• March 19, 2020 UPDATE

    COVID-19 UPDATE

    Due to COVID-19, the Gulfport School District will remain closed throught April 17, 2020. The Gulfport School District will continue to provide school-to-home instruction through April 17, 2020. During the week before April 17, 2020, the COVID-19 Pandemic will be reassessed regarding the use of school site instruction.

    We are in school - just delivering instruction in a different format.

    On April 14th we will collect lessons and distribute additional school work for students.


    Collection and Distribution Times

    1:00 pm  Elementary Schools

    3:00 pm  Middle Schools 3:00 pm

    5:00 pm  Gulfport High School 5:00 pm

    Please monitor our page for additional information. We appreciate our parents, students, and staff for being resilient and for working as an educational team. We are sailing in uncharted, stormy waters but the Admirals will prevail.

    Sparklight is offering free public WiFi in their parking lots, including the one on Highway 49 in Gulfport.

    GSD Food Distribution

    Pick Up Sites - 8:00 and 12:00

    Central Elementary

    Pass Road Elementary

    Gulfport High

    Gulfport Central Middle

    Delivery

    School buses will be traveling throughout neighborhoods delivering food.

     

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    March 17, 2020

    Resources for Learning at Home 

    Department of Instructional Programs

    As we monitor updates daily regarding COVID-19, it may become necessary to extend the number of days students are at home. The health and safety of our staff and students is of utmost concern. Stay tuned to the local news and Gulfport School District's official website and social media pages for updates.

    In the meantime, we want to provide you resources to keep your children on a schedule that includes opportunities for learning. Below are web-based programs that are frequently used at school and available for use at home. In addition, there is a link to a Facebook Group (Resources for Students at Home) that includes hands-on activities as well as additional online resources. Each school will provide students with take home materials they have available and access to Google Classroom assignments.

    Please continue to practice proper hand washing and social distancing recommendations. We wish you all well and look forward to returning to our daily routines as soon as our health agencies deem it safe and appropriate.

    Sincerely,

    Lea Bellon

    Director of Instructional Programs

     

    (Click on any of the titles below to go directly to the sites.)

     
    i-Ready at Home

    K-8 Reading and Math Program

     
    ST MATH

    K-6 Math Program

     
    Imagine Learning for ELL Students

    K-12 Program for English Language Learners

     
    Waterford Pre-K

    Pre-K online resource

     
    Algebra Nation

    Secondary Math Practice

     

    ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

    Facebook Group: Resources for Students at Home

    Teacher approved resources for extending learning outside the walls of the schoolhouse. These resources include hands-on and online activities recommended by Gulfport School District teachers.

     
    Khan Academy (PreK-12)

    Schedules and online activities for PreK-12th grade.

     
    Family Guides for Success

    Pre-K - 8th Grade: Family Guides for ELA and Math from the MS Department of Education

     
    ACT Academy

    Personal ACT Practice for Free

     
    GSD Pacing Guides

    Curriculum Pacing Guides

     
    Department of Instructional Programs

    Links to Curriculum Standards, Maps/Pacing Guides, ELL, Gifted, Special Services and more.

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    March 14, 2020 Coronavirus Update

    3/14/2020

    Today, Governor Tate Reeves declared a state of emergency and asked that all schools close for five (5) days.  Therefore, Gulfport School District will be closed March 16 - 20, 2020. 

    Today, all Gulfport School District families received a message from their principal informing them that in light of recent developments concerning COVID-19 Virus, the Gulfport School District will be closed for the week of March 16, 2020 through March 20, 2020.

    We ask that you tune into local media for further developments should they arise. We also ask that you continue to practice good handwashing procedures and limit travel.

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    A Message from the Superintendent

    3/13/2020

    As more cases of Coronavirus are emerging across the country and large-scale events are cancelling or working on plans to cancel, we are working proactively, following guidelines from the Mississippi Department of Health, the Mississippi Department of Education, and the CDC, to establish plans to respond appropriately should the virus begin to impact our area.  We will continue to coordinate with these departments for further guidance.  

    As we do every year in the Gulfport School District when the cold and flu season begins, the staff at each of our Gulfport Schools begins our increased disinfectant use and increased cleaning steps.

    As we continue to navigate the spread of all respiratory illnesses including Coronavirus, please discuss with your family and remind each other of the following preventative actions:

    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
    • Stay home when you are sick. Students should remain home until they are fever free for 24 hours without the use of medication.
    • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash or use the inside of your elbow to catch the cough or sneeze.
    • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe. As I mentioned above, we are paying extra attention to disinfect doorknobs, keyboards, water fountains, tables, etc.
    • Encourage everyone you know to wash their hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing their noses, coughing or sneezing.

    As we continue to equip our classrooms with wipes and hand sanitizer, please feel free to help us with this by donating these items to your child's school.  By following the above recommendations and encouraging everyone to follow them as well, we can all do our part to stop the spread of illness in our community.

    To our families that have students who will be traveling for competitions across our country, we are addressing these on a case-by-case basis based on the following rubric:

    • Mode of Transportation
    • Size of the Event
    • Participation (Local, State, National, or International)

    We will keep parents notified of decisions through the activity sponsors' communication mediums.

    Thank you for entrusting the education of your children to the Gulfport School District.

    Sincerely,

    Glen V. East

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