Tiger Nation Newsletter
Weekly Report for September 11th, 2020
We had a great first few days of on campus in-person learning this week at GHS. I was fortunate to be able to get into classrooms and let students know how excited we are to have them back on campus.
It is critical that we all continue to wear our masks/face coverings and practice social distancing when possible in an effort to continue to keep the doors open at GHS. We experienced a higher than usual number of students being tardy to their first period class this week. If your student(s) walk or drive to GHS, please encourage them to allow adequate travel time to ensure that they are arriving on campus prior to the start of class.
Today, we remember those we lost on September 11, 2001. We celebrate our nation’s strength and resilience as well as draw inspiration from the survivors and families that lost loved ones as we continue to honor their legacy. We recognize and applaud the men and women in uniform for their unwavering dedication to our country.
We appreciate your patience, flexibility and trust in GHS as we continue with our transition back to campus and in-person learning.
Have a great weekend!
GHS Hybrid Schedule - Continuing through September 18th
GILBERT TIGER ATHLETICS
GILBERT TIGER ATHLETICS
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Next Week’s Game Schedule
3:00pm - Girls’ Golf vs. Higley, Queen Creek (Home)
3:00pm - Boys’ Golf vs. Campo Verde, Maricopa, Combs (Home)
4:00pm - Badminton vs. Sunrise Mountain (Home)
3:00pm - Girls’ Golf vs. Poston Butte, Queen Creek (Away)
4:00pm - Badminton vs. McClintock (Home)
3:00pm - Boys’ Golf vs. Westwood, Maricopa (Away)
4:00pm - Swim & Dive vs. Gilbert Classical Academy (Home)
4:00pm - Badminton vs. Carl Hayden (Away)
7:30am - Cross Country: Western Equinox Festival (Away)
Important Game Information
As our fall season kicks off, there have been some necessary changes to watching home games. For football and girls’ volleyball, the entry fee will be $5.00 per person (includes students and adults; kids 5 & under are free). We are going cashless, so you will need to buy your tickets ahead of time at http://gofan.co/GilbertTigers, and download the GoFan app, so you can show your e-tickets on your phone at the door/gate. We will have a limited spectator capacity, so tickets will be available ONLINE on a first come, first served basis!
Gilbert Esports is recruiting! If you are interested in playing League of Legends for our school, fill out this google form: https://forms.gle/ic1EXviP8Vpx5AX88
COLLEGE AND CAREER & COUNSELING OFFICES
Below you will find a continually updated document put together by our GHS Career Center that links to many of these upcoming events, workshops, webinars, etc. These events are not just geared for Seniors, although Senior Year is the time when these may seem the most relevant.
THRIVE will be continually updated with changes regarding youth employment, scholarships, visits, college athletics, testing, etc. as we receive them.
If you have any questions or concerns about post-secondary planning, feel free to reach out to our GHS College and Career Liaison, Chris Hoerber at email@example.com, or your assigned GHS counselor.
Introducing - CGCC Dual Credit Liaison
Phone: (480) 726-4209
Location: Gilbert HS, Mesquite HS
Sandra will be on campus Tuesdays/Thursdays and alternating Fridays to assist students will Dual Enrollment, Early College Programs, and anything related to CGCC admissions and programs. Her office is located in the library and we are very excited to have her as a resource for our GHS Families.
Originally from California, Sandra is fluent in Spanish and a graduate of San Diego State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. Her degree has given her the opportunity to give back to the community by being of service. She considers the ability to connect high school students to their college path the most rewarding aspect of her career.
Special Education Annual Notifications and Resources for Parents
AZ Child Find is a component of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA ’04) that requires Public Education Agencies (PEAs are school districts and charter schools) to locate, identify, and evaluate all children with disabilities, aged birth through 21.
Special Education Resources, Policies, & Procedures are available for review at the school office and on the District website.
District-wide Student Support & Prevention Programs serve to support student success through positive learning environments that encourage social and emotional well-being.
All GHS Seniors will have the opportunity to take the ACT Test on October 20, 2020. More information will be shared as the date approaches. Check out the ACT Test Prep Website for study materials and free resources.