Please join us on August 18th at 6:30 P.M. for a Remote School Committee Meeting by using the Zoom Meeting ID and Password: Meeting ID: 832 5147 3741 Passcode (case-sensitive): zYWX7G Dial-in number: +1 646 558 8656 Meetings are also live-streamed to YouTube.
GPS Reopening Plan Fall 2020-Please click the link below to access the document. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1j8t9RSkp444sm6xaxvB9Oc97HxfYnkKU/view?usp=sharing
COVID-19 Alert Message, please click the link below to access the letter. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Y2YkrRRRsaCwIuy2sErFkIdkFckHT1iA/view?usp=sharing
Please take a moment to visit the following link for a survey about your students return to school for Fall 2020. Please note, you must fill out a seperate survey for each student in your household. https://forms.gle/5XuWCZ4VFwtmN5yPA
Check out this video of Doctors on Back to School in Massachusetts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHiEThCMROc
Please join us for a Remote School Committee Meeting on July 29th at 6:30 using the Zoom Meeting ID and Password: Meeting ID: 826 6171 2184 Passcode (case-sensitive): 2VH4Vd Dial-in Number: 1 929 436 2866
Please join us for a School Committee Zoom Meeting on July 14th at 6:30 P.M. Meeting ID: 837 3622 6798 Passcode (case-sensitive): 6cJxRY Dial by phone: 1-929-436-2866
Please join us for tonight;s public hearing on the FY21 budget by using this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82854723125?pwd=MllsNU9Fa2ZCSW1QeGhHcW16S013UT09 Password: 3zY1by
Please join us this evening at 6:30 for our public hearing on the FY21 School Department Budget https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82854723125?pwd=MllsNU9Fa2ZCSW1QeGhHcW16S013UT09 Password: 3zY1by
Please join us for a School Committee Meeting on June 23rd at 6:30 by following the link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83348515081?pwd=eXRrUDBvNW9XS0lJRGQ0bSs1cFlJQT09 Password: 9AdPaq
Please use the following ID and password for tonight’s school committee meeting Meeting ID 853 7375 8760 Password 8mumyw
Please join us for a Public Hearing on the FY21 Budget on June 29th at 6:30 by following the link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82854723125?pwd=MllsNU9Fa2ZCSW1QeGhHcW16S013UT09 Password: 3zY1by
Congratulations 6th Grade Students! We are so proud of you and the work you have done to make it to Grade 7! A message from all of us at East Meadow... https://drive.google.com/file/d/1mvUuuGoBHxXgkCtKjjqO_XdF1PxLxBQO/view
Granby Community Access & Media Inc. (aka GCAM) would like to announce that the 2020 Granby Junior/Senior High School Graduation Commencement Ceremony will be live-streamed to YouTube on Saturday, June 13th, 2020. This is in response to the COVID-19 pandemic where there will be limited spaces for members of the Granby Schools community to attend. The live feed will begin at 9:00AM (one our before the event is set to begin). It will be available on Youtube after the event and played on ch. 15.
A “Reverse Parade” will be held on Monday, June 15th . It will be rain or shine. It will be held at East Meadow parking lot (between GJSHS and EM) from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm (PreK, K, & 1st 11-11:30, 2nd & 3rd 11:30-12, 4th & 5th 12-12:30 & 6th from 12:30-1). A Reverse Parade means that the EM staff will be lined up along the perimeters of the EM and GJSHS parking lots (along the bus route, between the schools, and in front of GJSHS). Students and families will be able to “drive-through” the parade in their cars. Please do not stop as you drive through. Please see the information and guidelines at https://5il.co/h5gr We hope to see you there!
Please join us for the School Committee Meeting on June 16th at 6:30 by following this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86879593157?pwd=V1BibDRCdVFmSG94ZTBsTWI5S1JCdz09 Password: 3DWubB
Please see the attached schedule for student drop off and pick up of materials at East Meadow. These are the only 2 days we have scheduled. Please let us now if you are unable to make it during the assigned time. Please email Mrs. Sapowsky email@example.com and Mrs. Justin firstname.lastname@example.org https://5il.co/h24i
For immediate release: GJSHS Graduation Ceremony https://drive.google.com/file/d/1i3xyUED4DeYz49Bnt6u9ycQJaJGp7D1r/view?usp=sharing
Please join us on June 10th at 6:30 for a joint meeting of the School and Finance Departments by using this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86879593157?pwd=V1BibDRCdVFmSG94ZTBsTWI5S1JCdz09 Password: 3DWubB
Check out the Granby Jr/Sr High School Summer Reading Lists and Resources at https://wakelet.com/@HeatherLey.
Thank you Krissy for capturing our GJSHS Parade & senior cap/gown distribution. https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipOC8pe1t7wWAJYALATgwb6HSpmA59WmPDUD9bR29R46zk0bzXX69NQCs5kq4nnkaQ?key=UUY5WDFES29NYXU5MmhFd0p3OXFDQ01nRGlCRWVB
Please join us on June 2nd at 6:30 for our School Committee Meeting by following this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84867532125?pwd=VGhCSUQ0cHd5S1c1TnU3R21oUmd4dz09 Password: 9NR0r3
GJSHS is having a "drive in" style graduation on Saturday, June 13. Each graduate will receive two parking passes. Everyone must have a parking pass to attend. More details to come....
"Reverse Parade" is on for GJSHS students and families tomorrow. Gr. 7-11 come anytime between 1:00-2:30P. Gr. 12 we will see you from 2:30-3:00P. Looking forward to seeing you all! Please be sure to follow the "Reverse Parade" guidelines.
While the CDC has released school opening guidance, DESE has announced guidance will be forthcoming mid-June for Massachusetts. Stay tuned for opportunities to share your feedback once this guidance is shared and we begin planning for opening GPS!
Please see the attached file regarding the reverse parade on May 29th. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ho-4Nv7bxPlVZFQ6NGrfINrq5QyNMK5X
Grade 6 families please see the invitation to join the Class of 2026 Google Classroom Page for transition information and announcements from GJSHS.
Please join the School Dept. for a Budget Meeting on May 26th at 6:30 regarding the FY 20 and FY21 budget....Here is the zoom meeting info: Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81153259851?pwd=QmRNOEFHcURYMW14VXJFalV6cWxydz09 Meeting ID: 811 5325 9851 Password: 2WdZWr
Hello Granby families! Meals are being provided every Tuesday/Thursday from 10-12 at GJSHS through Tuesday, June 30. There is no signup necessary and all families are welcomed!
Thank you teacher Featured snippet from the web You're so much more than “just” a teacher. You're my mentor and friend, and I'll take your lessons with me wherever I go. Thank you for believing in me. You're the best teacher I've ever had. You showed me how capable I am of achieving great things — and I'll always be grateful to have had you for a teacher.
The budget meeting scheduled for May 5th at 6:30 has been postponed!
It’s not too late to respond to the 2020 Census while being safe and practicing social distancing at home. For the first time, you can respond to the census online. Once you have responded, please encourage your family, friends and loved ones to complete the census, too. You can fill out your census form online at 2020census.gov
MIAA makes formal announcement canceling The 2020 Spring Sports season, click link to read the article. https://t.co/9T7b51xHqv
Several of the staff from East Meadow have organized a parade through Granby this Thursday to show their dedication and support to our families. The parade will begin from West Street at 1:00 P.M. The route will be posted on Good News Granby (Facebook), the district web page and APP, as well as below. They ask that you please follow the guidelines below for everyone's safety. ~All people should stay safely away from the vehicles. ~We need to practice social distancing, so teachers will not be getting out of cars to say hello. ~We are unable to drive down each street in town. please remember that if you walk to the top of the streets to see the parade, keep a safe distance from others. ~We are going to send out 3-4 cars, every two minutes, to stagger the traffic.
The East Meadow Summary of the Remote Learning Plan and Expectations for Participation were sent home today and available in the Digital Backpack
East Meadow shows their gratitude to our workers on the front lines. https://safeshare.tv/x/7RT3GMOF3bs
The Granby Public School's Remote Learning Plan and GJSHS expectations for grading/earning credits were shared out last week. Check out both in last week's Ram Report!
Here is a link to a video of Stuffed Animal Week created by Mr. Taylor https://safeshare.tv/x/CFjrCv2r_3k#
Report cards were mailed home today from East Meadow for students in Kindergarten through grade 6. These are based on the work students had completed while still in school and grades closed March 13.
Please follow the link https://5il.co/eugs to our Granby Remote Learning Plan in the Digital Backpack
The public hearing scheduled for April 7th has been postponed until further notice.
The 2019-20 GJSHS Junior Senior Prom, originally scheduled for Saturday, May 2nd, has been rescheduled to Saturday, June 6th due to the extension of our school closure. The Prom will still be at Tekoa Country Club. We will keep you updated about any other changes moving forward.
Here are some emotional support suggestions for families during our school closure (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SwuExEbEkN_i9YFYRN3te8LWuW_wyD0IEF6MoxEgAZM/edit?usp=sharing). Be well and stay healthy!
With the current restrictions put in place due to COVID-19, the FY21 Budget public forum scheduled for March 19 has been postponed until further notice.
Congrats Nora! Western Mass Basketball Play of the Year http://www.hoophall.com/index.php/news/naismith-memorial-basketball-hall-of-fame-announces-2020-western-massachusetts-high-school-players-of-the-year
Gifted, talented, smart, funny, respectful, and model citizen. Simply amazing! GJSHS is so proud of you Isaiah! https://www.gazettenet.com/Isaiah-Mejias-a-talented-artist-as-well-as-wrestler-for-Granby-32946146
Parents/guardians, please use the following link to complete a survey regarding online learning https://forms.gle/HtRshZmFs5M9vVZd8
Please join us on March 19th at 6:30 P.M. at East Meadow Elementary School for a Public Forum on the FY 21 Budget.
KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION- TUESDAY-WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY MARCH 10-11-12 AT EAST MEADOW
Great to see our 5th and 6th-grade students from East Meadow actively participating in the Granby Jr/Sr High School Health Fair thanks to Nurse Leader, Nancy Jenks. Many of the stations were developed and manned by their high school peers. There is an abundance of local community partners sharing information. The students are learning about healthy food & nutrition, asthma, health conditions, body functions, road safety, stress management, learning how to care for emergency bleeding, substance abuse and prevention, mental health, skincare and protection, injury prevention, and age-appropriate sexual and reproductive health.
Playoffs: Girls basketball vs. Mt. Greylock 2/24 7pm @ Granby Boys basketball vs. Duggan 2/25 7:30pm @ Putnam
Nora Young becomes No. 15 Granby’s all-time leading scorer in game against No. 4 Wahconah https://www.masslive.com/highschoolsports/2020/02/nora-young-becomes-no-15-granbys-all-time-leading-scorer-in-game-against-no-4-wahconah.html
Friendly reminder: Blizzard Bag 3 is due today. Please hand in as soon as you walk into class.
GPS will have a two hour delay today, Thursday, 2/13
Congrats GHS Girls B-ball! Big win over Agawam tonight 47-40. Great work!!
GPS will have a two hour delay today, Monday, February 10. No am preschool
100 Days of perfect attendance
Great Day at East Meadow celebrating 100 days of learning with 100 minutes of play!
Please join Tracy Novick, a member of the Massachusetts Association of School Committees on February 18th at East Meadow School at 6:30 as she presents on Understanding Public Funding and the Student Opportunity Act.
GPS will be closed today, Thursday, February 6th. Students, please complete Blizzard Bag #3. Hunker down with a good book and put those math skills to good use making some amazing pancakes or muffins!
Just a reminder that students should not bring electronics or toys to school. It is written in our handbook...Students should not bring electronic devices (such as ipods, ipads, hand-held gaming devices) and toys to school . Thank you for your cooperation
A team from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education will be in the district on Monday, January 27th. They are here to do a Tiered Focus Monitoring on-site review of Special Education and Civil Rights.
Registration forms are due by January 29 for the East Meadow After School Activity Program. Flyers were sent home with all students and sent in an email as well.
Kindergarten Registration is March 10-11-12 Information will be mailed home in February if you do not receive a packet by February 14 please call us at 413-467-7198
Hope everyone enjoyed the long weekend. Just a reminder that Intramural Basketball will resume on Wednesday, January 22nd.
Check our our new Granby Rams App! Here's a link to our Youtube channel and a movie to introduce the Granby Ram App. https://youtu.be/xQAHnekeoPQ We look forward to celebrating the amazing things going on in the Granby Public Schools with you AND the community!
The District Technology Committee is seeking parents to participate in our monthly meetings. Please contact Beth Craven if you are interested. (email@example.com)
Flyers went home with students in grades 3-6 about the EAST MEADOW AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITY PROGRAM FOR STUDENTS IN GRADES 3-6 Session I February 5- April 8, 2020 Activities meet on Wednesdays for one hour, from 2:45-3:45.Registration is first come first serve Jan. 15-27.
During the week of January 27, 2020, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Office of Public School Monitoring (PSM) will conduct a Tiered Focused Monitoring Review of Granby Public Schools. The Office of Public School Monitoring visits each district and charter school every three years to monitor compliance with federal and state special education and civil rights regulations. Areas of review related to special education include student assessments, determination of eligibility, the Individualized Education Program (IEP) Team process, and IEP development and implementation. Areas of review related to civil rights include bullying, student discipline, physical restraint, and equal access to school programs for all students. In addition to the onsite visit, parent outreach is an important part of the review process. The review chairperson from the Office of Public School Monitoring will send all parents of students with disabilities an online survey that focuses on key areas of their child’s special education program. Survey results will contribute to the development of a report. During the onsite review, the Office of Public School Monitoring will interview the chairperson(s) of the district’s Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC). Other onsite activities may include interviews of district staff and administrators, reviews of student records, and onsite observations. Parents and other individuals may call Marc Oldenburg, Public School Monitoring Chairperson, at (781) 338- 6703 to request a telephone interview. If an individual requires an accommodation, such as translation, to participate in an interview, the Department will make the necessary arrangements.
Because of today’s school closing, the school committee scheduled for this evening, 12/17 is also cancelled.
GPS will have a snow day, Tuesday, December 17th. It will be blizzard bag number 2...be sure to help out with shoveling and sanding! Do some extra reading! Hot chocolate and a good book??? Not much is better!
It’s pajama day!!!!! Best day EVER!!!!
GPS DELAY IS WEDNESDAY. 12/11...thanks Magda! Also...the Holiday Luncheon is ON for today at East Meadow!
GPS will have a two hour delay Thursday, December 11th.
Due to the water pipe burst, GJSHS is cancelled for today 12/4. This is a regular cancellation and no Blizzard Bag will be used for today. Thank you for your patience as we work to resolve this issue as quickly as possible.
We are monitoring a water pipe that has burst in the GJSHS cafeteria near the exterior door where students enter the building in the morning. We will continue to monitor the situation overnight. Repair work has been scheduled for tomorrow morning. At this point, GJSHS ONLY will have a two hour delay. Elementary students will be picked up at their normal times for a regular start of school. The busses will then pick up GJSHS high school students. Should the situation change at GJSHS, we will use the normal channels to communicate with our families in the morning. Thank you to our facilities and custodial staff who will monitor the situation overnight and work to get repairs made as quickly as possible. The entire team has jumped to do whatever they can to help. Thank you, and have a wonderful evening.
CORRECTION. Today is a regular snow day. NO BLIZZARD BAG. The superintendent hadn't had her coffee yet. Apologies.
Good Morning, the snowflakes continued all night! What a storm! Granby Public Schools will have a snow day on Tuesday, December 3rd. it is Blizzard Bag #2. Continue to help out where you can! It's appreciated by all!
East Meadow Facilities Capacity Recommendation to School Committee. Join us tomorrow, 12/3 EM Gym. We will be sharing the following report. https://www.granbyschoolsma.org/application/files/8915/7532/6226/East_Meadow_Facilities_Capacity_Report.pdf
Good Afternoon, Well, the first snowflakes have started to fall on what is forecasted to be quite a storm. Granby Public Schools will have a snow day on Monday, December 2nd. It is Blizzard Bag Day #1. Make sure you help out around the house..inside and out! Giving a helping hand is a gift for you and those you help. Have a wonderful day!
Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday November 12-13-14 are Early Release Days at East Meadow for Parent Teacher Conferences
Reminder there will be no school on Monday, November 11, 2019 in observance of Veterans' Day.