Eagles Express, May 12th

Hello Godwin families,

Happy Mother’s Day to all our Godwin moms!

Our students are doing great things with excellence, perseverance, integrity, and compassion!

  • Congratulations to the Godwin Students of the Week for this week!  These students are nominated each week by Godwin staff for doing great things!  Please see Ms. Cipolla in the front office for your written nomination and swag.
  • 9th Grade:  Joyce Kim, Riley Guyer, Kristina Melnyk, & Sovattey Chhouk, Sonja Spencer
  • 10th Grade:  Jesse Shirazi, Malachi Horsley, & Sonja Spencer
  • 11th Grade:  Raymira Cherry & Mahyar Vaghei
  • 12th Grade:  Carson Le, Audrey Clement, Brendan Londeree, Shreyas Arcot, Ayisha Surani, & Parker Hickey  
  • Celebration of Learning:  Come celebrate with us! Godwin is having our end-of-year Celebration of Learning on May 17th from 4:30 to 6:00 pm in the school Commons, Auditorium, and Gymnasium. The event will feature demonstrations of student learning from the year, musical and theatrical performances, maker-space activities, stomp rockets, food trucks, and more! Please join us to celebrate the Godwin learning community’s many accomplishments.
  • Schedules for 23-24:  Please log into your PowerSchool portal to verify your course selections for the 2023-2024 school year. No changes can be made at the start of the school year.   Please use this form attached to communicate changes you wish to make. The deadline to make any changes to your schedule for next year is May 26th.
  • Grade Calculator:  Here is a grade calculator that students can use to determine the grades that they need in quarter 4 and on the exam to achieve the desired grade for a class.  Grade Calculator.xlsx 
  • Athletic Physicals:  Athletic Physicals for the 2023-24 school year will be done at Godwin on May 31, 2023Cost is $25.  Sign Up using the link below:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E4FAAAA29A5FB6-20232024
  • Attendance Office: You can now email the Godwin attendance office at godwinattendance@henrico.k12.va.us for absences or tardies or with questions about your student’s attendance.  The attendance office still does not accept early dismissal requests over the phone or via email.
  • A Message from the Clinic:  Please make arrangements to pick up your student’s medication from the clinic starting the week of June 5th and no later than 11:00am on June 9th. Any medication left at school will be disposed of at that time. Henrico County Public School policy requires that medication not be sent home with your student. Thank you for your attention to this important matter.
  • Henrico County Public Schools Dress Code:  As the weather gets warmer, please review the HCPS dress code with your child.  The issues that we see most at Godwin with dress code are students wearing hats and hoods, shorts and skirts that are not at thumb-length when hands are placed at the sides, clothing with inappropriate messaging, and clothing revealing the midriff.  If the dress code is not followed, there could be a need for your child to change clothing.  Thank you for your help with this.
  • Exam Exemption:  Seniors and students enrolled in AP classes are eligible for exam exemption if they meet the Henrico County exam exemption policy requirements.
  • Summer School:  Here is information about summer school opportunities and registration information.
    • Virtual Virginia Registration:  All courses taken for initial credit will be through Virtual Virginia.  These courses are first come, first served.
    • HCPS Summer Registration: Course registration opened on April 11th.  Here is the Henrico County summer academy website.
    • Economics and Personal Finance Longwood University Course:   Henrico County Public Schools is connecting with Longwood University to offer Henrico students the opportunity to take online Economics and Personal Finance this summer.  The cost of the course is $50, and students will register directly with Longwood.  Registration will open in late March and end June 9th, and the course will run from June 26th-July 29th.  Rising 9th and 10th grade students who have a 3.0 GPA and have successfully completed Algebra I are eligible to register.  Registration is open through Longwood University’s site: http://www.longwood.edu/personalfinance/ 
  • May is Mental Health Month: As part of our commitment to the health, safety, and well-being of our students, the Department of Student Support and Wellness is partnering with the Department of Family and Community Engagement and local community agencies to present a weekly Youth Mental Health & Wellness Family/Caregiver Workshop Series throughout the month of May. All sessions will be held in person at identified locations across the division and include a live, virtual option for families and caregivers to join.  Mental Health Month
    • May 17: Ending the Silence: Recognizing the Warning Signs of Suicide and Poor Mental Health
    • May 24: Anxiety & School Refusal: How Parents, Caregivers and Educators Can Help
  • Upcoming Dates: Here is the school-wide calendar which includes athletic events and activities happening this week.   Please note: Pets are not allowed on Godwin’s campus at events.
    • May 17th:  Celebration of Learning 4:30-6 pm
    • May 18th:  Band Concert 7pm
    • May 25th:  Orchestra Concert 7pm
    • May 26th and May 29th:  Student and Staff Holidays for Memorial Day
    • May 23rd-24th:  Senior Laptop Collection
    • May 30th-June 2nd:  Senior Exam Week
    • May 30th-May 31st:  9th, 10th, and 11th Grade Laptop Collection
    • May 31st:  Athletic Physicals 
    • June 1st:  9th, 10th, and 11th Grade Honors Assemblies (during the day; more to come) and Senior Honors Assembly 7 pm
    • June 5th:  Mandatory Graduation Practice and Graduation Ticket Distribution
    • June 6th:  Graduation 3 pm
    • June 6th:  Periods 1 and 3 Exams for 9th, 10th, and 11th Graders
    • June 7th:  Periods 2 and 4 Exams for 9th, 10th, and 11th Graders
    • June 8th:  Periods 5 and 7 Exams for 9th, 10th, and 11th Graders
    • June 9th:  Periods 6 Exam for 9th, 10th, and 11th Graders​​​​​​ (Last Day of School)
  • Godwin Athletic Association:
    • FLAMINGO FLOCKING:  Want to Flock someone?? Check out this new FUN-raiser to benefit the GAA. Click here to sign up for flocking.
    • SPIRIT NIGHT: Relax Wednesday, May 24th and let Torchy’s Tacos cook for you.  Come on out and support Godwin Athletics between 10AM-10PM.  Please click here for additional information and to view the flyer.  The flyer MUST be shown at checkout.
  • Godwin Boys and Girls Soccer Food Drive: The boys and girls soccer teams are planning a food drive at their games on May 16th and May 19th in honor of Lucia Bremer and Julia Budzinski.  Please attend the games and bring food items to donate!
  • We are grateful for Godwin’s community partners!

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Leigh Dunavant