George Ranch H.S.

Sunday Longhorn News 1-3-2021

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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 New Year Longhorns,


2021 is here...so let's make our comeback stronger that those 2020 setbacks! I hope you enjoyed the break and were able to spend some quality time your family, unplugging from the daily grind, because spending time with the people that mean the most to us is where the true blessings are.


As we get back into the swing of "school" things, I just wanted to remind everyone of a couple of important things regarding second semester schedules and mandatory COVID safety protocols and procedure expectations.


  1. It's the beginning of the second semester, so that means class leveling HAD to happen, and that combined with modality changes and class change requests that have been submitted, schedules can be fluctuating all the way through Monday. Please check your schedule Monday evening or early Tuesday morning in SKYWARD to see your FINIALIZED schedule. If you need a hard copy, and do not have a printer at home, you can stop by the library on Tuesday morning and print one.
  2. It is imperative that EVERYONE is following the COVID protocols and procedures we have in place, especially since there were MANY gatherings over the holidays. We will still have approximately 1800 students and 200 staff members back this semester in the building, so it is more important than ever to continue following the protocols -proper wearing of masks (nose and mouth covered at all times), cleaning of personal space upon entering each classroom (wipes and hand sanitizer provided in every classroom), and following all the safety protocols and procedures that we have in place. These are the same ones that I personally review every day on the announcements since day one.



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. 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.


The front office will open back up on January 4th (by phone or email) to assist you with anything before the 1st day back for students on Tuesday, January 5th. 832-223-4200. If you need to come in for something, please don't forget to wear your mask, it's mandatory inside our building even when you are just running in to drop something off. Thanks for following our safety protocols to help keep everyone safe and healthy to kick off 2021!


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-Hov) cyanta@lcisd.org

Jessie Eilenstine Assistant Principal (Alpha Split How-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:

  • When to View FINALIZED Second Semester Schedules in Skyward
  • COVID RISK LEVEL RED - Quarantine Guidance for Second Semester Comeback! (read carefully)
  • GRHS front office will be open to assist you January 4th. Please call 832-223-4200
  • STUDENTS REPORT BACK TUESDAY -JANUARY 5TH for the second semester (face to face and virtually)
  • GRHS Schedule changes for SPRING semester are NOW OPEN. The deadline to submit your change is January 8th. (see link below)
  • PSAT MAKE-UP INFO- Deadline January 8th!
  • VIRTUAL Course Selection Parent Night- January 12th @7:00PM
  • CTE Endorsement Video Link -See all the CTE Opportunities we offer!
  • National English Honor Society Applications now open (Deadline Jan 8th)
  • SAVE THE DATE-GRHS GRADUATION - Saturday, May 22, 2021 @ 8:00 pm (more info coming as we get closer)
  • College Bound Senior Shirt Opportunity from Mrs. Ford (see below)
  • UPDATED Early Pick-Up Procedures

  • 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 below BEFORE returning to campus on Tuesday! 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!

COVID RISK LEVEL - STILL RED

Lamar CISD has a color-coded COVID-19 Risk Level system that aligns with Fort Bend County’s health guidance.

The CURRENT color is STILL Red. This means face coverings are required for all staff, visitors and students in 4th through 12th grades, EVERYWHERE on campus.


For more information on the District’s color-coded risk levels and safety protocols, click here.

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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SECOND SEMESTER SCHEDULE CHANGE HARD DEADLINE JANUARY 8!

Schedule changes for spring semester are now open. The deadline to submit your change is January 8th.


Please note that although we would love to honor your request there are many reasons that we may not be able to, such as class sizes and scheduling conflicts. When schedule changes are made, students are placed according to class size which may result in multiple periods changing, including lunch. Athletic and other extracurricular changes must be approved by the coach or sponsor.


Please use the link below to submit your request and If you have any questions, please email your counselor. (their email addressed is linked below)

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=YLr5XW0hUkih1cpB5PakUuTkrFdXY7RKjgRHnQMraaxUREZONlo4TlhKOUMyNlJBUzlVS0ZUTEgyTS4u


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

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PSAT Make-Up Information

PSAT Make-Up Information

If you missed the opportunity to take the PSAT 8/9 or PSAT NMSQT in October 2020 we have another opportunity for you to test! We will be offering a make-up test on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at George Ranch High School at 8:15am.


If you are interested in taking the test, please sign up by using this link no later than Friday, January 8, 2021: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=YLr5XW0hUkih1cpB5PakUj2cTO3vs-hBnIKhiv7QRxdUMENJRzUwQlk4RjVJRFQ0UzRUVUpKNDJEMC4u.


Students are only allowed to take the PSAT one time in a school year so if you tested in October, please do not complete the above link.


If you took the PSAT in the fall and you currently have a CollegeBoard account, you can log in to retrieve your scores at https://studentscores.collegeboard.org/home.


If you do not currently have a CollegeBoard account, your child should receive their score report by February 2021 through school.


If you have any questions specific to the PSAT, please email our testing coordinator, Kyra Thomas at kthomas@lcisd.org.

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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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Applications for the GRHS Chapter of the National English Honor Society are now open!

The applications for the George Ranch chapter of the National English Honor Society are now open! NEHS is focused on providing students with English merit an opportunity to apply their English knowledge in their school and community. To apply, students must have a 90 overall average for all English classes. Students must have at least a 3.5 GPA overall and no major discipline referrals. You must be enrolled in an advanced English class. Applications are currently open to juniors and seniors and will be available to underclassmen in the spring.


If you are interested in joining please use the following link: https://lcisd.instructure.com/enroll/FPYNTR to enroll in NEHS Application Canvas Course. The application link can be found in the Canvas course for NEHS applications under the "Requirements and Application" module. The application is due by Friday, January 8th at 11:59 P.M.

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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

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

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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-Hov) cyanta@lcisd.org

Jessie Eilenstine Assistant Principal (Alpha Split How-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 Us on Twitter! @WeAreGRHS

Follow our Hashtag on Twitter

COACHES SPORTS UPDATES!

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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

The Longhorns played Elkins in the 2nd district matchup of the year.


The JV Longhorns outscored the Rams 40-6. the team was led by Jalissa Ramirez with 8 pts. Jaziel Ramirez, Morgan and Maliha Ajibade all had 6.


The varsity Longhorns beat the Rams 46-18 with Savannah Velazquez leading the team with 15pts and 6 steals. Lauren Stevens added 11pts. Gabby Owns rounded out the night with 10. Amillion Fowler added 8 rebounds on the night.

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