Duke Update for  Sept. 4, 2022

Please note that GCPS will be closed in Observance of the Labor Day holiday on Friday, September 2nd, and Monday, September 5th.

Home Football Game: The GHS football team will face off against Bethel in their first home game of the season this Friday, September 9 at 7:00PM. We will be celebrating Military Appreciation Night, and all active duty and retired military personnel will be admitted free with their military ID. Come support our Dukes!

Attention Parents of Seniors:  The School Counseling Department will start meeting with seniors to review graduation progress and starting helping firm up post-secondary plans starting Monday September 12th. If you wold like to be part of the meeting please email your child’s school counselor this coming week. Emails and school counselor assignments are on the GHS Website under the School Counseling tab.

Attention Parents of Dual Enrollment Students:  Payment for dual enrollment is now being accepted for the upcoming school year. All fall semester payments must be submitted to Ms. Early, the GHS Bookkeeper by Friday, September 16, at 3:00 p.m.

Please be advised that students may enter the building at 7:20 am. The tardy bell will ring at 7:40 am and students are released at the end of the day at 2:40 pm.

Parking Passes: Parking passes for the 2022-2023 school year are on sale now and can be purchased in the Gloucester High School main office. The cost for a parking pass is $52 dollars, via online thru School cash online site, cash, check, or money order made out to Gloucester High School. Please go to the Gloucester High School website to print out and complete the 2022-2023 Student parking pass application prior to coming into the main office to purchase your parking pass. If you purchase your pass using the School cash online site, make sure to bring in proof of the receipt, along with the completed 2022-2023 Student parking pass application. 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 upcoming school year. 

GHS-NAACP: The first meeting of the GHS-NAACP will be in Mrs. Carter's D21 at 3 PM on Wednesday, September 7, 2022.

W.E.B DuBois Honor Society: The first meeting of the W.E.B. DuBois Honor Society will be on
Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at 3PM in D21.

Code of Conduct: The GCPS Code of Conduct can be viewed at this link:
Please be advised that under School Board policy, students may possess personal communication devices, but they must be turned off, put away, and may not be used during the school day. This policy applies to cell phones, headphones, earbuds, smart watches, and all other personal communication devices. Also, note that hats and hoods are not to be worn in the building during school hours.

Food Service: For the 2022-2023 school year, student meal prices are as follows:
- Breakfast: $1.90 Reduced price: $0.30
- Lunch: $2.80 Reduced price: $0.40
Students will need to submit an application for a free or reduced price meal. Applications are available at this link: https://5il.co/1d6pd and in the GHS main office, and may be submitted online though the GCPS website or in-person at GHS. If you have any questions, please contact the Food Service Department at 804-693-3585.

An important reminder to students and families to please use extreme caution when driving in the student parking lot. This space is used by our band and other teams for practices. Please do not speed, drive through or park in these designated areas.

Clinic: This is a reminder that the State of Virginia requires rising seniors to receive the Meningococcal Vaccine prior to the first day of school. If your child has not received at least one immunization prior to the first day of school, they are ineligible to attend. Please submit any immunization records to the clinic as soon as possible. If you have any questions please contact the clinic.