GMHS Family Update
September 4, 2020
Rammi was installed in
his new home today!
Dear GMHS Students and Families,

As summer winds down and school gets going again, we want to wish you all a great Labor Day weekend! We hope you get some quality time in our beautiful Colorado. Our construction project is seeing the finishing touches in some areas and continued work in others. Beginning Tuesday we are transitioning to our New Main Entrance on the west side of the building. Our new entry is equipped with a secure door bell system and additional security cameras. When the Hybrid Schedule starts on Monday, September 14th we will have four access points from 7:00-7:55 a.m. for Hybrid students and staff to be screened. Once classes start at 8:00 a.m. only the New Main Entry will be available for school entry.

We are working on hiring an additional position in the school for this year to help us support student, family and staff mental health needs. We hope to have a person in the next couple of weeks. Our goal for this position is to collaborate with our counselors, school psychologist, school RN, and community partners to provide mental health resources and supports for our school community. In particular we want this person to reach out to our full remote students on a consistent basis to check in; provide social emotional resources to all students during Ram Time; assist us in modifying our intervention supports for Hybrid learning; create communications with resources for families; host virtual presentations for students, families and staff; and anything else we can create to support our community.

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
Save the Date
Hybrid Student Safety Orientation - Week of 9/8
We will be conducting a Safety Orientation for Hybrid Students on September 8, 9, 10, and 11. This is an IN-PERSON, socially distanced orientation for Hybrid Students that will be approximately 80 minutes in length. The purpose of this orientation is to familiarize students with Green Mountain High School, the new safety expectations surrounding COVID19, screening protocols, as well seeing the new renovations. Student attendance for any classes missed for the orientation will be excused by the school. 

An email to both students and parent/guardians was sent on Wednesday, September 2nd notifying students of their date and time for the Safety Orientation. If you have questions or did not receive an email, please contact Mr. Tommy Craig, Assistant Principal at

All Student Remote Learning Bell Schedule for the week of September 8-11.
  • We will be using the Remote Learning Bell Schedule next week while we conduct the Hybrid Student Safety Orientations.
  • The Week of September 14th we will move to the Hybrid Bell Schedule.
  • We have added quick links above to access the All Student Remote Learning Bell Schedule and the Hybrid Bell Schedule. We hope these links will be useful for you to access our bell schedules in the event we need to move between the Hybrid and Remote bell schedules during the semester.

As we did in the spring the medication drop off will be done outside to prevent parent/guardians from having to enter the building. WE have two times available at this point. YOU WILL ALSO NEED TO SIGN THE MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION FORM WITH THE HEALTH AIDE AT THESE DROP OFF TIMES IN ORDER FOR US TO BE ABLE TO ADMINISTER MEDICATIONS: 
  • TUESDAY September 8th from 9-2pm at the OLD MAIN ENTRANCE (smaller parking lot on Green Mountain Drive). 

  • FRIDAY September 11th from 9-2pm at the OLD MAIN ENTRANCE (smaller parking lot on Green Mountain Drive).
SAT and PSAT (Seniors and Juniors)
- Seniors and Juniors must take the survey linked below
- We need to have students respond by Wednesday, September 9th to plan the day on October 14th.

Senior Survey for SAT:

The Colorado Department of Education is giving you one free opportunity to take the test. The options for you to take advantage of this free SAT are below.

If you plan to apply for College(s), I encourage you to reach out to the Admissions Office for the College(s) of your choice to see if they are requiring you to take the SAT to be accepted this year. Some Colleges are waiving the SAT.

All SAT options are for in person testing using paper and pencil. The College Board does not currently offer taking the SAT online.

Click this link to take the Survey ASAP, so we can start planning. You must be logged in to your Jeffco Schools account to take the survey.

Junior Survey for PSAT/NMSQT:

The Colorado Department of Education is offering a free PSAT/NMSQT. Please take this survey to indicate if you are wanting to take advantage of this option.
This is a PSAT and not an SAT, so you would still have to take the SAT currently scheduled for April 2021. Scoring at least a 470 in English and at least a 500 in Math on the SAT is one of the ways to meet the demonstration of knowledge for the Jeffco Graduation Requirements for the class of 2022.
The PSAT/NMSQT is the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. This is a great primer for the SAT, and even the ACT, but it’s more than just a trial run. PSAT/NMSQT scores are used to identify National Merit Scholars and award merit scholarships.
This PSAT/NMSQT option is for in person testing using paper and pencil. The College Board does not currently offer taking the PSAT/NMSQT online.
Click this link to take the Survey ASAP, so we can start planning. You must be logged in to your Jeffco Schools account to take the survey.
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!


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.

First Virtual Meeting: Monday, September 14th 6:20 p.m.
Reach out to Lisa Lord, PTA President to receive the meeting link. (

Grab n' Go Breakfast and Lunch will be served at GMHS starting the week of September 8th.

We received word this week that breakfast and lunch will be provided FREE to students due to federal funding.

A la carte items will be available soon for additional cost.
See Jeffco's School Cafe for more information.

Highly Recommended Opportunity for Parent/Guardians!
GMHS Registered Nurse Update
A message from your school Registered Nurse, Nicole Collins BSN.

All the best to the remote and hybrid students starting this new school year off strong! We are back, so let's follow the rules to ensure all students can continue learning in the method they are comfortable and safe to participate in. 

Let's start the year off strong, please let me know how I can help your student be successful!   Wishing you all the very best in health and happiness!
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. 
Stay Home If Symptomatic
IF your student has ANY 1 of the COVID symptoms: Runny Nose, Sore Throat, Cough, or Fever over 100.4F, they will not be allowed to enter the building, SO PLEASE KEEP THEM AT HOME IF YOU ARE AWARE OF ANY SYMPTOM

Please obtain a physician note with expected symptoms, along with which symptom relieving medication your student takes, to effectively reduce these symptoms. Students presenting with any symptom listed above, will be sent home. However, the Nurse, can do a symptom assessment with your student if it is believed that their symptoms are specific to ongoing allergies. This will be done on a case by case basis and we will do our best to keep your student in school if COVID symptoms are not suspected. 
​Please ensure you have an updated health plan/orders from your physician for any medications that will be entering the school. This includes over the counter medications. Please ensure this plan is signed by the physician and signed by yourselves for us to accept it, along with your non-expired medications.

Please place documents and medication in a gallon zip lock baggie or clear plastic container with your child's name on it to drop off during the medication drop off times listed below. 
Gymnastics and Boys Soccer are selling Masks

Choir is also selling Masks - Contact Mr. Gleason for more info.
Football is selling Neck Gators and Ram Cards

  • 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:

Communication with GMHS
  • GMHS Restart Questions Form
  • - use this email for any questions and concerns. Multiple staff members are tracking communications to this email via spreadsheet to ensure your inquiries are addressed.

Technology Questions:
  • Wendee Vezzetti, Digital Teacher Librarian

Counselor Contact Information
  • Laura Oliver - 9th grade for 20-21
  • Alicia Kuehn - 10th grade for 20-21
  • Erin Slaughter - 11th grade for 20-21
  • Kim Angcay - 12th grade for 20-21
  • Dr. Lisa Langerman - School Psychologist
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