Information re: Steves Montessori Program moving to Grauer
February 19, 2019
Dear Parents and Guardians,
We wish to inform you that Grauer Elementary may be welcoming six classes of students from the Manoah Steves Montessori Program in September 2019. These students may need to temporarily attend Grauer Elementary until August 2021 because their school may soon be undergoing significant updates. We are hopeful that we will receive confirmation from the Ministry very soon, however given the relatively short timeline, we wanted to reach out to parents now to inform you of what is happening.
If confirmed, and additional students need to attend Grauer Elmentary, it is important to note that the current cohort of Grauer students will continue to receive the same quality of education and their program spaces will not be altered or displaced. Additionally, both morning and after care programs will remain intact.
The District studied a number of options before making this decision and Grauer Elementary was the only school within the District that could effectively accommodate the additional students from Steves.
Staff from the District, Manoah Steves Elementary and Grauer Elementary will be working together in the coming months in order to develop a plan to support the smooth transition of Steves students and families to Grauer. I would like to thank you in advance for offering your warm welcome to the Manoah Steves school community.
We understand that you may have questions about this process and as such have scheduled an information session at Grauer Elementary on Tuesday, February 26th, 2019 at 6:30 pm.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we move forward.
Deputy Superintendent of Schools