Family Resources

 

Apps for Parents
 

 

Skyward
A Parent Resource to access your child's grades, attendance, food service and much more through your Mobile Device.

 

GCSD9
The GCSD9 app allows you to stay up-to-date with the latest news, events, and notifications from the district, including all nine of our schools. Download the App today for free from the Apple Store or Google Play by searching "Granite City CUSD #9".

 

– Apple: https://apple.co/3yDx71J

– Google: https://bit.ly/3Arn1l7

General Resources 
 

  GCSD9 Student Handbooks
Parents/Guardians, and Students can find the Secondary and Elementary Student Handbooks for GCSD9. 
 

Consent for Covid Shield screeching/BinaxNOW Rapid Test
In order to opt-in for the SHIELD testing and BinaxNOW Rapid Tests, please login to your Skyward account and follow the steps included in the TUTORIAL.

  Health Expectations and Forms 
A current list and attached Health Forms needed for your child to attend school and play sports.
All forms are to be turned in at the Start of School 
  Independent Reading Program Log
This form is for the GCSD reading program, parents can print one out to keep track of their students books they read.
  School Supply List 
Here is where you can find the list for every Grade and Supplies you will need for your Student.                                  
Just click on the Grade you need.
  Bell Schedule 
For the 2021-22 School Year we have new start and end times.  
Please take a look at our new School Times 
   
  

Staff Directory
A listing of the staff members in the Granite City School District                                                                                             

    Bus Routes  / Food Distribution Routes
The Bus Directory contains a street list to determine which bus the student will ride. 
The Bus Route contains a schedule for each bus and their pickup time.                                                                                       
 

Breakfast / Lunch Menus
You can check here for your child's school Breakfast and Lunch Menus.

  District Calendar
This is a list of the early dismissal's (Professional Learning Days), holidays, Christmas Break and Spring Break for Students and Staff.

  

Granite City High World
The News Site, with stories written by OUR Students of the Granite City High School 
     Volunteer Forms
Every person that wants to be able to go into the schools to volunteer, go to class parties, or go on field trips. Please have this Background check filled out in enough time to have it processed before the event you are wanting to attend. 
It could take up to 6 weeks to process. 
    Transcript Request 
Parchment is a service we're offering to make ordering transcripts easier for you. It's also more efficient for your school,
and will deliver your transcripts to the colleges you choose in the format they prefe
        

Student Conflict Resources
In this section you can find a list of resources to give guidance to parents and staff dealing with student conflict.    

 

Dental Safari
For years, Dental Safari comes to every school in our district every year for dental cleanings and fluoride treatments. 
They see any student the parent has completed a permission form. This will also help you meet the Dental Examination Requirement for Kindergarten, 2nd, 6th and 9th Grade. If you have any questions please call your School Nurse.
 

  SOPPA Online Resources
Effective July 1, 2021, all school districts will be required by the Student Online Personal Protection Act (SOPPA) to provide additional guarantees that student data is protected when collected by educational technology companies and that the data is used for beneficial purposes only. The list includes the online services or applications that the District uses, the contracts signed by the District, and any data collected by those tools or by the District. The District regularly updates and verifies applications and tools. For more information send inquiries to information@gcsd9.net.

 

 Assessment Information 

  

Assessment Information
The list of all of the SAT, PSAT PARCC, ISA, DLM-AA, ACCESS, Physical Fitness Assessment, STAR and ISEL testing dates for the district. 

  Test Preparation 
Users can access sample items, TestNav 8 tutorials, and practice tests to prepare for the tests.
    District Report Cards 
The Illinois Report Card is an annual report released by the Illinois State Board of Education that shows how the state, and each school and district, are progressing on a wide range of educational goals. 

 Outside Resources 

   

Boy Scouts - Greater St. Louis Area Council

Boy Scouts of America, Provides educational programs that build character, teach participatory citizenship and develop personal fitness.  If you are interested in joining please check out the website about and see what they have to offer, or call 618-207-6422 to find a Pack near you. 

  Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois

Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois serves over 7,800 girls and 3,357 adult volunteers in 40 mostly rural counties in southern Illinois. Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois has a yearly operating budget of approximately $3.7 million. One out of every seven school aged girl in our jurisdiction is a Girl Scout.

Almost 200 programs are offered by Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois, annually, as part of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience where girls Discover, Connect and Take Action.

  Caritas Family Solutions
Looking for something to do with your old clothes? Drop-off those worn out jeans at one of the donation collection boxes located at Granite City High School or Grigsby Middle School. Proceeds from the items collected benefit services provided by Caritas Family Solutions such as adoption and foster care. 
  Safe2Help Illinois

The State of Illinois is developing a school safety program called Safe2Help Illinois in an effort to raise awareness of 21st-century threats facing schoolchildren in Illinois. Safe2Help Illinois is a 24/7 program where students can use a free app, text/phone, website (Safe2HelpIllinois.com) and other social media platforms to report school safety issues in a confidential environment. Once vetted, the tips will immediately be shared with local school officials, mental health professionals and/or local law enforcement, depending on the nature of the tip. The program also will help local officials by connecting them with mental health resources or other appropriate resources to intervene and help students before they harm themselves or others.

  Common Sense Education

Common Sense is the nation's leading nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of all kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in the 21st century.

 

211

In many states, dialing “211” provides individuals and families in need with a shortcut through what can be a bewildering maze of health and human service agency phone numbers. By simply dialing 211, those in need of assistance can be referred, and sometimes connected, to appropriate agencies and community organizations.

Dialing 211 helps direct callers to services for, among others, the elderly, the disabled, those who do not speak English, those with a personal crisis, those with limited reading skills, and those who are new to their communities.

211 works a bit like 911.  Calls to 211 are routed by the local telephone company to a local or regional calling center.  The 211 center’s referral specialists receive requests from callers, access databases of resources available from private and public health and human service agencies, match the callers’ needs to available resources, and link or refer them directly to an agency or organization that can help.

GCHS Alumni
 

   

Granite City Alumni Association
Welcome to the official alumni association of all Granite City graduates. We are excited to have this resource available for our graduates, schools, and community.  From this site you can learn more about our current projects, donate,  share your story, and stay connected with other alumni. To become a member please visit the website you can choose between a free or paid membership.

 

Government Resources 

 
   

State Board of Education (ISBE)

Provide leadership and resources to achieve excellence across all Illinois districts through engaging legislators, school administrators, teachers, students, parents, and other stakeholders in formulating and advocating for policies that enhance education, empower districts, and ensure equitable outcomes for all students.

 

Kidguard Student Insurance 

Kidguard Insurance has been providing student accident insurance plans for students for over 40 years

 

Madison County ROE

The Madison County Regional Office of Education website. ROE 41 hosts this site to prove edcuator's and the general public with access to information regarding education services, agencies, and events. if you are in need of information that cannot be found through one of our website links. 

 

Character Plus

CharacterPlus, a resource of education plus is committed to building strong school communities where students feel valued and can succeed.

 

Title 1

Title 1 funds aim to bridge the gap between low-income students and other students. The U.S. Department of Education provides supplemental funding to local school districts to meet the needs of at-risk and low-income students.

 

Sex Offender Information 

Illinois Compiled Statutes (730 ILCS 152/115 (a) and (b))mandate that the Illinois State Police ("ISP") establish and maintain a statewide Sex Offender Database, accessible on the Internet, identifying persons who have been convicted of certain sex offenses and/or crimes against children and must register as a Sex Offender.

 

2021 IRS Child Tax Credit

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