Edition 14 – May 22, 2020

Edition 14 – May 22, 2020

END-OF-YEAR AWARDS CEREMONY – RESCHEDULED

All parents are invited to attend the award ceremony that is being rescheduled for early next school year. The elementary award ceremony will be at 8:30 am and the secondary award ceremony will be at 10:00 am. The dates will be announced once we know more about our re-opening procedures. Seniors will receive their awards during graduation, and non-returning students will have their awards mailed to them.

SENIOR GRADUATION – FRIDAY, JUNE 26TH
In an attempt to hold a “normal” graduation service, we are postponing commencement exercises until Friday, June 26th. Everyone is invited to watch our Senior Graduation Ceremony live on Friday, June 26th at 7:00 pm online. Only Seniors and their immediate families will be able to attend the graduation service. The exact number of family members allowed is still to be determined. We are intending to host the Senior Graduation Reception afterwards in the gym. If you would like to volunteer to help with the reception, please call the School Office.

KINDERGARTEN GRADUATION
We held a drive-up Kindergarten graduation on Thursday, May 21st to recognize all our K5 graduates. Please see the photo gallery on our website. A special thank you to Miss Rebekah Wright, Mrs. Shari Pedde, Mrs. Mary Namsiriwan, and Mrs. Linda Bonsal for all their help making this such a special day for our Kindergarten graduates.

LIBRARY BOOKS/RENTAL BOOKS
All library books should be returned to the School Office by Thursday, May 28th. There is a $4.00 charge for any lost library book. In addition, there are certain classes which have rental books that will need to be returned. Your child’s report card may be withheld until all library/rental books are either returned or paid for. Thank you.

LOCKER CLEAN OUT & BOOK RETURN
We have attached a scheduled time for secondary students (grades 7-12) to come to the school and clean out their lockers. Students must wear a face mask while inside the building and should follow the six-foot social distancing guidelines.

REGISTRATION FEE REMINDER
This is a reminder to current GBS families who have not enrolled for the 2020-2021 school year. A registration fee of $250 per child ($175 for K3/K4) must be paid before your registration can be processed. A separate $25 application fee will be billed as well. For families re-enrolling, please be certain you have finished and submitted the enrollment packet. We are waiving all late registration fees due to the pandemic.

SECONDARY FINAL EXAMS – MAY 26TH – 29TH 

Because of online learning, we decided to weight Final Exams differently than under normal circumstances. Each test will count as a 4th quarter test grade rather than an Exam grade (which carries 20% of the student’s letter grade). Students who would be exempt from taking the final, will be exempt from this final test as well. A student must have an A in all four quarters and an A on the midterm. Students in half credit classes (such as Health and Christian Living that did not have a midterm) will not be exempt from the final tests. Teachers will notify students through Google Classroom if they are exempt.

REPORT CARDS
Report cards will be mailed home to all families on Friday, June 5th. The School Office will be closed from Monday, June 8th through Friday, June 12th. The Office will re-open at 8:00 am on Monday, June 15th.

SUMMER SCHOOL EXTENSION PROGRAM
Unfortunately, due to the COVID – 19 pandemic, we are canceling our summer extension program this year.

MAY CALENDAR
25 Monday MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY
26-29 Tues.-Fri. Secondary Final Exams
29 Friday Last Day of School

JUNE CALENDAR
1-2 Mon.-Tues. Teacher In-Service Days
8-12 Mon.-Fri. School Office Closed
26 Friday Senior Graduation @ 7:00 pm (Seniors and Immediate Family only)

 

LOCKER CLEAN OUT/BOOK RETURN

Last Name:  Day & Time
A-B:   Tuesday, May 26th @ 9:00 – 9:30
C-D:   Tuesday, May 26th @ 9:30 – 10:00
E-F:   Tuesday, May 26th @ 10:00 – 10:30
G-H:  Tuesday, May 26th @ 10:30 – 11:00
I-J:     Tuesday, May 26th @ 11:00 – 11:30
K-L:   Tuesday, May 26th @ 11:30 – 12:00
M-N:  Wednesday, May 27th @ 9:00 – 9:30
O-P:   Wednesday, May 27th @ 9:30 – 10:00
Q-R:   Wednesday, May 27th @ 10:30 – 11:00
S-T:   Wednesday, May 27th @ 10:30 – 11:00
U-Z:   Wednesday, May 27th @ 11:00 – 11:30

Students with hardback books that need to be returned should bring those and return them during their scheduled locker clean out time.