This week is Homecoming. Friday September 25, our band, cheer, football team, and ROTC will be performing at the Homecoming festivities. Our schools have special dress up days for our students this week. Please encourage your children to enjoy Homecoming week but remain safe. Students meeting in large groups, getting in vehicles with other people, not wearing masks and not social distancing will put students at a higher risk for COVID-19. Please encourage your children to do the right things.

Please complete: new free/reduced lunch application online.

The deadline is soon approaching for cutoff from last school year's benefits.

Child Nutrition Program Parent Pick Up Approval Application

Virtual and Hybrid Students Meal Pick Up Instructions

Technology Agreement

Affordable Internet

GSD Technology Handbook 2020-21

Revised Facial Coverings Plan

List of Local Clinics with COVID-19 Testing and Result Times

*Oakland Medical Clinic - 15 minute result time
14101 Hickory St., Oakland, MS 38948 662-623-7319

*Charleston Medical Clinic - 15 minute result time
451 S. Church St., Charleston, MS 38921 662-647-5816

*Holcomb Medical Clinic - 2 Tests Available (15 minute test & up to 48 hour test results)
1301 Sunset Dr. Ste E, Grenada, MS 38901 662-229-9787

* Tyler Holmes Memorial Hospital - 30 minute result time
409 Tyler Holmes Dr., Winona, MS 38967 662-283-4114

* UMMC - usually 24 hour result time 960 JK Avent Dr., Grenada, MS 38901 662-227-7200

*Quick Care Clinic - 24-48 hour result time 350 Sunset Dr., Grenada, MS 38901 662-307-2750

*Fast Pace Urgent Clinic - 3-10 day result time 700 Sunset Dr., Grenada, MS 38901 662-307-2884

Mediquick Clinic -our result time 24 350 Sunset Dr. Suite B, Grenada, 662-229-0669

You may want to call clinics in advance to see how long their patient wait time is, to set up an appointment, and to discuss fees.

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Grenada Elementary Red Top

Grades Pre-K-3;
GES Red Top has been recognized by Business Week Magazine as the Number One Rural School in America. GES houses "The Kidzeum," the first school-based children's museum in the US.
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Grenada Elementary Green Top

Grades 4-5;
At Grenada Elementary Green Top, we offer our students optimum learning experiences. In the Discovery Lab, our hands-on science lab, the instruction includes activities, experiments, and the latest advances in technology.
Discovery Lab
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Grenada Middle

Grades 6-8;
Basic, supplementary, and remedial courses enable every student to excel. The walls have been transformed into teaching tools through the use of timelines, sculptures, and paintings in Walls That Teach.

Walls That Teach
Grenada High School

Grenada High

Grades 9-12;
General, pre-college, and technological needs are met with a broad range of concentrated instruction in preparation for the global world. GHS also boasts award-winning band, Visions, and NNDCC programs for the pursuit of artistic goals.

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Career and Technical Center

Career & Technical Center

GCTC provides sequenced programs designed to prepare students for entry-level employment or further specialty study.
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Enrichment & Transition Center

GETC houses Alternative Education(for modification of behavior) and GED Program (preparation for the GED test).


1st Nine Weeks Tests

Administering the upcoming nine weeks’ tests during the week of October 5 will be challenging. All students (virtual, hybrid, and traditional) will be required to go on site to their respective school to take certain nine weeks tests. The purpose in students taking nine weeks tests at their school building is to obtain accurate data which will show students’ strengths and weaknesses on the skills tested. Teachers will then know on which standards your child may need additional assistance.

On-site exams will be required in the following subjects: K-8 (Math, Reading/Language) 5th and 8th Science High School Classes: English I, English II, Foundation of Algebra, Algebra I, Foundation of Biology, Biology I, U.S. History

Hybrid and virtual students will be taking test(s) in classes where social distancing will be practiced and wearing a mask will be required. Principals will be sending out an Aims Call message on testing procedures for each school.

Livestream Address

Back to School Plan

If you would like to request an Educational Plan of Choice please call your student's school.

Update2 Questions and Answers about Educational Plans of Choice

Educational Plan of Choice

How to access clever.com

*to use the Clever website, use the address clever.com/in/grenadak12
*the username should be the student’s email address
*the password should be the student ID
*after you have accessed the site, click on “Google Drive”
*then click on “shared with me”
*Instructions for accessing clever.com may also be found in your ActiveParent account under “Demographics".

Make Appointments for Immunizations

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) is urging parents to act now and schedule their child’s age-appropriate immunizations. Mississippi state law requires children to be immunized against childhood diseases to enter public or private school, Head Start or daycare.

Make an appointment at your county health department clinic to bring your child in for their immunizations. A list of county health department locations along with times and days the clinics are open can be found at www.HealthyMS.com/locations.

Parents should bring the child’s social security card and insurance card if available. Parents and children over 2 must wear a mask when entering the county health department clinic.
For more information on immunizations, visit www.HealthyMS.com/immunizations. Follow MSDH by e-mail and social media at HealthyMS.com/connect.

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August 2020 Communicator Issue

STAR student and Teacher

STAR Student and Teacher

STAR Student and Teacher have been named for the 2019-2020 school year by the Mississippi Economic Council (MEC) M. B. Swayze Foundation, sponsor of the Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) program.


Valedictorian and Salutatorian

The Valedictorian and Salutatorian, the top two students in the class, may not have had the opportunity to deliver their speech to the hundreds of people normally in attendance, but this in no way diminishes the work they put in to achieve these honors. Four years of hard work and dedication brought these two students to the highest achievements attainable in high school. And yes, they did get to give their speeches; they just delivered them on video.

GHS Hall of Fame

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Ten Grenada High School Seniors have been named as Hall of Fame recipients for the 2019-2020 school year. The GHS Hall of Fame represents the highest honor attainable by a student during their high school career. Based on a points-system, the Hall of Fame recognizes students who have brought recognition to GHS through excellence in leadership, service, scholarship, citizenship, and extra-curricular activities.
School Board

School Board Updates

At the January meeting of the GSD Board of Trustees, Kevin Carnathan was sworn in as the new board president, filling the seat previously held by Brent Brasher. Also sworn in was Haley Biddy, the board's newest member. The Biddy family has been well-represented in GSD for many years. Haley's father, Bobby Biddy, is a renowned carpenter with the district's maintenance department, and his sister, Kim Graves, is a counselor as GES PreK-3. Haley's grandfather, Brigadier General James Harold Biddy, served as a member of the GSD Board from 1965 to 1976. He was instrumental in planning for the Grenada National Guard Armory to be turned over to the school district when operations were completed.
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GSD is applying for a 21st Century Grant for preK-5; GSD has received a 21st Century Grant for grades 6-12; To review or comment contact Central Office


for grades 6-12 Tutoring and Skills classes include Podcasting/Music Production, Photoshop/Media Design, Pottery/Ceramics, Urban Agriculture/Archery, Weightlifting/Law Enforcement, Building Trades(9-12 only), Automotive/Welding(9-12 only), and Culinary Arts(9-12 only). (Principals will select ALL tutoring and Weightlifting/Law Enforcement students.) All classes will include free snacks and bus transportation home.For info, contact GMS or GHS principal or call the Parent Center at 227-3370. (If your class fills up, we will put you on a waiting list.)

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