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April 2021 Menu
Preschool Registration March 18th 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. PreK Room PARENTS ONLY - NO CHILDEN
Music Choice Board for Yorkville School-March 5th Who is your favorite music artist? Write down their name and look up some interesting facts about them. Share with a family member. Go outside and listen to the sounds of nature. Write a song about what you hear. I have been hearing the frogs, crickets and birds singing. Make up a rhythm with music notes and rests and play them on some pots and pans with a wooden spoon. Search for Rhythm Cat videos on You Tube to practice your rhythms. Place your hand on your heart. Make a high humming sound. What happens? Make a low humming sound. What happens? Write a play using your family as characters. Give them each new silly names and have them act out the play. You could even serve popcorn and cokes.
Kindergarten Registration 2021-2022 Wednesday, March 10, 2021 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Gibson County Middle School Basketball Try-outs Friday March 5th This will be for both girls and boys currently in the 4th-7th grade. You must have a completed physical to try-out. Forms can be picked up in your school office. *Girls will take place at GCHS from 4:00-5:30 (everyone) *Boys will take place at RUTHERFORD as follows: 4th/5th will be from 3:00-4:15 6th/7th will be from 4:15-5:30
GCSSD will be closed tomorrow, Thursday 2/11, due to the potential for inclement weather. Central Office staff will work from home. Friday, 2/12, will be a normal off campus learning day for staff and students. Staff will be contacted tomorrow, 2/11, for directions on Friday work location.
Golf Tryouts When - February 17th 3:30-5 Where - Gibson County Golf Course Who - Grades 6-8 * Must have your own clubs *Must have a current physical *If weather is bad we will reschedule *50 Dollar fee to play
GC JUNIOR PIONEER Soccer 2021 Try-Outs Feb 8th-11th (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) 4:00pm- 5:30 p.m. (Must attend all Tryouts*) All Try Outs and Practices at Yorkville School Home Games will be played at GCHS field Girls and Boys, Grades 6, 7 and 8 may tryout Bus is not provided for tryouts. You must have a current Physical completed Day of tryouts. If you had one in the fall it will cover you. You must have a new one if not. (No exception for physical will be accepted. It has to be turned in to office before tryouts or in hand on Feb 4.) To make the team one must… 1. Be able to run for long periods of time. Soccer is a 90 minute games consisting of continual running. 2. Have a good attitude on field and in school (Principals and Teachers will be consulted.) 3. Be at practice/ Try Outs on time and be picked up promptly 4. Be able to attend all games and practices unless sick or another excuse approved by school policy. 5. There is a $35 player fee for each player on the team to cover cost of the season. This has to be paid before a uniform is issued.
What is an orchestra? A group of musicians playing classical music with a variety of instruments. There are 4 different groups of instruments in the orchestra; The brass, woodwinds, percussion and strings. The woodwind group includes instruments such as the oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, recorder, flute and the piccolo. The brass group includes instruments such as the trombone, tuba, trumpet and French horn. The percussion group includes instruments that you hit, shake, scrape, hit together or hit with mallets. The strings group includes cello, violin, bass, viola and harp.
Volleyball Try-outs January 26th and 28th 5:30-7:30 – No Bus transport on these two days (Must attend both days / 6th, 7th, and 8th grades) All Practices at Rutherford Gym Must have a current physical before trying out!
The 2021-22 School Year calendar options have been drafted and will be approved on January 14, 2021. We would like to know your opinion on which calendar option works best for your family. Please click on the link below to see the calendar options and then fill out the survey that selects the one that fits you and your family best. Thank you for taking the time to give us your opinion. Survey will close on 1/13/21 at 4:00PM. https://forms.gle/GFWwauMBLbRAEUTY7
The 2021-22 School Year calendar options have been drafted and will be approved on January 14, 2020. We would like to know your opinion on which calendar option works best for your family. Please click on the link below to see the calendar options and then fill out the survey that selects the one that fits you and your family best. Thank you for taking the time to give us your opinion. Survey will close on 1/13/21 at 4:00PM. https://forms.gle/GFWwauMBLbRAEUTY7
As a reminder, all students eat free until the end of the 2020-21 School Year! We will be continuing to offer meal delivery on Friday’s due to the extension of off-campus learning. A meal request must be submitted each week by Thursday at 12:00 noon to ensure a meal delivery on Friday by completing the online meal survey or by contacting the school cafeteria manager. Click below to access the meal delivery request: https://forms.gle/hDXhwDJJaDHieBDk7
Music with Ms. Denise at Home Listen to Christmas music and draw a Christmas Tree. Add ornaments, lights and presents if you want. Play this game with your family-“Santa Says”. Pick someone for Santa. Santa says something and they have to do it, but if Santa just says to do something, don’t do it. It’s just like Simon says. Santa says touch your head. Santa says sing a Christmas song. Make up a song about an ugly Christmas Sweater. Sing it to a friend. Wear an ugly sweater when you sing it and have someone video you. Practice these Christmas Songs and go caroling around your neighborhood or drive to your grandmothers’ house and sing them for her. Rudolph, Santa Claus is coming to town, Away in a Manger, Silent Night, Deck the Halls. Help someone decorate his or her house or yard for Christmas. Help them hang lights or a wreath or tie some ribbon on the porch railing or posts. Sing the Twelve Days of Christmas song. Next make up new words for each verse. 1 partridge in a pear tree .2 turtle doves.3 French hens. 4 calling birds, 5 golden rings, 6 geese a laying, 7 pipers piping, 8 maids a milking, 9 ladies dancing, 10 Lords a leaping, 11 swans a swimming, 12 Drummers drumming.
The Tennessee Department of Health has released updated guidance on releasing cases and contacts from isolation and quarantine regarding COVID-19. Please click the link to review the full guidance. The list below is a summary of the changes: NON-HOUSEHOLD CONTACTS Non-household contacts must be quarantined after exposure to a case, regardless of whether the case was symptomatic. TDH and CDC recommend a 14-day quarantine. Acceptable alternatives to a 14-day quarantine include: • after Day 10 (returning to regular activities on Day 11) without testing if the contact does not have symptoms. • after Day 7 (returning to regular activities on Day 8) if the contact does not have symptoms and if they test negative by a PCR or antigen (rapid) test collected after Day 5. Continue to self-monitor for symptoms and wear a face mask through Day 14. • If they go the route of getting a negative PCR or antigen (rapid) test, we will need proof of that test to allow them back before the 10 days are up. Link to updated guidance: https://5il.co/nlkk
Digital Learning Academy Quarter 3 Enrollment is open until December 11, 2020 (5:00 PM close). Any student that wants to participate in the Academy for Quarter 3 must register by 5:00PM on Friday 12/11/2020. Students that are currently enrolled and want to continue with off-campus instruction through the Academy must re-enroll. If you plan for your student to return to on-campus instruction, Quarter 3 starts January 4, 2021 (full day of instruction). There is no need to contact the school and let them know that you plan to return your student to on-campus instruction. We will send a list of students to the school that did not re-enroll in the DL Academy for Quarter 3. Please remember, we will not allow any student to transition in or out of the Digital Learning Academy after the enrollment deadline (5:00PM December 11, 2020). If you choose to enroll your student, he/she will remain a Digital Learning Academy student for the entire Quarter 3. We will also not allow any student to transition from on-campus to Digital Learning Academy after the deadline. Decisions of how your student will receive instruction for Quarter 3 must be made by Friday, December 11 at 5:00PM. Digital Learning Academy Quarter 3 Registration Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HJB29RX Digital Learning Academy Information: https://www.gcssd.org/page/digital-learning-academy
According to guidelines set forth by the TN Department of Health, COVID-19 testing refers to SARS-CoV-2 PCR. Negative antigen (rapid tests), and antibody tests are not approved for return to school. We have been instructed NOT to accept a Rapid negative COVID test for school return. Notify your healthcare provider that we do not accept Rapid COVID tests. Also, diagnoses of respiratory and viral conditions such as allergic rhinitis, seasonal allergies, upper respiratory tract infection (URI), pneumonia, pharyngitis without positive strep test, etc., DO NOT exclude the diagnosis of COVID-19 and DO NOT justify return to school.
Music Choice Board for Yorkville School Oct. 23rd Watch and clap to the Rhythms in this You tube video. It includes eighth notes, quarter notes and half notes. https://www.youtube.com /watch?v=Wk43IDUQmTk Add a melody to these words and make up a song to it. Autumn leaves are falling Nights are growing chill Maple leaves are turning red Along the hill Make up a song using these candy bar rhythms. Starburst Twix Snickers MilkyWay Butterfinger M&M LifeSavers Sing these words to the tune of Are you Sleeping. Are you creeping, are you creeping, down the street? Down the street? Ringing every doorbell, Ringing every doorbell, trick or treat! Trick or treat! Make up a spider story and draw it out on a piece of paper. Call someone and tell them the story. Sing the Itsy Bitsy Spider. Practice clapping these Halloween rhythms. Then practice singing them.
GCSSD continues to offer meal pick-up or delivery on Fridays until the end of the semester. You must sign up by 12:00 noon each Thursday to be guaranteed a meal that Friday. As a reminder, all GCSSD students eat free until December 31, 2020! Please use the correct link below to reserve a meal for your student(s): GCHS: https://forms.gle/9JoWpeGrhcuMoGy79 KES: https://forms.gle/7DUJskjBtcJNQQXe6 RES: https://forms.gle/qTzG4VadLo5q156G9 DES: https://forms.gle/oJWYJfRjstUM76rz7 YES: https://forms.gle/udeJvqPrUpnz6Uui6 SHS: https://forms.gle/kuFBa9PnppCXUTrc7 SGCES: https://forms.gle/HnR6duN4YyXPyYRx6 SGCMS: https://forms.gle/hTRVRMfgRjagzGbs6 SGCHS: https://forms.gle/FtLa7oXTJa5x65vo7