Great Start Page

All the information you need to get your scholar off to a Great Start for the 2023-2024 school year!

 

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Welcome / Announcements
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First Day of School is August 1, 2023.

We look forward to seeing you.

Welcome Parents

We're honored and excited to have your family join us for the 2023-2024 school year.

Email us at Admissions@giacademy.org or info@giacademy.org if you have any questions. You may also use the Contact Us Page to reach out to specific team members if needed.

Great Start Checklist

Power School

All families will have a power school account which will allow parents to monitor grades, attendance and other administrative information for your scholar.

Power school login information will be provided to new families during the first few weeks of school.

If you do not receive this information by the end of the first week of school, please reach out to Ms. Julia Neal.

 

You will need to create your account using the internet browser on your computer.

The District Code for Genesis Innovation Academy is: DXBC

Once you create and verify your account you will be able to download the Power School app to your phone.

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New Dismissal System

This year Genesis will be using a new dismissal system called Pikmykid.  This system integrates seamlessly with Power School and gives parents control over any changes or adjustments as it relates to their scholar's dismissal.

Please see the flyer below and get started by downloading the App. We will send out additional instructions in the upcoming days before school starts and we will also be available to assist parents with setup during Open House.

School Messenger Opt In

Each family should text Yes to 67587 In order to Opt In to our School Messenger system.  This will allow real time updates via text and email and will be used as a primary form of communication.

2023-2024 Academic Calendar

Scholar Uniforms

Please follow link below for all information regarding Genesis uniform policy and how to acquire uniforms for your scholar(s).

A Note about the Middle School Uniform Ties:

We know that the ties have been out of stock online.  If you are in need of a tie for upper school boys or a cross tie for upper school girls, please note that ties will be available at the Open House.  Also please note that throughout the school year, the Deans keep a supply of ties on hand if a scholar needs a replacement.  Ties at Genesis are $5.00.

Important Scholar Health Information

Please visit the Scholar Heath Forms page and complete any and all necessary forms pertaining to your child's health while at Genesis.


Genesis should be informed if your child has a medical condition or chronic illness, requires assistance with medication, or for any medical procedure or treatment.

Genesis Family Handbook

All families are responsible for the information in the Family Handbook.  The required parent signature pages are included in the online registration.  Scholars are required to sign and submit a separate commitment page and that will be completed in their homeroom class, however, parents should go over this information with scholars at home as well.

Please click the link below to review our handbook. Parents will be notified when revisions are made. 

2023-2024 Handbook will be posted soon and all registered families will receive notification when the new handbook is posted.

Before/After School Care Options

For the 2023-2024 Academic year, Global Tech Academy will continue to be our before care and after care provider. All families are required to set up a family account with Global Tech even if you do not foresee using our aftercare provider.

 

Nutrition Page

Good nutrition is vital to our scholars' learning and physical development. Genesis Innovation Academy’s Nutrition Department is designed to encourage scholars’ development of good eating habits that will last a lifetime.

Our food service provider is SLA Management. SLA offers healthy food options including vegetarian and gluten free lunch options. Your scholar(s) also has the option of bringing their lunch from home.

Please be mindful that Genesis Innovation Academy is a NUT-FREE CAMPUS. No peanut products are allowed on campus.

Scholars are allowed to bring lunch from home, but please keep in mind the following:

  • Microwave ovens and refrigerators will not be available for student use.
  • Food deliveries for Genesis scholars will not be accepted. (This includes services like UberEATS, Grub Hub, and Postmates)

 

Please visit our Nutrition Page for more details.

Quick Links

Complete your Free and Reduced Meal Application for the 2023-2024 School year

Create your SLA Meal Account (Required for all Families even if you do not plan on using SLA's lunch program)

Schoology

Genesis uses Schoology to keep of track student assignments. Please click the link below for instructions to set up your Schoology account. 

Bus Transportation

Genesis does not offer bus transportation.

What's New This Year

* New Family Orientation - Thursday, July 13, 2023, 5:30 pm

If you were unable to attend the New Family Orientation please view the recording here.

* Returning Family Orientation - Thursday, July 20, 2023, 5:30 pm

If you were unable to attend the Returning Family Orientation please view the recording here.

* We are switching from Canvas to Schoology to track student assignments.

Instructions for access are  forthcoming.

* We are moving to a Block Schedule for Middle School.

More information is forthcoming.

* New dismissal time for 5th - 8th grades.

New dismissal time for those scholars will be 3:15pm. 

Open House

The Open house will be on Friday, July 28, 2023.

First day of school:
Start date August 1, 2023.
School Hours:
Lower School (K-4th Grade) 8am-2:45pm
Lower School (5th Grade) 8am-3:15pm
Middle School (6th - 8th Grade) 8am-3:15pm
Dismissal Times and Sibling Care

Scholars, not attending an afterschool provider, must be picked up within 30 minutes of their dismissal time.

Scholars not picked up by their scheduled dismissal time will proceed to Global Tech Academy. Parents will need to park and pick up scholars from GTA and pay appropriate fees.

 

Sibling care, for the half hour between the lower school dismissal time and the upper school dismissal time, is offered for free as a courtesy for families with multiple scholars with different dismissal times. This allows for families to come at one dismissal time to pick up all of their scholars. Sibling care is only for siblings.