Gilchrist County School District

Gilchrist County School District The Gilchrist County School District is located in north-central Florida and is home to four schools, including two elementary schools and two combination middle/high schools.

Operating as usual

03/23/2021

We are currently experiencing an internet and phone outage at GCSD, which includes all of our schools and offices. if you need to reach one of the schools, please call the alternate numbers listed below:

Bell Elementary - 325-210-6157
Bell High School - 352-210-6168
Trenton Elementary - 352-210-7905
Trenton High School - 352-339-3639

We will update this message when the internet and regular phone lines are restored.

ESE Parent Survey
02/22/2021
ESE Parent Survey

ESE Parent Survey

ESE PARENT SURVEY GCSD MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2021Each year, the Florida Department of Education ...

VPK Registration is Open!
02/17/2021
VPK Registration is Open!

VPK Registration is Open!

Gilchrist County VPK Registration is now OPEN for the 2021-2022 school year! Apply online at http...

Congratulations to our District Teacher of the Year Brad Surrency and District Employee of the Year Cindy Driggers!
01/25/2021

Congratulations to our District Teacher of the Year Brad Surrency and District Employee of the Year Cindy Driggers!

01/04/2021

Happy New Year! This month's character trait is GENEROSITY. Generosity means "carefully managing my resources so I can freely give to those in need." As we move through January and beyond, let us all practice generosity in our daily lives.

12/16/2020

This morning, the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office responded very quickly to a fire alarm being inadvertently set off on the THS campus. Although this turned out to be a non-emergency, we are grateful to our first responders for always keeping us safe! The campus has now been cleared by the GCSO, and all is well.

12/07/2020

We are sorry for the inconvenience of closing Trenton schools early today. However, there are times when situations change, requiring an adjustment to our plan. We want to thank parents, our school teachers and staff, bus drivers, and administrators for quickly and efficiently responding to today’s situation to ensure all students were safely delivered home.

We will be on the boil water notice for tomorrow; therefore, we are encouraging all students to bring water bottles from home! We will have emergency drinking supplies at the schools as needed.

12/07/2020

~~FOR TRENTON SCHOOLS ONLY~~
Buses will begin running their routes at 12 pm today. Students will be arriving home approximately ONE HOUR earlier than originally planned. IF your elementary child is a bus rider and NO ONE WILL be home to receive him or her early, please call the school immediately so we can have a plan for each child. All drivers have been instructed to keep elementary students on the bus if no one is at home to receive them. We will run each route a second time if needed to deliver all children home safely. Your child’s safety is our number one priority.

If your child is normally a car rider, he or she will be at the school in the regular designated area for parent pick up starting at noon. If your child is a walker, he or she will be released at noon.

12/07/2020

Unfortunately, we’ve just been notified that the City was forced to shut the water off early. They are expecting the water to be off until at least 12:30 p.m. ALL parents who are able may pick children up from both Trenton schools immediately. Please follow all regular parent pick up procedures. For high school students who drive, parents must call the school to give permission for them to check out. For those students who remain on campus, we are working on a contingency plan. We will keep you notified.

Our Character Trait for the month of December is "gratefulness."  As we move closer to Christmas Break, we want to expre...
12/07/2020

Our Character Trait for the month of December is "gratefulness." As we move closer to Christmas Break, we want to express how grateful we are for the resiliency, flexibility, and hard work of our teachers, staff, students, administrators, parents, and community. Merry Christmas from the Gilchrist County School District Office!

12/04/2020

We are aware that the City of Trenton has shared information regarding the planned water shutoff scheduled for Monday at 10:30 and that this timeline may be a concern to parents of TES and THS students. However, we have worked closely with city officials who have assured us that, although the goal is to start the process at 10:30, water will not actually be turned off until later, in alignment with our previously shared Early Release schedule. Rest assured that we are maintaining health and safety as our priority as always.

12/03/2020

Due to an unavoidable water shut off in the City of Trenton, Monday, December 7, will be an Early Release Day for TRENTON SCHOOLS ONLY. The elementary after school program will be cancelled for the day, but all high school after school activities will continue as scheduled. State testing scheduled for THS will be pushed back by one day. We are very sorry for any inconvenience this will cause. THS dismissal will be at 1:00pm and TES dismissal will be at 12:50pm. AGAIN, this is for Trenton schools only.

Congratulations to the District Spelling Bee contestants!  Bell Elementary was represented by Rylee Rogers and Maggie Sm...
12/03/2020

Congratulations to the District Spelling Bee contestants! Bell Elementary was represented by Rylee Rogers and Maggie Smith. Trenton Elementary was represented by Joniel Duran and Makenna Young. Bell High was represented by Emily Faulkner and Maddie Whittington. Trenton High was represented by Aaron Gartin and Aubrey Legler. Aaron Gartin emerged as the district champion and Emily Faulkner is the runner-up. Aaron will now represent the Gilchrist County School District at the Regional Spelling Bee.

12/02/2020

Our internet and phone lines continue to be down. Please use these cell numbers to contact your child’s school ONLY for emergency calls.

Bell Elementary
352-210-6157

Bell High
352-210-6168

Trenton Elementary
352-210-7905

Trenton High
352-339-3639

12/02/2020

Phones lines for all schools and the district office are currently down. AT&T is working to resolve the issue.

Superintendent Surrency and the Gilchrist County School District would like to wish you all a wonderful and safe Thanksg...
11/20/2020
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Superintendent Surrency and the Gilchrist County School District would like to wish you all a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving holiday! Schools are closed for Thanksgiving break next week as planned, but we do not have any plans for unscheduled school closures at this time. In the interest of communication and transparency, we have posted an informational COVID-19 page on our district website. In addition, we are asking that you share your thoughts with us through this short survey.

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=07iFtbgoCECx-RT4m2qsOpExuKpMvC9PtkGEDpwsSY1UODZBVjRYUDA5RVo3WlZGMjBBTThEWktGTS4u

http://gilchristfl.apptegy.us/o/district/page/covid-19--220

Please use this page as a resource for information and guidance on COVID-19 as it relates to our school system. We will be updating this page with numbers and information on a regular basis.

11/19/2020

The Gilchrist County School District is happy to welcome our new Superintendent, Dr. Jim Surrency! Our schools have had years of academic high performance under Former Superintendent Rob Rankin, and we are confident that this trend will continue under Dr. Surrency’s leadership, in concert with the resiliency and perseverance of our teachers, staff, students, parents, and community. Below is a message from Superintendent Surrency:

“Gilchrist County, I want to thank you for the honor and the opportunity to serve our schools and community in this role. I have been and continue to be extremely proud of the strength and flexibility of our team. I want to assure you that health, safety, and quality educational services will continue to be the priorities of this district. We are in the business of preparing students for futures that we cannot always predict. We take this responsibility very seriously. My goals as Superintendent are to continue improving communication so that we can act as informed partners in the education of our community’s students, keep college and career readiness as a focus, and to maintain continuous improvement through difficult times. Although we are experiencing challenges like we have never seen before, I am confident that we will press onward as a school family, and we will get through it. I have an open door policy, I encourage collaboration, and I welcome your continued support of our high performing school system."

11/11/2020

Good morning! We have been in contact with the Gilchrist Emergency Management team. Due to the potential for tropical storm force winds and unsafe travel conditions, Gilchrist County will cancel school for Thursday, November 12. At this time, we do plan to be open on Friday, November 13. However, if anything changes, we will let you know. Everyone stay safe!

11/02/2020

Welcome to November! The character trait for this month is TRUTHFULNESS. To be truthful means earning future trust by accurately reporting past facts. Let us all practice truthfulness on a daily basis.

Gilchrist County School District staff enjoyed supporting schools today with their Red Ribbon Week theme by wearing blue...
10/27/2020

Gilchrist County School District staff enjoyed supporting schools today with their Red Ribbon Week theme by wearing blue to Stomp Out Bullying!

10/21/2020

Our internet service has been restored, so all GCSD phone lines are now operational. Thank you for your patience.

10/21/2020

Please be advised that our phone lines are still down due to an internet service interruption. AT&T is working to correct the problem, and we will let you know as soon as phones are back in operation.

10/20/2020

Please be aware that our phones lines are currently down due to internet issues. We will let you know when service is reinstated. Thank you for your patience.

10/01/2020

Welcome to October! This month's Character Trait is OBEDIENCE. Obedience means "quickly and cheerfully carrying out the direction of those who are responsible for me." Thank you to our Character Council!

Remember that Census Bureau data help schools receive funding, so please respond!
09/30/2020
U.S. Census Bureau

Remember that Census Bureau data help schools receive funding, so please respond!

Census takers are visiting homes that haven’t yet responded to the 2020 Census, but there’s still time to respond online before they come by.

09/29/2020

With the Governor's recent announcement that the state is moving into Phase 3 of the reopening plan, the Gilchrist County School District will no longer be requiring advance sale of tickets for sporting events. All athletic events will be open to the public, and entry fees can be paid for at the event as in the past. We encourage you to continue practicing social distancing and healthy habits to the extent practicable.

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Parents: We are excited to announce that we will be moving forward with offering a parent-pay extended day program at TES and BES. Students in grades PK-5 are eligible to apply. We will notify parents of enrollment decisions and start date by August 5th. Please be aware that, while we will be implementing a safety plan to ensure the health of your child during this pandemic, participation in this service is voluntary in nature. The application has been converted to an electronic process as another avenue to ensure the health and safety of all. Please access the application at this link.

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=07iFtbgoCECx-RT4m2qsOpExuKpMvC9PtkGEDpwsSY1UMTVWS1Q5WklERDZYRTI4WVRNVzZZMklCNC4u

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310 NW 11th Ave
Trenton, FL
32693

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