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August 6, 2020

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.

August 4, 2020

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 5 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

July 30, 2020

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

July 22, 2020

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 (Summary)

July 16, 2020

Results of the Community Survey: 

Parent/Community Survey Results(Spreadsheet)

Parent/Community Survey Results (Graphs)

July 16, 2020

From Monday, July 13, 2020 Board Meeting: 

PDF (w/ clickable links): https://5il.co/icz6

May 8, 2020

May 8, 2020

May 1, 2020

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

April 15, 2020

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; dchs@glendiveschools.org 

WMS: 377-2356; wms@glendiveschools.org 

LES: 377-2308; les@glendiveschools.org 

 JES: 377-4155; jes@glendiveschools.org

#RemoteLearning 

#GPSCommunity

April 14, 2020

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; dchs@glendiveschools.org 

WMS:377-2356; wms@glendiveschools.org 

LES: 377-2308; les@glendiveschools.org 

JES: 377-4155; jes@glendiveschools.org

#RemoteLearning 

#GPSCommunity

April 4, 2020

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

April 9, 2020

 

Please watch this video from Superintendent Schreibeis (2:46).

#GPSCommunity
#StrongerTogether
#KeepMoving

 

April 2, 2020

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


March 30, 2020

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


March 26, 2020

2 Months Free Internet for new customers from MidRivers.

PDF:https://5il.co/e74z

 

March 24, 2020

Facts About COVID-19

PDF: https://5il.co/eoew

#BeInformed
#GPSCommunity

 

March 23, 2020

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

 

March 22, 2020

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 damronv@glendiveschools.org or Caroline Coovert (JES Principal) at coovertc@glendiveschools.org.

#GPSCommunity
#IBelieveInGlendive
#BeSafe

 

March 22, 2020

Just a reminder that our food service program is serving “grab-and-go” meals from 11 am to 1 pm each weekday for those enrolled students that need the meal. This program is an extension of our normal food service program (*same rates apply). Please remind your children to practice social distancing and to follow all of our guidelines:

Guidelines: 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. No one 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 remember: 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.

March 21, 2020

Great explanation of COVID-19.

#BeInformed
#GPSCommunuty
#COVID19

 

March 20, 2020

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

 

March 19, 2020

Video Update from Mr. Schreibeis 3-19-20

#GPSCommunity
#Adapt
#WeGotThis

 

March 18, 2020

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

 

March 18, 2020

Video by Superintendent Schreibeis

#IBelieveInGlendive
#GPSCommunity
#WeGotThis
#Together

 

March 16, 2020

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 johnsons@glendiveschools.org.

March 16, 2020

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 thattime, 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.

 

March 15, 2020

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)

 

March 14, 2020

Please Watch!

Video by Superintendent Schreibeis about the Coronavirus.

#GPSCommunity
#IBelieveInGlendive
#BeSafe

 

March 14, 2020

GPS Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Response letter

PDF File:https://5il.co/dpy3 (clickable links)

#BeInformed
#GPSCommunity

 

March 12, 2020

Letter from Glendive Public Schools

PDF File:https://5il.co/dnbu (clickable links)

#BeInformed
#GPSCommunity