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MAKE IT ORANGE, MAKE IT END A Look Back on our #UnityDay2021 Celebrations โ€ข Page 4

Communication Audit Survey

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GCSS Happenings

COVID-19 UPDATES

November Calendar

DATES TO REMEMBER

ISSUE 02 โ€ข NOVEMBER 2021


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COMMUNICATION AUDIT

MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD School districts today face many challenges, not the least of which is communication. Ensuring accurate, timely and trustworthy

communications

with

key

stakeholders

is

integral

to

supporting

student

success.

Because

it

is

so

important, Glynn County Schools is administering SCoPE Surveys (School Communications Performance Evaluation) dedicated to evaluating the effectiveness of our communication with Staff, Parents/Families, and our Community.

We hope you will participate in our SCoPE Community Survey.

Anytime now through Friday, Nov. 26,

log on to

https://scopeschoolsurveys.com/GCS/links.php on almost any computer or mobile device to make your voice heard. Participation takes less than 15 minutes and is completely anonymous.

We plan to use the SCoPE results as part of a broader Communication Audit to improve our communications. The more community members who participate, the stronger our data will be to make informed decisions.

๐๐Ž๐“๐„:

We recognize that many of you will receive invitations to take two or three of our SCoPE Surveys (e.g.

parent/family,

staff,

community).

Since

the

value

of

our

results

increases

when

more

encourage you to take each of the surveys that correspond to your relationship with us.

https://scopeschoolsurveys.com/ GCS/links.php

people

participate,

we


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Around the District The month of October was abuzz with excitement and activity. From Teacher of the Year spotlights to Rock Your School initiatives, there was no shortage of national recognitions, appreciation weeks, awareness days and weekly celebrations to spread kindness and gratitude.

Here is a recap of some major moments of October:

Top photo:

Goodyear Elementary recently

held a โ€œParent Power Hourโ€ event where families participated in some fun reading comprehension activities with their young readers. The impact of parent involvement on childrenโ€™s reading not only improves their language and reading skills, but also builds reading fluency and grows vocabulary knowledge.

Middle photo:

Brunswick High and Glynn

Academy FBLA hosted their inaugural Canned Food Classic during the month of October and the results are finally in. It was a tough race but GA took the win with 1,967 cans to BHS FBLA's 1,930 cans. Both schools collected canned goods in honor of the FBLA FEED Georgia state project. All of the items will be delivered to a local food bank to help restock shelves, just in time for the Thanksgiving holidays.

Bottom photo:

The Risley Middle School

softball team recently capped an undefeated season by defeating Glynn Middle 11-3 in the middle school championship game held at Wainwright Field on Oct. 27. Risley Middleโ€™s Gigi Smiley and Glynn Middleโ€™s Jada Boatright were named Players of the Game. Congrats to both teams on a great season!


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UNITY DAY: MAKE IT ORANGE, MAKE IT END October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Here is how GCSS celebrated.

In an effort to educate and raise awareness of National Bullying Prevention Month, schools in the Glynn County School System will, once again, took part in the annual

#UnityDay2021 celebrations on Wednesday, Oct. 20 to help do their part

in creating a bully-free community.

Thank you all for your participation in #UnityDay2021. For the past three years, GCSS has joined in the campaign by providing educational opportunities to our students that have inspired and promoted kindness, acceptance, and inclusion. It is our sincere hope that this will not become a 'once a year' celebration, but truly become the Glynn County way each and every day.

**You can find more photos like this on our Facebook page.**


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PARENT & FAMILY ENGAGEMENT

As part of our mission of promoting strong family bonds, we will be holding a โ€œSaturDads and MomDaysโ€ event on Saturday, Dec. 11 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Risley Annex, located at 2900 Albany Street in Brunswick.

The event, geared toward moms and dads, will focus on strengthening your relationship with your kids, parenting tools and self-care strategies with the help of our presenters, Courtney Lucas (Nurturing Excellence Inc.) and Nick Clark and Charles Peterson (Fathers Inspired Restored & Motivated Podcast).

๐“๐ก๐ž ๐๐ž๐š๐๐ฅ๐ข๐ง๐ž ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฌ๐ข๐ ๐ง ๐ฎ๐ฉ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐…๐ซ๐ข๐๐š๐ฒ, ๐๐จ๐ฏ. ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ”. To register, visit www.glynn.k12.ga.us/parentacademy/

If you have any questions, contact Ms. Jahaan McClendon, Parent Outreach and Support Coordinator, at jahaan.mcclendon@glynn.k12.ga.us or 912-267-4100, ext. 114.

As we strive to continually improve student achievement, we are seeking feedback from parents, students, employees, and community members to assist in continually developing and updating our ESSER III-ARP plan, and specifically the use of these funds. Districts must reserve at least 20% of their ESSER III money to measure and address the impact of lost learning time with evidence-based interventions. Those interventions must respond to studentsโ€™ academic, social, emotional, and mental health needs.

Stakeholders wishing to participate in this process should complete the districtโ€™s survey by visiting www.glynn.k12.ga.us.


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UPDATES In our continuing efforts to be transparent about school-related coronavirus cases, we have created a COVID-19 Information page on our website. Every Friday, a chart will be added to the site indicating active cases of COVID-19 for staff and students in Glynn County Schools.

Please check back often for updates. If you have questions or concerns, please contact us at healthconcerns@glynn.k12.ga.us. Last Updated 11/5/2021 4:00 p.m.

UPDATE: GCSS to Request Verification of Positive COVID-19 Test Results This message is posted as an update to approved testing sites for confirming positive COVID-19 cases. In accordance with our local health department and COVID-19 reporting requirements, all schools will be asking families for verification of positive test results for students who have a positive COVID-19 test.

The tests must be collected at a site that confirms results and provides reports to the DPH. The local hospital and health department have combined their efforts in a drive-through site at the hospital. This free testing is available every day from 8:00 AM-6:00 PM.

To confirm positive test results, use one of the following providers:

Georgia Department of Health (Public Health Department)/ Southeast Georgia Health System (currently outsourced to Mako labs) Urgent/ERgent Med locations; AppleCare locations; Coastal Community Healthcare; Knowles Exams; Golden Isles Family Healthcare Oceanhorse Health and Wellness CVS/Walgreens PCR testing*; or Private physician At-home antigen tests will not be accepted as proof of positive or negative test results.

As this pandemic continues to evolve, we will update our school

GCSS COVID Report for 11.5.2021 For previous detailed reports, visit www.glynn.k12.ga.us/covid19/

protocols accordingly and share that information with you through our One Call notification system, on our district website, on our social media pages, and through our media partners. Thank you for your patience and support.

* Results from these locations may not be used for negative results to return early from home-exposure quarantines.


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DATES TO REMEMBER Visit

www.glynn.k12.ga.us/schoolcalendar/

for the graphic and text versions of the 2021-2022 School Calendar. NOTE: For other school-related events and announcements, please visit your school's website.


Due to labor supply shortages, the vendor who was scheduled to provide the dance floor for Glynn Academy's homecoming dance had to cancel, leaving Mrs. Leslie Whitlow with no other sources. With assistance from Mr. Jeff Holland, Director of the GICCA Construction Program, his carpentry class was able to design and construct a modular floor system just in time for the big dance. What a valuable opportunity for students to showcase their construction skills and receive real-life experience as part of the process. Just one example of how our students #growleadexcel to become a #strongerglynn

#strongerglynn Be a part of the Glynn County Schools conversation.

Make sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube for quick access to the latest news around the schools and district and share all the great things going on in GCSS using #weteachglynn, #growleadexcel, #allinforglynn or the hashtag above. Facebook: /GlynnCountyPublicSchools Twitter: @glynnschools Instagram: @glynncountyschools YouTube: Glynn County Schools

Glynn County Schools โ€ข 1313 Egmont Street, Brunswick, GA 31520 โ€ข 912-267-4100 โ€ข www.glynn.k12.ga.us/oneglynn


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