*** WE NEED YOUR HELP! *** Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools will continue to serve nutritious meals through this school year. All children ages 18 and under may receive meals at no cost. This includes both breakfast and lunch. In this time of uncertainty, it is even more important to stay as healthy as possible. School meals are being provided at NO charge to all students this year. Even though all meals are available at no cost during this school year, we still NEED families to complete the free and reduced meal application. The collection of this information is CRITICAL as it is directly tied to state and federal educational funding for G-A Schools to support our students. Applications are available online at www.lunchapp.com. A free and reduced lunch application will be included with every meal we distribute this Friday 11/6. We can accept a mailed, faxed or e-mailed application just as easily! So, don’t delay—fill out and return an application today! If you have questions, please call Cheryl Cadwell at 269-484-2016. While applications may be submitted at any time during the school year, those received by November 9th will be included in the district’s fall count!
about 1 year ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Covid-19 Update 11/2 GACS has identified a total of five (5) G-A individuals who tested positive this weekend & today. They include: 1 high school student, 1 high school teacher, 1 middle school teacher/coach, 1 middle school support staff & 1 primary school teacher have tested positive for Covid-19. All contract tracing has occurred. Unfortunately, like most workplaces, we also have staff who are quarantined because of exposure OUTSIDE of school. ALL staff & students who have been exposed MUST quarantine for 14 days. As difficult a decision as this is, we are unable to staff our buildings for in person instruction. • At this time learning for Pre-K – 12th grade students will occur VIRTUALLY the rest of this week, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (No School Friday). • 4th – 12th grade students will learn virtually through Friday, Nov. 13, 2020. • MS/HS students will return to school on Monday Nov. 16, 2020. • The Enhancement Center and Daycare will remain OPEN. Students MUST attend ONLY on their normally scheduled days. Again, the closure is due to the number of staff quarantined, NOT the number of Covid19 positive tests. You can read the full statement here: https://5il.co/mp5l Total COVID-19 positive cases per building & the district totals are now available on our website under “COVID-19 Dashboard.”
about 1 year ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Covid-19 Update 11/1 We have had 2 staff members test positive for Covid-19 this weekend. We need to close our HS for tomorrow, Monday November 2. We need this time to further contract trace any other students or adults who may have been a close contact. The HS building will not be open for in person learning. ~ All of the Cardinal HS students will learn remotely tomorrow. ~ The primary school, enhancement center and the middle school will all be open. A robo call went out this evening to families & we will provide an update tomorrow. Thank you & take care.
about 1 year ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
*** Schedule Changes For NEXT Week *** On Monday, November 2nd and Tuesday, November 3rd, the Cardinal cohort will be in person, with the Gold cohort learning online. On Wednesday, November 4th and Thursday, November 5th, the Gold cohort will be in person, with the Cardinal cohort learning online. There will be no school next Friday, November 6th. *** We would also like to let you know that our meal distribution will be on Friday next week, due to the schedule change. *** Thank you. 🙂
about 1 year ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Covid-19 Update 10/30/20 Yesterday evening we confirmed that a HS student tested positive for Covid-19. We have completed our contact tracing and all individuals have been placed in quarantine. Unfortunately, it does mean that both our JV and Varsity volleyball teams will not be able to complete their season as they were exposed to the positive individual. We need to stress how important it is, that parents ask their students each day whether they have any symptoms at all and if so, please keep them home. Even if you and your student think it's allergies or "just a head cold." The virus is spreading significantly in the community and we need to be vigilant. You can read the full statement here: https://5il.co/mndd Total COVID-19 positive cases per building, staff, students and the district totals are now available on our website under “COVID-19 Dashboard.”
about 1 year ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Our Junior Varsity and Varsity Volleyball teams have been quarantined due to the exposure with a positive Covid-19 individual. We are thankful they had the opportunity to play this fall and recognize how hard this will be for our student athletes, our coaches, and their families.
about 1 year ago, High School Office
Covid-19 Update 10/29/20 Today, the Galesburg-Augusta Community School District learned of a high school student who has tested positive for COVID-19. As in every situation, close contacts have been identified. Please know, whenever a student that tests positive has siblings within the district, all members of the household are asked to quarantine. You can read the full statement here: https://5il.co/mmc6 Total COVID-19 positive cases per building, staff, students and the district totals are now available on our website under “COVID-19 Dashboard.”
about 1 year ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
*** Schedule Changes For NEXT Week *** On Monday, November 2nd and Tuesday, November 3rd, the Cardinal cohort will be in person, with the Gold cohort learning online. On Wednesday, November 4th and Thursday, November 5th, the Gold cohort will be in person, with the Cardinal cohort learning online. There will be no school next Friday, November 6th. *** We would also like to let you know that our meal distribution will be on Friday next week, due to the schedule change. *** Thank you. 🙂
about 1 year ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Wi-Fi Wednesdays
about 1 year ago, High School Office
Free Wi-Fi on Wednesday Flyer
JV & Varsity Girls Basketball Sign-Up If you are interested in signing up to play High School Girls Basketball this year, please complete the form below. Practices will begin on November 9th. https://forms.gle/xoVRgDdrPBAhb19N8
about 1 year ago, High School Office
The MHSAA will be using virtual tickets for all state tournaments. You can purchase your tickets and use/redeem your tickets on a smartphone. NO tickets will be sold at the games. This is the only way to attend. Please use the link below for our football game at Schoolcraft on Friday. The volleyball link will be posted soon. https://gofan.co/app/events/127949
about 1 year ago, Michael Woodard
Covid-19 Update 10/26/20 Today, the GACS District learned of a kindergarten student who has tested positive for COVID-19. The student is part of the Gold Cohort and was in attendance last week, therefore, we do need to put several staff and the Gold Cohort group in quarantine. All individuals (adults and students’ families) have been notified of their quarantine. Because the teacher will be quarantined and it is very difficult to get guest teacher coverage, the Cardinal Cohort from the impacted classroom will learn virtually this week and next week. All students from the quarantined classroom can return as normal the week of November 9, 2020. Read the full statement here: https://5il.co/mhi5 Total COVID-19 positive cases per building and the district totals are now available on our website: http://galesburgaugustami.apptegy.us/o/gacs/page/covid-19-dashboard--13
about 1 year ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
*** School Board Candidates for the November Election UPDATE *** We have four School Board vacancies up for grabs on the November ballot. Four (4) of our current board members' terms will expire on December 31, 2020. Archie Silkworth, Carolyn Martin, Benjamin Overgaard and Stephanie Knobloch. • Archie Silkworth and Carolyn Martin both decided not to run for reelection. • Benjamin Overgaard and Stephanie Knoblock are running for reelection, however, due to Covid shutdowns they missed the deadline for turning in their paperwork in July. They are both now running as write-in candidates. • Marcie Barber, Penny Seume, Jessica Eberstein, and Krista Simmons, are also registered as write-in candidates. • Additionally, Abby Calala is listed on the ballot. G-A is very excited about the level of interest from our community members in serving and supporting our students and staff! We have 7 individuals running for 4 open positions. Six (6) of the 7 are write in candidates. You may vote for 4 candidates for the School Board. 🙂
over 1 year ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
*** School Board Candidates for the November Election *** We have four (4) School Board vacancies up for grabs on the November ballot. Four of our current board members' terms will expire on December 31, 2020. Archie Silkworth, Carolyn Martin, Ben Overgaard and Stephanie Knobloch. • Archie Silkworth and Carolyn Martin both decided not to run for reelection. • Ben Overgaard and Stephanie Knoblock are running for reelection, however, due to Covid shutdowns they missed the deadline for turning in their paperwork in July. They are both now running as write-in candidates. • Marcie Barber, Penny Seume, and Krista Simmons, are also registered as write-in candidates. • Additionally, Abby Calala is listed on the ballot. G-A is very excited about the level of interest from our community members in serving and supporting our students and staff! We have 6 individuals running for 4 open positions. Five (5) of the 6 are write in candidates. You may vote for 4 candidates for the School Board.
over 1 year ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Our Homecoming Football game is this Friday (Oct. 23rd). Kick-off will be at 7 p.m. We will now be playing Mendon. Limited tickets for the game will be on sale tomorrow between 7:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. in the high school office.
over 1 year ago, Michael Woodard
Due to PSAT testing on Wednesday, October 21st, all 8th-12th grade students will not have any Zoom Calls on that day. Students should check their google classroom for any posted messages.
over 1 year ago, High School Office
NOTICE OF REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING The Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools Board of Education will be conducting a Regular School Board Meeting via video conferencing due to the current Covid-19 Pandemic. DATE OF MEETING: October 19, 2020 HOUR OF MEETING: 6:30 P.M. To join Zoom Meeting by computer o Enter: https://zoom.us/j/3416004497 into your web browser o Then click Open Zoom Meeting o Enter password: 123456 Meeting ID: 341 600 4497
over 1 year ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Covid-19 Update 10/16 Today, the Galesburg-Augusta Community School District learned of a high school student who has tested positive for COVID-19. The student was already in quarantine and the exposure occurred outside the school setting. Therefore, no contract tracing will need to occur. ** No closure of any buildings is needed at this time. ** You can read the full statement here: https://5il.co/m7de Total COVID-19 positive cases per building, staff, students and the district totals are now available on our website under “COVID-19 Dashboard.” To see our Covid-19 Dashboard please click the link below: https://www.g-aschools.org/o/gacs/page/covid-19-dashboard--13
over 1 year ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Parent/Guardian Survey: Improving our Pandemic Learning Models of Instruction and Safety Procedures. We need your feedback and input as our District's Board of Education, Administrators and Staff evaluate our current Continuity of Learning Plan. Your input will help determine what changes may need to be made to our instructional models and safety protocols. Please fill out the survey linked below. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScjz2OEQyFPftz5oWRdDymyRFSIiKX5z64A3mpYhR9KLUG06g/viewform
over 1 year ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Athletic Event Updates: 1. The volleyball game at home vs. Saugatuck on Thursday, Oct. 14th will now just be a Varsity match starting at 5:30 p.m. (Additional spectators are welcome). 2. The football game at Saugatuck will have limited spectators, so please make sure you have an "invited guest" ticket before you travel to Saugatuck on Friday. 3. The home volleyball match on Monday, Oct. 19th will be our senior night game vs. K-Christian. There are a limited number of pre-sale tickets available in the high school office. Cost is $5 and they are available between 9-3 through Monday. 4. We have added an away JV and Varsity Volleyball match at Loy Norrix H.S. on Thurs. Oct. 22nd. 5. We will have a "limited" Homecoming football game on Fri. Oct. 23rd vs. Allegan. Game time is 7 p.m. There will be a limited amount of pre-sale tickets on sale in the high school office starting on Wed. Oct. 21st.
over 1 year ago, Michael Woodard