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Principal's Message

Principal's Message

July 2020

 

Hello Grizzly Families.

 

I hope this message finds you and your Grizzly safe, well and enjoying summer!   I would like to welcome our new students and families to Grandview College Preparatory Academy (GCPA) and look forward to getting to meet and know each of you.  I also look forward to continuing to work with all Grizzly students and families this coming year as we continue to grow the great things already started here.

 

It is safe to say it was a very different end to the school year last year and will be a very different start to our school year this year.  With all that has gone on in the past several weeks and months, please know that our continued interest here at GCPA is the safety and education of our students.  Even with the current situation, we remain steadfast in keeping these as our top priorities. 

 

We will start the 2020-2021 school year off in a Distance Learning Model.  Please know that this will not be the same as what we implemented during the Emergency Closure of last school year.   Students will be graded and attendance will be expected.  However, as we transition to a new way of teaching and learning, we will all need a little patience and understanding as we ALL move into what will be a new way of 'doing school'.  There may be a few bumps along the way as we all work through this together, but I am certain with time, patience and persistence we will find success for our students.  As I said at the start of last school year, each new school year brings an opportunity to have an even better year than the one before…this year is no different

 

We want to continue to strengthen then the bridge between school and home.  I invite you to attend as many parent meetings and family events (either via Zoom or in person when we eventually get there) as you possibly can again this year in order to stay connected with us, stay current in information, and learn more about what we do here at Grandview College Preparatory Academy. 

 

IMPORTANT - make sure to stay updated on school information.  Be certain to update your Parent Portal if your phone number, address or email changes.  You can follow us on FaceBook, Instagram, here on this website and currently via Remind.  We will be transitioning from the Remind App to using our new Student Information System (Aeries) and Learning Management System (Canvas).  These two platforms will allow us to communicate via email, text or voice message at the click of a button.  All the information gets pulled from your Aeries Parent Portal so it is vital you keep this up to date.

 

I am excited to continue to be part of this great school and wonderful community.  Working together, school and families, is essential to each students success.  I look forward to working and partnering with families in order to help our students be successful!

 

 

Go Grizzlies!

 

Kevin J. Maldonado

Principal