Weekly Roundup November 10

Weekly Roundup November 10
November 10, 2021 GWHS

COVID – COMMUNITY HEALTH UPDATE
As of today, there are currently 8 reported 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.

SCHEDULES – REMOTE LEARNING THROUGH NOVEMBER 12
GWHS will be in remote learning through November 12. Click HERE for virtual classroom links and bell schedules. A decision regarding next week will be communicated to families no later than Friday, November 12. 

SCHEDULES – NO SCHOOL NOVEMBER 19 – 26
Per Denver Public Schools, there will be no school on Friday, November 19. Please read their communication regarding this decision HERE. School will remain closed through November 26 for fall break.

SCHEDULES  DECEMBER FINALS SCHEDULE
The December Final Exam Schedule is now available on our public calendar and a printable version is available HERE. Early final exams will only be permitted in the event of an emergency and must be approved by the principal. 

SENIORS – GRADUATION UPDATE
Thank you for your patience as we try to finalize graduation details. We are in the process of finalizing our contract with a venue, and once that process is complete, we will be able to communicate the date, time, and location. 

SENIORS – CAP AND GOWN AND GRADUATION ANNOUNCEMENTS
Due to the shift to remote learning this week at GWHS, Jostens will be unable to collect your Cap & Gown order in person as originally communicated. At this time, we ask that you please place your order online by Friday, November 19. Click HERE for your graduation order and click HERE to order your Class of 2022 jewelry. Place your order by Friday, November 19 to receive Group Discount Pricing and FREE Shipping & Handling. If you have any questions, feel free to contact your Jostens rep Nils Erickson at Nils.Erickson.Office@Jostens.com.

SENIORS – FREE COLLEGE!
Attention Seniors! ASCENT is a fifth year high school program that allows students to attend college full-time for one year after high school for free. Students attend a participating technical-, community-, or 4 year-college the year following graduation from high school. If you are interested in this program, please contact Khari Wallce at khari_wallace@dpsk12.net.

STUDENTS – LOST AND FOUND ITEMS
Hello Patriots! The Lost and Found Bin is overflowing with items. Stop by the Main Office before school or during lunch. Any items not claimed by November 18 will be donated. Thank you

HBCU VIRTUAL COLLEGE FAIR
On November 17 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm DPS will offer a virtual HBCU College Fair to students and families district-wide. Each of the Common Black College Application 65 member colleges have been invited to attend. It will be an opportunity for your students and their families to learn about this diverse group of HBCUs, hear from DPS alumni attending HBCUs, and hear a motivating welcome from DPS leadership. Please see the Future Center for more information and to get help registering!

FALL PLAY!
Our Fall play this year is Clue! Come enjoy a theatrical version of the popular board game and movie that is sure to entertain. This whodunnit mystery play is filled with various puns, jokes, and something fun for everyone. Tickets can be purchased HERE. The show opens November 11 and will run Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evening starting at 7:00pm, November 11-13. There is also a 2:00pm matinee on Saturday, November 13. All shows will be streamed as well as performed live in the auditorium. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students, and $5 for children. See you there!

WINTER SPORTS TRYOUTS
Tryouts for winter sports are November 15, 16, and 17. Times and locations are listed below. Please contact the coach with any questions

SUBMIT AN ENTRY FOR THE ILLUMINATE JOURNAL
As you may recall, Illuminate is a journal that the Social Justice League publishes through the Patriot Post in order to highlight the many voices and experiences of our student body. The ask? We are looking for contributions such as:

  • A piece of art that represents your experience
  • A poem that highlights your culture
  • A short story such as a “walk in my shoes” that allows others to understand your unique journey
  • A short informative piece about any important social justice issue (racism, wealth disparity, LGBTQ+ rights)

Please submit your pieces for this month by Monday, November 19 to gwhssocialjusticeleague@gmail.com, and let us know if you would like them to be anonymous or include your name. We are also willing to take pieces for future editions at any time.

PROM FUNDRAISER
Student Leadership is hosting its next fundraiser for Prom! Help raise money by eating dinner on November 10, 2021, from 4:00pm – 8:00pm at Freddy’s on Leetsdale Drive. When you stop in to order, mention GW Student Leadership!

FAMILY CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE ENGAGEMENT DISCUSSION
Please join FCRE for a discussion on “Microaggressions and Macroaggressions: Appreciating Another Perspective”.

Presenters: Brian and Noriko Rothberg parents of GW students
When: November 17, 2021 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Where: Virtual – Register HERE

Contact Michelle Quattlebaum for additional information m_quattlebaum@dpsk12.net

GWHS FOOD PANTRY THANKSGIVING FOOD BASKET
The GWHS Food Pantry is open every Thursday after school in the Community Room. Sign up for the Food Pantry Thanksgiving Food Basket Distribution by November 11 by clicking HERE. The basket will include all the food needed for your Thanksgiving meal. Pick up at GW or have delivered home. Email gwhs_studentassistance@yahoo.com or text 720-244-8742 with questions.