school pictures for in school students 10/5 – Fall Sports: Football, Cheer, Cross Country, Softball & Girls Soccer 10/27 – Individual re-take day. Distance Learners who wish to have their photo taken will come on this day.
Football Schedule Update: For the September 15, 2020 football game at Milan, JV will kickoff at 6:30PM with Varsity to follow. Please note, this is a change from the originally scheduled kickoff times.
USDA has released COVID-19 flexibilities to allow ALL children 18 years and under to receive free breakfast and lunch through the school meal program. This decision will help ensure children have access to nutritious meals as the country recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic. The new flexibility is effective September 1, 2020, and will extend through December 31, 2020. Check out the News section for more information!
PLEASE TAKE NOTE: A mask must be worn to enter ALL athletic events. Temperature checks will be taken at the gate and social distancing will required at all times. We appreciate your help in keeping our students and community safe. Go Hornets!!
The Cross Country meet and Softball game scheduled for today have been cancelled.
The 6th Grade Football game scheduled for Monday, August 31st has been cancelled!
South Gibson County Middle School will offer meal delivery / pick-up to enrolled students during the off-campus learning period on Fridays only starting this Friday until October 16, 2020. To request a meal during this period, please fill click the link below to fill out a form each week to guarantee a meal. Meal Form: https://forms.gle/NvrLPEjDGE7FKwyU8
Thank you for a great first week of learning for all students at GCSSD. Due to the number of COVID-19 cases not declining as rapidly as we had hoped, we are adjusting enrollment for the Digital Learning Academy. Enrollment for the Digital Learning Academy will always remain open allowing a student to transition into the Academy at any time. If you would like to transition your student to the Academy, email the Director of Schools, Eddie Pruett (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the required information below. Once approved, your student will continue in-person instruction until the student’s teacher or principal alerts them that it is time to transition. From that point forward, the student will remain as a Digital Learning Academy student for the remainder of the 9 weeks. All Digital Learning Academy students will re-register each 9 weeks. As a reminder, GCSSD feels that on-campus learning is best for all students but we understand that you, as a guardian, know which learning environment is best for your student and family. If you choose to transition your student, you must: - Have reliable internet connection. - Your own personal device (with keyboard). - Email Eddie Pruett at email@example.com with the student name, grade, and school.
Boys Basketball Tryouts are September 2nd and 3rd 7th and 8th grade from 3:00 – 5:00 pm 5th and 6th Grade from 5:00 – 6:30 pm Come dressed and bring your own water bottle. Email Coach Wilson with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
Girls Soccer practice has been canceled for tonight.
5th & 6th Grade Girls Basketball Tryouts: (For any current 5th or 6th grade girl.) See or email Coach Kahler (email@example.com ) to sign up by September 1st. September 11th 3:00-4:30pm September 16th 3:00-5:00pm • You need to be present for both dates. • You must have an updated physical on file BEFORE tryouts. If you have given yours to another coach, please indicate that when you sign up to try-out. • You need to have a ride home. • Bring your OWN water bottle.
In an effort to make Schoology sign-in more user friendly, I have updated the log-in process while Schoology was down this afternoon. Students will utilize their GCSSD username (NOT the full email) and their GCSSD password to log in to Schoology from this point forward. This change will allow multiple users to log in to one computer much easier as the log-in credentials will not be saved. EXAMPLE: gcssd.schoology.com UN: caseya PW: ac2345 Additional help located at: https://www.gcssd.org/o/gcssd/page/schoology-lms
GIRLS Basketball Tryouts: 2020-2021 Team See or email Coach Kahler (firstname.lastname@example.org ) to sign up by September 1st. (Current 7th and 8th graders may try out) September 4th 3:00-4:30pm September 9th 3:00-5:00pm • You need to be present for both dates. • You must have an updated physical on file. If you have given yours to another coach, please indicate that when you sign up to try-out. • You need to have a ride home.
Thank you to everyone who completed the survey. Based on your input, the GCSSD School Board voted to go with Option 5 (All students at home on Fridays for the first nine weeks). We had 2,108 survey responses in less than 24 hours. This option will allow our staff additional time to build out lessons that will be used for the Digital Learning Academy. Off-campus learning on Fridays will not start until 8/28 and will continue through 10/16. Teachers will work with their students to give them assignments that they will need to complete while they are at home on Fridays. This could be through the Learning Management System or through instructional materials that are sent home. We understand that not all students have a device at home or internet access. Teachers will provide instructional materials for all students to ensure learning continues on Friday. Additionally, on Fridays until 10/16, students meals will be offered for parent pick-up and home delivery. I know this is a major change. However, when we were originally developing the Digital Learning Academy in mid-July, we had 280 students enrolled. Once the decision was made to wear masks, our numbers increased to 650. At that point, the plan we had in place for 280 students was not possible. Therefore, we had to think through how best to manage the difficult situation we found ourselves in. Again, thank you for filling out the survey and helping us with that difficult decision. We also appreciate your patience as we try to ensure all students continue to learn. We are so proud of our staff as they continue to rise to the occasion to ensure each student at GCSSD has all their needs met. Eddie Pruett
The COVID-19 releasing household contacts from isolation & quarantine has been updated. This is a major change. Please review page 15 of the Reopening Plan at: https://5il.co/i86m
Any 6th-8th grade student who is interested in trying out for cheerleading, practice will be after school this Thursday until 4:30 pm. Try-outs will take place this Friday after school. Please make sure physicals have been turned into the office. Contact Melinda Moore at email@example.com for any questions.
The board is requesting feedback to help determine the option they take to give teachers additional planning time, to be used to develop digital learning content, during the first nine weeks. We realize that the decision will impact families and the board wanted to get your feedback. The board votes on 8/18 so we apologize for the quick turnaround. Option 1 - School will be dismissed at 2 each day. (first 9 weeks) Option 2 - Students will dismiss at 11:30 on Fridays. (first 9 weeks) Option 3 - Students will attend Fridays on an A/B schedule. (every other Friday for the first 9 weeks) Option 4 - Students attending is optional on Fridays. Families that do not have childcare can register for them to attend. Students that do not attend will use the learning management system. (first 9 weeks) Option 5 - All students will stay home on Fridays and use the learning management system. (first 9 weeks) Link to survey: https://forms.gle/ZT6caVHfkvCspMB39
The board is requesting feedback to help determine the option they take to give teachers additional planning time, to be used to develop digital learning content, during the first nine weeks. We realize that the decision will impact families and the board wanted to get your feedback. The board votes on 8/18 so we apologize for the quick turnaround. Option 1 - School will be dismissed at 2 each day. (first 9 weeks) Option 2 - Students will dismiss at 11:30 on Fridays. (first 9 weeks) Option 3 - Students will attend Fridays on an A/B schedule. (every other Friday for the first 9 weeks) Option 4 - Students attending is optional on Fridays. Families that do not have childcare can register for them to attend. Students that do not attend will use the learning management system. (first 9 weeks) Option 5 - All students will stay home and use the learning management system. (first 9 weeks) Link to survey: https://forms.gle/ZT6caVHfkvCspMB39
GCSSD on-campus instruction will start Monday, August 17, at a Level 3. Students will be required to wear a mask. Digital Learning Academy start date has been moved to August 24, 2020 to allow teachers more time to prepare content. We are excited for the start of school! Please continue to follow COVID-19 CDC guidelines to help us work together to protect the health, safety, and wellbeing of students, teachers, staff, their families, and communities. - Stay away from work, school, or other people if you become sick - Wear your mask in public - Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water - Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth - Sneeze or cough? Cover your mouth - Clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces daily These are the most important actions that will support schools safe reopening and will help them stay open. https://youtu.be/z067y5-KUQI