The Grenloch Gazette
February 2021 Edition
A Note from the Principal
School Work Help Hotline
Does your kindergartener need some extra support in Math or ELA? The Grenloch School Work Helpline is here to help! Beginning Monday, January 11th, feel free to sign up for a 10 minute time slot to meet live with a kindergarten teacher on WebEx and receive extra support. When you sign up, please note what your child is looking for help with in the comments section of the sign up.
Please see below for the meeting days, times, and links:
Monday, 4:00 pm-5:00 pm: https://wtps.webex.com/webappng/sites/wtps/dashboard/pmr/sfitzpatrick
Tuesday, 7:45 am-8:45 am
Wednesday, 4:00 pm-5:00 pm: https://wtps.webex.com/webappng/sites/wtps/dashboard/pmr/aotto
Thursday, 7:45 am - 8:45 am https://wtps.webex.com/webappng/sites/wtps/dashboard/pmr/wmailliard
If you are interested, please click the link below to review the available time slots and click on the button to sign-up. Once signed up, make sure to click on the link above at the corresponding date and time for your session.
Grenloch Home and School Council
The HSC needs your support! So far this year our Member Dues Drive, Spirit Wear Fundraiser, Dine & Donates, and Blended Joe Coffee Fundraiser (which closes on Friday, February 5th @ midnight) have raised close to $2,000 to support our students and staff. We have more work to do though.
Our next Dine & Donate will be held on Monday, February 22nd from 5p to 8p at the Chick-fil-A in Mantua on Woodbury-Turnersville Road (the Lowe’s & Pet Smart shopping center).
If you have yet to join as a Member, please do so today! HSC dues are just $5.00 per family and all funds raised by the HSC help us provide our students and staff with the resources needed for a successful school year. Please return the HSC Membership Form along with cash or check payment. We also accept PayPal now too! Simply login to your PayPal account, select "Send Money", enter the GTECC email address: firstname.lastname@example.org - and select ""Paying for Goods and Services.”
Follow us on Facebook @GTECCHomeandSchool and look for information on more Dine & Donates and other fundraising opportunities this school year. As always, we continue to raise funds via the BoxTops Program and by our Members shopping thru Amazon Smiles. Information on both programs can be found at the links included.
HSC Meetings are held via Zoom on the first Monday of the month. The next two meetings are Monday, March 1st and April 5th. Links for all meetings are posted on the Grenloch HSC Facebook Page and emailed to all Members.
Health and Safety Reminders
With cold and flu season here and the increase in cases of Covid 19 within our schools and town, it is important to remember the COVID Pledge that all Grenloch Families were asked to sign prior to the start of the school year. It is critical that all students and staff check for the following symptoms every day before school:
Please keep your child home from school if he or she is experiencing TWO or MORE of the following...
- Fever greater than 100
- Muscle aches
- Sore throat
- Nausea or Vomiting
- Congestion/Runny nose
OR at least ONE of the following...
- Shortness of Breath
- Difficulty Breathing
- New loss of smell
- New loss of taste
In addition to staying home if your child is exhibiting the symptoms described above, please notify our Grenloch Health Office at (856) 227-1303; press 2 when prompted.
Close Contacts and Potential Exposures
Please notify our Grenloch Health Office is your child had close contact (within 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of at least 15 minutes) within the past 14 days with a person with confirmed COVID-19. Likewise, please notify our Health Office if someone in the household is diagnosed with COVID-19.
Date to Remember
Report Cards Issued- February 9th
100th Day of School- February 12th
Valentine's Day- February 14th
President's Day- February 15th
Signing Students In Late/Out Early
All students being signed in/out of school must be accompanied by an authorized adult. After being buzzed into the building, the parent/guardian will remain in the vestibule, asked to present ID, and will sign the student out without entering the main lobby. Please know that students who arrive tardy or leave early for in person instruction may be marked absent for the day as the schedule is already abbreviated. We ask that families make every effort to arrive and leave Grenloch Terrace on time.
Families in need of tech support during remote learning are asked to submit their request, including your child's name, PIN/ID number (if available), and a description of the issue to email@example.com.
- Learning from home is definitely different than learning at school. It requires students, families, and teachers to work together like never before in order to overcome challenges and make instruction happen. Check out these helpful tips for establishing virtual meeting etiquette with your children at home.
- Here is one-stop shop for information about how to support your student's use of programs like Schoology, ClassLink, Seesaw, FlipGrid, and PowerSchool! Be sure to bookmark this EdTech Resource Guide For Parents
- Remote Wednesdays are one of the key features of our Hybrid Schedule. Click here to learn more about how all of our students will learn on Wednesdays this school year.
- Looking for a quick reference to confirm which days students are in person versus remote? Our WTPS Cohort Calendar for the 2020-2021 school year is a great resource for families. Here's a link for a printable PDF copy.