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  • Weekly Roundup October 12

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    COMMUNITY HEALTH UPDATE
    As of today, there are currently 2 active COVID-19 cases in our school community.

    We provide current active cases of COVID-19 each week in the Weekly Roundup. Each case of COVID-19 is interviewed by our school nurse.  Unless you receive individual communication about exposure to a positive case, you do not need to take any action. As part of the public health investigation:

    • The person diagnosed is being kept home from school until they are no longer infectious
    • The person’s activities when they could have spread COVID-19 were assessed
    • Per Denver Public Schools and Denver Public Health guidelines, students who are fully vaccinated and/or are wearing their mask over their mouth and nose at the time of exposure do not have to quarantine. Any students who do not meet this criteria are instructed to stay home from school for 10 days after the exposure. This is called quarantine.

     

    VACCINATION CLINIC AT PLACE BRIDGE ACADEMY
    On Thursday, October 14 and Friday, October 15, the school based health center at Place Bridge is sponsoring a free COVID-19 vaccination clinic from 8:30am to 3:30pm for all DPS students. For interested students, parents must call the Place Bridge main line at 720-424-2050 to give their verbal consent.

    REMINDER ABOUT REPORTING POSITIVE TEST RESULTS
    Please remember that students are not permitted to attend school if they are waiting for results from a COVID-19 test. Free testing is available HERE. Please report all positive cases using THIS FORM.

    FALL BREAK
    School is closed for students on October 15 and 18 for teacher workdays. Enjoy your break!

    P/SAT TESTING ON OCTOBER 13 AND 14 
    GWHS is administering the PSAT/NMSQT and the PSAT 9 on the following schedule:

    Wednesday, October 13

    • All Sophomores and Juniors will take the PSAT/NMSQT
    • Students received an email to their @dpsk12.net account on October 7 with their room assignment, arrival and approximate end times, and testing details
    • There will be no school for Freshmen or Seniors

    Thursday, October 14

    • All Freshmen will take the PSAT9 and Seniors who need to demonstrate competency will take the Accuplacer (Seniors, your counselor will contact you if you need to take Accuplacer to graduate)
    • Students received an email to their @dpsk12.net account on October 7 with their room assignment, arrival and approximate end times, and testing details
    • There will be no school for Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors not taking the Accuplacer

    Important reminders:

    • There will be no locker access, so students should bring only no. 2 pencils, a snack/drink, and a graphing calculator (GWHS will provide a calculator for students who do not have one)
    • Cell phones will need to be powered off and collected by proctors
    • Lunch will be available in the cafeteria immediately after testing

     

    COLORADO FREE APPLICATION DAY FOR SENIORS
    Seniors, remember that you can apply to any college or university in Colorado for free on October 19, 20, and 21! Make sure you are getting your applications ready to go this week so that you can submit them next week! Please see the Future Center for more information or help.

    BEHAVIOR AND EMOTIONAL SCREENING
    As part of our effort to support the Whole Child, our school will be implementing a universal social and emotional screening for students to provide a fair and impartial way of looking at how students are progressing in their social and emotional development. Screenings can also help identify areas where school personnel can improve or adjust our supports. Denver Public Schools currently uses a social and emotional screening questionnaire called the Behavior and Emotional Screening System (BESS). The online tool takes approximately ten minutes to complete and consists of 28 questions for the student to answer. This screener will be delivered to all George Washington students during their Community Learning Seminar the week of October 18. If you do NOT want your child to participate, please complete THIS FORM by Friday, October 15.

    SUPERINTENDENT MARRERO TO VISIT GW FOR LISTEN AND LEARN
    Students, Families, Staff, and Community are invited to meet. Superintendent Dr. Alex Marrero when he visits GW as part of his Listen & Learn Tour. Here are the details:

    When: October 20, 2021
    Time: 5:00pm – 6:15pm
    Where: North Courtyard
    Registration: Click here to reserve your seat

    HOMECOMING SPIRIT WEEK
    Patriots, it’s time to let that Patriot Pride shine. October 19 – 22 is Homecoming Spirit Week:

    • Tuesday | PJ Day – come dressed comfy and warm
    • Wednesday | Character Day – dress up as your favorite characters
    • Thursday | Twin Day – wear the same outfit as a peer or a group of peers
    • Friday | Clash of the Classes – upperclassmen wear white and underclassmen wear green

     

    HOMECOMING SUPER BOWL
    GW Patriots! On Tuesday, October 19, at 4:00pm on the Turf Field, we are having our second annual Homecoming Super Bowl and pairing it with the Homecoming Tailgate. This is our Juniors vs. Seniors flag football game – a super fun and spirited event where our football players get to cheer on their peers. Come out to cheer on your class, have some food, and celebrate the football team before their big game.

    HOMECOMING FOOTBALL GAME
    Come out and cheer on the Patriots as they compete against Thomas Jefferson High School at our 2021 Homecoming Game at All City Field on Saturday, October 23 at 11:00am. Tickets can be purchased HERE starting October 15.

    HOMECOMING DANCE TICKETS ON SALE NOW
    Homecoming is Saturday, October 23, 2021, 6:00pm – 9:30pm in the GWHS South Courtyard. Tickets are $20 each and are now available for purchase through MySchoolBucks.You must have a ticket and school ID to attend the dance. Purchase tickets through MySchoolBucks and then bring receipt of purchase to the treasurer’s office to pick up your physical ticket by Wednesday, October 20. Due to COVID Restrictions, there are no guests allowed from other schools. Only GW students can attend our dance. Feel free to reach out to Ms. Richason at alyssa_richason@dpsk12.net if you have any questions!

    THESPIAN BAKE SALE
    The Thespian club is raising money for our annual trip to Thescon in December. Please come and support them by buying baked goods and treats. We will be in the North Lobby after school Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday during Spirit Week – October 20, 21. Come and satisfy your sweet tooth!

    SENIOR YEARBOOK PHOTOS NOW OPEN
    Senior Yearbook Photos and Quotes are now open and free for all seniors. The deadline for all submissions is November 19, 2021. To upload, visit our website HERE.

    SENIOR YEARBOOK BABY DEDICATION SUBMISSIONS OPEN
    Senior Baby Dedications are now open! Baby Dedications are five dollars. The deadline for all submissions is November 19, 2021. To upload, visit our website HERE.

    VOLUNTEER AT HOMECOMING
    Get involved in Homecoming by volunteering your time to help with GW Homecoming events. Our Homecoming Tailgate will a part of our Homecoming Superbowl event on Tuesday, October 19 and we will need help with set-up, serving food, and clean-up. We also need help with set up, chaperoning, and cleaning up at the Homecoming Dance on Saturday, October 23. Get more details and sign up HERE for one or both. We look forward to seeing you there!

    FOOTBALL CHIPOTLE FUNDRAISER
    The football team is sponsoring a Chipotle fundraiser. Purchase dinner for the entire family. But be sure to mention GWHS at checkout or use Promo Code QPDK8FX when ordering online. Here are the details:

    What: Fundraiser Dine-out at Chipotle
    Why: to raise funds for equipment for the Football team
    Where: Chipotle at Monaco & Leetsdale
    When: Wednesday, October 13th 4:00-8:00pm

    RENTAL ASSISTANCE
    The Denver Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) assists eligible households with:

    • Up to 15 months of assistance for current and/or overdue rent payments
    • Relocation assistance, including security deposit and rent

    Immigration status and landlord participation are NOT required in order to receive assistance. Households with housing vouchers may receive assistance for their portion of the rent. To find out if you qualify and/or apply, visit Denvergov.org/RentAssistance or call 1-844-926-6632.

    GW FOOD PANTRY TO RESUME
    The GWHS Food Pantry will begin distributions every Thursday from 3:30pm – 4:10pm starting October 21 in the Community Room! Sign up not required! If you have questions or need delivery, please stop by to talk with us!

    Want to help out?

    • If you would like to donate food, please drop it off in the shopping cart located in the main office. If you would like to donate specifically for our Thanksgiving holiday, please sign up HERE
    • If you would like to volunteer to help us assembly food bags for distribution, please sign up HERE
    • If you are interested in taking on more responsibility as a co-organizer, please email jonellherndon@yahoo.com. They are looking for 1-2 people to help organize & manage the program. Background checks & Food Bank of the Rockies training is required.
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