Parent Letter For K-8 Explains Remote Learning Expectations. https://docs.google.com/document/d/11L6LeBuQnncAqUIUE4EUPstIb1_m8tb7Rx4FmJljVuc/edit?usp=sharing
Gallatin County Community Unit School District No. 7 Judy Kaegi, Superintendent 5175 Highway 13 Junction, Illinois 62954 March 31, 2020 Dear Parents and Guardians, Gallatin County CUSD 7 has continued to be committed in keeping students engaged in learning during Governor Pritzker’s mandatory statewide school closure/Act of God Days. Initially our teachers created and sent home-work packets for students, teachers utilized Google Classroom, many designed assignments considering those students who would not have access to online options. Books were sent home with Jr. High and High School students and assignments were emailed using their student school email address. On Friday, March 27, we received a guidance document from ISBE and the Governor announcing that current Act of God Days would change and become Remote Learning Days as of March 31, 2020. With this change expectations for the district, our students and families have also changed. • Students are expected to participate in remote learning and complete the work packets and any online content/activities assigned by teachers. • Teachers will prepare enough remote learning content for students two weeks at a time labeling the date work was assigned and date it is due. • Student work packets must be turned in every two weeks. Packets will be collected and also delivered with meal deliveries, or by emailing the teacher(s). Please make sure the name of student, grade, and teacher’s name is on the work so we can get it to the correct teacher’s classroom. • Teacher’s will continue to be available to students through email, district voicemail, or through other technology. Teachers will make every attempt to answer all questions you may have. • Principals will send out a letter detailing specific information for each school. The remote learning content and activities will be tied to the existing curriculum of Gallatin County CUSD# 7 schools. If you need assistance our secretaries are receiving school calls at home. Call 618 272-3821 Elementary ext. 1308; Jr. High ext. 1300; High School ext. 1224. Thank you for your support and your understanding as we continue forward. We are Stronger Together!” Superintendent Kaegi
Mr. Cruson Scholarship update- This week there a few scholarships that have due dates, among them are The Equality Masonic Lodge and the Robert "Radar" Patton. If you have those forms ready to turn in, the best way is to send them to my e-mail, which will be listed below. Remeber if you have questions please send those to me as well. I have spoken to several of our scholarship providers and they are being very flexible with their dates and scholarships due to current circumstances. Be safe and as always let me know if you have questions . Dcruson@gallatincusd7.com
Attention Jr High- tune into Z100 99.9FM at 10am today! Our very own Issac Walters, 8th Grade Student Council President, will be talking about the money that Gallatin County has raised for St. Jude! We know Issac will do a great job representing GCo! Everyone tune in!
Starting this next week on Monday, March 30 through April 3, Gallatin County CUSD 7 “Yellow Meals on Wheels” is going to make one delivery on Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 11:00-12:00pm. There will be no buses on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Our bus drivers will be at the same stops in our towns and villages bringing you enough breakfast and lunch for two days. Tuesday and Thursday meals will be Heat and Eat style. Delivering every other day one time per day will allow our wonderful employees and our school families more social distancing in the coming weeks.
Thank you to everyone that helped Ms. Keri and Ms Beth today! You know who you are and so do we! During this crisis you stepped up and took care of our kids and put their needs first. Thank you all for all you do! Gallatin has a wonderful staff and we are proud of you for everything you have done and all you do for our kids every day! ❤️. #gallatinstrong
Mr. Cruson Scholarship update: After speaking with SIC, the SICEA scholarship deadline has been extended beyond the regular deadline today. They did not provide a set date but have set a target date of April 8th- they will provide me more info later. As always contact me at my email if you have questions or need to send me completed scholarships: firstname.lastname@example.org
This is our first pledge video. I will post at least one a day in the order they come in. https://youtu.be/3vKt6w5LMr8
Unfortunately, we are canceling our Pre-K screenings that were to be held April 2nd and April 3rd. They will be rescheduled!! We aren’t sure yet when they will be, but we will let everyone know as soon as we find out. Thank you!
Another challenge Mr. Fromm’s pledge challenge any parents that want to video their children doing the pledge. Send the video or links to me at the school. Reminder videos will be able to veiled by the public. Cfromm@gallatincusd7 .com
Hello, this is Mr. Fromm I hope everyone is doing well. I have a reading challenge for all students at Gallatin County. Let’s create story time for our elementary. Have your parents Record a a video of yourself reading a short children’s story . I will post it on our pages. Reminder to all parents this video will be visible by everyone not just Gallatin County. Her is a link to the first video https://youtu.be/xW_WCB55RRs
Just a reminder, 3 scholarships are due this week: SICEA scholarship is due at the college by March 25th, The Legence Bank FFA and the academic scholarships are due at Legence Bank by March 27th. The academic scholarship can be found on the Legence Bank web site. As always if you email or drop off apps to me before deadline, I will get them where they need to be. In addition, there are many scholarships with due dates upcoming, please check school site for info. If you have questions or need transcripts or anything else I can help with, e-mail me at: dcruson@gallatimcusd7 Thanks
School meals will continue be delivered during our mandatory closing. Breakfast will be from 8:00 to 9:00 and lunch from 11:00 to 12:00. Meals will be dropped off in New Haven at the City Hall, in Equality at the fire station, Ridgway at the Catholic Church ( by the ballfields), Shawneetown on the mall, and Old Shawneetown at the City Hall. Any other students/families needing delivery, that are unable to make it to the above mentioned places, please call Pat Koester at the school bus garage at 272-7008 ext. 1287 a day in advance. Please continue to "grab and go!" Have a blessed week!
Today at 3 pm. the Governor shared that schools will be closed through April 7, 2020. As far as the shelter in place, schools will be seen as essential functions if we are providing meals to our communities. Gallatin CUSD 7 can and WILL continue meal service as we have been for the past week.
As of right now we are still planning to have our Pre-K Screenings on April 2nd and April 3rd. This year you need to bring a copy of a CERTIFIED BIRTH CERTIFICATE for the child that is being screened and INCOME VERIFICATION with you to the screening. This is to help us ensure we are meeting state guidelines. Below is a list of acceptable items to complete income verification. •Pay stubs (two most recent, consecutive) •Proof of WIC benefit •Proof of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefit •Proof of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) enrollment •Proof of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefit •Proof the family receives Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) •Tax return (most recent) •Wages and tax statement (most recent W-2) •Verification/letter from employer •Proof that parent is enrolled in Medicaid (a medical card with the child’s name does not prove income eligibility). •Signed written statement from the family (provide form for families with no income). This is only an option when families have no income sources. THANK YOU for your cooperation!
Students - just a reminder that tomorrow’s breakfast is an omelet and mixed fruit and lunch will be chicken tenders, celery sticks with dip and an apple. There is a shortage of milk packaged for schools, so there may or may not be milk with the meals. Let us know if you need anything, we are here for you!
The scheduled Thursday and Friday lunches will be switched. Tomorrow will be burrito, chips and salsa, fruit and milk and Friday will be chicken tenders, celery sticks, apple and milk.
Just a reminder that all high school students should have received an email with their work, grades 4-8 have work on Google Classroom, and younger grades had a packet sent home last week. If you have not received your child’s work, or need a paper copy, the offices are open from 8-2 tomorrow.
Scholarship update #2- Any scholarship that is coming due can be turned in at the high school office or e-mailed to me, Mr. Cruson at: email@example.com Also you may email me with any questions you may have
A Mr. Cruson Scholarship update: The Carl & Janet Jennings Scholarship that was due this Friday, has had the deadline extended to April 3rd. Check school web-site and app for other scholarship due dates.
Dear 4th grade students: Be sure to check your school gmail messages and join our Google classrooms so you have access to us during the closure. If you're not sure how to login, or don't have your information, email your homeroom teacher. Mrs. Reeder: firstname.lastname@example.org Mrs. Legan: email@example.com Ms. Pritchett: firstname.lastname@example.org We miss you & we want to keep in touch!
I will be updating all 12th grade students regarding scholarship information throughout this time off from school. Please be watching for those updates.
High School Homework! Students can access their homework via email. Student email addresses are first and middle initial followed by last name @gallatincusd7.com. Paper copies of assignments are available in the office as well. Call 272-3821 ext. 1224 with any questions.
Spring break will still be in April as previously planned on our school calendar. No changes!
The mandatory closure of Gallatin County CUSD 7 will begin Tuesday March 17. Currently we anticipate the closure to last through Tuesday March 30. We anticipated a possible closure, so teachers did send home books and work with your children for them to do while they are home these next ten days. Teachers will discuss with your children Monday what work they need to complete and return. Please do not work ahead and make your child work all weekend. Teachers will explain to your children and send home a note on Monday regarding the work. Currently all Athletics and extra curricular activities including practices are cancelled. Beginning Tuesday March 17, we will provide pick up areas in our towns and villages for free breakfast and lunches for our students. Thank you for you patience as we work through this unprecedented event in our lifetime. We will send out updates as we receive them. #Hawkstrong
Governor Pritzker announced at 3:30 today all Illinois public and private schools will close as of Tuesday, March 17 through Monday, March 30. All athletic and extra curricular activities including practices are also cancelled. See you Monday!!
The Gallatin County School recently held their annual Quest for St. Jude, February 2nd through February 24th. As always, this year was a huge success. The entire school, community, and Jr. High Student Council pulled together raising money to help fight childhood cancer. The money has been counted and the classroom that collected the most will celebrate with a pizza party. Third place was Mrs. Makenzie Tuttle’s sixth grade class with $91.50. Second place was Ms. Amanda Drone’s seventh grade class with $154.81. First place was Mrs. Rikki DeNeals’ first grade class with $176.24. This year’s school-wide grand total was $777.35. The Jr. High Student Council would like to thank you for your help in supporting such a great cause! Donations may still be made to the school prior to our z100 St. Jude’s check presentation on March 27th. The students are pictured with Student Council President Isaac Walters. Again thank you Gallatin County! By: Reporter Hunter Miller
All Jr High activities for today Thursday, March 12th after school have been cancelled. This includes tutoring and volleyball. The volleyball game scheduled for tonight has been cancelled and there will be no practice.
GallatinCounty Parents who work and need to drive in this fog this morning Remember we have an early drop off now Mrs Patton will receive kids at the main entrance of the school this morning.
Gallatin county schools will have a one hour delay due to 0-1/4 mile visibility. Students should expect their bus to be an hour later than usual. We want to keep everyone safe to do that we need daylight. Staff will need to arrive by 8:45 this morning. High school student drivers be very careful the national weather service had issued a red warning for our area.
State Testing starts tomorrow for grade 5 and grade 6. These tests are very important to your child and our school district. We ask our students to get plenty of rest and eat a good breakfast in the morning. Grades 5 and 6 will be testing tomorrow, Friday and Monday. If you have any questions feel feee to call 618 272-3821 extension 1300
Elementary will begin state testing tomorrow. Grade 3 will begin with Reading tests tomorrow Thursday March 12th and Friday the 13th. 3rd grade math testing will be next week Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday March 17th through the 19th. Grade 4 will start testing in reading tomorrow March 12 and continue through Monday March 16th. Next week grade 4 will do math testing March 17th though March 19th. The teachers need their students to arrive rested and ready to do their best work on these state tests. If you have questions please call Ms Logsdon at 272-3821 extension 1308.
Tomorrow night is 8th Grade night for Jr High Volleyball, Scholar Bowl, Cross Country, Band and Choir. Those participating 8th graders will be recognized between the JV and Varsity Volleyball matches. Also all 6th and 7th grade volleyball and scholar bowl members will receive their letters/pins tomorrow evening before the JV game at approx 6pm. Come out and join Mrs. Newton and the Jr High Girls Volleyball and help us recognize our 8th graders!
Dear Parents: We will be having our kindergarten screenings for the 2020-2021 school year on Thursday, May 7th and Friday, May 8th, 2020. They will be held at Gallatin County Elementary school in our kindergarten class rooms. Appointments are necessary so please call Ms. Tami in the elementary office as soon as possible at (618) 272-3821 ext 1308. You will need to bring a certified copy of your child’s birth certificate, their social security card, an immunization record, and any dental records your child may have had. And yes, you need to bring your child too! Thank you in advance and we are excited to have your child here with us!
Congratulations to the HS band and choir students that competed in Solo and Ensemble Contest in Carbondale on Saturday. They all did an outstanding job! Sam Howard, baritone solo, 1st place Erica Johnson, drum solo, 1st place Sophie Howard, clarinet solo, 1st place Alissa Jester, voice solo, 2nd place Bryce Jester, saxophone solo, 1st place Tiffany Mantel, flute solo, 1st place Cassidy Flanigan, clarinet solo, 1st place A special thanks to Brenda Wood for accompanying them on piano!
Our 4th graders are really doing great things!! To give you an idea, here are a few things we are recognizing them for! Thirteen 4th grade students finished a Kindness challenge in February. Each of them completed 16 acts of Kindness and turned in their charts. Today they received their Kindness tokens and were recognized! Also, more 4th graders have completed their first 100 hours in the #1000hoursoutside Challenge for 2020! Keep up the good work!
Our phone system is currently down. A fiber optic line was cut near Ridgway causing the outage. If you need to contact the school, you can do so via email. Office secretaries and staff members email addresses can be found on the app and school website.
Congratulations to Dawson Hish for being named Captain of the GEC All Conference team!
Two FCCLA students are holding a free yard sale next Saturday in the school commons. We will be accepting donations after school Friday until 6:00. Just come in through the door by the gym. March is a great time to start cleaning out those closets! Come “shop” with us on Saturday. Take what you need or want and it’s all free!!
Congratulations to Mr. Austin and the music department for competing in Junior High Solo and Ensemble Contest in Carterville, IL on Saturday. Every student that competed brought home 1st Place!!! Morgan Hubbs, 6th grade, clarinet solo Bailey Jones, 5th grade, clarinet solo Adrianna Lackey, 8th grade, clarinet solo Jaxson Buckman, 7th grade, drum solo Ava Franks, 7th grade, vocal solo Isaac Walters, 8th grade, vocal solo A special thanks to Brenda Wood for being the accompanist on piano.
Congratulations to Garrett Crane! He won the 3 point shootout at Regionals tonight with 11 shots. He will move on to Regionals next Friday.
The Student Council attended their LEDSC (Little Egypt District of Student Council) District Convention today! The whole council listened to speakers, networked, and participated in leadership activities to learn skills to bring back to our school and to help raise money for St. Jude. Kallie Keasler retired her position as district liaison, giving her title to junior, Lilly Finnie. Congrats to Kallie for her year of service to the LEDSC, and we look forward to seeing Lilly do the same in the 2020-21 school year. Council member, Addison Bean also awed the crowd with her rendition of the National Anthem at the start of the convention.
Hawks kick off regional play TONIGHT at 7:30 at Crab Orchard against Meridian! Let’s go Hawks!
Attention high school students: there will be a fan bus available for our boys regional game at Crab Orchard tomorrow night. We will only take the bus if at least 20 students sign up. Sign up tomorrow in the office. You can bring a signed note or we will call for permission. Bus will leave around 6:15.
2020 Graduation dates have been set! Jr High May 14th 7:30 pm High School May 15th 7:30 pm
Gallatin County residents are encouraged to download the new "Gallatin County School" app from the App Store or Google Play to stay updated on the most current district happenings. Items that may be found on the app include cafeteria menus, events, staff directory, alerts, and athletics. "It's everything Gallatin County Hawks in your pocket," says Judy Kaegi, Superintendent at Gallatin County School. Pictured are students downloading the app in the Gallatin County School Library.
Can’t make the High School Girls Sectional game tomorrow night? It will be broadcast on 102.3 with special commentary by Gallatin County’s own - Lisa Coonse!
The high school girls sectional game Monday night will be broadcast on 102.3 FM.
The Fire Department will be meeting Grayson Wilson & Andrew Hubbs at 4:30 in Omaha to escort them around the county as we welcome them back from their bow shoot in Las Vegas. If anyone would like to join in the fun please meet at 4:30 in Omaha.
These 4th graders have completed their first 100 hours in the #1000hoursoutside Challenge! Our challenge for 2020 is to spend 1000 hours outside, without digital devices, discovering the world around us. Pictured in 1st picture are : Eliana Kingston, Casey Lawler, Greenly Baker, Sarah Pittman, Brayden Porter, Jaden Tucker, Bentley Gorden, and Carrson Capeheart. Pictured in 2nd picture are: Noah Robinson, Aiden Combs, Nevaeh Gray, Collin Knott, Murphie Horton, McKenna Brazier, Kinsley Stanford, Gavyn Brazier, Aaliyah Richardson, Heather Brown
Gallatin County FCCLA attended the Section Rally today at Fairfield. Students attended workshops, listened to a keynote speaker, competed In events and ran for section office. Outgoing Section Officers were Tylar Colbert and Rylie Rushing. Elected to office today was Mason Bean. Tylar will be running for State Office in April.
Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on 2/6/2020 from 3:15 pm - 7:15 pm and again on 2/11/2020 from 3:15 pm - 6:15 pm.
Student Council members attended a district meeting at Mount Vernon High School today. Brylee Bayer and Sidney Raymer were members of the Credentials Committee who interviewed officer candidates. Kallie Keasler is the current District Liaison for the Little Egypt District of Student Councils. Lilly Finnie is running for next years District Liaison position. Great job girls!
To support our high school Hawks playing in the GEC tournament Friday night, wear your Gallatin crewnecks to school this Friday, January 31st. The seniors are dubbing it #NationalCrewneckDay! Let’s fill the SIC gym with Hawks supporters rockin’ the iconic crewneck! If anyone needs a crewneck before #NationalCrewneckDay, we have a few left - mediums are almost sold out, and the others are selling quickly too. Email or visit Lindsay Adams in room 502 to purchase before Friday!
Parents: We sent home permission slips with all students from kindergarten through 8th grade! It’s for a Free Animal Education Program coming to Gallatin County School Monday, January 27th! I think the kids (and teachers) will love it! If your child wants a picture with one of the animals they will be available for $10.00. If your child has been home sick this week and didn’t get a permission slip you can send a written permission note with them to school on Monday.
US Census 2020!! Make sure you fill out the 11 questions and get your entire family counted! And FYI, they are still hiring for Census Jobs - $17.50 per hour!!! And mileage too. For every person not counted, we lose over a thousand dollars per person. That adds up fast! So take a moment and do the census for our school and community!
The Sophomore Class is raffling off a Alfredo dinner with dessert for a family of 4. If you want a chance to win this meal check in with a sophomore. Tickets are 1 for 5 dollars or 3 for 10 dollars!
The Lady Hawks are back at home tonight playing against Galatia @6:00pm! The Gallatin Co. Band will also be performing tonight! Come out and support these hard working ladies!!
Congratulations to Grant Holmes, he is the 1 st person to complete all 28 coding lessons in the 6th Grade Tech class this quarter, this is a huge accomplishment just 1 week into the new quarter! Great job Grant!
LADY HAWKS WIN 49-22 over Century tonight! Congratulations Lady Hawks!! Next game is at home on Thursday January 16th vs. Galatia! Game time is 6:00pm!
The Jr. High Lady Hawks won tonight in the semi-finals of the Little GEC tournament. They play Pope County on Friday at 7:30 pm in Thompsonville for the Championship! Go Lady Hawks!
Lady Hawks played against Johnston City tonight and won!!! Final 43-19! Way to go Lady Hawks, CONGRATS!
Gallatin Co. Hawks play the Hamilton Co. Foxes in the EHT @8:30am on Friday Dec. 27th! GO HAWKS!
GCHS will have Ugly Christmas Sweater day on Wednesday!
The GC Junior High and High School Band and Choir Christmas Concert will take place Tuesday, December 17th at 6:00 pm in the HS gym. *free photo booth with Christmas props *milk & cookies for sale (schmookies, dream baskets, big johns, and subway) *drawing for the gift card raffle ($250 worth of gift cards goes to the winning ticket)
Make plans to attend the Friday night Homecoming activities: 🏀 Lady Hawks vs Dongola 5:30 pm 🏀 JV Hawks vs NCOE 5:30 pm 🏀 Varsity Hawks cs NCOE 7 pm 👑 Coronation following varsity game #hawkpride
Jr. High Basketball Boys & Girls , Cheerleaders, & Band members will have sportmate pictures taken on Wednesday, December 11th. Picture order forms are in the office now!
Reminder Iconik Studios will be here Wednesday, Dec. 11th for picture retakes. Order forms can be picked up in any of the offices.
Jr. High Girls Basketball travels to Hardin County tonight to play at 6:00pm.
Boys basketball travels to Egyptian tonight - Girls play at home against Eldorado! #hawkpride
The Hawks and Lady Hawks picked up wins last night. Tonight, the Lady Hawks will travel back to Hamilton County to take on the Foxes in the tournament. The Hawks play at home against Carmi. Get out to see one of these great teams play!
Hawks Basketball kicks off TONIGHT at Grayville. Get your orange and blue out for tomorrow night’s game at HOME vs Carmi. JV will tip off at 6:15. #hawkpride 🏀
Don’t have time to eat before Tuesday night’s game? The juniors will take care of you! You wanting salty? Well we got you covered! There will be some tasty nachos and cheese with taco meat. Or is your sweet tooth craving a little something?? Because we have fabulous hot fudge brownie sundaes. Come see us Tuesday evening in the commons!
Half Day Attendance today - Students will be dismissed at 11:15.