GMS gets ready to welcome students back to the building - here are some videos on what to expect when you return to school
Grandview Middle School Principal James Heinle, Assistant Principals Dora Johns and George Graf and Dean of Students Jack Dalton created a set of videos to help welcome students back to the building. The videos cover social distancing and mask wearing in school, what your classrooms will look like, what students can expect for lunch and recesses. We hope everyone takes a few minutes to look through these videos, and know that we are excited to welcome students back to the building on Monday, Nov. 16. Click on headline to watch videos.
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.
Grandview Middle School students, we would like to give you an opportunity to have virtual counseling. We know many of you are having a hard time adjusting to your new situation and many of you just want an opportunity to talk to Mrs. Golob, Mr. Alvarez, and Ms. Wilson. Also if you have any questions for teachers or others they can relay that information to them too. Click here to find the GMS Virtual Counseling Check In form. The counselors will check on this multiple times throughout the day. You will have the option to simply share your thoughts or if you would like a response you can determine the best method for them to contact you. We want you to know that we care about you and just because we aren’t in school doesn’t mean we can’t help you. Click the headline to find link. The link to the Virtual Counseling Check In form can also be found under Counseling.
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. The app also gives parents, employees and community members a place to go find information on our GHS and GMS sports, our GHS construction project and so much more. We invite everyone to download the app and give it a try. Click story for more information.
Grandview Middle School students who are in P.E./Health this semester will soon begin the sexual health unit of their class. GMS P.E./Health teachers we will be teaching lessons from the FLASH, KNOW, and/or Great Body Shop curricula. These lessons are medically accurate, age-appropriate, as well as comprehensive sexual health education. FLASH provides a protocol for teachers when answering student questions about values that includes referring students back to families to learn their specific values.
Here is a list of possible health lessons during the week - reproductive system and pregnancy, sexual orientation and gender identity, rules of dating/healthy relationships, saying no, preventing STD’s and abstinence.
The Healthy Youth Act of 2007 requires notification of parents prior to the commencement of sexual health education. All student instructional materials will be available for your review from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 8, through Wednesday, Jan. 13, at the Grandview School District Teaching and Learning Office, 913 W. 2nd St. Please contact Maria Cabrera at (509) 882-8526 to schedule a time to view the materials. This will also enable you and your child to have valuable dialogue about this important topic before and after the classroom instruction.
The lessons will be taught in health classes from Thursday, Jan. 14, through Tuesday, Jan. 19. If you do not wish your student to participate in these health lessons, you must complete and sign a health education waiver. The waiver can be picked up and filled out at the district office while student instructional material is available for review or outside the front door of Grandview Middle School.
To review curriculum and answer any parent questions we will have a Zoom parent night meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 11. Click here for the meeting link.
In addition to review of materials, the Grandview School District has posted important Washington State Sexual Health information & standards online for parent resources. Please visit www.gsd200.org/gms for more information.
GMS Small Cohort Learning Model Choice Form - Please click here to fill out this form if you would like your student to take part in our Small Cohort Learning Model.
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.
District moves to electronic athletics registration. The Grandview School District is excited to announce it is bringing an electronic athletic registration process on board. At both the high school and middle school level, student athletes will now complete their sports registrations online, using Family ID. This will mean students who play multiple sports won't have to register every season. The system allows students and families to input their information once, while making it easy to update information and keep track of students. Click here for more information on how to register using Family ID. You can find a link to the Family ID site on both the high school and middle school homepages, as well as on the Atheletics pages for both schools.