Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Due to the move to all virtual learning, we will switch back to FULL meal delivery for the next few weeks! Galesburg-Augusta will provide free meals to ALL kids under age 18. We will deliver 5 days of breakfast & lunch. This week meal delivery will be TOMORROW, TUESDAY, November 24th. ~ The buses will leave the HS at 10am & follow the normal afternoon bus routes. ~ There will also be pick up sites at the Primary & Middle schools from 10:30-11:30am. Wed. December 2nd, 9th & 16th: ~ The buses will leave the HS at 10AM & run the normal afternoon bus route. ~ There will be also be pick up locations at the PS & MS from 10:30-11:30AM. ~ The intent is to have the last full delivery on Wednesday, December 16th, weather permitting.
2 days ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Due to the school shut down, we will switch back to FULL meal delivery for the next few weeks! This week meal delivery will be TOMORROW, TUESDAY, November 24th. ~ The buses will leave the HS at 10am & follow the normal afternoon bus routes. ~ There will also be pick up sites at the Primary & Middle schools from 10:30-11:30am. Wed. December 2nd, 9th & 16th: ~ The buses will leave the HS at 10AM & run the normal afternoon bus route. ~ There will be also be pick up locations at the PS & MS from 10:30-11:30AM. ~ The intent is to have the last full delivery on Wednesday, December 16th, weather permitting.
2 days ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
*** ATTENTION PARENTS OF KVIC STUDENTS *** The 2nd semester commitment form needs to be filled out by NOVEMBER 20th. If you have not completed this form, please do it today! Thank you! https://www.g-aschools.org/article/345929?org=gahs
7 days ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
The Board of Education updated our Extended Covid-19 Learning Plan during the school board meeting last evening. Our PreK-7th grade students (Gold cohort) will return to face to face learning this Thursday (11/19) and Friday (11/20). The Enhancement Center will be open for the Cardinal Cohort. Our 8th - 12th grade students will be learning virtually now through December 8th. The Board of Education voted last evening to close all face to face learning for students as follows: ~ PreK-7th grades will learn 100% virtually on Monday, November 23rd & Tuesday November 24th, as well as the week after Thanksgiving, November 30th - December 4th. ~ Daycare will be available to families through the shutdown. ~ 8-12th grades will continue learning virtually through December 8th. PreK-7th grades will return to hybrid learning on December 7th, and 8-12th grades on December 10th. ** Meals will be distributed Tuesday, November 24th and Wednesday, December 2nd. For more information please read the full update letter on our website: https://5il.co/n5kv
8 days ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
G- A Families, Because we are waiting on test results that likely will not come back until later this afternoon, we will not hold face to face learning tomorrow, Tuesday, November 17. Students will continue to learn remotely. All buildings will be closed to students. Depending on the results, we may still need to contact trace tomorrow. HS students (9-12th grades) will now be 100% virtual through December 8th. The HS return date will be Thursday, December 10th. PK-8th Grades ~ We will update you again on Wednesday to let you know what the plan will be for the rest of this week. We appreciate your patience & flexibility as we work through these difficult times. Thank you.
9 days ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
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: November 16, 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 Meeting Notice: https://5il.co/n1xc Agenda: https://5il.co/n1xd
12 days ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
*** Food PICK UP Today!!! *** ** The NEW schedule. ** Pick Up Sites: HIGH SCHOOL: 10:00 A.M until 12:30 P.M MIDDLE SCHOOL: 10:00 A.M until 11:30 A.M PRIMARY: 10:00 A.M until 11:30 A.M Limited Bus Stops: GALEVALLEY FROM 10:10 A.M. UNTIL 10:20 A.M. ANDREWS ESTATES FROM 10:25 A.M. UNTIL 10:35 A.M. 35TH ST. APARTMENTS FROM 10:45 A.M. UNTIL 11:00 A.M.
14 days ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
*** New Food Distribution Plan *** For safety reasons, going into the winter, we need to change the way that we distribute meals. Instead of running the full bus routes, we will have multiple pick up sites & limited bus stop delivery on Wednesdays. ** The changes will take affect this Wednesday, 11/11. ** Please click this link for all the details: https://5il.co/mw52
16 days ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
*** What's Happening Next Week 11/9-11/13 *** The PS school will be OPEN next week! ~ The Enhancement Center and Daycare will be OPEN. • MS & HS students will learn virtually through Friday, Nov. 13th • MS & HS students will return to in person learning Monday, Nov. 16th Again, the closure is due to the number of staff quarantined, NOT the number of Covid19 positive tests. If you have questions, please call your school office. Thank you.
20 days ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
*** 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!
21 days ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
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.”
23 days ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
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.
24 days ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
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. 🙂
26 days ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
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.”
26 days ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
High School Office
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.
26 days ago, High School Office
Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
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.”
27 days ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
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. 🙂
28 days ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
High School Office
Wi-Fi Wednesdays
28 days ago, High School Office
High School Office
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
28 days ago, High School Office
Michael Woodard
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
28 days ago, Michael Woodard
Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
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 month ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
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. 🙂
about 1 month ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
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.
about 1 month ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Michael Woodard
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.
about 1 month ago, Michael Woodard
High School Office
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.
about 1 month ago, High School Office
Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
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
about 1 month ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
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
about 1 month ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
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
about 1 month ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Michael Woodard
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.
about 1 month ago, Michael Woodard
High School Office
PSAT/SAT Testing Update We are running a little behind schedule today. Most students will be finished around 12:45. Thank you for your patience!
about 1 month ago, High School Office
High School Office
No Zoom Calls Today (10/14/2020) Due to PSAT/SAT testing for our 10th-12th grade students, there will be no zoom calls today.
about 1 month ago, High School Office
High School Office
Parent-Teacher Conferences are this week. They are on Thursday from 1-6 pm and Friday 9-10 am! Please use this link below to schedule an appointment for a zoom conference with your student's teachers! If you do not have a Gmail account you may have to use your student's garams account to make the appointment. https://docs.google.com/.../198Z-PHTezAN_C9ohPR.../edit...
about 1 month ago, High School Office
Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Covid-19 Update 10/7/20 Today, the GACS District learned of a HS student who has tested positive for COVID-19. The student is in isolation, & their close contacts have been identified, notified, and are in quarantine. The MS & HS remain open. We believe we have isolated all individuals & the building is safe for continued learning. The Primary School (including all programming, the enhancement center & daycare) will reopen on Monday, October 12, 2020. Please find the full statement below from Galesburg-Augusta Community School District and Kalamazoo County Health & Community Services Department regarding the recent COIVD-19 outbreak: https://5il.co/lvkv
about 1 month ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
*** Covid-19 Update *** ~ MS & HS will reopen on Monday, October 5, 2020 ~ All extracurricular activities (including practices, games, and performances) will be postponed this week and will resume on Monday, October 5, 2020 ~ Primary School will reopen on Monday, October 12, 2020 ~ This includes all programming, the enhancement center, and daycare The health and wellbeing of our staff, students, and their families are of the greatest importance. We thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate these challenging times. Please click the link below to read the full statement from GACS District and Kalamazoo County Health & Community Services Department regarding the recent COVID-19 outbreak: https://5il.co/lol0
about 1 month ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Christie Robinson
Happy Tuesday GA! We will be livestreaming on Wednesdays from tomorrow forward. Here is the schedule for your student: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1wUvl57fFfZElFz8xFJ6GeR1FeeYOb5bFoTJtNE4bhis/edit?usp=sharing
about 1 month ago, Christie Robinson
Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
G-A Community School District and the Kalamazoo County Health & Community Service Department (KCHCS) statement regarding the recent COIVD-19 outbreak: Out of an abundance of caution, GACS District has decided to close all school buildings due to individuals testing positive for COVID-19 within the Early Childhood Special Education classroom (ECSE). At this time, there are three positive cases associated with this outbreak. The KCHCS uses the CDC outbreak definition, which is when two or more cases are epidemiologically linked. Per the CDC guidelines, individuals who have tested positive have been isolated, and individuals who have been identified as a close contact have been notified and quarantined. To date, there is no known exposure outside of the ECSE classroom. KCHCS is working closely with GACS on all public health recommendations for the school district, ECSE Center, and those identified as affected individuals. GACS District is tentatively scheduled to reopen on Thursday, October 1, 2020. Further communication will be sent confirming this reopen date.
about 1 month ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Christie Robinson
Fall Testing 2020 We will be bussing students to campus for testing this fall. ALL students are expected to participate in the testing cycle based on their assigned date by grade. Wednesday, October 14: SAT for 12th graders PSAT/NMSQT for 11th and 10th graders Wednesday, October 21 PSAT for 8th and 9th graders Students will be picked up at their usual bus stops and times. A free breakfast will be available. Students will be transported home at the end of the test, approximately 12:00. If you have any questions please contact the main office. ~Mrs. Robinson
about 1 month ago, Christie Robinson
Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
This weekend you received an email regarding one of our G-A family members who has tested positive for Covid -19. Those individuals who were considered a close contact were already advised to quarantine. As the weekend has progressed, we want to be proactive with the health department and further investigate the information we have received. Therefore on Monday, September 28th, 2020 all district programs including preschool, daycare, the enhancement center and K-12 buildings will be closed for in person instruction. Teachers in K-12 will be providing online learning opportunities for their students. Please follow your at home learning schedule. For further details, access your teachers Seesaw or Google Classroom. Please know that the health and safety of our staff and students is of utmost importance.
about 1 month ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Michael Woodard
Galesburg-Augusta vs. Delton football game link https://youtu.be/FXfR0vOAme8
2 months ago, Michael Woodard
Michael Woodard
Please help the Galesburg-Augusta Athletic Department win $1000 from Win 95 and Johnny's Market. Simply text RAMS to 80373
2 months ago, Michael Woodard
Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
*** Free Meal Delivery & Pick Up TOMORROW 9/23 *** On Wednesdays, we will be delivering 5 days worth of meals. ~ The buses will leave the high school at 10 AM. ~ They will run their normal PM bus routes delivering meals. Please keep an eye out for your bus! ~ If your child is a virtual student or does not have a bus stop, you may pick up your meals at the PS or the MS. If you would like to be added to a bus stop or have questions about your closest stop, please contact the bus garage at 269-484-2015 or melissa.daniels2@garams.org. Meals will also be available for pick up at the Primary School & Middle School on Wednesdays 10:30 - 11:30 AM.
2 months ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Michael Woodard
The JV Volleyball match at Hackett scheduled for Tues. Sept. 29th has been canceled. The majority of the Hackett JV team will be attending another school event on that night. The Varsity game is still on as scheduled. However, the match will now start at 5:30 p.m.
2 months ago, Michael Woodard
Michael Woodard
The JV football game at Delton this Thursday (Sept. 24th) will now start at 5 p.m. This is a mandate from the Barry County Health Department in response to EEE.
2 months ago, Michael Woodard
Michael Woodard
Please note the following schedule change for HS Volleyball: The JV and Varsity teams will play at Coloma H.S. on Thurs. Sept. 24th. The JV match will start at 5:30 p.m.
2 months ago, Michael Woodard
High School Office
Attention Parents! Bus passes will not be used this year. Students are NOT permitted to ride the bus to another students house. You must make arrangements outside of school.
2 months ago, High School Office
Michael Woodard
We will now be providing two way busing for all away school sponsored athletic events.
2 months ago, Michael Woodard
Christie Robinson
We are thrilled to announce the new live feed for our home athletic events! The feed is only available for events at the HS gymnasium. There is a monthly or annual fee associated with the broadcast! You are able to tune in to our events from the convenience of your living room! Here is the link: https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/schools/galesburgaugusta-high-school-galesburg-mi?follow=true Go Rams!
2 months ago, Christie Robinson
High School Office
Our students have done an amazing job adjusting to the new protocols! You should be proud! Here is the bell schedule for your student next week! Please remember, your student should be logging into their teachers' Google Class for assignments, zoom invitations, etc. Your student is expected to be in attendance at the beginning of each class period for the live instruction and interaction with his/her teacher. Stay healthy and happy friends! ~Mrs. Robinson Full Day 1st: 7:30-8:30 2nd: 8:34-9:35 3rd: 9:39-10:40 Lunch A : 10:44-11:14 4th Hour A: 11:18-12:19 4th Hour B: 10:44-11:45 Lunch B: 11:45-12:19 5th: 12:23-1:24 6th: 1:28-2:33
3 months ago, High School Office
Michael Woodard
3 months ago, Michael Woodard
Jen Hagenbuch
ATTENTION KVIC STUDENTS!!! If you are currently enrolled in the KVIC program and you wish to un-enroll and switch to the hybrid option, you MUST send an email to patti.groetsema@garams.org and let her know your wishes by 3pm tomorrow (Friday, September 11).
3 months ago, Jen Hagenbuch
Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
*** Meal Delivery TODAY *** We will be delivering 5 days of breakfast & lunch. Buses will be following our regular morning bus routes, like this last spring. This first week the buses will leave the high school at 1:30 PM and stop at their normal morning stops. Please keep an eye out for the bus! Meals will also be available for pick up TODAY at the Primary school 2:30 - 3:15 PM. ** NEXT week, meal delivery will start at 10:00 AM. **
3 months ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Jen Hagenbuch
The high school cross country meet that was scheduled for today at Comstock high school has been rescheduled for Thursday, September 10 at 6 PM. The bus will leave at 4:30.
3 months ago, Jen Hagenbuch
Michael Woodard
The Governor has given the MHSAA and member schools the "green light" to proceed with school sports. There are still many unknowns right now that include number of spectators, social distancing requirements, concessions, and schedules. Our league member schools are all working together in conjunction with the MHSAA and the State of Michigan to develop our schedules and protocols. Stay tuned.
3 months ago, Michael Woodard
Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
G-A Community Schools Bus Procedures 🙂 https://www.wevideo.com/view/1817394084
3 months ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Michael Woodard
The High School Cross Country meet scheduled for today has been postponed and rescheduled for this Thursday (Sept. 3). The location and start times will remain the same.
3 months ago, Michael Woodard
Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
We are hiring Transportation Aides!! QUALIFICATIONS/DUTIES:  High School graduate  Arrive 5 minutes prior to bus leaving the garage  Assist the students in finding the correct seat as well as filling out the seating chart for assigned seats  Monitor students making sure their mask is being kept on properly  Assist driver with student behaviors  If needed, sanitize high touch surfaces between bus runs If interested, please email Wendy Somers at wendy.somers@garams.org or apply at the link below. https://www.applitrack.com/kalamazoo/onlineapp/default.aspx?choosedistrict=true&applitrackclient=1519&all=1
3 months ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Jen Hagenbuch
Greetings 8th Grade Families!! We are SO excited for you to join us at the high school and make great memories for the next 5 years!! Orientation for all 8th graders is August 31, 2020. It is important every 8th grader and one parent/guardian attend the event. (We cannot allow additional people due to restrictions.) Please go to the link and sign up for your time to attend. We have to keep the group under 50 so time slots will disappear as they fill. Thank you, we look forward to seeing you! https://forms.gle/qm57pSimDFgN3uzh8
3 months ago, Jen Hagenbuch
Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
* Kindergarten, 4th Grade & 8th Grade Open House Information* August 31 (M) ~ 8th Grade Open House 5 – 8 PM September 1 (T) ~ 4th Grade (Pfeiffer) Open House 4:30 – 6 PM September 2 (W) ~ Kindergarten Open House 2:30 – 4:30 PM September 2 (W) ~ 4th Grade (Dooley) Open House 4:30 – 6 PM September 3 (Th) ~ 4th Grade (New Teacher) Open House 4:30 – 6 PM ~ 1 Parent/Guardian per student ~ Masks are required ~ More details to follow *Please note that we will not have school wide open houses this year.
3 months ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Michael Woodard
High School Volleyball practices scheduled for today have been cancelled due to the weather.
3 months ago, Michael Woodard
Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
*** K-12 Registration Day & Device Pick Up TOMORROW *** Tuesday, August 25th 8AM - 7PM GAHS (Student parking lot. Enter the back of the HS.) 1076 N. 37th St Galesburg, MI 49053 - Drop In Style - Come anytime 8AM - 7PM - ALL K-12 students need to pick up their enrollment packet & device (Chromebook) - 1 Parent/guardian per student allowed - Students do not need to be present - Masks are required - PLEASE BRING A PEN WITH YOU TO FILL OUT FORMS 😉 Questions? Please contact your school office. Thank you.
3 months ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
*** K-12 Registration Day & Device Pick Up *** It is NOT too late to register for school! If you missed the deadline to fill out the commitment survey, you can still get your student registered for classes. Please call your school office or come to our K-12 Registration Day & Device Pick Up. Tuesday, August 25th ~ 8 AM - 7 PM GAHS (Student parking lot. Enter the back of the HS.) 1076 N. 37th St Galesburg, MI 49053 - Drop In Style - Come anytime 8AM - 7PM - For ALL K-12 students - Pick up enrollment packets & their device (Chromebook) - 1 Parent or guardian per student allowed - Students do not need to be present Questions? Please contact your school office. Thank you.
3 months ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Return to Learn Commitment Survey.... G-A Parents if you have not already filled out the commitment survey for the 2020-2021 school year, please chose one of the three (3) instructional models that G-A is offering its students (Hybrid, G-A K-4 Virtual, KVIC Virtual), by completing the attached survey. Thank you. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSda_OViahQvSdqh8CKsZ7uUTaeR3lQxh21CnP-vroQ2J4w20A/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0&fbclid=IwAR2BjI1eEiASBVb7Ahn2uAPzHiNoeTzHnfIN4DM3MCUCQl2xvq5j0pwoOiw
3 months ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
GAHS Parent Zoom Meeting TODAY, Thursday 8/20 @ 5:30 PM Follow up to the town hall, specific to 8-12th grades. https://zoom.us/j/92503199391?pwd=cGY0UkpaOUJnMHBVMWdsVEhadVNtUT09
3 months ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Town Hall Parent Meeting TONIGHT Wed. August 19th 6 - 7 PM This meeting is to go over the reopening plan, return to learn options & the return to school commitment survey. There will be a Q & A session at the end. Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/91716794577… Meeting ID: 917 1679 4577 Passcode: GA2020
3 months ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
*** IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES *** 8/19 ~ Town Hall Parent Meeting 6-7 PM (Zoom link to be posted later) 8/25 ~ K-12 Registration & Device Pick Up 8 AM - 7 PM Week of 8/31 ~ Open Houses for Kindergarten, 4th & 8th Grades only. *We will not have school wide open houses this year. *** Exact dates, times & details to follow. 9/8 ~ 1st Day of School - 1/2 Day K-12
3 months ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
G-A Town Hall Parent Meetings Postponed The G-A Town Hall parent meetings scheduled for tonight will be postponed due to reports that there will be legislative developments occurring this weekend that may affect how we move forward with our plans for school this year. We will reschedule next week. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please watch this quick video for more information: https://youtu.be/hQ1hlz61OQA
3 months ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
*** TOWN HALL MEETINGS *** Please join us for additional town hall meetings on our G-A Reopening Plans & Instructional Models for this year. Thursday, August 13th K-5th: 6:30 - 7:30 PM 6-12th: 7:30 - 8:30 PM These will be Zoom meetings & the links will be posted tomorrow. We have worked out our previous technical difficulties. Our apologies again! We look forward to sharing our plans with you. Thank you! :)
4 months ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Michael Woodard
H.S. Volleyball Update: The practice site has been moved to the high school. We are building an outdoor court for practices. Please spread the word. Again, practice is from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. tomorrow.
4 months ago, Michael Woodard
Michael Woodard
High School Volleyball Update: Indoor practices are still not allowed at this time. Unfortunately, it is looking as though H.S. volleyball try-outs will need to take place outside. Try-outs will take place on Wednesday, August 12th and Thursday, August 13th from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at THE PRIMARY SCHOOL (track/stadium area), unless gyms are allowed to open prior to Wednesday, August 12th. If so, we will provide an update.
4 months ago, Michael Woodard
Michael Woodard
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.
4 months ago, Michael Woodard
Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
*** 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
4 months ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
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
4 months ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
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/
4 months ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
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--
4 months ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Michael Woodard
Anyone interested in participating on the Galesburg Augusta High School Equestrian Team should contact Katie Wagar at katie.wagar@gmail.com or 746-5786 (home phone). Sign up is due July 28th for the 2020 District meets. Thank you!
4 months ago, Michael Woodard
Michael Woodard
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
4 months ago, Michael Woodard
Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
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
4 months ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Michael Woodard
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 @ michael.woodard@garams.org if you did not fill out the form, but would like to participate, or if you have any questions.
4 months ago, Michael Woodard
Christie Robinson
Graduation Ceremony! Just a reminder, our graduation zoom meeting is tonight to review details and procedures! Hope to see you there! ~Mrs. Robinson
4 months ago, Christie Robinson
Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
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…
5 months ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
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
5 months ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
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
6 months ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
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
7 months ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
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
7 months ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
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 techsupport@garams.org with your questions. Happy Tuesday! ~Mrs. Robinson
7 months ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools
**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
7 months ago, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools