School Board Decision Regarding Hybrid Model
At their business meeting on October 15, 2020, the School Board voted to continue the hybrid model of instruction for students in grades 6-12 through 2nd quarter. The quarter runs through January 22.

For more information please visit GrainValleySchools.org/ReopeningPlan.
Deadline For Transition In Or Out of Virtual Model
October 30 is the deadline to request a transition in or out of virtual for the second quarter beginning November 9.

JaMere Waddy Named Director Of Technology
JaMere Waddy has been named Director of Information Technology. JaMere has served Grain Valley Schools since the 2011-2012 school year. He began with us as a field tech for two years before becoming our System Administrator in September of 2013, a role he has served in since.

Assistant Superintendent Dr. Nick Gooch speaks to Mr. Waddy's experience in the field and his leadership in recommending him for the role, "All of Mr. Waddy's professional career has been in an education environment and he has incredible knowledge of every aspect of the department. The connections he has made in our district and the respect he carries from school and department personnel make his promotion an easy recommendation."

The job of System Administrator will be posted right away.

School Board Welcomes New Teachers
The School Board welcomed new teachers to the district before the School Board meeting on October 15.  The district added 20 new teachers this school year. Five teachers will begin their first year teaching with Grain Valley Schools, while other teachers bring years of experience to the district.  
USDA School Meals Program Extended Through The End Of The School Year
The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue, has announced the extension of all Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and Seamless Summer Option (SSO) waivers, allowing schools to offer meals to all children at no charge through the end of the 2020-2021 school year.

This announcement comes after passage of the Continuing Resolution by Congress, granting authority and funding to extend school meal waivers. These waivers also permit schools to allow parents to collect multiple days' worth of grab-and-go meals at curbside pick-up locations, so distance learners can safely and conveniently access meals for the week.

Click Here to read a press release from the School Nutrition Association.

Junior Ella Casey is KMBC 9 Athlete of the Week
Ella Casey has been selected for the KMBC Hy-Vee Athlete Of The Week for her accomplishments in Cross Country this year. Casey finished first in the Suburban Middle Six Cross Country Championship last weekend with a time of 20 minutes, 49.21 seconds. This is the first year Grain Valley has competed in the larger division and the girls cross country team did not disappoint as they finished first in the conference championship. Casey and five teammates also earned first-team all-conference recognitions.

Livestream Available To Watch Eagles Football Friday Night
The undefeated Grain Valley Eagles football team (7-0) will play Raytown High School tonight, Friday, October 16, at 7:00 pm at Chittwood Stadium (5911 Blue Ridge Blvd, Raytown, MO). Student athletes participating in the game will be given a designated number of spectators they can invite to attend the game. Raytown High School will check off names at the gate. Tickets will not be sold for this game.

Below please find the livestream for the football game:

http://www.youtube.com/c/RaytownHighSchoolLiveSports


 
Important Dates
October 27
Parent Teacher Conferences (preK - 8th Grade/4:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

October 29
Parent Teacher Conferences (preK - 8th Grade/4:00 pm - 7:00 pm)

October 30 (NO SCHOOL)
Parent Teacher Conferences (preK - 8th Grade/8:00 am - 4:00 pm)

October 30 - November 3 (NO SCHOOL)

October 30 
Deadline to request a transition in or out of virtual model for 2nd quarter

November 3 (NO SCHOOL)
Full Day In-Service 

November 25-27 (NO SCHOOL)
Thanksgiving Break 
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