September 27, 2019
Calendar of Events
October 2, 2019: Mid-Term Grades updated on SchoolBrains
October 4, 2019: Picture Re-takes
October 14, 2019: No School (Columbus Day)
October 15, 2019: No School (District Professional Development Day)
October 15, 2019: Travel Information Night. 6pm
October 17, 2019: MEFA College Funding Seminar
October 19, 2019: PSAT Testing
October 22, 2019: School Council Meeting; 2:30-3:30pm
October 22, 2019: Financial Aid Information Night
October 25, 2019: Early Release Day
October 26, 2019: 2nd Annual Halloween Festival hosted by GD Student Council
TBD: Open Mic Night
November 1 & 2, 2019: Fall Theater; You Can't Take It With You
November 14, 2019: Parent / Teacher Conferences (Day 1/2)
November 15 -19, 2019: Give Kids the World Service Trip (Orlando, FL)
November 21, 2019: Parent / Teacher Conferences (Day 2/2)
November 28, 2019: Happy Thanksgiving (10am Annual Football Game at Tyngsborough)
December 2, 2019: Winter Sports Begin.
December 21, 2019 - January 5, 2020: Winter Vacation
January 20, 2020: No School (MLK Day)
January 24, 2020: End Quarter 2 / Semester 1
February 15 - 23, 2020: February Vacation
March 12, 2020: Spring Open House (6:00 - 7:30)
April 3, 2020: End Quarter 3
April 18 - 26, 2020: April Vacation
May 15, 2020: Junior Senior Prom (early release day)
May 29, 2020: Graduation (6pm)
June 12, 2020: Scheduled last day of school
A link to a survey was shared with you via email today. It is intended for parents and guardians only.
A message from GDEF
So thankful for all this organization does for GDRHS and all of our schools....
GDEF? Do you know about the Groton Dunstable Education Foundation and what they do for our schools and our children? GDEF supports all 5 District Schools with grants above and beyond the school budget, directly benefiting GDRSD students! Check out https://www.gdefinc.org/ for more information.
Travel information Night for 2020-2021
Travel information night will take place on Tuesday, October 15th beginning at 6:00pm in the Black Box Theater.
GDRHS Junior Receives Engineering Honor
Postural Screening for Freshmen
From our Medical Office
Dear Parents/Guardians of Freshman Students,
Groton Dunstable Regional High School will conduct state-mandated postural screenings during Physical Education classes throughout the school year for Freshman students. If your child is not enrolled in a PE class this school year then your child will be screened in the Spring.
The Postural Screening Program is intended as a supplement to your child’s primary health care. The purpose of postural screening is to detect signs of spinal curvature at the earliest stages to prevent its progression. Postural screenings are performed annually in grades 5 through 9, the time of the most rapid growth and when signs of spinal curvatures typically appear.
The school nurses will conduct these screenings. Boys and girls will be screened separately and privacy will be maintained at all times. The screening is a simple 30 second observation of the back with the shirt/top removed. If your child has any unusual findings, you will receive a letter recommending further evaluation by your child’s physician.
If you DO NOT want your child to participate in the postural screening, or if your child is being monitored by your healthcare provider please make the request to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 30, 2019.
Please call the school nurses, Cheryl Shea or Leah Caruso at 978-448-6362 ext. 1018 if you have any questions.
Class Of 2022 Fundraiser
MEFA College Financing Seminar
College Funding Services offers free seminar
"How to Maximize Your Financial Aid"
Presented by College Funding Services
Tuesday - October 22, 2019
@ 6:00 pm
High School Library
Mastering the college financial aid application process can be a very tricky endeavor. In an attempt to assist parents further in the process, we are offering an additional financial aid night with a focus on finding ways to maximize the aid your family receives for your child’s education.
Please note that the presenting company, College Funding Services, is not affiliated with the Groton-Dunstable Regional School District. However, their services have received many positive reviews in local communities such as Chelmsford. Please contact Mark Hennelly (email@example.com) with any additional questions.
From Our Guidance Department
Our Guidance Website:
PSAT Dates and Registration
The PSAT will be proctored at the high school on Saturday, October 19th at 7:00 am. This is the last week to register. Cash/Checks payable to GDRHS are due in guidance by Friday, October 4.
All AP students are required to have a college board account.
for registration (AP teacher will provide an access code for each AP class).
for access to digital resources (New this year)
for receiving AP scores
Earlier AP test registration (moved from spring to fall semester)
Students taking a semester one AP or a full year AP are required to order their exams by November 1, 2019
Students taking a semester two AP are required to order by March 10, 2020
Exams are $100 for each exam
Registrations after the deadline will be assessed a $40 per exam late fee
More information will be provided by your student's AP teacher. If you have further questions email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SENIOR PORTRAIT DEADLINE
Reminder to the SENIORS of the Class of 2020 and their PARENTS: SENIOR PORTRAITS are due on OCTOBER 25. If you haven’t scheduled your photo session, do so as soon as possible.
Here is our information sheet containing PORTRAIT PHOTO SPECIFICATIONS to give to your photographer as well as SENIOR TRIBUTE AD design and purchasing information for PARENTS and FRIENDS of SENIORS.
Our official school photographer is MARK LAWRENCE PHOTOGRAPHERS. They offer affordable portrait rates for GD seniors.
FALL TEAM PHOTOS AND ORDER FORMS
Our Mark Lawrence school rep, Lisa Dipalma, is working with our new Athletic Department to set the TEAM PHOTO date for our fall teams. ANY PARENT WISHING TO PURCHASE A SPORTS PHOTO PACKAGE for their child should open this link to open and print a pdf order form.
PARENT PHOTOGRAPHERS OF JV TEAMS
Although Mark Lawrence Photographers take team photos and action photos of varsity teams for us, we only contract with them to take the team photos for our JV teams. IF YOU ARE A PARENT WHO TAKES ACTION PHOTOS of your child's JV games, please share your best action photos with us. One of our goals this year is to get more complete coverage of our JV teams, and your photos would help us do that. You can email your photos as attachments to email@example.com or drag them into this shared folder: JV Teams Parent Photo Submissions. Thank you in advance for sharing!