High School Athletic practices are scheduled to start next week. There are still many "unknowns" at this time. As of today, indoor practices are still not allowed. We do not know when games/competitions will be allowed to start and if spectators will be allowed to attend. Also, we will be required to continue to conduct health screenings prior to every practice. Please make sure you have filled out the Covid-19 waiver form and also the MHSAA Health Questionnaire that will be required prior to the first practice. Please call me or text me with any questions (Mike Woodard (269) 217-8230). FOOTBALL: Starts on Monday, August 10th. Practices will be each day from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a break between sessions. Cross Country: Starts Wednesday, August 12th with a practice at the high school from 8 A.M. to 9 A.M. Practice on Thursday will be at the same time at the park behind the fire department. Practice on Friday will be at Fort Custer from 8:30 A.M.to 9:45 A.M. Soccer: Starts Wednesday, August 12th. Practices will take place at the high school soccer field from 5-7 p.m. each night. Cheerleading: Starts on Wednesday, August 12th. Cheer Camp/Try-outs will take place at the high school from 8 A.M. until 12 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Monday(17th), and Tuesday (18th) Plan to be outside unless we are allowed inside by that time.
*** NEW LINK *** Q & A on our Reopening Plans Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/92209000565?pwd=ellteHp1YmZQaG5UYXhQMWQxSWVjUT09 Meeting ID: 922 0900 0565 Passcode: GA2020
REMINDER: TOWN HALL MEETING TONIGHT!!! We will hold a Town Hall Meeting TONIGHT Thursday, August 6th at 7:00 p.m. virtually, via Zoom, to take Q & A on our Reopening Plans. Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/92209000565pwd=ellteHp1YmZQaG5UYXhQMWQxSWVjUT09 Meeting ID: 922 0900 0565 Passcode: GA2020
G-A Community and Potential Football Players Football practice is set to begin on Monday, August 10. Practice will start promptly at 3 p.m. Prior to practice, each student will get a temperature check and asked a few short questions about their health. Therefore, the student/athlete should arrive to the school 15-20 minutes prior to the start of practices to ensure everyone gets through the line before practice begins. Our focus is to have a Junior Varsity team and a Varsity team. There is a new 5th quarter rule this year, which allows players to play 5 quarters of football a week between both levels, excluding seniors. This rule will ensure us that we will be viable for two teams. For the full football season calendar and information regarding G-A Football, you may go to www.gafootball.net. We hope to see everyone Monday August 10th. Stay safe and healthy. Go Rams!! http://www.gafootball.net/
Yesterday the Representative Council of the Michigan High School Athletic Association approved the next steps in returning sports for member schools, adopting a plan to phase in competition for Fall sports in hopes of continuing to deter the spread of COVID-19. The MHSAA will continue to be nimble and flexible in these uncertain times. The Council will be meeting regularly and we will continue to provide updates and possible modifications based on the most current information, directives from state government and health department officials and member school feedback. https://www.mhsaa.com/News/Press-Releases/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/9180/MHSAA-Representative-Council-Approves-Phased-In-Practice-Competition-for-Fall-Sports?fbclid=IwAR1H_FA9cpP3ij--
Anyone interested in participating on the Galesburg Augusta High School Equestrian Team should contact Katie Wagar at email@example.com or 746-5786 (home phone). Sign up is due July 28th for the 2020 District meets. Thank you!
The Michigan High School Athletic Association has relaxed the athletic physical requirement needed to participate in school sports for the 2020-21 school year. Student-athletes that had a valid physical on file last year can use that physical again this year, as long as the REQUIRED Health Questionnaire is completed. Please use the link below to access the questionnaire. https://swmitech-my.sharepoint.com/:b:/g/personal/michael_woodard_garams_org/EUQiRx7cyI5FnDiv7Kp4IREBf1_mp3ZSxocEedMdQWiBFA?e=acAy9D
Return to Learn Parent/Guardian Survey **UPDATED LINK ** Now that we have the Roadmap to Reopening Schools, we are in the process of collecting some important information that will help inform our district's decisions about a Phase 4 reopening. To that end, please take just a few minutes to listen to my video explanation and then share your thoughts and considerations through the attached survey. Return to Learn Video Message: https://youtu.be/rO1ItUkAcMA Return to Learn Parent/Guardian Survey: https://forms.gle/5T7iwguqSARvM9mp9
JV Soccer Update: We are still planning on offering a JV Soccer team this fall as long as fall athletics will be permitted by the M.H.S.A.A. and State of Michigan. However, we need to make sure we will have enough participants. Emails were recently sent out to all of the students who signed up to play on the Google Form that was sent out a couple of months ago. Each student has been asked to reconfirm their commitment since it may have changed due to Covid-19 or other circumstances. Please check your email if you were a student who filled out the form. Email me @ firstname.lastname@example.org if you did not fill out the form, but would like to participate, or if you have any questions.
Graduation Ceremony! Just a reminder, our graduation zoom meeting is tonight to review details and procedures! Hope to see you there! ~Mrs. Robinson
ATTENTION Senior Parents & Students!!! Graduation information meeting TOMORROW, Tuesday, July 14th @ 6:30PM!! FROM: Galesburg-Augusta High School We will be having a drive through graduation on July 16, 2020 at 6:30 at Maskill field. We are hosting an informational zoom meeting on Tuesday, July 14 at 6:30 to review the procedures. We hope you and your family are well! https://zoom.us/j/98794883578…
We’re thrilled to announce our new app! The app includes information such as news, event calendars, dining menus, updates on sports scores, school document links, and even a live feed. It’s everything G-A Rams, in your pocket. Download the app on Android: https://bit.ly/2Vo7YWz or iPhone: https://apple.co/2wpAIpp. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIvjpY6aVbE&feature=emb_title
G-A Senior Lauryn Coleman was voted (who would've been) the top girls track distance runner in Kalamazoo area for 2020! Congratulations Lauryn! We know you would have been the top runner! #WeAreGA https://www.mlive.com/highschoolsports/2020/05/who-wouldve-been-the-top-girls-track-distance-runner-in-kalamazoo-area-for-2020.html?fbclid=IwAR25KzOSwFIU-4aaIQ3aw5rXe-aH1ZCnxSgL9a02uHnh5Dz_VMbl0yNRwLM#pd_a_10550665
Our food distribution and prep is in need of volunteers. If you are available, please sign up at this site: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040848AFAC2FABF85-food
Attention families!! Based on student, staff, and family input we are changing a few office hour assignments for teachers. Mrs. Hinga will now be available from 9:45-10:45 along with the science department. The math department is moving their office hours to 1:45-2:45. ~Mrs. Robinson
Device delivery day! If you requested a device during this round of distribution you should have received a call yesterday..... If you did not receive a call or missed the deadline, contact the technology department at email@example.com with your questions. Happy Tuesday! ~Mrs. Robinson
**ATTENTION CLASS OF 2020** - please check your school email today for a time sensitive form to be filled out! Several of you have not yet responded to it and it needs to be done by this Sunday, May 3rd. Thank you! Mrs. G