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Principal's Message 10-24-22

Grissom Parents & Students, 

Please make sure you send an excuse note for your child whenever they have been absent.  If you have questions regarding your child’s attendance, please contact the grade level administrator.

Congratulations to the following groups at Grissom High School!

  • Band: All Superior ratings in their competition. The highest score of all groups!
  • Choir: 10 Grissom Choir students received the All-City Choral Festival 6 & 7 Year Awards!
  • Flag Football: Our first girls Grissom Flag Football team beat Huntsville High!  

Homecoming Week Activities Oct.24-29

  • Monday: Pajama Day
  • Tuesday: Country v. Country Club Day
  • Wednesday: Character Day
  • Thursday: Holiday Day
    • Homecoming Parade - Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022 @5:00 p.m.
  • Friday: Color Day: 9th – Plaid, 10th - Brown, 11th - White, 12th – Orange
    • Homecoming Game Friday, Oct. 28, 2022 @Milton Frank 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: Homecoming Dance - Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022 @Grissom 8:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.

**All clothing worn to the Homecoming Dance must meet dress code “mid-thigh” requirement.

***Students attending the Homecoming Dance must be a Grissom student.  Grissom students may bring a guest from another high school.  Permission forms for guests must be filled out and signed by their high school principal. Forms are available in the front office. Middle school students may not attend.

Attendance:

Please check your child’s attendance to ensure accuracy.  You may do this through Powerschool.  Please provide an excuse note when your child is absent.  You may email Laura bell for attendance issues or notes.  laura.bell@hsv-k12.org

Towing/Parking:

Please make sure your student driver has a visible student parking pass/hangtag in their vehicle while parking on campus.  Any vehicle without a parking permit will be towed at owner’s expense.  If your child needs a parking pass, please follow the directions below:

Parking

Student drivers must have a parking decal to park at Grissom high School.  Please click the parking registration link to register.  You must also pay the $20.00 parking fee.  Once registration and payment are complete, the student may pick up the parking decal in the attendance office with Mrs. Varmette.

Computers

If you have questions regarding computers, please email our IT tech, Gail Meyers.

Weekly A/B Schedules –

  • Monday & Thursday are always A Days
  • Tuesday & Friday are always B Days
  • Wednesday rotates weekly

Schedule for this Week 10/17-10/21: 

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

Daily Schedule 

  • Morning Bell 8:20 
  • 1st Block 8:30 – 10:00 
  • 2nd Block 10:05 – 12:05 
  • 3rd Block 12:10 – 2:10 
  • 4th Block 2:15 – 3:40 

Cafeteria Information

Grissom High School and Huntsville City Schools are committed to offering nutritious meals each day to our students.  School meals and menus are created by the HCS Child Nutrition Program department and adhere to government health guidelines.  Please see the link for the HCS August Lunch menu.
If you have questions or concerns regarding our school meal program, please email Grissom High principal, Jeanne Baird Greer or our HCS CNP director, henry.ward@hsv-k12.org

Dress Code

Please make sure your child is ready for school and adhering to dress code.  Please remember that SHORTS MUST BE MID-THIGH LENGTH. Mid drift shirts and spaghetti straps are not permitted.  Also, Grissom High School is a “No Cell Phone Zone” from 8:30 a.m.-3:40 p.m.  Phones will be allowed during lunch time only.

Breakfast & Lunch:

Please use the link to apply for free/reduced lunch for the 2022-2023 school year.

Counselor and Assistant Principal Assignments

9th Grade
10th Grade
11th Grade
12th Grade

Teacher Conferences

If you need to schedule a conference with a teacher, please reach out to the teacher for a date and time.  If you need to schedule a conference with 2 or more teachers, please contact your student’s grade-level counselor.   

Addressing Concerns

It is always best to handle concerns at the lowest level possible.  This will ensure concerns are addressed in a timely and efficient manner.  Our faculty and coaching staff are trained professionals, dedicated to supporting their students.  Please give the teachers and coaches an opportunity to resolve issues at the classroom level first. 
Step 1. If your concern involves your student’s teacher or coach, please email that teacher or coach first.  You may request a conference or try to resolve the issue via email.   
Step 2.  If after attempting to resolve your concern with the teacher or coach you feel your concern is not resolved, please contact the appropriate grade-level assistant principal.
Step 3.  If after attempting to resolve your concern first with the teacher and second with the appropriate grade-level assistant principal you feel your concern is not adequately addressed, please involve the principal, Mrs. Jeanne Greer.  Appointments may be made through the office manager, Mrs. Laurie McGuffey.

Jeanne Baird Greer
Principal
Grissom High School