George Ranch H.S.

Sunday Longhorn News 1-17-2021

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ALL GRHS STAFF AND STUDENTS MUST BE PROPERLY WEARING A MASK AT ALL TIMES IN THE BUILDING (EVEN IN THE CAFE - UNLESS EATING DURING LUNCH - AND STILL MUST BE SOCIALLY DISTANCED by sitting 4 per table). Students refusing to wear their mask will be sent home.

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A Message From Heather Patterson, GRHS Principal

Happy Sunday Longhorns,


Monday is a school holiday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and above are TWO of my favorite quotes that I try to live by each day. Doing the right thing even when it's not popular or it's hard and showing up each day with a servant's heart to support my students, staff, and community. I am here to help and will always do my best to take care of all things GRHS with kindness and in the best interest of the ENTIRE school community. Thanks for supporting my efforts and our campus, it means a lot!


Course Selection window for the 2021-2022 School Year will OPEN ON TUESDAY! Please read the information below on steps you need to take to ensure your are enrolled in the courses that you want before they fill up! Don't wait!


As LCISD continues to grow and we welcome our 6th high school, Thomas Randle HS, into our family, I will continue to help with communication by including any relevant information into my newsletter for our current Longhorn families that are now zoned to the new school for 2021-2022. Mr. John Montelongo, Thomas Randle HS Principal, has already started sharing important dates and information, so you should be (if you are not already) getting information directly through Skylert from him at this time, or you will be shortly if your neighborhood is now ZONED to Randle HS for the 21-22 school year. If you have any questions regarding Randle HS, please do not hesitate to reach out to them, as they are excited and here to make this transition as smooth as possible for your students. Here is Mr. Montelongo's email john.montelongo@lcisd.org and the direct extension to Thomas Randle HS: 832-223-5800. Start following them on Twitter today to see exciting building updates! @RandleHS Go Lions!


Let's keep being smart and stay safe by adhering to the face to face expectations by properly wearing those masks, sanitizing regularly, and following social distancing protocols to the best of our ability. We can't completely control COVID, but we can definitely slow the spread down, and that is A LOT! Any student refusing to follow the rules will be given disciplinary consequences, which will in turn affect their semester exam exemptions. Let's all do our part to keep GR the PLACE to be... especially for those of us CHOOSING to be face to face.


Thank you so much to all our parents and students reaching out to your Assistant Principal for questions and assistance. Please CONTINUE to email your (or your student's) Assistant Principal , as they can assist you the quickest.


Admin contact info:

Chris Cuellar - Assistant Principal (Alpha Split A-Dan) ccuellar@lcisd.org

Carrie Yanta -Assistant Principal (Alpha Split Dao-Hou) cyanta@lcisd.org

Jessie Eilenstine Assistant Principal (Alpha Split Hov-Mom) jessie.eilenstine@lcisd.org

Judy Momanyi - Assistant Principal (Alpha Split Mon-Sac) judith.momanyi@lcisd.org

Quantas Floyd Assistant Principal (Alpha Split Sad-Z) qfloyd@lcisd.org


Counselors contact info:

Jamie Rufo (alpha split A-Dan) jrufo@lcisd.org

Stacey Richards (alpha split Dao-Hou) stacey.richards@lcisd.org

Abraham Vil (alpha split Hov-Mom) abraham.vil@lcisd.org

Marci Macha Dual Credit & (alpha split Mon-Sac) mamacha@lcisd.org

Ashley Hunt (alpha split Sad-Z) ashley.hunt@lcisd.org

Carin Reeves 504/AP creeves@lcisd.org


Included in this edition of our GRHS Longhorn News:

  • 21-22 Course Selection OPENS THIS WEEK! Don't miss out on the courses you need, they will fill up fast!
  • ITS UIL SIGN UP TIME! Don't miss this opportunity!
  • New Consequences -Dress Code/ID's/Mask Wearing - Tighten Up or Get Written Up.
  • THOMAS RANDLE HS OPENING in 21-22 - Course Selection and Information Dates!
  • SENIORS...IT'S TIME TO ORDER CAP AND GOWNS! Online Ordering through Balfour!
  • Order Yearbooks NOW- (SENIOR TRIBUTE AD PAGES DUE FEB 28th)
  • Make sure and visit the Counselor and Career Corner in Canvas- LOTS of INFO!
  • Baseball and Wrestling Tryouts Coming Up!
  • Virtual Learner Info - Synchronous days Zoom calendar (review expectations again)
  • Transcript and VOE Requests Procedures Below
  • Sports/Fine Arts Coach/Director Updates

ZONED to Thomas Randle HS for the 21-22 School Year? We have you covered!

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Click Below for the PDF Flyer!

Click the link below to read the FIRST Randle HS Recorder from Mr. Montelongo! Go Lions!

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DRESS CODE, STUDENT/STAFF ID's and MASKS ARE NOT OPTIONAL! Please read UPDATED EXPECTATIONS and CONSEQUENCES starting this week!

Dress Code

If the student must change 3 times (in one school year ), on the 3rd violation, the student will receive an office referral. If the student refuses to change = automatic referral. (loses exemptions)


ID's -Visibly worn on TOP half of body every day!

GRHS 20-21 ISSUED ID's must be visibly worn on a lanyard or visibly clipped on the TOP half of your body at all time from the time you walk into the building until your leave the campus each day. This is in place for both students and staff, and has been in place since day one, so it is NOT going away.

*If you need an additional ID, (since we provided you with the first one) you can purchase one before school from 8:00-8:15 or during all lunches for $5 in the library with admin approval. Refusing to wear it will result in an office referral and consequences just like dress code.


Masks

Refusing to wear mask = send home, go virtual for the remainder of the Six Weeks, and lose exemption.


*Not wearing mask properly: (over nose and mouth)


  • 1st offense- lunch detention
  • 2nd offense- In School Suspension (ISS)
  • 3rd offense - Out of School Suspension (OSS)
  • 4th - parent conference / student moves to virtual



REPEAT - Dress Code and Lanyard/ID 's STILL mandatory-PLEASE TIGHTEN UP!


So here is some real talk in an area that needs your immediate attention. As we came back from the holidays, I can definitely see there are some new "cute" clothes...but unfortunately many of them do NOT meet the dress code that is/has been in place. (I also remind you every day on announcements.) I see ENTIRELY too much skin showing. (For example, crop tops too short , shorts to too short, shirts too low in the front, big jackets (worn unzipped with mid-drift showing), etc) We have two choices here, adhere to my expectations starting this week (as I feel what we have in place is an EASY COMPROMISE for a school dress code) or I can can revamp my dress code expectations and remove some things off the "acceptable list".


Dress code violations will be written up, which will affect your final exemptions. Please remember that you are at school, and rules are in place and expected to be followed. (whether you agree with them or not). Just a sidebar reminder that technology and social media can be a blessing or a curse....it's all about choices. Displaying being "out of dress code" by making TIKTOK's (at school) that have been sent to me by upset families to address, is probably not the best choice or a great reflection on you. Please do better this week, because YOU ARE better than that, I know it! (I have added the dress code visual for you again...in case you need a reminder).

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CLICK BELOW TO SEE THE COURSE SELECTION PRESENTATION THAT THE COUNSELORS WENT OVER IN THE VIRTUAL ZOOM MEETING LAST WEEK! IN CASE YOU MISSED IT, YOU CAN STILL BE IN THE KNOW!

ONRAMPS VIRTUAL INFO SESSION COMING UP THIS WEEK!

January 25th, 6pm: OnRamps Informational Session, for parents/guardians/students (what is OnRamps and the benefits of OnRamps courses)


The OnRamps , in Spanish, event and the recording for the Saturday event [also to be translated into Spanish; will be on the website].

Here are the OnRamps recordings.

OnRamps Parent Night Recording (English)

OnRamps Parent Night Recording (Spanish)

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UIL SIGN UP - NOW OPEN! Don't Delay!

Great News! There will be an Academic UIL Competition this year. The dates are March 26th and March 27th. The location is Travis High School in Fort Bend ISD.


**The competition is currently scheduled as Face-to-Face; however it may be changed to Virtual.


If you are interested in joining the:

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TIME TO ORDER YOUR 2020-2021 Yearbook!

Please see the buying options and use the link below to find ordering information for the 20-21 Yearbook! https://www.balfour.com/texas/richmond/george-ranch-high-school
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Class of 2021 GRHS Graduation - Save the Date!

All 2021 LCISD graduations will occur at Traylor Stadium.


GRHS GRADUATION - Saturday, May 22, 2021 @ 8:00 pm

*Rain Make Up May 23, 2021 @ 9:30 am


As the district releases more information (such as #of tickets, etc) based on the COVID Risk Level and the health and safety protocols that will have to be in place in May, I will quickly let you know. This is NOT a campus based decision, nor have any decisions been discussed or made. Thanks!

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Time to Order All Things GRAD...Including Cap and Gown and OPTIONAL Yearbook Ads!

Seniors and parents it’s time to order your graduation and cap and gown! Below are links to Balfour’s grad catalogs that contain everything you need for the class of 2021.


CAP AND GOWNS:

Due to COVID restrictions we are recommending that you place your orders online at by March 1st.

https://www.balfour.com/texas/richmond/george-ranch-high-school


*If you are NOT able to order your CAP AND GOWN online with Balfour please see the alternate purchase opportunity dates listed below:


  • Face to Face Learners ONLY: Balfour will be onsite on January 14th and 15th during all lunches to purchase items.
  • Virtual Learners ONLY: Balfour will be here for ONE DAY AFTERSCHOOL, Thursday, January 14th from 3:45pm until 6pm.


YEARBOOKS and SENIOR TRIBUTE AD DEADLINE:

Yearbooks are now for sale on the Balfour Website. https://www.balfour.com/texas/richmond/george-ranch-high-school


SENIORS ONLY- OPTIONAL purchase of AD SPACE space in this year's yearbook. Contact the yearbook staff at georgeranchyearbook@gmail.com for ad submission requirements. In the subject line of your email, please include student name and order number (find order # on the receipt received at your email at the completion of this order).

*Deadline: 2/28/2021.

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Policies and Procedures for George Ranch High School Service Cord Recognition Program 2020-2021 Academic School Year!

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Counselor & College Career CANVAS Resource Page! Click link below! The place for all things - including scholarship opportunities!

COLLEGE BOUND SENIORS- CHECK THIS OUT!

Great news Seniors! We are bringing back the college bound shirts for the Class of 2021. We have also added shirts for students who have enlisted into the military.


In order to receive a College Bound shirt you must email Mrs. Ford (lauren.ford@lcisd.org) your college acceptance letters. Face to face students may pick up their college bound shirt in the College Center (Room 1500) next Monday during lunch.


If you are a virtual student, please email Mrs. Ford your acceptance letter, please state that you are a virtual student and your shirt size and I will leave your shirt at the front desk for pick up.


If you have enlisted into the military, please provide Mrs. Ford with documentation of your enlistment paperwork to receive your shirt.


Please let Mrs. Ford know if you have any questions!

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Need to View Report Cards?

Your child's report card is ready for viewing in the student portfolio section in your Skyward Family Access account.


(Please see the attached guide for instructions on accessing the report, if needed.)

How to view your Students Report Card in Family Access (3).pdf

2019-2020 School Report Card for GRHS - See Pictures and PDF Below!

Click the link below to download the PDF.

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VIRTUAL LEARNER INFO!

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GRHS Virtual Learning Plan (PDF) Click below!

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Canvas Support and Tech Support!

Parents needing support with CANVAS, please click the link below:

https://lcisd.org/students-parents/canvas/canvas-information

For parents needing support with TECHNOLOGY, please click the link below:

https://www.lcisd.org/students-parents/student-help-desk.

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CAMPUS DAILY REMINDERS!

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ONLY 3 PEOPLE allowed in the front office at one time due to proper SOCIAL DISTANCING PROTOCOLS. MASKS are always required, even if dropping something off. If the office is full, please wait until someone walks out and you are buzzed in. We appreciate your patience in advance!

2020-2021 Bell Schedule

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2020-2021 Instructional Calendar

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Have a New Driver? Need a VOE? We have you covered, even remotely!

If you are needing a VOE, we are able to help you remotely via email! See directions below. Please allow 24 hour (business day) turn around on all requests.


VOE (Verification of Enrollment) for Driver's Permit/License
  • Email Roberta Hall, GRHS Registrar Clerk Rhall@lcisd.org
  • Include full student name and ID number
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Need a Transcript? Check this out!

If you are needing a Transcript we are able to help you remotely via email! See directions below. Please allow 24 hour (business day) turn around on all requests.

Transcript for a Scholarship Application

  • EMAIL Roberta Hall, GRHS Registrar Clerk rhall@lcisd.org
  • Include full student name and ID number
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Early Pick Up & Early Dismissal for Registered Drivers!

EARLY PICKUP PROCEDURES

If you need to pick up your student early from school for any reason, please follow these procedures prior to 3:20 pm

  • Students are not released after 3:20pm
  • Call (832) 223-4234 to request your student and WAIT IN YOUR CAR
  • You will be asked to provide student identification information
  • Your student will be called out of class to the SSW (student service window) to sign out & go straight to your car

EARLY DISMISSAL FOR GRHS REGISTERED DRIVERS

If your student is a registered GRHS driver and needs to leave school for any reason, please follow these procedures:

  • Email Ms. Duran at iduran@lcisd.org TWO hours in advance of the time you need to leave
  • Your student may pick up their pass from the SSW (student service window) and sign out prior to leaving
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GRHS Admin Team Support

Even though we are not physically in the building, as always we are ready and willing to help!

We are available (via email) during regular school business hours (8:00am-4:00pm) and will be promptly getting back with you for assistance within 24 business hours.

  • Please feel free to reach out to your child's Assistant Principal (alpha split by last name) for student specific concerns or assistance.


Heather Patterson - Principal hpatterson@lcisd.org

Brian Forshee - Associate Principal bforshee@lcisd.org

Chris Cuellar - Assistant Principal (Alpha Split A-Dan) ccuellar@lcisd.org

Carrie Yanta -Assistant Principal (Alpha Split Dao-Hou) cyanta@lcisd.org

Jessie Eilenstine Assistant Principal (Alpha Split Hov-Mom) jessie.eilenstine@lcisd.org

Judy Momanyi - Assistant Principal (Alpha Split Mon-Sac) judith.momanyi@lcisd.org

Quantas Floyd Assistant Principal (Alpha Split Sad-Z) qfloyd@lcisd.org

Nicholas Cavallo - GRHS Campus Athletic Coordinator ncavallo@lcisd.org

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Counselors, CCF, and Registrar Squad

Our GRHS Counselors, College Career Facilitator, and Registrar will be ONLINE and readily AVAILABLE during regular school business hours (8:00am-4:00pm) starting July 21st via email and will be getting back with you for assistance within 24 business hours.

  • From schedule questions, college questions, transcript requests, to any student concern our GRHS team is here to assist you and your child. Feel free to email them with any questions or concerns. (Alpha Split by Student LAST Name for Counselors)


Counselors:

Jamie Rufo (alpha split A-Dan) jrufo@lcisd.org

Stacey Richards (alpha split Dao-Hou)stacey.richards@lcisd.org

Abraham Vil (alpha split Hov-Mom) abraham.vil@lcisd.org

Marci Macha Dual Credit & (alpha split Mon-Sac) mamacha@lcisd.org

Ashley Hunt (alpha split Sad-Z) ashley.hunt@lcisd.org

Carin Reeves 504/AP creeves@lcisd.org


Lauren Ford - College Career Facilitator (CCF)- lauren.ford@lcisd.org

Jean Abboud -George Ranch Registrar - jabboud@lcisd.org

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CANVAS College and Counselor Corner Link Below!

Follow our Hashtag on Twitter

Follow Us on Twitter! @WeAreGRHS

CHECK OUT OUR GRHS STUDENT NEWS!

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Way To Go Ladies! You looked amazing on that floor and represented GRHS CHEER well at UIL this past week! A LOT to be proud of!

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FIRST DAY OF CLINICALS!

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COACHES SPORTS UPDATES!

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WRESTLING TRYOUTS- JAN 25th-26th!

Wrestling try outs will be January 25-26 from 4:00-7:00 PM in the cafeteria.


  • You must have a physical on file with the school trainer and have completed the four pages of Rank One paperwork online to be eligible to try out.
  • Athletes and parents must also signed up for the Longhorn Wrestling SportYou App by Monday, January 18 to receive updates.
  • You will need to wear a t-shirt, shorts and wrestling shoes or socks you don’t mind getting dirty.
  • You also must be wearing a mask and have your own water bottle/jug.
  • Face to Face students will report directly to the cafeteria after school to set up.
  • Virtual students will report to the outside doors of the cafeteria facing the library to be checked in by a coach no earlier than 4:00 PM. Virtual student will be dropped off and picked up along the sidewalk next to the windmill in the student parking lot (not the bus porch area).


***If you do not have a physical turned in, do not have the Rank One paperwork completed, do not have a mask, do not have water and/or are not signed up for the SportsYou App (by Monday, January 18) you will not be allowed to try out.



Please contact Coach Kirby at jkirby@lcisd.org with any questions.

Click the PDF Below for more info on how to sign up for Longhorn Wrestling!

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BASEBALL TRYOUT INFO - JANUARY 25TH-27TH

Open tryouts for the GRHS baseball team will be held January 25-27.


Anyone who would like to tryout must have:

  1. A physical on file with our athletic trainers
  2. Online Rank One paperwork completed before the first day of tryouts.

Tryouts start at 4:00pm each day on the baseball field and you must bring your own equipment. If you have any questions see or email Coach Kobza or Coach Rodriguez gkobza@lcisd.org or brett.rodriguez@lcisd.org
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GIRLS BASKETBALL

The Longhorns Girls Basketball took on Clements here at the Ranch.


The Freshman team remain undefeated beating the rangers 54-4. The team was led by Tiffany Nguyen with 15 pts, Maliah Ajibade and Madison More both added 10 points.


The JV team is also undefeated in district winning by a score 59-25. Logan Riley led with 17pts and Makaila Smith added 10.


The varsity longhorns advance to 7-1 in district beating Clements 72-42. The team was led by Savannah Velazquez and Rachel Okoye both with 15pts. Amillion Fowler and Jasmine Howard added 10 points each to the longhorn effort.

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Girls SOCCER

Girls Soccer


Both the girls soccer teams competed in the I-10 Shootout over the weekend. The varsity girls were in the the premiere Cougar bracket of the tournament. In their first game the Longhorns battled back to tie Friendswood 1-1 at the end of regulation. Unfortunately the girls dropped to the Mustangs in penalty kicks. This matched the Longhorns against Bridgeland. Despite their best effort the girls dropped to the Bears 0-2.


Saturday morning the girls came on strong beating Klein Cain 4-1. Taylor Holcombe came away with 3 goals and Cassidy Hoang providing the other goal for the Longhorns Great team effort from entire group on the weekend.


The girls JV soccer team remained undefeated winning 3 games in their tournament this weekend. They defeated Katy 2-1, Pearland 3-0 and Clear Brook 9-0.

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