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.

Granite Falls School District Summer Hours
The schools will be closed during the summer months and reopen the week of August 22.
(School offices will operate on limited hours the week of August 15.)
The Administration Office has resumed normal hours of operation (7 a.m. to 4 p.m.).

2016-2017 School Supply Lists are available in one place on our website (click here!).  If you have any questions, get in touch your child’s school or the District Office at (360) 691-7717.

New Start/End Times and Transportation Schedule
2016-2017 School Year
Monte Cristo: 8:35 am – 3:05 pm
Mountain Way: 8:40 am – 3:10 pm
Middle School: 7:35 am – 2:05 pm
High School: 7:30 am – 2:00 pm
Crossroads: 7:35 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.

GFHS Athletic Registration & Student Fees – We have exciting news regarding athletic registration and student fees! HS Athletic registration for the 2016-2017 school year will be completed using Skyward Family Access. Additionally, HS student fees can be paid on Skyward Family Access, through a partnership with RevTrak. For more information, contact GFHS or visit our Athletics & Activities page!

Important Back-to-School Information
Getting ready for school can be a lot of fun as long as everything doesn’t happen at the last minute! Beat back to school stress by spreading out everything that needs to get done over these next few weeks of summer. By the time school starts, you and the kids can relax and step confidently into the new school year!

  • Are YOU prepared for school to start? Check out this back-to-school check list with helpful suggestions to get back in the swing of things.
  • Are you new or transferring schools? Visit the Student Registration/Enrollment webpage for materials needed. Variance forms are available under the Choice Transfer webpage.
  • 2016-2017 free and reduced price meal applications are posted on the Nutrition page here.
  • When the decision is made to close school, the district will use the FlashAlert system (in addition to the website, FB page and School Messenger) to provide text message alerts. Click one of the following to establish or update your subscription to FlashAlert.
  • Looking to get signed up for your favorite sport?  Middle School and High School athletic sign-ups begin August 16.  Visit the Athletics page for more information!
  • 2016-2017 School Supply Lists are available in one place on our website now (click here!).  If you have any questions, get in touch your child’s school or the District Office at (360) 691-7717.
  • 2016-2017 Student Handbooks are posted here.
  • Bus Schedules/Routes are posted through the program Versatrans. Please visit the Transportation webpage for log-in information.

Band Director Meet & Greet – Do you want to meet the new Granite Falls Middle School and High School band director, Erin Howard? Stop by Granite Falls High School on August 18th, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for a meet & greet! Band students and parents are encouraged to attend!

Free All Day Kindergarten
Granite Falls School District merits early learning and recognizes the importance of full-day kindergarten for our students. We offer full-day kindergarten at Mountain Way Elementary. All students who will be 5 years of age by August 31 are eligible to enroll in Kindergarten at Granite Falls School District.  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.

Important Kindergarten Dates:
September 6: Kindergarten Parent Orientation at 6:00 p.m.
Teachers will present program information and answer your questions about Kindergarten. You will also sign up for a time to bring your child in to visit his/her new classroom and have a family meeting with your Kindergarten teacher. This is intended to be an adults only event. If you are unable to find childcare, we understand that you may need to bring your child(ren) with you.

September 7 and 8: Kindergarten Family Meetings
Teachers will have activities for students to participate in while getting to know you and your child.

September 9 and 12: Small Groups Attend
In order to ease the transition into an All Day Kindergarten program, small groups of students will be attending on these dates. Parents will be able to choose the date that works best for them.

September 13: First Day of Kindergarten for ALL students.

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