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Upcoming Events
9/4/2014
Buil - Back to School Night
6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
9/8/2014
9/9/2014
9/10/2014
9/11/2014
 
Gar-Field Announcements
Gar-Field Weekly Schedule
Monday
Sept. 1

Labor Day
  No School
 
  Tuesday  
​Sept. 2

1, 2, 4, 6
Wednesday
Sept 3

1, 3, 5, 7
  Thursday  
Sept. 4

1, 2, 4, 6
   Friday   
Sept. 5

1, 3, 5, 7
 
First Day of School
Students should have received a letter with their first period class -- this is the student's homeroom. This is where they should report to on the first day of school. Once there, students will be given their full schedules. For brand new students or students who did NOT receive a homeroom letter, please report to the counseling office.


 
Day 1 & 2 Schedule
 BLOCK 1  7:24 Warning Bell
 7:28 Warning Bell
 7:30 – 8:45
 
 BLOCK 2 Tues./3 Wed.  8:49 Warning Bell
 8:51 – 10:10
 
 BLOCK 4 Tues./5 Wed.  10:14 Warning Bell
 10:16 – 12:31
    Tues., Blue Day Wed., Red Day
   Lunch 
                                 Class  
 10:16 - 10:43     
 10:48 - 12:31
 Science
 Tech Ed
 ROTC
 Science
 Tech Ed
 ROTC
 SALC
  Class 
                                         B Lunch 
                                           Class 
 10:16 - 10:43
 10:43 - 11:10
 11:15 - 12:31
 Math
 Art
 FACS
 Math
 Art
Class 
                                       
C Lunch 
                                           Class 
 10:16 - 11:10
 11:10 - 11:37
 11:42 - 12:31
 Social Studies
 ESOL
 Social Studies
 ESOL
             Class 
           
D Lunch 
                                            Class 
 10:16 - 11:37
 11:37 - 12:04
 12:09 - 12:31
 Language Arts
 SPED   
 Business
 Language Arts
 SPED  
 Business
Class 
E Lunch 
 10:16 - 12:04
 12:04 - 12:31
 Health & PE
 World Languages
 Music
 Culinary Arts (intro)
  
 Health & PE
 World Lang.
 Music
 FACS
 
 BLOCK 6 Tues./7 Wed.  12:35 Warning Bell
 12:37 – 2:10
 
Back to School Night
You will have an opportunity to meet your student’s teachers at Back to School Night on Thursday, September 4.   Back to School Night will kick off with a parent information session from 6:00 p.m. through 7:00 p.m. in the upper lobby.  This will be an opportunity for parents to interact with various staff members on: Parent Portal Information, School Cafeteria accounts, Purchase Gym Uniforms, Purchase Student Parking Passes, PTSO Membership, School Nurse/Clinic Information, Athletic Boosters, R.I.S.E Program, School Counselors, Gifted Education Program, IB Program, School Store, Student Activities, and the PEP Program.  Back-to-School Night is an opportunity for parents to focus on specific areas of interests to them.  Starting at 7:00 p.m. parents will move period by period through their students’ schedule.  This is an opportunity to meet teachers and learn about specific classroom and subject expectations.  This portion of the program will last until approximately 8:45 p.m.


El día 4 de septiembre es Back-to-School Night, esta noche tendrán la oportunidad de conocer a los maestros de su hijo(a). Comenzará con una sesión informativa de 6:00 P.M. a 7:00 P.M. en el vestíbulo de la segunda planta.  Esta será una oportunidad para que los padres interactúen con  miembros del personal que proporcionará información sobre: ‘Parent Portal’, cuentas para la Cafetería, compra de los Uniformes de la escuela, pases para el Parqueo de los estudiantes, membresía del PTSO, información de la Enfermera/Clínica, campañas de recolección de fondos para los deportes, el programa R.I.S.E,  los Consejeros Escolares, el programa de Educación para estudiantes Talentosos, el programa IB, la Tienda Escolar, Actividades Escolares y el programa PEP.  Esta noche los padres tienen la oportunidad de enfocarse en áreas de su interés. A partir de las 7:00 P.M. los padres visitarán las clases por periodo de  acuerdo con el horario del estudiante. Esta es la oportunidad para que conozcan a los maestros y las expectativas de cada materia. Esta parte del programa terminará aproximadamente a las 8:45 P.M.  

 
Mandatory Concussion Training for Sports Tryout
Dates for 2014-2015 Mandatory Face-To-Face Concussion Training for all student athletes and parents of student athletes who wish to try out for any sport are listed below. Please note that all sessions will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Auditorium. All participants should enter Door 17 by the Receiving Area. No late entry will be permitted after 7:00 p.m.

 
Location Date Year Time Location
Gar-Field HS November 6 2014 7:00 pm Auditorium
Gar-Field HS February 12 2015 7:00 pm Auditorium




Returning student-athletes who have previously completed a face-to-face training session may access the online link here: https://online-concussion.pwcs.edu/.

 
Welcome Mr. Cortash!


Mr. Jeremy Cortash grew up in Rochester, New York and received both his Bachelor of Science in Social Science and Masters of Secondary Education from Niagara University. He relocated to the Northern Virginia area in 2007 and received a Masters of Education in Administration and Supervision from George Mason University in 2012.
 
Mr. Cortash taught Social Studies and the Students Advisory Leadership Council at Woodbridge High School.  In 2013 Mr. Cortash transitioned into administration as an Assistant Principal and the Dean of Students at Annandale High School in the Fairfax County Public School System where he led the ESOL department.  







 

Summer Reading List


Summer Reading List
for grades 9 - 12 is now available.  Click on the Library Home Page link at the left for more information.









Follow Gar-Field's IB Program Trip to England and Wales
Students and teachers are off to the United Kingdom to visit the Wootton Bassett School in Wiltshire and Crickhowell HS in Wales. The visit will run from June 18th through July 3rd.  Follow events from our trip on Twitter by following us - http://www.twitter.com/IBatGFcom






Click Below For Slide Shows - (need updated version of FLASH if photos do not show)
Shaman Literary Magazine

Gar-Field's literary magazine, The Shaman, is hot off the press. Congratulations to the Shaman staff and their advisor, Mr. Miles! 

The Shaman is now available to read online. Don't miss it!

Read The Shaman...











Alumni Walkway

The Alumni Walkway in Ralph Burnett Stadium has been installed and awaits your brick!  The walkway will be inscribed with the names of Gar-Field students, Alumni, Teachers, Faculty, Clubs and Groups.

By reserving a brick, you can show generations to come what Gar-Field means to you.  In addition, you are helping the student athletes at Gar-Field.  All Alumni Walkway proceeds will help support the Gar-Field Athletic Program.

Anyone can purchase a brick. 
Click here for more information on how to purchase.


OPERATION GRADUATION 2014


Gar-Field Senior High School Graduation
June 13, 2014 at 7:00 pm
Patriot Center at George Mason University




Attention Seniors
:
Everything you need to know about Graduation - Dates, Practices, Dress Code, Directions to the Patriot Center - is here.
Read Operation Graduation Info 2014...
Graduation Bus Permission Form...
Graduation Cord Order Form...

Graduation DVD!  We are pleased to announce that we will be making a professional video recording of the Gar-Field Class of 2014 Graduation Ceremony. The entire ceremony will be recorded and each graduate will be shown receiving a diploma. Order online at www.kraftmark.us/gar-field.html
Graduation DVD Flyer...

♦ Need a Senior Class T-Shirt? Fill out the T-Shirt order form below. Bring the form and money ($15 for each shirt) to Ms. Cavataio in 4126 (SALC) during red day lunch shifts no later than May 14th.
Senior Class T-Shirt Order Form...
 
View Senior Class news and announcements on the

Class of 2014 web page...

Parent Portal News


IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
Effective June 9, parents who currently have a Parent Portal user account will no longer be able to edit their contact information online. Changes can be made by contacting their school office.

The Parent Portal will display student grades and contact information for the 2013-14 school year until June 28, when it will go offline for yearly maintenance. The Parent Portal will be back online on July 14. Summer school grades will not be displayed on the Parent Portal.

Classroom Web pages for school year 2013-14 will be available to view during the summer. However, they will go offline August 11. New class Web pages for 2014-15 will go live in August (date to be announced) after student schedules have been finalized for the upcoming school year.

Parents who do not have a Parent Portal user account by June 9 must wait until August to establish their account. School Web sites will announce a date when parents can apply. 
   

NORMAL OPERATING PROCEDURES:

1) Class grades and attendance are updated in Parent Portal every night.
2) 
Parents who already have a Parent Portal account are able to edit their emergency contact information. Just a reminder: "Gets mailings for students" should be used only when the parent/guardian(s) live apart from the student. Parent/guardian(s) who live with the student automatically receive student mailings.
3) Parents and Students: Click here for how to change your email address or password.
4) Signed emails for new accounts can be turned into the main office with a picture ID any school day from 7:15 am - 3:45 pm.
 


Health & Physical Education & Student Wellness

Student Wellness is important to us!

Parents:
Be a role model to your student by choosing to eat healthy!

Click here for more information on Health and Wellness...





Right to Special Programs/Services for students


Prince William County Schools care. 

For information regarding students' rights to Special Programs/Services click here

Para información sobre los programas/servicios especiales para estudiantes por favor haz clic aqui


RISE Program

The RISE program supports positive behavior and academic achievement. 

Read all about it...








GFHS on Twitter

GET THE LATEST NEWS AND UPDATES - FOLLOW US!!!!!

@Gar_Field_HS
 (Gar-Field's Main Twitter Account)

@IBatGFcom (IB Program's Twitter Account)

@G_FHSAthletics
(Athletic Program's Twitter Account)


Student Parking Permits

All students who drive to Gar-Field High School must have a valid parking permit on the vehicle.  The cost of the parking permit is $100.00.  To obtain a parking permit, fill out the Student Parking Permit Application and bring the completed form to Mr. Russell in the Security Office.


Print Student Parking Permit Application...




Inclement Weather Procedures


Attached is the Superintendent's letter to employees and parents regarding school closings and delays.

Read Superintendent's letter in English

Read Superintendent's letter in Spanish




Check Cashing Policy

We welcome your checks at Gar-Field High School.  However, if your check is returned for any reason, we will electronically present it to your bank for the face value plus a $35.00 processing fee.  Any protest or bad check return fee charged by your financial institution, and all other charges, interest, and attorney's fees are your responsibility. This action will be taken without further notice.  
We reserve the right to decline your check.





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