We hope you and your family are enjoying your summer. Before we know it the first day of school will be here. We are looking forward to having all of our students back on campus and meeting all of our new freshman and transfer students! While there is no doubt this school year will look different than years past, it promises to be a great year. Below you will find important information and links to documents to help you and your family prepare for the upcoming school year.

Please be aware of any date deadlines associated with any of the required documentation. If you have any questions, please call Ms. Shannon Campbell at 661-327-2578 ext. 106.
COVID-19 Important Information
COVID-19 has not slowed down Garces Memorial High School students. When the pandemic began, our students and teachers moved to remote learning seamlessly and continued their education without missing a beat, including receiving actual grades for their hard work. As a new school year approaches, we are ready to get back on campus and get back to work in a safe manner. While the situation is still fluid, we wanted to let you know of our tentative plan. As of now, Garces Memorial High School plans to reopen campus by the first day of school on August 4th.

This year, we are offering an online option for those that do not feel comfortable being back on campus. The online option will operate as a normal school day. Students will follow the same bell schedule and log into their classes via Zoom at the appropriate times. If this is something you are interested in, please contact Principal Myka Peck .

In addition, we will be utilizing Zoom for all meetings with Garces staff, faculty members and parents.  For example, if you need to meet with your child's counselors, the dean, the business office, etc. a Zoom meeting will be set up.

Please continue to check your emails for important information and updates regarding our plan to re-open campus. Below you will find the latest information. All update are also posted on our website here .

Reopening Disclaimer - Please sign and return the reopening disclaimer form by August 4th.

First Week of School Schedule
Monday, August 3rd
Office Closed for Staff and Faculty Meetings

Tuesday, August 4th
First Day of School/Orientation

Wednesday, August 5th
First Day of Class - Green 1 Schedule
8:00 a.m. - 2:50 p.m.

Frequently Asked Questions
When does Garces need my student's immunizations record? 
If Garces Memorial does not have a copy of your student's immunizations record, your student  will not  be able to attend until those records are on file. Please bring/mail a copy to Garces registrar Mrs. Joan Richardson before the first day of school.

When will schedules be available?
All students can view their schedules through NetClassroom. Please note: Schedule changes will be addressed starting on Wednesday, August 12th, unless the student's schedule is missing a class.

When will incoming freshmen/transfer students receive their new iPads?
Incoming freshmen and transfer students can pick up their iPads during the uniform sale July 13th-14th. If you are unable to pick up your student's iPad during that time, please contact Ms. Shannon Campbell to schedule a time. Please note, iPads MUST be paid for prior to picking them up.

When will students take their school/ID pictures?
We are working on setting up a date for school pictures. As the first day of school gets closer, we will send out more specifics.

When will the student store reopen?
The student store will be open for two days for uniform sales (see below). However, due to COVID-19 and social distancing guidelines, we are working to figure out the best way to reopen the student store full time. Once we know we can reopen it safely, we will let you know.

When is the uniform sale?
Norman's Uniforms will be on campus on July 14th from 2:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Monsignor Leddy Hall. They will have uniform shorts, pants and skirts available. This will be the only day Norman's will be in town.

The student store will be open July 13th and July 14th from 2:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. for all other uniform sales, including uniform polos, formal dress shirts, spirit wear and ties. Used uniforms can be dropped off during this time.

**As a reminder, masks are REQUIRED when on campus and social distancing will be strictly enforced.

To order shorts, pants and skirts online click here  to go to the Norman's Uniform site. The Garces school code is 2800 .

What are the books required for Summer Reading?
Important Links and Documents
(Must Be Completed Before August 4, 2020)

A new updated card must be completed every year.

A new agreement must be completed every year.

A new contract must be completed every year.

Only new families (Freshman & Transfers) must sign and return to the Business Office.

Book Store  and Class Schedule s  
The Flannery Book Store will go live on July 15th. The Book Store link will be posted on our website under the "Academics" tab.

All students can view their schedules through NetClassroom.  Please note: Schedule changes will be addressed starting on Wednesday, August 12th, unless the student's schedule is missing a class.

Please review and download the pages listed below, sign and return to Garces on or before the first day of school.
 
All students planning to participate in athletics during the 2020-2021 school year must complete the Athletic Clearance Packet and sign and return the " Return To Play Waive r " before they are allowed to begin practicing. This packet must be completed along with a current physical on file at Garces.

All coaches have received new guidelines for the new protocols for returning to practices. These protocols include facility sanitation requirements, face covering, social distancing guidelines and health screenings. Students will be required to complete a " Daily Health Screening " questionnaire before each practice.

Student Community Service Program  
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the unknowns of the virus, we have decided not to require service hours for the upcoming school year. Instead, we will plan school wide service projects throughout the year, if safe and allowed.

Additional Forms To Review and Return:
Additional Resources
Please note, no activities have been schedule yet as we are working on following all safety guidelines surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuring the health and safety of our Garces family.

We understand that many of our Garces Families have been impacted financially throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks to our generous Garces faculty, staff, alumni and friends of Garces, we have been able to set up the Ram Relief Fund to help those families. If you have been impacted by COVID-19 and are in need of financial assistance, please contact Mr. Eric Coleman .
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