Grayling High School Volume III January Parent Newsletter Notes by galenbarbour

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									                                                                                                                                    Volume III
                                       Grayling High School
                                                                                                                               January 16, 2009


                                       Parent
                                       Newsletter                                                                                Relationships:
                                                                                                                              Teaching & Learning

                                                                                                                           Dates of Interest
Notes from the Principal                                                                                           • Jan. 21: Parent Teacher Confer-
                                                                                                                     ences at GHS only, 3:30-6:30 p.m.
                                                                   $          --        2               ""   &     • Feb. 11: Pupil Count Day
                                                                                                                   • Feb. 11: Project Graduation meet-
                                                                 $$1               #)       2       !     "&
                                                                                                                     ing, 7 p.m., GHS teachers’ lounge
                                            !                    &
                                                                                                                   • Feb. 13: No school, staff profes-
    "                    #$                                                 !       2           % *                  sional development
                               % &                  " &          :      #)           "       "      2              • Feb. 14: FAFSA deadline
'           #                 "% %                               !     $ )      ";        "<                       • Feb. 16: No school, mid-winter
        #                                                        <       #)   -        "     2 !                     break
                &&       "      "           !           (        =      2 "> !               $ " "      "          • Feb. 17-20: Snow Going week
                     !                  %                                 2        =       2         $
                                                                                                                   • Feb. 21: Snow Going dance, 8:30
                                                                                                                     to 11:30 p.m.
&               &                      )                              <         ) !         < #)
                                                                                                                   • March 4: GHS blood drive, 8:30
                 *   !          +               ,                    * 2 * !        %     3                          a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
                          "        &                                              #                  &             • March 6: End of 2nd trimester
    "       &            "      % -.                                                          &     &&             • March 8: Daylight Savings Time
*      "       &                                &                                      "     #                       begins, move clocks forward
  / 0               #)     "                                         6                   &&       & 2 "              March 10-12: 11th grade MME
                                                                                                                     test
   "                 "                       &                               &                *
                                                                                                                   • March 11: College visit day for
        & . 1(           2                  ""                   *                    &              ' #             9th, 10th and 12th graders
           2    !            "                                    - &        9 ?9 @ ?9 +$ #                        • March 11: Project Graduation
3      &     &    45 2                          "                2 %                    &                            meeting, 7 p.m., GHS teachers’
        "       "%      ! #6                                                    &     #         A    * "             lounge
&                 2      "7 #.                      &                              2          %                    • March 18: Early Dismissal @
                                                                                                                     12:16 p.m.
"            45 "              2                        !             "     # )       &           **
                                                                                                                   • March 18: Prom Dress Swap or
     9
80# . # )                                                            "*           2                 3                Shop, 1-7 p.m., GHS cafeteria
& 2                   % !      *                    "                      " "          * !                        • April 3-10: School closed, spring
   )            !      &        -                           "        %            &      B (*                        break
-         "          "      2                       **                                                             • April 13: School resumes


 Grayling High School Highlights
 Parents and guardians: Please ex-                              sences, and we notify their parents by         sence by calling 989-344-3508 or 989-
 cuse your son or daughter within 24                            mail. This causes many parents to call in      344-3528.
 hours of their absence. We                                           and excuse their students, and we        Senior parents: Reminder to please
 have close to one hundred                                            end up with about 25 actual              make sure you review the Senior Atten-
 students per week who ap-                                            "skippers" per week. This process        dance Policy in the Student Handbook,
 pear to have unexcused ab-                                           is effective; however, it is taking up   page 12.
 sences. We write a warning                                           too many resources. Our goal is to       The Back on Duty - Grandparents
 to each of these students.                                           notify you when your student is out      Raising Grandchildren group will re-
 They are allowed a "grace                                            of the building without permission.      sume their weekly meetings starting
 period" to clear up their unexcused                            We would like to be able to do that daily,     Monday, February 2nd. The group
 absences, by getting them excused or                           however, with this high volume, it would       meets at the Grayling Senior Center lo-
 fixing any mistakes. Next, we assign                           be impossible. Please help us be more          cated at 308 Lawndale St. from 9:30-
 approximately 50 students per week a                           effective by contacting the high school        11:30 a.m. every Monday until school’s
 consequence for their unexcused ab-                            office within 24 hours of your child's ab-                            (Continued on page 2)

								
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