September 13, 2020
Dear Gateways and SPS GED Families,
Our hearts go out to our community at this challenging time. Our staff has continued working hard to prepare for the upcoming school year and are here for you. Please find contact information here for latest information:
General Questions about any district school Let’s Talk Question Form
- Mental Health Counselor/LCSW, Julie Steyding
- (541)726-3232 ext. 70230
- Office Specialist, Jody Barnhart
- (541) 744-8862
- Admin Secretary, Jennifer Casco
- (541) 744-8862
- Dean of Students, Mari Kay Miller
- (541) 726-3232 ext.70224
- Dean of Students, Dave King
- (541) 501-3168
- Principal, Lesa Haley
Below, you’ll find answers to your most frequent questions!
How and when will I register and Chromebooks be distributed?
Update: This week is registration and technology distribution. Wednesday Sept 16- Friday Sept 18 from 2-5pm. Free basic school supplies for GHS and GED students will also be distributed during this time!
When will school start?
The first day for all classes will be Monday September 21.
When will online courses meet?
Attached is a bell schedule for you to save and refer to. Students will attend classes either in the morning (Red Cohort) or the afternoon (Blue Cohort). Courses begin on September 14.
How will students attend class?
Students will be using Google Meet and Google Classroom. We ask that you use the Chromebook provided by the district (most are brand new!), as they will easily connect to Google and have the apps needed for students already loaded. In case you missed it an orientation video went live last week! Click here for Orientation Video
What if I can’t attend during my assigned cohort?
We are not changing cohort groups at this time due to class size and ODE safety guidelines. However, if there is a specific need to share around this requirement, please fill out this form.
When will we get class schedules?
Early this week, schedules will go live on Student Vue. Please ensure you know how to log in to Student Vue or Parent Vue. There is also an app for phones! Jennifer Casco (541-744-8862) can help if you don’t know your student ID number.
Schedules will look different than they have before! We are on a 4X4 quarter schedule, which means students will only have 4 classes per term. GHS Students will continue to have 2 classes per term.
What if the schedule, when we can view it, has errors?
Schedule change requests will happen only if there is an error (a student already took the course). When schedules are live, and you notice an error, use this schedule change form to request that we investigate.
I notice “Applied Learning” as part of the schedule. What is it?
Applied learning will be the work teachers assign that is not live. For instance, practice, assignments, or learning modules on Google Classroom.
Virtual Back to School Night!
We will host a Virtual Back to School Night soon. More information will be sent with instructions about how to join!
Take Care and Stay Safe,
Principal GHS/SPS GED/SPS Online-Secondary