Dear GPS Parents, We're excited to announce the new Social & Emotional Learning Hub on www.glendiveschools.com. This growing library contains helpful videos, games, community mental health resources, and activities. It also gives you free access to parent versions of the curriculum, used at GPS. 👉 Visit the SEL Resource Hub: https://www.glendiveschools.com/o/gps/page/social-emotional-resources--15 Please take a moment, this weekend, to review this ACT NOW Card (http://bit.ly/GPSActEveryTime) with your student. This reminds us to ACT (Acknowledge, Care, and Tell) if someone is struggling with thoughts of ending their life. This year has been tough for all of us. Let's continue to check-in on one another We are truly stronger together. Additional suicide prevention resources can be found here. Have a great weekend, The GPS Staff P.S. You can access the Social & Emotional Learning Hub anytime. From the school district website (www.glendiveschools.com), select Menu -- Parents & Students -- Social & Emotional Resources.
Just a reminder that today is an early release day! Jefferson students will be dismissed at 12:30. Also, please help your child to remember to bring their Ipads to school and they need to be charged and ready to use.
Tomorrow will be the first day of "I LOVE TO READ" month! We will be sharing fun activities and dress up days soon!! It is a great night to read a story to your child!
Just wanted to give everyone a heads up that lunch for Monday and Tuesday have switched! Monday (1-11) will be Potato soup, cheesy bread, fruit, veggie, and milk and Tuesday (1-12) will be Chicken Alfredo with fruit, veggie, and milk!
We are excited to see everyone tomorrow!! Please remember to send warm winter gear with your child as we go outside for recess! We are looking forward to an amazing start to 2021 with happy and healthy kids!
Just a reminder Jefferson will now have a different ending time. Students will be released at 2:30 Monday through Thursday. Also, please remember your masks as we will be back with all students starting 11-30-20.
On Monday, November 30, 2020, Glendive Public Schools will be moving to the restricted model for all grades 1-12, which means students will be attending school onsite Monday through Thursday. Kindergarten will remain in the A/B Hybrid model at this time. Our staff is excited to see all of our students back in the buildings. As this is a change for everyone, we would like to highlight a couple of things to make this a successful transition. *Face coverings - Face Coverings will be required to be worn all day in all areas on campus (Hallways, Classrooms, Bus, School Events, etc.). GPS will be providing 2 more cloth masks per student. *New Bus Schedule (Starting Nov 30th) https://rb.gy/rd1ibp - Please click on the link to be taken to the new GPS Bus Routes for the Restricted model. Please note all changes to your bus route. Also, as a reminder: GPS busing is only for students who have been using the buses in the Hybrid model. If you would like your student to ride the bus, you will need to contact Mr. Phipps at the bus barn (377-4055) to assure that there is a seat available. *Release Times - Please note that JES release time has changed and is the ONLY school with a new release time. JES - 2:30 LES - 3:00 WMS - 2:46 DCHS - 2:46 *Drop-off Times - We ask that parents do not drop their students off before 7:50 at each of the schools. *GPS Restricted Checklist (https://rb.gy/w256qs) - Please click on the link to be taken to the GPS Restricted Checklist that has more information about the move to the Restricted model. If you have any questions, please contact your child’s building administrator. Thank you!
Message from DCC: DCC has been awarded grant funding to assist in the implementation of an afterschool program to help ease the burden on our families with activities to include Elearning support, STEAM programs, arts, music and many more. Please see the links below or more information. Here is a quick landing page- https://www.dawson.edu/after-school-program Online Registration- https://dawsoncommunitycollege.formstack.com/forms/dcc_after_school_program
At the GUSB board meeting last night (11/9/20), a goal date of November 30, 2020 was set for Glendive Public Schools to move into the Restricted Model for grades 1-12. Students will be on campus Monday through Thursday for grades 1-12. Students in Kindergarten will remain in the Hybrid Model at this time. The attached Checklist includes the items that Glendive Public Schools has to address and ways you can help make this a smooth transition. If you have any questions, please contact your student’s building administrator. GPS Restricted Check: https://rb.gy/w256qs
Please check out the GPS Active COVID Cases sheet (link below) to see all updates on active cases and quarantines in the schools. Things have been changing quickly and this is the best way to see our current numbers. If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. GPS Active COVID Cases: https://rb.gy/50iklu Current New Active Cases added: DCHS - 0 WMS - 0 LES - 1 (Staff) JES - 1 (Staff) Also, if you haven't downloaded our app, please download it from your phone's app store. The app is the best way to see all updated information from GPS. Thank you!
Earlier this week, staff, parents, and the community were notified about the new protocols of Glendive Public Schools in regards to meetings (https://www.glendiveschools.com/o/gps/live_feed). Monday, November 9, 2020 we will be conducting our regularly scheduled board meeting virtually. The following are some of the reasons the board decided to move the meeting to a virtual platform: 1) More people will be able to participate. --With current restrictions, we will no longer have to worry about possibly limiting the number of people who can attend. --We have been contacted by many people asking for our meetings to be live streamed. We are now able to stream our meeting without the use of Facebook as not everyone has a Facebook account. --More people will get the opportunity to address the board through public comment. If you are interested in giving public comment at our next meeting, please see the directions below. 2) Consistency --The board meeting will now be in line with what the school district is doing in terms of meetings 3)Safety --Moving the meeting to a virtual meeting will help mitigate the spread of the virus and reduce the risk of staff, parents and community members being named as a close contacts. 𝐃𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐠𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚 𝐕𝐢𝐫𝐭𝐮𝐚𝐥 𝐏𝐮𝐛𝐥𝐢𝐜 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭: If you wish to publicly comment on the agenda, please click on the following link (https://forms.gle/3yhGf2NdJSUYHJ4J7). This link will be open from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Monday, November 9, 2020. All appropriate comments will be read during the public comment section of the agenda. If you have questions, we ask that you write an email to email@example.com and someone will try and get back to you within 48 hours. 𝐃𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐰𝐚𝐭𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐥𝐢𝐯𝐞-𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐦 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐨𝐚𝐫𝐝 𝐦𝐞𝐞𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠: Please go to www.glendiveschools.org on the day of the meeting and follow the directions on the popup window to watch it live. After the meeting, the recording will be put on the website within 24 hours of the meeting.
Please watch the following video (3:33) from Mr. Schreibeis about the dire need for staffing. https://youtu.be/bPGZalPceZ0
Please check out the GPS Active COVID Cases sheet (link below) to see all updates on active cases and quarantines in the schools. Things have been changing quickly and this is the best way to see our current numbers. If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. GPS Active COVID Cases: https://rb.gy/50iklu Current New Active Cases added: DCHS - 0 WMS - 1 (Staff) LES - 1 (Staff) JES - 2 (Staff) Also, if you haven't downloaded our app, please download it from your phone's app store. The app is the best way to see all updated information from GPS. Thank you!
GPS is dedicated to promoting behaviors that reduce COVID-19’s spread in order to maintain healthy operations of our schools. Social distancing requirements and protecting our staff against becoming ill as well as being named as a close contact are making traditional in-person meetings challenging to nearly impossible. In order to maintain in-person schooling at GPS, we must be able to staff all positions. Not having enough subs has made it very difficult to fill positions when staff gets sick or are named as close contacts. We are committed to doing everything we can to ensure that we are able to continue to have in-person learning and not be forced online. In order to maintain educational continuity and a safe school environment, GPS will adhere to the following protocols when holding meetings: 1). Meetings in the schools will be held virtually whenever possible. If a meeting needs to take place in person, the room needs to be big enough so there is at least 6-feet between each person. In addition, the meeting must last less than one hour. If the meeting is going to last more than one hour, it must be moved online. 2). The following will pertain to school-related weekday meetings held off school grounds: First, staff members should determine if they can join the meeting virtually. If they must attend in person, there must be at least 6-feet between participants. If the meeting organizer is unable to accommodate either an online option or maintain adequate social distancing, the district employee is not allowed to attend the meeting. Our goal is to reduce the risk of GPS staff becoming quarantined as a result of attending a meeting with a potentially infected attendee. Following these procedures will help GPS protect staff and keep them healthy so we can continue to have students on-site. As you can see, we are implementing procedures to help mitigate the spread of the virus and reduce the risk of staff being named as a close contact. If we are unable to staff our buildings, we will be forced to go online. These procedures will be followed if we are in the Hybrid or Restricted model. This is especially important given the District’s small pool of available substitutes. We appreciate the community’s patience, understanding, and GRACE during these challenging times. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact any of our administrators or you can reach out to us at email@example.com.
Please check out the GPS Active COVID Cases sheet (link below) to see all updates on active cases and quarantines in the schools. Things have been changing quickly and this is the best way to see our current numbers. If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. GPS Active COVID Cases: https://rb.gy/50iklu Current New Active Cases added: DCHS - 2 (Students) WMS - 0 LES - 1 (Student) JES - 0 Also, if you haven't downloaded our app, please download it from your phone's app store. The app is the best way to see all updated information from GPS. Thank you!
Please check out the GPS Active COVID Cases sheet (link below) to see all updates on active cases and quarantines in the schools. Things have been changing quickly and this is the best way to see our current numbers. If you have any questions, please contact us at email@example.com. GPS Active COVID Cases: https://rb.gy/50iklu Current New Active Cases added: DCHS - 0 WMS - 0 LES - 2 (staff) JES - 0 Also, if you haven't downloaded our app, please download it from your phone's app store. The app is the best way to see all updated information from GPS. Thank you!
To clarify, there has been no date set to move to the Restricted Model. On October 12, 2020, the board tasked the administration to prepare to move to the Restricted Model. A checklist of the items needed for the District to move was created. GPS Restricted Checklist: https://rb.gy/w256qs On November 9th, the administration will be presenting this checklist to the GUSB. Currently, one of the major obstacles for moving to the Restricted Model is staffing. We are in dire need of substitutes. In order for GPS to move to the Restricted Model, the District must have sufficient substitutes to cover the open paraprofessional and custodial openings as well as subs for staff that have to be absent for a variety of reasons. Please, consider applying and encouraging others in our community to apply. Process for Applying for Sub: https://rb.gy/aytl1l The GPS Administration and Glendive Unified School Board (GUSB)
Please check out the GPS Active COVID Cases sheet (link below) to see all updates on active cases and quarantines in the schools. Things have been changing quickly and this is the best way to see our active numbers. If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. GPS Active COVID Cases: https://rb.gy/50iklu
Please remember warm winter gear (snowpants, snowboots, warm gloves/mittens, hats) and an extra pair of shoes.
Thank you to those of you who have already reached out to your respective principals if you would like to change your child's current learning model (online to in-person or in-person to online). If you are planning to make a change, please contact your student’s principal as soon as possible. As a reminder, the change will take place at quarter for K-8 and at semester for 9-12. For Clarification: --If your child is currently online only, and you would like to switch to in person learning, we need notification (K-8). --If your child is currently in-person, and you want to switch to online only, we need notification (K-8). --If your student is currently in-person and you want to stay in-person, no action is necessary. --If your student is currently online only and you want to stay online, no action is necessary. Please note: A date to return to the restricted model has not yet been determined. We are continuing to work on completing the items on the checklist that was shared last week. We will announce a date as soon as it is determined so that everyone has time to prepare and plan for the change. Thank you!
Please check out the GPS Active COVID Cases sheet (link below) to see all updates on active cases and quarantines in the schools. Things have been changing quickly and this is the best way to see our active numbers. If you have any questions, please contact us at email@example.com. GPS Active COVID Cases: https://rb.gy/50iklu
Glendive Public Schools wants to be sure that the public stays informed on important issues pertaining to our school districts. Please refer to the Timeline Reports regarding the Washington Middle School and Lincoln Elementary School boiler issues that resulted in moving to online instruction on October 19th and 20th, 2020. Please click on the link below for each report: Lincoln Boiler Issue Report - 10/23/20 - https://rb.gy/rhmvsh Washington Boiler Issue Report - 10/23/20 - https://rb.gy/blt9wa Also, please check back to our new Facilities Page on the Glendive Public Schools website for important facilities information in the future! GPS Facilities Page - https://rb.gy/jrsyld Thank you!
The GUSB has tasked the GPS administrators to actively pursue moving to the Restricted Model. As a reminder, the Restricted model is all students onsite M-Th. Since social distancing will not be able to be maintained, face coverings will be mandatory and need to be worn all day. GPS admin have been working diligently for weeks to make the necessary changes and arrangements to make the switch from the Hybrid model to the Restricted model. The following link is a checklist which summarizes the items that will help GPS make this shift successful. You will notice that some of these items are still in progress. We understand that there are a lot of people that want this shift to happen; please look at each section to see what you can do to help. One example is to help GPS by becoming a substitute. Another example would be letting your respective principal know if your student will be changing from online to in-person or vice versa as soon as possible as explained in the previously released message (K-8 can make a switch at quarter, 9-12 can make the switch at semester) to allow us to finalize certain plans. Please note that more information will come out about this in the coming weeks. GPS Restricted Checklist https://rb.gy/w256qs
Parent/Guardians, At the last school board meeting, the board directed the GPS administration to move to the restricted model where students will attend 4 days a week M-Th onsite wearing masks all day (once everything is able to be put into place). In preparation for this move, we felt it appropriate to allow elementary-age students (K-8th) to shift back onsite or move online at the start of the 2nd quarter if it was agreed that it is in the student's best interest. This request is only for students K-8. High School students would be allowed to make the switch to or from online at the end of the semester. We are asking that you notify the building principal of the school your child attends if you would like us to consider moving your student from online learning back onsite or vice versa. We are asking for this contact to be made by Wednesday, October 28th so we have accurate numbers to plan for. The first day of the 2nd quarter is November 2nd. Please contact the individual school principals if you have any further questions. Please note that a date to move back to the Restricted model has not been finalized, but more information about that will be coming out soon. John Larsen (interim principal) Jefferson Elementary School 406-377-4155 Cindie Togni Lincoln Elementary School 406-377-2308 Mark Goyette Washington Middle School 406-377-2356
We made a change to the calendar as we noticed that Parent-Teacher Conferences fell on election day. Parent-Teacher conferences will now be on November 5th. We will also be moving the early out from the 3rd to the 5th along with the conferences. We are sorry for the inconvenience. This year we will be having the conferences virtually and more information will be coming out later on that once we get closer. To view the updated calendar, please click on the following link (https://5il.co/mf47) or go to our website at www.glendiveschools.org.
It was just brought to our attention that there are many people who took the last email to say that we were going online. Glendive Public Schools is not going online. The last email was referencing the emails and messages from the district that notified everyone that we were going to go online because of the two boiler situations at LES and WMS. The purpose of this last email was to have everyone make sure they are getting the messages that we are sending out by updating their information. We are sorry for any confusion that this caused.
Recently, we had to notify everyone that school was going online for WMS and LES. When we send messages out to the community, we send the message out in a variety of ways (Website, App, Facebook, Email, Text, Voice, etc.). This school year we have been shifting away from Facebook as it is not a great way to get all parents information. Currently, the Glendive Public Schools App is the best way to receive information about what is happening in each school. In the last month, we have decided that we are going to utilize Infinite Campus (our School Information System) to deliver messages by email, text, and voice. In order for this to be effective, we need everyone to make sure they have an account set up and that their information is correct in the system. If you are seeing this message on Facebook, our website, or app, but did not get an email, you will need to check with your student’s school to make sure you are set up. Below you will find the Parent Portal Link. Please click on it and login. If you do not have a login, please call your child's school and they can help you set one up. Moving forward, this is how we are going to send most of our information out to parents. This will also be the way for all emergencies that we will get the information out. You need to have a phone number and email address as a minimum. Please note that in order to have a text sent to you, you have to have a cell phone entered and opt in to get that (information on how to do that below). Please log into your Parent Portal: https://mtdecloud3.infinitecampus.org/campus/portal/glendive.jsp Navigate to Settings (in the top right corner) and Select Contact Preferences. Once there, scroll to the bottom of the page to update your Contact Preferences to receive Text Messages from the District. Thank you for your help with ensuring that we are able to reach you with our important information.
On October 18, 2020, Glendive Public Schools was notified that a staff member at Washington Middle School and a staff member at Jefferson Elementary School tested positive for COVID-19. Because of how we have structured the classes/schedules to mitigate possible exposure, only a small amount of the staff and students came in contact with the staff member. Contact tracing is ongoing and those individuals who are identified as close contacts will be notified. Glendive Public Schools will continue to take safety precautions to make sure all students and staff are as safe as possible. If any staff or students are at risk of exposure, the Dawson County Health Department will be in contact with that person to determine a safe and appropriate course of action. It is still recommended that any person who feels sick or ill, seek out their medical provider for specific instructions. Glendive Public Schools is following the Dawson County Health Department and CDC guidelines to clean and disinfect our schools every day. School administrators will continue to monitor the situation and will provide further information if and when it becomes available.
Just a reminder that today is a scheduled early out for all schools. Release times: JES - 1:20 LES - 1:00 WMS - 12:46 DCHS - 12:46
On September 24, 2020, Glendive Public Schools was notified that a staff member at Jefferson tested positive for COVID-19. The positive test was confirmed on September 24, 2020. According to the Dawson County Health Department, some of the JES staff were in contact with the staff member during the period of possible exposure. Because of how we have structured the classes/schedules to mitigate possible exposure, only a small amount of the staff came in contact and no students came in direct contact with the staff member. Contact tracing is ongoing and those individuals who are identified as close contacts will be notified. Glendive Public Schools will continue to take safety precautions to make sure all students and staff are as safe as possible. If any staff or students are at risk of exposure, the Dawson County Health Department will be in contact with that person to determine a safe and appropriate course of action. It is still recommended that any person who feels sick or ill, seek out their medical provider for specific instructions. Glendive Public Schools is following the Dawson County Health Department and CDC guidelines to clean and disinfect our schools every day. School administrators will continue to monitor the situation and will provide further information if and when it becomes available.
The Glendive Unified School Board (GUSB) is pleased to announce Glendive Public Schools has been approved for the nationwide USDA Extended Summer Food Service Program Waiver to serve breakfast and lunches at no cost to all students enrolled in the Glendive Public Schools grades K-12, regardless of Free/Reduced or Paid status. The waiver is valid through December 31, 2020. The cost of student meals will return to normal on January 1, 2021.
On September 20, 2020, Glendive Public Schools was notified that a Student at Jefferson tested positive for COVID-19. According to the Dawson County Health Department, there were NO Jefferson staff or students in contact with the student during the period of possible exposure. Glendive Public Schools will continue to take safety precautions to make sure all students and staff are as safe as possible. If any staff or students are at risk of exposure, the Dawson County Health Department will be in contact with that person to determine a safe and appropriate course of action. It is still recommended that any person who feels sick or ill, seek out their medical provider for specific instructions. Glendive Public Schools is following the Dawson County Health Department and CDC guidelines to clean and disinfect our schools every day. School administrators will continue to monitor the situation and will provide further information if and when it becomes available.
After seeing where our students are, we will be sending ipads home starting next week. With the learning curve of using the devices responsibly, the JES staff feel students need another week with the devices at school. This also gives parents more time to get our Use of Tech Agreement and the district's Student Device Checkout forms turned in. Both of these must be turned in before your child's ipad will be sent home. We thank you for your patience as we make sure our kids have the tools they need to be successful with these awesome devices!
In case you missed the offsite meal opt-in form sent out on Monday, please read the following information. If you already filled it out, you do not need to again. Please fill out the following form only if you would like to order meals for your JES child when they are offsite. This will be in effect until you contact the school to opt-out. If you don't want a meal for a certain day, you will need to contact the office by 9:00 am the morning your child would be taking the meal home. If they are attending school on their offsite days to receive services, you do not need to fill this out. The offsite meals that are ordered will be sent home with students on their onsite days for their following days offsite. Your regular meal cost will apply to the meals that are ordered. If you would like to order for more than one child at Jefferson, please fill this form out for each child. https://forms.gle/GuftzezypTeAm2DP8
Message from GPS: Please check your email or Infinite Campus account for an important message from Glendive Public Schools regarding ordering Breakfast/Lunch for your student's offsite days. Please contact your student's school to update your information or to find out more information about this message.
The Glendive Public Schools nurses wish to advise parents that COVID-19 testing will NOT be a part of your student's routine screenings. As always, please call with any questions or concerns. We are looking forward to a safe and healthy school year!
In order to meet the needs of our Jefferson families, we are trying an order form for parents to order offsite meals instead of having our students order. Please fill out the following form only if you would like to order meals for your JES child when they are offsite. If you would like to order for more than one child at Jefferson, please fill this form out for each child. The offsite meals that are ordered will be sent home with students on their onsite days for the following day when they are not physically at school. Your regular meal cost will apply to the meals that are ordered. This order form is a trial run for the week and will be tweaked as needed. Thank you for being flexible as we figure out the best way to serve our students! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfg5Tzsx52fOldbmhQTMscv63XyBB_RUvVEFZqncxRVxeubqg/viewform?usp=sf_link
Beginning Monday, August 31, Glendive Public Schools will offer breakfast and lunch meals for children to take home for their offsite days. A meal count will be taken in each homeroom/1st period, first thing each morning. On Monday and Tuesday, children may sign up for an onsite lunch for that current day and for a breakfast and/or lunch meal to take home for the following day. On Wednesdays, “A day” students may request meals for Thursday and Friday breakfasts and/or lunches during meal count. Thursdays “B day” students may request meals for Friday and Monday breakfasts and/or lunches during meal count. A staff member will be in a designated area to distribute the requested meals as students leave school each afternoon. Please do not hesitate to contact Food Service Director, Anne Sadorf at 377-2555 if you need assistance or have any questions.
On August 26, 2020, Glendive Public Schools was notified that a teacher at Jefferson tested positive for COVID-19. The positive test was confirmed on August 26, 2020. According to the Dawson County Health Department, the District's students were not in contact with the teacher during the period of possible exposure. However, the teacher last worked in person-to-person contact with fellow staff on August 21st, five days prior to the teacher’s diagnosis. This teacher took precautions and did not have any contact with students. Glendive Public Schools will continue to take safety precautions to make sure all students and staff are as safe as possible. If any staff or students are at risk of exposure, the Dawson County Health Department will be in contact with that person to determine a safe and appropriate course of action. It is still recommended that any person who feels sick or ill, seek out their medical provider for specific instructions. Glendive Public Schools is following the Dawson County Health Department and CDC guidelines to clean and disinfect our schools everyday. School administrators will continue to monitor the situation and will provide further information if and when it becomes available.
We are so excited to have students in our buildings again. Below is some information that might help you out for this first week. Face coverings: Please remember that students/staff will be required to wear face coverings on school property at all times except for the following circumstances: where social distancing can be maintained, at recess if the groups/cohorts are less than 50 students, consuming food and drink, and while engaging in physical activity. This applies even if we drop below 4 active cases in Dawson County. Our plans were in place before Glendive had enough cases for the Governor's order to go into effect based on guidance from our Health Department and the CDC recommendations. Online: If you have opted out of Face-to-Face instruction you should be getting information from each school on when your student will start. If you still haven't seen anything, please call the school that your child goes to for more information. Offsite: With this being the first week of school, we will not be doing the offsite days. We want to make sure that we have everything set up. Next week, we will be starting the offsite days with all students. Your student's teachers will be sending work home or in their online platform for the students to complete. Recess: Each school is set up a little differently with how recess will work this year. Each school is trying to set up times for students to be outside without their masks. The general rule is that students can be outside without their masks if they are grouped with fewer than 50 students and they are outside for less than 15 minutes. There will be times where this is not possible (i.e. mornings when all students come to school on the playground). Please know we will continue to try and create opportunities for students to be able to take off their face coverings. Please help us by encouraging your students to follow these procedures so that we can continue to try and offer these opportunities and keep our schools healthy. Food Service: This week we will be offering Breakfast and Lunch for onsite students only. Next week, we will start offering the opportunity for students to also request Breakfast and Lunch on their offsite days. Please watch out for more information coming out this week about how the offsite process will work along with the process for students that are online.
On Thursday, August 27th, we will be inviting our online students to check out their iPads and meet their teacher. You are welcome to come to Jefferson between noon and 3 pm to do this. We look forward to seeing you and getting you set up to learn online!
Here is further information about the First Day Celebration happening tomorrow for A group students and Thursday for B group students. We are so excited to see you all there! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1GG4-lKfa1ysTfFFwoIYSksb6Zp_8L2mi8dG6XLgVwrI/edit?usp=sharing
The following is guidance and protocols developed by the Dawson County Health Department to help mitigate the risk of COVID-19 spread at Glendive Public Schools. Please check out the following link. We will also be sending out a Frequently Asked Questions sheet developed by the Health Department in the next couple of days. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1gBmrDjKhix4AThfhBR41dIhbb0uYmphHKze8Hqc4YX4/edit?usp=sharing
RE: GPS will NOT be charging the Tech Fee for 20-21 school year Thank you for your patience as we travel to new waters for Glendive Public Schools. Recently it was announced that parents were going to need to pay a $30 rental fee for the Chromebooks and Ipads that the students will be receiving this year. After last spring, we heard from many parents and staff members that the online learning was difficult for many reasons. Some of those reasons had to do with not having the proper devices, not being able to keep their student on task, not being able to control what their student was doing, etc. We heard loud and clear and were able to purchase Chromebooks for all students grades 3-12 and IPads for students grades PK-2. Not only were we able to get a device for every student, but we also wanted to make sure that they meet all student privacy requirements and applicable technology laws. In addition, we wanted to make sure that we were able to control all aspects of the device at school or at home for their offsite days. We have received many emails and have talked to many parents over the last week about the rental fee. We will NOT be charging this fee this year as we agree that it was announced too late. If you have already paid the fee, the school will be contacting you to give your money back. We understand that grants were used to purchase this equipment. The school district will need to find a way to help make this sustainable moving forward. There will still be a device checkout sheet that will need to be signed so parents are aware of the process for checking out the device. If you have any questions about this, please contact your student’s building administrator. We are really looking forward to having students start back in the schools tomorrow. Again, thank you for your patience and grace throughout this difficult time.
Wednesday is our first day of school for our A group students. Thursday is our first day for our B group students. On each of these mornings from 7:45-8 am, we will be having a COVID-19 safe First Day Celebration for your child's first day of school. It will look different than it has in the past, but we want to celebrate the first day! Everyone in attendance will be required to wear a mask at all times while on the school campus and will say goodbyes before students enter the building. Please be on the lookout for more information tomorrow. Kindergarten class lists will be posted at the end of the day on Monday, August 24th. They will be on the front doors of Jefferson by 4 pm. With school right around the corner, please make sure you have registered your kindergartener or new student! If you are struggling with getting through the process on Infinite Campus, please call the Jefferson office at 377-4155. We will be happy to assist you! Here is the link to register in case you need it! https://mtdecloud3.infinitecampus.org/campus/OLRLoginKiosk/glendive
Info on Transportation: With the A/B Hybrid Schedule, Glendive Public Schools will have busing available for all students that need it! Busing will be available starting the first day of school. Here is the new bus schedule for the 20-21 school year. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rhUUChgIlVbDlDstRJtI5yyXN-KGAUgD1dnrGMmk-6E/edit?usp=sharing
Thank you for your patience and grace in this difficult time. We have been working on a document to get out to our staff, parents, and community. Below you will find a link to the GPS Reopening Plan 20-21. This is not intended to be an all encompassing document, but a resource that you can go to for some information about reopening our schools for the 20-21 school year. Please also check out our website where you can find additional information and who to contact if you have questions or concerns. http://bit.ly/GPSReopeningPlan20-21
This year we will have different schedules to accommodate all the changes that need to be made. Below you will find the start and end times for each school. Please note that these can be changed as new information arises before the first day of school. Students will not be allowed to be onsite at the school before 7:45 a.m. JES - Start time: 8:00 a.m. - End Time: 3:20 p.m. LES - Start time: 8:00 a.m. - End Time: 3:05 p.m. WMS - Start time: 8:00 a.m. - End Time: 2:46 p.m. DCHS - Start time: 8:00 a.m. - End Time: 2:46 p.m. Thank you for your patience with this. There have been so many changes and we could not finalize these times until we had everything set. Please check out our Frequently Asked Questions Sheet for more information: https://bit.ly/GPS20-21FAQ
Class lists for 1st and 2nd grades have been posted on the front doors of JES. You can check them at your convenience. Kindergarten registration is still happening, so those lists will be posted at a later date.
Glendive Public Schools is hosting a substitute teacher training on 8/21/20 at 9 am in the DCHS cafeteria. All current substitutes are required to attend along with any new subs. The district is in dire need of substitutes and encourages anyone interested to apply online at www.glendiveschools.com (click on menu - employment - current openings - then scroll to the bottom and click on apply - left hand column (vacancies- substitute) - apply!) A degree in education is not required but applicants must be able to pass a background check and have a desire to be a positive influence in the lives of our students. https://www.applitrack.com/glendiveschools/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Substitute
GPS Reopening 20-21 Frequently Asked Questions Updated: 8/14/20 https://docs.google.com/document/d/1melu61KH_WWSEBcEiiDpls-c6HZ-xxg1Yq2ug3Io3xk/edit?usp=sharing
With school just around the corner, please check out our communication sheet. The best way to get immediate and accurate information about what is happening with Glendive Public Schools is to download our app. (see sheet for details). Thank you for your patience as we work out everything that will help us have a great start to the 20-21 school year. PDF Version: https://5il.co/jkm3
We have a new approved calendar for 20-21! Please note that the first day of school for "A" students is on Wednesday, August 26th and Thursday, August 27th for "B" students. We are working hard on class lists and schedules so that we can get those out soon. Thank you for your patience! Calendar PDF: https://5il.co/jh7e
GPS Reopening 20-21 Frequently Asked Questions Please check back frequently as we will be changing this document as more information comes out. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1melu61KH_WWSEBcEiiDpls-c6HZ-xxg1Yq2ug3Io3xk/edit?usp=sharing
Just a reminder that if you would like to opt your child out of face-to-face instruction for the start of the 2020-2021 school year, please complete the form below. Today is the last day to do it. Opt out Form: https://forms.gle/ZTnrrTsWPoPh7rmS9 Thanks!
Kindergarten registration is now open for the 2020-2021 school year. In order to be eligible for kindergarten, your child must be 5 by September 10, 2020. If your child fits this criteria, please click on the following link to register electronically. This is our first time registering online, but we are giving it a go! https://mtdecloud3.infinitecampus.org/campus/OLRLoginKiosk/glendive
Here is a link to the updated school supply lists for Jefferson students. We had to add a couple of items to ensure our students have what they need in order for us to function at our best! https://www.glendiveschools.com/o/jes/browse/52684
Kindergarten Registration Information: Please watch out for information about how to register your Kindergarten Student by Tuesday, August 11th. We are working on a way to register your student online.
GPS is working on getting the A and B student groups finalized for each school. If your child’s last name starts with an A-K they will be in the A Group that will attend onsite Monday and Wednesday of each week. If your child’s last name starts with an L-Z they will be in the B Group that attends onsite Tuesday and Thursday. We know issues may arise with this split because of things like families with different last names, childcare, work schedules, etc. If this is the case for your child/family, please take the following survey with as much detail as possible. We will do our absolute best to accommodate everyone’s request but will also have to make sure the groups are evenly distributed to allow for social distancing and an optimal learning environment. Priority will be given to make sure that children in the same household will stay on the same schedule. Class Lists will not be released until this information has been collected, reviewed, and staff able to make adjustments. This survey is due at the end of the day on August 10th. PLEASE DO NOT MOVE FORWARD TAKING THIS SURVEY IF YOUR ASSIGNED SCHEDULE WORKS FOR YOUR FAMILY. Survey Link: https://forms.gle/iifUymSqU1BaQXV59
Glendive Public Schools is requesting that any parent or guardian that would like to opt their child out of face-to-face instruction for the start of the 2020-2021 school year, complete the form that can be found at the link below. Parents will be allowed to choose this option through Tuesday, August 11, 2020. Each school needs time to prepare and plan for staffing needs for both online and face-to-face instruction. Completing this opt out agreement is necessary and very important. If you have any questions about this, please contact the building administrator of the school your child will be attending. The Glendive Unified School Board has determined that students who opt out of face-to-face instruction will still be allowed to participate in sports and activities. Please note that this is only for people that are registered with Glendive Public Schools. All rules, procedures, and eligibility requirements must be followed to participate. Opt out Form: https://forms.gle/ZTnrrTsWPoPh7rmS9
We would like to take a minute to briefly explain the difference between online learning and offsite learning to hopefully clear up any confusion between the two. Online Learning This would only take place in the event that the government shuts down the school, if students/teachers have been quarantined, or if a student has chosen to be an on-line student. In these cases, we would have students use their provided device and connect with their teachers remotely. This would include but would not be limited to online independent assignments, Google Meet/Zoom meetings, interactive lessons, and would have teacher directed lessons. Offsite Learning (Restricted or Hybrid A/B model) This would be supplemental work for the hybrid format in order to meet requirements. During the hybrid schedule, this supplemental learning would take place in conjunction with classroom instruction. Students who attend school would be given additional “at home” activities to be completed outside the classroom along with a provided device. Examples of this offsite learning could be: reading, summarizing an article, math practice, spelling practice, little readers, projects, reading a novel, writing practice, review problems, journaling, review questions, etc. This could also include activities to promote social/emotional development such as: family dinner time, reading to a sibling, taking a walk, riding a bike, hiking in the park, swimming, preparing a meal together, etc. Our goal at GPS is to provide an excellent education to our students while keeping the health of our students and staff at the forefront.
Hello from Glendive Public Schools! 2020-2021 Glendive Public Schools Reopening Parent Survey This survey was requested by the GPS Board of Trustees in order to explore reopening plan options for the 2020-2021 school year. Please fill out this survey for each of the children in your care by Sunday, August 2, 2020. We want to make sure everyone gets one of these so we apologize for all the repeat messages. https://forms.gle/r2tyw3tnSAcXcNmU6 Thank you!
We need your help! If you have a student eligible for kindergarten this fall (turns 5 before Sept 10th), please take the time to fill out the following survey. This will help us get a better picture of how many kindergarten students we will have this fall since we were not able to hold registration and screenings in the spring. More information will be sent out Aug 3 about registering for kindergarten. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd_4eqFgN0mxjkhCn_ck2PpCzknD7oB3wz2b6WQ2_cjik-ISA/viewform?usp=sf_link
Today is the last day to take the survey. Please check out the link below. 𝗚𝗣𝗦 𝗖𝗢𝗩𝗜𝗗-𝟭𝟵 𝗦𝗨𝗥𝗩𝗘𝗬 Glendive Public Schools is committed to coming up with the best possible plan for the 2020-21 school year. In order to do this, it is imperative that we hear from you. We ask that you take a few minutes to complete this survey to help guide our planning. It is the utmost priority of GPS to safely reopen schools during this public health emergency. Your feedback is crucial to help ensure students and staff have healthy learning and working environments. Please click on the link below to be taken to the survey. Thank you! https://forms.gle/UShZNx85KYDBQC4D7
𝗚𝗣𝗦 𝗖𝗢𝗩𝗜𝗗-𝟭𝟵 𝗦𝗨𝗥𝗩𝗘𝗬 Survey Link Below... Glendive Public Schools is committed to coming up with the best possible plan for the 2020-21 school year. In order to do this, it is imperative that we hear from you. We ask that you take a few minutes to complete this survey to help guide our planning. It is the utmost priority of GPS to safely reopen schools during this public health emergency. Your feedback is crucial to help ensure students and staff have healthy learning and working environments. During this unprecedented time, the District has been following the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the State, Dawson County Board of Health, Dawson County Health Department, and the local medical community. Throughout this pandemic, the District’s first priority has been and will continue to be the safety of our students and staff. 𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗽𝘂𝗿𝗽𝗼𝘀𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗖𝗢𝗩𝗜𝗗-𝟭𝟵 𝗦𝘂𝗿𝘃𝗲𝘆? 𝗛𝗼𝘄 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗚𝗣𝗦 𝘂𝘀𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝘂𝗿𝘃𝗲𝘆? The COVID-19 Survey collects your feedback so that our District leaders can gain information to build response plans in preparation of opening school under the following conditions: - Completely Online - Restricted (fully on-campus w/ CDC guidelines) - Partial (any combination of the previous two). 𝗟𝗶𝗻𝗸 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗖𝗗𝗖 𝗚𝘂𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗲𝘀 https://bit.ly/CDCrequirements We know that parents/guardians may have different opinions about the school year depending on their child’s health, grade level, etc. In order to better serve the community, we ask that you fill out the survey for each child in your care, or for each child that attends a different school. When you finish, the survey link will be available to retake the survey. 𝗛𝗼𝘄 𝗱𝗼 𝗜 𝘁𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝘂𝗿𝘃𝗲𝘆? The survey takes on average 3 minutes to complete. Your answers will only be saved when you click "Submit" on the last page. Please respond to each question honestly and feel free to select "N/A" for any questions you don’t feel you have enough information to answer or aren’t comfortable sharing. Thank you in advance for helping Glendive Public School District understand your experiences and needs. Your participation is completely voluntary, and we value your feedback. 𝗟𝗜𝗡𝗞 𝗧𝗢 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗚𝗣𝗦 𝗖𝗢𝗩𝗜𝗗-𝟭𝟵 𝗦𝗨𝗥𝗩𝗘𝗬 https://forms.gle/QUoFGn2ACDpC4GvL9
Because of the reality of all that is going on right now, class lists will be posted in August. We were not able to have kindergarten screenings and registration as planned this spring, so kindergarten lists will not be completed until after that happens. However, in order to set all of our students and staff up for success, waiting to finalize class lists is necessary. Thank you for your understanding and have a great summer!
Within the next week, GPS will be distributing a survey to gain student, staff, parent, and community input in regards to school resuming in the fall. The well-being of our students, staff, and community, as well as “Excellence in Education”, are of the utmost importance to us. Our intent is to build a plan that could be used in the event of any emergency, potential long term school closure, or the need to comply with any CDC/State/Local requirements. The current options while being compliant with Federal/State mandates are: Restricted (fully on-campus while adhering to CDC guidelines), Completely Online, and Partial (any combination of the previous two). This survey will help us gather stakeholder insight on how you feel we should proceed. GPS will share the survey via school email (students and staff), GPS website & social media pages (parents and community), and for those without online access, paper copies will be available in the district business office. We anticipate this survey taking approximately 5 minutes or less to complete. Your input is not only appreciated but is essential. Thank you ahead of time for your participation!
There are many important things coming up as we wind down the school year at Jefferson. Please take the time to read through the following to make sure you are up to date! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1sgaiAYX-22PzluVXLhdV552h_VTgOUNM1BRhueq2ekc/edit?usp=sharing
Social-Emotional Learning is very important to us here at GPS. In the final weeks of school, we will be offering many opportunities for you and your student(s) to watch and participate in some online learning in regards to resilience. Please join us Monday for this great training with Jeff Veley. If you can't make it at 10:00 am, don't worry, we will be rebroadcasting it at 6:00 pm that night. Hope you will be able to watch! Flyer: https://5il.co/frhv #GPSCommunity #Resilience
From Superintendent Schreibeis: The GPS Board of Trustees met Wednesday night and unanimously approved the recommendation to continue online remote learning for the remainder of this school year. This is an intentional decision that puts the safety of our students and staff first and foremost. While our school campuses are closed, we have an obligation to ensure our students continue to receive quality education services through the remainder of the school year, with a focus on the delivery of instruction through distance learning and providing school meals to our students. If you currently have questions or concerns about your students’ progress, please take the time to contact your child’s teacher(s). We recognize the closure of school campuses through the end of the school year brings about many questions. Please be watching for upcoming communication from your child’s principal and teacher(s) on how these last few weeks of the school year will be used to get assignments and work turned in, return textbooks and other school-owned items, and provide additional support that may be needed. More information will be coming out in the upcoming days. I also want to acknowledge the extraordinary efforts of school staff to serve our students and families with continuity of learning, nutrition, and social/emotional supports during these unprecedented circumstances. We truly have an amazing staff, awesome students, and supportive community! #GPSCommunity #WeAreInThisTogether
Ballots have been sent out for the May 5, 2020 Election. Below is a Flyer for the High School General Fund Levy. PDF: https://5il.co/f7p9 #Vote #BeInformed
Report Cards for K-8 are posted on Infinite Campus. Please just login to the parent portal, click on “Grades”, then click on “Q3.” We will not be sending report cards out in paper form. Yesterday (4/14/20), we sent out emails (Subject: User Account Activation) to everyone to get set up with Infinite Campus. So if you are not set up in the Parent Portal yet, please check for that email. If you did not get an email, please take the following survey and we will get it to you. https://forms.gle/4nJuHxm7JC7WSy4s5 If you have any questions about getting your account set up, please contact your child's school. Thank you! DCHS: 377-5265; firstname.lastname@example.org WMS: 377-2356; email@example.com LES: 377-2308; firstname.lastname@example.org JES: 377-4155; email@example.com #RemoteLearning #GPSCommunity
GPS is trying to send out emails to all of our parents to help get them set up on Infinite Campus. Infinite Campus is a district-wide student information system designed to manage attendance, grades, schedules, assessments, lunch balances, and other information about our students at Glendive Public Schools. We are sorry if you got multiple notifications. We had to send the messages out by each school. If you didn't receive an email, please check your spam folder. Also, we did not have all of our parent's email, so if you did not get an email and would like us to have it, please fill out the following survey and we will get it into our system: https://forms.gle/ArF8yRGHSmLaPJ976 If you have any questions about getting your account set up, please contact your child's school. Thank you! DCHS: 377-5265; firstname.lastname@example.org WMS:377-2356; email@example.com LES: 377-2308; firstname.lastname@example.org JES: 377-4155; email@example.com #RemoteLearning #GPSCommunity
Please read our Technology/Internet Letter for Parents. Thank you for your patience and grace during this uncertain time. PDF: https://5il.co/ey9q #BeSafe #ParentLetter #GPSCommunity
Please watch this video from Superintendent Schreibeis (2:46). https://youtu.be/B3qN43p0yx8 #GPSCommunity #StrongerTogether #KeepMoving
We know that with the new shift to online learning, more families will have to use internet more than they ever have before. Glendive Public Schools is working on ways to help families out in this difficult time. We understand that some families do not have internet which makes it difficult to get the assignments done. Please click on the link below for some information that might help. We will continue to work on solutions to help both our students and staff. PDF: https://bit.ly/3aH0d4j #GPSCommunity #DistanceLearning
Please click on the link to be taken to a Frequently Asked Questions page for our GPS Distance Learning. It can also be accessed from our website. Thanks! bit.ly/DLFrequentlyAskedQuestions #GPSCommunity #DistanceLearning #FAQ
Please watch this video from Superintendent Schreibeis (2:23). https://youtu.be/MiiDHT3PkSs #GPSCommunity #StrongerTogether #KeepMoving
Please read our Distance Learning Letter for Parents. Thank you for your patience and grace during this uncertain time. Please be on the lookout for more information in the upcoming days. PDF: https://5il.co/e3d2 #DistanceLearning #ParentLetter #GPSCommunity
To access Jefferson's Distance Learning for the week of March 23-27, please use the following link. It can also be found by going to the GPS website, clicking on Jefferson, Documents, and Distance Learning. Happy learning! https://www.glendiveschools.com/o/jes/browse/113554
We know there is a lot of uncertainty with everything going on. We will be sending information out as soon as we are able. Please use one of the following methods to learn more about what is going on at Glendive Public Schools. If you have any questions about anything, please contact your student's principal. FYI:Please do not contact us through Facebook or Facebook Messenger. We do not monitor these. PDF: https://5il.co/e09b (clickable links) #GPSCommunity #AllInThisTogether #PatienceAndGrace #WeGotThis
Video Update from Mr. Schreibeis 3-19-20 https://youtu.be/wJ-GXavAu6k (4:34) #GPSCommunity #Adapt #WeGotThis
To better help GPS serve your student(s), please take the following survey. This survey will help us gather vital information to better meet the needs of each individual child of our district. We would really appreciate it if you would take this as soon as possible. Thank you! Survey: https://forms.gle/gfF2h1hLe7JcXg9w7
Please take a look at the following document. It is our first Jefferson Distance Learning. All students need to complete the assignments in each category for each day. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1bRYAcfv0DJcGSRMgOiCp_3gNJRgMqz32feNIbbLQQqo/edit?usp=sharing
Gov Bullock Cancels all K-12 Schools for the next 2 weeks. There will be no school tomorrow for JES, LES, WMS, and DCHS. Please watch for more information from GPS over the next couple days. http://bit.ly/3d0IUg1 (Gov Bullock Press Release)
Please Watch! Video by Superintendent Schreibeis about the Coronavirus. https://youtu.be/kT7iUvJ7Qgo #GPSCommunity #IBelieveInGlendive #BeSafe
GPS Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Response letter PDF File: https://5il.co/dpy3 (clickable links) #BeInformed #GPSCommunity
Part 4 of a WMS video series. Video: 4 min 59 secs https://youtu.be/R79DIWe4C_8 #VoteMarch24 #GPSCommunity
Letter from Glendive Public Schools PDF File: https://5il.co/dnbu (clickable links) #BeInformed #GPSCommunity
Part 3 of a WMS video series. Video: 1 min 56 secs https://youtu.be/1c9o2mtBy2g #VoteMarch24 #GPSCommunity
Part 1 of a WMS video series. Video: 3 min 23 secs https://youtu.be/bcNNVhsowDQ #VoteMarch24 #GPSCommunity
The Glendive PTA is hosting an open-house tour of the Elementary District schools! Jefferson, Lincoln and Washington Middle School are holding special evening hours open to the interested public! Join us in an interactive conversation about the current conditions of each of our schools. Each school will be open from 4-7pm on Thursday, March 5th! We understand busy schedules-the PTA is providing snacks and babysitting during your tour of each school! At 6pm, join us in the Lincoln Elementary gymnasium for a Q & A session with Superintendent Stephen Schreibeis, Core Team Members, and Johnson Controls. We look forward to seeing you!
Part 3 of a LES video series. Video: 2 min 09 secs https://youtu.be/nPhNl1S5vyk #VoteMarch24 #GPSCommunity
Part 2 of a LES video series. Video: 2 min 37 secs https://youtu.be/P62E3ErXhNY #VoteMarch24 #GPSCommunity
Part 1 of a LES video series. Video: 2 min 39 secs https://youtu.be/Epkl-7OujQM #VoteMarch24 #GPSCommunity
Please check our website to find information about the upcoming Glendive Elementary School District #1 Bond Measure. Please watch out for more information being added daily. FYI: February 24th is the close of Regular Registration to vote. Find out more information on the website. www.glendiveschools.org #BestSourceForAcurateInformation #BeInformed #TippingPoint Questions or concerns: Call or email Superintendent Schreibeis at 377-5339 or firstname.lastname@example.org
From the Transportation Dept: Tuesday, 2-4-2020 bus 7 will not run the afternoon route. Not enough drivers.
"I Love to Read" all month long! This is a great opportunity to read a little extra with your kids!!
Just a reminder for everyone to continue to do the following things so that you can protect your student and everyone else. We have to all be in this together to #KillTheNorovirus. 1. Wash your student's clothes, jackets, backpacks, etc. 2. Clean your house with bleach or another product that takes care of the Norovirus (remember, disinfectants don't work on the Norovirus). 3. Make sure everyone is washing their hands frequently with soap and water (hand sanitizers do not work on the Norovirus). 4. Keep students home 48 hours after they no longer have symptoms. We know that it is really difficult to do some of these, especially number 4. We appreciate everyone's continued effort with keeping our schools and community safe. Have a great weekend! Go #68! #GPSCommunity
We couldn't be prouder! Thanks for inspiring all of us Mike Person! Video: https://youtu.be/o7pmipO37FI #GoodLuck #68 #GlendiveProud #GPSPride #GPSCommunity
From Transportation Dept. Friday 1-31-2020 Bus 5 will not run the afternoon route. Not enough drivers.
From Transportation Dept: Bus 7 will not run today (Tuesday, 1/28/20).
Did You Know: The symptoms of Norovirus: Diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, stomach pain, possible: fever, headache, body aches. You can spread the Norovirus after you get better. The Norovirus is still being produced in your body after you get over your symptoms. Even once you feel better, you should still stay home at least 48 hours after. This is vital if we are ever going to get this virus out of our community. #KillTheNoroVirus #GPSCommunity
Did You Know: Soap and Water can wash Norovirus away, but it takes really hot water to kill it. So please wash your hands with soap often and wash your clothes with Very Hot Water. #KillTheNoroVirus #GPSCommunity
Parents, please use this weekend to wash all your kids clothing, bedding, etc. I know it is a lot of work, but when the Norovirus can last 3 weeks on surfaces or clothing, we need to be diligent with killing this virus. #KillTheNorovirus #GPSCommunity
Hello, this is Stephen Schreibeis, the Superintendent at Glendive Public Schools. As I am sure you have heard, our community is battling the norovirus among other sicknesses. Because of this, GPS is taking steps to keep our students and staff safe. School will be canceled on Monday, January 27th. This unprecedented step has been taken to help give our students and staff time to get better, to thoroughly sanitize our buildings, and to try to stay ahead of it moving forward. We want to make sure that we are able to kill the virus in our schools so that we can continue to keep our school environment as safe as possible. Please understand that the only way that this virus will go away in our community is if every individual takes the steps seriously that the Health Department has sent out to everyone. Please review the message that the Health Department has sent out on their Facebook Page and website if you have not already. Glendive Public Schools has also posted this information on our app, websites, and Facebook Pages. We know that the virus will keep cycling through our community and schools if people do not follow these guidelines. We appreciate your assistance in keeping our community safe and healthy. Thank you for your understanding.
Friday, 1-24-2020 Bus 5 will not run this afternoon. Not enough drivers.
The Dawson County Health Department is requesting the assistance of community members in doing their due diligence in preventing the spread of Norovirus circulating in our area. Just because you have had Norovirus once, it does not provide you with immunity. Within three weeks, you could get it again. Norovirus symptoms include nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Preventative measures include: Hand Hygiene – wash with soap and water NOT hand sanitizer. Hand sanitizer does not destroy the norovirus. Disinfect - contaminated surfaces including laundry with chlorine bleach. Launder – contaminated bedding and laundry should be washed with hot water, detergent and bleach Protect yourself by wearing gloves when handling soiled items. Food Prep – do not prepare food for at least 48 to 72 hours after symptoms end. Stay home – Do not return to work or school or childcare for at least 48 hours after symptoms resolve. If symptoms persist or worsen, follow up with your healthcare provider. For more information click on the links below: Norovirus Outbreak Management Guide: http://bit.ly/2RjNtcH Symptoms of Norovirus: http://bit.ly/2ROWAB0
You are invited to our FREE "Stronger Together" Community Training on Tuesday, January 21st from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the DCHS Auditorium. Jeff Veley will be back to train Mental Health Professionals, Educators, Youth Group Leaders, Health Care Professionals, Parents, etc. on how to train kids to deal with their squabbles. If you work with or around kids, this training is for you. "Squabbles" is a great way to train the kids that you work with in Conflict Resolution and to help them cope and be resilient. We hope to see you there!
Everyone is invited to a Lunch & Learn on Monday, January 20th from 12-1 in the GPS Board Room (Merrill Ave Entrance). Jeff Veley (National Resilience Educator) will be here to teach you how to empower youth to squash squabbles before they cause drama or trauma. Bring a Brown Bag Lunch Light Refreshments Provided Hope to see you there (even if you can't make the whole hour)!
1-8-2020 Bus 3 will not run this afternoon.
Please watch this video from Superintendent Schreibeis (2:15). https://youtu.be/YRf82Jrk58I #2020Challenge #LoveChangesItAll #BeKindAndLoveLikeCrazy #GPSCommunity #GPSPride
We are excited to hear all about the kids' break! If you haven't done so already please wash all coats, snow pants, hats, mittens, and backpacks!
From Transportation Dept: Bus 4 will not run all day Thursday 12/19/19 and all day Friday (12/20/19). We are still short on drivers.
From Transportation Department: Bus 4 will not run this morning.
1st and 2nd Grade Christmas Program will be at DCHS Thursday December 12th.
Our survey closes on Friday (Nov 29th). If you haven't taken it yet, we would love to hear from you! Thank you to everyone who has taken the survey already! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YT7PPVX #GPSCommunity #YourOpinionMatters
From Transportation Dept: Tomorrow, Tuesday 11-26-19 Bus 1 and 5 will not run the afternoon route. Not enough drivers.
Parents: Here is a video from Jeff Veley inviting you to our Live Facebook Event on Nov 20th. #RaiseThemStrong #GPSCharacter Video (1:51): https://youtu.be/Wcg3iRiJPcE
Parents: Please join us for our first Facebook Live Event. You aren't going to want to miss this. Wednesday, Nov 20th @ 6:00 p.m. Here is the link to the Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/753864578410030/
From Transportation Dept. Friday 11-15-19 Bus 7 will not run the afternoon route. Not enough drivers.
Yearly reminder about GPS School Disruptions due to weather or emergencies. Parent Letter: https://5il.co/68zm Site with more information: https://www.glendiveschools.com/o/gps/browse/40329
Glendive Public Schools would like your input! As many of you know, the District just put in front of the voters two bond measures that did not pass. We would like to learn and gather input from everyone who voted to better understand how we can improve moving forward. We are going to continue to strive to make this a transparent process in which we will continue to seek feedback to ensure we create a vision that reflects our entire community. Please consider taking a few minutes to fill out the survey. This survey is 100% anonymous. Thank you! Survey Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YT7PPVX #GPSCommunity #WeWantYourInput
From Transportation Dept: 10-5-19 Tuesday bus 1 and bus 7 will not run the pm route. Not enough drivers.
From Transportation Dept: 11-5-19 Bus 7 will not run Tuesday afternoon. Not enough drivers.
Do you shop at Reynolds and want to help Glendive Public Schools? If you answered yes to both, please consider using the following code when you shop at Reynold's. Glendive Public Schools will get a percentage of your purchase. All money will be going to social-emotional learning in the district. Thank you! Code: 1005 To use the code, please let the cashier know before they start your purchase.
From the Transportation Dept: Bus 7 will not run am or pm tomorrow, 10/25/19. Not enough drivers.
Jeff Veley (National Social Skills Educator) just published his first children's book "Bigfoot Gets Bullied." He is offering our teachers and parents a free Kindle edition of the book. It's a fun way to empower young students to solve social problems - in two simple steps. But you must act now. The offer ends on Wednesday. Download your copy ⇒ http://bit.ly/bigfoot-free
Video Series: What's Going On At GPS? (11:19 min) https://youtu.be/2Y9YtO7Uxmw #GPSCommunity #GPSService #DownloadOurApp
From Transportation Dept: 10-15-19 bus 7 will not run this afternoon. Short on drivers
October is School Spirit Month! Join us in celebrating and adding a more joy to our days! Attached is a calendar with more information. We cannot wait to see your children! https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1_pU5VkwplOnGNkXdxXbJkRT_WqQpDxTeFbgdl50Y-dE/edit?usp=sharing
Today is the last day to turn in your ballots. If you haven't been able to turn in your ballots yet, please make sure you get them down to the Clerk and Recorder's office by 8 PM tonight. If you have turned them in, Thank You! #2019BondMeasure #BeInformed www.glendiveschools.com
From Transportation Dept: Monday 10-7-19 Buses 1 and 6 will not run the PM route. Still short of drivers.
Wanted: Amazing human beings with a strong heart, generous spirit, and a passion to make a difference in the lives of others. GPS is in dire need of Substitutes for PK – 12. If you want to add value to students, staff, and the community, we would love to have you apply. If you are interested, please click on the link below and fill out our online application. http://bit.ly/GPSapplytoSub #GPSCommunity
If you haven't voted yet for the Bond Measure, please vote and get your ballot to the Clerk and Recorder before 8 p.m. on October 8th. Video from Mr. Schreibeis: https://youtu.be/ppLVHoKFoXc #Vote #BeInformed #2019BondMeasure
Please remember to send appropriate clothing with your child. The weather is getting colder and they need warm coats, hats, mittens/gloves, snow pants, and snow boots. Also, they will need a dry pair of shoes to change into from their boots. Thanks!!
Important health information from the Dawson County Health Department. #GPSSafety #BeSafe https://5il.co/aj6q
With the beginning of the school year upon us, we just wanted to remind everyone of some safety tips from the Glendive Police Department. Please talk with your students. #GPSSafety #BeSafe #EducationIsKey http://bit.ly/GPDSafetyReminder
From Transportation Dept: Friday 9-27-19 Buses 5 and 7 will not run the pm route. Not enough drivers
Message from Transportation Dept: Bus 7 will not run the PM route.
Bus Updates: AM Wed, 9/25: No Bus 7 or 1 PM Wed, 9/25: No Bus 1
Wednesday September 25th Bus 1 will not be running all day and Bus 7 will not be running in the morning. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Today is the day. Ballots are being sent out to all registered voters in the mail, so you should be receiving it soon. Please reach out to Mr. Schreibeis if you have any questions (email@example.com or 377-5339) or go to our website (https://www.glendiveschools.com/o/gps/page/2019-bond-info--2). Video from Mr. Schreibeis: https://youtu.be/8kVkRytj6ZU #BeInformed #2019BondMeasure
Mr. Schreibeis Interviews Bridget Ekstrom of D.A. Davidson. (7:52) https://youtu.be/LU-hSsu5pNU What it is about: Mr. Schreibeis and Bridget discuss the bond financing (principal and interest), the best time to pursue a bond, and the total amount of money per household. Bridget Ekstrom is the VP of Public Finance of D.A. Davidson #BeInformed #2019BondMeasure
Ballots will be coming out a week from today. Here is the new video that was posted on our website yesterday. Stephen Schreibeis Interview with Dusty Eaton - A&E Architects - (31:37) https://youtu.be/MbYsL4ECURU For more information about the bond, please visit our website at www.glendiveschools.com. #BeInformed #2019BondMeasure
Video: What is the difference between a levy and a bond? https://youtu.be/FStQMd3XH08 (4 min 15 sec) #BeInformed #2019BondMeasure
If you are a Jefferson parent and have not filled out our form, we would really appreciate it if you would! Our goal is to gain a shared perspective with you. We want as much information as we can to best meet the needs of your children! https://forms.gle/3FmyFxFQmUkcy4vy6
UPDATE: We will not be having an early out this Friday, Sept 13. The decision has been made to move the homecoming parade to Friday, Sept 27 at 3. The homecoming football game will be that date. We will run an early out schedule that day so our students can attend the parade.
It is EASY to join the PTA! Come to our meeting THIS THURSDAY, Sept 12, at 6:30PM in the Jefferson Elementary library! Snacks and supervised activities will be provided for the kids! We hope to see you there!
Ballots will be going out on Sept 20th for the school district's bond proposal. Please check back as more Frequently Asked Questions will be added the next couple of weeks. #BeInformed #Vote https://www.glendiveschools.com/o/gps/page/2019-bond-info--2
Tomorrow is picture day at Jefferson! Be ready with your best smiles!
GPS Communication Page: Stay informed with what is happening in the district and schools. PDF Version: http://5il.co/5frr #GPSCommunity
Below is a link to the JES parent survey. If you have a Jefferson student, I would greatly appreciate you spending a few moments to share information with me. It will help me learn about how I can best serve our families. Thank you in advance! https://forms.gle/wpp3Rfp9PY8t93JF8
Video from Superintendent Schreibeis about the upcoming bond measure. https://youtu.be/lXLHhdKBQc4 Please check out our website and Facebook page for more information. We will be adding more information all the time so keep an eye out. #BeInformed #Vote
Bus Information for the 2019-2020 School Year! https://www.glendiveschools.com/o/gps/page/transportation--254
It’s time to share some Dino-mite summer adventures! Ethan visited the state capital this summer. Mrs. Wahl and her family explored Germany. Kayzen spent her summer outside and golfing. Mrs. Geiger tended to her clematis in her garden. Here at Jefferson we want to know what our families have been up to this summer. We are doing a summer photo challenge and would love it if you joined us! If you would like to share a photo of your Dino-mite doing their favorite thing this summer, email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. We cannot wait to see and share what you’ve been up to!
Here at Jefferson we want to know what our families have been up to this summer. We are doing a summer photo challenge and would love if you joined us! If you would like to share a photo of your Dino-mite doing their favorite thing this summer, email them to email@example.com We cannot wait to see and share what you’ve been up to!
The Board of Trustees of Glendive Public Schools is searching for a trustee to fill a vacant position. He or she will serve on the board until May of 2020, when the seat will open for election. The board encourages anyone interested in serving on the Glendive School Board to send the following information to Kristine Mothershead, PO Box 701, Glendive, MT 59330 or to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:00 p.m. on August 16, 2019. Letter of Interest Resume Please answer the following questions: Tell us about your background (i.e. education, occupation, etc.). What drives or inspires you to be a part of the Glendive School Board and what qualities do you think you would bring to the Board if selected? What do you think is the biggest challenge facing Glendive’s schools and what do you think should be done about it? Qualified candidates must reside within the boundaries of Glendive Elementary School District #1. The board will review and may interview all interested candidates.
School supply lists can be found on the website under documents.
Class lists have been posted! This is super exciting for the kids. Make it a family event and come and check out their next adventure!! Happy July!!!
Come join us on July 1st at 6:30 in the DCHS Auditorium. Thank you Healthy Communities Coalition for bringing this to Glendive! https://www.facebook.com/events/375129699793860/
Join GPS in Supporting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. We are walking in the Out of the Darkness Eastern Montana Walk to fight suicide and support AFSP's bold goal to reduce the suicide rate 20% by 2025. Please help us reach our goal by clicking the "Donate" button on this page (see link below). All donations are 100% tax deductible and benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), funding research, education, advocacy, and support for those affected by suicide. Thank you for your support! https://afsp.donordrive.com/participant/Valerie-Damron
We hope you can come to our next Community Meeting on Tuesday, June 25th at 6:30 p.m. in the DCHS Cafeteria. We will be updating everyone on where we are at with our facilities planning. Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2014181352224043/
WOW! Can you believe it is the last day of school for the 2018-2019 school year. A big thank you to everyone that made this a very successful year. Have a great summer!
To help all our new employees for next year, we are asking for anyone that is in need of great renters for their house/apartment, to fill out the following survey. The results will only be shared with school employees. Thank you Glendive for your help with this. Please contact email@example.com if the link does not work. Thanks! https://forms.gle/Dzoyjv1qvExRFMq96
Principal V here, and I'd just like to give a shout out to all Jefferson staff. Teaching is a challenging profession, and the wonderful people here are always trying to focus on the positive. Over the course of the year, we've called students to the office 1503 times for receiving a Dinomite ticket, which is at least an order of magnitude less than how many times staff have recognized Dinomite behavior and given students a Dinomite ticket. Moreover, our school has collectively written more than 275 Postcards to students. Teachers make education what it is. Thank you to Jefferson and all the wonderful people in the Glendive Public Schools for doing what you do for kids. #GPSPride #JeffersonDinomites #GPSCommunity #stayfocused #staypositive #celebratethegood
Around 10:00 this morning, Jefferson lost partial power and all water. With the help of MDU, Holden Electric, Netzler Plumbing, and Mondak Construction Supply, we were able to restore power and water around 11:00am. Without knowing that we'd get power and water back, we had to entertain the possibility of cancelling school, or bringing in porta potties (which would have been a questionable solution for our students). Thank you to these community organizations for helping us keep school going today #ittakesacommunity #keepitgoing
***Correction on the High School Levy Ballot*** Video from Superintendent Schreibeis: https://youtu.be/bsdXSHtLxlI
You are all invited to come to an important event about Motivating responsible Use of Technology & Preventing Digital Abuse on May 2, 2019 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm in the DCHS Auditorium. We hope to see you there. Please click on the link for more information (Flyer): https://is.gd/a0TWOj or https://5il.co/7e3v if you don't have Facebook. Hope to see you there!
Video from Superintendent Schreibeis about the upcoming Levy. https://youtu.be/CdfVCi5ugDs #2019Levy #BeInformed #MakeAnEducatedDecision #GPSPride #GPSCommunity
Ballots for the May 7th Election will be going out this week. Here is a flyer that was created to help you get accurate information on the upcoming General Fund Levy. We will only be running one levy this year in the High School District. Please check back on the app, website, and Facebook pages for more information in the upcoming weeks. As always, please let us know if you have any questions. Thanks!
Glendive Public Schools has been working on getting our automated system working for absences. We will start our new system tomorrow, April 11th. If your student is absent, and the school has not been notified that they are excused, you will receive a call from our Notification System (377-9385). There will be two calls a day, morning (10:00) and afternoon (4:00). We want to make sure that you are aware of the absence and if you are aware, that you are reminded to call in to the school to excuse the absence. We thank you for your patience as we work out the kinks of this new system. If you have any questions, please contact the office of your child's school. Thanks!
Message from Dawson County Montana-Emergency Alerts: Flood waters currently are covering Marsh Road both north and south of Cottonwood Grove. Blockades are being put in place. At this time, NO TRAVEL is advised on Marsh Road. Please, exercise extreme caution - Turn Around, Don't Drown! Update: Residents of Cottonwood Grove within the affected area are advised to Shelter in Place at this time. No Travel Advised.
I am pleased to announce that the professionals we had on site to fix our plumbing issue have successfully restored Jefferson's systems. The school is safe and ready to welcome back students Monday morning. We appreciate your understanding during this situation, and we look forward to resuming education with our students. Thank you all and have a great weekend!
Update on pipes: we have been in communication with the teams working on our piping issues. Unfortunately, they were not able to clear the pipe blockage tonight and will continue working on the issue tomorrow, and possibly this weekend. As a result, JES does not have working bathrooms. Because of the cold, we’ve ruled out the porta-potties as an alternative. Given the givens, JES will not be able to be open for students tomorrow. We apologize for the inconvenience, and want to reassure you that the safety and well-being of our students and staff is of our top priorities. Again, JES, and only JES, will not be open for school tomorrow. Thank you for your understanding and please remember, in all things, be safe, be respectful, be kind, be responsible, and be a learner.
JES wants to inform you that we are having difficulties with our draining pipes. We’ve experienced issues of water backing up. We have plumbers on site to address the issue. We are hopeful that this situation will be taken care of tonight. We will keep you informed as soon as we know anything. Thank you!
Wanted: An amazing human being with a strong heart, generous spirit, and a passion to make a difference in the lives of others. GPS is looking for a HEAD CUSTODIAN at Jefferson Elementary School to join our great team. If you want to add value to students, staff, and the community, we would love to have you apply. If you are interested, please call Kathy Nicholson at 377-5385. Information and applications can be found on our website at https://www.glendiveschools.com (click on Menu - Employment).
Bus 3 will not run the morning route.
Buses will not be running tomorrow morning because of the snow. As with any situation, the safety of our students is the utmost importance. If a bus happened to get stuck, we do not want to have students standing outside waiting at their bus stops in the cold temperatures. Buses will be running tomorrow afternoon, as we feel the buses will be able to maneuver better by then. As with any situation like this, if you feel it is not safe to get your kids to school, please call the school and let them know. We feel it is important for parents to have a choice and make the final decision for their student. Please know that these decisions are not made lightly as we know these situations can be an extreme inconvenience for many families. Thank you for your understanding in this difficult matter. Again, buses will not be running tomorrow morning but will be running in the afternoon. We will also be continuing our early release schedule in each school with parent-teacher conferences from 2:00 - 8:00 pm. Thank you!
Video Message from Superintendent Schreibeis about Social Media and a new Momo challenge that just hit Montana. Facebook Message: https://goo.gl/hmFAYG
Buses will not be running this morning because of the extreme cold temperatures. As with any situation, the safety of our students is the utmost importance. We do not want our students standing outside in these extreme cold situations. Buses will be running this afternoon as the temperatures are supposed to warm up by then. As with any situation like this, if you feel it is not safe to get your kids to school, please call the school and let them know. We feel it is important for parents to have a choice and make the final decision for their student. Please know that these decisions are not made lightly as we know these situations can cause extreme inconvenience for many families. Thank you for your understanding in this difficult matter. Again, buses will not be running this morning because of the extreme cold. Thank you!
Just a reminder that we are having a community forum tonight at 6:30 pm in the DCHS Cafeteria. We would love to have as many people there as possible. This meeting is so important for the direction of Glendive Public Schools moving forward. Your input is vital for the success of our school district. Please come join us to help GPS take a great step forward in our road to excellence. We hope to see you there!
Just a reminder that we are having a community forum tonight at 6:30 pm in the DCHS Cafeteria. We would love to have as many people there as possible. This meeting is so important for the direction of Glendive Public Schools moving forward. Your input is vital for the success of our school district. Please come join us to help GPS take a great step forward in our road to excellence. We hope to see you there!
Glendive Public Schools would like your input! As many of you know, the District has launched a comprehensive planning process to identify the educational needs of the community and shape the overall vision for our future. Determining the goals and aspirations of Glendive residents is the main objective driving our planning efforts. This will be a transparent process in which we will continue to seek feedback to ensure we create vision which reflects our entire community. As part of this effort we will be reaching out in various ways to get your input. The first opportunity is available now through a community-wide online survey. Please consider taking a few minutes to fill out the survey through the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YYSPZTB
The link between nutrition, physical activity, and learning is well documented. Healthy eating and activity patterns are essential for students to achieve their full academic potential, full physical, and mental growth, and lifelong health and well being.