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08
Jul
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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
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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
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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.  

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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
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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


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May
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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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20
May
0

GHS Honors Day 2020

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All-

Below is the link to our GHS Honors Day 2020 Virtual Celebration.  We are so proud of all of the hard work, accomplishments, and achievements of our students!

Honors Day

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18
May
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Financial Aid Early Awareness-Juniors

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Please join us tomorrow, May 19th at 4:00 for a virtual college planning event with INvestEd. The topic of the meeting will be "Financial Aid: Early awareness" and will cover topics like choosing the right major, searching for scholarships, and college financial aid.  

Meeting ID

meet.google.com/pdr-bnmq-jgh

Phone Numbers

(‪US‬)‪+1 516-261-2025‬

PIN: ‪774 438 819#‬

Please contact Lisa Laug at llaug@gws.k12.in.us with questions. Continue reading
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18
May
0

End of the Year Items

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The 2019-20 school year comes to an end this week. We can’t thank everyone enough for your willingness to work through our remote learning process. Thank you students for being active in your studies. Thank you parents for pushing your students and allowing them space and time to complete their school work. We also want to thank our teachers for all their preparation and willingness to continue the learning process for students. As we stated before, it wasn’t a perfect system, but we hope all students were able to learn new skills as they continue to learn in the future. Times are hard, and we can’t express enough how much we appreciate your cooperation.

The main purpose of this email is to communicate to you that GHS needs some items from students before the end of the week. Our school office is open today (Monday), Wednesday, and Friday from 8am-noon. Please read.

  1. All students - please return all school textbooks and library books.
  2. Seniors and students not returning to GHS - please return your computer and charge cord. All students grades 9-11 who are returning to GHS, you may keep your computer and charger for the reminder of the summer.
  3. All students - please return all school issued calculators or other department issued items.
  4. All students - please complete all teacher surveys this week. Your input is valuable as we prepare for future opportunities. 
  5. Lastly, all students and parents, please complete the following survey - https://bbyt.es/9U2BR4RCQ. This survey is being sent to all stakeholders in the corporation. We appreciate your feedback. 
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08
May
0

2020 Seniors' Signs

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The Greenwood Education Foundation is graciously providing senior yard signs for free to all students in the senior class. If you have not yet picked up your yard sign, you may do so tomorrow, Saturday May 9th from 11:00am - 1:00pm at The Gathering Place in Greenwood. The address for The Gathering Place is 1495 W. Main Street, Greenwood. The signs may be picked up under the awning at door 1.  

Contact Maureen Wehmeier at maestraw@msn.com with questions.  Continue reading
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08
May
0

CIESC Driver Education

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CIESC DriverEdSafety continues to offer the online driver education class to all students. While they are unable to offer a traditional classroom setting, this summer they will offer an option for live-streamed class starting May 26. They hope to resume in-car instruction as soon as possible. Visit their website at www.driveredsafety.com for more information.

Thank you. Have a great day!
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05
May
0

Congratulations Top 20!

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Congratulations to the Top 20 from the Class of 2020!  We are so proud of your accomplishments, thankful for the impact you have had on others (including our staff), and excited to see where your new journeys take you!  Strive for excelllence, value relationships, be honesty, courageous, persistent, and make a positive impact on those around you!
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05
May
0

Material Pick-Up

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Students/Parents:


If your student needs to pick-up any materials from inside the school, they may do so on the following schedule:

Monday, May 11th / 9-11am / students with the last name of A-G.

Wednesday, May 13th / 9-11am / students with the last name of H-Q.

Friday, May 15th / 9-11am / students with the last name of R-Z.

Only students are permitted to enter the building unless a parent represents their student. We are limited to only 25 people inside the school, so please enter the building quickly, gather your belongings, and exit so others may enter the building in a timely manner. Everyone must enter through the main entrance, Door 2N. 

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30
Apr
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Herff Jones Orders-Seniors

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This message is intended for senior students and their parents or guardians. Students may pick up their graduation orders from Herff Jones on Friday, May 1 from 9am – 12 pm at the high school. This includes cap and gowns, announcements, accessories, and keepsakes. 

Please come down Woodmen Boulevard and turn right before you reach the “T” and drive around to the Main Office Area. This is entrance 2N.  Please have the student’s first and last name written largely on a piece of paper. You will show this paper when approaching the pick-up area.

Herff Jones will only distribute the cap and gown to the student or their parent/guardian. If you have not ordered your cap and gown, there will be some available at the pick-up event. The cost of the cap and gown is  $50.29 and it is payable by cash, check, or charge.  Continue reading
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30
Apr
0

High School Graduation

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Hello from Greenwood High School. Mark your calendars! GHS will hold the Class of 2020 graduation ceremony on Friday, July 17th at 7pm in the main gym. Our goal is to hold a traditional ceremony; however, due to any restrictions and/or guidelines that may be in place at that time, our format, number of attendees, traditions, etc. may need to be altered. Regardless, graduation in some form will take place on this day and time. 


We want to thank you for your patience and understanding as we attempt to make many decisions which impact students and families differently. Please note we are looking for ways to honor our seniors leaving for the military. We will provide you those details as soon as they become available. Thank you.  Continue reading
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28
Apr
0

Summer School Information

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Please see the attached document for more information regarding Summer School.  Hope all of you are doing well and staying safe! Continue reading
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21
Apr
0

Fast Track 2020

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Fast Track 2020 is in progress!  This program provides basic school supplies and a backpack to students who qualify for free or reduced lunches/textbook assistance.  Greenwood families also will have access to over 20 community resource partners during the Fast Track event.  
The event will be held at Westwood Elementary on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 from 6:00p.m. to 7:30p.m.  It is very important that you complete the ONLINE registration by Friday May 15, 2020. Any registrations received after this date may not be accepted. Please go ONLINE to http://www.gws.k12.in.us/ and find the link "Fast Track 2020."  You must complete a form for each child. Please see the attached letter for detailed information.   Continue reading
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16
Apr
0

GHS Seniors Updates-April 16

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Seniors and parents-

Thank you for taking the time to watch the following video. We hope we addressed the many questions you may have regarding seniors and upcoming activities.

We would like to add one comment to the video. If we decide to go with a July 17th graduation ceremony (decision coming end of April), we have plans to recognize our military seniors being deployed in June. We will provide more information once we determine our final decision. The video will provide you more clarity.

Finally, please also see the attached document providing more information to go along with the video.

Thank you!

Todd Garrison, Principal

Greenwood Community High School

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16
Apr
0

Semester Grades

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Hello GHS students and parents.

We want to thank you for supporting and contributing to our remote learning program. We wish circumstances were different, but we feel students are undergoing an educational experience that has benefits, and one many students may encounter later in life. 

In this email, we would like to address the topic of grades, in particular semester grades. A semester grade is the final grade awarded and placed on a student’s transcript. It’s important to understand the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) is highly encouraging all high schools to award a semester grade for all students grades 9-12. Colleges, universities, NCAA Clearinghouse, scholarships, etc. will require letter grades. Pass/Fail is not a viable option for high school students as it may negatively impact a student's future. All semester grades earned this semester will be placed on a student’s transcript, including seniors.  

So, at the end of this school year, we are asking all teachers to assign semester grades to all high school students. Semester grades will be based on a combination of 3rd quarter grades and 4th quarter work. Final exams will not take place this school year. Please note all students have already been awarded a 3rd quarter grade. 

Teachers will be assigning semester grades based on the following criteria:

  1. A student can raise his/her semester grade above the 3rd quarter grade if he/she submits above standard work during the remote learning process. That’s a great incentive to do your best! 
  2. A student’s semester grade will remain the same as his/her 3rd quarter grade as long as that student continues to be engaged/active in his/her classes. Simply stated, if students submit their work, with quality and effort, semester grades will not suffer (lower).
  3. A student’s semester grade could be lower than the 3rd quarter grade if he/she refuses to be engaged/active in his/her classes, or a student submits only a limited number of assignments. A “limited number of assignments” will be at the teacher’s discretion. Please keep in contact with your teacher to discuss if your grade is in jeopardy. 
All students enrolled in AP and ACP (dual credit) courses will follow the grading scale of the university (or assigned teacher) awarding the semester grade. Central Nine (C9) semester grades are awarded by C9 teachers.

We hope this answers questions regarding semester grades. Please contact your teacher first if you have any questions. If they are unable to answer your question(s), please contact a school administrator or counselor. We appreciate everyone’s understanding, and we hope all students and families are safe and healthy. We miss our students. Thank you.

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14
Apr
0

Canvas-Parent Observers

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Parents/Guardians-

You have the ability to sign-up on Canvas to be a parent observer of your child(ren).  From the Canvas help guides:

"Observers can link their Canvas account to their student's account so they can see assignment dues dates, announcements, and other course content. Observers can view the course content but cannot participate in the course.  They can only see their own child's work and not any work or material from other students."

Please watch this video (less than 2 minutes) on how to get set-up as an observer.  You will receive an email confirmation once you have set up your account.

To add a second (or more students) to the ones you are observing, you will follow a similiar process and the directions are listed here.



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