August 13, 2021

Dear Grant School Families,

The 2021-2022 school year is right around the corner. I hope that you have had an enjoyable summer break and have taken time to do the things that you most enjoy with family and friends.  I am looking forward to working together with you in a partnership to ensure the success of your child.

As we all know, last year was an unprecedented year, especially in the world of education.  Eureka City Schools is excited to be back to in-person learning. The District will be following the most up-to-date Humboldt County Public Health guidelines regarding Covid-19.  Breakfast will no longer be served before school. Students will be given a pre-packaged breakfast during their recess break.  Breakfast and lunch are free to all Eureka City School students regardless of income. Please note that school will resume a regular daily schedule (K-3: 8:10 am- 2:12 pm and 4-5: 8:10 am-2:37 pm) with the exception of Mondays for teacher collaboration (K-3:8:10 am to 1:25 pm and 4-5: 8:10 am-2:00 pm).  The Grant campus will open at 8 AM daily.

Grant has some staffing changes for the 2021-2022 school year. We welcome Madelyn Thompson as our new 1st grade teacher and Deidre Amaro as an Ed Specialist. Jason Hineline will be teaching 2nd grade this year. Mike Larson will be teaching a 4th/5th combination. Harmony Pelren will be teaching math intervention at Grant and Lafayette, and Maikken Bass will be our Reading Interventionist. As always, the Grant School Community is committed to providing a positive learning environment in which ALL students can learn and thrive. 

August 23rd is the first day of school. PTA will be sponsoring a  Popsicle Posting on August 19th from 2:45-3:30 pm at Grant School. Come drive through with your child , check out the class lists, and enjoy a Popsicle treat, and join PTA!

I hope that you will take every opportunity to become involved in our Grant School Community, through volunteering, joining our PTA, or attending and supporting school events. Please Like Grant Elementary School on Facebook to receive updates regarding upcoming events. Research clearly supports that when parents/guardians participate and are involved in their child’s education, there is a greater likelihood of academic success for the child.  

Moving into this new year, we will continue to be flexible and responsive to the needs of our community.  As principal, my door is always open and I welcome your input. Please feel free to schedule an appointment with me through our school secretary to discuss any concerns, suggestions, or ideas you would like to share to help make this the best year yet!

See you soon,

Kristi Puzz

Principal, Grant Elementary School



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Grant Elementary School’s vision is one in which students are educated through a collaborative effort among parents, faculty, staff, students, and the community. At Grant we believe in acknowledging and celebrating cultural diversity. It is a place where students challenge themselves academically without fear of failure. With high expectations and rigorous academic standards, Grant students will develop self-directed life-long learning skills for future success.