Marching Band Pick-up Location


The marching band will meet the bus and parents on Dorian St. between Mac's Restaurant and the PGG building. This is very close to the end of the parade route and is an estimate of location. Exact location is dependent on congestion and traffic.  Look for the large yellow bus with Helix on the side of it, near a lot of band students wearing cowboy hats, white shirts, green suspenders/bow ties and black pants.


The P.T.O. Needs Your Help

You see our calls for volunteers over and over, but you tend to ignore them. You most likely ignore them because you have no clue what we are or what we do. So here is the information you have been waiting for:

The P.T.O. is the Parent Teacher Organization– this is a volunteer group of parents that work in the school with teachers to provide students and teachers with many of the amazing things you hear about going on in the school.

Parent Access to Grades Has Changed

The Helix SD has switched from eSchool Home Access to Family link.  It is a brand new student information system, which includes access to students academic progress. When teachers have began to enter grades and once we have all the passwords ready, login information will be sent home to parents. The link/button on the left side of the page has changed from Home Access to Family Link. Login information is planned to be sent home on Friday, Sept. 5th.

Round-Up Schedule

The following is a modified schedule for the week of Pendleton Round-Up:

Monday, Sept. 8th - Regular School Day

Tuesday, Sept. 9th - Regular School Day

Wednesday, Sept. 10th - Early Dismissal (12:30 PM) AM Schedule

Thursday, Sept. 11th - Early Dismissal (12:30 PM) PM Schedule

Friday, Sept. 12th - No School

Friday, Sept. 12th - Band students will be marching in the Westward Ho Parade, 10:00 AM.  Bus will begin loading band students at 8:00 AM and depart Helix at 8:30 AM.

Free and Reduced Meal Applications Due

For more information about our free and reduced meal application, please click on the links below:


2014/15 Helix School District Calendar Approved

The Helix School Board approved the 2014/15 school calendar at their last meeting. Monthly calendars will be handed out during registration in August.

Helix Weather Updated

The Helix weather website link has been recently updated.  In addition to the new resources provided, it includes the historical weather link below: 

Thanks goes out to Jim Coles for all his effort in this update.

OSAA Required Physical Form

Students in grades 6-12 must have a physical examination performed by a physician every other year prior to practice and competition in athletics.
The physical examination is the responsibility of the parent/student and is to be paid for by the parent/student.
Record of the examination must be submitted to the district and will be kept on file and reviewed by the athletic director prior to the first day of practice.
Students shall not participate without a record of passing a physical examination on file with the district. A student must use the district approved physical form available at the link below on the OSAA web site:



If you are a Griswold High School graduate who has served in any branch of the U.S. military with an honorable discharge, please contact us with your name, graduation year, branch of service, and a brief overview of your service, including years served. We want to include your name on the future Griswold Veteran’s Memorial. You may also register at:

Educational Opportunities Continue to Expand for Helix Students

Students at Griswold High School are taking advantage of educational opportunities beyond the normal classroom setting. Students enrolled in the Distance Learning class, choose from the 120 online courses offered through the University of North Dakota. Those students enrolled in the Technical Prep class are eligible to receive dual credit (high school and college) from BMCC in Administrative and Financial Services. Freshmen and sophomores are taking language classes through Rosetta Stone in Spanish, French, Italian and German. Last school year, students took Advanced Biology, Speech, Writing 121 and Math 111 for dual credit through BMCC or EOU as part of the Eastern Promise program. This school year, additional dual credit classes have been added in Chemistry, Math 112, Health and Careers 101. For more information, contact Lorin Kubishta or Darrick Cope at (541) 457-2175. You can also access the Eastern Promise website by clicking on the following link: http://www.eou.edu/eastern-promise/.