Glendive Public Schools is requesting that any parent or guardian that would like to opt their child out of face-to-face instruction for the start of the 2020-2021 school year, complete the form that can be found at the link below. Parents will be allowed to choose this option through Tuesday, August 11, 2020. Each school needs time to prepare and plan for staffing needs for both online and face-to-face instruction. Completing this opt out agreement is necessary and very important. If you have any questions about this, please contact the building administrator of the school your child will be attending. The Glendive Unified School Board has determined that students who opt out of face-to-face instruction will still be allowed to participate in sports and activities. Please note that this is only for people that are registered with Glendive Public Schools. All rules, procedures, and eligibility requirements must be followed to participate. Opt out Form: https://forms.gle/ZTnrrTsWPoPh7rmS9
We would like to take a minute to briefly explain the difference between online learning and offsite learning to hopefully clear up any confusion between the two. Online Learning This would only take place in the event that the government shuts down the school, if students/teachers have been quarantined, or if a student has chosen to be an on-line student. In these cases, we would have students use their provided device and connect with their teachers remotely. This would include but would not be limited to online independent assignments, Google Meet/Zoom meetings, interactive lessons, and would have teacher directed lessons. Offsite Learning (Restricted or Hybrid A/B model) This would be supplemental work for the hybrid format in order to meet requirements. During the hybrid schedule, this supplemental learning would take place in conjunction with classroom instruction. Students who attend school would be given additional “at home” activities to be completed outside the classroom along with a provided device. Examples of this offsite learning could be: reading, summarizing an article, math practice, spelling practice, little readers, projects, reading a novel, writing practice, review problems, journaling, review questions, etc. This could also include activities to promote social/emotional development such as: family dinner time, reading to a sibling, taking a walk, riding a bike, hiking in the park, swimming, preparing a meal together, etc. Our goal at GPS is to provide an excellent education to our students while keeping the health of our students and staff at the forefront.
On August 3, 2020, the board convened a meeting to discuss the framework for re-opening schools. The school administration team was tasked by the board to develop and present a re-opening framework. Board discussion and public comment was heard. After public comment and discussion, the board motioned and approved the reopening framework and to start the 2020-2021 school year with the A/B Hybrid/Blended model for grades 3 through 12 by a vote of 4 to 2. The board tasked the administration to develop criteria for when each level of the framework would be implemented. The board directed the administration team and GEA to work together to develop a K through 2 reopening plan to be presented to the board. Direction to develop a commitment form for families to choose the online option for students was given. This will be developed and sent out to families in the GPS district. There was discussion whether students that enroll in the online option would be able to participate in extracurricular activities. This was tabled and no determination was made. The board will address this issue at the next board meeting. Discussion on pushing back the start date of school occurred with no final resolution. The board recessed the special board meeting and will reconvene after further information has been gathered. The next regular scheduled board meeting is scheduled for August 10, 2020 at 7:00 PM in the DCHS auditorium. GPS Reopening Guidance (Options):https://5il.co/j3o7
Just a reminder about our board meeting tonight. Agenda: https://5il.co/iyo6 If you are interested in talking during the public comment section of the meeting, you will be required to sign in at the beginning of the meeting. We are trying to get it set up to live-stream tonight's meeting on Facebook. If we are able to live-stream this meeting, you will not be able to participate in the public comment section of the meeting while viewing online. Please note that the Dawson County Health Department has alerted everyone that Dawson County now has 6 active COVID-19 cases. They have initiated Governor Bullock’s mandatory mask directive that will require everyone to wear a face covering at the meeting. Because this meeting will most likely have more than 50 people attending, it had to be approved by the Health Department. Please follow all safety protocols that will be in place at the meeting. Dawson County Health Department Post: Face masks are now required in Dawson County per the Governor’s directive. For further information on the directive, please visit the Dawson County Health Department’s website at www.dawsoncountymontana.org/daparrtments/publichealth
Hello from Glendive Public Schools! 2020-2021 Glendive Public Schools Reopening Parent Survey This survey was requested by the GPS Board of Trustees in order to explore reopening plan options for the 2020-2021 school year. Please fill out this survey for each of the children in your care by Sunday, August 2, 2020. We want to make sure everyone gets one of these so we apologize for all the repeat messages. https://forms.gle/r2tyw3tnSAcXcNmU6 Thank you!
On July 29, 2020, the board convened a meeting to discuss the recommendations from the Emergency Operation Team committee for re-opening schools. The EOP committee was tasked by the board to develop a hybrid framework. The link below shows the recommendation presented to the board. Board discussion and public comment was heard. After public comment and discussion, the board requested more information that will be presented at the recessed special board meeting on Monday, August 3, 2020 at 4 pm in the DCHS auditorium. Discussion on pushing back the start date of school occurred with no final resolution. The board also gave direction to explore the possibility of an online option for students that are choosing not to return onsite this fall. A final decision about what the start of school will look like was not made. GPS Emergency Operation Team - Recommendations to the GUSB: https://5il.co/iv90
GPS Families and Staff, Last night, the Glendive Unified School Board voted to support the blended/hybrid model of reopening schools. This model, which was proposed as one of the three options by GPS administration, is a combination of on campus and online instruction. The primary goal is to have kids in our buildings as much as possible. We are scheduling a meeting with key stakeholders to work out the details of that blended/hybrid model taking into consideration CDC, state, and local health department safety guidelines, to ensure that our schools operate in a healthy and safe manner. This plan will be presented to the board on Wednesday, July 29th at 4:00 p.m. For more information on what was presented to the board, please click on the following link. GPS Reopening Guidance: https://5il.co/ik2s
We need your help! If you have a student eligible for kindergarten this fall (turns 5 before Sept 10th), please take the time to fill out the following survey. This will help us get a better picture of how many kindergarten students we will have this fall since we were not able to hold registration and screenings in the spring. More information will be sent out Aug 3 about registering for kindergarten. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd_4eqFgN0mxjkhCn_ck2PpCzknD7oB3wz2b6WQ2_cjik-ISA/viewform?usp=sf_link
Today is the last day to take the survey. Please check out the link below. 𝗚𝗣𝗦 𝗖𝗢𝗩𝗜𝗗-𝟭𝟵 𝗦𝗨𝗥𝗩𝗘𝗬 Glendive Public Schools is committed to coming up with the best possible plan for the 2020-21 school year. In order to do this, it is imperative that we hear from you. We ask that you take a few minutes to complete this survey to help guide our planning. It is the utmost priority of GPS to safely reopen schools during this public health emergency. Your feedback is crucial to help ensure students and staff have healthy learning and working environments. Please click on the link below to be taken to the survey. Thank you! https://forms.gle/UShZNx85KYDBQC4D7
𝗚𝗣𝗦 𝗖𝗢𝗩𝗜𝗗-𝟭𝟵 𝗦𝗨𝗥𝗩𝗘𝗬 Survey Link Below... Glendive Public Schools is committed to coming up with the best possible plan for the 2020-21 school year. In order to do this, it is imperative that we hear from you. We ask that you take a few minutes to complete this survey to help guide our planning. It is the utmost priority of GPS to safely reopen schools during this public health emergency. Your feedback is crucial to help ensure students and staff have healthy learning and working environments. During this unprecedented time, the District has been following the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the State, Dawson County Board of Health, Dawson County Health Department, and the local medical community. Throughout this pandemic, the District’s first priority has been and will continue to be the safety of our students and staff. 𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗽𝘂𝗿𝗽𝗼𝘀𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗖𝗢𝗩𝗜𝗗-𝟭𝟵 𝗦𝘂𝗿𝘃𝗲𝘆? 𝗛𝗼𝘄 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗚𝗣𝗦 𝘂𝘀𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝘂𝗿𝘃𝗲𝘆? The COVID-19 Survey collects your feedback so that our District leaders can gain information to build response plans in preparation of opening school under the following conditions: - Completely Online - Restricted (fully on-campus w/ CDC guidelines) - Partial (any combination of the previous two). 𝗟𝗶𝗻𝗸 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗖𝗗𝗖 𝗚𝘂𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗲𝘀 https://bit.ly/CDCrequirements We know that parents/guardians may have different opinions about the school year depending on their child’s health, grade level, etc. In order to better serve the community, we ask that you fill out the survey for each child in your care, or for each child that attends a different school. When you finish, the survey link will be available to retake the survey. 𝗛𝗼𝘄 𝗱𝗼 𝗜 𝘁𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝘂𝗿𝘃𝗲𝘆? The survey takes on average 3 minutes to complete. Your answers will only be saved when you click "Submit" on the last page. Please respond to each question honestly and feel free to select "N/A" for any questions you don’t feel you have enough information to answer or aren’t comfortable sharing. Thank you in advance for helping Glendive Public School District understand your experiences and needs. Your participation is completely voluntary, and we value your feedback. 𝗟𝗜𝗡𝗞 𝗧𝗢 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗚𝗣𝗦 𝗖𝗢𝗩𝗜𝗗-𝟭𝟵 𝗦𝗨𝗥𝗩𝗘𝗬 https://forms.gle/QUoFGn2ACDpC4GvL9
Within the next week, GPS will be distributing a survey to gain student, staff, parent, and community input in regards to school resuming in the fall. The well-being of our students, staff, and community, as well as “Excellence in Education”, are of the utmost importance to us. Our intent is to build a plan that could be used in the event of any emergency, potential long term school closure, or the need to comply with any CDC/State/Local requirements. The current options while being compliant with Federal/State mandates are: Restricted (fully on-campus while adhering to CDC guidelines), Completely Online, and Partial (any combination of the previous two). This survey will help us gather stakeholder insight on how you feel we should proceed. GPS will share the survey via school email (students and staff), GPS website & social media pages (parents and community), and for those without online access, paper copies will be available in the district business office. We anticipate this survey taking approximately 5 minutes or less to complete. Your input is not only appreciated but is essential. Thank you ahead of time for your participation!
We appreciate your support of Glendive Public Schools with the passing of the High School General Fund Levy. We thank you and our students thank you! Also, congratulations to Michael Ziegler as our newest board member and Cindy Dufner for continuing to serve our students! #GPSCommunity #GPSPride #ThankYou
Social-Emotional Learning is very important to us here at GPS. In the final weeks of school, we will be offering many opportunities for you and your student(s) to watch and participate in some online learning in regards to resilience. Please join us Monday for this great training with Jeff Veley. If you can't make it at 10:00 am, don't worry, we will be rebroadcasting it at 6:00 pm that night. Hope you will be able to watch! Flyer: https://5il.co/frhv #GPSCommunity #Resilience
From Superintendent Schreibeis: The GPS Board of Trustees met Wednesday night and unanimously approved the recommendation to continue online remote learning for the remainder of this school year. This is an intentional decision that puts the safety of our students and staff first and foremost. While our school campuses are closed, we have an obligation to ensure our students continue to receive quality education services through the remainder of the school year, with a focus on the delivery of instruction through distance learning and providing school meals to our students. If you currently have questions or concerns about your students’ progress, please take the time to contact your child’s teacher(s). We recognize the closure of school campuses through the end of the school year brings about many questions. Please be watching for upcoming communication from your child’s principal and teacher(s) on how these last few weeks of the school year will be used to get assignments and work turned in, return textbooks and other school-owned items, and provide additional support that may be needed. More information will be coming out in the upcoming days. I also want to acknowledge the extraordinary efforts of school staff to serve our students and families with continuity of learning, nutrition, and social/emotional supports during these unprecedented circumstances. We truly have an amazing staff, awesome students, and supportive community! #GPSCommunity #WeAreInThisTogether
Ballots have been sent out for the May 5, 2020 Election. Below is a Flyer for the High School General Fund Levy. PDF: https://5il.co/f7p9 #Vote #BeInformed
Report Cards for K-8 are posted on Infinite Campus. Please just login to the parent portal, click on “Grades”, then click on “Q3.” We will not be sending report cards out in paper form. Yesterday (4/14/20), we sent out emails (Subject: User Account Activation) to everyone to get set up with Infinite Campus. So if you are not set up in the Parent Portal yet, please check for that email. If you did not get an email, please take the following survey and we will get it to you. https://forms.gle/4nJuHxm7JC7WSy4s5 If you have any questions about getting your account set up, please contact your child's school. Thank you! DCHS: 377-5265; firstname.lastname@example.org WMS: 377-2356; email@example.com LES: 377-2308; firstname.lastname@example.org JES: 377-4155; email@example.com #RemoteLearning #GPSCommunity
GPS is trying to send out emails to all of our parents to help get them set up on Infinite Campus. Infinite Campus is a district-wide student information system designed to manage attendance, grades, schedules, assessments, lunch balances, and other information about our students at Glendive Public Schools. We are sorry if you got multiple notifications. We had to send the messages out by each school. If you didn't receive an email, please check your spam folder. Also, we did not have all of our parent's email, so if you did not get an email and would like us to have it, please fill out the following survey and we will get it into our system: https://forms.gle/ArF8yRGHSmLaPJ976 If you have any questions about getting your account set up, please contact your child's school. Thank you! DCHS: 377-5265; firstname.lastname@example.org WMS:377-2356; email@example.com LES: 377-2308; firstname.lastname@example.org JES: 377-4155; email@example.com #RemoteLearning #GPSCommunity
Please read our Technology/Internet Letter for Parents. Thank you for your patience and grace during this uncertain time. PDF: https://5il.co/ey9q #BeSafe #ParentLetter #GPSCommunity
Please watch this video from Superintendent Schreibeis (2:46). https://youtu.be/B3qN43p0yx8 #GPSCommunity #StrongerTogether #KeepMoving
We know that with the new shift to online learning, more families will have to use internet more than they ever have before. Glendive Public Schools is working on ways to help families out in this difficult time. We understand that some families do not have internet which makes it difficult to get the assignments done. Please click on the link below for some information that might help. We will continue to work on solutions to help both our students and staff. PDF: https://bit.ly/3aH0d4j #GPSCommunity #DistanceLearning
Please click on the link to be taken to a Frequently Asked Questions page for our GPS Distance Learning. It can also be accessed from our website. Thanks! bit.ly/DLFrequentlyAskedQuestions #GPSCommunity #DistanceLearning #FAQ
Please watch this video from Superintendent Schreibeis (2:23). https://youtu.be/MiiDHT3PkSs #GPSCommunity #StrongerTogether #KeepMoving
Please read our Distance Learning Letter for Parents. Thank you for your patience and grace during this uncertain time. Please be on the lookout for more information in the upcoming days. PDF: https://5il.co/e3d2 #DistanceLearning #ParentLetter #GPSCommunity
We have decided that postponing the Glendive Kindergarten screening scheduled for April 1 & 2 and the Child Find Screening scheduled for April 8 is in the best interest of the community at this time. We understand that families are anxious for kindergarten and we will reschedule as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding during this time. If you have questions, you may contact Val Damron (PK teacher) at firstname.lastname@example.org or Caroline Coovert (JES Principal) at email@example.com. #GPSCommunity #IBelieveInGlendive #BeSafe
We know there is a lot of uncertainty with everything going on. We will be sending information out as soon as we are able. Please use one of the following methods to learn more about what is going on at Glendive Public Schools. If you have any questions about anything, please contact your student's principal. FYI:Please do not contact us through Facebook or Facebook Messenger. We do not monitor these. PDF: https://5il.co/e09b (clickable links) #GPSCommunity #AllInThisTogether #PatienceAndGrace #WeGotThis
Video Update from Mr. Schreibeis 3-19-20 https://youtu.be/wJ-GXavAu6k (4:34) #GPSCommunity #Adapt #WeGotThis
To better help GPS serve your student(s), please take the following survey. This survey will help us gather vital information to better meet the needs of each individual child of our district. We would really appreciate it if you would take this as soon as possible. Thank you! Survey: https://forms.gle/gfF2h1hLe7JcXg9w7
DCHS has a number of upcoming events and activities that have been impacted by the COVID-19 virus (Prom, MHSA Sports, Driver's Ed, Graduation, etc.). Please check out the following link for the latest updates and information. http://bit.ly/DCHSCOVID19 As always, if you have any questions about these or other events or activities, please contact Mr.Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grab-and-go lunch will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for all enrolled Glendive Public School students starting on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 (Monday - Friday). Meals may be picked up at the school nearest your home, or the following locations: DCHS North Cafeteria/Gym doors; WMS South Playground doors; LES South Kitchen Doors (by freezer); JES Front Foyer Doors. The enrolled student or parent/guardian of the student must be present to take the grab-and-go meal. At that time, they must give their name and number to school staff. Nobody will be allowed inside the school. Bags will be distributed outside the door. For your protection, we are requiring everyone coming to pick up meals to practice social distancing (6 feet away from everyone). Please do not congregate when waiting for your turn. Please look for directions that will be posted. Please be on the lookout for Breakfast coming soon. We are currently ordering and will start distributing as soon as we are able.
Gov Bullock Cancels all K-12 Schools for the next 2 weeks. There will be no school tomorrow for JES, LES, WMS, and DCHS. Please watch for more information from GPS over the next couple days. http://bit.ly/3d0IUg1 (Gov Bullock Press Release)
Emergency Special Board Meeting (GUSB) Notice 6:00 pm on Zoom (see link in document) PDF: https://5il.co/dqlf
Please Watch! Video by Superintendent Schreibeis about the Coronavirus. https://youtu.be/kT7iUvJ7Qgo #GPSCommunity #IBelieveInGlendive #BeSafe
GPS Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Response letter PDF File: https://5il.co/dpy3 (clickable links) #BeInformed #GPSCommunity
Part 4 of a WMS video series. Video: 4 min 59 secs https://youtu.be/R79DIWe4C_8 #VoteMarch24 #GPSCommunity
Letter from Glendive Public Schools PDF File: https://5il.co/dnbu (clickable links) #BeInformed #GPSCommunity
Part 3 of a WMS video series. Video: 1 min 56 secs https://youtu.be/1c9o2mtBy2g #VoteMarch24 #GPSCommunity
Part 1 of a WMS video series. Video: 3 min 23 secs https://youtu.be/bcNNVhsowDQ #VoteMarch24 #GPSCommunity
Part 4 of a LES video series. Video: 1 min 34 secs https://youtu.be/RUrfYij_gsI #VoteMarch24 #GPSCommunity
The Glendive PTA is hosting an open-house tour of the Elementary District schools! Jefferson, Lincoln and Washington Middle School are holding special evening hours open to the interested public! Join us in an interactive conversation about the current conditions of each of our schools. Each school will be open from 4-7pm on Thursday, March 5th! We understand busy schedules-the PTA is providing snacks and babysitting during your tour of each school! At 6pm, join us in the Lincoln Elementary gymnasium for a Q & A session with Superintendent Stephen Schreibeis, Core Team Members, and Johnson Controls. We look forward to seeing you!
Part 3 of a LES video series. Video: 2 min 09 secs https://youtu.be/nPhNl1S5vyk #VoteMarch24 #GPSCommunity
Part 2 of a LES video series. Video: 2 min 37 secs https://youtu.be/P62E3ErXhNY #VoteMarch24 #GPSCommunity
Part 1 of a LES video series. Video: 2 min 39 secs https://youtu.be/Epkl-7OujQM #VoteMarch24 #GPSCommunity
Please check our website to find information about the upcoming Glendive Elementary School District #1 Bond Measure. Please watch out for more information being added daily. FYI: February 24th is the close of Regular Registration to vote. Find out more information on the website. www.glendiveschools.org #BestSourceForAcurateInformation #BeInformed #TippingPoint Questions or concerns: Call or email Superintendent Schreibeis at 377-5339 or email@example.com
From the Transportation Dept: Tuesday, 2-4-2020 bus 7 will not run the afternoon route. Not enough drivers.
Today, Tuesday 2-4-2020 bus 7 will not run the afternoon run. Not enough drivers.
Just a reminder for everyone to continue to do the following things so that you can protect your student and everyone else. We have to all be in this together to #KillTheNorovirus. 1. Wash your student's clothes, jackets, backpacks, etc. 2. Clean your house with bleach or another product that takes care of the Norovirus (remember, disinfectants don't work on the Norovirus). 3. Make sure everyone is washing their hands frequently with soap and water (hand sanitizers do not work on the Norovirus). 4. Keep students home 48 hours after they no longer have symptoms. We know that it is really difficult to do some of these, especially number 4. We appreciate everyone's continued effort with keeping our schools and community safe. Have a great weekend! Go #68! #GPSCommunity
We couldn't be prouder! Thanks for inspiring all of us Mike Person! Video: https://youtu.be/o7pmipO37FI #GoodLuck #68 #GlendiveProud #GPSPride #GPSCommunity
From Transportation Dept. Friday 1-31-2020 Bus 5 will not run the afternoon route. Not enough drivers.
From Transportation Dept: Bus 7 will not run today (Tuesday, 1/28/20).
Did You Know: The symptoms of Norovirus: Diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, stomach pain, possible: fever, headache, body aches. You can spread the Norovirus after you get better. The Norovirus is still being produced in your body after you get over your symptoms. Even once you feel better, you should still stay home at least 48 hours after. This is vital if we are ever going to get this virus out of our community. #KillTheNoroVirus #GPSCommunity
Did You Know: Soap and Water can wash Norovirus away, but it takes really hot water to kill it. So please wash your hands with soap often and wash your clothes with Very Hot Water. #KillTheNoroVirus #GPSCommunity
Did You Know: Hand Sanitizers do not kill the Norovirus. The CDC recommends using bleach to kill it, including chlorine bleach or hydrogen peroxide. #KillTheNoroVirus #GPSCommunity
Parents, please use this weekend to wash all your kids clothing, bedding, etc. I know it is a lot of work, but when the Norovirus can last 3 weeks on surfaces or clothing, we need to be diligent with killing this virus. #KillTheNorovirus #GPSCommunity
Hello, this is Stephen Schreibeis, the Superintendent at Glendive Public Schools. As I am sure you have heard, our community is battling the norovirus among other sicknesses. Because of this, GPS is taking steps to keep our students and staff safe. School will be canceled on Monday, January 27th. This unprecedented step has been taken to help give our students and staff time to get better, to thoroughly sanitize our buildings, and to try to stay ahead of it moving forward. We want to make sure that we are able to kill the virus in our schools so that we can continue to keep our school environment as safe as possible. Please understand that the only way that this virus will go away in our community is if every individual takes the steps seriously that the Health Department has sent out to everyone. Please review the message that the Health Department has sent out on their Facebook Page and website if you have not already. Glendive Public Schools has also posted this information on our app, websites, and Facebook Pages. We know that the virus will keep cycling through our community and schools if people do not follow these guidelines. We appreciate your assistance in keeping our community safe and healthy. Thank you for your understanding.
Friday, 1-24-2020 Bus 5 will not run this afternoon. Not enough drivers.
The Dawson County Health Department is requesting the assistance of community members in doing their due diligence in preventing the spread of Norovirus circulating in our area. Just because you have had Norovirus once, it does not provide you with immunity. Within three weeks, you could get it again. Norovirus symptoms include nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Preventative measures include: Hand Hygiene – wash with soap and water NOT hand sanitizer. Hand sanitizer does not destroy the norovirus. Disinfect - contaminated surfaces including laundry with chlorine bleach. Launder – contaminated bedding and laundry should be washed with hot water, detergent and bleach Protect yourself by wearing gloves when handling soiled items. Food Prep – do not prepare food for at least 48 to 72 hours after symptoms end. Stay home – Do not return to work or school or childcare for at least 48 hours after symptoms resolve. If symptoms persist or worsen, follow up with your healthcare provider. For more information click on the links below: Norovirus Outbreak Management Guide: http://bit.ly/2RjNtcH Symptoms of Norovirus: http://bit.ly/2ROWAB0
You are invited to our FREE "Stronger Together" Community Training on Tuesday, January 21st from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the DCHS Auditorium. Jeff Veley will be back to train Mental Health Professionals, Educators, Youth Group Leaders, Health Care Professionals, Parents, etc. on how to train kids to deal with their squabbles. If you work with or around kids, this training is for you. "Squabbles" is a great way to train the kids that you work with in Conflict Resolution and to help them cope and be resilient. We hope to see you there!
Everyone is invited to a Lunch & Learn on Monday, January 20th from 12-1 in the GPS Board Room (Merrill Ave Entrance). Jeff Veley (National Resilience Educator) will be here to teach you how to empower youth to squash squabbles before they cause drama or trauma. Bring a Brown Bag Lunch Light Refreshments Provided Hope to see you there (even if you can't make the whole hour)!
1-8-2020 Bus 3 will not run this afternoon.
Please watch this video from Superintendent Schreibeis (2:15). https://youtu.be/YRf82Jrk58I #2020Challenge #LoveChangesItAll #BeKindAndLoveLikeCrazy #GPSCommunity #GPSPride
I huge Thank You to Todd Opp and Kristine Hubbard from Glendive Medical Center for allowing some of our employees come to one of their beginning Lean Six Sigma Trainings. We really appreciate your willingness to help us get better with our mindset around waste and being more effective and efficient in what we do. If you haven't heard or seen what GMC is doing with their Lean Six Sigma program, you need to check it out! Awesome! #GPSCommunity #ThankYouGMC
From Transportation Department: Bus 3 will not be running this morning.
From Transportation Dept: Bus 4 will not run all day Thursday 12/19/19 and all day Friday (12/20/19). We are still short on drivers.
From Transportation Department: Bus 4 will not run this morning.
Mrs. Schaaf's 4th grade class assignment: Her students were put into groups of two and had to create a Christmas Ornament that represents Glendive. They needed to have the name of the city, an image representing the city, the year, and a phrase that captures the city. Here are some of the ones that were done. Well Done 4th graders! #IBelieveInGlendive #GPSPride #DinoPride #TheyAreWatching
Looking for DCHS gear? The freshmen class is doing a fundraiser through FanCloth. People simply go to the link, add items to their cart, pick a student's name and place their order. They will arrive in mid to late January. https://fancloth.shop/NDDHQ
Update on WMS gym floor: While trying to assess and resolve the initial problem which was the source of the buckled gym floor, it was determined that the quantity of leaking pipes was greater than originally believed. Due to the condition of the pipes and, to ensure the restoration is properly completed, we have been working with; our insurance company, two restoration companies, two plumbers, and two flooring companies. Upon assessing the extent of the damage, additional leaks were discovered around the gym area as well as the identification yesterday (12/5) of mold in the boy’s restroom (foyer of the gym). Precautions were immediately taken to quarantine the gym foyer and restroom area until a mitigation specialist can further assess the situation. Our goal is to immediately and properly rectify these issues so as to resume normal activities at WMS as soon as possible. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mark Goyette (WMS Principal) at 377-3288 or Stephen Schreibeis (GPS Superintendent) at 377-5339.
Our survey closes on Friday (Nov 29th). If you haven't taken it yet, we would love to hear from you! Thank you to everyone who has taken the survey already! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YT7PPVX #GPSCommunity #YourOpinionMatters
From Transportation Dept: Tomorrow, Tuesday 11-26-19 Bus 1 and 5 will not run the afternoon route. Not enough drivers.
Parents: Here is a video from Jeff Veley inviting you to our Live Facebook Event on Nov 20th. #RaiseThemStrong #GPSCharacter Video (1:51): https://youtu.be/Wcg3iRiJPcE
Parents: Please join us for our first Facebook Live Event. You aren't going to want to miss this. Wednesday, Nov 20th @ 6:00 p.m. Here is the link to the Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/753864578410030/
From Transportation Dept. Friday 11-15-19 Bus 7 will not run the afternoon route. Not enough drivers.
Yearly reminder about GPS School Disruptions due to weather or emergencies. Parent Letter: https://5il.co/68zm Site with more information: https://www.glendiveschools.com/o/gps/browse/40329
Glendive Public Schools would like your input! As many of you know, the District just put in front of the voters two bond measures that did not pass. We would like to learn and gather input from everyone who voted to better understand how we can improve moving forward. We are going to continue to strive to make this a transparent process in which we will continue to seek feedback to ensure we create a vision that reflects our entire community. Please consider taking a few minutes to fill out the survey. This survey is 100% anonymous. Thank you! Survey Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YT7PPVX #GPSCommunity #WeWantYourInput
Congratulations! Cassandra Brattain, Ethan Checketts and David Crighton were recently selected through a rigorous audition process to participate in All-State Choir. The students rehearsed for two days, and then performed under the direction of Mack Wilberg - the current conductor of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. #GPSPride #YouRock
From Transportation Dept: 10-5-19 Tuesday bus 1 and bus 7 will not run the pm route. Not enough drivers.
Bad news again regarding the floor at Washington Middle School. We had some valves that we estimate are 70 years old, leak under the gym floor. When we turned on the boilers here a few weeks ago, the water then started to evaporate and rise into the wood once again buckling the floor. We have had plumbers in to remove the valves and fix the leaks, a mitigation/restoration company in to dry things out and western sports floors in to evaluate the damage to the floor. We were hopeful that the mitigation was going to return the floor buckling to normal, but unfortunately there wasn't any change in the conditions. The end result is a gym we can not use for any contests until repairs are made. All girls basketball home games will be played at DCHS unless notified otherwise. The WMS Wrestling Mixer scheduled for Nov 21st will be cancelled as DCHS is not available that day. We apologize to everyone for this inconvenience as we work through this issue. Link to pictures:https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1f4Ui0fLG0dtjGlNszEaqZapKjfr8SOWR?usp=sharing
From Transportation Dept: 11-5-19 Bus 7 will not run Tuesday afternoon. Not enough drivers.
Do you shop at Reynolds and want to help Glendive Public Schools? If you answered yes to both, please consider using the following code when you shop at Reynold's. Glendive Public Schools will get a percentage of your purchase. All money will be going to social-emotional learning in the district. Thank you! Code: 1005 To use the code, please let the cashier know before they start your purchase.
Does your child struggle with their homework or in their class? DCC is offering tutoring services for grades K-12. Check this out: http://bit.ly/DCCTutorHelp
From the Transportation Dept: Bus 7 will not run am or pm tomorrow, 10/25/19. Not enough drivers.
Check out our Lady Red Devils making the state news! #DCHSPride #GPSCommunity https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8xVGNXm6i4s&feature=share
Jeff Veley (National Social Skills Educator) just published his first children's book "Bigfoot Gets Bullied." He is offering our teachers and parents a free Kindle edition of the book. It's a fun way to empower young students to solve social problems - in two simple steps. But you must act now. The offer ends on Wednesday. Download your copy ⇒ http://bit.ly/bigfoot-free
Video Series: What's Going On At GPS? (11:19 min) https://youtu.be/2Y9YtO7Uxmw #GPSCommunity #GPSService #DownloadOurApp
From Transportation Dept: 10-15-19 bus 7 will not run this afternoon. Short on drivers
Today is the last day to turn in your ballots. If you haven't been able to turn in your ballots yet, please make sure you get them down to the Clerk and Recorder's office by 8 PM tonight. If you have turned them in, Thank You! #2019BondMeasure #BeInformed www.glendiveschools.com
From Transportation Dept: Monday 10-7-19 Buses 1 and 6 will not run the PM route. Still short of drivers.
Wanted: Amazing human beings with a strong heart, generous spirit, and a passion to make a difference in the lives of others. GPS is in dire need of Substitutes for PK – 12. If you want to add value to students, staff, and the community, we would love to have you apply. If you are interested, please click on the link below and fill out our online application. http://bit.ly/GPSapplytoSub #GPSCommunity
If you haven't voted yet for the Bond Measure, please vote and get your ballot to the Clerk and Recorder before 8 p.m. on October 8th. Video from Mr. Schreibeis: https://youtu.be/ppLVHoKFoXc #Vote #BeInformed #2019BondMeasure
Important health information from the Dawson County Health Department. #GPSSafety #BeSafe https://5il.co/aj6q
With the beginning of the school year upon us, we just wanted to remind everyone of some safety tips from the Glendive Police Department. Please talk with your students. #GPSSafety #BeSafe #EducationIsKey http://bit.ly/GPDSafetyReminder
From Transportation Dept: Friday 9-27-19 Buses 5 and 7 will not run the pm route. Not enough drivers
Message from Transportation Dept: Bus 7 will not run the PM route.
Today is the day. Ballots are being sent out to all registered voters in the mail, so you should be receiving it soon. Please reach out to Mr. Schreibeis if you have any questions (firstname.lastname@example.org or 377-5339) or go to our website (https://www.glendiveschools.com/o/gps/page/2019-bond-info--2). Video from Mr. Schreibeis: https://youtu.be/8kVkRytj6ZU #BeInformed #2019BondMeasure
Mr. Schreibeis Interviews Bridget Ekstrom of D.A. Davidson. (7:52) https://youtu.be/LU-hSsu5pNU What it is about: Mr. Schreibeis and Bridget discuss the bond financing (principal and interest), the best time to pursue a bond, and the total amount of money per household. Bridget Ekstrom is the VP of Public Finance of D.A. Davidson #BeInformed #2019BondMeasure
Ballots will be coming out a week from today. Here is the new video that was posted on our website yesterday. Stephen Schreibeis Interview with Dusty Eaton - A&E Architects - (31:37) https://youtu.be/MbYsL4ECURU For more information about the bond, please visit our website at www.glendiveschools.com. #BeInformed #2019BondMeasure
Video: What is the difference between a levy and a bond? https://youtu.be/FStQMd3XH08 (4 min 15 sec) #BeInformed #2019BondMeasure
SERVICE is the word for the year at Glendive Public Schools. We are challenging everyone in our school district to find ways to serve our community. Our Core Values as a district are Caring, Character, and Community. I don't think there is a better word to represent those than SERVICE. We are excited to see all the great things that everyone is going to do to serve our great community! #GPSServes #GPSCommunity #GPSCaring #GPSCharacter Here is the DCHS Cross Country Team cleaning up Eyer and Jaycee Park. Great Job!
Ballots will be going out on Sept 20th for the school district's bond proposal. Please check back as more Frequently Asked Questions will be added the next couple of weeks. #BeInformed #Vote https://www.glendiveschools.com/o/gps/page/2019-bond-info--2
GPS Communication Page: Stay informed with what is happening in the district and schools. PDF Version: http://5il.co/5frr #GPSCommunity
Video from Superintendent Schreibeis about the upcoming bond measure. https://youtu.be/lXLHhdKBQc4 Please check out our website and Facebook page for more information. We will be adding more information all the time so keep an eye out. #BeInformed #Vote
Bus Information for the 2019-2020 School Year! https://www.glendiveschools.com/o/gps/page/transportation--254
The Board of Trustees of Glendive Public Schools is searching for a trustee to fill a vacant position. He or she will serve on the board until May of 2020, when the seat will open for election. The board encourages anyone interested in serving on the Glendive School Board to send the following information to Kristine Mothershead, PO Box 701, Glendive, MT 59330 or to email@example.com by 5:00 p.m. on August 16, 2019. Letter of Interest Resume Please answer the following questions: Tell us about your background (i.e. education, occupation, etc.). What drives or inspires you to be a part of the Glendive School Board and what qualities do you think you would bring to the Board if selected? What do you think is the biggest challenge facing Glendive’s schools and what do you think should be done about it? Qualified candidates must reside within the boundaries of Glendive Elementary School District #1. The board will review and may interview all interested candidates.
Come join us on July 1st at 6:30 in the DCHS Auditorium. Thank you Healthy Communities Coalition for bringing this to Glendive! https://www.facebook.com/events/375129699793860/
Join GPS in Supporting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. We are walking in the Out of the Darkness Eastern Montana Walk to fight suicide and support AFSP's bold goal to reduce the suicide rate 20% by 2025. Please help us reach our goal by clicking the "Donate" button on this page (see link below). All donations are 100% tax deductible and benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), funding research, education, advocacy, and support for those affected by suicide. Thank you for your support! https://afsp.donordrive.com/participant/Valerie-Damron
We hope you can come to our next Community Meeting on Tuesday, June 25th at 6:30 p.m. in the DCHS Cafeteria. We will be updating everyone on where we are at with our facilities planning. Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2014181352224043/
WOW! Can you believe it is the last day of school for the 2018-2019 school year. A big thank you to everyone that made this a very successful year. Have a great summer!
To help all our new employees for next year, we are asking for anyone that is in need of great renters for their house/apartment, to fill out the following survey. The results will only be shared with school employees. Thank you Glendive for your help with this. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if the link does not work. Thanks! https://forms.gle/Dzoyjv1qvExRFMq96
***Correction on the High School Levy Ballot*** Video from Superintendent Schreibeis: https://youtu.be/bsdXSHtLxlI
You are all invited to come to an important event about Motivating responsible Use of Technology & Preventing Digital Abuse on May 2, 2019 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm in the DCHS Auditorium. We hope to see you there. Please click on the link for more information (Flyer): https://is.gd/a0TWOj or https://5il.co/7e3v if you don't have Facebook. Hope to see you there!
Video from Superintendent Schreibeis about the upcoming Levy. https://youtu.be/CdfVCi5ugDs #2019Levy #BeInformed #MakeAnEducatedDecision #GPSPride #GPSCommunity
Ballots for the May 7th Election will be going out this week. Here is a flyer that was created to help you get accurate information on the upcoming General Fund Levy. We will only be running one levy this year in the High School District. Please check back on the app, website, and Facebook pages for more information in the upcoming weeks. As always, please let us know if you have any questions. Thanks!
Glendive Public Schools has been working on getting our automated system working for absences. We will start our new system tomorrow, April 11th. If your student is absent, and the school has not been notified that they are excused, you will receive a call from our Notification System (377-9385). There will be two calls a day, morning (10:00) and afternoon (4:00). We want to make sure that you are aware of the absence and if you are aware, that you are reminded to call in to the school to excuse the absence. We thank you for your patience as we work out the kinks of this new system. If you have any questions, please contact the office of your child's school. Thanks!
Message from Dawson County Montana-Emergency Alerts: Flood waters currently are covering Marsh Road both north and south of Cottonwood Grove. Blockades are being put in place. At this time, NO TRAVEL is advised on Marsh Road. Please, exercise extreme caution - Turn Around, Don't Drown! Update: Residents of Cottonwood Grove within the affected area are advised to Shelter in Place at this time. No Travel Advised.
Mr. Schreibeis will be going "Live" on Facebook at 5:15.
Wanted: An amazing human being with a strong heart, generous spirit, and a passion to make a difference in the lives of others. GPS is looking for an ACCOUNTS PAYABLE CLERK to join our great team. If you want to add value to students, staff, and the community, we would love to have you apply. If you are interested, please call Kathy Nicholson at 377-5385. Information and applications can be found on our website at https://www.glendiveschools.com (click on Menu - Employment).
Wanted: An amazing human being with a strong heart, generous spirit, and a passion to make a difference in the lives of others. GPS is looking for a HEAD CUSTODIAN at Jefferson Elementary School to join our great team. If you want to add value to students, staff, and the community, we would love to have you apply. If you are interested, please call Kathy Nicholson at 377-5385. Information and applications can be found on our website at https://www.glendiveschools.com (click on Menu - Employment).
Bus 3 will not run the morning route.
Here is a couple different ways to follow our Red Devils at Divisionals: Listen for free: Boys: KXGN 1400 AM / 103.1 FM Girls: KDZN 96.5 FM Steaming on www.kxgn.com or on mobile apps Live video streaming: Basketball games will be streamed on Nfhsnetwork.com. A 30 day pass for $9.99 will have to be purchased; however, all Reddevil tournament games will be available on live streaming.
Buses will not be running tomorrow morning because of the snow. As with any situation, the safety of our students is the utmost importance. If a bus happened to get stuck, we do not want to have students standing outside waiting at their bus stops in the cold temperatures. Buses will be running tomorrow afternoon, as we feel the buses will be able to maneuver better by then. As with any situation like this, if you feel it is not safe to get your kids to school, please call the school and let them know. We feel it is important for parents to have a choice and make the final decision for their student. Please know that these decisions are not made lightly as we know these situations can be an extreme inconvenience for many families. Thank you for your understanding in this difficult matter. Again, buses will not be running tomorrow morning but will be running in the afternoon. We will also be continuing our early release schedule in each school with parent-teacher conferences from 2:00 - 8:00 pm. Thank you!
These students were selected through a rigorous two step audition process to represent Montana in the 2019 NAFME All-northwest choir. Students will rehearse under nationally recognized conductors, and present a concert Sunday, Feb 17 in Portland, Oregon. Students participating represent Montana, Alaska, Idaho, Washington, Oregon and Washington.
Video Message from Superintendent Schreibeis about Social Media and a new Momo challenge that just hit Montana. Facebook Message: https://goo.gl/hmFAYG
Buses will not be running this morning because of the extreme cold temperatures. As with any situation, the safety of our students is the utmost importance. We do not want our students standing outside in these extreme cold situations. Buses will be running this afternoon as the temperatures are supposed to warm up by then. As with any situation like this, if you feel it is not safe to get your kids to school, please call the school and let them know. We feel it is important for parents to have a choice and make the final decision for their student. Please know that these decisions are not made lightly as we know these situations can cause extreme inconvenience for many families. Thank you for your understanding in this difficult matter. Again, buses will not be running this morning because of the extreme cold. Thank you!
Just a reminder that we are having a community forum tonight at 6:30 pm in the DCHS Cafeteria. We would love to have as many people there as possible. This meeting is so important for the direction of Glendive Public Schools moving forward. Your input is vital for the success of our school district. Please come join us to help GPS take a great step forward in our road to excellence. We hope to see you there!
I just wanted to inform you that there was gas smelled in the office at Washington Middle School. The building was evacuated to ensure that everyone was safe. Both MDU and the Fire Department were called. There was no gas detected anywhere when investigated. I want to thank the building administration and staff for taking immediate action and keeping our student's safety their number one priority. As is standard protocol, we will take precautions like this when we think that our students could be at risk. We will continue to try and inform everyone as soon as we are able in these types of situations. Thank you!
We just want to inform you that we have found a sewage line break at Washington Middle School under the south part of the building. This line is an original sewage line that has been in place since that part of the building was constructed in the 1930’s. The break is not affecting the entire building, just the south part. Due to the break, we can not use the restrooms, sinks or drains on any of the floors on that part of the building. We have relocated multiple classes because of the smell to those rooms. The Glendive Fire Department has assured us that there is no safety risk for our students/staff to continue our regular operations. We DO have functioning bathrooms and sinks in other parts of our building and the kitchen was not affected by this leak. Lastly, we have had to cancel our pre-K classes for the remainder of the week until this issue is resolved or we can set up another part of our building to accommodate their needs. We will be continuing to work through this issue and hope to have everything back to normal operation as soon as possible. We will continue to try and keep everyone informed about these types of situations. Thank you!
Wanted: An amazing human being with a strong heart, generous spirit, and a passion to make a difference in the lives of others. GPS is looking for paraprofessionals and a part-time custodian to join Glendive Public Schools. If you want to add value to students, staff, and the community, we would love to have you apply. Please click on the link below to apply. If you have any questions, please email us at email@example.com. https://www.glendiveschools.com/o/gps/page/employment--239
GPS Communication: We have recently heard that some people are not getting our messages from the district/schools. We are constantly working to improve in this area, but we need your help! Please, Please, Please, if you haven't downloaded our app, please do so now (the app isn't just for parents). This is the way that we are going to send out the majority of important information coming from the district or individual schools. Please just go to your app store and search "Glendive Public Schools." Download the app and check your notification settings (Menu - Settings). Check out the video below for a tutorial. We are also able to use text to get information out. Please make sure your cell phone is on file at your child's school to get these messages by text. We won't always send out a text, but if your cell phone is in our system, you will get it when we send it out. Also, we have the ability to make calls to every phone. Please know that these will be used for various reasons. It is not always an emergency situation that this will be used. Please make sure that any phone you want to be called on is recorded at your child's school. Please know that if an all-call goes out, it will also be sent out on our app, our website, as a text message, on Facebook, and Twitter. We will be sending it on various platforms so that we make sure that you get the message. As always, we appreciate your support and patience as we continue to improve our efforts to keep you informed with what is going on in the schools. App Video Tutorial: https://goo.gl/K6JE1N Communication Sheet: https://goo.gl/1jQpZK More Communication Documents: https://goo.gl/i5sALs Facebook Post: https://goo.gl/g8fWS9
Middle of the year reminder of these safety tips from the Glendive Police Department (See Facebook Post). We encourage all of our students, parents, and community members to be mindful of their surroundings and always take precautions. Please remember, "if you see any suspicious or concerning activity, please contact the GPD at 406-377-2364 or dial 9-1-1." Thank you to the Glendive Police Department, Dawson County Sherriff's Department, and all who contribute to making Glendive a safe and welcoming community. Facebook Post: https://goo.gl/9csHGM
I just wanted to inform you that there was a soft lockdown today at Lincoln Elementary School. The soft lockdown was initiated for the respect of other students in the building. In a soft lockdown, the teachers continue to teach in their classrooms as we need the hallways for various reasons. Law Enforcement and Ambulance was both here at the school, but there was not a risk to any student. I know with everything going on in the world everyone is heightened to these types of situations. I know that sometimes word spreads before we are able to get information out to the parents. We will continue to try and inform everyone as soon as we are able in these types of situations. Thank you! Stephen Schreibeis GPS Superintendent
Just a reminder that we are having a community forum tonight at 6:30 pm in the DCHS Cafeteria. We would love to have as many people there as possible. This meeting is so important for the direction of Glendive Public Schools moving forward. Your input is vital for the success of our school district. Please come join us to help GPS take a great step forward in our road to excellence. We hope to see you there!
Please consider taking this quick 4 question survey. Your input is very important to us!! This information is vital to the future of our GPS schools! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YYSPZTB Thank you to everyone who has taken it already!
Glendive Public Schools would like your input! As many of you know, the District has launched a comprehensive planning process to identify the educational needs of the community and shape the overall vision for our future. Determining the goals and aspirations of Glendive residents is the main objective driving our planning efforts. This will be a transparent process in which we will continue to seek feedback to ensure we create vision which reflects our entire community. As part of this effort we will be reaching out in various ways to get your input. The first opportunity is available now through a community-wide online survey. Please consider taking a few minutes to fill out the survey through the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YYSPZTB
GPS is looking for a 5th Grade Boys Basketball Coach. If interested, please apply online at https://goo.gl/SHB6FZ and contact Mr. Greenway at LES to let him know you are interested.
So very proud of our girls Volleyball team! They represented DCHS and Glendive extremely well. They were fun to watch and never gave up! Thanks also to our amazing band, cheerleaders, and students! Your dedication to our team was amazing! #GlendiveIsProudOfYou #BuildTheLegacy #ProudToBeADevil
Good luck to our Lady Devil's today! Go get them! #BuildTheLegacy #AttitudeIsEverything #WeAreProudOfYou
Parents: Please come join us for a great night of learning on Thursday, 11/8/18, in the DCHS Cafeteria with Jeff Veley. Jeff Veley is an award-winning speaker, social skills educator, and entertainer. Jeff’s simple strategies for bullying prevention have reached 1 million people and earned two international awards for effectiveness in conflict resolution. On Thursday, Jeff will be speaking to all of our students in their respective schools and will end the day with this presentation with parents. Please come learn and ask questions about a process that really works. This is the second year we have had Jeff come talk to our students and we are excited to have him back! Hope to see you Thursday!
Dawson 3 Have 0 Lady Devils play tomorrow at 11 am. Come out and help them finish strong at the Divisional tournament. #GoingToState #2YearsInARow
Lady Devils play at 4:00 pm against Have. Come in out to support them. Berth in state tournament at stake. #GoDevils
Wanted: An amazing human being with a strong heart, generous spirit, and a passion to make a difference in the lives of others. GPS is looking for paraprofessionals to join Glendive Public Schools. If you want to add value to students, staff, and the community, we would love to have you apply. Please click on the link below to apply. If you have any questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. https://goo.gl/puXyiZ
Just a reminder that Parent/Teacher Conferences are tomorrow from 2pm to 8pm at all the schools. Just a reminder: This will be the only night of conferences. We hope that you all can make it!
Some major changes with how GPS communicates to everyone is coming at the end of this week. Please be on the lookout for more information. #GreatThingsAheadForGPS #StayTuned
Don't forget: Donuts with Dad this morning at LES.
Donuts with Dad happening right now at JES! #DadsAreGreat
We will be posting a video tomorrow. Be on the lookout. :)
At GPS we have a vision: Excellence in Education. Our commitment to this vision is behind everything we do for our students.