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Here comes the sun!

Here's what is happening:

TONIGHT(4/25) is International Night 
       Hosted by GWH and 21st Century!
       Come eat from around the world 5:00-7:00 pm

MONDAY, April 29th - A remote learning day for job shadow, college visit, or career research.
    

OPEN ENROLLMENT PERIOD FOR NEW STUDENTS
          https://www.gwh.org/admissions

         We are still accepting Threshold students!  
Our expansion was approved, so we hope to increase Threshold from 40 to 60 students next year.

         We are still accepting Freshman and Sophomores.

   OPEN ENROLLMENT PERIOD FOR RETURNING STUDENTS
     According to law,  ALL  MeANS students who will be returning next school year must return the "Commitment to Re-enroll" form you received from Lisa Sandy to secure your child's spot for next year.  Feel free to call Lisa Sandy at 238-4034 with any questions or to request another form. We also have a copy of the form in the office at school.
  
18-19 YEARBOOKS on Pre-Sale $25!             
17-18 yearbooks are $10


NEXT BOARD MEETINGS:
    We look for new Board membership as terms expire.  If you are interested in serving on the Board, please contact Tonya for a form describing your background and reason for interest.

April - No Meeting
May 24 - Regular Meeting 1:30
June 21 - Regular Meeting 1:30
July and August -  No Meeting

Calendar Update:

   April 29- Mon - A remote learning day for job shadow, college visit, or career research.

   May 6- Mon - is a regular school day
         to make up a snow day on January 8th

   May 13 - Monday- Threshold Students Only

   May 20-Mon - is a regular school day
         to make up a snow day on January 9th

   May 24 and 28 -Fri/Tue - NO REGULAR CLASSES for scheduled SLC meetings
        - OR meet in the evening one day during those weeks for Student Led Conferences
        - PROGRESS REPORTS FOR Q3 (ends 5/17) COME OUT AT THIS TIME

   June 10 - Monday- Threshold Students Only

   June 24- Mon - is a regular school day
         to make up a snow day on November 27th 
         (and snowed out make up day on April 8)

   July 2-5 - HOLIDAY BREAK

   July 8 - Monday- Threshold Students Only

   August 2 - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR ALL STUDENTS

GRADUATION PLANNING
Seniors in ideal shape will have ALL targets closed 6/30. and so should by end of Quarter 3 only have the following open targets remaining:   
      3-5 ELA open targets,  
      3-5 math targets left,  
      3-5 SS open targets, 
      only a few science targets left if any, and all of the Health/PE, Career, Visual Performing 
       Arts targets closed except grad plan, speech and PLP in polished portfolio form.  
If you are a senior with more left than this on May 18, don't panic BUT please make time to do additional work in and outside of school to get yourself on track to complete requirements in time to enjoy the end of your senior year (July)  building your resume and preparing for the next phase.
   




"My life is so much better now.  I don't know where I would be without this place." 








Help MeANS.  Fund program enhancements by

  •  Using Amazon Smile to order on line - Select MeANS to support
  •  Using our Clynk bags to have your recycling funds come to us.
  •  Purchase MeANS Student made products at the GWH Craft fair 
  •  Order Holiday Swags from jchase@gwh.org

School Safety:
We believe one of our best defenses is creating a caring respectful community that provides support to those in need.

We have a comprehensive safety plan for the campus and school.
-  The plan was created with local emergency responders using Federal
   Emergency Management Association guidelines.
-  At the beginning of every year, our plan is reviewed with staff.
-  Our staff are first aid and CPR trained.
-  We do a variety of drills throughout the year;  fire, reverse evacuation, 
   and lockdown drills.
-  In addition, staff review lockdown procedures with students
    between actual drills.
-  We did a lockdown drill again last week.
-  We are adding a few more cameras to make sure the common areas and exit/entrance areas are well monitored.



EACH NEW YEAR THERE ARE DRESS CODE QUESTIONS - PARENTS can HELP
    Parents can help enforce our dress code before leaving the student at the pick up point.  Our dress code requires appropriate clothes for the task at hand or the trip.  Ask what is in store for the day.  

    Outdoor work requires sneakers, layers, and comfortable clothes that cover all and keeps tics/bugs away. Please plan ahead for rain coat, boots, sneakers, sunscreen, bug/tick spray, etc.

    Trips to the community for educational tours should match the professionalism level of the facility, and be an opportunity to dress and behave as if the student is a prospective employee because that may one day be the case.

    In all cases, all private body parts and underwear should be covered, and pajamas are never safe or appropriate clothing for our work inside, outside, or on a trip into the community.  

    Advisors and Teachers determine the type of clothing required.  Staff make announcements are made about how to prepare for the next day.
 
    If the student does not have what is needed, we have some clean clothes that can be borrowed from the Student Support Center.  Otherwise, we will call home to have you bring the necessary clothes.