(Image created by GHS N student Sara Miller)  

Hello GHS North Families,

I am pleased to share details with you regarding the full return to learn for students on Monday, February 22nd.  If your student is staying remote for the remainder of third term, some of this information may not pertain to  them.  We are so very excited to meet the needs of both our in-person and at-home learners!

One important reminder that I would like everyone to remember about GHS North right now.  Galesburg High School North is adjacent to the GHS construction zone.  It is very important that students are not in unauthorized areas, as this is a safety concern. 

School Day Schedule

Due to sharing transportation, GHS North will follow the GHS schedule beginning on February 22nd.  That  means there is no late start at GHS North.  Please also 

check Skyward for any busing changes.  Student arrival time is also an important aspect of this.  Students may not enter GHS/GHS N prior to 7:25 a.m., as there is no supervision at that time.   It is also important to note that we will not be serving traditional lunch during the day. Students will enjoy a sack lunch in small, socially distanced groups in our GHS N Commons.  Your student’s assigned lunch period can be found on their schedule on Skyward.  Students will take lunch with their 3rd block class.  Breakfast for the next day will be offered on the way out of school at the end of the day.

GHS North Regular Schedule  (All Students) Beginning February 22nd

Our school day is now 7:40 a.m.-2:35 p.m.

Please also view this campus map to think about drop off and pickup locations and proximity to GHS North:

This Image Indicates Bus Location for Bus Riders:

GHS North In-Person Student Procedures

If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.  

Welcome to GHS North. Whether you are a new or returning student, we want YOU to understand our school’s procedures during these challenging times.  Following these are the key to success at North!  


Arriving and Entering the Building

Leaving the School

  • Parents/Guardians will drop off students by the front entrance of the football ticket booth or baseball field. 

  • All GHSN students will enter the building using the Science wing doors. School and class begins at 7:40 a.m. promptly.   

  • You need to be in your 1st block class before 7:40 a.m. You should bring a working and charged chromebook every day.

  • Student IDs are required (more important than ever for identification due to mask wearing) and the Code of Conduct will be followed.


  • At no time should you enter any of the marked construction areas on campus. You must leave through the Science wing doors. 

  • You will grab a breakfast for the following day on the way out of class if desired.

             Students Who Drive                                        

Bus Riders

  • Student parking permits will be issued with no fee and the tag must be displayed at all times. 

  • You can pick up your parking tag from Ms. Gatson in the office at Gale School.

  •  Parking is only permitted in the student parking lot.  

  • Masks ARE mandatory at all times

  • Random screening and temperature checks will be performed

  • Students will load from back to front and will have assigned seating.

  • Good behavior and the following of all rules is a must. Compliance with all rules and regulations are required and refusal to do so will result in disciplinary action.

  • All buses will drop off around Thiel Gym (West Circle Dr., see attached diagram)


                   Face Coverings                            


  • Face coverings must be worn at all times in the school buildings, even when maintaining social distance.

  •   Face coverings must fully cover the mouth and nose, and fit snugly against the sides of the face with no gaps. 

  • Reusable face coverings should be machine washed or washed by hand and allowed to dry after each use.

  • Hallways will have marked one-way paths and absolutely no congregating.

  • All drinking fountains are closed. 

  • Bottled water will be available in all classrooms

  • No outside food or drink will be allowed on campus.

  • You must carry a pass when you leave the classroom.


Classroom Expectations, Interventions, and Procedures



  • Respect yourself, your classmates, and your environment

  • Raise your participation, your confidence, and your expectations

  • Follow class procedures, all directions, and school policies

  • Verbal Warning

  • Conversation with teacher

  • Seat change

  • Call home

  • Referral

How do we leave class?

If you need to leave the class for any reason, please wait for an appropriate time and ask for permission.  Take the appropriately labeled pass and return promptly.  Excessive time spent in the bathroom or not using a pass appropriately will result in loss of this privilege.


What should you do if you’re absent?

How do we end class?

If you are absent, check Google Classroom or visit your teacher before school or during Advisory.  When you enter class, you should know what you missed from the previous day!

The teacher dismisses the class when the bell rings.  To dismiss, students need to be seated quietly, your work area needs to be cleaned, and any materials that you used need to be put away.  

As always, contact GHS North at 973-2003 with any questions you may have. 

 It’s going to be a great end of the 20-21 school year!


Mrs. Ritchie--Principal                       Ms.  Wills--School Counselor

Ms. Ettinger--Science Teacher       Mr. McDonald--English Teacher

Mr. Lencioni--Soc. Studies Teacher    Mrs. Grubb--Math Teacher

Mrs. Patterson--Resource Room      Mr. Woolsey--Security

Mrs. Hogarth-Bruington--Paraprofessional  Mr. Lovdahl--Custodial

Mrs. Gray--Secretarial/21st Century Grant Program