News & Information

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.

October is Disability History Month
National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is a nationwide campaign celebrating the skills and talents workers with disabilities bring to our workplaces.  RCW 28A.230.158 requires that all Washington public schools conduct or promote educational activities that provide instruction, awareness, and understanding of disability history and people with disabilities. #InclusionWorks seeks to inspire social media awareness of workers with disabilities.

Inclement Weather Communication
When the decision is made to close or delay school, the information will be listed on the district website, facebook page, and FlashAlert. When you sign up w/ FlashAlert (by clicking on the link), you can choose to receive a text message notification. Local TV, radio and newspapers pulls information from FlashAlert. Parents will ALSO be notified of a closure/delay through the phone messaging system.

MWE Changes School Times
We have some areas for improvement with the reconfiguration of the elementary schools and time changes.  In an effort to address some concerns with the timing of transportation, we have new hours happening at Mountain Way Elementary beginning this Monday, September 26.  Hours at Mountain Way Elementary will be changing by 5 minutes (later) to 8:45 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.  Bus pick up and drop off times will NOT change.  MWE supervision starts at 8:25 am. The Monte Cristo shuttle bus for students in grades 3-5 and Multiage will still leave MWE at 8:20.  If you have any questions or need more information, please contact your school office.

2016-2017 Start/End Times and Transportation Schedule
Monte Cristo: 8:35 am – 3:05 pm
Mountain Way: 8:45 am – 3:15 pm
Middle School: 7:35 am – 2:05 pm
High School: 7:30 am – 2:00 pm
Crossroads: 8:10 am – 1:55 pm

For information on transportation schedule and bus routes, please visit the Transportation webpage.  If you have any questions about transportation or school start times, contact the GFSD Administration Office at (360) 691-7717.

Mentor Program Looking for Mentors
We have several students that are on a waiting list.  Do you have an extra 30-45 minutes a week? Do you want to give back to your community? Become a mentor! The primary role of a mentor is to promote positive self-esteem and success in school.  A mentor is a role model that listens, encourages, and guides.  Contact Kayla Lehman at 360-283-4353 for more information. Join the Mentor Program! For an informational brochure, go here


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