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.
February 2017 Bond
We are in the early conceptual stages for a proposed bond that will run in February 2017 with the following initiatives:
(1)STEAM/CTE modernization at the Middle School;
(2)Security upgrades district-wide;
(3)Grandstand addition at the High School.
The improvements for the Middle School would include: Environmental Science classrooms; Family and Consumer Science and Life Skills classrooms, modernization, and additions; Engineering, Design and Manufacturing classroom modernization; Digital Media modernization; Technology classroom improvements. The High School grandstand addition would replace the current seating and include covered stadium seating, with team locker rooms and bathrooms, an entry/exit tunnel for the teams, and storage areas… plus, so much more!!! We are still looking at areas to improve in our security and will keep you posted on our proposals. We invite you to provide your feedback through a Survey Monkey link and share your name and email to be a part of the electronic updates regarding the bond plans.
The entire bond initiative is a huge opportunity for the Granite Falls School District and our students. We encourage all of you to view the plans in depth and give us your feedback!
With the General Election nearing, we want to remind you to VOTE by November 8, 2016! Are you new to Granite Falls? Have you recently moved? Your vote counts! Register today and vote! You can register to vote at any school, the district office or any public library. Citizens may also download registration forms HERE to register by mail.
College and Career Fair
Get a jump start on your future. On Thursday, November 17, 2016, Granite Falls High School will be hosting the 2016 College and Career Fair. The event will take place from 6:30pm-7:30pm at the high school. Invitations have been sent to 17 colleges & universities, 8 technical colleges, 4 military personnel and 8 resource agencies in Granite Falls. In addition there will be a college planning information session at 6:15pm. We hope you can make it to this meaningful event.
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.
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