We need to announce the new date for the Grandview School District's last day of school. The last day of school will now be Wednesday, June 15. This new date is the result of school having to close for several days during the winter due to weather conditions. The district is having to add those days to the end of the school calendar, pushing back the last day of school.
This summer we're Building Bridges...Building Bridges Summer Learning Program is designed to accelerate learning for all students in kindergarten through 12th grade. The program will focus on academic learning in math, reading and science, as well as, support students with social-emotional learning. We will offer 21st Century enrichment activities, special education services, language supports and transportation to and from school. Our older students in middle and high school will have a chance to take part in project-based learning, and high school students will have credit retrieval opportunities. Building Bridges will take place Monday through Friday, June 22 through July 22. Kindergarten through 7th grade will take place at Grandview Middle School from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., and 8th through 12th grade will take place at Grandview High School from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Click headline to find enrollment link.
The Grandview School District Board of Directors will hold its regularly scheduled board meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24. Board members will meet in room 106 at the District Office and visitors will be allowed. All health and safety measures will be followed. People may also join the meeting on Zoom using your computer, tablet or smartphone, just 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 818 0486 8265. Anyone planning to join the meeting via Zoom who wishes 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 Elementary Literacy Curriculum Adoption Committee met on April 20, 2022, to share the curriculum review results of our current literacy units of study. The committee has engaged in the review process of five curricula/Publishers. Amplify: Core Knowledge Language Arts® (CKLA)/ CKLA Caminos, McGraw Hill: Wonders/Maravillas, HMH: Into Reading / Arriba la lectura, Savvas: My View / Mi vision, and Benchmark Education: Benchmark Advanced/Adelante are the five curricula under review.
The committee is using the EQuIP rubric to review the curricula. The EQuIP rubric is indorsed and supported by OSPI. The rubric assists in building the capacity of educators to evaluate and improve the quality of instructional materials for use in their classrooms and schools. Attached you will find the ratings for grade level. The committee also conducted a survey soliciting teacher input as part of providing input on the next literacy curriculum.
We also had additional look fors particular to Grandview's needs. The following guiding questions are used as a lens as the committee does their review of the curricula: Do lessons reflect a Balanced Literacy approach? Are there equitable resources between English and Spanish programs? Does the program provide “mirrors and windows” in literature selections? Is there a PreK (sister) program available? If so, is it available in Spanish? Is there a balance of reading/writing? Is there a balance of Narrative/Informational/Opinion? Are there opportunities to write in all 3 genres (narrative, informational and persuasive) as well as writing about reading? Is there evidence of the transferability of skills - not story based? The next step in the process is to narrow the list down to two or three curricula and invite representatives from the publishing company to provide a deeper dive into the curriculum and provide samples for teachers, parent and community members to review.
We have narrowed down the list to the following three publishers:
- HMH: Into Reading / Arriba la lectura : Elementary staff and community May 25, 2022 at the GSD District Learning Center (DLC) 4:00-5:00 PM
- Savvas: My View / Mi vision: Elementary staff and community May 26, 2022 at the GSD DLC 4:00-5:00 PM
- Benchmark Education: Benchmark Advanced/Adelante. Elementary staff and community June 1, 2022 at the GSD DLC 4:00-5:00 PM
We are excited to announce that we are starting a new program in the district – Cultivating Kindness! Cultivating Kindness aims to recognize employees for the impact they have made through amazing customer service and communication.
We know our staff is amazing and that we have people who are always willing to go the extra mile for our students and their families. We want to recognize these people and the impact their actions have on our school district and community as a whole.
Every month – October through May – we will recognize three employees. Employees will be nominated by their peers or people in the community. You can nominiate someone using the Google Form linked below, by clicking the nominiation button in the GSD app or by filling out a physical nominiation form at your school.
Every month we will accept nominations through the 15th of that month. Then our Cultivating Kindness Committee will go through the nominations and select three people to be honored at the second school board meeting of that month.
We are excited to launch this new program and hear the stories of how our employees are making an impact on the lives of our families.
Be sure you are getting the most up-to-date information from the Grandview School District and our schools. You’re invited to visit the App Store/Play Store and download our 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. We invite everyone to download the app and give it a try. Click here to find the app in the App Store. Click here to find the app in the Play Store.
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.