Principal's Message (9/19/21)
Social Media & Smart Choicees
At this point, many of you may be familiar with the “Devious Licks” challenge that is making its rounds on social media (originally through TikTok). As a part of this “challenge,” teens film themselves destroying, stealing, or moving items within schools and other public spaces. This past week alone, a number of schools in Wake County and across the nation have been on the receiving end of this challenge.
To some students, many of these challenges or trends may simply appear to be simple pranks meant to get a laugh or a like on social media; however, this is not the case. We want our students to know that there are very real consequences when engaging in these types of acts, and sometimes not only at the school level. Any help that you can provide to reiterate this message and the importance of good-decision making (especially in relation to navigating social media and similar trends) would be very greatly appreciated. As always, we encourage students who see or hear things that cause concern to say something to a trusted adult.
Get Involved with the GLHS Business Alliance
Are you interested in helping our students with career exploration and career activities? View this PowerPoint to see how you can get involved. Our first (virtual) meeting of the year is Friday, September 24 at 7:30 am. Please email Ms. Elizabeth Cotton (email@example.com) for the meeting link or if you have questions.
News from Student Clubs & Organizations
Future Farmers of America (FFA): Green Level FFA Alumni is selling Attractions Coupon Books for $20! The book contains over $4,000 in savings in Wake County and is good now through the end of 2022. Examples of coupons included are a $15 gift certificate to the Melting Pot or a buy one, get one free coupon at Tropical Smoothie Cafe! This book can quickly pay for itself and supports a great cause. Here is a list of the included businesses. If you'd like to purchase one, please contact Ms. Hight at firstname.lastname@example.org or an FFA member. Sales end October 6th.
Picture Day on October 4
Fall picture day is scheduled for Monday, October 4. Click here for more information including pricing and package options. As a reminder to students, these pictures will be feature in the school yearbook as well as on student IDs and off-campus lunch passes, so please be sure to remind your student to have their picture taken regardless of your intention to purchase the pictures.
Student parking spaces are still available—and are now available to sophomores, as well. Students should allow 24 hours for the application to be processed and can pick up the parking pass on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 7:00 am - 7:20 am in Student Services or during the first 10 minutes of each lunch period. Passes will NOT be given out during class time. Please visit our school website (link) to apply and pay for a student parking tag.
COVID-19 & Returning to School
As a reminder, students must stay home if they are sick. Furthermore, individuals experiencing any symptom of illness not related to an already documented medical condition will be sent home, even if they don’t have a COVID-19 diagnosis. Students are also required to stay home and quarantine if someone living with them is diagnosed with COVID-19.
If your child or a member of your household has tested positive for COVID-19 or has been exposed, please email our COVID Coordinator (Mr. Darren Williams) via email at email@example.com. This communication is critical for us to reduce the potential for further exposure and spread. Furthermore, please be sure to reference important WCPSS health guidance for coming/returning to school when sick.
For details on when it is appropriate to return to school, please reference the following site: https://www.wcpss.net/whentoreturn
From the PTSA
Join the Green Level HS PTSA: Thus far in the year, 106 families have joined as annual members. If you haven’t had a chance to join PTSA, please consider joining to assist the PTSA as it supports Green Level High School. Membership information is available here.
From the Gator Club (Athletic Booster Club)
Gator Gallop: Registration is now open for the first ever 5K race on Green Level's campus. Join us on Saturday, September 25th at 9 am for the Gator Gallop! Details and a link to registration can be found on the Gator Club's website. Sign-up early to be guaranteed a race shirt. Registration Link: https://runnc.com/event/gator-gallup-5k/
Legacy Brick Fundraiser: Our Gator Club is running their Legacy Brick fundraiser. It allows any member of our school community to create a custom brick to be installed on campus this Winter. The first Legacy Bricks were installed in the stadium this summer and they look great. For additional details about the Legacy Brick program, visit the Gator Club website.