Principal Message (2/14/21)
Updates: Return to In-Person Instruction
After 11 months of remote learning, we are very excited to welcome students in the school next week on cohort rotations. Kudos to our Student Ambassadors for creating a “Return to Campus” video which was shown to students last Friday in Advisory.
Additional tips to ensure your return to campus is safe and successful:
Check out our school website for “School Reopening Information” (Overview, Bell Schedule, Cohort Calendars, GLHS Return to Campus, and Transportation)
4 Required Forms:
Every student returning to campus for in-person learning needs to complete and return the following forms to the front office or email to email@example.com. These forms are mandatory to participate in the in-person learning on campus and can be downloaded at this link HERE.
1. Health Attestation (Bus Riders Only)
2. Student Accountability and Required Health Protocols
3. BYOD Consent
4. 20/21 WCPSS Student/Parent Handbook
As you arrive at the main entrance of the school, please use both lanes. Staff members will be waiting in both lanes, ready to complete the screening process. Students should remain in the car until they have passed the health screening questions and temperature check. Students may require multiple screenings because of false readings due to their vehicle's heater. Hint: Turn off the heater in your vehicle while in line.
During the 4th-period on the first day of each cohort, students who utilize carpool in the afternoons will receive a numbered carpool tag. GLHS will not use the carpool tags on the first day, as the parents will not have them. On the first day, text your child when you are in the carpool line at school in the afternoon, and the student will proceed outside. Each day after, as the parent arrives at school, staff members will vocalize your arrival and display the corresponding tag number on televisions inside the commons area, where your child will be waiting. Students will be released upon your arrival.
In order to drive/park on campus, all students are required to have a GLHS student hang tag visible in their assigned parking space. If you are interested in obtaining a parking space please use this link HERE.
We know that students will be excited to see their friends and teachers. Please be cognizant of social distancing and refrain from hugging/touching each other.
We are encouraging all students to bring their personal devices to campus; including a charger.
Not Feeling Well:
We know everyone is excited to return to campus. It is critical that students who are sick or not feeling well stay at home.
Masks and Other Health/Safety Procedures:
In order to maintain a safe school environment, it is mandatory for all students to appropriately wear masks and follow health and safety procedures. This is non-negotiable and can result in a student being removed from the in-person learning environment to virtual academy.
Every student can eat free breakfast and lunch from the cafeteria for the remainder of the year. If you do not want to take advantage of this, please bring your own lunch. Food Delivery is not an option at this time. We are also encouraging students to bring their own water bottles since water fountains are not in use.
Use this information link HERE to access a quick reference guide on how to identify your bus route, stop location, and pick-up time through - Student PowerSchool.
Beginning February 18, Connectivity will move from the afternoon time slots to 8:45 am to 9:35 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.
If you have any questions, please reach out to us using the "Contact Us" link HERE.
Blended Course Level Change
Students in blended courses currently have the opportunity to switch from honors to academic now through February 26. Families who wish to make a level change for one of these courses must complete and submit a level change form that is accessible on our school website (see "Blended Courses" button under the "Academics" tab in the site header). You can also access this site using the following link HERE.
PTSA Donations Request
Let's welcome our teachers back to school by showering them with extra little gifts for their classroom. Feel free to donate tissues, paper towels, hand sanitizers, water bottles, can drinks, or anything else you think would put a smile on their face. Feel free to drop off items at the main office and we will set up a donation table in the teacher mailroom.
Creative Careers Arts Series
The Fine Arts Boosters is starting a monthly series on Creative Careers on February 17th from 5:30-7:00. This month a panel of 8 visual artists (including three college professors and two folks from The North Carolina Museum of Art) will discuss their jobs and career paths. You do not have to be in art class or even consider yourself an artist to attend. Parents and siblings are welcome as well. Just contact Mr. Mapp at firstname.lastname@example.org for the link.
Asynchronous Day for 2/23/21
On February 23, GLHS will have an asynchronous day to be able to administer the ACT to all Juniors. While Juniors are coming on campus to take the ACT, Freshmen and Sophomores will attend a required WCPSS “Coping Lesson." Additional information will follow in the voicemail next week; but, below is a basic description:
Coping Lesson (9th and 10th Grade):
WCPSS and Student Services will present a "Keeping Yourself Emotionally and Physically Safe" coping lesson. This program is mandatory and will include guidance on coping strategies, problem-solving skills, and resources for support. All teachers will post the links to the Meet conferences on their classroom websites. This program will be used for virtual attendance on an asynchronous day.
- 9th graders will be in three sessions by last names at 9:30 am
- 10th graders will be in three sessions by last names at 10:30 am
ACT Information (11th Grade):
All juniors are required to take the ACT in-person at Green Level High School. Due to health and safety guidelines, we will administer the ACT in small group settings. (similar to PSAT testing).
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.
Career Connections 2021 Fair
Career and Technical Education will be celebrating CTE Month by hosting Career Connections 2021 on February 24 for students grades 8-12. The virtual event using Booth Central will kick-off at 9:00 am with a wide selection of 30-minute career readiness workshops hosted by WCPSS Career Development Coordinators. From 11:00- 12:00, students will have the opportunity to meet virtually with industry professionals during an Industry Fair showcasing the 16 Career Clusters. Registration Link is HERE!
Save the Dates
- February 15 (Monday): Calendar Out Day (school is closed)
- February 16 (Tuesday): Teacher Workday
- February 17 (Wednesday): Cohort 2 Return to In-Person Instruction
- February 22 (Monday): Cohort 3 Return to In-Person Instruction
- February 23 (Tuesday): Asynchronous Day: Coping Lesson for Freshmen and Sophomores and ACT for Juniors
- February 24 (Wednesday): Asynchronous Day, Career Connections 2021 Fair, and Virtual Open House: 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm (More information is coming)
- March 1 (Monday): Cohort 1 Return to In-Person Instruction
- March 2 (Tuesday): Parent Round Table from 6:30 to 7:30 Topic: Outstanding Questions about Registration…(More information is coming)