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Student FAQ’s2020-03-24T10:28:57-07:00

Student FAQ’s

Hello, Gators. I hope that today and every day, you and your family are well. These are certainly trying times and there are a lot of challenges in front of us as individuals, as a school community, as a state, and as a nation.  Obviously, we don’t know where this set of circumstances will take us. However, we will get through this and we’ll be stronger once we come out the other side.

We have been receiving questions from students and parents and wanted to provide the answers below for everyone’s benefit. Please understand that the answers to these questions are as we know them at the time of their asking and we will do our best to update them as this very fluid situation changes.

If you have a question that has not already been answered below, please feel free to send us an email using the form at the bottom of the page and we will reply to you via email within as soon as possible.

Additional CCSD information can be found at CCSD COVID-19 Updates.

What is happening with the athletic season?2020-03-24T10:16:37-07:00

We don’t have an answer to this at this point. No athletic competitions will resume until schools have reopened. As of right now, the date to resume school is April 14th, however, that date could very well be extended.

as of 3/23/20

What about Prom and Graduation?2020-03-24T10:16:50-07:00

Prom has, unfortunately, been canceled. This is due to the timing of cancellation clauses in our contract with the venue and the return of the school’s deposit. This decision had to be made as soon as the decision to close schools was made. I’m very sorry for those of you who were looking forward to that annual ritual, but again these are not normal circumstances. Graduation at this time has not been canceled. The district is taking a wait and see approach on this crisis and if a decision is made to cancel graduation it will certainly be communicated as quickly as possible by either the district or myself.

as of 3/23/20

If graduation were to get canceled, would there be a possibility of rescheduling it so that seniors can still have the experience of walking and graduating with their class?2020-03-25T17:24:10-07:00

At this point graduation is still scheduled to take place as normal. However, at GVHS we are making alternative plans should we need to hold a “Virtual Graduation.” We will let you know what the plan is as soon as the district makes a decision about whether graduation will continue as planned or not.

as of 3/25/20

What school work should I be doing during this closure?2020-03-24T10:17:04-07:00

Your teachers are working to create lessons and/or give you access to online learning platforms that will help you to continue to engage with your course material. Many of your teachers have posted work via Google Classroom that may include readings, watching videos at sites such as Khan Academy or Actively Learning, or materials and assignments that they created. As you can imagine some content at the high school level is more of a challenge to deliver than that at the middle or elementary school level. I’m not sure how we do distance learning in Wood Shop for example or in large classes such as Band and Choir. However, I can assure you that your teachers are going to do their very best to deliver meaningful, challenging work.

as of 3/23/20

How will attendance be taken?2020-03-24T10:17:17-07:00

One of the requirements that the Nevada Department of Education has implemented at this time is attendance for all students. For the purpose of meeting this requirement, our teachers have been asked to take attendance once per week for each student. To accomplish this your teachers will be sending home a Google Form Question of the Day (or in this case Week) type document. To be counted as present you just need to answer the question and submit it as you have many times in your other classes. Your teachers will be working via their computers at home during our normal school hours which are 7:30 to 2:41. Of special note, I did give teachers with early bird classes permission to conduct their hours from 6:30 to 1:41 as they normally do. If you have questions please reach out to your teachers via email.

as of 3/23/20

What about credit retrieval? I was working on APEX to catch up on credits, can I still do that?2020-03-24T10:17:29-07:00

If you don’t know about APEX then ignore this one – it does not apply to you.

For those of you taking APEX classes for credit recovery. Continue to work on those classes just as you have previously. We are working on a solution for the tests/quizzes and the requirement (APEX’s not ours) that you be on-site to take those tests. Hopefully, we can give you an update on that very soon. In the meantime, if you get locked out please email your teacher and have them re-open the unit you’re on and continue to complete the classwork.

as of 3/23/20

What about IB and AP Students?2020-03-24T10:17:49-07:00

If you don’t know about IB or AP then ignore this one – it does not apply to you.

For those of you in the International Baccalaureate program, an announcement was made this morning that all exams have been canceled. More information about the IB program will be forthcoming. IB has set March 27th for the date of the updated information.

For those of you in AP classes, College Board has made the decision that tests will be held. College Board has created opportunities for students to receive free online tutoring and other resources. That link to that information will be posted on our website. Stay in touch with your AP teacher as well for further updates.

AP Updates for Schools Impacted by Coronavirus

as of 3/23/20

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