School Announcement

Attention ALL PARENTS of the Class of 2021 **

Georgetown Royals Sports Boosters is sponsoring “Congratulations Class of 2021” lawn signs for every senior, which will be delivered to your student by a GHS teacher, coach or staff member!  Deliveries will be by appointment, and will take place over the weekend of May 7th – May 9th.

These signs are gifted by the Boosters, but you must sign up on their website:

https://www.georgetownrsb.com/

The deadline to sign up is Monday, April 26th.

One lawn sign is provided free for each senior, but additional lawn signs for family, friends, or community businesses may also be purchased by donation on that same form.

Thank you to the Georgetown Royals Sports Boosters for this generous support of our Class of 2021!

 

—————

 

Changed Guidance for Travel

  • Massachusetts has changed the wording on their travel guidance from a “requirement” to an “advisory”. This means that testing and quarantine is a recommendation only. The Georgetown schools will not be collecting negative tests for travel going forward. However, if your child is symptomatic or has had a known exposure to covid-19 then testing and quarantine is mandatory.

https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-travel-advisory

QUESTIONS:  Any Medical Questions- please contact the school nurse Heather Shupenko shupenkoh@georgetown.k12.ma.us  (978)352-5798 x 3025

——-

Spring sports 2021 information.

What Sports are offered in the Spring Season?

Varsity & JV Baseball, Varsity & JV Softball, Varsity & JV Girls Lacrosse, Competition Cheer

No Middle School Track 

-Boys Grades 9-12 Boys Lax Co-Op with Triton https://www.familyid.com/organizations/triton-regional-school-district-2

 

When is the 1st day of Tryouts?

Monday, April 26th

 

When Can I register?

April 1st Open Registration for High School students.

April 5th Open Registration for Middle School students.

 

What do I need to do to be able to participate on day one?

 

  • Confirm you have an updated physical (done in the last 13 months and submitted to school)
  • At least the first installment.  Checks payable to Town of Georgetown (User fees are in the google form)

 

Can Middle School Students sign up for High School Sports?

Middle School students can sign up for High School Sports in the event there is a need for the JV roster to be filled. High School students will begin the registration process on April 1st and we will open registration to Middle School students April 5th.

For more information click here. (Coach contact info, sport modifications, what ifs)

 


Please Support the Class of 2021

  • $21 for the 2021s.  The senior class of 2021 has missed out on pretty much their entire senior year. Most
    have not seen each other in person since last March. They have also not had the
    opportunity to do any fundraising. Thus, we are asking for your help. For more info click here.

 


 

 

 

Graduation Ceremony Priority Seating Raffle for Class of 2021!!!

  • Available to GHS Class of 2021 families only, Buy tickets by May 15th for a chance to guarantee priority seating at the graduation ceremony! All proceeds will be used for senior celebration activities for Class of 2021 being coordinated by the Senior Celebration Committee. See attached flyer for details. Ticket #s will be emailed to you and drawing will be held on May 17th. To buy tickets electronically email GtownSeniorClass@gmail.com and send Venmo payment to @Class-of-2021Raffle Ticket Prices:
    $ 10.00 → 1 ticket
    $ 15.00 → 2 tickets
    $ 20.00 → 4 tickets
    $ 40.00 → 10 tickets
    $ 75.00 → 25 tickets
    $ 100.00→ 50 tickets

 

 


Middle School Yearbook

  • Online ordering for the  has been activated.  The cost is $18.00.  Please go to the Barksdale website www.barksdalephoto.com to place your order using the access code: 1001497YB.  Deadline to order is April 20, 2021

Thank you to everyone who sent in photos.  Don’t miss out on being in the middle school yearbook!  This is a strange year and we are trying to make the most of it.  Please help us pack the yearbook with lots of great pictures.  Send us your favorite recent pictures:  I will not be able to include all the adorable photos from years past.

  • Whose chin is that??
  • Pictures with your pet
  • Playing an instrument
  • Remote pictures
  • Hobby picture
  • Candids
  • Snow Day pictures
  • Sports pictures

Upload your photos for the yearbook

https://barksdale.pixami.com/1001497/home3/PhotoPost.jsp?ID=YLX6WAT4YFNO.  Please make sure you label your pictures (especially the baby pictures for the 8th grade.)

 

———–

 

 

 

 

YEARBOOK PARENT MESSAGES

—————————–

MCAS Dates

  • 5/11 and 5/12- grade 10 ELA
  • 5/18 and 5/19- grade 8 STE
  • 5/25 and 5/26- grade 10 Math
  • 6/1 and 6/2- grade 9 Bio
  • 6/3 and 6/4- grade 7 and 8 ELA
  • 6/8 and 6/9- grade 7 and 8 Math

 

——————————

 

 

 

Dues for Class of 2021

  • We are not currently collecting dues at this time, we’ll let you know if anything changes

 

—————-

Dues for Class of 2022

  • $35 payable to Town of Georgetown
  • Give to one of the officers or Mrs. Schwarzkopf
  • (These funds are used for senior celebration events)

 


 

 

Dues for Class of 2023

  • Class dues this year will be $35, payable to the Town of Georgetown. These are due by March 1.
  • The dues can be given to any of your class officers (Ben Guertin, Leah Hyman, Talia Mendola, or Logan Corriveau) or to Ms. Maguire-Stirk in rm. 3090 on the third floor across from the elevator.
  • If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to your class officers or Ms. Maguire-Stirk.

 

———————————-

 

Dues for Class of 2024:

  • $35 payable to Town of Georgetown
  • You can give checks to any officer or Ms. Rossi (rm 2285) or Mrs. Sanderson (rm 1114)

 

 

———–

 

 

Community Service

 

Socially Distant Community Service Project Ideas

  • Help a neighbor out! Painting, yard work, or repair items outside of the home.
  • Start a fundraiser for a cause that inspires you! (collect clothing, canned goods etc. to donate)
  • Clean up trash in your neighborhood or a local park.
  • Deliver meals, groceries etc. to homebound people.
  • Know a senior citizen in town? Call them to check-in, see if they need any help!
  • Volunteer at a local food pantry.
  • Offer dog walking services to those who need help walking their pets.

 

 

 

——————

Attendance Reminders

1.  Students should login 5 minutes before the 1st scheduled class

2.  If your student is scheduled to be in-school but is logging on remotely, please contact the main office and teachers


Messages from the Nurse

  • PHYSICALS: All 7th and 10th graders are required to submit an updated physical.

  • MEDICATION:  Please contact the nurse to schedule medication drop off with completed Dr’s orders forms including Inhalers, Epi Pens and any other medications.

  • FLU:  Flu shots are required by February 28,2021.  Please send a copy of the immunization form to the nurse.

  • TRAVEL:  If you have plans to travel out of state please reach out to me for return to school plan and updated state requirements.

  • QUESTIONS:  Any Medical Questions- please contact the school nurse Heather Shupenko shupenkoh@georgetown.k12.ma.us  (978)352-5798 x 3025

 

—————————————–

Royals Gear

  • Never a bad time to get some Royals apparel!
  • Follow the link below: USERNAME: Royals PASSWORD: Athletics20

https://ptsteam.com/index.php?route=product/category&path=2974


ITEMS DROPPED OFF:  

 

  • Parents and caregivers must wear a mask before entering the building and are asked to leave the item(s) in a cart located outside the main office window. Please make sure all items are clearly labeled with your student’s name. The main office secretary will notify the student to pick-up their belongings.  Please note that an all-call is made throughout the school at 10:42 a.m. and the students will pick up their item.  We do not interrupt classes for individual students.

 

Dismissals

  • The reasons for excusing dismissals will follow the same guidelines that are set forth for absences.  Any student who is going to be dismissed must turn in a note to the office the morning of the dismissal or can be emailed to dismissals@geogetown.k12.ma.us.   The note must be signed by a parent/guardian, and must state the time and the specific reason for the dismissal.  Any dismissals that do not meet the guidelines that are set forth by the state regulations will result in an unexcused absence.  Dismissals via a phone call can only be accepted for emergency situations.  All dismissals due to illness must go through the school nurse.
  • Any student who gets dismissed before 11:00 a.m. and does not return to school will be counted as absent, and will not be eligible for that day’s co-curricular events.  In addition, dismissals that do not meet the criteria for excused absences will not be excused, resulting in the loss of participation in co-curricular events for that day.  Any dismissals due to illness also preclude the student’s participation in co-curricular activities.

————————————–

Schoology- Schoology is the GMHS learning management system (LMS). Schoology is where you can go to access announcements from teachers, assignments, and assessments. The tech team will be working with different groups of students over the next few weeks to train and coach them with Schoology.

 

Tech Tips and Common Tech Questions:

  1. Your Schoology username is your school email address.

  2. You can reset your own Schoology password at any time by going to www.Schoology.com and click the forgot password. Follow the instructions to reset it using your School email address.

  3. Your classes are preloaded for you in Schoology. You do not need any access codes to see them. If they are not, please reach out to Ms. Marchett or Mrs. Schwarzkopf to assist you.

  4. If you change your schedule for any reason, Schoology will reflect your schedule changes the next school day automatically.

  5. Schoology parent access is coming in the next week or so. Stay tuned for more information regarding parental access.

  6. The Zoom links for your classes will also be posted in your Schoology course page.

  7. Please see the training videos posted on the Principal’s Blog and the GMHS website for more information on Schoology, Portal, and Google.

  8. If downloading an app from self service and you get a pinwheel try again later. It means we are out of licenses for the app and need to reload. We are aware when this happens so you do not have to tell us.

  9. If you are bringing your own device from home and would like to purchase self service please go here to do so. Once you have paid for self service please email Mr. Swaim at swaimp@georgetown.k12.ma.us to arrange for the installation.

 

If you assistance with Schoology or other tech related concerns, please reach out to Ms. Marchetti at Marchettil@georgetown.k12.ma.us  or Mrs. Schwarzkopf at schwarzkopfs@georgetown.k12.ma.us

—————————————————————————————————————

StudentPlus and ParentPlus

ParentPlus and StudentPlus are GMHS’s online student information systems.  Student

schedules and grades are posted to your student’s private account.  Families who do not have internet access

should call the Main Office at (978) 352-5790 to make arrangements to pick up

student reports.  ParentPlus and StudentPlus Portal can be accessed

through the GMHS website at https://www.gssapp.org/GeorgetownPublicSchools/gmhs/  Select the “Schools” menu and then “Georgetown Middle/High School”, on the left hand side of the page under “Quick Links” is the

“Student/Parent Portal”.

If any student needs assistance with their school email or accessing the portal, please contact

see Mr. Swaim in the library  swaimp@georgetown.k12.ma.us

If any student or parent needs a password reset- please contact Alysha Morgan morgana@georgetown.k12.ma.us   or Laura Johnson @ johnsonl@georgetown.k12.ma.us

 

——————————————————————-

Follow the Royals sports schedules:

https://georgetown.mascores.com/