Apr 042014
 
This entry is part 43 of 48 in the series At The High School

Graduation

A small number of families expressed concern that a Saturday graduation rain date would conflict with existing family vacation plans and/or graduation festivities. For this reason, the high school graduation will be held rain or shine on Friday, May 30, at 6 p.m. This email will serve as notification that graduation ceremonies in the future will include a rain date.

NEASC

If you visit the high school website you will find the GDRHS Two-Year Progress Report that is a requirement of the ongoing NEASC process. Two years ago a NEASC team visited GDRHS and issued a report nearly one-hundred pages long. The report outlined in great detail both commendations and recommendations. The NEASC process continues in perpetuity, and as part of the process a two-year and five-year report is required. Schools are required to answer all recommendations outlined in the report. GDRHS received full accreditation status two years ago, and I can say with confidence that the recommendations outlined in the report have been adequately met. In the Two-Year Report all recommendations must be characterized as completed, in progress, rejected, planned for the future or no action. For more information please visit the NEASC website https://cpss.neasc.org/

The NEASC website states that:

“Accreditation of public secondary schools by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges indicates that the educational institution has conducted a self-evaluation of all of its programs and has hosted a visiting committee to evaluate the institution in terms of its own stated educational goals and the seven Standards for Accreditation of the Commission on Public Secondary Schools.

The awarding of accreditation signifies that the school has met Commission Standards at an acceptable level and is willing to both maintain those standards and to improve its educational program by implementing the recommendations of the visiting committee and the Commission. Continued accreditation is dependent upon a school demonstrating ongoing, reflective progress to improve teaching and learning and the support of teaching and learning.”

Parent Conference Sign-Up

We will be using an on-line scheduling platform – www.signupgenius.com – for parent/teacher conferences. You now will be able to schedule a conference with your child’s teachers from the convenience of your home computer, smartphone or tablet. Spring 2014 parent/teacher conferences are on April 10, 2014. Ten minute time slots are available in the afternoon. Please schedule all conferences by the end of the day on Sunday, April 6th.

If you are unable to access www.signupgenius.com you may call the main office 978-448-6362 and one our administrative assistants will be able to schedule a conference for you. Please call on April 2-4 between 1-3 p.m.

For detailed information please visit our website, http://www.gdrsd.org/gdrhs

Coming up: Third quarter grades close today. Report cards will be visible in IPASS next Friday.


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