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James Gettys Principal


     Important Dates: 

    October 26 : Fall Picture Day for In-person and Remote Students

    November 4 : Parent/Teacher Conferences 3:30 pm to 8:00 pm

    November 5 : Early Dismissal for Students Parent/Teacher Conferences 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm

    November 6 : No School , Parent/Teacher Conferences 7:30 am to 11:30 am

    November 25-30 :  No School, Thanksgiving Holiday

    December 2 - Fall Picture Retake Day

    December 23-31 :  No School, Winter Holiday

    January 1, 2021 :  No School, New Year's Day



  • Red Ribbon



    Red Ribbon Week Dress-up Themes


    Monday, Oct. 26th: “Sock It to Drugs”                

    (Wacky Sock Day. This is also picture day, so dress nicely besides your socks, if you so choose  


    Tuesday, Oct 27th: “Team Up Against Drugs” (Wear favorite team apparel)

    Wednesday, Oct 28th: “Take a Stand for a Drug-Free Land” (Wear red, white, and blue)

    Thursday, Oct 29th: “Being Drug Free is No Sweat” (Wear sweat shirts/pants)

    Friday, Oct 30th: “We Are Drug-Free at JG” (Wear James Gettys apparel)



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  • Picture Day

    Picture Day is Coming on October 26th.

    Please click on the below link. This link will allow you to sign up to receive updates via email regarding your child's school portraits. These updates include promotions, additional deals and the ability to order more pictures at a later time. When entering student information, please be sure to enter your student's name as it is on file at the school.

    Also see the attached for more information about picture packages.

    Picture Packages

    Strawbridge Announcement


    ** For Our Remote Students**

    Remote students may come to James Gettys to get their pictures taken according to the schedule below. Students will gain access by ringing the bell at the school entrance.  Only students will be permitted to enter the building.  Parents/Guardians will be asked to wait outside the building while students get their pictures taken.  While on school grounds, please remember to abide by the district's policies, especially those related to social distancing and face coverings.


     James Gettys GAVA and Remote Picture Schedule:

    Students whose last name begins with A-M : 12:30-1:30

     Students whose last name begins with N-Z : 1:30 -2:30 


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James Gettys Communications

  • Help Gettysburg Area Education Foundation when you shop at Amazon

    Support the Gettysburg Area Education Foundation when you shop on Amazon. Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of eligible AmazonSmile purchases to GAEF when our charitable organizations is selected by you!

     Amazon Smiles

    Which items are eligible for the 0.5% donation? Any item sold on the AmazonSmile Site which is marked "Eligible for AmazonSmile donation" on the relevant item detail page.  

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  • Backpack Program Partners with Community Aid: Sustainability

    The Gettysburg Area School District has agreed to partner with CommunityAid, a non-profit organization with a mission to help those most vulnerable in our local communities.

    Ruth's Harvest

    All proceeds earned from the bins on our campuses will be earmarked for the  Ruth's Harvest and Franklin Friends weekend meals programs in the District.  The District will receive a monthly donation, based on the number of clothing items collected in the bins.  Additionally, our needy students will be eligible to receive clothing care cards to shop at their Hanover or Mechanicsburg stores.


    Please consider making a clothing donation!  (If you have more donations than what will fit in the bin - we can make special arrangements with the CommunityAid organization so the District receives the financial credit.)



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