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Important Updates

Friday, October 23rd:

Hello GDHS Families,

There are now three weeks remaining in quadmester 1. As we enter this last stretch, you may hear from teachers about missing work in an effort to ensure that students complete all assignments. Please also feel free to reach out to teachers for updates on current grades or work completion.

Quadmester 2 Timetables

The recent transfer of students between GDHS and the HDSB Virtual School for Quadmester 2 has necessitated that our Administrative team, Program Leads and Guidance Department work to re-staff and re-timetable our school. This may result in changes to student timetables for the remaining Quadmesters. We appreciate your patience as we navigate this process, and we will communicate updated timetables to students as soon as possible.

The School Library

Did you know that you can still access all of our Library’s great resources? We have over 11,000 books and videos waiting to be used. It’s just a little different this year. Here is what you do:

  1. Search GDHS LIBRARY.

  2. Click on LIBRARY CATALOGUE.

  3. Browse the catalogue and press RESERVE.

  4. LOGIN using your HDSB email address & password.

  5. You will receive an email with pick up confirmation.

  6. Pick up your order from a table inside the library.

You can also see the instructions on the library board in the hallway across from the library. If you need any help, please email Mrs. Bigg directly at medinabiggc@hdsb.ca.

Yearbook Photos

Our yearbook provider, Friesens, has developed an app to help families upload photos for inclusion in the 2020/21 yearbook. It is called the “UploadIt App”. Download the app and utilize project code (267418) to upload photos or student portraits for GDHS. Given that photos will not be taken at school this year, the UploadIt app is the only way to submit student portraits for the yearbook.

UploadIt user instructions - https://youtu.be/s9LgMigIMdA

Pink Days

Student Athletic Council is running our annual GDHS Pink Days on Tuesday, October 27th for Cohort A and Wednesday, October 28th for Cohort B. Please wear pink!!! We currently have small pink t-shirts for sale ($15) and sunglasses $5 or 3 for $10. Both items are on School Cashless and 100% of funds go to the Canadian Breast Cancer Society.

Schedule for Next Week

Next week, students are in school for Period 2 in the morning, and at home for Period 1 in the afternoon. We are looking forward to seeing Cohort A in the building on Monday and Tuesday mornings next week. We look forward to seeing Cohort B in the building on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday mornings next week.

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