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9.10.21 Messenger

Good Afternoon, Green Hope Families!

Here’s some more important info for your radar:

 UPCOMING DATES

9.13-14.21: Picture Days, grades 9-11 only

9.16.21: Teacher Workday, no school

10.18.21: Make-Up Picture Day, all grades

6.10.22: Graduation Rehearsal 4:00pm, location TBA

6.15.22: Graduation. 8:00pm. Raleigh Convention Center. 

WCPSS Calendar

 

Immunizations for Seniors: Sept 21 Deadline

Please review the following information to make sure that Seniors have the required immunizations to attend school this year.  On Sept 22, any student without a health assessment shall be prohibited from attending school until they have obtained the required assessment. 

 

Please send your proof of immunization to kwhitfield@wcpss.net or drop it by the main office asap.


Keeping The Green Hope High School Community Healthy

If a student is sick, please keep the student at home.  Students have access to their teachers’ websites from home, and teachers have live office hours once per week.  Students who are not feeling well but do not have one of the COVID-19 symptoms may return to school 24 hours after they have a fever (without the use of fever reducing medicine) AND they have felt well for 24 hours. View wcpss.net/WhenToReturn for requirements to return after a COVID-19 diagnosis, exposure, or symptoms.

If a parent is contacted about a student being exposed to COVID, here’s the link for more info.

If a student tests positive for COVID, here’s the link for more info.

 


WATER BOTTLES

Because of COVID-19, students are not allowed to drink directly from water fountains. Students may bring a refillable water bottle.

 


FAMILY SHIRT

YEARBOOKS FOR GRADUATES

FAMILY shirts (preordered) and yearbooks (preordered) of students who have already graduated can be picked up in the Main Office from 8:00am-2:00pm.


TRANSPORTATION 

 

BUS RIDERS

Families may now submit joint custody paperwork to Nina Scott-Emuakpor. Please note that the changes will not take place until the end of September. 

Please make sure to check your student’s bus route's arrival and departure times. Routes are updated daily and arrival/drop off times are subject to change. Families should consider downloading the Here Comes the Bus app for real-time route information. See WCPSS Transportation for more information. 

 

CARPOOL 

Thanks to everyone who has been following our carpool processes. It has helped reduce the wait time for people in the carpool line. Here are a couple of quick reminders to help make the process even faster:

Morning Drop-Off:

  • Please make sure students have all their belongings ready to go when you arrive in the carpool drop-off area. Carpool moves much quicker when students exit vehicles in a timely manner.
  • Please follow signage/staff to accommodate as many vehicles as possible in the drop-off area. This reduces wait time dramatically.

 

Afternoon Pick-Up:

  • Please pull as far forward as possible in the carpool pick-up area and have your students walk to you.
  • Once a student has been picked up, drivers may use the left lane to go around drivers still waiting for students. Please be mindful of students attempting to enter cars on the left side.

 

Please build in enough time for your arrival if you’re coming through carpool. In an effort to expedite traffic flow, we ask that students have their belongings ready when they exit vehicles, and that drivers pull up as far as possible. Please see the carpool route and process

 

Parents should only use the Carpool Entrance (at the traffic circle for dropping off and picking up students. The Front Entrance to the school is for drivers with passes, including student drivers with passes.  The Bus Entrance is for buses.

 


 

GENERAL INFORMATION

 

Lunch

School lunch is free to all students.  They sign up for school lunch during 1st period. Juniors and Seniors who have off campus lunch passes may go off campus.  All other students will participate in SMART Lunch.  Teachers are available twice a week in their classrooms during SMART Lunch and will let students know their SMART Lunch schedule.

 

Face Coverings

Face coverings are required to be worn in the building by all students and staff.  More info about COVID safety protocols here.

 

Chromebooks

All in-person students received Chromebooks during the first two weeks of school. Any students who haven’t gotten their Chromebook yet can visit the Media Center before school, during lunch, or after school to pick up their device. Any problems with Chromebooks must be reported to the Green Hope librarians or the WCPSS Technology Help Desk as soon as possible.

 

Senior Conferences

Senior conferences will start September 20th and continue through October 6th.

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

 

Senior Kickoff Presentation

Attention Seniors and Parents/Guardians: Please watch our Senior Kick Off presentation for information on: Graduation Requirements, Post-Secondary Options, Standardized Tests, Financial Aid and Scholarships, COVID-19 Updates, and Senior Conferences. 

Link to Senior Kick Off Presentation

 


NOTES FROM THE GHHS PTSA

PTSA Board Meeting

Monday, September 13th at 7:00 p.m. We are using Zoom this year. Here is the link for the meeting: Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6057660265?pwd=OUZwNEFNZ1oxdExETHM4bE94SU9Jdz09

 

Meeting ID: 605 766 0265

Passcode: 123456

One tap mobile

+19292056099,,6057660265#,,,,*123456# US (New York)+13017158592,,6057660265#,,,,*123456# US (Washington DC)

 

SCHOOL STORE OPEN ON FRIDAYS

The GHHS School Store will be open in a new location on Friday, September 10, during lunch! The store is located near the carpool lane in room 110. This area is only accessible from the outside. The door will be open and items will be displayed outside. Stop by for your GHHS gear!  We have 2021-2022 agendas, hoodies, short and long sleeve tees and much more! To preview what the store has to offer visit here. If you have already placed an online order, they are currently being processed and filled. You will receive a confirmation email when your items are ready for pick up.

 

If you have not received your items from your PTSA membership, your student may pick them up during the school store hours. 

 

Please direct any questions to ghhsptsaspiritwear@gmail.com. Thank you for your support!

 

Parents/CaregiversCLICK HERE TO DONATE PRIZES! We can't do this without you!


ACT Make Up Day for Seniors

Seniors who did not take the ACT in the spring will test on October 5th. If they are eligible they received an email from Seth Hardison (shardison@wcpss.net) to confirm their intent to take the exam. 

 

Dress Code

Students are expected to follow GHHS expectations and policies surrounding clothing. For more information, see  WCPSS dress code

 

Lunch Passes

Students are expected to be on-time to class. If a student is tardy to 3rd period, they will have their lunch passes suspended. 

Passes will be given out on Wednesdays during lunch.  Students must make an appointment in the front office with Mrs. Scelsi by Tuesday of that week.

 

Who’s Your Administrator & Counselor 

Please click here for the updated Administrator/Counselor student assignments for 2021-22 school year.

 

Counselor Appointments

Students - Please click here for information on how to schedule an appointment to meet with your assigned counselor.  

 

Green Hope HS Website 

Please visit the GHHS website frequently for current news, updates and a variety of other information: https://www.wcpss.net/greenhopehs.  Our school’s Twitter feed can also be found on the school website if you are not a member of Twitter.

 

Messenger / School Communication 

It is essential that our families receive communication from both the school and the district through School Messenger (we call it Falcon Messenger). Here is the information about School Messenger.  Parent contact information is only as good as what is currently in PowerSchool.  To update PowerSchool info, please contact our Data Manager, Kory Whitfield, at kwhitfield@wcpss.net

 

Driver’s Ed Info

Due to a severe backlog, WCPSS will not offer Driver’s Ed classes September-October. Please go to www.jordandriving.com for further updates. Registration for the 2021/22 school year will open in September.

 

2021 Yearbook Pick-Up

Underclassmen can pick up their yearbooks from Mrs. Freeman. Students should visit room 3214 during lunch or after school to retrieve their copy. If you would like to buy a 20-21 yearbook, please send $100 via cash or check made out to GHHS.

 

Class of 2021 yearbooks are available from the GHHS main office during the week (M-F) from 8:00am-2:00pm. Please come with a mask & some form of ID.

 

Fall Picture Days

Underclassmen Picture Days will be held Monday and Tuesday, September 13 & 14.

This link will allow you to receive updates from Strawbridge via email regarding your student’s school portraits: https://strawbridge.fotomerchanthv.com/clients/green-hope-high-school/fall-pictures-9-10-2021-51/optIn These updates include promotions, additional deals and the ability to order more pictures at a later time. When entering student information, please be sure to enter your student's name as it is on file at school.

 

Underclassmen and Senior Portrait make-ups will be on October 18th. More information TBD.

 

Volunteers

To volunteer at any WCPSS you need to register yearly. Please stop by GHHS and register in the MAIN office or any of the schools of your other children.


CLASS-SPECIFIC INFORMATION

Class of 2022 Webpage [Graduation, Required Immunizations, Parking and Lunch Passes]

Class of 2023 Webpage [Parking and Lunch Passes]

Class of 2024 Webpage [No current updates]

Class of 2025 Webpage [No current updates]

 

We hope you’re having a great weekend!

Dr Camille Hedrick, Principal 

 

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