Principal’s Update 8/10/18

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News:

  1. We had a great crowd for our Meet the Teacher Night last week!  If you weren’t able to come, please feel free to call or email your child’s teachers with questions or concerns.

  2. We will have our Washington DC 8th grade trip information meeting this Thursday, 6pm-7pm.

  3. We began NWEA testing today.  We use the data to help guide our instruction.  There are four tests: reading, language, math, and science. The tests are adaptive in nature, which means the questions on the test get more difficult or simpler depending upon if the student gets the questions correct or not.  We take our NWEA tests three times a year (August, December and May.) There is a letter from Dr. Olin and Mrs. Vail attached to this email explaining further details.

  4. Students successfully completed the MacBook “bootcamp” training last week.  They should all be well-informed about their devices as well as school rules.

  5. We encourage students to attend our athletic events.  Any GCJHS student who wears school colors will be admitted for free to our junior high home events.  We will pass out school T-shirts to every 7th grade student who has not already received it, at lunch this week.

  6. We will have three eLearning Days this year, where students will work from home and teachers will keep office hours.  The dates are September 26, November 1, and January 30.

  7. School days cancelled due to weather will also be eLearning days this year.  We will have more details on how this works later this fall

Reminders:

  1. Students can be dropped off to wait outside in the morning. The doors to the building will be open beginning at 8:20 a.m. each day.

  2. Breakfast is available to students every morning before school.

  3. Textbook Fees can be turned in anytime this month. $150.12 for 7th grade and $149.05 for 8th grade.

If you still want to purchase insurance for your child’s MacBook, it will need to be inspected at the time of payment.  This can be done during the school day. Insurance costs $50 and has a $40 deductible for each claim.

Upcoming Dates:

August 6-10: NWEA testing

August 9: GCJHS Dairy Queen Night 4pm-9pm

    8th Grade Trip to Washington D.C. information meeting

August 10: Back to School Dance 3:30pm-5:00pm

August 14: Sister City Kakuda students visit GCJHS

August 24: School Pictures

Connections:

We have multiple ways for you to obtain information regarding what’s happening at GCJHS.

Website- http://gcjhs.gcsc.k12.in.us/

Twitter- @GCJHS_principal

Facebook – Greenfield Central Junior High School

Instagram- gc_jhs

Email- You can sign up on our webpage to receive the GCJHS Parent Newsletter email weekly with news, information, and upcoming important dates.

PowerSchool App- Get up-to-date grades for your child, missing or incomplete assignments, attendance and school announcements.  Search for “PowerSchool Mobile” in your App Store. Once you download the app, you can search by school or type in school code 3125.

Athletics– Mr. Sincroft is our Athletic Director at GCJHS

Our competition schedule is available here: http://gcjhsathletics.weebly.com/team-schedules.html

 

Have a great week!

Mr. Jack

Principal, Greenfield Central Junior High School