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Greetings Girls’ High Community,

This week is our first full week together and there is a lot going on- Keystones, alternate schedules, and reiteration of important updates. Please read carefully and completely. Any questions should go to your Advisory Teacher.

Keystone Testing– we will have special schedules found here Tues.-Thurs. this week (9/21-9/24) for Keystones. Passing the Keystone State Assessment is a Graduation Qualification in the state of Pennsylvania. Remember: students taking the Keystones right now had the courses last year as Freshmen and Sophomores.

  • Monday- regular day
  • Tuesday & Wednesday- all students in 10th grade (will be taking Biology) & 11th grade (will be taking English 2) in at regular time
    • 9th & 12th grades in at 11:00am (Late Arrival)
  • Thursday & Friday- all 10th grade (will be taking Algebra 1) and any 9th grade student in Algebra 2 (will be taking Algebra 1) in at regular time
    • 9th (NOT in Algebra 2) & 11th and 12th grade students in at 11:00 am (Late Arrival)

School Community Advisory Meeting– our first SAC Meeting will for 21-22 will take place on Tuesday September 21, 2021. Join us virtually to learn how to navigate Parent Portal and stay up-to-date with your student’s grades, attendance, etc. See the flyer with log-in information here.

A few reminders from Ms. Claxton:

Dress Code: As a reminder students are not permitted to wear ripped clothing of any kind. For your safety, you must never wear open toe or open heeled shoes. This includes Ugg’s and Crocs. In addition, tank tops and crop tops are also not permitted. Students who violate this uniform policy will be asked to change clothing or shoes and will receive a detention. If detentions are not attended a request for your parent or guardian to come to school will be made.

Amnesty Box: The metal box at the front door is called a amnesty box. It allows you to place items in the box that are weapons or can be perceived as weapons that you may have forgotten were in you backpack. Please do not put trash in there.

Social media: Social media is a great way to stay connected with friends and relatives. It also allows networking for careers and you to connect with other opportunities around the globe. If it becomes a source of negativity for you delete and block whomever without responding.

“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” Henry Ford

Repeated Items:

Office Hours– all staff will have Office Hours 2 times per week for students that are quarantined. These will be posted in all Google Classrooms. Some staff will also have an hour before and/or after school for homework and classwork help. These will be published with our club information in the coming weeks and in Google Classrooms.

Student Clubs- students interested in starting a Club must present a mission/vision, meeting day(s)/times and club student leaders & sponsor (staff member) by September 24th to Mrs. Mesi. Established clubs need to only send meeting day(s)/times and club student leaders & sponsor (staff member). The Club Staff Sponsor also has a document to complete. We would like to have Club Day the last week in September 🙂

Student IDs– if you have not already done so, get your ID during Lunches. Students that want a new picture, replacements are $5.00.

Uniforms– questions and concerns should be emailed to the PTDA at 

COVID items– Nurse Smith has asked that all families please complete the COVID Testing Consent form found here. Also, please do not come to school if you are experiencing any signs of Covid-19. Please see the School District of Philadelphia’s information page regarding Covid-19 and protocols for health, safety, cleaning, etc.

Back to School Night will be virtual this year. It will take place on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 from 6-8pm. Parents and Guardians will need to be on their student’s laptop with access to their Google ClassroomsSee the flyer here and on our website for Log-in information.

Athletics Fundraiser– looking for really cool Girls’ High Gear? Check out the Athletics fundraiser here!

VOTE for Philadelphia High School for Girls- we are listed in Best of Philly Metro for School Spirit and our Track Coach Eric Blackwell. VOTE HERE everyday through September 28th.

Let’s have a great week,
Mrs. Mesi

Upcoming Dates

  • 9.20-30.2021 Keystone Testing
  • 9.21.2021 Soccer (away), Varsity Volleyball (away), JV Volleyball (away)
  • 9.22.2021 Field Hockey
  • 9.23.2021 Soccer (away), Varsity Volleyball (away), JV Volleyball (away), Track (away)
  • 9.28.2021 Back to School Night- VIRTUAL 6-8 pm. Soccer (away), Varsity Volleyball, JV Volleyball (home), Tennis (away)
  • 9.29.2021 Field Hockey (away)
  • 9.30.2021 Soccer  (home), Tennis (away), Varsity Volleyball (away), JV Volleyball (away), Track (away)

Points of Pride

Deja Bond (GHS 258) graduated from New York University with a master’s degree in data science.
GHS Alumnae Welcoming Class 268!
Students receiving check
Vans and Tierra Whack Come Together to Donate $10,000 to the Girls' High Music Department.
Philadelphia Orchestra adds its first black woman musician, a Girls High and Temple grad. She’s the new music librarian.
2020 Public League Bowling Champions
GHS Bicycle Club is back!
FREE Summer Program at The Fairmount Water Works!
GHS Alumna National Lacrosse Hall of Fame

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