The mission of the Granite Falls School District is to inspire and facilitate a passion for life-long learning and the pursuit of excellence in every student, every day.
Elementary Start Times and Transportation
2016-2017 School Year
Monte Cristo: 8:35 am – 3:05 pm
Mountain Way: 8:40 am – 3:10 pm
For students who ride a bus to school, the AM bus route will pick up all students on their route, drop off K-2 students at MWE, then continue to MCE to drop off 3rd-5th grade students. The PM route will pick up students first at MCE, continue on to MWE, then run the drop off route.
Siblings that walk to school can still walk together! All AM busses will travel from MWE to MCE, so an older sibling that attends MCE can walk a younger sibling that attends MWE to school, then ride a bus to their own school. All PM buses will run from MCE to MWE, so older siblings can ride a bus to meet their younger siblings.
GFMS and GFHS Start Times and Transportation
2016-2017 School Year
Middle School: 7:35 am – 2:05 pm
High School: 7:30 am – 2:00 pm
Bus routes are also shifting at the MS and HS. AM bus routes will pick up students, drop off middle school students, then high school students. PM bus routes will pick up students first from GFHS, then GFMS, and finish routes by dropping off students at bus stops.
If you have any questions about transportation or school start times, contact the GFSD Administration Office at (360) 691-7717.
Granite Falls School District Summer Hours
The schools will be closed during the summer months and reopen the week of August 22. The Administration Office hours will be from 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday beginning June 27. Normal hours will resume August 15 from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Summer Lunch – Starting on June 14th and running through August 19th from 12pm to 1pm (closed on July 4th) the Summer Food Service Program will serve FREE meals to kids and teens, 18 years and younger at the Granite Falls Middle School Cafeteria. For more information contact Viki Perrault at 360.283.4310 or Tammi Sawyer at 360.283.4387.
Reading Corps Positions (Full Time) – Are you looking for a full time job working in Granite Falls? Perhaps you enjoy The Washington Reading Corps has full time positions available at both Mountain Way AND Monte Cristo! These positions are focused on improving the literacy of children in our community, directly in collaboration with the school district. For more information and to apply, visit the following links: MWE Application and MCE Application.
Free All Day Kindergarten
Granite Falls School District merits early learning and recognizes the importance of full-day kindergarten for our students. All students who will be 5 years of age by August 31 are eligible to enroll in Kindergarten at Granite Falls School District. For those students with birth dates between September 1 and October 15, Early Entrance (see below) may be permitted based on results of assessments and observations administered by the District. We offer full-day kindergarten at Mountain Way Elementary. Making full-day kindergarten accessible for all students is important because research shows that children participating in developmentally appropriate, full-day programs make greater gains both socially and academically. Full-day kindergarten provides young learners the time they need to engage in learning in ways that effectively support them in building foundations of social and academic skills they need to support learning throughout their education.
The Granite Falls School District offers Early Entrance to Kindergarten. Early Entrance Applications must be mailed or hand delivered no later than July 31 each year to the Administration Office at 205 N. Alder Ave. Granite Falls, WA 98252. For more information on early eligibility, the application and assessment process, please review this handout.
HS Girls 800 Meter Relay Win 1st Place @ State
We have results from the GFHS Track athletes at state over Memorial Day weekend.. And the 4 x 200 Meter Relay team (Cassidy Collinge, Samantha Leitzke, Alexis Rackley, Dayana Diaz, and alternate Brittany Mayer) took FIRST PLACE with a time of 1:45.38! Way to go, GFHS Track & Field! Other place holders include: Dante Gadbois: 4th place in the 40; Dayana Diaz: 6th place in 300 hurdles; Kelsey Bassett: 6th place in the pole vault; Hayley Hansen: 11th place in shot put.