Principal Message (1/31/21)
During the past year, I have learned to appreciate routine and stability amidst all of the uncertainty that surrounds us. As a principal, I have been very intentional in providing routine and stability through the Sunday School Message.
Unfortunately, for the next few weeks, our Sunday School Message will be on “pause.” I am scheduled to have knee replacement surgery on Thursday and will not physically be on campus for the next six weeks. However, in a few weeks, my hope is to work some from home; including resuming the Sunday Message. So, in short, you get a break from me! No worries, if there is something urgent that needs to go out, Mr. Carrington will step in my place.
GLHS Cancer Awareness Month
February is National Cancer Prevention Awareness Month. HOSA would like to bring awareness by having students and staff wear colors that represent the three most common types of cancer!
- Monday, February 1: Wear Pink for Breast Cancer
- Tuesday, February 2: Wear White for Lung Cancer
- Thursday, February 4: Wear Blue for Colon Cancer
Student Council Meeting
Any student interested in a Student Council leadership position must attend our meeting this Tuesday (Feb. 2) from 12:00 - 1:30 pm. In this meeting, Student Council members will learn about each leadership position and begin Stage 1 of the screening process. Please sign-up in AllTimely to access the meeting link.
Wednesday, February 3
This is a very busy day! To begin it is the first Asynchronous Day of the second semester. We have exam make-up testing in the morning and then Meet the Teacher beginning at noon. Below is information about all 3 events:
1. Asynchronous Days
As a reminder, students are expected to log in and complete the attendance assignment in all 4 classes by 2:00 pm. Beginning at 2:00 pm, teachers will check submitted work and submit attendance in PowerSchool.
2. Make-Up Exam Testing
We have approximately 30 students coming to campus on Wednesday, February 3, for make-up exams from the first semester. If you have questions, please email Katie Hailey at firstname.lastname@example.org. Below are some helpful tips for a successful day.
Arrival at School
Be prepared to arrive on campus by 7:15 am… testing will begin at 7:25 am.
School Bus, Carpool, and Student Drivers
If you are riding a bus, Mr. McDougall has communicated with you and transportation.
Due to the small number of students, students will be screened before entering the school. Student drivers can park their cars in any space in the student lot.
End of Exam
Students can text a family member to come to pick them up and will wait in the cafeteria (socially distant from each other). As soon as the family member arrives on campus, please text your son/daughter to let them know you are on campus, and please remain in a carpool line. Your son/daughter will inform a staff member in the cafeteria that you have arrived on campus and are waiting in the carpool line.
3. Meet the Teacher
We value relationships and know how important it is for parents to meet their son/daughter's teacher. If you are available, please join us virtually for "Meet the Teacher" from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm.
To ensure our meetings are secure, we are not publicly posting Meet the Teacher meeting links on our school website. Instead, we will send you a School Message on Wednesday morning (before 9:00 am) with a link to all of the teacher's meeting rooms. If you need assistance accessing any of your son/daughter’s classes, teachers, or videos, we will post a live help link on the front page of our school's website from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Due to security, be aware that we may parent verification questions.
Use this link HERE to access the Meet the Teacher Information. If you are not able to attend, we post teacher videos on our website for you to watch.
Two Parent Surveys
1. GLHS Seeking Parent Input for Virtual Open House
To ensure that we are able to serve as many of our families' different needs for Open House on Wednesday, February 24, please take a moment to share your input using this brief form HERE by February 5.
2. WCPSS Survey
As we move into the second semester, we want to learn more about students' and families' experiences this year. Please take a few moments to complete our anonymous survey. Your feedback is essential as we work to improve teaching and learning for all students. The survey will close on January 31 at 5 p.m.
If you had more than one child enrolled in WCPSS this past semester, you may complete this survey separately for each child. Survey Link is HERE.
While we are fully remote, Connectivity programming, including clubs/organizations, will continue to be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm. If Connectivity is unexpectedly canceled due to inclement weather, we will shift the entire rotation’s meetings to the next school day from 10:15 am to 11:00 am. A complete list of clubs/organizations offered at GLHS can be found HERE. As a reminder, students must register for all Connectivity sessions in AllTimely to access the meeting links. Click HERE to view a brief tutorial video with Mr. Williams explaining all things Connectivity and clubs/organizations.
In addition to our weekly clubs listed HERE, we are offering the following special sessions. Once again, students will need to register in AllTimely.
Tuesday's (2/2) Connectivity:
12:00 (Diabetes Awareness Club); 2:00 (English Peer Tutoring Session) and 3:00 (Science Peer Tutoring Session)
Thursday's (2/4) Connectivity:
12:00 (Math Peer Tutoring Session); 2:00 (Social Studies Peer Tutoring Session); and 3:00 World Language Peer Tutoring Session
Save the Dates
- February 10 (Wednesday): Spirit Night at Brixx Pizza sponsored by Fine Arts Booster
- February 15 (Monday): Calendar Out Day (school is closed)
- February 16 (Tuesday): Teacher Workday
- February 24 (Wednesday): Asynchronous Day, Career Fair (more information coming), and Virtual Open House: 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm (More information is coming)
National Honor Society (NHS) Interest Meeting
We are hosting an NHS interest meeting for all sophomores and juniors who have a 3.6 or above-unweighted GPA and are interested in joining/learning more about NHS. The interest meeting will be on February 11 at 3:00 pm. Students should sign up in Alltimely. (The event will be added soon).
Cleaning Supply Drive
Our HOSA Club (Health Occupations Students of America) needs your help in collecting cleaning supplies such as detergents, disinfectants, hand soap, paper towels, dish soap, sponges, etc… HOSA donating these items to the Carolina For The Kids Foundation. Please drop off any cleaning supplies at the main entrance to our school from February 16 through February 19.
Animal Shelter Supply Drive
Our FFA Club (Future Farmers of American )is sponsoring an Animal Shelter Supply Drive. Please donate any animal supplies from February 19 to 28 at the main entrance to the school.
WCPSS Virtual Parent Summit
We are so excited to share with you free resources for families. Please check out the free WCPSS offerings and register on your own.
Keeping your Kids Emotionally & Physically Safe
- Description: An informative presentation that provides parents with resources, shares risk factors, and gives warning signs of suicide and self-injurious behaviors.
- Registration Link is HERE
Family Encouragement with Steve Bolar
Healthy Home Tips with Aime Dean
Anxiety in the Time of COVID with Allison Edwards
Finding Balance with Robert Jamison
Meal Benefit Application
Yes, meals will still be free for all students through June 2021 but we still need you to complete a meal benefits application so our school can be eligible for this extra funding next year. Information about applying for Meal Benefits for the 2020-21 school year can be found HERE. Help our school continue to receive this funding by completing an application online at MySchoolApps.com. Paper applications can be requested by calling 919-588-3535.