The Grizzly Growl
Parent and Student Newsletter for GFH--October 2020
From the Bear Den
Hello Grizzly Families!
Thank you for your support as we started the 2020-2021 school year in full virtual mode. We are looking forward to the planned restart of in-person learning in November. Please follow the CPS website for specific information and updates about those plans.
Grizzlies are well-rounded students, so I encourage you to get involved in our clubs and school organizations. These are great ways to meet new people and stay connected to the school. Click on the link below to watch the club fair presentation.
We miss the fun and camaraderie of sprit weeks at Grassfield. Be sure to participate in the SCA sponsored virtual spirit week October 26-30.
Be safe out there, Grizzlies! Wear your masks; wash your hands; and follow social distancing guidelines. We want to see you back in school!
Mr. Michael Perez
This edition of The Grizzly Growl is full of important information for you and your child. We're are here to support each other.
Class of 2021 ACCESS College Support
Hello Class of 2021!
We are so HAPPY to welcome back Mrs. Moorhouse as our ACCESS advisor.
Use this information to contact her for help with the college application process and/or the FAFSA.
Monday - Friday, 8:30 - 4:00
Book 1-1 college counseling appointments (link for GFH students/families only):
For college news, scholarship info, events, & more (updated frequently):
GHS class of 2021 Remind group: Text @ac3d26 to 81010
GHS class of 2022 Remind group: Text @c736bk to 81010
Fee waiver application (required for anyone asking for SAT/ACT/AP/College App waivers): https://accesscollege.org/fee-waiverfee-payment-application
Look for more information about College Night and FAFSA appointment coming soon!
Online Learning Support at Home
The Counseling Corner
Hello Grassfield High School community! Your school counselors welcome you back!
School counselors are certified/licensed educators who improve student success for ALL students by implementing a comprehensive school counseling program.
School counselors help all students:
apply academic achievement strategies
manage emotions and apply interpersonal skills
plan for postsecondary options (higher education, military, work force)
School Counselors can help students by providing:
- individual student academic planning and goal setting
- school counseling classroom lessons based on student success standards
- short-term counseling to students
- referrals for long-term support
- collaboration with families/teachers/ administrators/ community for student success
- advocacy for students at individual education plan meetings and other student-focused meetings
- data analysis to identify student issues, needs and challenges
Meet Your Counselors!
Grassfield High School PTSA
It is time to renew your membership in the Grassfield High School PTSA. This organization cannot exist without members, and this is the easiest way to support your school. For only $7.00, you can make a difference at Grassfield High School. We need you as members of our PTSA. Don’t forget, the “S” stands for students, as students can also join at the high school level. What a great way to get involved and have your voice heard. If your student plans to apply for a PTSA scholarship, they must be a member!
It is extremely easy to join! You may fill out the form below and send in a check to GFHS, 2007 Grizzly Trail, Chesapeake, VA 23323. Please make the check payable to GFHS PTSA.
This year, you may also join online at http://grassfieldhigh.new.memberhub.store.
Please follow the GFHS PTSA on twitter @GrizzlyPTSA and our Facebook page is GrassfieldPTSA.
If you have any questions or concerns, please email me. I look forward to getting to know you this year! Thank you!
Leslie Wecht, GFHS PTSA President, Leslie.Wecht@cpschools.com
Media Center News
The media center is open for business!
All students are encouraged to join our Grizzly Media Center Schoology course to access various resources including Virtual Librarian where you can ask for assistance, reserve a library book through Destiny Discover, and explore a variety of resources.
Ask your child's teacher for the Media Center Schoology code.
After you join the Schoology course, you can reserve a library book and we will deliver it to you curbside. Click on the Destiny Discover box to reserve your books.
Curbside pick up is available by the flagpoles in the front of the building. Students will receive a confirmation email when their request is ready for pick up.
Tuesdays from 3:15-4:15
Thursdays from 3:15-4:15
*or by appointment
Grizzlies! Don't miss out on this year's spirit pack which includes our school spirit shirt, a Grizzly mask, and a sling bag. Packs will be sold for $20 cash or check (made out to GFH) during underclassman picture days. Supplies and sizes (small-3XL) are limited. If you have any questions please contact Alicia White at firstname.lastname@example.org
Grassfield High School
Don't forget to follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @grassfield_hs. Our website is updated regularly for additional information.