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New Family Orientation - Kindergarten - 8th Grade - Shared screen with gallery view
Eloise Cook
19:41
I hate that I even have to ask this, but is the resource officer or any other staff member going to be carrying firearms?
Dr. Gavin Samms
21:25
Great question. We are still seeking guidance on that question before we make a final decision.
Eloise Cook
22:48
Thank you. Will parents be notified if firearms are permitted on campus?
Dr. Gavin Samms
22:55
Our current part-time officer is an APS policeman and carries a firearm.
Eloise Cook
23:05
I see. Thank you.
Dr. Gavin Samms
23:23
Yes, we will notify parents if we have an officer with a firearm in the building every day.
Sylvia Johnson
23:45
Hi! What are the after care hours?
Dr. Gavin Samms
24:11
After care hours are 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Raquel Pinkney
24:18
And where/when do you sign up for aftercare?
Marcie McClenton
24:44
How do you get a Car Line #
Nikesha Davis
24:54
And can we have a car line number even if the kids go to after care sometimes
Natasha Williams
24:55
What was the fee for early care?
Robyn McCoy
25:31
How many car line # does each family receive
Natasha Williams
25:32
ok thank you
victoria pace
25:33
30 a week
Natasha Williams
25:49
Great 👍🏾
Jolynn Crawford
26:16
what if you have a child in lower school and high school, do we have to get out of line and back in line
Ebony Gutridge
26:25
Is the after school care held at the school
Dr. Gavin Samms
26:52
Our Great Start page on our website will have a link to sign up for Global Tech services for after care and morning care.
Summer Eliott
27:18
what if cousins ride together? Can they get the same number
victoria pace
27:21
What about daycare van rider
Robyn McCoy
27:22
Are parents able to make copies of the number
Summer Wilcox
27:45
What high school grades are at the school right now?
Marshonntri Reid Austin
28:08
is there transportation?
Raquel Pinkney
28:17
When do you sign up for aftercare?
Dr. Gavin Samms
28:20
High school will not be on campus going forward but currently we have 9th and 0th
Dr. Gavin Samms
29:03
We print numbers for parents on colored cards. If you need extra, we can print for you.
Tarez Powell
29:59
I’ll have a 2nd and 5th grader. Will I have to get back in line to get my upper school child?
Summer Eliott
30:26
we all live in the same house
Dr. Gavin Samms
30:57
We do not provide transportation to school. We have a statewide attendance zone so it would be difficult for us to provide transportation.
Ebony Gutridge
30:58
What do you mean by high school will not be on campus is high school getting canceled
Dr. Gavin Samms
31:48
Ms. Powell,
Dr. Gavin Samms
31:58
Ms. Powell - Sibling care is your answer
Sylvia Johnson
32:06
What is the daycare, van transportation information?
Dr. Gavin Samms
32:13
High school will be at a different location
Tarez Powell
32:17
Yes I just saw that . Thank you
Shartan Houston
32:42
Are doctors appointments considered an excused absence?
Ebony Gutridge
32:55
Oh wow I didn’t know that and will more grades be added for high school
Ebony Gutridge
34:15
Also what if some of my children have been accepted and some are still on the waitlist
Ebony Gutridge
35:25
Yes
Diane Douglass
35:38
Is transportation included in the after care fee?
G. Amelick Njie
37:15
I have one child accepted but his younger brother is still on the waiting list. What can we do to have them both enrolled?
Dr. Gavin Samms
37:36
Our after care program is on site. Off site programs have their own fees and transportation.
Ebony Gutridge
38:19
Also what if some of my children have been accepted into the school and some are still on the waitlist when will they be accepted into the school too
Dr. Gavin Samms
38:24
Doctor's appointments are excused absences
Diane Douglass
38:52
Thank you!
Dr. Gavin Samms
40:21
You may direct any waitlist questions to Ms. Julia Neal who is on this call or e-mail admissions@giacademy.org.
Daysha Manuel
41:03
What’s the shoes colors for the boys and girls
Nikesha Davis
42:50
What about kids with 504 plans. Who do we talk to?
Dr. Gavin Samms
42:51
Uniform information is coming up
Dr. Gavin Samms
43:29
Ms. Dees is the first point of contact about 504 plans. She will connect you to our SST/504 coordinator.
Nikesha Davis
43:48
Ok! Thank you
Kristie Lipford Wyatt
45:04
Are there any vegetarian and non-dairy options?
Samirah Raheem
45:13
Are vegetarian/vegan options available?
Marah Condit
45:33
If they bring lunch can they get a milk from the school lunch?
LaKeyshia Tucker
45:58
How much is breakfast/lunch?
Dr. Gavin Samms
46:12
Scholars can still get a milk if they bring their own lunch.
Natasha Jackson
46:34
does everyone pay for breakfast/lunch?
Eddie Lovett
46:57
Yes! There are vegetarian/vegan options available for scholars each day. If your scholar has dietary concerns please be sure to notify Mrs. Fagin at efagin@giacademy.org. 😁
Natasha Williams
47:23
Can they bring insulated cups ex. Yeti to keep drinks cold?
EBONEE ROBINSON
47:28
Do y'all have any lactose milk or will we have to supply it?
Eloise Cook
48:12
Are there rules against students trading lunches with their peers?
Dr. Gavin Samms
48:15
The prices for meals are being updated and will be posted to our Great Start page. You may also reach out to Ms. Fagin at efagin@giacademy.org
Eddie Lovett
48:32
Parents must fill out the federal lunch form at the beginning of the year to determine whether they will have to pay for school lunches.
Robyn McCoy
48:34
So a middle school scholar can’t bring herself / pick her self lunch with a sugar snack -
Natasha Jackson
48:57
thank you!
Robyn McCoy
50:01
There are some snacks that are natural with sugar items
Dr. Gavin Samms
50:45
Insulated cups are fine if they are in their lunch bag or box. To carry a water bottle (cup) around, it must be clear.
Dr. Gavin Samms
51:19
Natural snacks are usually fine.
Dr. Gavin Samms
52:25
Sharing/trading food is difficult to supervise but the nut allergy problem is one reason we do not want food to be traded.
Robyn McCoy
52:29
Can there water bottle have there name on it it’s clear with name
Dr. Gavin Samms
52:51
We encourage parents to put names on everything, including water bottles.
Marcie McClenton
54:04
I know payment is done online for school lunch.. but is it charged by the days kids choose to eat lunch. I.e. Is it a set monthly price for school lunch? Or, can they eat 3 days a week a school lunch and be charged and bring the kids lunch 2 days a week. Therefore, for the week the kid will charged for only 3 days a week?
Eddie Lovett
55:36
Scholars are charged for lunch on the days that they eat. They will be assigned a number and a staff member will mark whether the scholar got a lunch on a given day. They will be charged according only to the days they ate.
Marcie McClenton
56:08
perfect thanks
Natasha Jackson
56:49
so no birthday sashes :)
Dr. Gavin Samms
57:09
New Forms will be up in July
Dr. Gavin Samms
57:43
Sashes are great.....at home. :-)
Natasha Jackson
58:00
Noted lol
Natasha Williams
59:14
Can they bring insulated cups such as Yeti tumbler to keep drinks cold?
Dr. Gavin Samms
59:50
Insulated cups are fine in their lunch box/bag. If they want to carry anything around in the building, it must be clear.
Natasha Williams
01:00:31
Great. Thank you 😊
Josephine Reed
01:04:47
Were you all able to review the hair policy this summer? Can the scholars wear hair color different from their natural color?
Lois McLean
01:06:16
Is Power School something like Infinite Campus?
Dr. Gavin Samms
01:06:24
Natural hair color is still required but we will get to dress code later in the presentation
Dr. Gavin Samms
01:06:48
Yes, Power School is similar to Infinite Campus
Lois McLean
01:06:57
Thank you.
Josephine Reed
01:07:35
Than you.
Nikesha Davis
01:08:59
Is this information from this orientation going to be sent to us in an email.. I’m at work at the urgent care and have to go back on the floor
Sylvia Johnson
01:09:29
wait, why does 1 teacher have over 100 students 🤔
Karen Luster
01:09:31
It's in the handbook. It's online :)
Dr. Gavin Samms
01:13:57
We will post the video and most of the information is in the handbook. Updated handbook will be posted in July with any changes
Ebony Gutridge
01:15:40
Do the 8th graders have graduation and dance at the end of year and do boys and girls school come together for that if they do
Dr. Gavin Samms
01:16:46
1 teacher does not have 100 scholars in a class. They might have 20 students in a class for 6 different periods (thought that is also rare).
Dr. Gavin Samms
01:17:55
We have an 8th grade promotion/rites of passage ceremony/recognition. We had a co-ed dance this past year for 8th grade.
Ebony Gutridge
01:18:41
Why can’t they have hair color? My daughter will be new to your high school this year and her hair is already dyed
Marah Condit
01:28:02
Where is the supply list posted?
Dr. Gavin Samms
01:29:17
The Supply Lists will be posted to the Great Start page on our website.
Ebony Gutridge
01:31:16
Do we have to buy uniforms from vendors?
Natasha Williams
01:33:26
wow earrings?😔But I understand the concept. I just don't want her holes to close up!.
Tarez Powell
01:33:58
My son has short tapered dreads is that an issue?
Taryn Rice
01:34:27
Ms. Williams...The no earrings is for the boys.
Patrick Remy
01:34:33
Should work if it's neat
Tarez Powell
01:34:34
Ok great
Natasha Williams
01:35:01
Ok. Great
Ebony Gutridge
01:37:35
Girls can’t wear purses? And their hair has to be in a certain style? one of my daughters has locs
Dr. Gavin Samms
01:38:09
Girls can have purses and locs
Ebony Gutridge
01:38:32
Ok great
Marshonntri Reid Austin
01:43:06
for the black shoes can they be sneaker
Taryn Rice
01:43:25
Yes...all black sneakers are allowed
Dr. Gavin Samms
01:43:37
Yes. the black shoes can be a sneaker. But it must be all black
Marshonntri Reid Austin
01:43:45
thank you!
Marshonntri Reid Austin
01:46:47
what about watches
Marshonntri Reid Austin
01:47:01
ie smart watches ⌚️
Kathleen Daniels
01:47:19
love all these guidelines it will make the focus be education!!!
Marshonntri Reid Austin
01:53:54
thank you!
Karen Luster
01:54:33
how long does it usually take to drop off a scholar?
Brittni Henry
01:55:25
Has there been many instances of fighting/bullying at Genesis?
SHARITA Berrys-Sparks
01:55:53
Are small group teaching and learning required in the lower grades?
Marshonntri Reid Austin
01:56:54
what are the sports and clubs available to scholars and what's the sign up process?
Marshonntri Reid Austin
01:57:30
for purses, is there a particular color?
Robyn McCoy
01:58:07
If a student has an iep who do we contact to set up meeting for this year
Brittni Henry
01:58:23
Great, thank you!
Marcie McClenton
01:58:44
what age do school sports start? I saw basketball on your IG page
Marshonntri Reid Austin
01:58:59
Is there a nurse or nurse aide for medication and how do we contact them to setup?
Sylvia Johnson
01:59:25
Please go over the daycare and transportation options.
Marshonntri Reid Austin
01:59:27
for the new students, is there a culture camp or prep week to get adjusted before school
Marcie McClenton
02:00:15
how many minutes/hours a day are elementary school kids on the computer learning?
Marshonntri Reid Austin
02:00:24
will there be an in person event before school? are there lockers? when will school supplies list post
Crystal McKnight
02:00:27
What are the next steps, if any, we need to do?
Marshonntri Reid Austin
02:01:30
what about Dance?
Mrs. Dees
02:01:36
No color requirement for purses
Mrs. Dees
02:01:45
No dance yet
Tarez Powell
02:02:10
Is cheering for older girls or lower grades as well?
Keshun Booker
02:02:31
Do kindergartners have any sports and clubs they could attend?
RICARDIA BRUTUS
02:02:33
For Kindergarten will there be any other instructions/or welcome to school. Being that this is their first time in a large school environment
Crystal McKnight
02:02:36
Will the new students need to complete summer reading requirement?
Natasha Williams
02:04:53
So no after school activities\clubs for kindergarten and 1 st graders?
Robyn McCoy
02:05:14
Who do we contact for iep - special Ed
Robyn McCoy
02:06:12
Is there a reading book list for middle school student
Shuntaeveyas
02:06:57
Does the after school program start the first day of school?
Daysha Manuel
02:07:22
I’m new to the school will someone call and let me know if they have received all my kids info or do I have to call because I fill the application and email the info
Tarez Powell
02:07:42
When is the first day of school?
Diane Douglass
02:08:19
Is he onsite after school program available for all ages?
Marshonntri Reid Austin
02:08:38
how do we log in for great start
Diane Douglass
02:08:48
*the onsite
Kathleen Daniels
02:08:55
what about bball teams is it for girls and boys and what ages if so?
Robyn McCoy
02:09:13
Was the reading list just posted it was not there last week
Mrs. Dees
02:09:28
IEP- contact our Special Education Coordinator, Alice Audu @ aaudu@giacademy.org
Robyn McCoy
02:09:45
Thank you - iep
Summer Eliott
02:09:58
where do you find the summer reader info
Marah Condit
02:10:01
Where do we find the summer reading list?
Mrs. Dees
02:10:04
trice@giacademy.org
Marshonntri Reid Austin
02:10:16
it is...
Marshonntri Reid Austin
02:10:28
I found the Great Start Page
Raquel Pinkney
02:10:31
Can you please tell me if Spanish class is available for middle school?
Marshonntri Reid Austin
02:10:43
thank you so much!!
Ebony Gutridge
02:10:48
Who can I talk to about sponsoring a club because I would love to do a baking club or Girl Scouts or a stomp club?
Marshonntri Reid Austin
02:11:02
it's very informative!!
Taryn Rice
02:11:09
Ms. Gutridge you can contact me
Taryn Rice
02:11:14
trice@giacademy.org
Marcie McClenton
02:11:44
did we cover wearing mask? whats the policy for this school year
Mrs. Dees
02:11:55
Admissions@giacademy.org
Marshonntri Reid Austin
02:11:56
yes, Ebony....my daughter would love that....and i would love to help out when I can...
Summer Eliott
02:12:02
is there a specific place on the website to find the summer reader list. I don't see it.
Marshonntri Reid Austin
02:12:07
can lockers be decorated?
Natasha Williams
02:12:53
Yes, What about the mask policy?
Summer Eliott
02:13:07
never mind I found it
Marshonntri Reid Austin
02:13:27
https://genesisinnovationacademy.org/great-start/
SHARITA Berrys-Sparks
02:14:18
Will there be weekly COVID testing?
RICARDIA BRUTUS
02:14:54
Will kindergarten scholars receive further instruction on the first day of school. Want to make sure their first day in a large school environment goes smoothly. Assuming this will be covered on the open house but want to make sure
Raquel Pinkney
02:15:01
Thank you appreciate the updates
Natasha Jackson
02:16:06
are the scholars allowed to come to the school next week for the tour?
Natasha Williams
02:16:35
Fantastic
Marcie McClenton
02:16:35
can mom and dad come the first day 🙂
Marcie McClenton
02:16:56
yes i do
Tarez Powell
02:17:06
What about new students?
Natasha Jackson
02:17:14
are the kindergarten scholars escorted the entire year?
Ebony Gutridge
02:17:49
Will there be a tour for new students before school starts back?
Robyn McCoy
02:18:11
What’s the schedule for middle school how do they get the schedule
Paula Isidro
02:19:26
Are there a lot of breaks
Marshonntri Reid Austin
02:19:34
for the reading list
RICARDIA BRUTUS
02:19:53
Thank you guys! Looking forward to school already
Marshonntri Reid Austin
02:20:02
are both books for all rising grades to read this summer?
Marcie McClenton
02:20:04
Thank you everyone!
Meosha Andrews
02:20:16
What time will open house be ?
Robyn McCoy
02:23:37
Does attendance start the first day of school ?
Natasha Williams
02:24:02
I'm trying to locate the sign up page for the tour, ?. I might need some assistance.
Mrs. Dees
02:25:11
clavoulle@giacademy.org
Dr. Gavin Samms
02:25:26
Tour Sign up is under Admissions drop down on the web page.
Meosha Andrews
02:26:14
Thank you!
Diane Douglass
02:27:43
Thank You! Good Niight
Marshonntri Reid Austin
02:27:54
is the after school vendor on the website
Mrs. Dees
02:30:19
jneal@giacademy.com- for enrollment
Kathleen Daniels
02:32:25
thanks good night 👍
Marshonntri Reid Austin
02:32:27
thank you all. I appreciate you all.
Mrs. Dees
02:32:55
admissions@giacademy.org
Natasha Williams
02:33:03
Thank you all. I appreciate the information. Looking forward to bringing my Kindergartener .