GES Family Newsletter 10.6.21

The Green Gem...Where Students and Staff are Treasured!

Please Keep Students with Symptoms of Illness at Home

We are doing our very best to keep students in school but we need the help of our families. We are finding that some students who come to school with symptoms of illness are then testing positive for COVID-19. This leads to having to identify close contacts who then must be quarantined, meaning more students are missing school.

PLEASE help us keep students safe and in school as much as possible. Keep your child at home if they have any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 or other illness or have been exposed to a person with COVID-19 in the last 14 days.

Resources for Quarantined Students

If your child needs to quarantine, students will bring home the CCPS issued device (iPad or laptop) and charger.

Assignments will be posted for your student in his/her Google classroom. If you are unable to get on Google classroom due to connectivity issues, please contact Greensboro Elementary School at 410-479-3885

Google Classroom


Password: GES lunch number (no space)

Need Help?

If you need help with your assignment(s) on Google Classroom, please go to your Google classroom to find the Zoom links for after school tutoring.

After school tutoring will be available from Monday - Thursday from 4:00 - 5:00 pm.


  • Join the Zoom early so teachers will have enough time to help you.

  • If a teacher is with another student, they may message you to wait a few minutes, ask you to join at a later time or work with multiple students at a time.

  • If there is a day a teacher is unavailable, this sheet will say “Unavailable” and the date, next to the teacher’s name- log in the next day for help. Ex. “Unavailable Monday 9/27/21”

Recess and P.E.

A special shout out to Deputy Durham, our recess monitors and our P.E. teachers, Mrs. Saathoff and Mrs. Willoughby who are doing their best to get students outside for P.E. and recess every day possible. Unfortunately, our playgrounds are not complete therefore recess and P.E. are being done outside on the black top and side walk area. We look forward to students playing on the playgrounds soon!

Fun Friday #2

Staff and students enjoyed our first Fun Friday last week - Hat Day!

Tomorrow, Friday, October 8th will be our second Fun Friday - Sports Jersey Day! We look forward to seeing staff and students represent their favorite sport/team tomorrow!

Halloween Parade!!

We are planning to have our annual Halloween Parade this year with a few modifications. Due to the live construction site next door, we will not be parading through town as we have done in the past. The parade will take place on school property in the bus and car rider lines. Parents will be permitted to attend and watch the parade. More information to come.

Vision and Hearing Screenings!

Vision and hearing screenings are scheduled to take place beginning 10/7/21. All new entrants, PK, Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd graders will be screened as required by Maryland regulations. If your child has had a vision and/or hearing exam outside of school within the prior 12 months, and you do not wish your child to be re-screened, please provide the school nurse with written verification of that visit prior to the school screening dates.

MCAP Testing

Greensboro Elementary School!

The Green Gem....Where Students and Staff are Treasured.