Please see the following two (2) announcements in this District Update.
Virtual Parent Meeting LIVE on Facebook - Wednesday, Dec. 2nd @ 6 p.m.
Gregory-Portland ISD will host a virtual meeting LIVE on the district's Facebook page for all parents/guardians beginning at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 2nd, covering the topic "Bullying & Cyberbullying" with guest presenter Stephany Brown and Deanna Gibson from the Texas State University Graduate Social Work program. Viewers will be able to ask questions and engage via the Facebook comment feed. To watch at the scheduled time, visit: www.facebook.com/gpisdwildcats
Clothing Closet - December Shopping Dates/Hours & Donations
SHOPPING: The G-PISD Clothing Closet is open today (Monday, Nov. 30th) from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the G-PISD Student Support Center (1100 Lang Road in Portland, TX, enter on the left side of the building -- Door # 2). Free school clothes are available to enrolled Gregory-Portland ISD students, provided through generous donations from members of our local community. All shoppers must wear a mask inside the building, and will be admitted to shop with current procedures for social distancing and safety in place. The closet will also be open to shoppers on Monday, Dec. 7th, and Monday, Dec. 14th, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
DONATIONS: Staff will accept donations for the Clothing Closet during shopping hours today, and for the next two Mondays (Dec. 7th and 14th) from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. This is the preferred time to provide donations, however those who cannot donate during these times/hours may reach out to schedule a drop-off on site by contacting Jessica Rombs via email or phone: email@example.com / 361-502-1071.
Thank you for your continued support of G-PISD students, teachers, and staff.
Yesterday, a small group of G-PISD district and campus leaders attended a luncheon honoring our six campus Teachers of the Year. This event was hosted to celebrate our outstanding teachers after COVID-19 prevented the usual banquet from happening in the Spring of 2020, and was implemented with a host of safety measures and precautions in light of current events. Additionally, due to the limited number of attendees, this event was recorded and is available to view. Please take a moment to watch the presentations honoring our educators at: g-pisd.org/toy2020
Academic Town Hall - Watch the Recording
Did you miss our Academic Town Hall this week? If so, please take a few minutes to watch the recording and catch up on the latest information and plans for learning as we move forward through the school year together. Panelists included both district and campus leaders who support all grade levels across the district. You can view the recording anytime at: g-pisd.org/townhall
Thank you for your attention to this message, and we hope you enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving break with your family!
Coastal Bend Food Bank Distribution Tomorrow - Tuesday, Nov. 17th @ 5 p.m.
The Coastal Bend Food Bank will set up a drive-thru food distribution for the communities of Gregory and Portland on Tuesday, Nov. 17th, beginning at 5 p.m. in the parking lot of Grace Point Church (located across from G-P High School at the intersection of Buddy Ganem and Wildcat Drive in Portland). Food packages being placed in the trunk or back hatch of vehicles. All are asked to remain inside their vehicles at all times. Distribution will continue until all food packages have been provided to families. We want to thank our partners including the Coastal Bend Food Bank, the City of Portland Police Department, and volunteers from Gulf Coast Growth Ventures, all of whom are making this opportunity possible for our families.Please select a link to view the event flyer:ENGLISH|ESPANOL
Gregory-Portland ISD district and campus leadership will virtually host an Academic Town Hall on Wednesday, Nov. 18th, at 6 p.m. All parents are encouraged to join us online during this time to learn about the plan for learning beginning with the 3rd Nine Weeks of school on Thursday, January 7th, 2021. Several topics will be addressed including recent updates from the Texas Education Agency (TEA), the next parent survey to be released, and the requirement for G-PISD students to be passing all subjects to remain learning virtually. This meeting will be held via live stream as scheduled on the district's Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/gpisdwildcats