Gallatin High Update

Week of 11/30-12/4

General Update

As we head into the winter months, it is easy to succumb to pandemic fatigue. This article from the Child Mind Institute talks about how to support kids (of all ages) in dealing with the stress that comes with living through a pandemic. The article specifically discusses how to manage uncertainty, stay calm, support your kids, and help kids deal with the anxieties brought on by this moment in time.

Academic Reminders

Grades

We appreciate those of you who check Powerschool regularly and check in with your student when they are missing assignments. As we near the end of the semester, it is increasingly important that students are caught up on assignments and make up work. It is important that students are on track by the end of semester in order to ensure they earn credit for each course.


According to the BSD7 Playbook:

  • Students will need to log into each course and participate daily, though there may not be synchronous activities assigned every day.

  • Students are expected to complete all assigned activities and assessments for each of their courses. Failure to demonstrate proficiency by completing activities and assessments will impact a student’s grades.

Failing grades will not earn credit towards graduation.


Participation

All students, whether they are attending in person in the blended model, attending remotely or quarantined (and feeling well) are expected to participate fully, five days a week, in all of their courses. Students are expected to complete assignments in all of their courses. If your student is having any trouble connecting with course material or with participating, please contact your teacher, your school counselor, or an administrator to address the issue.


One-to-One Technology

Within the next month, Gallatin High will be moving to a one-to-one Chromebook system. This means that every Gallatin High School student who attends in-person will have a BSD7 chromebook checked out to him/her for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year. Students will be expected to bring the device with them to school each day to be used in their classes (following district procedures, personal devices will not be allowed to be used in classrooms). Your student will also have the opportunity to take the device home and use it for school purposes.


In order to receive a Chromebook, you must complete this permission form for your student. If you completed a form earlier and you have checked out a Chromebook to use during the Blended Model, you do not need to complete this form again. You already have your device.


We do not have an exact timetable for the one-to-one roll out, but we want to be ready. The first thing that needs to happen is to get the permission form completed and on file so that when we have the Chromebooks and are ready to distribute them, there will not be a delay in your student receiving his/her device.

Don't get lost, check out our new sign for the bus lane!

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School Spirit

Raptor Gear

Universal Athletics is offering a temporary online store for the month of December. Orders must be placed by December 24th and will be delivered in January. Check out the options if you need some raptor gear.


Raptor Swag

A GHS family is creating some raptor swag and a portion of every purchase goes to support the GHS Booster Club as they support all clubs and activities. Check out the items available here. The order form and contact information can be found at this link. See below for some of the options.

News from the Bozeman Public Library

Bundle of Books!

We want to get plenty of books to families during this pandemic, so the Children’s staff at the Bozeman Public Library is putting together bundles of books based on your children’s ages and interests. The Library is closed but they are open for curbside pick-up Tuesday-Friday 10-6 and Saturdays 10-2. Instead of placing holds online, we really appreciate you calling the Children’s Desk at 582-2404 when you need any children’s or teen books. We can find you books and make recommendations, put all materials in a bag, and you can swing by for a personalized curbside pickup. Please call us!

There's still time to help raise money for GHS by participating in the virtual Santa Run!

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Thank you to the GHS PAC for helping out with holiday decorations for the choir concert!

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