Cougar Connection

January 28, 2022

GCJHS News

1. PINK NIGHT on February 1st is in support of Mr. Statzer’s family and his wife’s battle with cancer. See the flyer below for more information. If you would like to make a donation, but are not able to attend the games, please send them to our school office.

WEAR PINK on FEBRUARY 1st!


2. Winter Games for GCJHS! Our Student Council has a FUN after school event planned for ALL students on February 11th (rescheduled due to possible weather issues on February 4th). See the flyer and form below for more information.

3. Mark your calendars for FEBRUARY 14TH = eLearning Day. Students will not be at school that day but they will have assignments to complete virtually. All teachers in GC will be involved in Professional Development that day. Teachers will have specific office hours available that morning to assist. More information will be shared as we get closer to this date.

4. Cougar Cubs Preschool enrollment for the 2022-2023 school year will begin on February 1, 2022. There are now 2, 3, and 5 day options available at both locations. Cougar Cubs accepts CCDF vouchers, On My Way Pre-K vouchers, and the Build, Learn, Grow scholarship. To review more information about the program, please visit their website at cougarcubs.gcsc.k12.in.us

5. NEW COVID-19 Quarantine Guidance . . . .For those of you who closely follow the guidance that we receive from the health organizations (Centers for Disease Control, State Department of Health and the Hancock County Health Department), we did receive updated guidance a week ago. This guidance makes allowances for schools to bring students and staff back from exclusions quicker than the conventional time frames. This includes individuals who have tested positive and individuals who have been identified as close contacts. You may reference these changes on our website. We began to implement these options with our staff this week, and we will roll out the changes with our student population starting January 18th. See the attached document found in the download section below for more specific details.

6. NWEA assessments for Grade 7 started on January 20th.

ELA will test Jan. 20-21
Science will test Jan. 24-25
Math will test Jan. 26-27
Make Ups will occur through Feb. 2

7. Are you in need of Food Support? Check out the Food Support Resources 2021-2022 document in the download section below to find locations and times for specific food support.

8. NEW FROM SCHOOLHOUSE.WORLD: Free Tutoring Now Includes 1:1 Math Support Schoolhouse.world recently expanded its free, online tutoring to include 1:1 math homework support for middle and high school students. This peer tutoring is available through Zoom in 20-minute sessions from 8 to 10 p.m. ET on weekdays. This is in addition to free, small-group tutoring currently available in SAT reading, writing, and math, with a math focus on pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, pre-calculus, calculus, and statistics. Support is also available for AP courses including AP Calculus, AP Statistics, AP Chemistry, AP Biology, AP Physics, and AP Computer Science. More information on free tutoring services through Schoolhouse.world is available here.

9. You can receive 4 free COVID-19 home test kits per household using this link. https://special.usps.com/testkits

10 COLD WEATHER WARMING CENTER: A Warming Center is available in Greenfield at The Landing, 18 West South St. The Greenfield Christian Church (22 N. East St.) and the Evangel Church (1221 E. Main St.) will serve as backup sites, as will the Hancock Hope House. The Warming Center is for all individuals and families who may be without safe adequate heat. The Center will be open from 7pm to 8am on nights when the temperature is below 30 degrees or the wind child is below 20 degrees, with flexibility for things like precipitation.

Individuals wishing to volunteer at the warming center are asked to call Jim Peters @ 317-372-2304.

11. Latin Honors @ GCHS . . . . We have met with our GCHS staff, and now it is time to schedule our community meetings. In order to give everyone an opportunity to hear the presentation and offer their feedback, we have scheduled two forums: one in person and one virtual.
  • The in-person forum will be Thursday, February 10th at 7 p.m. in the GCHS auditorium.
  • The virtual forum will be Tuesday, February 15th at 7 p.m.

If you wish to attend the virtual forum, please email Mr. Cary directly to be added to the list. A few minutes before the forum starts, he will email out the link to the group.

These forums are open to any GC parent, student, or community member who wishes to attend.
As always, please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions.


Thank you! Mr. Cary, principal - jcary@gcsc.k12.in.us

BinaxNOW™ Testing for Greenfield-Central Community School Corporation

In response to the recent COVID-19 surge, Greenfield-Central will offer free BinaxNOW™ antigen testing for symptomatic staff and students. Asymptomatic (no signs of illness) individuals are not eligible for testing onsite at GC. Testing will be offered on Sunday, January 30th, and Thursday, February 3rd.


Testing will be performed by trained personnel. Appointments are limited due to staffing and supply constraints. There is no cost for the test, and health insurance information is not collected.


In order to be eligible to receive a free BinaxNOW™ test, the staff member, or parent/guardian, must click on the corresponding link below to select and register for a test. If the testing slot is full, you will receive a message stating that the form is no longer accepting responses and to please check another time slot. If all time slots are full, consider reaching out to community testing sites or your healthcare provider.


A parent/guardian need not be present at the time of testing, but they must complete the registration and consent form. The links below will direct you to the registration and consent form. A parent/guardian may send a designee with their student for testing, or student may drive themselves, if they are able to do so.


Testing details:

  • Greenfield-Central High School, Door 29 - turn on Fieldhouse Drive from Franklin Street (between the Fieldhouse and the tennis courts). You may park along the curb.

  • If you arrive early, please stay in your vehicle until your assigned time. At your assigned time, you may come to Door 29.

  • A nasal swab will be performed and you will return to your vehicle. Results will be available to you in approximately 15 minutes. Please wait onsite for these results.

  • Those with a negative test may return to school as soon as they are 24 hours fever/vomiting/diarrhea free and their symptoms are still improving at that time.

  • Those with a positive test will be given a return to school date and an extracurricular participation date at that time.

  • If you register for a test slot and find that you are unable to make it to the appointment, please email health@gcsc.k12.in.us so that your registration can be deleted, making it available to someone else who needs it.


Available COVID-19 testing dates and times:

Sunday, January 30th, 9:00am

Sunday, January 30th, 9:15am

Sunday, January 30th, 9:30am

Sunday, January 30th, 9:45am

Sunday, January 30th, 10:00am


Thursday, February 3rd, 11:00am

Thursday, February 3rd, 11:15am

Thursday, February 3rd, 11:30am

Thursday, February 3rd, 11:45am

Thursday, February 3rd, 12:00pm

Thursday, February 3rd, 12:15pm

Thursday, February 3rd, 12:30pm

Thursday, February 3rd, 12:45pm

Click here for FREE COVID test kits mailed to your home

Every U.S. household can receive 4 FREE rapid Home COVID-19 test kits.

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