Emergency School Closings
The superintendent may close the schools, delay the morning start, or dismiss the students early in the event of hazardous weather or other emergencies that threaten the health or safety of students and personnel. While it may be prudent under certain circumstances to excuse all students from attending school, the superintendent has the duty to see that as much of the administrative, supervisory and operational activity as possible continues. Therefore, if conditions affect only a single school, only that school will be closed.
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The Garfield Elementary School has been accepted into the Recyclebank Green Schools Program for a school garden initiative to begin this Spring. If you live in a community that is serviced by Recyclebank, please follow the link below to donate your Recyclebank points to the Gardening Gators!
Garfield Elementary School has been selected as a recipient of a $20,000 Verizon Innovate Learning Award. This award program is part of Verizon’s commitment to the Obama administration’s ConnectED initiative to drive student achievement in STEM. Our school is one of 80 public schools across the country to receive a grant this year as part of Verizon’s investment to help provide teachers with the resources they need to use technology more innovatively to engage students in STEM education. As a result, students in grades 3, 4, and 5 will have an opportunity to participate in an engaging after school robotics program that will involve designing, building, and programming a Lego Mindstorm robot.
Gators Go Green!
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GES students contributed to Revere City Hall’s Tree Lighting Ceremony by decorating our school’s tree based on the work of glass artist Dale Chihuly combining it with a theme of recycling! Students in Ms. O’Connell’s art class, with the support of the encore teachers, created ornaments cutting and painting recycled water bottles. We are very proud of their work! In addition, students helped reinforce our mission to Go Green!