Hey Big Sandy parents Helmbrecht Picture Day is Tuesday, August 25th. Watch the backpack for this form. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1SCZN1HJChTmKgZAUOCw-BQ-ukhOW3Ero/view?usp=sharing
Link to tonight's parent/player meeting. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1e1bXkC30L3aeDcbKhR8SwF83J9aetQkl/view?usp=sharing
Link to tonight's parent/player presentation materials: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vdzdRK39CEaeI-B1FUsomZQQeWeB-FCA/view?usp=sharing
Parent/Player meeting is tonight in the HS Auditorium! If you cannot attend in person, you may join us via Google Meet. Realizing that we've had some troubles with our Google meet lately, the entire meeting will be recorded and posted on the school web site following the meeting. Please reach out to Mrs. Schwarbach with questions or concerns! meet.google.com/xcs-hqop-nxs.
High School Students.... Please call Wendy @ 378-3400 with your locker requests and to check your schedule anytime Monday- Thursday from 8-4
School Supply List https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pcXIDr2RzkGMV1PwiB2_DRWm9cdiCLtd/view?usp=sharing Jr. High and High School Students don't have a specific list but folders or binders and notebooks for each class are definitely helpful, as is a box of pencils or pens.
Big Sandy's School Reopening Plan, updated version https://drive.google.com/file/d/1kB0-8RbtbajpYgEAyWmWI6cSPEcszcrz/view?usp=sharing
Here's a great document sent to us from the Chouteau County Health Department that answers lots of questions about returning to school. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1VlOYjsz4XFyPE5jhpU8edrHc-Bl8AUVn/view?usp=sharing
Here's a document I made to help answer questions you might be having about how school will look when we return. Feel free to reach out if you have other questions that aren't answered here. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GGWL7pmjTR_SVdUtIEqfYa1M-sjlUrrg/view?usp=sharing
Here are a few of the safeguards we are putting in place to make sure our students, staff and community stay healthy! Temperature Checks Students and staff will be screened for fevers daily. If your child rides a bus they will be screened before entering the bus. A temperature over 100.4 will result in your child not being allowed to attend school. Students must be fever free for 24 hours before coming back to school. Attendance If your child is sick, or a family member is sick, please keep your child home from school. Communicating with the school secretary that your child is home with any symptoms that include, but not limited to, a sore throat, fever, headache, loss of taste or smell, shortness of breath, cough, or chest tightness will result in them having an excused medical absence. Face Coverings Fabric masks will be available for students and staff and washed and sanitized daily at the school. Also proper wear and care of masks will be taught. Masks are intended to be used in instances where social distancing can’t be maintained, such as passing in the hallway. Water Fountains The fountain part has been covered up but the bottle refilling station remains open. You can send a water bottle to school with your child that they can fill in the water bottle filling station. If you don’t have a water bottle to send the school has some available. Hands Free We are installing hands free sanitizers, soaps and paper towel dispensers throughout the school. Cafeteria Elementary students will eat on a staggered lunch schedule to provide the opportunity for distancing groups. Jr. High and High Schools students will receive lunch at the high School and be allowed to spread out in the concessions area and gym. (Safeguards are subject to change due to ever changing circumstances)
Today, July 30th, The Big Sandy School Board approved a phased reopening plan for Big Sandy Schools in accordance with the State of Montana phased plans. We are planning to open the school in Phase 2 of our plan which means a full return to school with a normal schedule and safeguards in place. This plan was approved with the understanding that our phases could change before our opening date of August 19th and also during the school year. Parents have the option of choosing off-campus online instruction for their children for this school year. If you would like to choose that option please fill out the form included below and return to the school by August 10th. (Remember that choosing the off-campus online instruction makes your child ineligible for extra-curricular activities.) https://drive.google.com/file/d/1zFnvPv-lrL_zeWgmZEPlANRFyEZ9N746/view?usp=sharing
Link for July 30 board meeting @ 8:00 a.m. meet.google.com/tij-xkdk-rsp
Link for tonight's school board meeting: meet.google.com/uou-dpww-kjy
Pioneer Family- Please fill out this survey about the upcoming school year. https://forms.gle/xHFYWSm5DyfRQ4GbA
Here's your last meal order form for IN TOWN Families. Remember that food will available next week from TUESDAY through FRIDAY! Thanks! https://forms.gle/1mvsYLYgUeB4w9xC6
Here's the last meal ordering form for OUT of TOWN Families. Remember that your food will be available on TUESDAY next week from 10:30-11:30. Thanks! https://forms.gle/EsR7R1rdTf2AWGZr6
Link to attend school board meeting: meet.google.com/any-ihon-sah
Graduation link: Graduation Big Sandy High School Stream high school sports live and on demand on any device with the NFHS Network https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/big-sandy-high-school-big-sandy-mt/evt8030dd7e29
whoops that was the wrong form for out of town families, sorry! Here's the right one. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScGT2YtTnADKNIytdnk0cD2DONKlzXmOofa0f_60lK70s6V1A/viewform?usp=sf_link
Meal order form for Out of Town Families for next week May 18-21 https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScAkStExJHlfUM4F7YLOs9z-8RHklijWN6p9zRSkq37cjtw5w/viewform?usp=sf_link
Here's the meal order form for In Town Families for next Week May 18-21. I don't have a menu on it but I'll post one as soon as I get it. Food will be available next week Monday through Thursday and the week after (May 26-29) Tuesday through Friday. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScAkStExJHlfUM4F7YLOs9z-8RHklijWN6p9zRSkq37cjtw5w/viewform?usp=sf_link
Swim Team Signup will be May 21st from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. For more info: visit https://www.facebook.com/events/277273200334101/ or contact Heather Pleninger, Diana LaBuda or Mary Merrill! Go Barracudas!
Here's the meal ordering form for In Town families for next week, May 11-14. https://forms.gle/cnrASELZntfxJnSC6
Here's the meal ordering form for our OUT of TOWN Families for the week of May 11-14. https://forms.gle/6v5Uut5kx8hkRoRP9
Here's a meal ordering form for In Town Families for next week May 4-7. https://forms.gle/Uh14qbTswTtw2SFi8
Out of Town Families- Here's the meal ordering form for next week- May 4-7- Please fill it out by Friday at 3pm. Thank you! https://forms.gle/ATkdmWaJAWgsY8ubA
The School Board voted to continue with distance learning for the rest of this school year. Food will continue to be available for all of our families. If your child(ren) are struggling please, please reach out to our teachers. They are working so hard to help your students learn during this difficult time. Thank you to our Pioneer Family for supporting us in doing all we can to keep our community safe and healthy.
The school board agenda for Monday's meeting can be accessed here: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/680992/Agenda-April_27__2020.pdf. The google meet link is: meet.google.com/vnx-zwqg-zjx
Here's the meal ordering form for In Town Families for next week, April 27-30, Please fill out by Sunday at 5pm Meal pick up is at 9 am everyday at the Elementary or High School. https://forms.gle/LzmhQLTiV5fim2ED9
Please fill out this form to help us gather information about whether to reopen school after May 7th or continue with what we are doing. Thank You https://forms.gle/d4KtMGVEG1gTz8vd9
Here's the meal ordering form for out of town students.Please fill out by 5 pm on Sunday (26th). Boxes of Food will be available on Monday the 27th at the Elementary school from 10:30-11:30. https://forms.gle/1iRygKCnFNJ4XyBs6
The Meal Ordering Form for next week can be found at the following link. This form will let you order meals for the whole week so you only have to fill out it once. Please fill it out by Sunday at 5 pm. Pick up will still be 9 a.m. every day at either the High School or Elementary. https://forms.gle/k3du1CR9AnXkqq1n9
The time for picking up meals for out of town families has been changed to 10:30 am on Monday the 20th
Meal ordering form for Friday April 17th. Please order by 1 pm today. Pick up is at 9 am tomorrow https://forms.gle/jAxXxsmjTi4ELJVKA
Pioneer Family- If you live out of town and would like to receive food, please fill out this form. We will provide a box of freezer meals and pre-packaged snacks that you can pick up on Monday morning at 9 am at the Elementary school. All children in your house 18 and under are eligible to receive food. https://forms.gle/qRXgVR7qWRrii1Cr7
Meal Order form for Thursday April 16th. Please order by 1 pm today. Pick up is 9 am tomorrow. https://forms.gle/RSdpLLTHrvCdC5hk7
Meal Order Form for Wednesday April 15th. Please order by 1pm today. Pickup is 9 am tomorrow https://forms.gle/DxpmxeeJ64wZK3628
Here's the meal ordering form for Tuesday April 14th. Please order by 1 pm today and pickup is at 9 am tomorrow. Breakfast- Eggo Waffle, cereal, cheese stick, craisins, milk Lunch- PB & J, Goldfish, apple, carrots, milk https://forms.gle/RPCTbFpmmDXuPmfY6
Here's the form for ordering meals for Tomorrow, Thursday April 9th, please order by 1 pm today and pickup is at 9 am tomorrow https://forms.gle/4iNAUCTkT7Z8pjUi7
Here's the form for ordering meals for Tomorrow, Wednesday April 8th. Please order by 1 pm today. Pickup is at 9 am tomorrow. https://forms.gle/bAjYJFM3hQDG3A5F9
Here's the form for ordering breakfast and lunch for tomorrow. Please fill out 1 pm today, pickup is at 9 am tomorrow https://forms.gle/5ANfUhx7XEhvdWi56
Here's the form for ordering Breakfast and Lunch for Monday April 6th. Please order by 5 pm today. Pick up is at 9 am on Monday https://forms.gle/KV3TLtzLmtuag7Ku9
Pioneer Family- I'm asking you to fill out a google form titled Parent check-in. I'm just looking for some data on how remote learning is going and how our families are doing. I've included the link here, I'll also send it out through our apptegy texts and email. You only need to fill it out once, I just wanted to make sure everyone had a chance to receive it. Stay home and Stay Healthy! https://forms.gle/vZf428h45tAkvUe19
Wednesday's Breakfast and lunch menu, please order by 1 pm today https://forms.gle/5s1BHhcRv5MtFtmm7
Tuesday's Breakfast and Lunch Menu ordering form, please order by 1 today! https://forms.gle/7Exr8d8YUcSWwsVT6
Here's the form for ordering meals for Monday the 30th, please fill it out today by 5 pm. Thanks! All children in your house under 18 are eligible for free lunch so please count your preschool and under kiddos! https://forms.gle/91EkcsNpEdV7DHdr7
Link to join tonight's school board meeting http://meet.google.com/yrs-ftas-utq Please mute your microphone!
If you would like to order meals for your student(s) for tomorrow, March 26th, please click the link and fill out the form BEFORE 1:00 today. (All students receive free lunch during this school closure time) https://forms.gle/Qg5mHJyJVKGvQ7dx8
No ACT test tomorrow
On-line instruction begins this morning. For important information regarding this new process, please visit https://www.bigsandy.k12.mt.us/o/big-sandy-public-schools and click the link near the top of the page. Students should be logging in today to access their coursework.
Information regarding the next two weeks of school closure is posted on the school's Facebook pages.
Attention Parents of 3-8 grades. Smarter Balance Testing will run from March 10- May 15. Please access the school calendar to see testing dates. For more OPI information please access the following link https://docs.google.com/document/d/1F1C3v-ZODATAcPlfuYdwbflahPsQVdaJz6zUM6yG54k/edit?usp=sharing
We've decided that tomorrow is Pioneer Day, wear your Purple and Gold 💜💛🏀 and let's cheer on those Comeback Kings as they make a run for State. The Pep Band and Choir will be leaving at 3 (only those choir and band members riding the bus will get passes into the game) (Jr High music students will be at their festival in Chinook tomorrow) #purpleandgold #pioneerpride #comebackkings #wearepioneers #pioneerpower
Please join us tomorrow night at 6 p.m. for the Buckle Up Blue for Lauren presentation, sponsored by the BSHS student council.
The JV games vs. Box Elder tomorrow night have been canceled due to injury and illness. The girls varsity game will start at 6 p.m., boys varsity at 7:30 p.m. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Sign up for 2020 cheer camp here! February 15th, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. https://forms.gle/4JL6Y34kftFjBeA36
Pack the School Pink tomorrow! Feel free to wear to jeans
Important update: Tonight's basketball games versus Fort Benton have been postponed due to road closures and visibility concerns. Games have been tentatively rescheduled for Monday, beginning at 3:00 p.m.
Big Sandy Schools is now accepting applications for 5/6 grade girls and boys basketball coaches. Applications can be picked up at the high school office. Questions may be directed to Melanie Schwarzbach (AD), Thomas Dilworth (Boys head coach) or Pete Jerrel (Girls head coach)
Juniors & Parents: Sign up for our last concessions! Saturday, February 1st vs. Fort Benton https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1y4S0RkAVT900Wx_d4XFuIl4sVDSgVnNIyVydGvspaUk/edit?usp=sharing
Basketball players and cheerleaders: Please click this link and complete the information for parents night by no later than January 28th https://forms.gle/5j2xkae4gkPP17ws6
Testing our Notification System
Parent/Teacher Conferences are tomorrow and Thursday Nov 6 & 7. Please come and visit with our teachers any time between 4-7 pm
JH Basketball pictures will be this Thursday 11/7/19 at 4:00 pm in the gym
Important JHBB updates: Games in Chinook begin at 8 a.m. this Saturday. Bus leaves @ 6 a.m. CJI rescheduled to November 14th @ home. 4:00 & 5:15.
Juniors have concessions for the playoff football game on Saturday. Please sign up here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1nuQI3pIgRTqllpVrSfYDbKtyHuCgPsL3s1E4QtR5EFg/edit?usp=sharing
District Volleyball Bracket https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/502652/6_team_district_bracket_2019_w_seeds.pdf
Juniors & Parents: Please sign up to work concessions for the junior high basketball games on October 29th and November 1st Oct 29: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/14DCnMnLaZ9pti_6axCxaMmSk28okPrSL3S-JDFHg11Y/edit?usp=sharing November 1st: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/15QyapsC_407t2mPodFGf5qctXoeKpIaXLNb4fCQ6jEs/edit?usp=sharing
Principal Wolery’s Positive Pioneer Praises There are so many great things going on at our school and I think it’s high time I shout it from the rooftops! I’ll be sharing some Positive Pioneer Praises each week in the paper. My first praise goes out to our students, the heart of our school. We have 103 students in the Elementary and 99 in our High School Building, which is 7-12. They have already been learning for approximetely 15,912 minutes over 34 days of school! Their average attendance rate for this year so far is 94%! On top of school they are also involved in everything from Football, Volleyball, Soccer to Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts and the Community Play. We have great students that understand what Pioneer PRIDE is and show us everyday through their willingness to try hard, work hard, and play hard! When you see our students around town tell them what a great job they are doing and I hope you are as proud of them as I am! Way to go STUDENTS!
District Volleyball Tournament Bracket: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/499717/6_team_district_bracket_2019_option_1.pdf
Teen Tober is underway at the 7-12 Library and the following is a survey for 7-12 students to share their opinion on upcoming events. https://forms.gle/7a8FdDod7uT75YFt7
Freshman students and parents we have concessions Friday and Saturday of chili feed https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xjJVtBiL6-LceoHP7eNk-csJ3sGIPTKJ1DAhRg3b4wM/edit?usp=sharing
Junior High Basketball practice starts tomorrow after school! Please visit: https://www.bigsandy.k12.mt.us/o/big-sandy-public-schools/browse/74753 to access the required forms. These need to be completed and on file with the school before your athlete can practice.
The JV football game vs. Tri-Cities, originally scheduled for Monday, October 7th has been canceled.
JV and Varsity Volleyball play against Highwood tomorrow (Tuesday October 1st) in Highwood at 6. GO PIONEERS!
JH Football plays against Box Elder tomorrow (Tuesday October 1st) in Box Elder at 4:30. GO PIONEERS!
Flu shots are this week, remember to send your forms back by tomorrow 💉
2019-2020 Handbooks can be found under Menu then Documents. Go the the Handbook file and you will find: Elementary, 7-12 Parent/Student, Pioneer Pride,and Certified Staff handbooks
Our new website is under construction. We'll be releasing more information about this transition soon and thank you for your patience.