Parent’s Page – Edition 3

Tina Romberger   -  


Students in the 10th and 11th grades will be administered the PSAT test on Wednesday, October 13th.  The PSAT will not only allow us to judge your child’s academic progress up to this point, but will also help to prepare them for the SAT.  Parents should ensure students taking the test get as much rest as possible and eat a nutritious meal the morning of the test.



Again this year we are planning a Fall Harvest Festival for our Grandparents.  Parents, we need your help in order to make this day a success!  If you would be willing to volunteer, please contact the School Office.  Please make sure you R.S.V.P. if your child’s grandparents will be attending so we can prepare.  The cost is $3.00 per child and grandparents are free. School will dismiss at 12:00 noon on this date and Aftercare will not be available.



We wish to remind families that due to Maryland state law, if a student needs to receive any medication at school, we must have a medication form on file signed by your child’s doctor.  The medication ordered by the doctor should be sent in the original container with the child’s name on it.


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!



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!!



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.  All Kindergartens and 2nd grade parents should use the lane directly in front of the Kindergarten modular. Children in 1st grade, 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!


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.



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.


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.


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.



8                      Friday                          K4 field trip to Clarks Farm

GJV/GV against Martinsburg

11                    Monday                       GV/BV @ Independent

13                    Wednesday                 PSAT Testing (10th/11th grade)

14                    Thursday                     BV/GJV/GV against Salisbury

15                    Friday                          GJV/GV @ Bayview

18                    Monday                       GV/BV against Calvary Dundalk

19                    Tuesday                      School Picture Day (Individual & Group Pictures)

22                    Friday                          GV @ Lighthouse

29                    Friday                          Grandparents’ Day – 12:00 pm Dismissal – No Aftercare

                                                            End of 1st Marking Period