2017-2018 ‘Back to School’ Essentials: Your Questions Answered!

Questions about School Supplies, Class Lists, School Hours, Enrollment and More…

It’s that time of year again...Back to School! As summer is coming to a close, GEVS would like to make sure that the parents, students, and community members are provided with all the necessary information needed to have a great start to the new school year. Beginning Wednesday, August 16th, GEVS teachers and support staff will be welcoming back new and returning students. Below, is some important information to keep in mind, as you and your family gear up for the new school year. Once again, thank you for allowing Georgetown Exempted Village Schools to educate your children!

A place where ALL students want to learn, ALL people want to work, and ALL parents want to send their children!

When is the first day of school?
Wednesday, August 16th - Grades K-12
Monday, August 21st & Tuesday, August 22nd - Pre-K students
**OPEN HOUSE: THURSDAY, AUGUST 10th 4:30-7:30**

What are my school’s hours?
Georgetown Jr-Sr. High School - 7:24am (tardy bell), 7:25 (class begins) 2:30pm (dismissal)
**Doors will open at 7am**
Georgetown Elementary School - 8:50am (tardy bell/class begins), 3:35 (walkers dismissed), 3:40pm (bus riders dismissed) Note: times were pushed back 10 minutes due to bus scheduling.
**Doors will open at 8am**

How do I find my student’s school supply & class list?
Elementary supply lists and class lists can be found on the district’s website, under the NEWS and STUDENT/PARENT links. Jr. High-High School students will receive supply lists and schedule’s from their teachers on the first day of school.

How do I find my school’s calendar?
The GEVS District Calendar is located on our website, www.gtown.k12.oh.us, under the QUICK LINKS tab, located in the Menu dropdown. You may also contact the school’s office(s) if you have questions regarding events pertaining to each specific building.

Does my student receive bus service and/or How do I communicate my child’s transportation arrangements?
GEVS will provide transportation for all students residing in our school district at predetermined bus stops. Our drivers like to make a personal connection with as many families as possible, and will have a table set up during our open house on August 10th at the elementary school. They will collect all necessary information and be available to answer any questions you have at this time. They will use the time prior to the first day of school to make adjustments to the routes. After August 10th please contact Krista Cahall at 937-378-6730 ext. 1306. To ensure morning transportation, contact needs to be made prior to 2pm the day before requested service."

Elementary students will receive transportation forms on the first day of school, to be completed and returned. Jr. High and High School students who have questions regarding transportation, should contact the GHS office.

What’s for breakfast and lunch?
Please see the 2017 Food Services Guide …… regarding any/all questions pertaining to breakfast and lunch. GEVS does provide free breakfast to all students! You may also check the breakfast and lunch calendars for each month, by visiting our website at http://www.gtown.k12.oh.us/dining. These calendars will be located in the Menu dropdown, underneath the DINING link.

I’m new to Georgetown. How do I enroll my child?
Please visit our GUIDANCE OFFICE page for everything you need to enroll (Student Enrollment Form) your child at Georgetown, including contacts and required documents. Testing dates, graduation requirements, college planning and financial aid information are also located on this page. The GUIDANCE OFFICE page can be found on our website www.gtown.k12.oh.us, under Menu/QUICK LINKS.

What is Progress Book and how do I access it?
Progress Book is a communications tool to help keep students and parents up-to-date and in contact with their teachers throughout the year. You may use Progress Book to find daily assignments and scores, schedules, attendance and more. PB can be located on our website www.gtown.k12.oh.us, under Menu/STUDENT PARENT. Students and parents will also receive emails, calls, notes, and/or texts from teachers and staff throughout the year, as necessary.  

How can I stay connected to GEVS all year long?
Be sure to check out www.gtown.k12.oh.us, which presents up-to-date information through sections such as “News,” “Events,” “Live Feed,” and “Quick Links,” as well as FacebookTwitter and photo galleries. The homepage also quickly links to school-specific pages, so you can keep up on all the great things happening district-wide.