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All Students Will Experience Success

Our Story in a Few Words...

It is the mission at Griggs County Central that all students will experience success.The vision of GCC is that students will be self-reliant, of sound character, and have highly developed academic, communication, and life skills necessary to become productive citizens.
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Events Calendar

News and Announcements

Graduation Ceremony

GCC Graduation will take place Sunday, May 24 at 2:00PM. Attendance at the ceremony will be limited to seniors, parents, and 5 guests per senior. Those not in attendance can watch a live stream of the ceremony on the GCC Facebook page. It will begin at 1:55PM. You can navigate directly to the page for access, (facebook.com/GCCCougars) or Like the page to receive a notification when the livestream begins. The graduates will have a parade following the ceremony. Click "Read full story" to view the route. Please plan to watch the parade to congratulate our graduates. We ask that community members practice social distancing while watching the parade.
Graduation Ceremony Featured Photo

GCC 7-12 Awards Ceremony

The 7-12 Awards Program is available via video by clicking "Read full story." Thank you teachers and advisors for presenting your awards via video. All awards will be distributed to students when they come to school for supply return May 18-21.

Graduation Plan

GCC Graduation will take place Sunday, May 24 at 2:00PM. Attendance at the ceremony will be limited to seniors, parents, and 5 guests per senior. Guests will be registered in advance. Those not in attendance can watch a live stream of the ceremony. Details of the live stream will be released prior to the ceremony. The graduates will have a parade following the ceremony. Please plan to watch the parade to congratulate our graduates. We ask that community members practice social distancing while watching the parade. The entire plan, including the parade route, can be viewed by clicking "Read Full Story."
Graduation Plan Featured Photo

Distance Learning in Effect for the Remainder of the 2019-2020 School Year

May 1, 2020 - Gov. Doug Burgum says distance learning will continue at North Dakota’s K-12 schools through the remainder of the school year. Students will not be allowed into buildings for instruction. North Dakota’s school facilities have been closed to student instruction since March 16. State School Superintendent Kirsten Baesler said she supports the governor’s decision.

COVID-19 Response Page

See the Principles and Perspectives for Distance Learning video here: http://www.griggscountycentral.org/apps/video/watch.jsp?v=248868 The next supply pick up/ drop off date is Friday, May 8. They follow the same times as meal pick ups listed below. There are also homework drop off boxes outside of the GCC school and in the north entrance of the Hannaford Community Center. Daily meal pick up times are as follows: 11:00-11:15 am – A-C 11:15-11:30 am – D-F 11:30-11:45 am – G-I 11:45am-12:00pm – J-L 12:00-12:15pm – M-P 12:15-12:30pm – R-S 12:30-12:45pm – T-Z 12:45-1:00pm last chance Click on "Read Full Story" for GCC's COVID-19 Response page for more details about Distance Learning.

GCC Prom Throwback Grand March Video

Click "Read Full Story" to view the video. To the GCC juniors and seniors, we are holding out hope that your 2020 prom will happen, and when it does, our hope is that it is an even richer experience for the wait. In the meantime, this video was made for you! We hope it brought a little brightness to the day and maybe a few laughs, too. Thank you to the brave junior and senior parents and GCC staff who submitted photos for this video. If after watching this video, you would like to join in the fun, please go to our Facebook page and submit your prom photo with name and year in the comments section.

Statement Regarding Coronavirus

As the first confirmed case of Coronavirus in ND has been announced, schools are being asked to address how they will respond. The following is the statement GCC sent to the Courier: As Governor Doug Burgum said today in his morning press conference, we need to make “decisions on facts not on fear.” This is the approach that administrators at Griggs County Central will take when making decisions regarding the coronavirus and our K-12 public school. Right now we are getting our information regarding the virus from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, our Local Health Officials, the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction, and the Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools webpage. Right now these entities are telling us that our best approach is slowing the disease and working to prevent the spread by effective handwashing, encouraging students and staff to stay home from school when sick, and using approved and effective cleaning products in our public school. We recognize there may be mandated cancellations of student travel and cancelled school events, and we also realize we may need to make these cancellations even in the absence of any mandates. As a step specific to GCC to encourage students to stay home when sick, we will be removing the attendance requirement in our incentive policies (i.e. semester tests and senior privileges). We will use district policies ACAA Emergency Closings and ACBB Significant Contagious Diseases, both of which can be found on our district webpage, to guide our future steps should tough decisions need to be made in the coming days. We will be putting posters up around the school called “Keeping the School Safe.” The poster can be found here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/workplace-school-and-home-guidance.pdf. This comes from a publication of the CDC and was referenced by Governor Doug Burgum in his morning address. Staff and students are being asked to review the appropriate parts with your students. If guidance changes, we will keep you informed.

Cellphone Policy

A new cell phone policy was mailed home to each household, and information was sent home with every 7-12 student. The policy takes effect Tuesday, February 18, 2020. Click "Read Full Story" to read the updated policy.

Cold/Flu Season is upon us!

With a large number of students out we would like to remind everyone that if your child is staying home from school to please give the school a call by 9am. Also, a student should be fever free for 24 hours without medication before returning to school. See the attached image for more information about when it is safe to return to school after being sick.
Chart of when to stay home if one is sick
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