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Greenspun JHS Newsletter 04-12-2024

Updated: Apr 17

Week at a Glance:


Monday 4/15:



Tuesday 4/16:

  • Shining Star Awards presentation in the library

  • ELA SBAC makeups in the library


Wednesday 4/17:


Thursday 4/18:

  • Student of the month awards presentation in the library

  • ELA SBAC makeups in the library

  • No Library Club due to a staff meeting in the library


Friday 4/19:

  • ELA SBAC makeups in the library

  • Scoliosis screening

  • Soccer games vs. White MS @Greenspun JHS GIRLS: 4:00pm     BOYS: 5:15pm




Principal's Message:


Jackie Carducci GJHS Principal

Spring is that time of year when the grass is green, the flowers are blooming, and the warmer weather brings the anticipation of summer vacation. However, the change of seasons also brings major dress code concerns.


That is why Greenspun, along with all the other CCSD schools, has a dress code policy. Although our school is a casual place for students, it is important for them to recognize that they should dress differently when they are at school than when they are going to the beach, the mall, a party, or just hanging out with friends at their favorite places.


Whenever we expect students to follow the dress code policy, it is also important for them to understand why. We have a dress code policy to ensure that our students present themselves in a professional way, even if it’s casual. Our goal is for students to recognize the importance of dressing for the occasion – in this case – school. Clothing should not be a distraction to themselves, to others, or to the educational environment.


Parents, we need your support. Please review the Greenspun Dress Code policy below with your teens and remind them to dress appropriately for school as they step into spring and ready themselves for the end of a successful school year.


Greenspun Dress Code Policy

  • Shirts must be long enough to cover a student's mid-section.

  • Shirts must cover the shoulder by 3 inches

  • Content (words or pictures) on clothing must be appropriate

  • Skirts, shorts, dresses must be mid-thigh (no spandex shorts that require adjusting to meet the mid-thigh requirement)

  • No undergarments showing of any kind

  • Holes in pants must be no higher than mid-thigh

  • No hats, hoods, or hair grooming aides

  • No sagging pants, tank tops, crop tops

  • No sunglasses, including wearing them on your head

  • No wallet chains, safety pins, spike and studded jewelry; they are safety hazards





Events & Honors:


2024-2025 online registration: The 2024-2025 online registration is now open. Please log into your parent portal to complete the online application. If you need your parent portal information please contact the school.  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER YOUR CHILD for the 2024-2025 school year!


Las Vegas Sphere Design competition: We are thrilled to announce that on Thursday, our administrators made their selection for the finalist to represent Greenspun JHS in the prestigious Sphere design competition! A huge congratulations to Seajae Pedro for being chosen as our finalist!  Seajae's exceptional skills and creativity have truly set a high standard, and we couldn't be prouder to have such a gifted artist represent our school. This is a fantastic achievement, and it speaks volumes about the dedication and hard work Seajae has put into their craft. But that's not all - we have an important task ahead of us! Very soon, we'll be sharing details about the online voting process. This is where we can all come together as a Greenspun community to show our support and help get Seajae's incredible artwork on the Sphere!  Keep your eyes peeled for the upcoming announcement regarding how and when you can vote. Every vote counts, and with our collective effort, we can cheer on Seajae to victory! Let's rally together, Greenspun, and show the world the amazing talent we nurture in our community. Go, Seajae!



Madrigals Choir: Congratulations to the Madrigal Singers on their Festival Performance on April 4th!  They sang so beautifully and earned a SUPERIOR RATING!!!  Way to go singing Dolphins!



Aqua-pella Auditions: Are you a talented singer without an outlet?  Have you always wanted to join in on the fun of A Cappella music?!  Are you looking for a place to belong and share your talents?  Then come audition for Greenspun's pop a cappella group, Aqua-pella!  There will be an informational meeting on Wednesday, April 24th from 2:15pm - 3:15pm in the choir room where you will learn a song and get the paperwork needed to audition.  Auditions will take place the very next day on Thursday, April 25th after school.  Please go by the choir room and see Ms. Scobie if you have any questions!



Scoliosis Screening: Postural screening, as required by Nevada State Law, will be conducted by school nurses in your child’s school on April 19, 2024; this screening is only for 6th grade girls and 8th grade boys. 

  • The purpose of postural screening is to detect signs of abnormal spinal development so that the need for treatment can be determined. For this screening, boys and girls will be seen separately. Privacy will be maintained within the constraints of the school setting. Students will be asked to remove their shirts and shoes. Girls are encouraged to wear a sports bra underneath their shirts. 

  • Scoliosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine. Most cases of spinal curvature are mild, but may become progressively more severe as the child continues to grow. Early treatment can prevent the development of a severe deformity, which can later affect the health and appearance of the child. 

  • You will be notified only if a possible abnormality is observed and follow-up is necessary. This screening does not replace your child’s need for regular health care and check-ups. If you do not want your child to have a postural screening at school, please notify the school nurse at ebertr@nv.ccsd.net


Teacher Appreciation Week: Greenspun Students: Teacher Appreciation is coming up in May, and GJHS Student Council would like to give positive notes to teachers from their students!  Please take the time to fill out a note to your teacher about how much you appreciate them. Deadline is Tuesday, April 30th. Click below to submit!  Thank you!







Dolphin Sticker Reward: Congratulations to all of our Straight O citizenship students! They enjoyed an ice cream reward party on Friday, April 12!


GVHS Wrestling Camp: Are you looking for a new hobby or sport? Green valley is holding a youth wrestling camp for 6yrs old to 8th graders. Girls and boys are welcome to come and learn all the basics. See flier in the back office for more information and the google form link.


Green Valley HS Multicultural Night: Green Valley High School would like to invite your school community, students, staff and parents to our first ever Multicultural Night.  We will be holding this event on Wednesday, April 17th from 5:00-7:00 pm in our quad.  We will have performances, activity booths and informational booths from our school groups as well as local community organizations. The event is free to attend and a great way to connect to the Green Valley High School community. 



Save the Date: 8th Grade End of Year Events. In order for 8th students to attend these events they must remain free from SSC infractions for 4th quarter. (In-House or Suspension).


Webstore: The online webstore continues to be upgraded by CCSD, but may be inaccessible for an indefinite amount of time.  We apologize for this inconvenience, and we appreciate your patience as we continue to accept cash or personal check payments in person.  Please contact Christina Ortiz, GJHS banker, if you need any assistance.  


Greenspun Shirt Flash Sale: Greenspun Shirts now on sale for only $12.00 (Reg. $20.00). Get them before they are gone, last chance.  See school banker to purchase.


Student Handbook: The Student Handbook has been revised and updated!  Please view our new and improved student handbook on our website: https://www.greenspunjhs.com/student-handbook


Absence notes: Parents, please submit absence notes within three days, by clicking on the Attendance icon on our home page at greenspunjhs.com


BIRTHDAY GREETINGS:  Do you want an easy and fun way to celebrate your child's birthday at school?  For $15, we will display a short message on the outdoor digital marquee to help celebrate the day. Additionally, a bag of treats and a personalized birthday card will be delivered to your child during the school day.  All funds raised help support Greenspun clubs and activities. CLICK HERE to submit a birthday greeting for your child!



Infinite Campus Parent portal/Student portal: Parents, please continue to monitor your child’s grades in Infinite Campus Parent Portal.  If you need an activation code, please contact the office for assistance. 


SafeVoice: SafeVoice is an anonymous tip report system with live response 24/7/365. Safevoice (SV) includes and goes beyond bullying to create an anonymous way to also report threats of school violence and friends at risk of suicide, self-harm, drugs and more.  CLICK HERE to submit a report


Rave Reviews: Do you know of any CCSD employees who make a difference and are exemplary models of the District’s core values? Recognize one of our many outstanding employees for their commitment to education by submitting a RAVE (Recognize a Valued Employee) Review. CLICK HERE to submit a Rave Review! 


CCSD Student Code of Conduct: Parents, please CLICK HERE to view the CCSD Student Code of Conduct






Greenspun Gallery:



Photos courtesy of the GJHS Digital Storytelling class, under the instruction of Ms. Juliano

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