Hello everyone, In order to have the best schools that we can, the first step is getting feedback from all stakeholders. As community members, your feedback is vital to assist us in creating the best learning environments for our students. Please help us out by filling out the following survey. The more we know how to improve, the better experience we will be able to set up for our students, teachers, and staff. If you have already taken another one of our surveys, we invite you to take this as well as it has different questions on it. We would love it if every person in our community could give us feedback. 2021 Community Survey https://bit.ly/GPS2021CommunitySurvey Click on the link above. Once there, click on the “Take this survey” button. You only need to take the survey once. Survey Close date: July 9, 2021 Paper Survey: If you would like to fill out a paper survey, please come to the district office (DCHS Merrill Entrance). Thank you!
Important information about the GPS Family Survey: https://www.glendiveschools.com/article/479463
Important Information for the Last Week of School. https://www.glendiveschools.com/article/467922
Please click on the following link to see important information about tomorrow (5/1/21). https://www.glendiveschools.com/article/457824
We just were told our link to the video that was sent out last week from Superintendent Schreibeis didn't work. It should work now. Here is the message again with the updated link. New GPS Update: https://www.glendiveschools.com/article/456398
Just a reminder that Ballots are due Tuesday, May 4th at the Courthouse. The ballots must be received before 8 pm. Please make sure you follow all directions provided so that your vote will count. PDF: https://5il.co/rm7t #GPSCommunity #BeInformed #Vote
Ballots will be mailed out today for the May 4, 2021 Election. Below is a Flyer for the High School and Elementary General Fund Levies. PDF: https://5il.co/rm7t #Vote #BeInformed
Hello everyone, We were asked by the Health Department to remind everyone to be diligent with cleaning. There is now community spread with the Norovirus. Also, please remind your students to not share their electronics to also help mitigate spread. Thank you for your help with making our schools and community safe! Have a great Easter weekend!
Due to a growing concern for student safety, and an increase in near miss accidents, Lincoln Elementary School is making changes to the Student Drop Off and Pick Up process. Beginning Tuesday, April 6th Lincoln school will be implementing a plan to create a safer pick up and drop off system for our students. We identified several ways to improve the system to ensure students are not crossing in front of traffic and the buses are not turning into the student pick up area. Starting Tuesday, April 6 buses will now pick up and drop off students on Power Street, by the gym. Parents and guardians we ask that you please come up Valentine and drop off your students. Valentine and Taylor will be reserved for student pick up and drop off only. We would appreciate it if you would drop your student off on the passenger side of your vehicle so that they do not have to step into the street. Please do not drop off in the front of the school building before 8:00 am. If you do need to drop off after 8:00 am please come up S. Nowlan Street so that the passenger side of the vehicle is at the curb. We are concerned about students getting out of their vehicle in the middle of the street and crossing in front of oncoming vehicles. This information, including maps and directions, will be posted on the GPS District website as well as the Lincoln School website. We will have staff on duty Tuesday if you have any questions about this new system. Safety is our number one concern and we believe this system will provide a safer way to drop off and pick up our students. ***Note: We will have new stop signs in place on Tuesday Please pay attention to the change in signs, as well as the new traffic pattern. LES Traffic Control Plan https://drive.google.com/file/d/1erdpHJgGo-RsoAbAiPRHWaxb24WkyX75/view?usp=sharing
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. 👉 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.
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 child’s building administrator. Thank you!
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
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 student’s building administrator. GPS Restricted Check: https://rb.gy/w256qs
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. GPS Active COVID Cases: https://rb.gy/50iklu Current New Active Cases added: 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. The app is the best way to see all updated information from GPS. Thank you!
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. 𝐃𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐠𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚 𝐕𝐢𝐫𝐭𝐮𝐚𝐥 𝐏𝐮𝐛𝐥𝐢𝐜 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭: 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 email@example.com and someone will try and get back to you within 48 hours. 𝐃𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐰𝐚𝐭𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐥𝐢𝐯𝐞-𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐦 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐨𝐚𝐫𝐝 𝐦𝐞𝐞𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠: 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.
Please watch the following video (3:33) from Mr. Schreibeis about the dire need for staffing. https://youtu.be/bPGZalPceZ0
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 firstname.lastname@example.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!
GPS is dedicated to promoting behaviors that reduce COVID-19’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 District’s small pool of available substitutes. We appreciate the community’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 email@example.com.