January 10, 2018





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                     B---Wednesday, January 10
                     A---Thursday, January 11 
                     B---Friday, January 12 
                     A---Monday, January 15 
                     B---Tuesday, January 16 
                     A---Wednesday, January 17

January 12-14, 2018
Supervision - Team 1
Deborah Theus - Administrator  

Shortened Friday Afternoon Class Schedule
Period 3: 11:50-12:55
Period 4: 1:00-2:05
Period 5: 2:10-3:15
Period 6: 3:20-4:25
  5:15-5:50 PM      Supper
  6:00 PM             Campus Closes
  7:30 PM             Vespers in Church 
Sunset 5:49 PM
  8:30-9:00 AM      Breakfast
10:00 AM             Sabbath School in Chapel
11:10 AM              Worship Service
After worship        Lunch
  5:30-6:00 PM      Supper
  6:15 PM              Eventide
  7:30 PM              Open recreation
Sunday               (CORRECTION)
10:00-10:30 AM    Brunch
11:30 AM             Girls Town Trip
  1:00 PM             Guys Town Trip
       4:00 PM            Supper
       7:00 PM            Recreation      

 Wednesday, January 10    Senior Josten's Meeting, 7 p.m., Library 
Thursday, January 11        Girl's Basketball Away Game
    Gymnastics Tour Begins (11-14) 
               Saturday Night, Jan. 13     Martin Luther King Tournament
               Monday, January 15          Martin Luther King Day - No Classes 
                 (CORRECTION)                 Brunch, 10:00 a.m.
            Special Chapel, 11:30 a.m. - Speaker Shaun Brooks, Options for afternoon announced
            Guy's Basketball Away Game (leave at 3:15 p.m.) 
            Supper, 4:00 p.m. 
                           Movie, 5:00 p.m. - "Hidden Figures" - Chapel           
               Tuesday, January 16          Southern Union Prayer Conference (16-20)               


We are thankful for the mild temperatures this week. The new semester started with cold weather. Earlier this week the threat of freezing rain caused several local public school districts to close. The freezing rain never happened. For our village students, it will always be the choice of parents regarding whether or not the roads are safe for travel to school. Because most of our students are dormitory students, we do not cancel classes due to weather. So, if we have freezing rain or snow at some point this winter, parents of village students must decide whether or not it is safe for travel on school days.  
Attendance and Dress Code - There are a couple areas of life at GCA that should be addressed this year. I am establishing two committees to evaluate and make recommendations to administration. Here are the two groups, and what we are asking them to do:  
Attendance - Students who are involved in touring organizations or sports teams miss classes on occasion. The tours and games are great events and a wonderful part of life at GCA. But missing classes has a negative effect on learning, grades, and creates stress and work for students and teachers. How can we best reduce the issues and problems? Restrict involvement? Modify the participation requirements? Change the academic schedule? We are asking a select group of students and faculty to make recommendations to administration. If you have input or ideas - contact me via email (ggerard@gcasda.org).  
Dress Code - We have made changes to our uniform policy and dress code over the years. Perhaps we should revisit uniform requirements and standards. This group will make recommendations to administration regarding our uniform policy and dress code policy. Send ideas and suggestions for changes to me (ggerard@gcasda.org).   
January Home Leave--Noon Wednesday, January 24 - Sunday, January 28, 2018
Reservations are due by noon, Thursday, January 18 
Make reservation and pay online a t www.gcasda.org
  • Quick links: Parents (top, left-hand corner of website)
  • Home Leave Transportation
No refunds or credit for transportation reservations that are not used. We schedule vehicles based on the number of reservations, which means we use larger vehicles to accommodate more students.
Late fee is 50% of trip fee and will be charged to your GCA account if the reservation and/or payment is submitted past the published due date. We cannot guarantee there will be room to accommodate late reservations.
Questions? Contact Susan Jenkins at sjenkins@gcasda.org

                                                       DATE CHANGES  
Auditions for SA Talent Show          March (date to be decided) instead of January 21  
Talent Show                                     March 31 instead of February 3
Soccer Mania (Boy's Club)               April 1 instead of March 1

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