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.

If you have a device and/or charger from the 2020-21 school year or summer school, please return it to GHS as soon as possible. Please contact the Main Office with questions or to make a drop off appointment.
Welcome to Duke County

Keeping Kids Safe


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, September 24, 2021

  1. This is a reminder to students who plan to attend the Gloucester High School football games on Friday.  Students must stay in the stands during all varsity home games and are not to walk around the stadium or the bleachers.  Go to the game, find a seat and enjoy the game.
  1. Picture Day will be on September 28 & 29th for grades 9 thru 11th.  The order forms, if interested, will be available in students' second block classes. Students are encouraged to have their pictures taken in order to be in the 2021 2022 Yearbook.
  1. Wrestling conditioning will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays 4:30-5:30. Meeting at the wrestling room for now. You do not need any wrestling gear, just sneakers and water.
  1. Activity buses will run Monday through Thursday leaving GHS at 5:30 pm. 
  1. Senior Make-up pictures will be on October 21st in the auditorium
  1. Auditions for the Fall Production "Oh, What a Tangled Web" will be held on September 29 and 30 at 7pm-8:30pm.  Sign-up sheet will be outside Mr. Alexander's room A116.  You only must sign up and attend one of the audition dates.  
  1. Indoor Track 👣 and Field Conditioning starts Monday, Sept. 27 @ 3:15-5:00 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Report to the Stadium. Make sure you have an up to date physical, mask, water bottles, training shorts, shirt and running shoes. 
  1. Students interested in joining the Philosophy club will meet the 1st & 3rd Thursday of each month from 2:50 pm. to 3:35 p.m. walk-ins welcome!
   
  1. Any girls interested in playing basketball, please go see Coach Eaton in Room B141.
  1. There are extra copies of last year’s yearbook for sale in room C149.  Please bring $45 cash or check if you would like to purchase one.  Supplies are limited.
  1. Boys basketball will have conditioning on Mondays & Tuesdays – 7:00 – 8:30pm at GHS. You must have a valid sports physical to participate.
  1. The GHS-NAACP will meet on Wednesday, 9/29 at 3PM in Mrs. Carter's D-21. 
COME LEARN AND DISCUSS HOW THE NAACP CAN MAKE GHS MORE CULTURALLY INCLUSIVE
UNITY * EQUALITY * COMMUNITY EDUCATION
EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO ATTEND! 🙂 We'll be working on Homecoming Activities as well.
  1. Softball workouts will continue Monday and Thursday of next week. You must have a physical to participate.

2021 Grades 9-11 School Picture Day Schedule

Due to 4 x 4 scheduling, Grades 9-11 school pictures will no longer be taken via English classes.  Instead, students will go to the Auditorium to have their school picture taken by their last name on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 and Wednesday, September 29, 2021.  Below is the time frame when students should report to the Auditorium to have their school picture completed.

Tuesday, September 28, 2021
  • 7:45 a.m.- Last Name:  A-Ba
  • 8:15 a.m.- Last Name:  Be-Br
  • 8:45 a.m.- Last Name:  Bu-Ci
  • 9:15 a.m.- Last Name:  Cl-Cu
  • 9:45 a.m.- Last Name:  D
  • 10:15 a.m.- Last Name:  E-F
  • 10:45 a.m.- Life Skills/Regional Students
  • 11:15 a.m.- Last Name:  G
  • 11:45 p.m.- Last Name:  Ha-He
  • 12:15 p.m.- Last Name:  Hi-Hr
  • 1:15 p.m.- Last Name: Hu-Je
  • 1:45 p.m.- Last Name: Ji-Ju
  • 2:15 p.m.- Last Name: K-La


Wednesday, September 29, 2021
  • 7:45 a.m.- Last Name: Le-Ma
  • 8:15 a.m.- Last Name: Mc-My
  • 8:45 a.m.- Last Name: N-Pa
  • 9:15 a.m.-Last Name:  Pe-Q
  • 9:45 a.m.- Last Name:  R-Ri
  • 10:15 a.m.- Last Name:  Ro-Ry
  • 10:45 a.m.- Last Name:  Sa-Se
  • 11:15 a.m.- Last Name:  Sh-Sl
  • 11:45 p.m.- Last Name:  Sm-Sw and Governor’s School/New Horizons
  • 12:15 p.m.- Last Name:  T
  • 1:15 p.m.- Last Name:  U-Wa
  • 1:45 p.m.- Last Name:  We-Wi
  • 2:15 p.m.- Last Name:  Wo-Z
Spirit Week - The SCA is seeking student input into the days for Spirit Week. This will be open through September 23rd.  

Click here to access the survey.

Sunday Call Out  September 19, 2021
Parents and guardians, please make sure your student brings a mask to school each day.  Also, please do not drop off food for students to eat during class time.  All food needs to be eaten during lunch time.

Gloucester High will be conducting its 2nd lockdown drill during the week of September 20th. 


Student parking passes
Students are required to purchase a parking pass in order to park in the Student parking lot.  The cost is 50 dollars via cash, check or money order. Please go to the Gloucester High School website, print out, and complete the Student Parking Pass application.


Picture Day
will be coming on September 28 & 29th for grades 9 thru 11th.  The order forms, if interested, will be available in students' second block classes by September 20th .  Students are encouraged to have their pictures taken in order to be in the 2021 2022 Yearbook. A picture schedule via student last name is posted on the GHS website under announcements. 


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.  Yearbooks will be sold for $45 with customizable add-ons available at an additional cost.  The price of yearbooks will increase on November 2nd.  More information can be found on the high school website.  Please contact Ms. Leszczynski with any additional questions.


Attention Juniors and Seniors
:  If you are interested in participating in a virtual college visit with a college admissions representative, please visit your Naviance account to sign up.  During the week of September 27th, the following virtual visits will be held:  Longwood University and James Madison University on September 27th and Virginia State University on September 30th.  Contact the Counseling Office if you have any questions. 


Attention Seniors and families
!

***Senior Makeup pictures will be on October 21st in the auditorium. 
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.

ALL YOUNG LADIES INTERESTED IN PLAYING BASKETBALL FOR GHS. WE ARE HAVING A PLAYER MEETING ON TUESDAY, SEPT 21, 2021 in room B141 with Coach Eaton from 3:00 – 3:30

 

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.
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 .
 
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.
Click here to view the Parent Canvas Account guide.
2021 PSAT/NMSQT Registration Information

Per College Board, registration is open only to students who are classified as 10th or 11th graders.


Testing Date:  Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Testing Time
  • 8:00 a.m. at Gloucester High School
  • Students will receive their testing room location pass prior to the testing date
  • The duration of the test is approximately 3.5 hours

Testing Fee
  • Cost is 20 dollars and must be paid at the time of registration.  Testing registration opens on Tuesday, August 24, 2021.
  • Students need to register with Ms. Darlene Early, the bookkeeper, in the GHS main office or online using our online payments application.
  • Testing is limited to 100 students; When the testing slots/sections are filled, registration will be closed
  • If you are unable to attend on the testing date, the testing fee is non-refundable 
  • Make checks payable to:  Gloucester High School

Materials Students Are Required to Bring on Testing Day
  • Two No. 2 pencils
  • Calculator
PSAT Student Benefits
  • Prepare for the SAT- on average, students who take the PSAT score 146 points higher on the SAT than those who do not.  The PSAT and SAT measure the same skills and have the same format, directions and question types.
  • Improve Their Skills- the PSAT Score Report gives students comprehensive, personalized feedback on their test performance, allowing them to see which questions they answered incorrectly and which academic skills they should work to improve.
  • Enter Scholarship and Recognition Programs- the PSAT provides entry into the National Merit Scholarship Corporation competition for juniors as well as other scholarship and recognition programs.
If you have questions regarding the PSAT, please contact Ms. Carol L. Belvin, Assistant Principal, 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.
 
GHS GENERAL SUPPLY LIST
Below you will find a general supply list that students may need for the 2020 ‐ 2021 school year:
*Teachers will provide a course syllabus and any additional supplies students may need for that class.*
Loose leaf notebook paper
Three ring binders for each subject area
Dividers for the three ring binders
Index cards
#2 pencils
Black/blue pens
Colored pencils
Chromebook Return Information: 
 
Seniors:  Seniors should leave their Chromebooks and chargers with their last block teacher on June 8, 2021.  If you need your Chromebook past 6/8, feel free to return it to the main office via appointment June 14-17, 2021.
 
Grades 9 thru 11:  Students should leave their Chromebooks and chargers with their last block teacher on June 15, 2021.

All Virtual Students should return their Chromebooks and chargers to the main office via appointment from June 14-17th. 
 
Please make sure when returning Chromebooks that the charging cord and block are with the Chromebook.  There is a fee of $49.00 for the charging cords/blocks.  If there is any other damage you will be contacted and a fee will be required. We are also collecting Kajeet/MiFi's at the same time.
To view/download/print the form, please select 'More"
Select "More" to read about this program.
 
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.

More
Homecoming 2021
Spirit Week - The SCA is seeking student input into the days for Spirit Week. This will be open through September 23rd.  

Click here to access the survey.
Homecoming Court Application - due Wednesday, September 29th by 3pm

Click here to view/download/print the application.
School and community groups are welcome to participate in this year's Homecoming Parade on Thursday, October 7th from 5:15-6:45pm.  Deadline to register is Friday, October 1st. 

Click here to download/print/view the Homecoming Parade Information & Rules Document.

Click here to submit a Homecoming Parade Entry Form.
 
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 here to be redirected to the Seniors 2021 page.  This page will be available through October 1, 2021.
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

Celebrating our schools, our students and our community!