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9.12.20 Messenger

 

Good Evening, Green Hope Families!

 

We hope all of you are safe and well!

 

Here is some important information for next week:

 

Dates

Sept 14, 7pm: PTSA Mtg; info to join meet on PTSA webpage

Sept 18, 1-3pm: Next PTSA Spirit wear drive through pick-up (carpool lane)

September 30-Oct 2: Save the date! Picture info for grades 9-11 coming soon!

 


 

NEW INFO

 

New Transportation Info

If your Plan B Transition student will need busing once cohorts start, please email Michael Reagan, Assistant Principal, at mreagan@wcpss.net.  This does not apply to transfer students.

 

New AP Exam Registration Info

 The 2021 AP Exams will be administered over two weeks in May: May 3 -7 and May 10 - 14.  

 

Green Hope Students in First Semester and Year-Long AP Classes:

Green Hope students who are currently enrolled in first semester and year-long AP courses have received information through their AP teachers on how to "join" their AP courses in College Board and access AP material.  Please note that students will automatically be registered to take the AP exam for each course they "join" in College Board this school year, and students must use their College Board account to complete this process by Friday, September 25th.  AP teachers may assist students in completing this step.  

 

Please review the information here that students received in their first semester/year-long AP classes.

 

Students taking AP courses second semester will receive information in January/February on how to register for the AP exam.

 

Self-Study Students: 

Self-Study students, please review the information here to learn about the AP exam request and registration process. Self-Study refers to a Green Hope student who is not taking the AP course at Green Hope during the 2020-2021 school year. 

 

Please note that Self-Study students must submit their AP exam request(s) by Friday, October 9th

 


 

New Senior Info

 

Senior Kick Off Presentation

The senior kick off presentation has been posted.  You can find the presentation:

  • On the Student Services website, under  “Resources, then “Parent Night” 
  • On the Senior Google Classroom, under “Classwork” 

 

Senior Conferences 

Virtual senior conferences will start September 14th and continue through October 2nd. 

To sign up for your senior conference, please visit the Senior Google Classroom, under “Classwork” or the Student Services website. 

 

Senior Lunch Presentations 

Seniors will have the opportunity to attend an optional “College Application Logistics” live presentation September 15th - 17th and “Selling Yourself” live presentation September 22nd - 24th during lunch.  The schedule and details on how to attend will be posted on the Senior Google Classroom, under “Classwork” 

 


 


New Info From the PTSA

Our next PTSA meeting will be on Monday, September 14th at 7:00 p.m.  This will be a Google Meet (meet.google.com/yzs-usjk-mbx) All are welcome to attend. PTSA Members will be voting on the budget for the 2020-2021 school year at this meeting. (To be able to vote, you must be a member) Please see attached agenda and proposed budget. Also, consider joining and/or donating to the PTSA this year. The funds we raise help support the students, teachers, and staff at GHHS.  Memberships and donations will only be taken through the website this year: http://ghhsptsa.org/Join_PTSA.html    


Spirit Wear:  To order spirit wear, go to http://www.ghhsptsa.org/SHOP_ONLINE.html. We will be having a drive-through pick up on Friday, September 18th from 1-3 pm through the school carpool lane. If your order is in by midnight of September 17th, it will be available for pick up on the 18th. Friends are able to pick up for each other. If you are unable to pick up your items, please email ghhsptsaspritwear@gmail.com to make other arrangements.  We also still have some orders that need to be picked up from August.

 


 

New Yearbook Info

The 2020-2021 yearbook is going to be a book to treasure for years to come.  Make sure to purchase early to get the LOWEST PRICE of the year.  If you choose to personalize your book (students can choose from monograms, crests, name stamps) you will be able to choose 4 FREE Icons as well during this Back to School Promotion!   Please note – this offer ends on October 23rd.

 

Click here for easy purchase online at http://jostensyearbooks.com/?REF=A01075479

 


 

New Driver Education Class Information

The 2020/21 class schedule for October, November and December plus the 2020/21 Driver Education registration form will be available on Sept 14th at www.jordandriving.com. Students must be at least 14 1/2 years of age to be eligible to take Driver Education.

 

Per Jordan Driving School/WCPSS policy students are placed into classes based on age-- only the oldest 35 students who submit a registration form are placed into each class. For information purposes it is very rare for a student under the age of 15 to be placed into a class

 

Registration for the October, November & December classes will open on Sept. 15th

 

Registration for the October class will close on Sept. 22nd. 

Registration for the November class will close on October 9th  

Registration for the December class will close on November 6th.

 

Class invitation emails will be sent out to the oldest 35 students the week following the close of registration for each class

 

Behind the Wheel Instruction

We are currently driving students who took the class in December 2019 & January 2020. I am hopeful to begin driving students from the Feb/March 2020 in mid-October. Students who took the class in the summer will be scheduled once we have completed driving students from the Feb/March class.

 

If you have questions, please email Coach Bunn at gatordrivered@outlook.com

 


 

INFO FROM STUDENT SERVICES

 

Virtual Meetings with College Representatives

Juniors and Seniors:

Please visit the Student Services Website: link here

 

 (https://greenhopehsstudentservices.weebly.com/college-info-sessions.html)

 to sign up for Virtual Meetings with College Representatives.  Virtual Meetings will be posted one week at a time, and registration closes at noon the Friday prior to the event.  If you have questions please contact Angie Murrane:  amurrane@wcpss.net. 

 

Student/Counselor Appointments

We are excited to announce that we will start our virtual student/counselor appointments on September 8th.  Students may visit the Student Services homepage (under the Announcements section) to schedule an appointment: link here

https://greenhopehsstudentservices.weebly.com/

Students may address topics such as academics, extracurricular opportunities, and post-secondary planning during appointments.

 

Senior Conferences

SENIORS - Counselors will start Senior Conferences in mid-September.  This will provide an opportunity for you to meet with your assigned counselor individually to review your transcript and discuss your post-secondary plans.  We will post information on how to sign-up for Senior Conferences soon.

 


 

INFO FROM MEDIA CENTER

 

Book Pick-up

The GHHS Media Center is now offering contactless book pickup!

Students can request library books and will be notified to pick them up at the main entrance from 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. once they’re available. Watch this video to learn how to browse the collection online and request holds, and email Ms. Yates and Ms. Dry at eyates@wcpss.net and jdry@wcpss.net for book recommendations.

 


 

GENERAL INFO

 

Activities

Clubs and Organizations

2020-21 Club and Organization applications are now being accepted!  Please go to the GHHS website for more details.  Applications must be complete for submission.  All clubs and organizations must apply yearly.  Due to COVID19 safety protocols we anticipate some restrictions on our club and organization activities. 

 

Athletics

The fall athletics season continues to be delayed. As we receive additional information from WCPSS, we will let you know. Please keep in mind that students who miss 13.5 days of school, whether virtual, online or brick and mortar when we return, will be ineligible to participate in sports when they restart.  Please continue to monitor the Green Hope High School Athletics website for the latest updates in regard to off-season workouts, fall try-out dates, etc. 

 

Attendance

GHHS Parents, please pay attention to your teen’s engagement in class. Their engagement in class will impact whether they are counted absent or present. Here’s our attendance works while students are participating in online instruction.  Students who are learning online either through Plan B Transition or the Virtual Academy are counted present if

  • They complete their daily assignments online or offline and/or are present in synchronous (live, real time) instruction or
  • They have a daily check-in or two-way communication with their teachers.

A teacher may subsequently change students’ attendance from absent to present based on evidence of student engagement submitted at a later date.

 

Campus Hours

The GHHS campus is closed at this time due to COVID19.  However, we have a skeleton staff on campus 9-3 to allow students to pick up items.  Their teachers will notify them if they have items to pick up.

 

 

Device Pickup

WCPSS has announced that those families who completed the technology survey and identified the need for a device can pick up their Chromebooks and/or hotspots at the following locations: Leesville Road HS, Knightdale HS, South Garner HS, Enloe HS, or Apex HS.  The distribution times, starting on Monday, August 17th and lasting throughout the week, are as follows: Monday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, Wednesday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm, Thursday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm, Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, and Saturday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm.  Please know that if you need a Chromebook or hotspot, you must attend one of these distribution events, as we will not be having any distribution events at the school.  Also, if you have already been given a Chromebook and it does not work or you are having issues with it, you can come to one of these distribution events to have it looked at.  

*To accommodate social distancing and keep our families, staff, and volunteers safe, families will be assigned a date to collect their requested devices.  They will be allowed to pick up their devices from any location on or after their assigned date.

 

If you did not complete the WCPSS device survey already, please contact Ms. Emily Yates at eyates@wcpss.net to update your technology needs. 

 

Messenger / School Communication

It is essential that our families receive accurate communication from both the school and the district through School Messenger. For more information about School Messenger, please review this webpage:

If parent contact information needs to be updated, please contact our Data Manager, Mr. Kory Whitfield, at kwhitfield@wcpss.net

 

Parking

Great news!  WCPSS will waive student parking fees for the 2020-2021 school year as long as we are in plan B or plan C status.  When we move to plan A status, the district will charge the students for parking tags by prorating the costs for the remaining time left in the school year based upon the previously approved $200 fee.  At this time, we are not issuing student parking spaces.  If and when this changes, we will let you know.

 

JOIN THE PTSA

Please join the PTSA to help support the Green Hope High School Family. Membership will be virtual this year. You can go to this link:

 

SPIRIT WEAR: Show your Falcon spirit!

 

PTSA Spirit Wear

GHHS PTSA has amazing Spirit Wear!  Here is the link to the online store:  link here

 http://www.ghhsptsa.org/STORE.html

 

Athletic Gear

Falcon Unity Apparel and Gear (including face masks and reusable water bottles) are now available to purchase! Click here to purchase between now and August 27th.

 

Technology

Our teachers will be using Canvas or Google Classroom as their Learning Management System (LMS) this school year. Additionally, it will be very important that your child can access their WakeID portal and their WCPSS student e-mail account. All student/staff email communication must take place through WCPSS e-mail accounts. WCPSS has created a “guide to technology” site that will continue to be updated: https://www.wcpss.net/techguides

 

Visitors to Campus and Our Building

In order to continue minimizing our visitors on campus and maintain the health and safety of all, please call or email the school when possible with questions or concerns. The main line is 919-380-3700. Staff emails can be found on the GHHS webpage under “Department Directory.”

 


 

SENIOR INFO

 

Graduation Dates

Feb 2, 2021, 7:00pm- Midyear Graduation, at Green Hope High School, pending pandemic status.

June 10, 2021, 8:00pm-June Graduation, at Convention Center, Raleigh Coliseum. Venue, date and time reserved in case we’ll be able to use them pending pandemic status.

 

(Virtual) College Exploration for Seniors!

Monday, September 14 - Friday, October 9 - CACRAO's Virtual College Exploration Events for all North and South Carolina students. 


This is the College Fair that is usually hosted in-person at the NCSU McKimmon Center. CACRAO is proud to present the Virtual presentations for students to explore college opportunities. The four-week program consists of hundreds of opportunities for students to learn about the college search process and about many different colleges through panel presentations and information sessions. 

Schedule and Registration    link here

View the Schedule

 

Senior Exam Exemption Info

Seniors who have a final grade of C or better in a course that does not require a state exam will be considered exempt.  Absences will not count toward exam exemptions for the 2020-2021 school year.

 

Senior Vaccine Reminder

Students entering grade 12 need to have a 2nd dose of the Meningococcal booster and documentation needs to be on file with the school. Previous reminders have been sent. Students cannot attend school without required immunizations – even if it is online. Please send update immunization information to Mr. Kory Whitfield in Student Services at kwhitfield@wcpss.net. If you need to drop a paper copy off to the main office, please do so between 8am – 3pm.

 

Update: North Carolina has EXTENDED the deadlines for Immunization and Health Assessment requirements.  All Immunization requirements and health assessments are now due by September 30th, 2020.

 

 

Sincerely,

Dr Camille Hedrick, Principal

 

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