Gallatin High Weekly Update
Week of September 28, 2020
We recognize that this has been a challenging start to the school year. However, we want to reinforce that by communicating with each other and working together, we can support our GHS students in pursuing the best possible education in these most uncertain circumstances. In the face of challenge, when things are feeling out of our control, it is often empowering to think about the things we can control. Here is a great resource about how you can help frame the current challenges for your students. Also, here is a short video (5 min) video that can help all of us train our brain to deal with the traumatic stress associated with a global pandemic. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to a teacher, counselor, dean or administrator.
The Raptor was introduced at the Homecoming football game. If you have an idea to name the raptor, please submit it to the Main Office.
Some of our band students welcomed students to school with the fight song on Blue and Black Day.
Some of our Jazz choir students sang the National Anthem at the Homecoming football game.
Important Dates and the Week Ahead
IMPORTANT DATE CHANGES
· Next week, the remote learning day will change from Wednesday to Tuesday to accommodate the state ACT at BHS.
- Monday, October 5th-Track A in person
- Tuesday, October 6th-remote learning
- Wednesday, October 7th-Track A in person
- Thursday and Friday, October 8-9th-Track B in person
- The following week, Track days will be changed to accommodate the MEA weekend.
- Monday, October 12th-Track A
- Tuesday, October 13th-Track B
- Wednesday, October 14th-Remote learning
- In lieu of Back to School Night, all teachers have created an introductory video in Canvas. Please see the Announcements section of each course's Canvas page to view these introductions.
Thursday, October 1
Boys Soccer vs. Senior @ BHS, 5pm
Girls Soccer vs. Senior @ BHS, 7pm
FB @ Skyview, 7pm
Friday, October 2
Saturday, October 3
Soccer games cancelled due to Covid at Belgrade High
Picture re-takes are coming soon-see information below.
Students in Alex Greene's English I class work on their identity writing assignment.
Jewelry I students work on their necklace and linking project.
Students in Steve Riccio's GeoPhysical Science class learn about nuclear fusion.
Canvas and Grade Information
- We are still working on the technical side of connecting the Canvas gradebook to Powerschool. In the meantime, all grades will be viewable and updated in PowerSchool. Please do not use the Canvas gradebook feature to access accurate grades.
- We are noticing a lag time between when assignments are submitted in Canvas and when the submission appears in the student view. Please be aware that submitted assignments may not show up in Canvas for teachers for 1-2 hours. Teachers will then need to grade the work before entering the grades in PowerSchool.
- If you have any questions about grades or assignments, first check PowerSchool and then contact the teacher.
- Please remember that all students should be logging into Canvas, completing assignments, and participating in any synchronous activities on the days they are remote learning.
- To pair with your student's Canvas page, please follow these instructions.
- For general Canvas questions, please access these resources here.
- Some issues can be solved by ensuring your are logging in to the correct screen (see images below).
- Parents have let us know that viewing student progress in the app is easier if you have more than one student.
- Most Canvas questions can be resolved by following Steps 1 and 2 below:
Step 1. Check Student/Parent Website for login and pairing support, as well as common tech troubleshooting associated with Canvas. CLICK HEREStep 2. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and support staff from the curriculum and technology department will respond to the parent/student request for support
Back to School Night
School ClubsClubs are getting up and running at Gallatin High School. If you or your student would like to join a club, please see the daily bulletin in PowerSchool for club meeting times.
Student Council meets weekly to plan events for the school. Currently they are suggestions to Name the Raptor. Anyone interested in joining student council can attend a meeting or contact email@example.com
Spirit Club is a club formed to generate a sense of community for our school and support all students. They have been making signs to wish our sports teams well and soon will begin a Shoutout program to recognize students and staff for all of the big and small things they do to make Gallatin High a great place to be. If you are interested in joining Spirit Club, please email GHSspiritclub@bsd7students.org
Would you like to become a Raptor Booster and support students as they pursue all activities at Gallatin High School? Please visit https://gallatinhighboosters.com/join-now/ for more information.
Gallatin High PAC
The PAC meets virtually the third Tuesday of each month. Please reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested in attending a meeting.
- Our boys golf team won the Divisional Championship in Billings and are currently competing in the State championship this weekend. Four members of the girls golf team also qualified as individuals.
- Boys and Girls soccer both blanked CMR last weekend with the boys wining 4-0 and the girls winning 6-0.
- Our football team lost to Billings West, but played hard to the end and never gave up.
- Last weekend, cross-country girls finished third overall at their meet and our team finished second in their quad.
- The Raptor volleyball team swept Belgrade 3-0 last Saturday.
Mental Health Awareness Week - October 4-10
This week (Sunday, October 4th-Saturday, October 10th) is Mental Illness Awareness Week. Every year, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and participants across the country participate in efforts to educate the public on the reality of living with a mental health condition. The theme of this year’s Mental Illness Awareness Week is, “What People with Mental Illness Want you to know.” Visit NAMI for more information on its national initiatives.
This Thursday, October 8th is National Depression Screening Day. This is an opportunity to recognize the impact that depression and mental health challenges have on our community, to access support for ourselves or for our loved ones, and to fight back against stigma. On October 8th, local mental health support agencies will be operating booths around Gallatin County (including in downtown Bozeman) to provide education about depression and offer screenings. Confidential online screenings for depression, anxiety, addiction, and other mental health challenges are also available through Mental Health America Screenings.
Other information about mental health supports available in our community or to be connected to resources, contact Montana 2-1-1.
Help is available: National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1(800)273-8255 ; Lifeline Chat