Bobcat Bytes

October 1, 2021

Dear Bobcat Virtual Families,

We are closing out our 5th week of school, and I hope that means everyone is settling in to a nice school routine.

One of our goals going in to this year was to provide students with opportunities to socialize and get together. Please check out the information below about the Fall Festival Family Night, sponsored by the PTO. We had an overwhelming number of people express interest, and now we need you to officially RSVP. It's not too late to sign up! We are excited for this opportunity to bring together our families for a night of fun!

Looking ahead, BVL Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on November 9, 10, and 11, to match the elementary and middle school schedule. More information will be sent as we get closer to the date.

Have a great week!

Allyson Walroth

Bobcat Virtual Learning Director


Counseling Office Appointment Form

Fill out this form to make an appointment with our counselor, Mr. Hentes.

Things to Know

Fall Festival Family Night

The BVL PTO is planning a Fall Festival Family Night on October 13 from 5:00-8:00pm at Porter’s Orchard. If you plan to attend this outing, please complete this Reservation Form to tell us which activities you would like to participate in. This is REQUIRED so that we can give the orchard an idea of how many people will be in attendance. Please complete this, even if you already told us in the original survey that you were interested.

The cost of the event is $7 per person, which includes a donut, a cup of cider, an apple, and a hayride. You can purchase admission to the corn maze for an additional $6 per person and can pick your own pumpkin for an additional $10 per person.

All money is due upon arrival to Porter's Orchard (12060 Hegel Road, Goodrich, MI 48438). They are a rain or shine facility, so make sure you dress for the weather, and bring a flashlight if you plan to do the corn maze in case it gets dark!

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I cannot stress how important it is for students to participate in two-way contacts each week. By law, we are required to report non-attendance, and this is the ONLY way we can collect that information. Even if a student is turning in work, they will be reported for truancy if they do not reply to two-way contacts.

Each student is counted as present by participating in two-way contacts with their homeroom teacher each week. This can be accomplished by:

  • Attending a live virtual session

  • Responding to teacher-initiated emails

  • A phone conversation

  • A virtual meeting

  • An in-person meeting

If you have any questions about your student's attendance, please contact BVL Coordinator, Kevin Keilitz (, 810-591-6375).

Elementary Workbooks

As workbook orders are coming in, they are being shipped to the location you selected in your order.

According to Lincoln Learning, the worksheet collections correspond to the worksheets embedded in the objects of each lesson. If you look at the name of the worksheet in the object online, there should be a corresponding worksheet in the physical book with the same title. Here's a video from Lincoln Learning that may help you navigate the worksheets with the online content.

If you would still like us to order print versions of the workbooks, please use our Print Materials Order Form. There is no cost to order workbooks.

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Teacher Profile

Each week we will profile one of our amazing virtual staff members so that you can meet everyone!

Mrs. Tami Baker

Position: Special Education Teacher

Experience: 21 years

Excited About: A new way to help students be successful

Looking Forward To: Working with middle school students again.

Interests: Grandbabies, Grandbabies, Grandbabies

High School Students


On Wednesday, December 15, Grand Blanc High School will be offering students the ASVAB test. While the ASVAB is used by the Armed Forces for an entry exam to qualify, the ASVAB has even more to offer! The ASVAB Career Exploration Program (CEP) is a FREE career planning resource available to high schools nationwide. This comprehensive program includes one of the most widely used multiple-aptitude test batteries in the world and an interest inventory complemented by a thorough occupational database all designed to give students an in-depth look at the world of work.

This test will be administered at West Campus in room 603 and will start promptly at 7:30am and will last until the end of 3rd hour (approximately 10:30am). Test takers must be in room 603 by 7:20 am; latecomers will not be allowed to take the test even if they signed up.

To learn more about the ASVAB, click here! To sign up for the ASVAB, click here.

Volunteer Hours

Each year, Grand Blanc High School hosts an annual Youth Volunteer Recognition Banquet. This annual ceremony, is held, in part, to recognize those students who have achieved at least 20 hours of volunteer activity. Awards are presented based on hours of service.

Award Categories:

20-39 hours- Recognition Level

40-99 hours- Merit Level

100+ hours- Presidential Level

(Students at this level will receive the President’s Volunteer Service Award)

In addition, any senior who has 2 or more Presidential Awards will be awarded a medallion for graduation.

Questions? Contact Mrs. Clark at or 810-591-6336.

2021/2022 Early College Recruitment - Timeline

Grand Blanc High School, in partnership with the University of Michigan-Flint, opened the Grand Blanc Early College (GBEC) during the 2015-2016 school year. This exclusive opportunity is available to Grand Blanc High School students entering Junior status. Students who choose to participate in this unique opportunity will commit to a five year high school and college experience. By the end of the program, students have the ability to earn 48+ college credits!

Recruitment for the early college program will begin in November. A letter and email will be sent to eligible 10th grade students, with a 3.0 or higher GPA. More information to follow on informational meetings and application deadlines!

Click here to visit our Grand Blanc Early College Website.

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Jostens Information

A note from our Jostens Representative:

Hello! ,

It's Senior time at Grand Blanc High School and that means it is time to order everything you need to celebrate and commemorate this Senior Year!

NOW is the time to order your cap and gown, graduation announcements, and class apparel! Additionally, if you order our very popular Senior Jewelry this week, your CAP AND GOWN IS FREE between now and October 22nd for the entire class of 2022.

Please CLICK the video links below for all the important information you need.

The EASIEST way to order is click on the link and order online at We will have packets at the school that you can fill out and bring back to school for us to pick up and turn in at lunch on both October 20th and October 22nd if you would prefer!



Jostens of Mid-Michigan

810 658-1700 (office line)

Jostens will be hosting a virtual information meeting for GBHS Senior Families Monday evening 10/18. Keep an eye out for further information in your email.

Seniors and Parents of Seniors

Seniors and Parents of Seniors - don't miss out on your senior photo in the yearbook! Each senior must submit a professional indoor studio portrait to appear in the senior section of the yearbook.
      • Photos are due Tuesday, October 26.
      • For more information, click this link.
      • Plan ahead with your own photographer or sign up for a $15 portrait taken by our Yearbook Photo Editors in room 305 at East Campus during lunch. Visit and click on the link on the home page to sign up for your appointment.
      • If you already had your senior portrait taken at the high school by Prestige Photographers, check your email for a message with your proof photos. Follow their directions to choose the portrait you want no later than October 16. If you do not choose a photo, the photographer will choose one for you. All of these photos will be sent directly to the yearbook – no further action will be required of you.
      • Check out this list of local photographers you can work with for a senior portrait in their studio space - costs will vary.

    Senior College Applications and Financial Aid

    Parents of seniors! Please look through the following information regarding college applications and the financial aid. The college application process can be overwhelming, and as always, the counselors are available to answer any questions you may have. Please let us know what we can do to help you or your student.

    Student Support

    National School Lunch Program

    We are working with Dining Services to provide a breakfast/lunch program for Bobcat Virtual families.

    In the meantime, we still need your household to fill out and sign the Free and Reduced-Price Meal Application. This information is critical in determining the amount of money that our school receives from a variety of State and Federal supplemental programs like Title I A, At-risk (31a), Title II A, E-Rate, etc.

    These supplemental programs have the potential to offer supports and services for our students including, but not limited to:

    • Instructional supports (staff, supplies & materials, etc.)
    • Non-instructional services (counseling, social work, health services, etc.)
    • Professional Learning for staff
    • Parent and Community engagement supplies and activities
    • Technology
    • Pandemic-EBT

    We are asking that you please complete and submit it as soon as possible to ensure that additional funding for our school is available to meet the needs of our students. All information on the application submitted is confidential. Without your assistance in completing and returning the attached application, our school cannot maximize the use of available State and Federal funds.

    If we can be of any further assistance, please contact us at Grand Blanc Dining Service

    (810) 591-6675 or (810) 591-6928.

    Who Can Help?

    If you need something, please don't be afraid to reach out:

    • Main Desk/Technology Help: 810-591-1658
    • Enrollment/Grades: Elaina Martinez - 810-591-6391
    • Counselor: John Hentes - 810-591-1634 or
    • Mentors: Elizabeth Ralbusky (last names A-J) - 810-591-6368; Scott Thurlow (last names K-Z) - 810-591-6366
    • Coordinator: Kevin Keilitz - 810-591-6375 or
    • Director: Allyson Walroth - 810-591-6649 or
    • Classroom teachers should all include information on how to contact them on their course. If you have course-related issues, please reach out to your teacher first. They will respond back within 24 hours (during the work week) and can usually clarify things quickly. You can also attend their office hours, which should be listed in their course.

    Allyson Walroth

    Director of Bobcat Virtual & Secondary Curriculum Director