Duke Update for March 5, 2023

Early Student Pick-Ups: Thank you for your cooperation with the new arrival and dismissal procedures that started this past Wednesday. Moving forward, if you need to pick up a student early and it is 2:15 PM or later, please be sure to send in a note, and pick up your student on the parent loop side. For early pick-ups prior to 2:15, students will exit through the main entrance by the library.

Remote Learning:
- Monday, March 6th will be a Remote Day for GHS students
- Food service will be available. Grab and Go Breakfast and Lunch will be provided. Pickup time
for both meals is 7:00 AM-7:45 AM. Students who are at GHS for the day will be able to get food
at this time as well.
- Students will need to log into Zoom meetings to be counted present for each class. The Zoom
meeting for the first block will start at 8:15 AM.

Congratulations to Tatum Branch for winning first place in the Virginia School Board Association Regional Art Contest! Tatum’s painting “Three Girls Eating Cereal” will be on display at the VSBA for the next year. Great job Tatum!

Congratulations to Joshua Mayer for winning first place in the environmental science category at the Junior Science and Humanities Symposium at Longwood University. Great job Joshua!

Congratulations to our GHS Teachers of the Year, Ms. Sturtz and Ms. Zanette! We are all very grateful for your hard work and dedication to the students at GHS.

Girls' Volleyball conditioning will be Tuesdays & Thursdays from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm in the main gym. Students must have a valid sports physical, dated after May 1, 2022, to participate and be in grades 8-11.

Parents & Students: As we get ready to start our Spring Athletic Season this is an important reminder that sportsmanship is a top priority of GCPS & the Virginia High School League. When attending any games either home or away we ask that you always show proper respect and sportsmanship for officials, players and fans both on and off the field. Any inappropriate actions in the stands or on the playing field cannot be tolerated. Such actions can lead to removal from games, and being prohibited from attending the remainder of the season. Please help us enjoy another successful season by showing extraordinary sportsmanship at all times.

SENIORS: If you need mid-year transcripts sent to colleges you MUST request this in Naviance. Please make sure you request MID-YEAR transcripts in the drop-down.

Attention Seniors: Now is the time to apply for scholarships. The GHS Scholarship Application can be accessed from your Naviance account. The application with all needed forms has been sent to your school-based e-mail and paper copies are available in the Counseling Office. This application enables you to apply for 37 different scholarships with just one application. The deadline of March 15th is quickly approaching. No late applications will be accepted. Please see the Counseling Office if you have any questions.

Attention rising Sophomores: School counselors will begin scheduling rising sophomores on Tuesday, March 6th. If you would like to join the scheduling meeting please email your child’s school counselor to schedule the appt. Emails and counselor assignments are on the GHS website under the School Counseling tab.

Visit the BayPort Credit Union site in c-hall to deposit $5 into your account, or open an account and be entered to win $25! One entry per person. We are open Mondays and Wednesdays.

Dukes’ Dispatch: The journalism students are proud to announce a new edition of the student
newspaper, Dukes’ Dispatch! Click on the link here https://ghsdukesdispatch.org/ to view the website. Don’t forget to bookmark the site and check back every two weeks for new stories and updates on events at GHS. In addition, the Dukes’ Dispatch is currently accepting student story submissions, club and activity announcements, and story ideas and leads. Please submit stories, announcements, and ideas to l[email protected]. Thank you very much for your support!

Yearbooks: Yearbooks are now for sale through https://www.yearbookordercente... using code 4758 until 4/30. The yearbook sold out last year, so make sure to order before it’s too late! Contact Lauren Leszczynski, the yearbook advisor with any additional questions.

Parking Passes: Parking passes have now been reduced for the 2022-2023 school year and are on sale for $25. Parking passes can be purchased in the Gloucester High School Main Office by using cash, check, or money order made out to Gloucester High School. Applications can be found on the Gloucester High School website or in the Gloucester High School Main Office, and must be completely filled out. Students will be able to choose a numbered parking space on a first-come, first-serve basis until all parking spots are sold for the 2022-2023 school year.