Duke Update for March 12, 2023

Duke Update March 12, 2023

Early Student Pick-Ups: Moving forward, if you need to pick up a student early please utilize the following procedures:
  • If it is before 2:00 PM, park in the Visitors’ Parking Lot at the Main Entrance where the doorbell is located. The buses will begin to line up at 2:00 PM.
  • If it is after 2:00 PM, you may park in the GHS student parking lot temporarily and walk over the building along the crosswalk. This will ensure that you are not in the bus loop traffic.
Don’t forget that you need to bring your driver's license or photo ID in order to pick up your student.

Reminder: Students this is a reminder to bring your Chromebook and charger with you to school daily.

Parents/Guardians this is a reminder that if you would like to bring food or beverages (Starbucks, Tropical Smoothie Cafe, and etc.) for your student to bring it only during your student's lunch block. The Main Office will not accept these items outside of the student's scheduled lunch blocks.

Activity Bus: There is a slight change in the pick-up location for the evening activity bus. They will pick-up on the same side of the building but at the end closest to the trailers by the art rooms/chef. Students will exit out those C-hall doors (same as going to the trailers). Do not exit the doors by the Duke Rock to keep students away from the barriers and construction zone.

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: The deadline for the GHS Scholarship Application is THIS UPCOMING WEDNESDAY (3/15) AT 3:00 PM. No late applications will be accepted. The application can be accessed from your Naviance account. Paper copies are available in the Counseling Office and the application with all needed forms has been sent to your school-based e-mail. 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 [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.