Duke Update for 9/25/22

Duke Update September 25, 2022

Schedule: Wednesday, September 28 will be an Advisory Day. Friday, September 30 will be an early dismissal day. All students will be dismissed at 12:30. Lunch will be served.

Yearbooks: Yearbooks are now for sale through https://www.yearbookordercente... using code 4758. The early bird pricing is $45 until 10/1/22. There will be a price increase to $50 on 10/2/22 and a final price increase to $55 on 1/4/23. Senior ads are also available through the order center until 3/1/23. 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.

Picture Day: Picture day for students in grades 9 thru 11 will be on Monday, October 24th and Tuesday, October 25th from 7:45 am - 2:15 pm in the GHS auditorium. Senior make-up/retake pictures will be on Thursday, November 3rd in the GHS auditorium from 9:00 am - 2:15 pm.

Homecoming dance tickets for seniors only are on sale starting Monday, October 3. Juniors may purchase tickets starting Wednesday, October 5th. Sophomores and Freshmen may purchase beginning Friday, October 7th. Tickets are $15 per ticket and may be purchased through the School cash online payment site.

Activity Bus: Students who participate in after-school activities and need transportation after the regular school day ends may access the activity bus. The service will pick up students from Gloucester High School starting at 6:00 PM, Monday-Thursday. The service is not available on Fridays or on early dismissal dates. Students will report to the after-school buses no later than 5:50 PM with a pass to ride the after-school activity bus. There are two after-school activity buses that travel to specified locations throughout Gloucester County only. This service does not drop students off at their regularly designated bus stop. Parents or guardians should make arrangements to meet students at designated locations. You may review the bus stops serviced by going to the Gloucester High Schools website.

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.

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 2022-2023 school year.

Code of Conduct: The GCPS Code of Conduct can be viewed at this link:
https://drive.google.com/drive...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.