Hello Girard Families,

I hope you are well and that your students enjoyed their Spring Break. Tomorrow we resume Virtual GC and officially begin the 4th Quarter. I want to thank everyone who participated in our virtual learning survey. We will apply your feedback to better serve you and your student as we continue distance learning. 

Following Governor Wolf’s announcement on Thursday, April 9, we now know that we will be required to complete the school year remotely. I know this is a challenging situation, but after seeing the hard work and creativity of our teachers and students these past few weeks, as well as your dedication, I know we can handle it together.

Now more than ever, it is crucial that you support your students and encourage them to complete their work. Report Period 4 begins on Tuesday, April 14, and all assignments are required to be completed as instructed. Grading will continue as normal, and missing assignments will count against your child’s grade. 

Although we are teaching and learning remotely, our commitment to providing meaningful academic instruction still stands. Please ensure your child is completing and submitting assignments, and reach out to their teachers if they are having trouble doing so. Failure to complete assignments can result in summer learning, retention in grade, scholarship removal, or failure to graduate. Let’s get to the finish line together.

Schedule Change
To allow for flexibility in completing assignments, Virtual GC will be moving to a 4-day class schedule beginning the week of April 20. Your student is still responsible for attending class Monday through Thursday unless otherwise indicated by the teacher. Fridays will be used for teacher planning, student strategic supports and parent contacts. Please look for additional communication from teachers and administrators on this change.

I know that every member of our staff, myself included, miss being at Girard and seeing our students. I’m sure they feel the same way. Please stay safe and healthy, and let’s keep up the good work!


Stan Bobowski
Managing Director of Education
Principal, Elementary and Middle School
Video Conferencing Etiquette

  1. Participation is required in all classes. You cannot pick and choose which class you want to attend.
  2. Be on time & Be prepared
  3. Wear school appropriate clothing
  4. Pay attention 
  5. Mute yourself when not speaking
  6. No food or drink permitted while in meetings
  7. Be mindful of your surroundings. Find a quiet area for the meeting
  8. Be mindful of where and how you are sitting
  9. Be patient

  1. Please do not come in on the feed while class is in session 
  2. If you have a question for the teachers, send them an email
  3. Encourage your child to check each day for their requirements and check constantly for teacher notices
  4. If your child is having technical difficulty, email the teacher
  5. Monitor your child to see that they are doing their assignments
  6. Be patient