Parent Connect May 4, 2017

Reminder - No School on Friday, May 5th

GCCS Moves to Laude System

In September 2016, a GCCS Graduate Recognition Study Committee was created to investigate alternative methods of recognizing excellence in our graduates, as well as cultivating and promoting teamwork and collaboration among students. The committee consisted of parents, counselors, students and administrators from all three GCCS high schools. The Director of Admissions with Hanover College also consulted with the committee.

As GCCS evolves into a Ford Next Generation Learning Community, the need to allow students to pursue career aspirations needs to be their primary goal. The committee agreed the Laude System allows students to aspire for academic excellence as well as cultivate the career skills needed for success in and beyond high school.

Beginning with the graduating class of 2020 (current freshman class), students will be encouraged to aspire to attain a certain grade point average if they wished to be recognized as a Laude graduate. Due to the differing number of advanced placement and honors courses offered at each high school, the GPA cut scores will be unique to each school. The district will also transition into a new process for selecting student speakers for commencement. Each high school will have two student speakers during the ceremony, according to the report: the senior class president and one Summa Cum Laude student. Students receiving the top honor can apply to speak at graduation. Administrators will review the applications, and all Laude recipients will vote on which Summa Cum Laude student will speak.

Click here to read the Graduate Recognition Study Committee report. If you have questions regarding the Laude system, click here to contact GCCS.

Chromebook Collection Information

As summer quickly approaches, we wanted to reach out to you concerning our 1:1 Chromebook program. It is critical that each student begins the 2017-2018 school year with all of the tools needed to support his/her studies. In order to better serve our students and families, Greater Clark County Schools has decided to allow students (current 3rd-11th grade students) who are registered for the 2017-2018 school year to take their chromebook home with them over the summer.

When do I have to be registered to take advantage of the summer lender program? How do I register? Registration for the 2017-2018 school year is now open. To take advantage of the summer lender program, visit http://gcs.k12.in.us/registration/ to register your child. Chromebook collection for students not registered for the 2017-2018 school year will begin May 22, 2017. Students with loaners will have those devices collected at this time, as well as 12th grade students.

What if my student’s chromebook is in repair when school ends? What if it breaks over the summer? Students who have a device in repair at the end of the school year and have received a loaner device will have the loaner device issued to them as their permanent device. If no loaner device has been issued, then the student’s parent/guardian will be notified when the device has come back from repair.

If your student breaks his/her Chromebook over the summer, you can take the device to the Administration Building – 2112 Utica Sellersburg Road / Jeffersonville, IN between the hours of 8:00 am – 4:00 pm on Monday through Friday. Devices turned in over the summer will be returned to students as soon as possible. Devices received toward the end of the summer may not be available at the start of the school year.

Thank you for your continued support in preparing our students for tomorrow and lifelong learning. If you have questions, please call Technology Services at (812) 218-1660 Help Desk, ext. 80199.

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Register for the 2017-2018 School Year

Online registration for the 2017-2018 school year is now open! Online registration, through the program InfoSnap, eases the completion and submission of a multitude of forms that are required to register your students with the district. Click here to visit our website to register your returning student. Current students will need a password, also known as a Snapcode, to register online. Parents/guardians will receive a letter next week with their child's snapcode and you can access the snapcode in the Power School Parent Portal/Student Portal by selecting "Account Preferences." The snapcode will be displayed directly under "Account Preferences" once selected. Click here to register a new student (i.e. kindergarten). If you have questions, please contact your child's school or the Administration Building at (812) 283-0701.

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