GPHS Parent Connections

January 2019

Each month the administrative team will send you the GPHS Parent Connections with information about events on campus for the month. Please see the newest edition below.

Welcome Back Students

When your students arrive on January 8th, please have them check the rosters to report to their 1st-period class where they can pick up their 2nd-semester schedules.

Phase 1 of construction has started at GPHS.

Students will report to the new portable buildings when classes begin on January 8th. In addition, the patio will be closed for lunch as we prepare for construction to begin this Spring. As soon as all construction plans have been approved by the GPISD school board (at the end of this academic year) a community meeting will be held to share all future plans for GPHS!

Rodeo Art Show -

Thursday, Jan. 17th, 5-7pm

353 Castlegory Dr

Houston, TX

Martin Luther King Remembernace Holiday

Monday, Jan. 21st, 7:15am

1000 Keene Street

Galena Park, TX

Attendance FAQ's -

Please see the most frequently asked questions about High School Attendace we have recieved at GPHS -

Q: How many absences can a student have before they lose credit?

A: Students with 5 or more absences in any class period are in danger of losing credit for that class. Students will have to attend summer school or enroll in credit recovery to retake a course that they have lost credit in.


Q: Can credit denials be appealed.

A: Yes, each student has the right to appeal a credit denial however medical documentation will be required to overturn most attendance committee decisions.


Q: How many parent notes are accepted?

A: Only 5 parent written notes are accepted in an academic school year.


Q: What is the difference between an excused an unexcused absence?

A: For many purposes, both types of absences are the same. However, the attendance committee will take into consideration medical documentation including excused absences prior to credit denials.


Q: How does the senior attendance policy work in GPISD?

A: Seniors who miss 8 days of 2nd and 6th period in the fall will not be allowed to attend prom. Seniors who miss 9 days or more of 2nd and 6th period in the Spring will be denied the privilege of participating in the graduation ceremony.

Attendance Matters -

Every winter, bad weather such as snow, slush, freezing temperatures or heavy

rains can present challenges to getting children to school. So do the colds, fevers

and earaches that often come with the winter months. These absences, even if

they are excused, can add up to academic trouble. If it is a snowy or rainy day

but school is still open, students miss out on learning if they aren’t in class.

There’s not much we can do about the weather, but there are steps every family

can take to help avoid absences this year. Develop back up plans for getting

your children to school. That could mean checking with other families who have

a vehicle that can manage the weather conditions. You can also help keep your

children healthy by dressing them warmly for the cold weather and encouraging

them to wash their hands regularly. If your children do get sick, talk to a doctor

or the school nurse about whether they should come to school and when it is okay

for them to return.


Above all, let us know how we can help. We want your children and all our

students to succeed and that means attending school every day possible.

Remember, students who Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow. Don’t let absences

add up.

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GPHS Campus Activities (will be updated by Jan 8th)

Scholarships

Scholarships Found Here!

Ensure your child applies for everything they are eligible for!

Senior Website

Dress Code

Dress Code

GPHS will be strictly enforing all dress code regulations this year. Please click this link for the GPISD dress code policies.

GPHS Sports

Athletic Schedules

All athletic schedules can be found by clicking this button.

Encourage your student to join a club!

GPHS - Club Information

We encourage your child to join a club or activity at GPHS. Please click this button for more information on the clubs we offer.