Gallatin High Update
Week of 1/4-1/8/2021
Happy New Year!
As the first week of the new year unfolded, we were reminded of the fractured nature of our political state and the fragility of our democratic system. In these circumstances, it is more important than ever to provide adolescents an opportunity to process their feelings and emotions surrounding these events. To that end, we want to provide you with a resource to talk with your child. In this article from The Child Mind Institute, guidance is provided regarding how to talk with children of different ages about navigating this moment in American history. I hope you find it helpful as you talk with your students.
End of the Semester 1 Grading Period
Due to the blended instructional model, we will not have a traditional finals week schedule. Rather, students will take finals during their normal class periods in the blended model schedule.
Winter Sports Update
All spectators will wear masks
Spectators must maintain 6 foot distance (family/household exempt)
No spectators allowed at Swim Meets
Only 2 tickets per athlete and coach for both home and visiting teams. We will use a pass list as will other schools on our schedule. Cell phone numbers will be required.
We will let home and visiting sub varsity teams stay in the gym. They will need to wear masks and maintain social distancing.
Temperature checks for athletes will be done prior to home and away games.
Coaches have to wear masks as per MHSA directive.
Team seating areas will be spread out
Concessions will not be served
Managers will wear masks at all times
Athletes and Coaches will be required to wear masks while traveling on busses.
Congregating after games will be discouraged.
Our guidelines will be shared with visiting schools.
Bozeman students and staff are expected to follow the protocols of the host school when traveling.
Please follow “Enter” and Exit” directives.
Thank you for your cooperation with these guidelines as we do our best to keep everyone safe and allow our athletes to compete!
- Combined high school drama performance of the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Available via Zoom link.
Thursday, January 14th
- Boys basketball vs. Bozeman High at BHS, 7pm
Friday, January 15th
- Girls basketball vs. Bozeman High at GHS, 7pm
- Virtual Speech and Debate meet
Saturday, January 16th
- Wrestling vs. Great Falls High and CMR
- Swimming vs. Great Falls and CMR
- Monday, January 18th-PIR day
- Friday, January 22-end of semester 1
- Monday, January 25th-PIR day
- Tuesday, January 26th-PIR day
- Wednesday, January 27th-first day of semester 2
Instructional Model for Second Semester
At the regular board meeting on January 11, administration will make recommendations for the pK-5, 6-8 and 9-12 instructional models. These recommendations will be based on the metrics/matrix.
Next week, you will have an opportunity to indicate if you wish to make any changes to whether your student is attending in person (Track A/B) or fully remote (Track C).
Giving Back to our Community
Donating food through "Can the Griz" and other donation efforts
Performing virtual holiday programs for all to enjoy. Lots more on the Fine Arts website!
Donating to support many of our students and their families who are struggling to make ends meet
Caroling outside of nursing homes and in neighborhoods
Providing holiday decorations and ornaments for nursing homes and assisted living facilities
Fundraising for Kids With Cancer
Creating care packages for the Bozeman Warming Center, Haven, and the senior facilities
Selling holiday wreaths to benefit the efforts to provide solar power panels on district facilities