Parent’s Page – Edition 2

Tina Romberger   -  

NO SCHOOL: TEACHER IN-SERVICE – SEPTEMBER 29th and 30th 

Thursday, September 29th and Friday, September 30th all our teachers will be attending our annual Teacher Convention in Pennsylvania.   There will be no school on those days.

 

PSAT TESTING RESCHEDULED

Due to the Girls Volleyball tournament in California, the PSAT Testing for 10th and 11th grade students has been rescheduled to Tuesday, October 25th.

 

SCHOOL LUNCH

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, during the childhood years it is extremely important to ensure children are eating properly.  This not only includes the quality of meals but the frequency as well.  The school day can be both mentally and physically taxing and is too long to go without eating a meal unless the child has consciously decided that he or she wishes to commit that time to prayer and fasting.  With that in mind, it is the policy of GBS to never allow a child to go hungry if they forgot to bring their lunch or do not have money to purchase one.  In the event a child does not have a lunch and a parent cannot be reached, he or she will be provided a sandwich and a carton of milk for the cost of $2.00.

 

MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION

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.

 

SENIOR INFORMATION NIGHT

Instead of having parents of seniors come to the school for their graduation information, we will have a meeting with the senior students during the school day on Tuesday, September 27th.  An informational packet will be given highlighting the events and activities of the senior year, what to expect, dates, and expenses.   Parents should review the packet and call the School Office if there are any questions. Thank you.

 

NEW AFTERCARE LOCATIONS

Our aftercare program locations are new for this year.  On Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays the aftercare students will be in Room #7.  On Wednesdays the aftercare will be in the gymnasium and on Fridays the aftercare will be in Room #5.  On sunny days our aftercare program will be outside on the playground.  Signs will be posted on the modular doors to help direct parents when picking up.

 

ELEMENTARY AFTERCARE

If your elementary child participates in our aftercare program, please send them in with an extra water bottle to drink while outside after school. Some students may also be in need of an after-school snack which can be sent in their lunchbox.  All book bags, lunch boxes, jackets, etc. should be labeled with your child’s name.

 

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!

 

SECONDARY AFTERCARE (6th – 12th grade)

Secondary students not picked up by 3:15 will need to report to the bleachers for aftercare so they can receive instructions of which aftercare room they should report to.  Secondary students not picked up by 3:30 will need to be signed out and pay the aftercare fee.

 

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.

 

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- K5 and 2nd grade parents should use the lane directly in front of the Kindergarten modular (enter parking lot behind the gymnasium). 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!

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

16                    Friday                          GV/BV @ Independent

20                    Tuesday                      GJV/BV/GV @ Salisbury

26                    Monday                       GJV/BV/GV against Calvary Dundalk

29-30               Thurs. & Fri.                NO SCHOOL: Teacher’s Convention in PA

OCTOBER CALENDAR

3                      Monday                       Senior Portraits / GJV/GV @ Bayview

7                      Friday                          Progress Reports Distributed / GV against Woodlawn

11-15               Tues.-Sat.                   GV Volleyball Tournament @ West Coast Baptist

17                    Monday                       GV @ Woodlawn

18                    Tuesday                      GJV/BV/GV against Lighthouse

20                    Thursday                     School Picture Day – Individual & Class Photos

GJV/BV/GV against Salisbury

21                    Friday                          GJV/GV @ Martinsburg

24                    Monday                       GJV/GV against Odenton

25                    Tuesday                      PSAT Testing (10th/11th grade)

GJV/BV/GV against Bayview

28                    Friday                          Elementary Grandparent’s Day 12:00 pm Dismissal – No Aftercare

End of 1st Marking Period

28-29               Fri. & Sat.                    GV/BV @ ABCS Tournament