Parents’ Page – Edition 8

Parents’ Page – Edition 8

SEMESTER EXAMS
Secondary students will be taking Semester Exams on Tuesday, January 14th – Friday, January 17th. 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.

MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY
School will be closed on Monday, January 20th in observance of Martin Luther King Day.

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.

ELEMENTARY HAT DAY
See the attached flyer for details on Elementary Hat Day, Friday, January 24th. Winners will be announced in the Parents’ Page.

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
10 Friday End of 2nd Marking Period and Semester
Little Braves Cheer Practice
MSB/JVB against Harford
13 Monday GV/BV against Rosedale
14-17 Tues.-Fri. 1st Semester Exams (Secondary ½ Day Schedule)
17 Friday MSG/MSB/GV/BV against Carroll
Little Braves Cheerleading Game
20 Monday NO SCHOOL: Martin Luther King Day
21 Tuesday MSB/JVB/GV/BV against Frederick
23 Thursday GV/BV against Bayview Christian
Little Braves Cheerleading Game
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 JVB/GV/BV @ Lighthouse Baptist
31 Friday BV @ Arlington