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.
Everett Public Schools hosts 3 community sessions to heal after Marysville Shooting
What: Director of Crisis Management Institute, Cheri Lovre, will be talking to staff, first responders, community and parents of surrounding districts about coping and healing after school violence. Coming together as one community is part of the healing process and moving forward. Read more here>
When: Friday, October 31, 2014 from, (1)8:00am-10:00am, (2)10:00am-12:00pm, OR (3)2:00pm-4:00pm
Where: Community Resource Center, 3900 Broadway, Everett, WA 98201
For District Communications re. Marysville Tragedy Go Here>
The news about the shooting at Marysville Pilchuck High School on October 24, 2014 has stunned us all. We are deeply saddened by the news. Please keep our neighbors in your thoughts. Our school counselors and student support advocates are available for students who need support during this time. Below are some resources to help families cope with Friday’s tragedy:
- National Association of School Psychologists- Tips for Parents
- Helping Children Cope with Trauma
- Helping Youth After Community Violence
- Psychological Information Sheet
Halloween/Winter-Weather Safety Tips
We want everyone to have a safe and fun Halloween. Using these safety tips will help make Halloween most enjoyable for you and your children:
-Young children should trick-or-treat with adults or responsible teenagers. After dark children should carry a flashlight, glow stick, or have reflective tape on their costumes to make them more visible to drivers. Make sure costumes fit properly so kids see and hear correctly.
-Remind children to use sidewalks when available, look both before crossing streets, and don’t run into the street from between parked cars. Children should stay in populated neighborhoods that are well lit, not take shortcuts through trails or alleys, and only go to houses with lights on.
-Instruct your children to never enter a stranger’s house or vehicle. Let them know not to eat any candy or other treats until they bring it home to be examined. Parents should know the routes their children are traveling.
-Remember to carry a cell phone with you while trick-or-treating. If you observe any criminal or suspicious activity, immediately call the police, 911 for emergencies or 360.691.6611 for non-emergencies.
With the winter weather approaching, we urge you to use this opportunity and talk with your child about safe walking/biking to and from school:
-Teach your child safe walking routes and review safety tips here.
-Review safety tips with your children should they happen to encounter wildlife.
-Snohomish County Sheriff’s Department Child Safety Flyer
October is Disability History and Awareness Month
National Disability History and Awareness month was designated to foster greater awareness, knowledge, and understanding of disabilities, and to promote full participation of people with disabilities into school and community activities. We have conducted several activities in our schools this month. We hope to increase respect and promote acceptance and inclusion. Understanding disabilities, rather than stereotypes, and focusing on individual strengths and capacities, will encourage students to recognize the whole person rather than an individual’s disability.
November Parent/Teacher Conferences
All schools have parent/teacher conferences scheduled during the last weeks of November, prior to Thanksgiving break. Please take a moment to view your child’s school conference schedule so you can plan accordingly. Also included in the schedule are the early release times for each school. Thanksgiving break is from November 27-30.