Parent’s Page – Edition 6

Tina Romberger   -  

NO SCHOOL:  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11th – Parent/Teacher Conferences

Please note school will be closed tomorrow, November 11th for parent/teacher conferences.  Conferences are not mandatory but are recommended if your student is having trouble in any of his/her academic areas.  Please refer to the email link that was sent on Monday if you wish to sign up for a conference.



Pilgrim & Indian day will be Tuesday, November 22nd.   Elementary students may dress as either a Pilgrim or an Indian.  (No weapons please!)  We will be having our Thanksgiving Chapel this same day at 8:30 a.m. and family members are welcome to attend.



Thanksgiving break begins Tuesday, November 22nd at 12:00 noon.  There is no aftercare on Tuesday

the 22nd,   Please be sure to make arrangements to pick up your child at 12:00 noon.  School will resume on Monday, November 28th.  We hope you have a blessed Thanksgiving.



If GBS is closed or has a delayed opening, you can be notified the following ways:  School Cast messaging; our website; our phone messaging 410-761-1118 option 2 and option 2 again.



Parents, as a reminder the speed limit on our parking lot is 5 mph at all times.  We ask that drivers use extreme caution and always yield to children.  Please do not attempt to bypass the orange cones once they have been placed. If arriving after 8:14 am, please park out front and walk your child to the School Office.



During morning drop off there is only one lane for drop off in the back parking lot.  K3- K5 and 2nd grade parents should use the lane directly in front of the Kindergarten modular for drop off.  If there is no line, please pull all the way down to the kindergarten porch and then drop off your child; do not stop at the ramp and drop off as this causes a backup. Children 3rd grade and up should be dropped off in front of the church building.  Please do not attempt to pass a car during the morning drop off for the safety of all children. Thank you.



A table has been set up outside the School Office for parents to drop off forgotten materials.  All materials such as homework, books, clothing, projects, lunch boxes, etc. must be labeled with the child’s name and grade level. The front office staff will notify your student’s teacher that the materials are at the front office for the student to pick up.  For the lower grades (K3-K5) one of our teacher aides will deliver the materials to your child’s classroom.



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!



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 24 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.



11                    Friday                          NO SCHOOL: Parent/Teacher Conferences (9:00 am – 6:00 pm)

22                    Tuesday                      Pilgrim & Indian Day & Thanksgiving Chapel (8:30 am)

12:00 noon Dismissal – No Aftercare

23-25               Wed.-Fri.                     NO SCHOOL: Thanksgiving Break

28                    Monday                       School Resumes