Parents’ Page – Edition 10

Parents’ Page – Edition 10

GBS IS SWITCHING TO FACTS STUDENT INFORMATION SOFTWARE
Granite is making a change to our computer systems that will make the enrollment process and tuition payment process easier for parents. We are combining our grading system (Headmaster) with our enrollment process and tuition payments. FACTS Student Information Software will be implemented this coming school year and we are actively working to have it ready for the 2020-2021 enrollment. This will provide a much easier way for parents to enroll, make tuition payments and view their student’s grades online all through the same system. We will provide more information in upcoming Parent Pages about this new upgrade.

2020-2021 ENROLLMENT
Due to the transition in our enrollment process, enrollments for 2020-2021 will begin on March 1st with preference being given to current families during the month of March.

REPORT CARD DISTRIBUTION
Report cards for the second marking period were distributed today. Please sign your child’s envelope and return it to their teacher by Wednesday, January 29th.

GBS OPEN HOUSE – THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6th
We will be having an Open House on Thursday, February 6th and again on Thursday, March 19th from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon. We encourage you to come at these times to check out your child’s class for the 2020-2021 school year.

PARKING LOT SAFETY
Parents, please remember the speed limit on our parking lot is 5 mph at all times. When dropping off please pull all the way down to the second stop sign at the back of the gym. Please do not drive around to the School Office through either one of the rear exits. Children are not expecting cars to be driven on the parking lot during the school day. All parents should park out front and walk in to the School Office. This is for the safety of all our children. Thank you!

VISITOR POLICY
Parents, if for any reason you need to visit your child’s classroom during the school day, please remember to check in at the School Office in the gymnasium. 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!

INCLEMENT WEATHER
If GBS is closed or has a delayed opening, you can be notified the following ways: School Cast messaging; our website www.granitebaptistschool.org; our phone messaging 410-761-1118 option 2 and option 2 again; WBAL-TV Channel 11; WRBS radio FM 95.1 and WBAL radio AM 1090.

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 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.

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.

JANUARY CALENDAR
24 Friday MSG/GV/BV @ Harford
Report Cards Distributed
Elementary Hat Day
27 Monday MSG/MSB @ Redeemer
JVG/JVB against Redeemer
28 Tuesday JVB/BV against Martinsburg
30 Thursday BV @ Lighthouse Baptist
31 Friday BV @ Arlington

FEBRUARY CALENDAR
3 Monday MSG/MSB/JVB/JVB against Rosedale
4 Tuesday GV @ Calvary Dundalk
4-8 Tues.-Sat. BV @ West Coast Baptist Invitational Tournament in CA
6 Thursday GBS Open House (9:00 am – 12:00 pm)
10 Monday GV against Lighthouse Baptist
11-15 Tues.-Fri. MACSAC Middle School Basketball Tournament
17 Monday NO SCHOOL: President’s Day
18-22 Tues.-Sat. MACSAC Varsity Basketball Tournament
21 Friday Progress Reports Distributed
27 Thursday HALF-DAY OF SCHOOL: 11:30 Dismissal-No Aftercare
28 Friday NO SCHOOL: Teacher In-Service