The beginning of the school year is always an exciting time; a fresh start, new courses, new friends, and for the Class of 2024, new surroundings as they move to the high school level. While our start to the year is in Remote Learning 2.0, the staff has been working eagerly to prepare for a successful start to the year.
Throughout last spring, the flexibility and adaptability of the students and staff alike enabled us to successfully bring the school year to a close. For this new school year, we have developed a daily schedule for Remote Learning; it provides the opportunity for students to have live sessions with their teachers for each of their class periods daily. In addition, time is set aside in the morning, mid-day, and afternoon for students to work independently. A full copy of the schedule is available on our website, http://gchs.swcsd.us.
One of the most important things for all students is to maintain open, clear communication with their teachers throughout Remote Learning 2.0 and when we return to Blended or Face-to-Face learning. Teachers will have Office Hours scheduled throughout the week and will share their weekly schedules through Google Classroom so that students have a clear understanding of the work for the week as well as how to reach their teacher with questions or concerns. Teacher emails are in the format firstname.lastname@example.org and are also available on the Infinite Campus Portal. If you are unsure about a teacher’s email address, please contact our office at 614-801-3300.
Many things will look different this fall - athletic events included. In compliance with the orders from the Department of Health, we have had to make numerous adjustments, including cleaning procedures, game operations, and seating capacities. Specific information regarding seating capacities and tickets to home and away games will be sent directly to families for each sport each week. There will unfortunately not be tickets available to the general public or the student body as a whole due to the limited seating capacities. I know how disappointing this is for everyone - and I hope we’re able to return to more traditional events and capacities soon.
I am optimistically awaiting students’ return to GCHS. In the meantime, I look forward to working with you and your students remotely. If you ever have any questions, please reach out to our office.