Click the link below to view the number of new positive COVID-19 cases amongst students and staff for the week of 9/6/21-9/12/21. Students and staff listed as positive does not necessarily indicate they contracted COVID-19 at the school building. Link: https://5il.co/yvw4
5 days ago, GCSSD
COVID
Gibson County Special School District (GCSSD) is receiving a 5,533,854 million dollar funding allocation through the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ARP ESSER) Fund under the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021, enacted on March 11, 2021. Funds are designated for one-time or short-term expenditures to help safely reopen and sustain the safe operation of schools and address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on students. Our school system’s priority has been and will remain providing safe, in-person learning for all students. In order to develop a plan for the use of ESSER III funds, your input is necessary and crucial to our collective progress. Please take a moment to click on the link below to access a survey about our ESSER III plans and provide feedback. Thank you for taking the time to help us move forward in getting approval. Survey will take about 1 minute to complete. Link to survey link and QR code: https://www.gcssd.org/page/federal-programs
6 days ago, GCSSD
survey
GCSSD is partnering with the IRS to share important information about 2021 Advance Child Tax Credit payments. These payments could be up to $1,800 per qualifying child. In order to receive this credit you will need to complete the Child Tax Credit Non-filer Sign-up Tool available at IRS.gov. For additional questions contact the IRS at irs.gov.
10 days ago, GCSSD
child tax credit
Click the link below to view the number of new positive COVID-19 cases amongst students and staff for the week of 8/29/21-9/5/21. Students and staff listed as positive does not necessarily indicate they contracted COVID-19 at the school building. Link: https://5il.co/ykik
11 days ago, GCSSD
COVID
GCSSD will be offering COVID-19 tests at school for grades 5-12. Testing will only be done with parent permission and in the following circumstances: • For those who visit the nurse with COVID-like symptoms according to the Tennessee Department of Health (TDOH) School Decision Support Algorithm. • For those who need a test to return to school early from quarantine (day 5 and after, return on day 8, if no symptoms) • For those who require testing for school travel or athletics. Students tested at school must have a signed parental consent for permission to test. The tests done at school only test for COVID-19 and do not exclude other illnesses, so a health care providers evaluation will be needed for symptomatic students. Tests are not 100% accurate and false negatives and positives can occur. Symptomatic students will be given a rapid test first and if negative a 30-minute PCR. Link for consent: https://5il.co/ycrr Link for Privacy Notice: https://5il.co/ycs4
17 days ago, GCSSD
Click the link below to view the number of new positive COVID-19 cases amongst students and staff for the week of 8/23/21-8/29/21. Students and staff listed as positive does not necessarily indicate they contracted COVID-19 at the school building. Link: https://5il.co/y7cg
19 days ago, GCSSD
COVID
The GCSSD COVID Operating Guide has been updated with new guidance from the TN Department of Health on 'Releasing Cases and Contacts from Isolation and Quarantine'. Please click the link below to view the full Operating Guide. Link to GCSSD COVID Operating Guide: https://5il.co/i86m
23 days ago, GCSSD
update
Click the link below to view the number of new positive COVID-19 cases amongst students and staff for the week of 8/16/21-8/22/21. Students and staff listed as positive does not necessarily indicate they contracted COVID-19 at the school building. Link: https://5il.co/xoch
26 days ago, GCSSD
COVID Case Numbers
Click the link below to view the number of new positive COVID-19 cases amongst students and staff for the week of 8/9/21-8/15/21. Students and staff listed as positive does not necessarily indicate they contracted COVID-19 at the school building. Link: https://5il.co/x9mv
about 1 month ago, GCSSD
COVID Cases
Mental and emotional health are critical for student success. By building and maintaining school mental health supports and services, GCSSD wants to enable our students to achieve their full potential. We would like to know what areas of concern that parents have regarding their students’ mental health; therefore, we are asking for 8th-12th grade parents to complete this short anonymous survey so that we may plan to serve our students in the best way possible. link to survey: https://forms.gle/ZyRCd4qJgZ5HLp2h7
about 1 month ago, GCSSD
mental health
This Thursday at 6:30PM the Gibson County Special School District will be having their monthly board meeting. The board has added COVID protocols to the agenda to discuss. There will be a opportunity for public comment at the beginning of the meeting. The meeting will take place in the GCHS auditorium. The board is also seeking parent input on mask requirements. Please take a moment to give us your feedback by clicking the link below. Survey will close Thursday, August 12 at noon. Link to survey: https://forms.gle/dH3DSi6GGJmZRAtU6
about 1 month ago, GCSSD
mask
The TCAP family portal is now available for families of students who took TCAP and/or an EOC in 2020-21SY. Families can now find detailed and personalized information about their student’s progress. Students will receive paper reports by Thursday, August 12, 2021. The report includes a unique student ID number (USID) which is necessary for creating an online portal account. Please visit https://www.gcssd.org/page/tcap-parent-portal for more information and a video on how to create an account.
about 1 month ago, GCSSD
TCAP Family Portal
Click the link below to view the number of new positive COVID-19 cases amongst students and staff for the week of 8/2/21-8/8/21. Students and staff listed as positive does not necessarily indicate they contracted COVID-19 at the school building. Link to 8/2/21-8/8/21 positive COVID cases: https://5il.co/wsx1
about 1 month ago, GCSSD
COVID cases
Updated COVID-19 information has been posted for GCSSD protocols. Please click below to review. We look forward to the first day of school on Monday, August 2! (1/2 day for students) Link to view updated COVID-19 information: https://www.gcssd.org/page/information-and-updates
about 2 months ago, GCSSD
Estimated bus morning pick-up times are now available on the www.GCSSD.org website under Transportation. Please visit https://www.gcssd.org/page/bus-routes to view bus routes, pick-up times, bus number, and driver names.
about 2 months ago, GCSSD
school bus
GCSSD is currently accepting applications for NEW Substitute Teachers. The substitute training course cost is $29.00. Once you have submitted a completed substitute teacher application, go to gcssd.org >Menu >Quick Links >Substitute Training Course. Please send the certificate at the end of the training course to Brad Garner at GCSSD. Contact Brad Garner at garnerb@gcssd.org for more information. Returning Substitute Teachers…check your My Benefits Channel for the 2021-22 Substitute Training Course.
about 2 months ago, GCSSD
Attention Parents, If you have a child who is attending Kenton School this year and must take medication at school, you must obtain the health care providers signature on the medication form prior to any prescription medication being administered. We will not fax forms this year. There is also a place for parent /guardian signature and phone number. Also, due to the new mandates and protocols being implemented at our schools, it is highly encouraged that all morning medications be administered at home prior to arrival. Medication sheets are available for pickup at the school. The same paperwork with a parent signature is required for any “Over the Counter” medications to be administered. Example: Tylenol, Benadryl, Ibuprofen, etc. A health care provider’s signature is not needed for over the counter medications unless dose is different than that on the bottle. Medication Guidelines: 1. Prescription Medications require a doctor’s signature on the proper medication sheet or the medication will not be administered. 2. All prescription/over the counter medications have to be brought in by a parent/guardian only. 3. Once you arrive at the school with the student’s medication please ring the door bell and ask for the nurse. The nurse will then meet you at the door and accept the student’s medication. The medication will be counted by the nurse in front of the parent/adult. 4. If your student’s prescription medicine is a suspension/liquid then please provide enough for at least two weeks to a month of doses. This way outside contact will be limited between parents/staff. 5. Prescription Inhalers will also require new medication sheets with directions and a doctor’s signature. 6. Prescription Epi-Pens require a medication sheet and a doctor’s signature. The school does have Epi-Pens available for Emergencies only. 7. All prescription medications must be brought to school in the properly labeled container from the pharmacy. Ask the pharmacist to label a medication bottle for home and school if you will need to keep some medications at home. 8. All prescription medications must be up to date. We will not administer medications from last school year. 9. All Over the Counter Medications require a parent’s signature. Students can’t bring any meds to the nursing office. 10. Over the counter medications must be brought to school in an unopened bottle with the label attached and visible. Write your students name on the bottle or box. We do not administer adult doses to children so be sure you purchase the correct dosage. Medication must be in date. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me by email at: callinsa1@gcssd.org I will be glad to help you in any way possible. I’m excited for a new school year and I look forward to seeing all the kids. Thanks,    Amanda Callins, LPN
about 2 months ago, Erica DuRall
Job Opportunities ~ Working at GCSSD is exciting & rewarding! For the latest job opportunities go to https://gcssd.mysmarthire.com/jobs/ (Use Google Chrome) Equal Employment Opportunity
3 months ago, GCSSD
Job Opportunities ~ Working at GCSSD is exciting & rewarding! For the latest job opportunities go to https://gcssd.mysmarthire.com/jobs/ (Use Google Chrome) Equal Employment Opportunity
3 months ago, GCSSD
GCSSD is happy to report that we have been selected to participate in the Second Harvest Summer Backpack Feeding Program. This grant is funded by the “Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation” and will provide free breakfast and lunch daily this summer beginning Tuesday, June 1 through Monday, June 28, 2021. Food will be sent home with eligible students attending the Summer Learning Camp or may be picked up with food from the cafeteria at Dyer School or South Gibson County Elementary School (SGCES). Food will also be available for pick-up at Dyer School and SGCES on June 21st from 1:30—2:30 by families associated with any school in GCSSD. Click here to view the menu: https://www.gcssd.org/browse/144850
4 months ago, GCSSD
kids and food