Gallatin High Friday Update

September 11, 2020

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Friday Reflection

It's hard to believe our first week of blended learning is coming to a close. It was exciting to kick off our inaugural year by welcoming students to Gallatin High this week. Our staff formed a welcome gauntlet on both Tuesday and Thursday and we hope to make this an annual tradition.


All students received a commemorative t-shirt this week when they had school pictures taken. If your student did not receive their shirt, let us know and we will be sure to get one to them.

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Canvas Update

Thank you for your patience as we navigate this new system. We know there have been some frustrations; however, I believe most students have now been able to successfully log in. If you or your student are still having trouble accessing Canvas, please call the main office and we will walk you through the process. Also, hopefully the images below will ensure you're logging in to the correct site. Once students are logged in, they should begin the "Passport to Canvas" course to familiarize them with the Canvas system.


We are still working to activate our teachers' courses on Canvas and load the students and content into each course. Next week, students should begin to access their individual courses. Teachers will provide them with specific instructions through that transition.


Until Canvas is fully up and running, teachers will be communicating to students via email for remote days so please be sure you are checking your school email daily.


Logistics

Parking and Drop off

Please use Annie Street for student drop off. We are having congestion issues in the west student parking lot and bus lane.


School Pictures

If you are interested in ordering school pictures, please go to www.lifetouch.com and enter school code: EVT3SGC7H You can also view this link with order information.


Attendance

If your student is not feeling well or displaying any of these symptoms, please keep them home. Sending them to school when they don't feel well may result in a visit to the nurse and possibly a ten day quarantine for safety purposes.


All-in-One Form

f you have not done so already, please complete your “All-in-One Parent Permission” forms. These forms are in electronic format, located in your PowerSchool Parent Portal, under Forms.


Back-to-School Night

In lieu of a traditional Back-to-School Night, we will be offering a virtual version. Teachers will create an introductory video in Canvas and they will be available for you after Monday, September 21st. More information will be forthcoming when that date gets closer.


Library and other Check out Items

If you or your student still have any items checked out from last school year, all items can be returned to the GHS library and they will send them back to their proper location. Please bring in any items in order to avoid fines.

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Activities and Athletics

Our fall sports are kicking in to full gear. The football and volleyball teams have their home openers this weekend. While spectators are limited to two per player, games can be watched online through the MFHS Network. Parents can go to www.mfhsnetwork.com for all information regarding memberships, viewing of events. etc. So far the camera is up and running at Van Winkle stadium. We are in the process of installing a camera at the competition soccer field and we have one on order for the Raptor gym.


Our teams have been making a strong showing so far this fall. The girls soccer team is 2-2 and the boys golf team has won three of their first four tournaments. This weekend is a great opportunity to support Raptor athletics and wish our teams well as football, volleyball, boys and girls soccer, and cross-country all host events.


Join the Raptor Booster Club by visiting their website.


Student Council elections are in process for all open offices. If you are interested in running for student council, please contact ghsstuco@bsd7students.org Meetings are held on Thursdays at lunch and can be attended virtually for Track A students.

Spirit Week

Homecoming is almost here and spirit week starts on Monday! Be sure to get creative and join in the fun school spirit.


Monday 9/14 and Thursday 9/17 - Corona Costumes

Tuesday 9/15 and Friday 9/18 - Character Day

Wed 9/16 and Wed. 9/23 - Pajama Day

Monday 9/21 and Thursday 9/24 - Class Color Day

Tuesday 9/22 and Friday 9/25 - Blue and Black Day