GW’s Food Pantry needs help from people shopping at Sam’s Club and Costco. As a reminder – we don’t want you going out shopping on a special trip for us. Only get extra if you have to go already. Stay Safe. Stay Healthy. Stay Home.
The food pantry is currently supporting over thirty families with bi-weekly food deliveries. While they have a number of gift cards to distribute to families to support weekly grocery costs, the pantry is running low on actual food items
If you are going to Costco or Sam’s Club in the upcoming weeks, can you pick up one of the following?
- sets / boxes of pasta
- pasta sauce
- sets of tuna or canned chicken
- box sets of Mac & Cheese
- box of oatmeal packets
- ramen soup cases
- canned soup
- canned veggies
- canned fruit
- canned beans
Additionally, any gift cards for $20 are appreciated but not as critical as food product.
Please contact email@example.com to coordinate socially distant drop-off/pick-up of these items.
Thank you for the consideration and help procuring food.
Dear GW Community –
Thank you to all of our students and staff for engaging in our first day of online learning. Additionally I want to thank everyone for your patience with one another as we navigate our first week in this new learning environment.
Students, don’t forget to check-in each day using the Google Form posted on our website at 7:00am. We will also send out an email every morning with the link.
We will continue to check in with our community this week. We will address challenges as they arise, and operate with the understanding that everyone is acting with the best intent. As we have stated, we will monitor and evaluate how our systems are serving our students and allow for adjustments and innovation as we move forward.
One piece of feedback we have heard from our students today is that it’s difficult to navigate how each teacher is using Schoology – where exactly lessons and resources are posted versus classroom updates and teacher messages.
We are working with our staff to create consistency across the board in how Schoology is being utilized. We will share an update with you on Friday addressing this specific concern and what changes you can expect to see as we head into Week Two.
Kristin Waters, Ph.D.
Principal | George Washington High School
Welcome back GW Community! We’ve missed seeing everyone and are eager to reconnect.
Students, get started this morning by:
- Completing the daily check-in form by 1:00pm on GW’s homepage
- Reading through GW’s Online Learning Plan
- Logging into each of your courses in Schoology.
Teachers will have lessons and assignments posted by 7:00am and are ready to resume instruction! The first set of assignments is due by 6:00pm on Sunday, April 12.
Dear GW Community –
Tomorrow morning we start online-learning!
Students, if you haven’t already, please read through GW’s Online Learning Plan and then get started tomorrow by logging into each of your courses in Schoology. Our teachers will have assignments and lessons posted by 7:00am and are ready to resume instruction. The first set of assignments is due by 6:00pm on Sunday, April 12.
Our teachers are eager to reconnect with our students, and we know there will be joy, sadness, and and grief as we share our experiences over the past three weeks. As we navigate these next months together I encourage you to act with compassion as we all find our footing. Our community is already experiencing tragic loss, and in the days and weeks to come, we must continue to lift our Patriots up with the love, kindness, and courageous spirit that define us. We are facing an incredible challenge, but we are strong, we are resilient, and we will find our way through this, together.
With overwhelming Patriot Pride,
Kristin Waters, Ph.D.
Principal | George Washington High School
Juniors taking the SAT and sophomores taking the PSAT 10 have the option of participating in Student Search Service and providing information about themselves that will connect them to eligible colleges and scholarship programs. These questions will be completed during the pre-administration sessions for SAT and PSAT10. Participation In these questionnaires is optional and requires a signed Student Data Consent Form (English and Spanish). Student Data Consent Forms will be collected prior to SAT and PSAT10 pre-administration sessions.
Don’t miss out on a unique and lasting way to honor your student, while benefiting the school grounds! Purchase a personalized tree dedication, engraved brick or stone paver for your student or loved one(s) – the pavers are placed at the north entrance, and trees are throughout the school grounds. Tree dedications include a personalized engraved plaque placed at the tree. Contributions benefit the GWHS Grounds through the GW Grounds Committee. Order HERE. Contact Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. The deadline for brick orders for spring 2020 is March 31, so order yours today! This is a GREAT tribute for graduating seniors!
Celebrate Random Acts of Kindness from Wednesday, March 4 – Wednesday, March 11. Make someone’s day by completing a small act of service. Pull a tab from one of the posters hung around the school, complete the instructions, and then sign the back of the tab and turn it into the library.
Denver Public Schools (DPS) is actively communicating with the Denver Department of Public Health and Environment (DDPHE) and with the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) about the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Right now, this virus is not spreading in the United States, Colorado has no cases of the disease, and the vast majority of Americans have a low risk of exposure.
We are still taking this health threat very seriously, continuing to monitor schools for outbreaks, and regularly disinfecting schools during and after school hours. When there are respiratory or gastrointestinal outbreaks, DPS school nurses and school leaders will use the existing illness outbreak processes to track illnesses, notify health department officials, disinfect schools, and notify staff and parents. We are also advising parents do not send your child to school if they may be sick. Keeping your sick child home will be a great benefit for the health and wellness of all students and staff.
What you need to know
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a type of virus that causes diseases of varying severities, ranging from the common cold to more serious respiratory disease.
How is it spread?
- Through coughing and sneezing
- Close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands
- Touching an object or surface with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes before washing your hands
- Because Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is new, we are learning more each day about the transmission patterns and incubation periods.
What are the symptoms?
- Difficulty Breathing
- Severe Illness
What can I do?
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub
- Help your young students to wash their hands well
- Do not drop off your sick child at school
- Stay home when you’re sick
- Cover your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing
- Avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms
What is GW doing?
- DPS is disinfecting their facilities more aggressively during this time.
- The school nurse will continue to send reminders to staff and students that handwashing is the single most important thing we can do for prevention. Handwashing signs are being posted throughout the school during this week.
- We are setting up hand sanitizing stations on each floor of our building
The outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is changing rapidly. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and CDPHE are providing updated information.
If you have any questions regarding the GWHS response to the corona virus or need to report an absence due to respiratory illness, please email Nurse Ari at email@example.com.
Student Leadership is opening elections for juniors outside of the student leadership class who may be interested in running as student body vice president, secretary, or treasurer. To run, you must submit an application HERE. The application is due Monday, March 16. If you missed the information meeting from March 3 and are still interested in running, you will need to stop by Ms. Richason’s Office, room 105A, to find out the details of the election and campaign process.
Spring athletes may now register for Spring sports by clicking HERE. Please remember that athletes must be registered and paid in full at the time they register. Physicals need to be dropped off in the Athletics Office to Mrs. Cordova before athletes will be cleared to compete. If you have problems registering or have questions please call the Athletics Office at 720-423-8607.
This month, many local colleges are hosting conferences for our black students in honor of Black History Month:
- The University of Denver is hosting its Black Male Summit Initiative on Saturday, February 29 for black males in the 9th-12th grades.
- CCD is also hosting a Black Male Summit on Saturday, February 9 for 9-12th graders with Mayor Hancock serving as its special guest speaker.
- CU Denver is hosting its annual Black Empowerment Impact conference on February 21.
If you’re interested in any of these events listed, please visit Ms. Rainey in the Future Center to sign up.
There will be a meeting for swimmers interested in joining the GW Swim and Dive team on Wednesday, February 12 at 2:45pm at the pool. No experience is needed. Come by and meet the captains and coaches. If you have any questions please see Mr. Leeds in room 232.
Seniors! Anderson Studios will be here at the school for Cap & Gown pictures on Friday, February 21 in the Community Room. Appointments are necessary to allow each senior personal attention necessary for a great picture. You can call Anderson Studios at 720-506-5640. Walk-ins are welcome if time permits but please come and check-in before 10:00am. Fliers have been sent out in the mail. If you did not receive your flyer, you can stop by the main office to pick one up.