GCHS Rams BLock
Required RAMs block Session Schedules
RAMS BLOCK faq
What is Rams Block?
"As lunches are now built into each 3rd and 7th block class, every student now has a Rams Block as their 8th course. In an effort to not disrupt instructional time and provide support for additional skills required for life-long success, this block will provide time for students to access important support systems, resources and mandatory programming. Social-emotional curriculum, college planning, and other grade-level presentations will now be delivered during Rams Block. In addition, during days without presentations, this is flexible time that allows students to access resources available within the building (for example, AIM interventions, social workers, counselors, dean of students, College and Career Center, teachers and academic resource centers, etc.) as well as providing time to collaborate with peers and engage in schoolwork without giving up their lunch to utilize these resources. "
How does open campus work?
Where can students go during open campus?
In the building, students can go to soft seating areas in the hallways, LRC, math resource room (marc), write room, or meet with a teacher (prearranged).
Students with open campus can also leave the school campus but are required to return on time for their next class period. Students should exit through the fieldhouse doors and scan out as they leave. Students should also reenter through the fieldhouse doors upon returning to school.
When do students need to attend required lessons?
All students without a Rams Block exemption are expected to attend all required sessions on the scheduled session days. Check out your grade level page on this site for the specific dates, times, and locations.
Why might students have a Rams Block exemption?
Due to a variety of scheduling conflicts, some students may not have a full period Rams block that they attend during one or both semesters. Each case is unique so students should look for emails from Mrs. Piggott (Rams Block Coordinator) for information about when and how to attend essential sessions. Whenever possible, videos of the missed sessions will be provided and students unable to attend in person are encouraged to view the missed information.
What is "Rams Block - Band" and how does it work?
All band students have…
Rams Block - Band during block 2
a band class scheduled for block 5, 6 or 8
a Life Fitness class scheduled during blocks 1-8 (possibly including lunch blocks)
If we need to pull students for a required Rams Block session, we will pull them during block 2. This may be all grades or just one of the grades. Students will never be pulled from their regularly scheduled band class.
Students will return to their normal schedule once marching season is over.
When and how should students be taking attendance during Rams Block?
Every student staying in the building should take attendance within the first 5 minutes of every Rams Block.
Students without open campus should first report to the cafeteria/annex or their assigned AIM study to take attendance. Teachers will be taking attendance in PowerSchool. If students leave the cafeteria/annex to visit a different location in the building during their Rams Block, they should scan in at the new location within 5 minutes of leaving their Rams Block location.
Once open campus begins for your grade level, students with open campus can move directly to locations around the building and scan in to mark their location. If a student with open campus chooses to leave campus, they should exit through the fieldhouse doors, scanning out as they go. Students should then reenter through the fieldhouse doors upon their return to school.
How can I pick up my Off Campus Tag?
Please see Mrs. Piggott during Block 3 at the table near the Rams Block tiles or email Mrs. Piggott to schedule a time.
How can I request a change or replacement to my Off Campus Tag?
IF your OC Tag has incorrect information because of a name or schedule change or if your stickers are damaged, please complete the OC Tag Replacement Google Form and Mrs. Piggott will work on replacing the stickers within 7 days at no charge.
Can students in Rams Block use the vending machines and bookstore?
Yes, please make sure you ask your teacher before leaving the room you are in. Students can visit these resources quickly then head back to your assigned location.