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Weekly Update: June 2nd, 2023

Weekly Update: June 2nd, 2023 


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

Happy Friday!  Summer has officially arrived and we are gearing up for the fall of 2023 already.   Staff have been working hard on curriculum development and modifications throughout the district and our elementary staff have participated in training for the new math curriculum to be implemented this fall!   


Summer is a busy time for the district office and district employees.  Construction on the HVAC at GMS and GHS is underway.  We are also implementing the new Ever Alert System in every building. 


The district has received news that all five of our school buildings have suffered extreme roof damage from the recent hail storm.  The Board will be holding an emergency meeting to approve contractors to repair the roofs that will be covered under our insurance.    Our insurance provider has recommended that this work should be completed over the summer so as to not cause further damage to the buildings.   We are working with the Board to host a meeting for Tuesday, June 6 at 12:00 PM.  It will be posted on Monday with this one item and will be held at the District Office.  We are seeking approval from our AEA to waive the RFQ process so that we can move quickly per the insurance group recommendation.   This damage is actually more serious than what the district had experienced during the Derecho.  


Graduating Class of 2023

Congratulations Graduates!   We wish all of you the best as you journey through your next experience.  

GHS Graduating Class of 2023


End of year treat! 

Route Driver, Dave Thompson, stopped with his students on the last day of school for a treat!   He shared with me that these students were excellent all year and they deserved a little last day celebration!   Thank you Dave for bringing such joy to your riders all year!  


Kids and Route driver with their ice cream.


FREE Summer Kickoff Pool Party! 




The Community Partnerships for Protecting Children (CPPC), in collaboration with three local

agencies, is sponsoring a Summer Kickoff Pool Party for kids under the age of twelve and their

families. The event will be held on Sunday evening, June 4, from 7 pm to 8:30 pm at the

Grinnell Mutual Family Aquatic Center at 120 8th Ave in Grinnell.


For more information on CPPC and the event, click here


Grinnell Summer Sports Camp Registration 

Grinnell Summer Sports Camp will kick off June 5th at the Charles Benson Bear Recreation & Athletic Center ‘39 at Grinnell College.  This camp is for ages 7 to 13. 


For more information visit their website here.  


Summer Food Service Program

Join us for a FREE breakfast and lunch throughout summer!  This program will be held at the Davis Elementary Cafeteria and will begin June 5th. 


For more information, see the flyer here


2023 Iowa Medicaid Message

Families that are currently on Medicaid or eligible for Medicaid will be receiving renewal packets for the first time since the 2020 shutdown. These packets must be completed within 60 days of receiving them; otherwise, they may become ineligible.  Please direct questions to DHS and watch for a mailing. 


For more information, see the flier here. 


23-24 School Registration


The 2023- 2024 Online Registration is now open. Every student needs to complete online registration each year. This ensures that all information in Infinite Campus is up to date, especially in case of an emergency.


For current families, please log in to your parent portal account, select the 2023-2024 year, and follow the prompts. If you are having issues logging into your account, please reach out to me at katie.osborn@grinnell.k12.org.


For New Families or students who are not currently enrolled in the district, click HERE.


Parents will want to select New Student Registration and then select 2023-2024. The first series of questions will ask for the parent's first name, last name, email, confirm email, enter the "I'm not a robot code," and a separate link will be sent to the email provided. That link is the Infinite Campus link and official registration. Parents will not need an activation code. If asked for one before starting, they selected the incorrect area and will need to select NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION.


The virtual Backpack can be found here:


The activities Calendar can be found  here:


Have a wonderful weekend!  



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