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GC Freshman Orientation and Open House

Welcome Announcement

Great Crossing High School will host back to school events this week to welcome students to the new school.  These events, described in more detail below, are for students and parents only. 

GCHS Freshman Orientation:

Freshman orientation will take place at Great Crossing High School on Friday, August 16, 2019.  Incoming ninth grade students should be dropped off at the main entrance at 9:00am.  The address of the school is 120 Betsy Way.  We will mark the drop off entrance clearly with signs and balloons to help parents navigate the new campus.

During orientation, students will tour the school, discuss policies and expectations, learn about clubs activities and sports, meet teachers, counselors, and staff, begin developing positive relationships with each other, and lay the foundation for a memorable experience at Great Crossing High School.

Lunch will be provided free to students on this day.  For those who can attend, there will be a parent meeting for ninth grade parents only at 1:00pm in the gym at GCHS.  Pick up time is 2:00pm.

Ninth grade students and parents who cannot attend freshman orientation are welcome to attend the Great Crossing High School open house event scheduled in the evening on August 16th. See details to follow.

Freshman orientation will help incoming ninth grade students learn about the new school but will also help them adjust to the expectations of high school in general.  The program is designed specifically for ninth graders so no other students will be permitted to attend freshman orientation.

For students who need it, transportation will be available for freshman orientation.  Please see schedule below:

Bus 1 Stop Locations

Arrival Time

Drop-off Time

Northern Heights @ Payne Street



Corner of Mt. Vernon Dr. and Fairfax Way



Corner of Sundown and First Street



Corner of Mulholland and Spindletop Dr.




Bus 2 Stop Locations:

Arrival Time:

Drop-off Time:

Stamping Ground Elementary



Morgan Manor @ Helm Ct.



McClelland Springs Dr. @ Stamping Ct.




GCHS Open House:

Open house for Great Crossing students in grades 10-12 and their parents is scheduled for Friday, August 16, 2019 from 5-7:00pm at GCHS.  During this time, students can tour the school and visit their classrooms. 

Student class schedules will be available on Infinite Campus on August 14th.  Save your time and avoid the line by accessing your schedule from IC.  Save it to your phone or print it out before open house.  The student class schedule will serve as your ticket to enter the open house event.  For those students who are unable to access the schedule online, there will be printed schedules available for pick-up in the Great Hall at open house.

Open house is intended for students and parents only.  It is important to make sure our students feel comfortable in the new building and are prepared for the first day of school on August 21st.  This event will help students in grades 10-12 gain some familiarity with the new building.  On the first day of school, there will be adults throughout the building to help students find classes as well. 

Because our maintenance team will still be putting the final touches on our building, we cannot accommodate individual requests to tour the school but look forward to welcoming families to GCHS during many activities throughout the school year. 

We cannot wait to welcome the community to this beautiful new facility, after we start school on time and allow students and staff to settle in.  Mark your calendars now for our community open house scheduled at Great Crossing on Thursday, September 19, 2019 from 5-7:00pm.

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