Frequently Asked Questions


What are the school hours?

The school day begins at 8:00am and ends at 3:00pm.  Students may be dropped off at the front entrance at 7:35am, but teachers will not receive them until 7:45am.  Parents may walk their children to class between 7:45am and 8:00am.


What are the arrival and dismissal procedures at Granbery?

Please watch this video to see how we do arrival and dismissal: Arrival and Dismissal.


Where can my student go after school if I am still at work?

Students may not stay at school after the school day ends.  There are several options for after-school care in our area.

YMCA Fun Company 615-533-3936

Crievewood Methodist 615-834-7255

Angel's Watching Over Me 615-309-8400


Does Granbery offer after-school clubs?

Information about school clubs will be made available to registered users of the Granbery PTA website at a later date.  


Where can I find the PTA reimbursement form?

Paper copies of the PTA reimbursement form are located in the teacher mail room. Access the digital copy here.  All reimbursement requests must be submitted within 30 days of purchase and must be accompanied by a receipt.


How will I know if my student's bus is off-schedule?

Sign up for text alerts by sending a text to 81010.

In the body of the text, use the below list:

For Bus 453: @granb453

For Bus 457: @granb457

For Bus 459: @granb459

For Bus 469: @granb469

For Bus 476: @granb476


Can I eat lunch in the cafeteria with my student?

You are welcome to join your student for lunch on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.  The administration allows for birthday lunches on Mondays and Fridays, but only if your student's birthday actually falls on one of those days.  Just sign in at the office and meet your student in the cafeteria.  Special tables are available for "private dining" for you and your student in the cafeteria, or you may eat in the Learning Garden (please do not invite other friends to eat with you).


Can I pay for my student's lunch online?

Families can pre-pay for a student's lunch or pay a student's outstanding lunch balance through MNPS's secure payment portal MySchoolBucks.


Can I celebrate my student's birthday at school?

Yes, but birthday celebrations cannot interrupt instructional time.  You may send in a snack or treat to be eaten at lunchtime in the cafeteria.  Please communicate with your classroom teacher in advance to be aware of any allergies or duplicate celebrations.  Birthday party invitations may not be distributed at school unless invitations are brought for every child in the class.


When do I need to keep my child home from school?

You should not send your child to school if he/she has any of the following:

Fever - temperature above 100*F (taken by mouth) without the use of fever reducing medication.

Diarrhea - any watery stools

Vomiting - throwing up

Rash - covering entire body

When your child has any of these symptoms, he/she must be kept at home the next day from school. The child should be without symptoms for 24 hours before returning to school.

Note: flu vaccine information can be found here


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