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Apr01

Hello, this is Seth Ryker, Secondary Principal for Gothenburg Public Schools calling with an important message regarding the planned personal property pickup that was set to occur on Friday, March 3rd.  In light of the recent Dawson County Directed Health Measure we will not be permitting students to pick up personal items on Friday, April 3rd.  Circumstances change quickly in the era of COVID-19 but please be assured that we are in constant communication with our local medical community.  Parents or students needing to pick up items from the school can still contact either of the building principals and make arrangements.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at 308-537-3651 ext. 4121 or seth.ryker@goswedes.org

Mar30

Kindergarten Registration for the 2020-2021 school year will look a little bit different this year due to the COVID-19 school closure. Here are three links that will help with the Kindergarten Registration process.

Kindergarten Registration Presentation:
https://drive.google.com/…/1pcK-o_etM5NVPH1DZZ2nE7kdr…/view…

Kindergarten Packet:
https://drive.google.com/…/1CAjqfO7wu1vPazpfOhioG5712…/view…

Kindergarten Official Registration:
https://forms.gle/g66Daimx9hR8NSaD8

If you have questions, please contact Angie Richeson (Elementary Principal) at angie.richeson@goswedes.org or Melissa Haas (School Nurse) at melissa.haas@goswedes.org

Mar30

Gothenburg Public Schools has immediate openings for a Food Handler.  Interested individuals may pick up an application in the district office.  Questions for the Food Handler position please contact Joni at 308-537-3651 ext. 6127.

Gothenburg Public Schools have the following job openings for the 2020-2021 school year:  7-12 Special Education Teacher, Early Childhood/Special Education Teacher & Head Girls Basketball Coach.  Check out more details by clicking here.

 

Mar29

Update 3/30/20 - Click here to view the 3rd Gothenburg Virtual Town Hall Meeting held on 3/30/20

Update 3/29/20 - Good Evening, this Dr. Rhodes Gothenburg Schools superintendent. Tonight I am joined by Dr. Shackleton from Gothenburg Health. Hello, this is Dr. Carol Shackleton, Chief Medical Officer at Gothenburg Health. As more positive COVID-19 cases continue being confirmed both statewide and regionally, we encourage you to remain vigilant in practicing strict social distancing. · Stay at least 6 feet apart from others at all times. · Keep group interaction to 10 people or fewer (and highly consider the necessity of ANY group interaction). · Eliminate discretionary social visits. · Work from home if possible; businesses continuing to operate should reduce unnecessary human to human interaction. · Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water, and refrain from touching your face. Additionally, the increase of potentially positive cases is requiring many individuals to self-isolate or self-quarantine based on clinical indicators. If this is the case, please keep practicing stringent social distancing as described earlier in addition to taking the following measures until cleared by your provider. · Remain separate from ALL other individuals. · Wear a mask if going outside your home. · Restrict all visitors. Please take care of yourself and those around you. We are all in this together. Isolation and quarantine can be very difficult, both physically and emotionally. If you know someone required to isolate or quarantine, consider options to help them during this trying time. For example, a grocery run and drop off at their home could go a long way to help them stay in isolation while showing them your support. As a community, let’s act as one to show we can face this pandemic responsibly and with a sense of purpose. Due to current guidance and recommendations from Gothenburg Health and the Two Rivers Health department Gothenburg Public Schools will be extending our closure through Friday May 1st. We will continue to provide remote learning opportunities and meals for our students. We do have one change in regards to school meals. Due to the health and safety of our Nutrition staff meals will need to be picked up on the east side of Gothenburg Public Schools beginning tomorrow. Be safe and be healthy.

Update 3/25/20 NSAA - All NSAA activity practices and competitions are suspended through May 1st.  These suspensions may be extended should the conditions warrant. Member schools and student-participants are expected to adhere to the NSAA Constitution & Bylaws and activity manuals during this time. The NSAA encourages all member schools to follow CDC, local, state and federal health department recommendations. As more information becomes available, official updates will be posted on the NSAA website and the NSAA social media platforms. NSAA Facebook   NSAA Twitter (@nsaahome)

Click here for previous information released by the school & community on the COVID-19.

Mar26

Starting on March 23, Gothenburg Public Schools will be offering meals to all students under the age of 18 on weekdays. No food from the school will be available on weekends. We will continue until March 30, or until school reopens.

These meals are provided at no cost to families. Each meal sack will contain food for a breakfast and lunch for each child in your family. Families may opt in at any time by completing this form or contacting the Nutrition Services Director at Gothenburg Public Schools.

Meals will be available to pick up between 11:30 am and 12 noon at:  Gothenburg Public Schools, Activity Entrance, 1322 Ave. I

We have changed the pickup location for the safety of the community and staff. IF this presents a hardship for you, call the number below to arrange for an alternative pick up location. Contact Joni Jacobsen, Nutrition Services Director, at 308.537.3651 ext. 6127 if you have any questions.

Access the online form:  http://bit.ly/GPSMeals2020

Mar23

Click here to find out information on the K-3 Spring Program.  Questions, please contact Mrs. Shepherd at melissa.shepherd@goswedes.org.

Mar22

Gothenburg Public School District is committed to putting students first and doing what’s in the best interest of both the community and its children. Though not currently in session, we want you to be aware that the School Counselors are still available to help answer any questions you may have and to also help your kids through this time of change and uncertainty.  Click here for more information from our counselors and their contact numbers.

Click here to find out some very important Tips for Parents during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Mar16

IMPORTANT INFORMATION from Dudley Elementary: 

We've got an easy way to stay in touch with your teacher during this school closure!  You'll see videos from your teacher and from your classmates!  Starting Friday, you'll be able to enjoy this feature!

Students should access Flipgrid (through Clever) on student chromebooks.  Simply find the image of Flipgrid in Clever (see attached), click on it, and it will take you to Flipgrid!  Once there, students will simply "Sign in with Google" (this will sign the students in automatically).  Each grade level has a "class" on Flipgrid to enjoy being in touch digitally!

With Flipgrid, students can see videos and messages from their teacher, add a response, or ask a question!  We look forward to communicating with you over this school closure.  Please stay engaged with us!

Questions?:  Please email amy.harrison@goswedes.org

 

Mar16

ATC Communications, a local internet service provider, is offering to waive installation, equipment, and service fees for two months of wifi service to any household in the area with school-age or college students during this time of school closure.  Please call their office at 888-565-5422 or visit their website https://atcjet.net/ for more information.  Click here for their company's social media announcement.

Pinpoint is offering free internet for on-line education impacted by COVID-19.  Click here to find out the details.

Sep11

The 2019-2020 yearbooks are on sale now.  You can purchase your yearbook online by clicking on the picture below or stop by Mrs. Keiser's room and order yours today!

Buy a Yearbook

Jan11

Do you want to help feed or support a GPS student? Check out our Lunch Buddies Program by clicking here or by contacting Joni Jacobsen, Food Service Manager at 308-537-3651.

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