Welcome to Grissom Memorial Elementary School
School Closings and Delays
Muncie Community Schools makes every effort to notify school families in the event of school closings or a two-hour delay to the start of the school day. If school is canceled or delayed, we will utilize Honeywell Instant Alert, our phone and email notification system, and our school website, www.muncie.k12.in.us, and our Facebook to notify families. In addition, information will be sent to our local radio stations and the Star Press. The Indianapolis television stations also will be notified.
2014-2015 Grissom Elementary
Grissom Elementary has an attendance competition among grade levels
beginning in January lasting through May.
classrooms in each grade level, with the highest percentage of attendance, will
have the travelling trophy for that week. At the end of each semester, the
classroom with the highest percentage will earn an ice cream party.
attendance is essential to your child’s academic and social/emotional success.
Each time your child is absent from school, valuable opportunities for social
and academic growth are difficult to make up.
No Excuses-Go to School
Grissom Memorial Elementary has some traffic concerns. Macedonia Avenue is a busy street in front of the school. Many students ride buses. We have car and bus traffic on our school grounds each day. Some students walk and some ride their bikes to school. The following procedures have been put in place to help in keeping Grissom students safe:
- During arrival and dismissal time, buses will be the only vehicles going to the back parking lot. Automobile traffic will circle through the drive and exit on Macedonia Avenue.
- We need parents to wait outside at dismissal time so teachers and students have total access to our hallways. We want parents involved at school, but dismissal time is complicated and hectic for teachers as they safely move students to buses, cars, and sidewalks. Please do not wait in the halls.
- Please do not park in the lane marked for buses in front of the north entrance opt the building. Also, please do not park at the car entrance near Macedonia Avenue.
- Parents need to stay in their cars and never leave the engine running. If you are leaving your car to come into the building, pull out of traffic lanes and park.
- Kindergarten and First graders will exit the front North Entrance (Exit #9)
- Parents will drop off and pick up students in the front of the school. Car riders will not be dropped off or picked up in the back parking lot. (car riders will use exit #1)
- Only Buses will load and unload students in the back parking lot (Bus riders will use exit #4). Please do not drive to the back parking lot.
Please be patient: remember all of us are trying to do the same thing-help children arrive and depart Grissom Memorial School in a safe and orderly manner. Adults are the role models for the students.
Ms. Dea Young, Principal
Tips from Nurse Cindy:
'Tis the season for many viruses in the community and here at school.
Most important factor in preventing illness: Frequent Hand Washing!!!
What have we been experiencing at Grissom?
• Colds: nasal congestion, mild cough, low-grade fevers, feeling generally yucky
• Intestinal viruses: nausea, vomiting, some diarrhea, may have low-grade fever
• Other viruses: temps from 101-103, headache, may have stomach aches
• Strep: Strep (a bacterial infection) is ALWAYS available.
While I have not had medical confirmation of Influenza, you can be sure it is here.
Influenza (flu) facts: Seasonal influenza, commonly called “the flu,” is caused by influenza viruses, which infect the respiratory tract (i.e., the nose, throat, lungs). Unlike many other viral respiratory infections, such as the common cold, the flu can cause severe illness and life-threatening complications in many people. The flu usually comes on suddenly (cdc.org).
• Best prevention is the flu vaccine. It's not too late to get the vaccine.
• No vaccine is 100% guaranteed to protect you, but even if you are exposed to a mutated influenza virus or one that was not one of the strains in the vaccine, the flu shot will still protect you from getting as sick as you would without the vaccine.
• 2nd best prevention: Hand-washing!
MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL
RESPECT FOR ALL
DOING WHAT IS BEST FOR KIDS!
As we continue through the educational journey with the students at Grissom Elementary School, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the staff, parents, community partners, and students for making Grissom a destination for learning and enrichment. Wonderful things happen every day for the students at Grissom. This happens because of the dedication of a staff that provides a safe and inviting climate to help students reach their potential. Each day, students come to school eager to learn. I strive to visit classrooms daily and am inspired by the growth of our students - both academically and socially. Our students show respect for others and, in turn, receive the respect they so richly deserve. This allows for an atmosphere focused on instruction and the ability to get the most out of each school day.
I am honored to be your principal. Together we are "DOING WHAT IS BEST FOR KIDS!" If you have concerns or suggestions, please stop by or call the office at 747-5401.
Mrs. Dea Young, Principal
Please remember that it is very important for your child to arrive at school on time each day. The doors open at 8:00 a.m. When students arrive they can either go to the gym to wait or to the cafeteria for breakfast. The first bell rings at 8:20 a.m. for students to go to class. The tardy bell rings at 8:30 a.m. Students arriving after 8:30 a/m. are counted tardy. If students accumulate 8 tardies for the year, CPS is notified. Please make sure that your student arrives in plenty of time to get to class.
School Closings and Delays
Muncie Community Schools makes every effort to notify school families in the event of school closings or a two-hour delay to the start of the school day. If school is canceled or delayed, we will utilize Honeywell Instant Alert, our phone and email notification system, and our school website, www.muncie.k12.in.us, to notify families. In addition, information will be sent to our local radio stations and the Star Press. The Indianapolis television stations also will be notified.
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