Principal Contact Information

  • 8.29.21

    Dear Big Sky Students & Families-

    Here we are!! The first week of school is upon us! This past week it was so great to watch our Football team take on Gallatin, Golf battled at the MCPS Invite, Soccer took on Butte, Volleyball took on Gallatin, and this Thursday our Cross Country team takes the course at the Coaches Invite! Way to represent Big Sky! We encourage our students to come out and cheer on all of our athletes! 

    If you have not had a chance to fill out the survey regarding how we can work to make Big Sky the best, please do so here-https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BSHSSWOT

    Here are important updates for this week:

    Monday-9th Grade Only. Printed schedules will be available for pick up outside the main entrance, there will also be a printed bell schedule. You will go to all 7 periods and have a lunch time assembly.  Plan to grab your lunch and head right to the main gym! 

    Tuesday-All students return! Printed schedules will be available outside the main entrance.  You will attend all 7 periods!

    Wednesday-All students periods- 1, 3, 5, & 7.  This is a block day meaning the classes are 90 minutes long.

    Thursday-All students periods-SOAR Advisory, 2, 4, & 6 (also a block day)  During SOAR Advisory the 10th graders will have an assembly from 9:40-10:00 (check into your advisory first), then the 11th & 12th graders will have an assembly from 10:05-10:25.

    Chromebook Check Out: We ask that every student have a portable device with them everyday at school.  This could be a personal laptop or Chromebook.  Big Sky has enough Chromebooks for any student that needs one.  We ask that a parent/guardian fill out the form here to request one.  

    Chromebook Checkout

    Chromebook Pick Up will take place on Tuesday & Wednesday before school in the Student Commons! 

    Breakfast & Lunch: This year all breakfast and lunch will be free! All meals will be served out of the kitchen (located near the Student Commons/gyms).  We will still be asking for all families to fill out the Free & Reduced form, those forms still determine our funding which helps pay for many of our staff and lots of resources in the classroom.  Those forms will be sent out in the next few weeks. 

    Bell Schedule & Calendar: Please note the start/end times for each day, remember Thursday is a late start and all students start their day with SOAR Time on Thursday.  Zero period runs each day in the Student Commons and any student interested in seeking support or having a space to work on school work is welcome to attend.  

    Picture Retakes on September 8th! We will announce for students to leave class to have their picture taken, all students including 12th graders must have a school picture of their ID.

    Open House: Will take place on Wednesday 9/15 starting at 6pm.  This is a great opportunity to meet your child’s teachers, get a tour of the building and connect with Big Sky Booster and get some Big Sky gear! 

    Thank you all in advance for making our return to school positive and productive. I look forward to greeting each of you at the door on Monday & Tuesday and can’t wait for all the amazing events and activities this school year will hold. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you need anything to kick the week off with success! 

    Jennifer Courtney

    Principal, jccourtney@mcpsmt.org