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Spelling Bee at GIS
As you probably know, we were unable to enroll in the official, National Scripps Spelling Bee at the beginning of the year because we did not have local sponsorship, but we had decided to continue with our own School Bee.  I am happy to announce that KPIX-TV & KBCW-TV have partnered with the Scripps National Spelling Bee to bring the Bee to our community.  This means that the champion from Granada will be eligible to participate in the regional Spelling Bee and could potentially move on to the State and National Bees! 

 Congratulations to the Class Spelling Bee Champions:
  • 4A - Alya Samsudin
  • 4B - Asbah Wasim
  • 5A - Saara Kharal
  • 5B - Abdullah Naveed
  • 6A - Humza Malik
  • 6B - Dania Kirmani
  • 7A - Rizq Khateeb (School Champion)
  • 8A - Nabeel Sabzwari
Health & Wellness at GIS

When Should You Keep Your Child at Home?

At this time of year, many parents wonder whether or not to keep their child home sick from school.  With active lives and busy mornings, this can be a difficult decision. As a reminder, please read the following excerpt from Mayo Clinic News (http://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/) followed by our school’s Illness guidelines.

According to Mayo Clinic, the top four infectious illnesses that keep children home from school or daycare are colds, the "stomach flu," pink eye and strep throat.

If your child's illness seems to be more than just a common cold or flu, you may want to contact his or her regular health care provider to see whether the symptoms could indicate something more serious.

The single most important thing your child can do to prevent illness is to wash his or her hands thoroughly and frequently. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that people wash their hands with soap and warm water for 15 seconds — about as long as it takes to sing the "Happy Birthday" song twice.

The GIS Parent/Student Handbook states: “For the protection of the child and other students, parents should not send their child to school if he/she shows any of the following symptoms.