Bobcat Virtual Update

April 28, 2021

Dear Bobcat Virtual Families,

We are approaching the end of the year, and we can't tell you enough how proud we are of your children for making it through this incredibly difficult year. They are stronger, more independent, and more resilient for it, but we are sure that we are all looking forward to turning the page on the 2020-2021 school year.

Don't forget: common work submission deadlines for the second semester of Bobcat Virtual are as follows:

  • Elementary classes and middle school classes that do not give an exam and are not tied to high school credit: Wednesday, June 9, 2021, at 11:59pm
  • High school classes and middle school classes that have an exam and are tied to high school credit: Friday, June 4, 2021, at 11:59pm; Exams will be given/collected during the week of June 7-11
  • Senior Deadlines: Since seniors are done on May 21, 2021, the work submission deadlines for seniors in high school classes will be May 14, 2021, at 11:59pm. Exams will be given/collected during the following week.

Please reach out to us with any questions!

Jeff Neall

Bobcat Virtual Director


Allyson Walroth

Secondary Curriculum Director



Student of the Month - March

The following students have been selected by our teachers as our Students of the Month for March. Each student will receive a certificate in the mail. Congratulations on all of your hard work!
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Student of the Month - April

The following students have been selected by our teachers as our Students of the Month for April. Each student will receive a certificate in the mail. Congratulations on all of your hard work!
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March is Reading Month Winners!

Book Cover Contest

It was so much fun to see all of the entries for the Book Cover Contest! Thank you to everyone who participated. We were able to give out prizes to the winner and runner up for entries in the following grade categories: K-2, 3-5, and 6-8.


  • Winner - Ainsley Sheick
  • Runner-Up - Maxwell Riek


  • Winner - Robert Price
  • Runner-Up - Maya Singala


  • Winner - Addison Morgan
  • Runner-Up - John Tewolde

All prize winners should check out the Scholastic Book Club and select a book valued up to $15.00. If you need a classroom code, use Y4GL9. Email your selection (including the title and item #) to Mrs. Martinez at by Friday, May 7.

If you'd like to check out the rest of the entries, here are links to all of the awesome artwork:

Book Talk Flip Grid

All of the students who submitted a Flipgrid Book Talk did an AMAZING job! I recommend that you check them out here.

All student names were entered into a drawing for a free book, and the two winners are Jana Sheikh-Khalil and Adrianna Ouellette!

Prize winners should check out the Scholastic Book Club and select a book valued up to $15.00. If you need a classroom code, use Y4GL9. Email your selection (including the title and item #) to Mrs. Martinez at by Friday, May 7.


Parent Meetings

The past few meetings haven't been very busy, so we are going to combine elementary and secondary into one meeting. Here are the dates for the meetings through the end of the school year:

  • Wednesday, May 5, at 6:30pm
  • Wednesday, May 19, at 6:30pm
  • Wednesday, June 2, at 6:30pm

A link to the Zoom address will be sent out in a separate email.

Important Information

BVL Scheduling Grades 9-12 for 2021-2022

If you have indicated to us that your student plans to attend Bobcat Virtual for grades 9-12 next year, they should have received an email asking them to choose classes. In order for us to appropriately staff our classes and provide your students with the classes they need, we are asking them to complete their course selections by Friday, May 7.

If your student did not receive an email but does plan to attend BVL next year, you can access the course selection forms here:

If you originally told us that you planned to send your student to GBHS next year but have changed your mind, please have your student complete this course request and then indicate in the space provided to leave comments for the counselor that your student is switching to Bobcat Virtual Learning for the 21-22 school year.

Students must be logged in to their student Google account in order to access this survey. Parents will not be able to complete it for them using their own Google accounts.

BVL Scheduling Grades 6-8 for 2021-2022

We are currently working on course selections for our middle school students. As soon as we have them available, we will reach out with more information. Thank you for your patience.

Registration for 2021-2022

Now that you've submitted your plans for next school year, make sure that you complete the Grand Blanc Online Registration process. This information must be updated every year before students can start school in the fall.

When you first access the registration, it will say that your student is a Bobcat Virtual student for next year. If you told us your student will be returning to the building next year, you will be able to choose the appropriate building on the last page of the registration process.

Grades 3-8 Spring Testing

We are well into the testing season for all of our students and only have testing for 6th and 7th grade students to complete. As a reminder, this testing will take place at the High School West Campus, each over a two-day period. The HS West Campus is located at 1 Jewett Trail, Grand Blanc. Parents will need to provide transportation, and masks will be required at all times. Please keep in mind that high school students will be attending classes at the same time as the students are testing, but we will attempt to avoid students being in the hallways during passing time.

Students should enter through the main entrance and will be directed to the cafeteria to learn the location of their test. They will need to bring their school-issued Chromebook, fully charged, and know their login information. We will not have extra Chromebooks or chargers. 8th grade students will only need their Chromebook on the second day and will be doing a pencil/paper test on the first day.

Students will be spaced 6 feet apart during testing. They are permitted to bring a bottle of water and snacks to eat during breaks. We recommend a good, healthy breakfast and a good night’s sleep before testing.

When arriving to pick up students after testing, parents of students in grades 6 and 7 can pull into the bus lane, and students will come out of the building to be picked up.

If you have any questions or concerns about the testing process, please contact Allyson Walroth, Secondary Curriculum Director, at or 810-591-6649. It is very important that we hear from you before the testing dates.

*IMPORTANT: If your student has an IEP, his/her case manager will schedule a separate time for testing.

Here is the schedule for testing in grades 3-8:

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End-of-Year Information

Senior Packet

If you have a senior, it is very important that you keep an eye out for emails from Grand Blanc High School regarding important events. Here is an email they sent out on April 14 regarding all of the information you need to know for your senior, including information about Honors Night, Graduation, and the Senior Tailgate Cookout.

AP Testing

AP testing will begin in early May. All exams will be offered at the school, however, some may have an online option. Keep an eye out for communication from the counseling office with information on the location and format of specific exams.
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GBHS 2021 Yearbook

Pre-order your 2021 Echo Yearbook before the price increases.

  • Cost is $85 until May 30. Visit or scan the code to order and pay online. Installment options are available.

  • We are working hard to bring you the stories of this historic year.

  • All new this year - choose if you’d like your yearbook delivered to your home address for the cost of shipping, or pay nothing extra and pick up at our delivery event in July.

  • There are some donated yearbooks available. Please email to inquire about donating or receiving a donated book.

Senior Yard Signs

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Student Support

Summer School

REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR GBCS SUMMER SEMESTER! K - 8 GB students (2020-21) are invited to register for a free face-to-face supplemental 8-week summer program (Mon-Fri, 9am-noon)! Registration ends May 7th! Transportation available and breakfast & lunch will be offered!

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Grades 9-12 Google Classroom

Please accept your invitation to the classroom TODAY!

In the first semester GBHS introduced the Grade Specific Google Classrooms. These classrooms contain announcements, messages from counseling and

graduation requirement assignments. We want to share with you, specifically what we are including in the classrooms.

Each class has a Stream. The Stream contains: Counseling messages, event announcements and notifications, student activity announcements, information relative to grade.

Classwork: Each class has assignments that are either state mandated, district required or both. These assignments are graduation requirements and are tracked outside of the typical classroom.

Here is the link to the current assignments for each grade level and their due dates. Included is a summary of the mandatory assignments/content within each classroom. The structure of each classroom is the same, it is the content that changes and is grade specific. :

Grades 6-12 Tutoring Lab

Bobcat Virtual students in grades 6-12 who need help in their classes are invited to attend the NHS Virtual Tutoring Lab, located on Google Meet every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, from 2:25-3:25pm. See the flier below for more information!
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Semester 2 Novels

As a reminder, all of the novels that students will need to access will be available in digital format for Semester 2. Novels can be found in the Online Textbook Collection, or teachers will share a direct link. In order to view novels in the online collection, students will need to be logged in to their GBSTU accounts to obtain access. Here are directions for accessing online PDFs.

Allyson Walroth

Grand Blanc Community Schools

HS Assistant Principal & Secondary Curriculum