CALENDAR REMINDER: Tuesday, December 20, is the last school day before the holiday break. Wednesday, December 21, is a Professional Learning & Faculty Senate Day for staff. The winter break begins Thursday, December 22, and runs through Monday, January 2. School reconvenes on Tuesday, January 3. Enjoy a restful holiday break!
Students & Staff-- Don't forget your red, white, & blue on Wednesday, November 16th!
GCS is proud to partner with the WVSU Extension Service, Children's Home Society, and Greenbrier County Family Support Center to present the Healthy Grandfamilies Resource Fair at The Marvel Center in Rupert on Monday, November 14, from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Please note revised important dates!
Lewisburg Elementary will be closed for the remainder of the week due to increased flu and flu-like symptoms among students and staff. Afterschool and extracurricular activities are canceled. Lewisburg Elementary will reopen on Monday, November 14. This includes previously scheduled closure days on Tuesday (Election Day) and Friday (Veterans Day).
Attention 4th & 5th Grade families: Our Music Concert has been postponed until Monday, November 14th at 6 PM.
Greenbrier County Schools reminds families that schools will be closed on Tuesday, November 8, in observance of Election Day and Friday, November 11, in observance of Veterans Day. Please remember continuation of the school levy is on the ballot.
The nine weeks Hall of Fame plan for tomorrow at the aquatic center has been postponed due to the recreation pool being closed until further notice. We are also having an increased occurrence of flu like illness and flu like symptoms, causing an increase in student absences. We will celebrate our Hall of Fame winners in the coming weeks and hope to visit the Aquatic Center in the spring. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Please remember that continuation of the school levy is on the election ballot. The levy supports school security (including police officers in all schools), art & music programs; instructional materials & supplies; capital improvements; facility maintenance & repairs; personnel outside the school aid formula; and maintains employee benefits. Early voting ends Friday, November 5. Schools are closed on Election Day, Tuesday, November 8.
SMART 529 SWEEPSTAKES: SMART529 is celebrating 20 years by giving away three $20,000 savings scholarships to West Virginia children ages 14 and under. One scholarship has been given away already, but there is still time to register for the remaining two. Visit https://www.wvtreasury.com/20years for more details regarding the sweepstakes. Families must register to be eligible for the sweepstakes.
The continuation of Greenbrier County's school levy is on the Nov. 8 election ballot, and early voting at the Courthouse and Rupert Community Center is open now through November 5. Please remember schools will be closed in observance of Election Day on Tuesday, November 8, and Veterans Day on Friday, November 11. The levy, which has been in place since 1974, funds school security (including police officers in all schools); art and music programs; instructional supplies and allotments; capital improvements, facility maintenance and repairs; and personnel outside the school aid formula and maintain employee benefits. Forty-four WV counties have school levies in place. With the approval of a 60% levy, Greenbrier County will rank 36th among those counties in taxpayer contribution to education. Please visit greenbriercountyschools.org and select School Levy from the Site Menu options to learn more.
Red Ribbon Week Events
On Tuesday, October 11, Greenbrier County Board of Education members unanimously adopted a Resolution Opposing Amendment 2. The Resolution can be found at https://www.greenbriercountyschools.org/article/877413.
School bus transportation plays a critical role in the education of our nation's students and is the direct link between a neighborhood and the classroom. Each day, GCS transports approximately 2,925 students an estimated 4,570 miles -- a distance comparable to driving across the U.S. and more than halfway back. National School Bus Safety Week reminds us all to keep school bus safety at the forefront.
Since 1993, officials around the world proclaim the third week in October as #CharacterCountsWeek. GCS students learn the importance of developing and demonstrating good character every day through Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring and Citizenship.
PK, K, and 1st grade parents -- This is a reminder to please stay by your vehicle during dismissal and the teachers will bring your child to you. Thank you!
Picture Day is Thursday!
Fire Won't Wait. Plan Your Escape. It's #FirePreventionWeek and GCS joins the National Fire Protection Association in reminding families to practice home escape plans regularly.
The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) serves nearly 30 million children every school day. President John F. Kennedy created National School Lunch Week (NSLW) in 1962 to promote the importance of a healthy school lunch in a child’s life and the impact it has inside and outside of the classroom. GCS celebrates #NSLW and the 2022 theme, Peace, Love & School Lunch.