Principal’s Update 8/17/20
- Weekly lesson plans posted by teachers.
- We made a few changes to some students’ schedules as we have adjusted to virtual school and in-person classes. If you have any questions, please contact your child’s counselor. Last names A-K –[email protected] or Last names L-Z –[email protected]
- You may have heard the high school moved to a hybrid schedule. This only impacts the high school. Grades kindergarten through 8 will still meet every day.
- Textbook Fees can be paid in the office or online. The fees are $150.12 for 7th grade and $149.05 for 8th grade.
If you want to purchase insurance for your child’s ipad, this can be done through EZschool pay or you can send a check or cash with your child. Insurance costs $35 and there is a $25 co-pay.
- Virtual School Parents: If you have not picked up your child’s workbooks and other materials, please stop by the front office between 7:30am and 4pm soon. All students should be logged into Google classroom every day. Here is the daily schedule for students.
- 2019-2020 Yearbooks are still available for $25. Students can see Mr. Stutesman or Mr. Walker to purchase one.
- The yearbook club is asking for new applicants to see Mr. Stutesman or Mr. Walker if interested in joining.
- Students interested in joining Spell Bowl can attend the call-out meeting on Wednesday. Interested students should email Mrs. Potter ([email protected]) for details.
This past Friday, ISDH changed the information required on the written documentation from healthcare providers in order to allow a student or staff member back to school prior to the original date given for the 10 day quarantine period. The documentation must now state that the symptoms are not COVID-19 related OR give an alternate diagnosis AND give a specific date the student or staff member is allowed to return.
Also, a negative COVID-19 test result does not allow a student or staff member to return prior to the original date given. It is only the written documentation from the healthcare provider mentioned above that is accepted for an early return. If a student or staff member was identified as a direct contact to a positive COVID-19 case and is asked to quarantine for 14 days, they must remain out of school for the entire 14 days.
If your child is asked to stay home for 10 days by the clinic, which is following CDC guidelines, he/she will be coded in PowerSchool attendance as VIRT- COV — Virtual Temporary due to COVID -19. This is the coding that the Indiana Department of Education has asked us to use. This coding DOES NOT mean that your student has been moved to our corporation’s virtual program.
Please understand that only staff members see this information. Also, it does not necessarily mean that your student has COVID-19, it just means that your student is absent due to a COVID-19 situation.
If your student is asked to quarantine, he/she should reach out to his/her teachers via email and/or Google Classroom so that your child can stay connected and working during the absence.
As a reminder to all parents, you should NOT send your student to school if…
- the student has had direct contact (less than 6 feet apart, for 15 minutes or greater, regardless of face covering) with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days OR
- the student has been directed by a healthcare professional or health department to be in quarantine or isolation OR
- the student has any of the following symptoms: temperature greater than 99.5, new or worsening cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, repeated shaking with chills, new onset of loss of taste or smell, fatigue, runny nose or congestion, headache, muscle pain, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea OR
- the student has received COVID testing for any reason and you have not yet received the results of the test. OR
- if anyone in the home has pending test results and is symptomatic
August 17-26 NWEA testing continues in ELA and science classes
August 26: School Pictures and Fall Sports Pictures (Virtual students can come in 2:15-3:15)
September 7: Labor Day (No School)
Attached to this email are the guidelines for spectators to fall sports events. Here are a couple of key points:
- Fans will need to wear a mask and keep six feet apart.
- We are limited to 250 fans for soccer and football. Volleyball games can have 175 fans. We simply ask Tennis and Cross-county fans to safely distance themselves.
- All tickets will be first come, first served.
- Student fans will need to be accompanied by a parent.
We continue to follow all of the recommendations from the IHSAA regarding fall sports. Here is a link to the IHSAA’s documents.
Our competition schedule is available here. This schedule still continues to change as we hear about changes from other schools.
We have multiple ways for you to obtain information regarding what’s happening at GCJHS.
Facebook – Greenfield Central Junior High School
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.
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