OneGP Virtual Weekly Update

February 26, 2021

Revised Middle & High School Schedules March 1-5

Message from Dr. Delgado

Good afternoon,


It is hard to believe that next week is the first week of March. I would like to thank our OneGP Virtual Staff who presented at the Board of Education meeting last week. If you did not get a chance to watch the meeting, here is the video that we showed to highlight all of the amazing things happening in OneGP Virtual. Thank you to everyone for their hard work and dedication to make this program a success.


Next week, there will be some adjustments to the schedule due to the GPPSS Staff Vaccine Initiative. Please see the adjusted calendar for each individual level (ES, MS, HS) below.


Our 4th Grade OGPV announcements continue with the next broadcast to air on Monday, February 22nd. The episodes are available for viewing on our homepage via Livestream OGPV Announcements as well in the rotation on Comcast Cable Channel 20.



Take care,

Dr. Sara Delgado

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High School Updates

Important Dates:

Thursday, March 4th - Compressed Zoom Day; Parent Teacher Evening Conferences

Friday, March 5th - Compressed Zoom Day

March 29-April 2nd - Spring Break. No school for students.


Parent/Teacher Conference Signup Instructions:


For spring conferences, parents should follow the instructions you have received from their home school (GP North or GP South). All of the OneGP Virtual staff members will be listed for you to schedule conferences with when you login.



Town Halls

GPPSS will be hosting community Virtual Town Halls:


These will all be Livestreamed and recorded for you to watch at your convenience. Use the links above to submit questions in advance specific to each topic.


High School Zoom Links and Schedule

OneGP Virtual High School Zoom Links



OGPV High School Course Selection:

Monday 3/8 & Tuesday 3/9 - Counselors in English classes

  1. Counselors will review Course Selections made.

  2. Teachers will receive course selections for their current students to review placements in a spreadsheet. This is an opportunity for teachers to verify that students have chosen the appropriate courses. This process replaces the teacher signatures on scheduling sheets. Spreadsheets will be due back to Rachelle Berger by Friday, April 2nd.

Educational Development Plan

  • After the students enter their course requests and review them with the counselor, they will then go on to Naviance and complete their Educational Developmental Plan. This is a time when we complete assessments and do some exploration of personality, colleges, and careers.


This process gives counselors and students the opportunity to individually discuss appropriate academic planning. We will be helping them enter their course requests into the scheduling program, checking to see that the course is recommended, and finally checking with their updated transcript to make sure the student is on track for graduation. This is a great time for students to ask questions about classes and also to get advice about specific college requirements.


Spring Cleaning!

  • In May we will mail home a letter to parents and guardians reminding them of the courses for which their student registered. This is a time to review, rethink and revise if there are any changes necessary. Following this, parents will have the opportunity to call the student's counselor by the date listed in the letter to make any changes necessary for the fall schedule.


Schedule Changes

Once the school year has ended, changes to the schedule can only be made for the following reasons:

  • Student has taken a summer school class that negates the need for a scheduled fall class or failed a class in the spring that needs to be rescheduled for fall.

  • Schedule errors due to computer errors. For example: Student has been scheduled into two tutorials in the same semester or two semester English classes in the same semester

  • Balancing classes to facilitate and improve student-to-teacher ratios

We will not be able to accommodate requests for class period changes, teacher changes, lunch hour changes, or additions to classes that are closed.

Middle School Updates

Important Dates:

Thursday, March 4th - Compressed Zoom Day

Friday, March 5th - Compressed Zoom Day

March 29-April 2nd - Spring Break. No school for students.


Spring Parent Teacher Conferences:

March 10th: 5:00 to 8:00 PM 5th Grade Only

March 11th: 12:30-3:30 PM & 5:00 to 8:00 PM 5th-8th Grade


Town Halls

GPPSS will be hosting community Virtual Town Halls


These will all be Livestreamed and recorded for you to watch at your convenience. Use the links above to submit questions in advance specific to each topic.


OneGP Virtual Middle School Teacher Zoom Links


Middle School Instrumental Music:


Band and Orchestra are offered in OneGP Virtual as an off schedule class. It is not scheduled into a specific hour. If your child participated in Instrumental in GP Traditional and would like to continue in OneGP Virtual please reach out to Mr. Doss dossd@gpschools.org for Band or Mr. Zogas zogasn@gpschools.org for Orchestra


Orchestra:

5th Grade- 2:30-3:10 Tuesday/Friday

6th-8th Grade - Mr. Zogas will reach out individually to schedule


Band:

6th Grade - 3:00-3:30 Monday

5th Grade - 1:00-1:30 Tuesday

7th Grade - 3:00-3:30 Thursday

8th Grade - 1:00-1:30 Friday

One GP Virtual 2020-21 DAR Essay Contest Winners!

The Louisa St. Clair Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is pleased to announce the winners of their 2020-2021 American History Essay Contests as being:

6th Grade

Honorary – Phoebe Caine (Pierce Middle School – Grosse Pointe, MI)

7th Grade

3rd Place – Genevieve Hardy (Parcells Middle School – Grosse Pointe, MI)

8th Grade

2nd Place – Mikala Smolen (Brownell Middle School – Grosse Pointe, MI)


The topic for the 2020-2021 American History Essay Contest for grades 5-8 was:

March 5, 2020 marks the 250th Anniversary of the Boston Massacre, considered to be a pivotal event that paved the way to the American Revolution. Imagine you are living in Boston and, after witnessing the event of March 5, describe your family’s discussion about the Boston Massacre and what role it played in organizing the Colonists against the British King and Parliament.

33 essays were submitted from 3 Grosse Pointe Middle Schools (Brownell, Parcells, and Pierce): 19 submissions from the 6th grade, 6 from the 7th grade and 8 from the 8th grade.


Congratulations to our winners and thank you for your participation in this program!


Sincerely,

Betty A. McQueen

American History Chapter Committee Chair

Louisa St. Clair Chapter NSDAR

Elementary School Updates

Important Dates:

March 4th - AM School for Students (staff vaccinations)

March 5th - No School Today (Records Day)

March 24th - Parent Teacher Conferences Evening (Regular School Day)

March 25th - AM School for Students - Parent Teacher Conferences Afternoon & Evening

March 26th - AM School only

March 29-April 2nd - Spring Break. No school for students.


Picture Day Schedule

  • Richard OGPV Picture day will be on March 10th from 2:45 to 3:30 in room 208

Ferry yearbook order forms are available in the secured vestibule at Ferry. If interested in purchasing a yearbook, forms can be picked up from the vestibule (white bin) Monday - Friday, from 8:00 - 4:00.


Curbside Library Schedule

Defer from 4 PM to 5 PM (rain/snow alternate day on Thursdays)


All grades and schools are welcome! Return books from any library.


Sign up for library text reminders.

Text 81010

Text Message @fh8d84



Elementary School Specials:

In order to locate your OneGP Virtual specials classes in Schoology, please look for a course named "Specials Sandbox for OGPV: Grade ____" (Pictured below).


As of January 25th, specific specials teachers have been assigned to OneGP Virtual specials for the remainder of the school year. This has caused some minor changes to our specials schedule. We will be following an ABCD schedule versus M-F. The delivery and format will remain the same. The ABCD schedule is linked below.


OneGP Virtual Specials will consist of 2 components.

  • Asynchronous lessons weekly in Schoology - New Schoology Courses have been created and the students have already been added. There is one Schoology Course per grade level and folders within for each specials class.

  • Weekly optional Enrichment Zoom sessions


Here is the New OneGP Virtual Specials Schedule starting on January 25th


Neither of these components are mandatory and are meant to provide opportunities for OneGP Virtual students to engage in specials work synchronously and asynchronously should they so desire. OneGP Virtual specials will not change in function or delivery. However, the district has assigned specific teachers to OneGP Virtual; therefore, the teacher that your child is seeing may change.

Wrapping Up Art

Out in front of Mason (beginning tomorrow) and Ferry (today), are the OGPV and current Parcells students art from last year.


The current 5th and 6th graders will find their individual portfolios in a larger portfolio with their


OGPV elementary students have their portfolios ALREADY at either home school. Mason students may find theirs in the office or in Mrs Remillet’s or Gill’s outdoor bin.


LAST YEAR’S teacher’s name on it. Sample pictured below:

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ABCD Schedule (Elementary)

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Technology Assistance

If you have questions about how to navigate Schoology, visit the Schoology information page of our website.


How to find MiStar Passwords


How to Login to Schoology


Schoology Login Instructions for Parents



MS and HS Zoom links can also be found in your Schoology Courses. If you have questions about HS Zoom links, please reach out to your teacher.


If your family is in need of a device for home use, please use the following Google Form.


To reach our technical support staff member, Stephanie Neisch please email her at mailto:neischs@gpschools.org


If technology support is unable to resolve the problem a parent support form is available for further technical assistance. https://gpschools.formstack.com/forms/parent_support


This form can also be found on the main page of our website. https://mi01000971.schoolwires.net/Domain/1708

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