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    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