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  • Community Q & A:

    Superintendetn Paul Turner will be hosting a community Q & A beggining at 5:30 p.m. today (12-3-20). Zoom link below:

     https://gcdsd.zoom.us/j/98616618322


     

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  • Please join the Grand Coulee Dam School District Board of Directors for their Emergency Board Meeting Friday (Dec 4) at 5:00 p.m.  This meeting will be a virtual ZOOM meeting.

    When joining the meeting remember to mute your computer

    Topic: Emergency School Board Meeting

    Time: 5:00 p.m.

    Join Zoom Meeting:

    https://gcdsd.zoom.us/j/677070515


     

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  • ~ Attention ~

    Any person accessing the schools, busses or offices of the Grand Coulee Dam School District must wear an appropriate face covering, which covers their mouth and nose. Guidance from the CDC is at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cloth-face-cover-guidance.html

    Specifically, please note that the CDC states:

    • Masks with exhalation valves or vents should NOT be worn to help prevent the person wearing the mask from spreading COVID-19 to others (source control).

    • The district has face-coverings for those that need them.These are available on busses, at entrance screening locations, and through the health room.

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  • Please Click Here for the COVID-19 Flowchart

    Please Click Here for the LRHS Distance Learning Plan 

    Please Click Here for the GCDSD Meal Distribution Plan


     

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  • Grand Coulee Dam School District

    Annual Notification WAC 392-170-042

    Public Nomination for the 2020-21 Highly Capable Program


    Referrals for consideration of participation in Grand Coulee Dam School District’s Highly Capable Program for the 2020-21 school year are currently being accepted. Anyone may refer a student including parents, teachers, other students and members of the community.

    Highly Capable Services are designed to address the unique needs of highly capable students in grades K-12. Students identified as highly capable of high academic and intellectual ability will have an opportunity to explore concepts in greater depth and further develop their thinking and creativity. There will be a continuum of service options for students depending on their grade level.

    Nominations will be accepted for currently enrolled students in grades K-12 from November 16- December 18, 2020. Nominations will be accepted from parents, teachers and community members for initial screening for participation in the Highly Capable Program.


    To participate in the program, students must meet very rigorous criteria and be selected by their school’s multidisciplinary team which includes an administrator, teachers, and the School Psychologist.

    GCDSD Highly Capable Identification Process:

    1) Public nominations accepted: November 16, 2020 - December 18, 2020. Anyone interested in nominating a child to be assessed for program eligibility can download district nomination forms from http://www.gcdsd.org Forms will also be available at the Lake Roosevelt Elementary School office or Lake Roosevelt Jr/Sr. High School office.


    2) Please return completed nomination forms to Lake Roosevelt Elementary or Jr/Sr. High School in person, fax to 509-633-0356, or email to lmitchell@gcdsd.org.


    3) Nominations will be screened by each school’s HCP selection committee composed of teachers, counselors/psychologists, and administrators using multiple objective criteria in accordance to WAC 392-170-045.


    4) Cognitive Testing: The HCP building selection committee will identify students for additional cognitive testing who demonstrate evidence supporting highly qualified characteristics.


    5) HCP school selection committee(s) will analyze achievement and cognitive student data to determine placement.


    6) Letters will be mailed to parents announcing the committee’s decision for eligibility. If you have questions, please contact the Highly Capable Program Coordinator, Cathy Huston, chuston@gcdsd.org

    Highly Capable Program Nomination Form » Nomination Form

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  • Attention K-6 Distance Learning families!

    Please click on the following link to view information on our new distance learning program that will begin on Monday November 9th.  We know this will be a new process for everyone and we thank you in advance for your patience as we move in a direction that will be better and more consistent for your child’s distance learning.

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vSnpEK6yb-4riqo4MklcNmU4sgw-cDQQHyBi7AdhL4DvH117eIV9UKjXASkz3-tZP81p2oBGixbYFdv/p

    There will also be a zoom meeting tomorrow at 12:30.  The invitation is included in the link above.

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  • Dear Lake Roosevelt families and students,

    Beginning on Monday, November 9th, the Grand Coulee Dam School District will be making improved changes  to the current Distance Learning Plan. We are making these necessary changes in an effort to increase student engagement and learning. This will also allow us to transition smoothly into in person learning when the time comes to do so. 

    • All Lake Roosevelt Jr/Sr High School students will be required to attend live, virtual teaching sessions via ZOOM for each class on their schedule on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday. These days are called Virtual Instruction Days.
    • For families/students without internet access, there are a few options available:

     

    • Option 1: Students can be transported to the school to utilize the computer labs on Virtual Days.
      • Families must contact the LRHS office if you choose this option so that we can adjust transportation routes.

                                NOTE: (students/families must have their health history paperwork                                                  updated in order to ride a bus/enter the school)

    • Option 2: Students can utilize other family members/friends that have access to the internet on Virtual Days. 

                                 NOTE: GCDSD has access to no cost internet for families that qualify. If this                                             is of interest please contact the school 509-633-1442.

    • Jr. High Only Option: Paper/Pencil packet will be provided with a letter signed by the student and family that acknowledges the paper/pencil packets do not replace learning and cannot be a replacement for instruction.

     

    • 1st period begins at 8:20am and 7th period will end at 1:30pm. Each class is 30 minutes long with a 10-minute break between each class. A lunch break will be given from 11:40am to 12:10pm (Click here for Schedule)
    • Distance Learning Days are Tuesday and Friday. On these days, students will be expected to complete assignments and activities from classes. 
    • Teachers will be available to meet/conference with students outside of the Virtual Teaching schedule. 

    Attendance

    • In order for a student to be counted as “present”, students must attend each of their classes via ZOOM at their scheduled times Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. 
    • On Distance Learning Days (Tuesday and Friday), students must complete an attendance activity to be counted for Tuesday and Friday.
      • If you have any questions regarding your class schedule, please contact the office.
    • Students will be counted as “Late” by their teacher if they are not there at the scheduled time.
    • Students will be counted as “Absent” on Virtual Instruction Days if they do not attend the ZOOM times for each class. Students will be counted as “Absent” on Distance Learning Days if they do not complete the attendance task for each class.

     

    Sincerely,

    Paul Turner

    Superintendent 

    (Please click the links below to view the documents)

     2020-2021 School Re-Opening Plan (Revised) 

     Appendix A- Region 7 K-12 Guidance for Re-Opening to Classroom Instruction

     Appendix B-Safety Protocol for Entering the Building

     Appendix D-Re-Opening Resolution

     Appendix E- Revised School Calendar

     Appendix F-WAC 392-401A-016

     Re-Opening plan to OSPI

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  • Health Forms Reminder!

    Parents please return all signed health forms to the school ASAP.

    HF  


     

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  • immunizations

    Effective August 1, 2020, a WA State rule change will affect three areas of immunization compliance:

    • Students must turn in their immunization paperwork on or before the first day of attendance
    • All new immunization records from students must be medically verified
    • The Tdap vaccine requirement for 6th through 12 grader has been changed to 7th through 12th grades requirement

    The new rule clarifies that students without immunization paperwork should not start school until the required paperwork is turned in to the school. If they are missing vaccine doses, they must get any doses they are eligible to receive before starting school. Once they have provided the required paperwork to the school that they have received all vaccines they are currently eligible to receive, they can start school. If more doses are needed in a series that require spacing for dosing purposes, the student is considered in conditional status, and can be in school while completing the vaccine series. Children in conditional status must be making progress toward meeting the immunization requirements.


     

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An Important Message from the Superintendent Regarding Attendance

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