Parent’s Page – Edition 9

Tina Romberger   -  


School will be closed on Monday, January 16th in observance of Martin Luther King Day.



Secondary students will be taking Semester Exams on Tuesday, January 17th – Friday, January 20th.  Please review the letter that was given to all secondary students last Friday. Please encourage your child to spend time studying in preparation for these exams. The exam schedule is as follows:

Tuesday-         5th and 3rd period exams

Wednesday-    2nd and 4th period exams

Thursday-        1st and 7th period exams

Friday-             6th and 8th period exams


Secondary students will be dismissed at 11:45 am on exam days.  Students not picked up by 12:00 noon will be assigned to a study hall for the remainder of the day.



See the attached flyer for details on Elementary Hat Day, Friday, January 27th.  Winners will be announced in the Parents’ Page.



Students may stay after school for home games with the following guidelines:  1) Only students in grades 7-12 may stay after school for a game without being accompanied by a parent.  2) All students staying after school need to report to the gym bleachers by 3:15 and be subject to the Aftercare policy.  3) No student is allowed to leave the gym (going to Royal Farms, etc.Granite Baptist School will not be responsible for the safety of students who leave our campus with or without our knowledge.  4) Students who stay after school for a game will be required to pay the established gate fee ($2.00/students; $3.00/adults).  5) Students attending a game must be in school approved attire.  6) Students staying for a game must have a ride to pick them up as soon as the game concludes, or they will be sent to our Aftercare program and the corresponding fees will be applied.



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



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.



13                    Friday                          End of 2nd Marking Period & Semester

BJV/BV @ Martinsburg

16                    Monday                       NO SCHOOL: Martin Luther King Day

17-20               Tues.-Fri.                     1st Semester Exams (Secondary ½ Day Schedule)

17                    Tuesday                      Little Braves Cheer Practice

20                    Friday                          GV/BV against Salisbury / Little Braves Cheerleading

23                    Monday                       GV/BV against Calvary Dundalk / Little Braves Cheerleading

24                    Tuesday                      GV/BV @ Odenton

27                    Friday                          Elementary Hat Day

Report Cards Distributed

BJV/GV/BV @ Lighthouse



2                      Thursday                     BV against Frederick

6                      Monday                       BV @ Woodlawn

9                      Thursday                     GBS Open House (9:00 am to 12:00 pm)

10                    Friday                          GV/BV @ Bayview

17                    Friday                          Progress Reports Distributed

20                    Monday                       NO SCHOOL: President’s Day