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2018-2019 School Year

 


Granite’s Got Talent Event

The Talent Show will be Saturday, March 9 at 6:00 pm, held at the High School Performing Arts Center (PAC). This event showcases talented singers, dancers, comedians and musicians from our community. Cost of admission is $6 for adults, $3 for students and seniors, and preschool gets in free. All proceeds go towards the Granite Falls Education Foundation which is a nonprofit organization established to promote education within the community of Granite Falls. Don’t miss this fun evening of entertainment! For audition forms and more information, go to www.gfallstalent.org.

Granite Falls School District: Make-Up Days
Granite Falls School District does not have any make-up days built into the 2018-2019 calendar. Currently, snow days and any future emergency early-release or late-start hours will be added to the end of the school year to meet the minimum required amount of instructional hours per school year. The district will review any other options that may be available for make-up days and will communicate any updates as they become available.

For more information from the state superintendent, Chris Reykdal visit here: https://medium.com/chris-reykdal/schools-can-apply-to-waive-missed-days-during-state-of-emergency-for-storm-870b15f1f66a

Transportation Update Alert- March 12, 2019
Due to road conditions this afternoon, buses will be running on snow routes for the PM run for Mountain Loop Highway only. All other routes will be running normal.

School Board Special Session- Meeting Correction
The Granite Falls School Board will have a Special Session on Monday, March 4, 2019, at 6:00 pm in the Glacier Peak Room at the District Office to discuss the timeline in hiring the new Superintendent, an input process for search, promotional flyer, online application process, identifying and visualizing the traits that are wanted in the future leader of the Granite Falls School District and logistics. The board originally planned a Study Session but noted that action will be taken so the meeting is changed to a Special Session.

Transportation Alert: February 22, 2019
Due to current weather conditions, all buses up the Mountain Loop Highway will be running on snow routes for the PM run. This is for Mountain Loop Highway routes only. All other routes will be running normal.

Update: School Alert: For February 14, 2019
Schools will be running 2-hours late for Thursday, February 14, 2019. Buses will be running on snow routes.

Update: School Alert: For February 8, 2019
School is cancelled for Friday, February 8, 2019. All evening activities and events are cancelled.

School Alert: For February 8, 2019
As we carefully monitor the forecast and actual weather and road conditions, tomorrow, February 8, school will start on-time with a half-day early release. Buses will run on snow routes for both AM and PM routes, with no out-of-district transportation and no after school activities and events. Please visit the transportation page on the district website for more information on snow route pick-up/drop-off locations. If you have any questions about transportation, please call the transportation department at 360-335-1508. All weekend activities and events in the district are cancelled. School release times are as follows:

  • Granite Falls High School: Release at 10:45 a.m.
  • Middle School: Release at 10:50 a.m.
  • Monte Cristo Elementary School: Release at 11:50 a.m.
  • Mountain Way Elementary School: Release at 12:05 p.m.

We will continue to closely monitor the incoming storm. If there are any changes to these decisions, we will notify you as soon as possible. Thank you for your flexibility and support as we keep our students safe!

Transportation Alert Update: February 6, 2019
Due to road conditions, buses will be running on snow routes for the remainder of the week. Also, please be aware there will be no activity bus transportation. We will continue to monitor the incoming weather system and communicate any updates as soon as possible. Please visit the transportation page for more information on snow routes and inclement weather procedures.

School Alert Update for Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Due to weather conditions, all schools will be running two hours late for Wednesday, February 6, 2019 with limited bus transportation. Please check the transportation page on the district website for updated snow route information. There will be no AM Preschool or ECEAP and no out-of-district transportation. Should there be any updates to share with you, we will communicate them to you as soon as possible.

School Alert Update for February 5, 2019
Due to current weather conditions, school is cancelled. All activities and athletic events are cancelled for Tuesday, February 5, 2019.

CURRENT

STUDENT

ONLINE

REGISTRATION

Annual Student Information Update available on Skyward Family Access NOW! Use your existing login and password to log-in to the system in order to update forms and information.

** The Annual Student Information Update must be done annually for every student that is registered in the Granite Falls School District. Please complete the information Update before October 1st. **

School Alert Update for February 5, 2019
Due to current weather conditions, school is cancelled. All activities and athletic events are cancelled for Tuesday, February 5, 2019.

 

School Cancelled for February 4, 2019
Due to weather conditions this morning, all schools within our district are closed for the day. If you haven’t done so already, please register with our FlashAlert system to receive these important updates via email or text message.  This allows you to be notified at the same time as local radio and TV stations.  You may register with FlashAlert by clicking on the link to your right or by going to flashalert.net.

Alumni Hall of Fame
Hall of Fame nominations are being accepted now through January 18, 2019. The program was established in 1994 to honor past graduates that were active in school activities and who are now positive role models. To qualify the person must be a graduate of Granite Falls High School, involved in activities while attending Granite Falls High School, have made contributions to their community after graduation, and be a positive role model. Please return nomination forms to Cindy Hagerty or Joey Johnson at the Granite Falls High School, 1401 100th St. NE, Granite Falls, WA 98252 or email Cindy at chagerty@gfalls.wednet.eduby Friday, January 18, 2019. You can view the Alumni Hall of Fame here and get a nomination form here. Please contact Cindy Hagerty with any questions at 360-283-4385.

Community Survey
The district is running the annual community survey from Mid-November to Mid-December and we would like your feedback! We are trying to get as much feedback as possible from parents, students, and volunteers. 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. 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 in our community.

Teen Events at Granite Falls Library
Want to make Granite Falls YOUR library? Join us for our monthly Teen Advisory Group and tell us what you think! Meet new people, discuss teen concerns, help us develop programs, and discover what the library has to offer- all while earning volunteer hours and having fun. Contact the Granite Falls Sno-Isle library for more information (360.691.6087). For a list of upcoming events in November, please visit here.

November Conferences
All schools have parent/teacher conferences scheduled during the last weeks of November, prior to Thanksgiving. Please review your individual school schedule here.

Daylight Savings Ends!
Daylight Savings ends at 2:00 am on Sunday, November 4. Don’t forget to set your clocks back 1-hour on November 3 before you go to bed. Also, remember to change your batteries in smoke detectors!

Remember to Vote!
With the General Election nearing, we want to remind you to VOTE by November 6, 2018! Your vote is important and every vote counts! There is a drop box conveniently located at the Granite Falls Library at 815 E. Galena Street, Granite Falls, WA 98252. All ballots must be turned in my 8:00 pm on November 6.

Veterans Day Assembly Schedule
Each school hosts an assembly in November to honor all our veterans and current military members in recognition of their service to our country. If you are one of our local veterans, we would like to honor you! Please contact your child’s school or one of our schools to find out how to participate. Here is this year’s schedule:

November 8
MWE @ 10:00 am
Crossroads High School @ 1:00 pm
Monte Cristo Elementary @ 2:00 pm

November 9
Granite Falls High School @ 9:00 am
Granite Falls Middle School @ 12:00 pm

HS Winter Sports Begin- November 12
GFHS Athletic Registration can 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! Please note: Yes, sports still begin on November 12 even though it’s a holiday.

College & Career Fair
Get a jump start on your future! On Tuesday, November 13, 2018, Granite Falls High School will be hosting the 2018 College and Career Fair. The event will take place from 6:15-7:30 pm at the high school located at 1401 100th St. NE. Invitations have been sent to several colleges and universities, technical colleges, military personnel and resource agencies in Granite Falls. In addition, there will be a Financial Aid Scholarship and FAFSA review session from 6:15-6:45 pm. We hope you can make it to this meaningful event.

Healthy Youth Survey
Granite Falls School District will participate in the Washington State Healthy Youth Survey in which grades 7th, 9th, and 11th graders will take the survey. The survey will be administered in mid-October. Many Washington school districts like Granite Falls administer this voluntary and anonymous survey to students. For more information (including a parent/student flyer of FAQ), please visit the “Promoting Student Wellness” page.

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 Spokane, WA from November 13-17. 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.

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.

Ribbon Cutting & Stadium Dedication
The Granite Falls School District will be hosting a Ribbon Cutting & Stadium Dedication Ceremony on September 14, 2018 starting at 6:00 pm at the Granite Falls High School (1401-100th St. NE, Granite Falls, WA 98252). The Ribbon Cutting will take place at 6:00 pm, Stadium Dedication at 6:30 pm, and the football game will start at 7:00 pm. All community members, families, students and staff are invited to join us for this event. Regular gate entry fees will apply. Please contact the Granite Falls High School for details.

FINANCIAL

BUDGET

PLANNING 

2018-2019

The Granite Falls School Board held a study session on budget planning for the 2018-19 school year on Wednesday, April 11 at 6:00pm. For those that missed the session or would like to review the financial report presentation, you can find it here.

 

SUCCESS

IN

EDUCATION

WINNERS!!

The district announces it’s 4th Quarter Success in Education award winners! 

 

SCHOOL

NEWS &

EVENTS

Summer Lunch Program will take place June 19-August 22  from 12-1pm at the Granite Falls Middle School Multi Purpose Room. No lunch will be served on July 4, 2018 in observance of Independence Day. The Summer Food Service Program will serve FREE meals to kids and teens, 18 years and younger. For more information, contact Viki Perrault at 360.283.4310.

August Menu

GFHS Welcome Back Days are August 27 & 28.

  • Seniors/Juniors- August 27 (8am-2pm)
  • Sophomores/Freshman- August 28 (8am- 2pm)

You can pick up your class schedule, buy your ASB card ($35), Pre-order your yearbook ($50), school pictures are taken & ASB/ID card, and freshman and new student health screening for vision and hearing (if you wear glasses, please bring them). You will also be able to make an appointment with your counselor regarding classes.

This Year’s Important Calendar Dates
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 2018-2019 Important Calendar Dates (NOTE: subject to change by the teacher’s union and school district) are as follows:

  • Start Day:
    September 5, 2018, for 1-6, 9 grades
    September 6, 2018 for 7-8 & 10-12 grades
    September 6, 2018 Crossroads Back to School BBQ, 11-1pm
    September 11, 2018 First Day of Kindergarten
    September 17, 2018 First Day of ECEAP
  • Winter Break: December 20, 2018- January 2, 2019
  • Spring Break: April 1-5, 2019

 

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