Principal’s Update May 24, 2021

It has been a wild year with lots of hiccups along the way, and we have enjoyed educating your children through it all!  We are proud to have been in session every day, (with the exception of the hybrid schedule before and after Christmas break.)  Our teachers and students persevered and deserve to be praised for their hard work.  Have a great summer!


Mrs. Janet Leonard, Student Services secretary, is retiring at the end of the year.  She has been a great team member in the office area and she will be missed.  We hope Mrs. Leonard gets to enjoy her time with her grandchildren.  

Congratulations to Mr. Bill Hacker, who will be retiring at the end of this school year. Mr. Hacker dedicated 31 years to Greenfield-Central Schools as a coach, Language Arts teacher and PE teacher. We wish Mr. Hacker all the best in his retirement!


Lunch Menu

8th Grade Hypnotist Show Info 

Greenfield Fire Teen Academy Info

Hancock County Library Teen Reading Challenge


  1. All students must turn in the iPad, keyboard, and iPad charger on Wednesday. If you have lost or damaged your charger, please purchase a replacement from a local store. It must be a 12 watt iPad charger.
  1. Our end-of-the-year awards will be virtual this spring. Teachers are recording short videos and we will show them to students and give out awards in class.  We will post them on our web page at the end of the week.
  2. 2020-2021 Yearbooks are available for sale from Mr. Stutesman for $30. Students who have purchased a yearbook will be given an opportunity to come together to sign others’ yearbooks.  

Current 7th Grade Student Information

1. We have some exciting summer programs available to rising 7th and 8th graders.  

Space is limited. Registration closes TODAY. 

2. This is an example of what an 8th grade schedule might look like for next school year (not necessarily in this order).  We are going back to 7 periods in our school day and students will be on one of two teacher teams.  All students will take the four core classes of English, Math, Science, and U.S. History.  Students will have some flexibility with the remaining related arts classes.  Please keep in mind that our English and Math support classes will be added to schedules as needed.  

  1. Math
  2. ELA
  3. Science
  4. US History
  5. Prep for College & Careers/Health (1 semester each)
  6. FACT (FACS, Art, Computers, Technology Education) 9 weeks each
  7. Advanced PE/Personal Finance (1 semester each)   

The following classes will replace the spots 7,6,5, in that order: Band, Choir, Orchestra, Spanish I, Lab Classes, RTI or other Pull-out classes.

Current 8th Grade Student Information

See attachment with more information about the Hypnotist show on Friday.  Students can still buy tickets this week, but must purchase tickets prior to Friday.

If your child is taking high school PE this summer, she/he will keep her/his ipad until the end of summer school. We will still check the device for damage at the end of the school year.

Summer School at GCHS begins June 1.  Information for students enrolled in Summer School will be sent through Google Classroom and to students’ email.

Virtual School Information

Device Collection- Virtual Students will have a drive-thru drop off May 25th, 4-6pm.  Students will need to turn off their passcode to the iPad and sign out of their Apple ID on the device prior to drop off.

Device Collection  May 25th 4 – 6pm – Door 9

1. Enter from Franklin Street and drive around to the back side of the building, by the football field.  

2. Pull up along the curb at Door 9 and staff will be there to collect the device.

3. Once the device has been collected, exit South onto McClarnan Road.

Upcoming Dates:

May 25: Virtual School students turn in iPads

May 26: In-person students turn in iPads

May 27: Last Student Day

Athletic Department:

Here is a link to GC Summer Camps

Any student who plans to participate in summer workouts, conditioning, open gym, etc, or who plans to participate in athletics during the 2021-22 school year, needs to turn in a new athletic physical.  The physical must be on the IHSAA athletic physical form and be dated on/after April 1, 2021.  If the physical meets these requirements, it will be valid for the entire 2021-22 school year.

Additionally, new RankOne online forms must be submitted for the 2021-22 school year.  Those forms will be available online within the next 7-10 days.

Things to do this summer:

Summer 2021— Free and Low Cost Activities

Hancock County Public Library Summer Reading Program

  • “Tails and Tales”
  • June 1 – August 1
  • Programs for children, teens, and adults
  • Performers, school-aged programs, and storytimes available in June and July
  • All programs are free
  • For more information, please call (317) 462-5141 ext. 238 or visit online at
  • Check the Bookmobile’s calendar at or its Twitter account for the
  • latest schedule information.

Riley Pool – Greenfield

  • Free Swim
  • Thursday and Sunday from 5:00-7:00pm
  • Daily rate and pool passes also available
  • May 26th –July 31st
  • Children age 10 and under MUST be accompanied by someone age 16 or older
  • Pool, splash pad, waterslide, play structure

Stillinger’s Sunset Movie Series

  • A free, family-friendly monthly event
  • Located in the field behind Stillinger’s Funeral Home
  • 1780 W. Main St., Greenfield
  • Gates open at 7:30pm, Movie starts at dusk, Series kickoff is May 29th
  • Tickets required and available at Sunset Summer Movie Series

Bentley’s Buddies & Friends

  • June 8 & 10 — 9:00am-12noon — Grades K-3
  • June 15 & 17 — 9:00am-12noon — Grades 4-8
  • Registration is limited to 10 participants per day
  • Cost is by donation
  • Face masks required
  • 1220 W. Main St. Suite C. Greenfield
  • (317) 318-2230 or (317) 642-7707
  • Call to Register

Greenfield Parks and Recreation Dept.

  • All city parks and Pennsy Trail are free of charge to play and walk
  • Dawn to Dusk

Hancock County Community Night

  • Safety Awareness Event
  • July 21, 5:00 – 8:00pm
  • Hancock County Fairgrounds, 620 Apple St.,
  • Greenfield Police and Fire Department demonstrations — SWAT, K9, Hazardous
  • Materials Response, vehicle extrication, hose streams for kids, smoke houses, and more. There will be bounce houses, door prize giveaways, free food. free school supplies and backpacks.
  • FREE

Hancock County Teen Police Academy

  • June 14-18, 2021 8:00am-4:00pm Lunch provided
  • Held at Greenfield-Central High School 810 N. Broadway, Greenfield
  • Applicants must be 13-17 years of age and have no criminal record
  • The teen academy will follow all CDC guidelines
  • For further information, contact Capt. Bridget Foy at 317-477-1147

The Indianapolis Children’s Museum & The Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience

  • 3000 North Meridian St., Indianapolis
  • First Thursday of each month from 4:00-8:00 pm
  • $6 per person
  • Youth under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Limited capacity — Online and advance tickets are encouraged
  • Social distancing and face masks are required
  • (317) 334-4000 or 1-800-820-6214

Hancock County 4-H fair June 18 -June 25, 2021

  • Free general admission

Newfields (formerly Indianapolis Art Museum)

  • First Thursday of each month, 11:00am-8:00pm
  • Free general admission, Advance tickets are required
  • Face masks are required

COVID-19 Information:

If your child is home sick or is a close contact, we have asked teachers to continue to have their live classes in google meet, when possible.  Make sure your child logs in from home for each class, according to their schedule. Some classes may just have simple instructions for the assignment, while others may be live for the whole period.  

Please remind your child the importance of washing hands and wearing a mask over his/her mouth and nose while at school.  We want to keep everyone safe and healthy.

If someone in your home is waiting for COVID test results, call our office and keep your child home until the results come back.

The COVID-19 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
  • Congestion
  • Cough or shortness of breath (especially new onset, uncontrolled cough)
  • Diarrhea, nausea, 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.

*If your child or someone in the household is waiting for test results, please do not send the children to school.

Should your student or someone in the household test positive for COVID-19, we ask that you notify us as soon as possible.

You may call the dedicated GC COVID-positive test result line at

(317) 477-4116 (this is a dedicated voicemail box and is not answered by school personnel) or email [email protected].

Please leave your student’s name, date of birth, date of test, and your telephone number and email address. A GC nurse will be in contact with you as soon as possible following notification.

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. 


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


Twitter- @GCJHS_principal

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Instagram– gc_jhs

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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Dan Jack
PrincipalGreenfield Central Junior High SchoolTwitter: @GCJHS_principal

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