School Announcement

May 25, 2022

 

Grade 8 Parents

 

  • Please return your Cedardale Field Trip Permission slip.  Students were given them on May 25.

 

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MS Awards

 

 

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Message from the nurse

  • As you have seen, covid has not disappeared from our lives.  If your child has any symptoms (congestion or runny nose, cough, fatigue, headache, stomachache or fever) please test your child before sending them to school.  If you need additional tests we can give them to you.If your child develops symptoms during school we will call you and request testing.  We will only test your child with your consent.Masks are not required in school (except for in the health office) but with the rising case numbers the school nurses are advocates of mask-wearing.  We have plenty of masks available if needed.Also, we are dealing with cases of Flu A in school.  You can request a flu test from your doctor as well as a covid test.  If your child tests positive for either flu or covid please inform your school nurse.  It is very helpful information.Thanks for all your cooperation during these trying year(s)!!

 


 

Cheer Tryouts

  • Georgetown Varsity Cheerleading Tryouts! June 7, 8 & 9, 3-5 pm in the large gym. Open to current 7th-11th graders. Please reach out to Coach Tracy Wood at tracywood.gtwn@gmail.com if you have any questions.

 


 

Jeans for Troops

  • The Jeans for Troops fundraiser is this Thursday, May 26th. Students and staff should wear blue jeans in honor of Memorial Day to support the GI Go Fund. Students and staff are asked to donate $1-$5 to wear jeans to school. You can donate online here. The event is sponsored by the Middle School Student Council & the High School Key Club. In-person donation drop off locations are in Mrs. Lee’s room on the first floor, Mr. Corbett’s room on the second floor and in Ms. Magurie-Stirk and Mr. Schruender’s room on the third floor.

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Garden Club Fundraiser

  • The Garden Club is hosting a Fill-A-Planter fundraiser on May 26 after school from 2:15-3:15 in Mrs. Gray’s art room (1170). Bring any planter or flower pot or container 8 inches or smaller, we provide the dirt and plants! You can choose from 4 different types of plants, which we will plant for you! This fundraiser is donation-based and we accept cash. Celebrate spring with a new indoor plant!

 

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High School YEARBOOK NEWS

Capture the memories with Digital Yearbook Signing Pages!

One of the best parts about the yearbook experience is the notes and signatures from friends.  Now, with Digital Yearbook Signing Pages, all students have the opportunity to take part in that tradition with a fun, free, interactive experience that results in a permanent keepsake.

 It’s free to all students and is a great way to bring our school community together and remember this historic school year!

Click on the link to get started  https://yearbooksigning.jostens.com/home

Check out this video to see how it works.  Get started today at yearbooksigning.jostens.com!

Seniors, Purchase your yearbook before you graduate!

https://www.jostens.com/yearbooks/students-and-parents/about-yearbooks

 

 


Slide Show for 8th Graders

8th Grade Families!  Please submit photos of your 8th grade student for the Graduation Slide Show by Tuesday May 31st! You may include sports/family/funny/friends/formal photos- any photos you like!  Please try to add them to your child’s dropbox folder here (they are alphabetical by FIRST name):

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/34ywx8jmpgcksos/AACMrtKVcGeim1PrHZTZmuD7a?dl=0

Any questions or problems, email becca.omalley@gmail.com. Thank you!

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Class of 2023

  • The Class of 2023 is looking for donations to help with the tradition of having Senior breakfast on Wednesday June 1st. Please see Sign Up Genius and THANK you in advance!!! Class of 2023

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B094AACAE2CA0FE3-class

 

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“Forever Royal” Brick Project – Check out the article and purchase your brick.

https://www.newburyportnews.com/sports/georgetown-baseball-unveils-forever-royal-brick-project/article_bb637500-c995-11ec-a6c0-273501f2bd94.html?fbclid=IwAR1ymKQwX0AE0bjUKK7LRuDT9up5Vl5iDaxvu7FUS0hU7NlYQaQmjJkPcHs

https://brickmarkersusa.com/donors/ghs.html

 

 


 

 

Georgetown Girls High School summer soccer

  • Georgetown Girls High School summer soccer is returning this summer!  Girls entering 8th grade in the fall and current high school players are encouraged to participate.  Games will be held on Tuesday and Thursday nights (one home and one away) and begin on Tuesday, June 21st thru Thursday, August 4th.  A small fee per player is TBD.  If interested in participating, please email kerrystauss@verizon.net

 

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Georgetown Boys High School summer soccer

  • Georgetown Boys High School summer soccer is returning this summer!  Boys entering 8th grade in the fall and current high school players are welcome to participate.  Games will be held on Monday and Wednesday nights (one home and one away) and begin on Monday June 20th thru Wednesday  August 3rd. A small fee per player is TBD.  If interested in participating, please email trajack29@yahoo.com

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At Home COVID Testing Opt Ins – Parent Guardian Link 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1YJWRQnPoZHxiZO7S-RC1jCifNJxoyRAK/view?usp=sharing

 

 

 


 

MCAS Dates- Please mark your calendars

  • Grade 10
    • Biology and Introductory Physics (Grade 10 and honors grade 9) – Session 1 – June 7
    • Biology and Introductory Physics (Grade 10 and honors grade 9) – Session 2 – June 8

 

 


 

 

Community Service

 

  • iCan Bike Camp in Groton, MA is looking for volunteers to help children ages eight and up, as well as teens and adults with special needs, to learn how to ride a two‑wheel bike. Each camper needs two volunteers to assist them in learning this skill. Volunteers need to be at least 14 years old. Camp takes place over April Vacation at Lawrence Academy in Groton, MA.  Check their website for more details.

 

The 40 hour community service graduation requirement has been reduced to 25 hours for the class of 2022.  Please see Mrs. Colten in Guidance for suggestions for volunteer opportunities.

  •  All senior community service hours are due by Friday, May 13th at 2:15pm. 

 


 

  • 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:

We will begin our annual screenings for students in Grades 7 & 10 for Height/Weight/Vision and Hearing in March 2022.  If I have a physical dated in the last 13 months and this information is on there then your child will not be re-screened.  If you have any questions please reach out to me via email. Heather Shupenko <shupenkoh@georgetown.k12.ma.us>


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

 

 

 


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. Pacheco at pachecol@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/