Georgetown ISD learning preferences for second nine-weeks now open, plus other district news

Parents have until Oct. 4 to change their students' learning preferences. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Parents have until Oct. 4 to change their students' learning preferences. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Parents have until Oct. 4 to change their students' learning preferences. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Enrollment for student learning preferences for the second nine weeks opened Sept. 21, Georgetown ISD officials announced.

Parents are now able to log in to the Skyward platform to select if they wish to change their student from in-person to online learning or from online to in-person—or to keep their preference the same as currently selected.

Enrollment will remain open through Oct. 4. New preferences will take effect Oct. 19.

“It’s important to note that you will be able to change your preference for future grading periods during this open window period,” GISD Superintendent Fred Brent said in a Sept. 22 letter to families. “Additionally, we will open a two week window to make changes at the end of each future grading period for families to change their enrollment preference.”

Instructions on how to update preferences in Skyward can be found on the district website.


Other district news:

The district launched its academic help center for remote learners Sept. 22. The homework help center is provided in addition to one-on-one help from assigned teachers, officials said. Students or parents can get help with assignments from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Access the center here.

Deb Jacobson was named the Georgetown ISD director of assessment following board approval Sept. 21. Jacobson’s assessment experience in large, fast-growth school districts will benefit GISD by helping the district build effective, sustainable systems and processes for assessment and feedback, according to a news release. She will lead efforts to use a variety of data to inform student-centered decision-making in alignment with GISD’s strategic framework, it said. Jacobson will start in her new role Oct. 19.
By Ali Linan
Ali Linan began covering Georgetown for Community Impact Newspaper in 2018. Her reporting focuses on education and Williamson County. Ali hails from El Paso and graduated from Syracuse University in 2017.


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