WELCOME TO MCGRATH ELEMENTARY
WELCOME TO MCGRATH ELEMENTARY
HOME OF THE EAGLES!

Our Mission

All McGrath Staff will help everyone learn from the heart and from the head.

You can count on me...We are McGrath Family!
SCHOOL INFO
ATTENDANCE HOTLINE (810) 591-5838

SCHOOL TELEPHONE NUMBER (810) 591-5827

SCHOOL FAX NUMBER (810) 591-5824

SCHOOL HOURS 8:40 A.M.- 3:50 P.M.
Student Grades

1:1 Device Information Page (Grades 5-12)

13 days ago


During the 2017-2018 school year, Grand Blanc Community Schools will provide each student in grades 5-12 an Acer Chromebook for school and home use.

Click HERE for help with Logging In to your Chromebook.

Click HERE for help updating the Chrome OS of your device.

Click HERE for information on Charging your Chromebook.

Click HERE for the required form for Parents.

Click HERE for the complete 1:1 Device Handbook.

Click HERE for the Pay Schools Link for Insurance Payment via check or Credit/Debit Card. 

If you are purchasing insurance for 2 or more of your children, please assign the insurance to your oldest student and then enter your other student's name(s) and ID number(s) in the comment box on the payment screen.

Click HERE to enjoy a Chromebook Care Video.   


Chromebook Program Key Points

  • Students will be assigned a Chromebook device at the beginning of the school year. 
  • The device will come in a hard protective case.
  • Devices will be kept for 3-4 years or until the student graduates.  It is the intention to have students retain their original Chromebook each year while enrolled in Grand Blanc Community Schools.*
  • Families will be able to purchase optional insurance each year to help defray the cost in the event of accidental breakage.
  • Teachers have been trained by our technology consultants (Communications by Design out of Ada, MI) in how to use the device effectively within the curriculum as one of the many tools they teach with.  Please understand that our teachers and students will learn and grow in the use of the Chromebooks in the classroom as the year progresses.
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    *Students do not have a separate right to a device.  It is the District’s intention to issue the same device barring abuse, breakage, theft, etc.

District Acceptable Use Policies

CLICK HERE

1:1 Device Handbook - Program Details

CLICK HERE


Acer Chromebook 

C-740

Please click below for an electronic version of the manual.

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Internet Options for Low Income Families


Learning can occur “Any Time, Any Place, Any Way, Any Pace,” but to continue learning in the home, high speed reliable broadband is crucial. With more devices in the hands of students, districts have shifted away from traditional approaches to homework. According to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), seven out of ten teachers assign homework that requires high speed internet access, yet in some communities as few as one in three students have home internet connectivity. When students do not have internet access at home, the gap widens in terms of what students can do. Equitable access to the internet is essential to maximize lifetime learning and success.

Families can access www.everyoneon.org to learn what internet options are available in their communities, including mobile hotspots. The website also lists information on discounted computers for qualified families as well as local technology training opportunities. In the coming year, the FCC’s Lifeline program will begin to include internet access. Information on the updated program will be forthcoming.


Free WiFi Hotspots in the Grand Blanc Community*

*Not a comprehensive list

 

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Big Boy Restaurant, 11432 S Saginaw St, (810) 694-6617
Biggby Coffee, 2223 E Hill Rd, (810) 771-3600
Coffee Beanery, 12745 S Saginaw Rd, (810) 694-9227
Culvers, 9090 Holly Rd, (810) 771-7755
Firehouse Subs, 11501 S Saginaw St, (810) 603-7205
McDonalds, 9293 Holly Rd, (810) 953-1495
McDonalds, 5543 Fenton Rd, (810) 234-7231
McDonalds, 12237 S Saginaw, (810) 694-7460
McDonalds, 2330 W Grand Blanc Rd, (810) 655-8169
McFarlen Library, 515 Perry Rd, (810) 694-5310 
Leo’s Coney Island, 6238 S Saginaw Rd, (810) 606-0500
Panera Bread, 6224 Saginaw Rd, (810) 606-1960
Sophia’s Kitchen, 11395 Saginaw St, (810) 695-8555
Starbucks, 11355 Saginaw St, (810) 603-3402
The Coffee Beanery, 12745 S Saginaw Rd, (810) 694-9227
Tim Horton’s, 11334 S Saginaw St, (810) 603-0629
Tropical Smoothie Café, 2383 Hill Rd, (810) 953-2233


  • Walk-A-Thon May 31st
    Walk-A-Thon May 31st
    Thank you to all the staff, students, parents, and volunteers that attended and helped with our Walk-A-Thon! It was a blast and we are SO happy that you guys are just as thrilled as we are to start the Leader in Me journey! We are on our way!
  • Thank you to all the staff, students,parents, and volunteers that attended and helped with our Walk-A-Thon! It was a blast and we are SO happy that you guys are just as thrilled as we are to start the Leader in Me journey! We are on our way!
  • Thank you to all the staff, students,parents, and volunteers that attended and helped with our Walk-A-Thon! It was a blast and we are SO happy that you guys are just as thrilled as we are to start the Leader in Me journey! We are on our way!
Box Tops
Box Tops
We are collecting Box Tops again this year. The money we earn from Box Tops helps to pay for great assemblies and field trips. Please cut out those Box Tops and send them in.
Every Box Top counts!
School Fundraiser
1. Go to www.schoolstore.net
-Sign up using our School ID # 154015
2. Invite family and friends to help support our school.
With SchoolStore, everything occurs online- including sending emails to family and friends and tracking prizes online.
3 ways to support our school:
~ donate a gift card to your child's teacher to shop for school supplies
~purchase or renew magazine subscriptions
~ sign in to schoolstore.com to shop with over 400 merchants such as Kohl's, Walmart, Sears, etc... and a percentage of your purchase will go back to our school.
Perfect and easy opportunity to get all your gift giving done from the comfort of your computer and help students!
A.R. Reading to Date

Online PD Library for Staff

about 1 month ago

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