Due to the increasing number of Covid cases in our community, Geary Public Schools will transition to distance learning for three weeks to reduce the spread of the virus. This change is effective beginning. Monday, Nov. 30. Please read the letter below for more information on this change in instruction.
GEARY SCHOOLS ARE GEARED FOR SUCCESS
Dear Geary school family:
As you likely know, our community is experiencing an increased number of COVID-19 cases. After discussing the situation with local health officials, our school board and administration team, we have made the difficult decision to transition all district students to distance learning for three weeks in an effort to reduce the spread of the virus. This move will be effective November 30, 2020, and school is expected to resume on campus Jan. 4, 2021.
About Distance Learning: Our team has worked hard to prepare for this situation. Students will follow their distance learning schedule posted on the website and social media pages for their site. Students will use their chromebooks and Ipads to do their assignments. If you do not have access to technology or the internet, please call your building principal. Finally, we know some students may have textbooks or personal belongings at school they need over the next three weeks. To retrieve these items, please call the office to come by and retrieve them from the respective buildings. If you have any questions, please call the building office.
Nutrition Service: Meals will be provided for all students 18 and under in our district. Parents and students may pick up meals at their respective school sites on each Monday for that week on the following dates: Nov. 30, Dec. 7., and Dec. 14. If you need these meals delivered, please contact the building office of your child.
About COVID-19: As more COVID-19 cases are being confirmed across the state, including in our community, please remain vigilant. Monitor yourself and your family for symptoms, which include fever, cough and shortness of breath. If you or any member of your family exhibit these symptoms, please contact your medical provider for advice immediately. Symptoms usually appear 2-14 days after exposure. Please contact the school if your family has a positive case. There is nothing more important to our district than the safety and health of our students, our staff and their families. We understand this sudden transition will be inconvenient and your child will miss being in school; however, we greatly appreciate your families’ flexibility, patience and support. We are optimistic that following mitigation protocols recommended by health officials will help increase the probability that students can have a safe and productive school year. If you have any questions about this transition, please contact your child’s school principal.
It is an honor and a privilege to serve the students of Geary Public Schools. We can’t wait to see them on campus again on January 4, 2021.
The Dec. 7, 2020 Board of Education meeting has been re-scheduled for Monday, Dec. 14, beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the Stegall-Long Field House. Click on the document below.
Geary FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) members held a special Thanksgiving program for Elementary students in the Boys and Girls Club. They all introduced themselves, explained what the FCCLA organization was about, and the exciting things they have been learning in Family and Consumer Science class. The members read a Thanksgiving book to them, "How to Catch a Turkey". They played a few games with Elementary students, and ended their visit with passing out a treat of homemade hot chocolate mix that they were able to take home. There were two servings in the bag, one for the student and another to share with someone they love! FCCLA members in charge of the program were Rachel Garza, Randi Upchego, Norma Cardoso-Evans, Liliana Richey, Trystan Wood, Tommie Littlebird, and Sam Smith.
The Lady Bison fast-pitch softball team was recognized this week by the OSSAA with an Academic Achievement Award. This year the team posted a combined GPA of 3.8. This award comes on the heels of a successful year for the Lady Bison who ended their season 18/14 with a District championship. According to first year coach Rick Scott, “These girls are taking care of business both on the field and in the classroom. They . . .