Greenbrier High School

2020-21 Parent Newsletter

Mission Statement

The mission of Greenbrier High School is to provide each student with a world-class education in a secure and supportive environment that encourages motivation, responsibility and individual growth through positive teaching and learning experiences. The Greenbrier High School team in cooperation with parents and community will assist students in developing the desire and skills necessary to thrive as lifelong learners who are independent and productive individuals in a global technological society. The heart of the mission of Greenbrier High School is expressed through the following:

Panther Pride Promoting Proficiency Responsibility and Integrity through a Data-driven Differentiated Empowering Education

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GHS Virtual Angel Tree

Interested in helping a GHS student in need for the holidays? Our Angel Tree Form is open and ready for our families and community members to claim their items. Here is the Link to the form to claim your ‘tags’:

https://forms.gle/JD4GhRMcD9pTGrkLA

Panther Plus Days Scheduled

GHS has recently been holding Panther Plus days in order to provide both reteaching and extension activities for students. Teachers have been working to identify student needs based on classroom assessments and plan differentiated activities. Remember that we have had Panther Plus sessions over the past couple of years, as a way to give students time in the school day to review or reteach essentials standards in all classes. Last year we offered closed sessions where students were assigned to attend certain sessions by their teachers, and we also offered open sessions for students who were able to choose different topics they were interested in or time to work on the computer for ACT practice, etc. These days were created based on feedback from students that they needed more time to work with their teachers so they could understand the material and be more successful in their classes. We have had a lot of success with the Panther Plus sessions and our data shows that students benefit from this extra instructional time. This year, as with so many other things we have made a few adjustments to Panther Plus due to our current situation. Our teachers and administrators have been discussing what students need most in order to help them continue to be successful and work through the challenges that they have been facing this year with issues such as virtual learning, quarantining and other issues that have caused missed instructional time. A decision was made to have entire days dedicated to “Panther Plus” time, so that teachers could focus on reteaching important standards and/or allowing students additional time for extensions or extra practice in each course. One reason we decided to do an entire day dedicated to reteaching is due to our 1st 9 weeks data based on student grades. Teachers have also been looking at the most recent MAP, ACT, and ACT Aspire data to determine where students need some additional reteaching in specific areas. For these reasons, we want to use these Panther Plus days to focus on helping students get some additional time in these areas. Teachers are working to individualize what each student needs, which may mean being involved in some small group learning or time to work on individual assignments. Even if students are not failing classes or missing work, please know that these days teachers have prepared activities that will help students in their courses based on individual assessment needs. This is not a study hall or make up day as teachers are still teaching and it is important that students take advantage of this time. We will be checking our data again after progress reports go home on Monday, November 16th to see what we need to plan for the future in regards to more Panther Plus sessions. Please see some examples of differentiated sessions taking place during Panther Plus time below.

Parent/Guardian Survey

As part of a coordinated response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Division of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) in partnership with the Office for Education Policy (OEP) at the University of Arkansas has developed this Parent/Guardian Survey<https://uark.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6X7aRF3ErNNXFel> for soliciting family input on what is working now and what may be considered for the future.

Panther Cuisine Meal Pick Up Program

The Panther Cuisine Meal program is a breakfast and lunch meal pick up program for Greenbrier students who are taking online classes through Greenbrier Academy or who have been quarantined through COVID-19. This curbside meal pick up service will be provided once per week at the Junior High Cafeteria on Thursdays from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm (Noon) in a drive-through format, with each student receiving five breakfasts and five lunches. Parents/Guardians may pick up meals without their children present. Panther Cuisine meals meet and follow guidelines per USDA regulations. Menus are subject to change based on availability. This program is free to Greenbrier students.

The form below must be completed by MONDAY at 12:00 pm (Noon) each week to request the total number of meals needed.

If you have any questions or concerns about any Child Nutrition Services, please don't hesitate to reach out to Sara Long, Child Nutrition Director at 501-679-8214 or longs@greenbrierschools.org.

Go Panthers!



Sara Long, MS, RD, LD

Child Nutrition Director

Greenbrier School District

longs@greenbrierschools.org

office: 501-679-8214

GHS Dates to Know

November 23 -- Blended Learning day (no students on-site)

November 24-27 -- Thanksgiving Break

Dec 1st-4th-ACT Aspire Interim II for 10th graders

December 22 -- Last day of Fall Semester

Letterman Jacket Information

Attention High School Students and Parents: There are some changes to our process for ordering letterman jackets this year. Please use the link below to place all orders. We will not be doing in person ordering on campus. Once the jacket has been paid for the company will begin making individual jackets so that you do not have to order as a group. Please check with your coaches for any additional information or questions. https://jostensharrell.typeform.com/to/RvSsyBqs Please note that jacket orders are only for high school students, and they have to have started a season before ordering a jacket. #ghs_panthers #GreenbrierProud

Bus Rider Announcement

Any student needing to ride a bus that is not their regular bus must bring a note from home that is signed by the office.

Important Vaccine Reminders

Reminder to parents: All students are required to receive a meningococcal vaccine after their 16 birthday in the state of Arkansas. Vaccines can be given at doctor's offices, walk in clinics and Faulkner County Health Department, call for an appointment.

LUNCH ANNOUNCEMENT

Students and Parents,

Please note that due to COVID-19 guidelines and until further notice, we cannot allow parents to drop off lunches for students this year in the office. Please make arrangements to bring your lunch or eat in the cafeteria each day. Thank you for your understanding!

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GHS Bell Schedule

Please note the changes to our bell schedule for the 2020-21 school year. Our 1st tardy bell rings at 7:55 and our ending bell is at 3:10. We have added 2 lunches, as well as time designated during the day for our Panther Pathway groups (more details will be shared about this soon). Student's lunch times will be coordinated with their 4th/5th period teacher and will not be released until the 1st day of school.
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Greenbrier Academy Website

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Greenbrier FFA

Be sure and visit our Greenbrier FFA Facebook page to keep up with our student's recent accomplishments at both local, district, and upcoming state events!

Counseling Department

Kim Hebel- hebelk@greenbrierschools.org
Concurrent Credit Coordinator

Debbie Hogan- hogand@greenbrierschools.org
Administrative Assistant

Stephanie Legris- legriss@greenbrierschools.org
10th grade Counselor, Building Test Coordinator

Becky Coker- cokerb@greenbrierschools.org

11th & 12th grade Counselor

https://ghs.greenbrierschools.org/26579_1