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  • The Lion's RoarThe Lion's RoarThe Lion's RoarThe Lion's RoarThe Lion's RoarThe Lion's RoarThe Lion's RoarThe Lion's RoarThe Lion's RoarThe Lion's RoarThe Lion's RoarThe Lion's Roar GLOUCESTER HIGH SCHOOL - NEWSLETTER - MARCH 20TH, 2020GLOUCESTER HIGH SCHOOL - NEWSLETTER - MARCH 20TH, 2020

    partnership. performance. pride.

    Hello Parents,

    I don't think any of us could have imagined being in the situation that we are in. I hope you are �nding that our staff is going to great lengths to remotely maintain the excellent levels of instruction that we've taken pride in at GHS for generations. Know that we are here to support your child and family and that we will do everything possible to make your child's high school experience everything you have hoped for throughout their life.

    Communication is of paramount importance at times like this. We've learned this week that some providers (XFinity, in particular) do not permit calls from restricted phone numbers. Unfortunately, most calls coming from our staff come up as restricted numbers. Having a reliable email address for staff members to reach you at is of the utmost importance.

    Make sure to watch Dr. Vespe's video public announcement below updating our school community comprehensively on how week 1 has gone and what to expect in the week ahead. Gloucester City School District continues to maintain a COVID 19 web page to centralize all information during this time for parents and the community. Please continue to keep informed

  • through our social media platforms and this newsletter and feel free to reach out to me at any time at [email protected]

    Stay Well...In Partnership,

    Sean Gorman

    week 2 announcement - dr. vespe covid-19 - march 20

    college & career readiness This is a great time to go on some virtual tours of college campuses. Check out this article from US News & World Reports - How to Make the Most of Virtual College Tours.

    G.C.S.D. COVID-19 3/20/20

    mailto:[email protected]

  • sticking together through challenging times For generations, people have always marveled at the family atmosphere at GHS. To keep our family connected during school closure, we have created the following social media challenges to maximize student, staff, and family interactions while school is closed:

    Trick Shot Tuesday - show us your greatest athletic creativity. “What Would You...?” Wednesday - we'll post all sorts of GHS questions for feedback. TikTok Thursday - GHS versions of the national craze. Top 5 Friday - Share any of your "top 5" lists and see if Lions Nation agrees.

    covid can't stop the lions news The Lions News has transitioned to �lming from home once per week to continue GHS updates.

  • plans in process... If school closure is extended beyond March 27th, we will:

    Convert this year’s “Rising Senior Night” to the virtual format so 11th grade students and parents can begin planning for the road ahead. Distribute local scholarship information and applications to Seniors virtually.

    We also continue to work with World Class Vacations to identify three alternate weeks to reschedule this year’s Senior trip to.

    We will do everything possible to continue all school activities and traditions for this year's high school students. Don't hesitate to reach out to Mr. Gorman with any concerns you have regarding an activity or tradition.

    the marc ryan story Have you ever heard of GHS legend and American hero, Marc Ryan? Every Lion should know his name and story. Marc was one of the best football players in school history (graduated in 1998), an incredible human being, and a courageous United State Marine. Tragically, he was killed while serving our country in Iraq in November of 2004. Make sure to follow our social media as the book written about Marc is shared a few pages at a time each day.

    LPNN Remote News Broadcast

  • next week - office hours

    next week - technology support

  • next week - meal distribution

  • events impacted by covid-19 I will maintain a running list of school events that are impacted by the global health concern stemming from the coronavirus. We hope to reschedule as many of these events as possible for later this school year.

    Cancellations/Postponements Due to Coronavirus (To Date) GHS College Fair (3/18) - Cancelled Parent Conferences (3/18) - Postponed Rising Senior Night (3/18) - Postponed Senior Trip (3/16-3/20) - Postponed Camden County Teen Arts Festival (3/20) - Cancelled NAMI Presentation About Youth Mental Health Awareness (3/24) - Cancelled

  • GHS/GCHS Student Council Trip (3/24) - Postponed Lions Music New York City Trip (3/25) - Postponed Faculty-Senior Basketball Game (3/25) - Postponed Prom Fashion Show (3/26) - Postponed GHS Blood Drive (3/31) - Postponed Lion’s Choice Awards (3/31) - Postponed Sophomore/Junior Tour of Stockton University (4/2) - Cancelled Spring Athletics Pep Rally (4/3) - Postponed Spring Athletics “Lions Day” (4/22) - Cancelled

    mental & emotion health resources Our counseling department has compiled a list of Mental & Emotional Health Resources During COVID-19 for our students and families. We recognize that this is a stressful time for our community and our country. Taking care of your mental health is essential. We will continue to share additional resources as they become available. Please do not hesitate to reach out to our counseling staff if we can assist in any way.

    pdf COVID 19 - Parent Guide to Helping Families Cope.pdf Download

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    senior yearbook engraving & ads Any GHS student can purchase a yearbook for $75.00. Check out additional information in the attachment below.

  • the week ahead Monday, March 23rd –

    Meal Distribution Day - A Week’s Supply of Lunch & Breakfast Will Now Be Distributed

    11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Families can pull up in a car to the 6th Street parking lot in the back of Gloucester Middle School to pick up a week’s lunches and breakfasts. There will also be a walk-up table for families without a vehicle.

    Note: Families who miss the Monday meal pick-up should email Mr. Gorman directly at [email protected] for assistance.

    Technology Support Hours - 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. @ GMS

    Tuesday, March 24th – Technology Support Hours - 3 to 4:30 p.m. @ GMS

    Wednesday, March 25th – Technology Support Hours - 3 to 4:30 p.m. @ GMS

    Thursday, March 26th – Technology Support Hours - 3 to 4:30 p.m. @ GMS

    Friday, March 27th – Blue & Gold Day Educational Support Professionals Appreciation Day Technology Support Hours - 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. @ GMS

    athletics schedule The State of New Jersey announced Tuesday night that it still has hopes of having a spring scholastic sports season. The statement read: “There will be no interscholastic athletic competition until schools reopen. When they do, the NJSIAA will make every effort to take advantage of whatever part of the spring sports season remains, including holding championships. The NJSIAA remains committed to providing student-athletes as many opportunities as possible.”

    For the most up-to-date information on all Lions Athletics Schedules, check here.

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  • club/activity meeting schedule To Be Announced...

    photos of the week Our baseball and softball teams were able to squeeze in intersquad scrimmages last weekend before social distancing mandates took �ight...I look forward to seeing all of these athletes back in action soon!

  • want a peer tutor for your child?

  • Tutoring is available during school closure. Please reach out to your child's Guidance counselor any time that you feel that they could bene�t from the additional support:

    Grades 9: Mr. Kevin Hagan Grade 10: Mrs. Charles Grade 11: Mr. Bakey Grade 12: Mrs. Bobo

    looking for service opportunities? Serving and volunteering in your community has proven to be a powerful source of growth, particularly during adolescence. All of our students can �nd information about volunteer opportunities as well as details about becoming a member of our National Honor Society two ways:

    Directly to their phone using our GHS Se