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13
Aug
0

GHS Visitor Policy

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Please read the attached visitor policy. We appreciate everyone's cooperation as we continue to take necessary measures to keep our students and staff safe. Remember everyone must wear a mask to enter the building. Thank you!

  GHS Visitor Policy Continue reading
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13
Aug
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Student Drop Off/Pick Up Practices

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All-

Linked below is a copy of yesterday's school messenger about updated parking lot procedures.  You have done a great job in the parking lots so far...thanks so much!

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12
Aug
0

Canvas Parent Accounts

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Linked below are instructions for parents on setting up a Canvas account:

Parent Instructions

How to Add Additional Students to a Parent Account Continue reading
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05
Aug
0

First Day of School!

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Good evening. Just a reminder that school begins tomorrow at 7:30 am. All Students:  Please log into PowerSchool this evening or in the morning to view your schedule because there have been many changes since schedule pickup. Traditional/In-Person Student:  Please write down your locker combination to help tomorrow go well. Also, all drivers should allow extra time and show patience as we get everyone in and out of the school lots safely. Distance Learning Students: You should log into Canvas and each class to access the livestream link from home. If Canvas is not working, teachers should have emailed you the link. We hope you had a great summer and we look forward to seeing you in the morning! Continue reading
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05
Aug
0

PTO Information

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The GCHS PTO needs your help!  Please consider joining the PTO to help support our students and staff.  Joining the PTO does not obligate you to volunteer and is only $10 and two simple steps!
  1. Pay your membership fee.  Go to www.paypal.com.  Select send, and send your $10 payment to:  317-696-4731 OR greenwoodcommhspto@gmail.com.  In the notes, please indicate PTO.  Select paying a friend.  A small fee applies if you are paying thru PayPal.  You may also send cash or check payable to GCHS PTO to school, Attention:  Karen Busch.
  1. Use this link to complete your membership form:  
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe0ElGeILNIALUA_tUtfK_fbwVy9Ksxwk9NlPMxq-ZXe1yj6g/viewform?usp=sf_link

If you join before Friday, September 4th (by paper or online) will be entered to win a $50 Amazon gift card! Thank you for your support! Watch for announcements on when PTO meetings will be held each month. 

The GCHS PTO Continue reading
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30
Jul
0

Student Computer Update

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Parents/Guardians-

Thank you to all the students and families that have picked up your student computer or are bringing one from home (cannot be a cell phone) for the 2020-2021 school year.  Please bring those computers, fully-charged, on the first day of school.  For those of you who still need a device and have not picked one up:

*Traditional, In-Person Students:  You will receive your computer during the first day of school.  You are expected to then bring it, fully-charged, each day.

*Distance Learning Students:  The technology department will hold an in-person pick-up on Tuesday, August 4th, from 9 am to 12 pm inside the high school main entry.

Please remember, a cell phone cannot be used a student's device.  Thank you for your time and effort! Continue reading
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23
Jul
0

Freshman Orientation Video

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Linked below is the freshman orientation video that was sent home via school messenger yesterday.  We're looking forward to the school year and we hope you are too!

Freshman Orientation Video Continue reading
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16
Jul
0

Graduation Livestream Link

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The link for the 2020 GHS Graduation Livestream is below:

https://youtu.be/orT3S4PXM28

Thanks and congratulations to the Class of 2020! Continue reading
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16
Jul
0

Medication Practice-Change

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Good afternoon Parents and guardians of Greenwood High School students. This is a message from the nurse at the high school clinic. Please be advised there will be NO AM medications administered at school this school year due to COVID-19. These meds will need to be administered prior to arrival. If you have a student that takes a daily medication or emergency medication please call our clinic at 317-889-4014 to leave a message or speak with a nurse regarding arranging a time to drop off and sign for medications. The nurses will be present Monday July 20, Tuesday the 21st and Wednesday the 22nd, from 8am-11am and 12-3pm. We will have the parent/guardian call the clinic upon arrival and the nurse will meet you outside at your vehicle to pick up medication and fill out paperwork. If possible please bring a pen with you to sign for the medication being dropped off. Please feel free to contact the clinic (317-889-4014) with any questions or concerns you may have. Have a wonderful day! Continue reading
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15
Jul
0

Distance Learning Deadline & Classes Excluded

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This is a reminder to all GHS students and families that the deadline to enroll in the distance learning option is this Friday, July 17th. If you plan to enroll in the distance learning program, contact Todd Garrison, Principal, at tgarrison@gws.k12.in.us. Please provide the name of the student, grade, and a working phone number. 

As indicated in our plan, there are several courses GHS will not be able to offer through distance learning. This list is subject to change. 

AP Chemistry

Art (2D, 3D)

Band

Cadet Teaching

Ceramics

Choir

Construction

Nutrition and Wellness (Foods I & II)

ICE/Co-op/Internships

PE, APC, Weights

Peer

Photography

Theatre (Theatre Arts, Advanced Theatre)

Yearbook

Lastly, students opting for the distance learning program will not be able to enroll in Central Nine (C9). All C9 programs are being taught "in-person" with no virtual option. Students enrolled in C9 must also report to GHS for classes. Thank you.  Continue reading
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12
Jul
0

Graduation Updates

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Senior students and parents.

We are excited to graduate the Class of 2020 this Friday evening, and we appreciate your support as we attempt to comply with the ever-changing restrictions on small and large gatherings. With that in mind, we have been required to make several changes to this Friday's ceremony. 

Linked below you will find an updated version of our commencement plan. Please read and be prepared to follow the changes. We cannot stress enough how fortunate we are to be able to bring this class together and allow at least three guests to be in attendance. We ask for your patience and compliance in executing our plan. 

Thank you, and we'll see you this Friday evening, on the football field, at 8:30pm. 

Graduation Updates

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09
Jul
0

July 9 Message

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Parents/Guardians-

Please watch the linked video below for a follow-up on the GHS roadmap to re-entry in which we elaborate on ideas and address the questions we received regarding the roadmap.

Thank you for your time and all you do for your children and our school community!

GHS Roadmap Video

-GHS Administration Continue reading
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08
Jul
0

Student Technology Device Information/Form

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A copy of yesterday's message from the District Technology Team:

As we prepare for next school year with COVID restrictions in place, we have to ensure every student has access to his/her own device at school and at home.  You have the option to rent a computer from the school corporation or bring your own (per specifications below).  If you choose to bring your own, you will receive a credit of $88 on your instructional fees.  Please submit the form below, once per student, to indicate your device access choice.  Thank you!

https://forms.gle/n5CShYPx2Be1gmbH6
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08
Jul
0

Registration/Schedule Pick-Up

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Welcome Greenwood Families

This is an exciting, yet challenging time in all of our lives, and we are well aware of the vast responsibility we have in helping your child to reach his/her potential both educationally (in-person and/or online) and socially. Hopefully, you have had a chance to read the Greenwood High School Roadmap that was emailed on 7/6/20. This roadmap was created to help you  understand how schools and families can work together during this unprecedented time. This year will not have the freshmen/new student orientation meeting instead we send a video with the relevant and important information later this month.

Registration Information

This year registration will take place entirely online beginning July 1. There will be computer access at the high school if you are in need of a computer. For students who live outside of our district and are not currently enrolled in Greenwood Schools, please complete the online Transfer/Non-Resident Student application. Upon registration, a minimum $50 payment will be required/accepted or you may pay your entire fee.   Payment may be made online through https://www.ezschoolpay.com.  There is a small service fee when using the online payment feature. We are requiring every student to have a computer/laptop/tablet (device) whether school issued or his/her personal device. Cell phones are NOT considered an approved device.  Visit our website to find registration forms along with other information that you may want to view before the first day of school: http://gws.k12.in.us   

Schedule Pick-Up


10th, 11th and 12th graders:

         Schedule Pick-up

         Thursday, July 23rd 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

         Friday, July 24th   7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

9th graders:

         Schedule Pick-up and time to explore the building

Monday, July 27th 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Suggested Times for 9th graders: Last Name Beginning with: 

7:30 a.m.  - 8:45 a.m. A-G

9:00 a.m.  -10:15 a.m. H-Q

10:15 a.m. -11:30 a.m. R-Z

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. All

College Application Kick-Off (seniors only) 

12th grade students are invited to attend a College Application Kick-off from. This event will take place on Tuesday, July 28th from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm at the High School in room LGI 1. Topics for the event will include College Applications, Requesting Transcripts, Financial Aid and Scholarships. The Lilly Endowment Scholarship application will open at the end July and this event is a wonderful opportunity to familiarize yourself with this amazing opportunity. Participants will be socially distanced and mask wearing is encouraged. This information will be made available electronically after the event takes place. Participants should register at  https://forms.gle/j6i8b1hCCotzq8Sk6 Continue reading
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07
Jul
0

GCSC/GHS Roadmaps to Re-entry

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Hello GHS families. We hope everyone is enjoying your summer. To be brief, you will find the following information in this email:
  1. GCSC (corporation) re-entry roadmap (attached)
  2. GHS re-entry roadmap (attached)
  3. Information regarding high school registration 
Roadmaps:

Items in the GHS plan are addendums to the GCSC plan, so please read both. Both roadmaps respond to IDOE recommendations and have been approved by our local health department. If you have any questions, please email Assistant Principal, Craig Bruns at cbruns@gws.k12.in.us by Wednesday, July 8th. We will respond to your questions with another communication on Friday, July 10th.  

Distance Learning:

The deadline to enroll in the distance learning option is July 17th. To enroll, please contact me at tgarrison@gws.k12.in.us by the 17th. Distance learning requires the following:
  • Students must be present (live) each day, each period. Students not logged in live will be counted absent.
  • Assignments, projects, and assessments will have strict deadlines, just like "in-person" school. 
  • Once students begin distance learning, they will be required to remain in the program for the semester. 
In general, please note this is not the same learning environment students experienced in the spring. Feel free to email me if you have questions. 

HS Registration:

Tomorrow, July 7th, you will be receiving an email from GHS regarding registration. Please read as we have several changes.  

We know opinions vary vastly, so please understand we are doing our best to balance all factors when developing a safe plan. As Dr. DeKoninck has stated several times, all plans are subject to change.  

Thank you.  Continue reading
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25
Jun
0

Class of 2020 Portrait - Changes

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Class of 2020 Panoramic Photo

To ensure social distancing, we are making a change to the Class of 2020 panoramic photo that most seniors are going to love. Instead of a regular photo that would require everyone to gather rather closely, our senior portrait company is going to create a panoramic-sized composite of everyone's senior pictures. As long as you pose for senior pictures through Prestige -- whether last summer or during one of the make-up dates at the high school -- you'll be included in this awesome composite picture that will also feature information about your class. Please place your order by July 10 because no late orders can be accepted. Continue reading
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18
Jun
0

Graduation

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June 17, 2020

Greenwood Community High School will be celebrating the Class of 2020 with an indoor commencement to be held on July 17th at 7pm in the main gym. We are fortunate to bring the Class of 2020 together again, and we hope all available seniors plan to attend their graduation ceremony. In order for GHS (and all county schools) to be granted permission for a large group ceremony, the following safety guidelines must be enforced.  

Doors open: 6pm (ceremony begins at 7pm). Please follow social distancing while waiting to enter the building. 

Parking: Graduate parking will be located in the band parking lot area. 

Visitor parking will be located in the east parking lot (football stadium area). 

Entrance: Graduates will enter through Door 32E (only).

Visitors will enter through the Athletic Complex entrance (Door 31N only).

Student seating: Graduates will be properly spaced throughout the main floor adhering to proper distancing recommendations. One set of lower bleachers will be pushed in to allow for this accommodation. 

Visitor seating: Graduates will receive three tickets only for family, friends, etc. (visitors).  

  • Visitors (3 per senior) will be seated in marked areas only. 
  • School officials will ensure visitors are seated in designated areas.
  • Please note there will be limited handicap seating available. 
  • There will be no auditorium seating available.
Ceremony: Due to limited floor and bleacher space, presenters (chosen by each senior) will not be in attendance. All graduates will be handed a diploma cover by the principal. No hand shakes or hugs will be given. 

Post ceremony: Visitors must exit out the athletic complex entrance (same).

Graduates will exit out Door 32E (same).

Graduates and visitors will reunite in the parking lot, and we ask everyone to follow social distancing recommendations. 

Graduation Practice: Practice will take place Thursday, July 16th at 4pm (main gym). All visitor tickets (3 per senior) will be distributed at that time. Also, if you would like to ring the bell or have your picture taken with the bell, it will be available after our practice session. The bell will not be available at Friday night’s ceremony. 

This plan has been approved by the Johnson County Health Department, and your attendance will verify you understand and will follow these requirements. We understand there will be some frustrations with some of the accommodations; however, we hope everyone comes with a positive attitude and ready to celebrate our seniors. 

Lastly, the graduation ceremony will be live streamed so family members and friends can watch live from home. We will provide more details as we near July 17th. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact an administrator at 317-889-4000 Monday through Thursday from 8:00am to noon. Thank you. 

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28
May
0

Summer School Deadline-Friday, May 29th

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Friday, May 29 is the deadline for incoming sophomores and seniors to register for Summer School. Incoming sophomores may enroll in Health and Preparing for College and Career and Incoming seniors may enroll in government and economics. The registration information may be found on the Guidance Department Homepage or on the Class of 2021 and Class of 2023 Canvas pages under announcements. 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-sfI35RgpZOEJzJM7aOLvNP-GPD_0LO_Coc2fQV7EWA/edit?usp=sharing


Please contact Bill Ronk at bronk@gws.k12.in.us for assistance Continue reading
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26
May
0

June Office Hours

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The GHS Main Office will be open from 8 am to noon Monday through Thursday during the month of June.  Please feel free to call 317-889-4000 if you have any questions.   Continue reading
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23
May
0

GHS (drive-by) military sendoff and celebration

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GHS has four seniors reporting for boot camp before our July 17th commencement ceremony. To honor our military students, GHS will host a drive-by sendoff on Thursday, May 28th from 7-8pm. All four seniors will be setup (properly spaced) in front of the building, and cars will drive by, show their support, and give these four young men a graduation ceremony they will never forget. We ask everyone to remain in their cars. Route is simple - come down the boulevard, turn at the first right, loop around to the front of building (where busses park), and exit out the boulevard. 

The four students are Logan (Marines), Blake (Marines), Johnathan (Army), and Josh (Army).

We hope you can make it and give these brave young men a proper GHS sendoff. 

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