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.
–NO SCHOOL Monday, May 25, Memorial Day–
Last Day of School will be made-up on Friday, June 12
Early Release Schedule: MS/CR/HS- 10:50am & MCE/MWE- 11:50am
For more info. on this change in schedule, please visit here.
Summer Lunch Program News
The District is excited to announce that we are able to receive the Federal Summer Lunch program this year! As many of you recall, we were not eligible to apply for it last year. We will serve ages 1-18 and the meals will be preplanned to provide optimal nourishment for our children. The program will be held at the Middle School Multi-Purpose Room as it has been in years past. It will be open from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. starting June 15 and run through August 14. For more information, please see the May Superintendent Letter.
Class of 2015 Graduation Information
We look forward to celebrating our graduates! Crossroads High School and Granite Falls High School are hosting separate commencement ceremonies for the Class of 2015. Crossroads High School Graduation-June 4 @ 7pm. CR will host the ceremony in their gymnasium located at 205 North Alder Ave. Granite Falls, WA 98252. Granite Falls High School Graduation-June 5 @7pm. The HS will host the ceremony in their gymnasium located at 1401 100th St. NE, Granite Falls, WA 98252.
Next Year’s Calendar
The calendar for next school year is part of the negotiations process with the teachers’ bargaining unit. During negotiations, the school calendar will be established. The district will use the website, email, as well as media announcements to announce the calendar when contract negotiations are complete. The TENTATIVE 2015-2016 Important Calendar Dates (NOTE: subject to change by the teacher’s union and school district) are as follows:
• Start Day: September 2, 2015
• Winter Break: December 21, 2015- January 1, 2016
• Spring Break: April 4-8, 2016
Congratulations to the 2015 WASA Awards Ceremony Winners!
As Student Achievement Leaders, the Middle School Science Department was honored and as a Community Volunteer, Barbara Belshee was honored. Thank you for providing exceptional service to our schools and for joining our district, among other Snohomish County districts to the luncheon on May 7! For more information about the ceremony and awarded individuals, visit here (.pdf).
Register Your Child For FREE All-Day Kindergarten!
Granite Falls School District merits early learning and recognizes the importance of full-day kindergarten for our students. We offer a free tuition full-day program at both Monte Cristo and Mountain Way Elementary schools. 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. Registration available through August 28, 2015. For more information, please contact Mountain Way Elementary at 360.691.7719 or Monte Cristo Elementary at 360.691.7718, or visit the Kindergarten Readiness page here>
The District Refinances Bonds—Taxpayers Save as Result!
The District has refinanced a portion of its outstanding bonds in order to take advantage of lower interest rates. The interest rates on the outstanding bonds from the 2008 authorization averaged a 4.93% rate. The interest rates for the new bonds issued March 11th will be averaged at 2.21%, a difference that will save property owners a total of $4,508,364 during the next ten years. The Board authorized these savings by approving the issuance of $26,470,000 in refunding bonds at their January 7, 2015 meeting.