Summerour Blue Devil Blast
Volume 2, Issue 20 - December 9, 2022
Dr. Looney's Message
Semester 1 Grades Available After Break
Final Grades for High School?
- Tuesday, January 10th
Final Grades for Elementary/Middle?
- Saturday, January 14th.
GCPS Milestones Benchmark Assessments, Semester 1 Final Exams, and Midyear Assessments will be finalized in January. When scores are available, teachers will enter them, and the grades will be visible in ParentVUE and StudentVUE.
Don't have a Parent Portal account?
- Visit Summerour with your government-issued photo ID (Driver's license, passport, ID Card) and we can get you set up.
Mr. Lenie George
6th Grade Assistant Principal
Ms. Pam Griswell
6th Grade Counselor
Mr. Stacy James
7th Grade Assistant Principal
Ms. Yunilda Valdez
7th Grade Counselor
8th Grade Counselors:
Robin Blackwell, Robin.Blackwell@gcpsk12.org
Kimberly Blackshear, Kimberly.Blackshear@gcpsk12.org
8th Grade Assistant Principal:
Christy Gray, Christian.Gray@gcpsk12.org
8th Grade Clerk:
Faby Silva, Faby.Silva@gcpsk12.org
Huge shoutout to Ms. Huong for leading the orchestra concert! It was AMAZING! The auditorium was standing room only!
Please give a shoutout to Ms. Huong and ALL of the orchestra kids when you see them!
When you see Mrs. Clark and her fabulous chorus students, please congratulate them on an AHHH-MAZING performance.
We also have this one of OUR special guest singers (below):
- Ms. Barry
- Ms. Casey
- Ms. Brinkworth
- Ms. Mejia
- Dr. Riehm
- Mr. James
- Dr. Looney
Thanks to Brashaw for translating!
December IB Learner Profile: Caring
IB Learners show empathy, compassion and respect towards the needs and feelings of others. They have
a personal commitment to service, and act to make a positive difference to the lives of others and to the environment.
IB students tell us they bring this commitment to community and others to their activities and leadership roles at university and carry it throughout their lives.
Mr. Yelinek's Class Gingerbread Houses on CAD
Mr. Yelinek's kids are busy designing with CAD again. This time? Gingerbread house designs! Check out these cool designs by Kevin LH (above) and Alyssa A (below)
Summerour Middle School opened a small restaurant one night this week for students who wanted to spend 100 earned Blue Bucks to feed their family a holiday meal. We call it "The Bridge." It was a rousing success. Enjoy some pictures from that night below.
Bus Safety Concerns
Students cannot be dropped off up front at the bus lanes in the morning!
All parent drop off and pick up are handled from the separate car rider lane in the rear of the building, Why? Buses move in and out from before 8 am to after 10 am. For safety, we cannot have our students crossing the three lanes in front of the buses.
Do not drop your child off in front of the building. They would have to walk around the building to the rear to get in anyway, so just drop them off there.
Parent Pickup Safety Concerns
Students who are car riders must be picked up in the rear of the building. Students are not allowed to walk to a parent's car parked anywhere else on campus, or anywhere off campus. Students who are being taken home by car, must be picked up from the car rider lane.
*Note: please pull all the way to the front of the lane for pickup, to keep things moving. Do not stop at the first door you come to
Covid Surveillance Testing
Summerour is still hosting weekly Covid surveillance testing on Thursday afternoons. If you'd like to sign your child up, use this form to sign up.
Our Parent Center is located on our first floor, so it's easy to get to. Come check in at the front office, then use the Parent Center to volunteer, check-out resources, and get engaged!
More information is on our website, or you can reach out to Rosanna Carlson, our Parent Instructional Support Coordinator.
Have You Tried the Apps?
Parents can use this if they have a Parent Portal account. It's an app that makes it much easier to quickly access the portal and navigate student grades, absences, etc...
We strongly encourage you to use this if you have a portal account. If you don't have a portal account, come to the school and set one up.
If you are using either of these apps, but it quit working in September of 2022, you may need to uninstall/reinstall. There was a major update last month that requires this.