Greater Heights Academy - 1/6/2022
Updates regarding Covid-19 Response and Inclement Weather
News From the Nest
updates regarding Covid-19 Response and Inclement Weather
January 6, 2022
Dear Greater Heights Academy School Family:
I hope you’ve had a happy, restful Holiday Season! I wanted to share a couple of updates regarding Covid-19 Response and Inclement Weather.
Covid is on all of our minds as we return from Winter Break. I firmly believe that we must be transparent in how we determine if we need to close our schools due to Covid-19 and move to virtual learning. We look at several factors when making this decision:
Genesee County Dept of Health Guidance
Dept of Education Covid Recommendations
GHA’’s specific data regarding staff and scholar Covid positivity rates
We are blessed to report that as of January 3rd, we do not have any current Covid Positive staff members. Based on the guidance of Genesee County Health Dept, and GHA’s Covid Positivity rate we will have school at this time. We are closely monitoring all data and guidance as it becomes available and making the best decisions based on each new piece of information. Closing schools that do not have a high Covid Rate could potentially increase the number of positive cases. Our school has many different protocols in place to ensure Social Distancing and Mask wearing are taking place. Many scholars at home will have fewer protocols in place to reduce the spread of the virus. We increase the possibility of scholars contracting the virus when not in school and bringing it back into the building upon their return.
It is the time of year for Inclement Weather. We will look at how safe it is for our staff, families and bus drivers to drive to school when determining if we need to close for Inclement Weather. We will do our best to contact you as soon as possible when making a decision to close.
With safety and the education of our children as our priority, we need your help. Please ensure your child does not attend school if he or she is experiencing Covid Symptoms. We must also work together to ensure our scholars are following all guidance: social distancing, wearing masks appropriately, and washing hands frequently. As we enter the coldest time of the year, please make sure your child is wearing his or her coat, hat, and gloves. If you need assistance, please do not hesitate to contact the school.
If you have questions or concerns, or you need assistance obtaining a coat, hat, or gloves, please feel free to contact the school at 810-768-3860.
Thank you for all you do to ensure your child’s success!
Melissa Morris, PLA Regional Director
Richard Thompson, Principal Greater Heights Academy
updates regarding Covid-19 Response and Inclement Weather
MASK MANDATE - For the safety of our GHA FAMILY we will continue our MASK MANDATE - Please help us with this as we continue our diligence.
PICTURE MAKE UP DAY- THURSDAY JANUARY 6, 2022
END OF MARKING PERIOD - January 14, 2022
GHA BOARD MEETING - 5th Grade Teacher & Scholar Highlights - January 18, 2022
PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCE - January 21, 2022
Dec & Jan . SCHOLAR OF THE MONTH AWARDS & GHA FAMILY CELEBRATION - January 28, 2022
GHA STRONG - 2 Month View
GHA FAMILY RESOURCE LINKS
"To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world."
Thank you Ms. Berry for your diligence putting this together!
Dear GHA Families -
Ms. Berry has so generously put together resources for our Scholars from generous donations.
Please fill out the form to request your appointment to shop the GHA Family Care Closet. Appointments will be scheduled in the order that the requests are received. Please allow up to two weeks for your appointment to be scheduled due to current need and demand.
Please fill out the form above to request your appointment to shop the GHA Family Care Closet. Appointments will be scheduled in the order that the requests are received. Please allow up to two weeks for your appointment to be scheduled due to current need and demand.
GHA SUMMER ADVANTAGE
Please click on link to see the Summer Advantage opportunity here at Greater heights Academy this Summer 2022.
Scholar & Teacher GHA Board Presentations
6th Grade will be highlighted on Tuesday December 14, 2021.
Please tune in to see our amazing teachers and scholars.
- December 14, 2021 = 6th Grade
- January 18, 2022 = 5th Grade
- February 8, 2022 = 4th Grade
- March 15, 2022 = 3rd Grade
- April 19, 2022 = 2nd Grade
- May 17, 2022 = 1st Grade
- June 21, 2022 = Kindergarten
More information below...
WE BELIEVE IN S.O.A.R.
- Please know that we will be going over the S.O.A.R. ethos upon our return. Please go over these with your Scholar as we continue to create our Greater Heights Academy as a place that embraces learning and respect.
- S = SAFETY MATTERS
- O = ON TASK
- A = ACT RESPONSIBLY
- R = RESPECT
We are Thankful for the opportunity to partner with you in the Character and Knowledge (Virtus et Scientia) of your child as we journey through this academic year.
Thank you again,
Greater Heights Academy
GHA Scholars Presenting the SOAR Ethos
Please Partner with us in our Scholar Dress Code
- Please continue to partner with us in our GHA Dress Code as we will be enforcing this most important aspect of our school. If you need assistance in this expectation please feel free to reach out so we may assist. Upon the return of school opening on Monday November 29, 2021, the Dress code will be enforced to ensure the quality of attentiveness and professionalism of our scholars. Please work with us in this very important aspect of GHA. (Letter below)
Dress Code Letter - sent home on Friday November 19, 2021
November 19, 2021
Dear Greater Heights Families,
I want to personally thank you all for entrusting your scholars to Greater Heights Academy Family during their educational journey. We are continuing to build an exceptional learning environment for all scholars and we need your assistance.
We want our scholars to be the best scholars in Flint and we want them to look their best as well. GHA has a scholarly dress code that includes navy blue, black, or khaki pants or skirts, and a collared gray, powder blue, white, or yellow top. Also, sweaters (without hoods) may be worn in any of the colors listed. Scholars can wear any type of shoe as long as their entire foot is covered. This gives the scholars options while still adhering to the scholarly uniform. Students should not wear jeans (unless it is a dress-down day), hoodies, graphic tees, leggings, slide sandals, flip flops, or hats or caps (inside of the building). Lastly, coats will need to be hung in a designated area within the scholars’ classrooms, and may not be worn throughout the day (unless they are going outside for recess).
As of Monday, November 29, 2021, all scholars MUST be in their scholarly uniform every day. We truly thank the parents that have already been diligently ensuring that their scholar(s) were dressed properly. We now need every parent and guardian to assist us in making sure that scholars are dressed for success in their scholarly uniform.
If you have any questions, concerns, or needs, please feel free to call the office.
In partnership with you,
Greater Heights Academy
Examples of our Brilliant Scholars in the GHA Uniform
Please review the Handbook and the GHA Dress Code
We are so very proud of our Scholars of the Month!!!
Lamp Lighters ATTENTION YOUNG MEN ages 9 - 17
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GHA excellence and expectations of S.O.A.R.
S = SAFETY MATTERS
O = ON TASK
A = ACT RESPONSIBLY
R = RESPECT
Please help us with the MASK mandate by the GCHD.
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Greater Heights Academy is a tuition-free charter school proudly serving K-6 families in Flint. We represent a partnership of scholars, faculty, staff and administration. We are united in our mission to achieve academic success for all scholars through positive family, school and community relationships. Scholars are our first priority. We believe that traditional fundamentals of education must be enhanced to form a solid foundation for our scholars’ futures.