School Fees

6800 - INSTRUCTION - SCHOOL FEES

The Board recognizes, there are many expenses associated with the operation of the school which are beyond the ordinary costs of education. Added conveniences such as, but not limited to, lockers, yearbook, clubs, travel and tangible products are items of cost which may properly be borne by parents/guardians, and students. After school activities are outside the normal school program and should be supported in some percentage by participating students.

Students shall have equal access to all programs offered by the public school regardless of their parent/guardian's ability or willingness to pay school or participation fees.

SCHOOL FEES

The Board, in compliance with State law, authorizes the following rules regarding school fees, rentals, deposits, participation fees and waiver policy as required:

  1. Students in grades K-8 will be provided free of charge and without deposit, all rental fees, all educational supplies used in the instructional process, except the following items for which a charge may be made: 

    A.    Supplies and materials to construct personal items that are retained by the student. 

    B.    Fees may be charged in connection with any school-sponsored activity if participation is voluntary and does not affect students' grades or ability to participate fully in any program conducted during the regular day. 

    C.    A small fee may be assessed for special events such as class parties, etc., as long as no student is denied the right to participate based on the fee. Principals shall approve or deny all fees assessed for special events. 
  2. Schools may sell or otherwise provide at cost to students in grades 9-12, all student supplies.
  3. Students in grades 9-12 will be required to pay a flat fee rental charge for textbooks, use of equipment and payment for materials used in lab classes. 

    A.    Students who lose textbooks, equipment or materials during the assigned periods will be required to replace said items on a cost replacement basis. 
  4. Students enrolling in Drivers Education will be required to pay a fee. This fee is necessary to defray costs of extended day instructional driving time. See Driver Education Policy #6040. 
  5. Fees may be charged in connection with any school-sponsored activity if participation is voluntary and does not affect students' grades or ability to participate fully in any program conducted during the regular day. 
  6. Fees related to extra-curricular activities and participation for activities sponsored by the Utah High School Activities Association may be charged in accordance with District policy and may not exceed the limits established by the association. A list of those activities for which a fee is attached may be found in the Student Policy Section #5800. 
  7. No, school or school-employee may establish any student fee or cost not set or approved by the Board. 
  8. A fee waiver procedure to insure that students are not denied the opportunity to participate in school activities and educational programs because of the inability to pay deposits or charges, and an appeal process is established by rule of this policy and is included in the Student Section of the Policy Book, #5830. 

    A.    All school and participation fees may be waived upon approval of individual application to the building principal. The principal shall be available to discuss fee waivers as required. 

    B.    Qualification for fee-waiver shall be based on the same documented financial standards and guidelines required to qualify for free or reduced price meals as established by the Child Nutrition Program. 
  9. Any parent/guardian or student who has been denied a fee waiver may appeal to the Superintendent of Grand County School District. Persons who request an appeal should do so in writing.
  10. No student will be denied enrollment in any class during the regular school day, or receipt of transcripts for failure to pay school fees.
  11. The Board will annually review the school fee schedule during a regular meeting. Patrons and staff will be encouraged to attend this meeting to discuss the schedule and help determine needed changes. Written notice of school fees, rental fees, participation fees, waiver policies, and all other conditions regarding this issue shall be published and made available to patrons prior to the opening of school each year. 
      
    Adopted: 5-16-95; Revised: 12-18-02GRAND COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICTMoab, Utah 
    Adopted: 06-19-01; Revised: 12-18-02Grand County School DistrictMoab, Utah

BUS SAFETY



School District Transportation is no longer allowed to drop students off at a destination other than his or her home bus stop. This means parent permission notes, or phone calls, requesting a student be dropped at an alternative location (a friend or relative’s house, scouts, etc.) can no longer be accepted. 

State Law requires State Transportation Funds be “used to reimburse districts for the direct costs of transporting students to and from school.” Due to liability issues, GCSD must comply by transporting students to and from their residence only.

Parents whose student(s) have a regular daily child care destination after school, may make special arrangements by calling the District Transportation Office at 259-5430.

Please be aware that rules related to riding school buses come from state law and have been added to the GCSD Discipline Policy, also video/audio tapes are made of bus trips to help assist with students' safety. If a problem arises regarding the transportation of students,
please call the Transportation Supervisor at 259-5430 during business hours.

GCSD School Time Schedules

School Time Schedules


Elementary Schools:

All Grades - Friday: 8:15 am to 12:45 pm (early out schedule) 

2nd -6th Grade - Tuesday—Friday: 8:15 am—3:15 pm

K & 1st Grade - Tuesday—Friday: 8:15 am—3:15 pm


Secondary Schools:

Monday is an early out schedule: 7:45 am to 12:45 pm

All other days: 7:45 am—2:35 pm

Curriculum Information

 

GCHS Curriculum Information                        
 

  Math  

                                 Language Arts  

Math 1 (Still in Process)      Language - 9th & 10th Grade
Math 2      Language - 10th & 11th Grade
Math 3      Reading Informational Texts - 9th & 10th Grade
       Reading Informational Texts - 10th & 11th Grade
       Reading Literature - 9th & 10th Grade
       Reading Literature - 10th & 11th Grade
       Speaking & Listening - 9th & 10th Grade
       Speaking & Listening - 10th & 11th Grade
       Writing - 9th & 10th Grade
       Writing - 10th & 11th Grade

 


GCMS Curriculum Information 
 

  Math  

                    Language Arts

                                            Grade 7      
Math 7                                     LA-7 - Reading - Informational Text
Math 8                                     LA-7 - Reading - Literature
                                      LA-7 - Speaking & Listening
                                      LA-7 - Writing
                                      LA-7 - Language
   
   
                                            Grade 8      
                                      LA-8 - Reading - Informational Text
                                      LA-8 - Reading - Literature
                                      LA-8 - Speaking & Listening
                                      LA-8 - Writing
                                      LA-8 - Language

 


 

HMK Total Instructional Alignment - Math and Language Arts Curriculum Maps 
 

  Math  

                    Language Arts

Kindergarten                             Kindergarten
1st Grade                             1st Grade
2nd Grade                             2nd Grade
3rd Grade                             3rd Grade
4th Grade                             4th Grade
5th Grade                             5th Grade
6th Grade                             6th Grade

 

 

Visual Arts

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This is a program in the applied visual arts that focuses on the general principles and techniques for effectively communicating ideas and information, and packaging products, in digital and other formats to business and consumer audiences, and that may prepare individuals in any of the applied art media. Prerequisite none..

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Basic Film Photography (10-12) - 50.0406

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Information Technology

Digital Media IA (10-12) - 11.0210

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Digital Media IB (10-12) - 11.0210

Digital media is the process of planning, instructional design, and development. Digital Media I is the first-year digital media course where students will create and learn using elements of text, graphics, animation, sound, video, and digital imaging to create digital computer applications to be delivered on CD-ROM, Internet or other media. These skills will prepare students for entry-level multimedia positions and will provide fundamental digital media understandings and skills beneficial for other occupational/educational endeavors.

3D Graphics (10-12) - 11.0215

3D Graphics is a one semester course. Students will use 3D graphics software to produce 3D models. This course will introduce students to 2D and 3D modeling, the creation and application of textures, mapping, lighting, camera techniques, and rendering of 3D models.

3D Animation (10-12) - 11.0216

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Web Development A (10-12) - 11.0230

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Web Development B (11-12) - 11.0230

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