New to the Nest

Welcoming new families to the NGHS Community.

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

You’re in the right place!

We are here to help.

GETTING CONNECTED

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

  • GET INFORMED - contact NGHS to get phone and email updates with Connect Ed.

  • GET CONNECTED - PTSA Newsletter - not just PTSA news, lots of great info about school events

    and your email will not be sold or shared.

  • GET INVOLVED - Join PTSA

Getting 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; contact school for more information.

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

  • Athletics - Fall sports typically begin Aug 1, with Fall sport tryouts being help prior to that date.  Please review Athletics page link below and contact school/coaches with any questions.

  • 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 are responsible for communicating with teachers regarding missed course work.

    • Full details available in NGHS Student Handbook and on NGHS website.

  • 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 - List of options can be found here ; 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.

    • Testing Days per Department

  • Fanwear - Purchase spirit wear to show your NGHS support - Shirts, sweatshirts, hats, accessories and more. The sale of Fanwear is the primary source of income for PTSA and helps support NGHS community programs and events.

  • 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 (s) - Events sponsored by Student Council

    • Football games - watch for Spirit Themes for each game ( themes can be found on Student Council Instagram)

    • Powder Puff Football Game- Junior and Senior event held in the Fall

    • Homecoming Dance - held in the Fall; location varies

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

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

    • Graduation - organized by GCS; held at the Greensboro Coliseum.

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

    • 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.

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We’re glad you are here!

Information found on this website is only intended to give a general introduction to 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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