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Let's Stop the Spread of Influenza

National and local media are reporting that the current influenza season is the most severe - and deadly - since the 2014-15 flu season. Health officials in 49 states report widespread flu activity. in Massachusetts, the number of reported cases of the flu is nearing 6,000. SouthCoast Hospitals has had a reported 857 cases in its three facilities in New Bedford, Fall River and Wareham. At GLCPS, so far the number of reported flu cases is relatively low.

There are precautions we can take to prevent and stop the spread of the the disease. They say the best prevention is to get the flu shot.
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Global Charter Jazz Initiative Resumes FREE Workshops February 3rd

The Global Charter Jazz Initiative begins six weeks of FREE Saturday morning workshops on January 3rd for ANY student in the SouthCoast region who wants to strengthen their instrumental skills and play Jazz, rock and funk styles of music with other youth from the area. The workshops are being held at the GLCPS Main Campus from 10 am until noon. The program dates are February 3rd, 10th and 17th, and March 3rd, 17th and 24th . The workshops will culminate with a public performance by participating students on March 24th.
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Students Benefit From Community Giving on #GivingTuesday

GLCPS joined the #GivingTuesday movement for the first time this year, asking for dollars for students, and you responded in a big way! We even raised enough to match a challenge gift from an anonymous supporter. If somehow you missed it, there is still plenty of time to check out our special webpage and donation site for this very special occasion:
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November News Update from Executive Director Stephen Furtado

It’s hard to believe that we have already completed one quarter of the school year. I would like to bring you up to date on a few things that I mentioned last month. First, our new enrollment policy has been approved by the Commissioner of Education. We will begin accepting applications for students who wish to enroll in next year’s grades 9 and 10, as well as grades 5 through 8, on December 1.  Our lottery will be held on March 8 at 6:00 PM. You will soon see a sign on our school that will inform the public that applications will be accepted for grades 5-10. Applications will be available on our website. Please let family and friends know of this important change in our policy.
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Read-a-thon at GLCPS A Community Affair

For a few hours on a recent afternoon, we all set aside what we were working on, picked up a book, and read. It was the 2nd Annual GLCPS Read-a-thon, and the event held November 8th raised over $2,000 to purchase books for the school; books that the students will choose themselves. It is part of an ongoing effort to encourage students to spend more time reading.
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