• Some Frequently Asked Questions (and their Answers!)

    Below are some scenarios you may encounter as a student, along with information about what to do in each situation. It is important to remember, however, that a very simple answer to ALL of these questions--as well as to others we may not have included--is to find an adult you trust in this building and ask for help. That adult can either help you deal with whatever is going on or get you to the people best able to assist.

     

    What do I do if …

    I’m absent.

    If you are absent, there are two forms you may need. One is the Educational Leave Request Form. This is the form you’ll use if you know in advance that you’re going to be absent because of a qualifying educational opportunity. You’ll need to fill out and submit this form through the Attendance Office to see if your absence can be approved. Another form is the GHLS Absence Form. This is the form you turn in through the Attendance Office after an absence due to an illness, family emergency, etc. in order to see if that absence can be excused. Both of these forms can be found on the GLHS website and in the Attendance Office. It is important to remember that in addition to completing and submitting these forms, you should check in with your teachers to see what you missed and make arrangements to make up your work.

     

    I’m tardy.

    Students who are late arriving to school should check in at Attendance upon their arrival before heading to class. If you are already at school but run late between a class change, just go to your class as quickly as possible. Your teacher will mark you tardy when you arrive.

     

    I feel sick.

    If you are in class, let your teacher know that you feel ill. Your teacher will either send you to Student Services or ask someone to come and get you. If you get sick during lunch or a class change, go to Student Services.

     

    I forgot something at home.

    Students who forget something at home may call or text a parent and ask him/her to bring the item to school during lunch or after school in carpool. The Front Office cannot be responsible for your items.  

     

    I need to leave early for an appointment.

    Students leaving campus during school hours for an appointment will need to be checked out of school by a parent. Your parent needs to come to the Attendance Office in person with ID to check you out.  NOTE:  No checkouts are allowed after 2:00 pm.

    When you return, you need to check back in at the Attendance Office. Please bring your doctor’s note if you have one.

     

    I need to schedule an appointment to talk to my school counselor.

    For the first 3 days of school, students can see counselors during lunch.  From August 29th-September 3rd, you can make an appointment with your counselor to discuss schedule concerns from the GLHS website and sign up using YouCanBook.me.  When you go to the GLHS website, click on the “Students” tab and then “Student Services.” Our calendars are available each week - you simply follow the instructions on the website to sign up for a time that works best for you.  You will get an email reminder that you can use as your hall pass to show your teacher to come to Student Services. Counselors will also have open time for students to come in during lunch - no appointment needed!

     

    I am upset and I need to talk to someone about it right now.

    Let your teacher know that you need to talk to a counselor in Student Services. Your teacher will either write you a pass to Student Services and then use the school Microsoft Teams system to let them know that you are on your way or he/she will ask someone from Student Services to come meet you.  If this isn’t an emergency, you can make an appointment through YouCanBook.me. When you go to the GLHS website, click on the “Students” tab and then “Student Services.” Counselor’s calendars are available each week - you simply follow the instructions on the website to sign up for a time that works best for you.  You will get an email reminder that you can use as your hall pass to show your teacher to come to Student Services. Counselors will also have open time for students to come in during lunch - no appointment needed!


    I am worried about a friend and need to speak to someone right now.

    Let your teacher know that you need to talk to a counselor in Student Services. Your teacher will either write you a pass to Student Services and then use the school Microsoft Teams system to let them know that you are on your way or he/she will ask someone from Student Services to come meet you.  If this isn’t an emergency, you can make an appointment through YouCanBook.me. When you go to the GLHS website, click on the “Students” tab and then “Student Services.” Counselor’s calendars are available each week - you simply follow the instructions on the website to sign up for a time that works best for you.  You will get an email reminder that you can use as your hall pass to show your teacher to come to Student Services. Counselors will also have open time for students to come in during lunch - no appointment needed!

     

    I need something to eat.

    Please go to Student Services. We won’t let anybody go hungry!

     

    I need sanitary products.

    There are dispensers in the girls’ bathrooms and some teachers may have products in their classrooms along with other student supplies. You can always go to Student Services as well. They have free sanitary products there for students.

     

    I don’t like my class schedule.

    Please make an appointment to see your School Counselor in Student Services.

     

    I’m having a problem with a teacher or a class.

    Your first course of action, whenever possible, should be to speak with your teacher to see if you can resolve the issue. Although GL teachers are happy to communicate with parents, self-advocacy is a valuable and important skill and we encourage students to develop it by trying to work personally with their teachers when they can. If you are not able to resolve your problem by speaking to and working with your teacher, please make an appointment to see your School Counselor in Student Services.

     

    I want a locker.

    See Mrs. McIndoe in the front office. She can assign one to you.

     

    I’m having a problem with my WakeID and/or accessing PowerSchool or my school email account.

    Go to Student Services, explain the problem, and ask for help.

     

    I am eligible for a parking pass and want to get one.

    The necessary paperwork and process will be available beginning Wednesday, September 4.