The Board of Education, after careful consideration, has decided to let flower shops deliver with the following rules: minimize trips, deliver only from 8 till 11, mask and gloves are required. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Thank you to all of the family who have participated in the Loving the Library Christmas project. We have received lots of new books for the library that students will be able to check out starting in January. We were gifted 3 sets of Boxcar Children’s Books that we would love to have labeled in honor of the kid who donated. If you donated these to the library please email Dr. Rogers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you all for loving on GES library for Christmas. If you still would like to purchase you can at https://a.co/4XKjiyQ . If you purchase please send Dr. Rogers an email (email@example.com) and let her know what was purchases and for who. This way we can make sure the dedication is correct in each of the books.
Good Morning GES Families! We are missing your kids smiling faces at school today. Please take a picture of your child participating in remote learning and post it in the comments here. Dr. Rogers is working on the yearbook and wants to document this year for the students.
The safety and health of our students has been and remains a top priority this year. Due to the recent increase in the positivity rate in our county and our school system, which has affected both students and employees, the Smith County School System feels that a return to a hybrid schedule is necessary at this time. The new schedule will begin on Monday, November 30 and remains in effect until February 12. See the attached schedule for more information concerning your student’s grade level. Please note that Wednesday will serve as a remote learning day for all students county wide. If you have any questions, please contact your student’s teacher or call the school office. Thank you for your help and support in this unprecedented time.
There will be NO SCHOOL for ALL SMITH COUNTY STUDENTS Monday, 11/23, and Tuesday, 11/24, before the Thanksgiving break due to limited teacher/staff availability and significant student absences related to COVID-19 illness/exposure. After Thanksgiving Break, beginning Monday, November 30, IN-PERSON students will begin a hybrid schedule that will run through Friday, February 12. The 2020-21 school calendar has not been altered and all breaks and holidays will be observed as previously scheduled. Please check your child’s home school website for a detailed schedule.
The Smith County Board of Education will have the monthly Board Meeting on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. at the Smith County Board of Education, 126 S.C.M.S. Lane, Carthage, Tennessee. Board members will be permitted to participate electronically or other means. The public may view the meeting live via Smith County Insider Facebook page.
See GES School Reopening Plan at the following link: https://www.smithcoedu.com/o/gordonsville/page/ges-reopening-plan-august-2020--2
The Smith County Board of Education will hold a Special Called Board Meeting titled Continued COVID 19 Update at the Smith County Board of Education, 126 S.C.M.S. Lane, Carthage, Tennessee, on Monday, August 3, 2020, at 5:00 p.m.
Below is the link for Tiger Den, which is the after school program at GES. Mrs. Julie and her staff do a wonderful job! The enrollment forms are online now. If you would like your child to participate in this great program, please fill it out by August 9. It will begin on August 10 https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfqz8R6bv3TMlgQZaPTUWzYIotiGzp0wG1l5JICZT_cOG63CA/viewform
GES 2020/21 You have two options how your child can be educated this year. You can only pick one for the first semester. 1 Traditional with possible remote learning, OR 2 Virtual. 1. TRADITIONAL- Students will attend school based on the school schedule. When students are not at school, our teachers will provide them with assignments to aid in continuous learning. We want to not only teach our kids academically, but keep our students in small groups to acclimate them to the new routines of school. Many have asked if this schedule is just for August. As of right now, yes it is. In the event we have to go remote, students will be given chrome books if needed. Teachers will load lessons into google classroom and provide various learning opportunities for the students. We will be available to answer questions. If you do not have internet, they will load lessons to a flash drive for students to have the same quality instruction as those with internet. Grades will be taken during this time. We love our GES families and will do our best to work with you. 2. Virtual - The other form of education for your child is Virtual Learning. This is all online and the program is called Odysseyware. You have to have internet availability to have this program. There are previous posts explaining this. The guardian signs a Virtual Learning contract found on the district website. The student may still check out a Chromebook if needed but no longer physically attends GES. The teacher assigned to help your child when working on this program will probably NOT be a GES teacher but an Odysseyware tutor. The Virtual contract must be signed and submitted to the school by July 24. The student may still participate in GES activities while on Virtual.
To minimize the amount of people in the building at once, we will have four, 45 minutes rotations for parent to meet with teachers. Parents can also complete online registration for their students if they have not completed the process. Students with last names: S-Z will attend from 8:00- 8:45 M-R will attend from 8:45:9:30 G-L will attend from 9:30-10:15 A-F will attend from 10:15-11:00 Buses will not run on August 5. We ask that only one guardian/parent attend with the student. Please do not bring younger siblings to the informational sessions. It is extremely important to attend this half day for us to get information from teachers and for us to get an accurate count of students who will be attending GES for the 2020-2021 school year. Mr. Frye at NMS and I have worked together to coordinate this day to make it easier for our families. If you see a conflict, please let us know and we will work it out as best we can. Class rosters and schedules will be posted as soon as possible; however, it will be after the July 24 Virtual Learning deadline. We apologize for the delay, but we promise you we are working diligently to provide a safe environment for our parents, students, and teachers. If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Rachel Kelley at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your support and patience. We look forward to seeing you on August 5!
Smith County Board of Education Link to the School Parent Agreement contract: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vSUJO2DHxGeFs59jDQyB4ukXYe2DoK9-/view
Smith County Board of Education has released the virtual learning contract for the 2020-2021 school year. If you choose the virtual learning path, please have this contract filled out, signed, and returned to GES by July 24, 2020. Be sure to read the contract carefully. You can return the contract by faxing to GES (615-683-8253), emailing Mrs. Rachel Kelley at email@example.com, or leaving a copy in the school mailbox (be sure to email or message the facebook page if you leave a copy in the mailbox). Odysseyware is the program being used for Virtual Learning. If you choose the virtual path, your child will not need to attend the half day on August 5. Please let us know if you have any questions and we will do our best to answer any questions that might arise. Thank for your patience. https://youtu.be/mBr3yt-rTK8
Details regarding the staggered schedule as we return to school are still being developed and will be released soon. We appreciate your patience.
We will be having new student registration Thursday, July 23 from 3-6. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment. Students from NMS will automatically roll to us so they will not have to do this.
Please click on the link below for a message from Mr. Barry H. Smith. We are working on the specifics of the GES schedule. This information will be released soon. https://www.smithcoedu.com/article/269664?org=smith-county&fbclid=IwAR12V1E9vLeePxNH0MMSUZkpfpcDIGPPPPFSYZzgzTvXCShx5BKqK057b9w
The Smith County Board of Education will have the monthly Board Meeting on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. at the Smith County Board of Education, 126 S.C.M.S. Lane, Carthage, Tennessee. Board members will be permitted to participate electronically or other means. The public will not have physical access to the meeting but may view the meeting live via Smith County Insider Facebook page.
From Coach Jacqueline Crawford: Anyone interested in playing boys 5/6 grade Gordonsville, basketball for the 2020-2021 school year, please read the following about tryouts: *Date: June 8th *Time: 9-10AM *Location: GES gym *****Additional info: you must have a physical with you when you come to tryout.***** *I will also be checking everyone’s temperature before you enter the gym. *I will post who made the team on June 9th at the front window of GES. If your child makes the team, please download the Remind App if you do not have it already.
The Smith County Board of Education will have the monthly Board Meeting on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. at the Smith County Board of Education, 126 S.C.M.S. Lane, Carthage, Tennessee. Board members will be permitted to participate electronically or other means. The public will not have physical access to the meeting but may view the meeting live via Smith County Insider Facebook page.
GES families here are some guidance resources from Mrs. Jessie to help kids manage their feelings during this time. She said this is a packet your student can complete over time. We hope you all are doing well and we miss you! http://teacher.scholastic.com/education/pdfs/FirstAidForFeelings_Eng.pdf?ET_CID=20200417_SCB_YaleWorkbook_TSO_RET_28601&ET_RID=1236791635
Make sure to complete your CENSUS and have fun with theses activities for families. https://www.census.gov/content/census/en/programs-surveys/sis/activities/distance-learning.html
Free Noggin Access for all families of GES. See the News post to find details on how to log in for free.
Lessons from Mrs. Penuel Hello GES Families you can find fun and engaging art lessons by going to the teachers pages at the following link: https://www.smithcoedu.com/o/gordonsville/teacher_pages#/teachers/20903 If you have any questions please email email@example.com.
Hello students and families of Gordonsville Elementary, First, I hope you and your families are doing well! I am going to be sharing with you some music activities over the next couple of weeks. The way I am going to be sharing is through an online website called Thrillshare. I have already posted 4 different activities for the next four weeks. But be sure to check back in from time to time because I will be adding more stuff. Most activities will be for grades 3-6, but some will be grade specific. To get to this website just click this link or copy and paste in your browser. Then select G.E.S. https://www.smithcoedu.com/o/gordonsville/teacher_pages#/ If you have any trouble you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Remember these are not required but I am hoping you will enjoy them. Don’t stress, have fun, stay safe, and hope to see you again! Mr. Grisham
Smith County Schools are implementing preventive measures in regards to the Coronavirus. We want our staff, students, and parents to know we are taking the recommended CDC and TDOE prevention guidelines. Our staff is sanitizing schools and buses daily and thoroughly cleaning frequently touched surfaces and stocking schools with extra soap, paper towels, and disinfectant wipes. Teachers will be allowing more time for hand-washing and the school system has provided guidance to principals to help support them in making the best possible decisions for their students, school, and community.
We are excited to announce our new website! The Live Feed is where you can find important updates and fun stories about what's happening in school. We hope you enjoy the new site and find it easy to navigate!