Greenfield High School

GHS school


21 Barr Avenue

Greenfield, Massachusetts 01301


Fax: 413-774-6204


7:45 AM - 2:10 PM

7:45 AM - 11:15 AM (Early Release)


Monday August 26, 2019

Meet & Greet 7:00 - 8:00



½ day of school – 7:45 a.m. -11:15 a.m.

7:45 Students (grades 9-12)  report to their 1st Period classroom teacher.
        All 8th grade students will report to the auditorium.

Period 2: 8:07 – 8:25 a.m.
Period 3: 8:29 – 8:47 a.m.
Period 4: 8:51 – 9:09 a.m.
Period 5: 9:13 – 9:31 a.m.
Period 6: 9:35 – 9:53 a.m. (12th grade reports to auditorium at 9:35 am for class meeting)
Period 7: 9:57 – 10:15 a.m. 
Assembly: 10:19 -11:15 a.m. All classes report to Auditorium



Period 1: 7:45 – 8:31 a.m. (11th graders report to auditorium for class meeting after attendance)
Period 2: 8:35 - 9:21 a.m.  (10th graders report to auditorium for class meeting after attendance)
Period 3: 9:25 – 10:11 a.m.  (9th graders report to auditorium for class meeting after attendance)
Period 4: 10:15 - 11:00 a.m.
Period 5: 11:00 -12:30 a.m.
Period 6 12:34 – 1:21 p.m.
Period 7 1:25 - 2:10 p.m.




Period 1: 7:45 – 8:31 a.m.
Period 2:  8:35 - 9:21 a.m.
Period 3:  9:25 – 10:11 a.m.
Period 4: 10:15 - 11:00 a.m.
Period 5: 11:00 -12:30 a.m.
Period 6: 12:34 – 1:21 p.m.
Period 7: 1:25 - 2:10 p.m.



August 13, 2019

Dear Parents/Guardians and Students of GHS:

The start of the 2019-20 school year is almost upon us. I look forward to working with all of you in making this school year a successful one. As always, your child’s academic success is one of my top priorities and as a welcome back gift, each student will receive a School Planner to keep track of assignments, homework, deadlines, teachers’ extra-help days, etc.

The following list is important information that I wanted to make you all aware of:

  • A Meet and Greet is planned for Monday, August 26th from 7:00-8:00 pm at GHS. This will provide students and parents the opportunity to meet teachers and staff, tour the building, and ask questions. Please join us and take advantage of this time to get to know the faculty and staff here at GHS.
  • The first day of school for students is Wednesday, August 28th. Students must be promptly in class by 7:45 am. (Punctuality is important.) Breakfast is available for all students free of charge starting at 7:15 am.
  • Students will receive a packet to bring home of various forms on the first day during their Period 1 classes. Please read everything carefully and be sure to authorize and submit appropriate forms to the Main Office no later than September 6th.
  • Enclosed is your child’s and your PowerSchool letters for use of the student and parent grade portals. If you have accessed PowerSchool previously, it will state that you have changed your password. If you are unsure of what that password is, you can call our guidance administrative assistant, Ms. Silk, at 772-1350 x1129 and she can reset the student or parent password for use. If you have never used PowerSchool, enclosed is a handout on how to set up initially. You may view your student’s schedule in PowerSchool as well as all grades and assignments during the school year. PowerSchool portal access will not be available, however, until Friday, August 23. If you are unable to access after this date, please call the guidance office or stop by the school. We are open from 7:30 am - 3:30 pm Monday through Friday. The add/drop period will end on Tuesday, September 10th. No changes to any student schedule will be made after that date.
  • Students who take medications must clear paperwork with Ms. Savitri, the school nurse. If you have any questions please call her at 772-1350 ext. 1137.
  • School pictures will be taken on Friday, August 30th. All students will receive an ID with this picture on it that they must wear during school. A flyer is enclosed for purchasing pictures of your student
  • Greenfield High School is a scent-free building. We ask that all students and visitors refrain from wearing scented products.
  • When students arrive at school, it is the expectation that they remain on campus. Any trips to Dunkin’ should be made PRIOR TO ARRIVING to school.
  • The cell phone policy at GHS is off and out-of-sight with the exception of the student’s 30-minute lunch period. We look to parents/guardians for their support in upholding this policy.

Our School Council is always looking for new parent/guardian members. If you are interested in serving on the council, please call Brenda Lively at 772-1350 extension 1005 and your name will be placed on the ballot for voting on the night of the Meet and Greet.

Exciting new opportunity for all GHS students:

  • 2nd Chance Breakfast – Beginning on September 3, 2019 at the 9:20 a.m. passing bell, GHS will offer all students an opportunity for a second chance breakfast at our new breakfast kiosk. Students will use their lunch code and will grab and go breakfast items on their way to their next class.
  • Snacks will no longer be available in the main office.

I look forward to a successful school year and working with students and families. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at your earliest convenience.


Karin E. Patenaude



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Inclement Weather

In the event of inclement weather, Greenfield Public Schools will use the following communication methods to provide up to date information regarding cancellations / delays:

 School Messenger

Every family registered with Greenfield Public Schools will receive an automated telephone call (via School-Messenger) with information regarding closings, delays, early dismissals, or other urgent weather and safety-related information.

Please make sure your phone number is up to date at your child’s school.

Local News Media (Television & Radio)

The school department updates Local Radio (WHAI 98.3 and 1240 AM and WHYN 560) and television stations (News 40, 22 News, Western Mass News, and NECN).  They will be up to date with notifications about school delays and cancellations. Information can also be checked via their websites: and and

School District Webpage:

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Social Media

Real-time information regarding Cancellations, delays, and/or early releases is available on Twitter by following @Super_GPS. If you do not have a Twitter account, you can still view the updates by clicking here:


There is no AM Pre-School on days that there is a delay in Greenfield Public Schools. 

1-HR DELAY: School will start 1 hour after the regularly scheduled start time. Students may be dropped off after 8:00 AM at Greenfield High School. For bus routes, please add 1 hr to your regular pick up time.  Please note, inclement weather may cause slight delays in bus schedules.

2-HR DELAY: School will start 2 hours after the regularly scheduled start time. Students may be dropped off after 9:00 AM at Greenfield High School.  For bus routes, please add 2 hrs to your regular pick-up time. Please note, inclement weather may cause slight delays in bus schedules.

School Lunch/Breakfast During Delays

On days that school is delayed, a grab and go breakfast will be served. School lunch on these days will be ravioli or sun butter and jelly sandwich. 



Greenfield High School Hours

7:45 AM - 2:10 PM

7:45 AM - 11:15 AM (Early Release)

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