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This Week at Grimsley
Monday, October 5th - PTSA College Planning Info Session (see below)
Friday October 9th - Drive-Through Eligibility Packet Drop Off (see below)

 

 

Late Assignments 
Beginning October 5th, if you submit an assignment late, after the due date, you MUST email your teacher to notify them that you have submitted the assignment after the due date. If you do not email the teacher, the assignment may not be accepted or graded. 

 

Important Password Information 
In an effort to protect student ID number security, Technology Services has created an alias that shows up as the student address in place of their student ID number. This is seamless with most of our products – they log in with their ID number, as usual, but their ID number does not show up. 

· The public facing “alias” is their Lastname+firstinitial+last4digits of StudentID# * 

· This created a bit of a hiccup with Google Products. If they are experiencing difficulty with Google products, have them login here: https://drive.google.com/a/mygcsnc.com with this StudentID@stu.gcsnc.com and then they should be good. ** 

The best daily practice is Login to Canvas, Google and Microsoft Teams daily in three Google Chrome Tabs 

1. https://My.ncedcloud.org Username: Student ID number 

2. https://drive.google.com/a/mygcsnc.com Username: StudentID@stu.gcsnc.com 

3. http://www.microsoft.com/teams Username: StudentID@stu.gcsnc.com 

* Student alias convention: Last name + First Initial + Last four of Student ID. When a student has two last names in PowerSchool (hyphenated or not), both names will be included in the email. In the instances where students have the same login, a letter will be added from the first name of the student until a match no longer exists. Example: Ashley Smith-Lee may be smithleeas1234@stu.gcsnc.com and smithleeas1234@mygcsnc.com. 

** If students use https://drive.google.com instead of the GCS Google login link above, they will have to first put in their GCS Google login (example: smithleeas1234@mygcsnc.com), and they will then be redirected to the single sign-on which will require their GCS Microsoft login. 

 

Whirlie Check IN 
We know that this is a stressful, overwhelming, and anxious time for many of you as you are trying to navigate virtual learning, keep up with assignments, and for some help out with your family or siblings. At Grimsley High School we are ALL One BIG Whirlie Family and we are here to support and help you! 

If you need assistance with any of the following areas, please complete the short form below so that we can provide some support and help for you.
- Keeping up with assignments 

- Staying organized 

- Understanding the content/lessons 

- Completing Assignments 

- Accessing the Live Classes 

- Taking Notes during Live Classes 

- Dealing with stress and anxiety 

We want you to succeed and do well this year because we know you can! We are here to help! If you need some help or just want someone to check in on you, please complete the form CLICK Attached Link: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=H_vimqLeQ0yBlHYk_LuzDHEpGO5Q_bRNt5zwwOmDe3hUN0pYWjNJNUNDQUlMNk1PVVdQRTMzMlRKSC4u and someone will be in touch with you As Soon As Possible! 

We are here for you and We Love You! 


College Prep Information Session
The PTSA Parent and Student Education Committee will host David Sullivan with University Prep Tutoring for an informative virtual session on October 5 at 7:00 pm. His presentation will include standardized testing (including what "optional" means), along with information on some education trends and then discuss the college application process, in general, and how students should go about making their college list and how to beef up their "college resume". He will also provide some additional college resources for parents and students. It's slightly geared for parents of juniors, but the information can be used by parents of any high school student. It lasts about 30 minutes, including some Q&A. We will record the session and post the link after! Below is the Zoom link.

Topic: Grimsley PTSA College Planning Info Session
Time: Oct 5, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/92277428156?pwd=aG5QYlMxT3VNZ0xabVhhUTYyQ1JrZz09

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Guilford County Schools Launches College Kickoff Series
It’s college application season, and a new webinar series will help Guilford County Schools’ students with every step of the process. Say Yes Guilford, Guilford County Schools, the College Foundation of North Carolina and the College Advising Corps present GCS College Kickoff: a four-part series to engage and empower GCS students in their journey to college.

  • Tackling the College App Process & Applying for Scholarships: Thursday, October 15 6-7:00pm: Higher education professionals will share a detailed application timeline, and tips for applying for scholarships.
  • Financial Aid FAQ Workshop: Monday, October 26 6-7:00pm: Students and parents can ask questions about the FAFSA and learn more about how to get money for college.
  • Line-by-line FAFSA Walk-through: Thursday, November 12 at 6:00pm: Having trouble filling out your FAFSA, or don’t know where to begin? Join our financial aid expert as we walk through the application line by line.

All sessions are free and will take place on Zoom; links will be available on our partner social media feeds at least a week prior to the event. Click here for a link to the Oct. 1 event on Facebook. 
https://www.gcsnc.com/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=4&ModuleInstanceID=174&ViewID=6446EE88-D30C-497E-9316-3F8874B3E108&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=132058&PageID=1



Summer Reading Survey 
All students, please be sure that you have completed the Summer Reading Survey provided to you by your English Teacher. This survey takes just 1 minute to complete and you may qualify for a free Kersey Valley Coupon to attend one of their outdoor, socially distanced attractions. If you haven’t seen the survey in your English Assignments, you can use this link here: https://forms.gle/7GJqxXwRmqc8V2iNA. You can find the link on the Grimsley homepage under the student’s tab.

 

2020/2021 Eligibility Packets 
All Athletes who are planning to participate in sports this school year will need to have a completed Eligibility Packet on file with the Grimsley Athletic Department before they can begin team workouts. Packets can be found under forms on the GoWhirlies website at www.gowhirlies.org/main/filesLinks or download the FREE Whirlie App. If you need a paper copy you can call the Main Office to make arrangements to pick one up. 

The Athletic Department will be hosting a Drive-Thru Eligibility Packet Drop Off on Friday, October 9th. Please enter Grimsley’s campus from Benjamin Pkwy turning onto Campus Drive. Pull up alongside the Gym and a Staff member will collect your paperwork. In an effort keep traffic manageable please follow the drop off times listed below: 

9 AM – 10 AM 9th Grade Athletes 
10 AM – 11 AM 10th Grade Athletes 
11 AM – 12 PM 11th Grade Athletes 
12 AM – 1 PM 12 Grade Athletes 

If you are planning to participate in a sport, please contact the coach ASAP. All coaches’ emails are listed on the Whirlie App. 

 

Attention Juniors
If you are considering purchasing a class ring, please contact our representatives at the Herff Jones company to complete contact information. Typically, we would be meeting with Chris from Herff Jones this month, but we are unable to do so. If you complete the contact info request, you can receive information about class rings. 

The contact card can be completed in several ways: 
Website: http://herff.ly/contactinfo 
Text: Text the word CONTACT to 70934 
Phone in - 336.228.7770 The office support will assist them in completing the card over the phone.

 

PTSA for Sophomores & Juniors 
GCS will be administering the PSAT test to students in grades 10 and 11 on Thursday, Oct. 29. The PSAT is great practice for the SAT and allows students to qualify for multiple scholarships, including the National Merit Scholarship. The test is not mandatory, but it is highly recommended, and there is no cost to the student. The PSAT will be given in person at each student’s attendance zone high school. Transportation will NOT be provided. Students who cannot test on Oct. 29 will have another opportunity on Jan. 26, 2021. To register for the Oct. 29 test, visit Grimsley’s website and find the registration link near the bottom right of the homepage. You must register before Friday, Oct. 9. For more information, please email Hannah Younts at yountsh@gcsnc.com



Reflections Theme Search Contest
National PTA Reflections sponsors a student-themed Theme Search Contest annually to determine a future program theme.

Students can submit ideas for the 2022-2023 Reflections Theme. The student who submits the winning entry at the National level of judging will receive $100 from National PTA and his or her theme will be used to spark creativity during the 2022-23 National PTA Reflections Program!

Themes must be submitted online to NCPTA by October 31, 2020. Submit here!



Virtual College Fairs
There are several upcoming Virtual College Fairs.  Check them out at https://virtualcollegefairs.org.


Computers Needed!
During the last PTSA meeting we heard of the continuing need for laptops/computers for Grimsley Families. GCS has distributed all devices available. Fortunately, GHS has a deal with Computer Repair of Greensboro to wipe clean any donated computer, as well as update them, to be compatible to current technology needs for GCS 2020-2021 learning.
Please keep this in mind if you have any extra non used devices at home!!



Whirlie Leadership Academy 
This year we are excited to offer the Whirlie Leadership Academy to our students. Through the Whirlie Leadership Academy, students will receive support in academics, social emotional learning, college and career planning, and the opportunity to earn some service-learning hours. If you are interested in joining or would like more information, please email Miss Hartgrove at hartgra@gcsnc.com.

 

Grimsley Goods Food Pantry
Whirlie Families can now sign up for access to our Grimsley Goods Food Pantry by going to the Grimsley Website, look for the Grimsley Back to School Updates tab, scroll down and click: How can I access the Grimsley Food Pantry (Grimsley Goods). If you have any questions, please contact our School Social Worker at 336-709-9534.


Interested in learning more about the history of Grimsley?
Grimsley IB Seniors Anne, Joy, and Cameron started a Grimsley history Instagram. Check it out and follow! @whirlie_history.


Service Learning Opportunities
Is your student interested in volunteering in the community?
A great place to check for opportunities is the Volunteer Center https://volunteercentertriad.org/
Out of the Garden: https://outofthegardenproject.org/volunteer-opportunities/volunteer-sign-ups/
Backpack Beginnings: https://backpackbeginnings.org/donate-time/



Grimsley Whirlie Student Connection Canvas Page 
Students make sure you are checking the Grimsley Whirlie Student Connection Canvas Page for Announcements, Club Information, Messages from your administrators, and much more! If you do not have access to the Whirlie Connection Canvas Page, please let Miss Hartgrove know so we can get you added.



Attention Juniors and Seniors!
Herff Jones needs your help to ensure you get all of the necessary information about Class Rings and Senior Supplies, including the cap and gown required for graduation.
There are a couple of ways to get the information to them:
Website: herff.ly/contactinfo
Text: Text the word CONTACT to 70934
Here’s a video message from Chris Wieczorek from Herff Jones:  https://youtu.be/Ol8GKngiTfA



Yearbooks
Yearbooks are now $75.00! Please do not be concerned with the length of the book. The staff intends to produce a book well over 200 pages. If sporting events are cancelled, we will still showcase the athletes of those sports. Though we are not yet physically in the classrooms, we also have innovative ways to cover academics. We will not let you down. This year is too unique and memorable not to have a recorded history of it. Order early: https://www.jostens.com/yearbooks/students-and-parents/about-yearbooks.


Senior Portraits
Any seniors who have not yet signed up for senior photos should do so ASAP with Prestige Portraits. The information is on the school website. No other photographers’ pictures will appear in the senior section due to our contract. You are always welcome to take pictures elsewhere, but those will be for your personal use.  Again, we cannot use them in the Whirligig. Both formal and casual pictures are taken.
 https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/chrnx810/. 
For information on COVID protocol during photography sessions, see  https://www.gcsnc.com/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&DomainID=39&ModuleInstanceID=773&ViewID=6446EE88-D30C-497E-9316-3F8874B3E108&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=79549&PageID=71



Senior Yearbook Ads
Senior ads are also still available. For those parents who already reserved space, please contact Ms. Rozelman about completing those ads in the next few weeks if at all possible.
Show your love for your graduating student, and commemorate their journey with a yearbook recognition ad, easily designed by you.
Click here to get started:  http://view.e.jostens.com/?qs=dc0316b7d12deeb3bd9d229e1d6e180ba5253bc4e45f7c1b46e75d6e4c1f1205826220c36574828989a384f2364efd51b9fe0be67775fe0121a62d2daad6d92ad8a9789f6978a7cce9f20568ee261a6cbe3d888ed08216bc

 
 
Full-page ads are $300; half-page ads are $200; and quarter-page ads are $150. You can design your own ads, saved as a jpg at 300 dpi; however, the yearbook staff are more than happy to create the ads for you. The ads are not submitted to Jostens until we have your approval. You can email Ms. Rozelman digital photos and scanned photos rozelml@gcsnc.com .



Join the Grimsley Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) and Donate to the Whirlie Way Today!

Fundraising Goal: $15,000
Click here to donate now: https://grimsleyhighschoolptsa.memberhub.store/
Or, mail your check to GHS PTSA, 801 N. Josephine Boyd Street, Greensboro, NC  27408
Thank you to those of you who have already joined and donated!

Mark your calendars, friends! On Monday, October the 12th @5:30 p.m. our monthly PTSA meeting will be held via Zoom! Tune in to get updates on fundraising, membership, beautification, hospitality, and more! See the link below:

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Grimsley Daily Bulletin
https://gcsnccom-my.sharepoint.com/:w:/g/personal/creechd_gcsnc_com/EbscmGLIAL9NvrLmYRA09oEBljtND1eUnXHX8CfQkn7t-w?rtime=LOzSksxG2Eg

Updated Traditional School Calendar
https://simbli.eboardsolutions.com/Meetings/Attachment.aspx?S=11102&AID=227258&MID=7381

For all your GSC updates
https://www.gcsnc.com/

On Facebook? Follow the Grimsley PTSA and Grimsley Parents page for discussions/advice/etc.
https://www.facebook.com/Grimsley-High-School-PTSA-1051652238322359
https://www.facebook.com/groups/161703010531409

 

Class of 2021 Information

Senior Remind Information:
We are impressed with how many Seniors have already signed up to receive the Remind Senior Class of 2021 information. Because of the great response, Mrs. Whiting has had to set up a second section because the one posted last week is already full. If you have NOT signed up to receive Grimsley’s Class of 2021 Reminds please do so by texting @whirlies2 to 81010.

Herff Jones:
 
Please complete the requested contact card from the Herff Jones company. You will purchase your cap and gown, graduation announcements, class rings, and other senior items through them. Typically, we would be meeting in person with Chris at the end of October and orders would be placed in November, however, we will need to do all orders online. You will need to complete the requested information in order to receive order materials and information. The contact card can be completed in several ways: 

Website:http://herff.ly/contactinfo 

Text: Text the word CONTACT to 70934 

Phone in - 336.228.7770. Their office support will assist them in completing the card over the phone


Submit Senior Quote:  
Please submit your Senior Quote now!  Seniors can now submit their Senior Quote by going to the STUDENT tab on the school website and choose the option for SENIOR QUOTES. Please start submitting AFTER reading the directions at the top! 

College Rep Visits:  
Throughout the fall, college representatives will virtually visit Grimsley to meet with prospective students. If you are interested in meeting with these colleges and universities, please visit the link “College Rep Visit Signup” on the Grimsley Counseling Home Page. Many colleges will be scheduled to meet with Grimsley students and space is limited, so be sure to sign up soon. For questions, email Mr. Brown in Counseling. 

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