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Principal Message 11-30-20

Grissom Parents & Students,

I hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Break. We have just a little over three weeks left in the first semester. For the rest of this semester, we will be on a cohort/staggered schedule for traditional students (see calendar at the end of this letter). As a reminder, traditional students with last names beginning with A-L (Orange Cohort) will attend classes on orange days on the calendar. Traditional students with last names beginning with M-Z (Brown Cohort) will attend classes on brown days on the calendar. Exam days (Dec. 17, 18, 21, & 22) will be remote. No in person classes during exam week.

A/B Day Schedule for Nov. 30-Dec. 4:

  • Monday A Day
  • Tuesday B Day
  • Wednesday B Day
  • Thursday A Day
  • Friday B Day

Bell Schedule 2020 – 2021

  • Morning Bell 8:25
  • 1st Block 8:30-10:04 (Even) Odd - 10:05
  • 2nd Block 10:10-11:40 (Even) Odd – 11:41
  • 3rd Block 11:46-1:54 (Even) Odd – 1:55
  • 4th Block 2:00 - 3:40

Upcoming Extracurricular Events:

  • Monday, November 30: Boys Basketball Game v. Hazel Green – Freshman, JV, & Varsity o Friday,
  • December 4: Boys & Girls Basketball Game Varsity v. Cullman

Basketball/Athletic Events REMINDER:

Anyone attending any school function must wear a mask at all times. It is a State of Alabama ordinance/requirement to wear a mask indoors at public events. If you are not willing to wear a face mask at Grissom High School functions, STAY AT HOME. You will be asked to leave the event if you are not wearing your mask.


To qualify for exam exemption:

  1. Minimum 85% semester average in the class
  2. No unexcused absences in the class
  3. No more than 3 unexcused tardies
  4. Students may exempt up to 2 exams per semester
  5. An exam in a course may only be exempt once each school year

Note - AP courses are not included in the exemption plan for the first semester. The AP exam will replace the second semester exam for AP courses. AP exams must be taken for students to receive the additional quality point. First Semester High School Exam Schedule 2020-2021 All exams will be virtual from home. No exams in the building.

Mrs. Jeanne Greer
Grissom High School