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Principal's Message 11/21

Good afternoon Githens families.  This is Dr. Lanier with important information for the week.  Please listen carefully to all details.

There is no school for students on Wednesday, November 24.

Raiders, grab the perfect read with our “Fall Into Reading” Virtual Book Fair!  All orders must be made online by registering on the Bedford Falls Book Fair link that is included in the email that accompanies this phone message.  Book sales will begin on Monday, November 29 and end on Friday, December 10. Please contact our Book Fair Chair, Kara South, if you have any questions.  All purchases support Githens PTA and your school library.

A reminder that middle school students must be accompanied by an adult to enter and attend all athletic events at high schools moving forward.  This is part of their spectator and safety guidance at their athletic events.  The only exception is when middle school students have received individual invitations from the high schools. 

During the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday break it is critical we don't let our guard down when it comes to being COVID safe.  While many of us may be vaccinated, there are many more that have yet to be or are at higher risk because of a compromised immune system.  If last year is any indication, the weeks after Thanksgiving could show a significant spike in COVID-19 spread. 

I want all of our scholars and teachers back in the building, ready to continue our academic journey, safe and healthy, on Monday, November 29.  To do that, we all must do our part to keep COVID-19 out of our school.  That means continuing to stay true to the 3Ws - Wear Your Mask, Wait for Space, and Wash Your Hands.  If your scholar doesn’t feel well on Sunday, November 28, keep them home and let them get the rest they need.  Please, don’t risk potentially spreading COVID-19 to others by allowing your scholar to  "power through" their symptoms.  Together, we are Githens.  We can do this.  I know our community can do anything we put our minds to. 

I hope you have a restful, relaxing, recharging holiday break! 

Links:

Book Fair:  https://www.bedfordfallsusa.com/for-parenank ts/ School Code for registration: GMS1

Contact Kara South:  GithensMSbookfair@gmail.com

PDF: How to Set up a Parent Portal Account (Eng | Spa)

Video: How to Set up a Parent Portal Account (Eng | Spa)

Web: How to Create a Gmail Account

Web: How to Create a Yahoo Account

PDF: How to Complete Returning Student Process (Eng | Spa)

Video: How to Complete Returning Student Process (Eng | Spa)

Immunization Link: https://immunize.nc.gov/schools/k-12.htm

Register to (COVID) test your student today with this link: https://home.color.com/covid/sign-up/start?partner=tf-dur-684-students 

Ticket Spicket:

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