2020-2021 GCCISD News Events
Goose Creek CISD Welcomes Dr. Rom Crespo
08/12/2020
Dr. Rom Crespo

 

Principal | Robert E. Lee High School

 

 

Goose Creek CISD Welcomes Dr. Rom Crespo

 

Join us in welcoming Dr. Rom Crespo, our new principal at Robert E. Lee High School. Crespo comes to Goose Creek CISD from Nacogdoches High School, where he has served as principal for the past two years. Crespo began his teaching career at Klein Intermediate School as a Spanish teacher in 1996, later teaching at Jersey Village High School, John H. Reagan High School and I.H. Kempner High School and coaching varsity football, track and wrestling. He also taught and served as an administrative intern at George Bush High School. Crespo has served as assistant principal at Alief Hastings High School, and assistant principal at Taylor High School/Morton Ranch High School and Paetow High School as well as a coordinator for the Parent and Patron Assistance Center in Katy.

 

Nominated for the HEB Excellence in Education Award in 2019, Crespo received the X2Vol Community Engagement Award in 2013. He also was nominated for the Texas Association of Secondary Assistant Principals Award in 2009-10 and 2010-11. Crespo and his wife Deysi have two children – Steven and Dominique – and they all enjoy traveling.

 

“I am looking forward to serving our students by working hand in hand with the REL faculty and staff to provide unparalleled educational experiences. I will not take the honor of serving Gander Nation lightly. We will positively impact the lives of the future leaders in this community as they prepare for college and beyond. Our students will reach heights they previously did not believe possible. We will model what it takes to succeed and how to set goals high. We are strong believers in never being satisfied and in a continuous cycle of improvement. There is always another goal to achieve and a way to improve on prior performance.”

 


Goose Creek CISD Reveals Band Trailers
08/12/2020
Fine Arts Director and band teachers pose in front of new band trailers 

 

 

Goose Creek CISD Reveals Band Trailers

 

By: Susan Passmore

 

When Dr. Anthony Price, chief operations officer, saw another district’s band trailer, he decided to research what it would take to get one for each of the three high schools in Goose Creek CISD with a band program.

 

“I challenged Dr. Price to find three trailers for the price of one, and he did just that,” said Dr. Randal O’Brien, Goose Creek CISD superintendent.

 

After researching the trucks and trailers, Price and his team located three that could be refurbished to fit the needs of the band programs. The trailers were wrapped to proudly show off the schools’ names and colors and outfitted to safely hold the band instruments. In the past, the district rented trucks and trailers when they had to transport the instruments.

 

Beacon Federal Credit Union supported the cause with a 10-year contract at $6,000 per year, giving BFCU advertisement space on the back of each trailer.

 

“This will revolutionize how we travel,” said Dr. Stefan Ice, assistant band director at Robert E. Lee High School. “It will keep the instruments safe and the students safe, since there are lights throughout so they won’t hurt themselves when taking instruments out or putting them up. This is more efficient, since when we get to a site, we can open the doors and get everything off in a timely manner.”

 

The trailers were revealed in the San Jacinto Mall parking lot July 30 for a small group, including band directors, drum majors and/or officers and some Central Administration staff. Susan Chiboroski, director of fine arts, thanked the district and everyone involved for giving the band programs this opportunity.

 

“The refurbished trailers look brand new, and they exceeded our expectations,” Price said. “We are happy to be able to meet the needs of the students in these band programs.”

 

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Pre-K and Kindergarten Registration
08/04/2020

Registration is now taking place for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten in Goose Creek CISD. Parents should apply on the Goose Creek CISD website at www.gccisd.net under Back to School Registration. Campus staff will notify parents when forms are processed.

The following documents will be needed to complete the enrollment process:
  • Parent identification (TDL, ID, or Passport)
  • Birth certificate (Child)
  • Social Security Card (Child) if available
  • Immunization record (Must be current for Pre-K)
  • Proof of residency (current water, gas, electric bill, or lease agreement)
  • Pre-K Only - Proof of income (must have four consecutive paychecks with the last one being April. If you receive TANF or SNAP must have your current Notice of Eligibility Letter)

 


GT Summer Assessments Postponed
08/04/2020
GT Summer Assessments Postponed:

(In accordance with the Harris County Order released July 24, 2020)

 

Cycle I GT Assessments 1st-6th Grade:

GT Assessments for students who did not complete testing in the spring due to school cancellation, will be postponed until students return to campus in the fall. Thank you for your understanding and patience as we work through this pandemic.

 

Students entering 1st Grade GT:

GT Assessment for students entering 1st grade will be postponed until students return to campus in the fall. Thank you for your understanding and patience as we work through this pandemic.


Student Registration Information
07/30/2020

July 30, 2020

Goose Creek CISD Families,
 
Goose  Creek CISD plans to begin the 2020-2021 school year September 8, 2020, with three weeks of virtual instruction. 

Students New to Goose Creek CISD:

All new students must register in Back to School Registration and upload all the required documents to complete the process.
 
The following documents will be needed to complete the enrollment process

  • Parent identification (TDL, ID, or Passport)
  • Birth certificate (Child)
  • Social Security Card (Child) if available
  • Immunization record (Must be current for Pre-K)
  • Proof of residency (current water, gas, electric bill, or lease agreement)
  • Pre-K Only - Proof of income (must have four consecutive paychecks with the last one being April.  If you receive TANF or SNAP must have your current Notice of Eligibility Letter)

 
Returning Students:
All returning students must complete the online registration and upload the most recent proof of residency in Back to School Registration on the Goose Creek CISD website at www.gccisd.net. You will not be registered for school until this is completed. Acceptable forms of proof of residency are:

  • Current Water Bill
  • Gas Bill
  • Electric Bill
  • Lease Agreement

 

If you previously went into Parent Portal on the district website and selected virtual instruction, your child will continue to receive virtual instruction after the first three weeks. If you did not choose the virtual option, your child will be enrolled in the hybrid phase-in plan after the first three weeks, which consists of a combination of face-to-face as well as virtual instruction. To change your decision, you must contact the campus.

 

The deadline to change your child’s model of instruction is August 25, 2020. After this date, changes may be made only after each grading period.

 

Important Information About iPads:

We are extending our 1:1 iPad program to include junior school students. Parents of junior school students need to complete the iPad Loan Agreement in Back to School Registration on our website to check out an iPad.

Parents of elementary students who need an iPad for instruction must access Back to School Registration on the district website and fill out the iPad Loan Agreement. 

 

Thanks for your cooperation as we prepare for the 2020-2021 school year.



P-EBT and Grab & Go Meals
07/20/2020

July 20, 2020

Goose Creek CISD Families,

The Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer, or P-EBT, application is open until July 31.  P-EBT is for children who received SNAP food benefits for March 2020 and for children who are certified for free or reduced-price school meals during the 2019-2020 Texas school year. Families could receive up to $285 per child on a P-EBT card to purchase food at stores.

The link to the application is: https://yourtexasbenefits.com/Learn/PEBT (the URL is case sensitive)

 
Also, please remember that Grab & Go meals are now available from 10 a.m. to noon at the following elementary schools: Alamo, Ashbel Smith, Bañuelos, Carver, Clark, Highlands, and Travis. Junior schools are Cedar Bayou and Horace Mann, and high schools are Goose Creek Memorial and Lee. Meals are free to any child 18 years and younger. Students must be present to receive the meals.Meals for Thursday and Friday will be given out Thursday.

 


 

20 de julio del 2020

Familias de Goose Creek CISD:

 
La solicitud de la Transferencia Electrónica de Beneficios por Pandemia o P-EBT está abierta hasta el 31 de julio del 2020. La P-EBT es para niños que recibieron beneficios de alimentos SNAP para el mes de marzo de 2020 y para niños que estén certificados para recibir comidas gratuitas o a precio reducido en la escuela en Texas durante el año escolar 2019-20. Las familias pueden recibir hasta $285 por niño en una tarjeta para comprar alimentos. 

El enlace a la solicitud se encuentra es: https://yourtexasbenefits.com/Learn/PEBT 
 
 
Además, recuerde que las comidas Grab & Go o para llevar ahora están disponibles de las 10 a.m. a mediodía en las siguientes escuelas primarias: Alamo, Ashbel Smith, Bañuelos, Carver, Clark, Highlands y Travis. Las secundarias son la Cedar Bayou y Horace Mann, y las preparatorias son la Goose Creek Memorial y Lee. Las comidas son gratuitas para cualquier niño de 18 años o menores. Los estudiantes deben estar presentes para recibir las comidas. Las comidas para jueves y viernes se entregarán el jueves. 


 


Goose Creek CISD Welcomes Dr. Demetrius McCall
07/16/2020
Dr Demetrius McCall

 

Deputy Superintendent for Administrative Services

 

 

Goose Creek CISD Welcomes Dr. Demetrius McCall

 

Dr. Demetrius McCall joined Goose Creek CISD in July 2020 as the deputy superintendent for administrative services. His responsibilities include administering effective implementation of all campus and district guidelines, supporting staff at campus and district levels, along with assisting the superintendent with district leadership and in executing the strategic short- and long-range planning to accommodate growth and innovation. McCall holds a bachelor of science degree from Western Michigan University, a master of educational management with principal certification from the University of Houston Clear Lake and a doctorate of educational leadership from Lamar University. Before beginning his career in education, McCall worked as a human resources client analyst at Aon Hewitt Associates. After teaching speech communication and debate for Channelview ISD for two years, he was named associate principal at Dayton High School, where he worked from December 2009 to January 2013. From January 2013 to June 2014, McCall served as principal of curriculum and instruction at C.E. King High School, taking on the role of principal at C.E. King High School/Sheldon Early College High School for the next four years. He was selected as Sheldon ISD Principal of the Year twice during that time. In June 2018, McCall accepted the position as assistant superintendent of Administration for Sheldon ISD. He and his wife Candice have two children –- Donovan, 11 and Laylah, 6.

 


Goose Creek CISD Welcomes Dr. Sandy Conklin
07/15/2020
Sandy Conklin

 

Area Executive Director at Goose Creek CISD

 

 

Goose Creek CISD Welcomes Dr. Sandy Conklin

 

Dr. Sandy Conklin joined the Goose Creek CISD as area executive director in July 2020. Dr. Conklin oversees a group of schools and partner with principals and staff to provide leadership and support for innovative practices that maximize student success. Dr. Conklin brings 16 years of administrative experience serving as principal of Northwest ISD’s Samuel Beck Elementary School and Prairie View Elementary School, as well as principal at Crowley ISD’s Parkway Elementary School and assistant principal at Crowley’s J. A. Hargrave Elementary School. He began his career in Pearsall ISD as a sixth-grade world cultures teacher. Additionally, he has worked in Grapevine-Colleyville ISD as a history teacher and coach and also served as an educator in Grand Prairie ISD. Dr. Conklin was selected as the 2016 H-E-B Excellence in Education Elementary Principal of the Year. He is passionate about professional learning and has presented across the state and nation on leadership, differentiation and positive school culture. Dr. Conklin earned his doctorate in educational leadership from Nova Southeastern University. He holds a master’s in educational leadership and policy studies from the University of Texas at Arlington and a bachelor of science in elementary education with a middle school endorsement from the University of Northern Iowa. A native Iowan, Dr. Conklin spends his time with his wife Emily, director of communications in Sheldon ISD, children Cash, 12; Blake, 6; Lily, 5 and their goldendoodle Jack.

 


Grab and Go Meals Distribution
07/15/2020

July 15, 2020

 

Goose Creek CISD will provide Grab & Go Meals July 20th-July 30th from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the following locations:

Elementary Schools: Alamo, Ashbel Smith, Bañuelos, Carver, Clark, Highlands and Travis

Junior Schools: Cedar Bayou and Horace Mann

High Schools: Goose Creek Memorial and Lee

Meals are free to children 18 years and younger, and children must be present to receive the meal. On Thursdays, meals will be given out for both Thursday and Friday.

 

 

15 de julio de 2020

Goose Creek CISD proporcionará comidas para llevar el 20 de julio al 30 de julio de 10 a.m. a 12 p.m. en los siguientes lugares:

Primarias:   Alamo, Ashbel Smith, Bañuelos, Carver, Clark, Highlands y Travis

Secundarias:   Cedar Bayou y Horace Mann

Preparatorias:   Goose Creek Memorial y Lee

Las comidas son gratuitas para niños de 18 años y menores, y los niños deben estar presentes para recibir la comida. Los jueves, se entregarán las comidas para el jueves y el viernes.


Return To School Plan Update - July 14, 2020
07/14/2020

July 14, 2020

 

Goose Creek CISD Families,

 

At a special meeting last night, the Goose Creek CISD board of trustees voted to delay the start of school to September 8, 2020. Beginning September 8, all students will enroll in virtual instruction for the first three weeks of school. Students participating in virtual instruction are eligible to participate in extracurricular and UIL activities as long as other requirements are met.

Thank you for your patience as we work out the details of our updated Return to School Plan. 

 


 

14 de julio del 2020

Familias de Goose Creek CISD,

 

En una reunión especial anoche, la junta directiva de Goose Creek CISD votó para retrasar el inicio de clases hasta el 8 de septiembre de 2020. Empezando el 8 de septiembre, todos los estudiantes se inscribirán en instrucción virtual durante las primeras tres semanas de clases. Los estudiantes que participan en instrucción virtual podrán para participar en actividades extracurriculares y de UIL siempre que se cumplan otros requisitos.

 

Gracias por su paciencia mientras elaboramos los detalles de nuestro plan actualizado de regreso a la escuela.


Safe Return To School Plan Update
07/08/2020

July 8, 2020

 

Goose Creek Families,

 
We have received many questions regarding the Safe Return To School Plan. The district is compiling a Q & A document to be placed on the district webpage. We appreciate your input and will try to provide answers as they are available. Please note that things may change as the commissioner of education and the governor provide additional guidance documents. For now, we are trying to evaluate staffing to ensure the safety of our students. The registration for Virtual 100% At-Home Learning is a large piece of our staffing. Please be aware that parents may change their mind as to the instructional model up to two weeks (July 30th) prior to the start of instruction. After July 30th, your child will be locked into that instructional model until the end of the grading period. 

 
If your child is new to Goose Creek or is a former student who did not attend a GC school last year, enrollment will not be completed until after July 14th when attendance clerks return. You will still have the opportunity to choose virtual instruction until July 30th.

 
We will continue to provide communication as the district moves forward. Thanks for your understanding.

 
Goose Creek CISD Administration



 

8 de julio del 2020

Familias de Goose Creek:

 
Hemos recibido muchas preguntas sobre el Plan Seguro de Regreso a la Escuela. El distrito está compilando un documento con preguntas y respuestas que se colocará en la página web del distrito. Agradecemos sus comentarios y aportaciones e intentaremos proporcionar respuestas a medida que estén disponibles. Tenga en cuenta que las cosas pueden cambiar a medida que el comisionado de educación y el gobernador proporcionen documentos de orientación adicionales. Por ahora, estamos tratando de evaluar nuestro personal para garantizar la seguridad de nuestros estudiantes. La inscripción para el aprendizaje 100% virtual en casa depende una gran parte de quienes tengamos en nuestro personal. Tenga en cuenta que los padres pueden cambiar de opinión sobre el modelo de instrucción hasta dos semanas (30 de julio) antes del comienzo de la instrucción. Después del 30 de julio, su hijo tendrá que quedarse con ese modelo de instrucción hasta el final del período de calificaciones.

 
Si su hijo es nuevo en el distrito de Goose Creek o es un exalumno que no asistió a una escuela de GC el año pasado, la inscripción no se completará sino hasta después del 14 de julio cuando ya hayan regresado a trabajar los empleados encargados de la asistencia. Todavía tendrán la oportunidad de elegir la instrucción virtual hasta el 30 de julio.

 
Continuaremos brindando comunicación a medida que el distrito continúe avanzando. Gracias por su comprensión.

 
La Administración de Goose Creek CISD



2020-2021 Proposed Back To School Plan
07/07/2020

July 7, 2020

GCCISD Families,

 

At the July 6th board meeting, the Goose Creek CISD Board of Trustees discussed the option of all students receiving virtual instruction at the start of the school as well as implementing a hybrid model. The hybrid model, which includes face to face instruction, will provide modified instructional days. The model will also limit class sizes to no more than 15 students. Since the safety of our students and staff is our priority, campuses will provide social distancing, ensure campuses are cleaned frequently and enforce the use of masks. The proposed hybrid model for the grade levels will be posted on the district webpage for you to review.

 

If you prefer for your child/children to receive instruction virtually at home, you will need to register by logging in to the Parent Portal and selecting the student you want to register for 100 % Virtual At-Home Learning. You will see the campus message tab for the individual student and campus. Select the link for Registration for 100% Virtual At-Home Learning and fill out the form. Each campus has its own form to track student needs, so you will need to repeat this process for each student you would like to register for 100% virtual At-Home Learning. If you choose to register your child for 100% Virtual At-Home Learning, the child must complete the first six weeks before changing the method of instruction. We need to collect the data to create schedules and communicate clearly to families, so we ask that you register your child by Friday, July 10th.

 

We appreciate your patience as we work to provide a safe return to school.

 

 

Proposed Hybrid Back To School Plan Graphic

 


 

7 de julio del 2020

 

Familias de GCCISD:

 

En la reunión del 6 de julio, la Junta de la Mesa Directiva de Goose Creek CISD se discutió la opción de que todos los estudiantes reciban instrucción virtual al comienzo de la escuela, así como la implementación de un modelo híbrido. El modelo híbrido, que incluye instrucción cara a cara, proporcionará días de instrucción modificados. El modelo también limitará el tamaño de las clases a no más de 15 estudiantes. Dado que la seguridad de nuestros estudiantes y personal es nuestra principal prioridad, las escuelas proporcionarán distanciamiento social, garantizarán que las escuelas se limpien con frecuencia y harán cumplir el uso de los cubrebocas. El modelo híbrido propuesto para los niveles de grado se publicarán en este para que los revisen. 

 
Si prefiere que su hijo/hijos reciban instrucción virtualmente en casa, deberá registrarse iniciando una sesión en el Portal de Padres y seleccionando al estudiante que desea registrar para el aprendizaje 100% virtual en el hogar. Verá la pestaña de mensajes de la escuela para cada estudiante y cada escuela. Seleccione el enlace de Registro para el aprendizaje 100% virtual en el hogar y complete el formulario. Cada escuela tiene su propia forma para seguir y ver las necesidades de los estudiantes, por lo que deberá repetir este proceso para cada estudiante que desee inscribirse en el aprendizaje 100% virtual en el hogar. Si elige registrar a su hijo para el aprendizaje 100% virtual en el hogar, su hijo debe completar las primeras seis semanas antes de cambiar el método de instrucción. Necesitamos recopilar los datos para crear horarios y comunicarnos claramente con las familias, por lo que le pedimos que registre a su hijo antes del viernes 10 de julio. 

  
Agradecemos su paciencia mientras trabajamos para proporcionar un regreso seguro a la escuela. 
 

Proposed Hybrid Back To School Plan Graphic


GCCISD Students Honor Teachers Through Students Choice Awards
07/01/2020
Students Choice Awards

 

Teachers were honored for making a difference in their students’ lives through the Goose Creek CISD Education Foundation’s Students Choice Awards. The video is posted on the Goose Creek CISD website at www.gccisd.net.

 


 

Cushman and student  

 

Peter Cushman from Ross S. Sterling High School, previously at Baytown Junior School, was nominated for the Students Choice Awards by his former student Kera Adamson.

 


 

Erika Foster presents award 

 

Michelle Bitterly (right) of Awards & Engraving shows Erika Foster, director of the Goose Creek CISD Education Foundation, the awards donated for the Students Choice Awards.

 

 

GCCISD Students Honor Teachers Through Students Choice Awards

 

By: Susan Passmore

 

Despite the abrupt end to their senior year due to the COVID-19 crisis, 15 Goose Creek CISD seniors honored their teachers by nominating them for the Goose Creek CISD Education Foundation’s 2019-2020 Students Choice Awards. Each year, seniors are asked to write a letter nominating a teacher who has had a positive impact on their life.

 

Sponsors for the annual event, in its 11th year, were Awards & Engraving, which provided the plaques for teachers, and Hutchinson, Shockey, Erley & Co., which provided the gift cards presented to students and teachers. Although the dinner was not held due to safety protocols, a program with highlights of the nomination letters written by the students and a video, created by the Goose Creek CISD Communications Department, were presented to the students and teachers.

 

Honorees were Samuel Laird from Goose Creek Memorial High School and his student Trenton Brown, also from GCM; Mariela Chen-Barboza and her student Claudia Rosas, both from GCM; Rosie Adolphin and her student Angelique Vazquez, both from GCM; Peter Cushman from Ross S. Sterling High School (RSS), previously at Baytown Junior School, and his student Kera Adamson from RSS; Misty Dolgner from Goose Creek Memorial High School, previously at Baytown Junior, and her student Johanna McKay from Robert E. Lee High School; Michele George from Cedar Bayou Junior School, previously at Gentry Junior School, and her student Caleb Echols from GCM and Roman Huizar from GCM and his student Tania Rodriguez from GCM.

 

Also honored were Kimberly Kelley from Horace Mann Junior School and her student Stephanie Perez from IMPACT Early College High School; Amy Maddie and her student Alexandria Lee, both from RSS; Shonna Prentice and her student Gabriella Lopez, both from GCM; Jonathan Richards and his student Christina Rodriguez, both from REL; Kathrine Robinson-Hull from Travis Elementary and her student Victoria Gomez from RSS; Jackie Scales and her student Taylor Richardson, both from GCM; Sheila Southall from San Jacinto Elementary and her student Shelby Torres from RSS; and Clemencia Vigil and her student Sam Balandran from REL.

 

“It is always heartwarming to hear the stories these students write in their letters and to see how much difference teachers make in the lives of their students,” said Erika Foster, director of the Goose Creek CISD Education Foundation.

 

Trenton Brown from GCM wrote about the way Samuel Laird, his law enforcement teacher at GCM, helped mold him into the young man he is today.

 

“I chose Mr. Laird because of how he shaped my character, attitude and education,” said Trenton. “My outlook on life has been greatly enhanced through his teaching. To me, Mr. Laird is more than a teacher; he’s a mentor and a lifelong friend who will always have my back and give advice to help navigate through challenges I have and will face.

 

Christina Rodriguez nominated her teacher engineering teacher Jonathan Richards at REL for the award. With an incredible number of homework assignments in her Advanced Placement classes, she felt overwhelmed.

 

“When I finally fell into the process of retrieving work and finishing it timely, my grandmother was diagnosed with metastatic kidney cancer, and while I know many have felt the pain of having a loved one struggle through cancer, Mr. Richards’ own journey from cancer was the hope I needed to get through the toughest days,” Christina said.

 

The Goose Creek CISD Education Foundation has recognized 165 teachers as Students Choice Award Winners over the past 11 years in keeping with its goal of recognizing staff for exemplary teaching.

 

“I so look forward to the Students Choice Awards every year. It is a reminder of the wonderful teachers I had as a student here in the Goose Creek schools who helped set me on my path to success,” said Ronnie Hotchkiss, president of the Goose Creek CISD Education Foundation.