196 Musketeer Drive
Greenup, KY 41144
phone: (606) 473-9812
Fax: (606) 473-7854
GCHS Musketeers
Jason Smith, Principal
Craig Wilburn, Assistant Principal
Eric Keeton, Assistant Principal

Kentucky Incentives for Prevention (KIP) Student Survey

I am pleased to announce that the Greenup County High School has decided to participate in the Kentucky Incentives for Prevention (KIP) Student Survey. The survey is funded by the Kentucky Division of Behavioral Health with the support of the Governor’s Office of Drug Control Policy and the Federal Center for Substance Abuse Prevention. It is designed to assess alcohol and drug use among students in grades 6, 8, 10, and 12. The survey will be administered to students in the tenth, and twelfth grades at GCHS. The survey is completely voluntary and will be used for school planning and program development.

GCHS is participating in this important project because we believe young people’s use of these substances is a serious issue for our communities. We encourage you to support this project by agreeing to let your child participate in the survey. We have attached a “Fact Sheet” if you have questions please refer to it.  If you wish to opt your child out of the survey please contact GCHS by September 24,, 2015 at 3PM, call Greenup County High School 606-473-9812 and ask for Sandra Ferrer.

Thank you for your cooperation.

 

Sincerely, 

Jason Smith

KIP Student Survey Fact Sheet

What is the KIP Student Survey?  

The Kentucky Division of Behavioral Health with the support of the Governor’s Office of Drug Control Policy and the Federal Center for Substance Abuse Prevention and participating school districts jointly sponsor this statewide student survey to assess the extent of alcohol, drug, and tobacco use among students throughout Kentucky in grades 6, 8, 10, and 12, and to evaluate the impact of prevention efforts aimed at reducing substance use.  

What is the purpose of the Student Survey? 

The Student Survey is part of the Kentucky Governor’s Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Initiative (The KIP Project). The students in the four grades will be asked to complete a survey that will be used for research and planning purposes only. Their responses to the survey will be compiled to provide information to your school district about students’ use of tobacco, alcohol, and drugs. It also provides information about school safety issues.

Does my child have to complete the survey? 

No. Participation in the Student Survey is completely voluntary. Your child will not be penalized in any way if he/she refuses to participate. We are asking your permission for your child to participate in this survey. The survey will be conducted during a regular class period at school.  

Will anyone know how my child answered the questions?

No. Your child’s responses to the questions will be confidential. His or her name will not appear on the survey forms and no one except the research evaluation staff will see the individual responses. The answers from all youth participants will be summarized so it will be impossible to identify your child in the responses.  

What kinds of questions are on the survey? 

Examples of questions to be asked in the Student Survey are listed below by subject. 

• Alcohol, tobacco, and drug use: How often (if ever) have you smoked cigarettes in the past month (30 days)? On how many occasions (if any) have you had more than a sip or two of beer, wine, or hard liquor (for example, vodka, whiskey or gin) during the last 30 days? How often (if ever) have you smoked marijuana? 

• Attitudes toward alcohol and drug use: How wrong do you think it is for someone your age to drink beer, wine, or hard liquor (for example, vodka, whiskey or gin)? How wrong do you think it is for someone your age to smoke marijuana? In the past 30 days, how many times did you speak with a friend about a personal or family problem?

• School safety: How safe do you feel at school? Are there particular places at school where you feel unsafe? Are there certain times of day when you feel these places are unsafe?

This survey has been administered to many thousands of students across the Commonwealth and the vast majority has experienced little difficulty in answering the questions. Because answering questions about personal and sensitive behaviors can be uncomfortable, students are assured that they may skip any questions they do not want to answer.  

What benefits are there from my child participating in this research?

Although your child will not directly benefit from completing the survey, his/her answers—along with those of thousands of others—will provide valuable information that may be used to improve programs for youth.

How do I give permission for my child to participate in the survey? 

If you give permission and your child agrees to participate in the survey, you do not need to do anything. Your child will be provided with a survey form during the class period designated for the survey. If you object to your child’s participation in the evaluation survey, you must complete the attached form, sign your name in the space provided and return the form to Jason Smith at GCHS. If you like, you may also call Sandra Ferrer at 606-473-9812 if you have questions.   

SITE BASED DECISION MAKING ADVISORY COUNCIL - PARENT OPENING

 
Greenup County High School currently has a parent representative vacancy on its Site Based Decision Making Advisory Council. Any GCHS parent that is interested in this position should contact Principal Jason Smith. Mr. Smith can be reached at Jason.smith@greenup.kyschools.us or by calling the high school at 473-9812
PARENT SURVEY



In an effort to improve system practices, Greenup County High School is conducting a Parent Survey. We value your opinion and ask that you take the time to complete this survey.

In order to complete the survey, please go to:

http://www.advanc-ed.org/survey/public/3575213

Please be assured that your responses to this survey will be anonymous.

Your honest opinion is appreciated.

Thank you for your time and attention to this matter.

MONTH IN REVIEW



Click the link below to download a copy of the latest edition of GCHS's month in review.
GREENUP COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL FOOD BANK

The Youth Services Center currently runs the high school food bank.  Any student that is in need of extra food may stop by the Youth Services Center at the High School. 
INFINITE CAMPUS

Students are now capable of using their Infinite Campus portals once again.  To log on the first time student use their student ID number and their password will be their (First initial, last initial, their birthday in the form - mmddyy) ex jj022399.  If students change their passwords, the school will not be able to reset them, therefore it is vitally important that keep track of their password.  Suggestions for students are to keep track of it in their phones, e-mailing it to themselves, or changing their password the same as their password for their computer log on.  Whichever way they choose it is their responsibility!
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“College & Career Readiness for All”

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-We at GCHS believe that all students can learn at high levels.

-We believe that the most critical factor in student learning is the teacher in the classroom.

-We believe that a student’s intent to learn can be motivated through the persistence and kindness of school professionals.

-We believe our work helps to create productive citizens for the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the United States of America.


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