• FAQs for Families 

    1. Do I need to send a backpack to school with my child?
      • Yes, you should send your student with a backpack daily.  Don’t worry about any school supplies, PTA purchases these for your student. 


    1.  Do I need to pack a snack and lunch for my child every day?  What kind of items and what about a drink? 
      • You are welcome to pack a snack daily. Healthy snack ideas are: Pretzels, fruit, crackers, cheese, carrots, etc.
      • Make sure the items are easy to open for your student.  
      • A water bottle is very important to have every day in school.  
      • All students are eligible to receive free hot breakfast and lunch this year at Grant. 


    1.  Should I walk my child into class every morning?
      • At the beginning of the year, YES.  Your teacher wants to get to know you and they want to learn the plan for the afternoon.  Once this pattern has been established, and you are comfortable, your student doesn’t need to be walked to class.


    1.  Where should I pick up my child after school?
      • If your student goes to the YMCA after school, the YMCA staff will pick up your student from the classroom.  If you (or another adult) is picking up your student, they wait by the office.  The teacher makes sure they pair each student with the right adult.  


    1.  Anything I should know about what my child should wear or what shoes to wear or not wear? Are hats okay to wear to school?
      • Students should wear clothing they can play and move in.  Closed-toed shoes are a must, especially on PE days.  Hats are allowed outside only.  


    1.  What is the schedule for the beginning of the school day?
      • Instructional minutes start at 8:05am! If you arrive between 7:55 and 8:05am, the classroom is open for students to transition and get ready for the day. 


    1.  What is the procedure if we arrive late at school in the morning?
      • If you arrive after 8:05am, stop by the office for a tardy slip before heading to class.  


    1.  Do I need to send any school supplies with my child?
      • Just a backpack, water bottle, jacket and food if you'd like .  Thanks to our PTA, all supplies are purchased for all students.


    1.  What is the number to call if my child will be absent?
      • The absent hotline is 707-259-9050.  It is a 24-hour recording.  Please call in every day your student is out.  
      • If you plan to be on vacation for 5 or more days, you need to apply for independent study.  Talk with your teacher and see the office to set this up.