Below are answers to frequently asked questions our families, students and community members may have regarding the Grandview C-4 School District’s plan to reopen schools for the 2020-21 school year. If you have any additional questions, please at Central Office at 816-316-5000
Once school begins on September 8th, students who select in-person/blended learning will begin the school year in a distance learning model until further notice. This decision has been made after carefully reviewing recommendations from the Kansas City Missouri Health Department, the Jackson County Health Department, and our local government officials. We have reviewed and are in agreement that these recommendations serve the best interests of our students and staff when it comes to establishing a safe learning environment. We will continue to send out updates on our plans for the 2020-2021 school year.
What is the difference between distance, virtual and online learning.
These words are used interchangeably, but all mean the same. No face to face instruction.
We will begin the 2020-21 school year with all of our students engaged in distance learning, similar to the final few months of the previous school year only more in depth. Attendance, grades, assessments and daily work would all be tracked by the instructors.
Once it is determined that students can return to school we will then transition into a blended learning model for parents who selected the in-person option. Under this scenario, we would have A days and B days. Half our students would attend in-person classes on A days, while the other half would learn remotely. The roles would flip on B days. This scenario would also involve enhanced cleaning protocols, physical distancing, adjustments to how students enter and exit buildings and changes to transitions between classrooms.
Our administrators, teachers and staff continue to make great progress in planning for this scenario. We will provide more information on exactly what this process will look like as we get closer to the start of the school year.
At this time, we plan to offer athletics and extracurricular activities in the fall semester. However, activities, practices, and schedules may need to be modified to ensure students remain physically distanced and can maintain proper hygiene. Each activity will look a little different, and coaches and advisors will be able to provide you and your students with more information.
It remains possible that some or all of our athletic seasons may be restricted or shortened. This will depend largely on decisions made by the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA). These decisions are also subject to change during the season depending on the status of COVID-19 in our state and region.
How do I register my child for school?
All registration and enrollment will be done online. All parents will need to access the parent portal to complete registration.
How do I access the parent portal?
Access to parent portal parentportal.grandviewc4.net. You will need an email address and the password. (There are steps if you have forgotten your password).
If my child is new to the district, how do I register them?
Parents can access parent portal parentportal.grandviewc4.net. To set up an account. Note: Parents will need to remember their username and password for future use.
How old does my child need to be to enter Kindergarten? 1st grade?
Children must turn 5 before August 1st to enter Kindergarten and must turn 6 before August 1st to enter 1st grade.
How do I prove residency?
Upload your lease or mortgage along with two current (less than 30 days old) utilities (no disconnect or final notices will be accepted).
How do I upload immunization?
How do I sign my child up for LINC?
There will be a link for parents to access LINC. Additional information can be found here.
How will I receive my students' bus card and bus assignment?
Bus cards and assignments will be mailed to families in August. Students attending High Grove or that have specialized transportation due to their IEP will be called prior to school start up.
My child goes to daycare that is not within the school of attendance boundaries, do you provide bus service?
No, bus service is only provided to addresses with the boundaries of your child’s school of attendance.
My child lives in the walk zone, but I want them to ride the bus. (Policy EEA)
State law provides that resident students living three and one-half miles or more from school will be entitled to free transportation to and from school. The Board of Education has acted to provide transportation to resident students who live one mile or more from school. Transportation shall be furnished for shorter distances if, in the opinion of the Board, conditions are unreasonably hazardous relative to the age of the students concerned, as long as no appreciable additional expense is incurred by the district.
Transportation for a student with a disability will be provided if the IEP team determines that such transportation is necessary as a related service due to the student's disability. Transportation for special education students or students classified as homeless will be provided in accordance with law.
How do I appeal my bus stop location?
All appeals should be submitted to Director of Transportation, Adam M. Schwartz firstname.lastname@example.org for review. Bus stop appeal forms are accessible via the Transportation Department link on the district website. Appeals are reviewed by the Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC). The TAC has been trained and is knowledgeable of State and District guidelines that govern bus stop locations. Appeal Forms should be mailed to 13208 Park Hills Drive, Grandview, MO 64030 or submitted online. Parents will be notified after the monthly meeting of the TAC decision.
My child’s bus drives right past my house, but only stops at the corners, why can’t the driver just stop at my house?
Drivers are not allowed to change school bus stops. Per the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and Board Policy bus stops must be a minimum of 500’ apart and located at convenient intervals…preference will be given to that route serving the largest number of students more directly.
Is it okay to board the bus to talk with the driver, give my student an item, or address a concern? (Policy EEA)
Per board Policy and State Statute RSMo 569.155 “Trespass of a School Bus” access to all district transportation is limited to authorized riders and staff. All district staff and drivers shall report any instance of trespass to appropriate administrators and law enforcement agencies.
Do the buses have audio/video recording?
Yes, all school buses are equipped with audio and video recording.
Can my student be dropped from the school bus roster?
Yes, in accordance with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) all school districts must maintain accurate, active ridership rosters. DESE defines an active rider as a student that rides at least one time a week. Based on this the district is required to remove students that are not active riders. If your student will start riding consistently, please contact your school to have them changed from “In-Active” to “Active”.
Will students be required to wear masks on the school bus?
Yes, students in grades K-12 will be required to wear a mask properly fitted over the mouth and nose snuggly.
What about hand hygiene on the school bus?
Students will be required to use hand sanitizer as they get on and off the school bus.
How will contact tracing be performed on school buses?
Students will be required to scan their student identification as they get on and off the bus. Also, students will load the bus in the morning from back to front and this will become the students assigned seat at all times. In the event contact tracing is needed, it will be done in conjunction with state and local health professionals.
What is the student capacity allowed on a school bus with social distancing?
Current guidance as of July 28, 2020 for Jackson County allows for approximately 29% of the manufacturers legal capacity. Chart below gives an approximate estimate:
Are students allowed to ride to or from multiple addresses or more than one bus?
No, students will be routed to one address only, no exceptions. Students will only be permitted to ride their assigned bus, no one day ride passes will be allowed.
If my student misses their assigned bus, can they get on the next bus that comes through my neighborhood?
No, students may only ride their assigned school bus.