Principal’s Update 12/14
We wish you a very healthy and
Meal distribution opportunity over break
A day of love and caring
- Weekly lesson plans posted by teachers.
- This morning, we were notified of a positive COVID case. We were pleased to verify that, due to our hybrid schedule, the number of close contacts is significantly smaller than past cases!
- This is semester exam week! If your child is home due to contact tracing, he/she should have information from teachers about how to take each assessment.
- If you requested a change of placement for your child for second semester, you will receive a verification in the mail this week.
- In a time where food security is a true concern for many, we want to continue to assist our families this holiday season. In partnership with the transportation department, we will be distributing meal kits directly to our families homes over Winter Break to help ensure our students have access to food and support their overall health and wellness.
This at home meal kit delivery service will provide families with 5 breakfasts and 5 lunches per week for each ENROLLED G-C student living in the household. At this time, meal kits are not available for siblings and/or other children in the household that do not attend G-C schools. Meals will be delivered on a G-C school bus and brought directly to the home’s door step. This service will be provided each week of Winter Break; meal kits will be delivered on Tuesday, December 22 and Tuesday, December 29.
Attached you will find a letter explaining the program. Families will have until the end of business on Thursday, December 17 to request a meal kit using this form: https://forms.gle/QZKWtTgSBUXGcEN48
- If you have a child who is quarantined (either as a close contact or someone who had the virus), please make sure they are engaging in their classes while they are gone. Everyone should log into their google classroom according to the daily schedule, when at home, unless they are too sick to work.
Virtual School Information
The move to a hybrid schedule does not affect your child’s schedule. Everything is status quo for virtual school students.
- If you are having technology trouble, email our tech team at [email protected]
- All students should be logged into Google classroom every day. We ask parents to check Powerschool and help to encourage your child to log in to Google Classroom daily, and complete all assigned work. Here is the daily schedule for students.
- Families of Virtual Algebra students: please be watching for an email to register for second semester Algebra.
December 17: Semester Exams Last names A-K
December 18: Semester Exams Last names L-Z
December 21-January 1: Winter Break (No School)
January 4: School Resumes
Need assistance with a class? We encourage you to reach out to your teachers if you need some help with a class. Other options might include:
- Math tutoring after school each Monday and Tuesday from 3:30-4:30.
- Please reach out to your school counselor for a copy of the corporation
- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology’s Ask Rose tutoring services 7pm.-10pm, Sunday through Thursday 1-877-275-7673 or AskRose.org.
- Indiana Retired Teachers Association, 1pm.-5pm., Tuesday through
1. Greenfield Central Jr. High spectator limits for winter sports: Only parents/guardians will be allowed to attend home athletic events. Spectators must wear masks at all times. Admission remains $4/person. Concession sales will be limited to drinks and candy, which are all pre-packaged items. Please maintain distance from other households.
2. Information about the GCJH swim team, organized through GCAT, will be available soon. Questions can be directed to Coach Nagel ([email protected])
3. Our competition schedule is available here. This schedule still continues to change: http://gcjhsathletics.weebly.com/team-schedules.html
4. Contact Mr. Jeff Sincroft with any ECA/Athletics questions. [email protected]
The COVID-19 Parent Screening for Parents provided by the Indiana State Department of Health lists the following symptoms that will result in a student being sent home, or signal for a parent to keep a student home:
- Temperature of 100 or chills
- Sore throat
- Runny nose
- Cough or shortness of breath (especially new onset, uncontrolled cough)
- Diarrhea, nausea or vomiting, abdominal pain
- Headache (particularly new onset of severe headache, especially with fever)
- New loss of taste or smell
- This list does not include all possible symptoms. Other symptoms may be considered when determining when a student should stay home.
Symptomatic students or staff members may return to work/school per the ISDH Return to School Guidance. The simplified version is that symptomatic students and staff may return when:
- Symptoms are improved for 24 hours, fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing agents, and a negative COVID-19 test. Documentation of the negative test is required.
- Ten days have passed since the onset of symptoms, symptoms have improved for 24 hours, and fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing agents. No documentation is required from a healthcare provider.
- Alternate diagnosis given by a healthcare provider. Documentation from the provider must give a return date and state that his/her illness was “not related to COVID-19” or “Cleared to return to school/work”.
If a student or staff member is identified as a close contact to a non-GC related confirmed COVID-19 positive case (for example, spouse, grandparent, non-GC co-worker, etc.), documentation must be provided by a health department or healthcare provider indicating the first date of return. GC is not responsible for initiating or conducting contact tracing on non-GC related exposure. This documentation must have the student or employee’s name on it and their earliest return to work/school date.
If your student 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.
We have multiple ways for you to obtain information regarding what’s happening at GCJHS.
Facebook – Greenfield Central Junior High School
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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