The Grizzly Growl

May 2021

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From the Bear Den

Hello Grizzly Families!


Can you see it? The light at the end of the tunnel? It's there!

We are excited to see some of the Governor's restrictions being lifted so we can celebrate our Senior events, Junior rings, academic awards, and music and drama productions again. Be sure to follow our social media and read Schoology and Synergy updates to stay in-the-know about upcoming events.


The marking period ends May 17, so please encourage your child to check for missing assignments and to take advantage of our Learning Labs if they need extra help. The schedule for Learning Labs is listed below.


May and June are always packed with testing: SOL, CTE, AP. Please make sure your child is here on the assigned days to avoid last-minute make-up testing.


Thank you for recognizing our exceptional Grassfield teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week. Their dedication and innovation in teaching and connecting with our Grizzlies has been nothing short of awe-inspiring.


It's a great time to be a Grizzly! Be safe out there! And as always; Go, Grizzlies!


Sincerely,

Mr. Michael Perez

Principal

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Humanity Circle

The Grassfield Multicultural Club and other student leaders organized a student-led Humanity Circle May 5th and 6th to raise awareness of anti-racism, inclusivity, and tolerance. A highlight of the event were the many students who spoke eloquently about their personal experiences and hope for change. Grassfield is committed to ensuring a safe and equitable environment for all students and staff.
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LEARNING LABS

We encourage students to take advantage of our Learning Labs, especially as we are getting closer to the end of the school year. These content specific labs are run by content teachers and provide a great opportunity for reteaching or one-on-one help.


Links and codes can also be found on teachers' Schoology pages and on the Grassfield High School website.

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Semester 2 SOL Testing

SOL Fridays

May 14-Reading

May 21-Social Studies

May 28-Science

June 4-Math


The Virginia Department of Education has determined that SOL testing will still take place during semester 2. Grassfield High School has determined that the safest and most efficient way to administer the required SOL tests is to test on the Friday Online Student Support Days. On those days, Option 1 AND Option 2 students will need to report to the building to test. Students may provide their own transportation or ride the bus assigned to their route (even if they are Option 2 students). Additionally, we will offer school breakfast and lunch to any student coming to test.


Students should arrive to school between 8:40 a.m and 8:55 a.m.. Students with their own transportation will be able to leave at the end of the test session. Students who ride the bus will remain at school with supervision until the end of the school day and then ride the bus home.

Students who will need to take an SOL will be contacted by their teachers with specific details for their class. Please contact the School Counseling Department with any questions or concerns.


Students should bring:

A CPS Chromebook (fully charged), if they have been assigned one. A Chromebook will be provided for any student without one.

Headphones

Mask



Thank you for your understanding.

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Grassfield High School Theatre Company proudly presents William Shakespeare's timeless classic "A Midsummer Night's Dream" with a bit of a beachy flair inspired by the TV show "Outer Banks".

June 1, 2, and 3

Tickets are $5.00 per person or $20.00 for a pod.


BRING YOUR OWN CHAIRS! It's outdoor theatre :)

How will this work, you ask?

  • Sign up here to reserve your "pod" for a performance. This pod will seat up to 5 people. Pods should contain people from their own household.
  • Masking will still be a requirement inside your pod.
  • The show is outside! So because of the possibility of bad weather, tickets/pods can be reserved beforehand but must be purchased on the day of the performance. Exact change and checks preferred.
  • There will be no intermission.
  • There will be no concessions sold.

We are looking forward to seeing you at the show!

If you have any questions, please email Laura Agudelo at laura.agudelo@cpschools.com

Here is the link to sign up for your pods!


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F49A5A929A0FE3-amidsummer1

Please report your child's absence electronically.

Learn more about this convenient tool here.

THE COUNSELING CORNER

Thank you to our school counselors who work so hard for our Grassfield Grizzlies and their families. We APPRECIATE you!
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Class of 2021 and 2022 ACCESS College Support

Hello Class of 2021 and 2022!


Seniors

All the hard work you put into applications and the college process has come to fruition! CONGRATULATIONS on graduation and moving towards the next stage of your lives. It's been my pleasure to work with you over the past 2 years. I wish each of you the very best in college and beyond!

If you aren't happy with your college options or haven't made fall plans-- I am happy to help. Please reach out to me (mmoorhouse@accesscollege.org)! There are still options available, and it's not too late to take charge of your future and educational opportunities.


Juniors:

It's time to set up your Common App account and begin your college applications! Even if you're still researching and compiling your college list, you can be completing demographic and family information, previous coursework, activities, and be working on your personal statement. While supplemental essay prompts for individual colleges won't be finalized until August 1st, the more you do before senior year, the easier your life will be in the fall (trust me on this).

Are you working on your 650-word personal statement? Mrs. Moorhouse has great tools for brainstorming and for getting started. Sign up for a 1-1 counseling session at https://calendly.com/accesscollege/ghs-1-1

Summer opportunities, scholarship information, college info events, and more on Mrs. Moorhouse's Padlet-- updated constantly! https://padlet.com/ACCESS_GHSandGBHS/InfoandUpdates


Meghan Moorhouse | Access Advisor

Grassfield High School | Great Bridge High School

757-550-0149

mmoorhouse@accesscollege.orgwww.accesscollege.org

College news, scholarship info, events, & more: https://padlet.com/ACCESS_GHSandGBHS/InfoandUpdates


Zoom Appointment Scheduler:

GHS Seniors/Juniors: https://calendly.com/accesscollege/ghs-1-1

GHS class of 2021 Remind group: Text @ac3d26 to 81010

GHS class of 2022 Remind group: Text @c736bk to 81010

Class of 2021 News

Caps & Gowns are NOT available for pickup at school. Balfour took them back to their facility after last night's event.

If you still need to pickup your Cap & Gown and/or purchase Honor Stoles and NHS cords, Balfour will return to Grassfield on Friday, May 28 at 10am. Please make plans to pickup your items at that time.

If you have questions or need your items before May 28, please contact Balfour directly by calling (757) 420-2233


Be sure to check the Senior Class website here and follow us on social media for the most up-to-date news.

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Are you a 2021 high school or college senior? Get a FREE 2021 Graduate Dozen on 5/13/21 by visiting a Krispy Kreme shop and wearing or bringing something from the list below!
  • Cap and gown with 2021 tassel
  • Class of 2021 apparel (t-shirt, sweatshirt, etc.)
  • 2021 letterman jacket featuring senior status
  • 2021 class ring
  • Graduation announcement featuring name with matching ID
  • Student photo ID featuring senior status
  • Other Class of 2021 senior swag
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TCC News

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SCA

The Grassfield SCA is working hard to keep everyone connected while we learn in person and online. Be sure to be a part of our Grizzly community!


Follow us on social media for more updates. Twitter and Instagram @grassfield_sca

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Food Distribution

Chesapeake Public Schools will continue to provide drive-up service for food distribution during the the temporary virtual instruction. All students are welcome to receive food, so please take advantage of this opportunity.
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Grassfield High School PTSA

The nominating committee has selected the following for officers for the 2021-2022 school year. This is a two- year term unless someone should leave their office.


President- Leslie Wecht

1st Vice President- Ashley Orlando

2nd Vice- President- Lisa McCoy

Treasurer- Patti Oliver

Secretary- Kelly Poole


Elections will take place via Zoom on May 17 at 6:30pm, Nominations from the floor can be taken during the Zoom meeting. We will also be voting on our By-Laws, as they are due for the five year renewal. Please follow Grassfield HIgh School PTSA, so that you may see the zoom link if you wish to attend.

Leslie Wecht, GFHS PTSA President, Leslie.Wecht@cpschools.com

Media Center News

Library Book Pick Up Reminder:

Visit our schoology page (55JB-G3FF-9FVGG) or GMC Google site to access Destiny to place your books on hold. Option 1 students can pick up books from the media center. Option 2 students can pick up books from office during school hours.


Overdue Books:

Please check student email accounts for overdue book reminders. We have over 170 overdue books! Late fines are waived this year so please drop off your overdue books ASAP! You can drop them off in the front office or the media center.


April Contest Winner:


Congratulations to Ethan Clark for winning our April Amazon gift card drawing! Check out our Grizzly Media Center Google Site to enter this month’s drawing!


Follow us on Instagram (grassfield_mc) and Twitter (@GFH_Mediacenter)

Contact Mrs. Dusty Gabel or Mrs. Kim Rosenbaum for more details.

COVID-19 Safety Agreement

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Grassfield High School

Enjoy this edition of The Grizzly Growl, yet another way we strive to increase communication and strengthen our Grizzly community. Your feedback is welcome.

Don't forget to follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @grassfield_hs. Our website is updated regularly for additional information.