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  • Principal's Letter - October 20, 2022

    Principal's Letter Home - October 20, 2022 - English

    Principal's Letter Home - October 20, 2022 - Spanish

    October 20, 2022

    Dear Meadowcreek High School families,

    I am writing to update you on the social media threat toward our school that I shared with you Monday. 

    Since learning of this threat, our school resource officers (SRO) have been working diligently with state and federal investigators, including the FBI, to identify the source of this post. Thanks to the hard work and cooperation between those law enforcement agencies, police have identified the person who posted the threat that caused unnecessary concern among students and staff. That person is not a Meadowcreek High student. During questioning by police, the young man admitted that the threat was not real and that it was made as a joke to scare people and disrupt our school community.

    Although there is no evidence that he meant to carry out the threat, I want to assure you we are taking his actions very seriously, and he will face criminal charges for his behavior. Unfortunately, the investigation also found that the original threat has been copied, and due to the nature of social media, many of you may continue to see it pop up on social media platforms. Once again, I want to reassure you, we have addressed the matter, the threat is not credible and your student and our school community is not in danger.

    I know the last 72 hours have been very unsettling for our Meadowcreek High School community. I am disturbed that someone would act in a manner to disrupt school and create chaos for our students and families, and I continue to be very concerned about the trend we are seeing regarding these types of online threats. We need your help! Please talk to your student about what they post and share on social media and do your part to monitor your student's social media accounts. Working together, we can help students to understand that there are legal consequences when they make threats online.

    Students need to know that making threats against our school community, even in jest, will not be tolerated. It is not a joke, it is not funny... it is a crime that can lead to serious criminal charges that can have a lasting impact on a student’s life.

    As you know, providing our students and staff with a safe school community is a priority. I know this is a priority we all share. As always, I thank you for your continued support of our school and students!

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Kevin Wood
    Principal

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    20 de octubre de 2022

    Estimadas familias de Meadowcreek High School,

    Les escribo para actualizarlos sobre la amenaza de las redes sociales hacia nuestra escuela que compartí con usted el lunes.

    Desde que se enteraron de esta amenaza, nuestros oficiales de recursos escolares (SRO) han estado trabajando diligentemente con los investigadores estatales y federales, incluyendo el FBI, para identificar la fuente de esta publicación. Gracias al arduo trabajo y la cooperación entre esas agencias de aplicación de la ley, la policía identificó a la persona que publicó la amenaza que causó una preocupación innecesaria entre los estudiantes y el personel. Esa persona no es un estudiante de Meadowcreek High. Durante el interrogatorio de la policía, el joven admitió que la amenaza no era real y que se hizo como una broma para asustar a la gente y perturbar nuestra comunidad escolar.

    Aunque no hay pruebas de que tuviera la intención de llevar a cabo la amenaza, quiero asegurarles que nos estamos tomando muy en serio sus acciones y que enfrentará cargos penales por su comportamiento. Desafortunadamente, la investigación también encontró que la amenaza original ha sido copiada y, debido a la naturaleza de las redes sociales, es posible que muchos de ustedes continúen viéndola aparecer en las plataformas de redes sociales. Una vez más, quiero asegurarles que hemos abordado el asunto, la amenaza no es creíble y su estudiante y nuestra comunidad escolar no están en peligro.

    Sé que las últimas 72 horas han sido muy inquietantes para nuestra comunidad de Meadowcreek High School. Me preocupa que alguien actúe de una manera que interrumpa la escuela y cree caos para nuestros estudiantes y familias, y sigo muy preocupado por la tendencia que estamos viendo con respecto a este tipo de amenazas en línea. ¡Necesitamos su ayuda! Hable con su estudiante sobre lo que publica y comparte en las redes sociales y haga su parte para monitorear las cuentas de las redes sociales de su estudiante. Trabajando juntos, podemos ayudar a los estudiantes a comprender que existen consecuencias legales cuando hacen amenazas en línea.

    Los estudiantes deben saber que no se tolerarán las amenazas contra nuestra comunidad escolar, ni siquiera en broma. No es una broma, no es divertido... es un delito que puede dar lugar a cargos penales graves que pueden tener un impacto duradero en la vida de un estudiante.

    Como saben, brindar a nuestros estudiantes y personal una comunidad escolar segura es una prioridad. Sé que esta es una prioridad que todos compartimos. Como siempre, ¡les agradezco su continuo apoyo a nuestra escuela y estudiantes!

    Sinceramente,

    Dr. Kevin Wood
    Director

  • Principal's Letter - October 17, 2022

    Principal's Letter - October 17, 2022

    October 17, 2022

    Dear Meadowcreek High School parents and guardians,

    Clear and transparent two-way communication is a core value at Meadowcreek High School. It is a commitment to keep each and every family updated about important developments at our school. With that in mind, I am writing to address a situation that has prompted several calls from concerned parents regarding an alleged threat made toward our school. 

    School administrators, working in tandem with school police, have thoroughly investigated the rumors and have not been able to identify a specific threat made against our students or school. Let me be clear, despite what you may have heard, we have found no evidence that a threat has been made against our school. However, as a precaution we do have additional school resource officers on campus today.

    I want to thank the families who reported their concerns to us. I realize these types of rumors are concerning and understandably create uneasiness among students and parents. Once again, I want to reassure you that we have investigated and dealt with this situation. As always, I thank you for your continued support!

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Kevin Wood
    Principal

     

    Estimadas familias y tutores de Meadowcreek High School,

    La comunicación bidireccional clara y transparente es un valor central en la Escuela Meadowcreek High School. Es un compromiso mantener a todas y cada una de las familias actualizadas sobre desarrollos importantes en nuestra escuela. Con eso en mente, escribo para abordar una situación que ha provocado varias llamadas de padres preocupados por una supuesta amenaza contra nuestra escuela.

    Los administradores escolares, trabajando en conjunto con la policía escolar, han investigado a fondo los rumores y no han podido identificar una amenaza específica contra nuestros estudiantes o la escuela. Permítanme ser claro, a pesar de lo que hayan escuchado, no hemos encontrado evidencia de que se haya hecho una amenaza contra nuestra escuela. Sin embargo, como precaución, tenemos oficiales de recursos escolares adicionales en la escuela hoy. 

    Quiero agradecer a las familias que nos informaron de sus preocupaciones. Me doy cuenta de que este tipo de rumores son preocupantes y, comprensiblemente, crean inquietud entre los estudiantes y los padres. Una vez más, quiero asegurarles que hemos investigado y tratado esta situación. Como siempre, ¡les agradezco su continuo apoyo!

    Sinceramente,

    Kevin Wood
    Principal

  • Principal's Letter - October 13, 2022

    Meadowcreek High School Principal Letter - October 13, 2022

    Meadowcreek High School Principal Letter - October 13, 2022 - Spanish

    October 13, 2022

    Dear Meadowcreek High School parents and guardians,

    The well-being of our students and staff is a top priority. I know this is a priority we all share. With that knowledge, I felt it important to share with you concerns we have regarding a number of fights that have occurred at school this week. Equally troubling, we are seeing a number of students cheering on and filming the fights and then posting them on social media.

    First, I want to reassure you that the students involved in the fights have received appropriate disciplinary consequences. We also have talked to students and to social media outlets asking for the videos of the fights to be removed so as not to glorify this misbehavior.

    Fighting will not be tolerated, and we will continue to reiterate to our students the potential consequences of this type of behavior. We care about all of our students’ safety and their futures, and it is important that they realize that fighting can lead to serious consequences at school and could lead to possible criminal charges. Students also can face disciplinary action for encouraging others to fight.

    In addition to conversations with students, we have taken steps to increase the presence of adults in the hallways during transitions between classes and lunch, and we have brought additional SROs onto campus. In addition to putting these safety measures in place, we also will continue our ongoing work in our classrooms, in our extracurricular activities, and in our community service opportunities to help students build a sense of belonging where we show respect and kindness to one another.

    We all have a role to play when it comes to school safety. It is now more important than ever to talk with your children, be aware of their social media activity, and listen to their concerns. In addition to the conversations we are having at school, I would also ask that you talk to your child(ren) about these topics. Our teens and young adults often make impulsive decisions without understanding the resulting ramifications.

    Working together, we must help our young people understand that we - the adults in their lives- at school, at home, and in the community, are united and that violence and bad behavior have no place in the Meadowcreek community.

    Sincerely,

    Kevin Wood
    Principal

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    13 de octubre de 2022

    Estimados padres y tutores de Meadowcreek High School,

    El bienestar de nuestros estudiantes y el personal es una prioridad. Sé que esta es una prioridad que todos compartimos. Con ese conocimiento, sentí que era importante compartir con ustedes las preocupaciones que tenemos con respecto a una serie de peleas que ocurrieron en la escuela esta semana. Igualmente preocupante, estamos viendo una cantidad de estudiantes animando y filmando las peleas y luego publicándolas en las redes sociales.

    Primero, quiero asegurarles que los estudiantes involucrados en las peleas han recibido las consecuencias disciplinarias apropiadas. También hemos hablado con estudiantes y redes sociales pidiendo que se eliminen los videos de las peleas para no glorificar esta mala conducta.

    No se tolerarán las peleas y continuaremos reiterando a nuestros estudiantes las posibles consecuencias de este tipo de comportamiento. Nos preocupamos por la seguridad de todos nuestros estudiantes y su futuro. Es importante que se den cuenta de que las peleas pueden tener consecuencias graves en la escuela y podrían generar posibles cargos penales. Los estudiantes también pueden enfrentar medidas disciplinarias por animar a otros a pelear.

    Además de las conversaciones con los estudiantes, hemos tomado medidas para aumentar la presencia de adultos en los pasillos durante las transiciones entre las clases y el almuerzo, y hemos traído SRO (oficiales) adicionales a la escuela. Además de implementar estas medidas de seguridad, también continuaremos nuestro trabajo académico en nuestras aulas, en nuestras actividades extracurriculares y en nuestras oportunidades de servicio comunitario para ayudar a los estudiantes a desarrollar un sentido de pertenencia donde mostramos respeto y amabilidad entre nosotros. Todos tenemos un papel que desempeñar cuando se trata de la seguridad escolar. Ahora es más importante que nunca hablar con sus hijos, estar al tanto de su actividad en las redes sociales y escuchar sus inquietudes. Además de las conversaciones que estamos teniendo en la escuela, también le pediría que hable con su(s) hijo(s) sobre estos temas. Nuestros adolescentes y adultos jóvenes a menudo toman decisiones impulsivas sin comprender las ramificaciones resultantes.

    Trabajando juntos, debemos ayudar a nuestros jóvenes a comprender que nosotros, los adultos en sus vidas, en la escuela, en el hogar y en la comunidad, estamos unidos y que la violencia y el mal comportamiento no tienen lugar en la comunidad de Meadowcreek High School.

    Sinceramente,

    Kevin Wood
    Principal

  • Resetting Passwords

    Students in Grades 6-12 will be required to change their password immediately after the first successful login to the student portal. GCPS is strongly recommending that students generate a passphrase as their password. A passphrase is a sentence-like string of words that is longer than a traditional password, easy to remember, and difficult to guess. Students, families, and staff members can learn more about creating a passphrase by visiting our website at https://www.gcpsk12.org/cybersecure

    The privacy and security of the information belonging to our students, families, and employees is a strategic priority, and we appreciate your support in the district’s efforts.

    Need to learn how to activate or reset your password? Learn more HERE

  • Student Portal Directions

    After logging in to the student portal, you will see a page similar to this: 

    Student Portal

    For additional information, learn about eCLASS here.

  • My Payments Plus

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  • NEW!! Free & Reduced Lunch Information

    Due to the expiration of USDA Covid 19 waivers, students will now be charged for meals unless they qualify for free or reduced lunch.

    We ask that all parents complete a free and reduced lunch application this year. We encourage you to complete the online application at School Lunch App Online 

    Click here to see if you are eligible.

    For more information, you can visit the GCPS School Nutrition page.

  • New Student Registration & Withdrawal Information

    Please visit our New Student Registration & Withdrawal page

  • Parent Portal Updates

    If you do not have a Parent Portal account, you have two options to open an account. 
    1. Go to the Parent Portal information page using this link and print out the Parent Portal Form in your preferred language. Complete the form and take a clear photo of it. Also take a photo of your ID. We will use this to verify you are the parent of the student. Send both of these images to Ms. Alanis at martha.alanis@gcpsk12.org 
    2. Come to the school and ask for a Parent Portal Form. You will need your ID so we can verify you are the parent of the student. 
    What happens after you return the Parent Portal Form? Next Steps:
    1. You will get an email from the county with a link. Click the link!
    2. Enter your LAST NAME and USER ID
    LAST NAME: This must be the last name we have on file for you. USER ID: This will be your email address on file. 
    1. Create your password.
    Login to the Parent Portal using your new password and user ID.  
    What if I already have a Parent Portal account but forgot my password? 
    On the log-in page, click on the link labeled "Forget your password?" Another page will display. Enter your email address. If the email address is on file for the student number, your account information will be emailed to you. If you are unable to reset your password after completing these steps, contact our school. 

    Families that do not have a Parent Portal account can complete the Parent Portal Form. To verify your identity, you must return the completed form in person and show your ID. Due to Covid-19, we are also giving our parents a no-contact option. You can complete the form and take a clear photo of it and of your ID. Then, send both of these images to Ms. Alanis at martha.alanis@gcpsk12.org 

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    Meadowcreek High School Principal

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