School Announcement

Picture Retake Days: November 5 & 6  9am-11am

 


Dear Class of 2021 Parents and Seniors,
This year’s yearbook will face challenges like no other year. We will need more help from everyone to make sure we accurately document these unique times. The most pressing thing at the moment is getting your senior portraits, finding a baby photo, and then and now photos. The deadline to turn these photos in is November 6th.
If you have any yearbook questions, please send an email to the official yearbook email at ghsroyalsyb@gmail.com.  Do not call the front office as they will not be able to answer your questions.
Best regards,
 Martha Dodge
Visual Arts Teacher
HS Yearbook Advisor

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 December 31,2020.  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

 

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SAT School Day Announcement

After much negotiation with the Collegeboard I am happy to announce that we will be offering the SAT school day testing on Tuesday, October 27th.  This test is only being offered to GMHS students in the class of 2021.  The SAT will begin at 7:30am in the Perley school gym.

The only way to register is in person in the guidance office, do not register online via Collegeboard. Only checks will be accepted and should be made out to the Town of Georgetown for $52.00.  The deadline to register is Wednesday, October 14th.

*Testing will adhere to all COVID guidelines and students are required to wear masks to the test and maintain social distancing rules.  GMHS reserves the right to cancel the test due to health concerns or other extenuating circumstances.  Refunds would be given if necessary*

Please contact the guidance office at 978-352-5790 if you have any questions or concerns.

Sincerely,

Julia Robinson


 GYCC  – Campfire Connections At Camp Dennison

  • Friday October 23 6-8:30pm  9th & 10th Grades,  Registration required.

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Community Service

All community service hours from last school year and this summer are due by November 1st.  Community service forms are available on the school website and outside of the Guidance Office.  Please return all completed forms to Mrs. Colten in Guidance.


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.

 


MEAL SERVICE DURING HYBRID LEARNING GMHS

  • As of October 1st breakfast and lunch at GMHS will be available daily for all students free of charge. Monday (no students on campus) Breakfast and lunch pick up will be at GMHS from 7am-9am outside the cafeteria per usual or inside during poor weather. Students will have a grab and go breakfast available to them upon entry of school from 7:00am-7:45am Tuesday-Friday. Lunch will be in the cafeteria per usual during assigned lunch times. Upon dismissal of the school day students will be offered a bagged breakfast and lunch for their remote learning day.

We are encouraging all families to fill out a 2020-2021 MA Application for Free and Reduced Price School Meals for when this program expires.    (Please see attached)

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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

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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

 

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Follow the Royals sports schedules:

https://georgetown.mascores.com/