George Ranch H.S.

Sunday Longhorn News 1-10-2021

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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,


Thanks for your patience as our GRHS Counselors worked super hard this week to level class sizes (to ensure we can still socially distance as much as possible) for 1800 face to face Longhorns.


Lots of WINNING happening at the Ranch, please check out the coaches updates they submit each week at the end of each newsletter! Check out the ALL Academic Football List too...brains and talent! Way to go Horns!


As we are still getting acclimated back into "all things school", I wanted to remind everyone of a couple of rules that have been in place since I took over at the ranch, and that FOLLOWING the mandatory COVID safety protocols and procedure expectations MUST be adhered to.


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).


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:

  • Dress Code - Tighten Up or Get Written Up.
  • SAVE THE DATE-GRHS GRADUATION - Saturday, May 22, 2021 @ 8:00 pm (more info will be coming from the district as we get closer to May and know what COVID protocols will be required to be in place)
  • SENIORS...IT'S TIME TO ORDER CAP AND GOWNS! Online Ordering through Balfour!
  • Order Yearbooks NOW- (SENIOR TRIBUTE AD PAGES DUE FEB 28th)
  • COVID RISK LEVEL RED - Quarantine Guidance for Face to Face Students (read carefully)
  • VIRTUAL Course Selection Parent Night- January 12th @7:00PM
  • CTE Endorsement Video Link -See all the CTE Opportunities we offer!
  • Wrestling and Softball Tryouts Coming Up!
  • GRHS Report Card
  • Virtual Learner Info - Synchronous days Zoom calendar (review expectations again)
  • Transcript and VOE Requests Procedures Below
  • Sports/Fine Arts Coach/Director Updates
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Please read the COVID GUIDANCE again, if you have tested positive or have been EXPOSED to someone that has, please quarantine so that you are NOT putting others at risk. Email your Assistant Principal ASAP if you need to quarantine after the holiday. (contact info is listed ABOVE) Please and Thanks!

CDC COVID-19 Quarantine Guidance -Changes!

Earlier this month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) amended their COVID-19 quarantine guidance to allow two shorter options for the quarantine period.


Beginning Jan. 4, 2021, the District’s COVID-19 quarantine guidelines will be updated based on this guidance from the CDC, as well as guidance from TEA and UIL. This update does not impact individuals with a lab-confirmed COVID-19 positive test.


Individuals identified as being exposed to someone with a lab-confirmed COVID-19 positive test will be quarantined based on the following:

  • 10 days after the last close contact, so long as they continue to monitor themselves daily for symptoms and take appropriate precautions through day 14
  • 7 days after the last close contact, after receiving a negative test result (administered at least 5 days after the last close contact), so long as they continue to monitor themselves daily for symptoms and take appropriate precautions through day 14


Individuals who return to school or work from these shorter quarantine windows should regularly monitor themselves to ensure they remain symptom-free and take appropriate precautions for the duration of the 14-day incubation period. Individuals who develop symptoms at any time during the 14-day incubation period should not report to school or work.


Click here for more COVID-19 exposure and quarantine information.

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What's CTE? Check Out These Career and Tech Endorsement Intro Videos BEFORE Course Selection!!

The CTE department has made some videos about our endorsements. We will be meeting with our Longhorns in the Spring to give more information and will also be playing these during advisory, but wanted to give your family an opportunity to view at home! There are 12 videos in total.


Below is the link:

https://www.lcisd.org/departments/academics/cte/cte-informational-zoom-videos

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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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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

NEW PROCESS for EARLY PICK UP PROCEDURE. Please wait in your car for your student.

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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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Counselor & College Career Canvas Resource Page! Click link below!

Follow our Hashtag on Twitter

Follow Us on Twitter! @WeAreGRHS

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Experiment...Fail....Learn...Repeat! GRHS Science Department!

COACHES SPORTS UPDATES!

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GRHS LONGHORN FOOTBALL ACCOLADES!

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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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SOFTBALL TRYOUT INFO! Jan 15th and 16th!

2021 Softball Tryout Information- Prior to January 12th all candidates must have the following items completed:

1. Clearance from the athletic training staff. • Physical on file with trainer • All forms completed Rank One

2. Give to Coach Vrba in Portable 1 • A copy of the 2020 first semester report card. • Copy of birth certificate and current utility bill.


Tryouts will be held at the GR softball complex located behind the Fieldhouse.

Date and Time: January 15 4:00pm-7:00pm January 16 10:00am-2:30pm January 18 10:00am-2:30pm

Please arrive 20 minutes before start time to complete the COVID questionnaire. Wear clothes appropriate for the weather. For tryouts bring • Glove • Cleats (molded or steel) • Bat (if you have one) • Catching equipment (if applicable) • Water • Mask


Thank you for your interest. Good luck!

Coach Vrba

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GIRLS BASKETBALL

Our Girls Freshman Longhorns came out strong against Ridgepoint in Tuesday's home game.

The Longhorns out scored the panthers 60-21 to remain undefeated in district. The team was led by Jaziel Ramirez with 20 pts and Tiffany Nguyen with 18.


The Girls JV Longhorns also pulled of a 37-22 win. The girls were led by Tamiah Allen with 12 pts.


The Girls Varsity Longhorns pulled out a clutch 60-58 overtime win over Ridgepoint. The varsity team had 3 Longhorns in double digits. Gabby Owens led with 14, Rachel Okoye with 11 and Jasmine Howard had 10.


Great program sweep ladies!


Our Lady Longhorns improve to 5-1 in district play with a 51-39 win over Travis. The team was led by Gabby Owens w/15, Savannah Velazquez w/11 and Amillion Fowler w/ 10. Longhorns travel to Bush to finish out the 1st round.

Boys Basketball!

The Boys 9th grade George Ranch White Team defeated the Ridgepoint Panthers 56-33 Tuesday night. Offensively, the longhorns were led by Jaydon Osborn with 11 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assist, Aiden Tong and Reece Black also combine for 9 points. Defensively, Erick Alima, Brian Henry, and Jake Bradley led the team with great defense and combined for 6 steals.


The Boys 9th grade George Ranch Maroon team lost a close game against the Ridgepoint Panthers 42-34 Tuesday night. Julius Carter had a great game with 13 points, 6 rebounds, and 3 assists. Chidiebube Chiakwelu contributed with 8 points and 3 blocks. Paul Agba also led in rebounding for the longhorns with 10 on the night.


The Boys 9th Grade George Ranch White Team defeated the Bush Broncos 56-32 Friday night. Offensively, the longhorns were led by Jack Braswell with 15 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assist, Carter Oscarson and Jaydon Osborn also combine for 18 points. Defensively, Daniel Phan, Rece Black, and Jake Bradley led the team with great defense. The Longhorns will be hosting Dulles High School Saturday at 10:00 am.


The Boys 9th grade George Ranch Maroon team defeated the Bush Broncos 46-38 Friday night. Julius Carter had a great game with 15 points, 5 rebounds, and 2 assists. Darius Dixon contributed with 14 points. Noah Richardson also led in rebounding for the longhorns with 8 on the night. The longhorns will be hosting Dulles High School Monday at 10:00 am.


The Boys George Ranch Varsity team defeated the Bush Broncos 63-52 Friday night. Zion Harper had a great game with 20 points. Jordan Lewis contributed with 11 points. Jayden Gary and Taylor Quarles also help with some key rebounds and defensive play for the longhorns. The longhorns will be hosting Travis High School this Monday at 6:00 pm.

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Girls SOCCER

Girls Soccer


Congratulations to the Girls JV team for winning the season opener with a huge 9-0 victory over Victoria West. Varsity came back from a 2-1 half time score to tie the game 2-2 with 4 minutes left to go. Goals were scored Cybil Long and Annie Schoditch with Cassidy Hoang and Marcela Martinez assisting the goals.


The Girls Soccer team played in the first day of the Waller ISD tournament and came out with 2-0 victory over a very solid Cy Creek team. Brynn Johnson and Cassidy Hoang scored goals for the Longhorns, with Bailey Crouch and Gabi Gray assisting the goals. Excellent team play came from Marcela Martinez and Annie Schoditch.


The Varsity Girls soccer team competed in the Waller ISD tournament this weekend against 3 solid teams. Friday night the girls battled against the Mustangs of Katy Taylor and came up just short dropping 0-1. Great hustle plays came from Morgen Rathmell, Annie Schoditsch, Erica Phelan and Gabi Gray.


On Saturday the Varsity Girl Longhorns came up just short again dropping a 1-2 game to PNG. Annie Schoditsch scored the lone goal on the day. Outstanding play came from Alyssa Merkt, Olivia Moss, Karlee Davis and Marcela Martinez.

Boys Soccer

Congratulations to the Boys Longhorn Soccer program! Both Varsity and JV won the Alief tournament this weekend. Both teams played the beautiful game with class.


The JV man of the tournament was Reid Longfellow and the man of the tournament for Varsity was Alan Mendoza. Congratulations Boys Longhorn soccer!

SWIM!

Your George Ranch Longhorn Swimmers took on the cross town rival Jordan Warriors and Stratford Spartans. The meet was filled with big swims the entire evening.


The Longhorn Boys took down both Stratford and Jordan in the overall meet scores and went on to sweep all three relay events. Stand out performances of the night go to the boys B relay team of Nicky Matt, Carson Smith, Peter Thompson, and Kyle Schofield. They managed to overtake both A relay teams from Jordan and Stratford placing second and giving the boys a huge boost in the overall scores.


The Lady Longhorns competed well against the two teams as well, taking second to Stratford but edging out Jordan High School. Alison and Annie Schoditsch both had stand out swims in their events. Alison swam her strongest 100 butterfly of the season, while Annie set the pace and won the 50 freestyle.


This was the last regular duel meet of the season for the Longhorns as they set their sights and goals on the district championship meet coming up Friday, January 29th for the girls and Saturday the 30th for the boys team.

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