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.
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.
We will now be providing two way busing for all away school sponsored athletic events.
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!
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
PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK FOR IMPORTANT ATHLETIC EVENT INFORMATION DURING COVID-19. https://swmitech-my.sharepoint.com/:w:/g/personal/michael_woodard_garams_org/EYto9FJjemJEizC96dHIdIsBwNdWBg24xENo-CJhvbBrfA?e=WBsgSm
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and let her know your wishes by 3pm tomorrow (Friday, September 11).
*** 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. **
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com or apply at the link below. https://www.applitrack.com/kalamazoo/onlineapp/default.aspx?choosedistrict=true&applitrackclient=1519&all=1
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
* 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.
High School Volleyball practices scheduled for today have been cancelled due to the weather.
*** 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.
*** 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.
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
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
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
*** 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
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
*** 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! :)
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 @ email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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