Cougar Connection

February 11, 2022

GCJHS News

1. FEBRUARY 14TH = eLearning Day. Students will not be at school that day but they will have assignments to complete virtually. Teachers will post lessons and plans on their Google Classrooms. Plans will be available for students by 8:35 AM. Greenfield Central Junior High School teachers will have virtual office hours when they will be available to assist students from 8:35-11:30. Teachers will be in professional development meetings in the afternoon. They will not be available to respond to students during professional development sessions.


Please note that eLearning is a different format than the virtual learning we recently used when the school buildings were closed due to weather. All eLearning lesson content will be pre-recorded and/or consist of material posted to Google Classrooms. Teachers will be available during office hours but will not be providing live instruction via the virtual classroom.


Please connect with your child's teacher via email should you have any questions or needs.


2. GOLF TEAM: There will be a call-out meeting after school on Wednesday, February 16. The meeting will be in the wrestling room (A 141) across from the Health Classroom and students should plan on being picked up at 4:00. Golf is a co-ed team that is open to 7th and 8th graders.

3. A presale has begun for 2021-2022 Yearbooks: The cost is $25 before April 11th and then $30 after After 11th. Click here to order.

4. 8th Grade Students & Parents . . . . it’s time to learn more about our High School and what life will look like for the next four years of your lives :) Check out the On the Road to High School flyer below for more information. RSVP for this event can be found below.

5. 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

6. GCJHS Main Parking Lot = If you are parking to pick up your students at dismissal we ask that you please park in the ‘designated parking spots’ at dismissal. This will help with congestion and especially safety. Thanks!

7. There will be group pictures throughout the school day on Friday, February 18th for band, choir, and clubs. These pictures will be used in the NEW yearbooks.

8. MARK YOUR CALENDARS . . . . all GCCSC schools will be closed for Presidents’ Day on Monday, February 21st. This is NOT an E-Learning Day.


9. COVID-19 Quarantine Guidance (January 18, 2022) 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. See the attached document found in the download section below for more specific details.

10. 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.

11. 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.

PSAT 8/9 Scores are NOW available . . . .

PSAT 8/9 scores are now available for 8th grade students who took the assessment in December. Parents and students can access score reports by creating a student account with College Board. To get started, use this link: https://account.collegeboard.org/login/signUp.


    1. Select “I’m a student”

    2. Using the student’s information, fill in the boxes in the “General Information” section. The student’s G-C email address can be used when required. It is the student’s ID number “@students.gcsc.k12.in.us.”

    3. Create a username and password and provide the account security questions/answers.

    4. Provide the required parent information.

    5. Once the account is established, and you’ve logged in, click on the student’s name at the top of the screen. Then select “PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, and PSAT 8/9 scores”

    6. In the “Score Overview” and “Score Details” areas of the site, you can see the student’s overall score (range of 240-1440), their percentile compared to other students who took the assessment, and their individual scores for reading/writing and math.


Please contact Mr. Sincroft (jsincroft@gcsc.k12.in.us) if you have questions about how to access your student’s scores.

Greenfield-Central Community School Corporation BinaxNOW™ Testing

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, February 13th, and Thursday, February 17th.


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, February 13th, 9:00am

Sunday, February 13th, 9:15am

Sunday, February 13th, 9:30am

Sunday, February 13th, 9:45am

Sunday, February 13th, 10:00am


Thursday, February 17th, 11:00am

Thursday, February 17th, 11:15am

Thursday, February 17th, 11:30am

Thursday, February 17th, 11:45am

Thursday, February 17th, 12:00pm

JANUARY STUDENTS OF THE MONTH (selected by GCJHS Staff)

Adam Shields

Alisa Kitcoff

Ashlyn Turner

Blake Longere

Callie Bauer

Dakota Hamilton

Devlin Richards

Emma Hammelman

Emma Summers

Ethan Druley

Evan Pangburn

Finnian Anderson

Isabella Earp

Jacob Welch

Jacob Whicker

Jailyn Rather

Justice Minton

Kaylyn "Eli" Tuttle

Kiera Larrison

Logan Thompkins

Madison Bryan

Madison White

Natalia Mercer

Nathan Cochran

Nathan Roberts

Nevaeh Hook

Paige Cooper

Sarah Jones

Selah Vahle

Steven Reeves

Trenton Weaver

Violet Hunter-Furgeson

Click here for FREE COVID test kits mailed to your home

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FLYERS and More . . . .

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8th Grade Student & Parent Information Night

Tuesday, Feb. 22nd, 6pm

810 North Broadway Street

Greenfield, IN

6-6:45 pm – Class of 2026 Presentation for Parents and StudentsAn introduction to the freshman scheduling process for parents and students for the Class of 2026 – located in the GCHS Auditorium


7-8:00 pm–“The End Zone” A chance for students and parents to learn about athletics, clubs, academic, and extra-curricular activities at GCHS.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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GC School Foundation

Greenfield Central School Foundation is connecting our community to the classroom to support student learning, provide extraordinary classroom experiences and prepare all students for success.

Sports Calendar for GCJHS - Click here . . .

This calendar shows ALL of the current sports events scheduled for our school.