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Principal Message 12-14-20

Grissom Students & Parents,

Exam Dates (12/17 & 12/18):

Exam classes will be held on the mornings of December 17th & 18th for all traditional students. Thursday will be an A Day and Friday will be a B Day. Teachers will collect completed assignment packets from students during this time and finalize any other grade issues for the first semester during the exam class. There will not be an additional packet or an additional exam. The packet will count for the final grades and the exam. School will be dismissed for students at 12:25 both days.

The exam schedule is as follows:

Thursday, December 17th

  • A1: 8:30 – 9:25
  • A2: 9:30 – 10:25
  • A3: 10:30 – 11:25
  • A4: 11:30 – 12:25
  • Grab & Go Lunch and dismissal: 12:25

Friday, December 18th

  • B1: 8:30 – 9:25
  • B2: 9:30 – 10:25
  • B3: 10:30 – 11:25
  • B4: 11:30 – 12:25
  • Grab & Go Lunch and Dismissal: 12:25

Dec. 21st & 22nd Remote Learning

As you learned earlier this week, Dec. 21st & 22nd will now be remote learning days, rather than exam days as originally scheduled. Students will now receive their Test Prep Packets for the ACT during class this week and are expected to complete the Test Prep Packets on Dec. 21 and 22. HVA students may pick up their Test Prep Packets beginning Tuesday, Dec. 15 during computer drop off or when they turn in their previous packet. Test Prep Packets will not be a part of 1st semester grades.

Grades 9-11 will receive the same test prep packet. Seniors will have a separate packet. There will be one packet for every student. The 9-11 grade packet will contain valuable information and practice questions related to preparation for the ACT test. 11th graders will take the ACT at school in March, 2021. 10th graders will take the PreACT in February, 2021. 9th graders are scheduled to take the PreACT in October, 2021.

Test Prep Packets will be reviewed in English, math, science, and social studies beginning January 4th . Again, this test prep packet will not be a part of 1st semester grades.

Returning HVA Assignment/Exam Packets

HVA Students must return their completed packets to the main office of the school between the hours of 8:30 and 3:30. Packets are due no later than Friday, December 18th . Monday, December 21st and Tuesday, December 22nd will now be remote learning days for ALL students. Teachers will provide traditional students with test prep enrichment packets to work on during the remote learning days. HVA students may pick these test prep packets up when they drop off their completed assignment packets.

Email & Phones:

We are still experiencing some issues with our email, voicemail and phone system. While you may be able to leave a voicemail, we are not always able to retrieve it. Additionally, not all faculty & staff have access to their work emails. If you need to reach us, please continue to use the following email and someone will get back to you: grissomadm1@gmail.com

Mrs. Jeanne Greer
Principal
Grissom High School