July 29, 2020 UPDATE
Garces Family,

As you know, this year will look different than past years. While there will be some changes, we are working hard to keep things as normal as possible for our Rams. We miss seeing our Rams' smiling faces around campus and look forward to being all together as soon as possible.

Freshmen and transfer student parents , please note on Monday, August 3rd, there will be a Freshmen and Transfer Parent Orientation at 6 p.m. via Zoom. The Zoom ID needed for this meeting is: 838-486-4907.

Below you will find updated information regarding distance learning, COVID-19 updates, required forms and who to send each to, and an updated schedule of the first week of school. 

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 & Distance Learning
Due to Kern County returning to the state's watch list and in compliance with Governor Newsom's mandate, we cannot reopen campus by the first day of school as planned. We will be moving to distance learning for the time being. All information and resources need for distance learning can be found here . We are deeply disappointed we will not be able to see our students in person yet, but we want to assure you that as soon as we can open campus, we are ready.

When we can be back on campus, we understand some might want to continue with distance learning. That option will be available. When the time comes, if that is what you prefer to do, please contact  Principal Myka Peck .

In addition, we will be utilizing Zoom for all meetings with Garces staff, faculty members and parents. You will need to email meeting requests to counselors, teachers and administrators and a Zoom meeting will be scheduled.  

Please continue to check your emails for important information and updates regarding our plan to reopen campus. All updates will also be posted on our website here .
First Week of School Schedule
Monday, August 3rd
Office Closed for Staff and Faculty Meetings

Freshmen and Transfer Parent Orientation @ 6 p.m. via Zoom.
Zoom ID number: 838-486-4907

Tuesday, August 4th
First Day of School/Gold Day - Periods 1 through 7

Wednesday, August 5th
Green 1 - Periods 1,3,5,7

Thursday, August 6th
White 1 - Periods 2,4,6

Friday, August 7th
Green 2 - Periods 1,7,3,5

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?
Students and parents are able to view their 2020-21 class schedules via the  FACTS Parent Portal   (District Code: GMHS-CA) . We are no longer using NetClassroom. We will not be emailing or mailing schedules as they are accessible online. If you have any questions, please contact  Ms. Shannon Campbell .

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?
If you have not to picked up your student's iPad yet, please contact Ms. Shannon Campbell to schedule a time. Please note, your FACTS account and payment plan need to be set up before the iPad can be released.

How can I donate my used books?
Do you have a pile of old Garces books lying around that you're never going to open again? If so, help out your classmates by donating any used textbooks, assigned English books, or summer reading books back to the school! You can drop them off outside the front gates of campus from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Monday, August 3rd.
Important Links and Documents
(Must Be Completed Before August 4, 2020)
Click on each form to download and sign. Please note, who to email each document to is listed. Each individual's email is linked to his/her name.

A new updated card must be completed every year.
Email to: Mrs. Sherry Burns

A new agreement must be completed every year.
Email to: Mr. Gino Lacava

A new contract must be completed every year. LAURA
Email to: Mrs. Laura Lee

Only new families (Freshman & Transfers) must sign and return to the Business Office.
Email to: Mrs. Laura Lee

Book Store  and Class Schedules
The Flannery Book Store is live. Students and parents are able to view their 2020-21 class schedules via the  FACTS Parent Portal   (District Code: GMHS-CA) . We are no longer using NetClassroom. We will not be emailing or mailing schedules as they are accessible online. Please note: Schedule changes will be addressed starting on Wednesday, August 12th, unless the student's schedule is missing a class. If you have any questions, please contact  Ms. Shannon Campbell .

Please review and download the pages listed below, sign and return to Garces on or before the first day of school.
Email all forms under Parent/Student Handbook to:  Ms. Shannon Campbell

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.
Email Athletic Clearance Packet and Return to Play Waiver to: Mr. Trevor Horn

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:
Email all additional forms to: Ms. Shannon Campbell
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.
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