Thank you for your continued and on-going support to assist in keeping our schools open during these challenging times. Your understanding of our face covering requirement is critical in our local efforts to fend off the spread of COVID-19. We will continue to implement safety and cleaning practices and protocols for our students to maintain a safe and healthy learning environment. Please continue the following school day student screening protocol: Before leaving for school, please make sure of the following screening. The following symptoms may indicate a possible illness that could decrease your child’s ability to learn and put them at risk of spreading illness to others. 1. Symptoms (Check if “YES” to symptom present) ☐ Temperature 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher when taken by mouth ☐ Sore throat ☐ New uncontrolled cough that causes difficulty breathing (for students with chronic allergic/asthmatic cough, a change in their cough from baseline) ☐ Diarrhea, nausea/vomiting, or abdominal pain ☐ New onset of severe headache, especially with a fever If the answer is YES to any of the symptom questions please keep your child(ren) home from school. Use the attendance calling protocol to report the absence to our school district. Call 715-336-2575 to report the absence and indicate what symptoms your child has which prevents them from attending school. 2. Close Contact/Potential Exposure (Check if “Yes” as applicable) In the past 14 days has your child: ☐ Had close contact (within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes) with a person with confirmed COVID-19: OR ☐ Had close contact (within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes) with a person under quarantine for possible exposure to COVID-19; OR ☐ Had a travel history outside of the immediate area If the answer is YES to any symptoms question and YES to any close contact/potential exposure question, call the school as soon as possible to let them know the reason your child(ren) won’t be there today. Call your healthcare provider right away. If the answer is YES to any of the symptom questions, but NO to any close contact/potential exposure questions, your student may return based on the guidance for their symptoms as follows: Fever: at least 24 hours have passed with no fever, without the use of fever-reducing medications Sore throat: improvement (if strep throat: do not return until at least 2 doses of antibiotic have been taken); Cough/Shortness of breath: improvement Diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain: no diarrhea or vomiting for 24 hours Severe headache: improvement/no lingering headache DISCLAIMER: This screening tool is subject to change based on the latest information on COVID-19. Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Screening K-12 Students for Symptoms of COVID-19: Limitations and Considerations. When calling to report your child’s absence from school, please provide the following information by calling 715-336-2575. 1. Student Name 2. Teacher /Grade Level 3. The reason your child is absent from school today. 4. Please indicate whether your child has tested positive for COVID-19, has been in close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19 or if your child has any of the following symptoms: Cough Diarrhea or vomiting Difficulty breathing Fever Headache Muscle pain Nausea/vomiting New loss of taste or smell Sore throat Together we can work to keep our schools open. Your assistance continues to remain critical to do so.
Goodman-Armstrong Creek families. If you are trying to find the back to school supply list please click the Explore tab and take a look at the new Parents section we created just for you. When opening the Explore tab on a computer there are 3 columns based on the audience. Column 1 is for all the students based on their grade level. Column 2 is for parents, teachers and community. Column 3 is all of our district information. Feel free to still use the tabs across the top but I hope this helps clear up any confusion on locating needed information.
Hello Goodman-Armstrong Creek students and families. Please check your mailbox as important 2020-2021 school year information will be arriving soon! We are looking forward to seeing our students once again as our schools are ready to reopen. Be safe and remain well!
2020-21 GAC Calendar: The first day of school is Tuesday, September 1. The school calendar will be posted early this week. Sorry for any inconvenience.
My mistake. Emails about scheduling were only sent to high school students. Middle school schedules are set.
To all High School and Middle School students: Please check your school email. Mrs. Finn sent out emails on Monday 7/20/20 looking for feedback on your schedules. She will be finishing up schedules for next year by tomorrow and hopes to email final schedules by Monday 7/27/20. Reply by tomorrow to make any changes now. You can also make changes as needed at the beginning of the school year if necessary.
July 20, 2020 Dear Goodman-Armstrong Creek Parents, Caregivers, Students and Community Members: I would like to share with you tentative plans for the health, safety, and wellness for students and staff members as we look forward to a new school year in fall. At this time it is our hope to begin the school year with everyone physically present. Please be aware that these plans are constantly under review and may change between now and September 1st. We continue to monitor local health department COVID numbers and will also use recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and health care authorities in our decision making process for the foreseeable future. The following safeguards and protocols will be implemented in an effort to provide safe and healthy learning environments for everyone. To that end, we will: Monitor and restrict all non-essential visitors to the schools. Maintain a log of shared staff between GAC schools and other local educational providers. Daily track student and staff member attendance and maintenance of a symptoms log to assist in contact tracking if needed. Note that individuals with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19: Fever or chills, Cough, Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, Fatigue, Muscle or body aches, Headache, New loss of taste or smell, Sore throat, Congestion or runny nose, Nausea or vomiting, and Diarrhea. This list does not include all possible symptoms. Schedule frequent hand washing and sanitizing during the school day. Posted throughout the schools will be signage reminding everyone of proper hand washing guidelines and ways to help stop the spread of germs. Create physical distancing of students and adults in shared areas such as classrooms, hallways, lunchroom and gymnasium. Utilization of face coverings, masks and/or face shields to assist in reducing the spread of viruses. Designate locations in each building to separate students and staff who become ill while at school from others. Clean and disinfect daily according to established CDC and health department guidelines. The district will make every effort to remain open for teaching and learning to occur. You can help us to do so by taking proper care of yourself and others and by practicing safety measures that are likely to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. NOTE: In the event a person diagnosed with COVID-19 is determined to have been in the building and poses a risk to the community, it may be necessary for the school to close for a certain time period for cleaning and disinfection. The Goodman-Armstrong Creek School will discuss the appropriate management with our local health department for guidance. Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions and concerns as they arise. Respectfully, Steven M. Bloom, District Administrator/Principal Goodman-Armstrong Creek School District 715-36-2240, ext. 203 email@example.com
With the continuing concerns of COVID-19 cases, GAC would like to remind all graduation attendees that attendance is an assumption of risk on the part of the attendee. Attention Seniors and Senior Parents! GAC Graduation Time: 11:00 am, Saturday July 11th (graduates please arrive around 9:30 am) Place: Goodman High School Front Yard/Parking Lot Details: -Each Senior is allowed 10 guests (seating provided) in front of stage (socially distanced) -If you'd like to invite additional guests, they can stand or bring own chairs and sit (socially distanced) in the parking lot area -Masks are highly recommended for all -Building closed, please use restroom before arrival Parking: -Please park along the road or in the elementary parking lot and walk up -Handicapped parking- please use the side library parking lot Set Up: -If graduates are able, set up will be Friday, July 10th at 11am
GRADUATION UPDATE! Attention Seniors and Senior Parents! GAC Graduation Time: 11:00 am, Saturday July 11th (graduates please arrive around 9:30 am) Place: Goodman High School Front Yard/Parking Lot Details: -Each Senior is allowed 10 guests (seating provided) in front of stage (socially distanced) -If you'd like to invite additional guests, they can stand or bring own chairs and sit (socially distanced) in the parking lot area -Masks are highly recommended for all -Building closed, please use restroom before arrival Parking: -Please park along the road or in the elementary parking lot and walk up -Handicapped parking- please use the side library parking lot Set Up: -If graduates are able, set up will be Friday, July 10th at 11am
Please take a few minutes and take our online survey about the experiences you and your family had during the school closure. You can fill this out online or fill out the paper survey for each of your children that will be coming home in the next few days. Thank you for your input. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeHp-T154DiUHOdn66vc1eTY0Efc0WTSEc-bg5ttTd0M7g-3Q/viewform
The GAC elementary is looking for community members who would be willing to read a book or two with our students during the mornings of March 2-March 5th to celebrate Read Across America! If you are interested please contact Mrs. Amy Wysocki via phone (715)-336-2575 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
GAC is proud to announce Erin Goode, daughter of Sara and Scott Goode of Armstrong Creek, as the third place winner of the CESA 8 Regional Spelling Bee held at Gillett School District Auditorium on February 13, 2020. Erin’s victory qualifies her to attend the Badger State Spelling Bee in Madison at the Mitby Theater on March 7, 2020. Erin competed against 15 other students from the region and will advance to state alongside 2 fellow competitors. Congratulations to Erin on a well-deserved win!
Mark Your Calendars! Our annual PTO Smelt Fry will be Sunday, April 5, from 12-4:00 at Rocque’s 8-Hi Club in Goodman.
Our PTO is planning a Family Fun Night on Wednesday, February 12, from 4:30-6:00 p.m. at the football field. Hot dogs and hot chocolate will be provided. All students and family members are welcome (no pets please). Elementary students should be accompanied by an adult. Hope to see you there!!
Erin Goode was the champion speller for our local spelling bee held in the Goodman-Armstrong Creek Elementary School on Thursday, January 16th. Erin will compete at the CESA 8 Regional Bee on February 13th at the Gillett District Auditorium at 6:30 p.m. Marie Bruders, a 5th grader, was the runner-up. Other class winners include: Julia Murrow (3rd), Autumn Gentz (4th), Lauryn Dwight (6th), and Katelyn Kalkofen (8th). Good luck Erin!!!
PTO Meeting: Monday, Jan.13, 5:30PM - High School Library. Everyone is welcome to join.
Holiday Coin Drive Happening! The National Honor Society Students have our annual coin drive up and running through Friday, Dec 13! Coin/Cash buckets are located in each classroom and in the HS office. All collected money is used to purchase gift cards for local families or people in need. If you know of a family or person in need this holiday season, please contact the HS office.
Back to school night, Wednesday, September 4. All GAC students and families!!! Free food and fun!
Last whole school assembly will be on Monday, June 3 at 2:45.
Mandatory Athletic Player Parent Meeting in the GAC gym, Tuesday, June 4 at 6pm. All parents and athletes are asked to attend.
Spring Sports Awards will be in Pembine on Thursday, May 30 at 6pm
Early Release Tomorrow! Elementary will be dismissed at 12:45. MS/HS will be dismissed at 1:00.
All GAC Elementary pizza forms and money are due today.
Awards Night for students in grades 6-12 takes place next Wednesday night, May 8th at 6:30 pm in the high school gym. 6th Grade students will also receive their 6th grade graduation certificates. Students should bring the following items: grades 10, 11, 12 - bars or cookies; grades 8 and 9 - one bag of chips; grades 6 and 7 - one 2-Liter of soda.
Pizza Forms due on Thursday!! Elementary Students, please make sure your pizza forms and money are turned in on Thursday!
The 7/8 Local Reading Olympics Competition will be held tomorrow at 2:00 in Mrs. Pahl’s room. Come see what the 7/8 grade students have been reading!
Early Release this Thursday, February 21st. Elementary at 12:45 High School at 1:00 Parent/Teacher Conferences 1:30-7:00PM No School Friday.
GAC schools are closed today, 2/12/19, due to the weather.
The PTO family sledding party is this Wednesday night, February 13, from 4:30-6:00PM. Hot chocolate and hotdogs will be provided.
Due to the frigid forecast of below zero temps and wind chills, the Goodman-Armstrong Creek School District will be closed both Wednesday, January 30th and Thursday January 31st. There will be no teacher professional development Thursday afternoon or after school activities! Stay home and Stay Safe!
Boys Basketball Game Vs. Phelps rescheduled for Monday, February 4th in Phelps. JV game time 5:45 with Varsity game to follow.
Monthly whole school assembly today. Remember if you’re picking your child up after school - they will be at the high school building.
GAC Schools running on schedule this morning! Bundle up for the cold!
MAP testing begins next week Jan. 28th-Feb. 1 for the 7-10th grade students. Elementary finished up this week. Monday, Jan. 28 - Only 7th and 8th Graders will test. Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday - 7th-10th graders will test. No testing Wednesday. Please check with Mrs. Amy Wysocki if you have any questions.
Goodman Armstrong Creek Schools will have a 2 hour delay tomorrow, Friday January 25th due to the frigid temps. Dress your children appropriately for bus stops and walking to school.
GAC School District school board meetings are regularly scheduled for the 4th Wednesday of each month. Due to the annual state convention, the meeting this month is January 30th at 6:00pm in the HS library. Agenda's posted locally and will be available at the meeting.
Are you looking for something to do this Saturday? If so, come and support the 7th and 8th graders at their Games Galore Day! Activities start at 11 am and end at 2 pm. Bingo, board games, bucket raffles and refreshments will be available. All activities take place at the GAC high school.
Upcoming Early Release is January 31st. Elementary dismissal at 12:45, MS/HS dismissal at 1:00pm
Community Readers Needed! If you would be interested in reading a book to the elementary students during the week of Feb. 28-March 1 to help celebrate Read Across America Week, please email/call Amy Wysocki before Feb. 1. email@example.com or 715-336-2575.
GAC School Parents! Early Release dates to remember! January 31, 12:45 dismissal Elem 1:00 at the MS/HS Feb. 21, 12:45 dismissal Elem 1:00 at the MS/HS (conferences this day) Feb. 22, No school. Teacher Professional Development Day.
Happy Thanksgiving and a Safe Hunting Season to all!
Referendum Informational Meeting Wednesday October 17th at 6:30 in the High School Lunch Room!
The Board of Education of the Goodman-Armstrong Creek School District could be in attendance as a quorum or whole on October 17, 2018 for the Community Referendum Meeting held at 6:30pm in the MS/HS Gymnasium.
All students shall be treated equitably
It is our vision that all students graduating from the Goodman-Armstrong Creek School District will be well equipped with sufficient marketable skills and accompanying work ethics that will enable them to follow their chosen career paths successfully.