School Announcement

September 20, 2021
Day 5-White

ADMINISTRATION OF PSAT/NMSQT Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT) will be offered at the Perley School on Wednesday, October 13th at 7:30am

  • 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. Georgetown students may register in the Guidance Office between Monday, September 20th and Monday, October 4th. Only checks will be accepted and should be made out to the Town of Georgetown for $18.00. Given the availability of test booklets, those students who do not register by October 4th will not be allowed to register. *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). 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. Thank you, Julia Robinson Julia Robinson Guidance Director

 

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GYCC

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GiDSMVMEhVRRYwOmDBKtQzYIc05BYt-7/view?usp=sharing

We are hosting 2 events for the new Mountain Bike Club

9/21 in Danvers – Tech bikes/eat pizza/connect with Topsfield Chain Breakers

9/22 at Flatbreads in Gtwn – Presenting to Awesome Georgetown to try to win a $1K micro grant to support the growing club

 

 

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Middle Schoolers, looking to join a club?

Please come to the middle school office if you would like to sign up for one of the following clubs.  Clubs will meet either before or after school.

  • Builders Club
  • MS Jazz Band
  • History Club
  • STEM
  • Diversity Club
  • Student Council
  • Chess Club
  • Anime
  • Yearbook
  • Art Club
  • GSA
  • Drama Club

 

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Save the Date

  • Creativity Showcase 11/6- more info to follow

 

 

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2021 Royals Unite Be Kind Shirts: In honor of National Unity Day,
the Georgetown Community will be coming together on Wednesday, October 20th to show unity for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion and to send a visible message that no child should ever experience bullying. On Wednesday, October 20th wear your Royals Unite shirt to school (or any Royal or Orange shirt you have) to show your support and always remember to Be Kind! The 2021 Royals Unite shirt is on sale now thru September 29th ONLY and will be delivered in time for Unity Day! To purchase your 2021 Unity Shirt click here . Any questions please reach out to Mrs. Pacheco at pachecol@georgetown.k12.ma.us.

 


Drama Announcement

Proposal: Halloween Whittier Birthplace Program

Who and What: 4 actors will portray John Greenleaf Whittier and his siblings. The program will be filmed at the Whittier Birthplace in late September. The actors will read excerpts from Whittier’s spooky tales and poetry. The program will be livestreamed by Haverhill TV on the Thursday before Halloween.

Click here for more info.


 

Click here for the presentation made at the GMHS Open House.

 

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Volunteer Opportunities :

  • The Georgetown Historical Society is looking for volunteers to help with open houses at the Brocklebank Museum on Sunday 9/19 from 12-5 and Sunday 9/26 from 1-5. Anyone interested can email Betsy Moran moran.ejm@verizon.net

 

 

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SENIORS:  This is a reminder that Senior Portraits, Pet Photos, Then & Now Photos, and Younger Years Photos are due on October 15th. All photos should be submitted via Google Forms.

See the attached flyer for more information and the Google Forms links.


 

 

  • Registration Forms:  If you have not done so, please fill out a Registration Form for your child(ren) and return it to the Main Office.  A Registration Form is attached.
  • Handbook Sign off Sheets:  All students are required to read the High School Handbook located on the Georgetown Middle High School website and sign the Handbook sign-off form located on the back of the handbook.  Parents must sign the form as well. Please have your child drop off the form at the Main Office.
  • Attendance:  Attendance is taken for each class. Please be sure to be present for every period of the day. Teachers will be keeping track of students’ attendance and submitting to the main office. If you will not be attending school because you are sick or unable, your parents/caregivers will need to call the school each day, 978-352-5790.

 

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Message from the Nurse:
Dear 
Parents/Guardians:

PHYSICALS: All 7th and 10th graders are required to submit an updated physical.  Students in other grades are encouraged to submit updated physicals as well.

MEDICATION:  Please contact the nurse to schedule medication drop off with completed Dr’s orders forms including Inhalers, Epi Pens and any other medications. Forms can be found on the district website.

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)352-5790 x 2

 

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FOREVER ROYAL

  • All current and former students, players, friends, families, parents, administrators and community leaders, are invited to help pave the way to successful athletic achievement. With the purchase of a personalized, engraved brick, your pride will be permanently set and prominently displayed in the new Royals Rotunda located on the Varsity Baseball Field.Honor your child or family member, recognize a graduation, remember a loved one, show support of an organization, or advertise your business with a purchase of a “Royals Relic” brick. Your purchase will not only become a permanent part of Georgetown High School but will help to support our student athletes for years to come.

 

4” X 8” Brick Paver (3 lines of 20 characters) without clipart $100.00

4” X 8” Brick Paver (3 lines of 12 characters) with clipart $125.00

4” X 8” Brick Paver with custom logo $325.00

8” X 8” Brick Paver (6 lines of 20 characters) without clipart $150.00

8” X 8” Brick Paver (4 lines of 20 characters) with clipart $175.00

8” X 8” Brick Paver with custom logo $500.00

 

Become Forever Royal: https://brickmarkersusa.com/donors/ghs.html

Phase 1 Brick Sales Through 2021;

Phase 1 Project Completion and Brick installation: Spring 2022

 

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Community Service

 

 


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/