Category Archives: Great Falls Public Schools

GFPS officials discuss COVID-19 response; ransomware attack recovery

For the time being, Great Falls Public Schools is “going to stay the course” with in-person instruction, while continuing to explore options for expanded remote learning, individual or intermittent school closures if necessary and continuing to prepare for the possibility of another COVID-19 driven shutdown. Superintendent Tom Moore told the school board during their Sept. 28 meeting that the district

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Cascade County adds 59 COVID-19 cases today; active total now 337

Cascade County added 59 new COVID-19 cases on Sept. 22, according to the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services map. That’s the highest single day increase since Sept. 3, when the county added 58 cases. The county’s total is now 603 cases and of those, 337 are active. GFPS, CCHD will share COVID information as released by state;

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GFPS, CCHD will share COVID information as released by state; GFPS announces new case that requires cancellation of GFH volleyball for two weeks

Cascade County hit 500 total COVID-19 cases on Sept. 18. According to the state map, the county added 17 new cases Friday. The county has 242 current active cases, according to the state map. The Sept. 18 case details, according to CCHD, are: 3 males age 10-19 3 females in their 20s 3 males in their 20s 1 female in

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GFPS, CCHD won’t release COVID information by school; State to release cases by schools weekly

Cascade County has two new COVID-19 cases Thursday, bringing the county’s total to 483 and of those, 225 are active. On Wednesday, the Cascade County City-County Health Department said there were 18 new cases, association with clusters, contact tracing and community spread. The previous day, there were 17 new cases. CCHD said Sept. 16 that there are now 16 active

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City, GFPS planning land swap for aquatics facility, parking

The City of Great Falls is expecting to hear by Sept. 18 whether its been awarded a $10 million grant through the Defense Community Infrastructure Pilot Program administered by the Office of Economic Adjustment. The grant would fund half of an estimated $20 million joint indoor aquatics facility that would be owned and operated by the city and open to the

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GFPS discusses COVID cases, GF High closure, network outage

Great Falls Public Schools said Sept. 14 that staff are working to complete cleaning of Great Falls High School so that students can return to classrooms on Wednesday. On Sept. 13, GFPS officials said that additional COVID-19 cases had been identified at Great Falls High and decided to close the school Monday and Tuesday to allow for cleaning and contact

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GF High closed Monday and Tuesday for cleaning due to new COVID-19 cases

This story was updated at 7:25 p.m. to correct the numbers of cases associated with GPFS. The numbers initially given to The Electric this evening were incorrect. Great Falls Public Schools said Sept. 13 that late this afternoon, the GFPS administration, nursing staff and the Cascade County City-County Health Department identified additional positive COVID-19 cases at Great Falls High School.

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GFPS network outage ongoing, instruction continuing

The Great Falls Public Schools district is continuing to suffer from a network outage that began Monday evening. The outage has crashed district email, hindered internal communications and forced teachers to work from home on their personal networks so that remote learning could continue. On Sept. 9, district officials said they didn’t know the cause of the cause of the

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GFPS has two more COVID-19 cases; City has had three confirmed cases

Great Falls Public Schools said Sept. 8 that it had been notified by the Cascade County City-County Health Department that two more COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in the district. One of those cases is at Paris Gibson Education Center and the other is at East Middle School, according to GFPS. “The GFPS nursing team and administrators worked with the

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City, GFPS discussing possible parkland swap for proposed aquatics facility

Officials with the City of Great Falls and the Great Falls Public Schools district met Sept. 8 to discuss a possible land swap for the proposed joint indoor aquatics facility near Malmstrom Air Force Base. The city made the short list to be considered for a Defense Department grant for $10 million toward the project, which is an estimated $20

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