GVP Family News

January 9, 2022

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A Note From the Principal

Thank you for a wonderful first week back. With the health and safety of your scholars in mind, we are changing Wednesday's half day to a full remote learning day. Additional information is listed below.

Please ensure your scholar is coming to school each day with two masks. If their primary mask breaks, having a secondary mask in their backpack will limit academic disruptions. Please monitor your scholar for COVID-19 symptoms daily. If your scholar has been exposed to someone that has tested positive for COVID-19 or may be exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, please keep your scholar home, schedule a COVID-19 test, and notify the school so we can properly track your scholar's absences. We all need to do our part to ensure all scholars are kept healthy and that instruction can continue in person.

Children First,

Mr. Carrion

January 12 is Now a Remote Learning Day

With the spread of the COVID-19 Omicron variant, we want to do all that we can as a school to mitigate the risk of spreading the virus to our school community. With that being said, Wednesday, January 12, 2022 will now be a remote learning day. We will utilize this day as an opportunity to deep clean our campus, focusing on disinfecting and sanitizing our building.

Packets will be sent home on Tuesday for scholars to complete. They will be due back on Thursday, January 13, 2022. These packets will be taken for a grade, as well as, used for attendance purposes.

Upcoming Jean Day

We will be hosting $2.00 Jean Day on January 21, 2022. Scholars are permitted to wear jeans and a uniform top for $2.00. Proceeds from the jean days will go towards funding scholar incentive programs.

Welcome New Staff Members

Please help us welcome the several staff members who have recently joined our GVP team:

Ms. Williams - Front Office Administrator

Mr. Harding - Operations Manager

Ms. Wurie - Academic Coach

Ms. Rawlings - Second Grade Teacher

Ms. Hartman - Third Grade Teacher

Mr. Johnson - Fifth Grade Teacher

Ms. Sincere - Sixth Grade Teacher

Ms. Neal - SPED Teacher

Mr. Ellis - STEM Teacher

Mr. Simmons - Dean of Culture/Head of Security

Mr. Turner - Student Support Coordinator

Reading Is My Superpower Challenge

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PLA University Lunch and Learn

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Falcon of the Month

Please take time to recognize our Falcons of the Month for November/December.
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Mask Policy

Please ensure that your scholar(s) comes to school each day with two masks, one properly fitted on their face upon arrival to school and an extra mask in their backpack for emergency use. Scholars that arrive at school without a mask will not be permitted to exit vehicles for temperature checks or enter our building. Masks should fit snugly over the nose, mouth, and chin. We will no longer be providing disposal masks for scholars except in the event of an extreme emergency.


At the beginning of the school year, all families received car placards with their scholars’ names. When picking your scholar(s) up each day, please have your families’ car placard placed on your windshield identifying your scholar(s). This will help us speed up our dismissal process and ensure the safety and security of our scholars, faculty, and staff. If you are in need of a new placard, please call and notify our front office, and we will send home a new placard with the oldest scholar in your family.

No Visitor Policy

Due to the highly transmissible COVID-19 0micron variant, we will be implementing a NO visitor policy at our school campus until further notice. We are strongly committed to keeping the health and safety of our scholars, families, faculty, and staff our top priority. All parent meetings and conferences will be held via phone or video calls. In the event that your scholar(s) arrive late to school or need to be picked up early please call and notify our front office administrator of the event. We will accommodate extreme emergencies and extenuating circumstances on a case-by-case basis.

Dress Code Policy

As discussed in our town hall meetings, we will be strongly enforcing our school dress code policy upon our return to school. Scholars should be dressed for school each day in uniform specific to their grade level dress code. I am requesting that your scholar arrives at school each day following the dress code policy and is ready to learn.

Tutoring Support

Does your scholar need additional academic supports? Our community partner, Rebecca's Garden of Hope, is offering free, virtual tutoring for scholars in grades K through 6. Please contact Jim Boyd, Director of RGOH at 317.507.3357 for more information.

Register for Summer Advantage

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Mark Your Calendars

Professional Development Day (Remote Learning) - January 12

End of Quarter 2 - January 14

Martin Luther King Day (No School) - January 17

Start of Quarter 3 - January 18

$2 Jean Day - January 21

Have Questions? Contact Us Today!

George and Veronica Phalen Leadership Academy is an A-rated, tuition free charter school serving grades K-8. Our scholars experience hands-on learning with high-quality teachers in small class sizes. We work to help our scholars master key academic skills, and demonstrate strong character, as exhibited by: honesty, service to others, a superior work ethic, and a strong vision for and belief in their futures.