Grizzly Updates

February 2021 - Grant Community School E-Newsletter

Return to in-person Hybrid Learning- March

The dates for our return to in-person Hybrid Learning are:

  • March 2nd, students in Kinder and 1st grade
  • March 9th, students in 2nd and 3rd grade
  • March 16th, students in 4th and 5th grade
  • Students will attend school 2 days out of the week depending on their assigned cohort.
  • Our school hours are 10:30am to 3:30pm.

We are diligently working on implementing some changes here at Grant and letting you know what those are before students return. Here are a few things you should know:

  • We will be releasing a video shortly about what a typical day will look like during Hybrid Learning. You will be able to locate this video on our YouTube channel.
  • All students will need to wear face coverings/masks unless a student has a medical condition that we are aware of.
  • We ask that you leave all of your current school supplies and Chromebooks at home. We will be providing basic supplies to use while at school. These are to be kept here at school and will only be used by an individual student.
  • We have made adjustments to our drop off and pick up process. You will see this soon in a video that we will share with families.
  • Each household will receive a family survey via email to obtain feedback and hear your concerns. Please take the survey after watching all of the return to Hybrid Learning videos.

Hybrid Learning - Aprendizaje Híbrido

Kinder Registration

The window for two important things are coming up during the month of March:

  1. Registration for incoming kinder students for the fall of 2021
  2. Window for applications for the Dual Language Program.

If you have a child who will be 5-years-old before September 10 of this year, you can swing by the school to get a registration packet.

**Dual Language applications are only accepted during the month of March. This is a lottery system conducted by the K-12 Office. The deadline for the Dual Language Program application is March 31st. You can find the DL application here.

There is an informational meeting for all families who are interested in having their child attend the Dual Language Program. You are welcome to attend this live event on February 16 using this link:

Join the Event

Listen by phone: +1 872-240-8046 (Toll)

Conference ID: 108 500 394#

Grab N' Go Library

Our Grab N' Go Library is still on pause. We will let you know via auto-dialer once we have clearance to resume this activity on an on-going basis. In the meantime, please check out Mrs. Hentz's page to reserve your books ahead of time and pick up during the lunch distribution. This is located in the cafeteria from 11am-1:00pm, Monday-Friday.

Contact Mrs. Hentz with any questions:

Important Dates- February

February 15- No school and no small groups due to the holiday. President's Day.

February 17- Immunization- Exclusion Day

* Questions regarding what immunization(s) is/are needed can be answered by the school office. Questions about available resources to receive immunizations can be directed to the Nurse Help Line at 503-399-3376.

Feed Salem- Community Resource for Families * February 20

Feed Salem is from 10 AM to Noon at the NW corner of Church Street and Hood Avenue. This is a drive-through distribution, entering from the north side of Church Street. Clients should stay in their cars, and Salem Alliance Church staff will load their car with their food. We ask clients to provide us with their name, address, and number of adults and children in their household for our records and Marion-Polk Food Share. There is no need to sign up.

Feed Salem Upcoming Date:

2/20/2021 from 10:00am to 12:00pm

February Grizzly Pride Assembly & Spirit Day

Join us for our monthly Grizzly Pride Assembly on February 26th via Zoom at 2:25pm. This day is also our school spirit day. The theme is Crazy Hair Day. Students can do a funny hairstyle or do a Dr. Seuss hairdo for their online classes.

See this document for some ideas...Crazy Hair Day

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 893 5451 4243

Passcode: 476284

OBOB- Battle of the Books

Mrs. Zavala is running the annual Oregon Battle of the Books at Grant. OBOB will be happening from now until March 17th. There will be no regional battle this year, but we will announce the school champion team at the March Grizzly Pride Assembly.

She will be using a Zoom meeting to run all of the OBOB battles and meetings.

Information about the titles can be found on the Library Media site:

Third grade battles will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12:00-12:25.

Fourth and Fifth grade battles will be held Wednesdays and Fridays at 12:00-12:25.

Students only need to come to their meeting if their team is battling. Mrs. Zavala has sent out the schedules to 3rd-5th grade teachers and students directly.

SchoolStore.Com * A fun way to shop

If you're shopping online this season, take a peek at our school partner for gifts, or for access to their store portals to many big merchants. A fraction of your purchase goes back to our school year round. Specifically, you can purchase things at stores you were already going to use. Look up our school under "Grant Elementary School" in Salem, OR. or use the code 185181.

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