****UPDATED 3-30-2020**** Regarding the Distance Learning Plan, please CLICK HERE to read a letter from Mr. Wade. It has been copied and pasted here for your convenience, as well.
March 30, 2020
Dear Grandview Families:
The staff and I met today to lay out a framework for Distance Learning. Taking into account the diversity of our families, we decided that preparing packets to be picked up would be the best avenue to provide our students continued learning opportunities.
All packets will be located in the new building for pick up. PK through 2nd will be on the west side of the hall, each in a designated area. 3rd through 8th will be on the east side of the hall, each in a designated area. We will have designated pick up times for certain grades. Families with multiple children, please feel free to pick up packets for all your children at one time. The pick-up dates and times will be listed below. During the Pick Up times, NO students or other children should enter the building, nor should they be playing on the playground. Only ONE adult per family should enter the building for pick up. We are also asking that you not enter any of the classrooms. These measures are being taken to limit exposure. When returning packets, a general DROP OFF tub is at the North end of the hallway across from the office. There is also a red tray for 2020-2021 enrollment form drop off, as well as a Library Book drop off tub. All students with library books check out can turn their books in here using this tub.
We are encouraging all parents to come and pick up these packets to help students continue learning during these uncertain times. You are now your child’s teacher for the remainder of the year. We realize this is not an ideal situation for everyone, but we are doing our best to provide you with some age appropriate learning materials.
We have also included a Revised Enrollment Form to be filled out and returned. Even if you have already filled one out, we as that you please read over this one and fill it out as well. It has some new information in the top left, but we also noticed some forms were not filled out completely.
LIFETOUCH Spring Portraits, Sports, and Class Pictures – I have been in contact with our Lifetouch representative and learned that the pictures are coming out of the Dallas office. That particular office is on a shelter down alert and staff is not permitted to come in to work. We do NOT have an estimated date on when we will be receiving those pictures at this time. Should they arrive before May 11th, we will place them in with the end of the year paperwork. If they arrive after May 11th, we will determine the best way to get them to you at that time.
Cinnamon Roll Fundraiser – I have checked in with Ms. Heather and they are planning on having the Cinnamon Roll Orders ready for pick up on Monday, April 6th! You may pick up your order during your designated packet pick up time listed above. If this date changes, we will let you know.
Otis Spunkmeyer Cookie Dough Fundraiser – All online and paper orders (with money) are DUE Monday, April 13th. There is an orange basket on the table down by the office that is the designated Drop Off for the paper orders. All money must be included in the envelope LABELED WITH YOUR CHILD’S NAME! Unlabeled Order Forms will be turned over as DONATIONS. Checks can be made payable to Grandview School. Online orders may also be placed. When ordering online, you may order from ANYTHING available on that website and have it shipped to your home. If your order is over $70, the shipping is free. Any frozen goods shipped to your home will accrue an additional $30 shipping fee due to the dry ice packing. You may have your frozen goods shipped to the school at no additional cost. When we have a shipping date for the order shipped to the school, we will notify you as soon as possible.
The Learning Packet Pick Up Schedule is briefly outlined below:
*Monday, April 6th: 9:00AM – 12:00PM is Pre-K thru 4th; and 1:00PM – 4:00PM is 5th – 8th. Pick up Week 1 Packet and classroom materials.
*Monday, April 13th: 9:00AM – 12:00PM is Pre-K thru 4th; and 1:00PM – 4:00PM is 5th – 8th. Turn in Week 1 packet, and pick up Weeks 2 AND 3 packets.
*NO PICK UP ON Monday, April 20th
*Monday, April 27th: 9:00AM – 12:00PM is Pre-K thru 4th; and 1:00PM – 4:00PM is 5th – 8th. Turn in Weeks 2 and 3 packets, and pick up Weeks 4 and 5 packets.
*NO PICK UP ON Monday, May 4th
*Monday, May 11th: 9:00AM – 12:00PM is Pre-K thru 4th; and 1:00PM – 4:00PM is 5th – 8th. Drop off Weeks 4 and 5 packets, and pick up end of the year paperwork.
Thank you for your time and understanding during these unfamiliar circumstances.
Enrollment forms may be picked up/dropped off on Packet Pick-Up/Return Dates listed above. They may also be emailed to Sophie Bloomer at firstname.lastname@example.org
On April 6th Enrollment Forms will be available here on the website. They can be downloaded, printed, filled out and emailed back at the above email, or faxed back to the school at 580-439-5589.
EARLY CHILDHOOD ENROLLMENT (3 year old program) will begin Monday, April 6th. Enrollment forms WILL NOT be accepted until then. There will be a Parent Letter that MUST accompany that enrollment form as well. See below for enrollment forms.
Please keep in mind that turning in your enrollment form DOES NOT guarantee your child a place in the program. In-District families are given first consideration. Then, if there are openings available, Out-Of-District families will be contacted in the order they were placed on the waiting list.
Breakfast is served from 8:00 – 8:25.
Classes begin/attendance taken at 8:30.
Students arriving to classrooms after this time are subject to be marked tardy. Please check in at the office.
Dismissal is at 3:20.
Students missing an excessive amount of school days (10 per semester), or accumulating an excessive amount of tardies (3 tardies = 1 absence) are subject to being reported to the Stephens County District Attourney in accordance to the state law regarding truancy and chronic absence.