Read Across America Week
Read Across America Week March 3rd - 7th
Read Across America is a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually coinciding with Dr. Seuss’s birthday.
Tuesday, March 4th is Dr. Seuss Dress-up Day! Get creative! Students can dress as their favorite Dr. Seuss character or anything related to a Dr. Seuss book!
We will have several contest drawings during the week! Complete the contest cards to enter! Students may return entries to the Media Center daily, or all at once. Each day’s entry must be submitted by noon to enter the drawing for a prize! Please include student and teacher names on the back of the entry form.
Click here to download the Read Across America contest entry forms.
Click here to view the "Where in Jackson County is Cat in the Hat" contest pictures!
Mixed Bag Designs Fundraiser
It's fundraising time again! Mixed Bag Designs is helping Gum Springs Elementary School reach our fundraising goals this year!
Seller packets are going home - make sure to check those backpacks if you haven't seen it yet!
We're offering eco-friendly reusable bags and tons of fantastic products - there's something for everyone in this catalog.
We're Collecting Orders Now!
You can click the link below to view the catalog. Let's get orders in, collect payment and hand in our checks this week! We appreciate all of your support!
Pre K Registration
Applications for Pre-K are available at all Jackson County Elementary Schools on March 3, 2014. Children must be 4 years old by September 1, 2014 to attend Pre-K. Children must live in the school’s attendance area to apply for Pre-K at that particular school. Deadline for applications is 3:00 p.m., Thursday, April 10th. There will be a lottery drawing and parents will be notified through the mail if their child was drawn for a Pre-K slot.
Inscripción para el Pre-K
Las aplicaciones para el Pre-K estarán disponibles en todas las elementarias del Condado de Jackson el 3 de marzo, 2014. Los niños/as tienen que cumplir cuatro años antes el 1 de septiembre 2014 para poder apuntarlos en el Pre-K y tienen que vivir en la zona de la elementaria correspondiente del condado. La última fecha para entregar las aplicaciones es jueves, 10 de abril a las tres de la tarde. Habrá una lotería y los padres recibirán los resultados por correo.
Reading Bowl Team
The GSES Reading Bowl Team is going to STATE!!! They won first place at Divisional competition in Statesboro! We are so proud of all their hard work! The state competition will be held in Athens on March 8th.
New Student Registration
If you need to register your child for Gum Springs Elementary School for the 2013-2014 school year, you can download the registration packet from our website and fill it out at home or you can come in and pick up a packet in the office . There is a list of all documents needed at the time of registration included in this downloadable pdf file.
To see what school attendance zone you live in, you can check your address in our bus route program at the link below.
Weather Make Up Plan
The Georgia State Board of Education granted a waiver for local school systems to forgive days missed due to recent inclement weather. Jackson County Schools will continue with regularly scheduled school days as reflected on the calendar approved by the BOE on Monday, February 10th. As previously communicated, students will attend school on March 14th and May 22nd. However, Jackson County Schools will not add May 23rd, nor will any potential change to start and end times be implemented. We are committed to providing focused instruction to ensure student preparedness for upcoming assessments and advancement in their educational careers. Thank you for your patience as we are committed to our students, families, and their success!