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Weekly Update: June 24, 2022

Janet Stutz

Weekly Update: June 24, 2022


Dear Grinnell Board of Education, Staff, Families, and Friends:


Happy Friday! June is coming to a close already and summer is now in full swing. We hope this weekly update finds you and your family enjoying the summer!  


The administrative team has been preparing for our return to school this August. We have been meeting with our local police department and emergency personnel to review safety protocols and security. The district will be implementing new pick-up and drop-off procedures for all students. All families will be required to sign in and sign out their students in the school buildings' offices in PreK-8th grade if your student is leaving school after the start or before the end of the day.  High School Students will also need guardian permission to leave the building. Parking for high school students will be on Sunset st (East Side of Building) and the North Parking (athletic entrance) lots only once Sunset construction is complete, and there is access to the lot. There will be no more street parking. It is essential that we keep all students' known whereabouts in the event of an emergency. The procedures will be a change for our families, and we ask that you follow these procedures for the safety of all students. The high school will have more detailed guidelines for students outlined in their handbook. Thank you for assisting us in keeping all students safe.  


Turf Project: 

The turf project continues to make progress. We hosted a special board meeting for a change order that required construction management to replace maintenance holes and drainage. This is a tight timeline. We hope for good weather and no more issues. I will keep you updated if we experience any problems that could cause a delay.   



Searching for a program to grow your leadership and service skills?? Apply today for the Grinnell Education Partnership’s AmeriCorps VISTA Program Development Coordinator position. The AmeriCorps VISTA member will research and coordinate community projects, organize volunteers, and build capacity around family engagement, equity, and emerging GEP initiatives.

Now accepting applications on a rolling basis. Please send a cover letter and resume to: info@grinnelleducationpartnership.org

 Questions?? Please contact Liz Hansen at hansenel@grinnell.edu.

Summer SLICK:  

The summer SLICK program has been jam-packed with many learning opportunities for students. We have roughly 95 students enrolled in the program, and our attendance has been pretty good. I want to thank all our staff, Vista AmeriCorp members, and the Grinnell Education Partnership for providing such enriching experiences for students.  


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Summer Baseball and Softball have been exciting to watch! Come on out and cheer on our Tigers!  



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Take a look at the Virtual Backpack

If you are still looking for some summer fun, check out our Virtual Backpack for more information!  


Happy Fourth of July! School Offices will be closed during July. If you need assistance, please contact the district office Monday through Thursday from 7:30-3:30. You can schedule an appointment on Fridays. The district office will be closed on Monday, July 4, 2022.   


Please watch for information in the weekly update on July 8, 2022, regarding upcoming registration, meal plans and updated pricing per USDA guidelines, and much more as we plan to return to school this Fall.  





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