Cougar Connection

GCJHS - September 3, 2021

A Note from the Principal . . . .

Student Assistance Program (SAP)

Roy Orbison in performing with the Traveling Wilbury’s sang, “Everybody needs somebody to lean on. When they're not strong enough, When the winds of life blow cold, a gentle hand to hold.

This could not be more true in the case of parents of early adolescents. All of the sudden at 11 or 12 years of age, your child seems to have become another person. Moodiness. Fatigue. Sleeping until noon. Changing social priorities. Most parents of early adolescents are challenged by the changes associated with this phase of their children’s lives. Many parents worry. “Are the changes I’m seeing normal? Is my child overly depressed or anxious? Is there a problem?”

I want to make sure all of our parents are aware of the Student Assistance Program (SAP) available to all Greenfield-Central students through our recent partnership with the Bowen Center. Every G-C student has virtual access to licensed mental health professionals through our SAP for up to three individual sessions. The SAP is available not only to students but is also available to parents who need assistance with their children or assistance in determining if mental health supports might be necessary. The cost of the SAP is covered by a grant for up to three individual sessions. There is absolutely no charge to parents.

Adolescence can be a stressful time for both students and parents. This is compounded by much that is going on today in the world around us. I encourage parents to keep in mind the SAP if they find themselves concerned about their children’s mental health.

You may call 1 (800) 342-5653 or go to and click on schedule an appointment. You may also access a flyer by clicking this link.

Best wishes to you and your family for a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend.

Jim Bever

Greenfield Central Junior High School


1. NO School this coming Monday in observance of Labor Day.

2. As you may have heard, G-C has updated our exclusion protocols for students who have been in close contact with those who are COVID positive. You will find the letter below in our flyer section or you can view it on our GCCSC website. We also have a Q & A page below pertaining to GCJHS and the COVID Exclusion Early Return Option.

3. Our Washington D.C. Trip for 8th Grade is May 11-14, 2022. To learn more about the trip and register before September 15th please visit

4. ‘Meet the Teacher’ Presentations: Are you interested in learning more about each of your child’s daily classes? Click here to access presentations from each teacher. Do you want to learn more about the teaching staff at GCJHS? Go to the download section below and check out the ‘Meet the Teacher’ pdf. Teachers are listed in alphabetical order.

5. You can access your child’s weekly lesson plans through our GCJHS website or by clicking here.

6. PICTURE DAY orders can be placed at Use the following codes . . .
Student Picture Code: EVT867TGH
Sports Picture Code: EVTVXHNBF

7. Mark your calendars . . . . A GCJHS Google Calendar has been created with school specific dates (ex. Vacations, Picture Days, End of Quarter, etc.) This calendar has been added to the opening screen of our website too. Click here to access it and add it to your existing calendar.

Upcoming Dates . . .
  • September 6th = School is closed in observance of Labor Day.
  • September 14th = We will be running hearing screenings for ALL 7th graders and 8th graders NEW to GC.
  • Friday, September 17 = School pictures, and fall sports pictures. Specific ordering information will be sent home prior to the date.

8. Have you paid for your child’s 2021-22 textbooks and registration? More information can be found in the flyer below.

9. PowerSchool App- Get up-to-date grades for your child, missing or incomplete assignments, attendance and school announcements. Search for “PowerSchool Mobile” in your App Store. Once you download the app, you can search by school or type in school code 3125.

10. TECH TIP: Split View multitasking is one of the iPad’s biggest advantages over the iPhone. Whenever you want to see two apps side-by-side—such as a Safari webpage alongside a Pages doc—open one app the normal way, and then drag up the second app’s icon from the dock all the way to the left or right edge of the display. (And yep, the app needs to already be in the dock for this to work.) If all goes well, the screen will split into two halves with an adjustable divider down the middle. If you just want to use the second app for a quick reference, you can make it a thin window that floats “above” the primary app. Just follow the steps above, but don’t drag the second app all the way to the edge. Instead, drop it somewhere around the middle. When you want to get rid of it, swipe the thin white bar at the top of the app to the left or right to make it disappear.

MEET YOUR TEACHERS - Presentations & Class Info

8th Grade Trip

Flyers & More!

Download Section = pdf.'s