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Sunday, May 28

GPIS will run a shortened school day during Ramada, with classes running from 9:00 until 1:45.

Thursday, June 1 will be a half day of school. Students will be dismissed at 11:25 and buses will leave at approximately 11:35. The final exam schedule is posted below. Please be certain to review it.

Ramadan Kareem!

Sunday, May 21

This is the last week of school before the start of Ramadan. There will be no school on Thursday, May 25 and Sunday, May 28.

The Grade 11 Semester exam schedule is below:

Wednesday, June 7: International Relations from 9:00 – 11:00 am

Sunday, June 11: Language Arts from 9:00 – 11:00 am

Monday, June 12: Math (Pre-Calc, Bus. Math, Statistics) from 9:00 – 11:00 am

Tuesday, June 13: Elective I (Sociology, Accounting, Psychology) from 9:00 – 11:00 am

Wednesday, June 14: Chemistry from 9:00 – 11:00 am; foreign languages from 11:15 – 12:15 pm

Thursday, June 15: US History from 9:00 – 11:00 am

Sunday, May 14

Next week (May 21 – 25) will be community service week. During the week each grade level will take a community service field trip. On Wednesday, May 24 Grade 11A will go to the Clothing Bank and Grade 11B will go to the Hope & Light School. Both trips will go from 9:00 – 2:00 pm. Students should bring some money for lunch.

Sunday, May 7

Please see the Ministry Exam schedule posted below.

Wednesday, May 10: Religion (8:00 – 9:30) and Civics (10:00 – 11:00)

Thursday, May 11: Arabic (first paper from 8:00 – 9:30; second paper from 10:00 – 11:00)

Please make sure that all students are in proper school uniform for all Ministry exams.

Wednesday, April 26

Today, the school leadership announced that there will be no school on Sunday, April 30. Monday, May 1 was already a scheduled holiday in observance of Labor Day. Thus, we have a four day weekend with school out Friday through Monday and classes resuming on Tuesday, May 2. Enjoy the extra time off!

Sunday, April 23

Welcome back from Spring Break! No school on Tuesday, April 24 in observance of Sinai Day. Please note that Ministry Exams for Grades 2-11 start on Tuesday, May 2.

Sunday, April 9

Parent conferences will be held on Sunday, April 9. The other big news is that this is the last week before Spring Break, which runs from Friday, April 14 – Saturday, April 22. We return to school on Sunday, April 23.

Sunday, April 2

  • Thursday, April 6 is Fun Day for all students K-12. This celebration is in thanks for student contributions to our successful accreditation visit. Celebration will start at 9:00 am, directly after first period and the event will continue to 1:30. Activities will be presented by Wellspring & Leap Educational Hub. Dismissal for the day is at 1:30.
  • On Thursday, April 6, progress reports will be distributed following Fun Day events, just prior to dismissal.
  • Sunday, April 9 is Parent Conference day. The conference is primarily for the parents of at-risk students but all parents are welcome. A note will be sent from the high school office with more details.
  • Spring Break runs from April 14 – April 22. Including this week, there are two weeks of school before the break.

Sunday, March 26

  • Sunday, March 26: College Fair in school foyer for Grades 10 and 11, from 2:00 – 3:00 pm.
  • Monday, March 27: Science Fair in school auditorium for Grades 9 – 11, from 12:00 – 2:30 pm.
  • Tuesday, March 28: Photos photos for Grades 9 and 10. Students released at 12:15!
  • Wednesday, March 29: Photos for Grades 11 and 12.

Coming Soon!

  • Progress Reports go home on Thursday, April 6
  • School Carnival on Saturday, April 8
  • Parent Conferences on Sunday, April 9 (for at-risk students only)

Sunday, March 19

We continue to move up on Spring Break — but still four weeks before we’re there! Here is what we have on schedule for this week:

  • Thursday, March 23 GPIS will celebrate International Day. Activities for all grades will go from 12:30 – 2:30.
  • The Science Fair (Grades 9-11 only) will be held on Monday, March 27.
  • High School Photos will take place on Tuesday, March 28 (Grades 9 & 10) and Wednesday, March 29 (Grades 11 & 12, including IB). Students should come to school in uniform. Please avoid absences as there will be no opportunities to retake photos.

Please be sure to check eConnect to keep up-to-date with your children’s progress in their courses. Quarter three Progress Reports are fast approaching and will be sent home on Thursday, April 6!

Sunday, March 12

There is much on the calendar in the coming weeks!

  • This week there will be mid-term exams for Arabic and Arabic Social studies. There may be schedule changes to accommodate testing procedures.
  • Thursday of this week (March 16) is a holiday. There will be no school!
  • The Science Fair (Grades 9-11 only) will be held on Monday, March 27.
  • High School Photos will take place on Tuesday, March 28 (Grades 9 & 10) and Wednesday, March 29 (Grades 11 & 12). Students should come to school in uniform. Please avoid absences as there will be no opportunities to retake photos.

Please be sure to check eConnect to keep up-to-date with your children’s progress in their courses. Quarter three Progress Reports are fast approaching and will be sent home on Thursday, April 6!

Sunday, March 5

This week is a full five-day week for GPIS, but we do have a holiday scheduled the following week, as there is no school on Thursday, March 16.

We are at the halfway point of the third quarter. Parents, please be certain to check eConnect to see your child’s scores at this crucial juncture in the quarter. Students with scores under 70 in any core curriculum course will receive an email from Ms. Skylar’s office.

Sunday, February 26

Welcome to Week 23 of the Academic Year! We are starting our fourth week of the semester, a full week with no changes expected in the schedule. Last week’s celebration of Reading Week was a tremendous success. It was a joy to see middle and high school students reading books and writing stories with the children in the elementary divisions. Once again your sons and daughters did the school proud!

We have a number of things coming up in the near future. Very soon, within the next 10 days, the counseling office will send out a round of emails to academically at-risk students. All parents of students with scores below 70 in a core subject can expect an email no later than Thursday, March 9. On a happier note, we are hard at work trying to organize overnight trips for all high school grades between March 8-11. Please be on the lookout for the circular describing the class trip. The success of the trips depends on student participation. Please consider sending your child on the trip!

In closing, we are about halfway through the third quarter. Time is flying!

Sunday, February 19

Thank you to everyone who came to the parent conferences! We had a good day reviewing your child’s academic performance and progress with you.

This week is Reading Week at GPIS. On Sunday, students will attend an assembly with English speaking author Nihad, who has prepared a presentation on how to become a writer in Egypt. During first period on Monday and Tuesday, high school students will visit the elementary school students and each will read a book to a younger partner from the elementary school. The high school will also have mystery-reader guests in some of their classes over the course of the week. It promises to be a great week!

Sunday, February 12

Report cards will be coming home on Sunday, February 12. We invite all parents to attend the Parent Conferences on Thursday, February 16. Teachers will be available from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm. Each conference is 15 minutes. I look forward to seeing you on Thursday!

Tuesday, February 14 is Valentine’s Day and will be an out of uniform day. Students should come to school in Valentine colors (they should have some red and white on). Ripped jeans are not allowed.

Sunday, February 5

Welcome to the start of Semester 2! Please be aware of the following important dates:

Sunday, February 12: Report cards will go home with students.

Thursday, February 16: Parent conferences; no classes for students.

Sunday, January 29

Please be aware that during Week 19 (Exams week), buses will leave in the following dates at the following times:

Sunday January 29 and Monday January 30 buses will leave at 12:15

Tuesday January 31, buses will leave at 10:15

Wednesday February 1 buses will leave at 11:45

If you wish to change your child’s transportation mode, please send your request a day ahead.  Emails for transportation changes submitted the day of the exam will not be accepted.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation with the transportation policy. We wish all of the students the very best on the exams.

Sunday, January 22

Only three days of school this week! No school on Wednesday and Thursday (Jan. 25 & 26). Exams start on Sunday, January 29. Please have a look at the full schedule: grade-11-school-exam-schedule-jan-2017. Best of luck on your exams!

Sunday, January 15

Good work this past week on Ministry exams. The school exam schedule is pasted below:

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Sunday, January 8

Welcome Back! We’re excited to start the new year and we hope that 2017 has already gotten off to a good start for you. When we come back there will be Ministry exams the first two weeks back (please see schedule below) and school exams beginning on January 29. We will also begin the course selection process. More information on that will follow.

Exam Schedule January 2017
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Sunday, December 18

Wednesday, December 21 (the last day of school before break) is a half day. Students will be dismissed at 11:00 am. No school for students on Sunday, January 8. First day of school is Monday, January 9. Have a great break!

Exam Schedule January 2017
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grade-11-ministry-exam-schedule-jan-2017

Monday, December 12

Sports day, originally scheduled for Monday, December 12, is postponed. We will have a regular day of school. We will have a Sports Day coordinated by the Student Council and the Seniors early next semester.

Wednesday, December 21 will be a half day for Grades 6-12.

Sunday, December 4

Grade 11 has made tentative plans for a trip to Dream Park this coming Thursday. Plans are not yet finalized and it is our sincere hope that all arrangements are completed and that the kids have a great day. No school on Sunday, December 11 as we have a holiday to celebrate the Prophet’s Birthday. Sports Day will happen on Monday, December 12. Find out more about that this week in school!

Sunday, November 27

Thursday, December 1 is a half day. Students are dismissed at 11:00 and buses leave at 11:15.

School Photographs are postponed until further notice.

Sunday, November 20

This past weekend GPIS hosted the AdvancED Global Conference. High school students from all grade levels (about 70% of the HS student body) volunteered as ushers and IT assistants. Many, many of the presenters and guests commented on how pleasant and hardworking our students were. They did a great job. Parents, you should be proud! Your kids are tremendous!

Unfortunately, the Grade 11 trip to Dream Park has been cancelled.

This Thursday will be a holiday. No school! Enjoy the short week!

Sunday, November 13

GPIS will host its annual Book Fair in the main foyer this week, Sunday – Thursday, from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. We look forward to seeing students and parents there.

Progress reports will be distributed to students on Wednesday, November 16. Parent conferences will be held the following day–Thursday, November 17. Thursday is a day off for all students.

The AdvancED Conference will be held at GPIS on Saturday, November 19. On Wednesday, November 16 students should be certain that they have removed their things from the rooms as the classrooms will be used during the conference.

Sunday, November 6

This past Wednesday (November 2) the GPIS leadership team received a proposal from the Student Council requesting a change to the school’s cell phone policy. In response to the proposal the leadership team voted to make an important change to said policy. Thank you to the Student Council for advocating for change in a positive and productive manner.

Please see the new cell phone policy below:

Amended Cell Phone Policy — Effective Immediately
The use of mobile phones, including all accessories to phones, is strictly forbidden on the GPIS campus from the moment the student enters the school gates until the student exits the school building following the bell signaling dismissal at the end of the day. Students may not use their cell phones in the courtyard or anywhere on campus prior to the morning lines. Cell phones must be turned off during the school day. After the end-of-day dismissal bell has rung, students must keep their cell phones put away as they clear the hallways and make their way out of the building. At the end of the day, cell phone use is permitted only after the student has exited the school building. If students bring their cell phones to school, it will be the student’s responsibility to care for his or her cell phone properly. The school will not be responsible for lost cell phones.

Students who violate the school cell phone policy will have their phones confiscated for one week. If repeated, the phone will be confiscated for a month, and in the event of a third offense the phone will be confiscated until the end of the semester. In case of emergency, and with the approval of the stage Vice-Principal, a student can use an office cell phone to make a call. The call must be made from the office of the stage Vice-Principal. In the high school, there may be reason to use phones for class-related activities. Cell phone use for classroom activities is up to the discretion of the teachers and must be with their permission only.

Sunday, October 30

We’re looking forward to a great week. Students may come in costumes on Halloween, which on Monday, October 31. However, students will not be permitted to wear masks. We look forward to seeing everyone in costume. It should be a fun day!

Sunday, October 23

Please be aware that Thursday, October 27 is a half day. Also, we now have an Instagram account! Follow GPIS high school at gpis.highschool on Instagram to view updated photos and videos.

Announcement – Very Important

All students need a scanned copy of their passport on file with with Ms. Skylar. This document is crucial to verify that the correct spelling of the student’s name is on all official testing documents. Students also need to verify (via email) their current mailing address. This information is also crucial for testing purposes. Please send these materials to skylar.hong@gpschool-eg.com if you have not already done so! Thank you!

Sunday, September 25

Hello All!

Please be aware that Thursday, September 29 is a half day for students. All middle and high school students will leave at 11:30 am. Third period class will be dismissed at 11:00 am and students will then go to the courtyard until the bus departure at 11:30.

Sunday, September 4

Welcome back, everybody! We hope you had a terrific summer and that you’re as excited as we are about the new school year. It’s going to be a great year. The best thing we can all do now is to get off on the right foot by coming to school prepared to succeed.

Please see the suggested supply list below. You’ll need these materials for your classes. What’s listed here is more than enough to get you started, but be sure to check each teacher’s welcome packet for a full list of everything you need for that class.

Best of luck – and be ready to study!

Basic Supplies For All Grade 9 Classes
Pencils, pens, pencil sharpener, ruler, highlighters, erasers, binders for each class, U-shaped files with dividers for each class, lined paper, correction pen, glue stick, and permanent markers.

Basic Supplies For All Grade 11 Classes
Pencils, pens, pencil sharpener, ruler, highlighters, eraser, binders for each class, U-shaped files with dividers for each class, lined paper, correction pen, blue stick, and permanent marker.

Chemistry
–Lab coat

Math
–Calculator

Spanish
–100 pages A4

U.S. History
–One box of colors
–One chart every 4 weeks any color

English
–Binder with 5 dividers
–A Jumbo copybook with 5 divisions (writing, reading, grammar, vocabulary and media)
–Plastic files

Arabic
–Notebook