Gander News

The Lee High School Parent Newsletter

IMPORTANT DATES

November 23-27-Thanksgiving Break

December 3-3rd Six Weeks Progress Reports available in parent portal

December 11-Last day to change mode of instruction

December 14-18-Fall Semester Exams

December 18-Early Release Day

December 21-January 4-Winter Break

January 5-1st Day of 2nd Semester

our ganders are going to the playoffs!

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student at-home self check

Click HERE to see a flowchart (English & Spanish versions) that can be used as a helpful tool to determine when to send your child to school and when to keep them home when they are not feeling well. If another family member tests positive for COVID or your student is staying home due to any symptoms, please make sure to contact the school nurse at 281-420-4535 so she can document the symptoms and inform you about next steps. If you student stays home due to symptoms, but is able to work virtually, please have them login to their Google Classroom and attend the live WebEx class lessons for their classes so they don’t fall behind.

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new guidelines for virtual students

All virtual learners must have their webcams turned on at all times during lessons starting the beginning of the third six weeks. To remain virtual, students must be passing all of their classes and have less than 3 absences. Students that do not follow the criteria above for the 2nd six weeks will have until December 3rd-3rd six weeks progress reports to meet the criteria or they will be required to return to face-to-face instruction on Monday, December 7, 2020. Please click to see additional requirements for virtual students: Instructions for Virtual Students

toys for tots

Join us for Pack the Bus Toy Drive: Toys for Tots from now until December 10th. Bring your new, unwrapped toy for a child age 0-12 to any GCCISD campus to participate. Click here for more information.

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yearbook Picture retakes

Underclassmen and Faculty/Staff: December 2nd

Seniors: December 3rd

These will be only during lunches and students must come on their own.

lee high school food drive

When: November 16th – December 4th

Benefit: Hearts and Hands of Baytown Food Bank

Where: Across from Room 101 (Main Hall)

What to bring: Non-perishables

TEEN ROUND TABLE

The City of Baytown is looking for forward-thinking, motivated teens to help envision a teen advisory council. The volunteer opportunity will give students the chance to expand project management and problem solving skills, give back to the community, and make the teen voice heard in Baytown. To learn more and to access the application, click here. Please encourage qualified students to apply! The deadline to apply is November 30th.

nutrition & food service

Free and Reduced Price Lunches are available to families who qualify. We encourage all of our families to apply, GCCISD offers Instant Online Application Processing for parents to easily and conveniently apply for meal benefits for your child(ren). You can select the language of the application at the bottom of the page. Even if your student is 100% virtual, we are anticipating all of our students returning to 100% face-to-face this school year. You will need to have the application approved before they return. Students that qualify can also receive additional discounts and opportunities like ACT and SAT waivers and fee waivers for some college application fees. If you qualified last year, you need to renew each year. The deadline to complete the application was, last Friday, October 16, 2020. Students that did not renew their applications as of Friday, October 16, 2020 will now be on the declined list for free and reduced lunch. Please fill out the online application today. If you have any questions, please contact your student’s grade level office at 281-420-4535.

counselor's corner

Changing from Face-to-Face to Virtual or Virtual to Face-to-Face

To change for the 4th six weeks you will have until December 11 to change. If you do not change your student’s method of instruction by 11:59 p.m. December 11, he or she must continue with their method of instruction until the end of the next six weeks. To request a change, please go to Back to School Registration on our website at www.gccisd.net and complete the change request form. Below is a link with step by step instructions.


https://www.gccisd.net/upload/page/1162/docs/ChangeMethodofInstruction.pdf

If you have any questions of how to fill out the form, you can contact your student’s counselor.

• 9th Grade: Mrs. Pitre, shaunice.pitre@gccisd.net

• 10th Grade: Kristin Reyes, Kristin.reyes2@gccisd.net

• 11th Grade: Mrs. Kujawa, kimberly.kujawa@gccisd.net

• 12th Grade: Mrs. Acreman, loretta.acreman@gccisd.net

dual credit classes

9th-11th grade students: Do you want to earn college credit at the same time you earn high school credit? Dual Credit courses can help you. You will also save time and money. If you are interested, scan the QR codes posted outside the CCR Center and around the school. Forms are due by November 30th. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Peña or Mrs. Vera in room 202.

psat testing

The PSAT/NMSQT is scheduled for January 26, 2021! Deadline to register is Thursday, December 3, 2020. This practice exam helps students prepare for future SAT testing and provides entry into the National Merit Scholarship for students who meet the criteria. Registration is open to all Juniors and Sophomores. Information about registering is located in our CCR Page: https://leecounselingccrcenter.weebly.com/college--career.html

ASVAB test

Juniors & Seniors: Register to take the ASVAB test on February 26, 2021 here at Lee HS. This is the most widely used multiple-aptitude test in the world. It measures your strengths, weaknesses, and potential for future success. It also provides you with career information for various occupations. It will assist you in making decisions for your future whether you go to college, vocational school, or military. Look for the green sheets titled "Register to take the ASVAB". Deadline to register is January 29, 2021. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Peña or Mrs. Vera in room 202.

The Rotary Club’s Youth Exchange Scholarship Program

The Rotary Club’s Youth Exchange Scholarship Program. Do you want to join over 9,000 students living in over 80 countries? Do you have a desire to explore the world and learn a new language? Do you want to make memories & lasting friendships for a lifetime? Additional program information may be found at https://www.ryehouston.com/

For additional scholarships, some with due dates that are coming soon, please click HERE

College & Career Corner

Who are we: Mrs. Nallely Peña

Where are we located: Upstairs by the counselor's office

It is never too early to start planning for your future!

How can we help:

  • Explore interests and make connections to the real world and post-secondary options
  • Assist students with college and career searches
  • Liaison between our military recruiters, students, and their families
  • Provide solution focused college & career counseling
  • Assist with applying to colleges, technical schools, military programs, and employment
  • Assist with completing financial aid and scholarship applications
  • Provide a place to research post-secondary options
  • Assist with college/military entrance exam registration process

clubs and organizations

UIL academics

Academic UIL will be participating in a virtual meet after school Thursday December 3, 2020 in Mrs. Mullican's room 464. This is an opportunity to try any event you are interested in and get more information about UIL Academics. Please see Mrs. Mullican if you have any questions.

fine arts

band holiday concert

The Famous REL Band will have its Holiday Concert on Monday, December 14th at 7pm @ Bicentennial Park, 1001 Market St, Baytown, TX 77520. This event is free to the public and families can come and bring their own lawn chairs, etc. and stay socially distanced. Those that don’t feel comfortable being present can watch through live stream.

REL Celebrities

We are hoping to raise funds for our spring competitions, costumes, choreography, end of year banquet, and our annual spring show! Please help us to reach our team goal of $11,000. Any amount is appreciated! Thank you in advance for helping support the award winning REL Celebrities & JV Belles! Click here to donate.

gander sports

For the 2020-2021 school year, tickets will not be sold at home games. All tickets must be purchased online and only a select number of fans will be allowed to attend each game to practice social distancing due to COVID-19. Below is information about how to purchase tickets for Lee HS home athletic events.

1. Go to Goose Creek C.I.S.D Website: Gccisd.net

2. Go to top right hand of page and click on DEPARTMENTS.

3. Go to the Department labeled ATHLETICS.

4. In the left grey box click on TICKET INFORMATION

5. Find your game and purchase your tickets.

6. No one will be allowed to enter the game without a ticket.

Purchase tickets through our online link and come support our Ganders!!

https://www.gccisd.net/page/Athletics.Ticket

Goose Creek C.I.S.D. will follow all Covid-19 Guidelines. Masks will be required and worn at all times.

GCCISD athletic events are streamed live. Never miss a game; just click the link for your team below!

Lee FB - https://bit.ly/3cyJn9n

Lee VB - https://bit.ly/3mRCgxJ

soccer

Girls Soccer tryouts are Monday 11/30/20 after school. All girls interested in trying out for soccer must have a physical on file. If you have any questions please see Coach Cherry.
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Basketball

Schedule


Boys:

Friday, 11/20/20: Ganders @ Barbers Hill. Games start at 4:30 & 5:45pm.

Monday, 11/23/20: Ganders vs West Orange Stark @ Home. Games start at noon.

Friday, 12/4/20: Ganders @ Caney Creek. Games start at 5:30pm.


Schedule


Girls:

Friday, 11/20/20: Ganders vs Pasadena @ Home. Games start at 4pm.

Saturday, 11/21/20: Ganders @ Barbers Hill. Games start at 10am.

Tuesday, 11/24/20: Ganders vs Dickinson @ Home. Games start at 10am.

Wednesday, 11/25/20: Ganders vs South Houston @ Home. Games start at 10am.

Tuesday, 12/1/20: Ganders @ Sterling. Games start at 4:30pm.

Friday, 12/4/20: Ganders vs Santa Fe @ Home. Games start at 4:30pm.

football

Schedule l Twitter


Thursday, 12/3/20: Freshmen Gander Football vs Sterling @ Home. Time is 5pm

Wednesday, 12/3/20: JV Gander Football @ Sterling. Time is 5pm

Thursday, 12/4/20: Varsity Gander Football vs Sterling (Home). Time is 7:00pm

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Come Early, Be Loud, & Wear your Gander Maroon! Please come out and support our GANDERS!

lee high school procedures

PARENT DELIVERY DROP OFF

Visitors are not allowed on campus during the 2020-2021 school year unless you already have a scheduled meeting with an administrative office. Most teacher conferences should be conducted through WebEx. Deliveries, including food, for students are not allowed during the 2020-2021 school year. Students will not be allowed to pick up deliveries outside of the building. Students will not be called out of class and items will not be delivered to the student.

Face Mask Protocol

Students must wear a mask once they enter the campus. Students who refuse to wear their masks will forfeit their opportunity to receive face to face instruction and will be sent home. Masks are included in the dress codes in the Student Handbook which is posted on the GCCISD website. Please remind your student to have an extra masks or face coverings in their backpack. Face masks are required to be worn at all times except when eating. Students should have an extra mask with them in the event if one becomes dirty, wet or damaged. Thank you for your support!

attendance

Being present for all your classes is important whether you are face-to face or online. Failure to be present face-to-face or virtually on any given day could result in a truancy violation, a failing grade or loss of credit, which could jeopardize meeting graduation requirements. Students who are face-to-face do not have the option to pick which classes they want to attend in-person. Face-to-face students who are not in their class during the instructional day will receive school discipline for truancy. If for whatever reason a student misses their face-to-face or WebEx meeting for their class, please check Google Classroom for any assignments they need to complete to get credit for attendance and grades.

Breakfast Service for Virtual students

If you are an online student, you can pick up free meals at your nearest elementary school through December 31st. Meals are free to all children 1-18 years of age. If the student is not in the vehicle, the student’s ID # is required. Beginning Monday, October, 26, 2020, curbside service will only be available at the following Elementary schools from 10:30-12:30:

· Alamo Elementary School

· Smith Elementary School

· Banuelos Elementary School

· Bowie Elementary School

· Carver Elementary School

· Clark Elementary School

· Highlands Elementary School

· Travis Elementary School

STUDENT PARKING

ALL STUDENTS WHO DRIVE TO SCHOOL NEED TO HAVE A PARKING TAG BY FRIDAY 11/6/20. STARTING MONDAY 11/9/20, STUDENTS WHO PARK ON CAMPUS WITHOUT A TAG RISK BEING TOWED AT OWN EXPENSE. We are selling parking tags for students who drive to park on campus. They can be purchased in the 10th grade Office (Room 185). Students need their parking sticker to park in the parking lot. The cost of parking stickers is $20.00. You need to show your license and a copy of your insurance with the vehicle you will be using. Below is the parking info you need to submit.

STUDENT ID'S

For the safety of all students, high school students must wear their District-issued ID badges at all times while on campus in a visible manner. During the first couple of weeks of school, students received their ID and a lanyard. Students can also choose to purchase a different lanyard or ID holder.

If a student forgets or loses their ID, they can pick up a temporary ID for $1.00 in the grade level AP office or purchase a new one for $5. After the 3rd temporary ID, students will be required to purchase a new ID.

STAY UP TO DATE

There are many ways to stay up-to-date with what is happening at Lee High School. We will send frequent newsletters. Many REL organizations maintain active Social Media accounts. Some are “official” accounts run by school staff, and others are supporters of our school organizations and teams. Please feel free to follow some or all for the most current information.

Twitter:

@REL_Ganders @LeeHSPrincipal @RelHosa @relvolleyball

@rel_yearbook @RELBaseball61 @anatomymsb @nhs_rel

@RelTheatre @RELBand1 @GandersUnited @gandersoftball

@LeeCelebrities @leeffatx @baytownleefb

Facebook:

@BaytownLeeHS @LeeCelebrities @RELfootballbooster @ganderbaseball

Gander Farmers

Instagram:

@leehs_avid @rel.stuco @relcolorguard @relcelebs @relvolleyball @rel.hosa @rel_class21 @ganderdrumline @ladygandersoftball @relvarsitycheer @famous.rel.band @relcolorguard @reltheatre @relfootballbooster @rel_class21 @relspanishclub @rel.bandboosters @keyclub_rel @

What is Gander Time?

Gander Time is time during the school day for students to receive academic interventions and tutorials for classes they are struggling in.

  • Tutorials: Teachers offer tutorials on specific topics during this time. Students can go to sessions led by their own teacher or be selected if their teacher feels they need specific assistance

TESTING INFORMATION

2020 STAAR EOC Scores & Testing Information

STAAR EOC scores from the Spring and Summer 2019 test may be accessed in the Texas Assessment Data Portal, as well as in the Home Access Center (HAC). These will be the only ways to access your student's scores for STAAR.


Students who did not pass their classes or have not yet achieved "Approaches Grade Level," on the English I, English II, Algebra I, Biology or US History STAAR EOC will be automatically enrolled for the Fall retest.


Testing notices will be given to students during their 1st period the last week of November.


Fall STAAR EOC Testing Schedule

Tuesday, December 8, 2020---English I

Wednesday, December 9, 2020---Algebra 1/US History

Thursday, December 10, 2020---English 2

Friday, December 11, 2020---Biology

UPCOMING ACT/SAT DATES

ACT

Dec 12

Feb 6

Apr 17

Jun 12

Jul 17


SAT

Nov 7

Dec 5

Mar 13

May 8

Jun 5

About Us

School Colors: Maroon and White


School Mascot: Ganders


Built in 1928, Lee High School is located in the petrochemical industrial area of the Texas Gulf Coast. We are proud of our long history of educating GCCISD students. Our student population comes from the cities of Baytown and Highlands, with an enrollment of approximately 1800 for 2020-2021. Our 2019 Accountability Report Card: B. Distinctions Earned: Science


Over the years, our school has undergone numerous renovations, including the reconstruction of the main building following a devastating fire in 1987 and a new Art & Science building. These renovations have allowed us to offer a state-of-the-art learning facility while preserving the beauty of this historical landmark. In 2000 a new cafeteria was added along with 13 classrooms on the second floor.