Dear Grafton High School Community:

I hope that your summer is going well. Only a few weeks before we begin the school year and I wanted to
update you on a few topics.
iPad Deployment Sessions

A reminder that our iPad sessions for 9th graders will begin this week. An email was sent out a couple of weeks ago and I'm please to report that we have close to 200 students attending one of the sessions. A few questions have come up regarding families that are away during the next couple of weeks and how could a student pick up their iPad? We have scheduled additonal sessions on September 2nd, 3rd, 4th to accommodate those students. Additionally, any student in grades 10-12 that may be having trouble with their iPad could meet with one of the IT people during the first week of school to resolve any issues. 

Powerschool and Demographics

We now have a Parent Sign On feature in PowerSchool. All parents/guardians MUST set up an account separate from their children’s.

The Parent Sign On offers a number of benefits including:

•access to multiple students with one login

•a personalized account for each parent and guardian

•the ability for parents/guardians to update their information

To get started, create your PowerSchool account with the attached directions and attach all of your students to your account.

*Please note that the password must be at least 8 characters long and contain at least one of each of the following: uppercase letter, lowercase letter, number, and symbol from above the numbers, such as *, ! or ?

Once your account is set up, please log in and go to the Parent’s demographic change page to verify that all the information is correct or to change any of it.

The Emergency Card information on your child (phone numbers, emergency contacts, and other fields from the Emergency Card for each child) is also done online.

When you check the box to say this information has been reviewed and click submit, the school secretary and nurse will have access to the changes and your emergency card data will be current

You can select how emergency notifications, school bulletins, absentee calls and other calls are received by phone and email. You may even choose to receive text messages to your cell phones.

Guidance Department

The guidance counselors will return to school on Wednesday, August 20th. This would be the first day that any questions about a student's schedule could be addressed. The guidance counselor assignments are as follows:

*All guidance counselors have students in grades 9-12*

Mrs. Swenson (Baldini)- A-B

Mr. Patraitis- C-D

Mrs. Green (Department Head)- E-G

Ms. Murphy- H-L

Ms. Rohan- M-P

Mrs. Egan-Q-Z

Class of 2015

Casson-Foster is still taking appointments for Seniors to have their picture taken for our yearbook. The deadline is October 31st and the contact number for Casson-Foster is 508-832-4880.

Student Parking

All parking applications are due Friday, Aug. 22nd in order to receive parking stickers for the 2014-2015 school year. Stickers can be picked up after Aug. 25th in the main office. No students will be allowed to park unless they have a sticker. 

News from the Music Department

For all news and updates about GHS Music please visit- graftonmusic.blogspot.com

 

GHS PEP! will get kicked off August 12-14 from 9am-noon. We will start working out arrangements of new songs and refresh some of our classics! GHS PEP! is open to any musician looking to play fun, energetic music for home football games and basketball games.

Students looking to be part of GHS PEP! can sign-up by following this link.

 

For other information about classes and course content for GHS Music check out the following blogs:

Jazz Workshop:  ghsjazzworkshop.blogspot.com

Guitar: ghsguitar.blogspot.com

Harmony and Theory: ghsmusictheory.blogspot.com

Concert Band: graftonmusic.blogspot.com
 
GHS Music can also be followed on Twitter: @GraftonBAND
 
 
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