School Announcement

Georgetown Youth Community Center News

  • We are launching a new youth council at GYCC! We’d love your help in spreading the word to the PB and GMHS community. We have already identified 5-8 youth from each grade in GMHS. We have not done so at PB. But want to keep this as a  targeted outreach. Ideally we’ll end up with 4-5 youth on this council per grade.Avre Vickers, new to GYCC will be the face of the GYCC Youth Council. He has a ton of experience as a trainer and coach and will be a consistent and supportive leader for our GYCC community!First! We’ll have a kick off meeting on Monday January 25th @ 4PM

    We’ll make introductions to the GYCC team and introduce a regional project called Photovoice. We have someone running this regional program which will be focused on diversity, inclusion and equality.

Please add any YOUTH COUNCIL RECOMMENDATIONS here and share with the kids you think are a good fit for this.

Commitment and Expectations:

1 Year commitment with Monthly Meetings

Opportunity to shape GYCC look/feel/programs

Opportunity to gain volunteer hours

Opportunity to develop and lead fundraisers to raise monies for GYCC programming

 

 

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ADMINISTRATION OF PSAT/NMSQT

Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT) will be offered on Tuesday, January 26th*

This test is a special administration to make-up for having to cancel in October. Therefore, it is only being offered to GMHS students in the class of 2022. The PSAT will begin at 7:30am in the Perley school gym.

Georgetown students may register in the Guidance Office between Monday, January 4th and Friday, January 15th. Only checks will be accepted and should be made out to the Town of Georgetown for $17.00. Given the availability of test booklets, those students who do not register by January 15th will not be allowed to register.

 

Even while school is remote, money can still be dropped off in the guidance office, we are here!

 

*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*

Upon payment of the registration fee, students receive an Official Student Guide containing a complete practice test with answer key and scoring instructions. Any four-function calculator is allowed during the math portion of the test or a graphing calculator (see the approved listing of calculators within the guide).

The PSAT is typically taken by students in their sophomore and/or junior years. It serves as a preview of the College Board’s Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), taken by many college-bound students. This practice test measures verbal, mathematical, and writing abilities. Results for sophomores and juniors are reported to students on an individual basis as well as in relation to nationwide results. The PSAT/NMSQT is the qualifying test for juniors wishing to participate in the scholarship competition of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Only Grade 11 students are eligible to enter the competition for National Merit Scholarships.

When test results are returned, students will receive an online score report which includes the correct answers and their own responses and scores. Once scores are back, the guidance department will hold an assembly to explain the scoring and next steps.

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

 

 

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GMHS Virtual Play

Performances

-M​arch 5 and 6, 2021-LIVE
-These will take place on Zoom and livestreamed
-Tickets will be sold per device

 

 


 

Nurse Info:

  • Please be advised that all students at GMHS are required to have a flu vaccine by 2/28/2021.  This is to prevent a surge of the flu while we are still in the grip of a worldwide pandemic.Thank you to all those who have already sent in proof of the vaccine.

 

 

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Artwork

  • Please pick up artwork from last year in Mrs. Gray’s room. They will be held until the end of the semester, with no guarantees after that! Thank you 🙂

 

 

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  • Midterm Exams – After consulting with the Department Heads and the Faculty Advisory Council, it has been recommended that we do not have mid-year exams this year due to the many factors surrounding the COVID Pandemic, scheduling of the MCAS exam, and PSAT testing. The week planned for testing will be a regular schedule week of classes. January 29 will not be a half day of school but a full-day of school. 

 

 

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Community Service

 

  • This winter, many senior citizens in Georgetown will be looking for help shoveling their walkways/steps after a snow storm. This is a great opportunity to get some community service hours! Please contact Mrs. Colten if you are interested in this opportunity. She will help you get connected to those who are looking for help. coltena@georgetown.k12.ma.us

 

 

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.

 

 

 


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)

 

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HIGH SCHOOL ART HONOR SOCIETY

  • All high school students interested in joining the National Art Honor Society, the high school art club, should send an email to Ms. Dodge at dodgem@georgetown.k12.ma.us. This year the plans are to paint a mural and create an art installation project.

 

 

 

 

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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

 

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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.

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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/