Grandview moves to bulk meal distribution - pick up 5-day meal packs on Friday at Grandview High School
We want to announce that the Grandview School District will be moving to a 5-day bulk meal pick up on Fridays, beginning this Friday, Nov. 20. We apologize for any inconvenience this change in routine may create for our families. But know that we are making the move to try to make meal pick up easier and more worthwhile. Instead of having to come daily to pick up one breakfast and one lunch for each of your children, you will now just have to come one day a week and pick up five days worth of breakfasts and lunches. And, yes, you will get to pick up one five-day bulk meal pack for each of your children. This week’s meal pack will include one beef patty, one chicken patty, one slice of pizza, five chicken nuggets, two cheese sticks, one pound of frozen mixed vegetables, ½ cup of uncooked rice, two buns, one package of cheese crackers, three apples, three oranges, four frozen apple juice cups, one breakfast bar, one package of breakfast pastries, one bowl of cereal, one package of instant oatmeal, one breakfast bagel pizza, ½ gallon of white milk and two half-pints of chocolate milk. The 5-day bulk meal pick up will take place from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 2 to 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 20, at Grandview High School. Please enter the high school from the driveway off of West Fifth Street, located just past the softball field. Continue past the building and follow the driveway around the back of the school to the kitchen receiving area. Staff will be there to greet you. The move to a 5-day bulk meal pack, means there will be no meal pick up available this week (Nov. 16-19). There will also be no meals sent home with students who are in hybrid learning. Instead, the bulk meal packs will be available on Friday. The meal packs will be distributed on a first come, first served basis to anyone in the community who has children between the ages 1-18. Click headline for map to where bulk pick up will take place.
Grandview Middle School Principal James Heinle and Vice Principal Dora Johns created a video explaining the Small Cohort Learning Model. This is the model the middle school will be using to bring students back to the building starting on Nov. 16, 2020. Click the headline to watch the video.
Calendar Update - there IS school on Wed., Nov. 4, NO SCHOOL on Thursday & Friday, Nov. 5 & 6, due to conferences.
Be sure to check your calendar - there is a small, but significant typo in the Grandview School District 2020-2021 Community Calendar. The calendar lists Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, Nov. 4, 5 and 6, as no school days due to conferences. That is incorrect. There IS a full day of school on Wednesday, Nov. 4. There IS NO SCHOOL on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 5 and 6, due to conferences. Again, there IS SCHOOL on Wednesday, Nov. 4. Thank you and please plan accordingly.
The Grandview School District has more information to share with our students, families and community about our return to hybrid learning. Our elementary students whose families elected to begin hybrid learning will head back to the classroom starting on Monday, Oct. 26. We have added a new page to our Reopening website, titled Hybrid Return. There you can find information on sample elementary schedules, school start times and a copy of the district's Safety Plan for Hybrid Learning. Click headline to find link to more hybrid information.
The Grandview School District is working to create a library of Tech Help Videos. Right now, you can find videos on how to set up a district-provided hotspot, how to navigate Canvas, how to work with Google Classroom and more videos are coming. Be sure to check back as we continue to add videos - we will also be including videos in Spanish. Click headline to find link.
We are happy to announce new information, including remote learning schedules for all of our schools, information on school supply lists for all students and an update on our remote learning meal program. Please be sure to visit our reopening website at www.gsd200.org/reopening to find all of the new information. Click the headline for more information.
On Tuesday, Aug. 11, our Grandview School Board approved our district's official reopening plan. You can read the plan and learn more about our four-stage reopening process by going to our new reopening website at www.gsd200.org/reopening. That is where all of our reopening policies and plans can be found and will be added.
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.
The Grandview School District Board of Directors will hold its regularly scheduled board meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 24, using Zoom. The meeting will be conducted using video conferencing. To join the meeting using your computer, tablet or smartphone click here at 6 p.m. on Tuesday. You can also join the meeting by phone. To join by phone call toll free at 888-475-4499. The webinar ID is 848 8388 0748. Anyone wishing to submit a public comment must submit it in writing before 5:30 p.m. on the day of the meeting. Click here to submit a public comment.
The Grandview School District is partnering with the state to bring free internet service to our families. Washington’s K–12 Internet Access Program allows students and their families who previously didn’t have internet access to connect at no cost to you. There will be no credit check or denial based on past-due bills. Families who take part in the program will never receive a bill.
The program is being paid for through the Washington’s Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, using CARES Act money, which is Covid-19 related grant funding.
Through the program families have a choice of either free broadband internet connectivity where available or a free mobile hotspot for internet connectivity where available.
Your family can participate in the program if your child is eligible for free or reduced-price meals through the school and you did not have internet connectivity in your home before August 2020.
If you are approved for the K–12 Internet Access Program, internet access will be provided to you, at no cost, through June 30, 2021. If you want to continue with internet service after June 30, 2021, it will become your financial responsibility. To continue, you will need to contact your internet provider and make arrangements for this. Otherwise, your service will automatically end when the program ends.
Click here to apply for Presidio Washington's K-12 Internet Access Program. Once your fill out the enrollment form, you will receive a response within three business days. Once you are approved you will sign up with an internet service program.
The deadline to apply is Dec. 31, 2020 and the referral code is WA2020.
Your participation in the program will not be shared outside of your School District and Washington’s K–12 education department.
Harriet Thompson, Arthur H. Smith and McClure Elementary Schools are each hosting virtual Scholastic Book Fairs now through Sunday, Nov. 15.
All purchases benefit our schools and connects kids with new books, favorite characters, complete series and more.
The virtual book fairs give you access to over 6,000 items, all orders will ship direct to home and there is free shipping on book-only orders over $25. All purchases support our schools and help build our libraries.
Visit your virtual book fairs here:
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.