Grenada School District has an important announcement concerning teacher workdays beginning 10/23/20 through 12/18/20 with a possibility of an extension.
Our teaching staff is experiencing a dramatic increase in workload due to COVID-19. Many of the teachers at the high school and middle school are teaching all three methods (traditional, hybrid, and virtual).
This increased workload includes the demands of a new learning management system (Canvas), contacting parents on a more regular basis, building assessments and instructional materials in Canvas, and processing attendance.
To help with the demands on our teaching staff, the teachers at Grenada Middle School and Grenada High School will be given workdays on Fridays from 1:15-3:30 beginning 10/23/20 through 12/18/20. GMS and GHS will be running a condensed schedule, meeting all class periods, on those days. Students will be released at 1:05 and buses will run at 1:12. Lunches will be provided at school. This extra time will help our staff provide our students with a higher quality education.
Grenada School District has taken into consideration that change to the elementary students’ schedules can cause a burden to our parents. Therefore, all elementary students (K-5) will attend virtually on 11/20/20 and 12/18/20, so they will only have 2 days interrupted. This will allow our teachers additional time to prepare for a quality education for every child. Grab and go lunches will be provided at the high school for all GSD elementary and virtual students on these two days from 10:30-11:30. The elementary principals will be sending out a notice about the work required for our elementary students.
The Pre-school calendar will remain unchanged. Pre-K students will attend as previously scheduled.
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.
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.
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.
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 -15 minute result time 1350 Sunset Dr. Suite B, Grenada, 662-229-0669
*Odom Rural Health Clinic -15-minute result time, 645 S. Main St., Water Valley, MS 38965 662-473-1311
*Arrington Medical Clinic - 3 Tests Available (15 min., 24 hour, and 72 hour tests) 14415 Main St., Coffeeville, MS 38922 662-675-2500
*Family Health Clinic – 15 minute result time, 1117 Sunset Dr, Grenada, MS 38901 662-226-0110
*Grenada County Health Department - Free testing for school district employees on Wednesdays every week. 1240 Fairground Rd., Grenada, MS 38901 662-226-3711
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.
We would like to encourage all parents/guardians to consider getting a flu shot for their child AND SIGNING UP EARLY. They will be given in the district and will be FREE OF CHARGE with insurance. (Must have insurance#.) Medicaid (MSCAN), or MS Chips will not be accepted (must contact healthcare provider).
Flu shots will be available for all faculty, staff, and students at the following time
Friday, October 23, 2020 GHS-9am-1pm GHS Library; Provided by First Health Pharmacy Flu Shot Form for GHS GMS-9am-1pm GMS Library; Provided by Sav-Mor Pharmacy Flu Shot Form for GMS Flu Shot Forms may also be obtained from school offices
*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
The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) is urging parents to 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. A list of county health department locations: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: HealthyMS.com/connect.
Lifesaving skills are always important, but during a pandemic, they become extremely important! The Grenada Middle School Project Lead the Way Medical Detectives class recently upped their medical knowledge during a CPR/AED certification course.
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.)
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.
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.
Grenada School District is dedicated to excellence so that each child reaches their maximum potential within a safe learning environment while providing a comprehensive educational program that fosters the academic, physical, social, and emotional growth of all students. More info.
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