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10.16.20 Messenger

 

Good Afternoon, Green Hope Families!

 

We hope all of you are safe and well!

 

SAFETY REMINDER

Please keep in mind that our campus remains closed.  When we set up specific situations such as distributions, pick-ups or practices, we follow strict COVID protocols.  Practices do not have spectators.  Parents or other drivers dropping off/picking up students for practices must remain in vehicles at all times.

 

Here is some important information for next week:

 

Dates

Oct. 23: Teacher Workday. NO SCHOOL.

Oct 28: Falcon Flex Days.  Asynchronous Day.  No live instruction. School is in session.  Specific info will come from teachers regarding each class.

Nov 2: PTSA Board Mtg, 7pm. Link here

Oct 28, Nov 4, Nov 10:  School Pictures Round 2. Keep an eye out for sign-up link on website

Nov 12-13-Senior Make-up Photos. Keep an eye out for sign-up link on website

 


 

NEW INFO

 

Athletics

Phase 2 of Athletics is set to start next week. Please refer to our website for specific details regarding Basketball, Cheer and Swimming and Diving. 

 

CFNC College Application Week (October 19-30)

During CFNC College Application Week, Counselors will be available during lunch October 20-22 to give support with college applications. Please view this flyer to see which colleges are waiving their application fees October 19-30. A google meet link will be sent to participants beforehand via email. Seniors who are interested in attending a lunch session(October 20-22) my sign-up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0445ABA723A1F94-cfnc

 

GHHS Family Academy

GHHS Family Academy is available on our website. Learn more about AP classes, hear about internet safety from Corporal Gresham of Cary PD (thanks!) and discover your passion on our CTE pathways! Here’s the link!

 

Senior Activity!

Seniors! Let's celebrate Fall! Our PTSA has arranged a great activity for you! More info here: Senior PTSA Trunk or Treat 

 

Senior Cap and Gown Message From Jostens

GHHS Seniors and Families,

Although school may look a little different this year, the graduation celebration for the class of 2021 will be more exciting than ever! Thank you to the many GHHS seniors who have already placed your cap and gown order! If you still need to place your order, it’s easy! We’ve extended the deadline for your school’s group order pricing until 11/6/2020. Don’t miss out, just click on the link below to go to your school’s order page. Please order by 11/6 to take advantage of your school’s group pricing. Congratulations, Senior

Jostens Cap and Gown Info

 

Senior Fees

Seniors also have a separate $50 fee to cover their stole, diploma, senior social, awards and graduation program. The link to pay senior fees is here GHHS Senior Fees.

 

INFO FROM STUDENT SERVICES

 

AP Exam Registration Information:

 

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 CollegeBoard and access AP material.  Please note that students will automatically be registered to take the AP exam for each course they "join" in CollegeBoard this school year.  Students need to complete this step for their First Semester and Year-Long AP Classes if they have not already done so.  AP teachers may assist students in completing this step.  This information was shared with students in August, and students who do not complete this step by October 13, 2020 may have to pay a fee to register for the AP exam. 

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.

 

Financial Aid Advisor

Parents/Guardians and/or Students may schedule virtual appointments to meet with our Financial Aid Advisor, Ms. Brannan to discuss financial aid opportunities for post-secondary education.  Please use the following link to schedule an appointment to meet with Ms. Brannan: Financial Aid Advisor Conferences/Green Hope HS .  Ms. Brannan is available to meet with Green Hope students and families on Tuesdays, and you may email her at: lbrannan@wcpss.net if you have any questions.  

 

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 have started our virtual student/counselor appointments.  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.

 


 

GENERAL INFO

 

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. 

Athletics Boosters

Any parents interested in joining the Green Hope Athletic Boosters please contact Chad Smothers at csmothers@wcpss.net.

Volleyball and XC off-season workouts information can be found on the GHHS Homepage Website.

Basketball and Cheerleading are awaiting WCPSS approval to start Oct. 19th. Please continue to check the website for updates as well as following Green Hope Athletics @GHHSSports on twitter.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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 November class closed 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

 

Junior Class Rings

Here’s the link for Juniors to order Green Hope class rings: Josten's info

 

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

 

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

 

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 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 Transcripts

Class rank has been updated, and you may request that your transcript to be sent to your colleges.  We have mailed a current transcript to each senior.  This transcript includes updated class rank, GPA, etc. that may be used for college/scholarship application purposes.

 

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

 

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

 

 

Sincerely,

Dr Camille Hedrick, Principal

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