Parents’ Page – Edition 7

Parents’ Page – Edition 7


Secondary students will be taking Semester Exams on Tuesday, January 19th – Friday, January 22nd. Please review the letter that was given to all secondary students on Tuesday. 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.



School will be closed on Monday, January 18th in observance of Martin Luther King Day.



See the attached flyer for details on Elementary Hat Day, Friday, January 29th.  New this year, Elementary Hat Day will take place in each elementary classroom.  There will NOT be a parade for parents in the gym. Winners will be announced in the Parents’ Page. 



Our girls and boys varsity Basketball season was 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.



We are pleased to announce we will be having girls and boys varsity basketball this year.  Unfortunately, due to COVID-19,  home games will NOT be open to the public or visiting team fans for this season.  Only parents, grandparents and siblings of current GBS players will be permitted to attend home basketball games.  ALL fans will be temperature checked at the gate, must wear a mask and maintain social distancing during the games.  Thank you for your cooperation.  Let’s go Braves!!



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.



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!



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

                                                            Elementary Hat Day

                                                            GV/BV against Salisbury