Pride High Times

Vol. 11 January 22, 2023

Community Newsletter

KIPP GCP Pride High School's electronic newsletter, "Pride High Times", is designed to allow for regular communication between the school, scholars, families and community to relay important school information and events.
Pride High in the News

Grad’s View: My HS Gave Me a Career Coach — and Taught Me How to Embrace Ambition Without Fearing Failure

Quarter Exam Makeups

Quarter exam makeups end January 30, 2023.

It is important for scholars to be at school on time January 30 to make up any missed quarter exams.

Parents/Guardians, we need your help!

Parent/guardians, we need your help.

Please speak with your scholars about appropriate cellphone usage at school. Cell phones are allowed before school, in between classes and during lunches. Cell phone use is prohibited during class time. Scholars should not be using cell phones to engage in disruptive and inappropriate behaviors. This is important so we can ensure your scholar is 100% free from distractions, able to receive and engage in the instructional process and is safe while at school.

If your scholar is not attending after school tutoring, participating in a school sponsored club or athletic team, they are required to leave school immediately at 4pm. All scholars who stay afterschool must be under the supervision of an adult. Please ensure your scholar is aware of their afterschool transportation home. It is important of us to ensure the safety of all scholars. Because of this, no scholar is allowed to remain after school without adult supervision and participation in an organized activity.

With your help, we can ensure Pride High is a safe learning environment for all.

KPHS 2022-23 Dress Code

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The mission of KIPP GCP: Pride High School is to prepare our scholars with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose- college, career and beyond- so they can live choice filled lives and build a more just world. Our dress code policy is designed to align to our core values of Leadership, Excellence, Community, Integrity and Humility. Through our dress code policy, we will promote unity, community, pride within our school and ensure that students are safe, age appropriately dressed and minimize distractions to prioritize learning. Our dress code policy is designed to be more aligned with KIPP high schools around the country.

New Communication Tool

We have heard your feedback and recognize that we can do better with streamlining communication. To help us streamline and increase our communication efforts, we are utilizing a new communication platform "Remind". Remind will be used in addition to One Call, the Pride High Times Newsletter, USPS mailings and personal school contacts.

To access Remind, please use your cellphone to send a text to 81010 and text this message @kippprid

Welcome our new team members!

Welcoming Back..

Mr. McWhite- Dean of Students

Welcome to the Team!

Ms. Teressa Gregory- APUSH Facilitator

Mr. Ritchie Mallor- World History Facilitator

Home Basketball Schedule

1/24/2023- KPHS vs Northampton

2/3/2023- KPHS vs Rocky Mt. Prep

2/10/2023- KPHS vs North Edgecombe

Upcoming Important Dates

  • January 20- End of Quarter 2 & 1st Semester
  • January 23- Beginning of Semester 2/Quarter 3- new schedules
  • February 2 & 3- Teacher Workdays- No School
  • February 2- Parent/Student Conferences
  • February 2- Meet the Teacher Night
  • February 6- Report cards mailed home
  • February 9- Dinner with the Principal
  • February 13- SIT Meeting
  • February 20- Presidents Day- No School
  • February 22- Senior Cap & Gown pictures