3101Madison Avenue Granite City, IL  62040  
Daren DePew, Principal  
Phone: 618-451-5808
Fax: 618-451-6296

Dear GCHS Parents/Guardians,

Granite City High School will be piloting a new program for our school district this fall.  We will be having a late start schedule on Mondays beginning on August 28th, 2017.  School will begin for students at 9:00 a.m.  Our staff will work their normal hours but have more time available for school improvement such as curriculum alignment, instructional strategies, assessment tool development, and cross curricular collaboration to list a few topics.
To help families plan for this new program, we wanted to share information about the bell schedule and the buses. Enclosed you will find the adjusted bell schedule for Mondays and the dates throughout the school year.  The regular bell schedule is included for your reference.  Buses will be adjusted accordingly, beginning their pickups approximately an hour later.  We will adjust a few other programs that begin before school and inform those students that are impacted.  
Our goal is to continue providing the best education possible for our students and families while improving our curriculum and skills.  If you have any questions regarding this program, please feel free to call me at Granite City High School 618-451-5808.
We look forward to starting the school year and are excited about the improvements we will be making for students in the days and years ahead.  Remember the first day of student attendance is on Wednesday, August 16th, with a full day of school.  




Daren DePew


Attached is the Late Start Bell Schedule

GCHS 2017- 2018 Bell Schedule/Late Start Bell Schedule

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