We want to let you know that we have had people working all summer to prepare for our return to school. Grandview School District officials, with input from staff, administrators, community members and parents, have prepared a four-stage reopening plan for the 2020-2021 school year. The plan follows guidance we received from the Yakima Health District and the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI). With safety, security and learning in mind, we are announcing that we will be beginning the new school year in our Stage A, which means all students will be taking part in remote learning. We plan to stay in Stage A for all of first trimester (the first 60 days of school.) The first day of school will be Thursday, Aug. 27. Click the headline to read the full announcement.
The Grandview School District is in the middle the registration process for students who will be heading into kindergarten and preschool for the 2020-21 school year. Of course, the registration process looks a little different than it has in years past. We are asking families to take a moment and fill out our quick kindergarten and preschool registration surveys. The information gathered through the survey will help us reach out and work on getting registrations completed for each incoming kindergarten and preschool student. More information is available in the survey. Click the headline to find a link to the survey.
This is the place to be to view the Grandview High School Class of 2020 Virtual Graduation Ceremony. The video will premiere on the Grandview School District's YouTube channel at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 13. Click the headline to find links to where to view the graduation ceremony, as well as a link to a printable program.
Are you running out of books to read in your house? Are your kids looking for new books to grab their attention? Then you're in luck! Harriet Thompson Elementary School is hosting a district-wide virtual Scholastic book fair that will be OPEN ALL SUMMER long! This means you can shop the book fair online. Click headline to find book fair link.
The Grandview School District has brought together all of our guidance and information during this school closure in one place. You can now find all closure information under Closure Guidance on the Grandview School District website. You can also get there by going to www.gsd200.org/closure.
The Grandview School District has an app. You’re invited to visit the App Store/Play Store and download our brand new Grandview School District app. The app allows you to get push notifications from your child's school, be the first to know about school delays and cancellations, it gives you a direct link to your student's teachers and school calendars are now in the palm of your hand. Click story for more information.
Surplus Books and Auto Shop Vehicles Available. The Grandview School District Board of Directors has declared Library Books, Textbooks, and HS Auto Shop vehicles as surplus and have authorized their sale. The items will be available for purchase by public schools, private schools and state agencies in the State of Washington until August 28, 2020. Any remaining items will be available to the public after August 28, 2020. The items will all be sold as is/where is and all sales are final. For a complete list of items and photos of the vehicles please visit our district website at www.gsd200.org/surplus. If you are interested in viewing the items, please contact Tom Wolkenhauer at (509) 882-7146 for an appointment.
Do you have questions about what the reopening of our schools could look like in the fall and what precautions will likely be taken? Please take a few minutes to read through the Office the Superintendent of Public Instructions Reopening Washington Schools: Questions & Answers for School Districts. Click here to find the Q & A.
Because COVID-19 closed our schools, your children may be eligible for food assistance, called Pandemic EBT (P-EBT): Emergency School Meals Program.
P-EBT provides families with funds to make up for the cost of meals while school was closed. This benefit is for Washington children in grades k-12 who receive free or reduced-price school meals or attend a school where all children receive free meals. These benefits will be on an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card which is used like a debit card to buy groceries.
Every eligible child may receive up to a maximum of $399 of P-EBT. Immigration status does not matter for P-EBT – it is not Basic Food and will not count in a public charge test. P-EBT is intended to replace meals missed while schools closed due to COVID-19. Children are allowed to get free meals from school and community sites and get P-EBT at the same time – they are separate programs.
If your family does not receive Basic Food, you must apply for P-EBT if you want to receive the funds. The application will be open by June 30. There are two ways to apply:
• Go to: www.WashingtonConnection.org, or
• Call DSHS at 877-501-2233
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Debido a que la COVID-19 cerró nuestras escuelas, sus hijos pueden ser elegibles para recibir asistencia alimentaria, llamada Transferencia Electrónica de Beneficios Pandémicos (Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer o Pandemic EBT, P-EBT): Programa de Comidas Escolares de Emergencia.
La P-EBT proporciona a las familias fondos para compensar el costo de las comidas mientras la escuela estaba cerrada. Este beneficio es para niños de Washington en los grados entre K y 12 que reciben comidas escolares gratuitas o a precio reducido o asistir a una escuela donde todos los niños reciben comidas gratis. Estos beneficios estarán en una tarjeta de Transferencia Electrónica de Beneficios (EBT) que se utiliza como una tarjeta débito para comprar comestibles.
Cada niño elegible puede recibir hasta un máximo de $399 de P-EBT. El estado de inmigración no importa para la P-EBT: no es Basic Food (Alimentos Básicos) y no contará en una prueba de cargo público. La P-EBT está destinada a reemplazar las comidas perdidas mientras las escuelas cerraron debido a la COVID-19. A los niños se les permite recibir comidas gratuitas de los sitios escolares y comunitarios y obtener la P-EBT al mismo tiempo; son programas separados.
Si su familia no recibe Basic Food, debe solicitar la P-EBT si desea recibir los fondos. La solicitud estará abierta antes del 30 de junio. Hay dos formas de solicitarla:
• Visite: www.WashingtonConnection.org, o
• Llame al Departamento de Servicios Sociales y de Salud (Department of Social and Health Services, DSHS) al 877-501-2233
Grandview School District will begin offering child care to front line healthcare workers and first responders on Monday, March 30. Child care is being offered in response to a call from Governor Jay Inslee for all schools across the state to support these critical workers during our current school closure. Click here for more information.
Do you & your students want to know what's for lunch? Keep up-to-date with mobile app. Remember, finding out what's for lunch or breakfast throughout the district is as easy as checking your phone. This year the school district has started using Health-e-Living to create and broadcast our menus and a part of that is the My School Menus app. The app is available in the Apple App Store or the Google Play store under My School Menus. The app makes it a snap to find out what's cooking.