The Grizzly Growl

Parent and Student Newsletter for GFH--September 2020

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From the Bear Den

Hello Grizzly Families!

Welcome to the start of a new school year at Grassfield High School. As we begin our 14th year, it is exciting to imagine the possibilities that are ahead for our Community of Excellence! Although we are faced with the challenges of virtual teaching and learning, we know that through collaboration and teamwork, WE will get through this toGether. We will continue our incredible legacy as we continue the Chesapeake Public Schools mission to inspire, engage, and empower ALL of OUR STUDENTS!


Mr. Michael Perez

This edition of The Grizzly Growl is full of important information for you and your child. We're are here to support each other.

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Class of 2021 ACCESS College Support

Hello Class of 2021!

We are so HAPPY to welcome back Mrs. Moorhouse as our ACCESS advisor.

Use this information to contact her for help with the college application process and/or the FAFSA.

(757) 550-0149

Monday - Friday, 8:30 - 4:00

Book 1-1 college counseling appointments (link for GFH students/families only):

For college news, scholarship info, events, & more (updated frequently):

GHS class of 2021 Remind group: Text @ac3d26 to 81010

GHS class of 2022 Remind group: Text @c736bk to 81010

Fee waiver application (required for anyone asking for SAT/ACT/AP/College App waivers):

Look for more information about College Night and FAFSA appointment coming soon!

Online Learning Support at Home

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Textbook and Supplies Distribution

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Contact Mr. Sylvester Freeman with questions about textbook and Supplies distribution.

The Counseling Corner

Hello Grassfield High School community! Your school counselors welcome you back!

School counselors are certified/licensed educators who improve student success for ALL students by implementing a comprehensive school counseling program.

School counselors help all students:

apply academic achievement strategies

manage emotions and apply interpersonal skills

plan for postsecondary options (higher education, military, work force)

School Counselors can help students by providing:

  • individual student academic planning and goal setting
  • school counseling classroom lessons based on student success standards
  • short-term counseling to students
  • referrals for long-term support
  • collaboration with families/teachers/ administrators/ community for student success
  • advocacy for students at individual education plan meetings and other student-focused meetings
  • data analysis to identify student issues, needs and challenges

Meet Your Counselors!

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Grassfield High School PTSA

Parents, Guardians, Grandparents, Family Members, Teachers, Students, and Friends,

It is time to renew your membership in the Grassfield High School PTSA. This organization cannot exist without members, and this is the easiest way to support your school. For only $7.00, you can make a difference at Grassfield High School. We need you as members of our PTSA. Don’t forget, the “S” stands for students, as students can also join at the high school level. What a great way to get involved and have your voice heard. If your student plans to apply for a PTSA scholarship, they must be a member!

It is extremely easy to join! You may fill out the form below and send in a check to GFHS, 2007 Grizzly Trail, Chesapeake, VA 23323. Please make the check payable to GFHS PTSA.

This year, you may also join online at

Please follow the GFHS PTSA on twitter @GrizzlyPTSA and our Facebook page is GrassfieldPTSA.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email me. I look forward to getting to know you this year! Thank you!

Leslie Wecht, GFHS PTSA President,

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Reflections Contest

PTA Reflections Contest

The Reflections Program will be taking place in 2020! All Entries will be submitted virtually by Friday, October 16. Create your entry following the instructions provided on the page under the Reflections tab, then scan and save your entry. This is a NEW submission process.

Students, please take this time to reflect, to get started on your submission and remember to be creative!! The theme this year is "I Matter Because...". Entries can be submitted in the following categories: Visual Art, Dance, Music, Film, Literature and Photography and Special Artist.

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Yearbook News

Senior Portrait Make-up Day: Senior portrait makeups are scheduled for Tuesday, September 15, 2020, in the Grassfield High School Gymnasium with appointments available from 1:30pm until 7 p.m. You MUST schedule an appointment time online at the following link:

Safety Information

Underclass and Faculty Photos: Pictures have been scheduled for Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, October 14, 15, 16, 2020, in the Grassfield HS Commons. Appointments are available during a specific time frame. Underclass pictures are ONLY for grades 9, 10, 11, and faculty. Appointments MUST be scheduled online at the following link:

Safety Information

The 2021 Pawprint Yearbook: Take advantage of Josten’s Early Bird Special to purchase your 2021 yearbook at the discounted price of $75 through Oct. 9 at Our deadline for publication has been extended through May with a late June delivery so we can capture the Grizzly moments in this historical school year.

Senior Ads: Celebrate your senior by purchasing a recognition ad to appear in The Pawprint Yearbook. Discounts apply through Oct. 22 by visiting

Senior Ad details

Contact Mrs. Patti Peterson for yearbook information.

Media Center News

The media center is open for business!

All students are encouraged to join our Grizzly Media Center Schoology course to access various resources including Virtual Librarian where you can ask for assistance, reserve a library book through Destiny Discover, and explore a variety of resources.

Ask your child's teacher for the Media Center Schoology code.

Curbside Checkout begins Tuesday, September 15!

After you join the Schoology course, you can reserve a library book and we will deliver it to you curbside. Click on the Destiny Discover box to reserve your books.

Curbside pick up will be on the bus ramp. Students will receive a confirmation email when their request is ready for pick up.

Tuesdays from 3:15-4:15

Thursdays from 8:15-9:15

Contact Mrs. Dusty Gabel or Mrs. Kim Rosenbaum for more details.

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Grizzlies! Don't miss out on this year's spirit pack which includes our school spirit shirt, a Grizzly mask, and a sling bag. Packs will be sold for $20 cash or check (made out to GFH). You can purchase a spirit pack at the time of your resource/textbook pick up on September 15th, 16th, or 17th from 3:30-530pm. Supplies and sizes (small-3XL) are limited. If you have any questions please contact Alicia White at

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Grassfield High School

Enjoy this edition of The Grizzly Growl, yet another way we strive to increase communication and strengthen our Grizzly community. Your feedback is welcome.

Don't forget to follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @grassfield_hs. Our website is updated regularly for additional information.