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. ๐Ÿ‘‰ 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.
4 months ago, Glendive Public Schools
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.
4 months ago, Kara Barthel
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!
4 months ago, Kara Barthel
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!
5 months ago, Kara Barthel
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!
5 months ago, Kara Barthel
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.
7 months ago, Kara Barthel
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 childโ€™s building administrator. Thank you!
7 months ago, Glendive Public Schools
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
7 months ago, Glendive Public Schools
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 studentโ€™s building administrator. GPS Restricted Check: https://rb.gy/w256qs
7 months ago, Glendive Public Schools
Please check out the GPS Active COVID Cases sheet (link below) to see all updates on active cases and quarantines in the schools.ย  Things have been changing quickly and this is the best way to see our current numbers.ย  If you have any questions, please contact us at gps@glendiveschools.org. GPS Active COVID Cases: https://rb.gy/50iklu Current New Active Cases added:ย  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.ย  The app is the best way to see all updated information from GPS.ย  Thank you!
7 months ago, Glendive Public Schools
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. ๐ƒ๐ข๐ซ๐ž๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ ๐ข๐ฏ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐š ๐•๐ข๐ซ๐ญ๐ฎ๐š๐ฅ ๐๐ฎ๐›๐ฅ๐ข๐œ ๐‚๐จ๐ฆ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ: 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 gps@glendiveschools.org and someone will try and get back to you within 48 hours. ๐ƒ๐ข๐ซ๐ž๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ฐ๐š๐ญ๐œ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฅ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž-๐ฌ๐ญ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ฆ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐›๐จ๐š๐ซ๐ ๐ฆ๐ž๐ž๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐ : 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.
7 months ago, Glendive Public Schools
Please watch the following video (3:33) from Mr. Schreibeis about the dire need for staffing. https://youtu.be/bPGZalPceZ0
7 months ago, Glendive Public Schools
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 gps@glendiveschools.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!
7 months ago, Glendive Public Schools
GPS is dedicated to promoting behaviors that reduce COVID-19โ€™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 Districtโ€™s small pool of available substitutes. We appreciate the communityโ€™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 gps@glendiveschools.org.
7 months ago, Glendive Public Schools
โ€‹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 gps@glendiveschools.org. GPS Active COVID Casesโ€‹: 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!
7 months ago, Glendive Public Schools
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 gps@glendiveschools.org. GPS Active COVID Casesโ€‹: 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!
7 months ago, Glendive Public Schools
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)
8 months ago, Glendive Public Schools
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 gps@glendiveschools.org. GPS Active COVID Cases: https://rb.gy/50iklu
8 months ago, Glendive Public Schools
Please remember warm winter gear (snowpants, snowboots, warm gloves/mittens, hats) and an extra pair of shoes.
8 months ago, Kara Barthel
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 studentโ€™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!
8 months ago, Glendive Public Schools