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Enrollment

If you're new here or transferring back, welcome to Gravette School District! We are excited to have you join us for the 2022-2023 school year. Click here to enroll your student!

Immunizations

According to state guidelines, students have 30 days from the date of enrollment to have all required immunizations or be in the process of getting the immunizations or acquire an exemption from the state. The Benton County Department of Health offers the required immunizations. Its phone number is 479-986-1300.

All students Kindergarten through 12th Grade must have the following: (State of Arkansas Immunization Requirements - effective Sept. 1, 2014)

  • 4 doses of DTaP with one dose after 4th birthday

  • 3 or 4 doses of polio with one dose after 4th birthday

  • 2 doses of Varicella (chickenpox)

    • May accept written documentation of history of chickenpox disease from

    • M.D. /D.O. /A.P.N. /P.A. only.  Can no longer accept parental history of disease

  • 2 doses of MMR

  • 3 doses of Hepatitis B

 Additionally:

  • If your child is entering Kindergarten they must have:

    • 1 dose of Hepatitis A

  • If your child is entering 1st Grade they must have:

    • 1 dose of Hepatitis A

  • If your child will be age 11 or older on or before September 1st they must have:

    • 1 dose of Tdap

  • If your child will be entering 7th Grade they must have:

    • 1 dose of Meningococcal Meningitis

  • If your child will be age 16 on or before September 1st they must have:

  • 1 or 2 doses of Meningococcal Meningitis (only one dose required if 1st dose is received on or after age 16)

            

If you have addition questions, visit our Health Services page to find your child's school nurse, and ask away! Click here.

When is the first day of school?

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

What is Open House and when is it?

Open House is a reception (normally held in the evening a few days before the school year begins) during which parent/students are welcomed to attend! This opportunity gives parents/students the chance to find out who their teacher/teachers are, pick up the student's schedule, see the school building, map out where their classrooms are, drop off their school supplies, and get a quick overview of year's expectations/curriculum.

Glenn A. Duffy - August 15th from 3:30pm-5:30pm. There will also be a " Welcome back to school Block Party hosted by GDE and GUE" in the Volleyball Gym parking lot afterwards until 7pm. It will include activities like inflatables, photo booth opportunities, and a DJ.

Upper Elementary - August 15th from 3:30pm-5:30pm. There will also be a "Welcome back to school Block Party hosted by GDE and GUE" in the Volleyball Gym parking lot afterwards until 7pm. It will include activities like inflatables, photo booth opportunities, and a DJ.

Middle School - August 15th from 4:00pm-6:30pm.

High School - August 15th from 4:00pm-6:30pm.

I didn’t make it to the open house—how can I learn about my child’s teacher and other relevant info?

No problem! Just call your child’s respective building, and the office staff will provide you with all of the information you’ll need to know. Schedules can be picked up on the first day of school for middle and high school students.

Where can I find the school supply lists?

For Middle School and High School: Students are given the bare minimum supplies to purchase at the beginning. These supplies will get your student through the first week or so without having to purchase additional supplies. As your student goes to their different classes/extra circular courses throughout the first week, the teachers will assign them more supplies to purchase specific to those classes.

Can I walk my child to their first day of school this year?

For safety reasons and in the interest of efficiency, parents are not allowed in the building on the first day of school.

What time does drop-off begin and when does school begin and end?

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I have students at multiple schoolshow do I coordinate pickup?

You can view maps of the drop-off/pick-up line at all four schools and bell schedules here: Student Drop-Off/ Pick-Up

My child will be a bus rider.

Parents/guardians are encouraged to arrive at the designated bus stop 10-15 minutes early both morning and afternoon.

Look here to find a bus route near you: Bus Route Finder

Once you've found your route number, click here to find your child's bus driver underneath Transportation Staff. You will also find contact information so that you can get further questions answered.

When will my student eat lunch?

Monday-Thursday

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High School lunches are mixed grades

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*Friday lunches are earlier due to early release*

How much is lunch and how can I pay for it?

Due to the federal pandemic food service waiver expiring, this year's breakfast & lunches will not be free for all students like the previous two years. But, we are here to help! Please make sure you look at our "Free and Reduced" Lunch Programming. Breakfast cost $1.35 for PK-5th grade and $1.60 6-12th grade. Lunch costs $2.35 PK-5th grade and $2.60 for 6-12th grade.

Breakfast is from 7:30am - 8:00am for every building. Athletes may get a breakfast when their practice is over.

To learn more about free or reduced lunches click here.

To apply for free or reduced price click here.

To learn more about payment or pre-payment options click here.

For all EBT related questions, contact Child Nutrition Director - Sheila Roughton.

If you have further questions or need clarification, please do not hesitate to reach out to Child Nutrition Director, Sheila Roughton, at 479-787-4100 ext 1101 or by email at sheila.roughton@gravetteschools.net.

Where can I find the lunch menus?

What is google classroom and does my child's teacher (or teachers) have one?

Google Classroom is a suite of online tools that streamlines assignments, boost collaboration, and foster communication between students and teachers. Google Classroom allows teachers to set assignments, have work submitted by students, to mark, and to return graded papers in a digital format. Since Google Classroom is online-based, you can access it in some form from pretty much any device with a web browser. Not all of Gravette School District's teachers utilize Google Classroom, please inquire with your student's individual teacher for further information.

Click here to sign in to Google Classroom.

How do I keep in touch with my child's school?

To see all the ways to stay connected, click here. You can also call the schools anytime during school hours.

Call 479-787-4100 and select the correct option listed below.

Glenn A. Duffy - Option 5

Upper Elementary - Option 4

Middle School - Option 3

High School - Option 2

All staff members can be reached via email in this format: first name.last name@gravetteschools.net

Can I get in touch with someone before the new school year begins? I have so many questions!

All district Office personnel will be back on August 1st, 2022. You can then call, email, or go in person to your child's school office to get your questions answered.

If you are in need of contacting a specific teacher, please go to our website and find your child's school. In the Menu, you will find a "Staff" tab. This is where you can find their contact information.

Where can I find school policies, including dress code?

What is the mask policy?

Masks are optional for all students and staff at all Gravette schools. You can view our COVID-19 dashboard and find helpful resources here: COVID-19 Information