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Principal Update 9/25

Good evening Githens Raiders!  This is Dr. Lanier with a brief message for the week!  Please listen carefully to all details!

A reminder that Wednesday, September 28, is an Early Release Day.  Scholars will be dismissed at 1:20.  Parents, please begin to communicate your transportation plan with your scholars to ensure they are picked up on time.  Per the DPS traditional calendar, there is also a teacher workday on Wednesday, October 5.  On this day, there is no school for students.

Our PTA board is almost in place.  A special thank you to our new President, Carrie Williamson, for taking on this important role.  We are still in need of a secretary so, please reach out to me directly if you are interested.  In the meantime, you can join the PTA by clicking on the link that is included in the email that accompanies this phone message.

A reminder to all parents and students that you are invited to attend the 2022-2023 Githens Curriculum Night on September 28, 2022 from 4:00 to 6:15pm.  Families will follow their scholars’ schedules and visit all of the scholars' classes in order to learn about each class’s curriculum, grading, activities, and more.  Please plan to arrive promptly at 4:00 so that you can follow the class rotation.  Families will also have the opportunity to sign up for conferences with the team of teachers about individual student needs to occur at a later date as the purpose of this event is to gain general information.  Families with students who are identified as AIG should plan to arrive at 3:00 in order to sign their scholar’s Differentiated Education Plans and learn about programming for their scholars.  The AIG meeting will be held in the media center.  Additionally, September 28 is the date when parents will be able to view the first progress report for their scholars in PowerSchool.  At the time of this event, all scholars should have a minimum of nine grades in all core classes and at least six in Discovery. 

The Raiders sports schedule for the week is as follows:

Tuesday, September 27 – Volleyball, Boys Soccer, & Cross Country versus Shepard at Shepard

Thursday, September 29 – Football and Cheerleading versus Lucas at Lucas

Game time is 4:45.

All sports ticket sales will be virtual this year through “ticket spicket” and are required for entry.  Please use the link provided in the email that accompanies this phone message to follow the steps necessary to purchase tickets.  We also encourage all who can to join the Githens Athletics Booster by using the link provided in the email that accompanies this phone message.  For further information regarding athletics or specific teams, please email either Ms. Stackhouse, Athletic Director, or the coaches.

PowerSchool Parent Portal is the official source of student grade information and a convenient way for you to update your most current contact information.  DPS has created step by step instructions, as well as video instructions, on how to access the PowerSchool Parent Portal.  Use the link ( provided in the email that accompanies this voice message to navigate the setup process.  

That’s all for now.  Have a great week.

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