GMHS Family Update
September 18, 2020
Our new turf field and track are making steady progress. Should be complete by the end of October! Go Rams!
Welcome to our new School Resource Officer, John Goodrich. Officer Goodrich lives in the GM Area with his family. He has been working with us to ensure our staff and students are safe with the new layout of the school, the construction, and getting to know our staff.
Dear GMHS Students and Families,

We are finishing up our first week of Hybrid learning and it has been amazing to have our students and staff back in the building! Thank you for everyone for following our health and safety protocols!

We are going to send an autodialer on Monday evening to families whose student has a D or F grade. You should also receive an email from teachers if your student's grade falls below a C this semester along with suggestions on how to improve the grades. This is part of our effort to maintain consistent communication with students and families. In addition, families should be receiving a weekly email summary of the assignments your student was given for the week so families are aware of the work students are being asked to complete. The summary is acquired via an invitation sent by teachers. Check your email as we sent invitations to parents a few weeks ago. See Technology Update below for more information.

We understand that it may seem like we are over communicating and that is exactly what we are trying to do. The situation we are in requires strong communication and we hope that our communications are helpful and keep you in the loop of the many aspects of keeping schools open. We know our students need us all more now than ever and we want to be there for them and you.

We are working on a virtual trainings for parent/guardians to assist you in understanding the learning management systems (Schoology and Google Classroom), the Infinite Campus grading and attendance system, and school structures we are employing to educate hybrid and remote learners. We will have dates in the newsletter next week for these trainings.

This communication has many important updates and information for students and families. Please read through all of the information and let us know if you have any questions or need assistance.

Thank you for your continued support!

Go Rams!

Colleen Owens
Principal
Save the Date
Student IDs & Yearbook Photos
Students in Cohort B received their student IDs & an envelope the contains the code for families to order photos from LifeTouch in social studies classes this week.

Cohort A will receive theirs on 9/21 & 9/22 in their Social Studies class.

Remote only students can come by the New Main Entrance/Attendance Office on Friday 9/25 from 8am-2pm to pick up theirs.

Students who still need to take their photo or who wish to re-take their photo can also come by school on 9/25 from 8am-2pm to get their picture taken in the library. Please enter through the new Main Entrance.
  • September 25th - ID and Yearbook Picture make-up.
  • 8:00-2:00 p.m. in the LMC. Another date will be scheduled in January

Week of October 12-16 - Adjusted Schedule
  • Monday, October 12 - Odd synchronous Hybrid Bell Schedule- all students remote
  • Tuesday, October 13 - Even synchronous Hybrid Bell Schedule- all students remote
  • Wednesday, October 14 - Future Day - No classes as teachers will be proctoring the following assessments.
  • Seniors taking SAT in person
  • Juniors taking PSAT/NMSQT in person
  • Mr. Craig has surveyed students and contacted them about who is requesting to take the test and who is not.
  • Sophomores and Freshmen - Time to work on assignments
  • Thursday, October 15 - District-wide Teacher Professional Development Day
  • Friday, October 16 - District-wide Fall Break

Tentative - Week of October 19 - Virtual Student/Parent/Guardian/ Teacher Conferences. More details coming soon.

Saturday, October 3, 2020

Location: Participate from any location!

Cost: We have reduced and simplified pricing this year!

Description: Participate virtually in SWF's 19th Annual Virtual Walk/Run Presented by Chris' Garage Doors!
 
Register by September 20th and receive a free 2020 Walk/Run shirt by October 3rd!
 
Register here: www.secondwindwalkrun.org
 
Senior Handprint Wall Update
We will be doing the Senior Handprint Wall on Friday October 9, 2020 from 11am-1pm. This will be the only time seniors can get their handprint on the wall as part of the senior tradition.
Technology Update
Parent Notifications on Google Classroom and Schoology

Here is a short video tutorial on how parents/guardians can receive Google Classroom and Schoology notifications. This is also posted on the 20/21 Student/Family Resources website too. 


Please contact Wendee Vezzetti, Digital Teacher Librarian for assistance at
wwalter@jeffcoschools.us
Grab n' Go Breakfast and Lunch is being served at GMHS.

Remote Learners
  • Breakfast and lunch are available for remotes students as follows:
  • Tuesdays 1:30-2:00 - Students will be provided two breakfast and lunch meals
  • Thursdays 1:30-2:00 - Students will be provided three breakfast and lunch meals
  • These meals are to be prepped at home and instructions are included.

Hybrid Learners
  • Breakfast and lunch are provided while students are in person AND
  • Group A: Tuesdays students may pick up three meals (breakfast and lunch) that are to be prepped at home.
  • Group B: Thursdays students may pick up three meals (breakfast and lunch) that are to be prepped at home.

All school breakfast and lunches are FREE through December (or as long as the federal funding lasts).

To ensure that we have enough meals for your student, please complete this form to let us know you will participate in this service. If you completed this form last week, you do not need to complete the form again.


Remember breakfast and lunch is provided FREE to ALL students this semester. Some a la carte items may be available for a charge.

We ask families to complete the free/reduced lunch form as this information is used for funding of our school and additional funds do come to the school for students who qualify.

See Jeffco's School Cafe for more information.
2020-2021
Yearbooks are on Sale!
Make sure you order your 2020-2021 Yearbook through your Jeffco Connect Account! They are $70 or $76 with a nameplate.

The book will be white this year with the theme of The One where they are R.A.M.N.A.T.I.O.N! You don't want to miss out on the most unique book in RamNation history!
PTA FUNDRAISER for safety-related items:

Please help us protect our GMHS staff/teachers by making a donation of any size. If you know of a business who might donate, please feel free to share this link! Thank you for your support!


PTA NEWS

The GMHS PTA is accepting membership enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year! 

PTA's role is vital now more than ever in connecting parents, teachers, and administrators, and supporting critical school needs. We want as many families to join PTA as possible, because we can do more together than apart!

Click here GMHS PTA to sign up for the 2020/2021 school year. Once you hit SUBMIT, you will be taken to a page with a "BUY NOW" button where you can pay your $20 membership dues.

Next Virtual Meeting: Monday, October 12 @ 6:20 p.m.
Reach out to Lisa Lord, PTA President to receive the meeting link. (jonlord@comcast.net).
PTA sponsors the GMHS Reflections

Look for more information coming soon!


Highly Recommended Opportunity for Parent/Guardians!
It’s never too late to register for the workshop series, Parenting with a Coaching Mindset! Each workshop session stands on its own, so you can pop in and out of the series, and still get a lot of value. This workshop series is sponsored by Green Mountain High School, and it's free to parents in Jefferson County Schools. The 2nd session of the series is Tuesday, October 6, from 12 to 1pm. The same session will also be held on Wednesday, October 14, from 7-8pm. These 2 sessions are via Zoom, and if you can't make them, you can attend the FB Live session on Thursday, October 15, from 8 to 8:30am. You are free to attend all 3 of these sessions, if you like. To register for this workshop series, first, email me your first and last name. Then, send me a Friend Request via FB, and I will invite you to the group, Coaching Your Kids, where the FB Live sessions happen. The FB Live video of Session 1 is saved on this page, and I highly recommend that you watch it, and do the homework.  This page contains other content that is supportive to parents. You are free to post your challenges with parenting, get support, coaching tips, etc.. It's a totally safe space! Please, let me know if you have questions: info@humanbyhuman.com.

GMHS Registered Nurse Update
Dear RAM Families, 

We need your help. In order for our health staff to recognize infectious outbreaks in schools, we ask you to be specific when calling in students as absent to school. 

Instead of “sick” please give us specific symptoms or diagnosis, for example: diarrhea, vomiting, fever, sore throat, cold symptoms, strep throat, flu… and any diagnosed illness in your absence messages. This is not a requirement, just a request that will help nurses monitor the numbers of condition outbreaks at schools. 

We want to keep all of our students safe and healthy. We appreciate your help with this! 

Thank you for your help!


REMOTE STUDENTS WITH HEALTH CONDITIONS: ​
Even if your student has a remote learning schedule, the district nurse requires an updated health plan for your student, signed by your physician prior to OCT. 1 so the sooner the better! This will help us support them in remote learning and when life allows them to return in person. This is a good opportunity for you to discuss the impact of remote learning/in person learning on your student to include how to maintain their mental health! Being isolated is hard on teenagers, even if it is the best option for their safety. 
ATHLETICS
  • NEW: Football, Spirit, and Field Hockey (FH is offered at Dakota Ridge) is now beginning on 9/24. Contact Coach German for football questions as they are having a virtual meeting on Saturday and he can provide you more information (jgerman@jeffcoschools.us). Contact Coach Beary for Spirit information (samm.beary@jeffco.k12.co.us).
  • ATHLETICS ELIGIBILITY
  • Athletic Eligibility will be run by pulling the “in progress” grades every Thursday by noon, starting September 10th, for all in season athletes. Those reports are sent to coaches so they can communicate with their athletes if they are listed as ineligible. It will be the athlete’s responsibility to email their teachers if they believe there is an error with the grade listed. They should request that the teacher email both Ms. Sereno and Mrs. Koontz by 3 pm on Friday in order for them to regain their eligibility for the following week. When emailing, teachers will state the name of the class and what the correct grade is, and cc the student so they know the email was sent. Students are responsible for taking care of this by the deadline.
  • Athletic programs that are happening now: Cross Country, Boys' Golf, Softball, Boys' Tennis.
  • Come out and support, but make sure you wear a mask!
  • Find schedules, seasons, and other info here: https://greenmountainhs.rschoolteams.com/

Communication with GMHS
  • Main Office: 303-982-9500

Technology Questions:
  • Wendee Vezzetti, Digital Teacher Librarian
  • wwalter@jeffcoschools.us

Counselor Contact Information
  • Laura Oliver - 9th grade for 20-21
  • loliver@jeffcoschools.us
  • Alicia Kuehn - 10th grade for 20-21
  • akuehn@jeffcoschools.us
  • Erin Slaughter - 11th grade for 20-21
  • eslaught@jeffcoschools.us
  • Kim Angcay - 12th grade for 20-21
  • kaangcay@jeffcoschools.us
  • Dr. Lisa Langerman - School Psychologist
  • lschrade@jeffcoschools.us
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