Parents’ Page – Edition 12

Parents’ Page – Edition 12

SCHOOL CLOSED: TEACHER-IN-SERVICE
Please note school will close at 11:30 am on Thursday, February 27th and there will be no aftercare. School will be closed Friday, February 28th for Teacher-In-Service.

2020-2021 ENROLLMENT
As of February 15th we began taking enrollments for the 2020-2021 school year. Please note this year that enrollments must be done online through the FACTS website www.factsmgt.com. All current families should have received an email from FACTS with enrollment instructions. We will start taking online enrollments for new families on March 15th.

GBC MISSIONS CONFERENCE
You are invited to the Granite Baptist Church Missions Conference Sunday evening through Wednesday evening March 1st – 4th at 7:00 pm. There will be missionaries from Portugal, Brazil, Bolivia, Indonesia and the United States. In addition to the evening meetings, missionaries will be presenting daily chapels to all students as well as visiting with the students in the elementary classrooms.

LIFETOUCH SCHOOL PORTRAITS: DRESS REQUIREMENTS
Lifetouch will be with us on Tuesday, March 10th for Spring Portraits. Students may wear “Sunday Dress” provided they follow our dress guidelines:

Girls:
1. Modest blouse; no lower than 3 fingers from the collarbone and must have sleeves.
2. Skirt/dress must come below the knee while sitting and standing; a slit must not come above the knee.
3. See-through fabric, clingy fabric or excessively tight clothing will not be permitted.
4. No tennis shoes; all girls must have dress shoes. Elementary must have socks or tights.
Boys:
1. Shirt must have a collar and should not have any words or pictures.
2. Pants must be slacks (no jeans), with a belt.
3. No tennis shoes (secondary only).

Students who do not have a “Sunday Dress” outfit should wear their regular school uniform. Students whose dress does not meet our guidelines will be sent to the Office and their parents will be called to bring appropriate clothing. Please note, there is no make-up day for Spring Portraits.

TUITION PAYMENTS
Parents, if you are paying your tuition by personal check, please make sure the date of your check has all four digits of the year 2020 written on the date line. Beginning next year tuition payments will be made online.

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 into the School Office. This is for the safety of all our children. Thank you!

STUDENT DRESS FOR ATHLETIC GAMES
Student Spectators (Including Elementary): With the exception of special events (like Fall Spirit Day) school standard dress must be worn for all school activities including after school games, Saturday tournaments and evening events. 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.

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.

FEBRUARY CALENDAR
27 Thursday HALF-DAY OF SCHOOL: 11:30 Dismissal-No Aftercare
28 Friday NO SCHOOL: Teacher In-Service
28-29 Fri.-Sat. BV @ Martinsburg Invitational

MARCH CALENDAR

1-4 Sun.-Wed. GBC Missions Conference: All Welcome

4 Wednesday Little Braves Basketball Practice

5 Thursday Little Braves Basketball Practice

7 Saturday Little Braves Basketball Games
9 Monday MACSAC All-Star Basketball Game
10 Tuesday Spring Picture Day
11 Wednesday Little Braves Basketball Practice (K5-2nd)
12 Thursday Little Braves Basketball Practice (3rd – 6th)
14 Saturday Little Braves Basketball Games
18 Wednesday Little Braves Basketball Practice (K5-2nd)
19 Thursday GBS Open House (9:00 am – 12:00 pm)
Little Braves Basketball Practice (3rd – 6th)
20 Friday End of 3rd Marking Period
MACS Spelling Bee at GBS
21 Saturday Little Braves Basketball Games
25 Wednesday Little Braves Basketball Practice (K5-2nd)
26 Thursday Little Braves Basketball Practice (3rd – 6th)
27 Friday Report Cards Distributed
Senior High Drama Presentation (7:00 pm)
28 Saturday Little Braves Basketball Games