Grand Canyon Unified District

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Non-Discrimination Policy

  • Non-Discrimination Policy: The Grand Canyon Unified School District is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in relation to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin and disability, in admission and access to its programs, services, activities, or in any aspect of their operations and provides equal access to the Boys Scouts, Girl Scouts and other designated youth groups.  Anyone who has an allegation or discrimination complaint should contact the following compliance officer:
    Dr. Shonny Bria, Superintendent
    100 Boulder Street PO Box 519
    Grand Canyon, AZ 86023-0519
    (928) 638-2461 x 400

Message from the Board President

  • Board President

    Kevin Hartigan
    Board President GCUSD

    It was with a heavy heart that I voted yes to close the Grand Canyon Unified School District #4 for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. After the many warning signs, the Governor’s urgency in closing all Arizona schools, and the Grand Canyon National Park closing the gates, the five members of the GCUSD Governing Board voted unanimously to approve Resolution No. 2020-004. The Resolution authorized the continued closure of the District schools until the end of the 2019-20 school year. This vote was held during a Special Board Meeting on April 2.

    I’m so proud of our district, how far we’ve come, the progress we’ve made as a team - students, families, staff, board members one and all have given so much. Our children will be missing 41 school days in March, April and May. We’re in real danger of killing our momentum. This is unacceptable. Currently we are providing academic support through long distance learning and work packets for students without internet, while continuing to feed our children breakfast and lunch every school day. But we need more!

    We must find other avenues to reach our children and help them recover this lost time. Normal operating procedures do not work anymore. We must think out of the box and come up with strategies and solutions that will mitigate the damage and disruption caused by this pandemic. Please look for a survey during the week of April 6th requesting your opinion on possible ideas to help our children recover. We need your help now more than ever!

    Together we can overcome this setback.

    Contact information:

Principal's Message

  • Mr. Yost

    Last Updated: Thursday, April 2, 10:00 a.m. 

    This is the second week that Educational Packets have been sent out on the bus lunch route. They can also be picked up at the Grand Canyon School Office. Packets will be available both ways everyday this week between 10:00a.m. and 2:00p.m.

    Grand Canyon School Board meeting Thursday April 2, 2020 at 6:00p.m. 

       March 20 2020, Governor Ducey, Superintendent Hoffman Announce TWO-WEEK extension of school closures - School Closed through April 10, 2020.

    see the announcement here : https://azgovernor.gov/governor/news/2020/03/governor-ducey-superintendent-hoffman-announce-two-week-extension-school

    PTA and Tusayan Fire District have begun providing bagged lunches for children aged 0-18 on Saturday March 20th and Sunday March 22nd at 1:00 p.m. 

    Grand Canyon School will resume providing a bagged breakfast and lunch Monday March 23 and will continue through April 10th as a service to our school community, for each child age 0-18, or Special Education students up to the age of 21, who are impacted by the school closure.

    We will be delivering meals via school bus at regular school bus stop drop-off locations.  Please see the detailed schedule.

    GCS requests that individuals waiting for these meals respect proper social distancing guidelines of 6 feet between individuals and wait for the food service professional to deliver the individual bags from the bus.

    During this shut down of all schools in Arizona our top priority continues to be the health and safety our school community.  We are working with the Governor's office and the Arizona Department of Education as the situation evolves, including evaluation of impact on both students and faculty.

    We are currently working on plans for providing curriculum materials to our students so they stay current during this unprecidented event. 

    We are surveying parents regarding access to internet, devices and data limits.  You can help us by letting us know if there are any concerns about devices (computers, Chromebooks, tablets etc.) or internet access or limited data plans by completing our technology survey.

    For more information on the Coronavirus and precautions you can take, see the following public health sites:

    We are grateful for the ongoing support and patience of our Grand Canyon Community as we work to make decisions that are best for our students, staff, and families.

    As a reminder, during our school closure, all athletic events, practices, school events, field trips, preschool, clubs, onsite meetings and community hosted events will be canceled. All school buildings and facilities will be unavailable to the public AND faculty.  If you have a high priority need to access school facilities, please contact either the Principal, Matthew Yost myost@grandcanyonschool.org, or the Director of Maintenance, Ivan Landry ilandry@grandcanyonschool.org

    We will be updating this page daily to keep you informed as the situation evolves.

    We appreciate the support of our families and community as we remain committed to the health and safety of our students, families, and the wider community.

     

    última actualización: martes, 24 de marzo, 10:00 a.m.


    Los paquetes educativos han sido enviados en la ruta del almuerzo del autobús. También se pueden recoger en la oficina escolar del Gran Cañón. Los paquetes estarán disponibles en ambos sentidos todos los días de esta semana.


       20 de marzo de 2020, el Gobernador Ducey, Superintendente Hoffman Anuncia DOS SEMANAs de cierre de escuelas - Escuela Cerrada hasta el 10 de abril de 2020.


    ver el anucia aquí:  https://azgovernor.gov/governor/news/2020/03/governor-ducey-superintendent-hoffman-announce-two-week-extension-school

    La PTA y el Distrito de Bomberos de Tusayan han comenzado a proporcionar almuerzos embolsados para niños de 0 a 18 años el sábado 20 de marzo y el domingo 22 de marzo a la 1:00 p.m.


    La Escuela del Gran Cañón reanudará la entrega de un desayuno y almuerzo embolsado el lunes 23 de marzo y continuará hasta el 10 de abril como un servicio a nuestra comunidad escolar, para cada niño de 0 a 18 años, o estudiantes de Educación Especial hasta la edad de 21 años, que se ven afectados por el cierre de la escuela.


    Entregaremos comidas en autobús escolar en lugares regulares de entrega de paradas de autobús escolar.  Por favor, consulte  el horario detallado.. GCS solicita que las personas que esperan estas comidas respeten las pautas de distanciamiento social adecuadas de 6 pies entre individuos y esperen a que el profesional del servicio de alimentos entregue las bolsas individuales del autobús. 


    Durante este cierre de todas las escuelas en Arizona nuestra máxima prioridad sigue siendo la salud y la seguridad de nuestra comunidad escolar.  Estamos trabajando con la oficina del Gobernador y el Departamento de Educación de Arizona a medida que la situación evoluciona, incluyendo la evaluación del impacto tanto en los estudiantes como en la facultad.


    Actualmente estamos trabajando en planes para proporcionar materiales curriculares a nuestros estudiantes para que se mantengan al día durante este evento sin precedentes.  Estamos examinando a los padres con respecto al acceso a Internet, dispositivos y límites de datos.  Puede ayudarnos haciéndonos saber si hay alguna preocupación acerca de los dispositivos (ordenadores, Chromebooks, tabletas, etc.) o el acceso a Internet o planes de datos limitados mediante la realización de nuestra encuestadetecnología.


    Para obtener más información sobre el Coronavirus y las precauciones que puede tomar, consulte los siguientes sitios de salud pública:
    Departamento de Salud del Condado de Coconino
    Departamento de Salud de Arizona
    Centros para el Control y.  la Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC).


    Estamos agradecidos por el apoyo continuo y la paciencia de nuestra comunidad del Gran Cañón mientras trabajamos para tomar las decisiones que son mejores para nuestros estudiantes, personal y familias.


    Como recordatorio, durante nuestro cierre de la escuela, todos los eventos deportivos, prácticas, eventos escolares, excursiones, preescolar, clubes, reuniones en el lugar y eventos organizados por la comunidad serán cancelados. Todos los edificios e instalaciones de la escuela no estarán disponibles para el público Y la facultad.  Si tiene una alta prioridad para acceder a las instalaciones escolares, póngase en contacto con el director, Matthew Yost myost@grandcanyonschool.org,o con el director de mantenimiento, Ivan Landry  ilandry@grandcanyonschool.org.


    Estaremos actualizando esta página diariamente para mantenerte informado a medida que la situación evoluciona.
    Agradecemos el apoyo de nuestras familias y comunidad, ya que seguimos comprometidos con la salud y la seguridad de nuestros estudiantes, familias y la comunidad en general.
     

     

     

     

Alumni Page

  • Hap and sister Jeannie

    Hello, I’m Hap Maxwell, GCHS Class of 1968.  My sister Jeannine Maxwell, Class of 1965 (pictured in the summer snow to the right) along with my good friend Judy Lee Walker, class of 1979, are working with Superintendent Shonny Bria and Principal Matt Yost to mobilize alumni in support of ongoing efforts to bring high-speed internet to the school.  

    For some background on the high speed internet project, see this short synopsis, or checkout this presentation for the gory details.

    The image below is the beginning of our alumni association, that's Matt Yost, the new incoming principle on the left, Judy Lee Walker next, then John Quinn and I'm on the right.  

    We hope to have a Grand Canyon School Alumni Association up and running in a little while, and will be reaching out to all the Alumni we know about in the near future.  If you haven't heard from me, and would like to be included, please contact the school at the contact information at the bottom of this page.

    -Hap

     

    Beginnings of an alumni group

     

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