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    11/22/21

    “Full of Thanks”

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    GAHS Students and Families -

    With the Thanksgiving holiday approaching, I would like to start by saying that I am thankful for the opportunity to serve this school community. I am thankful that our team of educators is supported in our effort to provide enriching learning experiences to students, so we can better prepare them for life’s many challenges. There are plenty of obstacles on this educational journey for students, parents, and educators. However, the opportunity to take on these challenges and obstacles for the sake of learning and personal growth is a blessing that should not be taken for granted. #BeThankful

    #BeHere - 

    As we navigate through the (busy) holiday season, it is important to keep an eye on schedules and events. If you are aware of pre-planned absences, please complete an educational trip form (LINK to FORMS page). 

    • 11/24-29 - No School, Thanksgiving Holiday 
    • 12/10 - Early Dismissal - 12:00 PM, Professional Development
    • 12/19 - Winter Concert - 3:00 PM @ MS Auditorium
    • 12/22 - Early Dismissal - 11:00 AM, Professional Development 
    • 12/23-31- No School, Winter Holiday

    #BeInvolved - 

    Parents, we would be GRATEFUL for your feedback in advance of our district’s comprehensive planning committee work. If you haven’t already done so, PLEASE complete this BRIEF survey, so we have your feedback to help guide us. 

    Students, many of you completed this survey in school. If you haven’t yet, we would love to have your feedback. Here’s the link to the student survey

    #BeCommitted

    The second semester begins to fly by at this time of year. Before we know it, the semester will be over (January 14). With the end of the semester around the holiday seasonal bend, students need to stay focused on taking care of “educational business” in the effort to finish well. In the end, many students will take final exams or complete other assessments. Many students will take Keystone Exams in January. 

    Keystone Testing

    • End of course exam for students in Algebra 1.5, English 10, Biology 
      • Some Juniors will be making up Keystone Exams
    • Exams are scheduled for January 11 and 12. 
      • Students NOT taking Keystone will be assigned to remote learning activities on these days. 
    • More information will be provided in mid-December. 

    This is also the time of year when underclassmen begin the planning process for NEXT year. We tell students to #BeCommitted to their unique educational plan. We encourage parents to #BeInvolved with this planning! Students, seize those opportunities that align with your interests and passions!!! Work with your school counselor in the months ahead!

    #BeKind - 

    We have had a lot of individuals and student groups working on kindness projects of different sorts in recent weeks! That brings smiles to us all! It’s also great to know that we have many in our school community participating in our Warrior Winter Wishes program! Thank you! Also keep in mind that our JROTC and Key Club are working to help “Toys for Tots.” There are collection bins throughout the high school. Thanks again!



    We wish ALL of you in the Warrior Community a blessed Thanksgiving filled with gratitude!!! Stay safe and well! #BeThankful

     

    #BeHere   #BeInvolved   #BeCommitted   #BeKind   -   #WarriorWay

    Go Warriors!

    Jeremy Lusk

    Principal

    Gettysburg Area High School




    11/2/21

    “Focusing on Priorities”

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    GAHS Students and Families -

    We have now entered the second quarter of the 2021-2022 school year. The first term ended last week, and students and teachers are working to finalize work/grades from the marking period. Final Q1 grades should be posted to Skyward by 11/11, and progress reports will be uploaded no later than 11/15. As always, communicate with teachers when there are questions or concerns about grades and/or academic progress. 

    *Please note that while we try to celebrate academic accomplishments fluidly, we post Honor Rolls at the end of each semester as communicated in our handbook. 

    HONOR ROLL GUIDELINES 

    The final course grade, on a 100-point scale, will be used for Honor Roll calculations and will be made WITHOUT the benefit of weighted quality points. Honors: GPA of 85 – 93.99%. No single course grade lower than 83%. High Honors: GPA of 94 – 100%. No single course grade lower than a 94. 

    Halfway through the semester, we have seen many students #BeCommitted to their academic success. Keep up the good work, and EARN your way onto the Honor Roll!!!

    With the change in the marking period, we have seen a change in seasons. The passage of time and noticeable changes around us can serve as a reminder that we remain on a journey. Our journey as a school community has been one of obstacles and challenges of late. In the update message sent on 10/12, there were a number of “challenges” outlined and discussed. While those challenges still remain, it is also true that our school has experienced additional tragedy and pain in recent weeks.

    While times have been difficult around the school, it can also be said that our challenges have sparked a positive response in many. Reflecting on priorities... Focusing on friendships... Connecting with compassion... Growing understanding... Creating kindness... Fostering community… 

    We have seen this throughout the school. We have seen students emerge with a willingness to work for good in the school community. Nonetheless, MUCH WORK REMAINS. For this reason, we must continue to focus on our priorities...

    #BeHere - Focus on staying well and being present in school! Attendance matters!!!

    #BeInvolved - Participate actively to improve the community around you! Find YOUR way to get involved and make a positive impact!!!

    #BeCommitted - Be committed to being the best version of YOU! Commit to learning and growing to create a pathway to YOUR future success!!!

    #BeKind - That’s it. It’s simple. Be Kind

     

    #BeHere   #BeInvolved   #BeCommitted   #BeKind   -   #WarriorWay


    Important Dates

    • 11/4 - Early Dismissal for Students - 11 AM
      • Run/Hide/Fight - overview/training
      • PAYS and Climate Survey
      • “Like” - Exploring the effects of social media
    • 11/5 - No School for GAHS students
    • 11/15 - Q1 Progress Reports Posted
    • 11/19 and 11/20 - Fall Play - Arlecchino’s Spaghetti Dinner *See Flyer
    • 11/24-11/29 - Thanksgiving Break

    Thank you for your support in education! #WarriorWay

    Go Warriors!

    Jeremy Lusk

    Principal

    Gettysburg Area High School




    10/29/21

    *Pay Survey Notice

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    GAHS Students and Families -

    Our school is taking part in the 2021 Pennsylvania Youth Survey (PAYS) sponsored by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, the Pennsylvania Department of Education, and the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs. The survey will ask questions about the behaviors of students in the 6th, 8th, 10th, and 12th grades, including questions about school climate, violence, depression, bullying, and substance abuse.

    The information we receive will assist us and our community partners in working to prevent adolescent drug use and other problem behaviors. We want to ensure that all parents and caregivers are notified that the survey is being conducted and provide you with as much information about the survey as possible.  As a parent or caregiver, you have the right to prohibit your child’s participation. The following facts about the survey will help you make an informed decision about your child’s participation:

    • Participation in this survey is completely voluntary. Students will be instructed by their proctor that they can skip any questions they do not understand or choose not to answer. If they have any questions or concerns after taking this survey, they are instructed to talk with their school counselor or a trusted adult.
    • The survey is designed to protect each student’s privacy. It is anonymous and confidential. Students will not put their names on the survey, and no student will ever have their individual responses reported.
    • The survey is well tested, having been administered to over 1,000,000 Pennsylvania students since the 1990’s. The information collected has proved invaluable to prevention planners in selecting programming to promote healthy youth development.

    You can request a list of the survey questions by visiting this link: https://www.episcenter.psu.edu/index.php/paysquestion.  For more information about the survey, including a list of Frequently Asked Questions, please visit www.pays.pa.gov then click on “2021.”

    The survey will be administered during the school day on Thursday, November 4. This will take approximately 30-45 minutes.  If you do not want your child to participate, please submit your request to bmcdannell@gasd-pa.org in writing by Wednesday at noon.

    Thank you for your help in our efforts to keep our schools drug free and safe for learning. If you have any questions, please contact me at 717-334-6254 (ext 6252).

     

    Jeremy Lusk

    Principal

    Gettysburg Area High School




    10/12/21

    “Being Better Warriors”

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    GAHS Students and Families -

    We often hear people refer to the times we currently live in as “unprecedented” and “challenging.” Throughout all of history, each period of time has had its own unique set of circumstances and challenges. Yes, we have plenty at the moment. With the right collective mindset, we can address our current challenges in the best way possible. 

    Part of our daily mission is to create an environment of respect and integrity. Our success in this area can allow us to focus our energy more effectively on the true purpose of this school… to engage our learners in experiences that will better prepare them to make positive contributions to the world around them. Honestly, we have dealt with plenty of distractions from that mission. Nonetheless, our mission continues… #WarriorWay

    CHALLENGES

    Covid-19

    We want our students and staff to #BeHere. We will continue to do our best to follow the current order that requires masking (outside of documented exceptions) in the effort to keep all members of our school community as healthy as possible. And… we will certainly look forward to the day when this is all behind us… 

    Physical Aggression

    We have seen an unacceptable number of incidents in recent weeks that have involved acts of physical aggression. Such acts are addressed swiftly and seriously, with suspensions from school, as well as criminal charges. We need help from everyone, including student leaders, parents, and community members, to reinforce the need for positive interactions from person to person. There are plenty of differences in the world that will set us apart from one another. Let’s  #BeInvolved in working to better understand our differences and promote more respect for each other.

    Destruction of Property (TikTok)

    Most people have heard about TikTok challenges that have encouraged vandalism and other disturbing acts. It would be great to remain above all this. Unfortunately, we have had some soap dispensers vandalized. Other schools/districts have experienced far worse. While we cannot change the nature of the world that sometimes trends in a negative direction, we absolutely CAN control our own actions. Let’s continue to #BeCommitted to taking care of a great school facility that we can all feel proud of. 

    SOLUTIONS

    As a school community, we aspire to be great in many ways. We have always felt a great sense of pride in the many educational OPPORTUNITIES that we have been able to offer our students. And we will continue to invest in our ability to provide a platform for students to grow their understanding and hone the skills that will result in their future success.  

    Beyond the learning opportunities, we want Gettysburg Area High School to be a place that also emphasizes and models respect. A true WARRIOR can #BeKind despite forces that seek to divide and destroy. 

    Rachel’s Legacy

    In January of 2019, GAHS and GAMS hosted Rachel’s Challenge in response to some of the disturbingly negative interactions that we saw amongst our student body…. and in our community. This event helped us begin a difficult conversation about how we often treated each other. Too often, we do not treat each other well. 

    NEXT WEEK, our students will experience a presentation of Rachel’s Legacy. The program on October 20 will encourage participants to take specific steps toward building their own positive legacy. “It challenges students and staff to show compassion, to learn from their mistakes, and forgive themselves and others. Participants examine their own lives in the light of personal challenges – encouraged to dream big – and start their own chain reaction of kindness and compassion”. Feel free to check out the Rachel’s Challenge website for more information (rachelschallenge.org).

    #BeHere   #BeInvolved   #BeCommitted   #BeKind   -   #WarriorWay


    Important Dates

    • 10/13 - Students - Order Class Rings at Lunch
    • 10/13 - SENIORS - Order Caps and Gowns at Lunch (or online)
    • 10/13 - PSAT Testing 
    • 10/14 - Picture Make-up Day
    • 10/20 - Rachel’s Legacy
    • 10/22 - Club Day
    • 10/27 - Marking Period 1 Ends

    Thank you for your support in education! #WarriorWay

    Go Warriors!

    Jeremy Lusk

    Principal

    Gettysburg Area High School




    9/23/21

    “Spirit Week, Homecoming, SCHOOL, and More”

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    GAHS Students and Families -

    We have welcomed the fall season at GAHS with a spirited week! Many of our students and staff have participated in the fun of “Spirit Week” leading up to our Homecoming football game and dance. Many of our educators utilize Twitter to capture and communicate representations of this positive Warrior spirit! Feel free to follow along there, or check out some of those postings through our high school website

    Our short-term goals continue to align with our ongoing vision and mission. We are committed to creating challenging educational experiences that are relevant for our students, as we prepare them to make meaningful and positive contributions to the world around them. This is best achieved by consistently providing varied and rich opportunities for both academic and social growth. 

    Please take a few moments to review the updates below...

    Homecoming Events:

    HOCO Football Game - GAHS vs. Susquehannock - 7 PM - Warrior Stadium - GOLD OUT - Wear your MiniThon Gold Out T-Shirt for FREE Admission!

     Homecoming Dance - GAMS Courtyard - 7-10 PM

    • ALL students must have a ticket for entry (NO sales at the door)
    • Students should park at Lincoln Elementary or Warrior Stadium Parking Lot 
    • Drop Offs Only directly in Front of GAMS
    • Students will enter through the cafeteria doors (center/front of the building) and proceed directly to the outdoor courtyard. 
    • Masks are optional for this outdoor event.
      • Health officials continue to recommend masks for unvaccinated people in outdoor public spaces. 
      • Disposable Masks will be available for students using the restrooms, but this event is NOT an indoor event. Loitering indoors will not be permitted. 
    • If students choose to leave the dance, there will be no re-entry permitted. 

    Schooling:

    Creating an environment of respect and integrity is part of our building mission. We continue to serve a community of learners that come to us from diverse backgrounds with unique perspectives, circumstances, and needs. Our dedicated and committed staff embraces this task every day as we work to provide positive learning opportunities and experiences We appreciate your support!

    Keep in mind that we want school to be comfortable and safe for everyone. When it comes to managing the impact of both Covid-19 itself and the mitigation efforts that are in place to curb the impact of the virus, our task is complex. As Dr. Perrin shared on Tuesday, we do have students that have worked through the exception process under section 3 of the order from our Secretary of Health. We continue to expect compliance with the order and we will proceed accordingly, knowing that masks, space, cleaning, and hygiene can be used to create an atmosphere that reduces the spread of Covid-19 (and illness in general). We want to keep students in school consistently by reducing illnesses and the need to quarantine students. 

    Most importantly, please keep sick students away from school and school events. This may involve making choices like missing a sports competition… or even a homecoming dance! Respect and integrity are important! 

    When students are out of the building:

    When students are out of the building, it does NOT necessarily mean that they need to miss out on the opportunity to learn. Students must stay up to speed with assigned work through Canvas and other means. When out of the building, students would be wise to contact their teacher(s) directly!

    Students WILL have ample time to complete work missed during excused absences. Teachers may sometimes put ZEROS into the grade book to remind students that the work needs their urgent attention. Please realize that these zero “placeholders” are often serving as a reminder for the students to take care of necessary academic assignments. 

    *This will not impact athletic eligibility while students have the opportunity to make up work from an absence. 

    Important Dates:

    • 9/29  - Parent Conferences - 3-6:30 PM
      • Sign-Up under QuickLinks on the GAHS webpage
      • Masks required for in-person indoor conferences
    • 10/13 - Class Ring Orders Taken During Lunch
    • 10/13 - PSAT Testing 
    • 10/14 - Picture Make-up Day
    • 10/27 - Marking Period 1 Ends

    School Pictures:

    YOUR PHOTOS ARE READY!

    Good news! JostensPIX was recently at your school to photograph picture day,

    and your student's photos are now available for viewing and ordering!

    Click on the button below to get started.

    VIEW AND ORDER PHOTOS HERE

    https://shop.jostenspix.com

    PHOTOS NOT APPEARING IN YOUR GALLERY?

    FIND YOUR STUDENT USING EVENT CODE: FE158121

    *Accounts were established with “primary” listed emails in Skyward. However, students with multiple households CAN have multiple accounts. Simply “request a secure access code” and school staff members will approve the request as soon as possible after verifying the family email. 

    DID YOU KNOW?

    • You can personalize your photos with a variety of backgrounds and
      text
    • Photos are shipped directly to your home
    • High-res digital downloads are available
    • If you have more than one child, you can order together and pay once

    Thank you for your support in education! #WarriorWay

    #BeHere   #BeInvolved   #BeCommitted   #BeKind   -   #WarriorWay

    Go Warriors!

    Jeremy Lusk

    Principal

    Gettysburg Area High School




    9/15/21

    “Upcoming Events and Reminders”

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    GAHS Students and Families - 

     

    Picture Day Tomorrow

     

    • Picture day is Thursday 9/16/21. 
    • Bring your smiles! Please wear your favorite outfit, but avoid green! Green clothes will be problematic with "green screen" technology!
    • ALL students will take pictures for school ID's (including seniors). 
    • Please see the attached flyer.

     

    Spirit Week and Homecoming

     

    • Next week will be our HOCO Spirit Week! Students will hear daily reminders and receive Canvas announcements throughout the week. 
    • The Homecoming Football Game is Friday 9/24/21 vs. Susquehannock - 7 PM. Cheer on the Warriors!
    • The Homecoming Dance is Saturday 9/25/21 at GAMS in the outdoor courtyard within the school. 
    • Students have been asked to pay obligations (see Fee Management in Skyward) prior to purchasing tickets.
    • Tickets are on sale throughout the week at lunches.
    • Please see the attached flyers.

     

    Parent Conferences

     

    • Parent-Teacher conferences are on Wednesday 9/29/21 from 3 to 6:30 PM.
    • The sign-up link can be found HERE.  *See Quick Links at the bottom of the left column of the high school webpage.
    • If you sign up for a conference, please note in the comments section if you would prefer in-person or zoom. If you visit in-person, it is expected that you wear a face-covering (please).
    • If you are unable to conference on 9/29, please continue to communicate with your student's teachers as needed. Our partnership is important. 

     

     

    Go Warriors!!!

     

    Thank you for your support in education! #WarriorWay

    #BeHere   #BeInvolved   #BeCommitted   #BeKind   -   #WarriorWay




    9/7/21

    “Meet the Teachers of GAHS”

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    GAHS Students and Families -

    We are now working our way into the third week of the 2020-2021 school year. It’s been adventurous and challenging in different ways already. It’s also true that we remain focused on our core values. We are dedicated to our school’s vision and mission (find it on our website if you need a refresher). 

    We will be most successful in our efforts if we are able to successfully partner with the families in our school community!!!

    In lieu of a traditional Back to School night, our team of educators will be reaching out to you in the effort to create and foster partnerships

    You will be receiving messages and brief videos from our teachers throughout the week. This format will provide you with an introduction, an overview, and an invite to CONNECT

    CONNECTIONS and PARTNERSHIPS will be the KEY to SUCCESS as we look to SUPPORT our STUDENTS at SCHOOL and at HOME

    Our Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled for 9/29 (3-6:30 PM), and we will begin sign-ups for that opportunity next week. However, I welcome you to reach out to our educators whenever you feel the need to have a conversation or meeting about your student. 

    Thank you for your support in education! #WarriorWay

    #BeHere   #BeInvolved   #BeCommitted   #BeKind   -   #WarriorWay

    Go Warriors!

    Jeremy Lusk

    Principal

    Gettysburg Area High School




    8/22/21

    “Back to School TOMORROW”

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    GAHS Students and Families -

    We are excited to kick off the 2021-2022 school year tomorrow!!! We cannot wait for our students to #BeHere! Our staff came back to the building in full force on Thursday, and they have been working hard to prepare for opening day and beyond. At the same time, contractors and our custodial crew have hustled to get things ready for the start of school. Some of that work continued throughout the weekend...

    There are plenty of odds and ends in our “B-Wing” to finish in the weeks ahead. We have some bathrooms to finish, painting to be done, and finishing touches and tune-ups to take place. However, we are thrilled to be in a position to open all of our classrooms to students on Monday!!!

    As we settle back into full-time school mode, we are anxious for our students to #BeInvolved in making our school community better. Each day, we will work together to improve our school culture that is guided by our defined purpose...

    Mission - 

    Gettysburg Area High School will establish an environment of respect and integrity as our collaborative community creates opportunities to engage learners in experiences that provoke critical thought and challenge their creative intelligences.

    Vision - 

    Gettysburg Area High School ensures that all learners have access to a rigorous curriculum of experiences that will develop into a personally relevant pathway to future success and ultimately mold citizens who will make positive and meaningful contributions to the world around them.

    Our staff and students will find success if we can all #BeCommitted to this cause! We ask that families support us in this challenge. Thank you in advance for your partnership! Working together and treating each other well will always produce the best results… #BeKind.


    #BeHere   #BeInvolved   #BeCommitted   #BeKind   -   #WarriorWay


    Important Reminders:

    • Arrival/Dismissal - 
      • Our doors open to students at 7:05 AM. Students should report to their Mod 1 class prior to 7:30 AM. *LINK to our bell schedule
      • We will run a modified schedule on the first day of school...

    Day One Schedule

    • Our dismissals are staggered:
      • Wave 1 bus riders - 2:15 PM
      • Drivers and PickUps - 2:20 PM
      • Wave 2 bus riders - 2:30 PM
    • Parent Drop-Offs - 
      • Parents dropping off students should do so in the circle area in front of the gymnasium doors. Students may enter the building through these doors. Our auditorium circle will be closed throughout the fall semester. 
    • Student Drivers - 
      • Students planning to drive to school should register for a parking permit on our website.*LINK found on this webpage. We will distribute parking tags around the second week of September once nearly all registrations are complete. Students should park in the center lot farthest from the school or the lot on the auditorium side of the building. 
    • Student Schedules 
      • Customized/Individualized schedules require a lot of time and energy to complete. Each year, there is always fine-tuning to be done during the first week. 
        • Any student missing a course in their schedule should report to the counseling center during THAT period. 
        • Any scheduling changes should be made using the schedule change request form. *LINK found on this webpage.
    • Covid/Illness Mitigation - We begin the school year with optional mask-wearing, as we continue to combat the negative impacts of Covid 19 on our community. While masking may be incredibly helpful in certain situations, we must also be mindful of other mitigation strategies that will promote health and well-being throughout the school. Maintaining space between others when possible, washing our hands frequently, and staying home when we are sick are just a few ways to keep the school running smoothly. 
      • Directions to submit an attendance note through Skyward - Family Access *Link to PDF

    #BeHere   #BeInvolved   #BeCommitted   #BeKind   -   #WarriorWay

    Go Warriors!

    Jeremy Lusk

    Principal

    Gettysburg Area High School




    7/26/21

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    “July to August” Summer Update 

     

    GAHS Students and Families -

    July is winding down and August is on the horizon. There is PLENTY of summer left, we hope! Construction continues at Gettysburg Area High School. As crews continue to renovate our building to create a better learning environment for our students, we are reminded of the work that WE do with our students. Our work is about Building Warriors!

    One of our primary goals for the 2021-2022 school year is to rebuild the POSITIVE school CULTURE that we have strived to create at GAHS in recent years…

    The #WarriorWay

    Our building renovations will continue throughout the school year, and this will certainly present challenges for us. Many other challenges will arise as well. It's a reminder that LIFE is full of obstacles. Most of us know this plenty well. Learning to appropriately respond to life’s challenges is the key to success. It should look something like this…

    #BeHere - It all starts by simply showing up to confront the challenges of the day. 

    #BeInvolved - A collaborative effort to solve problems will generally lead to better results.

    #BeCommitted - Dedication to continuous improvement is critical to the success of all. 

    #BeKind - Outcomes improve with positive and supportive interactions with others.  

    We will need to work TOGETHER as WARRIORS to make 2021-2022 GREAT!!!

     

    Important Reminders

    Parents - If you have not already done so, please complete the NEW YEAR STUDENT INFORMATION UPDATE in Skyward Family Access (LINK to directions).

    • Contact Sue Yingling (syingling@gasd-pa.org) if you have any questions or need assistance with this process. 
    • Once you have completed this update, you and your student will have access to view your student’s schedule for next year.

    Student Schedules - Please understand that not all schedules are finalized until close to the start of school. 

    • Counselors will continue adjusting schedules and fixing scheduling issues in August, prior to the start of school. 
    • Please be patient, but feel free to send questions/concerns to your counselor at ANY point via email. When counselors return to the building, they will attend to these questions/concerns. 

    Freshmen Orientation  - We will host an orientation event for our incoming freshmen on August 19th at 6:30 PM. Please see the attached flyer. 

     

    Please continue to check your emails periodically for updates and reminders. Some of these will be specific by grade (graduating class) or other school groups. 

    ENJOY the rest of your SUMMER with friends and family!!!

    #BeHere   #BeInvolved   #BeCommitted   #BeKind   -   #WarriorWay

    Go Warriors!

    Jeremy Lusk

    Principal

    Gettysburg Area High School

     




     

    6/30/21

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    “June to July” Summer Update 

    GAHS Students and Families -

    We hope everyone in our school community has had an enjoyable summer to this point! Just four short weeks ago, we were celebrating the accomplishments of Gettysburg Area High School’s Class of 2021. This commencement ceremony honored the 135th graduating class from our school. I shared this same reflection in my update to our high school staff yesterday. Thinking back through our school’s long and proud history, there have surely been many challenges as well as success. 

    We have all experienced trying times recently, and there will be plenty of challenges ahead. The best course of action in such a case is to simply continue working to do our very best and to continue supporting others in doing the same. So we will.

    “A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” - Christopher Reeve

    We are working hard to prepare for a GREAT upcoming school year at Gettysburg Area High School. In the meantime, we only ask you to do a few things to help us…

    • Parents - We ask ALL of you to please complete the NEW YEAR STUDENT INFORMATION UPDATE in Skyward Family Access (LINK to directions).
      • Contact Sue Yingling (syingling@gasd-pa.org) if you have any questions or need assistance with this process. 
      • Once you have completed this update, you and your student will have access to view your student’s schedule for next year (starting July 26). 

     

    • Student Schedules - Though student schedules will be visible on July 26 for those who have updated student information, please understand that not all schedules are finalized until close to the start of school. 

     

      • Counselors will continue adjusting schedules and fixing scheduling issues in August, prior to the start of school. 
      • Please be patient, but feel free to send questions/concerns to your counselor at ANY point via email. When counselors return to the building, they will attend to these questions/concerns. 
    • Internet Service Survey (from our Tech Department) - In an effort to identify the level of Internet access and connectivity that residents have within our school district, we are asking that you complete a short survey. The data collected will greatly assist our school district with obtaining local, state, and federal broadband funding to provide additional resources to our students and families. Please complete the survey by July 9th and we thank you for your time in taking this survey.
    • GAHS Building Renovation - Construction continues around the building, and it’s wonderful to see progress. Knowing the benefits of what’s to come makes this investment in the students of our school community exciting. The schedule is incredibly tight, but we remain optimistic about the timely completion of this phase. Our fingers are crossed! 

    Please continue to check your emails periodically for updates and reminders. Some of these will be specific by grade (graduating class) or other school groups. Another whole-school update will come out later in July. 

    MOST IMPORTANTLY for now… continue to have a safe and enjoyable SUMMER with friends and family!!!

    #BeHere   #BeInvolved   #BeCommitted   #BeKind   -   #WarriorWay

    Go Warriors!

    Jeremy Lusk

    Principal

    Gettysburg Area High School