HIGH SCHOOL 2016-17
Dear Students and Parents:
We are looking forward to the beginning of a new school year. SOPHOMORES, JUNIORS AND SENIORS WILL BEGIN FIRST SEMESTER CLASSES ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 19th, 2016 (pink day, all classes will meet). FRESHMEN will have orientation on THURSDAY, AUGUST 18th, 2016 beginning at 7:30 am in the large gym, then have lunch and a modified schedule to meet briefly with all of their classes. Freshmen will be dismissed at 2:25 pm and buses will be running at their normal time.
As in previous years, students must go through a registration process prior to the start of classes. Registration is done online. For a successful registration, carefully read the information below, and then go to the GHS website to complete the registration process. All fees must be paid, and paperwork completed online or turned into the office by Aug. 17th.
A walk in registration will be held on August 8th and 9th only for those who choose not to pay on line.
August 8th hours will be 9:00 am-2:30 pm and August 9th will be from 9:00 am-2:30 pm.
2. Financial – Fines and Fees: JeffcoConnect/JeffcoStudentFeePayment (formerly Payschools)
Beginning on Wednesday, July 27, fee payments for your student can be made online through JeffcoConnect/Jeffco Student Fee Payment. You may make payment for the 2016-17 school year with your debit or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover are accepted). There will be NO service fee charged.
Parking permits may be purchased the first week of school to students who have paid all fees/fines. Students who have outstanding fees/fines will not be eligible to purchase parking passes. Complete the parking permit request online. Parking fee is $125.00 for the year
Complete the vehicle registration/parking permit request form online, then click Submit at the bottom of the the form. Parking permits can be purchased in the lobby on the first day of school for those that have paid all fees and filled out the Parking Permit Request Form.
Athletes must complete the New Participation Contract and 2 Emergency cards and turn them into the athletic office along with payment by August 12th. Students will not be allowed to practice without this paperwork.
Click on the Athletics Documents link. Print and complete the Participation Contract and 2 Emergency cards and bring them to the main office along with payment or proof of payment prior to the first day of practice. Athletic fees can be paid by credit card on Jeffco Connect/Jeffco Student Fee Payment or by check at the school.
5. PTA Membership
Other Important Information:
FRESHMEN, SOPHOMORES, JUNIORS AND SENIORS will have pictures taken on August 24th and 25th during school hours.
All students, including SENIORS, are required to have I.D. pictures taken at no charge.
SENIORS also will need to provide a 2” x 3” vertical colored glossy print to the yearbook staff by October 14, 2016. The head size should be one-half inch from the bridge of the nose to the tip of the chin.
The student’s photographer of choice may take this picture; however “Lifetouch” will be available to take senior pictures during the dates listed if you wish.
Students will need to bring a completed copy of the Lifetouch form on picture day along with payment (or proof of payment). Forms will also be available in the main office. You will be able to prepay for pictures by going to www.mylifetouch.com and use code CG896050Y0.
Schedules will be available on Infinite Campus Portal starting August 12th after 2:00 pm. Please print a copy and bring it with you for the first day of school.
Immunizations MUST be current. You may bring in updated immunization records at any time.
The Student Handbook with school policies can be found on the GHS website.
Bus schedules, bell schedules, school calendar, PTA information, etc., can be found on the website at: www.goldenhighschool.com. Please check the website frequently for updates to this information.
Sign up to take the PSAT on Saturday, October 15th, 2016. This test has been created by College Board, maker of the SAT and Advance Placement tests. High PSAT scores qualify students for Scholarship competition. Cost is $20.00 and will be included in the fees listed in Jeffco Connect/Student fee payment.
The PSAT helps students prepare for the actual college entrance examination, as well as placement in the most rigorous classes the student can handle at GHS.
Freshmen Orientation will be held on Thursday, August 18th starting at 7:30 am. Freshmen are encouraged to attend and will begin at 7:30 am in the large gym and will have lunch and a modified schedule to meet briefly with all of their classes. Freshmen will be dismissed at 2:25 pm and buses will be running at their normal time.
ID pictures will be taken on August 24th & 25th during school hours.
All Parents (new and returning)
to School night will take place on Wednesday, August 17th, 2016 at 6:00 pm and is
an opportunity to meet your child’s teachers. Please put this date in your
calendar and plan on attending. Please bring a copy of your students’ schedule
(available on the parent portal on August 12th after 2:00 pm).
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