Parents’ Page – Edition 1

Tina Romberger   -  

GRANITE BAPTIST SCHOOL FALL REVIVAL & FAMILY NIGHT

Our Fall Revival starts Sunday, September 12th and runs through Wednesday, September 15th.  We want to encourage all of our school families to attend and be blessed by the music ministry and preaching of the Manaraze Family.  GBS Family Night is Monday evening the 13th at 7 pm.  All students attending GBS Family Night with at least one parent will receive a “No Homework Pass”.  Any class with 100% of its students attending Family Night (with at least one parent) will receive a pizza party.   All students attending GBS Family Night should be in their Dennis School Uniform or students may wear “Sunday Dress”.

NO SCHOOL: TEACHER IN-SERVICE – SEPTEMBER 23rd and 24th 

Thursday, September 23rd and Friday, September 24th all our teachers will be attending our annual Teacher Convention in Pennsylvania.   There will be no school on those days.

 

VISITOR POLICY

Parents, if for any reason you need to come to school during the day, please remember to check in at the School Office in the gymnasium.  No parent or family member should attempt to approach a classroom before first checking in with the School Office.  You must sign your name on our register and receive a visitor pass before proceeding to your child’s classroom.  This is part of our school security policy and ensures that we have a record of everyone on our campus at all times.  Thank you for your cooperation!

 

HOME SPORTS GAMES

We are pleased to be returning to fall varsity soccer and volleyball this school year.  In order to ensure enough space for social distancing,  home volleyball  games will NOT be open to the public for this season.  Only parents, grandparents and siblings of current GBS players will be permitted to attend home volleyball games.  We ask that family members maintain social distancing during the games and not congregate in large groups after the games.  Thank you for your cooperation.  Let’s go Braves!!

SENIOR INFORMATION NIGHT:  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27th  

For our seniors and their parents, please plan to attend this evening especially planned for you.  In addition to college information and preparing and taking the SAT, information will be given highlighting the events and activities of the senior year, what to expect, dates, and expenses.  The meeting will be in the Great Room at

7 pm and we will finish no later than 8 pm.  We are looking forward to an evening of fellowship with you.

 

STUDENT DROP-OFF—STOP, DROP & ROLL

Parents, please help us in quickly exiting the children from your car in the morning in order to avoid back-ups on Oakwood Road.  Please have all coats, backpacks and lunches ready and have children exit from the right side of your vehicle.  K3-2nd grade parents should use the lane directly in front of the Kindergarten modular. Children 3rd grade and up may be dropped off in front of the church building.  Parents should not exit their car while in the drop-off line.  Thank you!

FOOD ALLERGIES

Parents, if your child has a food allergy we would like you to know that all of our pre-packaged hot foods in the lunchroom have the following on the label: “Food contains wheat, milk, eggs, and soy.”  Our cheeseburgers contain sesame seeds.

 

 

ELEMENTARY AFTERCARE

As a reminder, on sunny days our aftercare program will be outside on the playground.  If your elementary child participates in our aftercare program, please send them in with an extra water bottle to drink while outside after school. All book bags, lunch boxes, jackets, etc. should be labeled with your child’s name.  Thank you!

 

SECONDARY AFTERCARE (6th – 12th grade)

Secondary students not picked up by 3:15 will need to report to the gym bleachers for aftercare.  Parents will be required to sign out secondary students not picked up by 3:30.

 

STUDENT DRESS

School standard dress must be worn for all school activities.  Students are not allowed to change out of their school uniform for any reason other than P.E. or sports practice.  Students who are not leaving school immediately after P.E. or practice must change back into their school uniform for aftercare and/or games.  Important:  Parents please remember that gym shoes for indoor P.E. and for rainy day recess must have a non-marking sole.  We recommend Velcro fastened shoes if your child cannot tie his/her shoes.

LOST AND FOUND

Articles in lost and found may only be claimed from 8:00 – 8:15 am, during lunch or from 3:00 – 3:15 pm.  In order to encourage individual responsibility, a fee of $.25 for elementary students and $1.00 for secondary students will be assessed for each claimed item.  Demerits will be given to secondary students that habitually lose articles.

SICK POLICY

Please remember that students who are ill or have a fever are not permitted to attend class and should not be brought to school.  A child who wakes up with a fever and is given Tylenol is still a sick child.  Please do not send your child to school within a 48 hour period of fever, vomiting or diarrhea.  No student with a temperature of 100 degrees or above will be allowed to remain in school. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

 

SEPTEMBER CALENDAR

10                    Friday                          GV/BV @ Emmanuel

11                    Saturday                     GBC Men’s Steak-Out (5:00 pm) All Fathers and Sons are invited

12-15               Sun.-Wed.                   GBC Fall Revival: All Welcome

13                    Monday                       GBS Family Night (7:00 pm)

23-24               Thurs. & Fri.                NO SCHOOL: Teacher’s Convention in PA

27                    Monday                       Senior Information Night (7:00 pm)