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Challenges in district’s central kitchen lead to much-needed upgrades. Our district’s central kitchen, located downstairs in the administration building, has faced some major challenges this year. Over the course of the past few weeks the kitchen’s walk-in oven, large mixer, two double-stack steamers and convection oven, which are all more than 30 years old, have stopped working. That has made it a constant challenge to get hot meals out to our more than 3,500 students. But the failure has also led to a much-needed upgrade. Starting on Monday, Oct. 24, the central kitchen will be closed as new kitchen equipment is installed. The closure is currently scheduled to last through Wednesday, Oct. 26, but could take longer. The kitchen closure has led to menu changes. While the central kitchen is closed students at the district's three elementary schools and Compass High School will receive cold lunches, which will be prepared on-site in the various school kitchens. You can see the menu changes by clicking here. We want to thank you for being patient with us as we work to ensure our central kitchen is able to continue serving our students for years to come.
Youth Drop-In Program going strong this year. It's not too late to sign up. Area youth, ages six to 18 are invited to attend Grandview's Youth Drop-In Program at the Grandview Community Center, 812 Wallace Way. The program is held Monday through Thursday from 2:30 to 5 p.m. During the program participants can use both the gym and game room for a variety of fun activities. The program fee is $10 per person, per year for city residents and $20 per person, per year for non-city residents. There is a registration form for the program, which requires a parent signature and can be picked up at the Grandview Parks and Recreation office, located at the Grandview Community Center. For more information please contact the Mike Carpenter at 882-9219
Sign up for Grand Vista - new district e-newsletter. The Grandview School District is getting ready to send its new e-newsletter - the Grand Vista - out to families, staff and community members. The newsletter will go out every other Wednesday. The newsletter is a chance to see all of the amazing things happening throughout the Grandview School District. It also features reminders of upcoming events. We want to make sure everyone in our community has the latest news. We're asking anyone who is interested in receiving the Grand Vista to sign up here. Signing up is an easy way to make sure you're on the list and in the know. Get signed up now to ensure the Grand Vista comes to your inbox every other Wednesday. The next edition comes out Oct. 12.