The deadline to order your copy of the high school yearbook is January 24. Please visit www.yearbookforever.com to order your copy of The Hornet. Don’t miss out on the memories!
The 2021-22 School Year calendar options have been drafted and will be approved on January 14, 2021. We would like to know your opinion on which calendar option works best for your family. Please click on the link below to see the calendar options and then fill out the survey that selects the one that fits you and your family best. Thank you for taking the time to give us your opinion. Survey will close on 1/13/21 at 4:00PM. https://forms.gle/GFWwauMBLbRAEUTY7
The 2021-22 School Year calendar options have been drafted and will be approved on January 14, 2020. We would like to know your opinion on which calendar option works best for your family. Please click on the link below to see the calendar options and then fill out the survey that selects the one that fits you and your family best. Thank you for taking the time to give us your opinion. Survey will close on 1/13/21 at 4:00PM. https://forms.gle/GFWwauMBLbRAEUTY7
As a reminder, all students eat free until the end of the 2020-21 School Year! We will be continuing to offer meal delivery on Friday’s due to the extension of off-campus learning. A meal request must be submitted each week by Thursday at 12:00 noon to ensure a meal delivery on Friday by completing the online meal survey or by contacting the school cafeteria manager. Click below to access the meal delivery request: https://forms.gle/zpCR1fdtGvdT6eeWA
High School Basketball @ McNairy Central on 12/17/20 has been cancelled.
Click on the link to view the great talent we have at SGCHS. Virtual Art Show: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1m4gThB4RtZ29p6aLfrlnnfMrjghU3yXuqt_JEHx8oGk/edit?fbclid=IwAR2ht1K5mtmo84tw1p-5G2yc1FmRnI3ldSRhRfwIzlrkAxZuQRnuoQP_J1A#slide=id.ga80497a803_0_212 Winners: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1sTbpFHokid3gz3aMcqEMicI2KHGhmU73mTGE1pr-L64/edit
*Senior Parents* It is time to complete the FAFSA. If you would like assistance completing the FAFSA, we have several opportunities. We will have someone at SGCHS’ media center this Thursday, December 17th from 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Also, this next week, the TN Higher Education Commission is offering extended hours to the FAFSA hotline! You can call 615-350-8668 Monday-Thursday until 7pm. You can also attend a virtual FAFSA workshop! Create your FSA ID (fsaid.ed.gov) then login on Wednesday, Dec 16 for help completing your FAFSA. You must register for an appointment time. The links to register are listed on our school’s social media platforms. Please contact the school if you have any questions.
The Tennessee Department of Health has released updated guidance on releasing cases and contacts from isolation and quarantine regarding COVID-19. Please click the link to review the full guidance. The list below is a summary of the changes: NON-HOUSEHOLD CONTACTS Non-household contacts must be quarantined after exposure to a case, regardless of whether the case was symptomatic. TDH and CDC recommend a 14-day quarantine. Acceptable alternatives to a 14-day quarantine include: • after Day 10 (returning to regular activities on Day 11) without testing if the contact does not have symptoms. • after Day 7 (returning to regular activities on Day 8) if the contact does not have symptoms and if they test negative by a PCR or antigen (rapid) test collected after Day 5. Continue to self-monitor for symptoms and wear a face mask through Day 14. • If they go the route of getting a negative PCR or antigen (rapid) test, we will need proof of that test to allow them back before the 10 days are up. Link to updated guidance: https://5il.co/nlkk
Digital Learning Academy Quarter 3 Enrollment is open until December 11, 2020 (5:00 PM close). Any student that wants to participate in the Academy for Quarter 3 must register by 5:00PM on Friday 12/11/2020. Students that are currently enrolled and want to continue with off-campus instruction through the Academy must re-enroll. If you plan for your student to return to on-campus instruction, Quarter 3 starts January 4, 2021 (full day of instruction). There is no need to contact the school and let them know that you plan to return your student to on-campus instruction. We will send a list of students to the school that did not re-enroll in the DL Academy for Quarter 3. Please remember, we will not allow any student to transition in or out of the Digital Learning Academy after the enrollment deadline (5:00PM December 11, 2020). If you choose to enroll your student, he/she will remain a Digital Learning Academy student for the entire Quarter 3. We will also not allow any student to transition from on-campus to Digital Learning Academy after the deadline. Decisions of how your student will receive instruction for Quarter 3 must be made by Friday, December 11 at 5:00PM. Digital Learning Academy Quarter 3 Registration Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HJB29RX Digital Learning Academy Information: https://www.gcssd.org/page/digital-learning-academy
If you need tickets for the upcoming SGC vs. Lexington Basketball game on Tuesday, November 24th, please use the following link: http://gofan.co/app/events/110169 . GO HORNETS!!
Due to the number of faculty/staff members that have been quarantined at SGC Middle School and SGC High School, these schools will move to FULL digital learning starting tomorrow, Monday, November 9th. Students will work from home and teachers will work from school through the Thanksgiving Break. Students will return back to in-person on Monday, November 30. If students do not have technology in order to work on Schoology please contact the main office. If you participate in athletics your coach will be contacting you. Students who attend GC for 1st and 2nd blocks can attend as long as they are able to provide their own transportation. If you would like to request a lunch, contact the school by 8:30am daily. Pickup will be at the school from 11am-noon. SGC Elementary School will continue in-person learning at this time. Buses will run in the mornings for elementary students only.
According to guidelines set forth by the TN Department of Health, COVID-19 testing refers to SARS-CoV-2 PCR. Negative antigen (rapid tests), and antibody tests are not approved for return to school. We have been instructed NOT to accept a Rapid negative COVID test for school return. Notify your healthcare provider that we do not accept Rapid COVID tests. Also, diagnoses of respiratory and viral conditions such as allergic rhinitis, seasonal allergies, upper respiratory tract infection (URI), pneumonia, pharyngitis without positive strep test, etc., DO NOT exclude the diagnosis of COVID-19 and DO NOT justify return to school.
Student Ambassador Selection Process – Applications Due 11/16/20: The Student Ambassadors Organization is SGCHS’s form of student government. Each grade has 5 different representatives that will be chosen, and these students will help be the voice of their respective grade. We help organize different events for the student body, participate in community service events, and serve as liaisons between the administration of the school and the student body. The process of selecting Student Ambassadors consists of three parts. First, any student interested must fill out an online application that is linked at the bottom of this announcement. Part of the application is listing teachers that you have had at SGCHS. The sponsors for Student Ambassadors (Mrs. Richerson and Coach Martin) will reach out to teachers for recommendations. The applications will be scored base on a rubric by a panel of teachers, and the applications will be anonymous during this scoring process. The recommendation scores will be compiled along with the application scores, and the top 8 students from each grade will move on to the 3rd stage. During this part, a panel of teachers will conduct interviews of each student via a Teams Call. The interviews will be held on a Friday, and the top 8 students will sign up for an interview time. After all three parts are complete, the students with the top 5 scores will be selected as the 2020-2021 Student Ambassadors. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Richerson or Coach Martin. Application Link: https://forms.gle/9HaGDx7XoTCPoG2t6
SGCHS Annual Merrier Christmas Challenge Students will meet in homeroom each day this week to turn in monetary donations. These donations are used to help students in need at SGCHS receive items such as clothing, shoes, winter coats, and hygiene items for Christmas. Money will be collected Monday through Thursday of this week. Last year, the seniors won bringing in the most donations. We will find out Thursday who the winning class and grade level will be this year. Thank you for supporting this worthy cause this Christmas season!
SGC Baseball will be having a Stew Fundraiser this Saturday, Oct. 31! Sale starts at 8am and will go until sold out. We will be located on the gravel lot next to McDonalds in Medina. $7/quart and $25/gallon and no pre-sale, first come first serve! Hope to see you there!
GCSSD continues to offer meal pick-up or delivery on Fridays until the end of the semester. You must sign up by 12:00 noon each Thursday to be guaranteed a meal that Friday. As a reminder, all GCSSD students eat free until December 31, 2020! Please use the correct link below to reserve a meal for your student(s): GCHS: https://forms.gle/9JoWpeGrhcuMoGy79 KES: https://forms.gle/7DUJskjBtcJNQQXe6 RES: https://forms.gle/qTzG4VadLo5q156G9 DES: https://forms.gle/oJWYJfRjstUM76rz7 YES: https://forms.gle/udeJvqPrUpnz6Uui6 SHS: https://forms.gle/kuFBa9PnppCXUTrc7 SGCES: https://forms.gle/HnR6duN4YyXPyYRx6 SGCMS: https://forms.gle/hTRVRMfgRjagzGbs6 SGCHS: https://forms.gle/FtLa7oXTJa5x65vo7
*Several Important Messages for Seniors* First, the 20-21 FAFSA is now open. There will be a representative at our school on Tuesday evening, October 20th from 3-6 p.m. and on Wednesday morning, October 21st from 8-Noon to help any parent with the FAFSA. We are listing the items on our social media sites that you will need with you when you sit down to complete the FAFSA. The TN Promise application deadline is Monday, November 2nd. Any senior that is interested in taking the ASVAB needs to sign up in the counseling office by next Wednesday, October 21st. Greg Williams with Balfour will be here to talk to all seniors on Thursday, October 29th at 10:15 a.m. All seniors, including digital learners, need to attend the presentation. Digital Learners need to report to the front office no later than 10:10 next Thursday, October 29th. Seniors will be getting information on ordering their caps and gowns. Seniors that attend GCHS for the first 2 blocks of the day will come to the school at 11:30 for their meeting with Balfour. The following week, on Wednesday, November 4th, we will be having a tailgate party for seniors from 11-1. All seniors, including Digital Learners, are invited to attend and that is when they will actually place their cap and gown orders. Also, that same week, November 2nd – 5th, we will be taking up donations for our Merrier Christmas Fund.
Make-up pictures are scheduled for Thursday, October 29. In-person leaners who were absent on the original picture day will be photographed at 11:30. This includes students who attend Gibson County in the mornings. Digital learners who were not photographed on October 6 will be photographed at 12:15. All pictures will be taken in the Media Center. Lady Hornet Basketball pictures will be taken at 1:00 in the gym.
Click on the link to view how to apply for the TN Promise. Deadline to apply is November 2, 2020. https://5il.co/m2u8
GCSSD continues to offer free meal pick-up or delivery on Fridays through December. You must sign up by 12:00 noon each Thursday to be guaranteed a meal that Friday. As a reminder, ALL GCSSD students eat free breakfast and lunch for the ENTIRE year! Sign up here for a Friday meal: https://forms.gle/2uZNUt7hNLJFZkoC6