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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

Principal's Message

  • Mr. Yost

    Updated: Tuesday, May 19, 4:30 p.m. 

     

    Good Afternoon Families and Students of Grand Canyon Schools

     

    We are happy to share the Graduation and Procession information.

    2020 Graduation and Procession Flyer

    2020 Graduation Letter from Principal Yost

    8th Grade Promotion Letter

     

    We continue to thank the teachers for their dedication and hard work in providing education materials via packets and online materials.

    Chromebooks have been delivered to students throughout the district on loan to support student learning.  A very big thank you goes out to the Town of Tusayan for their support in this endeavor.

    NEW this very next week will be video conferencing and video chat from many of our staff!

    Continued thanks go out to the food service staff, aides, bus drivers and the PTA for getting lunches to our students daily. We would like to thank our school librarian for providing leveled readers to our students via bus delivery. We are also opening a check-out system for all students to READ READ READ! Please check the school website for more details. 

    There have been a lot of questions recently about what the COVID-19 shift to remote teaching means for students' semester 2 grades. Here are some answers:

    All students will be promoted. All students will be receiving at least their third quarter grade for their second semester. 

    Students enrolled in courses that were already online before the COVID-19 shift (PLP, BYU, and Rosetta Stone/Navajo) are encouraged to complete the course. 

    Students enrolled in dual credit courses (English 101 and Pre-Calculus) must finish the work for those courses, as they will earn Coconino Community College grades and credits. 

    “Quarter 3 and Beyond Challenge”:  The GCUSD challenges all students to complete their review and new learning educational opportunities whether via physical packet or online resources to increase their third quarter grade by one letter grade. GCUSD administration, teachers and staff will support and encourage every student to make progress. 

     We ask Seniors to continue to stay in touch with the Principal, Dean of Students, School Counselor and your teachers. We will continue to reach out to you and provide support, educational opportunities, AP, Dual Enrollment and scholarship information. We will do everything in our power to make sure you graduate.

    Graduation will happen! We are working on a number of possibilities for seniors to receive their diplomas and be celebrated. It might be a virtual graduation; it might be a late graduation once CDC guidelines have been lessoned in June or even July. It might be even a smaller gathering of students and families at the amphitheater. We want you to know that we are working and developing options to make sure you are celebrated. We will find a way to share this quintessential high school senior experience with you!

    We appreciate all of the student effort and work that has been put in throughout this year and joyfully anticipate seeing you again when school reopens. 

    Respectfully,

    Principal Matt Yost

     

    Thursday April 2, 2020 the GCUSD Board voted to close school for the remainder of the 19-20 school year. See Letter on homepage for message from Board President Kevin Hartigan.

    March 30 2020, Governor Ducey, Superintendent Hoffman Announce statewide school closures - School Closed through the end of 19-20 school year.

    see the March 30, 2020 announcement here : https://azgovernor.gov/governor/news/2020/03/governor-ducey-superintendent-hoffman-announce-extension-school-closures

    PTA and Tusayan Fire District have begun providing bagged lunches for children aged 0-18 on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. 

    Grand Canyon School continue providing a bagged breakfast and lunch through the end of the 19-20 school year 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 providing curriculum materials both in physical packets and online resources (see web portal on home page) to our students so they stay current during this unprecedented event. 

    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 periodicaly 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.

     

     

    Actualizado: Martes, 14 de abril, 7:30 a.m.

     Buenos días Familias y Estudiantes de Escuelas del Gran Cañón,

     Este es el comienzo de la cuarta semana de las Escuelas del Gran Cañón que ofrecen oportunidades educativas a través de paquetes físicos y materiales en línea para nuestros estudiantes. El personal está trabajando diligentemente para proporcionar estos materiales y llegar a las familias y los estudiantes para proporcionar apoyo y recursos. El personal ha estado llamando y pidiendo a las familias y estudiantes el mejor método para llegar y la frecuencia que funciona mejor para usted. Durante esta tarea se ha hecho evidente la importancia de tener información de contacto reciente y actualizada. Si noha sido contactado por favor llame a la oficina de la escuela (928.638.2461) para compartir su número de teléfono actualizado, correo electrónico y método de contacto preferido.

     Queremos compartir que los que están en el duodécimo grado han estado muy presentes en nuestros corazones y mentes durante este cierre. Hemos estado trabajando junto con los estudiantes de esta edad para asegurarnos de que todos tengan los materiales, recursos y apoyos que necesitan para graduarse como la clase de 2020. Estamos inmensamente orgullosos de todo lo que han logrado y de lo que continúan logrando durante este cierre de la escuela. Ellos harán grandes cosas, ¡no tenemos ninguna duda! Muchos estudiantes del duodécimo grado están trabajando duro en clases de inscripción dual y clases AP (Advanced Placement) de forma remota, con el apoyo de nuestros maestros dedicados de escuela secundaria.

     También estamos apoyando a nuestros estudiantes de duodécimo grado proporcionando información sobre las becas a medida que esté disponible. Por favor, mire el proceso de becas para los estudiantes en Quick Links en la página de inicio de la escuela para ver lo que ya se ha compartido. Tenemos una larga tradición de apoyo de nuestra maravillosa comunidad, y eso no ha cambiado durante este cierre delParque y de la escuela. Si algún miembro de la comunidad, estudiante o padre, tiene preguntas de beca por favor comuníquese con la Sra. Duthie o conmigo a través de la oficina de la escuela. Proporcionaremos apoyo para cualquier beca para nuestros estudiantes de duodécimo grado.

     Quiero agradecerle personalmente su apoyo y comprensión durante estos tiempos inciertos. Por favor, tómese un momento para completar la encuesta de usuario de inicio temprano del distrito, que se puede encontrar en Quick Links, o aquí.

    survey@grandcanyonschool.org o rellene en el siguiente enlace  http://forms.gle/jUEo5ZkJcLEWVVSH8

     Respetuosamente

    Matt Yost

     El jueves 2 de abril de 2020, la Junta Directiva del GCUSD votó para cerrar la escuela por el resto del año escolar 19-20. Consulte Carta en la página de inicio para ver el mensaje del presidente de la Junta, Kevin Hartigan.

    30 de marzo de 2020, el Gobernador Ducey, y Superintendente Hoffman Anuncia los cierres de escuelas en todo el estado - Escuela Cerrada hasta el final del año escolar 19-20.

    ver el anuncio del 30 de marzo de 2020 aquí : https://azgovernor.gov/governor/news/2020/03/governor-ducey-superintendent-hoffman-announce-extension-school-closures

    La PTA y el Distrito de Bomberos de Tusayan han comenzado a proporcionar almuerzos embolsados para niños de 0 a 18 años los viernes, sábados y domingos.

    La Escuela del Gran Cañón continúa proporcionando un desayuno embolsado y almuerzo  hasta el final del año escolar 19-20 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 les pide 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.

    Estamos proporcionando materiales curriculares tanto en paquetes físicos como en recursos en línea (ver portal web en la página de inicio) a nuestros estudiantes para que se mantengan al día durante este evento sin precedentes.

    Para obtener más información sobre el Coronavirus y las precauciones que puede tomar, consulte los siguientes sitios de salud pública:

    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 periódicaly 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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