Are you

New to the Nest?

Did your student come to NGHS from a charter, private or other ‘non-Northern’ GCS school?

You’re in the right place!

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We are here to help.

Getting connected….

  • FIRST - make sure you are registered for the school year by contacting NGHS 336-643-8449

  • Connect Ed - contact NGHS to get weekly phone and email updates.

  • PTSA Newsletter - not just PTSA news, this email contains lots of great info about school events and your email will not be sold or shared.

  • Join PTSA

Info to Get Started

Links and descriptions for common topics.

  • Accounts (parents)-

    • Powerschool - access student grades and sign up for periodic emails (your choice); receive report cards

    • Canvas - Academic site used to assign work and parents can have observer accounts

    • K12Payments - Used to purchase meals, school fees, activities and more.

    • Chromebook - Students are issued laptops.

  • Accounts (students)- Some of the accounts the school will help student set up:

  • Athletics - Fall sports begin Aug 1;

    • See NGHS site for full Athletics info. Parent meeting will be announced prior to start of each season.

    • https://www.dragonflymax.com. -online portal to submit athletic forms and paperwork

    • Athletic fees - $45. To be paid via K12Payment site and upload receipt to Dragonflymax.

    • Event tickets and season passes are available here.

  • Attendance -

    • Early Dismissal -notes should be sent to Attendance office on the day of early dismissal, so that student can be dismissed from class. Attendance will not call into a class during instruction time for an early dismissal.

    • Absences - Notes should be sent for excused absences. Students need to communicate with teacher regarding missed course work.

    • Full details available in NGHS Student Handbook

  • Bell Schedule for 2022-23 school year is here; Music is used to signify class change, instead of traditional bell tones.

  • Cell phone ; Dress code - verify with NGHS Student Handbook

  • Clubs and Organizations - 2021-22 list of Clubs ; Don’t forget to check out social media. Clubs usually organize during the first few weeks of school.

  • Connect Ed - Sign up through NGHS office with phone number and email to get weekly updates on school events.

  • Courses, Requirements and Opportunities - Check out the Counseling Department for details.

    • See School Profile for overview of Academics at NGHS. This profile includes statistics, academic offerings, grading scale and more.

    • Course Offerings - Offerings and Sequences for Departments.

    • Career Pathways - Learn more about career clusters and pathways offered by GCS.

    • Dual Enrollment - GCS partners with GTCC to provide additional learning options for students.

    • GAP - Guilford Apprenticeship Partners - Promising career; College Degree; Zero Debt

    • ACT/SAT - GCS offers standardized testing days each year. Dates TBD.

  • Fanwear - Purchase spirit wear to show your NGHS support - Shirts, sweatshirts, hats, accessories and more.

  • Flex Period - Open period each day used for tutoring, clubs etc. Students must be scheduled for an activity.

  • Food - Breakfast and Lunch can be purchased or provided by GCS (see free lunch application); Students are required to stay on campus for lunch and no outside (restaurant food) can be brought in or delivered. There are typically 3 lunch periods.

  • Involvement - Parents are encouraged to get involved and there are a number of ways:

  • Hawk’s Nest - Homeroom type class, only attended periodically

  • Learning Hub - After school study environment offered for students.

  • Media Center - The GCS One card gains students access to the Greensboro Public Library, in addition to the onsite media center. Learn more here.

  • Traditions -

    • Spirit Week Events sponsored by Student Council

    • Football games - watch for Spirit Themes for each game (Fall 2022 themes can be found on IG)

    • Powder Puff Football Game- Junior and Senior event

    • Homecoming Dance - held in the Fall; location varies

    • Junior/Senior Prom - held in Spring off-site

    • Senior Events - hosted by PTSA throughout the year - breakfasts; picnics etc

    • Graduation - organized by GCS and is typically held at the Greensboro Coliseum.

    • Parking Spaces - Seniors can personalize their parking spaces by painting in August.

    • Paint the Rock - Groups paint the rock to advertise events and programs.

  • Transportation -

    • Bus transportation is requested via GCS. Learn more here.

    • Car rider drop-off/pick up information will be shared via NGHS based on bell schedule closer to the start of school.

    • Student drivers can sign up for Driver’s Ed at 14 1/2 yrs old. (Classroom first, then behind with wheel will be coordinated based on birth date.)

    • Juniors and Seniors can purchase assigned parking spaces in student lot (Sophomores are not allowed to drive to school.) Seniors can paint their parking spaces. See Main Office for information.

    • Other parking : Visitor lot is next to tennis courts - short term parking. Staff/Faculty lot is closest to school entrance.

  • Zero Period - Typical schedule is 6 courses. Some courses are offered before First Period, so that students can take 7 courses. Course offerings are updated closer to the start of school.

New to the Nest is a PTSA sponsored program with the goal of helping new families as they transition into the NGHS Community. Information found on this website is only intended to give a general overview of school procedures and guidelines.

You are encouraged to spend time on nghs.gcsnc.com or gcsnc.com for full details.

Please note, NGHS and GCS rules and policies are subject to change.

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