Welcome to the Grandview School District's Reopening website. Here you will find the most up-to-date information on our reopening plan.
We are collaborating with organizations such as the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), Governor Inslee's office, The Center for Disease Control, and the Yakima County and Washington State Health Authorities. In addition, we have worked with over 200 members of our staff, community, and families to discuss local challenges and preferences in regards to reopening.
You are encouraged to follow along as decisions are made by checking this website frequently. You can also download our GSD Schools app to receive push notifications, and be sure to call your school to update your contact information including phone number, email address and a phone number to receive text messages. We want to be sure we are able to contact all of our families to keep everyone up-to-date on what is happening in the Grandview School District.
At the Grandview School District, we are striving to deliver excellent customer service and communication. We want to be available to answer any of your questions about reopening or anything with our schools or district. Please click here to submit any questions you may have. We will do our best to add your questions and their answers to our constantly updated FAQ page. We want to make sure everyone has the information they need.
Oct. 9, 2020
In the Grandview School District, we are working diligently to bring scholars back on site. However, in order to best ensure the safety of our scholars, staff and community we have made the difficult decision to push back start of our hybrid-learning model to Monday, Oct. 26.
At the elementary level, that means all students in grades prek through five who elected to join our hybrid model will begin classes on Oct. 26. This change also effects our move to hybrid learning for our scholars at Grandview Middle School and Grandview High School, as that the Yakima Health District is requiring a three-week gap between building start dates. This means hybrid learning will begin at Grandview Middle School on Monday, Nov. 16, and at Grandview High School on Monday, Dec. 7.
We know that making these shifts is a challenge to everyone and we want to give families as much time as possible to prepare. We also feel this push will help us maximize learning, communicate with families and ensure that all safety measures are in place before scholars come into the buildings. Until then, we will continue to serve our scholars, families and community using the remote learning model we currently have in place.
If you have questions, please reach out to the administrators in your building. Thank you.
Sept. 28, 2020
We are excited to share that the Yakima Health District recently issued new guidance (Monday, Sept. 28) that allows local schools to begin a staggered return for students as early as Monday, Oct. 12. At this point, we are planning to begin the transition to in-person learning on Monday, Oct. 19.
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 here to find our Tech Help video library.
UPDATE - 9.2.20
We are happy to announce that as of Sept. 2, the Grandview School District is once again able to provide meals for ALL CHILDREN ages 1-18.
The USDA recently announced that they are extending the availability of the Summer Feeding Program for the fall. That means we now have the ability to feed all children - not just our enrolled students.
While we are excited about this announcement, we also want to express the importance of having your meal card at the ready. We are not sure how long the USDA will extend this program, and when we do go back to a traditional meal service your student’s meal card will play an important role.
We still have more than 200 meal cards that need to be picked up. If your child has not received their meal card please contact your child’s school. Someone there will take your student’s name and birthday and will instruct you when you can pick up the card at that school.
Thank you to everyone who has showed patience as we have worked through our first few days of meal service. We know how important role food plays in ensuring our children’s success.
Remote Learning Meal Service Bus Routes are now available on the Grandview School District's Reopening website. The list includes information on the bus that will be delivering your meal, the stop location and the approximate time of when the bus will be at your location. Please look through the list and find the stop closest to your home.
Find the routes by clicking here.
Information is ready for Remote Learning Meal Service. As we approach the new school year in a remote/virtual learning model, we want to assure you that we will continue to support you with school breakfast and school lunch meals. We will have meals delivered throughout the community on buses, similar to the spring and summer model, but there will be a few important differences:
- ONLY Grandview School District enrolled students will receive meals.
- Students will have to show their GSD issued meal card to receive meals.
- We will not have meal sites at our schools.
- All meals will be delivered by bus – both in town and along our rural routes.
We are currently working to develop bus routes throughout the community. When these are developed we will post them on the school reopening website and the main district website. We will work to get a schedule posted along with the stops to better prepare you for when to be ready to receive meals. Once these stops are established we will not change them. We want to be more consistent than we were during the spring and summer to make receiving meals easier.
Click here to read about how and when meal cards will be distributed.
Remote Learning Schedules are ready for families. The Grandview School District, along with building principals and staff, have been hard at work creating special schedules for remote learning. Click here to find printable copies of each of the building schedules.
- Grandview High School students will be in remote learning from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Monday through Thursday, and from 8:30 a.m. to 1:55 p.m. on Fridays.
- Grandview Middle School students will be in remote learning from 8:30 am. to 3 p.m. on Monday through Thursday, and from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Fridays.
- All elementary school students will be in remote learning from 9 a.m. to 2:25 p.m. on Monday through Thursday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Fridays.
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.
As we go through the fall, we will work closely with the Yakima Health District to determine if we will be able to move out of our Stage A (full remote learning) at the end of first trimester. Our ability to move to a new stage of our four-stage plan will lay with the Yakima Health District. Today, they issued their recommendation for all schools in Yakima County.
We also want to let our community know that remote learning is going to look much different in the fall than it did this past spring. We will be offering a significantly enhanced approach. We will have new learning every day, our traditional grading policies will be back in place, our regular attendance/engagement policies will be back and we will offer extra parent support. We have been able to see some of our new remote learning plans in practice during summer school.
Please remember to stay safe and know that we will have more information about our four-stage reopening plan available on Tuesday, Aug. 11. That is when we will debut our new reopening website at www.gsd200.org/reopening.