4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Groves Parent-Teacher Conferences
11:40 AM - 2:50 PM VIRTUAL Half Day - School in Afternoon
8:10 AM - 11:00 AM Half Day for Students - School in Morning
7:30 AM - 11:00 AM Final Exams - 1st and 2nd hours
7:30 AM - 11:00 AM Final Exams - 3rd and 4th hours
7:30 AM - 9:05 AM Final Exam - 5th hour
7:30 AM - 11:00 AM Half Day District Wide - School in Morning
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Parent-Teacher Conferences
GROVES CLASS SCHEDULE EFFECTIVE BEGINNING 1/19/2021
Please let me know if you have not received the information concerning hybrid learning that was emailed last week. Families who have students who will return to in-person learning on January 19th will need to complete the following items:
These items were also emailed to students' BPS/Gmail accounts:
If you have questions on any of these items, please do not hesitate to reach out to me.
Parent Schoology Access
Parent Schoology Access (this is separate from PowerSchool access which is the site parents should continue to use to check student grades). Schoology is where assignments are housed. Here are directions to create your parent account - https://www.birmingham.k12.mi.us/Page/11350
Falcons Making a Difference
Our Falcons continue to make a difference... please take a look at the video Mrs. Sak put together. Thank you students for your commitment to giving back to the community - https://vimeo.com/497428653
SENIOR ALL NIGHT PARTY UPDATE
The SANP committee is working together to figure out if we can hold a SANP. Typically, it is held the night after graduation on June 6th. Due to Covid we are waiting to see what the restrictions will be in June. If we do not end up having an in-person party, we are working on some fun alternatives for our seniors. We still need help with Senior Wishes, Community Service, selling raffle tickets, and fundraising. If you want to help but don’t have much time you can sell raffle tickets – this is our main fundraiser! Contact Stephanie Bradley if you can help at firstname.lastname@example.org or Lindsay Dembs email@example.com.
Raffle Tickets: We will be selling raffle tickets beginning the week of November 30th. We need ALL senior parents to try and sell as many raffle tickets as possible. If you want to help – sell tickets! This is our main fundraiser for the SANP! The raffle is tied to the Michigan Lottery, Evening Daily 3 (on Wednesdays), if the last 3 numbers of your ticket match the numbers drawn you could win a minimum of $100 or a maximum of $250. Tickets are $20 and you have 20 chances to win, very good odds! The drawing time frame for our raffle is January 13 - May 16th. They make great stocking stuffers! Please contact Ashley Caza for tickets at firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text 248-376-7602, I will arrange for a contactless pick up.
Baby/Current Photos: We need a digital version of your senior's baby photo and a current photo sent to Dave Green at email@example.com (yearbook will be asking for a photo too - this is separate). Also, it would fun to include a zany picture of your senior's COVID experience, if you have one. Make sure include the full name of the senior and a contact number in case we have issues.
Yard Signs: Senior Yard signs are 1 for $30 or 2 for $50. Contact Gil Stebbins at firstname.lastname@example.org or (248) 755-8365.
Senior Wishes: During the holidays ask your extended family members, friends, coaches, teachers, etc if they want to give a wish to your senior. This is a note to your senior to wish them good luck and congratulate them on graduating. They are $5 each or 5 for $20. We will give them to your senior the night after graduation at the SANP. Please contact Holly Baynham at email@example.com with questions.
Caps/Gowns and Graduation Cards: can be ordered through Jostens.com.
Groves Clubs & Activities for 2020-2021
We are hopeful that all students participate in one or multiple school related activities during their Groves experience. Co- and extra-curricular activities can be a great source of enjoyment for students. Aside from pleasure, students can develop leadership skills, become valuable team members and provide a sense of belonging to their community. More information may be found on Clubs & Activites webpage. Groves students are invited to view the list of clubs and activities offered this school year and are encouraged to get involved and stay involved.
Optional Student Fee Payment Process
In order to make any Groves purchases, we are once again using e-Funds For Schools. This program offers various options for parents/guardians who choose the make payments online or from their mobile devices. Users will have the ability to have various school fees/payments electronically withdrawn from a checking account or charged to a credit card. You will receive an email confirmation for every payment that is processed. The e-Funds For School site is secure and uses industry standard data encryption.
PTA Information for 2020-2021
Please visit the PTA Webpage for the most up-to-date information for this year. We encourage all Groves families to become a member and be involved in the Falcon community!
Please order your 2021 yearbook online using this link: https://yearbookforever.com/schools/groves_high_school_buy_yearbook_303054/
Our customer service representative for all questions related to yearbook is Lisa Sparks – firstname.lastname@example.org.
To access the online registration process, you will need a Power School parent account. You will not be able to access the system through your student's account. Please ensure you have an active parent login to PowerSchool. If you require a password reset or new account set up information, please email Mrs. Reeves, Counseling Secretary, or call (248) 203-3501.
A Tradition of Excellence, since 1959
Through its mission, Groves seeks to be a community of learners which values each individual and fosters intellectual excellence, personal development, social responsibility and ethical standards. It only takes one step onto the Groves campus to see this mission quickly come to life. Exceptional teaching and learning inhabits classrooms while an air of encouragement and acceptance builds students' connections with each other and the community at large. The Groves Advantage lies within the community that makes up Groves -- committed and enthusiastic educators, a compassionate support team of staff members, engaged parents and students eager to move themselves and each other toward successful futures.
Dr. Susan Smith, Principal