GES Family Newsletter 1.2.23

GES - A Great Place To Grow!

Fresh starts and new beginnings...

Happy New Year! We are working hard to BEE all we can Bee in 2023! This week teachers and students will participate in "Reboot, Review & Remind" activities that will reinforce school-wide rules and expectations. This is a strategy we began last year to reinforce academics and good behavior across the school. As always, thank you for your continued support as parents/guardians.

Inclement Weather Day Plan for Students

The Maryland Department of Education is allowing districts to use three (3) asynchronous inclement weather days as virtual learning days. This limits the number of days that would normally have to be added on to the end of the school year.

Elementary: Folders with brief Math and/or English Language Arts assignments will be sent home in preparation for an inclement weather day. Internet/Wi-Fi will not be required to complete assignments. Assignments will be due shortly after school is back in session and will count as attendance for the virtual day.

Secondary: Students will be able to access their assignments offline without the need for Internet/Wi-Fi access using their school-issued device. Assignments will be brief and a review of material already covered in the classroom. Work will be due shortly after school is back in session and will count as attendance for the virtual day.

Reading/Math Calendars

Happy New Year! This is a friendly reminder that December reading/math calendars are due tomorrow, January 3. Thank you!

It's time for the Kids Heart Challenge!

Be on the lookout for a paper to preview this year's theme coming home this week! Our kick off day will be January 24th, until then, feel free to register (online only - and get this super cool bracelet shown
in the picture) and check out this year's challenges! We have a big goal this year, so get ready for some fun things to come!

GES After School Program

There will be no After school this week. We will resume next week on Monday, January 9th.