GCVS Certificate Renewal
On June 30, 2018, we applied to renew our certificate to operate for the period of July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2022. The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is now in the process of reviewing our submission and our work in preparation for a recommendation for a vote by the State Board of Education sometime this winter. SchoolWorks LLC is a consulting group that the state has hired to conduct the review.
SchoolWorks consultants will be visiting live lessons and observing how that portion of our schooling works. Those observations are slated to begin later this week and will extend through a visit they will make to our offices on October 18th. If you or your child notices a visitor during a live lesson, that is who that person is. They will make themselves known to the teacher at the beginning of an observation.
During their visit to our offices on October 18th, they will also be conducting focus group interviews, using Blackboard Collaborate. We are looking for both students and parents to participate in these interviews. More information on how to let us know if you would be willing to participate will be coming soon.
Elementary Meetup on September 28th
Our first Elementary School Meetup will be taking place on Friday, September 28th at Red Apple Farm, 455 Highland Ave, Phillipston, MA, from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. The theme for this meetup is Pumpkin Math! Our students will have a chance to engage in some fun activities with pumpkins to extend their learning of math principles from the classroom to real objects! Students in grades K-5 and their families are welcome to attend. There will be a lot of fun learning activities for everyone! If you would like, you are also welcome to pick a small bag of apples in their orchard for $6.50. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the beauty of a fall day while estimating, measuring, weighing, and enjoying friends and teachers from all our elementary grades.
In order to plan best for your attendance at this meetup, please fill out this survey to let us know if you are coming. We hope to see you there!