COVID cases among staff and students at Grand View remain steady. The Thanksgiving Break is beginning to show an upward trend. Therefore Grand View will remain on a distance-learning model through December 18th. Grab-&-go meals will continue to be offered on Mondays through the holidays.
Today the CDC changed quarantine guidelines. The Cherokee Nation Epidemiologist recommends that in order to reopen schools we must accurately report every staff member or student that tests positive for COVID. Similarly, we must also report any direct exposure or quarantined cases. So that our data is accurate, please notify the Grand View School Health Aide, Mrs Ladona Walls if these cases apply to you or your child. Call 918-456-5131 Ext 505 or email email@example.com
Contingency plans for special education students remain in effect due to school building closure for the week of November 30th through December 4th. Decisions to extend this plan will be made on a weekly basis. If you are the parent or guardian of a special education student with a current IEP, please click on the following link for additional details. Thank you.
Due to COVID-affected students and staff, Grand View will use the Distance Learning models already in place for the week beginning Monday, November 30th.
This decision was made when the administrative team determined on-campus instruction could not be effective or safe given the circumstances. Substitute teacher availability, separating cohort groups, and available space to move ill teachers and students all became areas of concern.
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday will include the previously-used virtual learning schedule for grades 3rd through 8th grade. Teachers will instruct live from 8:00-12:00. Online support will be available until 3:30.
Tuesday and Thursday will be asynchronous distance learning. Teachers will be available via email for additional student assistance these days.
Grab-&-Go meals will be available on Monday from 11:00 to 6:00. Learning packets and after-school packets will also be available at that time.
Technology support, counseling services and family resource information will be available all week.
Please call the school if you have questions or need assistance.
When Friday's Oklahoma State COVID reporting becomes available, we will make a decision for the week of December 7th.
In the meantime, please keep your students engaged with their teachers, follow COVID guidelines and keep your family safe and healthy.
Just a reminder even though school isn't in session for Thanksgiving break, there will be a meal distribution Monday, November 23rd from 11 to 6.
Go Purple! On November 19, 2020, wear purple for World Pancreatic Cancer Day. Let's raise awareness, and honor the late Mr. Steve Gillman, who lost his battle to pancreatic cancer on June 17, 2018.
Blue & Gold order will be ready to pick up at the band room on Wednesday, November 18th from 12 to 6 p.m. Please enter the gate on the north side of campus (middle school pickup) to access the band building. All orders need to picked up due to storage shortage. Extra Blue & Gold was purchased if you didn't place an order. You may contact Harvey Price (918) 869-8809 for any questions.
Contingency plans for special education students have been initiated due to building closure. Contingency plans will be in effect from Nov. 16th to Nov. 30th. If you are the parent or guardian of a special education student with a current IEP, please click on the following link for additional details. Thank you.
Grand View School schedule for virtual learning for Monday, November 16th.
A. Meal distribution will be from 12 noon until 6pm.
B. K-2 students will receive packets that will be distributed with the meal pick-up.
C. Classes will be held virtually for grades 3-8. Students will be expected to log on to Google Classroom and participate in Google Meet conferences with their teachers throughout the morning.
3rd-8th grade virtual schedule:
Period 1 8:00am
Period 2 8:30am
Period 3 9:00am
Period 4 9:30am
Period 5 10:00am
Period 6 10:30am
Period 7 11:00am
Period 8 11:30am
D. Teachers will be available for students in the afternoon until 3:30.
In response to Cherokee County’s COVID ranking being labeled “red” Grand View will match other county schools as we all switch to Virtual Learning for all students beginning Monday, November 16. Grab-and-go meals will be available for all students on Monday from noon until 6:00.
We plan on students returning to a traditional on-campus schedule on Monday, November 30.
Grand View School has recently confirmed positive cases in middle school students from two different grades and cohort classes. Those two students will isolate at home as recommended by the Health Department.
We have done contact tracing on both cases. Our stringent policies on social distancing, seating charts, mandatory masks, hand-washing, classroom cleaning and line spacing make us think that no quarantining is necessary.
Still, the Grand View Health Aide, Ladonna Walls is contacting families of students in those two cohort groups. We are giving parents the option of keeping their child at home to quarantine.
If you are called and you elect to quarantine your child, please call the school and let Davada Davis know that your child will be a virtual learner for a short time.
Mrs. Davis 918-456-5131 Ext 800
If you have questions about COVID or quarantine timelines, please call
Mrs. Walls 918-456-5131 Ext 505.
Thank you for continuing your hard work to keep Grand View safe and healthy for our students, staff and families.
Hello Grand View families:
We continue to learn about strategies that impact our ability to avoid COVID and how to track and isolate it.
A couple of plans we are implementing:
- We are going to the same seating charts for every classroom.
- We will use the same order when we line-up for meals, class changes, or to go outside.
Experts say this plan will allow us to contact-trace specific groups. That will let us identify a small group for quarantine, instead of an entire class.
Two more very IMPORTANT points:
- If your child was exposed to someone that feels ill, or is getting tested it means; they think they have COVID. Therefore, your child should stay home.
- Don't send a child to school and then go for your COVID test. Assume you have COVID and keep them with you until results come back negative.
- In the event you hear someone is getting tested after your child was in close contact, you should be especially aware of your child's symptoms. You should also immediately begin a contact-trace of your own. This helps us determine who may be affected if the test results are positive.
These strategies will help to reduce transmission of COVID at home and at school. It will help us keep our school open when others may close.
Cherokee Nation Health Services is offering after hours drive-thru flu clinics at ALL Cherokee Nation Health Centers (excluding Gadugi Employee Health Center) on Tuesday, Nov. 10 from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Flu season is in full swing. So be sure to stop by one of our health centers and get your flu vaccine!
For the complete schedule of community flu clinics visit https://health.cherokee.org/community-flu-clinics/
Picture Retakes and 8th Grade Panel Pictures are November 9th.
Reports cards will be going home Wednesday, October 21st for traditional students. Monday, October 26th reports cards will go out for virtual students during food disbursement times. Any remaining report cards will be mailed.
a) Yearbook photos will take place Thursday in the gym from 9:30-11:30 for virtual students.
b) Virtual students can pick-up up their Chromebook protective sleeves on Thursday when students are lined up for school pictures.
c) The technology support team will be on-site to answer questions for virtual or traditional learners. They will be set up in the gym. Parents please bring your Chromebook and hotspot.
d) Many of you still need to submit important forms. We are attempting to call all families that we need to see. When you arrive at the gym, please check with the Grand View representative so that we can be sure we get all information needed.
e) virtual students will also get to pick up their free-book-give-away packets.
f) the 9 weeks ends on Thursday, October 15. Any assignments need to be submitted by that time.
Just a reminder: Monday, October 12th through Thursday, October 15th will be Distance Learning for PK-2nd and Virtual Learning Days for grades 3rd-8th. Students 3rd-8th should check Google Classroom for meeting times and assignments.
On Thursday virtual students will be taking pictures from 9:30 until 11:30. Please make sure you come that day so you can be included in the yearbook.
Please visit the link below to learn more about the upcoming Virtual Days next week & school photos for virtual learners. Lastly Impact Aid forms were sent home on Wednesday. Please return these forms filled out by Friday. Thank you.
We have sent a very important form home with every student as we try to identify families that live or work on government or tribal land. By completing the Impact Aid form Grand View School gets extra government money. These funds can be used in a variety of ways. Please return a completed form for each student in your home by Monday, October 12. The more forms we submit, the more government funding the school will receive.
On a similar note, if you have not completed your U.S. Census form please do this right away. Our school district loses about $17,000 per year for every resident within the boundary of the Grand View School District for a total of 10 years if census forms aren't completed.
Please go to
to complete your census information today.
Parent-Teacher Conferences continue on Tuesday. There is no Boys & Girls Club on Tuesday due to the conferences.
We want to thank families for the outstanding job you have all done supporting our COVID safety initiatives. Your children are doing an outstanding job. Frankly, we are amazed. We thank them daily. They wear masks. The kids socially distance. They work to keep their hands and workspaces clean. We realize that without your modeling and encouragement, we would not be so fortunate to have minimized our COVID risks. Again, thank you.