Student Resources
Scholarship Information
The Urban League of Northwest Indiana has many Scholarships open and available to our senior scholars! Many deadlines are quickly approaching! Apply today!

IT Help Desk
How to fix a Chromebook that won't turn on
For power issues like this, Google suggests charging the device for at least 30 minutes to see if it'll hold a charge and function properly. Once you've charged it for a while, press the power button and see if it turns on.

If not, however, here are some other steps you should take:

· Double-check that the outlet is working by plugging in another item at that outlet. If that new item doesn't work, you can assume that the outlet isn't working, and try to use another one with your Chromebook's charger.

· Figure out if the charger is working by plugging it into another device to see if it'll deliver a charge. If not, you'll need to get a new charger to get your Chromebook to charge and turn on.

· Perform a hard reset by holding down the power and refresh keys for 10 seconds. Then check to see if the charging indicator light turns on when you plug in the charger. If not, try another hard reset and check back.

· If two hard resets don't fix the issue, Google suggests unplugging the charger, then plugging it back into the outlet and then the computer, and checking to see if the charging indicator light turns on. If it works, they suggest charging it for an hour before trying to start it up again.
Families and Friends

Tablet Distribution at Bethune
Our Pre-K Scholars require a little special attention when it comes to E-Learning, and as a District, we knew that the use of Chromebooks would be a bit advanced for this age group.

Although we do not receive funds for our free Pre-K program, the Gary Schools purchased enough tablets for each scholar to advance their learning while they're still at home.

Parents and students were elated to come pick up their devices last month! The programs used in the classroom have already been installed on the tablets, and we look forward to the growth and development that can now take place virtually!
Food Services
Since the beginning of the school year, the Gary Community School Corporation’s Food Service department has distributed nearly 80,000 meals to children 18 years and younger. Winter weather is upon us, which means that we have started our winter distribution schedule, which means that you will be able to go to four of our buildings where we offer curbside service.  We are also continuing to distribute food using school buses.  

We want you safe, and we continue to improve our operations just for you.  Since the pandemic, Food Services has ensured that menu items maintain their proper temperatures until they are in your hands.  We only ask that you store food immediately after receiving the food items to ensure food safety.  SodexoMAGIC, our food provider, ensures that all items are pre-packaged to address the safety concerns around COVID-19. 

We are committed to ensuring that Gary’s children are fed and will continue to distribute food until December 29th. Finally, here are some helpful links to explore:   

Food Distribution Schedule: 
USDA: For Parents, Caregivers, and Teachers:
Pandemic EBT:  
 USDA Child Nutrition Programs:

Food Distribution
Schedule Updated!

New times, days and locations

Mondays &
Winter Sports Safety
We strive hard to keep our athletes, coaches, and staff safe. More than ever, we have to take a hard look at everything we do. Please review and follow the protocols in place.

View the Events Protocols Here
Community Stakeholders
Updates from the District
Monday, December 7th
10am at J's Breakfast Club
3669 Broadway, Gary, IN
Upcoming Meetings
Virtual Financial Board Meeting
December 8, 2020
4pm - Virtually
Virtual Advisory Board Meeting
December 8, 2020
5pm - Virtually
GAPS Offer Virtual Career Day
The GAPS program offered an awesome Virtual Career Day for the Freshman and Sophomores a few weeks ago. The Juniors and Seniors will enjoy discussions with volunteer professionals next week through a partnership with Junior Achievements.

Twins from Roosevelt Meet President Obama Virtually
TwinsthenewTrend is a YouTube channel featuring Gary Roosevelt grads and twin brothers Tim and Fred Williams, who reside in Gary, Indiana, critiquing music videos.

The young men in their 20s have become YouTube icons as they explore and share their musical experiences.

Recently they were able to interview President Obama on his playlist choices for his book. Surprised to be interviewing the President LIVE, these young men hold a new sweet tune in their hearts and look forward to continuously opening the eyes of their peers.
McQuay Brothers Listed in Indiana Hall of Fame

Two West Side Alumni, Greg McQuay and Gary McQuay among the chosen few.


1996 Indiana All-Star, AP high honorable mention all-state and Bloomington H-T 1st team all-state… averaged 14.3 points and 12.5 rebounds, shooting 51.3% from the field as senior for 17-4 squad… totaled 993 career points… all-area 1st team… played in 97 games in three seasons at Purdue University, totaling 425 points, 327 rebounds and 74 blocks… led Big Ten with 36 games played as sophomore, when he averaged career bests 6.0 points and 4.6 rebounds per game… was among Big Ten leaders in blocks in 1997 and 1998… diagnosed with leukemia in March 2000, he passed away from the disease in August 2002 at the age of 24.


1996 Indiana All-Star, AP honorable mention all-state, IBCA 3rd team all-state, Bloomington H-T 1st team all-state… averaged 16.3 points and 11.3 rebounds and shot 62% from the field as senior for 17-4 squad… career totals of 1,068 points and 597 rebounds for teams that went 64-22 with a sectional championship… played junior college at the University of Southern Idaho …. 1st team NJCAA all-region as sophomore after averaging 15.2 points and 8.5 rebounds per game … started 54 of 67 games played in two seasons at Purdue, averaging 10.5 points and 5.3 rebounds as junior and 8.3 points and 5.5 rebounds as senior for their NCAA Elite Eight team… Purdue totals of 628 points and 362 rebounds… played professionally overseas… he resides in Gary.
1065 School Improvement Fund
New Signage Highlights our High School
3 Things to Know Now That the Referendum Passed
Thanks to community support, GCSC students and teachers will benefit from increased support for the next eight years. Here are a few important things for you to know now that the referendum has passed:

1. GCSC will start to receive referendum funding in June 2021.
2. By law, funds raised by the referendum are required to go to the purposes listed in the ballot language, including:
– Balancing the budget
– Teacher and instructional staff compensation
– Arts, athletics, and extracurricular activities
– Safety and student supports
3. More information about the Referendum Ambassadors will be available in January. The timeline is outlined above.
Updates and Information on COVID-19
Jobs and Opportunities with GCSC