Gwynn Park HS Parent Newsletter

January 2022 - News You Can Use

Virtual Learning - Until January 14th

Teaching and learning will continue during virtual learning. All students MUST log onto the class link for each class. Students who do not attend class without an excused absence will not be allowed to make up work. Students must submit an excused note from their parents within three days of their absence. Students have the total number of days absent during an excused absence to complete all make-up work.


Gwynn Park High School Attendance Google Site

Congratulations, Carolyn Aguilar

We want to congratulate Carolyn Aguilar for attending the Maryland Association of Student Council Executive Meeting. She is a voting member and the only student who represented our school district. We are proud of you!
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Social/Emotional Support - Professional School Counselors and Mental Health Clinician

Gwynn Park High School has a variety of support systems for our scholars. If your child is experiencing mental health concerns, please feel free to contact their Professional School Counselor. In addition, we have a full-time Mental Health Clinician, Ms. Cave. She is available to provide weekly intensive mental health counseling sessions.


https://calendly.com/cynthia-critten/virtual-1-on-1-meeting-1- Appointment Link -9th Grade Counselor


https://calendly.com/meetwithmsmann - Appointment Link - 10th Grade Counselor


https://calendly.com/alicia-greene/chat-with-me - Appointment Link - 11th Grade Counselor


https://calendly.com/counselorljones/meet-with-counselor-jones - Appointment Link - 12th Grade Counselor

A Safe Return to School

Help stop the spread. We want to ensure that our students are equipped for a safe return to school on January 18th. Recent information has suggested that surgical masks and KN95 provide the best protection. Now is a great time to purchase additional masks. Students are encouraged to bring an extra mask to school each day. In addition, it is also suggested that students place a small hand sanitizer in their backpacks.


Just a friendly reminder that students should be in their seats in the classroom at 7:40 am. We have had large car riders who are reporting to school late. Please leave from home in time to ensure that your child reports to class on time.

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COVID Vaccinations - Stay Safe

All students are highly encouraged to get the COVID vaccination and booster shots. Please use the link below to find the nearest vaccination clinic in our county.

https://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/3730/COVID-19-Vaccine?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

Second Quarter Grading Dates

End of Second Quarter - 2/2/22

Report Cards Released - 2/16/22

Grade Appeal Window - 2/17/22 - 2/24/22


Students are highly encouraged to check their grades each week in SchoolMax and contact their teachers for additional support.

Educational Online Program - Credit Recovery/Original Credit

Does your child need to make up credits to graduate on time? You should contact our professional school counselors to learn about the Educational Online Program. The second-semester program will begin at the beginning of February. The program is completely virtual, with 80% of the student work done independently and 20% face-to-face teacher instruction via Zoom. We want all of our students to graduate with their class.
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CTE Application

The CTE Application will close on Friday, January 7th. Students are encouraged to register for our programs. Students have an opportunity to receive industry certifications before they graduate. Gwynn Park High School will offer the following programs next year.


Current 10th Graders

IT, Cosmetology, Fire Science, Culinary Arts


Current 9th Graders

Environmental Science


CTE Application - Link

Dual Enrollment Celebration

We want to congratulate all of our scholars who qualified for the dual enrollment program. We had close to 100 students who passed the Accuplacer and qualified for FREE college courses. We offer two college courses during the school day for our students. Students can also take classes at Bowie State University, the University of Maryland, College Park, Prince George's Community College, and the College of Southern Maryland. We will administer the Accuplacer in the spring for all 10th and 11th-grade students. College begins during the summer of 10th grade at Gwynn Park High School! Don't hesitate to get in touch with Ms. Adrienne Johnson, Testing Coordinator, for additional information (adrienn.johnson@pgcps.org).


Accuplacer Practice Site

Student Service Learning Opportunities

Students are highly encouraged to complete their student service learning hours as soon as possible. Students need 24 hours as a part of the Maryland high school graduation requirement. Please open the link below for a list of student service opportunities.


Student Service Opportunities

Class of 2022 - College Acceptance Notifications - WE ARE PROUD OF YOU!

Afua Adamu - Liberty university , Merit Scholarship to Mount St. Mary's University


Kiann Capozza- PGCPS Community College


Daryl Coston- University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Old Dominion University


Faith Defiesta - Prince George's Community College, College of Southern Maryland


Synaih Fitch - UMES, Delaware State Univeristy, Morgan State University


Shelton Fong- West Virginia University, Radford University, West Virginia State University, Norfolk State University, Morgan State University, Old Dominion University


Jasmine Gregory - American Academy of Arts


Brima Kanu - Bowie State University


Simone Kasper - Pace University with Annual President’s Scholarship


Marcus McCord - The Culinary Institute of America , Morgan State University


DeLonya Myers - Virgina Union University


Noah Robinson - Morgan State University, Frostburg State University, Univeristy of Maryland, Eastern Shore


DaMarr Savoy - Bowie State University, Stevenson University, Roanoke College, Towson University, Johnson C. Smith University


Yvonna Smack - University of Maryland Eastern Shore


Alexis Vance - Bowie State University, Johnson C. Smith University


Gabrielle Yates - Bowie State University

Student Safety and Support - If You See Something, Say Something

Many of our incidents at school stem from a community or social media interactions. Parents are encouraged to check their child's cell phone to view text messages, images, and social media pages. Please get in touch with the school if you are aware of any incident that could result in negative student behavior at school. Our school security team, peer mediator, and administrators will promptly address all concerns.

Questions, Concerns, Support - Thank you for partnering with our school. "It Takes a Village"

Principal - Dr. Melissa McGuire - melissa.mcguire@pgcps.org

9th Grade Assistant Principal - Jenice Pellam - jenice.pellam@pgcps.org

10th Grade - Assistant Principal - Adriel Wheeler - adriel.wheeler@pgcps.org

11th Grade - Assistant Principal - Davonia Bryant - davonia.bryant@pgcps.org

12th Grade - Assistant Principal - Eric Harrison - eric.harrision@pgcps.org

School Security - Peddro Crump - peddro.crump@pgcps.org

Peer Mediator Coordinator - Tiffany Miller Bevins - t.millerbevins@pgcps.org

School Nurse - Elizabeth Ngethe - elizabeth.ngethe@pgcps.org