GCA Summer Update
Hello Spartan Community,
I hope your summer is going well. I hope you were able to rest and relax before we get back to the business of learning. Below are important dates and information. Please read through the entire letter to ensure you are ready for the beginning of the school year.
Schedules are on Infinite Campus Portal
I remember the summer before my 6th grade school year, and we found out which teacher we were going to have the next school year. I got the mean teacher. I remember sitting on the floor throwing a tantrum with my mom laughing at me and telling me that this will be the best school year you have had. She was right, I did not get the teacher I wanted, but I had a great experience with the one I got. Today is the day that schedules are released on Infinite Campus. This year’s master schedule is uncommonly tight. We always go through student’s elective choices trying to get them their first choice. If your elective was not the first one you chose or even the second one you chose, know that the first two choices did not work with the rest of your schedule. The chances of changing your schedules are going to be highly unlikely. With that being said, this is going to be the best school year you have had.
Annual Update and Fees
If you haven’t already, it is time to complete the online ‘Annual Update’ to prepare for the new school year. The ‘Annual Update’ in Infinite Campus allows you to tell us of any updates to your contact information, address changes, and updates to emergency contacts.
To ensure we can communicate with you regarding your student, or in case of emergency, we must have your up-to-date contact information. Therefore, please log in to your Infinite Campus parent portal and complete your student’s ‘Annual Update’ today.
Get onto Infinite Campus Parent Portal. From here, take care of the following items.
Complete your annual update - Make sure all of your information is current and correct.
Under Health Services mark if your child is allowed to take Tylenol or ibuprofen.
If you need your child to self carry medication, download this form, fill it out and bring it into the office (any student carrying any medication on campus without the form can be suspended from GCA).
Medications can also be collected on Spartan Day.
Do not pay the following fees at this time. The following fees are not all showing up and are incorrect. We will alert you next week when they are ready
All class fees for both semesters
Activity fee so we can continue to provide the memorable activities for our students.
Device Protection Plan - Only if you did not purchase it or you used it last year. It will pay for itself.
Yearbook - Cost will increase to $70 at the end of September and $75 at the end of January.
Parking pass - If you are planning on driving and parking this year, you need a pass. Download this form, fill it out completely and wait for further instructions.
Get involved with PTO. All exemplary high-performing schools have a strong PTO presence. Your involvement in this organization is important to our students and your child’s success potential. Don’t overlook this. Come talk without PTO during Spartan Day. If you can’t come in, then contact Jeff Brueck or Michelle Sorensen to get involved.
While you are out shopping for uniforms, please print this uniform code and take it with you. These are the pieces students can wear to school. Students wearing anything not on the uniform code will leave students in violation of the uniform policy and could result in missing valuable class time. Please make good choices when selecting uniform pieces. Go to Global Schoolwear by Tommy Hilfiger; choose Gilbert Classical Academy, and they will supply you with all of the appropriate uniform pieces.
Important Upcoming Dates
New Student Orientation (Summer Attire) - Tuesday, July 27th, 9 - 11:30 am (Two alpha split sessions) - For incoming students and students who went to Global last school year and were not on campus. Possibly be distributing Chromebooks to new students during the orientation.
SPARTAN DAY - Thursday, July 28th, 7 am-noon and 1 pm to 6 pm - Get your PE uniforms, shop the Uniform Closet, get help with the annual update, pay fees, pick up your schedule, and see your friends.
Curriculum Night – Jr. High & High School – Tuesday, August 10th, 6:00 to 7:30 pm
This evening consists of attending each of your student’s classes for 10 minutes. You will have the opportunity to meet the teachers, receive course syllabus and curriculum information (bring your child’s schedule with you). The first period starts at 6:00 PM sharp. Please be on time. Due to space restrictions, parents are encouraged to leave their students at home to finish their homework. But again, bring your child’s schedule with you. Parking will be available on the west baseball/softball fields.
Summer Reading Books
It is essential to have your summer reading book read before school starts. So, if you have not started your book, start it this weekend. If you need a summer reading book come see us on Monday.
Come to school, and your teachers will let you know what you need. The backpack will need to be all black with a place to protect your Chromebook. General supplies are pens, pencils, highlighter, notebooks, folders, and a 3” binder to help keep you organized.
Gilbert Classical Academy