Administrators Dr. Scott Spence, Principal Jeff Parker, Assistant Principal Attendance and Athletic Director Dr. Randal Harvey, Assistant Principal Names A-K Deborah Williams, Assistant Principal Names L-Z Diann Meeks, Assistant Principal for Instruction
The Nuts and Bolts School starts every day at 8:20 and ends at 3:30 Students take anywhere from 4 to 8 classes per day, classes are either 90 or 45 minutes in length A 90 minute class is worth 1 credit per semester A skinny (45 minute class which will meet all year) is worth.50 credit per semester-an entire credit will be earned by May Students have a half hour lunch 1 st lunch: 11:40 to 12:10 2 nd lunch: 12:30 to 1:00 3 rd lunch: 1:20 to 1:50
2 nine week terms=1 semester Pass class=earn a credit A “skinny” goes all year. Usually pared with another skinny for the year. Earn credit at end of year (May) A “block” goes until the end of the semester. (Dec.) 5 th block classes include band, drama, and weight lifting.
Nuts and Bolts continued… Be familiar with Glynn Academy’s Homepage GA's Homepage Be familiar with the School Calendar (top right tab) Know the school rules – cell phone, dress code Know the attendance/tardy policy-where to take attendance notes Attendance tied to learner’s permit Student IDs Get an Infinite Campus Account~! Make sure you are signed up for Mrs. Belechak’s newsflashes, facebook, twitter and instagram! Athletic Eligibility
What is necessary to graduate? 4 English credits 4 Math credits 4 Science credits 4 Social Studies credits 1 Health/PE* 2 Foreign Language** 7 CTAE, fine arts or other elective credits *3 credits in ROTC can be substituted **necessary for 4 year college 8 EOCTs 1 GHSGT(writing))
End of Course Tests (EOCT) (Graduation Rule for class of 2017) 8 Content Area Assessments: 9 th Grade Literature/Composition American Literature/Composition CCGPS Coordinate Algebra CCGPS Analytic Geometry Biology Physical Science United States History Economics (these tests count for 20% of your final grade) )
GPA’s at some Georgia schools: UGA-3.83 Ga Tech-3.9 Ga Southern- 2.0 Valdosta-3.08 Georgia College & State-3.59 Harvard- 3.84/4.37 weighted Duke- 3.79/4.31 weighted
2 nine week terms=1 semester A “skinny” goes all year. Usually pared with another skinny for the year, A “block” goes until the end of the semester. (Dec.) 5 th block classes include band, drama, and weight lifting.
“Who is my counselor?” Mary BelechakFreshman x3204 Angie VotsisSophomore x3182 Loren DittmarJunior x3181 Patrice HallSenior x3206 All staff email addresses: First Initial Last Name @glynn.k12.ga.us For example: email@example.com@glynn.k12.ga.us School website: http://flashmedia.glynn.k12.ga.us/Glynn.cfm
Other Support Staff Mary AndersonAttendance Secretary Notes for absences, check in/check out Steve O’CainSchool Psychologist Pamela ThompsonSchool Nurse Kristine HicksonSpecial Education Amy CrabbCommunity in Schools Dr. Melissa PurcellMedia Specialist Amy BradleyMedia Specialist
Counseling Services Counselors handle questions or difficulties that a student might have, from class schedules to personal problems Counselors make referrals to other local professionals in the area for concerns such as substance abuse or long term counseling. Counselors help students serve as a resource to parents and teachers regarding performance in classes, which may include arranging teacher conferences.
Counseling Appointments Counseling appointments for parents or students can be made by calling or emailing Mrs.Belechak:firstname.lastname@example.org or x3204 Counselors are also available on a drop in, first come, first serve basis every day during school, lunch as well as before and after school. When Mrs. Belechak is not in her office, leave her a note- slips attached to her door with a pocket folder to put it in.
How Can You Get Involved? Please join the GA Parent Teacher-Student Association~go to website and then it is under student/parent tab. Ways to Help GA: Supplies are especially needed this year due to budget cuts. Please consider donating: –Reams of copier paper –Boxes of tissue and hand sanitizer –Extra school or office supplies –Your time as a volunteer
“RED” flag statements: “I don’t have any homework…” “I did my homework at school” “I know that IC says that I am failing, but I’ve got everything under control.” “That assignment is not worth very much.” “I don’t need the class to graduate.” “I’ve already lost credit, so why bother?” What are some warning signs that indicate your student may be struggling?
Attendance Matters: Student Attendance=Student Success Goal: 100% Attendance Students with good attendance do better in school, have more friends, like school and are more likely to graduate. Successful students miss 8 or fewer days of school per year. Goal: 100% Graduation School attendance is the strongest predictor of High School Graduation 87% of high school students who missed less than 8 days of school per year graduated on time. A high school graduate will earn about $300,000 more than a high school dropout over a lifetime. High School drop outs are more likely to be unemployed, live in poverty, receive public assistance and go to prison.
Where can students go for help? Teachers stay after until 4:00pm-some appts before school Initiate email contact with teachers Honor Society tutors may be available Find a study partner in your classes Paid tutors Links to online resources from the media center Counselor, administrator, mentor, teacher, CIS