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.

Important Happenings:

Community Survey
The district is running the community survey from Mid-November to Mid-December. We are trying to get as much feedback as possible from parents, students, and staff. Please take a moment to complete the survey by going here. There will be chromebooks set up at each school during conference week to assist in participation as well. We desire to hear your opinion and get your feedback on how we are doing as a district so that we can improve our services and learning opportunities to the children of our community.

November Board Meeting Cancelled
The second regular board meeting in November will be cancelled due to the board attending the Annual WSSDA conference being held in Bellevue, WA from November 16-19. The WSSDA Annual Conference is the premier annual event for school directors and superintendents. It is the largest gathering of education policy makers in the state of Washington.

The District announces its 1st quarter ‘Success in Education’ award winners! Congratulations to High School winners: Josiah Mace, Michaela Heuslein, Mickayla Lindquist and Taylor Middleton; Middle School winners: Makoto Kaburagi, Alyssa Johnson, & Jenny Gill; MCE winners: Jacob Hepworth, Blair Johnson & Nevaeh Sundin; MWE winners: Damien Reining & Julia Munn. The award represents students that show an understanding of the importance of education and provide a committed, excellent service to other students, staff members, or the community. Candidates were nominated by staff and selected by the school’s administrative team.

The district announces its 1st quarter certificated and classified staff ‘Success in Education’ awards. The employee award recognizes staff members for creating a thoughtful and exemplary learning environment through committed, excellent service to our schools. The 1st quarter certificated staff winner is: Shawn Bennison; Classified staff winner is: Curtis Sullivan. All candidates were nominated by staff and selected by the district’s administrative team. The winners were announced at the board meeting on November 1, 2017.

Parent-Teacher Conferences begin the week before Thanksgiving. A district-wide conference schedule is available HERE(there have been updates made for the late night dates at the elementary’s), or you may contact your child’s school directly for a schedule. The communication between home and school is very important to us. Family involvement that supports student learning at home is directly linked to improved student achievement. Our goal is to have 100% participation this year. Please partner with us and help us reach this goal. You can now sign-up for conferences at the elementary’s online. For Mountain Way Elementary go here, and for Monte Cristo Elementary go here.

New To the Area? Don’t forget to enroll your student.
New Student Enrollment is now available online! Save a trip to the school office and update your student’s information, or enroll a new student, directly from your own computer or electronic device using the Skyward Access System.

 Also, don’t forget to update your address or register to vote at:
October 9, 2017 is the last date to update your information for the November 7 General Election.


Current Student Registration is available on Skyward Family Access. Use your existing login and password to log-in to the system in order to update forms and information.


We Have Gone Live!! New Options for Online Donations
If you would like to make a donation to several of the scholarship options, ASB, or ECO Car, donations can be made at: . If you are a club interested in setting up an account to receive donations, please contact Mayra Ontiveros at or 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 Dupler at 360-283-4353 for more information. Join the Mentor Program! For an informational brochure, go here.

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