Parents’ Page – Edition 6

Parents’ Page – Edition 6

CALENDAR CHANGE: VIRTUAL CHRISTMAS CONCERT: Thursday, December 17th at 7:00 pm

Our students are working hard on preparing a virtual Christmas concert for their families.  We will be recording the concert during the school day and we will air it on our school’s Facebook page on Thursday, December 17th at 7:00 pm.  If you are unable to watch the concert at that time it will be available for viewing on our GBS website beginning Friday, December 18th.



Progress reports for the second quarter are being sent home today.  Please review and sign your child’s progress report and return it to their teacher by Wednesday, December 16th.  Thank you.



Just a reminder, the last day of school is Friday, December 18th.  School will re-open Monday, January 4th.  The School Office will be closed from 3:30 pm on December 18th until 8:00 am on January 4th.  We would like to wish all our families a Merry Christmas and a blessed new year.



The senior portraits have been rescheduled for Monday, January 4th beginning at 8:30 am.  Seniors only will have their yearbook picture taken on this date.



Our girls and boys varsity Basketball season is being put on hold based on the County Executive announcement from 12:00 noon on Thursday, December 10th.   The announcement from Anne Arundel County reads, “All organized sports and practices, including at private schools or in school and church gyms, are suspended.” This order is in effect from Wednesday, December 16th through Wednesday, January 13th.



Secondary students will be taking Semester Exams on Tuesday, January 19th – Friday, January 22nd. 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-    6th and 4th period exams

Thursday-        1st and 7th period exams

Friday-             2nd 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.



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; and WBAL-TV Channel 11.



Parents, if possible, please call the School Office or send in a note if your child will be signed out before the end of the school day.  All visitors will need to come to the School Office and ring the doorbell and wait outside the gymnasium doors for assistance.  Thank you.



As a reminder, our aftercare program is currently operating at a reduced capacity due to the ongoing pandemic.  While aftercare is available for those who need it, we ask that aftercare be used only by those families who find it absolutely necessary.  Thank you!



11                    Friday                          Progress Reports Distributed

17                    Thursday                     School-Wide Virtual Christmas Concert 7:00 pm

12/21-1/1         Mon.-Fri.                     NO SCHOOL:  Christmas Break



4                      Monday                       School Resumes

                                                            Senior Portraits

15                    Friday                          End of 2nd Marking Period and Semester

19-22               Tues.-Fri.                     1st Semester Exams for Secondary (Secondary half-day schedule)

29                    Friday                          Report Cards Distributed

                                                            GV/BV against Salisbury

                                                            Elementary Hat Day