February 7, 2021
Message from the Principal
Dear Hornet Nation,
As we welcome back our regional program students (phase one) this week and prepare for our 9th/12th-grade student's return (phase 2) next week, I want to remind students and parents of the initial return to school survey. The school is making safety plans based on the information that was submitted in the fall on whether you would return to school or remain virtual. Contact the school only if you want to make a change from your original response. Please either call the main office (301) 863-4001 or email your child's assistant principal.
In this week's Hornet Buzz we have all the necessary safety protocols for students to return to school. Take a look and make sure that you are familiar with all the procedures. We also have the senior spotlight, scholarship info, AP Exam registration, and a tribute to Black History Month. Check it all out, have a great week and remember.......
We Are....Great Mills!!!
Black History Month
SMCPS will remain on a virtual learning schedule this week
Maleigha Davis is a special senior because of her calm nature and work ethic. She’s always been a quiet one but is able to get what she needs and make her way to the top. We’re so proud of Maleigha and all she has done for herself and her family. Continue to shine bright, Maleigha!
La'Tavia Berry is a bright and intelligent young lady.
God blessed me with my very own "Mama's Boy" Kameron displays so much strength, leadership and is determined to make a positive impact on his family and friends. Kameron has never met a stranger. He brings JOY to his family. #gmhsfootball #hornetstrong
Senior Cap & Gown/Graduation Information
All GMHS graduation Information:
Phased-In Return of Students for Hybrid Instruction
The following students will return to school on the following dates:
- Tuesday, February 16: Grades 9, and 12 will begin the hybrid model with in-person instruction 2 days per week with the A group attending Monday and Wednesday and the B group attending Tuesday and Thursday.
- Monday, March 1: All grades will begin in-person instruction 2 days per week with the A group attending Monday and Wednesday and the B group attending Tuesday and Thursday.
* When there is a holiday, we will not alter the schedule. A/B days will follow the day of the week ie--Monday/Wednesday=A day, Tuesday/Thursday=B day.
**Therefore since the first day back to Hybrid learning is on a Tuesday, we will start on "B" day.
Grade 9, Last name A-K will return on Wednesday, February 17. A-days will be Mon. and Wed.
Grade 9, Last name L-Z will return on Tuesday, February 16. B-days will be Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Grade 12, Last name A-K will return on Wednesday, February 17. A-days will be Mondays and Wednesdays.
Grade 12, Last name L-Z will return on Tuesday, February 16. B-days will be Tuesdays and Thursdays.
**Grades 10 and 11 will remain on a virtual schedule until March 1.
All students need to read and understand the procedures for a safe return to school.
All students are expected to wear a mask. No gaiters or bandannas allowed.
Students will be expected to bring their laptops to school each day. Check out the guidelines and procedures for doing so.
Locate your classes on this map. What is the best path to follow to get to your classes?
Please review the following bus transportation procedures starting when students return to the building.
FAQ Returning to School
(Cleaning, Ventilation, Transportation, Technology)
Staying Healthy and Safe: FAQ
FAQ on staying healthy and safe.
A Day (Students A-K)
B Day (Students L-Z)
Parents of AP Course Students: 2021 AP Exam Payment Deadline Approaching!
During the first marking period, your student worked with their AP Teachers to enroll in their respective AP Classrooms. Due to this year’s unusual circumstances, College Board has granted permission for AP Exams to be ordered for all students who are enrolled in an AP Classroom. Therefore, if your student enrolled, as instructed by their teacher, they currently have an exam ordered for each AP course in which they are registered. Linked here are important deadlines and instructions for registration and payment. Your final order and amount due is based upon the exams your student selects and those they want cancelled from their current order.
Just a reminder from Stinger on how to be successful in the third marking period!
The Counselor Corner
Greetings from your school counselors!
We are halfway through the school year. This letter includes important
information. Please reach out to your school counselor through email if you have
*Counselors are emailing all seniors the QR form if they failed a class they need for graduation!"
● QUARTER RECOVERY: Did you fail a class that you need for graduation? Complete the quarter recovery form and start working in Edgenuity to recover your grade for the 2nd marking period.
Link here: Edgenuity Quarter Recovery: https://docs.google.com/document/d/12aP8e_LuAKB6bBbyqFloCfXCtJJggYl49QXnGi9KPO4/edit
● APPLY to the TECH CENTER: Applications due by February 19 th , 2021. You must go to the Tech
Center website and apply online. Link here: https://schools.smcps.org/tech/
● Are you taking care of yourself? If you need support or know someone who does, please check
out the Mental Health Resources available to SMCPS Students. Link here:
● Do you know the credit requirements for
● CREDITS=PROMOTION and GRADUATION!
o Grade 10- 5 credits earned
o Grade 11- 10 credits earned
o Grade 12- 15 credits earned
● Are you ready for the 2022 school year? You
can start planning now by using the elective guide to choose your classes for next school year.
Rising 10th Grade Planning Guide
Senator Bailey’s Scholarship – Accepting Applications
National Honor Society Tutoring Sessions
NHS members will be available to tutor students on Mondays and Wednesdays during Green/Gold Lunch from 12:05 – 1:05, and again after school from 3 – 5 pm.
Students who need tutoring should use the Google Meet Code: NHSTutors
Any questions or concerns should be directed to Mrs. Johns, the NHS Sponsor, at email@example.com
Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program
Hornet Strong Brick Project
Consider giving a Hornet Strong Personalized Brick for a recent graduate or alumni.
Go to the Great Mill website click on Quick Links the Hornet Strong Brick project or click on the link below."
For Our Spanish Speaking Families
¡Saludos! Para leer en español, hay un botón para traducir en la esquina superior derecha de los anuncios de Smore cuando se abre por primera vez. Pueden hacer clic en el botón y después selecciona de la lista de lenguas disponibles