Welcome to Duke Country!

The Main Office will be open Monday-Friday from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm. If you need to visit the building, please make an appointment prior to arriving.

GHS is increasing security within the school and requires all school visitors to provide photo identification when registering as a visitor to the school. ALL visitors must use the main entrance.

Annoucements
DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Friday, November 19, 2021

1.    Attention juniors and seniors: If you are interested in participating in a virtual visit with a military recruiter, please visit your Naviance page to sign up. There will be representatives from various branches to present information and answer your questions. Contact Mrs. Reddy in the Counseling Office if you have any questions

2.    Baseball conditioning will resume after the Thanksgiving Break. We are looking to go into the weight room and the field weather permitting. 

3.    Reminder to anyone that attends an indoor athletic event that masks are required to enter, this is for home and away games meets and matches

4.    On Tuesday, November 23, 2021, due to the early dismissal there will be NO Activity bus.

5.    Auditions for VHSL One Act Theatre Competition will be NOVEMBER 29th from 3-5 pm.  Bring a water bottle, flashlight closed-toed shoes, and comfortable clothing to move around in.  If you have a bright, colorful shirt, wear it

6.    We will be hosting a blood drive on Tuesday, November 30th from 8 am – 1 pm in the auxiliary gym.  GHS students, 16 and older, and staff may sign up using the link on the GHS homepage or canvas.  Permission slips for 16 and 17 years olds can be picked up in the main office, Mrs. Johnson’s room A107 or Mrs. Jemmison’s room A109.

Duke Update November 21, 2021
Senior Parents and Guardians, and Seniors.  An updated Financial Aid Presentation has been posted on the GHS website.  Look on the GHS main page under the Senior Corner banner or on the School Counseling page under the Financial Aid banner to link to the presentation.  If you have further questions after you watch the presentation contact Mr. Lord in the school counseling office. 

Athletics: As we are starting athletic events for winter sports please remember that masks are required for all events indoors for both home and away for all spectators. On Tuesday 11/23 with the early dismissal there will not be an after school activity bus. 

Blood Drive: We will be hosting a blood drive on Tuesday November 30th from 8am – 1pm in the auxiliary gym. GHS students, 16 and older, and staff may sign up using the link on the GHS homepage or canvas.  Permission slips for 16 and 17 years olds can be picked up in the main office, Mrs. Johnson’s room A107 or Mrs. Jemmison’s room A109.

Canned Food Drive: The Library is accepting food for fines during the HOSA can food drive.  If you have an overdue fine, bring non-perishable food items to the library, and we will erase your fine.  If you have an overdue book, bring back the book with a couple of canned goods.  Thank you for supporting a good cause.

Yearbooks for the 2021-2022 school year are currently for sale exclusively online through Herff Jones at yearbookordercenter.com.  The order code for Gloucester High School is 4758.  More information can be found on the high school website.  Please contact Ms. Leszczynski with any additional questions.

Auditions for VHSL One Act Theatre Competition will be NOVEMBER 29th from 3-5pm. Bring a water bottle, flashlight, closed toed shoes, and comfortable clothing to move around in.  If you have a bright colorful shirt, wear it. 

Gloucester’s Got Talent:  Calling all performers!  GHS is having an online talent show and competition open to all GHS students.  The rules and information for Gloucester’s Got Talent are available in the Canvas announcements and the school website.  See Mr. Lord or Mr. Alexander for more details.

Federal cards: If your student has not turned in their Federal card, please remind them to turn it in either to their teacher or the main as soon as possible. If a student needs a Federal card, they can get one from the main office. 

Canvas: Parents, please be sure you have created your Observer accounts in Canvas so you can see your student’s grades and announcements for their classes.  The Duke Update is also sent out through Canvas each week, as well via email and posted on the GHS website.

Masks: Masks are still required for all students, visitors, and staff inside school buildings.  All students are required to wear masks on the school bus. Students need to bring a mask with them to the bus stop each day and put it on before getting on the bus.  

Attendance Policy:  Just a reminder that three unexcused tardies, to the same class, may count as one full day unexcused absence.  Any student who misses more than fifty percent of a class period will be counted as absent for the class. Please refer to the Gloucester County Code of Conduct for more information on absences and receiving class credit.

Buses: At this time the transportation office is not allowing students to ride a different bus with other students. If you have any questions, please contact the transportation office, 804-693-2127.
 

Rules for Gloucester Got Talent.
  1. Student will sign up through Canvas.
  2. Students will comply with Student Code of Conduct (Remember you are representing Gloucester High School and Gloucester County Public Schools.
  3. Student must be an enrolled student of Gloucester County Public Schools.
  4. All Students involved in G.G.T. must be an enrolled Gloucester High School student. 
  5. Student will choose a category, and stay with at category if they move forward.  (i.e. if you choose to sing, then singing will be your platform).
  6. Entries will be uploaded into Canvas for preview and acceptance into the viewing round.
  7. All Videos must be 4 minutes or less. 
  8. All Videos entered will be viewed by adult/staff panelist. (copyright rules apply)
  9. Voting will only be done by Current Enrolled Gloucester High School students.
  10. Voting will be done through Canvas. 
  11. Student’s will only be able to vote once through Naviance/Canvas login.
  12. Timeline will be decided weekly draw. 
  13. Quarter Finalists (4 of these) will be awarded to Final Stage at the end of the year.
  14. Top 4 Finalist for Quarter 1, 2, 3, 4 will take to the stage for the VOTING OF G.G.T


Sign up:
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION FOR FIRST QUARTER ENTRIES WILL BE BEFORE NOVEMBER BREAK (I.E 1ST QUARTER IS OVER)
Sign up for your SLOT on G.G.T will be done through FORM found on Canvas.  Students will make sure they have parents fill out the waiver to participate.  Drawings for the weekly slot will be limited to space, but if not chosen then you will remain in the pot for being drawn the next week.  Voting will be done each week and closeout on Friday.  The next groups will be viewed and uploaded the following Monday.  Voting will only be done by Current Enrolled Gloucester students.  This is your chance to see if you have what it takes to be Gloucester Got Talent Winner!  An Award will be given to the top 4 finalist! 
 
NHS members should use the online payment portal to submit their dues for this year.

Click here to create your account or pay them now!
Click here to view our flyer with information on how to create a Canvas Observer account.

Click here to view information regarding PowerSchool accounts for Parents.

Click here for a Canvas Course on setting up and using your Observer account.
With the Parent/Student Portal, you can:
Follow your student's progress throughout the school year online in one secure, convenient location
Access your student's individual course assignments and teacher information
View your student's grades, attendance information and student schedule
Communicate with teachers and learn more about your student's individual workload and responsibilities

PowerSchool Parent Portal help  https://www.powerschool.com/parent-student-resource-center/

If you already have a Parent Portal account or you had a Unified Class account, then use your email address to log in and click on Forgot Password

If you are new to Parent Portal contact your student’s school to get the necessary access id and password. 

If you are an existing user of the PowerSchool Mobile App and are having trouble logging in:
1. Completely log out of the app. To do this go to More...Account...Sign Out
2. From the login screen you will be able to go back to the district code page.
3. Try changing the district code to something else random and then switch it back to
THDS.
4. This should force it to reload the district info which should correct the URL.
5. Login
If this fails, completely uninstall the application, and re-install it.
2021-2022 Advanced Placement Testing Registration Information
In order to register for an advanced placement exam, please follow the instructions below:
  • Test registration for 1st Semester and Year-Long Advanced Placement classes will open on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 and will close on Friday, November 5, 2021.  No further test registrations will be taken for 1st semester and year-long advanced placement classes after Friday, November 5, 2021 until Monday, January 31, 2022 when 2nd semester testing registration opens.  However, if you register for a 1st semester and year-long advanced placement test after Friday, November 5, 2021, the cost for each exam is 136 dollars due to College Board charging a 40-dollar late registration fee with Tuesday, March 8, 2022 being the last day to register even with the late fee registration.  If you register for an exam, but you are absent on the date of your testing or withdraw from testing after registration, College Board charges an unused exam fee, therefore you will not receive a full refund of 96 dollars.   
  • In order to register for an advanced placement exam, students must have joined at the College Board website, the advanced placement class in which you are enrolled.  Your advanced placement teacher would have given you the code to join the class at the beginning of the school year.  College Board will not finalize the authorization to test if the student has not joined the class in which he/she is enrolled.  Therefore, if a test is registered for through our online payments site or with our bookkeeper in which the student has not joined the class, the student will not be able to test and their payment will be refunded.
  • The cost for each advanced placement exam is 96 dollars and must be paid at the time of test registration.  In order to register/sign-up/pay for an advanced placement exam, one must go to the Gloucester High School website and pay through the online payment application for advanced placement testing.  Parents- please remember to use your student’s name when registering for the test.  If you cannot pay using the online application, you may register with Ms. Early, the bookkeeper, in the main office in which checks need to be made payable to:  Gloucester High School
  • Listed at the bottom of the page are the 1st semester and year-long advanced placement exams that students may register for through Friday, November 5, 2021.  Registration for 2nd semester advanced placement classes will open on Monday, January 31, 2022. 

Semester 1 and Year-Long Advanced Placement Tests Available for Registration
  • Art AP Portfolio (Testing Date:  Friday, May 6, 2022 at 12:00 p.m.)
  • Calculus AB (Testing Date:  Monday, May 9, 2022 at 8:00 a.m.)
  • Chemistry (Testing Date:  Monday, May 2, 2022 at 12:00 p.m.)
  • English 11 Language (Testing Date:  Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at 8:00 a.m.)
  • English 12 Literature (Testing Date:  Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at 8:00 a.m.)
  • Government (Testing Date:  Monday, May 2, 2022 at 8:00 a.m.)
  • Modern World History (Testing Date:  Thursday, May 12, 2022 at 8:00 a.m.)
  • Music Theory (Testing Date:  Friday, May 13, 2021 at 8:00 a.m.)
  • Physics 1:  Algebra-Based (Testing Date:  Thursday, May 12, 2022 at 12:00 p.m.)
  • Psychology (Testing Date:  Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at 12:00 p.m.)
  • Spanish 5 Language (Testing Date:  Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at 8:00 a.m.)
  • Statistics (Testing Date:  Thursday, May 5, 2022 at 12:00 p.m.)
  • U.S. History (Testing Date:  Friday, May 6, 2022 at 8:00 a.m.)
If you have any questions, please contact:  Carol L. Belvin, Assistant Principal, via email at cbelvin@gc.k12.va.us .
 

SchoolCash Online is our preferred method of payment

Gloucester County Public Schools is striving to improve safety and reduce risk wherever possible. One safety measure is minimizing cash and check payments at our schools. To accomplish this, we use SchoolCash Online for all school items and activity fees. If you haven't already created a free account, we encourage all parents to register, so you'll be ready to make online payments from home: both now and in the future as more school items become available again.

Benefits to parents and schooLs

You will help increase efficiency and security at your school by making payments directly into your school's bank account. This limits the number of people entering the school, reduces risk of lost payments, and allows teachers and office staff to focus on helping students and not counting cash. In addition, you are automatically informed about school activities!

Register now!

Registering takes Iess than two minutes: visit https://gcps.schoolcashonline.com

Yearbooks for the 2021-2022 school year are currently for sale exclusively online through Herff Jones at https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/.  The order code for Gloucester High School is 4758.  Yearbooks will be sold for $45 with customizable add-ons available at an additional cost.  Families will have a choice to pick up the yearbook at school, or can have it shipped directly home for an additional $10.  The price of yearbooks will increase to $50 on November 2nd and then increase again to $55 on January 4th.  More information can be found on the high school website.  Please contact Ms. Leszczynski with any additional questions.
 
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Non-Profit Corporation established to create a public/private partnership to implement public school improvements approved by the School Board.

Gloucester Educational Foundation Page
Click here to view the class ring ordering information and instructions.
If you are looking for student bus numbers or pick up/drop off times, click here to navigate to our new Bus Information Tool.

This is for long-term (longer than 1 week) dual ridership. 
To request your child to be picked up and/or dropped off at a location other than their home of residence, please complete Section I and Section II of the linked form. Please allow three (3) business days for processing.  Once approved, the Transportation Office will notify you and the school.  To expedite the process, e-mail the completed form to; tdirector@gc.k12.va.us. Asterisk items below require completion.  Transportation will assign the Bus, Bus stop and approximate time. Forms received after mid-August may not be processed for the beginning of the school year.

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Senior Corner
Attention Seniors and families!  Please join the Remind app for importation information and updates.  Search for GHS Class of 2022 and the class code is @2022dukes.  Your senior class sponsors, Ms. Thompson and Mrs. Zanette, have important information to share about the upcoming year, so join now. 
 
Seniors, please note that your Naviance access is now available via your school Google account.  After you sign in with your GCPS credentials, navigate to the Google app waffle to find the Naviance icon.

Click here to view the senior graduation ordering information.
Click here to view the ordering instructions and information for class ring orders.

Click the link below to purchase home event tickets online!

Gloucester High School Events and Tickets by GoFan 

Sports Conditioning:

Baseball conditioning is Tuesdays and Thursdays after school, until around 4:30pm
*weather pending – listen to announcements for changes*

Softball workouts will be Mondays & Thursdays after school, until around 4:30pm
*weather pending – listen to announcements for changes*

Coaches Names and Emails are found on the GHS website @ https://ghs.gc.k12.va.us/athletics

To tryout/practice you must meet ALL grade eligibility requirements & have a physical turned in that is dated after May 1, 2021. 

Spring Tryout/Practice Dates:
Baseball, Softball, Soccer, Track & Field, Tennis – Monday February 21st 
 
VHSL & GCPS Athletic Eligibility Requirements For All Athletes:

Virginia High School League Eligibility Rules:
  • A student athlete must take and pass 3 or more classes the semester before the desired sport season. (3 of 4 classes when in a 4 x 4 schedule).
    • For Fall and Winter Sports seasons this is determined by grades in the 2nd semester (3rd & 4th quarters combined).
    • For Spring Sports this is determined by grades in the 1st semester (1st & 2nd quarters combined) of the corresponding school year.
The Gloucester County Public School 2.0 Requirements:
  • A student athlete must have at least a 2.0 grade point average (GPA) from the previous semester or have a 2.0 overall GPA. Unlike the VHSL rule there is a waiver application for the 2.0 requirement.  This waiver is a one-time chance; a student cannot use more than one waiver during high school. Waiver applications are on the GHS website and are due by the deadline dates before the seasons start.
    • For Fall and Winter Sports seasons this is determined by grades in the 2nd semester (3rd & 4th quarters combined).
    • For Spring Sports this is determined by grades in the 1st semester (1st & 2nd quarters combined) of the corresponding school year.
 
If you have further questions please contact Athletic & Activities Director Ms. Hunter at khunter@gc.k12.va.us or 804-693-3866
GHS Master Plan
Please visit the GHS Master Plan Page on the GCPS site for links and the most current information.

GHS Master Plan

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