Two Types of Email Communication From Our School District: Are you receiving both?

We use two email communication tools to communicate with families and staff. One allows immediate alerts to all families or to targeted populations. The other, allows us to deliver news updates in a newsletter format.

Alerts from using SchoolMessenger look like a typical email message and are generally short, urgent communications regarding a school closure or safety concern. The subject line of these alerts varies. These email alerts may also be accompanied by voice calls and/or text alerts. This year, we will also use SchoolMessenger to communicate confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in our schools. If you wish to be alerted to school closures by text, simply text YES to 67587. Text NO to stop receiving alerts (standard text messaging fees apply).

“GV Schools Community News” email newsletters are sent to all families and staff on a regular basis. These emails include the banner below and are used to keep our school community up to date on the latest school district news. The subject line of these messages always begins with "GV Schools Community News," and includes the date. These messages take a few hours to reach everyone in our community.

Both types of email communications are sent through We are sending both to all families and staff today. If you do not have both emails by 9:00 PM today, please reply to the message you did receive and tell us you did not receive the other, or if you have other district communication questions.

Please notify your child's school right away if you have changes to your contact information. Email addresses in PowerSchool are used for district email communication.

Livestream Available for Varsity Football Game

A livestream will be available for fans to watch the Grain Valley Eagles vs. Smithville Warriors football game this Friday night.  The live stream will be provided through the home team (Smithville).  They will be using the NFHS Network, and the service should be free for fans to watch.

To view the livestream, follow the steps below:

1. Visit

2. Search Smithville High School - Smithville, MO in the provided Search Bar (top of page)

3. Click on the Live Event you wish to view.

4. IF this is the first time using this site, you will need to create an account. This service is FREE

Due to limitations on mass gatherings, only spectators with a ticket will be able to enter the venue.  Each student athlete participating in the game will be given two tickets for spectator attendance. Tickets are required to enter the game for anyone over the age of 5. Spectators without a ticket will not be allowed to enter.  All spectators are required to wear masks at the football game. No tailgating will be allowed.

Spectator expectations for our home football and other events is expected to be available early next week.

Important Dates

August 28
Elementary teacher assignments emailed to families at 4:00 pm

September 1
Meet The Teacher
Middle School schedules will be available at 8:00 am on PowerSchool

September 8

First Day of School
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